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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 ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

'Searching' (November 27)

Not only is the cyber thriller #StarringJohnCho, it pushes Hollywood boundaries by being set completely on screens — computers and smartphones. John Cho plays a dad desperately trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter by tracking her online history and movements.

The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on November 27 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include a director's commentary and "Searching for Easter Eggs" featurette.

'The Little Stranger' (November 27)



This suspenseful thriller is for those viewers who like their scares more atmospheric than monstrous. Domhnall Gleeson stars as a doctor called to make a house call at a manor his mother once worked at as a maid. There, he finds the Ayres family — mother, son, and daughter — haunted by more than their declining fortunes. Something very strange is happening at Hundred Halls.

The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on November 27 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include two making-of featurettes.

NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND, STREAMING, AND DIGITAL

'The Predator' (November 27)



Shane Black's reboot/sequel to the classic sci-fi franchise was dogged by controversy, which perhaps deflated its box office earnings. Or perhaps that was due to rather lackluster reviews. The movie brought back the super lethal hunters — even smarter, stronger, and ferocious than before — to wreak havoc on Earth, with only an evolutionary biologist (Olivia Munn) and a team of ex-soldiers standing in their way. Available on Digital HD.

'The House With a Clock in Its Walls' (November 27)

Balancing light scares and zany fun, this family-friendly centers on an orphaned boy named Lewis who goes to live with his oddball uncle (Jack Black) in a house that mysteriously has a tick-tocking sound. Soon, he learns that his uncle and witchy neighbor (Cate Blanchett) can practice magic, which they'll need when Lewis accidentally wakens the dead. Available on Digital HD.

'I Am Paul Walker' (November 30)



To mark the fifth anniversary of Paul Walker's tragic death, this documentary about his life and legacy (which already on television earlier this year) arrives on Digital HD on November 30. Walker’s family and friends are interviewed, including manager Matt Luber, "Fast and Furious" co-star Tyrese Gibson, and director Rob Cohen.

NEW ON NETFLIX

'1983' (November 30)

Netflix's first Polish original is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller set in a dystopian world where the Iron Curtain never fell. Poland is the center of the universe, shaping the future of the entire world — until two men stumble on the conspiracy that keeps the country's ruling regime in power.

'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding' (November 30)

The sequel to Netflix's unexpected holiday romance hit finds Amber (Rose McIver) preparing for her wedding to Prince-turned-King Richard (Ben Lamb). But when royal traditions clash with Amber's modern perspective, she begins to wonder if she's ready to say "I do."

For more, see what else is new on Netflix in November 2018.

TV WORTH WATCHING

'86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center,' NBC (November 28)

The iconic tree in the heart of New York City is lit up, along with special musical performances and celebrity appearances.

'Nightflyers' Series Premiere, Syfy (December 2)

Based on the novella and short stories by "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin, this sci-fi horror drama takes place in 2093, when a team of scientists journey on a ship to make alien contact. But horrific events start to unfold — and they realize something terrible is on board with them.