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Now Streaming: Ex Machina, Vikings Season Three, Blue Caprice, And More

by | November 17, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got one of the early sleeper hits of the year, a popular TV series, a recent thriller, and several films that have flown under the radar. On top of that, we’ve got a solid offering of classics and, available for purchase, a few of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Read on for details.


New on Netflix:

 

Blue Caprice (2013) 83%

Isaiah Washington stars in this Certified Fresh psychological thriller from the perspective of the perpetrators of the Beltway sniper attacks.

Available now on: Netflix


Dior and I (2014) 84%

This Certified Fresh documentary profiles the inner workings of the famous fashion brand as it transitions to a new artistic director and attempts to fulfill his vision as he creates his new couture collection.

Available now on: Netflix


Meet the Fokkens (2011) 94%

This  documentary tells the story of 60-something identical twins who work as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s red light district.

Available now on: Netflix


The Wolfpack (2015) 86%

This Certified Fresh documentary follows a group of sheltered siblings who learned about the outside world by watching movies while locked up in their home by their overprotective parents.

Available now on: Netflix


Call Me Lucky (2015) 85%

Bob Goldthwait directs this documentary portrait of standup comic-turned-activist Barry Crimmins.

Available now on: Netflix


The Little Death (2014) 61%

This Australian comedy follows five couples and delves into their wildly varying bedroom habbits.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Ex Machina (2014) 92%

Domhnall Gleeson stars as a computer wiz who’s tasked by his company’s reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac) with testing the artificial intelligence of a remarkably lifelike robot (Alicia Vikander); in doing so, our hero begins to question the nature and limits of humanity.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


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Based on the award-winning novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall recounts the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, as observed by Thomas Cromwell during his own ascension within the court of Henry VIII.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Saints and Soldiers (2003) 66%

This faith-based World War II drama follows a group of soldiers stranded in Germainy amidst heavy figting and an unforgiving winter.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Amazon Prime and Hulu

 

Vikings: Season 3 (2015) 100%

Based on the legends of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), Vikings focuses on his rise from farmer to warrior to raider of England and France to King of the Vikings.

Available now on: Amazon Prime, Hulu


New on Fandor

 

The Trip to Bountiful (1985) 100%

Geraldine Page won a Best Actress Oscar for her turn as the elderly Mrs. Watts, who escapes the overprotective clutches of her son and daughter-in-law, hoping to return to her pre-WWII home of Bountiful.

Available now on: Fandor


The Official Story (1985) 100%

In this drama from Argentina, a schoolteacher during the early 1980s learns her adopted daughter may have been forcibly separated from her parents and seeks out the truth; in the process, she discovers more about the ruling military dictatorship’s cruelties than she is comfortable keeping quiet.

Available now on: Fandor


The Weekend (2013) 89%

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in this Certified Fresh drama about a feuding married couple who spend an eventful weekend in Paris.

Available now on: Fandor


Casa Grande (2014) 91%

In this Brazilian drama, a privileged high school student who’s blissfully unaware of his family’s financial troubles.

Available now on: Fandor


The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) 90%

Leslie Howard plays the titular hero in Harold Young’s adaptation of the classic novel, in which a British aristocrat assumes a secret identity and rescues victims of the French Revolution.

Available now on: Fandor


Stop the Pounding Heart (2013) 76%

This naturalistic drama tells the story of a teenager from a devout family who starts to question her upbringing when she meets a young bull rider.

Available now on: Fandor


Available for Purchase

 

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) 94%

Tom Cruise and relative newcomer Rebecca Ferguson star in this widely acclaimed thriller, in which the IMF is on the run from both the government and a shadowy band of bad guys.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Ant-Man (2015) 83%

Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang, an ex-con looking to go straight who’s  recruited by the brilliant scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to execute a daring heist. Donning a suit that allows him to change size, Lang must infiltrate Pym’s old lab in order to ensure that a revolutionary technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Fantastic Four (2015) 9%

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell star as the titular heroes, whose physical capabilities are enhanced when they teleport to an alternate dimension. Will they be able to stop a former friend who went through the same experience, but emerged with a vendetta?

Available 11/20 on: Amazon, iTunes