“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”: While 2014’s live-action “Maleficent” had a clear goal of rehabbing the image of Sleeping Beauty’s evil stepmother with a compelling performance by Angelina Jolie, its sequel adds much more chaos to the mix.
Initially this comes in the form of meeting the in-laws (relatable?), with the marriage of Queen Aurora (Elle Fanning) and Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) uniting the two kingdoms. The family is led by a cutthroat Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), eventually inspiring Maleficent to storm off, with plenty of pandemonium to ensue.
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“Gemini Man”: An assassin (Will Smith) faces a cloned version of his younger self attempting to kill him.
“Jexi”: A man who is addicted to his phone (Adam Devine) receives an artificial intelligence-driven virtual assistant (voiced by Rose Byrne) that becomes increasingly more aggressive.
“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”: An actor (Ben Schnetzer) recalls his childhood correspondence with a renowned actor who has died of an overdose (Kit Harington).
“Beyond the Law”: An ex-mobster and detective face off against an ex-cop seeking revenge for the murder of his son. Steven Seagal, DMX and Johnny Messner star.
“Code 8”: A man with superpowers (Robbie Amell) gets in trouble with the law after a heist gone wrong.
“Krypton: The Complete Second & Final Season”: The Syfy series follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), on his home planet.
“Line of Duty”: A disgraced cop (Aaron Eckhart) and live streaming journalist (Courtney Eaton) attempt to save the police chief’s kidnapped daughter.
“Macgyver: Season 3”: The crime-solver with a knack for using unusual methods (Lucas Till) returns in the 2018-19 season of the CBS adventure-drama series.
“Mob Town”: A sergeant (David Arquette) stands up to a group of mafia bosses. Based on a true story.
“Running with the Devil”: A CEO sends two employees to investigate a manipulated cocaine supply line. Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne star.
“The Big Trip”: In this animated film, a team of animals sets out to bring a panda accidentally dropped off by a stork to its rightful home. Drake Bell and Pauly Shore star.
“Turkey Bowl”: A man visiting his Midwestern hometown (Ryan Hansen) is forced to complete a high school football game that was canceled years ago.
“Veep: Season 7”: The final season of the acclaimed HBO comedy series has Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) fighting for support from early primary states.
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“Give Me Liberty”: A medical transport driver (Chris Galust) takes a big professional risk when he transports a group of rambunctious seniors to a funeral. Look for it on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, Jan. 28.
“Harriet”: This biopic starring Cynthia Erivo tells the story of the Harriet Tubman’s heroic contributions to the Underground Railroad. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, Jan. 28.
“Pain and Glory”: A director (Antonio Banderas) reckons with his past and present in this semiautobiographical film by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Out on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, Jan. 21.
“Parasite”: One by one, members of a struggling family elaborately con their way into working for a wealthy family in this film by Bong Joon Ho. In Korean with English subtitles. Available on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, Jan. 28.
“Terminator: Dark Fate”: Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis) must stop a new kind of Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save the human race.
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“Disturbing the Peace”: An ex-Texas Ranger (Guy Pearce) faces a biker gang.
“Snatchers”: After losing her virginity, a teen (Mary Nepi) wakes up fully pregnant with an alien.