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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)

 

Past Digital Releases June-December 2017

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