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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Mar 04)


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

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

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Alan Partridge (aka Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa): comedian Steve Coogan is still, hilariously, the same old awful, insecure jerk, but the media satire that has always revolved around the character is somewhat diminished [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Broken Circle Breakdown: heartbreaking melodrama about married musicians and the impact a sick child has on their relationship [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Frozen: the showstopping central musical number is a glorious anthem to female power and ability… and so, in fact, is the whole wonderful movie; Disney is finally getting it [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

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L.A. Confidential: dazzling noir thriller of organized crime, sleazy tabloid journalism, and murder [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Usual Suspects: find out who Keyser Söze is again [at Amazon Instant Video]


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Dirty Pretty Things: check out Chiwetel Ejiofor in one of his early roles, in Stephen Frears’ dryly apocalyptic thriller [my review] [at Netflix]
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Dogtown and Z-Boys: fantastic documentary about how bored kids in Southern California in the 1970s invented skateboarding [at Netflix]
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The Fisher King: Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams seek the Holy Grail — and redemption — with the help of Terry Gilliam [at Netflix]
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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Simon Pegg goes to New York to seek the glamorous publishing lifestyle (which does not exist) [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Silence of the Lambs: one of the greatest crime thrillers ever made, with one of the greatest performances by anyone in Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lechter [my review] [at Netflix]
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Spider-Man: Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s first outing with Peter Parker remains one of the most fun superhero movies yet [my review] [at Netflix]
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Valkyrie: Tom Cruise versus Nazis! [my review] [at Netflix]

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