A list of titles available for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.
Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, Sept. 4.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
In “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the high-octane action blast of 2015, Tom Hardy takes over the Mel Gibson role and Charlize Theron leads the revolution in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. What a lovely day! Rated R for violence and available in 3D in some systems. Also on Blu-ray and DVD.
Romance On Demand: Blake Lively is ageless, eternal and lonely in “The Age of Adaline” (PG-13 for “a suggestive comment”); Gemma Arterton is “Gemma Bovery” in a romantic-comedy twist on the Flaubert tragedy (R, brief nudity and language); and Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott find love the second time around in “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (PG-13, sexuality and language).
The documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” is available the same day as select theaters nationwide (R, language). It opens in Seattle at several theaters.
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George Clooney is superb in “Up in the Air” (2009) as a “career transition counselor” who has second thoughts about his life with roots or relationships beyond a quick layover. Rated R.
Big Brother is watching you in “Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3,” a smart and clever melding of surveillance conspiracy, urban crime, cyber thriller and spy show. “Season 4” arrives later this month. Also debuting is “Madam Secretary: Season 1” with Téa Leoni.
For the kids, there’s the new Netflix original animated series “Puffin Rock” from Ireland and the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Amazon Instant Prime
“Hand of God,” starring Ron Perlman as a corrupt judge who starts hallucinating divine visions, joins the growing slate of Amazon Original Series. Marc Forster (“World War Z”) directs the debut episodes, and Garret Dillahunt and Dana Delany co-star.
The satirical comedy “Dear White People” takes on race, privilege and prejudice at an Ivy League college with sharp, smart humor. R for language, sexual content and drug use.
Also new: the bohemian screwball comedy “Desperately Seeking Susan” (PG-13), and “Stuart Little” for the kids.
The acclaimed Cinemax original drama “The Knick: Season One,” set in a struggling hospital in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City, is on HBO On Demand, HBO Go and HBO Now through Oct. 25. Clive Owen stars as the brilliant, unconventional surgeon and Steven Soderbergh directs all 10 episodes.
“Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime,” a new take on Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence novels starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine and set in 1950s England, premieres stateside on Acorn’s streaming service. New episodes arrive every Thursday through Oct. 1; the first episode is free without a subscription.
New on disc this week
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Good Kill,” “The D Train,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Bessie.”
Now available at Redbox
“Good Kill,” “The D Train,” “True Story,” “Far from the Madding Crowd.”