Top 10 new releases and recommendations

The weekend is the perfect time to stream some entertaining adventures – take a trip back ten years with Kill Bill or stay current with Academy Award-winning Her. So many choices, so little time!

  • Her (Movie, 2013) – Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay! Directed by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and risks of intimacy in the modern world. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Gimme Shelter (Movie, 2014) – Based on a true story. Vanessa Hudgens gives “the best performance of her career” (NYC Movie Guru) in this uplifting film about one girl’s struggle to find love, acceptance and redemption. Co-starring: James Earl Jones, Brendan Fraser and Rosario Dawson. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (Movie, 2013) – Five short films explore the struggles involved in coping with mental illness through the stories of a schizophrenic law student, a war veteran experiencing PTSD, a teenage girl whose mother is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and more. Starring Jennifer Hudson. Newly released on Netflix.
  • Forrest Gump (Movie, 1994) – Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and ‘70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Movie, 2003; 2004) – In this gritty revenge saga told by Quentin Tarantino, an assassin (Uma Thurman) is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But she survives and sets out to kill all those who wronged her, saving Bill for last. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Legend of Hercules (Movie, 2014) – Banished by his stepfather, the King, Hercules (Kellan Lutz) slowly becomes aware of his true origins as the son of Zeus. As he learns to harness his demi-god powers, Hercules gathers an army to fight his way back to his kingdom in the action-filled epic. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Angels & Demons (Movie, 2009) – In Ron Howard’s thrilling follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, expert symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) follows ancient clues on a heart-racing hunt through Rome to find the four Cardinals kidnapped by the deadly secret society, the Illuminati. Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (Movie, 2006) – In the climax of the X-Men motion picture trilogy, a ‘cure’ for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history — for the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers to fit in. Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO and Vudu.
  • Children of Invention (Movie, 2010) – After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine tries to juggle a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme, to maintain a normal life for her children. When Elaine doesn’t return home, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. Newly released on Popcornflix, but also available on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Patch Adams (Movie, 1998) – Robin Williams is Patch Adams, a doctor who will do anything to make his patients laugh — even if it means risking his own career — in this inspiring comedy based on a true story. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

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