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Allegiance (Thursday, Feb. 5, NBC), series debut: Decades ago, KGB agent Katya (Hope Davis) was given the mission to seduce and recruit an American businessman (Scott Cohen). Instead, she fell in love with him, and the Kremlin just said, “Go ahead and move to the U.S.; we’ll be in touch.” Guess who now wants a favor from the couple and their newbie CIA-analyst son? Allegiance sounds ripped from today’s headlines about The Americans, but there are differences: It’s not the ’80s; theirs isn’t a KGB-arranged sleeper-cell marriage; and Davis can’t maintain a Russian accent. Still, it’s a solidly acted drama that somehow paints spy drama as dull as family drama, and like everything else NBC cranks out these days that isn’t The Blacklist, it will probably never be seen again after 13-ish episodes.

Helix (Fridays, Syfy), new season: So … what happened? Season 1 of Helix was a tense, claustrophobic Walking Dead/Andromeda Strain mashup set in the frozen Arctic that, while imperfect, still delivered a rush of dread and consequences. Now, I’m four episodes into Season 2, and it’s like a whole new show is taking an uneventful walkabout on the island of Dr. Moreau, with two storylines (one in the present, one in the future) competing for my indifference. Did creator/producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) think the jumping timelines would work here as well as on his other current series, Outlander? Maybe TV has hit the ceiling of apocalyptic dramas, and it’s time to make some cuts, starting with Helix. Sorry, Ron.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (Sunday, Feb. 8, CBS), special: The good news: This year’s rock nominees do, for the most part, actually rock—there’s nary a banjo-beardy in the bunch, and as a bonus, what’s left of AC/DC is going to perform. The old news: The Grammys is still an utterly useless barometer of quality music, and LL Cool J is hosting again. (Is it part of his NCIS: Los Angeles contract, or what?) Also: Does Ariana Grande have to perform on every TV special ever from now until her 2016 expiration date? She does? OK, understood.

The Walking Dead (Sunday, Feb. 8, AMC), midseason premiere: When last we left Rick’s Rollers, the traveling band of survivors had lost what hope they had for a “cure” for zombie-ism, as well as poor lil’ Beth (oh yeah, spoiler). As of press time (a folksy remainder from the good ol’ days of print—oh, we’re still doing it), AMC had only provided this synopsis for the ninth episode of The Walking Dead’s fifth season: “After all the recent trials the group has faced, a slight detour might prove to be the solution they’ve been looking for.” The Grammys?

Better Call Saul (Sunday, Feb. 8, AMC), series debut: While the early click-bait reviews touting Better Call Saul as “better than Breaking Bad” may have been premature (only two episodes were made available for preview, fergawdsakes), the BB prequel/Saul Goodman origin story does arrive with more dramatic confidence and stylistic swagger than the introduction of Walter White did all those years ago—showrunner Vince Gilligan knows he’s earned all the creative freedom in the world now, and he’s not afraid to use it. After a somber glimpse at present-day Saul (Bob Odenkirk) in deep-cover, post-Walt anonymity (Saul did at least achieve the “best-case scenario” he mentioned in Breaking Bad’s penultimate episode), we’re back in early-2000s Albuquerque with small-time attorney Jimmy McGill on the cusp of becoming medium-time local-TV “celebrity” lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan and Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould have cooked up an unexpectedly rich back-story for Saul’s seemingly one-note comic character; the first episode alone should convince any doubters who saw no sustainable show here. It has all of the panoramic skies, lingering silences and occasionally jarring camerawork (as well as a couple of familiar faces) that the Breaking Bad faithful have been missing, just with the drama-to-comedy ratio tweaked slightly. But really, don’t sweat the Bad comparisons: Better Call Saul is its own thing, and it’s pretty damned fantastic. Better Call Saul continues Feb. 9 on its regular night, Mondays. See a trailer below.

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True Detective (HBO): Creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto probably screwed himself by launching this mesmerizing crime anthology with stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson at the top of their respective games. Good luck following up these eight near-perfect episodes.

Banshee (Cinemax): This left-field, visceral mashup of Justified, Twin Peaks and Fight Club went pulp-gonzo harder in Season 2, expanding the world of Banshee, Penn., just enough to introduce even more Amish mobster/Ukrainian thug mayhem. It’s that weird, and that cool.

Shameless (Showtime): Things somehow got worse as they got better for the Gallagher clan in Season 4, with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum delivering alternately heartbreaking and hilarious performances. This is America’s family.

Justified (FX): Star Timothy Olyphant put his boot down and rescued Justified from becoming entirely the show of Boyd (Walton Goggins) in its fifth and penultimate season, and brought some new colorful characters along for the ride.

Broad City (Comedy Central): Few comedies arrive as fully-realized as Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Broad City (though it did have a head-start as a Web series); their broke Brooklynites are the female flipside of Workaholics, only smarter, funnier and occasionally grosser.

Helix (Syfy): This Arctic Andromeda Strain/Walking Dead hybrid from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) crept up with no big splash, but it did earn a second season for 2015—catch up on Netflix now.

The Americans (FX): Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys continued to out-spy Homeland while still stuck in Cold War 1981, facing down more danger (and wigs) than Carrie and Brody could ever imagine.

Archer (FX): Meanwhile, Archer (code-named Archer Vice) blew up its spy premise and dove face-first into cocaine and country music. Literally.

House of Cards (Netflix): Vice president Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) delivered a shocking twist in the first episode of Season 2, and the train didn’t stop a-rollin’ from there. As with actual D.C. politics, it’s best not to think too hard about the machinations en route to the presidency

Fargo (FX): Lorne (Billy Bob Thornton), Lester (Martin Freeman) and Deputy Molly (Allison Tolman) shut down the “You can’t touch that movie” doubters from frame one with this dark, funny adaptation that faltered fewer times than True Detective. Oh, you bet’cha.

From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey): Another film-to-TV transition that defied the haters, From Dusk Till Dawn expanded the 1996 cult classic into an even crazier, racier 10-episode ride where the definition of “the good guys” is subjective.

Game of Thrones (HBO): Like anyone’s going to make a list without Game of Thrones. Get real.

Silicon Valley (HBO): Mike Judge finally, if not intentionally, created the sequel to Office Space with Silicon Valley, a hysterically profane (and tech-jargoned, at least at first) saga about programmers in waaay over their heads. If only Halt and Catch Fire had been half this much fun.

Veep (HBO): Speaking of profane: VP Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her team continued to fail upward in Season 3, from WTF? to the brink of POTUS. Pray for your country.

Bates Motel (A&E): Murder, drugs, love triangles, commercial zoning disputes—Bates Motel has it all! Norman (Freddie Highmore) became as intriguing as mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) in Season 2, no small feat, as did some of the supporting players. Why wait for Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival? It’s already here.

Mad Men (AMC): Splitting the final season in half was a lousy idea (the Mad Men buzz is pretty much nil at this point), but those first seven episodes provided a course-correcting jolt that should make for a hell of a 2015 finale, whenever that happens (hopefully, not in the ’70s).

Orphan Black (BBC America): See Game of Thrones.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO): Sure, it’s a Daily Show knock-off with F-bombs—but those rants! Corporations, media, condiments—suck it! Everything the overblown Newsroom attempted over three seasons, Oliver nailed in 30 minutes.

Legit (FXX): Poor Jim Jefferies. His Louie-like Legit finally got good by the end of its first season, then FX exiled it to the untested FXX for Season 2: no promotion, no viewers, just yelling into a vast, empty room. See what you missed on Netflix (along with Jeffries’ stand-up specials).

Playing House (USA): Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham as almost-uncomfortably close BFFs failed on network TV, but found a niche on cable with Playing House, which could be the first series ever to make pregnancy play funny and inclusive.

Parks and Recreation (NBC): While as excellent as ever, Season 6 probably should have been the last (maybe even halfway through), but at least we’ll get a proper sendoff for NBC’s last great Must-See comedy in 2015.

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim): Few “get” Community, but Dan Harmon’s other TV project, the animated, and simultaneously brainy and crude Rick and Morty—imagine Back to the Future with more universes, booze and malicious aliens—clicked immediately on Adult Swim.

Louie (FX): Louis C.K. made us wait two years for a new season, then delivered 14 arty-if-not-always-funny installments of Louie, which were rightfully hailed as “brave,” “experimental” and “mostly free of black T-shirts.”

Maron (IFC): Marc Maron didn’t stray too far from the formula of his debut season in his second go-round—regarding how difficult it is to be Marc Maron, specifically, and a middle-aged white dude with a podcast in general. Still brilliant.

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix): Season 2 leaned more dramatic than comedic, and pulled killer performances from everyone in (and out) of Litchfield Penitentiary. Creator Jenji Kohan is well on her way to achieving the heretofore-thought impossible: Topping her previous series, Weeds.

The Leftovers (HBO): Life sucks when you’re not Raptured, and The Leftovers was the ultimate summer-bummer wallow, not to mention the vehicle that finally made Justin Theroux matter.

Rectify (Sundance): And while we’re on the topic of dramas filmed in Depress-o-Vision … damn.

Longmire (A&E): In its third season, Longmire fully broke away from its Justified Out West trappings and became a gripping, dusty crime drama in its own right. A&E rewarded this creative triumph—and high ratings—with a cancellation notice in order to make way for more Duck Dynasty. Fortunately, Netflix came to the rescue, and Season 4 will be streaming by late 2015. I’m beginning to understand you cable-cutters …

Coming next week: Part 2—even more shows!

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Rake (Friday, June 27, Fox), series finale: Try and follow this: The now-canceled Rake, starring Greg Kinnear as a rakish (get it?) screw-up who also happens to be a brilliant defense lawyer, debuted in January with its second episode. Fox continued to air episodes out of running order for several Thursdays before moving it to Fridays and, ultimately, blowing out the final 12th and 13th eps in what its few remaining viewers were left to assume was a two-hour series finale on a Saturday in April. But wait! Here’s the official series finale, the sixth episode, which makes no storyline sense airing after No. 13. Thanks, Fox.

Reckless (Sunday, June 29, CBS), series debut: She (Anna Wood) is a gorgeous, street-smart Chicago defense attorney; he (Cam Gigandet) is a gorgeous, charming Charleston, S.C. city attorney; together, they’re Pretty Lawyers Fighting the Throbbing Urge to Bone In and Out of the Courtroom. (Reckless was a more manageable title.) The one-season/one-case scenario centers on “a police sex scandal (that) threatens to tear the city apart,” but Reckless is really only about its lusty litigators, meaning this summer-filler series would have better-realized on late-night Showtime as, well, Lusty Litigators.

The Leftovers (Sunday, June 29, HBO), series debut: As the Summer of the TV Apocalypse continues, Lost’s Damon Lindelof takes on the series adaptation of The Leftovers, a 2011 novel about a Rapture-ish event in which 2 percent of the Earth’s population mysteriously disappears. The “poof!” moment is shown with little fanfare in the first episode’s opening minutes; The Leftovers is about the confusion, malaise and outright weirdness that spreads among those still here—specifically, a suburban police chief (Justin Theroux), his estranged wife (Amy Brenneman), a post-Rapture cult leader (Ann Dowd), a devastated bride-to-be (Liv Tyler) and others in a small New York community. The capital-D Downer of a pilot episode is at least beautifully acted and staged, and does have a few light moments (among the taken: Anthony Bourdain, Jennifer Lopez, Shaquille O’Neal, Pope Benedict XVI and … Gary Busey?), but The Leftovers looks to be an even darker, life-has-no-meaning wallow than True Detective. Cheer up—your existence (or lack thereof) could be waaay worse.

Californication (Sunday, June 29, Showtime), series finale: Does Hank (David Duchovny) finally get his shit together and make an honest woman of Baby Mama No. 1 (Natascha McElhone), or at least Baby Mama No. 2 (Heather Graham)? The Only TV Column That Matters™ has seen the final—for real, this time—episode of long-time favorite Californication, and feels satisfyingly vindicated for having stuck by it through seven seasons. (I fully realize I may be the only one who has.) If you’re still out there, Moody-ites, it’s a funny and touching (if relatively depravity-free) wrap-up. I’ll even forgive Hank for choosing the wrong woman …

Under the Dome (Monday, June 30, CBS), season premiere: Part of the appeal of Under the Dome when it debuted last summer was its perceived One-and-Done format: 13 episodes, and it’s over, fans and familiars of the 2009 Stephen King novel thought; no further commitment required! Then the ratings went through roof (but not the dome), and CBS caught If It’s Worth Doing It’s Worth Overdoing fever, resulting in a Season 2 pickup and a cliffhanger finale that stunk worse than a weeks-sealed bubble full of unwashed townies. The Season 2 opener, written by King himself, at least provides instant resolution—and, of course, new characters, new questions, more dewy-eyed blank stares from Julia (Rachelle Lefevre—you can take the girl out of Twilight, but …) and now, a magnetized dome!


DVD ROUNDUP FOR JULY 1!

Afflicted

Two buds traveling the world filming a Web series find their trip cut short when one of them hooks up with a vampire in Paris and, upon realizing that he can’t die and must feed, becomes a vigilante Dexter vampire. There’s your Web series. (Sony)

Helix: Season 1

Investigating a viral outbreak at an Arctic bioresearch station, government researchers learn that they—and, eventually, mankind—are totally screwed. From Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore, so it’s nice and claustrophobic. (Sony)

No Vacancy

Seven friends en route to Las Vegas are forced to spend the night in a roadside motel, and sure enough, they’re soon being tortured and killed. Yet another scenario in which a AAA membership would have come in real handy. (Lionsgate)

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

Long Island parents’ anxiety over their sons coming out if the closet(s) together only gets worse when the boys decide to adopt. The one film in which you’ll see Bruce Vilanch and Carmen Electra sharing screen time. Hopefully. (Breaking Glass)

Rockabilly Zombie Weekend

A couple’s rockabilly-themed wedding is ruined when a West Nile Virus outbreak spreads swarms of zombie-spawning mosquitoes. (Sure, it could happen.) Featuring the way-out sounds of Slip and the Spinouts and The Dive Bar Stalkers! (Green Apple)

More New DVD Releases (July 1)

City of Lust, Killervision, Once Upon a Time in Vietnam, Scavenger Killers, The Unknown Known, A Young Doctor’s Notebook.

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The Spoils of Babylon (Thursdays, IFC), new miniseries: This features even more ridiculous revolving hairstyles than American Hustle, and it makes slightly more sense—maybe miscast Jeremy Renner should have signed on for The Spoils of Babylon instead of American Hustle. Spoils parodies the sprawling ’70s/’80s TV epics that few remember (Wiki The Winds of War and Rich Man, Poor Man, kids), narrated by “author” Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell), unspooling the time-spanning tale of a young drifter (Tobey Maguire), an oil tycoon (Tim Robbins) and his dim daughter (Kristen Wiig), as excessively and faux-melodramatically as six 30-minute episodes will allow. It’s not all gold (like those old miniseries, this could have been half as long), but The Spoils of Babylon showcases Stars Gone Silly (including Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen and others) magnificently.

Helix (Fridays, Syfy), new series: Speaking of ’70s throwbacks, Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore mines The Andromeda Strain for his new Syfy series Helix, then throws in some Walking Dead gotchas, because, really, was a disease outbreak alone going to lure you in? A mysterious virus originating at a remote Arctic base—aren’t they all remote?—is turning victims into hyper-strengthened rage machines, and it’s up to Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) to either find a cure, or set up a UFC farm league. The atmosphere is appropriately bleak and chilling, but Helix is going to need to figure out whether it’s a sci-fi thriller, conspiracy potboiler or soap opera sooner than later. Then again, BSG never did. (Yes, I did go there, Moore-heads.)

Looking (Sunday, Jan. 19, HBO), series debut: Showtime’s Queer as Folk did all of the groundbreaking, taboo-shattering and whatever other-ings more than 10 years ago, but there hasn’t been a high-profile American drama centered strictly around gay men since. (FX’s Chozen probably doesn’t count … yeah, The Only TV Column That Matters™ is going say it definitely doesn’t count.) Looking isn’t the new QAF, and it’s certainly not the subtly hyped Gay Answer to Girls; it’s something new, different and, here comes that overused adjective, honest. The series follows the San Francisco lives of Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and his circle of friends, none of whom ring false or over-the-top “TV gay.”  They’re just real people with real stories and problems (and waaay to many social-media accounts). If it clicks or fails, Looking will be the show talked about in a decade—but hopefully sooner.

House of Lies, Episodes (Sundays, Showtime), new seasons: Now three seasons in, there’s still no one to root for on House of Lies; these brand-spin consultants (Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation and … that other guy) were a smart, formidable team—I mean, “pod”—but they’re nothing now that they have been spilt apart, professionally or dramatically. The only element keeping me interested is Monica (Dawn Olivieri), ex-wife of Cheadle’s Marty Kaan and his chief competition—and possibly the most corrosive hell-bitch television has ever produced (in a good, if scary, way). As for Matt LeBlanc’s Episodes … I could have sworn this was over last season. Is there a Joey situation happening here?

Broad City (Wednesday, Jan. 22, Comedy Central), series debut: Based on the web series—wait, come back!—of the same name, Broad City is about the disconnected dealings of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, two 20-something post-college urbanites whose daily lives are far funnier than those of Lena Dunham’s Girls (last mention, promise). It’s a refreshing contrast to dude-centric lead-in Workaholics, as well as the rest of Comedy Central’s schedule; Inside Amy Schumer shouldn’t be the only female voice on the network, even if it is the filthiest.


DVD ROUNDUP FOR JAN. 21!

Bad Milo!

A poor slob (Ken Marino) discovers that his daily stress doesn’t come from his asshole boss (Patrick Warburton), nagging wife (Gillian Jacobs) or hippie dad (Stephen Root)—but a killer demon named Milo living in his stomach. What a relief. (Magnolia)

Bullet in the Face

A criminal sociopath (Max E. Williams) awakens from being “killed” by his girlfriend with the transplanted face of a cop; he then goes on a violent revenge rampage against everybody (including Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts). Genius! (Shout! Factory)

Concrete Blondes

Three party girls (Carly Pope, Samaire Armstrong and Diora Baird) steal $3 million from the scene of a drug-deal shootout; crime-boss (John Rhys-Davies) ranting, more shootouts, wigs and random girl-on-girl action ensue. Sub-genius! (Inception)

In a World …

Writer/director Lake Bell stars as a vocal coach who catches a break in the movie-trailer voiceover biz, pitting her against the King of Voiceovers—her own egotistical father. Also starring several funny people, and Demetri Martin. (Sony)

Machete Kills

In the meh follow-up, Machete (Danny Trejo) is dispatched by the president (Charlie Sheen—sorry, Carlos Estevez) to take out a revolutionary (Demian Bichir) and an arms dealer (Mel Gibson); dozens of decapitations and Lady Gaga ensue. (Universal)

More New DVD Releases (Jan. 21)

After Death, Best Man Down, Black Water Vampire, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Charlie Countryman, Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 1, Freezer, House Rules for Bad Girls, The Insomniac, Life’s an Itch, Marc Maron: Thinky Pain, Paris Countdown, The Starving Games, Sunlight Jr.

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December—and 2013, really—is pretty much D-U-N done. Here’s what The Only TV Column That Matters™ recommends you look forward to in January 2014:

Community (NBC; Thursday, Jan. 2), season 5 premiere: The Greendale gang returns to save NBC Thursdays. And while we’re being overly optimistic: Six seasons and a movie!

Sex Sent Me to the E.R. (Discovery Fit and Health; Friday, Jan. 3), series debut: Fine. You win, Discovery. Repeats will air on TLC, too.

Killer Women (ABC; Tuesday, Jan 7), series debut: Tricia Helfer stars as a tall ’n’ troubled Texas Ranger who has a “sixth sense” about why the ladies sometimes murder. It usually involves a man. Or Zappos.

Intelligence (CBS; Tuesday, Jan. 7), series debut: Lost’s Josh Holloway is a hunky/stubbly U.S. intelligence operative with a Wi-Fi chip in his brain that allows him to hack online data. Insert virus joke here.

Justified (FX; Tuesday, Jan. 7), season 5 premiere: Marshal Raylan goes up against a new crime family from the Florida swamps, while Boyd gets in deeper with the Detroit mob. Whatever happened to Local First?

Cougar Town (TBS; Tuesday, Jan. 7), season 5 premiere: They’re back. They’re drunk. They’re still pretty damned funny.

American Horror Story: Coven (FX; Wednesday, Jan. 8), winter premiere: An unexpected visit from Stevie Nicks flusters obsessed witch-fan Misty. Aren’t all visits from Stevie Nicks unexpected?

Parks and Recreation (NBC; Thursday, Jan. 9), winter premiere/100th episode: That dozen-viewer bump from Community should get P&R right back on track.

The Spoils of Babylon (IFC; Thursday, Jan. 9), miniseries debut: Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen and others star in this epic, sweeping comedy of sweeping epic-ness.

Helix (Syfy; Friday, Jan. 10), series debut: The new sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) is about a disease outbreak that could wipe out mankind—and the deeper conspiracy behind it, because the mankind-wiping-out disease wasn’t enough.

Banshee (Cinemax; Friday, Jan. 10), season 2 premiere: The weirdest series on premium cable (sorry, True Blood) returns with more violence, sex, Amish politics and Ukrainian mob intrigue than ever. See? Weird.

Shameless, House of Lies, Episodes (Showtime; Sunday, Jan. 12), season premieres: The Gallagher clan, the Kaan consultants and Matt LeBlanc are back for Seasons 4, 3 and 3, respectively. Pity the Home Box Office shows that have to go up against this killer lineup.

True Detective (HBO; Sunday, Jan. 12), series debut: OK, well-played, HBO: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star as Louisiana detectives who run up against one another over the course of a 17-year murder investigation. It’s followed by the one-hour Season 3 premiere of Girls—game on, Showtime.

Bitten (Syfy; Monday, Jan. 13), series debut: A ridiculously hot werewolf (ridiculously hot Laura Vandervoort) struggles to choose between her new big-city Earth life and her dumb ol’ ancestral world; it follows the season premieres of the equally-conflicted Lost Girl and Being Human.

Archer (FX; Monday, Jan. 13), season 5 premiere: New night, same … Danger Zone!

Chozen (FX; Monday, Jan. 13), series debut: An animated comedy about an ex-con gay white rapper, produced by the Eastbound and Down team. Need I even go on?

The Following (Fox; Sunday, Jan. 19), season 2 premiere: Bereaved Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is on the mend—but will he continue his hunt for presumed-dead serial killer Carroll (James Purefoy)? Well, it’s either that, or 15 episodes of AA meetings.

Wahlburgers (A&E; Wednesday, Jan. 22), series debut: Mark and Donnie Wahlberg help out with their brother Paul’s hamburger joint back home in Boston. This already sounds better than an Entourage movie.


DVD ROUNDUP FOR DEC. 24!

Adventures in the Sin Bin

A shy teen virgin (Michael Seater) lends out his van, the “Sin Bin,” to his pals for sex, all the while dreaming of being with Suzie (Emily Meade). Meanwhile, the director dreams of being Wes Anderson, and Jeff Garlin just hangs out. (Phase 4; released on Dec. 27)

Insidious: Chapter 2

The Lamberts (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) are still haunted by evil spirits, as well as a film studio bent on making at least another billion bucks. Not to be confused with The Conjuring, the director’s other identical 2013 movie. (Sony)

Una Noche

A Havana teen must choose between helping his wrongly accused friend escape the country and reach Miami, more than 90 miles away across the ocean, and staying to protect his sister. This one was definitely filmed in Instagram. (MPI)

More New DVD Releases (Dec. 24)

The Berlin File, Caesar Must Die, Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria, Humanity Has Declined: The Complete Collection, More Than Honey, WWE Survivor Series 2013.

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