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what to stream in the US week of Jun 11 2013 (Netflix/Amazon Instant)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Antiviral: disturbing body-horror dark satire that sends up our obsession with celebrity [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Chasing Ice: must-see documentary presenting stark, irrefutable visual evidence of the rapid retreat of Northern Hemisphere glaciers [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Jack the Giant Slayer: watered-down adventure is visually striking but takes no risks; still, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci are fun to watch [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Room 237: bizarre, funny, hugely intriguing documentary about the “conspiracy theories” obsessive fans have developed around the film The Shining [at Amazon Instant Video]

Shadow Dancer: good performances by the always enjoyable Clive Owen and up-and-comer Andrea Riseborough make this IRA drama worth a look [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]


new to stream

The Awakening: engrossing performances by Rebecca Hall and Dominic West and elegant scares make for a ghost story that feels both classic and progressive at the same time [my review]

The Deep End: bad things happen when someone threatens Tilda Swinton’s child in this overlooked 2001 crime drama [my review]

End of Watch: fantastic performances and an honest perspective on the realities of urban police work in the early 21st century; bursting with comedy and drama [my review]

Mystery Men: modern cult favorite superhero spoof is one of the funniest movies of the 1990s [my review]

Natural Selection: bittersweet indie comedy about a sheltered woman and her unlikely adventure with her husband’s son

Upstream Color: odd yet mesmerizing philosophical science fantasy, confounding and intellectually mysterious

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