At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what’s streaming on Netflix, we’ve got you covered.NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING‘Us’ (June 4)
Jordan Peele’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated “Get Out” is as terrifying and thrilling as his first film — and as searing in its social commentary. Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke star as a married couple who take their kids to her family beach home. Haunted by a traumatic childhood experience, she begins to worry something bad its going to happen — and her worst fears come true. Available on Digital HD June 4.
This heartwarming animated tale centers on a girl named June, who used to be a fearless thrill-seeker but who has seemingly grown out of her creative playtime pursuits. Then, she stumbles on an abandoned amusement park and uses her imagination (and the help of talking animals) to return the park to its former glory. Available on Digital HD June 4.‘The Kid’ (June 4)Vincent D’Onofrio makes his directorial debut with this Western adventure about a kid named Rio Cutler(Jake Schur) who teams up with Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke) and infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan) in a mission to rescue his sister from their villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 4.‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3 (June 5)
Hulu’s Emmy-winning dystopian novel is back with June aka Offred (Elisabeth Moss) ready to ignite a revolution. Season 2 ended with June nearly escaping Gilead with her baby. Instead, she gave the infant girl to Emily (Alexis Bledel) to take with her to Canada, and stayed behind to save her older daughter Hannah — and take down the patriarchy.NEW ON NETFLIX‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 (June 5)
The sci-fi anthology series returns with three new episodes after a long absence due to making the “choose your own adventure”-style movie “Bandersnatch.” The cast includes Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Topher Grace, and more stars. As always, the episodes explore twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ (June 7)
The revival/sequel follows up on the 1993 miniseries based on Maupin’s books. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns home to San Francisco 20 years after leaving her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) to pursue her career. She’s soon drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.‘Designated Survivor’ Season 3 (June 7)
The political drama Netflix saved after ABC cancelled it deals with all new issues after two seasons following Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a low-level Cabinet member who suddenly is catapulted to the position of President of the United States. Now, President Kirkman faces a new political reality: campaigning.‘I Am Mother’ (June 7)
Netflix scooped up this sci-fi thriller after it debuted at Sundance. In a post-apocalyptic world, a robot (voiced by Rose Byrne) raises a human child called Daughter. But their world is upended by the arrival of a stranger (Hilary Swank) from the outside.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in June 2019.NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ (June 4)
Terry Gilliam’s ode to Don Quixote was long, long, long in the making — the director began working on in 1989. The project was considered cursed and even fueled the 2002 documentary, “Lost in La Mancha.” Gilliam finally got it off the ground, with Adam Driver starring as a cynical advertising executive drawn into the fantastical world in the mind of a cobbler (Jonathan Pryce).The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 (and is already available on Digital HD). ‘Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral’ (June 4)
No, Madea herself is not the person being memorialized. But she is being retired by Tyler Perry after this film. A family reunion turns somber and leads the whole family to travel to backwoods Georgia, where sordid secrets threaten to spill out. Of course, Madea takes charge of organizing the funeral because, as she notes, “I’ve been burying a lot of men. A lot of ’em.”The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 (and is already available on Digital HD). ‘Gloria Bell’ (June 4)Julianne Moore stars as a free-spirited divorcee who joyfully spends her nights at dance clubs around Los Angeles. She soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features including a making-of featurette.A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Berman – ‘Through a Glass Darkly,”Winter Light,’ and ‘The Silence’ (June 4): The legendary director’s three films get a new 2K restoration from Criterion. The three films, linked thematically, find Bergman moving away from the expressionism of his earlier work to explore belief and alienation in the modern age.TV WORTH WATCHING‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 16 Premiere, Fox (June 3, 9 p.m.)
The dance competition series returns with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy joined by new judges Laurieann Gibson (an Emmy nominee and Lady Gaga’s longtime choreographer) and “SYTYCD” alum Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval.‘The 73rd Annual Tony Awards,’ CBS (June 9, 8 p.m.)
James Corden hosts Broadway’s biggest night once again. “Hadestown” and “Tootsie” vie for Best Musical, while Bryan Cranston and Adam Driver face off in Best Actor in a Play. See the full list of nominees here.‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Premiere, Fox (June 9, 9 p.m.)
The new season of the Emmy-winning show finds the so-called Monterey Five — Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz — haunted by the lies they continue to tell, about what really happened to Alexander Skarsgard‘s Perry Wright, the abusive husband of Kidman’s Celeste. Complicating everything is Perry’s formidable mother (Meryl Streep), who is in town asking questions about his death.
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