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Now Streaming: The Theory of Everything, Beyond the Lights, and More

by | February 10, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a couple of Oscar nominees (including one particularly big one), a Bill Murray comedy, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, and more on Netflix. Read on for details:

The Theory of Everything

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Eddie Redmayne stars as celebrated astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, depicted falling in love with his first wife Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) during his years at Cambridge and gradually succumbing to ALS. James Marsh’s Certified Fresh biopic has garnered five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Redmayne’s performance, and Best Actress for Jones’s role.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

Beyond the Lights

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Nominated for Best Song at this year’s Oscars, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Certified Fresh musical romance stars up-and-comer Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a pop idol who falls for a police officer (Nate Parker) assigned to her security detail.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

St. Vincent

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Bill Murray plays a curmudgeon with a heart in St. Vincent, about a Vietnam vet who forges an unlikely friendship with a neighborhood boy. Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy costar.

Available now on: iTunes

Rosewater

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Jon Stewart’s Certified Fresh directorial debut focuses on the real life story of Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), an Iranian-Canadian journalist who was imprisoned and tortured by the Iranian government for four months in 2009.

Available now on: iTunes

Preservation

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This indie thriller tells the story of a young couple and their war veteran friend, who embark on a hunting trip together and find themselves stalked by an unseen menace.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Based on the popular children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day stars Ed Oxenbould as the titular young boy who experiences misfortune after misfortune on the eve of his 12th birthday. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner costar.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

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The Norwegian sleeper hit gets a sequel, and this time out, Martin (Vegar Hoel) wakes up with a cantankerous new zombie arm with a mind of its own, and he sets out to wreak vengeance upon Colonel Herzog (Ørjan Gamst).

Available now on: Netflix

Bates Motel: Season Two

The second season of A&E’s prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho finds mother Bates (Vera Farmiga) doing damage control, while Norman (Freddie Highmore) deals with relationship issues and dark secrets.

Available now on: Netflix