Now Streaming: Ghostbusters, House of Cards and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | March 8, 2016 | Comments

This week on streaming video, Netflix has a whole new season of House of Cards, so you can wallow in Frank Underwood’s unscrupulousness yet again. Plus, the concluding chapter of The Hunger Games hits streaming services, along with a bunch of popular favorites. Read on for the full list.


New on Amazon Prime

 

Ghostbusters (1984) 97%


A sublime blend of witty banter and inspired special effects, Ghostbusters remains one of the most beloved comedies of the 1980s. Ghostbusters 2… exists.

Available now on Amazon Prime: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2


The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 95%


Director Jonathan Demme’s smart, taut, Best Picture-winning thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The End of the Tour (2015) 92%

Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg star in this thinly fictionalized retelling of a few days in the life of David Foster Wallace on the verge of celebrity.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Louie: Season 5 (2015) 92%

In this observational, quasi-autobiographical, totally hilarious FX series, Louis CK plays himself, a stand-up comedian and single dad living in New York City.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Gattaca (1997) 83%

Ethan Hawke, Uma Thrurman, and Jude Law star in this noir-ish sci-fi thriller about a man who steals a friend’s genetic identity and runs afoul with the authorities.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Macbeth (2015) 80%

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, and Sean Harris star in a dark and bloody adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Available now on: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu


GoldenEye (1995) 80%

In his first outing as 007, Pierce Brosnan helped to restore the layer of suave menace and playful humor that many viewers felt the character had been missing for far too long.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Netflix

 

House of Cards: Season 4 (2016) 86%

Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is back to manipulate, glad-hand, rant, negotiate, and turn American politics into a nest of Machiavellian maneuvering — in other words, just another day in Washington.

Available now on: Netflix


Man Up (2015) 80%

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell star in this Certified Fresh romantic comedy about two mismatched people who end up on a date together after a case of mistaken identity.

Available now on: Netflix


The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) 74%

Sorta like E.T but with a thicker brogue, this family film tells the story of Angus (Alex Atel), who stumbles upon a mysterious egg that contains a creature that grows up to be the Loch Ness Monster; Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey also star.

Available now on: Netflix


Available to Purchase

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) 70%

In this satisfying — if occasionally overly grim — conclusion to the blockbuster franchise, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a guerrilla army to eliminate the despotic President Snow (Donald Sutherland) — and discovers that some within the rebellion may have agendas of their own.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes, Vudu

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