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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Jul 22)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

itunes

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Divergent: it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies; sometimes we call such stories archetypal… mythic, even [my review] [iTunes US]
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Cuban Fury: the cast is game, and hit the right notes balancing cartoonishness and charm; as sitcom rom-coms go, it’s far from the worst one ever offered to us [my review] [iTunes US]

new to stream

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All Cheerleaders Die: twists the high-school revenge story into feminist black magic [my review] [iTunes US]
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Next Goal Wins: I could not possibly care less about football/soccer, and I fell hopelessly in love with this movie, and with the can-do amateur team it introduces us to [my review] [iTunes US]
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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] [iTunes US]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Divergent: it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies; sometimes we call such stories archetypal… mythic, even [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

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All Cheerleaders Die: twists the high-school revenge story into feminist black magic [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]
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Next Goal Wins: I could not possibly care less about football/soccer, and I fell hopelessly in love with this movie, and with the can-do amateur team it introduces us to [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

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Marvel’s The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble): one of the best superhero movies ever made, this is funny, poignant, exciting, and involving [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]
yellow for maybe
Ju-on: the rage is coming from inside the house! Japanese haunted-house flick will leave you with heebies-jeebies that will make you want to crawl under a blanket and not come out [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Particle Fever: funny, exhilarating, suspenseful documentary about the Large Hadron Collider, and how physics is more akin to philosophy and art than you may have imagined [my review] [Netflix]


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