What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: July 15-21
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 VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
'Long Shot' (July 16)
Charlize Theron is in Seth Rogen's league — at least in this romantic comedy. Rogen plays Fred Flarksy, an unemployed journalist who runs into his childhood crush/babysitter Charlotte Field (Theron), now the Secretary of State. As Charlotte prepares to run for president, she hires Fred as a speechwriter. Unexpected sparks fly, but their around-the-world romance is threatened by Fred's past and present indiscretions. Available July 16 on Digital HD.
NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
'Shazam' (July 16)
Think "Big" but with superpowers. This joke-filled superhero flick centers on a 14-year-old teen boy who inherits an adult superhero body and powers. When he shouts the word "Shazam!," Billy (Asher Angel) turns into a buff superhero (Zachary Levi). With the help of best friend Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer), they have a lot of fun figuring out his new abilities. Oh, and of course use Billy's adult appearance to score beer.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus content includes deleted scenes, gag reel, and exclusive motion comic.
'Breakthrough' (July 16)
This uplifting faith-based drama stars Chrissy Metz of "This Is Us" as a mother whose adopted son John falls through an icy lake. All hope seems lost as John lies lifeless, but Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for his recovery.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16 (and is already available on Digital HD). Watch a bonus featurette below:
'Teen Spirit' (July 16)
Elle Fanning stars as Violet, a gifted teen singer who dreams of uprooting her small town life and re-establishing herself as a performer. But she must overcome her shyness if she wishes to find success in the entertainment industry. Under the tutelage of an experienced singer, Violet finds her confidence and voice.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 16 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus content includes audio commentary, making-of featurettes, and music videos.
'Klute' (July 16):Jane Fonda's Oscar-winning performance anchors this 1971 neo-noir crime thriller from director Alan J. Pakula. Criterion's new 4K restoration of the film brings clarity to the character study, which is part of an informal "paranoia trilogy" along with "The Parallax View" and "All the President's Men."
'The Baker's Wife' (July 16): Criterion has a 4K restoration of playwright-turned-auteur Marcel Pagnol's slice-of-life comedy set in the Provençal countryside he knew intimately. When the titular wife runs off with a handsome shepherd, the baker's fellow villagers rally together to persuade her back — so he'll return to making delicious bread.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Secret Obsession' (July 18)
A young woman named Jennifer (Brenda Song) wakes up from a vicious attack without any memories of her past. On hand to help her recuperate is caring husband, Russell (Mike Vogel). But once she returns home, Jennifer senses something is very wrong.
'Queer Eye' Season 4 (July 19)
The Fab Five are back, and this time, they head to stylist Jonathan Van Ness' old high school to treat his former orchestra teacher, Kathi, to a major makeover.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in July 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Pandora' Series Premiere, The CW (July 16, 8 p.m.)
In the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human. As secrets about her identity begin to surface, she works to uncover the truth — and find out if she's destined to be humanity's savior or the instrument of its destruction.
'Suits' Season 9 Premiere, USA (July 17, 9 p.m.)
The final season of the legal drama finds the firm Zane Specter Little Wheeler Williams facing uncertainty and change yet again. Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) must balance their relationship with work, as they fight to salvage the firm's tarnished reputation alongside their partners. Expect the return of Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) for one last hurrah with mentor Harvey.
'Pearson' Series Premiere, USA (July 17, 10 p.m.)
The "Suits" spinoff centers on recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics after her appointment as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak's (Morgan Spector) right hand fixer.