Top 10 new releases and recommendations

This week there’s a little something for everyone – from documentaries and thrillers to sitcoms and dramas. What’s on your watch list?

Happy streaming!

  • Chosen: Season 2 – This original series from Crackle picks up where the first season left off, as Ian (Milo Ventimiglia) and Laura Mitchell (Nicky Whelan) take their daughter Ellie and hide out in a remote cabin hoping to escape the game and pull their family back together. Back in the city, we meet Jacob Orr (Chad Michael Murray), a down-and-out bartender who is struggling to make ends meet as he takes care of his handicapped brother. (Online Series, 2013) – Newly released on Crackle.
  • Blackfish – Chosen as a NYT Critics’ Pick, this fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum — who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity — and questions the safety and humaneness of confining these intelligent creatures. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Sightseers – Newly coupled Chris and Tina embark on an RV road trip to take in England’s unique sights and rolling countryside. But as events and people inadvertently raise Chris’s ire, the trip takes a gory wrong turn. (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO and Amazon Instant Video.
  • American Horror Story: Season 2 – Exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil, this darkly twisted drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors. Each season brings back familiar faces, but they’re playing different characters in an all-new setting. (TV Show, 2012) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • American Streetballers – Writer-director Matthew Scott Krentz also stars in this gritty tale about John, a troubled junior college basketball player who forges an unlikely friendship with a fellow baller through pick-up games on the streets of St. Louis. (Movie, 2010) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Crackle and Vudu.
  • Kirstie: Arlo’s Birthday – After hearing Arlo’s karaoke talent at his birthday party, Maddie is thrilled to find a connection with him and decides to make him a star. Against his wishes, she pulls some strings to try to set him up with a record producer. (TV Show, 2013) Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Family Guy: Into Harmony’s Way – In typical style and antics, Peter and Quagmire break the sound of silence as a singing duo. Are you ready to see what crazy antics these two get into? (TV Show, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Touchy Feely – A massage therapist’s life is upended when she develops a sudden aversion to human touch in this warmly funny comedy from Lynn Shelton, starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy and Allison Janney. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Solace – Six people. Three stories. One truth. This chilling thriller follows three separate stories, mysteriously connected, that come together in an explosive resolution. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO and Amazon Instant Video.
  • The Ant Bully – From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express), The Ant Bully tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. (Movie, 2006) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.

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  • Peter Gephardt

    Blackfish is also available on Netflix.

  • John

    How is this news relevant for those who are cord cutters.. It relys on you owning and paying for cable.. Frankly we want subscription options for these services…