At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, this emotional, intellectual sci-fi drama starring Amy Adams arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include more than an hour of special features on the film's subject matter, sound, score, editing, and more.
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
Newcomer Joe Alwyn stars in this drama following a 19-year-old soldier as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad -- contrasting the realities of war with American perceptions. Two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee directed the film, which co-stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. The movie arrives on three-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on February 14. Bonus materials include deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Ang Lee talking about working with young up-and-coming star Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn:"Bleed for This"
Miles Teller stars as world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza in this inspirational true story of one of the most unlikely comebacks in sports history. After a near-fatal car accident, Paziena is told he may never walk again, but with the help of his trainer (Aaron Eckhart), the boxer returns to the ring just a year later for the fight of his life. The sports film arries on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Feb. 14. Bonus features include deleted scenes, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes.
"The Edge of Seventeen"
This instant classic teen comedy -- starring Hailee Steinfeld in a Golden Globe-nominated role -- is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 14. The DVD and Blu-ray include a gag reel and deleted scenes.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
Benedict Cumberbatch has the title role of Marvel's trippy new addition to the MCU, which is ready to win your heart with its Digital HD release on Valentine's Day. You'll have to wait until Feb. 28 for the Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand releases. The bonus features, as usual for Marvel, are impressive. The release includes 80 minutes of never-before-seen materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary from director Scott Derrickson, part two of the "Team Thor" mockumentary, audio commentary, and an exclusive look at Marvel Studios Phase 3, including "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Black Panther," and "Avengers: Infinity War."
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star as spies who fall in love while working undercover during World War II. The thriller arrives first on Digital HD on Feb. 14, then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 28. The Blu-ray will include 10 in-depth behind-the-scenes features.
"Rules Don't Apply"
Warren Beatty wrote, directed, and played Howard Hughes in this 1950s Hollywood romance, starring Lily Collins and the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich. Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Ed Harris, Oliver Platt, and Martin Sheen co-star in the romantic dramedy, which arrives on Digital HD February 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD February 28. The discs will include a making-of feature on Beatty's passion project, including cast interviews; plus the music video for the titular song, performed by Lily Collins.
"Bad Santa 2"
Fueled by "cheap whiskey and greed," Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke teams up once again with his angry sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) to knock off a Chicago charity in this raunchy sequel out on digital Feb. 14 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on Feb. 21. Christina Hendricks, Kathy Bates, and Brett Kelly co-star in the film, which has its own new Unrated version available just on Blu-ray and 4K UHD+Blu-ray. More bonus materials include several featurettes, a gag reel, an alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, and more.
"Girlfriend's Day" (Netflix Original)Just let Netflix tease this one on its own:
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Write a card too clever,
And someone might kill you!
Bob Odenkirk plays Ray Wentworth, former king of the wordsmith world, and now a down-on-his-luck romance card writer who gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a newly crowned holiday: Girlfriend's Day. Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach, Rich Sommer, June Diane Raphael, Andy Richter, Stephanie Courtney, Toby Huss, Stephen Michael Quezada, Derek Waters, and Echo Kellum co-star in the Netflix original film, available for streaming on Valentine's Day.
"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge" Season 4 (Netflix Original)
The creators of "How to Train Your Dragon" are back with more all-new adventures for Hiccup and Toothless. Check out Season 4 on Netflix starting Feb. 17.
"Chef's Table" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
This Emmy-nominated docuseries returns to Netflix February 17 with six new episodes taking you inside the kitchens and lives of these featured chefs:
- Jeong Kwan (South Korea)
- Tim Raue (Germany)
- Ivan Orkin (New York)
- Vladimir Mukhin (Russia)
- Nancy Silverton (California)
- Virgilio Martinez (Peru)
TV Worth Watching
"Big Little Lies" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, and Zoe Kravitz star in this dramedy miniseries from creator David E. Kelley, based on the must-read book by Liane Moriarty. HBO has an exceptional track record, and this one should follow suit. The first episode, "Somebody's Dead," premieres Sunday, February 19. Check out the intriguing new promo:
"Humans" Season 2 (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
Season 2 of this sci-fi series from AMC and UK's Channel 4 continues Feb. 13, picking up several months after the events of Season 1, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her Synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world, while Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage. "As unconfirmed reports of Synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house. Joe, Laura and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight." This show deserves more viewers, so catch up on Season 1 and give it a shot.
"The Good Fight" (Sunday on CBS at 9 p.m.)
It's finally time for "The Good Wife" spinoff to get in the ring. The 10-episode first season premieres Sunday on CBS before moving to the network's digital site, CBS All Access. The series follows returning Wifers Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, with Rose Leslie joining the mix as Diane's goddaughter Maia. "The Good Fight" begins with a large financial scam destroying the reputation of young lawyer Maia and wiping out her mentor Diane's savings. The two then join Lucca at one of Chicago's top law firms. Catch Episode 1, "Inauguration," on Feb. 19.
"Billions" Season 2 (Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m.)
Paul Giamatti's U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York continues his face-off against Damian Lewis's huge fund billionaire in Season 2 of Showtime's very sexy, very watchable drama. "Risk Management" starts off the season on Feb. 19, or you could watch it now On Demand.
"Doubt" (Wednesday on CBS at 10 p.m.)
Katherine Heigl plays successful defense lawyer Sadie Ellis, who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime, on the series premiere of this new CBS drama. The full cast is pretty impressive, including Dulé Hill, Elliott Gould, Laverne Cox, Steven Pasquale, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, and Judith Light.
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