Now Streaming

Now Streaming: Birdman, Big Hero 6, Life Itself, and More

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

Tag Cloud

action-comedy Hear Us Out Red Carpet justice league VICE game show Disney+ Disney Plus Grammys Pride Month A24 women book marvel comics Amazon nature halloween tv Schedule mutant Fargo 2017 Writers Guild of America Podcast politics Indigenous X-Men Masterpiece TCA Awards 72 Emmy Awards Exclusive Video Sci-Fi documentaries blockbuster harry potter transformers Spectrum Originals MCU zombies Trivia South by Southwest Film Festival summer preview USA marvel cinematic universe Spring TV YouTube Red Logo Ellie Kemper cinemax james bond olympics comics rt labs critics edition Winners strong female leads Calendar universal monsters Rock 4/20 new star wars movies Video Games Film dreamworks foreign art house Tarantino breaking bad vampires genre 94th Oscars Trophy Talk IFC Films critic resources new york hidden camera Endgame Discovery Channel cats Fox Searchlight Disney Plus boxoffice mob ABC Family Superheroe venice mcc spider-man The Walking Dead Marvel Television TIFF game of thrones natural history YouTube aapi Broadway Best and Worst Travel Channel monster movies new zealand remakes E3 Crunchyroll Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 90s Geeked Week Marvel Studios franchise scene in color film series biopic spain Tags: Comedy Kids & Family DC Universe Hallmark Christmas movies Set visit RT21 sequel 93rd Oscars Certified Fresh Wes Anderson Neflix toy story spider-verse crime Baby Yoda mission: impossible anthology Shondaland war Prime Video historical drama comic books political drama NYCC TCM MGM 2018 Turner AMC festival spinoff cults 007 screenings wonder woman Best Actor kong Apple TV+ batman legend Spike Fantasy Action Ovation target adventure Rocky 2016 leaderboard TNT Reality Competition documentary Starz Rom-Com Ghostbusters Star Trek VH1 Cartoon Network satire independent Superheroes Watching Series archives Paramount Plus docudrama BET Nominations TV Crackle Christmas San Diego Comic-Con Pacific Islander BBC Disney streaming service Sundance TV TV One Country Tokyo Olympics based on movie renewed TV shows Sundance Black Mirror stand-up comedy deadpool versus screen actors guild 20th Century Fox stop motion rt labs Toys Biopics E! golden globes dragons The Arrangement halloween Pirates TV Land Amazon Prime finale scary superman RT History Tubi social media TBS disaster directors First Look debate discovery NBA worst free movies true crime psycho book adaptation Showtime Teen Trailer 2019 live event Legendary Alien nfl CMT cancelled TV shows Best Actress Amazon Prime Video 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Holidays Winter TV DGA golden globe awards Extras doctor who rt archives Marvel Song of Ice and Fire MSNBC asian-american nbcuniversal japan Bravo composers ID what to watch superhero hispanic heritage month TCA reviews trophy MTV Disney comic book movies Epix sopranos movies Hallmark Focus Features french Fox News telelvision LGBT kaiju Emmy Nominations high school cancelled TV series twilight FX The Academy Oscar posters news Britbox Best Director blockbusters theme song razzies thriller boxing streamig Columbia Pictures President cops comiccon king kong TruTV Countdown Photos Mudbound National Geographic crime drama elevated horror GIFs BBC America popular DC Comics australia fresh singing competition Shudder classics Esquire USA Network video Mystery cartoon SundanceTV cars Horror trailers basketball parents Awards Tour blaxploitation werewolf talk show christmas movies Paramount Pictures chucky ViacomCBS romantic comedy Awards revenge Emmys HBO Go 1990s BAFTA 2020 robots OWN teaser 2021 LGBTQ Film Festival spanish language laika 99% dceu science fiction Netflix Heroines Acorn TV Arrowverse Nat Geo aliens NBC dramedy cooking The Witch Sundance Now slasher Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt unscripted hist Avengers ratings young adult festivals Chernobyl quibi TCA 2017 royal family Oscars criterion children's TV Lionsgate dark Native south america docuseries black interviews DC streaming service Election FXX HBO SXSW 2022 television hispanic Year in Review all-time obi wan Comedy Drama space HFPA BET Awards TV renewals Western indiana jones Family spy thriller Pet Sematary Apple joker 24 frames Infographic Mary poppins 45 Pixar DirecTV HBO Max Animation Tomatazos international lord of the rings Valentine's Day Mary Poppins Returns cancelled television Disney Channel vs. Universal Pictures scary movies Comedy Central Tumblr Adult Swim Dark Horse Comics slashers Super Bowl biography scorecard Black History Month japanese reboot Box Office OneApp Music zero dark thirty Musical facebook Hulu Turner Classic Movies IMDb TV technology Fall TV PaleyFest sports PlayStation diversity rotten movies we love Universal know your critic sequels VOD Polls and Games travel latino films dc GLAAD animated anime Musicals critics Creative Arts Emmys TLC serial killer video on demand Sneak Peek Image Comics award winner Binge Guide canceled TV shows APB TCA Winter 2020 Thanksgiving medical drama CW Seed Interview emmy awards Opinion Walt Disney Pictures Star Wars Celebration scene in color YA CBS movie Academy Awards Warner Bros. Lifetime Christmas movies TV movies Star Wars Television Academy Brie Larson psychological thriller Character Guide The CW period drama ABC Signature summer TV History scene in color series crime thriller Freeform Television Critics Association FX on Hulu dexter Premiere Dates stoner The Walt Disney Company First Reviews IFC ABC Netflix Christmas movies die hard summer TV preview pirates of the caribbean 2015 comic Quiz supernatural Women's History Month PBS AMC Plus Comic-Con@Home 2021 Paramount Network Elton John Pop hollywood SXSW Syfy Rocketman police drama Comic Book name the review Hollywood Foreign Press Association godzilla Nickelodeon Vudu spanish Cosplay ghosts italian Instagram Live rom-coms indie dogs comedies WGN CBS All Access New York Comic Con 79th Golden Globes Awards 71st Emmy Awards comic book movie Amazon Studios GoT Stephen King Sony Pictures mockumentary football best Best Picture sag awards Holiday cancelled Reality Pop TV suspense YouTube Premium The Purge Marathons adenture American Society of Cinematographers Cannes gangster tv talk concert streaming movies Lifetime ITV saw streaming richard e. Grant black comedy Martial Arts WarnerMedia ESPN crossover Food Network A&E binge jurassic park live action casting sitcom child's play Summer Peacock 73rd Emmy Awards witnail CNN Comics on TV See It Skip It BBC One king arthur Lucasfilm 21st Century Fox kids zombie Anna Paquin toronto target scene in color SDCC fast and furious Paramount El Rey obituary Apple TV Plus jamie lee curtis Mary Tyler Moore canceled Captain marvel rotten feel good romance prank FOX miniseries Sony series heist movie green book Mindy Kaling broadcast worst movies Classic Film Funimation a nightmare on elm street adaptation