Top 10 new releases and recommendations

Here’s to a happy streaming weekend! From big dramas and sci-fi shows to comedies and documentaries, Roku has you covered.

  • Burn – This NYT Critics’ Pick documents the firefighters of Detroit who battle the nation’s highest arson rate in a bid to save their once-thriving city from virtual collapse. At the helm is commissioner Donald Austin, whose firebrand attitude has galvanized the city and its leaders. (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The American – On the heels of a rough assignment, assassin Jack (George Clooney) declares that his next job will be his last. Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, Jack embarks on a dangerous double life while falling for a lovely villager. (Movie, 2010) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Tomorrow People: Limbo – When Stephen decides to have some fun with his newfound powers, Jedikiah takes extreme measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. (TV Show, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Arrow: State V. Queen – Oliver discovers Vertigo in Diggle’s blood and realizes The Count has broken out of prison and is once again distributing his drug. Meanwhile, Moira goes on trial for her participation in the Undertaking. (TV Show, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Cannibal Holocaust – Banned and heavily censored throughout the world, Cannibal Holocaust presents the ‘found footage’ of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. (Movie, 1979) Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO.
  • Like Crazy – Starring Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence, this story follows a British college student who falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (Movie, 2011) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Fitzgerald Family Christmas – From Tribeca Film, starring Edward Burns – the siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again? (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.
  • Planes – The world of Cars takes flight in Planes, Disney’s high-flying animated comedy featuring Dusty, a crop duster with dreams of competing in the greatest air race ever. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The World’s End – Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the ‘five musketeers’ reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge – one night, five friends, twelve bars – a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on Vudu, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Redbox Instant.
  • Robot & Frank – An aging, cantankerous ex-cat burglar (Frank Langella) finds his zest for life renewed when he trains his robot caretaker to help him commit heists. (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

Anything we missed? Let us know what you’re watching in the comments.

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  • capricornwholovesdanger

    The first two episodes of ‘Almost Human’ are on Hulu Plus and the FOX channel and they are brilliant.

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