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Now Streaming: Ride Along and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Plus, a bunch of new choices available on Netflix.

by | April 2, 2014 | Comments

This week in new streaming video, we’ve got a Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy, an imaginative short story adaptation by Ben Stiller, one of Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed films from last year, and a bunch of new additions to Netflix. Read on for the full list:

Ride Along

Hard-nosed detective James (Ice Cube) is less than pleased that his sister is dating a slacker like Ben (Kevin Hart). When Ben is accepted to the police force, he hopes to win James’ respect by joining him on the beat.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller stars as a reverie-prone Life magazine photo editor with problems at work: he’s derided by his boss, he’s got an unrequited crush on a co-worker (Kristen Wiig), and he can’t find an image that’s set to run in the next issue. He escapes into a globe-spanning fantasyland of his own creation — which might be just the thing that snaps him out of his rut.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon star in this critically acclaimed drama about a pair of teenagers who befriend a reclusive criminal.

Available now on: Amazon Prime, Netflix

20 Feet from Stardom

This Oscar-winning documentary tribute to some of rock’s finest backup singers features interviews with Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and many more singing the praises of some of music’s most talented and unheralded voices.

Available now on: Netflix

The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai directs Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang in this period biopic about a legendary martial arts master.

Available now on: Netflix

The Punk Singer

This rockumentary offers a portrait of the trials and tribulations of Kathleen Hanna, the outspoken lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.

Available now on: Netflix


This biopic follows Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) from the early days of Apple to the triumph of the iPod.

Available now on: Netflix


When a freak accident imbues a garden snail named Theo (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) with super speed, he sees an opportunity to fulfill his dream and attempts to enter the Indy 500.

Available now on: Netflix

How I Live Now

Saoirse Ronan stars in a sci-fi drama about a teenager whose carefree existence is upended when war breaks out across the UK.

Available now on: Netflix

Mr. Nobody

Jared Leto and Diane Kruger star in a sci-fi drama about the repercussions of a child choosing which parent to live with.

Available now on: Netflix