Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’re likely in need of a last-minute gift. Our Roku 3 is $10 off until tomorrow (5/10/14) and we have plenty of TV and movie entertainment your mom will love below. Find something for The Notebook and Bridget Jones to the Don Draper and Russell Crowe-loving moms.

Here’s to a weekend of streaming!

  • Nicolas Sparks 5 Film Collection on VUDU - bundle the following 5 films to own for as low as $18.99: The Lucky One, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle and Nights in Rodanthe.
  • Mad Men (TV Show) – Explores the glamorous and ego-driven “Golden Age” of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper (Golden Globe – winner Jon Hamm), Madison Avenue’s biggest ad man – and ladies’ man – in the business. Season 1-6 available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU. Season 7 (episodes 1-4) available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.
  • Bates Motel (TV Show) – Bates Motel delves into the sadistic and twisted relationship between serial killer to be, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma. A prelude to the classic horror film Psycho, the series takes a contemporary glimpse into Norman’s formative years and reveals how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time. Season 1-2 available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix (season 1 only) and VUDU.
  • Psych (TV Show) – James Roday plays the somewhat eccentric Shawn Spencer, a police consultant who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that the police think he’s psychic – or so he lets them think. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend Gus (Dulé Hill), Shawn opens a PI Agency named Psych, and together they begin solving cases even the most seasoned detectives cannot crack. Newly released on Netflix. Also available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.
  • Gladiator (Movie, 2000) - Once a great Roman General, Maximus (Russell Crowe) has been forced into exile and slavery by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) the jealous heir to the Emperor’s throne. During his captivity, Maximus trains as a gladiator and returns to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his family by killing Commodus, now Emperor. Newly released on Netflix. Also available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Movie, 2004) – Reunite with witty heroine, Bridget Jones, as she discovers the ups and downs of relationships in this romantic comedy starring Rene Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Newly released on Netflix. Also available on Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, M-GO, Redbox Instant and VUDU.
  • The Monuments Men (Movie, 2014) – In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys it. Stars Matt Damon & George Clooney. Newly released for purchase on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Redbox Instant and VUDU.
  • That Awkward Moment (Movie, 2014) – Three guys in support of a friend devastated by a recent breakup vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible. The plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood, while trying to figure out the complications of modern day relationships. Newly released for purchase on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.
  • Ride Along (Movie, 2014) – High school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated detective James (Ice Cube) that he’s more than just a video game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister. Newly released on Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, M-GO, Redbox Instant and VUDU.
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We have some varied recommendations for you this week, from Disney’s Frozen to this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, there really is something for everyone! Here are some ideas to get you started.

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

  • Frozen (Movie) – A Disney family favourite! The city of Arendelle is gripped in an eternal winter when Princess Elsa loses control of her magical powers. It’s up to younger sister Anna, and some trusty friends, to bring Elsa back into the fold and end the icy spell. Catch it now on Sky Store.
  • Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix (Sports) – Formula 1 returns to Europe this weekend. You can catch the race in full using a Now TV Sky Sports day pass.
  • Pacific Rim (Movie) – This American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi is available from today on Now TV.
  • The Railway Man (Movie) – Colin Firth stars in the extraordinary tale of Eric Lomax, a British prisoner-of-war who suffered a horrific ordeal while being forced to work on the notorious ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Decades later, Eric (Firth) is still haunted by the experience. So when his wife (Nicole Kidman) learns that his chief tormentor is still alive, she knows it may be Eric’s only chance to lay his demons to rest. But at what cost? Find out now on Sky Store
  • Reasonable Doubt (Movie) – Chicago District Attorney Mitch Brockden kills a pedestrian while driving home drunk after winning a big case. After dialling 911 he flees the scene… and mechanic Clinton Davis is charged over the death. Brockden then uses his legal clout to act as prosecutor in the case. Available now on Sky Store.
  • Gibraltar: Britain In The Sun (Series) – This new series follows the lives of the residents of Gibraltar, the British Overseas Territory at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. Available now on Demand 5.
  • When Corden met Barlow (Documentary) – Expect laughs when James Corden and Gary Barlow head out on a road trip for this documentary, as James gets up close and personal with the man behind the music of his youth. Stream now on BBC iPlayer.
  • Masterchef (Series) – Now in its tenth series, episode 18 see the amateurs reach the end of the knockout round. They have only one challenge in this episode: to cook one show-stopper dish to wow the judges. Catch up now on BBC iPlayer.
  • The Island with Bear Grylls (Series) – This brand new series sees 13 men dropped on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for a month. Can they survive? Watch the first episode on demand on 4oD.

A Golden Oldie:

  • Peter Pan (Movie) – A feel good family film, this is just one of many Disney classics available to stream now on Netflix. What’s your Disney favourite? Let us know in the comments below.  
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There sure are a lot of wretched TV moms we love to hate, but for this edition let’s focus on the good ones. Of course, none of these ladies compare to your Mama though. Don’t forget to write, call, hug and snuggle your Mumsie this Sunday for Mother’s Day!

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.

#10 Catelyn Stark

Incredibly loyal, protective and tough, you don’t want to mess with Catelyn Stark. She will cut you. Despite all the tragedy in her family (don’t worry, no spoilers), she keeps it together and keeps fighting for her children.

“Please. He is my son, my first son. Let him go and I swear we will forget this. I swear it, by the old gods and new, we will take no vengeance.”

Game of Thrones is available on HBO GO.

#9 Gloria Pritchett

Gloria’s the mom you’re jealous of, not only because she’s gorgeous, she has the rock solid relationships with her sons Manny and Joe. Despite being a tad bit vain, she’s the polished, sassy, hilarious mom we all strive to be.

“No one knows this but for the first year of his life, I made up Manny like a girl and told everyone he was my daughter. Ay, but just for a few times. I didn’t want to mess with his head. When he found the pictures I told him it was his twin sister who died.”

Modern Family is available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, M-GO and VUVU.

#8 Clair Huxtable

Loving, confident and elegant, Clair Huxtable is easily one of the best TV moms. She calls the shots at home (even though Cliff thinks he does) and work as a partner at a law firm. Oh yeah, she also has a great singing voice AND speaks Spanish – clearly a mom who can do it all!

“Theo, we never said become a doctor, become a lawyer, we say go to school, we say study, we say become something.”

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

#7 Lorelai Gilmore

The extremely hard-to-follow, quick-witted banter of mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, has most girls envious of their relationship. Some argue they are a little too close, like best friends, but there’s no doubt Lorelai is a great mom despite all the hardships.

“Okay, I know I was the one that said I was craving mashed potatoes, but, oh my God, they’re a lot of work.”

Gilmore Girls is available on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.

#6 Tami Taylor 

Tami is the mom we all want, y’all – compassionate, wise and tough loving. She’s full of awesome nuggets of wisdom and motivation like, “It’s part of my job to make sure that you don’t grow up stupid. It’s bad for the world.”

“There’s no weakness in forgiveness.”

Friday Night Lights is available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.

#5 June Cleaver 

Is there a more quintessential suburban mom of the ‘50s than June Cleaver? She’s dressed impeccably with pearls and all – while cleaning the house or baking a picturesque cake. We <3 you, Mrs. Cleaver.

“Ward, I’m very worried about the Beaver.”

Leave it to Beaver is available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

#4 Roseanne Conner

Yeah, she’s loud and overbearing at times but deep down she says what we all wish we could. Her tough love and sense of humor is a refreshing change to usual cookie cutter moms on TV.

“If I ever get off this couch, I’ll be unstoppable.”

Roseanne is available on Amazon Instant Video.

#3 Marge Simpson

Poor Marge. She has a lazy husband, arguably the worst son ever and a forever-baby. Her family counts on her to be the glue that keeps the Simpson clan together, and she does it unselfishly. In 25 years, there’s no new clothes, jewelry or haircuts (bonus points for rocking a serious beehive!).

“My life is pretty boring. The other day some Jehovah’s Witnesses came to the door and I wouldn’t let them leave. They finally snuck away when I went to make lemonade.”

The Simpson is available on Amazon Instant Video, FOX NOW, Hulu Plus and VUDU.

#2 Carol Brady

Bringing together two families is no small feat and Carol Brady pulled it off seamlessly. She’s an iconic sitcom TV mom who always stays in style with the latest hairdos – even makes the mullet look decent. In addition to the family duties, Mrs. Brady keeps busy as a freelance writer, sculptor and PTA volunteer.

“Trust is like a vase…once it’s broken, though it can be fixed the vase will never be the same.”

The Brady Bunch Movie is available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix, Redbox Instant and VUDU.

#1 Kristina Braverman 

Overbearing in-laws, three kids, a son with special needs, a cancer diagnosis…the list goes on. No one handles it more gracefully than Kristine Braverman. She fights for her family, cries more than anyone else on TV (seriously, it’s unreal) and has the sweetest relationship with her husband.

“Well, to be honest. We bribe ‘em. If I were on Oprah, I’d be like, ‘it’s the incentive system,’ but really it’s just bribery.”

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

 

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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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Another Bank Holiday weekend, don’t you just love May? That’s a whole extra day to catch up on your favourite programmes or watch that new movie release on Roku you’ve not had time to watch. Here are some recommendations from me to get you started.

What are you planning on watching? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Anchorman 2 (Movie) – Several years after the events of the original, the Channel 4 news team has disbanded; Ron Burgundy has been fired from his anchor job, and estranged from his wife Veronica and son. But when a rich Australian businessman starts a 24-hour cable news channel, Ron and his pals set about to redefine the meaning of broadcast journalism, in this absurd comedy caper. New to Sky Store.
  • The Dictator (Movie) – This Sacha Baron Cohen comedy chronicles the glorious efforts of General Aladeen, dictator of the Republic of Wadiya, to oppress his people and fight democracy. New to Netflix.  
  • Moshi Monsters (Movie) – Keep the kids entertained with Katsuma, Poppet, Mr Snoodle plus the other Moshi Monsters. They are in a song-filled race against time to stop evil Dr Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered Great Moshling Egg. Available now on Sky Store
  • Fargo (Series) – 4oD is now available on all Roku players in the UK! So everyone can catch up on the best from Channel 4, including its hit new US drama series, Fargo. Catch up on episodes 1 and 2 now on 4oD.
  • The Big Bang Theory (Series) – This hit U.S. comedy is currently in its seventh series which proves just how popular it is here too! Catch up with Sheldon & Co. with the latest episodes available now on 4oD.
  • Man of Steel (Movie) – Sent to Earth as a baby from the doomed planet Krypton, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) grows up in Kansas struggling to hide and control his amazing powers. But just as he learns his true identity, his adoptive world comes under threat from another Kryptonian exile, the criminal General Zod (Michael Shannon). Available now on Now TV.
  • Alaska : The Last Frontier (Documentary) –  Fancy more of a documentary bank holiday? Head on over to the Discovery channel on Now TV. On Alaska’s south coast the Kilcher homesteaders stockpile fuel, secure food, and prep their homes for winter; but will they survive the freeze? Watch now on Now TV.   
  • The Mentalist (Series) – Catch up on the latest episodes in Season 6 of this Hit US drama series based on the work of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A former celebrity psychic, Patrick readily admits that he was a fraud, but the razor-sharp observation skills he honed to successfully dupe his former clients prove perfect for helping the CBI to solve its most serious crimes. Free to stream now on Demand 5.
  • Panorama (Series) – In the latest Panorama – Lies, Bribes and Formula One –  they investigate F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, and asks why he is still in charge after two courts say he paid a $44 million bribe. Available now on BBC iPlayer.

A Golden Oldie:

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Movie) – Sadly announced this week was the passing of British actor Bob Hoskins. Pay homage to his incredible work and watch him at his best in the 1988 family friendly, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, on Netflix
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Join us in wishing Al Pacino a happy 74th birthday today. To celebrate, we pulled together the top gangster movies of all time and of course Al Pacino, king of mob movies, stars in quite a few of them!

Did we miss any?

  • The Godfather (Movie, 1972)– The winner of 3 Academy awards including Best Picture, The Godfather is the compelling story starring Al Pacino and Marlo Brando based on the novel by Mario Puzo about the life and times of Mafia patriarch Don Corleone and his family. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Scarface (Movie, 1983)– In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami…wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana (Al Pacino). Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Donnie Brasco (Movie, 1997) – Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hit man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, Crackle and Vudu.
  • Carlito’s Way (Movie, 1993) – Oscar winner Al Pacino gives an electrifying performance as former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante, who is sprung from prison by his high-powered attorney (Sean Penn). He stuns the New York underworld by vowing to go straight from a history of violence, but his plans are undermined by misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of honor. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Redbox Instant.
  • Goodfellas (Movie, 1990) – Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York’s Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Pulp Fiction (Movie, 1994) – Writer/director Quentin Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters — including a pair of low-rent hit men, their boss’s sexy wife, and a desperate prizefighter — in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses! Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • American Gangster (Movie, 2007) –Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) rules Harlem’s chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas’s multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Reservoir Dogs (Movie, 1992) – Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it’s the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Four perfect strangers assemble to pull off the perfect crime, then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one? Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Casino (Movie, 1995)– Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in director Martin Scorsese’s riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob’s multi-million dollar casino operation where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Mean Streets (Movie, 1973) – Two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese’s drama of young men coming to manhood by the code of New York’s Little Italy. A harrowing, intense, and grueling dramatic experience — brilliantly acted and directed. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
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If like me you were out and about last weekend making the most of the extended bank holiday break and unusually nice weather, make this weekend more relaxing. Catch up on your favourite programmes or watch one of this week’s new movies available on Roku. Here are my recommendations to get you started.

What are you watching?

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Movie) - Ben Stiller makes a return to the director’s chair for this comedy-drama. Stiller plays the titular Mitty, a repressed, lonely soul whose life lacks even the smallest modicum of action. But with his job under threat, Walter has a chance to not only redeem himself, but change for the better too. Available on Sky Store.
  • Captain Phillips (Movie) – HALF PRICE! A must see, Tom Hanks takes the titular helm of this maritime thriller based on a true story. An American cargo ship is seized by Somali pirates, as the military rescue is mobilised, Captain Richard Phillips and his crew must endure a terrifying ordeal at the hands of the volatile hijackers. Available for half price this weekend on Sky Store.
  • Eastenders (Series) – Last weekend saw the murder of Lucy Beale – the start of a long-running ‘who done it’ – with some of the soaps biggest characters in the frame. The storyline is set to run until next year so if you want to keep up, make sure you catch up now on BBC iPlayer.
  • Derek (Series) – A year after the events of the first series, all the old Broadhill faces are back, alongside some new ones. The bittersweet comedy by Ricky Gervais is back for its second series with the first episode now on 4oD. If you missed the first series, you can catch this first on Netflix.
  • Game of Thrones (Series) – Sky Atlantic’s epic tale of lust, treachery, and bloodshed follows seven noble families as they fight for control of the kingdom of Westeros, and as the land becomes consumed by political intrigue, dark forces begin to stir beyond the Great Wall in the North.  Catch up on season four this weekend on Now TV.
  • Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends (Documentary) – Want to see an insight in to how other people spend their weekends. Louis gives viewers a chance to get glimpses of things they wouldn’t normally see by diving into obscure or marginalized subcultures. Available now on Netflix.
  • After the Fall (Movie) – This 2010 film shows the life changing trip of a woman who finds previously unknown hidden reserves of strength when a terrible horse riding accident leaves her paralysed. Watch for free on Demand 5.
  • Despicable Me 2 (Movie) – Available from today on Now TV, get ready for more Minion madness! Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
  • The Lone Ranger (Movie) - From the team behind Pirates of the Caribbean, The Social Network’s Armie Hammer grabs the reins as the likable lead and Johnny Depp manages to exorcise the ghost of Jack Sparrow for a surprisingly heartfelt turn as native sidekick Tonto. Available now on Now TV.

A Golden Oldie:

  • The Shawshank Redemption (Movie) – Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red. Catch this classic on Netflix now. 
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Happy Tuesday, streamers! We have a great and long-awaited channel update to share – YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation* Roku devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland! We’re thrilled it’s finally here as we’re dedicated to our industry-leading selection of streaming entertainment.

YouTube has something for everyone, and is without a doubt a favorite for people to watch creative, high definition videos from all over the world. From viral hits to music videos to educational videos, we’re excited to be able to bring the YouTube channel on Roku to more customers. We appreciate your patience and know you’ll enjoy watching the best of the web on your big screen.

Remember, you can also send YouTube videos from your Android devices, iPhone and iPad to your TV, when you’re connected on the same WiFi. Perfect for those situations when you’ve been sent a link of the latest YouTube sensation or when you don’t want to huddle with others around your phone or tablet to watch Rosanna Pansino’s latest cooking tips, or news around the world from VICE. Just click on the screen icon to instantly send the video to your TV.

*Current generation players are those introduced after June 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI and Roku Ready versions) and the Roku HD model #2500.

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Jack Bauer lives another day! We’re counting down the days to the 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY 12-episode event starting May 5th on FOX. That’s one of the reasons we love the FOX NOW Roku channel. It makes it possible to stream full episodes of your favorite FOX shows on demand from American Idol and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to The Mindy Project and The Simpsons – the day after they air.

The FOX NOW channel on Roku has been very popular and we’re happy to report that Comcast customers can now also get in on the action by linking their Xfinity accounts. This is in addition to already supported providers, including AT&T U-Verse, Dish, Verizon FiOS, Optimum and many more. For more information on supported providers, please visit: http://fox.tv/providers.

The Roku streaming platform helps get the most out of your subscriptions with unlimited access and additional ways to watch. For instance, if you have a room in the house or a weekend getaway that doesn’t have a cable box, all you need is an Internet connection and your Roku player to start streaming entertainment.

And, while linking your TV provider to FOX NOW gives you access to the most current season FOX episodes anywhere, you don’t need a provider login to access new episodes of select spring and summer series including 24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

As we like to say at Roku, Keep Calm and Stream on!

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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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