On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 2-8
All the Light in the Sky Jane Adams is an actress living in a house precariously perched above the beach in Malibu. Her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities. That’s when her young, aspiring-actress niece arrives for a weekend stay — a weekend filled with confronting fears, burgeoning relationships, and navigating life in the early 21st century. Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne (NR, 1:19) 12/3 Same day as theatrical release.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones The popular young-adult book series comes to life as teenager Clary Fray (Lily Collins) learns she is the latest in a long line of demon slayers. She must join forces with others like her to rescue her kidnapped mother in an alternate New York known as Downworld. Also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey (PG-13, 2:00) 12/3
Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers With interviews and footage, the world’s most successful diamond thieves explore the dark world of the international jewel trade in this documentary. Tomislav Tom Benzon, Daniel Vivian (NR, 1:29) 12/3
The Smurfs 2 The Smurfs run into trouble when evil wizard Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and creates the mischievous Naughties, creatures he hopes will allow him to harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf essence. Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria (PG, 1:45) 12/3
Things Never Said An aspiring poet in a troubled marriage connects with a new man who helps her find her artistic voice. Shanola Hampton, Elimu Nelson, Omari Hardwick (R, 1:51) 12/3
Adventures of the Penguin King Rex, a young King Penguin, has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the deep oceans, but now he’s back — in Penguin City. His mission: to find a mate, settle down and raise a chick — to become a true Penguin King. Voices of Tim Allen, David Attenborough (PG, 1:18) 12/6 Also known as The Penguin King.
Crave A man struggles to cope with life’s annoyances and romances while trying to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman (NR, 1:53) 12/6 Same day as theatrical release.
Live at the Foxes Den A corporate lawyer reconsiders his career options after making friends with the staff and regulars at a cocktail lounge called The Foxes Den. Jackson Rathbone, Jocelin Donahue, Jack Holmes (R, 1:43) 12/6
Twice Born A single mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo to learn the truth about his father’s death during the Bosnian conflict years ago. Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch (R, 2:09) (12/6) Same day as theatrical release.