New Releases and Recommendations for Aug. 5

It’s that time again!  Hopefully, these new releases from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Crackle and Amazon Instant Video will help make your weekend. As always, if you have a suggestion on the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments.

Netflix New Releases:

  • The Usual Suspects- An intricately plotted, critically acclaimed thriller that won another Oscar for Best Screenplay (1995)
  • Ronin- De Niro leads an intense team of international hired guns—not to mention one of the best car chase scenes on film  (1998)
  •  I Love You Phillip Morris- Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor lead this bizarre comedy based on a true story (2011)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Tosh.0- Comedian Daniel Tosh takes a byte (get it?) out of the Internet when he dishes up his twisted take on the world wide web (2011)
  • Shinobi- In the year 1614, the Koga and Iga ninja clans have declared peace, but a tragic fate awaits them—think Romeo and Juliet for ninjas (2005)
  • Wipe Out- Crazy obstacle courses, nutty contestants and all the wipe outs you can imagine (2011)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Bat 21- Gene Hackman and Danny Glover do a tour-of-duty in a white-knuckle Vietnam War true story that skips the usual cliches (1988)
  • Stand By Me- This superb coming of age tale transformed its unknown cast into stars and shot Rob Reiner to the top of the Hollywood heap (1986)
  • El Mariachi- A hyper-violent, shoestring budgeted Sundance winner that reinvented the crime genre and helped indie films go legit (1993)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Rio- The animated adventures of a rare macaw who leaves his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio (2011)
  • Jany Eyre- A daring new adaptation of the timeless romance—critics hail this captivating film as “a classic for a new generation!” (2011)
  • Assassination Games- Two assassins reluctantly join forces to take down a ruthless drug dealer, crooked cops and shady underworld figures (2011)

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