What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: May 20-26
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
'Isn't It Romantic?' (May 21)
This is a romantic comedy that casts a satirical eye on ... romantic comedies. Rebel Wilson stars as a cynical New York City architect who thinks rom-coms are "lies set to terrible pop songs." Then, after suffering a head injury, she wakes up to find her life has become a rom-com, complete with cliches like a huge apartment with all the shoes, a handsome suitor (Liam Hemsworth) falling at her feet, and flash mobs dancing in the streets.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 21 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted scenes and "I Wanna Dance!" featurette.
The saga of the unlikely friendship between a teen Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon comes to an epic conclusion. The dazzling animation supports a bittersweet story, which follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) searching for a secret dragon utopia all while coming to terms with Toothless' new bond with Light Fury.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 21 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted scenes, an alternate opening, and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes.
'The Upside' (May 21)
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston team up for this feel-good ramedy. Hart plays an ex-convict who finds work as a caretaker to Cranston's paraplegic billionaire. Thus, begins an unlikely but beautiful friendship, as Hart gets accustomed to Cranston's fancy mansion, many sleek sports cars, and high-tech shower.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 21 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes.
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'Earthquake' (May 21): The two-disc collector's edition of the 1974 disaster film includes a new 2K remaster of the theatrical cut as well as one of the TV version. There's also a new featurette about the innovative sound effect called Sensurround, which created the sense of actually experiencing an earthquake in theaters.
'Let the Sunshine In' (May 21): Criterion releases a new 4K remaster of French auteur Claire Denis' romantic drama starring Juliette Binoche. Cinematographer Agnès Godard's gorgeous burnished tones provide a rich background as Binoche tumbles into relationships with all the wrong men.
NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
No, Madea herself is not the person being memorialized. But she is being retired by Tyler Perry after this film. A family reunion turns somber and leads the whole family to travel to backwoods Georgia, where sordid secrets threaten to spill out. Of course, Madea takes charge of organizing the funeral because, as she notes, "I've been burying a lot of men. A lot of 'em." Available May 21 on Digital HD.
'Gloria Bell' (May 21)
Julianne Moore stars as a free-spirited divorcee who joyfully spends her nights at dance clubs around Los Angeles. She soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating. Available May 21 on Digital HD.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Wanda Sykes: Not Normal' (May 21)
The comedian presents her fifth stand-up special and the first one to stream on Netflix. Sykes takes on the current political and cultural climate with her usual cutting humor.
'The Perfection' (May 24)
Allison Williams seems to be calling back to her role in "Get Out" as a troubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school. But their encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
'She's Gotta Have It' Season 2 (May 24)
Now that free-spirited artist Nola (DeWanda Wise) has achieved success, she has to balance remaining true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world.
'What/If' (May 24)
The first season of this "neo-noir social thriller" stars Renee Zellweger as a wealthy, but eccentric investor who makes an indecent proposal to Jane Levy, the founder of a fledgling start-up. Zellweger will back the company — if she can spend the night with Levy's husband (Blake Jenner).
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in May 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons,' ABC (May 22, 8 p.m.)
The live 90-minute, star-studded production of the legendary Norman Lear's classic sitcoms "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons." Woody Harrelson will play Archie Bunker, with Marisa Tomei as wife Edith. Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes take on the roles of George and Louise Jefferson in the spinoff.
'Elementary' Season 7 Premiere, CBS (May 23, 10 p.m.)
Holmes and Watson's new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid journalism industry when a popular model is the victim of an acid attack.
'Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,' HBO (May 26, 9 p.m.)
The two-hour documentary follows the making of the eighth and final season and goes along on the emotional ride with the cast and crew.