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films to stream in the US week of Sep 03 2013 (Netflix/Amazon Instant)


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

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Iron Man 3: by far the best of the Iron Man movies: it’s clever, exciting, and unexpectedly poignant, with a sweet, vulnerable performance from Robert Downey Jr. [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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What Maisie Knew: utterly heartbreaking tale of a little girl used as a pawn in her parents’ battles, told, remarkably, from the child’s perspective [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

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Now You See Me: most of it makes no sense at all, but who cares? this is cheerful ridiculousness pulled off with panache [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Iceman: underbaked mobster drama is redeemed — just barely — by excellent performances from Michael Shannon, James Franco, and Chris Evans [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

companions to The World’s End

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Hot Fuzz: funniest buddy-cop comedy ever? Simon Pegg is certainly the most ridiculously competent cop ever [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Shaun of the Dead: a zombie uprising mirrors Simon Pegg’s 20something ennui (he’s got red on him) [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]


better than your summer vacation

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Enchanted April: a 1920s holiday in a seaside Italian castle [at Netflix]
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Lost in Translation: a plantonic romance in neon-soaked 21st-century Tokyo [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Motorcycle Diaries: a 1950s road trip through South America with Che Guevara [at Netflix]
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A Night in Casablanca: postwar insanity chasing Nazis in North Africa with the Marx Brothers [at Netflix]
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A Room with a View: back to Italy with Victorian Brits [at Netflix]
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Touching the Void: mountain climbing — and facing death — in the Andes [my review] [at Netflix]

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