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Digital Multiplex: The Last Stand, Side Effects, and More

Plus, The Cabin in the Woods, Chinatown, and Dirty Dancing

by | May 15, 2013 | Comments

We’ve got a little something for everyone this week in streaming movies, from shoot-’em-up action to 80s romance, from classic Hitchcock to a horror comedy hit. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.

The Last Stand

The Governator stars as the sheriff of a small border town who becomes the last line of defense when a notorious cartel leader and his heavily-armed henchmen attempt to escape into Mexico.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Side Effects

Rooney Mara stars as a young woman suffering from depression after her husband (Channing Tatum) is released from prison. She turns to a psychiatrist (Jude Law) who prescribes her an antidepressant that he’s being paid to pitch, but soon she’s reeling from the drug’s adverse effects.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Cabin in the Woods

As the title implies, the movie tells the tale of a group of teens who abscond to a rural retreat, whereby scary things happen. To say any more would ruin the surprise.

Available now on: Netflix

Battle Royale

If you can’t wait for the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel, check out this 2000 Japanese feature about a group of schoolkids forced to fight to the death on a remote island.

Available now on: Netflix


Roman Polanski’s incendiary neo-noir stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in the dark tale of a private eye who stumbles upon a conspiracy to manipulate Los Angeles’ municipal water supply.

Available now on: Netflix

The Closet

French superstars Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, and Thierry Lhermitte star in this comedy about a nondescript straight man who pretends to be gay in an unorthodox bid to hold onto his job.

Available now on: Netflix

Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this dance-tastic drama that ushered several mini-generations of teen girls into adulthood.

Available now on: Netflix


This Uruguayan comedy is the story of a security guard who becomes obsessed with a woman he sees at the supermarket where he works.

Available now on: Netflix


Gene Hackman stars in the definitive sports underdog movie, the oft-referenced tale of a small-town Indiana hoops squad that plays for the state championship against all odds.

Available now on: Netflix

The Lady Vanishes

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave star in Alfred Hitchcock’s early masterpiece about a woman who vanishes from a train without a trace.

Available now on: Netflix

Lagaan – Once Upon a Time in India

Is this the greatest Bollywood epic about a cricket match that strikes a blow against unfair taxation during the British Raj? We’re going with yes.

Available now on: Netflix

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