Here are this week's hottest home video releases:
The Big Bang Theory: Season 11
The proudly nerdy sitcom continues to thrive in what will now turn out to be its penultimate season. The usual barrage of laughs ensue as Sheldon and Amy work out their relationship kinks, Raj searches for new love, Leonard and Penny set down the ground rules for their marriage and Howard and Bernadette continue to add to their family. Top-notch writing and scads of pop culture and academia references keep the series lively.
Sandra Bullock gamely takes over the reins from George Clooney as the ringleader of the family's penchant for elaborate, high-risk/high-reward heists. With the likes of Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna Helena Bonham Carter in on the action, the twist-filled film makes for a fascinating, tense -- and often hilarious -- ride. For my full review, click here. Extras include a featurette on the heist, looks at the characters and deleted scenes.
Sharp Objects (Digital)
Taking on one of the juiciest roles of her career in this HBO limited series, Amy Adams plays a newspaper reporter who returns to the Deep South hometown she abandoned to investigate a string of murders of teen girls. She faces her past, personal demons and uncovers buried secrets about the town's culture and power structure. Patricia Clarkson turns in a memorable supporting role as her mother.
Succession: Season 1 (Digital)
A thinly-veiled fictionalized take on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News empire, along with all the power plays and family infighting that causes tumult within the organization, the HBO drama provides stinging insight into the business world and lives of powerful elites. Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Nicholas Braun star.
The remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic stars Trevor Jackson as a would-be drug kingpin who is looking to pull off one last big job before retiring from a life of crime. Corrupt cops, on-edge rivals and romantic flings complicate matters, adding fuel to the dramatic fire. Extras include a filmmaker scene breakdown, a Future music video, a making-of segment on the video, and background featurettes.
Studios provided review screeners.
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