Interstellar movie

What to watch the week of Friday, April 3

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to his hugely successful “Dark Knight” trilogy and cerebral caper film “Inception,” is as visually and conceptually ambitious a science fiction film as you’ll see on this kind of scale. The family drama at the center, with Matthew McConaughey as the single dad who leads a deep space […]

What to watch the week of Friday, March 27

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies“ brings Peter Jackson’s supersized take on J.R.R. Tolkein’s fantasy to its conclusion with a battle that nearly dwarfs the Middle Earth-shattering war “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (pun intended). It’s Elf and Man against Dwarf, but for the Orcs it’s personal. This is the […]

Coming to Amazon Prime in April

Amazon announced highlights of its April schedule. Here’s what arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving. Let the binge-watching commence! April 1st The Brothers Grimm Ken Burns: The Roosevelts Amistad Death Wish 1 & 2 Escape from Alcatraz French Connection II Mommie Dearest My Old Lady (Prime Member Exclusive) Suicide Kings The Thing […]

Coming to Netflix in April

Netflix announced highlights of its April schedule. Here’s what arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving. Let the binge-watching commence! April 1 And Now … Ladies and Gentlemen… (2002) Bandolero (2000) Barnyard (2006) The Beautician and the Beast (1997) Bound (1996) Buffalo Soldiers (2001) The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) Down to Earth […]

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1

What to watch the weekend of Friday, March 6

A new month and a new batch of streaming titles (including some returning films), including two with Johnny Depp in his more ambitious days. In the 1997 undercover drama “Donnie Brasco” (1997) he’s an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates the mob and a heartbreaking performance by Al Pacino as a low-level mobster and big-shot wannabe, […]