This week on streaming video, we’ve got an Academy Award-nominated thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, a feelgood story from the UK, and the controversial James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy that irked North Korea, plus more. Read on for details:
In this Certified Fresh thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a freelance TV journalist who sells lurid crime footage to a local station. But as his career progresses, and his scoops become ever more explosive, Bloom’s shaky ethics threaten to overwhelm him.
Dave Skylark (James Franco), the host of a trashy talk show, and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) land the biggest interview of their careers: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (Randall Park). But before they journey to Pyongyang, the CIA recruits them to assassinate the Dear Leader. The film became newly available to stream on Netflix on Saturday, January 24.