New This Week on DVD, July 16, 2019

Shazam! (PG-13)

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel

Breakthrough (PG)

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Starring Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Chrissy Metz

Little Woods (R)

A modern Western about two sisters who work outside the law to better their lives. Starring Lily James, Tessa Thompson, Luke Kirby

Fast Color (PG-13)

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint

Teen Spirit (PG-13)

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story. Starring Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe

Family (R)

Kate Stone is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm’s length, making her an outcast in her own right. Starring Kate McKinnon, Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To The Altar (TV-G)

The long-awaited wedding of Norman and Rita leads the postal detectives to a letter with clues about a young woman’s missing mother. Starring Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (TV-G)

A crossword is found on the murdered owner of a burglarized art gallery. Tess, a Sentinel crossword editor, finds clues in crosswords. Eventually, detective Logan accepts her clues and help. Tess is also running a crossword tournament. Starring Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, John Kapelos

American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices (NR)

Narrated by David Hyde Pierce, “American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices” traces the journey of one of America’s greatest choral music conductors. Renowned for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces, Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) had no formal training yet inspired generations of musicians with the power of music. Known as the “dean of American choral singing,” Shaw’s career spanned six decades. He sold millions of recordings and received 16 Grammy Awards, a George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America, a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Medal of the Arts. Amidst the triumphs of his musical career, the documentary reveals the demons that haunted – and sometimes threatened to derail – this complex and flawed man. Starring David Hyde Pierce, Uzee Brown, Jimmy Carter, Walter Cronkite

Criminal Minds: Season 14 (TV-14)

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook

National Geographic: StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson Season 5 (NR)

Famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses science and pop culture with notable guests. Starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice

Synopsis by IMDB.

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