Roku UK: Father’s Day Movie Recommendations

This Sunday is Father’s Day and what better way to spend it than giving Dad control of the remote and so he can watch his favourite films on Roku.  Here are some recommendations of the best films available this weekend.

What do you plan to watch? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Robocop - Shiny reboot of the classic 1987 future-shocker with Joel Kinnaman as the critically wounded Detroit detective who is rebuilt by the global OmniCorp as a crime-fighting cyborg. But while his creator (Gary Oldman) fights to keep his personality intact, company boss Michael Keaton sees the human factor as a major bug in his money-making program. Sky Store
  • Big Daddy – Dumped by his girlfriend because he refuses to accept responsibility, overgrown adolescent Sonny Koufax adopts a 5-year-old to prove he’s a grown-up. Netflix
  • The Godfather – A classic from 1972, when an organized-crime family patriarch barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers. Netflix
  • Delivery Man – Two decades after making multiple deposits in a sperm bank, debt-ridden van driver David Wozniak is shocked to learn that he is the father of 533 children. Even more alarmingly, 142 of them have filed a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Although his lawyer friend advises against it, David goes on a quest to see how his kids turned out… Sky Store
  • The Monuments Men – With World War II coming to an end and the German army retreating on all fronts, Hitler issues an edict that all looted Nazi treasures – from Picassos to Renoirs – must be destroyed. American art historian Frank Stokes (George Clooney) leads a creaking band of scholars in a race against time to save the art. Sky Store
  • Jobs – Ashton Kutcher plays computer genius and Apple founder Steve Jobs in this efficient biopic. Director Joshua Michael Stern traces the rise of Jobs from barefoot college geek to corporate overlord, capturing both his intense drive and vision as well as his occasional bouts of fury directed at unsatisfactory employees. Sky Store
  • White House Down – Capitol Hill cop Cale (Channing Tatum) is on a tour of the White House with his daughter when it is attacked by a terrorist group. Led by government insider James Woods, the guerrillas demand a big chunk of the Federal Reserve. However, Cale is determined to save his nipper, protect the president and take the terrorists down. Now TV
  • The Internship – The digital age means redundancy for old school salesmen Billy and Nick (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson). Out of touch and out of work but desperate to show they’re not obsolete, they talk their way into an internship at internet giant Google. Now TV
  • Olympus Has Fallen – A disgraced Secret Service agent must come to the rescue when Korean terrorists descend on the White House and take the president hostage. Netflix
  • Avengers Assemble – An all-star lineup of superheroes — including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America — team up to save the world from certain doom. Netflix
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Top 10 new releases and recommendations for dads

For always telling cheesy jokes and attending our boring school plays, we owe our dads big time for everything they’ve done for us. Hook Pops up with something he really wants this Father’s Day – save $10 off the Roku LT, Roku 2 and Roku 3 until tomorrow (6/14/14).

What TV show or movie reminds you of your Daddio?

Here’s this week’s streaming lineup every dad will love.

Intense fight scenes and brooding manliness, for the action-packed dad:

  • Non-Stop (Movie, 2014) – During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account. With the lives of hundreds of passengers hanging in the balance, he must use every nuance of his training to uncover the killer traveling on the aircraft. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Devil’s Knot (Movie, 2013) – Frothing for vengeance after three 8-year-olds are slain, the community of West Memphis, Ark., directs blame at a trio of teens suspected of Satanism. Atom Egoyan directs Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in this fact-based tale of justice gone awry. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

Blazing tanks, combating soldiers and invasions, we have historical wars movies:

  • The Pianist (Movie, 2002) – Oscar-winner Adrien Brody stars in this epic true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, an acclaimed musician who survived WWII with the help of a German officer. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Wipers Times (Movie, 2013) – Based on the remarkable true story of a satirical newspaper published on the front lines of World War One, this poignant yet comedic drama revels in the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on Amazon Instant Video.

Get dad out of his seat with these thrillers:

  • Repentance (Movie, 2013) – Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker) has lost everything following the tragic death of his mother. Seemingly intent on finding inner peace, Sanchez seeks out Tommy Carter, a successful author and spiritual advisor who agrees to help him rebuild his shattered life. But when Sanchez reveals his true intentions, Carter must do everything in his power to stay alive in this terrifying psychological thriller. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Fractured (Movie, 2013) – Coming out of a long coma with no memory of his previous life, Dylan White instead awakens slowly to the disturbing facts about his criminal past. As he attempts to atone for his prior misdeeds, Dylan is forced to confront evil itself. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

The active dad who loves a good sports-themed movie:

  • The Babe (Movie, 1992) – The Babe is the definitive story of one of sport’s most fascinating figures, capturing all the drama and excitement of the greatest player in baseball history. The story chronicles Ruth’s phenomenal story, from his beginnings at an orphanage, to his spectacular rise to becoming a baseball legend. Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Current (Movie, 2014) – This inspiring documentary profiles brave athletes who faced incredible obstacles, found the drive to overcome their disabilities and became heroes. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Redbox Instant.

For any discerning taste, all dads love a good laugh:

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Movie, 2014) – Recount the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds and skis – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Blues Brothers (Movie, 1980) – After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God.” Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
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Stream the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ on WatchESPN!

U.S. soccer fans, rejoice! The world’s biggest sporting event is finally here (can we hear your best “GOOOOAAAALLLL”?). And guess what, you don’t have to make the trip to Brazil; WatchESPN on Roku is bringing 64 matches straight to your living room, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Final on July 13th. Unite with sports fans across the globe for a month-long celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

In addition to the 64 matches, WatchESPN will offer access to match day preview shows, post-game coverage, 30 for 30: Soccer Stories, Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil and much more.

Stuck at work? Stay up-to-date on all the FIFA World Cup™ action with coverage from ESPN through the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Central app  - see the latest video highlights, match schedules, sign up for match reminders (and automatically be entered for a chance to win ESPN Shop gift cards!) and more. Go check it out!

Which team are you rooting for?

Key matches

Opening Match

  • Thursday, June 12th @ 3:30pm ET – Brazil vs. Croatia (Sao Paulo)

United States Matches

  • Monday, June 16th @ 5:30pm ET – Ghana vs. United States (Natal)
  • Sunday, June 22nd @ 5:30pm ET – United States vs. Portugal (Manaus)
  • Thursday, June 26th @ 11:30am ET – United States vs. Germany (Recife)

México Matches

  • Friday, June 13th @ 11:30am ET – México vs. Cameroon (Natal)
  • Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:30pm ET – Brazil vs. México (Fortaleza)
  • Monday, June 23rd @ 3:30pm ET – Croatia vs. México (Recife)

2014 FIFA World Cup Final™

  • Sunday, July 13th @ 2:30pm ET (Rio de Janeiro)

Note: Access to live streaming video from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes is determined by your TV provider. The following providers below offer access to WatchESPN live video: AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV.

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New on Roku: MyRecipes.com

BBQ season is upon us and we can hear the sizzle of the grill as we type!

It’s great timing then that MyRecipes.com has launched on the Roku streaming platform today as it’s the perfect channel to stream for delicious recipes and helpful how-to videos.

We’re thrilled to be the first to offer MyRecipes.com content that you can stream straight to the TV. For those who aren’t familiar, MyRecipes.com is an online resource with the largest collection of professionally-tested recipes from food experts featured in beloved magazines and cookbooks like Cooking Light, Sunset and Real Simple!

So, if you’re looking for dishes to make Dad feel special on Father’s Day this Sunday, add the channel today to browse or press the * button to search for something specific.

MyRecipes.com is free and available now for all current-generation Roku streaming players in the U.S., Canada, UK and Republic of Ireland.

Happy Streaming!

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New on Roku: ITV Player now available in the UK

The number of channels for our UK streamers continues to grow and we have more exciting news…ITV Player is available now in the Roku® Channel Store for UK customers!

This is a major addition as ITV Player makes it possible to catch up on content across ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV! That means shows such as Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent, Emmerdale, This Morning, Cold Blood and The Vampire Diaries, as well game shows, news, children’s entertainment and documentaries – all available to stream when you want, where you want. ITV Player also provides coverage of this summer’s World Cup and Tour de France sporting events, which are not to be missed!

ITV Player is free and available now on all current-generation Roku players in the UK, including the new Roku Streaming Stick™ (HDMI® version).

Happy Streaming!

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The 10 best TV dads

There are plenty not-so-good TV dads – Walter White, Tywin Lannister, George Bluth and the list goes on. Perhaps that will be next year’s list, but let’s give the good dads the credit they deserve. They practically raised most of us through the TV, didn’t they? Happy (almost) Father’s Day!

Did we miss any?

#10 Bob Saget (Full House)

It’s hard to believe Bob Saget, the raunchy comedian we know today, played the sweet, understanding single father of three on Full House. Also, any father who can put up with their kid’s annoying friend like Kimmy Gibbler deserves some kudos.

Full House is available on Amazon Instant Video.

#9 Robert Crawley (Downton Abbey)

Despite the fact that Robert, Earl of Grantham, wanted a son…well, needed a son to inherit the estate, he deeply loved his three daughters. Though his daughters’ have made plenty mistakes along the way, he’s always most supportive and forgiving: “you’re not the only Crawley to have made a mistake.”

Downton Abbey is available on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.

#8 Tim Taylor (Home Improvement)

You probably only remember Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor for his signature grunt and goofy personality, but there’s no doubt he offered his sons some valuable life lessons between the jokes while working in the garage.

Home Improvement is available on Amazon Instant Video.

#7 Jim Walsh (Beverly Hills, 90210)

Jim moved his family from Minnesota to Beverly Hills and somehow kept Brandon and Brenda’s heads on straight. With all the teen issues and temptations in Beverly Hills, he made parenting look easy…and raised the overachieving, annoyingly honest Brandon Walsh!

Beverly Hills, 90210 is available on Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.

#6 Steven Keaton (Family Ties)

Our favorite hippie dad, Steven Keaton, raised four children with his wife Elyse. You’d assume their kids would adopt the same liberal views, but then we wouldn’t have a sitcom, would we? Even with the polarizing point of views in household, Mr. Keaton raised a happy household.

Family Ties is available on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and VUDU.

#5 Adam Braverman (Parenthood)

You gotta love the Braverman family for all their family drama, but somehow Adam has found a way to separate himself from the mania to focus on his wife (we love her to much she made our mom list too!) and kids.

Parenthood is available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.

#4 Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch)

Mike Brady doubled his child count when he married Carol and took it on seamlessly. He was always able to make the kids laugh while sneaking in some words of wisdom. Marcia even submitted him for “Father of the Year” to a local newspaper – which he won of course!

The Brady Bunch is available on Hulu Plus.

#3 Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

There’s no Friday Night Lights fan who doesn’t adore Coach Taylor for his tough love and candor. His relationship with his daughter Julie is adorable and full of amazing tidbits of advice, like this jem: Listen up, if you’re wondering if a boy’s thinking about you, he’s not. He’s thinking about sex, or he’s hungry: those are the only two options.”

Friday Night Lights is available on Amazon Instant VideoM-GONetflix and VUDU.

#2 Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show)

Cliff’s the dad we all wanted. He leaned on Clair to be the disciplinary, so he had plenty of time to the goofy, fun dad who would sneak junk food with you (a kid’s dream!).

The Cosby Show is available on Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.

#1 Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

Everyone loves a goofball dad and Phil Dunphy is just that. He’s stuck in a kid’s body, but that’s why we love him. He practices tightrope and magic tricks with Luke but also isn’t afraid to express his sensitive side by giving his girls advice on boys or making scrap books Haley when she leaves for college.

Modern Family is available on Amazon Instant VideoHulu PlusM-GO and VUVU.

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Roku UK: New Releases and Recommendations for 6th June 2014

We are very excited about the second season of Orange is the New Black which is available in full from today on Netflix. That means you could watch the entire series over this weekend if you wanted to! If however you fancy something else this weekend, there are lots more to choose from. Here are some of our recommendations.

What do you plan to watch? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Orange is the New Black (Series) –The highly-anticipated second season of this Netflix original drama goes back behind bars for another sentence with the fearless, funny and unforgettable inmates of Litchfield prison.
  • Dallas Buyers Club (Movie) – New to Sky Store, a bigoted Texan electrician is forced to overcome his prejudices when he’s infected with HIV by a drug-addicted hooker and realises that he and other sufferers are being denied effective treatment. Skirting the law and the system, he set ups a distribution network – the Dallas Buyers Club – for alternative therapies.
  • True Blood (Series) – Sink your fangs into the sexy, scary and entertaining True Blood on Now TV. Alan Ball takes you into a wicked world; settle down, you’ll never leave! Seasons 1-6 are available in full.
  • Backchat with Jack Whitehall and his dad (Series) – Jack Whitehall and his father Michael return for a World Cup special of their comedy chat show and are joined by Harry Redknapp, James Corden, Henning Wehn and Rachel Riley. Available now on BBC iPlayer
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Movie) – Ryan is a young marine recruited as a covert CIA analyst by Kevin Costner’s veteran spook. He soon finds himself in the thick of it when he uncovers a Russian plot to cripple the US economy with a terrorist attack. But how to save the world without his girlfriend (Keira Knightley) knowing? Catch it now on Sky Store.
  • New Girl (Series) - To celebrate the launch of the new series starting next week, 4oD have put series 2 back online for a limited time. The third series of the US comedy begins with the flat-sharing friends in a state of romantic upheaval as their relationships enter a period of transition.
  • House of Cards (Series) – Fancy starting a new ‘box set’ this weekend.  Ruthless Congressman Frank Underwood will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C. in this Emmy winning political drama. Available now Netflix.
  • Elysium (Movie) – Available from today on Now TV, Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by Neill Blomkamp, and starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
  • The Dog Rescuers (Series) – Catch up on the start of this second series on Demand 5. With nearly a quarter of British households owning a dog, they are the nation’s favourite pet – but this isn’t always reflected in the way some are treated. Here we follow the RSPCA officers who, committed to the rescue and welfare of man’s best friend, are tasked with investigating reports of cruelty and neglect.

A Golden Oldie:

  • Fantastic Four (Movie) – This animated series from 1994 follows the adventures of superheroes Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing.
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Top 10 new online original series releases and recommendations

The wait is over – Piper and the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are back with conviction for a second season! If you need a refresher on season one or you’re looking to discover other stand-out online original series, check out this week’s recommendations.

  • Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 & 2 (TV Show, 2014) – From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Piper trades her comfortable life for an orange jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates. Available on Netflix.
  • Derek: Season 1 & 2 (TV Show, 2014) – Ricky Gervais, creator of the original British version of “The Office,” produces and stars in this heartwarming comedy-drama as Derek Noakes, a loyal English nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in everyone. Derek’s sunny outlook comes in handy with his quirky coworkers and friends as they struggle against prejudice, government bureaucracy, and constantly shrinking budgets to care for the elderly residents who depend on them. Available on Netflix.
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Season 3 (Online Series, 2014) – Each week Jerry Seinfeld takes a friend for a drive in a classic car and a cup of coffee, sharing stories and laughs along the way in this Emmy-nominated series. Available on Crackle.
  • Alpha House: Season 1 (TV Show, 2013) –This comedy features John Goodman as a GOP senator who rents a house in Washington DC with three other senators (Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos). Available on Amazon Instant Video.
  • Chosen: Season 3 (TV Show, 2014) – The third season follows Jacob as he grapples with how to navigate his new life as a man who has been forced to do unspeakable things. Rose McGowan’s character, Josie, a mother who has been in “the game” for more than two years is also introduced. Available on Crackle.
  • Deadbeat: Season 1 (TV Show, 2014) – Kevin Pacalioglu may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people, so that’s pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City’s most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business. Available on Hulu Plus.
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 (TV Show, 2013) – When the mangled corpse of a local teenager is discovered, rumor and suspicion spread like a plague through Hemlock Grove. As dark secrets bubble to the surface, everyone becomes a suspect in the hunt for a monster that may be hiding in plain sight. Available on Netflix.
  • Behind the Mask: Season 1 (TV Show, 2013) – Emmy nominated, this comedic docu-series dives into the colorful, unusual world of sports mascots through the eyes of four mascots: high school, college, semiprofessional, and NBA pro. Available on Hulu Plus.
  • Fugget About It: Season 1 (TV Show, 2014) – When Jimmy Falcone, a former NY mob boss, is asked to whack his Uncle, he goes to his boss to plead his case to try to save his uncle’s life but ends up throwing him out the window. Now that they are out to get him, Jimmy has no choice but to turn to the Feds where he and his family enter the witness protection program in small-town Canada. Available on Hulu Plus.
  • Betas: Season 1 – (TV Show, 2013) – Standford students Trey Barrett and Avinash “Nash” Dagavi dropout of college to work on their beta social network app BRB when they find a potential investor in “The Murch.” This is Silicon Valley, where the right algorithm can make you a king. And these four friends think they’ve finally cracked the code. Available on Amazon Instant Video.

 

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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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Roku UK: New Releases and Recommendations for 30th May 2014

It’s nearly a new month, so start off June in streaming style and catch some of the best content this week as recommended by us.

What do you plan to watch? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Barely Legal Drivers (Series) – Young drivers take to the road in the family car, unaware that their parents are watching every manoeuvre through state-of-the-art cameras placed in the cars. The first episodes of series 2 are available now on BBC iPlayer.
  • The Complainers (Series) – This first episode goes inside the complaints department of Transport for London. With over a million more people in the capital than 10 years ago, the city’s roads are fit to burst, and a new generation of complainers are turning up the heat. Catch up now on 4oD.
  • Arrested Development (Series) – This Emmy award winning series is back on Netflix. It’s the story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
  • I, Frankenstein (Movie) – Another new addition to Sky Store, after destroying his creator, Frankenstein’s monster stalks the Earth for 200 years before getting a new lease of life in this gothic sci-fi extravaganza from Pirates of the Caribbean writer Stuart Beattie. The creature – now known as Adam – is recruited by the ‘Gargoyles’ to face off the threat of the evil Demons.
  • Kick Ass 2 (Movie) – This sequel is available from today on Now TV. Dave Lizewski, bored after having retired from fighting crime as Kick-Ass, begins training with Mindy Macready to become a proper hero. After accidentally killing his mother, Chris D’Amico is now in control of his family’s money, and reinvents himself as a supervillain, swearing vengeance on Kick-Ass.
  • A Case of You (Movie) – When young hack writer Sam spots an alluring young girl working as a waitress at a coffee shop she’s fired before he can engineer an introduction. He manages to track her down online…and embellishes his profile to attract her all the more. However, when he meets her in the flesh he’s got an awful lot to prove. Catch this comedy on Sky Store.
  • Mr Sloane (Series) – New to Sky Atlantic and available on Now TV, Nick Frost stars in this bittersweet romantic comedy. Set in the late 1960s, Jeremy Sloane is a man in crisis. With a failed marriage haunting him and his career grinding to a halt, life is looking pretty bleak. But when a chance encounter introduces him to the free-spirited Robin an inspiring new job beckons.
  • 47 Ronin (Movie) – When a samurai master is tricked by a witch, he is forced to take his own life. With the aid of the “half-breed” Kai, the fallen master’s exiled band of samurai are forced to avenge his death. New on Sky Store.
  • True Crimes: The First 72 Hours (Documentary) – In the latest gripping episode available on Demand 5, the bizarre murder of a world-renowned anthropologist over the Christmas holidays shocks staff and students at the university where she teaches. Police get a clue that a stranger described as a female Hulk was seen shortly before the murder. In a case stranger than fiction, the murderer turns out not to be whom she appears to be.

A Golden Oldie:

  • Carrie (Movie) – This classic horror has had multiple remakes, but if you fancy a scare this weekend why not watch the 1976 original, now on Netflix.

 

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