‘Chef’, ‘Transformers and other DVD & Blu-ray highlights

The latest television and movie releases.


My biggest compliment to Jon Favreau about his completely charming “Chef” is that he fully embodied a chef in my eyes in both skills and persona. At its heart, this movie is a buddy road flick between a man and his kid, as Favreau’s Carl Casper, a celeb chef post-meltdown, tries to rebuild his career, reputation and family through the power of a food truck. With a great supporting cast — starting with John Leguizamo and Emjay Anthony, who plays his son — “Chef” is a real treat. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $34.98)


‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Mark Wahlberg steps into the blockbuster franchise as Cade Yeager — a name clearly only existing in Hollywood — with transforming robots and such. And, of course, explosions. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99)


Also out:

‘Are You Here’ (DVD, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99)

‘Hellion’ (DVD, $24.98)

‘Space Station 76’ (DVD, $26.99)

‘Third Person’ (DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)

TV on DVD’24: Live Another Day’ (DVD, $49.98; Blu-ray, $59.99)

‘The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season’ (DVD, $59.98)

‘Mike & Molly: The Complete Fourth Season’ (DVD, $38.99)

‘My Little Pony: The Complete Series’ (DVD, $29.93)

‘NYPD Blue: Season 7’ (DVD, $34.99)

‘Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series’ (DVD, $229.98)

Scott A. Rosenberg