New This Week on DVD, February 5, 2019

 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones

 Widows (R)

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal

 The Girl in the Spider’s Web (R)

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. Starring Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon, Sverrir Gudnason

 The Sisters Brothers (R)

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers. Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal

 Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (PG-13)

A movie about the horrific crimes and trial of Kermit Gosnell, America’s biggest serial killer. Starring Janine Turner, Michael Beach, Dean Cain

 A Private War (R)

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. Starring Rosamund Pike, Greg Wise, Alexandra Moen

 Letters from Baghdad (TV-PG)

Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today. Starring Tilda Swinton, Michael Higgs, Eric Loscheider

 Nova: Thai Cave Rescue (NR)

Rescue workers race against the clock to save twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave system in Thailand. Starring Eric Meyers

 Nova: The Last B-24 (NR)

Underwater archaeologists and technical divers excavate the wreckage of the B-24 Liberator bomber Tulsamerican in hopes of finding out what happened to the three airmen who went missing when the plane crashed off the coast of Croatia in 1944. Starring Jay O. Sanders

 Bernie the Dolphin (G)

Set in St. Augustine, Florida, ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ is a family adventure about a brother and sister who befriend a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend’s home. The kids must devise a clever plan to stop the bad guys, protect the sea life, and, most importantly, save their best friend, Bernie. Starring  Lola Sultan, Logan Allen, Kevin Sorbo

 We’ll Meet Again: Season 2 (NR)

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. Starring Ann Curry

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

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and ’80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan. Starring James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe

 My Dinner with Herve (TV-MA)

A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit ’70s TV series “Fantasy Island”, who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50. Starring  Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Frida Munting

 American Masters: Decoding Watson (NR)

Thrust into the limelight for discovering the secret of life at age 25 with Francis Crick, influential Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has thrived on making headlines ever since. His discovery of DNA’s structure, the double helix, revolutionized human understanding of how life works. He was a relentless and sometimes ruthless visionary who led the Human Genome project and turned Harvard University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory into powerhouses of molecular biology. With unprecedented access to Watson, his wife Elizabeth and sons Rufus and Duncan over the course of a year, American Masters explores Watson’s evolution from socially awkward postdoc to notorious scientific genius to discredited nonagenarian, also interviewing his friends, his colleagues, scientists and historians. Controversial and unapologetic, Watson still thrives on competition and disruption. The film uncovers his signature achievements, complexities and contradictions, including his penchant for expressing unfiltered and objectionable points of view. Starring James Watson

 Winter’s Dream (TV-G)

Former pro skier, Kat, is asked to coach a younger skier, named Anna, and finds love with the girl’s widowed father, Ty. Starring Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Aren Buchholz

 Love on Safari (TV-G)

After Kira inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa, she travels there to meet the no-nonsense head ranger, Tom. When she learns the reserve is in financial jeopardy and she may have to sell it to her uncle’s competitor, Tom urges her to save it by taking her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals, and hopefully him. Starring Lacey Chabert, Jon Cor, Brittany Bristow

 800 Words: Season 3, Part 2 (NR)

A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper. Over the Internet, he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside town. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colorful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan. Starring Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony

Synopsis by IMDB.

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