New Releases and Recommendations for August 18

After a long week, Saturday feels like a stream come true! Kick back and enjoy fall TV premieres, new blockbusters and more with this weekend’s entertainment roundup. As always, if you have suggestions for the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments. Happy streaming!


Netflix New Releases:

  • Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same- Funnyman Bill Burr pokes fun at plastic surgery, reality TV, gold diggers and more (2012)
  • Seeking Justice- Nicolas Cage stars as a husband who enlists the services of a vigilante group to exact revenge on his wife’s aggressors – and quickly finds himself in over his head (2011)
  • The Expendables- A group of elite merceneries including Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham is sent to overthrow a tyrannical South American dictator (2010)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Grimm: Bad Teeth- Nick copes with the return of his presumed dead mother while racing to find a cure for comatose Juliette (2012)
  • Rookie Blue: Cold Comforts- The officers try to prevent dangerous fallout when a laptop is stolen (2012)
  • Saving Hope: Bea, Again- Alex is forced to take Charlie off his ventilator – will he survive? (2012)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard- Jerry Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin discuss everything from Burt Lancaster to getting older over a cup of joe (2012)
  • The Beastie Boys: Horseplay: Unauthorised- Exclusive, previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with the three punk rock kids who became one of the most enduring hip-hop groups of all time (2004)
  • Saving Silverman- Jason Biggs gets some big comedic assists from Jack Black and Steve Zahn in this hilarious raunchy comedy (2001)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Battleship- Newly available for purchase, this epic alien adventure will be available for rental in two weeks (2012)
  • Bachelorette- Roku users can enjoy this rowdy comedy starring Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher before it hits theaters on September 7th (2012)
  • Grimm: Season 2– The plot thickens in the sophomore season of NBC’s popular supernatural drama (2012)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • Luther: Seasons 1 & 2- Idris Elba (The Wire) plays a brilliant and troubled English police detective in this well-crafted British crime drama (2011)
  • Restrepo- National Geographic’s raw, feature-length documentary follows a company of American soldiers on a grueling 14-month tour in Afghanistan (2010)
  • All Good Things- Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling star in this romantic thriller based on a real murder case (2010)

Fandor New Releases:

  • The Turin Horse- Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s final film uses a cataclysmic event in the life of Friedrich Nietzsche as a jumping off point to tell the story of an Italian farmer and his dying horse (2011)
  • Complicated Drumming Technique- Fred Armisen stars as a spastic drumming instructor in this mockumentary short (2007)
  • The Unnameable Little Broom- This stop-motion fantasy from the Quay brothers centers on the exploits of Gilgamesh, “a sort of grotesque fascist hydrocephalic child despot on a tricycle.” Wait, what? (1985)
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  • Grammar Police

    I hate to nitpick, but I think you mean “sophomore” in the description of the second season of Grimm :)

  • Anonymous

    The Expendables is not a new release, it has been streaming for month now!!

  • user

    Please Vudu, Spotify………………………