New This Week on DVD, December 19, 2017

 Dunkirk (PG-13)

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

 The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG)

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. Starring Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Michael Peña

  Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

 Mother! (R)

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson

 Stronger (R)

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

 Salvation: Season One (TV-14)

An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery–that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Starring Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale

 I am Sam Kinison (NR)

I Am Sam Kinison is a feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of shock comic Sam Kinison, a former Pentecostal preacher turned stand-up comic who repurposed his pulpit-honed chops to the brazen rock ‘n roll world of MTV-era comedy. Following a steep trajectory to fame, excess, despair and near-redemption, Sam meets a sudden and early death when struck by a drunk driver in 1992. Using extensive clips from his comedy specials that cover some of his favorite topics including marriage, women, homosexuality, God, religion and world hunger Sam tells much of his story himself in a barrage of comedic feints and blows, shrieking and misanthropic riffing. Added perspective is provided by a dynamic cast of friends, family, fellow comics and celebrity party-mates, augmented by animated sequences that illustrate and add color to energetic and often hilarious interviews. Key interviews include the inspired storytelling of Jay Leno, Bill Burr, Ted Nugent, Charlie Sheen, Joe Rogan, Corey Feldman, Bob Saget, Tommy Chong, Ron Jeremy, and others. Starting with a childhood head injury, Sam’s story plots a course of failure, from his time as a Pentecostal preacher, culminating in a humiliating marriage. Finally stepping onto a comedy club stage in Houston, he finds his voice and true calling but it takes years of struggle before mainstream audiences are ready to hear his message. Yet with all the unbridled profligacy of his eventual fame and fortune, Sam never loses his faith in God and his raucous story is replete with biblical themes fueled by sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I Am Sam Kinison shocks, shticks and screams its way through a life and a wild career that shattered the status quo and changed comedy forever. Starring Dan Barton, Bill Burr, Tommy Chong, Corey Feldman

 Big Bear (TV-14)

BIG BEAR is about Joe who reluctantly has his bachelor party even though his fiancé just dumped him for some Dude. Starring Pablo Schreiber, Adam Brody, Tyler Labine

Synopsis by IMDB.

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