Here is an interesting new release available now from cable and digital providers as well as some titles that have recently become available for streaming.
Video on Demand
"Men in Black: International": Currently sitting with a measly 22% on Rotten Tomatoes, it makes sense if you're thinking that this return to the "Men In Black" franchise is not worth your time. And while I am not in the habit of standing up for big-budget box office bombs, I'll go out on a limb here and say that this was really quite entertaining. F. Gary Gray ("Straight Outta Compton") delivers a completely wacky world of aliens and agents led in this installment by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson (reunited from "Thor: Ragnarok"). The alien designs and effects work are really impressive, especially in the stunning 4K Dolby Vision transfer I viewed on iTunes. Kumail Nanjiani provides some true comic relief by voicing a small alien creature named Pawny who joins our agents on a wild ride to save the world. Despite some mild sexual innuendos and a few intense violent moments, this is perfect for kids over 10. If you expect nothing more than dumb fun, you will not be disappointed. (Cable and digital VOD, available in 4K Ultra HD)
Also on streaming services
"Hail Satan?": In her provocative new documentary, filmmaker Penny Lane ("Our Nixon") introduces us to the key players behind the Satanic Temple. This is a surprisingly funny and eye-opening document of a particular batch of nontheistic Satanists from Salem, Mass. While they do tend to create stunt press conferences and show up where they aren't wanted in the public sphere, they mostly work together as an aggregate force to fight for the separation of church and state. The film covers one of their biggest stunts — fighting against the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas to erect statues of a goat-headed demon named Baphomet in those state Capitols after monuments to the Ten Commandments were placed there by conservative politicians. (Hulu)
"Late Night": Emma Thompson stars as Katherine Newbury, a late-night host who finds her talk show getting stale. To try and save her career, she instructs her all-male writers' room to hire a woman to work on the show. Once Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) gets the job, a few new successful skits start to change the previously doomed outlook for the show and break down Newbury's gruff exterior. After being bought at Sundance earlier this year for a record $13 million, this comedy with a whip-smart script from Kaling (loosely inspired by her experience on "The Office") didn't find the audience it deserved in theaters. I expect and hope it will earn a second shot at life through streaming. (Amazon Prime, available in 4K Ultra HD)