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Now Streaming: The Wolf of Wall Street, Veronica Mars, and More

by | March 18, 2014 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got a couple of Oscar nominees, a TV show adaptation that’s also currently in theaters, and, via an Amazon Prime subscription, a 1980s comedy starring Madonna and an acclaimed BBC sci-fi drama currently preparing to enter its second season. Read on for details:

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s film follows the rise of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), the founder of a boiler room that sold worthless stocks to naïve customers. Belfort’s ill-gotten gains finance a staggering level of conspicuous debauchery, but he’s shrewd enough to stay one step ahead of the government — for a while, anyway.

Available now on: Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Saving Mr. Banks

Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) reluctantly agrees to meet with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who desperately wants to adapt her book for the screen. Travers is deeply skeptical of Disney’s plans, and he has to pull out all the stops to persuade her to collaborate on the film.

Available now on: Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Veronica Mars

Kristen Bell stars as an amateur gumshoe who returns to her hometown to solve the murder of a friend in this Kickstarter-fundend feature adapted from the cult TV series.

Available now on: Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Desperately Seeking Susan

Rosanna Arquette and Madonna star in this farce about a bored suburban houswife who has a wild time in the big city.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Orphan Black – Season One

Tatiana Maslany stars in this BBC sci-fi series about a woman who discovers she’s one of several clones, and her subsequent efforts to learn of the origin of her creation.

Available now on: Amazon Prime