New This Week on DVD, January 2, 2018

 American Made (R)

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

 The Battle of the Sexes (PG-13)

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

 A Question of Faith (PG)

When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God’s love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs. Starring Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas Howell

 Brad’s Status (R)

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices. Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer

 Lucky (NR)

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist. Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston

 Breathe (PG-13)

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Ed Speleers

 Rebel in the Rye (PG-13)

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, “The Catcher in the Rye”.  Starring Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson

 Chavela (UR)

The life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012. Starring Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé

 Love Locks (TV-G)

Twenty years after she was last in Paris, a woman returns to the City of Light, where she reconnects with her college boyfriend and first love. Starring Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Bruce Davison

 Love at First Glance (TV-G)

After being dumped by her fiancé for being unadventurous, a woman sets out to prove him wrong by tracking down the handsome stranger whose cellphone she found on the subway. Starring Amy Smart, Adrian Grenier, Jonathan Bennett

 The Sweetest Christmas (TV-G)

“When struggling pastry chef Kylie Watson learns she’s made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, she thinks her competitive spirit has finally paid off and hopes the publicity will help her jumpstart her new café. There’s just one problem – the oven she’s supposed to use breaks down right before the contest. Determined to enter, she reaches out to Nick Mazannti, her old boyfriend from culinary school who gave up his dream of being a pastry chef to take over his family’s pizzeria. Nick allows her to use his industrial pizza oven at night to craft her ambitious gingerbread confections. As the two reminisce about the dreams of their youth, their romance is rekindled. But just as Kylie is on the cusp of taking the grand prize – and embracing true love – things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend takes drastic steps to win her back. Kylie realizes she must embrace the Christmas Spirit or risk losing both the contest and her new love.” Starring  Lacey Chabert, Lea Coco, Lara Gilchrist

 My Christmas Dream (TV-G)

A department store, McDougal, is expanding and opening a store in Paris. The manager, Christine Masters, wants the job and tries to create the best holiday display. She turns to Kurt for help and as they work together, she starts falling in love with him. Now she has to choose between the dream job in Paris or staying put with Kurt. Starring Danica McKellar, David Haydn-Jones, Christine Lee

 The Journey Back to Christmas (TV-G)

A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin

 Christmas in the Air (TV-G)

Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. Talk about a Christmas rush. Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. While she’s intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life. Starring Catherine Bell, Eric Close, Ken Tremblett

Synopsis by IMDB.

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