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All movies are 2017/18 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVD | Blu-ray | Both Blu-ray and DVD
Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, for a decently reviewed international caper. Based on the true story of Barry Seal, American Made follows Barry (Cruise) as he moves from piloting passenger planes to prop planes full of drugs and guns, working for various factions in the 1980s drug war. Sarah Wright plays his wife, and Domhnall Gleeson, Lola Kirke, Jesse Plemons, Jayma Mays, and Caleb Landry Jones show up in supporting roles.
After winning the Best Actress Oscar for La La Land, Emma Stone returns to the big screen to play tennis great Billie Jean King in a film that focuses on her 1973 tennis match with ex-men's-champ and noted hustler Bobby Riggs, payed by Steve Carell. With a supporting cast of Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks) mix comedy and drama and the political and the personal in dramatizing the lead-up to what became one of the most watched televised sporting events of all time.
In this comedy from writer-director Mike White (Enlightened), Ben Stiller stars as Brad Sloan, a man confronting a mid-life crisis despite a satisfying career, wonderful wife (Jenna Fischer) and musical prodigy son (Austin Abrams). Showing his son around universities in Boston, Brad wonders if his old college buddies—a Hollywood big shot (White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), an entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit (Michael Sheen)—have it better than he does.
In his final performance, the late Harry Dean Stanton takes the lead in a quirky indie drama that showcases his talents and finds him playing a 90-year-old atheist seeking enlightenment. The well-reviewed directorial debut from actor John Carroll Lynch also stars Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., and director David Lynch.
Zuzana Mauréry won Best Actress at the 2016 Karlovy Vary Film Festival for her portrayal of a middle school teacher who takes advantage of her standing in the Communist Party to get her pupil’s parents to do her bidding. Set in Bratislava in 1983, director Jan Hrebejk’s (Kawasaki’s Rose) dark comedy earned fairly strong reviews.
|More movie releases on January 2, 2018|
|The Adventurers FOREIGN/ACTION | Andy Lau, Jean Reno|
|Axolotl Overkill FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Blame It on Rio (1984) ROM-COM | Michael Caine|
|The Breakfast Club (1985) Criterion Collection release|
|Breathe DRAMA | Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy|
|Cadillac Man (1990) COMEDY/DRAMA | Robin Williams, Tim Robbins|
|The Executioner's Song (1982) DRAMA | Tommy Lee Jones|
|Hell Night (1981) HORROR | Linda Blair|
|The Houses October Built 2 HORROR|
|The King's Choice FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Love Beats Rhymes DRAMA/MUSICAL | Azealia Banks, Jill Scott|
|Misfortune (2016) DRAMA/THRILLER | Xander Bailey|
|A Question of Faith DRAMA | Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields|
|Rebel in the Rye DRAMA | Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch|
|Shock Wave ACTION/THRILLER | Andy Lau|
|Slumber HORROR | Maggie Q|
|The Stolen DRAMA | Alice Eve|
|Tell Me How I Die (2016) HORROR/THRILLER|
|Thank You for Playing (2016) DOCUMENTARY|
|Una DRAMA | Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Last Tango in Halifax HOLIDAY SPECIAL|
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In SEASON 2|
|Ten Days in the Valley COMPLETE SERIES|
One of 2017's most pleasant surprises, this horror film is also one of the better Stephen King adaptations to date. The project—intended to be a two-parter—got off to an inauspicious start when original director Cary Fukunaga dropped out, but replacement Andrés Muschietti (Mama) stepped in to make what most critics deemed a fun, scary film. The story takes place in Derry, Maine where a group of young kids—the "Losers’ Club"—must confront an evil clown who has been haunting the town for centuries. Bill Skarsgård plays the creepy clown Pennywise, a role Tim Curry played in the 1990 TV miniseries, and the young cast includes Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things).
Chadwick Boseman stars as Thurgood Marshall for director Reginald Hudlin in a biopic that traces Marshall's years working as an attorney for the NAACP before becoming the first African-American member of the United States Supreme Court. In particular, the film focuses on the case of Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown) who was accused of sexual assault and attempted murder by his employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson).
|More movie releases on January 9, 2018|
|68 Kill THRILLER/ROM-COM | Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord|
|Bitch DRAMA/COMEDY/THRILLER | Jason Ritter|
|Bullet Head DRAMA/THRILLER | Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas|
|The Foreigner ACTION/THRILLER | Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan|
|Friend Request HORROR/THRILLER | Alycia Debnam-Carey, Liesl Ahlers|
|The Garden of Allah (1936) DRAMA | Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer|
|Hollow in the Land DRAMA/THRILLER | Dianna Agron|
|Intermezzo (1939) DRAMA | Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard|
|Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) DRAMA | Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster|
|Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House DRAMA|
|My Little Pony: The Movie ANIMATION/FAMILY | Emily Blunt|
|Not as a Stranger (1955) DRAMA | Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum|
|November Criminals DRAMA | Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz|
|The Pirates of Somalia DRAMA | Al Pacino, Evan Peters|
|So B. It DRAMA | Alfre Woodard, John Heard|
|The Tiger Hunter DRAMA/COMEDY | Danny Pudi|
|The Young in Heart (1938) ROM-COM | Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.|
|Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Criterion Collection release|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|American Masters: This Is Bob Hope SPECIAL|
|Girlfriends COMPLETE SERIES|
It's both a box office dud and one of the favorite 2017 releases for many film critics. As to the latter, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) pulled off what some thought impossible: making a sequel that stands up to and, in some critical opinions, exceeds the original Blade Runner, one of the sci-fi genre's most beloved and iconic films. Beautifully shot by Roger Deakins, a lock for an Academy Award nomination if not his first career win, the slowly paced and overlong film (including in the eyes of the first film's director, Ridley Scott) follows Ryan Gosling’s K, a blade runner who uncovers a long-buried secret that could upset the balance of the world. Harrison Ford returns as Rick Deckard, and the supporting cast includes Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, and Dave Bautista.
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Getting a belated home video release courtesy of the Criterion Collection, the 2016 Cannes winner comes from esteemed director Ken Loach. The Daniel of the title, played by comedian Dave Johns, is a carpenter recovering from a heart attack whose doctor won’t let him return to work even after social services determines he is fit to do so. This leaves him in bureaucratic limbo and without welfare, but it also leads him to single mom Katie (Hayley Squires) who recently moved to Newcastle with her two kids. Their friendship forms the heart of this humane and urgent slice of social-realist fiction.
One of the more unique animated films in recent memory (even if it isn't entirely successful as a dramatic work), Loving Vincent is the first fully oil-painted feature film. Six years in the making, the film investigates Vincent van Gogh’s complicated life and controversial death through 65,000 painted frames inspired by the artist’s work. Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and Helen McCrory head the vocal cast.
|More movie releases on January 16, 2018|
|Aida's Secrets DOCUMENTARY|
|Beyond Skyline SCI-FI/THRILLER/ACTION | Frank Grillo|
|Cook Off! COMEDY | Cathryn Michon, Melissa McCarthy|
|Crooked House DRAMA | Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons|
|Eye of the Cat (1969) HORROR | Michael Sarrazin, Eleanor Parker|
|Gangster Land DRAMA | Milo Gibson|
|Happy Death Day HORROR/THRILLER | Jessica Rothe|
|The Snowman DRAMA/THRILLER | Michael Fassbender|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Better Call Saul SEASON 3|
|The Commander COMPLETE SERIES|
|The Doctor Blake Mysteries SEASON 4|
|The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman SEASON 1|
|S.W.A.T. COMPLETE SERIES|
When The Killing of a Sacred Deer premiered at Cannes, writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos and co-writer Efthymis Filippou shared the Best Screenplay award with You Were Never Really Here writer-director Lynne Ramsey. It’s another unnerving offering from the director of The Lobster and Dogtooth. Colin Farrell plays Dr. Steven Murphy, a surgeon who seems to have an idyllic life until Martin (Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen, begins to menacingly influence his wife (Nicole Kidman) and children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy).
Screenwriter Jason Hall's directorial debut is an adaptation of reporter David Finkel's book of the same name. Like the book, the film centers on American soldiers returning from a 15-month deployment in Iraq a decade ago. Miles Teller stars as a decorated solider suffering from the effects of PTSD, and he's joined in the cast by Haley Bennett and Amy Schumer. While some critics found the film inconsistent, nearly every one praised its honesty.
|More movie releases on January 23, 2018|
|Along Came Jones (1945) WESTERN | William Demarest, Gary Cooper|
|Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) COMEDY/SCI-FI|
|Chasing the Dragon ACTION | Donnie Yen|
|Earth: One Amazing Day DOCUMENTARY|
|Félicité DRAMA | Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu|
|Geostorm SCI-FI/ACTION/THRILLER | Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess|
|Goodbye Christopher Robin DRAMA | Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie|
|Jigsaw HORROR | Hannah Anderson|
|Red Trees DOCUMENTARY|
|The Woman Who Left FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency SEASON 2|
|Finding Your Roots SEASON 4|
|The Paper Chase SEASON 4|
Compared by many reviewers to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, writer-director Francis Lee’s gay love story follows a 25-year-old sheep farmer (Josh O’Connor) and a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) in the farmlands of Yorkshire, England. Critics praised the chemistry between the leads and admired the film's willingness to embrace silence.
While it's far from bad, Last Flag Flying represents a rare misfire for director Richard Linklater. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne star as three Vietnam War veterans who reunite to bury Carell’s son, a Marine killed in the Iraq War. Written by Linklater with novelist Darryl Ponicsan, the film is inspired by Ponicsan’s new novel, a sequel to his 1973 debut The Last Detail, which Hal Ashby made into an award-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young.
Taking place in 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, this anime feature follows Kokone Morikawa, the daydreamer of the title, as she and her childhood friend Morio try to save her father after he’s kidnapped by an evil corporation. They journey across dreams and reality, past and present, to uncover the truth about Kokone's family.
It's not your average origin story. Angela Robinson's (D.E.B.S.) film tells the true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) to create the character of Wonder Woman in the 1940s. Marston's muses were his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall)—and the polyamorous pair's lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote).
Force Majeure writer-director Ruben Östlund won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this dark comedy about a museum curator whose life gets increasingly chaotic with the addition of a new installation titled The Square. Claes Bang stars in a much-praised performance, and Elisabeth Moss plays a journalist he spars with, while Terry Notary is a performance artist who specializes in pushing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. While maybe a bit too ambitious—its episodic nature means that it never quite congeals into a solid whole, according to some critics—Sweden’s submission to the Academy Awards for best foreign language film is still not to be missed, whether or not you are a fan of modern art.
|More movie releases on January 30, 2018|
|Kameradschaft (1931) Criterion Collection release|
|Threads (1984) DRAMA [new HD remaster]|
|Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween COMEDY | Tyler Perry|
|Westfront 1918 (1930) Criterion Collection release|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Christopher Kimball's Milk Street SEASON 1|
|Ray Donovan SEASON 5|
|Victoria SEASON 2|
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