New This Week on DVD, October 17, 2017

 Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover

 Girls Trip (R)

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kate Walsh

 Lady Macbeth (R)

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

 Landline (R)

In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair. Starring Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco

 Step (PG)

STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger

 The Midwife (UR)

A midwife gets unexpected news from her father’s old mistress. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet

 God of War (NR)

During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu  finally defeats them under the leadership of newly promoted General Qi. The Pirates, however, manage to escape. Starring Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Yasuaki Kurata

 The Good Place: Season One (TV-PG)

A woman struggles to define what it means to be good. Starring Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, Ted Danson

 Masterpiece: The Collection (TV-MA)

A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers. Starring Richard Coyle, Mamie Gummer, Tom Riley, Alix Poisson, Jenna Thiam, Max Deacon,  Frances de la Tour, Alexandre Brasseur, Rosie Jones

 American Gods: Season 1 (TV-MA)

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past. Starring Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane

 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Complete Second Season (NR)

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California. Starring Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin

Synopsis by IMDB.

 

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