Top 10 new releases and recommendations

Academy Award nominees, love stories, movies to keep the kiddos entertained and much more to fill up your Easter weekend.  What will you be watching?

  • Philomena (Movie, 2013) – Academy Award-Winner Judi Dench stars as Philomena, a woman who alongside a grumpy reporter (Steve Coogan) journeys to America to find the child she put up for adoption so many years ago. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Movie, 2013) – Ben Stiller directs and stars in this inspiring story about an ordinary man who finds the courage to discover his destiny and leap into the extraordinary adventure that is life. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Pirate Fairy (Movie, 2014) – From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling advanture about Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and Blockbuster on Demand.
  • Hop (Movie, 2011) – Reluctant to take over his father’s job, the son (Russell Brand) of the Easter Bunny runs away to Los Angeles, where he tricks an unemployed slacker (James Marsden) into taking care of him. Available on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Blockbuster on Demand.
  • Labor Day (Movie, 2013) – From director Jason Reitman, Labor Day stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin as two strangers drawn together under incredible circumstances. What starts as an unforeseen encounter over a long holiday weekend soon becomes a second chance love story. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Eagle (Movie, 2011) – Haunted by the disappearance of his father, who vanished with the Roman Ninth Legion on an expedition into the north of Britain, centurion Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) sets out to unravel the mystery and recover the legion’s eagle standard. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster on Demand.
  • 3 Days of Normal (Movie, 2012) – In this thoroughly charming romantic comedy, Bill Morgan, an uptight, lonely, small-town New Hampshire cop has his world turned upside down when a reckless starlet stumbles into town. Newly released on Snagfilms, but also available on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Short Term 12 (Movie, 2013) – Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace’s tough exterior begins eroding. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Blast Vegas (Movie, 2013) – Starring Frankie Muniz, fraternity brothers head to Las Vegas for spring break. One of them steals the sword of Thutmose III from a hotel, but they don’t realize that they have unleashed an ancient curse in the form of a sand storm that slowly moves down the strip, destroying famed hotels. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Lost in Translation (Movie, 2003) – Two lost souls, Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), visiting Tokyo — the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial — find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other’s company, away from their lives in America. Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

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