Here are some interesting new releases available now from cable and digital providers as well as a title that has recently become available for streaming.
Video on Demand
"Rampage": Do you like ridiculously over-the-top action movies that are based on video games? If so, you may want to check out this aggressively stupid but wildly entertaining thriller where the Rock plays Davis, a former Special Forces soldier turned primatologist (no, I’m not making that up) who works at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. His favorite animal is an albino gorilla named George whom he rescued from poachers as a baby. After a space station accident sends toxic experimental pathogens back down to Earth, George is exposed and grows to an out-of-control size, becoming harder to contain every day. Davis and a geneticist named Dr. Caldwell (Naomie Harris) must stop at nothing to find the antidote to stop George and two other gigantic mutated animals from (wait for it) destroying the city of Chicago. If you just want to turn your brain off for two hours and watch things explode, you’ve got a new movie night selection. If you prefer any semblance of reality, you can safely sit this one out. (Cable and digital VOD, available in 4K Ultra HD)
"Rock Rubber 45s": Bobbito Garcia is a New York City icon and a modern-day Renaissance man. From his early basketball days to the halls of Def Jam Records to nearly a decade on the air at WKCR breaking some of the biggest names in hip-hop, the man has seemingly seen and done it all. He tells his own life story in this documentary that may appear slightly scattershot but only because there is so much ground to cover while telling the story of a self-made American dream. From humble beginnings with poor Puerto Rican parents, Garcia has followed his passions without any fear of failure. That isn’t to say he never failed, but he certainly never gave up. Famous friends like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Perez, Patti LaBelle, Chuck D and Michael Rapaport fill in the gaps and offer context to an unexpected career that is still making waves. The man’s influence in New York cannot be underestimated — this film recently premiered at the Kennedy Center and also screened in Central Park. (Digital VOD)
Also on streaming services
"Battle of the Sexes": Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (the filmmaking team behind "Little Miss Sunshine") return with this take on the infamous 1973 tennis battle between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Nominated for two Golden Globes, this handsomely shot historical drama finds Stone delivering one of her best performances and also features Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue. (HBO Now)