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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Jun 24)

My what-to-stream posts will be discontinued at the end of August unless this Kickstarter to fund another year’s worth of them is funded by August 21. If you would like to see my streaming recommendations continue, please consider pledging £1 or more. Thank you.
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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

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We Are the Best!: an exuberant rock ’n’ roll comedy in which three of the most memorable movie teens ever embrace their adolescent angst and give it screaming voice [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

popular on Prime

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Pain and Gain: a bleak, bitter, wicked pleasure that holds up the underpinnings of modern America — self-help, Jesus, and violence — for ridicule [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Skyfall: smartly and stylishly smashes the outmoded Bond mystique and creates a new one for the 21st century [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Spectacular Now: stark and gritty, this may be the most down-to-earth teen romance ever, filled with touches of unpredictable, inescapable reality [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Star Trek Into Darkness: devoted Trekkies and nonfans alike will be moved and astonished by some fantastic performances and provocative and timely themes [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Station Agent: must-see indie dramedy is essential viewing for Peter Dinklage fans [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Tarzan: Disney’s glorious 1999 animated version, and the last film of the Disney Renaissance [my review] [at Netflix]

popular now

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Blackfish: a horrifying, heartbreaking eye-opener about human inhumanity to other intelligent and emotional beings who share our planet [my review] [at Netflix]
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Don Jon: smart, wise romantic drama about how gender stereotypes hurt men and women alike; excellent debut from writer-director (and star) Joseph Gordon-Levitt [at Netflix]
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G.B.F.: sharp satire cutting through the sweet silliness makes this a refreshing change of pace for teen comedies [my review] [at Netflix]
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Pain and Gain: a bleak, bitter, wicked pleasure that holds up the underpinnings of modern America — self-help, Jesus, and violence — for ridicule [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Returned: cuttingly sharp and incisive SF horror; a chillingly polite film about the fascism that rises quickly up in a moment of fearful crisis [my review] [at Netflix]

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