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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 VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING‘Captain Marvel’ (May 28)
“Higher, further, faster” is the mantra of the titular superhero (Brie Larson), who bears incredible powers and brings a fresh boost to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is a member of the Kree’s elite fighting force, but when a mission brings her back to Earth, she begins to unlock memories of her former life as an Airforce pilot named Carol Danvers. Facing an attack by the Skrull, Carol teams up with agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to prevent an all-out war from tearing through Earth. Available on Digital HD May 28.
The first season of Amazon’s unleashes Armageddon on Earth. The fantasy dramedy series is adapted from the 1990 cult classic novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The story follows persnickety angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and rebellious demon Crowley (David Tennant) who have formed an unlikely friendship spanning 6,000 years. The duo — who have grown fond of life on Earth — must now join forces to find a way to save the world.NEW ON NETFLIX‘Always Be My Maybe’ (May 31)
Time can’t erase a feeling this strong between Ali Wong and Randall Park in Netflix’s latest romantic comedy. They play childhood friends/sweethearts who’ve fallen out of touch. When Wong’s celebrity chef returns to San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she and Park reconnect. There’s always been something between them, but life is complicated. Can these two crazy kids ever make it work?‘When They See Us’ (May 31)
Ava DuVernay’s searing four-part miniseries is based on the notorious true story of the five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were vilified in the media (and by then-real estate mogul Donald Trump) and spent years in prison before finally being exonerated.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in May 2019.NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY‘Climax’ (May 28)
Gaspar Noé plays agent provocateur once again with this psychological horror dance movie (just re-read how insane that sounds). The story centers on a French dance troupe partying after rehearsal, but their evening takes a dark turn thanks to LSD-laced sangria. It’s a wild and propulsive trip that gives new meaning to sensory overload.The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include a making-of featurette.‘Greta’ (May 28)
When a sweet, naïve young woman named Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) returns a lost handbag to an eccentric French piano teacher (Isabelle Huppert), the two strike up a fast friendship. But things take a dark turn when Frances realizes Greta is not what she seems.The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted scenes and a making-of featurette.‘Blue Velvet’ (May 28): David Lynch’s seminal 1986 neo-noir drama gets a Criterion release with a 4K digital restoration supervised by the director himself. The psychological thriller is both terrifying and hilarious at time, after a young college student who discovers a severed human ear near his home that leads to the uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy.‘One Sings, the Other Doesn’t’ (May 28): Ground-breaking French director Agnès Varda passed away in March, but her films will live on in the cinema pantheon. Included among them is this lovely duet which follows the friendship of two young women amid the backdrop of the feminist movement in France in the 1970s. Criterion offers a new 2K restoration supervised by Varda herself.TV WORTH WATCHING‘Archer: 1999’ Season 10 Premiere, FXX (May 29, 10 p.m.)
The adult animated comedy reinvents itself again. This time, Sterling Archer and crew go to space on board the MV Seamus. As they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters, they also have to figure out how to survive each other.‘Deadwood: The Movie,’ HBO (May 31, 8 p.m.)
The acclaimed series ended abruptly in 2006, and in the intervening years, both HBO and creator David Milch talked about making a follow-up movie to conclude the story. Well, it finally happened. Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane lead the returning cast members as their characters are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood.‘Luther’ Season 5 Premiere, BBC America (June 2, 8 p.m.)
Idris Elba returns as the often-troubled, but whip-smart DCI John Luther. A new spree of murders brings him back to London, where he encounters a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption. ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 5 Premiere, AMC (June 2, 9 p.m.)
With Morgan (Lennie James) leading them, the group has a mission: find survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. But Morgan’s philosophy of benevolence, community and hope is tested when the group finds itself in uncharted territory.
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