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New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
This past year has seen so many devastating wildfires on the West Coast, making this film even more timely. , “Only the Brave” is based on the true story of the elite firefighting team the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, and Jennifer Connelly star in the movie, which will be available for digital viewing on January 23, then on Blu-ray and DVD on February 6. Bonus features include deleted scenes, three behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes, audio commentary with director Joseph Kosinski and Josh Brolin, and Dierks Bentley and S. Carey’s “Hold the Light” music video and featurettes.
Jennette McCurdy, Kiersey Clemons, and Virginia Gardner star in the R-rated high school comedy “Little Bitches,” which premieres on digital Tuesday, January 23. Annie, Marisa and Kelly are three rowdy high school freshman friends who vow to open their college acceptance letters together at their epic senior bash in four years. Instead, life pulls them apart and the friends become frenemies by senior year. Things look bad unless they can somehow find the friendship they’ve lost in this wild coming-of-age empowerment comedy.
This exclusive clip from the movie features a high school conversation between two police officers, played by Andrew Santino and Adam Lustick:
Alexander Nevsky, Casper Van Dien, Mark Dacascos, and Tia Carrere star in this action film available on VOD and Digital HD on January 23. Here’s the synopsis: “Private detectives Nick (Alexander Nevsky) and Charlie (Casper Van Dien) live and work in Manila. A murder investigation leads them to the jungle camp of an international terrorist called The Wrath. Not trusting the police, Nick and Charlie assembly a team of daredevils to walk straight into the Wrath’s lair and fight an army of his goons.”
George Clooney directed Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac in this dark comedy-thriller (and box office bomb) available on Digital January 23 and then Blu-ray and DVD on February 6.
When a break-in leads to the shocking murder of his wife, Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s underbelly of deceit and violence to protect his family from further harm. The “Suburbicon” Blu-ray comes with more than 50 minutes of bonus features, with the cast, composer, and writer/director Clooney discussing the film.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
“Independence Day” writer Dean Devlin made his feature film directing debut by trying to end the world again with this global climate disaster movie. Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, and Andy Garcia star in “Geostorm,” which is out on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, Jan. 23. Extras include three behind-the-scenes featurettes on the cast, visual effects, and global warming inspiration.
The eighth “Saw” movie is ready to scare you at home on 4K Ulra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, or On Demand on January 23. There are several extras with the discs, including a seven-part documentary, and a featurette on the props.
Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and young Will Tilston star in this poignant story of fame and family, following beloved children’s author A.A. Milne, who created Winnie-the-Pooh. The movie is out on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, including several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and the real-life story of the author.
This drama exploring the post-war experience faced by American soldiers comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 23. Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes star in the movie, which comes with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie; and “The Battle at Home,” a look at the “after-war,” a battle fought at home by veterans of all ages, abilities, and rank.
•New titles coming to the big red box on Tuesday, Jan. 23 include:
“Blade Runner 2049,” “Jigsaw,” “Thank You for Your Service,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “A Dog and Pony Show,” “#Captured,” and “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”
TV Worth Watching
(Monday on HBO at 8 p.m.)Steven Soderbergh is trying something new with this murder mystery, being released in two ways — as a mobile app and a TV drama.
HBO airs “Mosaic” as a six-episode series starting Monday, Jan. 22. But viewers who download the iOS/Android app can go interactive, choosing which perspectives they want to watch. It’s an interesting experiment. Whether you watch HBO’s version or go the interactive app route, “Mosaic” stars Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Ferrin, Devin Ratray, Michael Cerveris, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, and Maya Kazan.
(Monday on TNT at 9 p.m.)
This psychological drama series, based on the novel by Caleb Carr, starts Monday on TNT, starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning.
The 10 episodes are set in 1896, “when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist – aka alienist – and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at police headquarters.”
(Wednesday on Paramount Network at 10 p.m.)
(Sunday on A&E at 9 p.m.)
This week, two series — one scripted, one documentary — explore the 1993 Waco, Texas, standoff between FBI, ATF, and David Koresh’s Branch Davidians.
• The newly rebranded Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) premieres the original series “Waco” on January 24, starring Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh, and costarring Michael Shannon, Melissa Benoist, John Leguizamo, Rory Culkin, and Andrea Riseborough.
• Over at A&E, they’re airing a four-hour, two-night documentary special, “Waco: Madman or Messiah,” with first-person accounts and archival footage, starting Sunday, Jan. 28.
This star-studded movie, available January 26, tells the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, “Caddyshack,” and “Animal House.” He’s played by Martin Mull in the movie, and in real life was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to “Saturday Night Live” and a whole generation’s new viewpoint.
The cast is massive, including Joel McHale, Emmy Rossum, Natasha Lyonne, Seth Green, Domhnall Gleeson, Matt Walsh, Martin Mull, Thomas Lennon, Jon Daly, and more. Joel McHale plays Chevy Chase, so watch it for that “Community” meta-value alone.
This new documentary series from the creators of “Enron” and “Going Clear” features multiple directors tackling different topics related to the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through our global economy. on each episode, and watch them on Netflix starting this Friday, January 26.
Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Alvarez Family returns for more humor and heart when Season 2 premieres January 26 on Netflix.
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