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  1. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Feb. 13-19

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Arrival"
    Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, this emotional, intellectual sci-fi drama starring Amy Adams arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include more than an hour of special features on the film's subject matter, sound, score, editing, and more.

    "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
    Newcomer Joe Alwyn stars in this drama following a 19-year-old soldier as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad -- contrasting the realities of war with American perceptions. Two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee directed the film, which co-stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. The movie arrives on three-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on February 14. Bonus materials include deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Ang Lee talking about working with young up-and-coming star Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn:"Bleed for This"
    Miles Teller stars as world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza in this inspirational true story of one of the most unlikely comebacks in sports history. After a near-fatal car accident, Paziena is told he may never walk again, but with the help of his trainer (Aaron Eckhart), the boxer returns to the ring just a year later for the fight of his life. The sports film arries on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 14. Bonus features include deleted scenes, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    "The Edge of Seventeen"
    This instant classic teen comedy -- starring Hailee Steinfeld in a Golden Globe-nominated role -- is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The DVD and Blu-ray include a gag reel and deleted scenes.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Doctor Strange"
    Benedict Cumberbatch has the title role of Marvel's trippy new addition to the MCU, which is ready to win your heart with its Digital HD release on Valentine's Day. You'll have to wait until Feb. 28 for the Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand releases. The bonus features, as usual for Marvel, are impressive. The release includes 80 minutes of never-before-seen materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary from director Scott Derrickson, part two of the "Team Thor" mockumentary, audio commentary, and an exclusive look at Marvel Studios Phase 3, including "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Black Panther," and "Avengers: Infinity War."

    "Allied"
    Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star as spies who fall in love while working undercover during World War II. The thriller arrives first on Digital HD on Feb. 14, then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 28. The Blu-ray will include 10 in-depth behind-the-scenes features.

    "Rules Don't Apply"
    Warren Beatty wrote, directed, and played Howard Hughes in this 1950s Hollywood romance, starring Lily Collins and the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich. Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Ed Harris, Oliver Platt, and Martin Sheen co-star in the romantic dramedy, which arrives on Digital HD February 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD February 28. The discs will include a making-of feature on Beatty's passion project, including cast interviews; plus the music video for the titular song, performed by Lily Collins.

    "Bad Santa 2"
    Fueled by "cheap whiskey and greed," Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke teams up once again with his angry sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) to knock off a Chicago charity in this raunchy sequel out on digital Feb. 14 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on Feb. 21. Christina Hendricks, Kathy Bates, and Brett Kelly co-star in the film, which has its own new Unrated version available just on Blu-ray and 4K UHD+Blu-ray. More bonus materials include several featurettes, a gag reel, an alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, and more.

    New on Netflix

    "Girlfriend's Day" (Netflix Original)Just let Netflix tease this one on its own:

    Roses are Red,
    Violets are Blue,
    Write a card too clever,
    And someone might kill you!

    Bob Odenkirk plays Ray Wentworth, former king of the wordsmith world, and now a down-on-his-luck romance card writer who gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a newly crowned holiday: Girlfriend's Day. Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach, Rich Sommer, June Diane Raphael, Andy Richter, Stephanie Courtney, Toby Huss, Stephen Michael Quezada, Derek Waters, and Echo Kellum co-star in the Netflix original film, available for streaming on Valentine's Day.

    "DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge" Season 4 (Netflix Original)
    The creators of "How to Train Your Dragon" are back with more all-new adventures for Hiccup and Toothless. Check out Season 4 on Netflix starting Feb. 17.

    "Chef's Table" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    This Emmy-nominated docuseries returns to Netflix February 17 with six new episodes taking you inside the kitchens and lives of these featured chefs:

    • Jeong Kwan (South Korea)
    • Tim Raue (Germany)
    • Ivan Orkin (New York)
    • Vladimir Mukhin (Russia)
    • Nancy Silverton (California)
    • Virgilio Martinez (Peru)

    TV Worth Watching

    "Big Little Lies" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, and Zoe Kravitz star in this dramedy miniseries from creator David E. Kelley, based on the must-read book by Liane Moriarty. HBO has an exceptional track record, and this one should follow suit. The first episode, "Somebody's Dead," premieres Sunday, February 19. Check out the intriguing new promo:

    "Humans" Season 2 (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
    Season 2 of this sci-fi series from AMC and UK's Channel 4 continues Feb. 13, picking up several months after the events of Season 1, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her Synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world, while Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage. "As unconfirmed reports of Synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house. Joe, Laura and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight." This show deserves more viewers, so catch up on Season 1 and give it a shot.

    "The Good Fight" (Sunday on CBS at 9 p.m.)
    It's finally time for "The Good Wife" spinoff to get in the ring. The 10-episode first season premieres Sunday on CBS before moving to the network's digital site, CBS All Access. The series follows returning Wifers Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, with Rose Leslie joining the mix as Diane's goddaughter Maia. "The Good Fight" begins with a large financial scam destroying the reputation of young lawyer Maia and wiping out her mentor Diane's savings. The two then join Lucca at one of Chicago's top law firms. Catch Episode 1, "Inauguration," on Feb. 19.

    "Billions" Season 2 (Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m.)
    Paul Giamatti's U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York continues his face-off against Damian Lewis's huge fund billionaire in Season 2 of Showtime's very sexy, very watchable drama. "Risk Management" starts off the season on Feb. 19, or you could watch it now On Demand.

    "Doubt" (Wednesday on CBS at 10 p.m.)
    Katherine Heigl plays successful defense lawyer Sadie Ellis, who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime, on the series premiere of this new CBS drama. The full cast is pretty impressive, including Dulé Hill, Elliott Gould, Laverne Cox, Steven Pasquale, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, and Judith Light.

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  2. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Feb. 6-12

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Trolls"
    When the pessimistic Bergens invade Troll Village, happy Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and overly-cautious Branch (Justin Timberlake) embark on a mission to save her friends. The musical family film is available on Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday, February 7, and it's available on Digital HD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The home release comes with several behind-the-scenes features, and the "Trolls" Blu-ray Part Edition includes four interactive Party Mode features where fans can use their remotes to engage with the on-screen fun.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, as DreamWorks production designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin shares a behind-the-scenes look at the process of building the set from pre-visualization to the final cut:"Almost Christmas"
    In this ensemble holiday comedy, a beloved patriarch (Danny Glover) asks his family for one gift this holiday season: for everyone to get along. If they can spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle. Mo'Nique, J.B Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Jessie T. Usher, and Omar Epps co-star in the heartwarming film, available on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand Feb. 7. Bonus features include a gag reel, Monique's "Aunt May" unplugged, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, a feature on filming in Atlanta, and more.

    Check out this exclusive look at the blooper reel:"Cross Wars"
    Brian Austin Green, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo, and Tom Sizemore return in this action-packed sequel to the 2011 film "Cross." The comic-book adventure comedy debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Feb. 7. Bonus materials include alternate credits and commentary with director Patrick Durham and executive producer Gary T. Williams.

    Check out this exclusive clip from "Cross Wars," aka "Cross 2":"Loving"
    Ruth Negga earned an Oscar nomination as Mildred Loving, opposite Joel Edgerton as Richard Loving, in this moving historical drama based on the real-life interracial couple who were married in 1958. The pair were jailed and banished from Virginia for their love, and fought for marriage equality in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 7, and the bonus features include several behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes with the cast and filmmakers, plus commentary from writer/director Jeff Nichols.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Hacksaw Ridge"Director Mel Gibson and star Andrew Garfield are nominated for Academy Awards for this earnest World War II drama, which is itself up for Best Picture. Garfield plays real-life conscientious objector medic Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men at Okinawa -- the bloodiest battle of WWII -- without firing or even carrying a gun. The drama is available on Digital HD on February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 21. The DVD will include deleted scenes and a Veterans Day greeting with Mel Gibson. The 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital have both of those features, plus "The Soul of War: Making Hacksaw Ridge" documentary.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Sam Worthington and Mel Gibson sharing reasons why Andrew Garfield was perfect for the role of Desmond Doss:"Manchester by the Sea"
    This powerful drama earned Oscar nominations for Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, director Kenneth Lonergan, and the film itself. Affleck plays a Boston janitor who unexpectedly becomes the guardian of his teen nephew (Hedges) and must confront the dark past that separated him from his wife (Williams) and hometown. The movie is available on Digital HD February 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 21. Special features include deleted scenes, the featurette "Emotional Lives: The Making of Manchester by the Sea," and "A Conversation with Director/Writer Kenneth Lonergan."

    "Nocturnal Animals"
    Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal play a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other in this tense romantic thriller from writer/director Tom Ford. The film -- out on Digital HD Feb. 7, and DVD/Blu-ray/On Demand Feb. 21 -- co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Michael Sheen, and Michael Shannon (who earned an Oscar nod for this role). Bonus features include "The Making of Nocturnal Animals ," "Building the Story," "The Look of Nocturnal Animals," and "The Filmmaker's Eye."

    New on Netflix

    "David Brent: Life on the Road" (Netflix Original)Please say you're familiar with the original British version of "The Office." Ricky Gervais played the worst boss ever, David Brent, in that series, and this new mockumentary film catches up with him 12 years later. Brent is now a traveling salesman, but he still dreams of being a rock star, and is launching his own self-financed U.K. tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Stream the comedy on Netflix starting Friday, Feb. 10.

    "Abstract: The Art of Design" (Netflix Original)
    This eight-episode documentary series -- starting Feb. 10 -- follows the creative process of eight leading designers: Bjarke Ingels (architect), Christoph Niemann (illustrator), Es Devlin (stage designer), Ilse Crawford (interior designer), Paula Scher (graphic designer), Platon (photographer), Ralph Gilles (automobile designer), and Tinker Hatfield (Nike shoe designer).

    "Clouds of Sils Maria"
    Juliette Binoche plays a veteran actress struggling to overcome her personal insecurities and professional jealousies when she's cast in the older role of a play that launched her career 20 years prior. Chloe Grace Moretz and Kristen Stewart co-star, with Stewart's performance earning her the Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2015. Stream the acclaimed drama on Netflix starting Feb. 12.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Legion" (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)In this deep psychological sci-fi series, based on the "X-Men" character Legion, Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey," "Beauty and the Beast") plays David Haller, the mutant son of Charles Xavier, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. The first episode, "Chapter 1," was written and directed by FX's "Fargo" master Noah Hawley. Here's the vague synopsis: "David considers whether the voices he hears might be real." The show is getting strong reviews so far, so give it a shot and stick with it through the mental mysteries.

    "The Walking Dead" Season 7 (Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    The second half of TWD Season 7 starts February 12 with Season 7, Episode 9, "Rock in the Road," where Rick Grimes "is introduced to a new community." Will AMC be introduced to higher ratings than the first half, or is it too late?

    "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" (Sunday on HBO at 11 p.m.)
    Oh, John Oliver, how we missed you! The sardonic late night host returns to skewer the current political and cultural climate when Season 4 begins February 12.

    Grammy Awards (Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    James Corden hosts the 59th annual Grammy Awards, held February 12, with Adele and Beyonce battling it out in several categories. Better get in formation and see which queen walks away with the most trophies.

    "Girls" Season 6 (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    The final season of "Girls" begins February 12 with "All I Ever Wanted." Here's HBO's synopsis: "Hannah gets an assignment to write about a female surf camp in the Hamptons, where she meets an uncomplicated water-skiing instructor; Marnie tells Ray that he needs to spend more time at his own place."

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  3. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Arrival"
    "Arrival" earned eight Oscar nominations -- although, sadly, not one for star Amy Adams -- and Paramount celebrated by re-releasing the film in theaters with exclusive new bonus footage. Whether you get a chance to see that or not, the film is also available for Digital HD download starting January 31. It'll arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The Blu-ray comes with more than an hour of in-depth special features on the subject matter, sound, score, editing, and more.

    "The Edge of Seventeen"
    Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing wise, witty, and awkward lost soul Nadine, teen queen of this instant classic high school comedy. Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, and Blake Jenner co-star in the movie, which arrives first on Digital HD Jan. 31, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 14. All versions of the release come with bonus content, including a gag reel and deleted scenes.

    "Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution" (Acorn TV Original)
    There's really nothing like an Agatha Christie adaptation. On Monday, Jan. 30, Acorn.TV streams the exclusive U.S. premiere of this BBC and Acorn TV murder mystery, set in 1920s London, starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Monica Dolan, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, and David Haig.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Masterminds"
    What would you do with $17 million in cash? Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis star in this comedy inspired by the -- somehow -- true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo Heist, which was then the second largest cash robbery in U.S. history. The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 31, including a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette called "The Imperfect Crime."

    Here's an exclusive clip from that featurette, including an interview with David Ghantt, the perpetrator of the real-life robbery and the inspiration for Zach Galifianakis' character:"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"
    You know Tom Cruise will never stop never stopping, and his Jack Reacher returns to lay down (his own version of) the law in this action sequel based on author Lee Child's best-selling series. Cobie Smulders co-stars in the thriller, which arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand Jan. 31. The Blu-ray includes several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the locations, battles, and more.

    "Queen of Katwe"
    Critics and audiences both gave thumbs up to director Mira Nair's ("Monsoon Wedding") inspirational true story of a girl from Uganda who becomes a world-class chess player. The Disney drama, co-starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand on Jan. 31. The extensive bonus features take viewers behind-the-scenes with the filmmakers, cast, and their real-life counterparts; there's a three-part documentary; audio commentary; a short film; a peek inside the music studio; deleted scenes; and more.

    New on Netflix

    It's the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A bunch of new titles are coming to Netflix as of Feb. 1, and a bunch of titles are leaving. Here are four of the many good streaming options for early February.

    "Santa Clarita Diet" (Netflix Original)Drew Barrymore plays a suburban L.A. mom and realtor who appears to transform into a flesh-eating zombie. She's totally fine, she's just undead now, and enjoys the taste of people. So her husband, played by Timothy Olyphant, and kids work to figure out how to help Mom navigate this funky new diet. The cannibal comedy arrives on Netflix Friday, Feb. 3.

    "Finding Dory"
    Our favorite forgetful royal blue tang is back in Pixar's adorable (but not to the Oscars) sequel to "Finding Nemo," available for Netflix streaming on February 1. Come for Dory, but stay for Gerald and Becky, who really own the movie.

    "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
    FX's addictive, awards season darling arrives on Netflix February 2. Binge the heck out of it to understand why Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance cleaned up at the Emmys.

    "Imperial Dreams" (Netflix Original)
    "Star Wars" hero John Boyega (Finn) and Keke Palmer star in this 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner about a 21-year-old reformed gangster's struggle to get a job and do right by his family when he's released from prison. The movie arrives on Netflix on Friday, Feb. 3.

    TV Worth Watching

    "24: Legacy" (Sunday on Fox, after the Super Bowl)
    Jack Bauer is out, but Eric Carter is in for this 12-episode spinoff of the classic "24," using the same trademark real-time narration. Corey Hawkins plays ex-Army Ranger war hero Carter, with "Lord of the Rings" alum Miranda Otto as former Counter Terrorism Unit leader Rebecca Ingram. Fox is premiering the series directly after Super Bowl LI -- a very cushy timeslot -- but after that it moves to its regular time of Mondays at 8 p.m. Here's the trailer:
    "The 100" Season 4 (Wednesday on The CW at 9 p.m.)
    It's the end of the world as they know it, and they do not feel fine. Not at all. Season 4 of the popular apocalyptic series starts with "Echoes," as Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and friends struggle with how to survive/live/thrive now that 96 percent of the Earth's surface is becoming uninhabitable. Check out the terrifying Season 4 trailer:"Kitten Bowl" & ''Puppy Bowl" (Sunday on Hallmark & Animal Planet)
    Football and commercials may be the watercooler talk of Monday morning, but they got nothin' on cute puppies and kitties. The kittens will battle it out first, with Kitten Bowl IV airing Sunday at noon on the Hallmark Channel. Puppy Bowl XIII starts at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet, and you can prepare for that now by checking out a sneak peek and seeing the starting lineup.

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  4. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Jan. 23-29

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Inferno"
    Tom Hanks returns as symbologist Robert Langdon in his third Dan Brown novel adaptation -- after "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" -- once again directed by Ron Howard, and this time co-starring Felicity Jones and Ben Foster. Check out the mystery thriller as it debuts on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Tuesday, January 24. Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, and six behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    Check out this exclusive featurette clip, with director Ron Howard explaining how they created the Cistern set:

    "The Light Between Oceans"
    Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in this deep moral dilemma drama, based on the novel by M.L. Stedman, about a couple living on a remote island who discover a baby girl washed up on shore and decide to (secretly) raise her as their own, only to later discover that the girl's mother (Rachel Weisz) has been searching for her. The film arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital on Jan. 24. Blu-ray and Digital bonus features include audio commentary and two featurettes: "Bringing The Light to Life," documenting the filming process in New Zealand; and "Lighthouse Keeper," explaining the duties of a lighthouse keeper.

    "Peanuts by Schulz: Snoopy Tales"
    Charlie Brown, Snoppy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang are back in the Jan. 24 DVD release of 32 new episodes, offering more than three hours of cartoon viewing. This first new animated Peanuts cartoon series in over 10 years presents stories from the original, print comic strips, told through a series of animated vignettes.

    "The Handmaiden"
    Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "Lady Vengeance") directed this critically acclaimed crime drama inspired by British author Sarah Waters's novel "Fingersmith," transferring the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan. The drama -- out on DVD and Digital Jan. 24 -- follows a Japanese lady living on a secluded estate; a Korean woman is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but she's secretly involved in a plot to defraud the lady of her inheritance.

    "The Monster"
    Zoe Kazan, Scott Speedman, and Ella Ballentine star in this horror film about a bloodthirsty creature that targets an unsuspecting mother and daughter on a late-night road trip. Watch it through the fingers covering your eyes when it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Jan. 24. The discs include the bonus featurette "Eyes in the Darkness."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Trolls"Justin Timberlake still can't stop the feeling from this eye-popping animated musical, as happy Troll Poppy (Anna Kendrick) teams up with curmudgeon Branch (Timberlake) to rescue friends from the pessimistic Bergens. Watch the feel-good fun play out when the movie arrives on Digital HD on January 24, before the Blu-ray and DVD debut on Feb. 7. The "Party Edition" includes four interactive Party Mode features.

    "The Path" Season 2 (Hulu)
    Aaron Paul returns in the second season of this Hulu original series, following members of a fictional religion called Meyerism. Season 2 starts January 25. FYI, Hulu made Season 1 available for free on YouTube, to get noobs hooked and ready to subscribe to see what happens next.

    "Z: The Beginning of Everything" (Amazon)
    Christina Ricci plays Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in this Amazon original drama series following her life -- starting from before she meets unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and continuing through their love affair and marriage. The journey begins Friday, Jan. 27. Check out the trailer:

    "Lost in Florence"
    Stana Katic costars in this romantic drama available digitally, On Demand, and in theaters on Friday, Jan. 27. When Eric Lombard (Brett Dalton) proposes to his girlfriend during a romantic trip to Florence, he is shocked when she turns him down and heads home. Heartbroken, he stays behind with his cousin Anna (Stana Katic) and her Italian husband who introduces him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. Eric finds himself falling for Stefania (Alessandra Mastronardi), the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo (Alessandro Preziosi). As their secret relationship heats up, and the all-important final game approaches, Eric finds himself at a crossroads.

    "A Patch of Fog"
    A TV host/novelist who likes a bit of shoplifting is spotted by a security guard, who then blackmails the star into a friendship. The cat-and-mouse thriller, starring Stephen Graham and Conleth Hill, is available on VOD and streaming Jan. 24.

    New on Netflix

    "iBoy" (Netflix Original)
    Maisie Williams and Bill Milner star in this Netflix original movie, which is available for streaming this Friday, Jan. 27. Tom (Milner) is an average teen whose world is turned upside-down when local thugs attack him, leaving remnants of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. When he wakes from a coma, he discovers he has a strange new set of superpowers, which he uses to get revenge on the thugs, who also assaulted his best friend, Lucy (Williams). Here's the trailer:

    "Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
    The second season of DreamWorks Animation's "coming-of-age buddy comedy" arrives January 27, following Tip and Oh in stories set after the events of the 2015 movie "Home."

    "Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil"
    Pieter van Huystee directed this 2015 Dutch documentary examining the work and fantastic imagery of 15th-century painter Hieronymus Bosch. It's available on Netflix January 24.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Riverdale" (Thursday on The CW at 9 p.m.)
    This is a big week for CW show returns -- including "Supergirl," "The Flash," and more -- but don't forget about a different kind of comic book hero: Archie. The CW's new teen drama starts this week, giving a modern new spin to the classic Archie/Betty/Veronica/Jughead characters. The first episode -- "Chapter One: The River's Edge" -- starts with new school year beginning, while the town of Riverdale is still reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Watch the mystery unfold starting Jan. 26.

    "Scandal" Season 6 (Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
    It's TGIT time! ABC pushed the Thursday night lineup back a week, but on Jan. 26, "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 and "How to Get Away With Murder" Season 3 return, and between those shows we have the long-awaited premiere of "Scandal" Season 6. Usually "Scandal" starts in the fall, but this season was delayed from Kerry Washington's pregnancy. Now you can see the "surprising" results of the presidential election between Mellie and Francisco when "Survival of the Fittest" launches the season.

    "Screen Actors Guild Awards" (Sunday on TNT at TBS at 8 p.m.)
    When actors honor other actors, we all win. During the 23rd annual SAG awards -- honoring just the stars of film and TV -- Lily Tomlin will receive the Life Achievement Award. Here are the 2017 nominees.

    "Atlantis Rising" (Sunday on National Geographic at 9 p.m.)
    You can't keep James Cameron away from the Atlantic! The Oscar-winning director and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici teamed with a group of archaeologists, scientists, and historians to search for the true "Atlantean" civilization and try to plot the location of the lost city of Atlantis. See the adventure play out Jan. 29 on the National Geographic Channel.

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  5. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Jan. 16-22

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Surf's Up 2: Wavemania"
    WWE stars John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige, and Mr. McMahon join actors Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader, and Jeremy Shada as the voice talent in the family-friendly "Surf's Up 2: WaveMania," sequel to 2007's "Surf's Up." The movie debuts on DVD and Digital on January 17, following surfer penguin Cody Maverick as he attempts to join the world famous surf crew The Hang 5. Bonus material includes bloopers and several behind-the-scenes features.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the release:

    "The Girl on the Train"
    Emily Blunt plays a devastated (and drunk) divorcée who must face her dark past while detangling the mystery of a missing woman in this thriller based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. The movie -- co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Laura Prepon, and Lisa Kudrow -- arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand January 17. Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, feature commentary with director Tate Taylor, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    "Roger Corman's Death Race 2050"
    Roger Corman is back with this outrageous, dark, satirical, action-packed reboot of the cult classic "Death Race 2000." The movie -- on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and Netflix January 17 -- stars Manu Bennett as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman, along with co-stars Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler, and Charlie Farrell. Bonus features include "The Making of 2050," the featurette "Cars! Cars! Cars!" with the drivers of "Death Race 2050" introducing their one-of-a-kind killing machines; and "The Look of 2050," discussing the film's visual style and how shooting in Peru helped set the tone of the picture.

    Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip with Folake Olowofoyeku, who plays Minerva:

    "Keeping Up With the Joneses"

    Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher play an ordinary suburban couple who discover their sexy new neighbors -- played by Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot -- are undercover spies engaged in espionage. The movie -- out on Blu-ray and DVD January 17 -- comes with deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes cast featurette called "Spy Game," and a "Keeping Up With Georgia" featurette on the film's locations.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"
    Tom Cruise returns to the role of Jack Reacher in this action-packed sequel co-starring Cobie Smulders as an Army major framed for treason who needs Reacher's help to take down a powerful organization involved in a massive government conspiracy. The movie is out on Digital HD January 17, and Jan. 31 on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand. The Blu-ray will include more than 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content.

    "Masterminds"
    Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis star in this action-comedy (based on a true story?) about a $17 million heist and the ensuing fallout shenanigans. The movie is out on Digital HD January 17, then Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 31. The Blu-ray and DVD will include the behind-the-scenes feature "The Imperfect Crime."

    "Huntwatch"
    Ryan Reynolds, who is Canadian himself, narrates this timely documentary showing both sides of Canada's commercial seal hunting industry. The doc, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, premiered in September on the Discover Channel and it's available on Digital HD on January 17.

    New on Netflix

    "Frontier" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    The great Jason Momoa -- formerly Khal Drogo, soon to be Aquaman -- leads this series set in 18th century North America. He plays Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. "Frontier" Season 1 already debuted on Discovery Channel Canada but it arrives on Netflix January 20th. Season 2 is already in the works.

    Here's the trailer:"Voltron: Legendary Defender" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
    Here's Netflix's synopsis for Season 2, which arrives January 20: "A legendary defender tends to attract the attention of legendary enemies. The lions of lore return to protect the universe as it hangs in the balance between good and evil."

    "Take the 10" (Netflix Original)
    Tony Revolori and Josh Peck star in Netflix's new comedy movie following two buddies who get tickets to a music festival by questionable means. What happens after that involves drugs, sex, and Andy Samberg. Cleopatra Coleman, Stella Maeve, Fred Armisen, and Kevin Corrigan co-star in the flick, available January 20.

    "Bates Motel" Season 4
    The fourth season to follow Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) arrives on Netflix January 21. That gives you plenty of time to get caught up before the fifth and final season premieres on A&E on February 20. FYI, Rihanna is playing legendary "Psycho" victim Marion Crane in Season 5.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Beaches" (Saturday on Lifetime at 8 p.m.)
    Grab some tissues and watch Idina Menzel and Nia Long as they remake the 1988 weepie. This could be a complete trainwreck, but with Idina and Nia as the leads, we'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now. Idina singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings" has already given us chills, so that's a good start. (Nothing will ever top Bette Midler's version, though.)

    "SIX" (Wednesday on History at 10 p.m.)
    If you're more into weapons than weepies, no problem: This action drama about an elite team of Navy SEALS debuts January 18. Walton Goggins plays Rip Taggart, former squad leader, abducted while patrolling an African village to protect its residents from Boko Haram. Goggins -- who is incapable of being bad in anything -- stepped into the role when Joe Manganiello left the series for health reasons.

    Check out this intense sneak peek:"Girl Meets World" (Friday on the Disney Channel at 6 p.m.)
    The "Boy Meets World" spinoff is ending its three-season run on Friday with an episode appropriately titled "Girl Meets Goodbye."

    "Frontline's Divided States of America" (Tuesday & Wednesday on PBS at 9 p.m. EST)
    You might have heard that we have a new president being sworn in this week. First, "Frontline" is presenting a four-hour, two-night miniseries by Michael Kirk, telling -- as PBS put it -- "the inside story of the division and polarization in Washington that frustrated the Obama presidency and laid the groundwork for the election of a defiant outsider." The special doc airs Jan. 17-18, just days before Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20.

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  6. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Jan. 9-15

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Deepwater Horizon"
    After "Lone Survivor," but before "Patriot's Day," Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg teamed up for this powerful, critically acclaimed drama inspired by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster of 2010. The movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Tuesday, January 10. The Blu-ray has more than two hours of special features including an hour-long five-part series "Beyond the Horizon," in which Mark Wahlberg and the cast meet the real-life heroes and discuss their experiences from Deepwater Horizon; plus three all-new making-of featurettes; and tributes to America's blue-collar workers in "Work Like an American." Check out this behind-the-scenes clip featuring Kurt Russell and Peter Berg talking about working with Mark Wahlberg:"The Accountant"
    Ben Affleck plays a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminals. The action thriller, co-starring J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on January 10. The DVD includes "Inside the Man," and the Blu-ray has that featurette, plus "Behavioral Science" and "The Accountant in Action."

    "Lost & Found"
    This award-winning family film -- co-starring Cary Elwes and Jason Patric -- debuts on DVD and Digital HD January 10, following two teenage boys on a quest to discover where their grandfather hid his fortune. After uncovering clues he left behind, the brothers embark on a treasure hunt under the nose of a greedy developer who is out to steal the money for himself. "Lost & Found" comes with eight deleted scenes that feature "lost" footage of the film's characters, plus "The Making of Lost and Found." Check out this exclusive clip with actor Cary Elwes and writer, director, producer Joseph Itaya discussing why Elwes was the "perfect guy" to play the film's antagonist, John Broman:
    "The Birth of a Nation"
    Slave preacher Nat Turner (played by director Nate Parker) orchestrates an uprising in the antebellum Southin this historical drama out on Blu-ray and DVD January 10. Special features include the documentary "Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner," feature commentary by Nate Parker; deleted scenes, "The Birth of a Nation: The Making of a Movement," the short film "#AmeriCAN," "Free God" Spoken Word," and "Celebration of Independent Voices – Nate Parker."

    New on Netflix

    "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    The beleaguered Baudelaire orphans are back in Netflix's adaptation of the bestselling book series. Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the 2004 film, but now Neil Patrick Harris is the scenery-chewing evil guardian who'll stop at nothing to get the three orphans's inheritance. The eight-episode first season -- co-starring Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Catherine O'Hara, and Alfre Woodard; with Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Presley Smith as Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire -- arrives Friday, January 13.

    Check out the "unfortunate" trailer:"Clinical" (Netflix Original)
    "A psychiatrist is plagued by flashbacks to a terrifying attack as she treats a new patient who was horribly disfigured in an accident" in this Netflix original movie starring Vinessa Shaw, Aaron Stanford, Kevin Rahm, and William Atherton. Watch it January 13.

    "Camp X-Ray"
    Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Guantanamo Bay who forms an unlikely friendship with one of the facility's longtime detainees in this 2014 drama available on Netflix January 14.

    "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
    Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself back in Underland, trying to help the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), in Disney's 2016 sequel to the 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland." It's available on Netflix January 11.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Sneaky Pete" (Amazon)Amazon's new crime series follows a con man (Giovanni Ribisi), who gets out of prison and finds himself hunted by the gangster he once robbed. He hides from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, "reuniting" with Pete's estranged family. Bryan Cranston, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner co-star in the drama, which arrives on Amazon January 13.

    "Pinocchio"
    Disney's classic animated film arrives for the first time on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on January 10, and then on Blu-ray and DVD on Jan. 31, including hours of new and classic bonus features.

    "Queen of Katwe"
    Disney's critically acclaimed drama is based on the true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda who becomes a champion chess player. The inspirational film -- starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong'o -- arrives on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on January 10, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Jan. 31. The Blu-ray and digital releases include several bonus features, including deleted scenes; audio commentary; the behind-the-scenes featurette "Queen Of Katwe: Their Story"; director Mira Nair's short film "A Fork, A Spoon & A Knight," about a boy who grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess sanctuary; a look at the recording of Alicia Keys's song "Back To Life"; and more.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Young Pope" Season 1 (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)Jude Law plays controversial (and -- gasp! -- American) Pope Pius XIII in Paolo Sorrentino's 10-episode limited series. Law's Pope Pius, born Lenny Belardo, is the newly elected pontiff and former Archbishop of New York. Diane Keaton plays the American nun who raised the younger Belardo in an orphanage and is appointed his new personal secretary. James Cromwell and Scott Shepherd co-star in the series, which has already been given a second season.

    "Colony" Season 2 (Thursday on USA Network at 10 p.m.)
    USA's vastly underappreciated sci-fi drama returns January 12, set in a dystopian near-future Los Angeles which has been colonized by extraterrestrial invaders and now run by a militarized regime of collaborating humans. Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies star as the married-with-children Bowmans, who take very different approaches to surviving the occupation. It is definitely worth your time to binge the first 10 episodes before diving in to see what happens in Season 2.

    "Victoria" Season 1 (Sunday on PBS at 9 p.m.)Netflix put "The Crown" on Queen Elizabeth II, but PBS has the epic saga of Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell star in the ITV series, which is heading across the pond with a two-hour premiere on January 15. Here's the first episode synopsis: "The story of Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne at age 18 in 1837, begins with the young Victoria struggling to assert control amidst plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister, meanwhile, leads to a crisis in Parliament." ITV premiered this back in August in the U.K., and it has already been renewed for a second season, followed by a Christmas special, both to air in 2017. So PBS will probably get them around this time in 2018.

    "Homeland" Season 6 (Sunday on Showtime at 9 p.m.)
    Carrie -- and, somehow -- Quinn are back in Season 6, which is set in New York and follows its own presidential election. (Elizabeth Marvel of "House of Cards" finally managed to get elected POTUS on "Homeland.") The January 15 premiere, "Fair Game," has this synopsis from Showtime: "Carrie returns home to the US with Franny to work as an advocate for Muslim Americans. Dar and Saul brief President-elect Keane. Quinn struggles with his new circumstances."

    "Taboo" Season 1 (Tuesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    Tom Hardy co-created and stars in this gritty, eight-episode FX drama set in 1814 London. Here's part of The Hollywood Reporter's review, "Through its first three episodes, it definitely has enough intrigue for the long haul -- thanks in large part to Hardy -- but the show isn't particularly action-oriented and is, in fact, overtly unsexy, save for Hardy's tattoo-laced body seen in various states of undress." Collider also checked out the first three episodes and wrote, "[U]nlike 'Bastard Executioner,' 'Taboo' feels like a polished BBC production (the BBC co-produced it, naturally), one with a clear sense of itself and its purpose, with a pace that may be a little slow to start for some, but where an investment seems wise."

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  7. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Jan. 2-8

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Blair Witch"
    Back in 1999, documentary filmmakers "vanished" in the breakthrough found-footage horror film "The Blair Witch Project." Now, in "Blair Witch," an investigative team searches for the truth behind their disappearance. Watch what happens when the 2016 film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand January 3. The Digital and Blu-ray releases include more than three hours of bonus content, including audio commentary with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the "House of Horrors: Exploring the Set" featurette, and a six-part making-of documentary, "Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch." The DVD release includes the audio commentary and the "House of Horrors: Exploring the Set" featurette.

    Check out this exclusive clip with the filmmakers describing how they came up with the sound of the witch:"Bones" Season 11
    The 12th and final season of "Bones" starts January 3, 2017 on Fox, which is the same day that Season 11 is being released on DVD. That does not give you much time to get caught up on the 22 episodes of the 2015-2016 season, so we suggest you binge fast. The DVD comes with deleted scenes and a gag reel.

    "Operation Avalanche"
    In 1967, two CIA agents go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole, but end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret and a major government cover-up. The Cold War conspiracy thriller arrives on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand January 3. Special features include director's commentary with Matt Johnson, deleted scenes, and multiple behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.

    "Another Man Will"
    Playwright and film director David E. Talbert presents the story of a perfect married couple -- or at least 19 years ago they were perfect, but somewhere in the routine of it all, Joe forgot how much of a knockout his wife Cynthia really is. Unfortunately for him, their handsome gardener has not forgotten. Treat her right or another man will. The feel-good production -- starring Nadine Ellis and Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles -- makes its DVD debut January 3.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Girl on the Train"In this thriller, based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, Emily Blunt plays a woman devastated by her divorce who spends her daily commute fantasizing about a "perfect" couple she sees from the train, only to get caught up in a mystery connected to the pair. Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon, and Allison Janney co-star. The movie arrives on Digital HD January 3, and Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on January 17. The Blu-ray and DVD include deleted and extended scenes, feature commentary with director Tate Taylor, and a couple of bonus featurettes.

    "Insecure"
    HBO's fresh new comedy series from Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore explores the black female experience, as best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) deal with their own real-life flaws and attempt to cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Season 1 is available on Digital HD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.) on Monday, Jan. 2.

    "Beyond Redemption"
    A weary undercover cop (Brian Ho) must maintain his cover while trying to save the daughter of a notorious Triad boss from becoming collateral damage in a sting operation gone wrong in this action movie available on Digital HD January 3 and Blu-ray and DVD February 7. Bonus materials include behind-the-scenes featurettes on two of the action sequences, the "Hallway Fight"" and "Mauler Opening Fight."

    "Creep"
    In this 2004 horror thriller, Franka Potente stars as a woman who finds herself locked overnight in the London Underground as she's stalked by a deformed killer living in the sewers below. Fun! The movie is available January 4 on Shudder, the AMC-backed horror streaming service. Here are the other horror titles available this week on Shudder: "Death Weekend" (1976), "Infection" (2004), "Premonition" (2004), "Retribution" (2006), "The Sylvian Experiments" (2010), "Cooties" (2014), "Deep in the Woods" (2000), "Homebodies" (1974), "Malefique" (2002), and "Fright Night" (1985).

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Golden Globe Awards" (Sunday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 2017 Golden Globe Award SeasonThe 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, air live January 8. Expect boozy speeches and good news for "La La Land," among others. Here are all of the TV and film nominees.

    "Nashville" (Thursday on CMT at 9 p.m.)
    ABC's loss is CMT's gain as Season 5 of the country singing drama starts its new life on a new network January 5. The story picks up right after the Season 4 cliffhanger, as the shocking news about Juliette makes waves throughout Nashville. Also, Rayna sets off on a journey of discovery; Scarlett struggles to trust Gunnar; and a men's fashion icon eyes Will.

    "The New Celebrity Apprentice" (Monday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    Questions Arnold Schwarzenegger's new "Celebrity Apprentice" must answer: What is Ahhhhnold's version of "You're fired?" and "Will this reality show also produce the next president?" We'll find out soon, as 16 celebrities compete on the new Los Angeles-set "Apprentice." This year's lineup includes Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams, and Carnie Wilson.

    "The Bachelor" (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Nick Viall tries to find love -- for a fourth time on ABC's dime -- in Season 21 of this wonderful trainwreck. In the first episode, Nick meets his 30 future ex-girlfriends as former bachelors Sean Lowe, Chris Soules, and Ben Higgins offer support and encouragement.

    New on Netflix

    "Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and Jane" Season 1 (Netflix Original)"Saved from a plane crash and given supernatural powers, teen Tarzan joins forces with brave city girl Jane to protect his jungle home from threats" in this modern-day -- and animated -- reimagining of the classic story. The eight-episode season comes to Netflix January 6.

    "One Day at a Time" Season 1 (Netflix Original)This reimagining of "One Day at a Time" follows a Cuban-American family led by a recently separated former military mom (Justina Machado) as she navigates a new single life while raising her children and dealing with her old-school mother (Rita Moreno). As Netflix put it, "When no one else is there to tell you you're wrong, there's always family. Nobody puts the love in tough love quite like the Alvarez family." The new series arrives on Netflix January 6.

    "Coin Heist" (Netflix Original)When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one: Break into the U.S. Mint. Check it out on Netflix starting January 6.

    Not into the stuff above? Netflix also has two other originals arriving January 3, and Season 11 of the always watchable "Sunny":

    • "Degrassi: Next Class" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    • "Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?" (Netflix Originall)
    • "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Season 11

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  8. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Dec. 26-Jan. 1
    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Sherlock" Season 4 (Sunday on PBS at 9 p.m.)
    In Season 4, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) will face his most challenging opponents yet: a baby and a dog. Here's PBS's synopsis for the 1.5-hour opener, "The Six Thatchers": "In the Season 4 premiere, Holmes is back on British soil; and Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mary (Amanda Abbington) face a monumental challenge: parenthood." This season -- featuring Toby Jones as the new villain -- is meant to be brutal but very funny, and the cast/crew's favorite to date.

    "The Mick" (Sunday on Fox at 8 p.m.)
    In Fox's new comedy, Kaitlin Olson of the endlessly hilarious "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars as Mackenzie, aka Mickey, a hard-partying opportunist who signs on to raise her sister's three spoiled kids in a rich Connecticut neighborhood when the parents flee the country to escape federal charges. So it's like if Teresa and Joe Giudice had fled the country and left a relative to raise their kids.

    "Project Runway: Junior" (Thursday on Lifetime at 9 p.m.)
    The second season of this charming PR spinoff premiered after the "Project Runway" Season 15 finale on Dec. 22, but this is the timeslot premiere, giving you another chance to get to know the young designers -- who are always better behaved and more mature than their adult counterparts.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "American Honey"
    Andrea Arnold's largely improvised portrait of American millennial vagabonds -- who party their way across the country -- won the 2016 Cannes Jury Prize and the hearts of most critics. Sasha Lane stars in a breakout role, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, and you can watch their film on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, December 27. The Blu-ray includes a bonus featurette with Sasha Lane and Riley Keough talking about the filmmaking process. Check out this exclusive clip of the actresses discussing the challenges of working without a script:"Snowden"
    Hero? Traitor? Something in between? Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's biodrama on the controversial real-life whistleblower. Watch the movie on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand Dec. 27. Bonus features include deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and an interview with the real Edward Snowden himself.

    "The Dressmaker"
    Kate Winslet plays a glamorous, worldly dressmaker who returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. The dark and quirky comedy co-stars Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, and Liam Hemsworth, and you can watch it on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD Dec. 27. Bonus features include two featurettes, "The Story" and "Designing The Dressmaker."

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month -- barely, but still -- and you know what that means. A bunch of new titles are arriving on Netflix, and even more are leaving.Here's a list of movies available for streaming on Netflix starting Sunday, January 1, including five Superman titles just begging for a New Year's Day binge marathon:

    • "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004)
    • "Bee Movie" (2007)
    • "Boogie Nights" (1997)
    • "Braveheart" (1995)
    • "Caddyshack" (1980)
    • "Collateral Damage" (2002)
    • "Dreamcatcher" (2002)
    • "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)
    • "El Dorado" (1967)
    • "HALO Legend" (2010)
    • "Hugo" (2011)
    • "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (2011)
    • "License to Drive" (1988)
    • "Nancy Drew" (2007)
    • "Ocean's Twelve" (2004)
    • "The Parent Trap" (1961)
    • "The Shining" (1980)
    • "V for Vendetta" (2005)
    • "Vanilla Sky" (2001)
    • "Superman: The Movie" (1978)
    • "Superman II" (1980)
    • "Superman III" (1983)
    • "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987)
    • "Superman Returns" (2006)

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Close to the Enemy" (Acorn TV)
    The season finale to this thrilling Acorn TV drama will be available for streaming Dec. 26 on Acorn.TV. Now is a good time to get caught up on the miniseries, which is set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of WWII. Intelligence officer Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess) must complete his last task for the British Army: convince captured German scientist Dieter Koehler (August Diehl) to work with the British government. The ensemble cast includes Alfie Allen, Alfred Molina, Angela Bassett, Lindsay Duncan, Freddie Highmore, and Charlotte Riley.

    New on HBO NOW
    Most people will have January 1st off, since it's a Sunday as well as a holiday, but your workplace may also give you Monday, Jan. 2 off. If that's the case, consider your many binge-watch and streaming options. There's the Netflix stuff above, and Amazon stuff below, but also these titles from HBO. You can watch them On Demand or stream them through the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. Here's what's arriving as of Jan. 1:

    • Above the Law, 1988
    • Baby Mama, 2008
    • Beautiful Creatures, 2013
    • The Big Lebowski, 1998
    • The Blues Brothers, 1980
    • Blues Brothers 2000, 1997
    • Bringing out the Dead, 1999
    • The Cell, 2000
    • Cloud Atlas, 2012
    • Cold Mountain, 2003
    • Dallas Buyers Club, 2013
    • Dr. Suess' Horton Hears a Who!, 2008
    • Evil Dead 2, 1987
    • Fool's Gold, 2008
    • Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2008
    • Friday, 1995
    • The Happening, 2008
    • Innerspace, 1987
    • Lady in the Water, 2006
    • Lost & Found, 1999
    • Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015
    • My Cousin Vinny, 1992
    • Risky Business, 1983
    • The Road Warrior, 1982
    • The Sixth Sense, 1999
    • Steel (Shaq), 1997
    • Unbreakable, 2000
    • The Village, 2004

    New on Amazon Prime
    And now here's what's available for streaming on Amazon Prime as of Jan. 1 (keeping in mind that more titles will be added throughout the month):

    • Blood Diamond
    • 13 Hours: Secret soldiers of Benghazi
    • Across the Universe
    • Happy Feet
    • Rent
    • Hellboy
    • Radio
    • Stardust 2007
    • American History X
    • Norm of the North
    • Are We There Yet
    • Are We Done Yet
    • Maid in Manhattan

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  9. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Dec. 19-25

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Sully"
    You still have a few days of Christmas shopping left, and it may help you to know that Tom Hanks is for sale as of Tuesday, December 20. Hanks and director Clint Eastwood combined superpowers for this dramatic retelling of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's January 15, 2009 Miracle on the Hudson. The popular and acclaimed film -- co-starring Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, and Anna Gunn -- is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 20. The home release includes a few special features, "Sully Sullenberger: The Man Behind the Miracle," "Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson," and "Neck Deep in the Hudson: Shooting Sully."

    "The Magnificent Seven"
    Watch director Antoine Fuqua's all-star ensemble cast -- Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Peter Sarsgaard -- reimagine the classic Western as it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 20. Exclusive to Blu-ray is the interactive "Vengeance Mode," where Washington, Pratt, Hawke and the other cast members sit with Fuqua to breakdown key scenes, share their best memories from the set, and reflect on the experience. Also exclusive to Blu-ray are deleted scenes and two featurettes, "Gunslingers," and "The Taking of Rose Creek." The Blu-ray and DVD also share four additional featurettes.

    "Storks"
    In this animated family film -- out on Blu-ray and DVD December 20 -- storks have moved from baby delivery to corporate package delivery, until a baby girl is accidentally produced, and top delivery stork Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) must race to make their first-ever baby drop before his boss finds out. The home release comes with tons of fun features, including outtakes, commentary, a music video, "Storks: Guide to Your New Baby," and "The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Deepwater Horizon"Mark Wahlberg reteamed with director Peter Berg ("Lone Survivor") for this powerful drama inspired by the real-life heroes of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster of 2010. The movie arrives first on Digital HD December 20, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 10. The Blu-ray and Digital releases have more than two hours of special features, including three featurettes; special "Work Like An American" tributes; and an hour-long five-part series "Beyond the Horizon," in which Wahlberg and the cast meet the real-life heroes and discuss their experiences from Deepwater Horizon. The DVD has two of the featurettes and the tributes.

    Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip featuring Kurt Russell and Peter Berg talking about working with Mark Wahlberg:"Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life"
    This family friendly comedy, based on the best-selling series by James Patterson, arrives on Digital HD December 20, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 3. Griffin Gluck stars as Rafe, alongside Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly, Adam Pally, and Retta. Special features, which come with every format, include a gag reel; deleted scenes; and the featurettes "That Middle School Life," "Middle School = The Worst / Making Movies = The Best," "The Wedgie Wheel," and "Yolo: Behind Operation Rafe."

    Watch this exclusive clip highlighting Andy Daly and Retta:"The Dressmaker"
    Kate Winslet brings revenge back in fashion in this dark, quirky comedy about a dressmaker who returns to her small Australian town for revenge on the locals, many years after they accused her of murder. Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, and Sarah Snook co-star in the film, which is out on Digital HD on December 20, and VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 27. Special features on the Blu-ray, DVD, and iTunes Extras include two featurettes, "The Story" and "Designing The Dressmaker," plus a photo gallery.

    New on Netflix

    "Trollhunters" Season 1 (Netflix Original)TrollhuntersSeason 1December 2016Guillermo del Toro spent years creating this animated series for Netflix, following 15-year-old Jim (Anton Yelchin), who stumbles on a magical amulet that transforms him into the Trollhunter, defender of the good trolls. This is one of Yelchin's last roles; he died unexpectedly in June at age 27, after completing most of his work on the first season. "We went through great pains to ensure that his voice is preserved for the series," del Toro told Entertainment Weekly. "He was so passionate about it, and he had so much fun doing this." "Trollhunters" -- available for streaming Friday, December 23 -- also features the voices of Ron Perlman, Jonathan Hyde, Lexi Medrano, Amy Landecker, Fred Tatasciore, and Steven Yeun.

    "Travelers" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    "A federal agent tracks four people who suddenly seem to possess entirely new personalities, leading to a startling discovery about humanity's future" in this sci-fi TV series starring Eric McCormack. The first season has 12 episodes and you can stream them on Netflix starting December 23.

    "Sense8" Christmas Special (Netflix Original)
    "Sense8" fans, here's an early Christmas present for you: Netflix has scheduled a two-hour Christmas special available on December 23. Here's the description, per Variety: "The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other's lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself." Season 2 will follow this with 10 new episodes starting May 5.

    "Captain America: Civil War"
    This Christmas, treat yo self to some not-so-festive fun with Marvel's Avengers -- including the debut of Tom Holland's Spider-Man -- as Cap's third solo film arrives for streaming on December 25. If you got someone the gift of Netflix this year, maybe mention that this blockbuster is now waiting for them.

    TV Worth Watching

    "It's A Wonderful Life" (Saturday on NBC at 8 p.m.)As you might expect, the week leading up to Christmas is packed with Christmas movies and shows, including TBS and TNT running "A Christmas Story" on a 24-hour loop Christmas Eve to Day. No holiday is complete without "It's a Wonderful Life," so put it on in the background on Saturday night while you wrap those last minute gifts, bake cookies, cry from stress/loneliness, or whatever it is that you do as a tradition. TV Guide has a great list of the upcoming holiday shows for the full week, so head there for more.

    "Project Runway" Season 15 (Thursday on Lifetime at 8 p.m.)
    Who will win this slightly-better-than-average season, Laurence or Erin? It could be Roberi or Rik, but probably not. Watch the final runway show and winner reveal (featuring guest judge Zendaya) on December 22.

    "The Wall" (Monday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    Somehow Chris Hardwick doesn't have enough to do from "@midnight" and "Talking Dead" to his Nerdist podcast, so he's also hosting and executive producing this new game show, which is co-executive produced by LeBron James. According to NBC, "'The Wall' offers a pair of teammates life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: Get a question correct and a green ball falls down the wall and adds the value of the slot to the players' winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball falls and deducts the value from the team's total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize."

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  10. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Dec. 12-18

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Suicide Squad"
    The "Worst Heroes Ever" are ready to come home with you on Blu-ray, DVD, and Movies On Demand December 13. The "Suicide Squad: Extended Cut" Blu-ray includes 13 minutes of new footage. Other bonus features include "Task Force X: One Team, One Mission," "Chasing The Real," "Joker & Harley: 'It' Couple of The Underworld," "Squad Strength and Speed," "Armed to The Teeth," "This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad," "The Squad Declassified," and a gag reel.

    "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
    Tim Burton's fantastical adaptation of Ransom Riggs's best-selling novel arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 13. The home release includes two hours of immersive content, including "The Peculiar Story," with the author, cast, and crew discussing bringing the story to life; "The Peculiars"; "Hollows And Ex-Hollows"; "Map Of Days"; the "Wish That You Were Here" Florence + The Machine music video; and never-before-seen sketches by Tim Burton and a gallery of photographs.

    "Equity"
    "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Anna Gunn stars as an investment banker fighting to get a promotion at her competitive Wall Street firm in this drama/thriller written, directed, funded by, and starring women. Bonus materials for the December 13 DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital release include three featurettes: "Girl Gang: The Equity of Empowerment," "Grey Lines: The Making of Equity," and "Los Angeles Film Festival Q&A." Check out this exclusive panel clip with Sarah Megan Thomas, who co-produced and co-stars in the film:"Bridget Jones's Baby"
    Renée Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones in this comedy out on Blu-ray and DVD December 13. This time, the perpetual singleton finds herself pregnant with two potential fathers -- her ex Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and new American beau Jack (Patrick Dempsey). The home release has nearly 40 minutes of extras, including an alternate ending, a gag reel, deleted and alternate scenes, a multi-part making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew, and more.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Snowden"Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's drama delving into the mind of the titular hero/traitor who exposed illegal surveillance activities by the NSA. "Snowden" is out on Digital HD December 13, before the Blu-ray and DVD release December 27. The rest of the all-star cast includes Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa Leo, and Scott Eastwood. The DVD and Blu-ray will include deleted scenes; "Finding the Truth," with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Oliver Stone discussing what attracted them to the project and how they worked together to tell Edward Snowden's story; and "Snowden: Q&A," a panel discussion about the film featuring Snowden, Stone, Gordon-Levitt, and Woodley.

    "The Man in the High Castle" Season 2 (Amazon)
    What if we had lost World War II? This Amazon series, based on the novel Philip K. Dick, continues its fascinating (and terrifying) alternate version of history in the 10 episodes of Season 2. They will be available for streaming with Prime December 16 on Amazon Video.

    "The Disappointments Room"
    Kate Beckinsale stars in this horror film based on true events, following a couple who move to a rural Southern mansion with their 5-year-old son, only for their dream home to turn into a nightmare. Hate when that happens! The movie is available for Digital HD download December 13, then DVD on December 20.

    New on Netflix

    "Barry" (Netflix Original)Devon Terrell plays young Barack Obama, aka "Barry," in this drama about the future POTUS's life at Columbia University in 1981. "In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates.Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later." The film -- co-starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash, and Linus Roache -- is available on Netflix December 16.

    "Call Me Francis" (Netflix Original)
    This four-part biographical miniseries chronicles Pope Francis's life from his early years as Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires in the 1960s, through the height of Argentina's "Dirty Wars" during the 1970s and 80s, culminating in his appointment as Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope in history, in 2013.

    "Crazyhead" (Netflix Original)
    In this British comedy/horror series, "Bowling alley worker Amy and nonconformist Raquel kick some serious demon butt while also facing their inner demons as they navigate their early 20s." The six-part series streams on Netflix December 16.

    "No Second Chance" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    The French TV series "No Second Chance," based on the bestselling novel by Harlan Coben, is coming to Netflix with English subtitles starting December 16. Read more about it over here.

    "The Adventures of Puss in Boots" Season 4 (Netflix Original)
    Alert the "Shrek" fans in your life: "The world's greatest feline fighter, lover, and milk connoisseur takes on daring adventures in exotic locations in this family-friendly comedy series." Season 4 arrives December 16.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Exorcist" Season 1 (Friday on Fox at 9 p.m.)Fox's vastly underrated series -- a sequel to the 1973 movie -- ends its first season on Friday, December 16. The fate of the Rance family hangs in the balance in the Season 1 finale, "Chapter Ten: Three Rooms." Here's Fox's synopsis: "Everything has led to this moment. Forty years ago, the demon was denied its prize. Now it will stop at nothing to destroy Angela Rance (Geena Davis) and her family. Their only hope lies in two men: Marcus (Ben Daniels) and Tomas (Alfonso Herrera). But with the enemies of the church mobilizing against Pope Sebastian, time is running out for everyone." Binge the first nine episodes to date and pray to God and Fox that there will be a Season 2.

    "Star" Season 1 (Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Fox)
    In this new musical drama, three talented young singers (played by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady) navigate the music business on their road to success. Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt co-star.

    "The Voice" Season 11 (Monday and Tuesday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    The eleventh season of "The Voice" wants all of your attention this week -- starting with Live Finale, Part 1 on Monday night, with the final four artists competing in front of the judges; then a recap of those performances Tuesday night, including fresh updates with host Carson Daly and special guests; then the live finale starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday as Part 2 reveals the Season 11 winner.

    "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 23 (Monday at 10 p.m. on VH1)You wanna be on top? Again? Tyra Banks is gone as ANTM host, and the show has moved to VH1, but they are still calling seasons "cycles," so how different can it really be? In the December 12 premiere, "Business, Brand, Boss," VH1 teases, "America's Next Top Model returns to New York City, where 28 aspiring models will be winnowed down to 14. New host Rita Ora, along with her team of fashion tastemakers, welcomes the girls and sends them to their first challenge." The judging panel now includes head judge Ora, model Ashley Graham, Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott, and celebrity stylist Law Roach. Tyra is still an executive producer, though, and the supertrailer shows that she is still at least partially involved.

    "Survivor" Season 33 (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    Reality TV may not be your thing, but it's having a big week, with several seasons coming and going. You should make time for the three-hour finale of one of the best seasons of "Survivor" in years. Jeff Probst promises the "Millennials vs. Gen X" finale is one of the best they've ever had ... which means Bret definitely won't win. Sorry, man.

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  11. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Dec. 5-11

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Jason Bourne"
    You know his name. Now take him home -- but don't make him mad, you see how he gets! -- on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand this Tuesday, December 6. Matt Damon's fourth film as Bourne comes with several bonus featurettes, including "Bringing Back Bourne," with Damon and director Paul Greengrass discussing how they revived the character for the big screen; "Bourne to Fight," a behind-the-scenes look at the fight sequences; "Bare-Knuckle Boxing," with Damon talking about his love for boxing and how he prepared for fight sequences; more fight sequence features; and a couple of inside looks at how they filmed the Las Vegas scenes.

    "The Secret Life of Pets"
    See what Big Apple dogs and cats get up to while you're at work when this animated blockbuster arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand December 6. The home releases has nearly an hour of bonus content, including three mini-movies, a sing-along, and featurettes with the voice actors. The Blu-ray also has a couple of exclusives: the behind-the-scenes "How to Make an Animated Film," and "Anatomy of a Scene," with the filmmakers taking viewers through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene.

    "The Secret Agent"Based on Joseph Conrad's novel on terror, espionage and betrayal, this acclaimed BBC One and Acorn TV period drama starring Toby Jones makes its DVD debut on December 6.

    "Greenleaf" Season 1
    Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, this series about one woman's (Merle Dandridge) return home to her family -- the leaders of a megachurch -- was OWN's biggest launch to date. Season 1 arrives on DVD and Blu-ray December 6. The home release includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes, bloopers, and one-on-one conversations between Oprah Winfrey and executive producer/director Clement Virgo and actors Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Regina King.

    Watch this exclusive clip from Oprah's one-on-one conversations:"Knucklehead"
    Alfre Woodard co-stars in this drama, out on DVD December 6, following a neighborhood eccentric who is convinced that prescription drugs can cure his mental disability. When his brother (Amari Cheatom) is shot, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn's housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard), Langston sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Magnificent Seven"
    Director Antoine Fuqua gathered an all-star cast -- including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Peter Sarsgaard -- for this modern retelling of the 1960 Western film, which was itself a retelling of the Japanese masterpiece "Seven Samurai." In every case, desperate townfolk turn to seven outlaws for protection, leading to a violent showdown. The 2016 film is available on Digital HD December 6, before the Blu-ray and DVD drop December 20. The home release is going to come with massive amounts of bonus material, with several exclusive just to Blu-ray, so keep that in mind for later in the month. Might make a good Christmas present for a certain someone in your life.

    "Sully"
    Tom Hanks and director Clint Eastwood combined superpowers for this dramatic retelling of Captain Sullenberger's January 15, 2009 Miracle on the Hudson. The acclaimed film -- co-starring Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, and Anna Gunn -- is available from digital retailers starting December 6, then on disc December 20.

    "Contract to Kill"
    Steven Seagal stars as John Harmon, a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico, in this international action-thriller in theaters and on VOD Friday, December 9. Harmon and his team -- including FBI agent Zara (Jemma Dallender) and pilot Sharp (Russell Wong) -- fly to Istanbul to uncover a plot from Islamic extremists to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring weapons and leaders to the U.S.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the movie:"Storks"
    In this animated family film, storks have moved from baby delivery to corporate package delivery, until a baby girl is accidentally produced, and top delivery stork Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) must race to make their first-ever baby drop before his boss finds out. The movie is available on digital December 6, then Blu-ray and DVD December 20. The home release comes with tons of fun features, including outtakes, commentary, a music video, "Storks: Guide to Your New Baby," and "The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short."

    New on Netflix

    "Fuller House" Season 2
    They're baaaack! Agaaaain! Season 2 of the Netlix revival brings 13 new episodes, and fans should expect a heavy focus on the holidays -- from Halloween costumes, to Danny Tanner giving a Thanksgiving toast, everyone wearing Christmas pajamas, etc. Plus, fans will meet Joey's family and Kimmy's brother, and see D.J.'s reunion with her old flame Nelson. Watch it all play out Friday, December 9.

    "Captive" Season 1 (Netflix Original)This true-crime documentary series from "The Bourne Identity" producer/director Doug Liman "delves into the terse, dangerous world of hostage negotiation. Victims, negotiators, and kidnappers give an unprecedented look at what it means to be captive." Watch the eight episodes on Friday, December 9.

    "Spectral" (Netflix Original)
    Netflix packed this week with a bunch of intriguing originals, including this action/sci-fi film, which is making its global debut December 9. James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood star in the story of a brilliant DARPA scientist who embarks on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a battle-scarred, war-torn city; in that city, mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilian deaths. According to Deadline, the film was shot on location in Budapest, Hungary, creating "an authentic, gritty atmosphere firmly planted in reality."

    TV Worth Watching

    "Hairspray Live!" (Wednesday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 2016 -- Pictured: (l-r) back row: Ephraim Skyes as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle; middle row: Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, front row: Shahadi Wright Joseph as Little Inez, Derek Hough as Corny Collins — (Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)It's time to watch Twitter react to another live televised musical! That's the most entertaining aspect of these live events, to be honest. This adaptation of the 1988 film turned Broadway musical stars Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad and Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, with an all-star supporting cast of Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, and Derek Hough. You can't stop the beat, so dance along with it on December 7.

    "This Is Us" Season 1 (Tuesday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
    Keep an extra box of Kleenex handy for the Pearson family's Christmas episode, which is also the last episode of 2016. (Don't worry, there's more coming in 2017.) Here's NBC's synopsis for "Last Christmas": "The Pearsons discover Dr. K alone at the hospital on Christmas Eve after Kate's afflicted with appendicitis. In the present, Kevin celebrates Hanukkah with Olivia; Kate pursues her big surgery; and someone from William's past resurfaces." Fun fact: Actress Helen Hunt directed the fall finale, which will gift you with All The Feels on December 6.

    "Mozart in the Jungle" Season 3 (Amazon Original)Gael Garcia Bernal's Golden Globe and Emmy-winning dramedy returns December 9. Season 3 is about "reinvention," Amazon teased, "as the orchestral family must find themselves as individuals before they can reunite renewed and stronger. With the symphony under lockout, Rodrigo heads to Venice to find inspiration working with an operatic diva. Meanwhile Hailey (Lola Kirke) unsuccessfully tours Europe and begins to question her career as an oboist."

    "The Walking Dead" Season 7 (Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    TWD has not been at its strongest so far in Season 7, but the AMC series traditionally has standout midseason finales, so cross your fingers and hope for the best from Episode 8, "Hearts Still Beating." Here's the synopsis: "Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control." That will be the last episode of 2016, with Season 7B starting in February 2017. The second half of the season is meant to be verrry different from the first, which can only mean actual light is at the end of this dark tunnel.

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  12. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Pete's Dragon"
    Disney's reimagining of the magical 1977 family film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On Demand November 29. The 2016 movie -- starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, and Karl Urban -- comes with multiple special features. The DVD has "Making Magic," with fun facts about what went into designing the lovable dragon; the Blu-ray and Digital releases have that featurette, plus director David Lowery narrating the personal diary he kept during filming; audio commentary; a "Welcome to New Zealand" featurette on the filming location; bloopers; music videos; and more.

    Check out this exclusive deleted scene featuring Robert Redford:"The BFG"
    Take The Big Friendly Giant home with you when director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On Demand November 29. (This is a change from the previous release date of December 6.) Blu-ray and Digital bonus features include "Bringing 'The BFG' to Life" with Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosting a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of the movie; "Giants 101," with Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introducing the loathsome giants in the movie; "The Big Friendly Giant and Me," a charming in-world short; "Melissa Mathison: A Tribute" (which is also on the DVD); and "Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG" (which is also on the DVD).

    "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"
    Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) are back, darlings, in their boozy big-screen debut, which finds them in a media firestorm when they're blamed for the accidental killing of Kate Moss at a fashion event. The comedy -- which includes cameos from Jon Hamm, Joan Collins, and of course Kate Moss -- arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 29. Special features include outtakes, deleted scenes,"On Set with Dame Edna," "Have A Look, Sweetie Darling," and featurettes on the locations, legacy, cameos, drag queens, fashion, characters, and making of the movie.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Southside With You"
    Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers play young versions of Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama -- aka the future First Lady and POTUS -- in this inspirational romance following the famous couple's "first date" back in the summer of 1989. The movie is out on Digital HD November 29 and on Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand December 13. Special features include commentary with writer/director Richard Tanne, and original art and animations.

    "Florence Foster Jenkins"
    In this comedy based on a true story, Meryl Streep plays a New York socialite who dreams of being a great opera singer -- despite not being able to sing -- with Hugh Grant as her protective husband. The film arrives on Digital HD November 29, before the DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand release December 13. The Blu-ray includes 50 minutes of bonus content, including a Q&A with Meryl Streep, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, "The Music and Songs of Florence," and more.

    "Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower"This new documentary -- out on VOD and in select theaters December 2 -- explores the little-known lives of real-life bodyguards, showcasing Nelson Mandela's bodyguards, Justin Bieber and his director of security, Whitey Bulger's protector, 50 Cent & Lil Wayne's bodyguard, and ambassadors under Blackwater.

    "Morgan"
    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rose Leslie, and Anya Taylor-Joy star in this sci-fi thriller, blurring the lines between what is human vs synthetic. Catch it on Digital HD Friday, December 2. Special features include "Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan," deleted scenes, director Luke Scott's short film "Loom" (precursor to "Morgan" shot on 4K 3D), and more.

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means: Heaps of new titles are coming to Netflix as of December 1, and many are leaving as of the same day. But don't rush November out the door quite yet, 'cause it still has at least one promising title left.

    "The Jungle Book"
    Forget about your worries and your strife and stream Jon Favreau's live-action Disney blockbuster, starting November 30.

    "Fauda" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    This Israeli TV series was the most watched in the history of the Israeli satellite network YES, and earned the trophy for best drama at the 2015 Israeli version of the Emmys. Netflix picked up the series, which Variety described as "nail-biting," following "a close-knit unit of mista'arvim, the commando unit of the Israel army whose soldiers are trained in the language, dress and mannerisms of Palestinians, and whose undercover work is hailed in Israel for scuppering terror attacks and guiding military operations." A second season is now in production, but first watch Season 1 on Netflix starting December 2.

    "Pacific Heat" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    According to Netflix, "In this animated satire, a covert squad of operatives short on smarts but long on confidence tackles crime on the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia." Yeah, many fans have noted that it looks like it wants to be the Oz version of "Archer," but judge and stream for yourself starting December 2.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Great American Baking Show" (Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
    The holiday season is officially in full swing, and that means it's time to bake -- or at least hover in the kitchen while others bake -- delicious treats! This American holiday version of the "Great British Baking Show" returns for its second season with judges Mary Berry and Johnny Iuzzini on December 1. In Week 1, the new bakers prepare bundt cakes inspired by winter flavors; apple almond cake and multi-tiered holiday celebration cakes; bar cookies; biscotti; and 3-D iced cookie scenes.

    "Top Chef: Charleston" (Thursday on Bravo at 10 p.m.)
    More food! "Top Chef" Season 14 features a cast of 16 chefs -- half newcomers and half returnees -- and takes them to Charleston, South Carolina, which is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the nation. In the premiere, "Something Old, Something New," the rookie chefs serve up as many dishes as possible using a whole chicken, and the veterans revamp a classic shrimp-and-grits meal. Find out who Tom Colicchio glares at first when the new season begins December 1.

    "Incorporated" Season 1 (Wednesday on Syfy at 10 p.m.)
    This new drama takes places in a dystopian year 2074, when many countries have gone bankrupt from various crises, and powerful multinational corporations have become de facto governments, controlling areas called Green Zones. The remaining territories are called Red Zones, where government is weak or non-existent. Sean Teale stars as Ben Larson, a manager at the largest corporation in the world, working for Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) the estranged mother of his wife, Laura (Allison Miller). In reality he's a sleeper agent embedded in the company by Terrence (Ian Tracey) who holds power in the Red Zone. Watch the season begin November 30 with Episode 1, "Vertical Mobility." Or, since Syfy posted the premiere early, just start watching here:"Vikings" Season 4 (Wednesday on History at 9 p.m.)
    The 20 episodes of Season 4 were split, with Episode 10 airing back in April. This week, the second half of the season begins on November 30 with Episode 11, "The Outsider." Here's History's synopsis: "Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) arrives in Kattegat where he devises a plan to return to Wessex to right past wrongs, but he discovers his closest allies may have other plans."

    "Westworld" Season 1 (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    Somehow it's already time to say goodbye to "Westworld" for the year -- and maybe two years, since Season 2 isn't meant to premiere on HBO until probably some time in 2018. If you're new to the series ("not much of a rind on you!"), please do yourself a favor and binge the nine episodes to date, get caught up on all the theories out there, and expect serious answers in the December 4 finale.

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  13. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Nov. 21-27

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Secret Life of Pets"
    What do your pets do all day while you're off at work or school? If this animated hit is anywhere close to the truth, they are BUSY little bees. Louis C.K. voices terrier Max, who is perfectly happy until his owner (voiced by Ellie Kemper) brings home a mutt named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The two end up lost in New York City, and meet a band of abandoned pets led by a bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). Watch it all play out when the film comes to Digital HD November 22, and Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand December 6. The home release comes so many special features, including three Mini-Movies, making-of featurettes with the voice actors, "The Best Of Snowball," and Hart and Stonestreet working with an animal trailer to educate fans on average and not-so-average household pets.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Jenny Slate talking about her role voicing Gidget the Pomeranian, who has a crush on Max:"Don't Think Twice"
    When a member of a New York City improv troupe catches a big break, the other members are forced to reevaluate their own successes and fears in this painfully real comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, and Chris Gethard. The critical darling arrives on Digital HD November 22, ahead of the DVD/Blu-ray release December 6. The home release includes deleted scenes and three behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    "The Wild Life"
    Mak the macaw and friends meet human castaway Robinson Crusoe, then team up with him to save their tropical island from savage cat invaders, in this animated adventure out on Digital HD November 22. The film is out on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand November 29, and the releases all come with four behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    New on Netflix

    "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" (Netflix Original)
    Yeah, you've probably heard about this one. "Gilmore Girls" fans have been waiting since 2007 to see Rory and Lorelai again, and they'll get their chance Friday, November 25. True to its title, this revival heads to Stars Hollow to follow the Gilmore girls for one year -- a new season for each episode -- starting with winter and ending with fall. Will those final four words bring fans closure, or just whet appetites for another year?

    "Mercy" (Netflix Original)
    Two sets of brothers return home to say goodbye to their dying mother, then find themselves under attack as masked intruders try and invade the house, in this drama/thriller/horror starring James Wolk, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Tom Lipinski, Dan Ziskie, Michael Godere, Michael Donovan, Dion Graham, and Constance Baron. Watch it on Netflix November 22.

    "3%" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    This Brazilian series is set in a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, and you get one chance to join the 3 percent saved from squalor. Watch it November 25.

    "Michael Che Matters" (Netflix Original)
    The "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update anchor is the latest comedian to get his own Netflix stand-up special, covering "inequality, homophobia, and gentrification," among other topics, in a set filmed live in Brooklyn. Watch it November 25.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Hell or High Water"
    Chris Pine plays a desperate father who learns the bank is going to take his family's land, so he and his ex-con brother (Ben Foster) decide to rob the bank's branches, and come into the crosshairs of an aging Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges). The highly acclaimed thriller is out on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand November 22. The home release includes filmmaker Q&A; footage from the red carpet premiere; and the featurettes "Enemies Forever," with an intimate look at the characters; "Visualizing the Heart of America," on the setting and how the filmmakers used real locations to bring the story to life; and "Damaged Heroes," exploring the cast performances.

    "I.T."
    In this thriller out on DVD and Blu-ray November 22, Pierce Brosnan plays Mike Regan, a successful, self-made man who finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant (James Frecheville) starts using his skills to put Mike's whole world at risk. The home release includes a making-of featurette with Pierce Brosnan, Anna Friel, and James Frecheville.

    "Chicken People"
    This documentary -- a "Best in Show" about chickens -- follows three chicken breeders whose shared passion of raising the perfect chicken brings them together in competition, from the Ohio National Poultry Show to the Dixie Classic in Tennessee. The New York Times Critics' Pick is available on DVD November 22.

    "Mechanic: Resurrection"
    Grab some popcorn and join Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh, and Tommy Lee Jones for this sequel to Statham's 2011 action thriller, out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand November 22. The home release includes five behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the sequel, scoring the film, a breakdown of the Malaysian prison break sequence, and in-depth interviews with Michelle Yeoh and Jason Statham.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Search Party" (Monday on TBS at 11 p.m.)
    Alia Shawkat plays Dory, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her missing college acquaintance Chantal -- even though none of her other friends care -- in this new dark comedy/mystery on TBS. According to Deadline, the entire first season is airing during Thanksgiving week, with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight. It all starts November 21 with "The Mysterious Disappearance of The Girl No One Knew" and "The Woman Who Knew Too Much."

    "Dancing With the Stars" (Tuesday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
    This is it. The Fall 2016 Season 23 is coming to a close, and James Hinchcliffe, Laurie Hernandez, or Calvin Johnson will win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. (Jana Kramer is also still a contender, but she seems less likely to win. But we could be wrong.) After two hours of dancing from 8 to 10 on Monday, the Finale will air from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, with the finalists dancing one last time, and the winner most likely revealed around 10:57 p.m. ET.

    "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" & "National Dog Show" (Thursday on NBC at 9 a.m.)
    It's time for another great Thanksgiving Day tradition: Watching all, or at least part, of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 9 a.m. to noon, then chasing that with purebred shenanigans from John O'Hurley, David Frei, Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir, and the beautiful canine stars of the 15th annual National Dog Show. Here's hoping the Komondor finally wins this year.

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  14. 'Game of Thrones': Arya Tells Critics to 'Just Leave' in Meta Deleted Scene
    If you think the violence, nudity, and profanity on "Game of Thrones" is "gratuitous," well, Arya Stark has a special message for you ..."Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season" is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, and a video including 11 minutes of deleted scenes is making the rounds on the Internet. You may have already seen the scene with Lady Olenna Tyrell, but there's a lot more, including a waaaaaaaaay longer version of the Westeros play in Braavos.

    During the play, two Mrs. Dursley-like spectators sniff to each other in distaste, before Arya Stark tells them off.

    Spectator: "Violence and profanity. How original."

    Arya: "Why don't you just leave, then?"

    The two women later laugh during Ned Stark/King Robert scenes -- which Arya does not like, since they make her father look bad. The women do eventually leave after the Tyrion/Sansa wedding night scene, which reveals play Sansa's breasts, calling the nudity "utterly gratuitous" and "disgusting and unacceptable."

    So, yeah, GoT is calling out its own critics.

    Warning: Brief nudity in video:What's really gratuitous and unacceptable is the length of that play scene. They were right to chop it down.

    "Game of Thrones" Season 7 is now shooting for a summer 2017 premiere.

    [via: Huffington Post]

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  15. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Nov. 14-20

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Finding Dory"

    It could take you years to just keep swimming -- just keep swimming -- through all the bonus features that come with this Disney-Pixar blockbuster, which arrives on Blu-ray November 15. The DVD has commentary and the adorable short "Piper," but the Blu-ray special features go on and on with more than a dozen behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes, plus the commentary, "Piper," deleted scenes, and more.

    "Better Call Saul"
    Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues his transformation into "Breaking Bad" alter ego Saul Goodman in Season 2 of AMC's hit spinoff. The DVD, out November 15, features commentary for all 10 episodes, a gag reel, featurettes on the original music, and "Building the Shot," and the "Switch" table read. The Blu-ray includes all of that, plus seven other character and behind-the-scenes featurettes, and four commercials.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Jonathan Banks ("Mike Ehrmantraut") and Mark Margolis ("Hector Salamanca") discussing their careers and the advice they have for young actors:"Army of One"
    Nicolas Cage plays an ex-con/unemployed handyman/Don Quixote who receives a vision from God (Russell Brand, seriously!) telling him to capture Osama bin Laden. So -- in this comedy co-starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, and Paul Scheer -- he travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. Watch what happens when the film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand November 15.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Suicide Squad"
    Let the Joker show you more of his toys -- a lot more -- when the extended cut of "Suicide Squad" is released November 15 on Digital HD. (It's out on Blu-ray December 13.) The DC film's extended cut includes about 13 minutes of extra footage, plus a gag reel, the music video "Sucker For Pain, and the featurettes "Task Force X: One Team, One Mission," "Chasing the Real," "Joker & Harley: The 'It' Couple of the Underworld," "Squad Strength and Skills," "Armed to the Teeth," "This Is Gonna Get Loud," and "The Squad Declassified."

    "Jason Bourne"
    You know his name, you know he's back, now watch Matt Damon's return to the Bourne franchise when it's available on Digital HD November 15, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand December 6. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD include commentary from the cast, filmmakers, stunt performers and fight coordinators; and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film's intense stunt choreography and wild car chase.

    New on Netflix

    "Lovesick" Season 2 (Netflix Original)This British comedy series was formerly known by the charming title "Scrotal Recall," but now it's "Lovesick," which may hint to a new direction in Season 2, which arrives for streaming November 17 on Netflix. In the series, Dylan (Johnny Flynn) discovers he has chlamydia and must contact all of his previous sexual partners to inform them. The story also involves his best friends, Luke (Daniel Ings), and Evie (Antonia Thomas), with Evie harboring a longtime crush on Dylan.

    "Paranoid" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    This eight-part conspiracy thriller from Netflix and the U.K.'s ITV follows the aftermath of the murder of a female doctor in a rural children's playground. The series stars Kevin Doyle (Mr. Molesley from "Downton Abbey"), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand from "Game of Thrones"), Lesley Sharp, Robert Glenister, and Dino Fetscher. Stream it on November 17.

    "Divines" (Netflix Original)
    In a housing estate on the outskirts of Paris, a shrewd teenager and her wisecracking best friend plan to get rich or die trying by following in the footsteps of a flashy female drug dealer. The French drama arrives on Netflix November 18.

    "The 100" Season 3
    Stream the 16 freshest episodes of The CW's popular post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama starting November 16. Season 4 is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2017, so you should have plenty of time to catch up -- not only on Season 3, but on the whole series, if you want to start from the beginning.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Affair" (Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m.)
    Showtime's Golden Globe Award-winning drama returns for its third season November 20. One of the big twists this year is the addition of a new character perspective -- French actress Irene Jacob plays Noah's (Dominic West) new love interest, Juliette Le Gall. She is described as "someone who is running from her own secrets and who helps Noah process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better." Brendan Fraser also joins the cast as a mysterious prison guard. Here's the synopsis for the Season 3 premiere: "Haunted by recent hardship, Noah struggles to navigate the challenges of his old life while attempting to adapt to a new one. A new love interest isn't enough to overcome a sense of dread. Someone is watching him."

    "Good Behavior" (Tuesday on TNT at 9 p.m.)Lady Mary is back, and the Dowager Countess would not approve of her indiscretions! In this new drama, based on the novella series by Blake Crouch, "Downton Abbey" alum Michelle Dockery plays Letty Dobesh, a thief and con artist recently released from prison. She's trying to keep her life on track, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man's wife, she tries to stop the job, sending her on a dangerous collision course with the killer. Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney, and Lusia Strus co-star in the series, which launches with a two-episode premiere November 15.

    "Shooter" (Tuesday on USA at 10 p.m.)
    Ryan Phillippe's new drama, based on the novel "Point of Impact," has been trying to see the light of day for a while now. It was set to premiere in early July but was postponed due to the Dallas shootings. It was then pulled from the summer schedule after the Baton Rouge shootings. There are just too many real-life shootings to turn them into entertainment! But, in October, USA announced the new premiere date would be November 15, with Phillippe playing retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger. In the first episode, Swagger is recruited by his former commander to prevent an assassination of the president, while FBI agent Nadine Memphis (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) investigates potential assassins.

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  16. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: November 7-13

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Kubo and the Two Strings"
    Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson, aka Rickon on "Game of Thrones"), a young boy with magical gifts, embarks on a quest to discover his family's legacy in this animated adventure available on Digital HD November 8 and Blu-ray and DVD November 22. The rest of the all-star vocal cast includes Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, George Takei, Ralph Fiennes, and Rooney Mara, and the movie itself has an impressive 97 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Extras include several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the techniques of making the movie and the story at the core of the film, plus feature commentary from director/producer Travis Knight.

    Watch an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Beetle (voiced by Matthew McConaughey):"Hell or High Water"
    Here's another one of the year's best-reviewed movies. This action thriller -- with a 98 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes -- stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as two very different brothers who decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to take their family's land. Jeff Bridges plays a Texas Ranger on the verge of retirement who stands in the duo's way. The modern western arrives on Digital HD November 8, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand November 22. Special features include filmmaker Q&A; and the featurettes "Enemies Forever: The Characters of Hell or High Water," "Visualizing the Heart of America," and "Damaged Heroes: The Performances of Hell or High Water."

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, examining how Jeff Bridges's character, Marcus Hamilton, was developed:"Don't Breathe"
    You're in luck, because still another critical darling (87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) is available on digital formats this week. This horror film follows a group of thieves who break into a blind man's home, thinking they picked the perfect target. Watch how wrong they were when the movie arrives on Digital November 8 and Blu-ray/DVD November 29. Bonus materials include commentary with director Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues and actor Stephen Lang; deleted scenes with director's commentary; and five featurettes.

    "Red Oaks" (Amazon)
    Head back to the summer of 1986 with the "clueless members and misfit staffers of Red Oaks Country Club" when Season 2 of this comedy series premieres Friday, November 11 on Amazon Prime Video.

    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    Everyone's favorite flying reindeer (sorry, Prancer) is heading over to Digital HD for the first time ever, starting November 8. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" will be joined by several other titles in The Original Christmas Classics, including "Frosty the Snowman," the "Frosty the Snowman Holiday Collection" (which also includes "Frosty Returns" and "The Legend of Frosty the Snowman"), "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," and "VeggieTales: Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas."

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Sausage Party"Carl (Jonah Hill, 2nd), Barry (Michael Cera, 3d) and Frank (Seth Rogen, rt) in Columbia Pictures' SAUSAGE PARTY.Pity the poor supermarket food items. They have no idea what we're about to do to them. This R-rated animated comedy shows what happens when food products realize their fate is to be eaten by human "gods." The all-star voice cast includes Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, and David Krumholtz. The Blu-ray, out November 8, includes four featurettes, a gag reel, Line-O-Rama, and Animation Imaginatorium. The DVD has the Animation Imaginatorium and three featurettes.

    "Capital"
    In this exceptional four-episode British series, based on the bestselling novel by John Lanchester, the residents of a South London street all receive similar anonymous postcards reading, "We want what you have." Who sent the cards and why? The investigation reveals secrets, prejudices, and connections across multiple storylines. The series makes its Acorn DVD debut November 8.

    "Kickboxer: Vengeance"
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gina Carano, David Bautista, and Alain Moussi star in this update to the 1989 action film "Kickboxer," out on DVD and Blu-ray November 8. The story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi) who travels to Thailand to avenge his brother's death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). Kurt trains with the legendary Master Durand (Van Damme) to prepare for the brutal fight to the death. The home release includes a behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast, showing how the champion fights took their martial arts skills to the big screen.

    New on Netflix

    "True Memoirs of an International Assassin" (Netflix Original)Kevin James plays a mild-mannered author mistaken for an assassin when his novel about a killer is published as a true story. He ends up kidnapped and taken out of the country, forced to help with an assassination plot. As you can imagine, shenanigans ensue. The comedy, co-starring Andy Garcia, arrives on Netflix November 11.

    "Danger Mouse" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
    The world's greatest superspy -- and his trusty sidekick Penfold -- attempt to save the world in Season 2 of this British animated TV series (a continuation of the old '80s cartoon), available November 9.

    "All Hail King Julien" Season 4 (Netflix Original)
    Everyone's favorite "Madagascar" lemur, King Julien (Danny Jacobs), takes on the jungle's craziest adventures in the latest season of this Emmy winner for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. Stream it on Netflix starting November 11.

    And, if you're feeling adventurous, you can also check out these titles, which start streaming November 11:

    • "Case" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    • "Estocolmo" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    • "Roman Empire: Reign of Blood" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    • 'Tales by Light" Season 1 (Netflix Original)


    TV Worth Watching

    "The 2016 SNL Election Special" (Monday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    You probably can't see Russia from your house, but you can see this one-hour election special, airing on the eve of Election Day, including all of the best (and probably worst) sketches from SNL's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. Expect to see a lot of Kate McKinnon's Hillary, Larry David's Bernie, Alec Baldwin's Trump, and also Trump, Bernie, and Hillary themselves in their own SNL appearances.

    "Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro" (Friday on HBO Now/Go/On Demand)
    Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day and, in its honor, this documentary on World War II combat infantryman and war photographer Tony Vaccaro will have a sneak preview on HBO NOW, HBO GO, and HBO On Demand, and will subsequently be available on those digital platforms. The poignant doc makes its cable debut Monday, November 14 on HBO.

    "The Walking Dead" (Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    The November 13 episode, "Service," is being supersized from the usual 60 minutes to 85 minutes. Why? Probably because Negan is such a bad mofo they didn't dare cut any of his scenes in case Lucille came out to punish the editors. Negan is coming to Alexandria in this episode, and we are not expecting it to be a pleasant visit.

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  17. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 31-November 6

    Left to right: Chris Pine plays Kirk, Sofia Boutella plays Jaylah and Anton Yelchin plays Chekov in Star Trek Beyond from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark and Perfect Storm EntertainmentAt a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Star Trek Beyond"
    Boldly go into the beyond with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and crew when this sci-fi adventure arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand on Tuesday, November 1. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus content, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, and tributes to late cast members Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin.

    Here's an exclusive sneak peek of a visual effects featurette appearing on the DVD/Blu-ray exclusively at Target:"Bad Moms"
    All Moms need to let loose every once in a while, so watch "Bad Moms" Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn go wild in this popular R-rated comedy, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 1. Bonus features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, and "Cast & Mom" interviews with the three lead actresses, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, and their moms.

    "Nine Lives"
    This (purrfect?) family comedy stars Kevin Spacey as a workaholic dad who ends up inside the body of his daughter's new cat, and can only escape by proving that he's a loving father. Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, and young Malina Weissman co-star in the film, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 1. Special features include "Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: The Making of Nine Lives" and "Russian for Herding Cats."

    "Outlander" Season 2
    Aye, Sassenach, you dinna think we'd forget "Outlander" was out this week, did ya? Watch Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray November 1, following Claire and Jame arriving in France with the hope of infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion and stopping the battle of Culloden. A special Season Two Amazon Exclusive Collector's Edition Includes a collectible box, a 32-page book with photos and behind-the-scenes sketches, an exclusive sneak peek from Book 9, and a bonus disc with 20 minutes of exclusive added content.

    "Imperium"
    Daniel Radcliffe is really stretching out from Harry Potter these days. In this drama -- based on real events -- he plays an FBI analyst who goes undercover as a white supremacist to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The Blu-ray and DVD, out November 1, include cast and crew interviews, the "Living Undercover" featurette, a "Making Imperium" feature, and commentary with writer/director Daniel Ragussis and writer Michael German.

    New on Netflix
    It's the start of a new month, and you know what that means: Thanksgiving has come early, with a cornucopia of new titles arriving on Netflix as of November 1, and a bunch of other stuff departing for winter hibernation on the same day. There are so many worthy movies and TV shows arriving in the first week of November -- from the classic "The African Queen" to five "Thomas & Friends" titles -- but here are a couple of Netflix Originals to keep an eye on.

    "The Crown" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    This highly anticipated Netflix Original drama, based on the play "The Audience" by showrunner Peter Morgan, follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. "At a time when Britain was recovering from war and her empire was in decline," Netflix teased, "a young woman took the throne as a matter of duty not desire. Prepare for a world full of intrigue and revelations in 'The Crown.'" Make yourself a nice cuppa and settle in to stream the royal drama on November 4.

    "The Ivory Game" (Netflix Original)
    This documentary might just break your heart, or perhaps galvanize it into action. "Elephants are disappearing at the staggering rate of 1 every 15 minutes," Netflix wrote in the synopsis. "Their deaths are fueled by the illegal ivory trade, a dangerous network of violence and corruption that a brave and dedicated few are daring to dismantle. 'The Ivory Game' exposes the dark world of ivory trafficking from the planes of Africa to the streets of China." To make this doc, filmmakers went under cover for 16 months, infiltrating the corrupt global network of poachers and dealers. You can see the results on November 4.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Sausage Party"
    The highest-grossing R-rated animated film of all time arrives on Digital HD on November 1, with the Blu-ray and DVD to follow on November 8. The digital release comes with a tasty amount of bonus materials, including "Alternate Ending: The Real World Live Action," where the animated food items cross over into the real world and confront their live-action counterparts: Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, and Edward Norton. Classic! There are also five featurettes, a Good Food Gag Reel, and more.

    "My Dead Boyfriend"
    Anthony Edwards (yep, the one from "ER" and "Top Gun") directed this comedy starring Heather Graham, Kate Moennig, John Corbett and Gina Gershon, arriving in select theaters, and On Demand and Digital HD on November 4. Here's the synopsis: "Mary's life has been defined by a string of temp jobs and a half-hearted attempt to become a writer. But all that changes when she comes home to find her boyfriend dead in front of the TV set. During her misadventures in trying to get rid of his ashes - accidentally becoming the bassist in a rock band; bonding with the dog he left behind; awkward encounters with numerous ex-lovers - Mary discovers that there was much more to her couch potato boyfriend than she ever thought imaginable."

    "Outcast" Season 1
    Patrick Fugit plays a young man plagued by demonic possessions in this horror series from comic book writer Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead"). Appropriately enough, Season 1 arrives on Digital HD on Halloween night, Monday, October 31. Special features include a bonus on the "Comic Book Origins."

    TV Worth Watching

    "Atlanta" Season 1 (Tuesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    Donald Glover was just revealed as young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film, but for now he's busy on this acclaimed FX series about a Princeton dropout who returns home to the ATL and manages the rising rap career of cousin. Glover both created and stars in the dramedy, which airs its Season 1 finale, "The Jacket," on November 1. FX has already renewed it for a second season.

    "Dancing With the Stars" Season 23 (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Monday is Halloween, and several networks -- including Freeform, FX, Food Network, AMC, Syfy, IFC, TCM, Starz and more -- are running horror movie or other Halloween programming marathons. But if you're interested in some fun dancing and super-cheesy costumes, check out DWTS's live Halloween show. They always go all out. Plus, it may be the last time you see Ryan Lochte on the dance floor.

    "Salem" Season 3 (Wednesday on WGN America at 9 p.m.)
    WGN America's first original scripted series tackles the "truth" about what really fueled the infamous witch trials of 17th Century Salem, MA. The third season of the supernatural drama premieres November 2.

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  18. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 24-30

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Finding Dory"
    Dory wouldn't want you to forget to watch her movie when it's available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Tuesday, October 25. It'll just keep swimming there until the Blu-ray and DVD release November 15. As you might imagine, the Blu-ray and Digital releases are packed with amazing extras, including the short "Piper," the all-new mini short "Marine Life Interviews," and dozens of behind-the-scenes featurettes. Here's the full list. Two Digital exclusives include "Tank Gang" and "Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory," taking a deep dive to search for secret Easter Eggs in the movie.

    Check out this clip from the Easter Eggs search:"Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon)
    This Amazon Original Series, starting October 28, follows a group of young women working as researchers at Newsweek in the 1960s. Their demand for fair treatment led to the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich's book, "The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace."

    "Indignation"
    Logan Lerman plays a Jewish college student in 1951 Ohio who falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts). The drama is available on Digital HD October 25, before the DVD and Blu-ray releases November 8. Blu-ray and Digital special features include the featurettes "Timeless: Connecting the Past to the Present" and "Perceptions: Bringing Philip Roth to the Screen."

    "Complete Unknown" (Amazon)
    This Amazon Original Movie follows Michael Shannon as a married man who is convinced that an unexpected guest (Rachel Weisz) at his birthday party is a former lover, but she denies knowing him. Awkward! The mysterious drama is available October 27.

    "19-2" Season 3 (Acorn TV)
    Compared to U.S. police dramas like "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," this award-winning Canadian drama returns for the exclusive U.S. premiere of Season 3 on October 24. Stream all 10 episodes, and catch up on the series to date, at Acorn.TV.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Captain Fantastic"Viggo Mortensen plays an eccentric father of six raising his family off the grid in the forest of the Pacific Northwest in this drama arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand October 25. When said patriarch is forced to bring his family out of seclusion, it leads to a confrontation with his father-in-law (Frank Langella), who wants a normal life for his grandchildren. The home release includes the behind-the-scenes featurette "Insane or Insanely Great?" with Mortensen, Langella, and writer/director Matt Ross discussing their motivations for the film.

    "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
    It has been 10 years since Will Ferrell's wild ride, and to celebrate the anniversary you can pick up the ultimate two-disc fan edition on Blu-ray October 25. The 90-plus-minutes of special features include 13 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, interviews, Raw Takes, director Adam McKays' Video Diaries, auditions, archival bonus material, and a special unrated version of the movie.

    Check out this exclusive clip with test screening footage of Houston Tumlin and Grayson Russell, who play Ricky Bobby's sons, Walker and Texas Ranger:"Lights Out"
    This horror film -- starring Teresa Palmer, Billy Burke, Maria Bello, and Gabriel Bateman -- is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, so why not pick it up on a non-school/work night, shut off the lights, and let yourself be scared half to death? It's available on Blu-ray and DVD October 25.

    "Papa: Hemingway in Cuba"
    The first U.S. movie filmed in Cuba is more than 50 years stars Giovanni Ribisi as Miami journalist Ed Myers, who travels to Havana in 1959 to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Their friendship develops as the Cuban Revolution rises around them. Watch it on DVD October 25.

    New on Netflix

    "The Fall" Season 3 (Netflix Original)The third (and final) season of this psychological drama -- following Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in Belfast, Northern Ireland -- arrives on Netflix October 29. According to Deadline, the story picks up immediately from the Season 2 cliffhanger and the cat-and-mouse game heads toward a "terrifying conclusion" as the rules shift yet again. Watch the trailer over here, but be sure you're caught up on Season 2 first.

    "Into the Inferno" ­ (Netflix Original)In this Netflix original documentary, famed director Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer visit volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia, and even (somehow) North Korea to try and understand humanity's relationship with nature's violent wonder. This doc erupts October 28.

    "7 Años" (Netflix Original)
    Netflix's first original film in Spanish follows four friends who become founding partners in a company and are ultimately forced to find a solution to save the company and themselves. As Netflix teased, "Some decisions change your life forever." Watch what happens starting October 28.

    "Skylanders Academy" Season 1 (Netflix Original)Watch great young warriors from realms across the Skylands learn to protect the universe from evil-doers in this animated series arriving on Netflix October 28. A second season is already set to arrive in 2017, so hopefully you like this one enough to stick with it.

    "Kung Fu Panda 3"
    If you're not into the Netflix originals this week, you can always cuddle up with Po and his panda friends in this third movie in the blockbuster franchise, available for streaming October 26.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Modern Family" (Wednesday on ABC at 9 p.m.)Yes, it's that spooktacular time of year when every show has a special Halloween episode. You can read a full lineup of which shows are dressing up for the occasion, but keep an eye on ABC's "Modern Family" and NBC's "Superstore" to do the job right. The October 26 "Modern Family" episode is called "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook," and it seems to have a superhero theme, with Cameron and Mitchell dressed as Batman and Robin (and Sofia Vergara's Gloria as Wonder Woman). Over on "Superstore" the October 27 "Employee Theft" episode has Dina (Lauren Ash) launching a store-wide investigation after an apparent theft, throwing a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans.

    "Tracey Ullman's Show" (Friday on HBO at 11 p.m.)
    "One comedian, countless characters. Discover the many faces of Tracey Ullman." Start your discovery with this HBO preview, which includes Ullman as "National Treasure" Dame Judi Dench, who secretly likes to key cars (knew it):"Years of Living Dangerously: A Race Against Time" (Sunday on National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m.)
    Season 2 of National Geographic Channel's Emmy award-winning documentary series premieres October 30 before moving to its regular timeslot Wednesdays at 10 p.m., starting November 2.
    In his first TV project since retiring from "The Late Show," David Letterman travels to India to find out what the world's soon-to-be most populous country is going to do to expand its inadequate energy grid. Meanwhile, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong travels to Florida and Nevada to investigate what's blocking the growth of solar energy in the U.S. More Season 2 correspondents include Jack Black, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Nikki Reed, executive producer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, Sigourney Weaver, and Bradley Whitford.

    "The Great Indoors" (Thursday on CBS at 8:30 p.m.)
    CBS just can't get enough of Gen X vs. Millennials. That's the theme of the current (really good) season of "Survivor" and also the theme of Joel McHale's new sitcom. He plays Jack, who usually travels the world for Outdoor Limits, but gets a new assignment from the magazine's owner (played by Stephen Fry), keeping him chained to a desk supervising a team of millennial writers at the now web-only publication. It's such a cliché for each older generation to mock the younger, so hopefully the strong cast -- which also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Christine Ko -- can rise above the stereotypes.

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  19. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 17-23
    ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSAt a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
    Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Underland to help the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) in this sequel to 2010's "Alice in Wonderland," out October 18 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, On Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere. The extensive Blu-ray features include "A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland," "Behind The Looking Glass," "Time On...," "Alice Goes Through Time's Castle: A Scene Peeler," "Characters of Underland," the music video and behind-the-music production for "Just Like Fire" by P!nk, audio Commentary by director James Bobin, and deleted scenes with commentary. The DVD just has "A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland."

    Check out this exclusive bonus feature clip with director James Bobin explaining why they had Time as a character:"Independence Day: Resurgence"
    Twenty years after aliens almost killed us all, they're back to try again in this sequel that subtracts Will Smith, adds Liam Hemsworth and retains Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Judd Hirsch. Catch it on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand October 18. Bonus features include eight deleted scenes with commentary from director Roland Emmerich, a featurette on "The War of 1996," the making-of featurette "Another Day," a gag reel, and the morning show parody "It's Early, ABQ" with Goldblum, Hirsch, and Hemsworth.

    "Our Kind of Traitor"
    This thriller, based on the novel by spy master John le Carré, stars Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris as a married couple on vacation who befriend a charismatic Russian (Stellan Skarsgård) who turns out to be a money laundering mafia kingpin. Damian Lewis co-stars in the film, which journeys around the world from Paris to Bern, London, and beyond. Catch it on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand October 18. Extras include deleted scenes, "The Making of Our Kind of Traitor," and featurettes on the cast and story.

    Check out this exclusive clip with the cast and director Susanna White talking about the film's locations in five different countries:"Café Society"
    Woody Allen wrote and directed this romantic comedy, which stars Jesse Eisenberg as a young man who arrives in Hollywood in the 1930s and falls in love, getting swept up in the cafe society of the day. The all-star cast includes Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, and Ken Stott. The film is out on Blu-ray and DVD October 18, with a look at the red carpet of the film premiere as a special feature.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Bad Moms"
    BAD MOMSYou ready to party like a mother? A spinoff called "Bad Dads" is already in the works, but check out the original when it's available on Digital HD October 18, before it's out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand November 1. The popular comedy stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as stressed-out moms who embark on a wild binge of hilarious self-indulgence. The release comes with almost an hour of bonus features, including deleted scenes, gag reels, and interviews with the cast and their moms.

    "Chance" (Hulu)
    Hugh Laurie plays San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist Dr. Eldon Chance in this new thriller, based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn. Hulu has already give the show a two season order for 20 episodes, starting October 19. Read all about the series from Hugh Laurie himself in Moviefone's Q&A. And check out this teaser trailer clip:"Doctor Thorne"
    Miss "Downton Abbey"? Same. Fill that gap in your fantasy life with this three-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novel, as written for the screen by "Downton" writer Julian Fellowes. Tom Hollander plays the titular character, who is left to bring up his penniless niece Mary (Stefanie Martini), who spends most of her years in the company of the Gresham family. Frank Gresham (Harry Richardson) falls in love with Mary, but his snobbish mother Lady Arabella (Rebecca Front) has plans for him to regain the family's fortunes by marrying an American heiress. The saga is available on Digital HD Monday, October 17, and then on DVD October 18.

    "Vice Principals" Season 1
    Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in HBO's A- comedy as bitter high school vice-principals who forge an unholy alliance to take down the new principal who swooped into town to take the job they both wanted. The first season is out on Digital HD (iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Flixster, etc.) on Monday, October 17.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Walking Dead" Season 7 (Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    It's time to be traumatized by the multiple depressing events of the 1 hour, 6 minute Season 7 premiere, titled "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be." (Yes, that's a Season 1 callback.) We'll get answers from the Season 6 cliffhanger -- aka Who Did Negan Kill? -- and episode director Greg Nicotero promised even more bad things will happen after that death. The premiere will be followed by a special 90-minute "Talking Dead" to process our emotions.

    "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 (Friday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
    And so the end begins. Season 8, the final season of TVD, begins October 21. The premiere is titled "Hello Brother," which executive producer Julie Plec described as "one of our most famous lines from the show." That kind of nostalgia ride should continue all season. The CW's synopsis for "Hello Brother" states that "Season 8 begins with Stefan searching for Damon and Enzo after they mysteriously vanished months ago from the Armory vault. Meanwhile, Caroline and Alaric fear that someone is targeting their family after they encounter an unexpected visitor."

    "Hooligan Sparrow" (Monday on PBS at 10 p.m.)
    There's a lot of entertainment on TV these days, but every so often you should have some vegetables with the junk food. This PBS POV documentary -- an Official Selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival -- follows a woman's rights activist in China who took on officials accused of raping young girls, and paid a steep price for speaking out. In 2013, a school principal and a member of the education bureaucracy abducted six female students aged 11 to 14, took them to a hotel, and sexually assaulted them over a 24-hour period. When parents and their supporters demanded justice, the perpetrators insisted the girls were prostitutes. Watch the maddening story play out October 17 on PBS.

    "Westworld" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    We were fully obsessed with this new show even before reading that amazing theory about The Man in Black. (It sounds plausible, but -- even if it's wrong -- it's just great that this is the kind of show that spawns high-end theories.) Episode 4 of 10, "Dissonance Theory," airs October 23. Here's HBO's synopsis: "Dolores joins a bounty hunt in the badlands with William and Logan; Dr. Ford and Theresa talk about the park's future; Maeve is disturbed by a vision; The Man in Black makes a significant discovery on his quest." It's not too late to catch up. This one is worth it.

    New on Netflix

    "Black Mirror" Season 3 (Netflix Original)Writer-creator Charlie Brooker's exploration of modern techno-paranoia continues with six new stories, available for streaming on Netflix October 21. (Season 3 was going to be 12 episodes, but it was ultimately split into two seasons of six episodes.) The third season cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, Kelly McDonald, and Faye Marsay. Here are more details on each new episode.

    "Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories" (Netflix Original)
    You might want to consider giving this series a taste on October 21. Here's the description from Netflix: "In a back alley of a busy district sits a small eatery called Meshiya, referred to by its patrons as the Midnight Diner. The little joint, which the Master runs by himself, is open only from midnight to 7:00 AM. The menu consists only of a pork miso soup set, beer, saké and shochu, but the Master's policy is to make whatever his customers request. Tonight, like every other night, a menagerie of customers flock to the Midnight Diner, where the bonds among the Master, his food and the patrons set the stage for humorous and sometimes wistful episodes of human drama that feed both the belly and the soul."

    "The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    "Jim Henson's Word Party" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
    "Joe Rogan: Triggered" (Netflix Original)

    Friday, October 21 is a big day for Netflix originals, including new seasons of these two children series and the debut of comedian Joe Rogan's comedy special.

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  20. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 10-16
    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Ice Age: Collision Course"
    Your favorite "Ice Age" heroes are back to save the day -- which is necessary when Scrat's pursuit of that elusive acorn sets off a chain of unfortunate cosmic events. Oops. Watch what happens when this new adventure arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 11. Extras include the featurettes "Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie"; "Ice Age: The Story So Far"; "Scratasia: Scrat's Solo Adventures"; "Mysteries of the Scratazons"; "Star Signs of the Animal Kingdom"; "The Science of It All: deGrasse Tyson deBunks"; and the "Figaro Sing-along."

    "Broken Vows"
    "Blindspot" star Jaimie Alexander plays Tara, whose life unravels after the huuuuge mistake to hook up with bartender Patrick (West Bentley) during her bachelorette party in New Orleans. Patrick becomes obsessed with Tara, not knowing (at first) that she's about to marry Michael (Cam Gigandet), and things spiral downward from there. The psychological thriller, which co-stars "The Walking Dead" alum Alexandra Breckenridge, arrives on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand October 11.

    Check out this exclusive clip with Patrick surprising Tara in her own shower. (Yep, he's a creeper):"The Legend of Tarzan"
    Meet the sexiest Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) and Jane (Margot Robbie) in history when their action adventure arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand October 11. Extras include the featurettes "Tarzan Reborn" "Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls," "Tarzan and Jane's Unfailing Love," "Creating the Virtual Jungle," "Gabon to the Big Screen," and a "Stop Ivory" PSA.

    "Ghostbusters"
    Who you gonna call? You know the answer, and not just 'cause it's right in the title of the special edition: "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call" is out on Blu-ray, and DVD October 11. This Extended Edition has more than 15 minutes of new footage. The Blu-ray has two gag reels, four deleted scenes, 11 alternate scenes (more than 60 minutes of extended and alternate scenes with the Ultraviolet download), six alternate take reels, five cast and crew featurettes, and filmmaker commentaries.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Nerve"
    Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star in this thriller about an adrenaline-fueled online truth-or-dare game called Nerve, requiring players to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. The film is out on Digital HD October 11, then Blu-ray and DVD October 25. Blu-ray and Digital special features include, in Watcher Mode: "Creating Nerve" – 15 Character Pods; "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish" outtakes; and "The Governor's Ball Takeover" – social media stars in a game of dare; and in Player Mode: "Do You Have the Nerve?" game; "Are You a Watcher or a Player?" quiz; and player profiles.

    Here's an exclusive clip with Emily Meade, Emma Roberts, and Dave Franco talking about stunt creation and their real-life biggest fears:"The Code" (Acorn TV)
    Season 2 of this political thriller -- which won six Australian Film Institute Awards including Best TV Drama Series -- has its exclusive U.S. premiere Monday, October 10 at Acorn.TV/Code. The six new episodes star Ashley Zukerman and Dan Spielman, returning from Season 1, along with new cast members Sigrid Thornton and Anthony LaPaglia. If you haven't caught up on Season 1, you can do that now.

    "Lights Out"
    Your electric bill may not appreciate this one, but the horror film starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Maria Bello, and Alexander DiPersia is available for digital purchase October 11, before the Blu-ray and DVD debut October 25. Palmer plays Rebecca, who grew up never knowing that was real and not real when the lights went out. Now her little brother Martin (Bateman) is experiencing the same terrifying events that tested her sanity. Be very afraid of the dark!

    "Goliath" (Amazon)This Amazon Original Series -- from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro -- stars Billy Bob Thornton as a disgraced lawyer on the road to redemption after he agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of his former law firm. As Variety wrote, in a review praising Thornton's performance, "'Goliath' is essentially a combination of two stalwart TV forms — the law drama and the antihero serial — but Kelley and star Billy Bob Thornton imbue the proceedings with a great deal of texture, specificity, and energy. If you like an enjoyably combative courtroom scene or testy depositions in which prickly, smart people spar, 'Goliath' has a number of moments that recall the most bracing episodes of 'The Good Wife.'" Sounds good from here! The 10 episodes premiere October 14 on Amazon Video.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Supergirl" (Monday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
    Faster than a speeding bullet, Melissa Benoist's Supergirl has taken her show from CBS to The CW! Season 2 starts with a new threat to National City, so Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) to stop it. While Kara is thrilled to have family in town, Alex (Chyler Leigh) feels a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank (David Harewood) and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth. The Season 2 premiere airs October 10, and you can read a lot more about it in Moviefone's exclusive interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

    "Lip Sync Battle" (Wednesday on Spike at 9 p.m.)
    Sir Ben Kingsley vs. John Cho. Gandhi vs. Sulu. Boom. 'Nough said. Season 3 starts Wednesday, October 12 -- yes, the show moved from Thursday to Wednesday -- and future lip sync-ers include Don Cheadle, Ruby Rose, Jay Leno, Laverne Cox, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Hyland, Wanda Sykes, Uzo Aduba, Milla Jovovich, America Ferrera, Regina Hall, Samira Wiley, Craig Ferguson, T.J. Miller, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Dye, and Rob Riggle.

    "Wolf Creek" (Friday on Pop at 10 p.m.)
    Inspired by the 2005 cult horror film, and executive produced by its creator/director, this six-episode limited series television event premieres October 14 at Pop. John Jarratt reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, who wreaks havoc in the Australian Outback. Except this time, things are little bit different: In the TV story, a 19-year-old American college student, played by Lucy Fry, survives the massacre of her parents and little brother and sets out to hunt down the killer and avenge her family.

    Check out this exclusive clip where the family meets Mick Taylor:"Eyewitness" (Sunday on USA at 10 p.m.)
    Julianne Nicholson, one of the best and most underrated actresses out there, stars as Sheriff Helen Torrance in this new crime drama -- based on a Norwegian series -- starting October 16. The first episode, called "Buffalo '07," opens with teenagers Philip and Lukas meeting to share a kiss, then witnessing a murder, which they don't report out of fear being outed. Complicating matters: Philip's foster mom is the sheriff, who's soon investigating the case.

    New on Netflix

    "Mascots" (Netflix Original)Get ready to cheer, Christopher Guest fans! The comedy icon's latest mockumentary is available on Netflix October 13. Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Zach Woods, and Chris O'Dowd star in this comedy following several sports mascots who compete for the World Mascot Association championship's prestigious Gold Fluffy Award. Sounds vaguely like a "Best in Show" for mascots, so let's hope it's up to the same standard. (Or maybe even up to the 11 standard of "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Waiting For Guffman.")

    "Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang" (Netflix Original)
    Director Kevin Macdonald showcases Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang's in this explosive (literally!) documentary available for streaming on Netflix starting October 14. As Entertainment Weekly described, "[T]he documentary spends much of its svelte 76 minutes focusing on the one dream that has eluded Cai for 20 years: Sky Ladder, a 1,650 foot vertical trail of fire climbing into the skies. With Macdonald at the helm, plus Wes Anderson's career-long cinematographer Robert Yeoman behind the camera, the film becomes a spectacle on par with one of Cai's incredible artworks." Watch the trailer over here.

    "Haters Back Off!" Season 1 (Netflix Original)Have you heard of Miranda Sings? Colleen Ballinger created the character on YouTube, and her Miranda Sings YouTube channel has almost 7 million subscribers and has received more than 1 billion views. Now Miranda has her own comedy show on Netflix, marking the first scripted series created by a YouTube personality. Here's Netflix's teaser for "Haters Back Off," which got its title from Miranda's catchphrase: "You don't become famous without attracting a few haters. Go inside the world of Miranda Sings in Haters Back Off. All episodes on Netflix October 14."

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  21. 'Suicide Squad' Extended Cut Adds 13 Minutes of ... Joker & Harley?
    Are you curious to see what almost made the cut of "Suicide Squad"? The DC/Warner Bros. film is coming out on Digital HD November 15, then Blu-ray December 13, and an "Extended Cut" was just announced, with 13 extra minutes of footage.

    What footage?

    Well, they haven't said yet. But if the teaser below is any indication, a few more Joker and Harley scenes may be coming -- possibly to flesh out their relationship; and/or please Jared Leto, who was upset about the many Joker scenes cut from the theatrical version; and give more to Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, who has her own movie coming up.

    #SuicideSquad Extended Cut. Spread the word. pic.twitter.com/lNPjUqieVt

    — Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) October 5, 2016


    David Ayer previously told Collider that the Blu-ray would have more than 10 minutes of material, but he emphasized that the released movie was essentially his own director's cut. So it's not like this extended edition is coming from a place of frustration on his part.

    Meanwhile, Warner Bros. just did something similar with the "Ultimate Edition" of Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman," although that added an extra 30 minutes, and a lot more to the story.

    Will you be checking out the "Suicide Squad" extended edition to see what's new?

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  22. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 3-9
    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "X-Men: Apocalypse"
    The Apocalypse is nigh! Bryan Singer's "X-Men" sequel -- starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, and Evan Peters -- arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Tuesday, October 4. Blu-ray extras include deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, a wrap party video, audio commentary by director Bryan Singer and screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg, an extensive behind-the-scenes documentary, and a photo gallery.

    "Swiss Army Man"
    Paul Dano stars as the stranded Hank, who feels hopeless and alone until he befriends a dead body named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) and they embark on a surreal journey home so Hank can reunite with the woman of his dreams (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The unique film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital October 4. Special features include a Q&A with the filmmakers, the "Swiss Army Man: Behind the Scenes" featurette, "Making of Manny" featurette, deleted scenes, and audio commentary.

    Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the bonus features, revealing that the makeup department made four life-like Daniel Radcliffe dummies, including one dummy that was just a butt with air tubes. (!)
    "The Mind's Eye"
    Zack (Graham Skipper) and Rachel (Lauren Ashley Carter) were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities, but when word gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of a deranged doctor (John Speredakos) intent on harvesting their powers in this action/horror film available on DVD and Blu-ray October 4.

    "Wild Oats"
    Shirley MacLane plays a woman who mistakenly receives a government check for $5,000,000 instead of $50,000, so she and her best friend (played by Jessica Lange) head off to the Canary Islands, only to end up on the "most wanted" list. Demi Moore, Billy Connolly, Alan Arkin, and Judd Hirsch co-star in the comedy, which arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand October 4.


    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Star Trek Beyond"
    Watching the new "Star Trek" movie may not help you live long and prosper, but it can't hurt, and it's available on Digital HD October 4, ahead of the November 1 debut on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand. The Blu-ray is packed with bonus features, including a gag reel; deleted scenes; several behind-the-scenes featurettes with J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba and other filmmakers; and the touching tribute "For Leonard and Anton" in honor of the late "Star Trek" actors Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin.

    "Casanova" (Acorn TV)
    David Tennant, Peter O'Toole, and Rose Byrne star in this 2005 miniseries following world's most notorious lothario from the streets of Venice to the salons of pre-revolution Paris, and on to the London court of George III. Check it out starting Monday, October 3 on Acorn.TV, which streams great mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.

    "The Bureau" (SundanceNow Doc Club)
    Season 1 of this hit French TV series starring Matthieu Kassovitz will be available for streaming in the U.S. for the first time starting October 3 on AMC's streaming service, SundanceNow Doc Club. The series follows French intelligence officer Guillaume "Malotru" Debailly, who returns to Paris after six years as an undercover agent in Syria. "The Bureau" was named Best TV Series by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, and Kassovitz received the Best Actor Award from the French TV Critics Association Awards.


    TV Worth Watching

    "The Flash" (Tuesday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
    "Flashpoint" is the title of the Season 3 premiere, and that says it all. At the end of Season 2, Barry launched an alternate timeline where his parents are alive, he asked Iris on a date, and he's finally just a normal guy, with Kid Flash saving the city. However, Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life and Revenge Flash taunts him and says there will be serious repercussions for Barry and his loved ones if he continues to live in this alternate Flashpoint universe. Find out what happens in the premiere, then stay tuned for Tom Felton's arrival in Episode 2.

    "Divorce" (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    Sarah Jessica Parker returns to TV in this HBO drama about a very, very long divorce. SJP plays Frances, who wants a fresh start away from her husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church), but it turns out making a clean break is harder than she thought. Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam co-star in the series, which premieres October 9.

    "Conviction" (Monday on ABC at 10 p.m.)
    "Agent Carter" may be gone, but Hayley Atwell is just getting started. In this new ABC series, she plays Hayes Morrison, a former First Daughter/bad girl/legal eagle who is blackmailed into heading a federal unit tasked with re-examining cases with possible wrongful convictions. If you're curious to know more, read Moviefone's recent interview with Atwell.


    New on Netflix

    "13th" (Netflix Original)
    This thought-provoking documentary on the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom arrives on Netflix October 7. Here's the synopsis from Netflix: "The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary '13TH' refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads 'Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.' The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis."

    "The Ranch" Season 1, Part 2 (Netflix Original)
    Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott are back for part two of this sitcom's first season. The first 10 episodes arrived on Netflix in April, and the next batch of 10 are coming October 7. Netflix has already OK'd 20 more episodes for Season 2, coming in 2017.

    "Dinotrux" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    The half dinosaur/half construction trucks are back for a third season of fun when DreamWorks's family series arrives on October 7.

    "The Siege of Jadotville" (Netflix Original)
    Jamie Dornan plays Irish commander Patrick Quinlan in this acclaimed drama arriving on Netflix October 7. Based on a true story, the film follows the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.

    Catch Up on Returning TV Series
    The Fall TV season is in full swing, but if you aren't quite caught up on last season's shows, Netflix has several previous seasons available for streaming this week. "The Flash" Season 2, "The Grinder" Season 1, and "American Horror Story: Hotel" will all be available October 4. "Arrow" Season 4 is coming October 5. "iZombie" Season 2 arrives October 6. "Supernatural" Season 11 arrives October 7. And "The Originals" Season 3 and "The Vampire Diaries" Season 7 will arrive October 8.

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  23. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Warcraft"
    The battle between Humans and Orcs is ready for your home viewing September 27 on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand. Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, and Ben Foster star in this crowd (if not critic) pleasing action thriller based on the blockbuster video games. The Blu-ray comes with several in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on the stunts, VFX, original graphic novel, and cast prep. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, a gag reel, the origin story, and the featurettes "The Fandom of WARCRAFT" and "ILM: Behind the Magic of WARCRAFT."

    "The Shallows"
    Blake Lively needs a bigger boat -- or raft, floatie, air rescue, anything -- in this sharp shark thriller out on Blu-ray and DVD September 27. The extras include deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes -- including interviews with director Jaume Collet-Serra and Blake Lively on the challenges and rewards of shooting in the waters off Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea; details on the visual effects; and a first-person account from a real-life shark attack survivor, with expert commentary on what makes sharks attack.

    "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates"
    This raunchy comedy starring Adam Devine and Zac Efron arrives on Blu-ray/DVD September 27. Brothers Mike and Dave place an ad online to find the perfect presentable dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding, but they find themselves outsmarted and outpartied by the girls themselves (Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza), who just wanted a free trip to Hawaii. The home release includes deleted and extended scenes, including this racy exclusive extended clip, with Adam Devine's Mike and Alice Wetterlund's Cousin Terry battling over a girl they both like:
    "The Catch – The Complete First Season"
    Mireille Enos and Peter Krause star in ABC's sexy cat-and-mouse crime drama/romance (produced by Shonda Rhimes), and you can watch the first season on DVD September 27. Bonus features include outtakes and deleted scenes. Here's an exclusive deleted scene featuring Peter Krause as Benjamin Jones, and Sonya Walger as Margot Bishop:
    "Central Intelligence"
    Dwayne Johnson plays Bob, who was bullied as an overweight teen growing up, with Kevin Hart as Calvin, a former popular high school athlete now working as an accountant. They reconnect years later, with Bob looking verrrrry different, and now working as a lethal CIA agent who needs his old classmate's numbers skills to help save the day. The action comedy is out on DVD and Blu-ray September 27, and the Blu-ray includes an unrated version with more than eight minutes of unseen footage. Both the DVD and Blu-ray also have director commentary, a gag reel, alternate scenes, Line-O-Rama, Couch Scene, and Dance-Off.

    "Who Gets the Dog?"
    Can you believe Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten are getting a divorce? Not really, but in this movie -- straight to DVD September 27 -- she plays a doctor who wants to start a family, and he's jobless but busy working on his dream to be a hockey star. They're ready to split, but can't agree on who would get custody of their beloved dog, Wesley, resorting to court battles, dirty tricks, and hilarious shenanigans. Here's an exclusive clip, with Alicia's character, Olive, trying (and failing) to prove to a court-appointed advocate that her home is best for Wesley:
    "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
    Here's one worth taking a chance on, and not just because it's from wonderfully quirky director Taika Waititi, who just finished directing something called "Thor: Ragnarok." This offbeat coming-of-age comedy -- certified fresh with a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes -- is out September 27 on DVD. Jullian Dennison plays a defiant city kid who gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. After a tragedy in his new foster family, he and his curmudgeon Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) go on the run in the bush, with a national manhunt following the "outlaws." Special features include commentary, bloopers, and behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.


    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Independence Day: Resurgence"
    It's time to save the world again! Twenty years after "The War of 1996" in "Independence Day," a new alien invasion is faced by Liam Hemsworth, Jesse T. Usher, and OGs Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, and President Bill Pullman (let's write him in this year!) in this action-packed sequel. "Resurgence" arrives on Digital HD on September 27, then Blu-ray and DVD October 18. Bonus features include eight deleted scenes; a featurette on "The War of 1996"; a gag reel; commentary from Roland Emmerich; the documentary "Another Day: The Making of Independence Day: Resurgence"; and the morning show parody "It's Early, ABQ," featuring Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, and Liam Hemsworth.

    "Crisis in Six Scenes" (Amazon)
    Woody Allen wrote, directed, and stars in this comedy series set in the 1960s, co-starring Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, and Miley Cyrus as a hippie. Each episode is half-hour and -- as the title suggests -- there are six episodes, premiering September 30 only on Amazon.

    "Ghostbusters"
    Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, and several OG Ghostbusters star in director Paul Feig's supernatural comedy, which arrives on Digital HD September 27, before the Blu-ray and DVD October 11. The special "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call Extended Edition" features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Blu-ray and Digital extras include the extended and theatrical version, two gag reels, four deleted scenes, 11 alternate scenes with more than 60 minutes of additional scenes, filmmaker commentaries, six Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels, and five behind-the-scenes featurettes. The DVD includes three making-of featurettes, filmmaker commentaries, a photo gallery, and "Jokes A Plenty: Free for All." Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the "Ghost of Ghostbusters" featurette:


    New on Netflix
    It's a new month, and you know that means a bunch of things are being added to Netflix as of October 1, and a bunch of things are also leaving. But don't forget about late September, because there are still a couple of major originals premiering this Friday.

    "Marvel's Luke Cage" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    Mike Colter plays Luke Cage, an ex-con with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment, in Marvel's new superhero series, arriving September 30. "I was put in some tank like an exotic fish and came out with abilities," he says in the trailer. "I just want to be left the hell alone." But, as he's told, "that would be a waste." Now he fights crime on the streets of New York as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the third Netflix series (after "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones") leading up to a Defenders crossover miniseries. Watch the official trailer:
    "The Imitation Game"
    Benedict Cumberbatch plays genius British mathematician Alan Turing, who led the group that cracked the German Enigma Code during World War II, in this historical drama available on Netflix September 28. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, and Charles Dance co-star in the 2014 film, which was nominated for eight Oscars last year, and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

    "Amanda Knox" (Netflix Original)
    As Amanda Knox herself says in the trailer for this new Netflix documentary, "Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you." This doc is meant to be the definitive tell-all following the trial, conviction, and acquittal of Knox for the 2007 murder of her former roommate in Italy, Meredith Kercher. According to a Business Insider review, "What 'Amanda Knox' reveals is how crucial mistakes in the handling of the crime scene and a false confession by Knox led to complete dysfunction in the case. But it also shows how journalists became obsessed with Knox." Watch it all play out starting September 30.


    TV Worth Watching

    "Westworld" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    HBO's highly anticipated new sci-fi Western drama from Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J Abrams finally arrives October 2. The series is set in a mysterious futuristic theme park called Westworld, with Anthony Hopkins as the park's creative director. The all-star cast includes Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins Jr., and Jeffrey Wright. HBO needs a new "Game of Thrones" -- or "Sopranos," "The Wire," even "Deadwood," "True Blood," "Six Feet Under," etc. -- so will this be the next big hit to keep the premium network on the Emmys stage for years to come?

    "Criminal Minds" (Wednesday on CBS at 9 p.m.)
    This is going to be quite an interesting season. Shemar Moore is gone and -- after the first couple of episodes -- somehow Thomas Gibson's Hotch is going to have to be written out, too. We'll have to wait and see how they handle that. At any rate, Adam Rodriguez is joining the team as Agent Luke Alvez, with Season 12, Episode 1, "The Crimson King," following this new recruit from the FBI's Fugitive Task Force as the team tries to capture a killer who escaped from prison along with 13 other convicts.

    "Saturday Night Live" (Saturday on NBC at 11:29 p.m.)
    Harley Quinn herself, Margot Robbie, is hosting the Season 42 premiere on October 1, with the Weeknd as musical guest. This season will show the loss of Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah (and Jon Rudnitsky), and the additions of Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor. In other news, according to AdvertisingAge, SNL will cut about 30 percent of ads out of the show this season by removing two commercial breaks per episode, making room for more content.

    "Frontline's The Choice 2016" (Tuesday on PBS at 9 p.m.)
    It's time to get serious again, and PBS's "Frontline" is here to help you get to know the presidential candidates even better. On September 27, two-hour special "The Choice 2016" will present "an interwoven investigative biography of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that draws on dozens of interviews from those who know the candidates best — friends and family, advisors and adversaries — as well as authors, journalists, and political insiders."

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  24. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: September 19-25

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Beauty and the Beast"
    Be our guest to own the special 25th Anniversary Edition of "Beauty and the Beast" when it arrives on Blu-ray September 20. The 1991 film was the first animated feature film to be nominated for Best Picture, and today the tale as old as time looks better than ever. The new edition features four versions of the movie: the Blu-ray has the original theatrical film, an extended version with the "Human Again" song sequence, and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version; the original work-in-progress version is also available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere. There are also several bonus extras, including a gathering around the piano with composers Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Lin-Manuel Miranda; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a look back with Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast; and a sneak peek at Disney's upcoming live-action re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast" with Emma Watson, arriving in theaters in 2017.

    "Free State of Jones"
    Matthew McConaughey stars as defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight in this untold true story of the local Jones County farmers and slaves who rose up against the Confederacy during the Civil War. The film, written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross, arrives on Blu-ray , DVD, and On Demand on September 20. The home release comes with the bonus feature "The History of Jones County," taking a deeper look into the history of the former battlefield covered by plantations and plagued with class struggle.

    Check out this exclusive clip from "The History of Jones County," featuring director Gary Ross and local Jones County historians talking about the heritage of being from the South but also opposing the Confederacy:
    "The Good Wife: The Final Season"
    Say goodbye to Alicia Florrick, but hello the 22 episodes of "The Good Wife" Season 7, with the series finale's DVD release September 20. And don't forget that a spinoff is coming to CBS All Access, following the great Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo's fan favorite, Lucca Quinn.

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"
    Turtle power is headed to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand September 20. In this action sequel -- starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, and Tyler Perry -- Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo return to take down villains, alongside April O'Neil and newbie Casey Jones. According to IGN, the Blu-rays include more than 40 minutes of bonus content while the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack come with two reversible Turtle Masks in all four colors. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is also available in a collectible metal lunchbox that includes the Blu-ray Combo Pack of 2014's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Digital HD copies of both movies, and the two reversible masks.


    TV Worth Watching

    "This Is Us" (Tuesday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    THIS IS US -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)This is *the* week for new and returning shows to start new seasons. The list goes on and on, and includes "The Big Bang Theory," "Gotham," "The Voice," "Kevin Can Wait," "Lucifer," "The Good Place," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "NCIS," "New Girl," "Bull," "Scream Queens," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "NCIS: New Orleans," "The Goldbergs," "Lethal Weapon," "Speechless," "Empire," "Law & Order: SVU," "Modern Family," "black-ish," "Chicago P.D.," "Designated Survivor," "Rosewood," "Superstore," "Chicago Med," "Notorious," "Pitch," "The Blacklist," "How to Get Away With Murder," "Hell's Kitchen," "Last Man Standing," "MacGyver," "Dr. Ken," "The Exorcist," "Hawaii Five-0," "Shark Tank," "Blue Bloods," "Van Helsing," "Bob's Burgers," "Once Upon a Time," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "Secrets and Lies," "The Last Man on Earth," and "Quantico."

    Phew! And that's not even counting the three shows below or "This Is Us," one of the fall's most anticipated new series (with record-setting trailer views), following a group of 36-year-olds who all share the exact same birthday, and a mysterious connection.

    "Survivor" (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    Believe it or not, "Survivor" is up to Season 33 -- and it still feels fresh (most of the time). The new theme, "Millennials vs. Gen X," starts September 21. Jeff Probst recently offered four reasons to watch this season, including the one-word tease "Zeke." You might also want to watch because this premiere episode will be followed by the 90-minute "Big Brother 18" finale, starting at 9:30 p.m.

    "Grey's Anatomy" (Thursday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Expect a lot of drama ahead in Season 13, which kicks off September 22. Shonda promised Japril will have a lighter storyline (more of the above, please!), but Jolax does not seem to be so lucky. The season premiere will pick up right where the finale left off, and Entertainment Weekly said the Alex and Jo storyline will play a pretty big role in Episode 1. It's not looking good for either of them, but especially not for Alex. Keep both hands inside the wheel, man!

    "Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks" (Monday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
    Amid all the new show premieres and returns is this serious, searing documentary following the 2015 attack on the Paris offices of weekly satire Charlie Hebdo. Here's more from HBO: "Drawing on exclusive access to hostages, survivors, police, paramilitary forces and intelligence findings and evidence, as well as never-before-seen footage and photographs, Emmy nominee Dan Reed (HBO's "Terror at the Mall") spotlights the courage and resilience of Parisian police and citizens" after a "three-day ordeal that began with an attack by men acting in the name of Al-Qaeda in Yemen and ended with the first ISIS attack in Paris – a chilling precursor of other terrorist acts."


    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Legend of Tarzan"
    The King of the Jungle is available for Digital HD download starting September 20, ahead of the Blu-ray/DVD arrival October 11. Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz star in director David Yates's action-adventure, following Tarzan's return to the jungle years after he left Africa behind for a more civilized life with wife Jane. The DVD and Blu-ray include multiple special features, including "Tarzan Reborn," "Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls," "Tarzan and Jane's Unfailing Love," "Creating the Virtual Jungle," "Gabon to the Big Screen," and a "Stop Ivory" PSA.

    "Transparent" (Amazon)
    Jeffrey Tambor's Maura Pfefferman is back for Season 3, which is ready for streaming September 23 on Amazon Prime. Here's Amazon's teaser: "The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together."

    Check out the official Season 3 trailer:

    "The Purge: Election Year"
    Because the 2016 campaign wasn't enough of a bloody travesty, here's a more literal horror version, with Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) returning as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), with a mission to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. It's out on digital September 20, ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray drop October 4. Bonus features include deleted scenes; "Inside The Purge," including interviews with director James DeMonaco and the cast; and a "Character Spotlight" on Leo, following Grillo as he rehearses stunts.


    New on Netflix

    "Zootopia"
    Welcome to Zootopia, where Officer Judy Hopps is ready to prove herself as the first bunny on the force, the sloths at the DMV will sloooowwwwly get the job done, and a fast-talking scam-artist fox may be just the guy to help you solve a mystery. Stream Disney's magical family blockbuster on your thingamabob of choice when "Zootopia" hits Netflix September 20.

    "Longmire" Season 5 (Netflix Original)
    Where does your loyalty lie? Season 5 of this Netflix crime thriller -- set in Big Sky country -- wants to know, and you can answer when it arrives September 23. The new season picks up right after Season 4's dramatic cliffhanger, so get yourself fully caught up before watching the trailer below and streaming the new episodes.
    "Portlandia" Season 6
    Do Fred and Carrie still want us to put a bird on it? Check out Season 6 starting September 24 on Netflix, just to be sure.

    "Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills" (Netflix Original)
    Netflix is continuing its series of original comedy acts, with "Last Comic Standing" winner Iliza Shlesinger getting her own showcase starting September 23. As Netflix teased, "The stand-up sensation tackles TV's 'Shark Tank,' what it means to be a woman and how to deal with the lawless party goblin that lives in us all."

    "Audrie & Daisy" (Netflix Original)
    Prepare yourself, this one may get you steamed up, conflicted, crying, frustrated -- all the feels. The documentary follows two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights in two different towns. "Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at the issues faced by America's teenagers who are coming of age in the new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control." It's available September 23. Here's the trailer:

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  25. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Sept. 12-18
    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Captain America: Civil War"
    Whether you're Team Iron Man or Team Cap, you can take one for your team when "Civil War" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on September 13. Marvel's blockbuster comes with more than an hour of bonus features on Blu-ray, including "United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2," "Captain America: The Road to Civil War," "Iron Man: The Road to Civil War," an exclusive sneak peek of "Doctor Strange," deleted and extended scenes, audio commentary, and the gag reel.

    Here's a look at the hilarious outtakes:

    "Marauders"
    Bruce Willis plays a bank owner in this heist movie starring Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, and Adrian Grenier as FBI agents investigating a robbery/homicide at the bank. The action-thriller arrives on on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 13. Special features include audio commentary with director Steven C. Miller and cinematographer Brandon Cox, deleted/extended scenes, cast and crew interviews, and "The Making of Marauders" featurette.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features with Dave Bautista gushing about working with Chris Meloni:

    "The Conjuring 2"
    Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as Lorraine and Ed Warren in this sequel to "The Conjuring," taking the Warrens to North London to help a single mother raising four children in a house plagued by evil spirits. The Blu-ray and DVD, available September 13, both contain "The Enfield Poltergeist: Living The Horror," "The Conjuring 2: Hollywood's Haunted Stage," "Creating Crooked," "Crafting The Conjuring 2," "Sounds of Scary," and deleted scenes.


    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Shallows"
    Blake Lively has to outsmart a great white shark to survive this taut thriller, which debuts on Digital HD September 13 before the Blu-ray and DVD release September 27. The extras include deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes -- including interviews with director Jaume Collet-Serra and Blake Lively on the challenges and rewards of shooting in the waters off Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea; details on the visual effects; and a first-person account from a real-life shark attack survivor, with expert commentary on what makes sharks attack.

    Check out this exclusive clip with director Collet-Serra from the "Shooting in the Shallows" featurette:

    "Warcraft"
    Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, and Toby Kebbell star in this action-fantasy based on the "Warcraft" video games, following the meeting of humans and Orcs in Azeroth. The movie debuts on Digital HD September 13 ahead of the Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand release on September 27. The Blu-ray comes with a bunch of special features, including about 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes. Both the DVD and Blu-ray include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and the origin story.

    "Central Intelligence"
    Let Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart sneak into your home on September 13 with the Digital HD debut of this hit action comedy. The DVD and Blu-ray arrive September 27, but both the Blu-ray and Digital versions include an unrated version with more than eight minutes of unseen footage. The Blu-ray and DVD also feature director commentary, a gag reel, alternate scenes, Line-O-Rama, Couch Scene, and Dance-Off.


    New on Netflix

    "The Walking Dead" Season 6
    Who did Negan kill? Stream all 16 episodes of "Walking Dead" Season 6 to build up to that question, then get the answer when Season 7 premieres October 23. The rest of Season 6 follows a zombie parade, a massive herd attack, a massive death fake-out, Richonne, Jesus, Dwight, Gleggie preggie, Sashaham, and Carol vs. Morgan. Netflix has it all, starting September 15.

    "Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made"
    In 1982, three 11-year-old friends in Mississippi -- Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb -- showed their love for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by filming their own shot-for-shot remake. The difficult experience took years and strained their relationships, but they finished it all -- except for the last scene. The old friends reunited decades later to shoot the final scene, as shown in this crowd-pleasing documentary. Netflix has it September 16.

    Check out the trailer:

    "The White Helmets" (Netflix Original)
    This original documentary, available September 16, follows rescue workers in Syria and Turkey. Here's how Netflix describes it: "As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble." The trailer synopsis adds, "In Aleppo, the most important thing to remember is that all life is precious. The White Helmets search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. These ordinary men are extraordinary heroes." Watch the trailer:


    TV Worth Watching

    2016 Emmy Awards (Sunday on ABC at 7 p.m.)
    ENTERTAINMENT-US-EMMY-AWARDSJimmy Kimmel is back to host the 68th annual Emmy Awards, which starts with the usual yes-we-are-judging-you red carpet pre-show. HBO and its flagship series "Game of Thrones" have the most nominations, but will they take home the most wins. Tune in for any surprise wins or losses, plus (hopefully) a few memorable speeches. Here's the list of nominees.

    "Dancing With the Stars" Season 23 (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Olympians. Classic TV stars. Singers. Even another politician. (Did they learn nothing from the disaster of Tom DeLay?) DWTS will welcome 13 new stars to the ballroom on September 12. (Read all about them.) But the big news of the Fall 2016 season is that ABC has finally recognized that the pros are the real stars. So the main headlines have gone to the return of OG pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, and Derek Hough. (Poor Cheryl returned to us just in time to be stuck with Ryan Lochte. The DWTS gods are cruel.)

    "American Horror Story" Season 6 (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    Will it be called "The Mist" -- as TV listings proclaim -- or will AHS successfully keep the title and theme of Season 6 under wraps until the premiere? Find out September 14 when all (or the start of some) will be revealed.

    "Project Runway" Season 15 (Thursday on Lifetime at 9 p.m.)
    As you know, in fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out. The opposite is true of "Project Runway" -- this Wednesday it will be out, but on Thursday night ... it's in! Season 15 premieres September 15, and based on the promo the fashions (and drama) seem on point. Carry on!

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