At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen star as a married couple living in a nice suburban neighborhood with their new baby. When a fraternity moves in next door, the Radners struggle with feeling terrible uncool and also having their lives wrecked by a bunch of hard-partying bros. Zac Efron co-stars as Teddy, the head of the frat, with Dave Franco as his right-hand man.
"Halloween: The Complete Collection"
Do you need this 15-disc Blu-ray box set comprised of all of the "Halloween" movies, including the producer's cut of "Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers," Rob Zombie's 2007 and 2009 versions, audio commentary, and lots more? "Need" is such a childish word. You won't literally die if you didn't manage to order this giant limited edition release before Shout! Factory ran out, but you definitely might regret it.
Roman Polanski's take on Shakespeare's legendary tragedy is especially horrifying given the then-recent murder of his wife Sharon Tate by members of the Manson Family. Criterion's release has a few extras, like the mini-doc "Toil and Trouble: Making 'Macbeth,'" but the digital restoration alone is worth the price of admission.
TV Worth Watching
"Gotham" (Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. EST)
This is the series premiere of the coolest new superhero show on the block. Ben McKenzie stars as a fresh-faced you cop named James Gordon who's paired up with a more experienced cop named Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) to investigate the murders of Bruce Wayne's parents.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST)
Season two kicks off with a bang as Coulson (Clark Gregg) gets used to his new role as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson has his hands full trying to recover and rebuild the agency after it was destroyed by Hydra from the inside out. One of the first people they turn to is former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Isabelle Hartley, who now works as a mercenary, played by Lucy Lawless.
"Scandal" (ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. EST)
The tagline for this season is "Where in the world is Olivia Pope?" Well, wherever she is is exactly where we want to be, giant wine glasses and cozy cashmere wraps and all. If you're watching it live and not on DVR, don't forget to tune in to Twitter, where Shonda Rhimes and the cast of "Scandal" tweet their reactions and interact with fans.
New on Netflix
"The Firm" (1993)
This John Grisham thriller stars Tom Cruise as a fresh-faced Harvard Law grad who's hired by a fancy law firm, only to find himself up to his neck in trouble with various murderous baddies and FBI folk. The jam-packed cast includes Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gary Busey, Holly Hunter, Ed Harris, and David Strathairn.
"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" (2013)
In this critically acclaimed indie drama directed by George Tillman, Jr., 14-year-old Mister (Skylan Brooks) and 9-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) have to figure out how to keep out of trouble, stay safe, and avoid child protective services after Mister's mom (Jennifer Hudson) is arrested. Anthony Mackie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright also appear.
"Call the Midwife: Series 3"
If you're looking for a new show to get obsessed with, this BBC drama about midwives in the '50s could be just the ticket. Religion, culture, and class differences all rub up against each other at the nursing convent Nonnatus House, which serves one of London's poorest communities. Jessica Raine stars as new nurse Jenny Lee, alongside Helen George, Miranda Hart, and Bryony Hannah.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only
"Transparent" (Amazon Prime, September 26)
This new show from Jill Soloway ("Afternoon Delight," "United States of Tara," "Six Feet Under") is a funny, sweet drama about the secrets we keep from each other and ourselves. The self-obsessed Pfefferman siblings, played by Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass, are thrown for a loop when their parent Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) comes out to them as transgender and begins transitioning to live as Maura full time. Meanwhile, they've each got their own messy lives to deal with, and questions to figure out. The wonderful Judith Light plays their mom (and Maura's ex-wife) Shelly. All 10 episodes will be available on September 26.
"My Best Fiend" (iTunes)
Werner Herzog wrote and directed this documentary about his intense, occasionally violent relationship with the eccentric German actor Klaus Kinski. Kinski starred in five of Herzog's movies - "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," "Nosferatu," "Woyzeck," "Fitzcarraldo," and Cobra Verde" - and their collaborations are legendary, both onscreen and off.
"True Blood: Season 7" (iTunes)
If you can't wait for the inevitable multi-disc Blu-ray box set now that "True Blood" has met the True Death, well, here you go. It's the final season of the show, with all its ins and outs, ups and downs, wolves and vamps and shapeshifters and fairies and ghosts and whatnot. Dunzo. Now wipe away those bloody tears and get to writing some Eric fanfic!