HBO GO on Roku: Now available for DirecTV customers

The weeks leading up to the Game of Thrones season finale last summer were bittersweet. Being huge fans, we could hardly wait for it to come and at the same time, dreaded the idea of Sunday nights without Lannisters or Starks. Needless to say, we love HBO GO on Roku – and think it’s great that the service is available to customers through participating television providers.

Since the launch of HBO GO on Roku, that list of providers has steadily grown – most recently to include DirecTV. Now, customers who subscribe to HBO through DirecTV have unlimited access to HBO GO on Roku – this means HBO shows, hit movies, sports, comedy and more.

HBO GO is a very popular service and many customers tell us they get more value out of their television subscriptions when they have additional ways to watch – like through Roku. Whether it’s Game of Thrones, True Blood or GIRLS, customers can indulge in more than 1,400 titles, including every episode of every season of the best HBO shows.

In addition to DirecTV, customers who subscribe to HBO through the following providers can also access the HBO GO channel on Roku:

  • ATT U-verse
  • Bright House Networks
  • Charter
  • Cox
  • Dish Network
  • Mediacom
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Verizon FiOS
  • View the entire list

Thank you DirecTV for expanding your support! If you do not see your provider listed, we encourage you to contact your provider and request that they add support for HBO GO on Roku.

Happy Streaming!

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Top 10 new releases and recommendations

Happy Friday streamers! Celebrate the weekend with a viewing of Groundhog Day (it’s this Sunday!) and adorable puppies as they duke it out for bragging rights in the Puppy Bowl X. Plus, there’s plenty of great new releases.

  • Groundhog Day – Snowed in during a trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, television weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) finds himself stuck in time, endlessly repeating February 2nd. (Movie, 1993) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Johnny Knoxville reprises his jackass role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of an old man saddled with the care of his grandson. The two hustle their way across America on an outrageous road trip pranking unsuspecting, real-life people. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Rush – Ron Howard directs Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl and Olivia Wilde in the epic true story of the rivalry between two drivers who clashed on and off the Grand Prix racetrack (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Ender’s Game – Based on the best-selling/award winning novel, this is an epic adventure starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin who is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Croods – When an earthquake obliterates their cave, an unworldly prehistoric family is forced to journey through unfamiliar terrain in search of a new home. But things for pessimistic dad Grug go from bad to worse when his daughter meets a clever cave boy. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Fifth Estate – Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. (Movie, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • Secret Universe: Journey Inside the Cell – Like something out of science-fiction, the battle of our cells and the virus has been playing out over millions of years. This film tells the remarkable story of a single cell from birth to death in the front line of the eternal fight for supremacy. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on Hulu Plus.
  • Tortured – Staring Emmanuelle Chriqui, Laurence Fishburne, Jon Cryer and James Cromwell, this epic thriller is about an undercover FBI agent as he faces a moral dilemma when he’s asked to torture a member of one of the world’s most powerful crime syndicates. (Movie, 2008) – Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Passion – An intense power struggle between an icy advertising executive (Rachel McAdams) and her timid assistant (Noomi Rapace) turns deadly in director Brian De Palma’s stylish remake of Alain Corneau’s Love Crime. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on Blockbuster on Demand, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
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    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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    The 10 best and worst musicians turned actors

    Happy GRAMMY week! We’re all music and movie lovers, isn’t it awesome when those worlds collide? Well, sometimes it is…sometimes it’s real bad.

    These best and worst musicians turned actors, as determined by some of our lovely Roku employees. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.

    BEST

    • Mark Wahlberg
      I don’t know about you, but “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch was the theme of my summer in ’91. Mark shed the baggy jeans and pleasantly surprised everyone in The Fighter and The Departed, securing him Oscar nominations for both.
    • Justin Timberlake
      JT can do no wrong. He not only has serious acting chops (The Social Network, Alpha Dog) but he can clearly do funny too. With Emmy wins for songs and performances on Saturday Night Live and six GRAMMY wins, Mr. Timberlake isn’t going anywhere.
    • Will Smith
      He’s come a long way from rapping with Jazzy Jeff and playing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. His leading roles in The Pursuit of Happyness and Ali had us all in awe.
    • Cher
      The original Diva. Cher’s been blending her singing and acting worlds since The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, but really took center stage in her Academy Award winning performance in Moonstuck. Other notable roles in Silkwood, Witches of Eastwick, Mermaids, and the list goes on and on.
    • Harry Connick Jr.
      From Jazz and Broadway to Will & Grace and American Idol, Harry Connick Jr. can truly do it all. He’s also won two Emmys for Outstanding Music Direction in 2004 and 2011.

    WORST

    • Madonna
      Sorry, Madge. OK, Evita and A League of Her Own were pretty good, but all of these really bad movies overshadow them: Swept Away, Body of Evidence and Shanghai Surprise.
    • Britney Spears
      Britney’s list of acting roles is very short for a good reason: Crossroads. That’s all.
    • Prince
      Like Britney, Prince luckily hasn’t done too much acting. We’re glad he’s sticking to music after his performance in Purple Rain.
    • Jennifer Lopez
      There were some split opinions on J-Lo at the Roku office. But no one can forget Gigli.
    • Mariah Carey
      Glitter. ‘Nuff said.
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    The top 10 movies from Oscar-nominated directors

    The Oscar nominees were announced yesterday and some prominent filmmakers were honored for the Best Director category. Before you decide who should win, make sure you check out some of the other notable films they’ve directed.

    David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

    • Silver Linings Playbook – Break-out star Jennifer Lawrence stars along-side Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and Jacki Weaver in a story about an unexpected bond that forms between a formerly institutionalized man and a woman with her own issues. (Movie, 2012) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • The Fighter – Based on the rise of Boston boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg), who won the world lightweight title with the help of his trainer brother, Dick Eklund (Christian Bale). (Movie. 2010) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

    Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

    • The Departed – An undercover state cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. (Movie, 2006) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Goodfellas – In the 1950s an Irish-Italia hoodlum (Ray Liotta) joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what he expected. (Movie, 1990) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.

    Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Harry, Ron & Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. (Movie, 2004) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Y Tu Mamá También – Over the course of a summer, two best friends, Julio and Tenoch, live out a carefree cross-country escapade with a gorgeous older woman where they find a connection with each other, themselves and the world around them. (Movie, 2002) – Available on M-GO and Netflix.

    Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

    • Shame – The arrival of his needy sister (Carey Mulligan) forces a man (Michael Fassbender) to confront his sex addiction out in the open. (Movie, 2011) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Hunger – Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first protested with a hunger strike in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. (Movie, 2008) – Available on M-GO, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.

    Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

    • The Descendants – A sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. (Movie 2011) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Sideways – The misadventures begin when Miles, an un-recovered divorcee and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley the week before Jack’s wedding. (Movie, 2004) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
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    Top 10 new releases and recommendations

    In light of the exciting news we shared this week about Roku TV, we were inspired to, well, watch some new TV. Join us for a good ‘ol binge-watching session.

    • Modern Family: And One to Grow On – Phil ends up in jail after tricking Luke into taking a dance class; Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for Manny and Joe; Mitch and Cam try to book a wedding venue. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • House of Cards: Season 1 With Director’s Commentary – In anticipation of the season 2 premiere, watch the first season of this Emmy-winning series all over again, this time with scene-by-scene audio commentary from directors including David Fincher and Joel Schumacher, who provide a behind-the-camera analysis for each episode. (Online Series, 2013) – Newly released on Netflix.
    • Family Guy: Peter Problems – Lately Peter hasn’t been able to perform very well in the bedroom. So he asks Quagmire and Joe to step in and help him get his mojo back. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Super Fun Night: Dinner Party – When Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) invites James to a dinner party, her neighbors Dan, Benji and Ruby volunteer to cater, and Jazmine and her husband show up drunk. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • New Girl: Clavado En Un Bar – New Girl returns this week after a holiday break with Jess storming in to the bar needing help with a decision regarding a job offer. The guys try to give their best advice from their experience in the working world, but it’s not the most useful. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • The Mindy Project: Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer – Excited for her new relationship with Cliff, Mindy convinces Danny to help her get into shape after he invites her to a weekend getaway that might include some hot tub time. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Revenge: Homecoming – They Graysons try to protect their own, as suspicion grows about the shooting of Emily Thorne. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Damages: Get Me a Lawyer – Patty handpicks Ellen to be a first-year Associate at the high-profile law firm, Hewes & Associates. Ellen is thrilled to join the ranks, but soon realizes that the price of success may be much higher than what she’s willing to pay. (TV Show, 2007) – Newly released on Crackle, but also available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • The Lying Game: Season 2 – Based on author Sara Shepard’s young adult novels, this series follows Emma, a teenage foster child who sets out to find her twin sister, Sutton, after she mysteriously goes missing from the well-to-do family that adopted her. (TV Series) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Dexter: Seasons 5-8 – The wait is over for Netflix users, the final four seasons have arrived, making the entire series available for streaming. As you continue to follow Dexter and his violent tendencies, do you think you can handle the drama, twists and surprises that await you? (TV Show, 2010-2013) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
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    Introducing Roku TV

    Welcome to 2014! As we head into the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, I have some exciting news to share.

    Today we announced Roku TV. That’s right, actual TVs, designed to give consumers a simple and powerful entertainment experience in today’s connected world. We’ve applied the same principles that have made Roku the most popular streaming players in America to TVs. Roku TV removes all of the complicated layers and menus, and unnecessary features and settings that plague smart TVs today, and instead provides a Roku home screen that brings together all content sources. Just like Roku streaming players, Roku TV will have full access to the Roku Channel Store filled with more than 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels that feature TV shows and live sports plus news, music, kids, food, science, tech, fitness, foreign language and other programming – more options than all the other Smart TVs in the market. Roku TV will feature just 20 remote-controlled buttons – half the number of traditional TVs – so consumers will only need to interact with the necessary controls. And speaking of controls, Roku TV can be navigated via mobile devices with the Roku app for iOS or Android as well as support casting standards including DIAL.

    To manufacture and distribute Roku TV, Roku is working with top global TV manufacturers including TCL and Hisense. Together TCL and Hisense shipped 21 million TVs in 2012, accounting for nine percent of the world TV market. Roku TV models ranging from 32 to 55 inches will be available in major retail stores starting this fall.

    Of course we’re still making our popular Roku players alongside Roku TVs. Now consumers will have a choice for how to get Roku on their TVs.

    This is big news, and a great way to kick off the year, but I’d be amiss not to acknowledge that 2013 was also a year of many Roku milestones.

    Highlights from 2013 include, but are not limited to:

    • Strong sales growth of Roku players – in fact, we’re just shy of 8 million Roku players sold in America (cumulative)
    • The number of channels in the Roku Channel Store doubled – we’re at more than 1,200 channels and during the year we added M-GO, AOL News, FOX NOW, WATCH ESPN, WATCH Disney, YouTube, TWC TV Video On Demand and others
    • Total streaming hours on Roku players grew by 70 percent to 1.7 billion hours
    • Research from Parks Associates and NPD shows that Roku is America’s favorite streaming experience with more than twice as much video streamed per device compared to other leading devices and Smart TVs
    • We refreshed our entire line-up with the new Roku LT, Roku 1, 2 and 3 and introduced great new features like the new user interface, integrated search and in-remote headphone jack

    We accomplished a ton in 2013 but we’re looking forward to accomplishing even more in 2014. With streaming on TV more popular than ever and terminology like “binging” and “marathoning” now mainstream verbs that have nothing to do with eating or running – it’s a great time to be a TV lover and it’s a great time for Roku.

    Happy Streaming.

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    Top ten new releases and recommendations

    The beginning of a new year usually inspires resolution of change, and we have one that you can easily (and happily) stick to: relax more! Kick off the first weekend of 2014 with these newly released classics.

    • Amélie – When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. (Movie, 2001) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster on Demand.
    • Spaceballs – In this spoof of the Star Wars trilogy, nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air. Space bum Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue, with help from Yogurt and the power of “The Schwartz.” (Movie, 1987) Newly released on Netflix and Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Redbox Instant.
    • American Psycho – In this classic psychological thriller, with a chiseled chin and physique, Patrick Bateman’s (Christian Bale) looks make him the ideal yuppie — and the ideal serial killer. Bateman takes pathological pride in his business card and his CD collection, all while plotting his next victim’s vivisection. (Movie, 2000) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and Crackle.
    • The Talented Mr. Ripley – Charming sociopath Tom Ripley maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie, a young heir vacationing in Italy. Hired to persuade Dickie to return to America, Tom embraces Dickie’s posh lifestyle and takes extreme measures to hold onto it. (Movie, 1999) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Internal Affairs – A new LAPD internal affairs investigator sets his sights on a suave but corrupt cop who’s been involved in police brutality and bribery. But the cop has his own way of striking back at the detective starting with his family. (Movie, 1990) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
    • Sleepless In Seattle – Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in an enchanting romance about a widower whose son convinces him to find new love and the woman who answers his call. (Movie, 1993) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO and Vudu.
    • Run Lola Run – In this thrilling roller-coaster ride, Lola receives a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni, who’s lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn’t replace the money within 20 minutes, Manni will suffer the consequences. (Movie, 1998) Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO.
    • Adaptation – From the creator of Being John Malkovich comes a very original comedy about a screenwriter struggling to adapt a best-selling book about orchid thieves into a movie. Things get really crazy when he writes himself into the screenplay. (Movie, 2002) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – Wayne Szalinski spends many days and nights trying to get his wacky miniaturization machine to work. No such luck — until one day, he unknowingly shrinks his children down to microscopic size and tosses them outside in the trash. (Movie, 1989) Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, but also available on M-GO and Vudu.
    • The Mighty Ducks – When high and mighty lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is arrested on DUI charges, he’s forced into a community service project: coaching ice-hockey to a team of sloppy, unskilled kids who lose annually to their crosstown rivals. (Movie, 1992) Newly released on HBO GO, but also available on M-GO and Amazon Instant Video.
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    Top ten new releases and recommendations

    Now that all the gifts have been opened, you can finally sit back, relax and stream.

    • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this critically-acclaimed tale of an outlaw who escapes prison and sets out across Texas to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant, Crackle and Vudu.
    • Prisoners – Hugh Jackman stars as a man facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter is missing, together with her young friend — and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant, and Vudu.
    • Stand Up Guys – Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, this tough-guy comedy follows the rambunctious reunion between three retired gangsters and their reminiscences of wild times and crimes gone by. Energized by their own memories, the drunken friends unwisely undertake a reckless criminal adventure. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Closed Circuit – Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall star in this conspiracy thriller about two lawyers whose knowledge of top-secret classified evidence put their reputations and lives at stake. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand.
    • Little Birds – Lily and Alison struggle to overcome the boredom of being teenagers in a small town. When they meet three street kids and follow them to Los Angeles, the girls learn just how far they’re willing to go to find their freedom and remain friends. (Movie, 2011) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • Drift – In the 1970s, the two Kelly brothers spend their youth searching for the perfect wave and launch a backyard surf business out of their van. Battling big waves, small town conservatism and criminals, the brothers give rise to a global brand. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • The Citizen – Yearning to leave behind a difficult existence in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the green card lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He arrives the day before the September 11 attacks, which forever change his life. (Movie, 2012) Netflix, Newly released on M-GO, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant, Crackle and Vudu.
    • Secret Window – A successful writer played by Johnny Depp is in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism. But as the best-selling author endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity. (Movie, 2004) Newly released on Redbox Instant, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
    • Hours – When Hurricane Katrina hits, a young father (Paul Walker) must take extreme measures to protect his newborn baby in the evacuated and darkened hospital. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
    • All That I Am – When Dr. Lynn abandoned his terminally ill wife on her deathbed, he left his three children essentially orphaned and alone. Almost a decade later, on the eve of their annual family reunion, Dr. Lynn unexpectedly shows up at his son’s door expecting reconciliation. (Movie, 2013) Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
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    Two days left to enter our Stuff Your Stocking Sweepstakes!

    Hurry, our sweeps ends Monday (12/23/13) at 9am PT. And remember, you enter once per day to increase your chances. Don’t miss out on prizes from Netflix, Slingbox, M-GO, FOX TV, HBO, Spotify and Roku, of course.

    What are you waiting for? Head over to our Stuff Your Stocking Sweepstakes and enter for a chance to win the prize you want most.

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