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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 172019
 
January 1:

Bad Reputation: An admiring documentary portrait of punk rock icon Joan Jett. (DVD release: Day & date)

The Demonologist: When detective investigates a string of brutal murders, he discovers a cult that worships the four King Demons of Hell, who plan on bringing them forth to destroy the Earth. (VOD only)

Lifechanger:A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves. (VOD only)

Love, Gilda: An intimate look at the life and career of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner, told in her own words. (DVD release: Day & date)

The Old Man and the Gun: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 15)

State Like Sleep: One year after her husband’s (Michiel Huisman) untimely death, a young widow (Katherine Waterston) receives an unsettling phone call that forces her to revisit her past. Also starring Luke Evans and Michael Shannon. (VOD, Digital only)

January 4:

Being Rose: After being diagnosed with serious health issues, ex-cop Rose Jones (Cybill Shepherd) goes on a road trip in a wheelchair to search for her estranged son. Along the way, she falls in love with Max (James Brolin), a handsome old cowboy, who has come to a crossroads of his own. (VOD only)

The Vanishing (aka Keepers): After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat—with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 5)

January 8:

The Car: Road to Revenge: In the stylized, unrated sequel to the unconventional horror cult classic “The Car” (1977), an unscrupulous District Attorney in a dilapidated cyberpunk city plagued by crime is savagely murdered and tossed out of a building onto his brand new car: but he and his car come back to life as a single being with a thirst for vengeance. (DVD release: Day & date)

Family Guy 20 Greatest Hits: Celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with this marvelously musical collection of 20 song-and-dance-filled episodes. (DVD: Day & date)

First Man: A look at the life of the astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 22)

The Hate U Give: Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 22)

Johnny English Strikes Again: When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope — Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 22)

The Spy Gone North: A gripping, fact-based spy saga about a loyal South Korean agent caught in the political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of two Koreas. Set in 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, where tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. (VOD only)

Terror Tales: Three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon, a serial killer and an evil deity. (VOD only)

January 11:

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Season Two: Jay Ward’s squirrel and moose duo return in this all-new series, alongside rivals Boris and Natasha and Fearless Leader. (Amazon Prime Video)

Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom: Norm, the newly crowned polar bear king of the arctic, travels to New York to accept the keys to the city, but he goes from hero to villain when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. The animated feature is Dove Family-Approved for all ages. (VOD only)

January 14:

My Brilliant Friend: Adapted from the first book in Elena Ferrante’s acclaimed “Neapolitan Novels,” this drama series follows Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life has disappeared. (Digital only)

January 15:

Blood Bound: Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives — one being a member of their own family. (VOD only)

Boy Erased: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 29)

Hunter Killer: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 29)

Jonathan: In this sci-fi-tinged drama, Ansel Elgort plays two brothers living very separate lives – inside the same body. Previously content to live life in shifts with one another, their delicate balance is ruined when they become emotionally involved with the same woman (Suki Waterhouse). (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Once Upon a Deadpool: A PG-13 fairytale twist on Deadpool 2 the whole family can enjoy. (Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Reign of the Supermen: The world must cope with the loss of Superman — and the sudden emergence of four would-be heirs to the title in the second half of a two-part animated DC Universe Movies experience that began in August 2018 with “The Death of Superman.” (Blu-ray release: January 29)

Speed Kills: Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire Ben Aronoff (John Travolta) leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

A Star Is Born: Third remake of the classic film. A successful musician (Bradley Cooper) helps a young singer (Lady Gaga) find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 19)

Suspiria: The reimagining of the 1977 horror cult-classic about the horrific darkness that swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 29)

January 18:

Close: Action-thriller inspired by the life of the world’s leading female bodyguard, Jacquie Davis. The film stars Noomi Rapace as Sam, a counter-terrorist expert used to war zones, who takes on the job of protecting Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), a young and rich heiress — a babysitting job for her. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run. (Netflix only)

The Last Man: In this chilling dystopian thriller, Hayden Christensen plays Kurt, a vet suffering from PTSD who comes home to an unholy, unruly land. The world is bad, no question — but local street prophet Noe (Harvey Keitel) says it’ll get even worse when a catastrophic storm strikes. (VOD only)

January 21:

Miss Sherlock: Re-envisioned and set in modern day Tokyo, HBO’s “Miss Sherlock” is a bold interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, where the iconic characters are played by women. (Digital only)

January 22:

Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember: In 2025, a group of kid—members of the Kostka gang terrorize the slums of Manila … until the Boss is sentenced to 20 years in prison. When he gets out to reunite, the surviving Kostkas begin to disappear one by one. (VOD only)

American Renegades: A team of Navy SEALs discovers an underwater treasure hidden in a Bosnian lake by the Nazi, and try to retrieve it before the enemy catches up with them. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Apparition: A modern-day ecclesiastical thriller about a respected journalist whose belief system is profoundly shaken when he’s recruited by the Vatican to investigate an apparition of the Virgin Mary, witnessed by a beguiling young woman. (DVD: Day & date)

Bohemian Rhapsody: The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 12)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: The latest film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 5)

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials in the next chapter of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” franchise. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 5)

The Sisters Brothers: Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, the Western revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 5)

West of Sunshine: A social-realist story from debut feature filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos, the film — hot from an outstanding response, complete with standing ovation, at the Venice Film Festival — tells of a father who has less than a day to pay back a gambling debt, while looking after his young son. (VOD only)

The Widowed Witch: After losing her house and husband, a rural woman leads a stranded life with her 10-year-old brother-in-law in a modified “recreational vehicle.” To find a warm place to survive the cold winter, she pretends to be a shaman who can rid villagers of evil spirits, and ironically, her juggled deceits often become real. (DVD: Day & date)

Widows: Four women — with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands’ criminal acts — conspire to take fate into their own hands and plan a risky heist. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 5)

The Wife: A revealing look into the 40-year relationship of Joan and Joe Castleman, (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) and the world of literature for female writers. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the win threatens to expose the details and arrangements that define their marriage. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 29)

January 28:

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus Season 2: Second season focuses on funk-music greats including James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Rick James and others. (Digital only)

January 29:

At Eternity’s Gate: During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 12)

Ballers: The Complete Fourth Season: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this series as a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Blood Brother: When an ex-con takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they collectively committed, one of the friends, now a cop, risks his life to stop him in this gritty crime-drama. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker,” 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) travels to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking adventures plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

February 1:

Driving While Black: A dark comedy, rooted deeply in reality … but not a reality that everybody is familiar with. Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living — but as a young black man he is faced with “extra” challenges while navigating the city. (VOD, Digital only)

February 4:

Mama’s Angel: This addictive Israeli thriller exposes the dark underbelly of a wealthy neighborhood in Tel Aviv: Behind the sunny, friendly façade is a place of dark secrets. (PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video)

The River: Nordic noir fans will love this crime drama based on true events. In the quiet and remote village of Djupelv — the region bordering Russia in northern Scandinavia — winters are long and dark. Everyone knows everyone and there are no secrets in this close-knit community…or so it seems. (PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video)

February 5:

All the Devil’s Men: A battle-scarred mercenary in the War on Terror is forced to go on an overseas mission to find a disavowed CIA operative. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Anywhere With You: Amanda and Jake are in love and want to start a new life in Los Angeles. The first 24 hours of their new life take them all around the city, bringing them more surprises and frustrations than expected. (Digital, VOD only)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Melissa McCarthy is masterful in the captivating account, based on a true story, of Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s. When Lee (McCarthy) comes to the realization that she’s no longer en vogue, she spins her art form into a perilous web of lies, deceit and outright crime — by forging literary letters — to get back on top. (DVD: February 19)

Crossbreed: In the near future, the president of the US hires a team of military veterans to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top-secret research facility orbiting the Earth. All goes according to the plan until the cargo escapes. (VOD, Digital only)

Electric Love: Comedy follows four couples as they traverse modern dating in Los Angeles utilizing popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Fighting the Sky: Strange other-worldly sounds are echoing around the world and a group of researchers, led by expert ufologist Lorraine Gardner, begin an expedition to track down the point of origin — discovering more than they bargained for. (DVD: Day & date)

Grand-Daddy Day Care: When Frank Collins (Reno Wilson) suffers from writer’s block, he decides to start a day care for his father-in-law (Danny Trejo) and other seniors as a way to make quick cash, but he soon learns that these are not your typical seniors and they can’t easily be corralled, making his work days anything but effortless. (DVD: Day & date)

The Guilty: When Danish police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, his days are all the same, until he receives a mysterious call from an abducted woman. Confined to the police station, Asger must think and react quickly in order to find her before times run out. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Mermaid Lake of the Dead: For years, she has lurked in the depths … waiting. Some people believe that if you go walking by the lake a night, a mermaid will get you, seduce you with her singing. Myth — or reality! (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Overlord: Twisted thrill ride about a team of American paratroopers who come face-to-face with Nazi super-soldiers unlike the world has ever seen. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 19)

Poetic Justice: Superstar Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur made their stunning film debuts in director John Singleton’s (“Boyz N the Hood”) street-smart love story about a mismatched pair pushed together for a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland. (Blu-ray release: Day & date)

A Private War: The true story of Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Robin Hood: Returning home from the Crusades, Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) finds his country oppressed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. With the help of Moorish warrior Little John (Jaimie Foxx), Robin transforms into the heroic outlaw Robin Hood, taking up arms to fight the sheriff and win the heart of his love, Maid Marian (Eve Hewson). (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 19)

February 11:

Vanished By the Lake: Haunting French crime drama in which a detective returns to her hometown and investigates the disappearance of a teenager in a case that ignites old memories. (PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video)

February 12:

Creed II: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 5)

The Favourite: A bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 5)

The Front Runner: Director Jason Reitman captures the explosive tension between journalism and politics in this drama about the rise and fall of Gary Hart’s 1988 bid for the U.S. Presidency. Stars Hugh Jackman. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Happy Prince: Written and directed by and starring Rupert Everett, the bio-pic chronicles the heartbreaking final days of celebrated writer and legendary wit Oscar Wilde. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Little Mermaid: In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 26)

Maria by Callas: Never-before-seen footage and performances offer insight into the life and career of renowned opera singer Maria Callas. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Peppermint Soda: Two teenage sisters in 1963 France, torn between divorced parents and struggling with the confines of their strict school, undergo an awakening both political and romantic. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 26)

Shoplifters: On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. (DVD: Day & date)

Under the Eiffel Tower: Stuart is a having a mid-life crisis. Desperate for something more in life, he tags along on his best friend’s family vacation to Paris — then proposes to his friend’s 24-year-old daughter, Rosalind, while standing under the Eiffel Tower. (VOD, Digital only)

February 15:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: In this sequel, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwal has escaped custody and has set about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 12)

Mega Time Squad: A low-level criminal steals an ancient Chinese time-travel device, but he may not survive the demonic consequences of tampering with time. A time travel/sci-fi comedy out of New Zealand. (VOD only)

February 18:

Night and Day, Season 2: A dark, complex psychological suspense story. The series is set in Barcelona where Sara Gradom, a forensic pathologist, is determined to find out the details behind the death of a judge who died under bizarre circumstances. (PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video)

February 19:

American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me: The first major film documentary to examine the performer’s vast career and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. (DVD release: Day & date)

Ben Is Back: A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve. Stars Julia Roberts as the boy’s mother. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 5)

Green Book: A film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Vigo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 12)

Iceman: The Time Traveler: During the Ming Dynasty, a palace guard, Ying (Donnie Yen), is buried and frozen in time by an avalanche during a fierce battle. Brought back to life in the present day, Ying embarks on a quest for the only thing that can correct the wrongs of history – The Golden Wheel of Time. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Instant Family: A couple ((Mark Wahlberg Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they decide to start a family and foster three children. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 5)

The Possession of Hannah Grace: Shay Mitchell stars as a cop just out of rehab, who takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue where she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 26)

Rise of the Footsoldier Trilogy: The collection of all three features from the series follows the escalating criminal life of a football hooligan from small-time illegal activity to an expanding drug scene and the world of the criminal elite. (Digital only)

February 25:

Rest in Peace: A young journalist stumbles upon a prison cemetery full of mysteries and painfully discover that for the dead to rest in peace, the living must pay a high price. (PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video)

True Detective: The Complete Third Season: Playing out in three separate time periods, the third season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades. (DVD, Blu-ray release: TBA)

February 26:

At the End of the Day: A conservative professor at a Christian college finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless youth shelter in their small town. (VOD only)

Beach House: Emma’s retreat to her family’s beach house in the Hamptons takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of Paul, an enigmatic artist from her mother’s past. (VOD only)

Between Worlds: Nicolas Cage stars in this twist-filled supernatural thriller that follows Joe (Cage), a struggling truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and daughter. Joe’s life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Julie (Franka Potente), a woman with mysterious spiritual powers, whose daughter, Billie, lies in a coma. Julie enlists Joe’s help to stop Billie from crossing over to the spirit world, but when Billie awakes, her body is possessed — by the vengeful spirit of Joe’s dead wife. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Rampant: A darkness looms over ancient Korea: murderous creatures known as Night Demons have overrun the country. Returning from a long imprisonment abroad, Prince Ganglim discovers that it will take the strength of his entire kingdom to stop the bloody rampage spreading across the nation in this fresh new take on zombie horror. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: This animated adventure introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the iconic mask. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 19)

March 1:

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Against all the odds, a 13-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba. (Theatrical/Netflix)

We Die Young: Action legend Jean-Claude Van Damme takes a powerful dramatic turn as a war veteran with PTSD helping two boys get revenge on a violent drug lord. (VOD only)

March 3:

Soldier of War: Deep in the forest, two boys discover the entrance to a secret military bunker hidden since World War II and inadvertently awaken an undead soldier, who embarks on a grotesque, ritualistic killing spree. (DVD April 9)

March 5:

Aquaman: Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 26)

Between the Trees: Four friends on a weekend retreat to the mountains encounter a deranged killer and their fun weekend becomes a deadly fight for survival. (DVD: June 11)

The Cannibal Club: Widely regarded as one of the goriest films in years, this Brazilian horror hit revolves around a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. (VOD only)

Do It Yourself: Small-time crook and ex-con Alkis is double-crossed by an ex-cellmate and finds himself trapped in a working porn studio where his shady, trigger-happy accomplices have no intention of letting him out alive. The disheveled crook has only one option — to escape by any means possible. (DVD: Day & date)

Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival: Donna Haraway, the author of the groundbreaking “A Cyborg Manifesto,” explores gender, cyborgs, animals, post-colonialism, capitalism, science fiction, unconventional marital and sexual partnerships, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-patriarchal narratives. (DVD: Day & date)

The House: Set in the frozen wilderness of Norway during WWII, two German soldiers escort a Norwegian soldier to a prisoner of war camp but as the weather begins to take a toll on them, they find an empty house to get some rest. What seems to be a warm and welcoming shelter turns much more sinister and deadly. From the director of “Christmas Blood.” (DVD: Day & date)

Liz and the Blue Bird: Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are a pair of best friends in their final year of high school, both obsessed with the school’s brass band club … until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale “Liz and the Blue Bird.” Immersed in this story, Mizore and Nozomi begin to realize that there may be no such thing as being together forever. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

100 Yards: A famous but flawed college athlete turns down the NFL to search for his mother who has gone missing, only to find out he has an illness that takes him on an unexpected journey. (DVD: Day & date)

March 10:

The Case Against Adnan Syed: Directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg, this documentary explores the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, a case brought to global attention by the hugely popular Serial podcast. (HBO Streaming)

March 11:

Manhunt: Based upon the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, the three-part feature length series is the real-life story of how the murder of French National Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004, was eventually linked to two other murders. (Acorn TV only)

March 12:

A.I. Rising: On a lonely mission to Alpha Centauri, an intimate relationship between a human and an android tests the boundaries of human nature. (DVD: Day & date)

Glorious Seven: Ex-military commander David Guerra is hired by a shady millionaire to rescue his wife, who was kidnapped by the leader of a guerrilla group. Guerra hires six of his former special forces comrades to join him on the mission. (DVD release: Day & date)

If Beale Street Could Talk: From Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé Fonny have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 26)

The Last Man: In this chilling dystopian thriller, Hayden Christensen plays Kurt, a vet suffering from PTSD who comes home to an unholy, unruly land. The world is bad, no question — but local street prophet Noe (Harvey Keitel) says it’ll get even worse when a catastrophic storm strikes. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Marquise: Sophie Marceau stars as a beguiling street performer who seduces her way into Moliere’s theatre troupe in this rollicking period dramedy set in 17th century France. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Mary Poppins Returns: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 19)

Piercing: In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Second Act: A big box store worker (Jennifer Lopez), struggling with the frustrations of not having achieved more in life, reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 26)

Vice: Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, “Vice” is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 2)

Welcome to Acapulco: A video game designer gets involved in an international conspiracy while on his way to the Video Game Awards in New Mexico. (Digital only)

March 15:

Iceman: In 1991, a melting glacier revealed the body of a man. At first, people assumed he was a hiker. But then scientists discovered that he’d been dead for over five thousand years. This is his story. (VOD only)

Mission of Honor: Based on a true story, the film follows the brave pilots of Squadron 303, a group of fighter pilots enlisted by the British Royal Airforce after a war-torn Europe has been ransacked by the Germans during WWII. (Digital only)

Triple Frontier: A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. (Theatrical/Netflix)

March 18:

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley: Academy Award winner Alex Gibney directs a documentary investigating the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes that was going to revolutionize healthcare by devising blood tests that only needed very small amounts of blood. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as “the next Steve Jobs,” the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Just two years later, Theranos was cited as a “massive fraud” by the SEC, and its value was less than zero. (HBO Streaming, VOD only)

The Last Movie: Dennis Hopper’s 1971 cult classic follow-up to the acclaimed “Easy Rider” stars the actor as a disillusioned stunt coordinator who begins to question the film industry and attempts to leave it all behind in the hopes of something more. (Kanopy)

March 19:

Becoming Astrid: The true story of a character-defining period in the young life of the legendary Swedish author Astrid Lindgren of Pippi Longstocking fame is revealed in the touching biographical drama. (DVD release: Day & date)

Bumblebee: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 2)

Red Room: A young woman kidnapped off the street after a night out wakes up in an isolated house with two other captives, where they are informed by their sadistic captors that they must wait their turn to enter the Room before they will be released. (DVD: Day & date)

The Second Time Around: Katherine Mitchell, a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn’t looking for love a second time — not at her age, and certainly not with grumpy Isaac Shapiro. Despite the nosey bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. (DVD: Day & date)

She Wolf: She Wolf is a serial killer who traps her men in the subway in Buenos Aires: She seduces them, has sex with them and then kills them. (DVD release: Date & date)

March 22:

The Dirt: Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame. (Netflix)

March 24:

Action: Four-part documentary explores the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark 2018 court ruling. (Showtime)

March 25:

O.G.: Filmed in Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility, an active maximum-security prison, “O.G.” follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright), once the head of a prominent prison gang, in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence. His impending release is upended when he takes a new arrival, who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. (HBO Digital only)

March 26:

Capernaum: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this new film by Nadine Labaki depicts the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and, to assert his rights, takes them to court, suing them for the “crime” of giving him life. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

A Dog’s Way Home: The film chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, the brave and adventurous dog that embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human. Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 9)

Holmes & Watson: The world’s greatest detective and his loyal sidekick and biographer join forces to solve a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon realize that they only have 5,760 minutes to solve the case, or the Queen will be next. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 9)

Jane Fonda in Five Acts: Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-Winning Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the public eye. (HBO Digital only)

King of Thieves: A star-studded cast (Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone) pulls off one of the biggest bank heists in history when a band of misfit criminals plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in their 60s and 70s except for one, manage to escape with allegedly £200. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase: Nancy Drew — a bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings — and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community. Based on the best-selling teen book series. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 2)

On the Basis of Sex: The inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 9)

Stan & Ollie: In the 1930s and 1940s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were one of the most popular comedy acts in movies, helplessly bumbling their way through one “fine mess” after another. But by the 1950s, they were has-beens, struggling with health problems and trying to find a way back into the movie business. They embarked on a tour of small theaters in Britain to perform their own material, and possibly re-ignite their old friendship. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Welcome to Marwen: Based on the true story of Mark Hogancamp, the survivor of a vicious attack who found peace and recovery through an unusual creative outlet. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 9)

March 29:

The Highwaymen: The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. This drama follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done. (Theatrical/Netflix)

White Chamber: In a dystopian post-Brexit Britain torn apart by civil war, a woman with a questionable past finds herself the latest subject of a futuristic prison pod. (VOD only)

March 30:

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five: The Earth’s future hangs in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz – whom they need to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 16)

March 31:

Breaking the Limits: Biopic of Jerzy Gorski, an alcoholic and drug addict, who despite all odds turns his life around to become winner of the Ironman Triathlon and a Polish sports legend. (VOD only)

 

 

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