What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Benedict Cumberbatch is “Doctor Strange,” the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Comics universe, in the colorful mix of superhero film, magical spectacle, spiritual odyssey and psychedelic journey (PG-13). This is one trippy hero’s journey. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
“Allied” is an old-fashioned romantic thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as beautiful World War II spies in love (R). Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.
Available before theaters is Walter Hill’s transgender crime thriller “The Assignment” with Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver (R).
Catch these Oscar winners on VOD and at Redbox: “Moonlight” (Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor, R), “Manchester by the Sea” (Actor and Original Screenplay, R), “Arrival” (Sound Editing, PG-13), and “Hacksaw Ridge” (Editing and Sound Mixing, R).
New March arrivals include Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” (2011, PG-13), animated family films “Kung Fu Panda” (2008, PG) and “Ernest and Celestine” (2012, PG), “Jurassic Park” (1993) and its sequels (PG-13), Oscar-winning musical “Chicago” (2002, PG-13), Christopher Nolan’s ingenious “Memento” (2000, R), rockumentary “Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane” (2012, not rated), and cult mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” (1984, R)
True stories: a suppressed Holocaust documentary in “Night Will Fall” (2016, not rated), filmmakers kidnapped by Kim Jong-il in “The Lovers and the Despot” (2016,not rated), and Ken Burns’ America in “The Civil War” (1990), “Prohibition” (2011), and “The Roosevelts” (2014).
Amazon Prime Video
“Captain Fantastic” (2016) earned Viggo Mortensen an Oscar nomination as a devoted father of a family coming off the grid for a road trip through the world outside their little Walden (R).
Also new: the real-life World War II thriller “Anthropoid” (2016, R), Australian romantic drama “The Dressmaker” (2015) with Kate Winslet (R), vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows” (2014, R), and remake of “The Gambler” (2014) with Mark Wahlberg (R).
The British mini-series “National Treasure,” starring Robbie Coltrane as a beloved comedian accused of sexual abuse, makes its stateside debut on Hulu.
Denzel Washington and John Travolta star in “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009), a remake of the ’70s subway heist classic (R).
There is also a slate of action films from China, Hong Kong, and South Korea, from modern crime thrillers “The Man from Nowhere” and “The Last Tycoon” to historical martial arts adventures “Tai Chi Hero” and “Young Detective Dee” to action comedy “Lost in Thailand.”
The comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (2016) stars Zac Efron and Adam Devine as dateless brothers and Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza as their out-of-control dates (R).
The nonfiction sports series “UConn: The March to Madness” follows the champion women’s college basketball team through the season. New episodes each Wednesday.
Older titles returning to HBO in March are the cult horror satire “American Psycho” (2000) with Christian Bale (R), musical “Hairspray” (2007, PG) action film “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007) with Bruce Willis (PG-13), original “Resident Evil” (2002) with Milla Jovovich (R), and Robert Altman’s classic “M*A*S*H” (1970, R).
New on disc this week
“Moonlight,” “Doctor Strange,” “Allied,” “Rules Don’t Apply,” “The Before Trilogy”
Now at Redbox
“Moonlight,” “Allied,” “Masterminds,” “I.T.”
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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