New This Week on DVD, November 5, 2019

 Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13)

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (PG-13)

On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush

 The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG)

Dog lovers believe their canine family members understand language, comprehend events, have opinions, exude loyalty. In “The Art of Racing In The Rain”, wise old dog Enzo Swift shares thoughts about the life experiences which prepared him to protect his family in times of greatest need. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried

 The Kitchen (R)

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

 Papi Chulo (R)

A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker. Starring Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez

 Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal (NR)

Its Christmas again and Dr Tasha is on her way to meet Prince Alexander in St. Savarre. Though this is a happy time it is also a very stressful as a treaty is being negotiated between St. Savarre and Vandelien. When Tasha arrives, Alex surprises her by asking for her hand in marriage. She accepts and they immediately begin planning the wedding. When Princess Miranda finds out she is not happy. She concocts a plan to put a halt to this fairy-tale. Will Miranda succeed or will Tasha have her happily ever after? Starring Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow, Josh Dean

 Christmas in Paris (NR)

Lucas, a wealthy French entrepreneur, heads to Montana for a very attractive business proposal. When there he meets Robin, falls in love, and whisks her away to Paris on a whirlwind Christmas Adventure. But will business bring an end to this romance? Starring Rebecca Dalton, Karl E. Landler, Daphne Zuniga

 Baby in a Manger (NR)

Christmas is about a miracle baby, but when CPS agent Alison and police officer Brock find a lost baby lying in a nativity scene, it’ll take a miracle for them just to stop bickering. Can the magic of Christmas help this baby find a home – and maybe even help Alison and Brock see each other in a different light? Starring Monica Knox, Michael Morrone, Caylin Turner

 The Other Side of Heaven: Fire of Faith (PG-13)

Missionary John H. Groberg returns to Tonga in the 1960s with his wife and their five young daughters. When their sixth child is born with a serious illness, the Grobergs face their ultimate test of faith, only to find themselves surrounded by the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans. Barriers of inter religious strife are soon broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle that will save the baby’s life, as well as the life of a Tongan minister’s son. Starring Christopher Gorham, Natalie Medlock, Russell Dixon

 Christmas Break-In (NR)

Izzy is an energetic 9-year-old. Overscheduled and running late, Izzy’s parents can’t pick her up on-time the last day of school before Christmas break. A blizzard complicates the matter, but not as much as a pair of bad guys who are freezing in an ice cream truck. The school’s janitor is kidnapped by the intruders, and it’s up to Izzy to save the day. Starring Denise Richards, Danny Glover, Cameron Seely

 London Mitchell’s Christmas (NR)

London Mitchell who is known as a Scrooge has previously lived an unscrupulous lifestyle, by divorcing his wife, barely seeing his children, and dumping a woman a month before Christmas to be with somebody else. Suddenly, London becomes faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer which forces him to rethink his total outlook on life during the Christmas holiday. Starring Aaron D. Spears, Lisa Wu, Taja V. Simpson

 Stockholm (R)

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’. Starring Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong

 Ophelia (PG-13)

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective. Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen

 Road to Christmas (TV-G)

Maggie Baker is all-work and no-Christmas-break. Tasked with getting her bosses three adult sons to a family Christmas in Pennsylvania, Maggie sees an opportunity to finally bring her new business idea to her boss. With airports closed due to a pending storm, Maggie convinces her boss’s eldest son Danny to help her navigate the cross-country trek. Along the way, Maggie denies her feelings for Danny, convinces musician brother Derek to come along, and helps youngest brother David save the final two animals left in the shelter before the storm hits. Can she beat the storm and get the promotion she’s seeking? Or will she realize she’s missing out on something important: something only Christmas can fill? Starring Jessy Schram, Teryl Rothery, Matreya Scarrwener

 A Godwink Christmas (TV-G)

Paula Mayer, who graduated with a degree in History, works as an appraiser for Bishop’s Auction Co. in St. Louis, although she has an unrealized and somewhat scary dream of owning her own antiques shop where she can be more involved in getting to know the stories behind the pieces with which she is dealing. In the lead up to Christmas, Paula accepts the marriage proposal from her lawyer boyfriend Daniel O’Brian, but something doesn’t feel quite right and she doesn’t know why, leading to her writer Aunt Jane inviting her to stay with her for the weekend in Nantucket so that they can figure it out together. There is a last minute change of plans when Paula arrives in Nantucket as Jane has some work with which to deal, she sending Paula off on her own to Martha’s Vineyard, where she’s never been, for the day. In what ends up being Paula’s slightly extended stay on the island, she seems constantly to run into and be assisted by Gery Conover, who, in addition to his community volunteer work, most specifically for the island’s youth center, owns the Charlotte Inn, which he himself renovated to its former glory. Through their time together, Paula and Gery end up making a human connection. They both have to decide how far they can take that connection. For Gery, he has to overcome past heartache which originally brought him to Martha’s Vineyard. For Paula, she has to figure out if her current doubts about Daniel are just cold feet or if there is something more substantial to those doubts. Aunt Jane, who believes that God is winking at Paula and Gery, feels that she and some friends, who may be able to see the situation more clearly, will have to give God a little help in the matter. Starring Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford

 Castlevania: Season Two (TV-MA)

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula. Starring Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish

 My Adventures with Santa (NR)

Christmas in the Nolan household isn’t what it used to be. Instead of a joyous family gathering, they are spending this holiday apart. On a last minute shopping trip with Dad, the family enters an enchanted store only to discover a dazzling snow globe with magical powers. Suddenly the Nolan family is transported through the globe to the North Pole where they are asked to help Santa save Christmas! As they come together to support Santa and the elves, their family love grows stronger and the true meaning of Christmas comes alive. Starring Denise Richards, Patrick Muldoon, Jamie Luner

 Rocky Mountain Christmas (NR)

Sarah Davis heads to her uncle’s struggling ranch to escape New York and the spotlight from a recent breakup. Returning home for the first time since her aunt passed, complications arise when Graham, an entitled Hollywood star, arrives at the ranch to prepare for his next film. As Sarah and Graham start to bond, Sarah may get more for Christmas than she bargained for. Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Lindy Booth, Treat Williams

 A Joyous Christmas (TV-G)

A young self-help author returns to her hometown during the Christmas holidays to promote her new book. She soon discovers the true meaning of Christmas and family. Starring Natalie Knepp, Michael Rady, Bonnie Bedelia

 Christmas Everlasting (TV-PG)

“Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York’s top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey  will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson’s Bay, Wis., to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister’s last call. Once back in Nilson’s Bay, Lucy meets Peter, her old high school sweetheart and Alice’s former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice’s eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays.”  Starring Bobby Akers, Tatyana Ali, Jaida-Iman Benjamin

 Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries: Series 1 (NR)

This is a spin-off of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, set in 1960s Melbourne. When Phryne Fisher goes missing in New Guinea, her niece, the flighty Peregrine Fisher, inherits her aunt’s fortune. She decides to follow in her famous aunt’s footsteps to become a private detective. Starring Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson, Catherine McClements

 Bronx SIU: Season Two (NR)

Special Investigations Unit, focuses on an elite task force, based out of The Bronx, that handles all of New York City’s most demanding and difficult cases. Secrets, lies and double lives intertwine as the story of Bronx SIU unfolds. In this superbly paced, action thriller, where no one comes out the same way they went in. Starring Ameer Baraka, Denise Boutte, Eddie Davenport

 The Simple Heist: Series 2 (NR)

Jenny and Cecilia are two women in their 60s who live a regular middle class life in Kalmar. But when both realize that the future is anything but light for them, they decide to do something drastic, robbing a bank office in Stockholm. Starring Lotta Tejle, Sissela Kyle, Tomas von Brömssen

 Yellowstone: Season 2 (TV-MA)

A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land. Starring Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly

 Santa Saves the Universe (NR)

It’s Christmas time, and Santa has just finished his worldwide gift deliveries, when an unthinkable tragedy strikes! His most trusted reindeer scout, Marshmallow, has forgotten an entire planet! As a result, the three alien residents of Xador received NOTHING for Christmas! Dismayed, Santa confers with his closest helper, Elfie, who suggests seeking Snowy the snowman’s help! Traveling deep into the North Pole forest, Santa and Marshmallow hear about a tribe of reclusive penguins who possess a crashed alien spaceship from the 50s! Realizing the spaceship is their best hope of reaching the distant Planet Xador before Christmas is over, Santa sets out to find the penguins and save Christmas! Starring Maria Petrano, Jacob Tyler

 A Frozen Christmas Time (NR)

It’s the biggest event of the year- the Christmas Dance Party- and all the animals and friends in town are eager to show off their moves for the big day. It’s Christmas Time! Starring Simon Hill, James Kane

 A Very Corgi Christmas (NR)

When workaholic Lauren and her son Jacob return home for the holidays, her hopes for a quiet visit are quickly dashed when she runs into Ben. Starring Kelly Kruger, Kevin McGarry, Ariella Cannon

 Christmas Camp (NR)

To get a big promotion, Hayley, an advertising executive who specializes in social media and all things hip, must land a toy company that is all about traditional Christmas as an account. Starring Lily Anne Harrison, Bobby Campo, Ben Gavin

synopsis by IMDB.

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