On Demand DVD New Releases: March 19-25

On Demand DVD New Releases: March 19-25 Downsizing (pictured) Paul Safranek and his wife decide to make a major life change and shrink down to a fraction of their size to experience life without the pressures of money and the real world. Despite Paul believing all his problems will be gone, his eyes are opened to a new world with new concerns. Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau (R, 2:15) 3/20 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Four teenage friends find an old video game system and the game Jumanji. They are literally drawn into the game, taking the form of […]


‘One Strange Rock’ on National Geographic: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky Loves His Mother (Earth) With Help From Will Smith and Astronauts!

Much of the talk about Earth these days is how we’ll communally exit it — via NASA or SpaceX, done in by our own bad habits or getting pulverized by the sort of cosmic event that got us here in the first place. That doesn’t sit well with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky, who trained as a field biologist, teamed with the “mega-documentary” experts at Nutopia and an eight-pack of well-spoken astronauts to craft One Strange Rock, a mesmerizing 10-episode love letter to our home planet, co-anchored by Will Smith and the space travelers and airing on National Geographic. The […]

Hard Sun on Hulu

‘Hard Sun’: Hulu and BBC One Put an Intriguingly Personal Spin on the Apocalyptic Thriller

It’s the stuff of countless films and TV shows: What would you do and who would you become if you knew exactly how long you had to live and what would spell your demise? For Hard Sun’s Brit detectives Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn, Clash of the Titans) and Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess, Cloud Atlas), wary new partners harboring a host of personal secrets, the investigation into a young man’s murder uncovers a MI5 plot to hide humanity’s impending demise, upending the pair’s private and professional worlds as they try to mitigate the revelation while dealing their own emotions. Though Renko […]