At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what’s streaming on Netflix, we’ve got you covered.NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (February 12)
The Golden Globe-winning biopic about the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen is a frontrunner to win Rami Malek an Oscar trophy for Best Actor. Malek has earned well-deserved praise for his searing performance as the brilliant, eccentric, often troubled lead singer who tragically died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. And of course, the movie features the band’s incredible music, including their biggest hits.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 12 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include making-of featurettes and the complete Live Aid performance.‘Nobody’s Fool’ (February 12)
The hilarious and now ubiquitous Tiffany Haddish stars as recent parolee Tanya who reconnects with her successful VP sister, Danica (Tika Sumpter). But when Tanya suspects Danica’s new online boyfriend is catfishing her, she’s ready to help — even if it means blowing up her sister’s life.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 12 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, and nine featurettes.‘At Eternity’s Gate’ (February 12)Willem Dafoe earned an Oscar nomination for portraying the brilliant, troubled artist Vincent Van Gogh. Director Julian Schnabel’s movie is not a meticulous biopic, but rather a collection of scenes drawn from the Van Gogh’s letters, rumors and heresay, and even just plain invented stories.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 12 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include making-of featurettes.‘The Front Runner’ (February 12)Hugh Jackman transforms into Senator Gary Hart, the ill-fated Democratic presidential candidate in the 1988 election. Director Jason Reitman chronicles his rise and harsh fall after reports of an extramarital affair.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on February 12. Bonus features include three deleted scenes.‘All That Heaven Allows’ (February 12): Douglas Sirk’s romantic drama pairs a wealthy widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsomer younger gardener (Rock Hudson), to the shock of her neighbors and country club friends. Criterion’s release includes a new 2K remaster and several bonus features.‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ (February 12): The 25th Anniversary edition of the Hugh Grant romantic comedy includes a new 4K remaster.‘The Group’ (February 12): Sidney Lumet’s 1966 ensemble satire (which includes Candice Bergen in her film debut) revolves around eight women graduates of an all-female college who face the inevitable pressures to surrender their independence to the men in their lives.NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING‘The Favourite’ (February 12)
Girls rule, boys drool in this delightful dramedy set in the politically-turbulent English court of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). The imperious and impetuous royal’s relationship with advisor/lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of Sarah’s wily cousin, Abigail (Emma Stone). All three actresses were nominated for Oscars. Now available on Digital HD.‘Shoplifters’ (February 12)
The Oscar-nominated Japanese film is a meditation on what truly makes a family. It follows a group of poor outsiders who rely on petty thievery to survive. When they find a wandering young girl, they take her in, but a series of events threatens their family unit. Now available on Digital HD and DVD.‘The Happy Prince’ (February 12)Rupert Everett wrote, directed, and stars in this biopic that chronicles the heartbreaking last days of Oscar Wilde, as the celebrated writer recollects his life with his usual wit and irony. Now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.NEW ON NETFLIX‘Dating Around’ (February 14)
Netflix’s first dating series premieres just in time for Valentine’s Day. Each of the six episodes follows one single person who goes on five first dates with complete strangers. Awkward! As one dater tells a suitor, “I hope you’re not a serial killer.”‘The Umbrella Academy’ (February 15)
In this comic book adaptation, seven unusual children are adopted in 1989 by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares them to save the world. His plans didn’t quite work, and now, the six surviving members reunite to solve a mystery around Hargreeves’ death
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in February 2019.TV WORTH WATCHING‘Proven Innocent’ Series Premiere, Fox (February 15, 9 p.m.)
An underdog criminal defense firm is led by a lawyer who once was wrongfully convicted herself.‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Season 6 Premiere, HBO (February 17, 11 p.m.)
The British host returns to cast his satirical eye on the political and social issues of the time.
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