New on Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray and more week ending Jan 2

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 28, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Kate Walsh and Liam Neeson in Honest ThiefCheck out the new DVDs, Blu-rays and streaming shows (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BritBox, Acorn TV, Sundance Now and Disney+) coming out this week, including Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Honest Thief – Tom Dolan (Liam Neeson), a former demolitions expert, has over $9 million in cash from robbing banks. When he meets a woman, Annie (Kate Walsh), he doesn’t want to lie to her about his past so he calls the FBI and tells them he’ll hand over the cash in exchange for a reduced sentence. However, the agents who arrive on the scene decide to keep the money for themselves. Just as they’re holding a gun to Tom’s head, a senior FBI agent shows up and they kill him. Knowing the murder will be blamed on him, Tom goes on the run but decides to hunt down the agents to force them to confess to the murder and clear his name. Available December 29 on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital/VOD.

The Last Shift – Stanley (Richard Jenkins) has worked the night shift for 38 years at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. He decides to finally retire, but on his last weekend at the fast food restaurant, he has to train his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie). Stanley, a high school dropout who has watched life pass by his drive-through window, proudly details the nuances of the job to his young replacement. Meanwhile Jevon, a talented writer who’s really too smart to be flipping patties, talks to Stanley about how their labor is being exploited. A flicker of comradery sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen. Available December 29 on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital/VOD.

Arrival – This Oscar-winning film has a 94 percent approval rating at — our reviewer calls it “arguably one of the most thought-provoking and brilliantly executed sci-fi films in recent years.” Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the story begins as mysterious spaceships land in various locations around the world. The military hires an elite team consisting of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to investigate and communicate with the aliens to find out why they’ve arrived. Begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video January 1, 2021.

First Man – Another Oscar-winner, this is the story of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. It follows his story from the time he’s recruited as an astronaut and moves his wife Jan (Claire Foy) and their family to Houston, where he embarks on his new career for his country. Begins streaming on Netflix January 1, 2021.

December 28
A Simple Favor (Netflix)
Cops and Robbers (Netflix)
Isn’t It Romantic (Netflix)
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Netflix)

December 29
Honest Thief (DVD/Blu-ray/Digital/VOD)
The Last Shift (DVD/Blu-ray/Digital/VOD)
Triggered (DVD/Blu-ray/Digital/VOD)

December 30
Best Leftovers Ever! (Netflix)
Equinox (Netflix)
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise (Netflix)
Wentworth: Season 8 (Netflix)

December 31
A Nice Girl Like You (Netflix)
Best of Stand-Up 2020  (Netflix)
The Children Act (Netflix)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 (Netflix)
Cleaning Up: Episode 1 (Sundance Now)
The Commons: Episode 5 (Sundance Now)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Netflix)
Hotel Artemis (Netflix)
Sorry to Bother You (Netflix)
Total Control: Episode 3 (Sundance Now)

January 1
10 Cloverfield Lane (Amazon Prime Video)
13 Hours (Amazon Prime Video)
19-2: Series 1-4 (Acorn TV)
Allied (Amazon Prime Video)
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Amazon Prime Video)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Amazon Prime Video)
Antebellum (Amazon Prime Video)
Antz (Amazon Prime Video)
Arrival (Amazon Prime Video)
The Aviator (Netflix)
The Big Short (Amazon Prime Video)
The Big Trip (Amazon Prime Video)
Blended (Netflix)
Charlotte’s Web (Amazon Prime Video)
The Creative Brain (Netflix)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Netflix)
Daddy Day Care (Netflix)
Days of Thunder (Amazon Prime Video)
Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 (Netflix)
Everyone Wants Some!! (Amazon Prime Video)
Fences (Amazon Prime Video)
First Man (Netflix)
The First Wives Club (Amazon Prime Video)
The General’s Daughter (Amazon Prime Video)
Goat (Amazon Prime Video)
Godzilla (2014) (Netflix)
Grease (Amazon Prime Video)
Grease Live! (Amazon Prime Video)
Headspace Guide to Meditation (Netflix)
Hostel: Part III (Netflix)
In the Cut (Netflix)
Jason and the Argonauts (Netflix)
John Wick (Netflix)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (Netflix)
The Last Castle (Amazon Prime Video)
Loudermilk: Season 3 (Amazon Prime Video)
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (Netflix)
Les Misérables (Amazon Prime Video)
Mission: Impossible II (Amazon Prime Video)
Mission Impossible III (Amazon Prime Video)
Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Amazon Prime Video)
Monarca: Season 2 (Netflix)
Monster Trucks (Amazon Prime Video)
Mum: Season 3 (BritBox)
Old School (Amazon Prime Video)
One Direction: This Is Us (Netflix)
P.A.: Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video)
The Peacemaker (Amazon Prime Video)
John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (Amazon Prime Video)
Richie Rich (Netflix)
Robin Hood (2018) (Netflix)
Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse (Amazon Prime Video)
Slugterra: S1 (Amazon Prime Video)
She’s Out of My League (Amazon Prime Video)
Silence (Amazon Prime Video)
Star Trek Beyond (Amazon Prime Video)
Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures: Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video)
Superstore: Season 5 (Amazon Prime Video)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Netflix)
Terminator Salvation (Netflix)
Twisted (2004) (Amazon Prime Video)
Warrior (2011) (Amazon Prime Video)
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (Netflix)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Amazon Prime Video)
The Young Victoria (Sundance Now)
XXX: Return of Xander Cage (Amazon Prime Video)
Yo Gabba Gabba: Season 3 (Amazon Prime Video)
Zoolander 2 (Amazon Prime Video)

January 2
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) (Netflix)

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