THE KING’S SPEECH
Colin Firth’s tour de force performance as a stuttering King George VI on the brink of a world war has been inspiring a lot of praise. And rightly so: It’s a crowning achievement in a royally outstanding film. (Rated R)
24: THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD
The holidays are upon us, which means peace, fellowship, and a marathon viewing session of Fox’s adrenaline-charged drama. The set includes 56 discs of all eight seasons, plus behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and an alternate ending for the series finale. Guaranteed to get your clock ticking.
LAW & ORDER: UK
The British crime-show spin-off follows the beloved American format with a twist (charming accents! barristers with wigs!). Thankfully, the familiar ”chung-chung” remains. (BBC America, Fridays, 9 p.m.)
If you haven’t already, you really must enter the world of the sarcastic and brilliant author and New York institution Fran Lebowitz. Fellow motormouthed genius Martin Scorsese directed this HBO documentary — available on HBO on Demand through December — which captures her 100 mph mind at work.