“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (PG-13, 131 minutes, Twentieth Century Fox): Second chapter of James Dashner’s Y.A. series about teenagers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. Contains extended sequences of violence and action, some mature thematic elements, substance use and crude language. Extras include deleted and extended scenes, gag reel galleries of concept art and storyboards, theatrical trailers. Blu-ray adds “Janson’s Report,” a perfect bridge from the film that’s full of debriefing videos with Janson, Thomas, Newt, Minho, Frypan and Aris after they arrive at the compound.
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (PG-13, 131 minutes, Paramount): Tom Cruise returns as special agent Ethan Hunt in this well-reviewed fifth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” saga. Contains sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity. Blu-ray extras include commentary by Cruise and director-screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie.
“Ted 2” (R, 117 minutes, Universal): Sequel to the surprise 2012 hit “Ted” finds the novelty of a profane, pot-smoking Teddy bear wearing thin. “The coarseness and monotony of politically incorrect jokes wear the viewer down,” wrote Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday in her 1-star review. Contains crude sexual content, pervasive profanity and drug use.
Also: “He Named Me Malala” (documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai), “Mission: Impossible 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection” (“Mission: Impossible,” “Mission: Impossible 2,” “Mission: Impossible 3,” “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol” And “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”), “The Surface” (orphaned college student begins to live vicariously through another family’s old 8mm home movies), “Tokyo Fiancée” (romance between a young Belgian woman and her Japanese student), “Top Spin” (documentary looks at the world of competetive pingpong), “Wolf Totem” (Jean-Jacques Annaud (“The Bear”) adapts Jiang Rong’s best-selling novel about a Chinese student sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia).
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