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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)

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