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Digital Multiplex: Thor: The Dark World, Airplane!, and More

by | February 4, 2014 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got one Best Picture nominee, a blockbuster Marvel sequel, a BAFTA-nominated documentary, and and a Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee from Belgium. Not only that, we’ve got some pretty noteworthy older releases newly available as well, including a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy, a blaxploitation parody, and cult favorites from Nicolas Winding Refn and Terry Gilliam. Read on for the full list:

Thor: The Dark World


Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must stop an ancient race called the Dark Elves from plunging the cosmos into darkness. Things get personal when one of the elves inhabits the body of Thor’s sweetheart Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and he’s forced to team up with his untrustworthy brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to save the universe.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Dallas Buyers Club


Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner star in this seering drama about a man seeking treatment for HIV in the early days of the epidemic.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Armstrong Lie


Alex Gibney directed this documentary about seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and the career-ending revelations that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Broken Circle Breakdown


This Oscar-nominated Belgian drama follows the highs and lows in the relationship between two bluegrass musicians.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu



Looks like you picked the wrong week to quit drinking; Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker’s goofy masterpiece is the Citizen Kane of spoof movies.

Available on: Netflix

City of Men


In this follow-up to City of God, a group of youngsters growing up amidst the drug trade in Rio de Janeiro.

Available now on: Netflix



Ryan Gosling stars as a stuntman who moonlights as a criminal getaway driver; in the process of protecting a down-on-her-luck single mother (Carey Mulligan) from underworld forces, he too is caught in the crossfire.

Available on: Crackle

Black Dynamite


Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson star in this Sundance-approved Blaxploitation film homage/parody.

Available on: Crackle

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen


Terry Gilliam’s visually striking tale of a possibly deranged Baron recounting his storied life stars John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, and Uma Thurman.

Available on: Crackle