New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Ant-Man and the Wasp"
Scott Lang is back! Paul Rudd returns for Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" sequel, this time with partner Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp. Check out the DVD/Blu-ray/4KUHD versions on Tuesday, October 16. Extras include a gag reel and Stan Lee outtakes, deleted scenes, a director's intro by Peyton Reed, "Online Close-Up Magic University," and multiple making-of featurettes.
Shana Feste’s autobiographical portrait of her charming grifter of a father arrives on DVD and Digital October 16. Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others and animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in Los Angeles. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry (Lewis MacDougall).
The DVD includes the making-of featurette "Setting Boundaries: A Look Behind the Scenes." Check out this exclusive clip from that featurette, with the cast raving over Lewis MacDougall as Henry:
"The Big Lebowski"
The Dude is still abiding 20 years later! Celebrate with "The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Limited Edition," which debuts for the first time ever on 4K Ultra Combo Pack -- which also includes Blu-ray and Digital via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere -- on October 16. The exclusive set includes extensive behind-the-scenes making-of bonus features, plus a collectible bag, bowling ball pencil holder, polishing cloth, and sweater packaging.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of the late Whitney Houston in this doc arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital October 16. Bonus features include audio commentary with producer Simon Chinn and Kevin Macdonald, and a motion photo gallery featuring images courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.
This star-studded action comedy arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K on October 16. Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (Danny McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie -- making one outrageously bad and bloody decision after another. Luke Wilson, Lolli Sorenson, Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson, David Alan Grier, and Cullen Moss co-star. Extras include "The Making of 'Arizona.'"
Helen McCrory has the titular role in this award-winning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's romantic saga. Acorn DVD is releasing the 2-disc DVD on October 16, featuring four episodes co-starring Kevin McKidd and Stephen Dillane.
After surviving a brutal armed robbery, a Cincinnati father (Frank Grillo) teams with his ex-cop neighbor (Bruce Willis) to track down the killer and avenge the assault in this action thriller arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital October 16. Olivia Culpo and Johnathon Schaech co-star. Extras include a making-of featurette and cast and crew interviews.
New Video on Demand, Streaming, and Digital
Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, María Valverde, and Beau Bridges star in this thriller/drama from director Mélanie Laurent. The film will arrive in theaters, and be available on VOD and Digital HD, this Friday, October 19. "Roy (Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape."
"Invisible Essence: The Little Prince"
This documentary on the novella "The Little Prince" will be available on EST/VOD starting Tuesday, October 16. "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s transcendent story suggests an ethical philosophy about life and a universal code of respect for humanity. With every new generation that discovers the fable, 'The Little Prince’s' inspiring legacy is cemented."
Check out this exclusive clip exploring the huge global success of the story:
"The Spy Who Dumped Me"
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan, and Gillian Anderson star in this spy comedy arriving on Digital HD/Movies Anywhere October 16. The Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra HD versions arrive in stores October 30. Extras include outtakes, deleted scenes, and four behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.
"Castle Rock: The Complete First Season"
Hulu has already renewed this Stephen King anthology series for a second season. Catch up on Season 1 when all 10 episodes debut on Digital Monday, October 15. You'll have to wait until January 8 for the Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra HD versions. Extras include "Inside the Episode" featurettes, plus the featurettes "Blood on the Page" and "A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams."
TV Worth Watching
"The Conners" Season 1 (Tuesday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
"The Rookie" Season 1 (Tuesday on ABC at 10 p.m.)ABC/Robert Trachtenberg
Roseanne Conner is dead. Long live The Conners? ABC fired Roseanne Barr from the "Roseanne" revival, but kept the rest of the family and gave them their own show. That premieres Tuesday at 8, followed by "The Kids Are all Right" at 8:30 pm., "black-ish" Season 5 at 9 p.m., and "Splitting Up Together" Season 2 at 9:30 p.m. Then "Castle" star Nathan Fillion returns to ABC for his new cop series "The Rookie."
"The Sentence" (Monday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
"My Dinner With Hervé" (Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
HBO has a couple of big titles this week -- starting with the documentary "The Sentence" on October 15, then the film "My Dinner With Hervé" on October 20.
In "The Sentence," filmmaker Rudy Valdez draws from hundreds of hours of footage to show the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend -- something known, in legal terms, as 'the girlfriend problem.'" "My Dinner With Herve" was inspired by director Sacha Gervasi’s own experiences. The film follows a struggling journalist’s (Jamie Dornan) story of his unlikely friendship with actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf, as it unfolds over one wild night in L.A. -- an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.
"Arrow" Season 7 (Monday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
Half of the Arrowverse returned last week, but not "Arrow" itself (or "Legends of Tomorrow," which starts next week). Stephen Amell and company return October 15 with the Season 7 premiere, "Inmate 4587":
"Following Oliver's (Amell) shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William (guest star Jack Moore), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated."
"Making a Murderer" Part 2 (Netflix Original)Netflix
It's kind of amazing to think of a docuseries becoming a binge-watching sensation. But that's what happened with Netflix's "Making a Murderer," following Steven Avery from DNA exoneree to convicted murderer. In Part 2 -- streaming October 19th -- Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest for 10 new episodes examining the high-stakes post-conviction process. Here's the trailer.
"Marvel's Daredevil" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
He's back! "Daredevil" returns October 19 on Netflix. "Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero." Check out the trailer.
"Wanderlust" (Netflix Original)
This six-episode British TV series stars Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh as married couple Joy and Alan. In an attempt to revive their dwindling sex lives, this couple from a small English town mutually agree to sleep with other people. Watch how that turns out starting October 19. Here's the trailer.
Also available this Friday, October 19:
• “Ask the Doctor" (Netflix Original)
• “Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever." Limited Series (Netflix Original)
• “Gnome Alone" (Netflix Film)
• “Haunted" (Netflix Original)
• "Larva Island" (Netflix Original)
• "The Night Comes For Us" (Netflix Film)
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Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy. Read More