What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
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“Pete’s Dragon,” a live-action remake of the animated Disney film, is a warmhearted family adventure of a lost boy adopted by a furry forest dragon, and a modern fairy tale grounded in human emotions. Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford star (PG). Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.
Steven Spielberg adapts the Roald Dahl storybook fantasy “The BFG,” about an orphaned girl and a big friendly giant (Mark Rylance), with a sense of wonder and a playfully childish sense of humor (PG). Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the drama “Run The Tide” with Taylor Lautner and Constance Zimmer (not rated), satirical thriller “Pocket Listing” with Rob Lowe and Burt Reynolds (not rated), and the horror film “The Eyes of My Mother” (R).
“The Jungle Book” (2016) remakes Disney’s animated classic as a live-action films with Mowgli (Neel Sethi) in a magnificent computer-generated jungle kingdom of animals voiced by Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray and others (PG).
Also new: American indie comedy “Rainbow Time” (2016, not rated), dramas “White Girl” (2016, not rated) and “Wildflower” (2016, PG-13), and documentary “For the Love of Spock” (2016), directed by Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam (not rated).
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“The Lobster” (2015) is a melancholy love story with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in a strange alternate reality where single people are transformed into animals (R).
“The Intervention” (2016) is a “Big Chill” for the 30-something crowd with a terrific cast that includes Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Natasha Lyonne and Cobie Smulders (R).
The Coen brothers’s “No Country for Old Men” (2007), starring Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem, earned four Oscars, including best picture (R).
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) pits the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) against the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and introduces Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in a proto-”Justice League” team-up (PG-13).
“Pete’s Dragon,” “The BFG,” “The Intervention,” “Anthropoid,” “Nine Lives”