Some titles available for home viewing and streaming this week.
Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.
Top streams of the week
“Love, Simon” (2018, PG-13) uses the familiar conventions of the coming-of-age teenage romantic comedy for the story of a gay high-school boy (Nick Robinson) coming out to his friends and family. On Cable on Demand and VOD as well as DVD.
Bid farewell to “Portlandia,” the sketch-comedy series by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein that defined the Oregon city as a counterculture haven, by streaming the eighth and final season. Now on Netflix.
Michael Douglas is the obsessive eccentric on a modern-day treasure hunt in “King of California” (2007, PG-13), a modest but sweet comic drama co-starring Evan Rachel Wood. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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BroadwayHD, the service that allows theater lovers to see recordings of live Broadway shows at home, expanded its scope with 10 programs from the acrobatic circus theater company Cirque du Soleil, including its “Avatar”-themed production “Toruk” (2016).
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
Alicia Vikander plays Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” (2018, PG-13), the big-screen reboot based on the hit video game about a fearless female adventurer in the “Indiana Jones” mold.
Also new: animated comedy “Sherlock Gnomes” (2018, PG) and Oscar-nominated foreign-language drama “Loveless” (Russia, 2018, R, with subtitles).
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “Loving Pablo” (Spain, 2018, R, with subtitles), about the volatile love affair between Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem) and journalist Virginia Vallejo (Penelope Cruz).
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell play frustrated interns who set up their bosses (Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu) in “Set It Up” (2018, not rated), a romantic comedy debuting exclusively on Netflix.
Christopher Plummer invites you into Terry Gilliam’s surreal Faustian fantasy “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (2009, PG-13).
Amazon Prime Video
Jason Momoa stars in “Braven” (2018, R) as a logger in rural Canada who goes up against drug runners threatening his family.
Billy Bob Thornton is back in the second season of the Prime Original legal drama “Goliath” from creator David E. Kelley. Also new: six seasons of CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods” with Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck.
Amazon Prime Video and Hulu
“Precious” (2009, R), directed by Lee Daniel and starring Gabourey Sidibe as an illiterate, pregnant teenager in 1987 Harlem, won two Academy Awards (for best adapted screenplay and best-supporting-actress Mo’Nique).
Inspired by a true story, “American Made” (2017, R) stars Tom Cruise as a pilot flying weapons and drugs between the U.S. and South America for the CIA in the 1980s.
New on disc this week
“Tomb Raider,” “Love, Simon,” “Sherlock Gnomes,” “I Can Only Imagine,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night.”
Now available at Redbox
“Sherlock Gnomes,” “I Can Only Imagine,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” “Every Day.”