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Digital Multiplex: 42, Antiviral, and Pieta

The newest and best movies available for streaming and download.

by | July 2, 2013 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got a number of decent choices, beginning with a Certified Fresh baseball biopic, a thriller from the son of David Cronenberg, and a drama by a South Korean auteur. Netflix adds a number of solid titles, including some animated Disney films and one of last year’s giant superhero blockbusters, and Amazon Prime offers up a few indie gems. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.

42

81%

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) becomes the first African American to play in the majors when Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) signs him to a contract, and his inspired play and unimpeachable character strike a blow against prejudice.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Antiviral

66%

Antiviral 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: Amazon, iTunes

Pieta

73%

This South Korean import is a drama about a loan shark who’s visited by a mysterious woman claiming to be his mother.

Available now on: Vudu, iTunes

Mulan

86%

Exploring themes of family duty and honor, Mulan breaks new ground as a Disney film, while still bringing vibrant animation and sprightly characters to the screen.

Available now on: Netflix

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

72%

Victor Hugo’s dark tale of alienation gets th Disney treatment, and a few catchy songs help lighten the mood.

Available now on: Netflix

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

97%

Robert Zemeckis’ mind-bending animation/live-action hybrid gets a sparkling new 25th anniversary reissue, so it’s probably time to take another trip to Toontown.

Available now on: Netflix

Marvel’s The Avengers

91%

Now’s as good a time as any to check out the box office-busting superhero epic, starring Robert Downey Jr.), Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and many more.

Available now on: Netflix

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

88%

Werner Herzog’s documentary is a portrait of life in a village in Siberia.

Available now on: Netflix

Any Day Now

79%

Alan Cumming stars in a drama about a gay couple who get in trouble with authorities for raising a child in 1970s Los Angeles.

Available now on: Netflix

Katy Perry: Part of Me

75%

The film follows Perry on her “California Dreams” world tour, capturing her eye-popping stage show as well as archival footage of her younger days and glimpses of backstage drama.

Available now on: Netflix

Five Minutes of Heaven

75%

Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt star in this drama about the fallout from a murder in Northern Ireland.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Housemaid

70%

In this remake of the classic 1960 drama, a domestic gets caught up in the dark doings of a prosperous family.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Valhalla Rising

73%

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and Casino Royale baddie Mads Mikkelsen team up for this brutal existentialist tale of a ferocious Viking warrior.

Available now on: Amazon Prime