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
Nicolas Cage stars in this action thriller opening in theaters and available on VOD and Digital HD this Friday, June 8. "Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history: Officer Mike Chandler (Nicolas Cage) and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly trained and heavily armed men." Here's the trailer.
"Pacific Rim Uprising"
John Boyega be back for "Star Wars: Episode IX" next year. In the meantime, he's been keeping busy with other films, including this sci-fi sequel set 10 years after the first film. "Pacific Rim Uprising" arrives on Digital/Movies Anywhere on June 5, then on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, and On Demand on June 19. The home release comes with more than 40 minutes of bonus content.
When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) discover their friends and family have gone missing, there's only one gnome to call -- legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp). It's no mystery that the family comedy arrives on Digital June 5 and on Blu-ray/DVD on June 12. Blu-ray extras include nearly 45 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content, from the new music video "Stronger Than I Ever Was" to a lesson in how to draw your favorite Gnomes.
"I Can Only Imagine"
Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, and J. Michael Finley star in this film sharing the true story behind Christian band MercyMe's song "I Can Only Imagine." The movie arrives on Digital June 5, and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand June 12. There are three hours of extras with the release, including seven deleted scenes, seven in-depth featurettes, and audio commentary.
"Thor: Ragnarok"Before he met Rabbit and Tree, Thor met some other new friends (Tessa Thompson) and a couple of enemies (Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum) in this very, very funny Marvel movie from the genius Taika Waititi. Stream it across every portal in your galaxy starting June 5.
"Sense8: The Series Finale" [Netflix Original]
This is it. Probably. Definitely? "Sense8" fans were livid at the cancellation of their beloved show, with no closure, so Netflix decided to at least wrap up the series with this two-hour finale special movie. "Together until the end. From our cluster to yours." The series finale streams June 8. Here's the trailer.
"The Staircase" [Netflix Original]
Netflix crime documentaries are always so fantastic and addictive, so get ready to add this one to your list on June 8. This 13-episode series includes three brand new episodes airing alongside the original 2004-2005 series following crime novelist Michael Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home. Here's the trailer.
"Alex Strangelove" [Netflix Film]
In this romantic comedy, streaming June 8, "High school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) has it all - the grades, the girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), and the motley crew of hilarious friends. Everything is smooth sailing until Alex shares that he's decided to part ways with his virginity - and meets Elliott (Antonio Marziale), a sweet and confident gay boy who isn't shy about his instant crush on Alex...who may or may not feel the same. Rocketed into a endearing and amusing journey of sexual and self-exploration, Alex ultimately learns that like so much of growing up, love can be confusing. And that's okay." Here's the trailer.
"Portlandia" Season 8
Time to put a bird on this series. Say goodbye to Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as the eighth and final season of "Portlandia" arrives on Netflix on June 10.
More originals arriving this Friday June 8:
• Anna Friel's troubled British detective returns in "Marcella" Season 2 [Netflix Original]
• Australian romantic comedy "Ali's Wedding" [Netflix Film]
• Preteen animated kids show "The Hollow" [Netflix Original]
• Cute kids show for the littlest ones "Treehouse Detectives" [Netflix Original]
TV Worth Watching
"Dietland" (Monday on AMC at 9 p.m.)The great Julianna Margulies returns to TV for this dark comedy premiering on AMC June 4. Joy Nash stars as Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of a New York fashion magazine. She struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance, as men accused of sexual abuse and assault disappear and meet untimely, violent deaths.
"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" (Thursday on Freeform at 8 p.m.)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe welcomes a new member this week, with this TV series premiering with back-to-back episodes June 7 on Freeform. Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt star as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak and Tandy Bowen/Dagger, two teenagers who acquire superpowers and form a romantic relationship. The 10-episode series runs through August 2.
"American Woman" (Thursday on Paramount Network at 10 p.m.)
Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari star in this new dramedy set during the sexual revolution and rise of feminism of the 1970s. The series was inspired by the upbringing of co-executive producer and "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards. Here's the synopsis for Episode 1, "Liberation," which premieres June 7: "Bonnie's (Silverstone) life is changed forever when she discovers her husband Steve is having an affair. With the help of her best friends Diana (Jennifer Bartels) and Kathleen (Suvari), Bonnie figures out how to make it on her own."
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"A Wrinkle in Time"Madeleine L'Engle's young adult novel comes to life in Disney's adaptation, which arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and On Demand June 5. Bonus material includes an extended featurette going behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew; audio commentary from director Ava DuVernay and team; deleted scenes; bloopers; and two music videos.
Bruce Willis stars in this remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film, which is also loosely based on the novel by Brian Garfield. The action thriller co-stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise, and Camila Morrone. Check it out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Video on Demand June 5. Extras include commentary by Eli Roth and Roger Birnbaum; deleted and extended scenes; and "Vengeance and Vision: Directing Death Wish."
In this comedy out on DVD June 5, a rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists -- who make their living working at conventions -- decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon. Ryan Kwanten, Maggie Grace, Mike Epps, Russell Peters, Clancy Brown, and the amazing John Malkovich star in the film. The release comes with commentary from the director, editor, writers, and production designer.
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