Top 10 new releases and recommendations

 You survived the week! Kick back with this week’s list of new releases guaranteed to entertain. Happy streaming!

  • The LEGO Movie (Movie, 2014) – The LEGO movie follows Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Movie, 2014) – The thrills are non-stop as CIA recruit Ryan (Chris Pine) is caught in a dangerous web of intrigue and espionage spun between a shadowy government agent (Kevin Costner), his unsuspecting fiancée (Keira Knightly) and a fearless Russian power broker (Kenneth Branagh). Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • RoboCop (Movie, 2014) – When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing to make sure the program succeeds. Newly released on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Suspect (Movie, 2013) – The film centers around a small-town that encounters their first armed bank robbery at the exact moment a mysterious stranger appears. With no ID and a combative attitude, the local police struggle to tie the crime to their uncooperative suspect, but the truth is far more complicated. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Big Bad Wolves (Movie, 2013) – In this intense and unpredictable thriller, a vigilante cop joins forces with the father of a murder victim to interrogate the main suspect in a series of brutal child homicides — and to mete out their own version of justice. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (Movie, 1997) – An idealistic young lawyer, taking on the case of an indigent family whose son is denied medical care by a powerful insurance company and dies, uncovers a multi-billion dollar insurance scam. Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on Amazon Instant Video.
  • With Honors (Movie, 1994) –When Harvard senior Monty Kessler (Brendan Fraser) loses his thesis, it falls into the hands of a homeless man (Joe Pesci) who agrees to return it a page at a time…in return for a place to stay. Kessler’s housemates are at first outraged and then charmed, as Pesci’s character reveals his humanity. Newly released on HBO GO, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Finding Joy (Movie, 2013) – A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary. Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • Vanishing of the Bees (Documentary, 2009) – This documentary details the economic, political and ecological consequences of a dwindling world honeybee population. It’s a phenomenon with a name — Colony Collapse Disorder — but no explanation or solution exists. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video.
  • The Source Family (Movie, 2012) – This documentary explores the ups and downs of the Source Family, an early 1970s “Aquarian tribe” in Los Angeles that followed colorful leader “Father Yod” — a man with 14 wives, a popular restaurant, a rock band and a Rolls-Royce. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

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