New Releases and Recommendations for August 31

Labor Day weekend is here, and it’s time for an adventure! If you’re traveling, make sure to bring your Roku along – after you’ve had your fill of fun outside, we’ve got a great movie night lineup for your vacation viewing pleasure. Happy streaming!



Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Dr Who Season 7- Amy and Rory return for their final, rollercoaster voyage with the Doctor – but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure? Catch the premiere on Amazon Instant Video this Sunday. (2012)
  • Homeland Season 1- When an American soldier returns 10 years after he was presumed dead in Iraq, suspicions arise as to whether he was a hero or a terrorist. (2012)
  • Boardwalk Empire Season 2- Steve Buscemi stars in the hit drama series that charts the continued rise of organized crime at the dawn of Prohibition. (2011)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • Heroes Seasons 1-4- This epic TV drama chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities… for a destiny they have yet to find. (2009)
  • Parenthood Seasons 1-3- From the Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind) comes a TV dramedy about the challenges of life, love and parenthood. (2011)
  • 30 for 30 Season 1- Inspired by ESPN’s anniversary, ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring films from some of today’s finest storytellers. (2009)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Go On- Friends alum Matthew Perry returns as a sports talk show host attending group therapy to cope with the death of his wife. (2012)
  • The Mindy Project- The Office’s Mindy Kaling stars as a successful doctor in search of her own rom-com ending. (2012)
  • Ben and Kate- Mismatched siblings Kate (Dakota Johnson) and Ben (Nat Faxon) come together to raise Kate’s young daugher. (2012)

Netflix New Releases:

  • Parks and Recreation Season 4- Why not relive all of Ron Swanson’s epic one-liners while you’re waiting for Season 5 to premiere in September? (2011)
  • Parenthood Seasons 1-3- Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more in this sharp, realistic comedy series. (2011)
  • Traffic- Interlacing three disturbing snapshots of America’s drug war, this Oscar-winning saga follows a U.S. drug lord, a Mexican cop and a housewife (2000)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee- Jerry Seinfeld’s special guest this week is actor and comedy writer Bob Einstein. (2012)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind- Spielberg’s awe-inspiring alien-encounter flick is the mothership of all UFO movies. Watch it on Crackle starting Sept 1st. (1977)
  • La Femme Nikita-French director Luc Besson’s slick thriller about a vicious street junkie (Anne Parillaud) turned lethally dangerous hitwoman is arguably the best female assassin flick of all time. (1991)

Fandor New Releases:

  • Frame 313- The JFK assassination is revisited – with a handful of alternate theories – in this conspiracy-minded documentary about that fateful day in November 1963. (2008)
  • !Women Art Revolution- Independent film maker Lynn Hershman Leeson’s intimate look at the history of feminist art features such luminaries as Miranda July, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono and Cindy Sherman. (2010)
  • Poison- A landmark of Queer cinema, Todd Haynes’s (Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven) indie triptych mixes varied moods and cinematic styles to tell three unsettling stories of society’s outsiders. (1991)
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