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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ (December 4)
With each “Mission: Impossible” movie, Tom Cruise puts himself further in harm’s way. In “Fallout,” now available on Digital HD, he jumps out of planes, races across Paris on a motorcycle, runs across rooftops (and breaking his ankle in the process), and flies a helicopter. At this point, aside from being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, he’s also probably one of its top stuntmen.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 4 (and is already available on Digital HD).
Watch Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie talk about how they pulled off that crazy rooftop scene:‘The Nun’ (December 4)
“The Conjuring” universe just keeps getting bigger and scarier. In this spinoff, a priest with a haunted past and a novice are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a nun in Romania. They uncover an unholy secret and are forced to confront a malevolent force. Not only are their lives at risk — so are their very souls. Don’t watch this at night.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 4 (and is already available on Digital HD).‘The Happytime Murders’ (December 4)
This black comedy combines two things we never thought would go together: murder and puppets. Produced by The Jim Henson Company, the film follows a former puppet cop and his human partner (Melissa McCarthy) investigating the deaths of former sitcom stars. The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4.
Watch an exclusive clip of the cast’s “ad libs” below:‘Operation Finale’ (December 4)
Why isn’t Oscar Isaac the hero of every movie? He takes his rightful place on center stage in this drama based on the true story of Israeli spies in the ’60s seeking to capture former Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley).
The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4.NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND, STREAMING, AND DIGITAL‘God Bless the Broken Road’ (December 4)
This faith-based movie centers on a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter alone. When an up-and-coming race car driver enters their lives, she has to decide whether to join his fast-paced life or follow a path provided by God. Available on Digital HD.‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (December 5)
The Emmy-winning Amazon series returns for a second season to follow the continuing adventures of Midge (Rachel Brosnahan), a housewife turned aspiring stand-up comic. Her roller coaster life takes her to Paris, brings a new day job, and even finds a new love interest (Zachary Levi). Available to stream on Amazon Prime on December 5.NEW ON NETFLIX‘Dumplin’ (December 7)
It’s all big hair, big smiles and big Southern charm in this dramedy, which follows follows Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-sized daughter of an overbearing Texas pageant queen (Jennifer Aniston). She decides to enter the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet competition, with an an assist from drag queens (“the closest thing you can get to Dolly Parton around here”).‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ (December 7)
Director Andy Serkis puts his motion capture acting experience to good use in this “dark and gritty” retelling of “The Jungle Book.” A boy, who has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man, must must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Serkis provide voices and performance capture for the various jungle creatures.‘Nailed It! Holiday’ (December 7)
‘Tis the season for festive dessert fails! The baking show returns for a seven-episode holiday special where Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres host, judge, and mentor the amateur, not-very-good bakers competing to make the not-worst cookies, cakes, pies, and desserts.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in December 2018.TV WORTH WATCHING‘Top Chef: Kentucky’ Season Premiere, Bravo (December 6)
The 16th season of the reality cooking competition show heads to the Bluegrass State, where 15 talented chefs slice, dice, roast, and fry their way to winning the ultimate title.‘The Flash: Elseworlds – Part 1,’ The CW (December 9)
The CW’s annual DC crossover event with three shows kicks off, first with “The Flash,” followed the next night by “Arrow,” and then finally “Supergirl.” The “Elseworlds” crossover will introduce Batwoman and Lois Lane to the universe and bring back Superman.
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