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
'A Star Is Born' (February 19)
Just in time for the Oscars, the Best Picture-nominated film hits home video. With this remake, Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and stars as the grizzled country rocker Jackson Maine. Stepping into the role of the ingenue who dazzles him and the world with her incredible vocals is Lady Gaga. Their soaring duet of "Shallow" is just the start of an emotional and tear-jerking journey.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 19 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include a making-of featurette and music videos.
'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (February 19)
Melissa McCarthy earned an Oscar nomination for showing off her dramatic side in this film based on a true story. She plays Lee Israel, a writer who once made a living writing celebrity profiles in the ‘70s and ‘80s. But now that her kind of work has fallen out of favor, she gets desperate and turns to forging letters from dead authors. But it’s not long before Lee’s elaborate con goes awry.
The movie arrives on DVD on February 19 (and is already available on Digital HD).
'Overlord' (February 19)
The horror flick that producer J.J. Abrams called "bats--t crazy" follows a group of American paratroopers who are shot out of the sky the night before D-Day and parachute to what seems to be a safe house. Except it isn't safe — it's the site of gruesome Nazi science experiments to create the ultimate super soldier.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 19 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include six making-of featurettes.
'Robin Hood' (February 19)
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 19 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include a seven-part documentary, deleted scenes, and outtakes.
‘Death in Venice’ (February 19): Criterion rightly celebrates Luchino Visconti’s late-career adaptation of Thomas Mann’s beloved novella, a beautiful interpretation that also seems almost eerily predictive, with one eye looking into the future at the looming AIDS crisis. This deluxe edition, featuring a 2008 documentary about the filmmaker, a 1970 short film made by Visconti about the casting of the film, with vintage documentaries happily resting alongside more recent material.
‘Backbeat’ (February 19): Our friends at Shout Factory have put together a wonderful package for Iain Softley’s underrated formation-of-the-Beatles drama, including deleted scenes, interviews, and an audio commentary with Softley, Ian Hart and Stephen Dorff (who is just so, so good in this season of “True Detective,” right?) If you’ve never seen this movie, it rules.
'La Vérité' (February 19): The French drama starring Brigitte Bardot as a woman on trial for killing her lover gets a new 4K restoration on Blu-ray.
'The Return of the Vampire' (February 19): In this 1943 film, Bela Lugosi returns as vampire Armand Tesla in this unofficial sequel, which hits Blu -ray with three new audio commentaries.
NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
'Green Book' (February 19)
The Golden Globe-winning drama tells the tale of an unlikely interracial friendship based on a true story. Rough-and-tumble Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a refined black black pianist, on a concert tour through the Deep South. While the film has generated some controversy for its depictions of race relations, it has drawn in many accolades through awards season. Now available on Digital HD.
'Ben Is Back' (February 19)
Julia Roberts stars as Holly, a mother who is thrilled when her 19-year-old son (Lucas Hedges) comes home from rehab. The rest of the family is skeptical and wary, and Holly soon realizes the difficulties of dealing with an addict son. Now available on Digital HD.
'Instant Family' (February 19)
A married couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) who didn't expect to have kids decide to foster three siblings. But becoming an instant family isn't quite that easy and hijinks and mistakes ensue. Now available on Digital HD.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Paddleton' (February 22)
Ray Romano and Mark Duplass star in this buddy dramedy as misfit neighbors who bond after the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The boundaries of friendship are tested when the cancer patient asks for help in procuring medication to end his suffering.
'Chefs Table: Volume 6' (February 22)
The award-winning documentary series is diversifying its subjects, after receiving some criticism for featuring so many white male chefs. This season includes the first black chef, Mashama Bailey of the Grey in Savannah, Georgia. The other episodes focus on Sean Brock of the Southern-themed Husk restaurants; Asma Khan of London’s acclaimed Darjeeling Express; and famed Italian butcher Dario Cecchini.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in February 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Survivor: Edge of Extinction' Season Premiere, CBS (February 20, 8 p.m.)
The 38th season of the reality competition series pits four returning players against 14 newcomers. There's also a new twist: Everyone who is voted out goes to Extinction Island, where their will to remain in the game is tested in a physically and psychologically brutal way.
'The 91st Academy Awards,' ABC (February 24, 8 p.m.)
A wide-open Best Picture race, controversy over four categories getting kicked to commercial breaks, and lack of a host have made this year's Oscars the most buzzed-about in years.
'True Detective' Season 3 Finale, HBO (February 24, 10 p.m.)
Mahershala Ali is the frontrunner to win his second Oscar on the same night as the finale of the crime drama that will likely net him an Emmy, as the Purcell children's case comes to a close.