New This Week on DVD, October 6, 2015

 Magic Mike XXL (R)

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez

 Insidious: Chapter 3 (PG-13)

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson

 Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13)

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

 Batkid Begins (PG)

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the ‘why’ of this flash phenomenon. Starring Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton

 When Marnie was There (PG)

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.  Starring Kathy Bates, Taylor Autumn Bertman, Mila Brener, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis

 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV-14)

A monstrous tornado unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida. Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Frankie Muniz

 American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV-MA)

A pair of conjoined twins are found wounded at the scene of a brutal murder. Freak show owner Elsa Mars whisks them away before police suspect them. Meanwhile, a killer clown terrorizes the town of Jupiter. Starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

 Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Starring Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett

 The Leftovers: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

Revolves around mysterious disappearances, world-wide, and specifically follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton. They must begin to rebuild their lives after the loss of more than 100 people. Starring Liv Tyler, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman

 Vikings: The Complete Third Season (TV-14)

The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history – a man on the edge of myth. Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Robert MacDomhnail

 The Timber (NR)

In the wild west, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home: but what they find along the way is more than they bargained for. Starring James Ransone, Elisa Lasowski, Mark Caven

 Air (PG-13)

In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand. Starring Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt

 What We Did On Our Holiday (PG-13)

Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. Starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly

 Happyish (TV-MA)

On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor… happiness. In a culture that reveres youth – a culture he helped create – Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he’s halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down. Starring Kathryn Hahn, Steve Coogan, Sawyer Shipman, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Preston

 Best Christmas Party Ever (NR)

Jennie Stanton throws the best Christmas parties every year for her company, Petra’s Parties. Things are a little different this year, as Petra is retiring and looks to the next generation to take over. Jennie thinks she has her new job in the bag, until Petra’s charismatic nephew, Nick (Steve Lund), shows up as “seasonal help” and his natural talent and confidence clashes with Jennie’s stern work ethic and traditional values. The pair battle it out for the top job with unmistakable chemistry and symmetry, but when the new owners of the legendary Tyrell’s Toys put the bottom line before Christmas spirit, threatening to pull the plug on Tyrell’s Toys’ annual Christmas party for the community, Jennie and Nick are forced to work together to throw the greatest Christmas party ever. Starring Torrey DeVitto, Steve Lund, Linda Thorson

 Duck Dynasty: Season 8 (TV-PG)

Follows a wealthy Louisiana family known for their successful duck-hunting business. Starring Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson

 Golden Shoes (NR)

With his father MIA at war and his mother critical in hospital, a young boy consoles himself with dreams of playing in the youth soccer league. To do so, he must overcome the adult deception, the bullying and his solitude. Starring Christian Koza, David DeLuise, John Rhys-Davies, Vivica A. Fox

 Last Shift (R)

A rookie cop’s 1st shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare. The plot echoes John Carpenter’s ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ but with supernatural twist. Starring Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose

Synopsis by IMDB.

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