New Releases and Recommendations for Aug. 12

This weekend couldn’t come soon enough! As always, if you have a suggestion on the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments.

Netflix New Releases:

  • 13 Assassins- An action-packed samurai remake with serious panache (2010)
  • Trainspotting- Ewan MacGregor and Jon Lee Miller bring Irvin Walsh’s novel to life (1996)
  • Hobo with a Shotgun- As if the title alone wasn’t good enough, Rutger Hauer stars in this homage to gory low-budget thrillers (2011)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Four Rooms- Four of the most celebrated directors in the independent film community pooled their talents for this episodic comedy (1995)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon- Catch up on the latest from comedian-turned-host Jimmy Fallon (2011)
  • The Chosen One- SNL great Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi lead this comedy about a beaten-down car salesman (2011)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Elegy- Ben Kingsley shines and Penelope Cruz has rarely been better in an expertly crafted May-Dec tour de force drama (2008)
  • Flatliners- A superior cast dives into the supernatural world in a heart-stopping sci-fi that raises haunting life and death issues (1990)
  • Closure- Gillian Anderson leaves the X-Files behind in a brutal and shocking revenge story that packs one hell of a wallop (2007)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Paul- Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the US encounter an alien outside Area 51 (2011)
  • Mars Needs Moms- Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she’s abducted by Martians in this animated adventure (2011)
  • Something Borrowed- Perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she’s had a crush on since law school… who just happens to be her best friend’s fiancé (2011)

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