A new “Day” on Netflix, plus “Denial,” “Benghazi,” “Gleason” and more: Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
History goes on trial in “Denial,” starring Rachel Weisz as historian Deborah Lipstadt and Timothy Spall as Holocaust denier David Irving. This real-life story is a timely reminder that truth matters. Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott co-star (PG-13). Also on Blu-ray and DVD.
Also new: family comedy “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” (PG), horror sequel “Blair Witch” (R), conspiracy thriller “Operation Avalanche” (R), and documentary “Newtown” (not rated). (All but “Newtown” are also available on DVD.)
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “The Bronx Bull” starring William Forsythe as Jake LaMotta (R).
Netflix remakes the ’70s sitcom “One Day at a Time” with Justina Machado as a Cuban-American single mother raising her kids with her newly divorced mother (Rita Moreno). The complete first season now available.
“Coin Heist” is a Netflix original feature about four prep school kids who plot a robbery of the U.S. Mint to save their school (not rated).
For young adults is a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet” (2013) with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth (PG-13) and “Gimme the Loot” (2012), an indie drama about graffiti artists in New York (not rated).
Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe star in “Dog Eat Dog” (2016), a crime drama with a streak of black humor (not rated).
More streaming TV: For young kids there’s the animated “Tarzan and Jane: Season 1,” which turns the characters into superheroes in the city, “Peppa Pig: Seasons 1 & 2” from Britain is a favorite of preschool kids, and for older kids there’s the high school drama “Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3.”
Also new this month: “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001, R) and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004, R) with Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, Martin Scorsese’s family-friendly adventure fantasy “Hugo” (2011, PG), the original “The Parent Trap” (1961, G) with Hayley Mills, the sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness” (1958) with Ingrid Bergman, and the John Wayne Westerns “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965) and “El Dorado” (1966, not rated).
Amazon Prime Video
John Krasinski and James Badge Dale star in the true-life military drama “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (2016, R).
The celebrated documentary “Gleason” (2016) profiles professional football player Steve Gleason after he is diagnosed with ALS (R).
From France comes the World War II drama “The Innocents” (2016) (PG-13, with subtitles).
Robert Downey Jr. is “Iron Man” (2008, PG-13) in the film that launched the modern Marvel Comics movie universe, while Guillermo del Toro’s “Hellboy” (2004, PG-13) offers a different kind of comic book hero.
Also new this month: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981, PG) and all three sequels starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, the animated “Happy Feet” (2006, PG), the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971, G) with Gene Wilder, and “The Untouchables” (1987, R) with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery.
Amazon Prime / Hulu
The new month brings a new batch of older releases available on both services: “Mission: Impossible” (1996, PG-13) with Tom Cruise, the self-aware comedies “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) and “A Very Brady Sequel” (1996) with Shelley Long and Gary Cole (PG-13), the R-rated animated feature “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999), and the suburban horror comedy “The ’Burbs” (1989, PG) with Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher.
In the “before they were famous” file, you can see Martin Scorsese’s early feature “Boxcar Bertha” (1972, R) and breakthrough performances by Reese Witherspoon in “Man in the Moon” (1991, PG-13), Edward Norton in “Primal Fear” (1996, R), and Michael Shannon in the intense “Bug” (2006, R).
New streaming TV includes the Freeform science fiction thriller “Beyond: Season 1,” original “The Powerpuff Girls: Seasons 1-6” from The Cartoon Network, and the FX comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11.”
Also new: the action classic “Lethal Weapon” (1987) and all three sequels with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
“Criminal” (2016) stars Kevin Costner as a death row inmate given the mind of a dead CIA operative (R).
“Jason Bourne,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Middle School: The Worst Year of My Life,” “Blair Witch,” “Don’t Think Twice”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.
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