New Releases and Recommendations for April 6

When the Easter egg hunt is over, snag a chocolate bunny or two and relax with Roku. Here are some great spring releases to get your weekend started. As always, if you have suggestions for the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments. Happy streaming!

Netflix New Releases:

  • Rango- Johnny Depp lends his voice to an adventurous chameleon in a quirky animated western that will appeal to all ages (2011)
  • Buck- This Sundance Audience Award winner for Best Documentary follows the moving real-life story of Buck Brannan, the horse trainer who became an inspiration for the novel and movie “The Horse Whisperer” (2011)
  • Dumb and Dumber: Unrated- Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels embark on an epic journey to Aspen in one of the most hilarious gross-out comedies of all time (1994)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • New Girl: Secrets- Jess and CeCe have a falling out (2012)
  • The Colbert Report- Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard discusses the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (2012)
  • Grey’s Anatomy: The Lion Sleeps Tonight- An escaped lion puts lives and relationships in danger (2012)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Layer Cake- A successful drug dealer (Daniel Craig) is caught in a high stakes game of life and death on the eve of his planned retirement from the London underworld (2004)
  • Ghostbusters- Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis suit up to battle ghosts, spirits, and poltergeists in the greatest sci-fi comedy ever made (1984)
  • Snatch- Diamond smugglers, bare-knuckle boxers, an Irish gypsy and a dog mix it up in this brutal Cockney-fueled caper comedy starring Brad Pitt (2000)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • Blackthorn- After years of quiet exile, Butch Cassidy embarks on his greatest adventure since his glory days with the Sundance Kid (2011)
  • Gold Rush: Alaska Season 1- Six recession-hit patriots become greenhorn gold miners and head to Alaska in a daring attempt to dig themselves out of financial ruin (2010)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes-  Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe shine as two little girls from Little Rock seeking Mr. Right – or Mr. Rich. Monroe’s sparkling performance of Diamond’s Are a Girl’s Best Friend is worth the watch (1953)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • We Bought a Zoo- A Boston newspaper columnist (Matt Damon) buys a dilapidated New Hampshire zoo and makes a new start with his children after losing his wife (2011)
  • War Horse- Set during World War I, Spielberg’s moving film follows the  journey of an extraordinary horse as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets (2011)
  • Grizzly Man- Acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers (2010)
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  • Kimo

    Both Amazon and Netflix are great — they have great movies and very high quality video. However, some of the old movie sites (movie vault / Pub D Hub / etc.) have a very good selection of old movies but the video quality sucks as they are not sharply focused. It would be nice if ROKU would indicate in the description of the channel the quality of their video. Even though the $$$ amount to sign up is not very much it is a waste of time and money to sign up for something that is not very watchable.

  • jayne

    any word on when an Acorn Media channel will be available? p.s. I love Roku