What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: November 19-25
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
'Crazy Rich Asians' (November 20)
The romantic comedy genre got some much-needed revitalization thanks to this fizzy, fun blockbuster that also happened to be the first major studio film to star an all-Asian cast in 25 years. "Crazy Rich Asians" centers on Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), a Chinese-American professor who journeys to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding). There, she discovers Nick's family is very wealthy -- and don't approve of their relationship.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on November 20 (and is already available on Digital HD). Blu-ray bonus features include commentary by director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan, a gag reel, and deleted scenes.
Watch the stars talk about sharing Asian culture with audiences:
'Kin' (November 20)
In this low budget sci-fi thriller (from the producers of "Stranger Things"), a teen and his ex-con brother find a powerful weapon that sends them on the run from nefarious forces. Turn it on for the cool concept (and the killer score by indie mainstays Mogwai), stay for the very unexpected cameo.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on November 20 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include an eight-part documentary, ten deleted scenes, and the original short upon which the film is based.
'Blindspotting' (November 20)
Real-life friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote, produced, and star in this dramedy set in their hometown of Oakland. The story follows a parolee in his last days of probation, who is rattled after witnessing a police shooting. The emotional fallout threatens a lifelong friendship. Diggs and Casal have said they intended to provide a true portrayal of Oakland, which they felt was misrepresented in film.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on November 20 (and is already available on Digital HD).
NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND, STREAMING, AND DIGITAL
'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' (November 20)
With each "Mission: Impossible" movie, Tom Cruise puts himself further in harm's way. In "Fallout," now available on Digital HD, he jumps out of planes, races across Paris on a motorcycle, runs across rooftops (and breaking his ankle in the process), and flies a helicopter. At this point, aside from being one of Hollywood's biggest stars, he's also probably one of its top stuntmen.
Watch Cruise and co-star Henry Cavill talk about the insane helicopter scene:
'The Nun' (November 20)
"The Conjuring" universe just keeps getting bigger and scarier. In this spinoff, a priest with a haunted past and a novice are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a nun in Romania.
They uncover an unholy secret and are forced to confront a malevolent force. Not only are their lives at risk -- so are their very souls. Don't watch this at night. Available on Digital HD.
'Peppermint' (November 20)
Jennifer Garner rediscovers herself as an action star in this vigilante movie. She shows off her bicep guns, much like in her "Alias" days, as a mother who hones a special set of skills so she can target the cartel responsible for killing her daughter and husband. Available on Digital HD.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia' (November 20)
The "Daily Show" host releases his second stand-up special for the streaming service, which touches on racism, immigration, camping and more.
'The Final Table' (November 20)
Netflix unveils its first culinary competition show, which is sort of like an international version of "Top Chef." In this ten-episode series, 24 cooks chop, sauté, and braise against each other in challenges judged by nine of the world’s most acclaimed chefs.
'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet' (November 22)
The 12th season of the beloved series brings back Jonah Ray and his robot sidekick, who are forced by Felicia Day to watch and mock bad movies.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in November 2018.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Finale, ABC (November 19)
The four remaining couples will cha-cha, salsa, and waltz their hearts out for that ultimate of prizes: the mirrorball trophy. The celebs still in content are "Harry Potter" actress Evanna Lynch, model Alexis Ren, Disney Channel star Milo Manheim, and radio personality Bobby Bones.
'The Walking Dead' Season 9 Finale, AMC (November 25)
With new threats looming, the communities of Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom must find a way to come together if they are to survive.
'Dirty John' Series Premiere, Bravo (November 25)
This true crime drama, based on a popular podcast, stars Connie Britton as an interior designer who meets a handsome doctor named John (Eric Bana) and impulsively marries him just weeks into their relationship. Then, she discovers John is not at all who he seems to be and finds a trail of lies, drug abuse, and toxic relationships.