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Now Streaming: Furious 7, Love & Mercy, Fargo And More

by | August 25, 2015 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got some great choices available for purchase, including one of the biggest blockbusters of the year and a critically acclaimed indie film about the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. On subscription services, there’s also a mouth-watering documentary, a period drama, a couple of hit TV series, and a good number of classics. Read on for the full list.


Available for purchase:

 

Furious 7 (2015) 81%

This time out, rogue ex-secret agent Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge on our heroes after they injured his brother in the previous film, and in turn, the gang teams up with the government to bring him down.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play


Love & Mercy (2015) 90%

Paul Dano and John Cusack star in aCertified Fresh biopic of troubled Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson at two key intervals in his life.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes


7 Chinese Brothers (2015) 75%

Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis star in this offbeat comedy about a perpetually drunk slacker who tries to put his life back together by taking a job at a local auto shop.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Digging For Fire (2015) 66%

Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson and Sam Rockwell star in a comedy about the marital tension that arises when a man makes a strange discovery at a rented house.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes


New on Netflix:

 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 99%

This Certified Fresh documentary profiles the octogenarian that’s considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef.

Available now on: Netflix


Jauja (2015) 88%

Viggo Mortensen stars in a Certified Fresh period drama about a Danish engineer who goes searching for his daughter after she runs off with a soldier.

Available now on: Netflix


La Sapienza (2015) 88%

This impressionistic meditation on the ennui of modern life follows an architect and his social scientist wife on a tour of Italy.

Available now on: Netflix


Girl Meets World: Season 1 (2014) 83%

This spin on Boy Meets World is likley to appeal to both younger viewers and to those who are nostalgic for the original.

Available now on: Netflix


NCIS: Season 12 (2014)

Mark Harmon stars in CBS’ venrable (and consistently popular) military police procedural.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Hulu:

 

Fargo: Season 1 (2014) 97%

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, and Allison Tolman, this Certified Fresh series expands upon the eccentric, chilling world of the Coen Brothers’ classic film; get all caught up in time for the second season this fall.

Available now on: Hulu


Atlantis: Season 2 (2014)

BBC America’s pulpy blend of mythology and swashbuckling fantasy that boasts such esteemed UK character actors as Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson, Gemma Jones, and John Hannah.

Available now on: Hulu


New on Fandor:

 

Modern Times (1936) 100%

Charlie Chaplin steps into his Little Tramp persona for the last time in this comedy, wherein the iconic character struggles to fit into an increasingly industrialized world.

Available now on: Fandor


I Married a Witch (1942) 95%

René Clair’s romantic comedy stars Veronica Lake as the titular sorceress, who is burned alive in the 17th century and places a curse on her accuser. Centuries later, when her spirit is released, she falls in love with her accuser’s descendant and inserts herself into his life.

Available now on: Fandor


Man is Not a Bird (Covek nije tica) (1965) 100%

This Yugoslavian film marks the debut of documentary filmmaker Dušan Makavejev and follows the separate lives of two men in a mining town.

Available now on: Fandor


La Bête Humaine (Judas Was a Woman)(The Human Beast) (1938) 93%

Based loosely on the Emile Zola novel of the same name, Jean Renoir’s noir-ish thriller focuses on the murderous intrigue between a woman (Simone Simon) and three men aboard a train.

Available now on: Fandor


The Stunt Man (1980) 89%

Peter O’Toole and Barbara Hershey star in this drama about a fugitive Vietnam veteran who stumbles onto a World War I movie set and inadvertently causes the death of a stunt man. The film’s director offers him the job in return for his silence.

Available now on: Fandor


The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) 91%

This dry comedy stars French author Michel Houellebecq as himself in a fictionalized account of the time he disappeared from public view, imagining a criminal kidnapping full of quirky characters when, in reality, he had simply lost his internet connection.

Available now on: Fandor


Mikey and Nicky (1976) 83%

Set over the course of one night, this drama stars Peter Falk and John Cassavetes as a couple of wiseguys who get on each other’s nerves and work out their mutual issues when one of them agrees to help the other out of a life-threatening jam.

Available now on: Fandor


The Ruling Class (1972) 82%

Based on the play of the same name, this dark comedy stars Peter O’Toole as the schizophrenic heir to the recently passed Earl of Gurney who believes he is Jesus Christ and assumes his seat of power, only to find that his notions of peace and love are at odds with modern society.

Available now on: Fandor

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