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Sausage Party, Milk, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | February 21, 2017 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got an Oscar-winning drama, a raunchy animated film, and a handful of smaller films on subscription services, while new titles available on FandangoNOW include a couple of Oscar nominees this year, an old Hollywood classic, a John Wayne western, and more. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

Milk (2008) 93%

Sean Penn won a Best Actor Oscar and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for their work in Gus Van Sant’s biopic of slain San Francisco politician and gay rights advocate Harvey Milk.

Available now on: Netflix


Sausage Party (2016) 82%

Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig lend their voices to this raunchy animated comedy for adults about a number of supermarket food items who suffer a crisis of faith when they realize their purpose is to be devoured by humans.

Available 2/23 on Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Shotgun Stories (2007) 90%

This first successful collaboration between director Jeff Nichols and star Michael Shannon centers on two families linked by the same father who become bitter rivals when the father dies.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) 77%

This Certified Fresh documentary tells the story of a 40-year-old housewife who became the talk of the literary world when she penned an acclaimed but fictional autobiography under the titular pseudonym, a young male writer.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


American Teen (2008) 70%

This documentary follows five different teenagers — each of whom fits a specific high school stereotype — in a small Indiana town as they experience their senior year.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Saint Ralph (2005) 64%

This period drama centers on a 14-year-old boy in 1950s who trains to run the Boston Marathon in hopes that winning the race will miraculously pull his mother out of a coma.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Sunset Boulevard (1950) 99%

One of the best movies ever made about movies, Billy Wilder’s portrait of a delusional Hollywood has-been holed up in a decaying mansion is darkly funny, deeply poignant, and features terrific performances from Gloria Swanson, William Holden, and Erich von Stroheim.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Moana (2016) 95%

Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson lend their voices to Disney’s latest treat, about a Polynesian chieftain’s daughter who is tasked with tracking down demigod Maui in an effort to save her tribe.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) 93%

This animated biopic from Japan tells the story of 19th century artist Katsushika Ōi, whose masterfully painted portraits and erotic sketches were sold under the name of her famous father.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Shattered Glass (2003) 92%

Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard star in this drama based on true events about Stephen Glass, a promising young writer who rose quickly in the journalism world until his career was marred by scandal.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Jackie (2016) 87%

Natalie Portman stars in this portrait of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the days immediately following the assassination of JFK.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Zodiac (2007) 89%

– Director’s Cut

Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. star in David Fincher’s gripping retelling of the real-life search for the notorious Zodiac serial killer who terrorized San Francisco during the 1980s. This director’s cut is five minutes longer than the theatrical release.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Hondo (1953) 86%

John Wayne and Geraldine Page star in this western about a cavalry scout who attempts to protect a frontierswoman from an impending Apache attack.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


They Call Us Monsters (2017) 83%

This documentary examines the lives of juvenile offenders in the California penal system.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Cooler (2003) 77%

William H. Macy and Maria Bello star in this drama about an unlucky gambler in severe debt whose luck starts to change when he meets an alluring cocktail waitress.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


XX (2017) 70%

This horror anthology film includes four stories all directed by women — including Karyn Kusama and Annie Clark (aka singer/songwriter St. Vincent) — framed by stop-motion animated segments.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


True Blood 70%

Alan Ball’s supernatural HBO drama, based on the books by Charlaine Harris, imagines a world in which vampires are out in the open and in conflict with each other about whether to live in peace with humans or to prey on them.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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