New Releases and Recommendations for June 8

TGIF! The weekend is calling, and we’ve got a great lineup of new episodes, action thrillers and hilarious comedies to help you unwind. As always, if you have suggestions for the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments. Happy streaming!


Netflix New Releases:

  • Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe- Funnyman Jim Gaffigan offers up his hilarious take on everything from Disney World to overweight whales – grab a hot pocket and get ready to laugh (2012)
  • The Rum Diary- Johnny Depp stars in this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel about a boozy journalist who moves to Puerto Rico and falls for a taken woman (2011)
  • Play Misty for Me- Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this thriller about a smooth-talking DJ threatened by a dangerous admirer (1971)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Rookie Blue: A Good Shoot- The community calls for Dov to be investigated after a shooting (2012)
  • Saving Hope: Pilot- On the eve of his wedding, an accident leaves Chief Surgeon Charlie Harris in a coma, and his fiancee and fellow surgeon in a state of shock (2012)
  • Touch: Gyre, Part I- New connections trigger a quest to find out more (2012)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Marie Antoinette- Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst put a modern spin on the infamous French queen in a colorful flick more delicious than cake (2006)
  • S.W.A.T.- Colin Farrell and Jeremy Renner bust out the heavy artillery in a tactical actioner that doesn’t skimp on firepower (2003)
  • Married…With Children- The Bundys trashed, decimated and blew up the traditional ’80s family sitcom, to the delight of audiences everywhere (1987)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • Roadie- Fired from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy returns to his hometown and realizes that some things never change (2011)
  • Election- A high school teacher (Matthew Broderick) gets too involved in school elections in an effort to thwart popular overachiever Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) (1999)
  • Under Siege- A Navy SEAL turned cook (Steven Seagal) must stop a gang of terrorists when they sieze control of a US Navy battleship (1992)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Mad Men: Comissions and Fees- Don follows a surprising lead while Sally goes out (2012)
  • Safe House- Oscar-winner Denzel Washington stars as a lethal prisoner who is escorted from a compromised safe house by a CIA Agent (2012)
  • Machine Gun Preacher- A former drug dealer finds his unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in war-torn Sudan (2011)
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