New Releases and Recommendations for Jan. 27

Friday is here, and it’s stream o’clock somewhere. Here are some recommendations to help kick-start your weekend Roku style. As always, if you have a suggestion on the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments. Happy streaming!

Netflix New Releases:

  • 13 Assassins- Brilliant cult director Takashi Miike delivers the most epic, action-packed samurai movie we’ve seen in decades (2011)
  • Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop- Following his unplanned and highly publicized departure from NBC, exiled talk show host Conan O’Brien takes his show on the road (2011)
  • This is Spinal Tap- Turn your weekend up to eleven with Rob Reiner’s hilarious hair band rockumentary (1984)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Parks and Recreation: Bowling for Votes- Leslie holds a bowling event to gather support for her campaign, while the team has a contest to see who can raise the most money by cold calling (2012)
  • Modern Family: Little Bo Bleep- Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey (2012)
  • The Finder: A Cinderella Story- A missing show leads to an unlikely fairytale ending (2012)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Revolver- Guy Ritchie brings out the big guns in a visually dazzling Tarantino-tinted return to his ”Snatch” roots (2005)
  • Girl, Interrupted- A superbly acted and thought-provoking flight over the cuckoo’s nest that netted Angelina Jolie an Oscar (1999)
  • Bat 21- Gene Hackman and Danny Glover do a tour-of-duty in a white-knuckle Vietnam true story that skips the usual war cliches (1988)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- See for yourself why Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is the talk of Hollywood for her original portrayal of goth hacker Lisbeth Salander (2009)
  • Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious- Daniel Tosh has been healing the sick, stopping wars, helping underprivileged children… and filming Completely Serious, the single greatest hour in comedy. What have you been doing? (2007)
  • LOST: Season 1- Relive the glory days of LOST with a weekend marathon (2004)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • The Ides of March- An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon (2011)
  • 50/50- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen team up to beat the odds in a film that Rolling Stone calls “achingly hilarious and heartfelt” (2011)
  • Paranormal Activity 3- Paranormal Activity 3 takes you back to where it all began. The cameras are on and recording the chilling moments when evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time (2011)
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  • Frank W

    So Awesome you are including Amazon Prime choices now too! Roku Rocks it right!

  • Knowfreebeer

    Roku, I only wish the streaming interface was better. It’s so time consuming to find movies. How about just a big list of all the content with no pictures or scrolling please!!!!!!! That’s the worst part! I hate scrolling for hrs looking for stuff. IT SUCKS!!!!!

    • Jeremy Lawson

      I have Netflix on several devices from BluRay players, 2 Roku’s, Xbox 360 etc and Roku has the second best interface I’ve seen only behind the Xbox360. It’s hard to sort through that much info with just up, down, left and right. Your best bet is to do the majority of yoru searching on a PC.

  • Anonymous

    Yes very glad to see you breaking out Amazon Prime separately!!!

  • Lpetersen4

    Could you add the amazon weekend deals too????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Pritchard/100001252493298 Don Pritchard

    Still want to see regular Hulu on Roku

    • Jeremy Lawson

      It’s not Roku’s choice. “Regular” Hulu isn’t on anything but a computer. That is how Hulu is trying to get to pay for Hulu Plus by letting you watch it on other devices such as a TV.

  • Randy Gentry

    You left off the new Touch series on Fox on Hulu Plus. Amazing show.