New releases and recommendations for January 11

A brand new year calls for brand new streaming picks. Whether you feel like laughing, crying, enjoying a flick with the family or (let’s be honest) watching lots of stuff blow up, we’ve got you covered. Kick 2013 off right with this all-new lineup!



Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Looper- In the year 2042, a mob hitman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) assassinates targets sent back from the future – until he’s ordered to “close the loop” and eliminate his future self. (2012)
  • Frankenweenie- Tim Burton’s heart-warming black and white film brings Frankenweenie back to life with stop-motion animation. (2012)
  • End of Watch- Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña star as young LA police officers who become the target of the country’s most dangerous drug cartel. Now available for purchase. (2012)

Amazon Prime Instant Video New Releases:

  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol- While trying to clear their name, agent Ethan Hunt’s elite team uncovers a plot to start a nuclear war. (2011)
  • Young Adult- Academy Award winner Charlize Theron stars as a former prom queen turned young adult novelist who returns home to win back her high school sweetheart.  (2011)
  • No Strings Attached- Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star as best friends who attempt an unconventional relationship. (2011)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • The Office: Lice- When Pam brings a lice infestation into the workplace, Dwight puts the office on lock down. (2012)
  • Downton Abbey Seasons 1 & 2- Catch up on (or relive) all of the Downton drama before you start on Season 3. (2012)
  • New Girl: Cabin- A weekend getaway may not be the vacation Jess envisioned. (2012)

Netflix New Releases:

  • Fire With Fire- After he is forced to testify against a powerful crime lord, a firefighter must take an unexpected course of action to get his life back. (2012)
  • Dr Seuss’ The Lorax- This animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic features the voice of Danny DeVito as the Lorax. (2012)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol- Super-agent Ethan Hunt takes daring to new heights on another operation from the Impossible Missions Force. (2011)

Crackle New Releases:

  • S.W.A.T.: Firefight- Realistic action, intense fight scenes, and explosive editing make this a worthy sequel to the original S.W.A.T. (2011)
  • Quarantine 2: Terminal- A terrifying, disease-ridden zombie flick that sidesteps the rehashed clichés of the usual horror sequel. (2011)
  • The Informers- Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger star in a riveting exploration of the collapse of Western civilization, or as we like to call it, life in Hollywood. (2009)

Fandor New Releases:

  • About Jenny Holzer- A close look at conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, who works primarily through the visual depiction of language and text. (2011)
  • Princess Iron Fan- The first feature length animated film produce in China, Princess Iron Fan follows the Monkey King and his friends on their journey to the west (1941)
  • Our Town- This adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture (1940)
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797160611 Jon Littell

    How hard would it be to provide links??

    • http://twitter.com/lalov1 Lallo Vigil

      Why would you need links? It is stuff to watch on the Roku

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797160611 Jon Littell

        Because I can far more easily locate then add it to my Queue (or watchlist) from a browser.

        • Blottomania

          Why is it people need everything done for them now? How about using simple site searches in Google: site:netflix.com fire with fire site:amazon.com looper Got it?

  • Vexed Roku User

    Most of these are not viewable outside of the United States. It’s just like all the ads you show me for content I can’t access. Why must you give us a weaker product then continually taunt us about it? You can at least state which of your recommendations are US-only.