Top 10 new releases and recommendations

Come rain or shine – or snow – it can’t stop you from having a streamtastic weekend. Enjoy these cinematic new releases from the comfort of your warm and cozy couch.

  • Blue Jasmine – Directed by Woody Allen and starring Cate Blanchett, the drama begins after her marriage collapses. The New York socialite then moves into her sister’s modest apartment in San Francisco, where she takes a job with a dentist and it begins to unravel as her life is teetering between her troubled past and a fresh start. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Captain Phillips – Starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Reasonable Doubt – When up-and-coming district attorney Mitch Brockton (Dominic Cooper) is involved in a fatal hit-and-run, Clinton Davis (Samuel L. Jackson) is found with the body and charged with murder. Believing That Davis is innocent, Brockton is compelled to throw the trial. (Movie, 2014) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • Short Term 12 – Short Term 12 follows Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something staff member at a foster care facility as she reckons with caring for the teens in her charge and her own past. This lovingly realized film finds truth and humor in unexpected places. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Unfinished Song – With his wife Marion terminally ill, this indie comedy follows 72-year-old Arthur as he sees a future that’s nothing but grim. But when he takes Marion’s place in their church’s very unconventional choir, he begins to find joy in life again. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Charlie Countryman – While abroad, Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) falls for Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood), an exotic beauty who belongs to her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of her past envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart or die trying. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Hunt – The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie is taken as truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on Vudu, but also available on M-GO, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
  • Rent – Based on Puccini’s opera “La boheme,” the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS and paying rent to high-powered oppressors. (Movie, 2005) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Intolerable Cruelty – The Oscar-winning Coen brothers direct Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and George Clooney in this romantic comedy about men, women and everything that can go wrong between them. (Movie, 2003) – Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer – After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea and the intense, suspenseful drama begins. This movie stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Geller, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe. (Movie, 1997) – Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle and Vudu.

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  • Lynn Neering

    Why can’t I get new episodes of the BBC’s Sherlock?