New This Week on DVD, November 13, 2018

 The Meg (PG-13)

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Starring Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson

 Mile 22 (R)

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais

 Alpha (PG-13)

Keda is a young man separated from his tribe in a hunt gone awry. While out in the wild, he encounters a wolf which has been abandoned by its pack and the two form a bond. Now, with winter on the way, the unlikely friends must embark on an odyssey across the harsh, unforgiving landscape to make it home. Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk

 Puzzle (R)

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. Starring Kelly Macdonald, David Denman, Daniel Stewart Sherman

 Long Strange Trip (R)

A look at the 30-year career of The Grateful Dead. Starring John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler

 Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (NR)

Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree. Starring Shaofeng Feng, Carina Lau, Mark Chao

 The Children Act (R)

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin

 Juliet, Naked (R)

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. Starring Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne, Kitty O’Beirne

 Ancient Invisible Cities (NR)

Professor Michael Scott explores the hidden secrets of three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world: Cairo, Athens and Istanbul. 3D scans allow us to view the architectural jewels of these cities as they’ve never been seen before. Starring Darius Arya

 Preacher: Season Three (TV-MA)

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God. Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

 Star Trek Discovery: Season One (TV-14)

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif

 The Crown: The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton

  Elementary: The Sixth Season (TV-14)

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

 Snowmance (UR)

Sarah has always been a true romantic, hence her favorite Christmas tradition, building her annual “Snow Beau” snowman with her best friend Nick. After another breakup right before the holidays, Sarah begins to wonder if she’ll ever find true love of her own. When a little Christmas magic brings her Snow Beau to life as the romantically perfect Cole, Sarah must decide whether to pursue the romance she’s always dreamed of or the true love that has been right in front of her all along. Starring Ashley Newbrough, Jesse Hutch, Adam Hurtig

 Narcos: The Complete Third Season (TV-MA)

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years. Starring  Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

 This is Christmas (NR)

Christmas is approaching, and best friends Harry, Jordan, Ben, and Dennis are at their annual get together before the holidays. As they share stories of their past year, it is clear they all still have a lot of growing to do. Jimmy struggles with an unhappy marriage and an ill-timed affair with his daughter’s 17 year old babysitter. Meanwhile, his best friend Jordan splits from his partner, Steve, only to discover he may not be the biological father of their daughter. Harry struggles with an estranged relationship with his father and his ex-wife. But everything turns into total chaos when Ben loses custody of his son and decides kidnapping is the only way to save his family. Now these friends must come together and do the right thing, proving family and friendship is what is most important. Starring  A. Russell Andrews, Lynsey Bartilson, Scarlett Chorvat

 Mrs. Claus (NR)

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus. Starring Helene Udy, Brinke Stevens, Kaylee Williams

 Hidden: Series 1 (NR)

Police investigate when the body of a girl is found in a lake. Starring Rhodri Meilir, Gwyneth Keyworth, Sian Reese-Williams

 My Christmas Love (TV-G)

A woman receives presents from an anonymous suitor who’s inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas”. Starring Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo, Megan Park

Synopsis by IMDB.

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