New This Week on DVD, December 18, 2018

 Venom (PG-13)

When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

 The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG)

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro

 A Simple Favor (R)

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate. Starring Anna Kendrick, Ian Ho, Joshua Satine

 The Predator (R)

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay

 Fahrenheit 11/9 (R)

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. Starring Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

 Assassination Nation (R)

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves. Starring Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse

  Little Women (PG-13)

A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters. Starring Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Melanie Stone

 All About Nina (R)

Nina Geld is a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe, who challenges almost every preconception she has — including those around her own deeply troubled past. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford

 Neanderthal (NR)

Archaeologist Ella Al-Shamahi and actor Andy Serkis bring the prehistoric hominids ‘back-to-life’ through animation, uncovering some surprising similarities to modern humans. Starring  Ella Al-Shamahi, Nick Kellington, Cecily Fay

 The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Five (TV-14)

Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father’s medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town’s police surgeon. Starring Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Charlie Cousins

 Our Cartoon President: Season One (TV-14)

This fresh, cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit – intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian. It’s a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval; it’s a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew. Starring Jeff Bergman, James Adomian, Gabriel Gundacker

 Air Strike (R)

During World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940. Starring Ye Liu, Bruce Willis, Seung-heon Song

 The Sinner: Season Two (TV-14)

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes. Starring Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica Biel

Synopsis by IMDB.

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