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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 312018
 
January 2:

Happy Death Day: A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 16)

Lucky: Inspired by the life of Harry Dean Stanton, “Lucky” provides a raw look at one man’s deep self-exploration during his assumed brink of life. Having out lived those closest to him, Lucky (Stanton) starts to reevaluate his lonely, mundane routines (DVD release: Day & Date)

The Snowman: A bone-chilling murder mystery set in the freezing, snowy landscapes of Oslo, Norway, based on the best seller by Jo Nesbo. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 16)

No Solicitors: An esteemed surgeon, his wife and their two kids are considered exemplary citizens in their community. Truth comes to light when a solicitor knocks on their door and is invited to dinner, only to be drugged by this seemingly perfect family that’s hiding a secret. (DVD release: Day & date)

Shock Wave: A terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of the busy Cross-Harbor Tunnel and threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met. (Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

The Stolen: Charlotte Lockton has settled in New Zealand with her wealthy husband, David in 1860. But her life’s dreams are shattered when he’s murdered on their farm and her baby son is kidnapped. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

January 8:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season: (DVD: March 6)

January 9:

The Departure: The second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson, a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for 10 years.(DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

Take My Nose … Please: The acclaimed film, directed by the 89 year-old first time filmmaker Joan Kron (former editor at Allure Magazine for over 25 years and at New York Magazine), is a comedic point of view on women and plastic surgery. (Digital only)

Thank You for Your Service: Follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

January 12:

Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game: Paul Sorvino and the late, legendary screen actor Martin Landau, in his final on-screen role, star in this film about personal relationships through aging. (VOD only)

January 16:

Blue World Order: In a world governed by a bio-tech virus, one man remains immune, and the key to freeing the remaining population is also the last child on Earth … his daughter. (DVD, Digital Day & Date)

Extraordinary: Tells the amazing true story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. (DVD: Day & Date)

Geostorm: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

Human Flow: The piercing global migrant crisis documentary from world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei (Digital only)

It Takes From Within: An unnamed man and woman make preparations to attend a burial in a small, desolate town. After an intense argument separates the two, they find themselves isolated and in emotional turmoil, experiencing disturbing, surreal incidents involving manifestations of dread and despair. (DVD: January 30)

Last Flag Flying: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 30)

January 23:

City of Rock: A small-town musician plans a benefit concert to save his town’s beloved Rock Park from redevelopment by a corporate real estate agent. (Digital only)

Dark Meridian: A corrupt New Orleans detective gets caught up in a fight between two criminal gangs while on a stake out. To survive the night, he must find a killer on the run and take him out before the killer reaches his other targets. (VOD)

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Little Bitches: Coming-of-age high-school female-empowerment comedy. (Digital only)

Only the Brave: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 6)

Suburbicon: The idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon*) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface lies a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 6)

Unseen: A true crime documentary about a Cleveland serial killer and the women he preyed on. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

January 26:

The Misguided: After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation. (VOD)

January 30:

A French Village Season 7: The first major French television series seriously to address collaboration during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

Napping Princess: In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams. Japanese anime by visionary director Kenji Kamiyama. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: Based on the bold and illuminating true superhero origin story depicting the creation of the beloved comic book character Wonder Woman in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney who is recruited to join a firm led by an ambitious lawyer (Colin Farrell); a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 13)

Wonder: Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 13)

February 6:

Daddy’s Home 2: Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad from “Daddy’s Home” join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children, but their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho dad and Brad’s gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 20)

Darkest Hour: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 27)

House of Demons: Chilling tale of four old friends who reunite at a remote rental house once used by a Manson Family-like cult and which now has the power to manifest its inhabitants’ deepest fears and darkest demons. (DVD: Day & date)

Inoperable: Scream queen Danielle Harris stars as Amy, a patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped in the hospital for eternity. (DVD: Day & Date)

LBJ: Brings to life both the complexity and the humanity of Lyndon B. Johnson (Woody Harrelson) as he goes from being a powerful Senate majority leader to a powerless vice president before he becomes the president of the US following the assassination of JFK. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

RV: Resurrected Victims: Terrifying tale of the Resurrected Victims Phenomenon, where murder victims come back to life to avenge their murderer and a prosecutor is suspected of his mother’s murder when she returns from the dead. (Digital Only)

Same Kind of Different as Me: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 20)

The Star: A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 20)

The Tag-Along 2: “The Little Girl in Red” returns to terrify a social worker looking for her pregnant teenage daughter. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 3)

24 Hours to Live: New regeneration surgery gives an ex-mercenary a second chance at life — and one last shot at redemption — after he’s killed during a brutal firefight. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

February 9:

Basmati Blues: Musical romantic comedy about a sheltered but brilliant young scientist who is sent on a work trip to India. (VOD only)

Signature Move: Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling. (VOD)

February 12:

Vice: Season Five: In a wide-ranging mix of international and domestic stories, VICE brings some of today’s most pressing stories to light in the fifth season, which takes viewers from conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa, to the frontlines of lifesaving breakthroughs in medical technology around the world. (Digital Only)

February 13:

Blade of the Immortal: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Coco: A boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor’s stories and traditions. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 27)

Hellraiser: Judgment: The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Justice League: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 13)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Black-comedy-drama about a mother who challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 27)

February 16:

The Bad Guys: During a fleeting return trip to his childhood home, a budding filmmaker is confronted by the now-grown ensemble of his old hometown friends — none of whom are aware that he intends to make his fortune off the shared childhood trauma that splintered them apart. (VOD)

Honor Up: A drug lord’s lieutenant struggles to maintain the code of honor — protect the family — within his unruly crew after a Harlem shootout. (VOD)

Poop Talk: an open and honest look at a taboo topic in today’s society. The docu-comedy gives an inside look at all things poop — from uncensored, embarrassing moments to scientific explanations recounted by 50 experts and comedians including Kumail Nanjiani, Nicole Byer, Adam Carolla, Rob Corddry, Nikki Glaser, Pete Holmes, Eric Stonestreet, and many others. (VOD)

February 20:

Black Code: Gripping documentary examines the global impact the Internet has on free speech and privacy. (DVD: Day & Date)

Born in Flames: The 1983 movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world — a thrilling classic fantasy of female rebellion set in America 10 years after a social democratic cultural revolution — newly restored in high definition on its 35th anniversary. (VOD)

Lady and the Tramp: Disney’s cherished animated classic joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. (Blu-ray release: February 27)

Murder on the Orient Express: When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case, based on Agatha Christie’s famous novel. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 27)

Thor: Ragnarok: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 6)

Too Cold to Swim: In D.W. Young’s new dramatic feature, a man crossing Maine at the end of a solo cross country bicycle trip strikes up an unlikely friendship with an ex-Marine and his oddball younger sister. (VOD)

February 23:

Flesh and Blood: A man just released from prison returns home to his impoverished neighborhood in Philadelphia and attempts to rebuild his life and reintegrate into the community, but he struggles with staying sober, forging a bond with his half-brother, and mending a strained relationship with his mother. (VOD)

Half Magic: Three women use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. (VOD, Digital)

February 27:

Call Me By Your Name: Two young men discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer in Italy in 1983 that will alter their lives forever. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 13)

Ferdinand: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he’s captured and torn from his home. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 13)

The Shape of Water: Director Guillermo del Toro’s otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962 where a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature being held in captivity. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 13)

March 1:

Pitch Perfect 3: Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 20)

March 5:

Mosaic: HBO series follows the mystery of popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone) who disappears on New Year’s Day, leaving behind a blood-soaked studio. (Digital only)

March 6:

Aliens Ate My Homework: Film adaptation of the first book from the popular “Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol” series by Bruce Coville follows a pair of middle schoolers racing to save the world from destruction after extraterrestrials invade Earth. (DVD: Day & date)

Curse of the Mayans: For eons, the Mayans prophesied that on December 21, 2012 — the end-date of the 5,126-year cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar — there would be a cataclysmic, earth-shattering event. As it turned out, 2012 wasn’t the end, but the beginning of the end. (DVD release: Day & Date)

Faces, Places: Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave who at 89 is still expanding cinematic frontiers, teams with 34-year-old French photographer and muralist in an enchanting documentary/road movie that takes them to French villages, factories, docks, farms and anywhere else their spirits take them, meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. (DVD: Day & Date)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Re-imagining of the 1995 hit, with four high school kids transformed into adults who must work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 20)

Lady Bird: An artistically inclined 17-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California, in a film that excavates both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

The Paris Opera: A candid look behind the scenes of one of the world’s foremost performing arts institutions. (DVD: Day & Date)

The Swindlers: Unlikely allies from different sides of the law have to work together to achieve their common goal — trapping the world’s most legendary con man in this South Korean thriller. (Digital only)

March 9:

The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes, Volumes 1-3: Three volumes of lost “Carol Burnett” shows (Digital only)

March 13:

Breakable You: Bitter ex-spouses (Holly Hunter and Tony Shalhoub) struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives post-divorce, leading to an unexpected personal romance and a shocking professional fraud. (Digital only)

The Disaster Artist: The hilarious true story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau and the making of the cult-classic disasterpiece “The Room.” (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Fear the Walking Dead Season Three: As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of “The Force Awakens” join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 27)

March 14:

Men Don’t Whisper:After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese (Charles Rogers) and Peyton (Jordan Firstman) decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. When they meet fellow conference attendees and pleasure seekers Beth (Bridey Elliott) and Dominique (Clare McNulty), it seems like a perfect match — but sealing the deal is easier said than done. (Vimeo)

March 16:

Wild Wild Country: When the world’s most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story. (Streaming only)

March 19:

2 Dope Queens: HBO special from comedic Duo Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. (Digital only)

March 20:

Downsizing: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Father Figures: Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star as fraternal twins who accidentally discover that their mother lied about who their father was and they go on the road to search for him. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 3)

The Greatest Showman: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, this original musical celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

Insidious: The Last Key: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier returns to her family home to face the unrelenting demons that have plagued her since childhood in the franchise’s fourth installment. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 3)

10 Billion: What’s On Your Plate?: Award-winning documentary follows director and best-selling author Valentin Thurn on his quest around the world in search of ecologically and economically responsible methods of food production and distribution. (VOD only)

Welcome the Stranger: A young woman arrives unannounced at her estranged brother’s house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions force the siblings to cling onto reality amidst mysterious circumstances. (Digital Only)

March 23:

Followers: A social media couple’s camping trip is ruined by filmmakers making a documentary on how easy it is to track someone down from social media and kill them. (Digital, VOD only)

March 26:

Notes From the Field: Tony-nominated actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith brings attention to America’s failed justice system in the compelling HBO Film. (Digital only)

March 27:

All the Money in the World: Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

Molly’s Game: The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

Paddington 2: While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

Phantom Thread: Daniel Day-Lewis earns his sixth Academy Award nomination as Reynolds Woodcock, a fastidious and controlling fashion designer whose glamorous and carefully tailored life is disrupted by love. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

Proud Mary: A hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston has her life completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses during a professional hit. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay: Amanda Waller sends her band of misfit DC Super-Villains on an all-new, action-packed secret mission. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

March 30:

The Crossbreed: A woman carrying twins finds that her pregnancy is linked to an evil birth, a demonic possession, that took over a village a long time ago. (DVD release: Day & date)

Love After Love: Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings of her own. (VOD)

March 31:

Operation Odessa: From the director and producers of “The Seven Five” comes this true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million. A mid-’90s gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. (Showtime)

April 2:

Divorce Season 2: In the aftermath of their explosive separation, Frances (Parker) and Robert (Church) tackle the tricky terrain of parenting their children Lila and Tom post-divorce while pursuing their own aspirations in life. (Digital only)

April 3:

Accident: When a foursome “borrow” a car for one night of fun, what starts as a wild joy ride turns into a nightmare as the psychotic owner of the car that they stole has them in his cross hairs. (Digital only)

The Commuter: An insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) gets entangled in a deadly conspiracy on his daily commute that forces him to work against the clock to protect the lives of his fellow train passengers. (DVD, Blu-ray, 4K release: April 17)

The Post: A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to print “The Pentagon Papers.” (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 17)

Trouble Is My Business: Neo-noir follows Roland Drake, a 1940s private investigator trying to untangle a mystery that’s only landing him in deeper trouble, in an adventure that ticks all the classic boxes — seductive femme fatales, corrupt cops, a weary PI, and troublesome thugs and dames. (DVD release: Day & Date)

April 6:

Spinning Man: A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing. (DVD, Blu-ray, Digital release: June 26)

April 10:

Cover Version: A murder mystery set at an indie music festival. (Digital only)

Den of Thieves: The inevitable clash between an unbeatable crew addicted to heists and an elite unit of Los Angeles detectives comes to a head as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

Forever My Girl: A country music superstar finds himself torn between his career and his one true love. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

Hostiles: The story of a legendary Army captain (Christian Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure: In the finale to “The Maze Runner” saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

Mighty Ground: Moving documentary following the journey of a gifted, but homeless, singer living on the streets of LA’s Skid Row who is a living example of redemption and what it means to transform oneself from rock bottom. (DVD release: Day & date)

Outlander: Season Three: Claire and Jamie attempt to make a life apart from one another but the fates have other plans as they find their way back to each other and set sail for new lands. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

12 Strong: Set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), are chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 1)

Us and Them: Angry and frustrated, a working class man aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance. (VOD only)

Vice Principals: The Complete Series : (DVD: Day & date)

April 13:

In the Fade: Katja’s (Diane Kruger) life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack and, after a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge in this German thriller. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 1)

April 16:

“Opening Night: A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew. Stars Topher Grace, Anne Heche, Rob Riggle, Taye Diggs, Paul Scheer and Alona Tal. (VOD)

April 17:

Learning to See: The World of Insects: One man’s transformational journey to find the Amazon’s strangest creatures. (Digital)

Winchester: Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 1)

April 20:

Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary: Mary Jane leaves the wreckage of the Summer of Love and lands in northern California’s Humboldt County, where the hippie becomes a back-to-the-land farmer and helps establish the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. As she comes to terms with her life as grower and now mother – and on the eve of federal legislation – she must face down a corporate raider with limitless capital who plans to take over the industry. (VOD)

Peter Rabbit: Peter’s feud with farmer Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 1)

April 24:

Batman Ninja: The caped crusader takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan — along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 8)

Fifty Shades Freed: The seminal final chapter of the darkly alluring tale. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 8)

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: The romance that sparked between a young actor and 1950’s era Hollywood leading lady Gloria Graham is the basis for the romantic drama. (DVD: Day & date)

Hobbyhorse Revolution: Documentary spotlights a group of teenage girls from Finland who spark a new organized sport called “hobbyhorsing” in which competitors strive to place in equestrian style jumping and dressage events while riding their personalized homemade stick horses. (VOD only)

Last Seen in Idaho: The film follows a young woman who, after witnessing a violent crime and almost dying herself, wakes up in a hospital with visions of the future. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

April 25:

Bill Nye: Science Guy: With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, the film is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the “Science Guy,” who continues to inspire millennials to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). (Netflix)

April 27:

Ghost Stories: Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable “hauntings.” (VOD only)

Supercon: A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon. (DVD release: June 5)

May 1:

ACORN and the Firestorm: A hidden-camera video involving a fake prostitute threatens to destroy ACORN, America’s largest grassroots anti-poverty organization. (DVD release: May 15)

Capitalism: An ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at the history of the ideas and social forces that have shaped our capitalist world. (DVD release: Day & date)

The 15:17 to Paris: In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris — an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 22)

The Fortress: Set in 1636, when the Chinese Qing Dynasty invades Korea with 150,000 troops, and the Korean court flees the capital to take shelter in the Namhan Fortress, located in treacherous mountains outside the city.

Game Night: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 22)

The LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Battle Super-Villain High: The female Super Heroes are left to deal with a new rival when a mysterious high school pops up in this all-new animated film. (DVD release: May 15)

Mosaic: Six-part whodunit series based on the murder of popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 10)

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell: The next chapter of the beloved Tremors franchise when Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy return to fight Graboids when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

May 4:

Altered Perception: When the government attempts to produce a designer drug aimed at correcting the false perceptions that people develop during trauma and stress, the implications are deadly.

The Con Is On: In an effort to avoid paying off a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, a couple flees to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot. (VOD)

May 5:

Pup Star: World Tour: Family film takes audiences around the world, as the action-packed spin on popular TV singing competitions goes global when “Tiny,” the adorable singing Yorkie pup, packs her bags for far-away places from Africa to India and beyond. (Digital)

May 7:

Paterno: HBO drama dives into the legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno (Al Pacino)and the aftermath of his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal.

Strike Back: The Complete Fifth Season: Cinemax’s counter-terrorism series returns. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 14)

May 8:

Dear White People Season One: Based on Justin Simien’s critically acclaimed film of the same name, the refreshing and thought-provoking satire is set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college. (DVD release: Day & Date)

The Party: Director Sally Potter’s black comedy about an intimate gathering of friends that goes haywire when an unexpected announcement sets off a chain reaction exposing secrets, sex, and betrayal. (DVD: May 22)

Black Panther: A young African prince returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But his mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 15)

May 11:

Revenge: Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend until his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip — and she’s attacked and left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, she survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.

May 14:

Here and Now: A multi-racial family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological child, find their bonds tested when one of the children begins seeing things which the rest cannot. (DVD release: August 7)

Masterpiece: Little Women: New adaptation of the classic brings to life the narrative of the four sisters who grow and change, while the world around them becomes divided. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 22)

May 15:

Creedmoria: Family is an institution. Sometimes, you gotta break out. This is the story of how 17-year-old Candy finds the courage to walk away from everything she’s ever known with the hope of discovering a better tomorrow. (VOD only)

Early Man: Aardman claymation prehistoric romp tells the story of Dug the caveman and his goofy friends who challenge invaders to a game of soccer in order to win back their home. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 22)

The Forgiven: Based on real events, and directed by Academy Award-nominee Roland Joffé, the film tells the story of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s meeting with a brutal murderer who is suddenly seeking redemption. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Landing Up: Dramatic and edgy story features two female friends living on the streets of New York and how their troubled world changes when one finds love. (DVD: Day & date)

1987: When the Day Comes: A thrilling look back at a pivotal moment in South Korean history when the death of a student protester sparked public outrage and shook an entire country.

Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb: An intimate portrait of rock icon Steven Tyler as he embraces the challenges of shifting gears, both as a solo performer and in a new genre of music.

May 21:

The Looming Tower: Ten-part series about the events that led to the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 18)

May 22:

Annihilation: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 29)

Death Wish: Reimagining and updating of the 1974 revenge thriller, with Bruce Willis in the Charles Bronson role. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 5)

A Fantastic Woman: The story of a young transgender aspiring singer who must confront society and her older lover’s family when he dies unexpectedly. (Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Mile Marker: It’s estimated that 22 veterans take their lives each day. This documentary follows Korey Rowe, a two-tour veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as he travels 7,000 miles across the US to interview veterans who are currently struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Red Sparrow: Ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is recruited to “Sparrow School,” a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Strangers: Prey at Night: Inspired by the 2008 cult classic “The Strangers,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is based on real events surrounding a family struggling to survive as they are attacked on their vacation by a trio of masked psychopaths that hunt their prey with seemingly no rhyme or reason. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 12)

May 25:

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 3 : The final season of the hilarious, critically acclaimed Starz comedy series. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 21)

Future World: A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

May 27:

The Fourth Estate: Multi-part documentary series explores the process and progress of The New York Times and its journalists in covering the Trump administration. Produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus.

May 28:

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Emerald City Season One Volume Two: Ten episodes: After the Wicked Witch of the West’s defeat, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City. With her feet firmly grounded in her ruby slippers, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 12)

May 29:

The Hurricane Heist: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 5)

The Last Witness: An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during the Second World War.

Love, Simon: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 12)

On the Map: The against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 FIBA European Championship, and how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War. (Digital only)

Peter Pan: In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney’s “Peter Pan” comes out of the vault and joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. (DVD/Blu-ray Combo release: June 5)

They Remain: Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behavior on the site of a Manson Family-style cult’s compound. (Blu-ray release: Day & date)

A Wrinkle in Time: Struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin and younger brother Charles Wallace in search of her father, a world-renowned physicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 5)

June 1:

Discreet: After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge. (VOD only)

Hooked: Thriller about Jack, an 18-year old hustler, Tom, his boyfriend, and Matt, a married man. (DVD: June 5)

June 5:

The Fabulous Allan Carr: Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood Parties that defined the 1970s. A producer, manager, and marketing genius, Carr built his bombastic reputation amid a series of successes including the mega hit musical film “Grease” and the Broadway sensation “La Cage Aux Folles”, until it all came crashing down after he produced the notorious debacle of the 1989 Academy Awards. (VOD only)

Golden Slumber: South Korean action thriller packed with twists, turns and deception as a man fights to stay alive after being framed for murder. (Digital, VOD only)

I Can Only Imagine : Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins star in this inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s hit song. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 12)

Midnight Sun: Despite an extraordinary condition that prevents her from going out into the sunlight, 17-year-old Katie Price falls in love against all odds. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 19)

Pacific Rim Uprising: Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 19)

Sherlock Gnomes: When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) discover their friends and family have gone missing, there’s only one gnome to call — the legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) — in this animated adventure. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 12)

Spiral Season Six: In this award-winning, hard-hitting Parisian cop thriller, BAFTA nominee Caroline Proust returns as Captain Laure Berthaud, as she and her team begin a complex new investigation after a human torso is discovered in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. (DVD: June 19)

June 11:

Silicon Valley: Season Five: The latest release in this Emmy Award-winning series includes eight, 30-minute episodes and explores new dynamics for the core cast. (Digital only)

June 12:

Acrimony: In Tyler Perry’s sexy and electrifying thriller, a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) is driven over the edge when it becomes clear she has been betrayed by her devious husband. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 26)

Alex & Me: Soccer superstar Alex Morgan scores her movie debut in the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams co (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 19)

How to Talk to Girls at Parties: An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon. (VOD, Digital)

Loveless: Heart-breaking story of a couple whose bitter divorce leads to the disappearance of their son. Their subsequent search for him provides provocative insights into their loveless marriage, current Russian culture and modern society in general. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Mimic: A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human. (Blu-ray release: Day & date)

June 15:

Affairs of State: Story of a Washington, D.C. aide who will do anything to rise to power. (VOD only)

Inheritance: When Ryan mysteriously inherits a house from his biological father, a man he thought long dead, he and his pregnant fiancé travel to the property with high hopes for the future. But curiosity about his deceased father leads Ryan to uncover a dark family history. (Digital only)

June 18:

Barry: Season 1: Barry (Bill Hader) is a depressed hitman from the Midwest, and while on a job in Los Angeles, he follows his mark into an acting class and has a career epiphany when he discovers the intoxicating world of theater acting. (Digital only)

Fahrenheit 451: Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel of the same name, the thought-provoking parable depicts a frighteningly plausible future where media is an opiate, history is purged and dissent is outlawed. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 18)

June 19:

Beirut: Caught in the crossfire of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former American diplomat on a mission to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 3)

Blockers: When three parents (Cena, Mann and Barinholtz) stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 3)

The Death of Stalin: Parody follows the tyrannical ruler’s hapless inner circle in the days after his death. As they scramble to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, it’s clear everyone is really out for themselves. (DVD release: Day & date)

Frat Pack: When Moira (Beverly D’Angelo) decides to marry into a larger-than-life American family, her son, Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), is dragged on a road trip across the country with his soon-to-be stepbrothers for an epic alumni-weekend fraternity rager. (DVD: Day & date)

Furious: In the 13th century, a Russian soldier vows to get his revenge on the Mongol army that ransacked his village. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film: The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age — but, younger printers are attempting to make the letterpress survive in a digital age. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

June 26:

The Endless: A mind-bending supernatural thriller about two brothers who revisit the UFO death cult they escaped as teens, only to find there may have been truth to the cult’s otherworldly beliefs all along. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Isle of Dogs: Visionary director Wes Anderson’s film tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi, who sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots, when all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to the vast Trash Island. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 17)

A Quiet Place: A taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 10)

Rampage: When three different gigantic animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 17)

A Taste of Phobia and German Angst: Two eye-popping horror anthologies. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

July 3:

American Socialist: This new documentary traces the history of American populism by exploring the life and times of Eugene Victor Debs, the man whose progressive ideas fueled generations to come – from FDR’s New Deal to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. (DVD: Day & date)

The China Hustle: From the producers of “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room,” a Wall Street heist story about Chinese companies, the US stock market and a still-unfolding financial crime so big, it has the power to affect all of our wallets. (Digital only)

Hover: In the near future, environmental strains have caused food shortages around the world. A new technology of agricultural drones maximize the yield from what land remains, but the technology may cause more harm than good. (Digital only)

I Feel Pretty: A woman (Amy Schumer) struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 17)

Ready Player One: In 2045, when the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 24)

Super Troopers 2: When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the fun-loving Vermont Highway Patrolmen are called in to resolve the situation. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 17)

You Were Never Really Here: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 17)

July 17:

Baja: Four 22 year-olds on a Mexican road trip seem bound for disaster until they, and their trip, are unexpectedly redeemed by a series of comedic events. (Digital, VOD only)

1/1: The film submerges the audience into the mind of Lissa, a 21-old girl trapped in rural Pennsylvania, who grapples with sex, drugs, love and loss.

Overboard: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. Remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell vehicle. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 31)

Tully: A mother of three including a newborn is gifted a night nanny by her brother and comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 31)

July 23:

Westworld Season 2: This season, the puppet show is over and the newly liberated “hosts” are coming for humankind. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) takes charge, Maeve (Thandie Newton) is on a mission and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) is back. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Dec. 4)

July 24:

American Masters — Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived: Documentary explores not only the Baseball Hall of Famer’s remarkable on-field accomplishments but also his complicated relationships with family, teammates, press, fans and himself. (DVD release: Day & date)

Anchors Up: After a daring rescue mission in stormy weather, Elias, a brave young rescue boat, is recruited by a larger harbor. Once he gets to Big Harbor to begin his new job, however, he discovers that bigger is not always better. (Digital, VOD only)

Breaking In: Locked out of the house by a group of ruthless intruders, a mother (Gabrielle Union) must summon every bit of her strength and smarts to save her children who are trapped inside (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 7)

Operation Red Sea: Dante Lam’s latest, about a ship’s crew and an assault team rescuing Chinese citizens and foreign refugees, resolving a potential nuclear crisis along the way, set amid militant unrest in a fictional Middle Eastern country. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Rock Rubber 45s: a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic New York City culture orchestrater Bobbito Garcia. (VOD only)

July 27:

The Row: A college freshman trying to get into a sorority discovers a dark secret about the house she’s pledging for after a series of murders terrorize the campus. (VOD only)

July 31:

Anything: Grief-stricken over the recent death of his wife, Early Landry leaves Mississippi for L.A. and, despite the objections of his overprotective sister, moves into a run-down Hollywood apartment complex. (Digital only)

Avengers: Infinity War: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 14)

Dark Crimes: Based on The New Yorker article, “True Crimes: A Postmodern Murder Mystery,” the film tells the tale of an officer’s pursuit of a murderer whose killings eerily resemble those found in a novel. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Final Portrait: The story of famed artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) who asks the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit for a portrait which takes much longer than either of them anticipate. (DVD release: Day & date)

The Miracle Season: After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. (DVD: Day & date)

August 3:

Bad Samaritan: A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 14)

Gay Hollywood Dad: Originally developed as a web series, the latest film from Quentin Lee (“White Frog,” “The People I’ve Slept With”) follows Lee’s journey to fatherhood in the City of Angels. (VOD only)

Pickings: A single mother and neighborhood bar owner who spent years trying to escape her violent past is forced to embrace her inner demons and confront her deadly history when a local mobster and his gang of thugs come knocking on her door. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 10)

RBG: At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But, without a definitive memoir, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown. “RBG” is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 28)

August 7:

The Accidental Detective 2: In Action: In South Korea’s newest detective comedy, a comic book storekeeper and the legendary homicide detective Tae-su, who met on a previous case, quit their jobs to open the very first private detective agency in Korea. (Digital only)

Alien Code: After deciphering a message found in a satellite, a genius cryptographer finds himself stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings in this sci-fi thriller. (DVD release: Day & date)

Deadpool 2: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA Deadpool) brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable. Blu-ray includes extended cut and theatrical cut. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 21)

Ghost Source Zero: Original cyberpunk sci-fi film in which an elite anti-cyber crimes unit must stave off a brewing android revolution that could threaten humankind’s existence. (Digital only)

August 13:

Silicon Valley: The Complete Fifth Season: Finally on the brink of success, Richard Hendricks and the Pied Piper team return for the fifth season of HBO’s hit comedy. (DVD release: September 4)

August 14:

Action Point: A daredevil (Johnny Knoxville) designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. (DVD/Blu-ray Combo release: August 21)

Book Club: Four lifelong friends’ (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 28)

Choosing Signs: Filmed on location in Cork, Ireland, “Choosing Signs” is a multi award-winning comedy/drama about an American woman who follows the signs of the Universe all the way to Ireland, only to discover that when it comes to love, the Universe may not always be on her side. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Streaming only)

Destined to Ride: Madeline Carroll stars as a teenager who thinks her social life is over when she is sent to her aunt’s ranch for the summer but to her surprise develops an unbreakable bond with a horse named Pistachio. (DVD: Day & date)

King Cohen: The true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (“Black Caesar,” “It’s Alive,” “Q: The Winged Serpent,” “The Stuff”). (Blu-ray release: September 25)

August 17:

Down a Dark Hall: A new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School confronts the institution’s supernatural occurrences and the dark powers of its headmistress. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 16)

August 20:

Succession: HBO’s provocative and bitingly funny drama about a fictional, American media family whose wealth and power are matched only by their dysfunctional dynamic. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 6)

August 21:

Adrift: A true story of survival, as a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 4)

Bleeding Steel: Jackie Chan plays Hong Kong police inspector Lin Dong, who learns that a biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With help from a hacker, Lin tries to connect the dots between the device, a sinister army, and a strange phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel.” (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. (Digital only)

First Reformed: A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Ocean’s 8: Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 11)

The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season:
Together with the Hilltop and the Kingdom, Rick and the Alexandrians bring “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

August 28:

The Padre: A small-time con man posing as a priest in Columbia goes on the run from his dogged pursuers. (DVD: October 30)

Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost : Scooby-Doo and the gang of teen sleuths go on an adventure to New England, where they investigate the haunting of a historic colonial inn that’s been turned into a state-of-the-art, culinary resort. (DVD: September 11)

Superfly: Re-imagining of the 1972 classic about a successful young drug dealer who sets up one last big job in order to retire, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and corrupt police officers. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 11)

Tag: Comedy about a small group of former classmates who organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires then to travel all over the country. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Woman Walks Ahead: Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples’ struggle over the rights to their land. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

August 31:

Reprisal: A bank manager (Frank Grillo) haunted by a violent heist as he teams up with his ex-cop neighbor (Bruce Willis) to bring down the assailant (Streaming only)

September 1:

Double Lover: French erotic thriller about a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst and eventually moves in with him only to discover he is concealing a part of his identity — or does he just have a look-alike roaming the city? (Streaming only)

September 3:

Dead Envy: Thriller follows an aging rocker who finds himself in over his head when he thinks he has meet the perfect protege to re-establish his long-lost career. (Digital, VOD only)

September 4:

Beast: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The Big Take: Comedic thriller caper about a blackmailed movie star and an aspiring screenwriter looking for his big break whose lives become intertwined following a deadly case of mistaken identity. (DVD release: Day & date)

Brothers: The close relationship between two brothers is ripped apart during the 1936 Chinese civil war when they end up on opposite sides of the conflict. (DVD release: Day & date)

The Gospel According to André: André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion and this documentary takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to becoming one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. (Digital only)

Hereditary: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry and, the more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 18)

September 10:

Sharp Objects: Set in a small town in southern Missouri, “Sharp Objects” follows troubled journalist Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) as she returns home to investigate the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 27)

September 11:

Blood Child: A horror fantasy that combines every parent’s worst nightmare with the Malay myth of the Toyol, ghost children raised by black magic, devastating all involved. (Digital, VOD only)

The Quest of Alain Ducasse: What is the quest of Alain Ducasse, the little boy from Landes who became the most renowned chef and culinary mentor in the world? What can a man who seems to have everything still be searching for? With 23 restaurants across the globe and 18 Michelin stars? (Digital only)

Slice: In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree. (Digital only)

Uncle Drew: Based on the hit Pepsi web series, the film tells the raucous tale of a young team owner and Uncle Drew rounding up Drew’s old basketball squad to prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 25)

September 14:

The Angel: The true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was Egyptian President Nasser’s son-in-law, and special advisor and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat, while simultaneously one of Israeli Intelligence’s most precious assets of the 20th century. (Netflix only)

Armed: A former U.S. Marshal has fallen on hard times after he led his team of undercover agents on a raid that went horribly wrong. As he struggles to get his life back on track, a former colleague reappears in his life and explains that all of the survivors from his unit are suffering the same symptoms … and that there may be a larger conspiracy at hand. (Digital, VOD only)

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Backstory for Han Solo explores his first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 25)

September 17:

Diane: The story of a wounded veteran and the beautiful corpse he stumbles across that leads him down a rabbit hole. (VOD)

September 18:

Damsel: An affluent pioneer (Robert Pattinson) in the late 1800s ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life (Mia Wasikowska), only not everything goes quite as planned. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

The First Purge: America’s third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: any crime (including murder) can be committed for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given anyone who does. Thus The First Purge is created. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 2)

A Greater Society: Documentary follows a group of retirees in a community of 7500 who vote in Broward County, Florida. At first glance, it’s just another retirement community where elders go to enjoy their golden years relaxing by the pool and taking ceramics classes, but look further and you’ll see that the people who live in this community share something unique: the power to have a real impact on national politics. (Streaming only)

Saving Faith: When the historic Ritz Theater is on the brink of foreclosure, the theater’s owner Faith Scott and her Uncle Donny decide to host a Christmas themed show, in June, to help save the building. Dove Foundation approved. (DVD release: Day & date)

Siberia: A U.S. diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) begins an intense love affair with a local Russian woman and finds himself falling deeper into the treacherous world of the diamond trade. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Sicario: Day of the Soldado: Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin give explosive performances as they reprise their characters from “Sicario” to battle cartels across the border. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 2)

The Toybox: An estranged family takes a trip to the desert in their used RV but become stranded and isolated in the scorching terrain. They soon learn their RV holds terrible, haunting secrets, and it starts killing them off one by one. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

September 21:

Little Italy: Former childhood pals Leo (Hayden Christensen) and Nikki (Emma Roberts) are attracted to each other as adults but their feuding parents’ rival pizzerias puts a chill on their sizzling romance. (VOD)

September 24:

The Chi Season One: Coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of South Side Chicago residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. (DVD release: September 25)

September 25:

Best F(r)iends: Volume One: Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, the stars of the cult classic phenomenon “The Room” – the inspiration behind “The Disaster Artist” – return to the screen after 15 years. When an unlikely business partnership forms between a drifter (Sestero) and a quirky mortician (Wiseau), paranoia soon develops and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty. (Digital, VOD only)

Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead: The third film in the popular action-mystery franchise. Kim Myung-min and Oh dal-su reprise their roles as bumbling sleuths investigating a string of strange murders that suggest the work of vampires. (Digital only)

Gotti: “Gotti” follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (John Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino crime family in New York City. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: Dracula and his family take a voyage on a luxury, haunted monster cruise ship. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 9)

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town: Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend tonight at a bougie party across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Leave No Trace: War veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon until their idyllic life is shattered and they’re put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 2)

The Seagull: One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. (DVD: Day & date)

Skyscraper: Dwayne Johnson stars as a former FBI Hostage Team leader who, working in Hong Kong as an assessor for security in skyscrapers, is framed for a fire engulfing the tallest and safest building in the world. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 9)

Strangers on the Earth: Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who walks the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. (DVD release: October 2)

September 28:

Cruise: Set in the summer of 1987, a young Italian-American from the “wrong side of the tracks” falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island. (VOD only)

The Healer: A gambling, womanizing bankrupt electrical repairman who is traumatized by the death of his twin brother agrees to live with his wealthy uncle in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he discovers that he comes from a long-time family of healers with the gift of being able to heal all those who are diseased. (VOD only)

Past Digital Releases June-December 2017

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