At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New Video on Demand, Streaming, and Digital
"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
Gather all ye dancing queens and prepare to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi. The "Mamma Mia!" sequel comes with a Sing-Along Edition, arriving on Digital/Movies Anywhere this Tuesday, October 9 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand October 23. The list of bonus features is pretty impressive -- there's more than an hour of lyric videos, extended song performances, enhanced sing-alongs, cast chats, deleted/extended scenes with commentary, and so many behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the musical.
"Sorry to Bother You"
Boots Riley’s surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics arrives on Digital/Movies Anywhere October 9, then Blu-ray/DVD October 23. "In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe." Extras include commentary and the featurette "Beautiful Clutter" with director Boots Riley; plus the making-of featurettes "The Cast of Sorry to Bother You" and "The Art of the White Voice."
Check out this exclusive clip from "Beautiful Clutter With Director Boots Riley," focused on the casting of Armie Hammer:
Jason Isaacs, Mira Sorvino, and India Eisley star in this psychological thriller arriving in theaters and On Demand this Friday, October 12. Alienated high-school student Maria's (Eisley) life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.
Check out this creepy exclusive clip featuring Jason Isaacs and India Eisley, with their characters sharing a disturbing exchange that sets the tone for the rest of the film:
"The Romanoffs" (Amazon Original)
This star-studded new anthology series from the creator of "Mad Men" follows eight separate stories about people who believe they are descendants of the famous Russian royal family the Romanoffs. The series premieres October 12 on Amazon. Here's the official trailer.
"Light As a Feather" (Hulu Original)
Perfect for Halloween: This supernatural thriller series -- premiering October 12 on Hulu --- follows an innocent game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" gone wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted. The survivors are forced to figure out why they’re being targeted -- and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Also, check out what's coming to Redbox in October 2018.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson pops out a new action movie every couple of months. This one -- following a real-world hero who'll stop at nothing to save his family from a deadly blaze --arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand October 9. The film comes with more than 30 minutes of extras, including commentary, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurettes with The Rock and fellow cast members.
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"
Let the Drac Pack cruise into your home October 9 on Blu-ray/DVD. This third film in the family franchise comes with a lot of fun extras, including three all-new Scary-Oke Sing-Alongs; a featurette on how to "Plan Your Own Spook-tacular Sleepover"; a "Vampire Make Over: Mavis and Drac Tutorial"; Two Mini Movies (rated G); "I See Love" Monster Dance Party Dance Along; and Drac's Zing-tastic Read Along.
This highly-acclaimed coming-of-age comedy arrives on Blu-ray/DVD October 9, telling the story of 13-year-old Kayla’s (Elsie Kate Fisher) last week of middle school. Extras include audio commentary with Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham; deleted scenes; a music video; and the featurette "You’re Not Alone: Life in Eighth Grade."
You can't beat the cast of this action movie -- Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, and Charlie Day. The crime thriller arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD October 9. "As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It's operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop."
New on Netflix
Here's Netflix's full list of October titles.
"The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix Original)Netflix
Yes, yes, yes. This haunted house series has everything -- starting with an amazing cast in Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton, Mckenna Grace, and Annabeth Gish. "Stranger Things" delayed its new season to next summer, but these 10 episodes (debuting on October 12th) are here to get you in the Halloween spirit instead. Watch the amazing trailer.
“Apostle" (Netflix Film)
"The promise of the divine is but an illusion." More creepy stuff to watch before Halloween! Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, and Lucy Boynton star in the Netflix film (debuting October 12th), which comes from "The Raid" franchise writer/director Gareth Evans. "The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will rue the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built." Trailer.
"The Kindergarten Teacher" (Netflix Original)
This one is creepy in a different way, starring the incomparable Maggie Gyllenhaal, plus Gael García Bernal, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Daisy Tahan, Ajay Naidu, and Parker Sevak. "When a Staten Island kindergarten teacher discovers what may be a gifted five year-old student in her class, she becomes fascinated and obsessed with the child -- spiraling downward on a dangerous and desperate path in order to nurture his talent." Eep! See it on October 12th. Trailer.
TV Worth Watching
The CW's fall lineupThe CW
The past two weeks have been huge for Fall TV. This weeks is heavy on The CW drama returns, so here's that lineup -- including a couple of new shows (like the "Charmed" reboot) and the start of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's" final season:
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. BLACK LIGHTNING (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Oct. 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. ALL AMERICAN (Series Premiere)
Thursday, Oct. 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. ALL AMERICAN (Encore of Premiere)
Friday, Oct. 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. DYNASTY (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. CHARMED (Series Premiere)
"Blindspot" Season 4 (Friday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
The fourth season of Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton's crime drama starts October 12 with "Hella Duplicitous": "The FBI team hunts a dangerous enemy operative, and a deadly new foe emerges." Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is joining the show this season in a recurring role, and she'll be in this premiere episode.
"Camping" Season 1 (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis, and Ione Skye star in this new eight-episode series (based on a British series of the same name) premiering October 14 on HBO. "To celebrate her husband Walt’s 45th birthday, the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong – and what was supposed to be a delightful, back-to-nature camping trip quickly becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten."
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In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. Read More