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Digital Multiplex: The Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain, and More

The newest and best movies available for streaming and download.

by | August 14, 2013 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got Baz Luhrmann’s lush but uneven adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald classic and a Mark Wahlberg/Dwayne Johnson team-up based on a strange but true story, as well as some choice picks newly available on Netflix. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.

The Great Gatsby

Yale grad and World War I vet Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is drawn into the orbit of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), a mysterious millionaire who throws extravagant parties and flaunts the trappings of affluence in an effort to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), who’s married to a rich jerk.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Pain & Gain

Based on a bizarre true story, Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the tale of three bodybuilders who concoct a scheme to kidnap a wealthy businessman and wrest control of his riches. However, the plan quickly goes awry, with violent repercussions.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes


A sci-fi thriller about a clinic that specializes in injecting fans with the diseases of celebrities from Brandon Cronenberg (son of David).

Available now on: Netflix

My Amityville Horror

In this documentary, one of the residents of the infamous house tells his story.

Available now on: Netflix


Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon star in this thriller about a hedge fund mogul whose placid surface belies adultery and fraud.

Available now on: Netflix

It’s a Disaster

Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrera star in this comedy about a group of couples whose brunch is interrupted by an attack on their city.

Available now on: Netflix