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
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."
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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