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.
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."
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.
"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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