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Jackie Brown, Vikings S4, Manchester by the Sea, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | May 9, 2017 | Comments

Unless you’re really interested in how maple syrup is made or you want to learn how to paint from Bob Ross (okay, we kinda get the appeal of the latter), there isn’t a whole lot of noteworthy new stuff on the big streaming services this week. That said, we do have a recent Oscar-winning drama, the latest season of a popular TV series, and an effective — if less frequently cited — Quentin Tarantino crime thriller, among other things. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

The Last Kingdom: Season 2 (2017) 80%

This BBC period drama co-produced by Netflix takes place in 9th century England during the Viking conquest of the Anglo-Saxons and centers on a Saxon-born Viking torn between two worlds.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Manchester by the Sea (2016) 95%

Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges star in Kenneth Lonergan’s poignant Oscar-winning drama about a man with a troubled past who returns to his hometown to help care for his nephew after his brother suddenly dies.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Night of the Living Dead (1968) 96%

George A. Romero’s iconic debut set the template for the modern zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Vikings: Season 4 (2016) 92%

Based on the legends of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, this History Channel original drama focuses on his rise from farmer to warrior, and from raider of England and France to King of the Vikings.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Jackie Brown (1997) 87%

Pam Grier and Robert Forster lead an all-star cast in Quentin Tarantino’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1995 novel Rum Punch, about an airline stewardess who gets busted for transporting dirty cash and pits the ATF against her arms dealer boss.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) 98%

This stop-motion animated tale — which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature — follows an orphan who moves into a foster home and slowly learns to trust his new family.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Get Out (2017) 99%

Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams star in Jordan Peele’s smash hit directorial debut, a thriller about a black man who’s invited to his white girlfriend’s hometown for a weekend and discovers some disturbing secrets about her family.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) 75%

Stanley Kramer’s classic comedy stars Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, and a slew of others as a collection of strangers who all set out to be the first to track down a hidden treasure.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Great Wall (2017) 35%

Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe star in Zhang Yimou’s fantastical action epic about a group of elite soldiers in ancient China whose sole job is to defend against the invasion of vicious monsters.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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