New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life can be for you starting this Tuesday, Sept. 19 on Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD. Johnny Depp's fifth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will later arrive on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 3. Bonus features include a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes featurettes, plus bloopers and deleted scenes.
Check out this deleted scene with Henry Turner learning a lesson from Captain Jack Sparrow:"Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access)
Streaming, the final frontier! The "Star Trek" franchise is still going strong after 50 years, embarking on a new adventure with a new ship and a new crew following new missions. Sonequa Martin-Green ("The Walking Dead") leads the new series, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 on the CBS streaming service CBS All Access. Watch the trailer.
"Transparent" Season 4 (Amazon)
In Season 4, the Pfeffermans embark on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family's history. Check out the trailer, and watch what happens when the series returns to Amazon Prime on Friday, September 22.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Meet Diana, princess of the Amazons, long before she showed Batman and Superman what's up in "BvS." Her origin story is out on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, Sept. 19. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot will be back for a sequel (and Gadot will return for "Justice League" in November) but first you should check out all of the many bonus features that come with this blockbuster's home release. In addition to multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film, there are bloopers, extended scenes, and the revealing "Epilogue: Etta's Mission," as "Etta Candy gets the boys back together for a secret mission that could impact humanity's future."
"The Little Hours"
This off-beat R-rated nun comedy (!) starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, and John C. Reilly is available for home viewing this Friday, Sept. 22. Medieval nuns lead a simple life in their convent, but after Father Tommasso brings on a virile young new hired hand (Dave Franco), "the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry."
"The Big Sick"
Kumail Nanjiani ("Silicon Valley") and Emily V. Gordon co-wrote this crowd-and-critic pleasing romantic comedy based on their real-life love story. Check it out on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand September 19. Bonus content includes a making-of featurette, and a look at "The Real Story" behind the film, plus deleted scenes, cast/filmmaker commentary, and more.
TV Worth Watching
"Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
And so it begins! Watch the 13 celebs who enlisted for live dancing duty take their first baby giraffe steps on the dance floor as the fall season begins. ABC launched a fantasy league with the Season 25 cast, so place your bets now. (From here, the Manic Pixie Dream Team of Lindsey & Mark looks ready to slay.)
"America's Got Talent" Season 12 (Tuesday & Wednesday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
AGT Season 12 looks like a battle of the cute kids, with Darci Lynne and Angelica Hale leading the pack in terms of predicted winners. The top 10 acts will compete one final time on Tuesday, with the Live Results Finale airing Wednesday. At the end of that night, Tyra Banks will reveal the $1 million winner.
"The Good Place" Season 2 (Wednesday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
Fork yeah! Kristen Bell's warm, funny, and surprisingly mind-twisting comedy returns for Season 2 on September 20, airing right after the AGT finale. The premiere title is "Everything Is Great!" and here's the synopsis from NBC: "Their memories erased, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason once again settle into the Good Place, unaware of what has previously transpired; Eleanor attempts to piece things together using a clue she left for herself."
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
Emma Watson's tale as old as time is coming to Netflix this week! Be their streaming guest starting Tuesday, Sept. 19.
"Fuller House" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Season 3 of this "Full House" spinoff is being split into two parts, with the first batch of nine episodes premiering on a very special date: September 22, which was also the date "Full House" debuted 30 years ago. "It's our 30th Anniversary, proving that the family who hugs together stays together. Enjoy new episodes of Fuller House and 30 years of hilarity.""Jerry Before Seinfeld" (Netflix Original)
Seinfeld now has a deal with Netflix, so he's opening up on all kinds of tops. In this special, available September 19, "Jerry Seinfeld takes you back to before you called him a king, or a legend, or the-guy-from-that-thing."
"Gotham" Season 3
Make this Thursday your official "Gotham" day. Season 3's 22 episodes will arrive on Netflix on September 21, and Season 4 will premiere on Fox that night. The Season 4 premiere, "Pax Penguina," has this synopsis: "Detective Gordon suspects that Jonathan Crane has resurfaced; Penguin hosts the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge; Bruce begins his vigilante watch."
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