New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
"Arrival" earned eight Oscar nominations -- although, sadly, not one for star Amy Adams -- and Paramount celebrated by re-releasing the film in theaters with exclusive new bonus footage. Whether you get a chance to see that or not, the film is also available for Digital HD download starting January 31. It'll arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The Blu-ray comes with more than an hour of in-depth special features on the subject matter, sound, score, editing, and more.
"The Edge of Seventeen"
Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing wise, witty, and awkward lost soul Nadine, teen queen of this instant classic high school comedy. Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, and Blake Jenner co-star in the movie, which arrives first on Digital HD Jan. 31, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 14. All versions of the release come with bonus content, including a gag reel and deleted scenes.
"Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution" (Acorn TV Original)
There's really nothing like an Agatha Christie adaptation. On Monday, Jan. 30, Acorn.TV streams the exclusive U.S. premiere of this BBC and Acorn TV murder mystery, set in 1920s London, starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Monica Dolan, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, and David Haig.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
What would you do with $17 million in cash? Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis star in this comedy inspired by the -- somehow -- true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo Heist, which was then the second largest cash robbery in U.S. history. The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 31, including a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette called "The Imperfect Crime."
Here's an exclusive clip from that featurette, including an interview with David Ghantt, the perpetrator of the real-life robbery and the inspiration for Zach Galifianakis' character:"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"
You know Tom Cruise will never stop never stopping, and his Jack Reacher returns to lay down (his own version of) the law in this action sequel based on author Lee Child's best-selling series. Cobie Smulders co-stars in the thriller, which arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand Jan. 31. The Blu-ray includes several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the locations, battles, and more.
"Queen of Katwe"
Critics and audiences both gave thumbs up to director Mira Nair's ("Monsoon Wedding") inspirational true story of a girl from Uganda who becomes a world-class chess player. The Disney drama, co-starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand on Jan. 31. The extensive bonus features take viewers behind-the-scenes with the filmmakers, cast, and their real-life counterparts; there's a three-part documentary; audio commentary; a short film; a peek inside the music studio; deleted scenes; and more.
It's the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A bunch of new titles are coming to Netflix as of Feb. 1, and a bunch of titles are leaving. Here are four of the many good streaming options for early February.
"Santa Clarita Diet" (Netflix Original)Drew Barrymore plays a suburban L.A. mom and realtor who appears to transform into a flesh-eating zombie. She's totally fine, she's just undead now, and enjoys the taste of people. So her husband, played by Timothy Olyphant, and kids work to figure out how to help Mom navigate this funky new diet. The cannibal comedy arrives on Netflix Friday, Feb. 3.
Our favorite forgetful royal blue tang is back in Pixar's adorable (but not to the Oscars) sequel to "Finding Nemo," available for Netflix streaming on February 1. Come for Dory, but stay for Gerald and Becky, who really own the movie.
"American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
FX's addictive, awards season darling arrives on Netflix February 2. Binge the heck out of it to understand why Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance cleaned up at the Emmys.
"Imperial Dreams" (Netflix Original)
"Star Wars" hero John Boyega (Finn) and Keke Palmer star in this 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner about a 21-year-old reformed gangster's struggle to get a job and do right by his family when he's released from prison. The movie arrives on Netflix on Friday, Feb. 3.
TV Worth Watching
"24: Legacy" (Sunday on Fox, after the Super Bowl)
Jack Bauer is out, but Eric Carter is in for this 12-episode spinoff of the classic "24," using the same trademark real-time narration. Corey Hawkins plays ex-Army Ranger war hero Carter, with "Lord of the Rings" alum Miranda Otto as former Counter Terrorism Unit leader Rebecca Ingram. Fox is premiering the series directly after Super Bowl LI -- a very cushy timeslot -- but after that it moves to its regular time of Mondays at 8 p.m. Here's the trailer:
"The 100" Season 4 (Wednesday on The CW at 9 p.m.)
It's the end of the world as they know it, and they do not feel fine. Not at all. Season 4 of the popular apocalyptic series starts with "Echoes," as Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and friends struggle with how to survive/live/thrive now that 96 percent of the Earth's surface is becoming uninhabitable. Check out the terrifying Season 4 trailer:"Kitten Bowl" & ''Puppy Bowl" (Sunday on Hallmark & Animal Planet)
Football and commercials may be the watercooler talk of Monday morning, but they got nothin' on cute puppies and kitties. The kittens will battle it out first, with Kitten Bowl IV airing Sunday at noon on the Hallmark Channel. Puppy Bowl XIII starts at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet, and you can prepare for that now by checking out a sneak peek and seeing the starting lineup.
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