At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
Gary Oldman is the frontrunner to win the Best Actor Oscar for "Darkest Hour," which is also nominated for Best Picture, Makeup and Hairstyling, Costume Design, Cinematography, and Production Design. Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup, and Stephen Dillane costar in the historical biodrama, which is available on Digital HD this Tuesday, February 6, and then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 27. Extras include feature commentary from director Joe Wright and two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman's transformation into Winston Churchill.
This animated comedy about faith and friendship comes with tons of bonus material, including six sing-along videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin. "The Star" arrives on Digital on February 6, and then Blu-ray/DVD on February 20.
This drama, on EST/VOD February 6, follows a young black man searching for his identity in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in South Side, Chicago. Inspired by a true story, this timely film tackles racial injustice and what it takes to overcome grief under difficult circumstances
"While searching for the meaning of his existence, Ben Layten (Thomas Middleditch) uncovers a family secret that leads him to a woman named Hanna (Jess Weixler). But when he and Hanna inadvertently fall in love, his life becomes increasingly and strangely complicated." The romantic comedy is available in theaters and On Demand and Digital HD this Friday, Feb. 9.
"Grand Prix Driver" Season 1 (Amazon Original)
This Amazon Prime Original Series, narrated by Michael Douglas, goes inside the secretive world of Formula 1 automobile racing. The series starts this Friday, Feb. 9, showcasing never-before-granted access to the inner workings of McLaren - the most prestigious team in Formula 1.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Only the Brave"
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, this heroic story of a team of local firefighters stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, and Jennifer Connelly. Extras with the Blu-ray and DVD -- out February 6 -- include deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Joseph Kosinski and star Josh Brolin; the "Hold the Light" music video and featurette; and three making-of featurettes.
Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, featuring director Joseph Kosinski and stars Josh Brolin and Miles Teller talking about working with fire:"Kill Order"
This action/sci-fi movie is available on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on February 6. "Chaos erupts when a group of armed men break into a high school classroom. They target David (Chris Mark), a quiet kid who secretly suffers from unexplained memories of a horrifying past. Tapping into a previously unknown strength, David fights off his attackers and goes on the run. With his life and the lives of his loved ones in jeopardy, David must master the use of his new superhuman strength and fighting skills to find the people responsible and get his revenge."
"A Bad Moms Christmas"
In this comedy sequel, original "Bad Moms" Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are joined by newcomers Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon as their respective mothers. The raunchy holiday movie costars Justin Hartley and Peter Gallagher, and arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 6. Bonus materials include a gag reel, additional scenes, and a crew music video.
TV Worth Watching
"XXIII Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony" (Friday on NBC at 8 p.m.)The 2018 Winter Olympics are here! The PyeongChang, South Korea Opening Ceremony is this Friday, Feb. 9. That's a big deal, but the schedule shows that events actually start on Wednesday and continue until Feb. 25. Keep up with the competition schedule, and also keep up with your local broadcast to figure out when each event will actually air.
"Here and Now" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
Alan Ball's latest darkly comic HBO drama stars Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, and premieres this Sunday with "Eleven Eleven." Here's the synopsis: "A multi-racial family made up of a husband, a wife, three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and one biological child, finds its bonds tested."
"Our Cartoon President" (Sunday on Showtime at 8 p.m.)
Before the "Homeland" Season 7 premiere at 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime is premiering this animated comedy from executive producer Stephen Colbert. "Starring two-dimensional avatars of Donald Trump and his merry band of insiders and family members, this cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump, his confidants and bon vivants. It's a workplace comedy where the office is oval, a character study in search of character, and a timely political send-up of our always-colorful forty-fifth president and his family."
"Celebrity Big Brother" (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
CBS is airing its very first U.S. edition of "Celebrity Big Brother" as counter-programming to NBC's Olympics. It'll be a shorter-than-usual season, but with the standard Head of Household and Power of Veto comps and eliminations. Plus, live feeds? They should be good. Here's the cast.
"Wonder Woman" (Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman saves the day on HBO this Saturday, Feb. 10. Make a night of it!
"When We First Met" (Netflix Original)
Gotta love a time travel romantic comedy. This Netflix movie, streaming Friday, Feb. 9, stars Adam DeVine and Alexandra Daddario. "Using a magical photo booth that sends him back in time, Noah relives the night he met Avery over and over, trying to persuade her to fall for him." Netflix probably should've released this one on Groundhog Day, but ... so be it. Here's the trailer:"Seeing Allred" (Netflix Original)
Netflix really does have the best documentaries. Here's another one, out this Friday, Feb. 9: "A warrior for change. A lightning rod for controversy. Gloria Allred has devoted 40 years to asserting and protecting the rights of women, overcoming personal trauma, media scrutiny, and powerful men.""The Ritual" (Netflix Original)
This one looks good too, and what a cast: Rafe Spall, Rob James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid, Maria Erwolter, Kerri McLean, and Jacob James Beswick star in this horror film also out Friday. "The deeper you go, the scarier it becomes... Four friends with a long-standing but strained connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return."Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
The fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. The newly appointed British prime minister must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. During the next four weeks in 1940, Churchill cements his legacy as his courageous decisions and leadership help change the course of world history. Read More
Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. While most people run from danger, they run toward it -- watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, forging a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Ariz. Read More