What’s new on DVD: ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ and more

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HAVE WE MET?—Sally Field stars in, “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” now on DVD. Field plays a quirky 60-something woman who decides to take a chance on love with a much younger co-worker, played by Max Greenfield. Photo credit: Seacia Pavao/Roadside Attractions

“Hello, My Name Is Doris” stars two time Academy award winner Sally Field in the title role. She won her first Oscar in 1979 for her performance in “Norma Rae” and garnered her second Academy Award in 1984 as the female lead in “Places in the Heart.” Now she will capture your heart and perhaps another Oscar nod for her touching portrayal as Doris, a quirky 60-something woman who decides to take a chance on love with a much younger co-worker, played by Max Greenfield.

“Hello, My Name Is Doris” stars two time Academy award winner Sally Field in the title role. She won her first Oscar in 1979 for her performance in “Norma Rae” and garnered her second Academy Award in 1984 as the female lead in “Places in the Heart.” Now she will capture your heart and perhaps another Oscar nod for her touching portrayal as Doris, a quirky 60-something woman who decides to take a chance on love with a much younger co-worker, played by Max Greenfield.

Their first encounter is in the company elevator on his first day of work. She is instantly smitten when he acknowledges her presence with a smile and a few kind words. In fact she is so overwhelmed by his attention that she secretly takes a pencil out of his backpack as a reminder of their meeting.

Up till now her life has been truly uneventful in the romance department. Instead of pursuing her own happiness, she has devotedly cared for her mother. Now her mother is gone and she is adrift in the home they shared which is filled to the brim with stuff. At this point she is seeing a very caring therapist who is trying to help her adjust to being alone. She is also willing to help Doris clear the clutter if and when she is ready to do so.

Things change in Doris’s world when her new co-worker John appears on the scene. She secretly likes him a lot and is emboldened to take a chance on love after a self-help guru gives an inspiring lecture at her company. After his talk the charismatic speaker and author chats with Doris, telling her that nothing is “Impossible.”  When you want something, he advises Doris, never say “Impossible,” say “I’m Possible.”

This witty, very compassionate late-in-life coming-of-age tale  will have you rooting for Doris, who seems to be finding love in all the wrong places. Along with Field and Greenfield, the ensemble cast includes Beth Behrs (“2-Broke Girls”), Tyne Daly (“Cagney & Lacey”) as Doris’s good friend and co-worker, Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Stephen Root (Office Space), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight franchise) and Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black”).

The film, directed by Michael Showalter from a screenplay by Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter, is rated R for language. The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Extras include:  Alternate Opening, Deleted and Extended Scenes and Filmmaker Commentary.

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“Risen,” starring Joseph Fiennes, bears witness to the manhunt that changed the course of human history. This epic biblical story about the resurrection of Christ is told through the eyes of a non-believer, Clavius (Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune and  his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) who are tasked with solving what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following His crucifixion.

Their findings should silence the rumors that Christ is the risen Messiah. The Romans also want to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. The film is rated PG-13 for biblical violence and some disturbing images. Blu-ray exclusives include deleted scenes as well as the feature “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed.”  Other special features include: “The Mystery of the Resurrection: Making ‘Risen “ and “Creating A.D. Jerusalem.” There is also film commentary and a feature entitled “Script to Screen.”

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Emmy Award-Winning Viola Davis stars in the seductive, thrilling TV drama “How to Get Away With Murder: Season Two” from the executive producers of TV’s “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” On June 21, you can own this riveting crime drama and relive all the exciting episodes of this past season.

As the body count rises, Frank, Bonnie and the “Keating Five” dive into a docket of daunting new cases. But instead of answers, stunning developments will set the stage for a series of shocking secrets, bitter betrayals and gasp-worthy revelations that will prove beyond all reasonable doubt, that under the right circumstances, anyone can be a killer.

Now you can own all 15 episodes of this thrilling show. You will also be able to enjoy never-before-seen bonus features only available on DVD that includes deleted scenes and Bloopers where you can check out some of the lighter moments of the show and see goof-ups that will make you laugh. Rated: TV-14.

Also Out on DVD: Check out acting legend Maggie Smith as she portrays Miss Shepherd, a woman who parks her van in Alan Bennett’s driveway for 15 years. In “The Lady in the Van” what begins as a grudging favor becomes a relationship that will change both of their lives based on a true story, this touching portrait is rated PG-13.

And don’t miss Disney’s delightful animated gem “Zootopia” about a determined little bunny and her resourceful foxie friend.This charmer is a paw-in for an animated Oscar nomination and I am certain it will win.

What’s new on DVD: ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ and more