New This Week on DVD, December 20, 2016

 31 (R)

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns. Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Malcolm McDowell

 The Disappointments Room (R)

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney

 Goat (R)

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways. Starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, James Franco

 Greater (PG)

The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Starring Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook

 Hitchcock/Truffaut (PG-13)

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock” influenced their work. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas

 It Had to be You (R)

Sonia is a neurotic jingle writer who’s always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to decide whether she’ll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies. A whimsical romantic comedy that’s raunchy and yet gentle, ‘It Had To Be You’ explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance. Starring Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder, Halley Feiffer

 The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard

 Maximum Ride (PG-13)

Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.  Starring Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson, Peter O’Brien

 Oasis: Supersonic (R)

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis. Starring Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle

 Roseanne for President! (NR)

Comedian Roseanne Barr embarks on the most off-the-rails presidential campaign in U.S. history. What begins as a political journey becomes a raw and revealing portrait of a comedic icon. Starring Roseanne Barr, Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard

 Storks (PG)

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Starring Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell

  Sully (PG-13)

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey

 Doctor Who: Series Eight, Part Two (TV-PG)

The Doctor, from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he regenerates into a new form (which is how the show has been running since 1963). Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi

 Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (TV-G)

An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee. Starring Gerald McRaney, Dolly Parton, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Ricky Schroder, Jennifer Nettles

 For the Love of Spock (NR)

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in “Star Trek” (1966). Starring Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Mayim Bialik, Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner

 Hairspray: Live (TV-PG)

A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show. Starring Garrett Clayton, Dove Cameron, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Derek Hough

 To Joey, With Love (PG)

This movie tells the story of the incredible Joey Feek and her amazing life. Filmed while battling cancer Joey and her family/friends show you that it’s not just physically healthy people who live healthy lives. Take a little time to laugh, smile, and cry with this amazing woman’s journey and the goodbyes of her loving family when she decides to let the lord lead her home. Starring Joey Feek, Rory Feek, Heidi Feek

Synopsis by IMDB.

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