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Now Streaming: Renée Zellweger dazzles while bringing 'Judy' to life

Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Renée Zellweger is expected to earn an Oscar nomination for playing Judy Garland in “Judy” (2019, PG-13), which follows the legendary performer through a series of sold-out concerts in London in the twilight of her career. On cable and video on demand, also on DVD and at Redbox.

Comedian John Mulaney pays tribute to and spoofs children’s TV shows of the past with “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” (2019, not rated), featuring a group of precocious kids singing and dancing and performing sketches with guest stars David Byrne, Natasha Lyonne, Jake Gyllenhaal and others. Streaming on Netflix.

When the humans are away, the household animals will play in “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019, PG), the sequel to the animated comedy. On Netflix.

The second season of the romantic thriller “You,” starring Penn Badgley as an obsessive suitor who manipulates social media to make a young woman fall for him, debuts on Netflix for holiday binge-watching.


Kersey Lemons is a sea-crash survivor who finds that she’s not alone on her desert island in “Sweetheart” (2019, PG-13), a survival thriller from the Blumhouse of horror.

“Kevin Hart: Don’t Fk This Up” is a six-part documentary that follows the superstar comedian through a year of his life. Streaming Friday.

Streaming TV: All six seasons of Shonda Rhimes’ “Private Practice” (2007-2012), the medical drama spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy,” are now available to stream. Also new is the second season of the reboot of the family science fiction show “Lost in Space: Season 2.”


Alexander Skarsgård is an American officer who covers up war crimes in “The Kill Team” (2019, R), a military drama based on a true story. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.


Anna Kendrick stars in the political satire “The Day Shall Come” (2019, not rated) from the director of “Four Lions.”

“Pawn Sacrifice” (2014, PG-13) dramatizes the 1972 chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).


Disney Plus goes to the dogs with “Togo” (2019, PG), a movie based on the true story of a champion sled dog in 1925 Alaska, and the documentary series “Pick of the Litter: Season 1” (TV-PG), with new episodes each Friday.

The 13th season of the award-winning Canadian series “Murdoch Mysteries,” set in turn-of-the-20th-century Toronto, begins on Acorn TV with two episodes now streaming and new episodes on Wednesdays.


“Judy,” “Adopt a Highway.”


“Judy,” “Adopt a Highway,” “Freaks,” “The Parts You Lose,” “Zeroville.”

• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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