What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 23-29
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"The Finest Hours"
Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana lead a band of brothers on the high sea in this action thriller based on the true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue. Check it out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on May 24. There's a ton of great bonus footage including the new documentary "Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story"; "Brotherhood," with the cast members reflecting on the bonds they forged during the shoot; "Two Crews," with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck sharing insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert; behind-the-scenes interviews with real U.S. Coast Guard members; and new deleted scenes.
Check out this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray, with the cast talking about their bonding experience:
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell can strut into your home -- then pose -- when the "Zoolander" sequel arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand May 24. "The Magnum Edition" combo pack takes you on location to Rome with Ben Stiller and the cast as they discuss the legacy of Zoolander; plus, watch Kristen Wiig's Alexanya Atoz introduce her revolutionary new beauty product, "Youth Milk," in a special featurette.
Robert Altman's Hollywood satire is getting the Criterion treatment on May 24 in a special edition Blu-ray with all the fixins. Extras include audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lépine; an interview with Altman from 1992; new interviews with Tolkin, actor Tim Robbins, associate producer David Levy, and production designer Stephen Altman; the Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1992 with cast and crew; "Robert Altman's Players," a short documentary about the shooting of the film's fund-raiser scene; "Map to the Stars," a gallery dedicated to the cameo appearances in the film; deleted scenes and outtakes; the film's opening shot, with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lépine, and Tolkin; trailers and TV spots; plus an essay by author Sam Wasson.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only
The Coen Brothers are back with another A-list comedy set during Hollywood's Golden Age. Watch it on Digital HD May 24, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on June 7. George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Frances McDormand, and the brand new Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, star in the film, which will come with a bunch of bonus features on Blu-ray and DVD.
"Eddie the Eagle"
Taron Egerton, who was almost the new Han Solo, stars as "Eddie the Eagle" -- the most famous ski jumper in British history -- opposite Hugh Jackman as his Olympic trainer in this inspiring biography/dramedy, which is out on Digital HD May 27 and then DVD/Blu-ray June 14. Special features include the documentary "Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle"; "All or Nothing: The Hero's Heart"; "An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary"; and "Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps."
"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"
John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber star in director Michael Bay's action film based on the nonfiction book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi." The film will be ready to download on Digital HD May 24, before it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand June 7.
"Bloodline" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Friday is a big day for Netflix, with four original series debuting May 27. Arguably the most intriguing is the second season of this underrated thriller following the dark secrets of the Rayburn family in Florida. Here's Netflix's teaser for "Bloodline" Season 2: "You can't escape the past. The Rayburns struggle to conceal an unthinkable crime and begin to unravel in the midst of mounting lies, betrayal, and paranoia."
Check out the haunting trailer:
"Chef's Table" Season 2, Part 1 (Netflix Original)
Are you ready for a second helping of chef biographies? This documentary series profiles the most renowned chefs in the world. The "first course" of six episodes premieres May 27, followed by four special episodes later in the year, with the the "third course" highlighting another six chefs in early 2017. Featured chefs for the start of Season 2 include Alex Atala, Dom, (São Paulo); Ana Roš, Hiša Franko (Kobarid); Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn (San Francisco); Enrique Olvera, Pujol (Mexico City); Gaggan Anand, Gaggan (Bangkok); and Grant Achatz, Alinea, Next, The Aviary (Chicago).
"The Do-Over" (Netflix Original)
David Spade plays a depressed bank manager whose life turns upside-down when a friend from his past (played by Adam Sandler) manipulates him into faking his own death. The pair take on the identities of two other guys, then quickly discover that those men are in deep trouble. Paula Patton, Nick Swardson, Luis Guzmán, Jared Sandler, Renee Taylor, and Torsten Voges co-star in the comedy.
It's available for streaming May 27; here's the trailer:
"Mako Mermaids" Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Netflix is also releasing the fourth season of this family series on May 27. According to EnStarz, Season 4 will feature a new mermaid named Weilan (Linda Ngo), "who brings trouble to Mako in the form of a Chinese water dragon. Ondina (Isabel Durant) won't be fond of her, but Mimmi (Allie Bertram) will play peacemaker." If all of that makes sense to you, enjoy.
TV Worth Watching
"The Bachelorette" (Monday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
"Worth watching" is always a stretch when it comes to Bachelor Nation; "watching ironically" is closer to the truth.This year, lucky JoJo Fletcher gets to date an erectile dysfunction specialist, a guy dressed as Santa, a guy who rides in on a unicorn, and Aaron Rodgers's brother. Take that, Caila! The two-hour "Bachelorette" Season 12 premiere promises to be the wonderful trainwreck we've come to expect, and it will air right after the big "Dancing With the Stars" Season 22 finale, where "America's Next Top Model" winner Nyle DiMarco will most likely pick up another reality TV show title.
"Nashville" (Wednesday on ABC at 10 p.m.)
This is it. After four seasons, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) will hang up their mics on May 25. The Season 4 finale, appropriately titled "Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday," was directed by series creator Callie Khouri and has this synopsis from ABC: "Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham's death - a decision that directly affects Layla. Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates, and Will finally decides to do what he should have done long ago - step up as the leader of a cause and a community."
"Arrow" (Wednesday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
Heads up: Season 4 closes with Episode 23, "Schism," which airs May 25 with this official synopsis from The CW: "Oliver (Stephen Amell) teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and his magic once and for all." Charlotte Ross (Donna Smoak) told TVLine the finale will be "intense, painful, shocking and scary," adding, "It's very open-ended for many characters — to such a degree that you will have no idea how Season 5 will resume, and which characters may be returning or which characters will be gone for good." Not another cliffhanger!
"Wayward Pines" (Wednesday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
Season 2 of this psychological thriller from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and author Blake Crouch, premieres May 25 with "Enemy Lines": "As the residents of Wayward Pines struggle against the rule of the First Generation, a new resident emerges from suspended animation to help preserve the endangered human race." Jason Patric, Djimon Hounsou, and Hope Davis star, with Terrence Howard and Carla Gugino in guest appearances.
Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Season 2:
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