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by | February 3, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got one of the frontrunners for the Best Picture Oscar, a nominee for Best Animated Film, and a highly acclaimed documentary about a film critic near and dear to this site. Plus, there are a couple of notable indie films and a slew of good stuff newly available on Netflix, so read on for details:


Alejandro González Iñárritu’s multiple Oscar-nominated film is a Certified Fresh comedy-drama about an aging actor (Michael Keaton) who is haunted by the spectre of the superhero he once played and decides to reignite his career by staging a Broadway play.

Available now on: iTunes, Google Play

Big Hero 6

The latest collaboration between Disney and Marvel tells the story of a young whiz kid named Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) who teams up with his protector robot Baymax and some scientifically enhanced friends to take down his city’s first supervillain.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

Life Itself

Steve James’s Certified Fresh portrait of legendary film critic Roger Ebert examines his life through archival footage, live television appearances, interviews with friends and family, and candid chats with the man himself during his final days.

Available now on: iTunes


Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver star in this based-on-true-events drama about a young Australian woman who decides to trek across the desert to the Indian Ocean with her dog and four camels in tow.

Available now on: iTunes

Amira & Sam

Martin Starr and newcomer Dina Shihabi play the titular duo — one’s a war vet adjusting to life back home, while the other’s a headstrong Iraqi woman who runs into immigration trouble and seeks shelter with him.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Dumb and Dumber To

Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) are back in this sequel — 20 years in the making — to the absurd comedy hit by the Farrelly brothers. This time, Harry learns he has a daughter, so they set out to find her; unfortunately, Lloyd might also be in love with her.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play


This Certified Fresh Chilean film revolves around a late-50s divorcee, still young at heart, who goes looking for love and eventually finds it, but isn’t quite sure what to do with it once it’s in her grasp.

Available now on: Netflix


Stuart Gordon’s horror classic stars Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West, a dedicated scientist who discovers a serum that brings dead tissue back to life. But the more people he lets in on his secret, the more dangerous it becomes.

Available now on: Netflix


Jon Favreau directs and stars in this inspirational drama about a struggling chef whose ex-wife convinces him to open a food truck, where he rediscovers his passion for food.

Available now on: Netflix


Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this drama about the daughter of a brilliant mathematician who fears that the genius she inherited from her father may have come with a side helping of mental instability.

Available now on: Netflix

Spartacus: Complete Series

Starz’s bloody, sexy series experienced some hardship when the star of its first season, Andy Whitfield, succumbed to lymphoma in 2011, but the Roman gladiator action-drama continued on with a 6-part prequel miniseries and two more full seasons with a different actor.

Available now on: Netflix


Nicolas Cage proves he’s still capable of meaty roles in David Gordon Green’s Certified Fresh dramatic thriller about an ex-con who forms an unlikely friendship with a teen (Tye Sheridan).

Available now on: Netflix


Julie Taymor’s biopic stars Salma Hayek as the iconic titular painter, who suffered through polio and a bus accident before meeting mentor and eventual lover Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), thereby launching her career as an artist.

Available now on: Netflix


Three college kids from Texas get more than they bargained for when they head for Mexico on a graduation getaway, only to be stalked by an ancient cult in this horror thriller from 2007.

Available now on: Netflix

The Brothers Bloom

Rian Johnson’s sophomore feature stars Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo as a pair of con artists brothers who engage in one final scam before one of them decides to call it quits.

Available now on: Netflix


In this mystery-satire, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, the prime suspect in a murder investigation, who awakens one day to discover he’s suddenly grown horns on his head. What’s more, he finds that anyone who now comes near him is rather adversely affected by the mysterious power of the horns.

Available now on: Netflix

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