“The Gift” (R, 108 minutes, Universal): Pyschological thriller starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall as a young married couple whose life is upended after he encounters an aquaintance from high school. Contains obscenity, sexual references and a fistfight or two.
“Max” (PG, 111 minutes, MGM/Warner): Drama about a military dog whose handler is killed in Afghanistan. The traumatized pooch, Max, returns to the United States and an uncertain future. Contains action violence, peril, brief language. Extras include “Working with Max”: Meet the dogs that play Max and see inside tricks of the trade.
“Pixels” (PG-13, 106 minutes, Sony): Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad battle aliens who attack Earth using classic aracade games such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong as their models. Contains some strong language and suggestive comments. Extras include two featurettes: “Q*Bert,” the adorable digital bit hopper comes to life; “Dojo Quest” look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa; “Game On” music video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte.
“Southpaw” (R, 124 minutes, Weinstein Co.): A champion boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) goes into a tailspin when his wife is killed in an accident and he loses his daughter and his home. He mounts a comeback and tries to redeem himself. Contains violence and obscenity.
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Television series: “Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5” (limited edition box set includes every episode of the first five seasons), “The Great American Dream Machine” (satirical variety show that aired on PBS for two seasons from 1971-1972), “Miss Fisher’s Murders Mysteries, Series 3” (adventures of a female detective in 1920s Australia).