New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
"The Hurricane Heist"
Memorial Day weekend is winding down, but a week of new releases is just getting started. Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, and Ryan Kwanten star in this action thriller about a high-stakes heist held during a massive hurricane. The perfect storm goes down on Digital May 29, then on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand June 5. Extras include deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Rob Cohen, and two making-of featurettes.
Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Rob Cohen using choice words for any climate change deniers:"Social Animals"
Zoe Crandle (Noël Wells) is facing eviction, her business is going under, and she is resigned to a life of one-night stands -- until she meets Paul. This fellow loveable loser seems perfect for her, except he's married. With help from her best friend, Zoe devises a plan to save her business and salvage her love life. The quirky dark comedy costars Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chaikin, and Samira Wiley. It opens in theaters, On Demand, and on Digital this Friday, June 1.
Here's an exclusive clip from "Social Animals," featuring Samira Wiley, Noel Wells, and comedian Fortune Feimster:"A Wrinkle in Time"
Disney's fantasy adaptation -- starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and young Storm Reid -- arrives on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on May 29. Ava DuVernay's film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand, and 4K Ultra HD on June 5. The Digital and Blu-ray editions come with so many bonus features -- including deleted scenes, audio commentary, bloopers, original song music videos, and the making-of featurette "A Journey Through Time."
This coming-of-age love story follows 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), who has yet to tell his family or friends he's gay, and doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. The romantic comedy -- costarring Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford and Jennifer Garner -- will be available on Digital formats May 29, and then Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra HD on June 12.
Fly away to Never Land with Disney's "Peter Pan," which is coming out of the vault for its 65th anniversary to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Watch the classic on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29, and on Blu-ray June 5. The Blu-ray and Digital editions are jam-packed with bonus features: There are several new signature collection extras, in addition to the many legacy/classic extras.
"The Last Witness"
Alex Pettyfer, Robert Więckiewicz, Talulah Riley, and Michael Gambon star in this thriller available on VOD and Digital May 29. "An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during the Second World War. A secret that has been kept hidden for far too many years." Check out the trailer.
However, the final week of May still has some tricks up its sleeve with several worthy shows and movies:
"Arrested Development" Season 5, Part 1 (Netflix Original)
The Bluths are back for Season 5 on Tuesday, May 29! Or the first batch of episodes will be back, anyway with the rest coming later. Hate when they do that, but they're doing it to "Kimmy," too. (See below.) Season 5 will include the Lucille 2 mystery, among other detours. Fingers crossed that it's up to the original run's standard.
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Season 4, Part 1 (Netflix Original)
Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) is also only giving us a few episodes this week, but we'll take what we can get! The first six episodes drop May 30, with seven episodes coming later this year. Sadly, the fourth season will be the final one for Kimmy, Titus, Jacqueline, Lillian and the gang, so maybe it's for the best that the farewell is being spread out.
Disney·Pixar's two-time Oscar winner (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for "Remember Me") is headed to Netflix on May 29.
"Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story"
Did you know glamorous '40s actress Hedy Lamarr was also an inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology? Learn some stuff in this fascinating documentary arriving on Netflix May 31.
Here's everything coming to Netflix this Friday, June 1 alone:
- "Assassination Games" (2011)
- "Blue Jasmine" (2013)
- "Busted!" [Netflix Original]
- "Disney's 101 Dalmatians" (1996)
- "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" (1993)
- "He Named Me Malala" (2015)
- "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth" (1988)
- "Just Friends" (2005)
- "Miracle" (2004)
- "National Treasure" (2004)
- "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008)
- "November 13: Attack on Paris" [Netflix Original]
- "Outside In" (2018)
- "Righteous Kill" (2008)
- "Rumor Has It" (2005)
- "Singularity" (2017)
- "Taking Lives" (2004)
- "Terms and Conditions May Apply" (2013)
- "The Boy" (2016)
- "The Covenant" (2006)
- "The Departed" (2006)
- "The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure" (2010)
TV Worth Watching
"Succession" (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)HBO is getting its own heap of new releases (and losing some stuff) this month. It's also premiering this intriguing new series, starring Brian Cox as the patriarch of the Roy family. Logan Roy and his four children (Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck) control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. "Succession" tracks this powerful, ambitious, dysfunctional family as they contemplate what will happen when their aging father steps away from the company. The first episode, called "Celebration," airs June 3.
"C.B. Strike" (Friday on Cinemax at 10 p.m.)
When she's not busy writing the "Fantastic Beasts" scripts, or more "Harry Potter" stories, J.K. Rowling switches gears into crime writer Robert Galbraith. Under that name, she's been writing the fantastic Cormoran Strike detective novels. The ongoing series includes "The Cuckoo's Calling", "The Silkworm," and "Career of Evil," with "Lethal White" still ahead. Cinemax picked up this U.K. adaptation and called it "C.B. Strike," with Tom Burke ("Only God Forgives") as war veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike, and Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") as his assistant Robin Ellacott. The series premieres June 1.
"The Bachelorette" Season 14 Premiere (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
Arie's ex-fiancee Becca will do the damn thing herself starting this week when ABC's horrible but addictive franchise continues. In Monday's premiere, "Former bachelorettes Rachel, JoJo and Kaitlyn help Becca prepare for her big night; the men try to make a good impression on Becca; 21 bachelors advance to the next stage."
"Reverie" Season 1 Premiere (Wednesday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
NBC's new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), "a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior, who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in an immersive, highly advanced virtual reality program in which users can live out their wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself." Cheesy closer there, but the cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, and Jessica Lu.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Annihilation"Director Alex Garland's ("Ex Machina") mind-bending sci-fi film arrives on on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 29. "Biologist and former soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) is shocked when her missing husband (Oscar Isaac) comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone no one has ever returned from. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth." Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny costar. The Blu-ray comes with more than an hour of bonus content on the stunts, set design, visual effects, and more.
Based on the 2010 short story, "-30-," this horror thriller explores the evolving relationship between Keith (William Jackson Harper) and Jessica (Rebecca Henderson), "two scientists who are employed by a vast, impersonal corporation to investigate an unspeakable horror that took place at the remote encampment of a mysterious cult. Working and living in a state-of-the-art, high tech environment that is completely at odds with their surroundings, they spend their days gathering physical evidence, analyzing it, and reporting on their findings." "They Remain" will be available on Blu-ray, VOD, and on Demand on May 29.
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