THE 100 SEASON 6 (2019. Television Sci-Fi Drama) NR
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Shannon Kook
After 125 years in cryosleep, our heroes wake up to a new home, a place where they can try again. Clarke and Bellamy lead a group down to this mysterious world to start anew, but not everything on Sanctum is as perfect as it seems. Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen will once again force them to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY (2019. Drama: Ex-cons. Director: Logan Marshall-Green) NR
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix, Chris Sullivan, Loni Love
Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a third strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn’t recognize, including trying to learn how to use the internet, he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast-food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption.
BASKETS COMPLETE FINAL SEASON (2019. Television Comedy)
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson, Sabina Sciubba, Ernest Adams
Big changes are underway for the Baskets family. After 49 years, Chip (Zach Galifianakis) decides it is finally time to move out of his mom’s place. But, even with the help of Martha (Martha Kelly) and a life coach, he learns that leaving the nest is hard, to say the least. Christine (Louie Anderson) and Ken (Alex Morris) move into a new place they can call their own, but carpet emergencies and missing kitchen magnets make the transition rockier than expected.
BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2 (2020. Television Crime/Legal Drama)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Meryl Streep
On the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that. Meanwhile, Perry’s grieving mother, Mary Louise Wright, comes to town in search of answers.
BLACK CHRISTMAS (2020. Horror: Slashers. Director: Sophia Takal) PG-13
Starring: Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Aleyse Shannon
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.
BLINDSPOT SEASON 3 (2018. Television Crime/Legal Drama)
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Jamie Alexander, Rob Brown
In the third season, Weller finally tracks down Jane, who’s been on the run. After the two discover her new hidden tattoos, Jane is forced to return to the FBI, where Weller, Jane, and the rest of the team set out to solve these new puzzles and stop the dangerous conspiracies they reveal.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE SEASON 6 (2019. Award-winning television comedy)
Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher,
Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Chelsea Peretti
Brooklyn’s finest and funniest police officers make their triumphant return in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed and fan-adored comedy series. From Jake and Amy’s romantic honeymoon, with Holt, a return to the glory days of Hitchcock and Scully, and Gina’s hot moves and big news, the Nine-Nine is #goals. Eighteen hilarious, season six episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning show.
CITY ON A HILL SEASON 1 (2019. Television Crime/legal Drama)
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Amanda Clayton, Jere Shea,
Kevin Chapman, Jill Hennessy
Set in 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Family, blood, betrayal, honor, and corruption all combine in this powerful series that’s part gritty thriller and part intimate family drama.
CODE 8 (2020. Sci-Fi: Superheroes. Director: Jeff Chan) NR
Starring: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk, Peter Outerbridge, Shaun Benson,
Laysla De Oliveira
In a world where people with ‘exceptional’ skills are living in poverty, Conner Reed is a strong young man who is laboring to pay for his sick mother’s medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a profitable criminal domain led by Garrett, who works for a drug lord.
COLOR OUT OF SPACE (2020. Horror: SciFi Monsters. Director: Richard Stanley)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliott Knight
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.
COUNTERPART SEASON 2 (2019. Sci-Fi Suspense/Thriller series. Director: Morten Tydlum)
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Nazanin Boniadi, Betty Gabriel, Mido Hamada, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock
An espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist that tells the story of Howard Silk, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret.
CROWN AND ANCHOR (2019. Drama: Crime/Thriller. Director: Andrew Rowe) NR
Starring: Michael Rowe, Matt Wells, Natalie Brown, Robert Joy, Stephen McHattie, Ben Cotton, Andy Jones, Sofia Wells, Jonathan Watton, Alexander Wilson
When police officer James Downey returns home for his mother’s funeral, he is faced with all the problems he thought he had left behind. His cousin Danny’s childhood trauma has exploded into a cycle of drugs, crime, and violence. As he watches his cousin unravel, James’s childhood traumas come back to haunt him as he attempts to save what is left of the family he once desperately tried to escape.
ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (2019. Award-winning Chinese Drama. Director: Bo Hu)
Starring: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li
While protecting his friend from a school bully, sixteen-year-old Wei Bu pushes the bully down a staircase. He later learns that the bully is hospitalized, gravely injured. Wei’s neighbor, 60-year-old Wang Jin, decides to join him as does Huang Ling, Wei’s classmate. Together, they decide their only hope is to flee town. They board a bus to Manzhouli, where it is a rumored that a circus elephant is said to be sitting still, seeming oblivious to pain and tribulations of the world at large. Mandarin with English subtitles.
FAIL SAFE (1964. Black & White Classic Suspense/Thriller. Director: Sidney Lumet)
Starring: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O’Herlihy, Frank Overton
The unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Criterion Collection Release 2020.
FLY COLLECTION (2019. Horror Classics. Director: David Cronenberg) R
Starring: Vincent Price, Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz, Geena Davis
Collection includes 1958s The Fly starring Vincent Price, The Return of the Fly, in which the son of the original scientist continues his father’s work, and a woman marries into the wrong family in The Curse of the Fly. David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly frightened audiences with its groundbreaking effects and the performance by Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle. The Fly II, the chilling sequel to the remake, stars Eric Stoltz as Seth Brundle’s son, showing the effects of his father’s experiment. Blu-ray.
THE FUGITIVE KIND (1959. Drama: Romance Classic. Director: Sidney Lumet)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory
A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who’s lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him. Special edition bonus features include: interview with Sidney Lumet, documentary, three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, and booklet. Criterion Collection Release.
FULLER HOUSE SEASON 4 (2019. Award-winning Television Comedy)
Starring: Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Soni Bringas
Thirteen fun new episodes follow San Francisco’s favorite family as they juggle major life events. DJ and Steve face the pressures of a new/old relationship. Kimmy has postponed remarrying Fernando and is now a saucy surrogate for parents-to-be Stephanie and Jimmy. As for the kids, Jackson and Ramona deal with high-school dramas around parties, proms and driving; Max runs for president of the fourth grade; and baby Tommy has an epic mall meltdown.
THE GENTLEMEN (2020. Action: Heists & Thieves/Drugs. Director: Guy Ritchie) R
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell,
Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Eddie Marsan
American ex-pat Mickey Pearson built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
THE GOOD FIGHT SEASON 3 (2019. Television Crime/Legal Series)
Starring: Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Michael Sheen, Gary Cole, Sarah Steele, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, Audra McDonald
Diane Lockhart tries to figure out whether she can resist a crazy administration without going crazy herself, while Adrian Boseman and Liz Reddick-Lawrence struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum, a lawyer who is corruption incarnate.
HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER SEASON 3 (1994/Released 2020. Television Comedy Series)
Starring: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson-Peete, Sandra Quarterman
Mr. Cooper, a substitute teacher,explores his romantic feelings with Vanessa.
HOLIDAY (1938. Romantic Comedy Classic, B&W. Director: George Cukor)
Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
An acrobatically inclined free spirit, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family, setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister. With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, the film is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. CRITERION COLLECTION BLU-RAY RELEASE 2020
KNIVES AND SKIN (2020. Drama: Childhood Buddies. Director: Jennifer Reeder)
Starring: Kate Arrington, Tim Hopper
The show follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a stylized version of a rural Midwest town that hovers just above reality, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. Unusual coping techniques develop among the traumatized small-town residents with each new secret revealed. The ripple of fear and suspicion destroys some relationships and strengthens others. DVD and Blu-ray
LA BARRACA (1945/Restored & Released 2020. Mexican Drama. Director: Roberto Gavaldon)
Starring: Domingo Soler, Anita Blanch
First time on Blu-ray, from a 4K restoration. This classic is recognized as one of Mexico’s Top 25 movies of all time! Director, Gavaldón, adapted the 1895 novel by Vicente Blasco Ibánez for this movie. In rural Spain, a new family arrives in town to work a parcel; the townsfolk are very hostile to the idea of ‘another’ working the land that once belonged to one of them. Blu-ray. Spanish with English subtitles.
THE LAST FULL MEASURE (2020. Drama: War—Vietnam. Director: Todd Robinson)
Starring: Bradley Whitford, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine, Alison Sudol, Diane Ladd, Peter Fonda, John Savage, William Hurt, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache,
Amy Madigan, LisaGay Hamilton
The true story of William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force medic who saved more than sixty men in one of the bleakest battles of the Vietnam War. Presented the chance to escape on the last helicopter, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend his comrade in arms. Twenty years later, Pitsenbarger’s fellow soldiers and father seek the help of investigator Scott Huffman and other surviving veterans to finally secure him The Congressional Medal of Honor he deserved.
LIKE A BOSS (2020. Comedy. Director: Miguel Arteta) R
Starring: Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Jessica St. Clair,
Jimmy O. Yang, Catherine Parker, Karan Soni
Best friends Mia and Mel are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly.
LOST IN SPACE SEASON 1 (2019. Television Adventure Sci-Fi Series)
Starring: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins
Set thirty years in the future, this epic reimagining of the original family space adventure finds the Robinsons torn off course en route to what they hoped would be a fresh start on a distant space colony. Against all odds, but with endless hope and extensive training, the family bands together to survive on a dangerous alien planet.
MIDSOMER MURDERS SERIES 21 (2020. British Television Crime Series. Directors: Audrey Cooke, Toby Frow, Matt Carter, Jennie Darnell) TV-14
Starring: Neil Dudgeon, Nick Hendrix, Fiona Dolman, Annette Badland
The English village mystery gets a contemporary spin in this hit British television series that has earned a worldwide following. Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for DCI John Barnaby and his assistant, DS Jamie Winter.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH (2019. Religious Family Drama. Director: Mitch Davis) PG-13
Starring: Christopher Gorham, Natalie Medlock, Russell Dixon, Joe Folau
Missionary John H. Groberg returns to Tonga in the ’60s with his wife and their five young daughters. The Grobergs face their ultimate test of faith but are surrounded by the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans. Barriers of inter-religious strife are soon broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle.
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (2019. Mystery: Suspense/Thriller. Director: Farhad Safinia) NR
Starring: Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Jennifer Ehle, Ioan Gruffudd, Eddie Marsan, Jeremy Irvine, David O’Hara, Steve Coogan, Stephen Dillane, Laurence Fox
An extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions.
SEMPER FI (2019. Drama: Military. Director: Henry-Alex Rubin) R
Starring: Leighton Meester, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Beau Knapp, Arturo Castro
When his reckless younger brother is given an unfair prison sentence, a Marine Corps reservist is torn betweenhis by-the-book code and loyalty to family.
STRAY DOGS (2015. Award-winning Chinese Drama. Director: Ming-Liang Tsai)
Starring: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Kang-Sheng Lee
A single father makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters.
Blu-ray. Mandarin with English subtitles.
THE TURNING (2020. Horror. Director: Floria Sigismondi) PG-13
Starring: Finn Wolfhard, Mackenzie Davis, Brooklynn Prince, Mark Huberman, Niall Greig Fulton, Karen Egan, Kim Adis, Denna Thomsen
Newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.
UNDERWATER (2020. Horror. Director: William Eubank) PG-13
Starring: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright
A crew of aquatic researchers works to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.
VEEP THE FINAL SEASON (2020. Award-winning Television Comedy Series)
Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons,
The show follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.