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Stream on Demand: The toys are back at home

Tim Allen, Tom Hanks and Annie Potts voice the heroes of “Toy Story 4.” (Pixar)
Tim Allen, Tom Hanks and Annie Potts voice the heroes of “Toy Story 4.” (Pixar)
By Sean Axmaker For The Spokesman-Review

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.

Top streams

for the week

“Toy Story 4” (2019, G) reunites the toybox gang for a road trip with new friends. Like the previous installments, it’s funny, poignant and great for the whole family. It makes its streaming debut on Disney+.

Shia LaBeouf writes and stars in “Honey Boy” (2019, R), the drama of the stormy childhood of a child actor loosely based on his own life. On Amazon Prime Video.

Alison Brie plays an isolated, socially awkward woman whose dreams start to bleed into her reality in the psychological drama “Horse Girl” (2020, R). Comes direct to Netflix from its debut at Sundance.

Three siblings discover mysterious keys to a dark, supernatural world in their ancestral home in “Locke & Key,” based on the bestselling comic book series written by Joe Hill. Ten episodes streaming on Netflix

J.K. Simmons stars in “Counterpart: Complete Series” (2018-2019, TV-MA), a political thriller that plays like a John le Carre cold war spy drama with a high concept twist out of Philip K. Dick. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Cult pick: “Blade Runner” (1981, R) became one of the most influential science fiction films of its time. The definitive director’s cut streams on Netflix.

Classic pick: Paul Newman is “Hud” (1963), a cynical, hard-drinking cowboy in the superb adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s modern western that earned three Oscars. On Amazon Prime Video.

Correction: “Uncut Gems” was erroneously featured as a Netflix release last week. It is available only to international Netflix subscribers.

Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand

“The Cave” (2019, PG-13), the Oscar-nominated documentary about a subterranean hospital service for civilians in Syria, arrives on Cable On Demand and VOD.


The three-part documentary “Black Hollywood: ‘They’ve Gotta Have Us’ ” (2018, not rated) and Renae Bluitt’s “She Did That” (2019, not rated), on four black women who broke the glass ceiling, arrive for Black History Month.

Amazon Prime Video

Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss star in “Listen Up Philip” (2014, not rated), an American indie drama set in the culture of American letters.


Streaming TV: The season premieres of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 7” and “The Masked Singer: Season 3” and the series premieres of “Indebted” and “Lego Masters” are now streaming.


The documentary limited series “McMillion$” (2020, not rated) unravels a bizarre but true scam. New episodes each Monday night.

Other streams

“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” (2020, PG) comes to Disney+ direct from its Sundance premiere.

New on disc

and at Redbox

“Last Christmas,” “Doctor Sleep,” “The Good Liar,” “Playing With Fire” and “Waves.”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at Visit for more options and recommendations.

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