New This Week on DVD, August 6, 2019


 Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

 The Curse of La Llorona (R)

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Starring Linda Cardellini, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen

 Poms (PG-13)

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’ Starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston

 Amazing Grace (G)

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.  Starring Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir

 Tolkien (PG-13)

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Al Bollands, Kallum Tolkien

 Charlie Says (R)

The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969. Starring Chace Crawford, Suki Waterhouse, Merritt Wever

Poster The Iron Orchard (R)

“The Iron Orchard” is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable wildcatter. Starring Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols, Lew Temple

 The Souvenir (R)

A young film student in the early ’80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. Starring Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen

 Halston (NR)

Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life. Starring Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Naeem Khan, Pat Cleveland

 Rivers of Life (NR)

This landmark three-part series reveals the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers. Using new technology and exclusive stories, Rivers of Life reveals a wider and fresh perspective on the extraordinary landscapes, surprising wildlife, and extraordinary people of the Nile, the Mississippi, and the Amazon. Starring Michael J. Hayes

 Jamestown: Season 3 (NR)

A drama about English settlers in America in 1617. Starring Stuart Martin, Matt Stokoe, Kalani Queypo

 Strike Back: Cinemax Season Six (TV-MA)

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe. Starring Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes

 Knightfall: The Complete Second Season (TV-14)

A look at the final days of the Knights Templar during the 14th century. Starring Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells

 Jesus: His Life (NR)

Comprehensive retelling of Jesus’ life story from a historically- and Biblically-accurate perspective. Live-action storytelling interspersed with brief commentary provides context about the world as it was during the early Christian era. Starring Houda Echouafni, Cassie Bradley, Greg Barnett

 Descendants 3 (TV-G)

The teenagers of Disney’s most infamous villains return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. Starring Cameron Boyce, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson

 The Good Doctor: Season Two (TV-14)

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Starring Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas

 Love At Sea (TV-14)

Alexa stars as an event planner organizing a culinary cruise and has everything set to the last detail…until she learns she’ll be dealing with the rookie cruise director, portrayed by Carlos, who has his own way of doing things. Starring Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega, Melissa Carcache

 The Outpost: Season 1 (TV-14)

Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family’s killers, and discovers her supernatural powers, which she must learn to harness.  Starring Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse

 Attack on Titan: Season Three, Part One (TV-14)

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Starring Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa

Synopsis by IMDB.

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