Mid90s

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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

'Mid90s' (January 8)

Jonah Hill's directorial debut is a heartfelt, finely drawn coming-of-age tale about a teen from a dysfunctional family who spends his summer escaping his troubled home life and hanging out with a group of skaters. The film's lo-fi visuals evoke a sense of time and place.

The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 8 (and is already available on Digital HD).



'Hell Fest' (January 8)

There's no hell quite like a carnival on Halloween. This low-budget slasher flick follows a group of teens who are stalked by a serial killer at a traveling amusement park.

The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on January 8 (and is already available on Digital HD).

'Monsters and Men' (January 8)

This drama doesn't blink as it takes on simmering current issues like police brutality, race, and complicity. When Manny Ortega (Anthony Ramos) films a deadly confrontation between police and a black man in Brooklyn, he must decide whether to release the video or keep quiet to avoid drawing attention to himself.

The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 8 (and is already available on Digital HD).



NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND, STREAMING, AND DIGITAL

'First Man' (January 8)

Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this intense drama about NASA's attempts to land a man on the moon. The special effects give you the hair-raising feel of being in a space craft, while the excellent cast (including the fiery Claire Foy as Armstrong's wife) vividly portray the tension, fear, and hope of the astronauts, scientists, and families involved. Available on Digital HD.



'The Hate U Give' (January 8)

Much like "Monsters and Men" above, this drama tackles race and police brutality, but from the viewpoint of a teen girl (Amandla Stenberg) who witnesses a shooting. It's not just a sensitive and emotional issues movie, but a stirring coming-of-age story. Available on Digital HD.

NEW ON NETFLIX

'Friends From College' Season 2 (January 11)

The group of friends, which fell apart after the revelation of the affair between Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key) and Sam (Annie Parisse), is forced to come back together for the wedding of Max (Fred Savage) and Felix (Billy Eichner). Sarah Chalke joins the cast for Season 2 as a former classmate who reconnects with ex-boyfriend Nick (Nat Faxon).

'The Last Laugh' (January 11)

Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss team up in this movie about a retired talent agent (Chase) who convinces his first client, a stand-up comedian (Dreyfuss), to leave his senior community and go on one more cross-country tour. And of course, jokes and hijinks ensue.

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'Sex Education' (January 11)

Talking about sex with your parents is mortifying enough. Imagine the horror you'd feel if your mom told you one day, "I've noticed you're pretending to masturbate." That's the unlucky lot of Otis (Asa Butterfield), whose mother (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. But he also uses her expertise to open a sex therapy clinic at his school, advising fellow students on everything from an addiction to wanking to out-of-control pubes.



For more, see what else is new on Netflix in January 2019.

TV WORTH WATCHING

'The Bachelor' Season 23 Premiere, ABC (January 7, 8 p.m.)

Colton Underwood, the former football player and virgin, begins his journey of handing out roses, breaking hearts, and possibly finding true love and getting it on.

'You're the Worst' Season 5 Premiere, FXX (January 9, 10 p.m.)

The final season winds down the story of the dysfunctional romance between Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash), who are planning their wedding.



'The 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards,' The CW (January 13, 7 p.m.)

"The Favourite" and "Black Panther" vie for the top movie prize, while "The Americans" and "Killing Eve" duke it out on the TV side. See a full list of the nominations here.

'True Detective' Season 3, HBO (January 13, 9 p.m.)

The crime drama returns with a brand-new story and a brand-new cast, led by Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as a detective in the Ozarks investigating the case of two missing kids.