New This Week on DVD, November 21, 2017

 The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R)

The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. Starring Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Gary Oldman

 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (PG-13)

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke

 Leap! (PG)

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Starring Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen

 Birth of the Dragon (PG-13)

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend. Starring Yu Xia, Wang Xi’An, Hai Yu

 Good Time (R)

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker’s Island prison. Starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi

 Beach Rats (R)

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with. Starring Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

 Crown Heights (R)

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Starring Luke Forbes, Lakeith Stanfield, Adriane Lenox

 My Journey Through French Cinema (NR)

Bertrand Tavernier’s personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. Starring Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, André Marcon

 One Last Heist (R)

In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London’s Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. The total stolen may have a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the “largest burglary in English legal history.” Starring Stephen Moyer, Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson

 A Year In Space / Beyond A Year In Space (PG) *

A Year in Space takes viewers behind-the-scenes of astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stay on the International Space Station, where he tests human limits for space travel and lays the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars. Beyond A Year in Space follows Scott Kelly’s life after spending a record-breaking year in outer space. Starring Scott Kelly

 The Fall: Series 3 (TV-MA)

A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity. Starring Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch

 Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World (TV-PG)

500 years ago, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world-with an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. This entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it’s a story about the most important questions of life. “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?” “How do I get right with God?” Starring Padraic Delany, Hugh Bonneville, Kuba Rudzinski

 November Christmas (NR)

A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her. Starring Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson

 Christmas in Conway (TV-PG)

To the folks in Conway, South Carolina, Duncan Mayor is a very cranky guy. To “my sweet girl” – his wife, Suzy – he’s a doting pussycat. But Suzy is just home from the hospital and cared for 24/7 by nurse Natalie, whom Duncan tries his best to ignore. Duncan decides the best medicine Suzy could possibly have – and a Christmas present she’ll never forget — is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their own back yard. Why a Ferris wheel? Because it was while riding one many moons ago that Duncan asked Suzy to marry him. Where to find a 45-foot-high used Ferris wheel? Duncan strikes gold in an abandoned amusement park, presided over by a lonely ex-carnival worker — Henry. Assembling the mechanical monstrosity is not exactly a one-man job. Duncan gets a crucial assist from Tommy, a former student of Suzy’s, who is deeply in her debt. He’s become a successful landscape designer after a troubled youth; it was Suzy who set him straight. Meanwhile, the neighbors are not amused; especially prim and proper Gayle Matthews. She’s entered her garden in an upscale magazine’s “Christmas Showcase” contest. The interest of the contest’s judges witnessing the atrocity next door is more than Gayle can bear. Fortunately, her brother is the local sheriff – and there are zoning laws to prevent this kind of thing, aren’t there? Starring Andy Garcia, Mandy Moore, Cheri Oteri, Mary-Louise Parker

 Saving Christmas (PG) *

In this clever, crazy family adventure starring comedy legend Ed Asner, Danny and his brainy buddies launch an ”X-Files” style investigation to discover the truth about Santa. But they have no clue that St. Nick is real and he’s making toys right in their hometown! As Danny’s flirty mom gets wrapped up with Santa’s social-media director, Danny and his gang of secret sleuths unravel the funny, festive truth that’s out there. Starring Chase Andersen, Edward Asner, Mike Bennett

 A Nutcracker Christmas (TV-G)

Ballerina Lilly Jamison is raising her sister’s daughter. Her niece turns out to be a ballet prodigy and is offered the lead in The Nutcracker. The director, Mark, is Lilly’s ex boyfriend. Starring Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky, Sophia Lucia

 I’ll Be Home For Christmas (NR)

Jackie Foster, is a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack, a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Starring James Brolin, Mena Suvari, Giselle Eisenberg

 A Christmas to Remember (NR)

A harsh TV personality needs a break from her own life, so she hops into a car and drives to a small town mountain retreat. On her way there, a blizzard veers her off the road and she crashes. When she comes to, she has complete amnesia and a friendly passerby takes her in. Starring Mira Sorvino, Cameron Mathison, Jesse Filkow

 The Librarians: The Complete Third Season (TV-14)

A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts. Starring Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim

All Synopsis’ by IMDB unless otherwise noted.

*Synopsis by Amazon.

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