This week in streaming, we’ve got Peter Jackson’s latest trek to Middle-earth (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), along with a star-studded road movie (This Must Be the Place) and a Certified Fresh dramedy about the road to recovery (Smashed). Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) journeys with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of dwarves to the Lonely Mountain, where the dwarves’ ancestral homeland is being occupied by a fearsome dragon. Along the way, our heroes encounter all manner of orc, troll, wizard, and even giants made of stone, as well as the mischievous Gollum.
Matthew McConaughey stars as a somewhat sketchy defense attorney who’s just landed the case of his career when he’s brought in to defend a millionaire bad boy (Ryan Phillippe). Soon, however, our hero discovers that not everything is as it seems.
Available now on: Amazon Prime
This Must Be The Place stars Sean Penn as a washed-up rock star who goes on a road trip to find a man who humiliated his late father.
Gun Hill Road is an indie drama about a man just released from prison who finds his family has gone through some dramatic changes.
Available now on: Netflix