Action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as a wildly optimistic guy who discovers he’s a background character in a violent video game. Also on DVD.
Dev Patel stars as the nephew of King Arthur in “The Green Knight“ (2021, R), a medieval odyssey adapted from the epic Arthurian poem by filmmaker David Lowery. Also on DVD and at Redbox.
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin are retired buddies who plot a bank robbery in the comedy “Going in Style“ (2017, PG-13).
International passport: murder mystery “Operation Hyacinth“ (Poland, 2021, TV-MA, with subtitles) plays out against the oppression of gay men in communist Warsaw.
Streaming TV: the final season of “Shameless“ (TV-MA), which became a cult hit on Showtime, is now on Netflix. There are also new seasons of family-friendly “The Baby-Sitters Club“ (TV-G), science fiction thriller “Another Life“ (TV-MA), and mystery “In the Dark“ (TV-13) with Perry Mattfeld.
International TV: K-drama got a big boost thanks to “Squid Game” becoming an international phenomenon. Three new dramas from South Korea launch this week: crime thriller “My Name“ (TV-MA, with subtitles), romantic drama “Reflection of You“ (TV-14, with subtitles), and historical romance “The King’s Affection“ (TV-14, with subtitles).
True stories: “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis“ (2021, R) tells the stories of unsung heroes in all levels of society stepping up during the Covid crisis. Also new: “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It“ (2021, PG-13), a portrait of the EGOT-winning performer, and “The Movies That Made Us: Season 3“ (TV-MA), which spotlights 1970s and 1980s horror films.
Kid stuff: “Karma’s World: Season 1“ (TV-Y) is an animated musical about a middle school kid with a gift for rhymes and lyrics.
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A Toronto drug dealer tries to save a 15-year-old robber from retaliation in the crime drama “Akilla’s Escape“ (2021, not rated).
Ciarán Hinds is “The Man in the Hat“ (2021, not rated) driving through France in a convertible in this whimsical odyssey.
Daniel Craig, currently in theaters in his fifth and final James Bond film, first played 007 in “Casino Royale“ (2006, PG-13).
Alan Rudolph’s shot-in-Seattle “Trouble in Mind“ (1986, R) is kind of science fiction noir.
Do the time warp again with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“ (1975, R), the best Halloween musical ever.
Streaming TV: America Ferrara stars in “Ugly Betty: Complete Series“ (2006-2010, TV-PG), the American dramedy based on the Mexican telenovella set in the world of high fashion.
International TV: the espionage thriller “Deutschland 83: Season 1“ (Germany, 2015, TV-MA, with subtitles) is set West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The animated miniseries “Aquaman: King of Atlantis“ (TV-PG) is a somewhat whimsical approach to the hero’s first year on the throne. Also new: the first six seasons of the animated “Teen Titans Go!“ (TV-G) from the Cartoon Network.
True stories: “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?“ (2021, TV-MA) explores the mysterious circumstances surrounding the actor’s untimely death.
Season five of “SEAL Team“ debuts a day after episodes debut on CBS for the first four episodes, before it leaves the network to become a Paramount+ exclusive series. New episodes on Mondays.
The live action series “Puppy Place: Season 1“ (TV-G) follows two siblings who devote themselves to fostering dogs.
The four-part docuseries “Buried“ (TV-14) takes on a murder case reopened after a repressed memory was recovered.
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