New This Week on DVD, August 14, 2018

 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

 Bad Samaritan (R)

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob. Starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon

 The Only Living Boy In New York (R)

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate’s life is upended by his father’s mistress. Starring Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale

 Shock and Awe (R)

A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the president’s claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.” Starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner

 How to Talk to Girls at Parties (R)

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon. Starring Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Elle Fanning

 The Yellow Birds (R)

Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph  navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph’s mother before their deployment. Starring Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette

 10 That Changed America: Season Two (TV-PG) *

A whirlwind tour of places where American history was made: from the monuments that mark our battles, to the streets that connect our cities, to the modern marvels that make our civilization possible. Find out which places made the list! Starring Geoffrey Baer

 Here and Now: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

A multi-racial family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological child, find their bonds tested when one of the children begins seeing things which the rest cannot. Starring Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Daniel Zovatto

 The Irresistible Blueberry Farm (TV-G)

A young woman receives a letter that her deceased grandmother requests she hand-deliver to a man in her grandmother’s childhood home in Maine. She begins a journey of discovery of her grandmother, herself, and quality of life. Starring Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas, Shirley Jones

 Destined to Ride (G)

Lily’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to leave her friends to spend the summer on a remote ranch with her nature-loving aunt. Convinced her social life is over, she is surprised to meet an unlikely group of friends and embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. When her aunt is threatened by unfriendly neighbors, Lily knows it is up to her and Pistachio, the horse she has discovered an unbreakable bond with, to save the ranch and to find her destiny along the way. Starring  Denise Richards, Madeline Carroll, Joey Lawrence

 Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season (TV-14)

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow. Starring  Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne

 Mr. Mercedes: Season One (TV-MA)

Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Jharrel Jerome

 The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season (TV-14)

Former government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen, a young FBI profiler who’s just barely out of Quantico. Starring James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

 Raven Tales: Season 1 (NR)

Raven Tales is series of 26, half-hour, CGI animated television programs, targeted at school-age children and their families to introduce native Aboriginal folklore in a humorous and entertaining way. They tell the stories of the adventures of Raven, the most powerful deity of Aboriginal mythology. Each episode focuses on a new Raven Tale that has been adapted from the folklore of many Aboriginal nations. The pilot episode, How Raven Stole the Sun, was adapted from a popular Haida myth, but has elements of Salish and Kwakiutl, while others episodes have been adapted from Cree, Salish, Nisgaa, Comanche, Navaho and other Native American stories. The Raven Tales, like the Simpsons, finds a lot of its humor based on the interactions of its re-occurring ensemble cast. The three principal characters, Raven, Eagle and Frog, anchor the show and provide familiar faces and humorous antics that bookend each episode. Other characters include Old Man and his Daughter, Sea Wolf, Kolus and a small tribe of aboriginal men and women who are introduced as the tales progress. Starring Evan Adams, Carmen Moore, Ian Reid

 For Better or Worse (TV-G)

Wendy is finally settling in to single life after the death of her husband. She runs a successful wedding planning company with the help of her friend Roseanne. Wendy’s business and values are challenged when Marco, a charming but irritating divorce attorney, opens shop right next door! Starring Lisa Whelchel, Antonio Cupo, Edward Ruttle

Synopsis by IMDB unless otherwise stated.

*Synopsis by Amazon.


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