New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
Will Christopher Nolan's World War II epic win Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars? We'll have to wait until March to find out. But you can watch the film at home starting this Tuesday, Dec. 12 on Digital HD, and then next Tuesday, Dec. 19 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD. The many bonus features are divided into various categories, including "Creation," "Land," "Air," "Sea," and "Conclusion."
"The LEGO NINJAGO Movie"
Watch the battle for NINJAGO City on Digital December 12, then Blu-ray and DVD on December 19. The animated comedy -- featuring the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and Jackie Chan -- will also be available on Movies Anywhere. The DVD and Blu-ray both include deleted scenes and a LEGO NINJAGO TV Series Sneak Peek. The Blu-ray also comes with several more featurettes, music videos, outtakes, and a few mini-movies.
This modern take on the '90s classic has a great cast, led by Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. The afterlife experience arrives first on digital December 12 and then on Blu-ray and DVD December 26. Digital and Blu-ray bonus materials include four behind-the-scenes featurettes, plus deleted and extended scenes. The DVD has two featurettes.
"Jean-Claude Van Johnson" Season 1 (Amazon Original)
This new Amazon Original Series stars Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme," a global martial arts and film sensation, also operating under the alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. The first season begins this Friday, Dec. 15, only on Amazon.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Kingsman: The Golden Circle"
Taron Egerton's Eggsy returns for this Kingsman sequel, costarring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and even Elton John. The action comedy is already on Movies Anywhere, and it arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 12. There are several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film, including "Black Cab Chaos: Anatomy of a Killer Chase," which is available on the Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD.
"Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season"
Winter is coming! And, just in time, the penultimate season is arriving December 12 on Blu-ray and DVD. The discs come packed with exclusive new bonus content, including audio commentaries on every episode, two new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and (for a limited time) a bonus disc containing "Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms," a 45-minute extension of the award-winning "History & Lore" features included on previous individual Blu-ray season releases.
Director Kathryn Bigelow's crime drama -- starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski, and Anthony Mackie -- arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 12. The discs include several special featurettes on the history surrounding the events portrayed in the film, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a music video featuring Algee Smith and the real Larry Reed from The Dramatics.
• Redbox: New titles coming to the big red box on Tuesday, Dec. 12 include "Atomic Blonde," "True Detective" Seasons 1 and 2, "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "All Saints," "Cops and Robbers," "Border Cross," "The 13th Friday," "The Heist," and "The Last Rites of Ransom Pride."
"Wormwood" (Netflix Original)"Witness the untold true story of the CIA, LSD experiments, mind control, and the death of a family man."This six-episode docudrama from acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris defies easy labels, but it stars Peter Sarsgaard -- and several other fantastic actors -- and you can watch it for yourself this Friday, Dec. 15.
"Christmas Inheritance" (Netflix Original)
In the mood for a Christmas romance? Netflix is streaming this original film starring Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, and Andie MacDowell starting December 15. "Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father's gift business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad's former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never knew. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she's forced to work for her keep, and in the process, finds romance and discovers the true gift of Christmas."
"The Santa Clause" (1994)
"The Santa Clause 2" (2002)
"The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (2006)
Also just in time for Christmas, Netflix is releasing Tim Allen's three films in "The Santa Clause" franchise, all available for streaming starting December 12.
TV Worth Watching
"The Exorcist" Season 2 Finale (Friday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
Why aren't more people watching this amazing horror show? It's not too late to catch up. Binge the first nine episodes of Season 2 (and all of Season 1, if you're not up-to-date, although you can watch Season 2 alone) and prepare for the big finale this Friday. Here's the synopsis from FOX: "Everything has led to this moment. As one priest fights for his life in the hospital, another is forced to confront the ghosts of his past. With time running out to save Andy's (John Cho) life, one of the exorcists must make the ultimate sacrifice in the all-new 'Unworthy' Season 2 finale."
"Mr. Robot" Season 3 Finale (Wednesday on USA at 10 p.m.)
Rami Malek's mind-trip drama hasn't gotten as much attention this year as the first two seasons, and it's already ending its 10-episode third season this week. In "shutdown -r," USA teases, "elliot tries to save darlene but sh*t doesn't go as planned. mr. robot needs to step up or step back ffs. angela considers the price."
"The Librarians" Season 4 Premiere (Wednesday on TNT at 8 p.m.)
This is a big week for midseason/fall finales, but at least one show is actually starting back up. Season 4 of this adventure drama starring Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle begins December 13. "And the Dark Secret" has this synopsis from TNT: "When a secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths an ancient map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library of Alexandria (the original Library), it's up to Flynn and the Librarians - with the help of an unexpected ally - to stop them before the stones can be used to destroy the Library."
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