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, Oct. 9.
Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services beginning the week of Friday, Oct. 9.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Sundance Film Festival award-winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a different kind of coming-of-age film. While it’s frustrating that it focuses on the eccentric boy (Thomas Mann) over the dying girl (Olivia Cooke), it is a sweet movie about friendship. PG-13 for language, and some sexual and drug references.
Channing Tatum reunites the boys for “Magic Mike XXL,” a buddy comedy/road movie about beefy guys who take their clothes off in choreographed performances. Rated R but no explicit nudity.
Also new: the lovely animated ghost story “When Marnie Was There” (PG) and the horror film “Insidious: Chapter 3,” with Dermot Mulroney (PG-13, includes a bonus Q&A).
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Available same day at select theaters nationwide is Eli Roth’s horror film “Knock Knock,” with Keanu Reeves (R), and the horror comedy “The Final Girls,” with Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman (PG-13; it opens today, Oct. 9, in Seattle at the SIFF Film Center).
Amazon Prime Video
“Red Oaks: Season 1,” an Amazon original series from David Gordon Green and Steven Soderbergh, is a coming-of-age comedy set in the ’80s as high-school buddies have one last summer blowout before college. All 10 episodes now available. Features nudity and foul language.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the fourth season of the cable horror series, is on both Amazon and Netflix. It’s just plain weird.
“The Flash: Season 1” is the most fun you’ll have with a live-action superhero TV series. Buoyant and colorful, it is a zippy show with a likable, excitable hero (Grant Gustin), a loyal support team and crazed supervillains. And you can watch it with the kids.
Also new: the dark superhero noir “Arrow: Season 3,” the action series “Legends: Season 1” and the supernatural shows “iZombie: Season 1,” “The Originals: Season 2” and “Supernatural: Season 10.”
For the kids, “The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 1” transforms the 1960s cartoon into a modern animated talk show with historical guests and time-traveling trips. It’s history with humor.
The new Netflix original documentary “Winter on Fire” casts its lens on the revolution in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014. No rating.
Two acclaimed Showtime originals are back. The debut episodes of “Homeland: Season 5,” with Emmy-winner Claire Danes, and “The Affair: Season 2,” with Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, are now available to stream. Both feature adult material.
The metaphysical drama “The Leftovers: Season 2” is back with new episodes.
“Doc Martin: Series 7,” the newest season of the British series starring Martin Clunes as an acerbic country doctor, premieres exclusively on Acorn TV before it comes to PBS.
New on disc this week
“Magic Mike XXL,” “People Places Things,” “Manglehorn,” “When Marnie Was There,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
Now available at Redbox
“Air,” “Insidious 3,” “Dark Places,” “10,000 Saints.”