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Digital Multiplex: Argo, Life of Pi, and Much More

by | February 22, 2013 | Comments

It’s Oscar weekend – your last chance to see all the nominees before the winners are announced. Fortunately, you can watch Academy Award-nominated movies like Argo, Life of Pi, and Anna Karenina from the comfort of your living room. And if you’re in the mood for something less glitzy, we’ve got some interesting choices for you as well, including a seminal sci-fi flick, a bunch of compelling documentaries, and some 1990s indie favorites. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.


In the midst of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, a group of militants take hostages at the U.S. embassy in Terhan. When six Americans escape and hole up elsewhere, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a scheme to rescue them: pretend they’re filmmakers working on an epic sci-fi movie.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Anna Karenina

Joe Wright adapts Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, in which the title character (Keira Knightley) is a married aristocrat who becomes enraptured with a wealthy playboy; opulent tragedy ensues.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


This speculative drama about the making of Psycho stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director, with Helen Mirren as his wife and collaborator Alma Reville.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Life of Pi

In this phantasmagoric adventure from director Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma stars as a young man who survives a shipwreck only to be set adrift in a lifeboat — with a Bengal tiger.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Ethan Hawke stars as a true crime writer who moves his family into a house where a family was mysteriously killed. While investigating the deaths, he discovers a cache of old super 8 movies, and discovers awful secrets that could threaten him and his family as well.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Beautiful Girls

Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, a young Natalie Portman, and a bunch of other noted indie thespians star in this mid-1990s comedy about a high school reunion in snowy New England.

Available now on: Hulu

Chasing Amy

Starring Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jason Lee, Chasing Amy is Kevin Smith’s most mature work and an honest and funny look at modern freindship and romance.

Available now on: Hulu

The Imposter

The bizarre story of the mysterious return of a missing Texas teenager is captured in this Certified Fresh documentary.

Available now on: Netflix

North Sea Texas

North Sea Texas is a strong coming-of-age drama about a love affair between two teenage boys.

Available now on: Netflix

Safety not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed is an indie comedy about the search for the man who placed a mysterious classified ad announcing plans for a journey through time.

Available now on: Netflix

Soylent Green

In this dystopian sci-fi semi-classic, Charlton Heston investigates the murder of a food company executive – and the ingredients in his products.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Certified Fresh, Oscar-winning Undefeated is a doc about a perennially mediocre high school football team’s push for its first ever playoff spot.

Available now on: Netflix

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