It’s a brand-new year, and that can only mean one thing. Apple is back with the only weekly guide you need to find the best of movies available for purchase or rent on iTunes.
We’ve got this week’s best picks after the fold.
Plus, Apple is this weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “Mary Poppins,” by offering an exclusive ‘50th anniversary’ edition of the childhood classic, complete with digital iTunes Extras.[hr style="dotted"]
All Star Cast: The Butler
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.[hr style="dotted"]
Modern Slapstick: Bad Grandpa
86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.[hr style="dotted"]
Indie Comedy: Thanks For Sharing
A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.[hr style="dotted"]
50th Anniversary: Mary Poppins
A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker’s unhappy family.[hr style="dotted"]
Director Spotlight: Tropic Thunder
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.[hr style="dotted"]
Family Movie Night: Despicable Me 2
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.[hr style="dotted"]
New Voices Of Horror: You’re Next
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.[hr style="dotted"]
Rock Doc: Jobriath A.D.
Called “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll” and “Hype of the Year,” Jobriath’s reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, “Jobriath A.D.” spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the new generations of fans slowly re-discovering him.[hr style="dotted"]
Classic Scorsese: Raging Bull
An emotionally self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.[hr style="dotted"]
Foreign Drama: Museum Hours
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.[hr style="dotted"]
Note: Each of the movies above is available to rent in HD.