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films to stream in the UK week of Oct 21 2013 (Netflix, LoveFilm, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Lovefilm, blinkbox, and BBC iPlayer.

Netflix

new to stream

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Repo Man: Alex Cox’s classic 1984 sci-fi oddity [my review] [at Netflix]

another 80s cult favorite

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An American Werewolf in London: John Landis does lycanthropy [my review] [at Netflix]

Lovefilm

new to stream

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Swingers: so money (though it does unfortunately know it); from the era before you hated Vince Vaughn [at Lovefilm]

good stuff

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Moneyball: gloriously entertaining, and yet the least sentimental baseball movie ever [my review] [at Lovefilm]
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes: smart, sincere reimagining of the sci-fi classic, with as much heart as action, and nary a hint of snark [my review] [at Lovefilm]
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X-Men: First Class: mutants go 60s swank James Bond [my review] [at Lovefilm]

blinkbox

new to stream

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I Spit on Your Grave: the 2010 remake turns the tables on predatory men, giving them a taste of their own evil [at blinkbox]
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Renoir: immersively gorgeous portrait of future filmmaker Jean Renoir in his early days, and the final days in the life of his father, painter Pierre-August [at blinkbox]
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Sunshine Cleaning: Amy Adams and Emily Blunt mop up bloody crime scenes — it’s a dramedy! [my review] [at blinkbox]
yellow for maybe
The East: though it takes some risks and dares to examine matters of political and cultural significance that few other films touch, it ends just when it might have gotten really interesting [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Poltergeist: it’s heeeeeere… at least for a few more days [at iPlayer] (expires 1:39AM Sat, 26 Oct 2013)
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A Simple Plan: outstanding tragic drama, and one of the few instances of a film that’s better than the book it’s based on [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 12:14AM Wed, 30 Oct 2013)