New on DVD and Blu-ray
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Let the games begin! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale are ready to play on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere on Tuesday, March 20. Extras include a gag reel, three making-of featurettes, and the “Jumanji, Jumanji” music video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas.
“Small Town Crime”
In this crime thriller available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital March 20, John Hawkes plays a disgraced ex-cop fighting a losing battle with the bottle. When he finds a woman left for dead at the side of the road, he turns private eye to find her killers in one last shot at redemption. Octavia Spencer, Anthony Anderson, and Robert Forster co-star. Extras include deleted and extended scenes; technical commentary; actor, producer, and directors’ commentary; and two behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.
Check out this exclusive look at the extras, with writers and directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms talking about the original idea for the film:“Downsizing”
Alexander Payne’s inventive new comedy — starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, and Hong Chau — arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital March 20. “When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safranek (Damon) and his wife Audrey (Wiig) decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community.” Blu-ray extras include six behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and director.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
“Welcome the Stranger”
Check out this new suspense thriller on digital March 20. “Alice (Abbey Lee) arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan’s (Caleb Landry Jones) house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions, the return of his strange girlfriend (Riley Keough), and Alice’s paranoia and suspicion force the siblings to cling onto reality amidst mysterious circumstances.”
Here’s an exclusive clip from the movie:“I Kill Giants”
This adventure/fantasy film arrives in theaters and is available on VOD and Digital HD this Friday, March 23. “Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school counselor (Zoe Saldana), Barbara learns to face her fears and battle the giants that threaten her world.” Imogen Poots costars. Check out the trailer.
“Game Over, Man!” (Netflix Original)Miss “Workaholics”? You’re in luck. Stars Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson go full “Die Hard” in this action comedy streaming Friday, March 23.
“Three friends must level-up and become heroes when their workplace, a Los Angeles hotel, is taken hostage by evil gunmen seeking a large ransom.”“Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2 (Netflix Original)
“No family is perfect.” Drew Barrymore’s Sheila Hammond is going stir crazy, and getting more aggressive, in Season 2 of Netflix’s popular zombie comedy. It also looks like what happened to her is spreading, which is a problem … but is it more important than the new housing development they’re working on? Check out the hilarious trailer, and watch the new season starting March 23.“Roxanne Roxanne” (Netflix Original)
This drama from the producers of “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope” stars Mahershala Ali and Nia Long, and introduces Chanté Adams as Roxanne Shante.
“In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita ‘Roxanne Shante’ Gooden was well on her way to becoming a Hip-Hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets.”Here are more new movies/series streaming on Netflix March 23:
- “Alexa & Katie”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
- “Dinotrux Supercharged”: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
- “Layla M.” (Netflix Original)
- “Requiem”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
- “SWORDGAI The Animation”: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
- “The Mechanism”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
- “Paradox” (Netflix Original)
TV Worth Watching
“Krypton” Season 1 (Wednesday on Syfy at 10 p.m.)We’ve all seen and heard Superman’s story, but this new Syfy series goes back in time, two generations before Kal-El’s birth and the eventual destruction of his home planet. “Krypton” follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
“Barry” Season 1 (Sunday on HBO at 10:30 p.m.)
Welcome back to TV, Bill Hader! The “SNL” alum plays a disillusioned low-rent hitman from the Midwest sent to L.A. to kill an aspiring actor. After following his target to an acting class, Barry becomes inspired to start a new life with the students. HBO’s latest half-hour dark comedy will run for eight episodes, costarring Stephen Root, Henry Winkler, and Sarah Goldberg.
“Trust” Season 1 (Sunday on FX at 10 p.m.)
The first season of FX’s new anthology series follows the 1973 abduction of John Paul Getty III, heir to Getty Oil. But it does have a few differences from the recent movie on the subject, “All the Money in the World.” For one, in this version, young JPG3 isn’t a victim — he staged his own kidnapping. Donald Sutherland plays J. Paul Getty, with Hilary Swank as Gail Getty, Harris Dickinson as JPG3, and Brendan Fraser as James Fletcher Chace.
“Station 19” Season 1 (Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
The two-hour premiere of this “Grey’s Anatomy” firefighter spinoff follows “Grey’s” on March 22, giving fans three hours of “Greys”-related content (whether they want that particular content or not). “Station 19” starts with “Stuck,” and then “Invisible to Me”: “Events at an apartment fire leave the future of the station’s leadership in jeopardy; Ben Warren struggles to adjust to his new role; a car accident on a rural road puts many lives at risk.”
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