‘Stranger than Fiction’ – Will Ferrell takes on his author on Netflix

What do you do when you learn that you only have only a few months or weeks to live? Stranger than Fiction (2006) puts a fantastical twist on a time-worn premise. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), a lonely IRS agent with a dull existence, starts to hear voices, or rather a voice. A narrator, in fact, […]

Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen in the 1973 escape drama from director Franklin J. Schaffner

Steve McQueen is ‘Papillon’ on VOD and Blu-ray/DVD

Ten years after Steve McQueen made his name in the most famous prison break thriller of them all—The Great Escape—he stepped into the role of Henri ‘Papillon’ Charriere, the real-life French safecracker convicted of murder (unjustly, he maintained) and sentenced to the prison colony in French Guyana and, later, Devil’s Island. Directed by Franklin J. […]

Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller in the film by Noah Baumbach

What to stream: ‘Meyerowitz’ and ‘MINDHUNTER’ on Netflix, ‘Lore’ on Amazon, Sarah Silverman’s ‘America’ on Hulu

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017, not rated), starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller as the estranged sons of sculptor and retired art professor Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvell […]