A list of titles available for home viewing and streaming during the week of Friday, Feb. 17.
Here’s what’s new on Video-on-Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
“Arrival,” starring Amy Adams as a linguist making first contact with an alien race, is both an intelligent science-fiction drama and a touching human story. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards (PG-13). Also on Blu-ray and DVD and at Redbox.
Hailee Steinfeld is a teenage mess in “The Edge of Seventeen,” a perceptive and sympathetic coming-of-age comedy (R).
Also new: Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” adapted from the best-selling novel (R); true-life boxing drama “Bleed for This” with Miles Teller (R); and political thriller “The Great Game” from France (not rated, with subtitles).
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Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “In Dubious Battle” from director/star James Franco (R).
Juliette Binoche is brilliant in “Clouds of Sils Maria” (2014) as a forty-something actress struggling with a new role. Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz co-star (R).
Also new: Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning drama “Milk” (2008, R); and romantic thrillers “Before I Go to Sleep,” (2014) starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth (R), and “Girlfriend’s Day” with Bob Odenkirk (not rated).
Streaming TV: the documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design”; “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2” from The CW; and the foodie series “Chef’s Table: Season 3.”
Kid stuff: “H20: Just Add Water: Seasons 1-3” is a comedy-fantasy from Australia about three teenage girls who can transform into mermaids.
Amazon Prime Video
“The Americans: Season 4,” the superb series about two deep-cover Russian agents (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) in Reagan-era suburbia, arrives a month before the fifth season debuts on FX.
True stories: “Author: The JT Leroy Story” (2016) explores the literary scandal around author Laura Albert creating a persona to pass fiction off as memoir (R).
Foreign affairs: Daniel Auteuil directs and stars in “Marius” (France, 2014) and “Fanny” (France, 2014), the first two films in Marcel Pagnol’s “Marseilles” trilogy (not rated, with subtitles).
Thank you for being a friend: Hulu has all seven seasons and 180 episodes of the Emmy-winning sitcom “The Golden Girls” with Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty celebrating life after 50. “The Mindy Project: Season 5” returns with new episodes every Tuesday.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in the action comedy “Central Intelligence” (2016), which shows in an extended, unrated cut.
New seasons of “Girls” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” are under way.
New on disc this week
“Arrival,” “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Bleed For This,” “King Cobra.”
Now available at Redbox
“Arrival,” “The Girl on the Train,” “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” “Ouija: Origin of Evil.”