Top 10 new releases and recommendations

You made it though a long week – you earned a TV reward. Here are this week’s must-see new releases. Happy streaming!

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Academy Award winner Peter Jackson continues his Middle-earth adventure following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who’s swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Delivery Man – In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) leads a mundane, middle-aged life until he learns he’s actually an overachiever – he’s fathered 533 children via sperm donations made twenty years earlier! (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – The activity is back and has claimed a new victim. Jesse has been hearing horrifying sounds from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his soul. (Movie, 2014) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Hide Your Smiling Faces – From the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. A dreamlike portrait of adolescence unfolds over one hot, hazy summer, as two young brothers must come to terms with a friend’s mysterious death. (Movie, 2014) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Maladies – A former soap star (James Franco) appears to have a narrator stuck in his head. As he moves in with his best friend (Catherine Keener) and works to restart his creative career, he tries to figure out who is really calling the shots. (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Prey – This thriller follows the ups and downs of thief Franck Adrien, who’s serving prison time for a job whose proceeds he’s safely stashed away. But when the hidden loot and his family are compromised, Franck has no choice but to bust out early. (Movie, 2011) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Pool – In this seriocomic study of class differences in India, a young hotel worker becomes obsessed with a swimming pool at an opulent mansion in Panjom, Goa. His life takes a wild turn when he meets the mysterious family that arrives at the house. (Movie. 2007) Newly released on Netflix.
  • Illusion – Donald Baines (Kirk Douglas) is a successful Hollywood director nearing death. Haunted by the memory of the son he abandoned, Donald is given the opportunity to see three views of his son’s journey, each representing a different period of his son’s life. (Movie, 2004) Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Harsh Times – Jim (Christian Bale) and Mike (Freddy Rodríguez), now adults without a moral compass to guide them, cruise the streets of South Central, slipping back into a deceitful life of drugs, violence and petty crime, just like when they were kids. (Movie, 2005) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on Netflix.
  • Mud – After two boys discover a mysterious outlaw named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding on a deserted island in the Mississippi River, they embark on a dangerous, life-changing odyssey to reunite Mud with his long-lost love (Reese Witherspoon). (Movie, 2012) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

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  • SB_Guy

    Hi, I have a suggestion to make the links on these go to the actual service, such as I click on an Amazon VOD title and it takes me to that page instead of the Channel? It makes it very annoying trying to figure out if the stuff you recommend is available for rent or buy and how much it would cost, or if it is free with Prime.

    • http://www.roku.com/ ROKU

      Appreciate the feedback! We’ll work on doing that moving forward.