New to streaming 18 September 2021

September 18, 2021

New to streaming 18 September 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

The standout for me this time is the classic horror movies added to the free tier of Peacock. I assume they’ll be there at least through Halloween, but don’t count on them sticking around. You could spend a day each on Universal’s 1930s & 40s Mummy movies (including the original Boris Karloff movie), and their Invisible Man series from the same period (quite diverse tonally: you can start with the first, but do get to The Inviisble Woman for a farce with Virginia Bruce, but still loosely tied to that first movie)

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013: Hayley Atwill)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009: Isla Fisher)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Binge: Static Shock (2003+ animation)
  • Cry Macho (2021: Clint Eastwood)

1980s and earlier

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966: Clint Eastwood)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964: Clint EatFor a Few Dollars More (1965: Clint Eastwood) (also on Prime)

Hulu (subscription)

  • La La Land (2016)
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

  • Training Day (2001: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke) (also on HBOmx)

1980s and earlier

  • Jaws (1975); Jaws 2 (1978); Jaws 3 (1983); Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Paramount+ (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010 documentary) (also on Tubi, Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • Men in Black (1997: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones); Men in Black II (2002)

1980s and earlier

  • The Mummy (1932: Boris Karloff); The Mummy’s Hand (1940); The Mummy’s Tomb (1942); The Mummy’s Curse (1944); The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935: James Whale directs Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester); Son of Frankenstein (1939); Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943: Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi); The Evil of Frankenstein (1964: Freddie Francis directs Peter Cushing)
  • The Invisible Man (1933: Claude Rains): The Inviisble Man Returns (1940: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price); The Invisible Woman (1940: Virginia Bruce); The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
  • Werewolf of London (1935: Henry Hull)
  • Dr. Cyclops (1940: Albert Dekker shrinks people)
  • Night Monster (1942)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1943: Claude Rains); The Phantom of the Opera (1962: Terence Fisher directs Herbert Lom)
  • Dracula’s Daughter (1936: Gloria Holden); Son of Dracula (1943: Lon Chaney Jr.) (also on Tubi)
  • It Came from Outer Space (1953: Jack Arnold directs Richard Carlson)
  • Brides of Dracula (1960: Terence Fisher directs Peter Cushing)
  • The Curse of the Werewolf (1961: Terence Fisher Directs Oliver Reed)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Draecula 2000 (2000: Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer) (also on Paramount+)
  • Marvin’s Room (1996: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio) (also on Paramount+)
  • Reindeer Games (2000: Ben Affleck) (also on Paramount+, Roku)
  • Descent (2005: Luke Perry, Michael Dorn horror) (also on Roku, Tubi)

1980s and earlier

  • 1990: the Bronx Warriors (1982)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • The Babysitter (1995: Alicia Silverstone) (also on Paramount+)
  • Albino Alligator (1996: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway) (also on Paramount+)
  • Desperado (1995: Antonio Banderas) (also on HBOmax)
  • Truth or Dare (1991: Madonna) (also on Pluto)
  • Girl in Progress (2012: Eva Mendez) (also on Tubi)
  • Binge: The Simpe Life S1-4 (2003+ Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton) (also on Tubi, Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
  • Prozac Nation (2001: Christina Ricci)

1980s and earlier

  • The Way of the Dragon (1972: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris) (also on Pluto)
  • Game of Death (1978: Bruce Lee); (also on Paramount+)
  • The Bloody Vampire (1962)
  • Superbug, Super Agent (1972)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: The Buccaneers S1 (1956+ Robert Shaw) (also on Tubi, IMDbTV)
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth (1982) (also on Peacock, Tubi, Pluto)
  • The Lucky Texan (1934: John Wayne) (also on Prime, Paramount+)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Anastasia: Once Upon a Time (2020: Brandon Routh…Anastasia Romanov escapes Lenin by traveling through time to 1988)
  • Hell and Back (2020 animation: voices include Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon…)
  • Die and Let Live (2006 zomromcom)
  • Special When Lit (2009: pinball documentary)
  • Angel, Alien and UFO Encounters from Another Dimension (2012: Ken Klein documentary)
  • Alien from Area 51: The Alien Autopsy Footage Revealed (2012: Ray Santilli) (also on Pluto)
  • Outrage (1998: Rob Lowe, Jennier Grey) (also on IMDbTV)
  • Scotty Chase: 2075 (2011: sci-fi animation)
  • Queen Dracula (2017)
  • From the Holocaust to Hollywood: The Robert Clary Story (2020: documentary)
  • Binge: Garfield and Friends S2 (1992)
  • Binge: Dawson’s Creek S5-6 (2001+)
  • Binge: La Femme Nikita S1-5 (1997+)
  • Binge: Designing Women S5-6 (1990+)
  • Paddington (2014) (also on IMDbTV)

1980s and earlier

  • The Black Glove AKA Face the Music (1954: Terence Fisher directs Alex Nicol) (also on Prime)
  • Girl Gang (1954)
  • The River Niger (1976: James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson) (also on Paramount)
  • Reet, Petite, and Gone (1947: Louis Jordan)
  • Panic in Echo Park (1977: Dorian Harewood) (also on Roku)
  • Rhythm and Blue Revue (1955: Lionel Hampton)
  • There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (1981 documentary)
  • Retrobinge: Bewitched S5-6 (1968)
  • The Beast from the Beginning of Time (1965)
  • Retrobinge: One Step Beyond S1-S3 (1959+ John Newland)

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The first 500 days of my #EyedentityGame

September 11, 2021

The first 500 days of my #EyedentityGame

28 April 2020: I tweeted the first one of a new game for me on Twitter.

There was one correct guess. 🙂

What I did was take a close-up of the eyes of a celebrity. I used a public domain picture, because I planned to reveal the entire picture the next day, and I try to be careful about copyright.

I asked people to guess who it was.

10 September 2021: I tweeted the 500th #EyedentityGame.

25 people got it right, which happens to be the average. The highest? 118 for Leonard Nimoy (as Spock) on 4 December 2020.

More important to me is the community of #EyedentityGame players. The community is fun and positive, which is how I like things in my life. I like to say my goal is to grow the joy (#GrowTheJoy), to make the world a more joyful place. I get feedback that suggests that’s the case with this: what more could I want?

Why did I start doing the game like this?

I don’t remember for sure, but I think I was motivated by concerns people had that wearing facemasks for infection control was going to be really socially isolating.

There are two things in particular in my background that made me think that concern was, perhaps, exagerrated.

First, I’ve been a professional actor. Actors know it’s the eyes that matter. If we all were wearing mirrored sunglasses, that would have created a lot more distance. I recall (I haven’t checked, this is just from memory) George C. Scott expressing concern when he was considering playing the Beast in a 1976 TV version of Beauty and the Beast, opposite Trish Van Devere. John Chambers was involved, although Del Acevedo is credited as having done Scott’s makeup. It was definitely heavy prosthetics, with a boar-like appearance.

Would people be able to see his performance?

What I remember is that Laurence Olivier informed him that if they could see his eyes, he’d be fine.

The second thing is that I work with medical people (I train them). They often wear the same sort of masks we’d be wearing. I’ve never had any trouble recognizing them.

I’ve also been a bit…intrigued when people think that others can’t tell they are smiling when they are wearing a lower face mask.

One of the things we learn as actors is what people’s natural body language is.

aIn a real, enthusiastic smile, the eyes are engaged. You wrinkle at the outer edges, the “crow’s feet”. Insincere smiles are just with the mouth. It’s sort of like “crying ugly”. Models my smile with their eyes wide open…most people tend to at least narrow them.

Another thing like that? People naturally gesture before they say the related words. We see the opposite with people who are uncomfortable on stage, just learing the craft. They say, “Look, over there,” and after that, point. While you can’t count on anything being universal, almost everybody would point first, then say the words.

But I digress. 🙂

My goal, then, was to make people less anxious.

Now, I should point this out: I would not be particuarly good at the game myself. I’m not a very visual person. I could get them from trivia (a particular strength of mine), but not just looking at most of them.

I do love things where other people are better at them than I am! It fascinates me.

I’m actually not very good at predicting which ones are going to do well. I try to pick ones where lots of people will get them…the more people who get them, the happier I am.

I’m disappointed in myself if I pick one that nobody gets…so far that has happened five times, so that’s exactly 99% that have been gotten: I’m satisfied with that, but hope to improve it over time.

While I haven’t analyzed it (another thing I really enjoy), these are some factors I think might affect it:

  • If they aren’t looking at the camera, making “eye contact”, it’s harder
  • I have guessers from different parts of the world. That’s why I give about 24 hours for people to guess, so that timezones aren’t disadvantaged. I think comedians & children’s TV characters may be less universal. Comedians can be very dependent on language and dialect, so routines may not travel as well (this is different with comedians from the silent era, of course). Children’s characters are often educational, and again, that may not travel. If you are teaching kids how to spell or how to count, you are likely going to use the standard dialect for your country. You wouldn’t teach a child in the USA to say “zed” for 0, for example
  • Musicians can have high recognition: I think we tend to see them looking the same for longer periods of time than actors
  • More than one player has suggested that women are harder for them, but I haven’t seen that as a trend
  • Current celebrities can be harder than Golden Age. That makes some sense to me: Golden Age stars that we know are by definition stand-outs…if they weren’t, I wouldn’t find pictures of them. Also, I think our pop culture is far more fragmented than it was when, for example, there were three networks instead of three hundred outlets. That’s not exactly true, but gives you the idea

I also want to say that I love the creativity of some of the guesses (even when it makes it harder for me). Many people identify celebrities by their roles or even by their catchphrases. That’s fine, as long as I can tell who they mean. A few people write very clever mini-bios…I really enjoy those!

I’ve decided not to name any of the players in this piece: I really want to do that, but I couldn’t name them all and I’d be afraid of leaving someone out.

I made the decision to “tag” correct guessers when I reveal the answer. That really complicated the task! It can take more than an hour to try and identify them (Twitter doesn’t make it easy). I actually stopped doing a couple of features to have more time to review the correct guesses. I changed the way I quality check myself on that, which seems to have improved it…I hated when I accidentally omitted someone!

To each and every member of the #EyedentityGame community: thank you!

Okay, I’m going to give you the dates, celebs, and correct guess count since the beginning. I’ve had people ask me if I track the percentage correct…I deliberately don’t track incorrect guesses: I like to look on the bright side. If I notice there were several guesses for another celebrity, I often put their picture up for comparison. That’s to show that the other guess was reasonable. By the way, it warms my heart when someone is guessed who has different inherent characteristics…it helps show that those divisions may not be as strong as some assume.

Here we go!

Yay!

I’ve told the community, I’m making one change now that I’ve done 500 unique names: I’m going to allow myself to repeat, to use someone I’ve used before. I’m astounded that we’ve gotten 99% of 500! However, they’ll get more obscure if I don’t start repeating (I’ll try to use a different picture than I used the first time, but no guarantees).

Thanks again to everybody who has played, and also to those who have just enjoyed seeing the game without guessing on Twitter! I totally understand why some might not be comfortable doing that. It could be fun to have it not seem like it’s a competition (it really isn’t for me…it’s cooperative). I have jokingly said to my Significant Other, “I can be less competitive than you can!” ;).

I hope #EyedentityGame brings you as much joy as it brings me! If not, I hope you find even more joy somewhere…and that you help other people find theirs!

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New to streaming 11 September 2021

September 11, 2021

New to streaming 11 September 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Pirates of Caribbean on Stranger Tides (2011

HBOmax (subscription)

  • News of the World (2020: Paul Greengrass directs Tom Hanks)
  • Mortal Kombat (2021)…I think this might have come and gone and come back
  • Selena (1997) (also on Peacock)
  • Monster-in-Law (2005: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda)
  • Malignant (2021: James Wan directs)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (2009: Ken Kwapis directs Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson)

1980s and earlier

Hulu (subscription)

  • La La Land (2016)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Paramount+ (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • Focus (2015: Will Smith, Margot Robbie)

1980s and earlier

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Uptown Girls (2013: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning) (also on Roku)
  • They’ve added quite a few Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies…I was excited to see the titles thinking they were the original movies. I like MST3K, but had hoped to see the films as they were. I suppose I should be glad that this makes the movies available in any format. I haven’t checked them all, but I think these are probably all that: Manos, The Hands of Fate; Eegah; Pumaman; The Touch of Satan; Screaming Skull; Monster a Go-Go; Warrior of the Lost World; Time of the Apes (checked it: yes, MST3K); The Crawling Eye; Gorgo (yes, MST3K); The Unearthly; The Corpse Vanishes; The Day Time Ended; The Incredibly Strange Creatures who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies; End of the World; Hercules and the Captive Women; Hercules Against the Moon Men; King Dinosaur; The Brute Man; The Slime People; Girl in Gold Boots (Yes, MST3K); The Starfighters; Rocket Attack U.S.A.; Santo vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro (yes, MST3K…not quite sure why there isn’t a whole channel devoted to Santo!); The Human Duplicators
  • Mr. Peabody (2009: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley)
  • Prehysteria (1993) & Prehysteria 2 & Prehysteria 3
  • Pet Shop (1995) (also on Tubi)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Highway to Heaven S1-S5 (1984+)
  • The Violent Years (1956)

Prime Video (subscription) *** September 7th next

  • Harry Brown (2009: Michael Caine) (also on Roku, Tubi, IMDbTV)
  • My Dog the Space Traveler (2013) (also on Tubi)
  • The Foreigner (2003: Steven Seagal)
  • Passing Fish (1992: John Sayles directs Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell)
  • Dune World (2021: not connected to the Frank Herbert book, but still sci-fi)
  • Suddenly Last Summer (1993: Maggie Smith, Natasha Richardson, Rob Lowe)
  • The Last Days of Mars (2013: Liev Schreiber)
  • I’m Still Here (2010: Casey Afflec directs Joaquin Phoenix)
  • A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012: Simon Pegg) (Tubi, Pluto, Shout)
  • I Am Wolf (2020 Kristen Vaganos) (also on Tubi)
  • Blood Brothers (2021 documentary on Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali)
  • Outlaw Justice (1999: Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings) (also on Peacock, Tubi, Pluto)
  • Rifftrax version of Astro Zombies (2016) (also on Tubi, Pluto)
  • Noah (2014: Darren Aranofsky directs Russell Crowe, Jennier Connelly)
  • Strictly Ballroom (1992: directed by Baz Luhrmann) (also on Pluto)
  • Will Penny (1967: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence)

1980s and earlier

  • I Walk the Line (1970: John Frankenheimer directs Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons)
  • Highway 13 (1948: Robert Lowery)
  • War of the God Monsters (1985 Kaiju) (also on Tubi)
  • Hamburger Hill (1987) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • King David (1985: Bruce Beresford directs Richard Gere)
  • Villa Rides (1968: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum)
  • The Sweet Sound of Death AKA La llamada (1965)
  • Ebony, Ivory & Jade (1976)
  • The Day That Shook the World (1975: Christopher Plummer plays Archduke Ferdinand)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

1980s and earlier

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Tales of the Uncanny (2020: documentary on horror filmmakers, including Eli Roth, Roger Corman, Joe Dante…)
  • Dinosaur Hotel (2021)
  • My Friend Dahmer (2017)

1980s and earlier

  • The 27th Day (1957: Gene Barry sci-fi)
  • War of the God Monsters (1985 Kaiju) (also on Prime)

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New to streaming 4 September 2021

September 4, 2021

New to streaming 4 September 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Tomorrowland (2015)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Magic Mike XXL (2015: Channing Tatum sequel)
  • Binge: Harry Potter movies (2001+)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Daphne & Velma (2018: life action Scooby-Doo prequel)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • The Happening (2008: M. Night Shyalaman directs)
  • Binge: Final Destination movies (2000+)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • King Kong (2005: Peter Jackson directs Naomi Watts, Jack Black)
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017: biopic of the creator of Wonder Woman)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001: Jeff Goldblum)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Nanny McPhee (2005)
  • Friday (1995: Ice Cube)
  • The Animal (2001: Rob Schneider)
  • The Witches (1990)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave & the Bold (2018)
  • Speed Racer (2008: live action, the Wachowskis direct Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon)
  • The Bucket List (2007: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman)
  • Unforgiven (1992: Clint Eastwood)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Rent (2005)
  • Transformers (2007: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox)
  • Vanilla Sky (2001: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: The Evil Dead movies (1981+)
  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978: Clint Eastwood)
  • Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  • The Enforcer (1976: Clint Eastwood)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Doctor Dolittle (1967: Rex Harrison)

Hulu (subscription)

  • Binge: Wipeout S1-6 (2008+)
  • Corpse Bride (2005: Tim Burton animation)
  • Free Willy (1993); Free Willy 2; Free Willy 3)
  • The X-Files (1998 movie)
  • Priest (2011: Paul Bettany)
  • Magic Mike (2012)
  • Anaconda (1997) (also on Paramount+, Roku)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Gattaca (1997: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman) (also on Pluto)
  • Crazy Heart (2009: Jeff Bridges)
  • The Wrestler (2008: Mickey Rourke) (also on Roku)
  • Office Space (1999)
  • Election (1999: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick) (also on Paramount+, Roku, Pluto)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004: Denzel Washington)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  • Sucker Punch (2011)
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990: Tim Robbins) (also on Paramount+)
  • Stephen King’s It (1990: Tim Curry)
  • Nixon (1995: Anthony Hopkins) (also on Paramount+)

1980s and earlier

  • The Omen (1976)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross)
  • Raising Arizona (1987)
  • McClintock! (1963: John Wayne)
  • Hoosiers (1986: Gene Hackman) (also on Paramount+)
  • Phase IV (1974: Saul Bass directs) (also on Paramount+)
  • The Tenant (1976: Roman Polanski)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988: Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline) (also on Paramount+, Roku, Pluto)
  • The Killer Elite (1975: James Caan) (also on Paramount+)
  • At the Earth’s Core (1976: Doug McClure)
  • Count Yorga, Vampire (1970: also on Paramount+)
  • Cellar Dwellar (1988: Debrah Farentino, Yvonne De Carlo, Jeffrey Combs) (also on Paramount+)
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell) (also on Paramount+)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens) (also on Paramount+)
  • Mosquito Squadron (1969) (also on Paramount+)

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

  • In the Line of Fire (1993: Clint Eastwood as a Secret Service agent) (also on Pluto)
  • Chappie (2015: Neill Blomkamp AI with Sharito Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman)
  • Green Lantern (2011: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively)
  • The Interview (2014: James Franco, Seth Rogen) (also on Hulu, Peacock)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Freedom Writers (2007: Hilary Swank) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Dear John (2010: Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum)
  • Cliffhanger (1993: Sylvester Stallone) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • School of Rock (2003: Jack Black) (also on Paramount+)
  • Binge: Major Dad S1-S4 (1989+)
  • Mystery Men (1999: Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo in a superhero satire) (also on IMDbTV)
  • House Party (1990) (also on HBOmax); House Party 2; House Party 3

1980s and earlier

  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984: Sergio Leone directs)
  • The Blue Lagoon (1980: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins)
  • Labyrinth (1986: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly) (also on HBOmax)
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961: Gregory Peck, David Niven…)
  • The Golden Child (1986: Eddie Murphy) also on Prime, Paramount+)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989: Spike Lee) (also on Prime)

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • School of Rock (2003)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Freedom Writers (2007: Hilary Swank)

1980s and earlier

  • The Godfather (1972); Part II
  • 48 Hours (1982); Another 48 Hours
  • Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968: Sergio Leone directs Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale)
  • Binge: Star Trek movies
  • El Dorado (1966: Howard Hawks directs John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan)

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • The Hurricane (1999: Denzel Washington biopic of an imprisoned boxer)
  • Gods of Egypt (2016: Alex Proyas directs) (also on Pluto)
  • The Last Witch Hunter (2015: Vin Diesel)
  • Blade (1998: Wesley Snipes, Marvel)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011: Jason Momoa)
  • Tombstone (1993: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer)
  • The Social Network (2010) (also on Prime, Hulu)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) (also on IMDbTV)
  • The Help (2011: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones) (also on Prime); The Legend of Zorro (2005) (also on Prime)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) (also on Netflix, Hulu)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara) (also on Prime, Hulu)
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
  • Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  • Enemy of the State (1998: Will Smith, Gene Hackman)
  • Notting Hill (1999: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant)
  • Soul Plane (2004) (also on Roku, Tubi)
  • Wedding Crashers (2005: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn)
  • United 93 (2006: Paul Greengrass directs)
  • Draft Day (2014: Kevin Costner) (also on Pluto)
  • Coneheads (1993) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004: Don Cheadle) (also on Prime, Roku, Pluto)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999: Al Pacino)
  • Criminal (2016: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones)
  • Dragonheart (1996: Directed by Rob Cohen; Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Selena (1997: Jennifer Lopez)
  • Mallrats (1995)
  • About a Boy )2002)
  • The Best Man (1999: Nia Long, Morris Chestnut) (also on Prime)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
  • Monster-in-Law (2005: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: The A-Team S1-5 (1983+) (also on Roku)
  • Child’s Play (1988: meet Chuckie!)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • E.T. (1982)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978) (also on IMDbTV)
  • Out of Africa (1985: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford)
  • Parenthood (1989: Steve Martin)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Thing You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000: Glenn Close)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • Ghost (1990: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore) (also on Paramount+)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Mean Girls (2004) (also on Paramount+)
  • The Queen (2006: Helen Mirren)
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
  • Strictly Ballroom (1992: Baz Lurhmann directs)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007) (also on Pluto))
  • 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • The Saint (1997: Val Kilmer)
  • Panic Room (2002: Jodie Foster)
  • Little Man Tate (1991: Jodie Foster)
  • Safety Not Guaranteed (2012: Aubrey Plaza time travel…or is it?)
  • Runaway Bride (1999: Julia Roberts) (also on Paramount+)
  • Single White Female (1992: Bridget Fonda) (also on HBOmax)
  • Blankman (1994: Damon Wayans)
  • Amelie (2001)
  • Binge: Star Trek movies
  • Idle Hands (1999)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Chappie (2015)
  • Rudy (1993)
  • The Truman Show (1998: Jim Carrey) (also on Paramount+, Roku)

1980s and earlier

  • Valley Girl (1983: Deborah Foreman, Nicolas Cage) (also on Roku)
  • Retrobinge: Cowboy G-Men S1 (1952) (also on Tubi, PureFlix)
  • Topkapi (1964)
  • Atlantic City (1980: Louis Malle directs Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon) (also on Paramount+)
  • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster)
  • Retrobinge: Friday the 13th movies (1980+)
  • Retrobinge: Dr. No (1962: 1st James Bond theatrical movie) (and many other James Bond movies….Connery, Brosnan, Moore…)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • Retrobinge: The Gumby Show S1 (1957)
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • Paris When It Sizzles (1964: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn)
  • Ordinary People (1980) (also on Paramount+, Roku)
  • Detective Story (1951: Kirk Douglas) (also on Paramount+)
  • Mommie Dearest (1981)
  • Stalag 17 (1953: Billy Wilder directs William Holden)
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) (also on Prime)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey) (also on Paramount+)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960) (also on Prime)
  • The Nutty Professor (1963: Jerry Lewis) (also on Prime, Paramount+)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973: Robert Altman directs Elliott Gould)
  • The Quiet Man (1952: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara) (also on Prime)
  • Convoy (1978) (also on Tubi, Prime, Paramount)
  • Retrobinge: The Adventures of Kit Carson S1-2 (1951: Bill Williams)
  • The Long Riders (1980) (also on Netflix, Prime)
  • Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
  • Frogs (1972)
  • Blue Hawaii (1961: Elvis Presley) (also on Prime, Paramount+)
  • The Miracle Worker (1962: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke)
  • The Defiant Ones (1958: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2013: Yancy Butler, Robert Englund)
  • Blackfish (2013 documentary on orcas in captivity)
  • I Love You Phillip Morris (2009: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor) (also on Hulu, Roku)
  • Grown Ups (2010: Adam Sandler)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009) (also on Tubi)
  • Stuart Little (1999)
  • Armageddon (1998: Bruce Willis)
  • (500) Days of Summer (2009: Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Zooey Deschanel)
  • The Social Network (2010) (also on Hulu, Peacock)
  • Daredevil (2003: Ben Affleck, Marvel) (also on Tubi, IMDbTV)
  • The Host (2006)
  • Nacho Libre (2006) (also on Paramount+)
  • Arachnophobia (1990) (also on Paramount+)
  • As Good As I Gets (1997: Jack Nichlolson, Helen Hunt)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001: Tim Burton)
  • Cinderella (2021: Camila Cabelo)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  • Binge: I Know What You Did Last Summer movies (1997+)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996: Leonardo DiCaprio, Clare Danes) (also on Paramount+)
  • Apollo 13 (1995: Tom Hanks) (also on IMDbTV)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan)
  • Daddy Day Care (2003: Eddie Murphy) (also on Tubi)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall) (also on Paramount+ , Pluto)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Rudy (1993)
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo) (also on Pluto)
  • Traffic (2000)

1980s and earlier

  • A Chinese Ghost Story (1987); A Chines Ghost Story 2 (1990)
  • Lost Horizon (1973: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann)
  • Barrabas (1961: Anthony Quinn)
  • The New Daughters of Joshua McCabe (1976: Jack Elam)
  • SST: Death Flight (1977: Bert Convy, Peter Graves, Lorne Greene, Tina Louise)
  • Retrobinge: The Flintstones S1 (1960: see Dino when he talked!) (also on HBOmax, Tubi)
  • The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers (1946: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott) (also on Paramount+)
  • The Miracle Rider (1935: Tom Mix)
  • The Dead Zone (1983 movie: Christopher Walken) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Indiscreet (1958 Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman)
  • Winning the West (1953: Gene Autry) (also on Paramount+, PureFlix)
  • The King of Marvin Garends (1972: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern)
  • Sahara (1983: Brooke Shields)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Without a Trace S1-7 (2002+) (also on HBOmax)
  • Binge: Cold Case S1-7 (2003+) (also on HBOmax)
  • Binge: Doc S1 -3 (2001+)
  • Binge: Just Shoot Me S1-3 (1997+) (also on Hulu, IMDbTV)
  • Binge: NewRadio S3-5 (1996+)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Starsky & Hutch S3-4 (1977+) (also on Tubi)
  • Retrobinge: Charlie’s Angels S2-3 (1977+)
  • Retrobinge: Bewitched S1-4 (1964+) (also on Tubi)
  • Retrobinge: Hart to Hart S3-5 (1981+)
  • Retrobinge: Barney Miller S7-8 (1980+)
  • Retrobinge: I Dream of Jeannie S4-5 (1968+)
  • Retrobinge: Hazel S3-5 (1963+)
  • Retrobinge: Hammer House of Horror S1 (1980) (also on Tubi, Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • Retrobinge: Silver Spoons S3-5 (1984+)
  • Retrobinge: What’s Happening!! S1-2 (1976+)
  • Retrobinge: Hunter S1 (1984)
  • Retrobinge: Hee Haw S1 (1969)
  • Retrobinge: The Adventures of Chamion S1 (1955) (also on Tubi, Roku)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Flatliners (2017 remake: Elliot Page, Diego Luna)
  • Robo (2019: Russian kids’ movie)
  • Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009) (also on Prime)
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  • Orphan (2009)
  • The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (2012: biopic of a B movie maker) (also on Roku, Pluto)
  • Troy (2004: Brad Pitt)
  • Zodiac (2007: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo)
  • Binge: Misfits S1-5 (2009+)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (also on Netflix, Roku, IMDbTV)
  • The Number 23 (2007: Jim Carrey)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003: Sean Connery)
  • The Village (2004: directed by M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Signs (2002: M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Binge: Primeval S1-5 (2007) (also on Hulu, Pluto)
  • Kangaroo Jack (2003)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999: Rob Schneider) (also on Prime)
  • Binge: Almost Human S1 (2013: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • Are We There Yet? (2005: Ice Cube) (also on Hulu)
  • Death Race 2050 (2017: sequel to Death Race 2000, tonally more like the original than the reboot series for me: Malcolm McDowell)
  • Castaway (2000: Tom Hanks)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) (also on Prime, Pluto)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Dead Presidents (1995)
  • Binge: The Fades S1 (2011)
  • Binge: Monarch of the Glen S1-2 (2000+)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) (also on Paramount+)
  • John Tucker Must Die (2006)
  • The Preacher’s Wife (1996: Penny Marshall directs Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • The Wrecking Crew (2008 documentary about the backing musicians behind a lot of hits) (also on Pluto)
  • Space Milkshake (2012: Kristin Kreuk, Amanda Tapping)
  • Out There (1995: P.J. Soles, Wendy Schaal sci-fi comedy)
  • The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (2009: documentary on Oz adaptations, including stage & silents)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Rocky Jones: Space Ranger S1 (1954)
  • Incubus (1982: John Cassavetes, John Ireland)
  • Pale Rider (1985)
  • Piranha (1978) (also on Prime)
  • La Bamba (1987) (also on Prime, IMDbTV)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Retrobinge: Garfield and Friends S1-4 (1988+)
  • The Gong Show Movie (1980)
  • Bustin’ Loose (1981: Richard Pryor)
  • Retrobinge: Soap S3-4 (1979+)
  • WarGames (1983) (also on Pluto)
  • Commando (1985: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong)
  • I Drink Your Blood (1970)
  • Blood Bath (1966: William Campbell)
  • Shotgun (1955: Yvonne De Carlo, Sterling Hayden) (also on Prime)
  • Space Thing (1968)
  • Mae West (1982: Ann Jillian plays Mae West…Roddy McDowall, Piper Laurie, James Brolin)
  • Max Fleischer’s Color Classics (1934)
  • Nixon: The Final Days (1989: Lane Smith)
  • Hellgate (1952: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie)
  • Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (1943: Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak direct a documentary)

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New to streaming 28 August 2021

August 28, 2021

New to streaming 28 August 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Underdog (2007: Peter Dinklage)
  • Dan in Real Life (2007: Steve Carrell)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • San Andreas (2015: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)
  • Mr. Soul! (2018: documentary about Civil Rights Movement era impresario Ellis Haizlip)

1980s and earlier

Hulu (subscription)

  • Binge: The Tick S1-s (1994+ animated)
  • Binge: Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling (2017: J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike); Strike: The Silkworm; Strike: Career of Evil (also on HBOMax)
  • Temptation (2013: Tyler Perry directs Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

  • The November Man (2014: Pierce Brosnan) (also on IMDbTV)

1980s and earlier

Paramount+ (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • It’s Complicated (2009: Nancy Meyers directs Meryl Streep, Alec Bladwin)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Good Times S5 (1977+)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Lady Cocoa (1975: Lola Falana) (also on Tubi, The Film Detective)
  • Colors (1988: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall)

1980s and earlier

  • The Bishop’s Wife (1947: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven) (also on Prime, Roku, Tubi)
  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter)
  • Brief Encounter (1945: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard) (also on HBOMax)
  • Futureworld (1976: sequel to Westworld)
  • Ten Little Indians (1965: Shirley Eaton, Fabian)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • Greenfingers (2001: Helen Mirren, Clive Owen) (also on Roku, Tubi, IMDbTV)
  • Kansas City (1996: Robert Altman directs Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte)
  • Like Michigan Monster (2018) (also on Tubi)
  • Burton and Taylor (2013 biopic with Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West)
  • King Lear (1998: Ian Holm)
  • The Lost World (2001: Bob Hoskins)
  • Binge: The Simple Life S1-S4 (2003+: Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton)
  • Binge: Sinbad S1 (2012)
  • Binge: Def Comedy Jam S1-S2, S4-S5, S7 (1992+) (also on Peacock, Tubi, Pluto)
  • Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996: Tori Spelling)
  • The Old Broads (2001: Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins)
  • The Three Stooges (2000 biopic directed by James Frawley, Michael Chiklis, John Kassir)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Pingu S1-S6 (1986+)
  • Dracula (1977: Louis Jourdain)
  • Blood Bath (1966: William Campbell)
  • The Angry Red Planet (1959)
  • Thunder Road (1958: Robert Mitchum)
  • The Wonderful Country (1958: Robert Mitchum)
  • The Crime of Passion (1956: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr)
  • The Glass House (1972: Alan Alda, Vic Morrow)
  • The Big Caper (1957: Rory Calhoun)
  • Anna Lucasta (1958: Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr.)
  • Return to Paradise (1953: Gary Cooper) (also on Paramount+)
  • Retrobinge: Make Room for Daddy S6, S8, S9 (1961)
  • Dead Ringers (1988: David Cronenberg directs Jeremy Irons) (also on Peacock, Tubi, Pluto)
  • The Valachi Papers (1972: Charles Bronson)
  • The Boy and the Pirates (1960: directed by Bert I. Gordon)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Hart to Hart S1 (1979) (also on IMDbTV)
  • I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982: Valerie Bertinelli) (also on IMDbT, Tubi)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Cartoon Wars S1 (2021 documentary series)
  • Binge: World’s Scariest Hauntings S1 (2018)
  • Ghost of Goodnight Lane (2014: Lacy Chabert, Billy Zane)
  • Bats (1999: Lou Diamond Pillips) (also on Prime, Roku, Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • God Raiga vs. King Ohga (2020: current Kaiju sequel) (also on Prime)
  • Jack Reed movies (1995+ Brian Dennehy)
  • Josh Kirby: Time Warrior movies (1990s)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: The Roy Rogers Show S2-5 (also has S1) (1952+)
  • Retrobinge: Topper S1 (1953) (also on Classix, PureFlix)
  • Retrobinge: Cowboy G-Men S1 (1952: Jackie Coogan)
  • Retrobinge: Mr. & Mrs. North S1-2 (1952: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton)
  • Hercules and the Captive Women (1961: Reg Park) (also on Classix, The Fillm Detective)
  • The Big Chase (1954: Glenn Langan, Lon Chaney Jr.) (also on Prime, The Film Detective)
  • Grizzly (1976: Christopher George) (also on Roku, IMDbTV)
  • Bolo (1977: Bolo Yeung) (Pluto, IMDbTV)

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New to streaming 21 August 2021

August 21, 2021

New to streaming 21 August 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them. This time, I’ll particularly point out silents on ad-supported Tubi.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Eragon (2006)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Binge: Jurassic Park (1993); The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997); Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
  • Macbeth (2015: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard)
  • The Notebook (2004: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling)
  • Reminiscence (2021: Hugh Jackman)

1980s and earlier

  • On Golden Pond (1981: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda)

Hulu (subscription)

  • Binge: 24 S1 (2001) (also on IMDb TV; Roku
  • The Hate You Give (2018: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall)
  • The Skeleton Twins (2014: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader) (also on Prime)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

  • Binge: The Hunger Games (2012); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013); The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014); The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
  • La La Land (2016)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

  • The Piano (1993: Jane Campion directs Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin)

1980s and earlier

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • Binge: Survivor S35-37 (2017)
  • Binge: Lip Sync Battle S1-5 (2015)
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)

1980s and earlier

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • The House (2017: Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell)
  • My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (also on IMDb TV)

1980s and earlier

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
  • Shutter Island (2010: Martin Scorcese directs Leonardo DiCaprio) (also on Netflix)
  • Sin City (2005: Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba)
  • The Faculty (1998: Robert Rodriguez directs Elijah Wood, Piper Laurie, Jon Stewart) (also on Paramount+)
  • Seabiscuit (2003: Toby Maguire) (also on Paramount+)
  • Defiance (2008: Daniel Craig)
  • The Founder (2016: Michael Keaton) (also on Netflix, Tubi, IMDb TV)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Bat Masterson S1-2 (1958+)
  • Retrobinge: The Patty Duke Show S2 (1964) (also on Tubi, Roku)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (also on Paramount+)
  • Clue (1985: Tim Curry) (also on Paramount+)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • The Vatican Tapes (2015: found footage horror with Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou)
  • Body Count (1997: Alyssa Milano, Justin Theroux)
  • Evan Almighty (2007: Steve Carell sequel to Bruce Almighty)
  • In Bruges (2008: Colin Farrell)
  • Mr. Superinvisible (1970: Dean Jones)
  • Binge: 24 S1 (2001) (also on IMDb TV; Roku
  • The Hate You Give (2018: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall)
  • The Skeleton Twins (2014: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader) (also on Hulu)
  • Homicide (1991: David Mamet directs Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy)
  • Walkaway Joe (2020: David Straitharn, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) (also on Tubi)
  • Yakov Smirnoff: from Moscow…Idaho (1991)
  • Binge: Strange Days at Blake Holsey High S1 (2002)

1980s and earlier

  • Curse of the Black Widow (1977: Dan Curtis directs Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, June Lockhart)
  • Zane Grey’s Desert Gold (1936: Buster Crabbe) (also on Paramount+, Tubi)
  • Zane Grey’s Nevada (1944: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys) (also on Tubi)
  • Zane Grey’s Wild Horse Mesa (1932: Randolph Scott)
  • Hellgate (1952: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie)
  • Beat the Devil (1953: Humphrey Bogart) (also on Paramount+, Tubi, Pluto, Classix)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Ugly Betty S1-4 (2007+)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Sesame Street S1 (1969)
  • Retrobinge: The Donna Reed Show S1 (1958)
  • Retrobinge: Here’s Lucy S1-2 (1968)
  • Retrobinge: Family Affair S1-2 (1966+) (also on Tubi, IMDb TV)
  • Retrobinge: The Doris Day Show S1-2 (1968) (also on Tubi)
  • Retrobinge: The Mothers-in-Law S1-2 (1967: Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard) (also on Tubi)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Let There Be Light (2017 science documentary (also on Pluto)
  • Hansel & Gretel (2007: dark Korean fantasy)
  • Daphne du Maurier: In Rebecca’s Footsteps (2017 documentary)

1980s and earlier

  • Blood Feast (1963: Herschell Gordon Lewis directs)
  • Helga, She Wolf of Spilberg (1977)
  • Creature of the Walking Dead (1965) (also on Prime)
  • The Blot (1921: Lois Weber directs Philip Hubbard, Claire Windsor)
  • Li’l Abner (1940: Jeff York, Martha O’Driscoll) (also on Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Hercules and the Captive Women (1961: Reg Park)
  • Loan Shark (1952: George Raft) (also on Prime)
  • The Black Pirate (1926: Douglas Fairbanks) (also on Paramount+)
  • Third Party Risk (1954: Lloyd Bridges)
  • The Black Raven (1943: George Zucco)
  • Monster from the Ocean Floor (also on Prime)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1934: Colleen Moore) (also on Paramount+)
  • House of Black Death (1965: John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Jr.) (also on Prime)
  • The Blonde Captive (1931: Lowell Thomas)
  • Man Beast (1956) (also on Prime)
  • The Big Show-Off (1945: Arthur Lake)
  • Dragon Against Vampire AKA Hong-Do Mirror (1985)

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New to streaming 14 August 2021

August 14, 2021

New to streaming 14 August 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them. This time, in particular, it’s hard for me to imagine that someone who calls themselves a movie fan wouldn’t be able to find something on this list that they want to see…although, of course, it might not be on their services. From silent movies, to 1980s sci-fi, and up to this year!

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Aquamarine (2006: Emma Roberts)
  • X-Men (2000)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
  • Retrobinge: The Venture Bros. S1-3 (S1-7)

1980s and earlier

Hulu (subscription)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

1980s & earlier

  • Retrobinge: Murder, She Wrote S1-12 (1984+: Angela Lansbury) (also on Peacock)

Netflix (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • The Party (2017: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson…)
  • Binge: Beverly Hills 90210 (original) S2 (1991+)
  • Binge: SpongeBob SquarePants S12 (2019)

1980s and earlier

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier unless marked Premium)

  • Binge: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction S1, S2, S4 (1998+)
  • Premium: John Wick 1-3
  • Premium: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014)
  • Premium: Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness (2021: animated)
  • Premium: Extraordinary Tales (2013: archival voices include Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff)
  • Binge: Weeds S1-7 (2005+: Mary-Louise Parker)

1980s and earlier

  • Beau Geste (1966: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure) (also on Roku)
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1955: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • The Host (2013: Saiorse Ronan sci-fi)
  • Life After Beth (2014: Aubrey Plaza horror comedy)
  • World War Z (2013: Brad Pitt) (also on Paramount+)

1980s and earlier

  • Clambake (1967: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares)
  • Halloween with The New Addams Family (1977: John Astin, Carolyn Jones…)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • Binge: Thomas & Friends S20 (2016)
  • Zombie Strippers (2008: Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund)
  • Frankenfish (2004)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge CPO Sharkey S1-2 (1976: Don Rickles)
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (1978: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones…)
  • The Outlaw (1943: Jane Russell) (also on Paramount, The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • The Woman in the Window (1944: Fritz Lang directs Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett)
  • The Wasp Woman (1959: Roger Corman directs Susan Cabot) (also on Tubi)
  • The Marseille Contract (1974: MIchael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason)
  • Black Gunn (1972: Jim Brown) (also on Tubi)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Archie’s Weird Mysteries S1 (1999 animated)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: The Addams Family S1-2 (1964+)
  • Retrobinge: The Outer Limits (original) S1-2 (1963+); The Outer Limits S1-6 (1995+)
  • Retrobinge: Green Acres S1-2 (1965+)
  • Retrobinge: Cagney & Lacey S1-7 (1982+)
  • Retrobinge: Flipper S1-3 (1964+)
  • Retrobinge: Tombstone Territory S1-3 (1957+)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Beauty and the Beast (2009: Estelle Warren)
  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) (also on Prime)
  • Lake Michigan Monster (2018)

1980s and earlier

  • Death Rides a Horse (1967: Lee Van Cleef)
  • The Blue Angel (1930: Marlene Dietrich)
  • Retrobinge: Ozzie & Harriet S1 (1952)
  • Erik the Conqueror (1961: Mario Bava directs Cameron Mitchell)
  • Sting of Death (1966: Deanna Lund, Neil Sedaka)
  • Retrobinge: Hey Mulligan S1 (1954: Mickey Rooney)
  • Scum of the Earth (1963: Herschell Gordon Lewis directs)
  • Glorifying the American Girl (1929: Mary Eaton)
  • The Hooked Generation (1968)
  • Charade (1953: James Mason)

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New to streaming 8 August 2021

August 8, 2021

New to streaming 1 August 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them. This time, in particular, it’s hard for me to imagine that someone who calls themselves a movie fan wouldn’t be able to find something on this list that they want to see…although, of course, it might not be on their services. From silent movies, to 1980s sci-fi, and up to this year!

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993: Robin Williams0

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Binge: Game of Thrones S1 (2011)
  • Binge: The Flight Attendant (2020)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Lois & Clark S1-4 (1993…)

1980s and earlier

Hulu (subscription)

  • Daredevil (2003: Ben Affleck)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992: Gary Oldman)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

  • Binge: MadGyver reboot S1-5 (2016…) (also on Paramount+)
  • Walk the Line (2005: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon in the story of Johnny Cash)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

1980s and earlier

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000: Will Smith, Matt Damon)

1980s and earlier

  • Grease (1978)

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier)

  • Fantastic Four (2005: Jessica Alba, Chris Evans)
  • X-Men (2000: Bryan Singer directs Hugh Jackman)
  • Lots of episodes of RAW (wrestling); lots of SmackDown Live
  • Train to Busan (2016)
  • Frankenstein (2015: Bernard Rose directs)
  • Binge: Renegade S1-5 (1992: Lorenzo Lamas)

1980s and earlier

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Lots of Digimon Adventure
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998)
  • She’s So Lovely (1997: Sean Penn, Robin Wright)
  • Scream (1996); Scream 2; Scream 3
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)

1980s and earlier

  • Along Came Jones (1945: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young)
  • The Delicate Delinquent (1957: Jerry Lewis)
  • Game of Death (1978: Bruce Lee)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938: Alfred HItchcock directs) (also on HBOmax, Tubi)
  • The 39 Steps (1935: Alfred Hitchcock direcks Robert Donat (also on HBOmax, Roku Channel)
  • Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
  • White Line Fever (1975)
  • For Pete’s Sake (1974: Barbra Streisand) (also on Prime)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • Cecil B. Demented (2000: Melanie Griffith)
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992: Harvey Keitel) (also on Tubi)
  • Elektra (2005: Jennifer Garner Marvel)
  • Star Kid (1997)
  • The Saint (1997: Val Kilmer)
  • Binge: Eerie Indiana S1 (1991)

1980s and earlier

  • Convoy (1978)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  • Cross Creek (1983: Mary Steenburgen)
  • Hollywood High (1976)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Escape Plan (2013: Sylvester Stallone)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  • Marie Antoinette (2006: Sofia Coppola directs Kirsten Dunst)

1980s and earlier

  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway)
  • Hondo (1953: John Wayne)

Tubi (ad-supported) (note: just on 6 August, they added 268 titles!)

  • The Wolf House (2018: animated horror)
  • Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers (2018 documentary)

1980s and earlier

  • Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)
  • Of Human Bondage (1934: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis)
  • The Wizard of Gore (1970: Herschell Gordon Lewis directs); The Gore Gore Girls (1972: HGL directs); Two Thousand Maniacs (1964: HGL)
  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
  • The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
  • Black Rain (1989: Japanese drama about the social impacts on the survivors of Hiroshima)
  • Fantasy Mission Force (1983: Jackie Chan)
  • The Blue Bird (1940: Shirley Temple in a fantasy)
  • Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) (also on Tubi); Bulldog Drummond Escapes; Bulldog Drummond’s Peril; Bulldog Drummond Comes Back; Bulldog Drummond in Africa; Bulldog Drummond at Bay
  • Retrobinge: Young Charlie Chaplin S1 (1989: Ian McShane, Twiggy) (also on Prime)
  • Appleseed (1988 anime)
  • To the Last Man (1933: Randolph Scott in a Zane Grey Western)
  • Billy the Kid Returns (1938: Roy Rogers) (also on Paramount+)
  • Scrooge (1935: Seymour Hicks)
  • Port of New York (1949)
  • Reign of Terror (1949: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart…French Revolution)
  • Jigsaw (1949: Franchot Tone) (also on Paramount)
  • Behave Yourself (1951: Farley Granger, Shelley Winters)
  • Dark August (1976: Kim Hunter)
  • In the Year 2889 (1967: Larry Buchanan directs Paul Petersen) (also on Prime)
  • Speak Easily (1932: Buster Keaton) (also on Paramount+)
  • Indiscreet (1931: Gloria Swanson)
  • Please Murder Me (1956: Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr) (also on Paramount)
  • The Giant of Marathon (1959: you can take in an old Steve Reeves movie)
  • Frontier Town (1938: Tex Ritter)
  • Palooka (1934: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez)
  • The Blood Drinkers (1964: Gerardo de Leon directed horror)
  • The Son of Monte Cristo (1940: Louis Hayward, oan Bennett, George Sanders)
  • Never Wave at a WAC (1953: Rosalind Russell)
  • The Vampire Happening (1971)
  • Retrobinge: Texaco Star Theater (1951 Milton Berle…multiple seasons)
  • Sherlock Holmes (1937: Arthur Wontner) (also on Paramount+)

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New to streaming 1 August 2021

August 1, 2021

New to streaming 1 August 2021

Note: my apologies, but I never hit the “publish” button last week, so this will cover titles in about the past two weeks. I have been sending these on Saturdays, but since Sunday is the first of the month this time, I’ll wait for that: lots should be added!

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them. This time, in particular, it’s hard for me to imagine that someone who calls themselves a movie fan wouldn’t be able to find something on this list that they want to see…although, of course, it might not be on their services. From silent movies, to 1980s sci-fi, and up to this year!

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past two weeks or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Garfield (2004) (also on Prime)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Freaky (2020: body swap with a teen girl & a serial killer, the latter played by Vince Vaughn)
  • The Hangover (2009), also Part II, Part III
  • Scary Movie (2000) & 2, 3
  • Inception (2010)
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)
  • Constantine (2005: Francis Lawrence directs Keanu Reeves)
  • 28 Days Later (2002), and 28 Weeks Later
  • Basic Instinct (1992)
  • The Fugitive (1993: Harrison Ford)
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)
  • One Hour Photo (2002: Robin Williams drama)
  • Malcolm X (1992: Spike Lee directs Denzel Washington)
  • Horrible Bosses (2011)
  • The Birdcage (1996)
  • Best in Show (2000), and A Mighty Wind
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
  • Soldier (1998: Paul W.S. Anderson directs Kurt Russell)
  • Spawn (1997)
  • Dolphin Tale (2011)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Roots (1977)
  • My Left Foot (1989: Daniel Day-Lewis)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory (1971)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988: Steve Martin, Michael Caine)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987: Steven Spielberg) (also on Tubi)
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1957: Peter Cushing)
  • The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
  • Horror of Dracula (1958: Chrisopher Lee), and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
  • The Mummy (1959: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee)
  • Mean Streets (1973: Martin Scorcese)
  • Popeye (1980: Robin Williams)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974: Robert Redford)
  • Woodstock (1970)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1978: Warren Beatty)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988)
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • An American in Paris (1951)

Hulu (subscription)

  • Binge: Weeds S1-8 (2005…)
  • The Artist (2011) (also on HBOMax, Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto)
  • Under the Tuscan Sun (2003: Diane Lane)
  • Mud (2013: Matthew McConaughey)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000: Will Smith, Matt Damon)

1980s and earlier

  • The Sons of Katie Elder (1965: John Wayne)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987: Steve Martin, John Candy)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987: Eric Stoltz)
  • Plaza Suite (1971: Walter Matthau) (alson on Pluto)

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Ancient Aliens S1-3 (2010)

1980s & earlier

Netflix (subscription)

  • Binge: Masters of the Universe: Revelation (2021: Mark Hamill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey)
  • Binge: Chicago Med S1-5 (2015…)
  • Django Unchained (2012: Quentin Tarantino directs Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio)
  • Binge: The Shannara Chronicles (2016) (also on Tubi)
  • Inception (2010) (also on HBOMax)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • Binge: 30 Rock S1-7
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  • My Girl (1991: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin) (also on HBOMax, The Roku Channel)
  • Binge: Friday Night Lights S1-5
  • Beowulf (2007) (also on Prime Video, Paramount+, Pluto)
  • Beethoven (1992: Charles Grodin dog comedy), also Beethoven’s 2nd
  • Pineapple Express (2008: Seth Rogen, James Franco)
  • Magnolia (1999: Paul Thomas Anderson directs)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999 : Samuel J. Jackson)
  • The Machinist (2004: Christian Bale)
  • Good Luck Chuck (2007)
  • Major Payne (1995: Damon Wayans)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) (also Prime, HBOMax)
  • Space Cowboys (2000)
  • The Net (1995: Sandra Bullock)
  • Team America: World Police (2004)
  • Seabiscuit (2003)

1980s and earlier

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986: John Hughes directs Matthew Broderick)

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • World Trade Center (2006: Oliver Stone directs Nicolas Cage)
  • Turtle Power: The Definition History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 documentary)

1980s and earlier

  • A New Leaf (1971: Walter Matthau, Elaine May)
  • Western Mail (1942: Tom Keene)
  • Blue Summer (1973: Davy Jones)

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier)

  • Binge: Heartland S1-9, 11-13 (2007…)
  • Binge: Several Real Housewives seasons
  • Sherlock Holmes (2010: Ben Snyder, Gareth David-Lloyd)
  • Binge: Silk Stalkings S1-S4
  • Binge: House S2-8

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Booker S1 (Richard Grieco, Marcia Strassman)
  • Retrobinge: Highway to Heaven S1-S5 (1984…)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
  • Binge: The Outer Limits S1-S3 (1996)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Autumn in New York (2000: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder)
  • Django Unchained (2012: Quentin Tarantino directs Jamie Foxx)
  • Zombie Hunter (2013: Danny Trejo) (also on Tubi)
  • The Spanish Prisoner (1998: David Mamet directs Steve Martin) (also on Prime, The Roku Channel, Tubi)
  • Binge: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures S1 (1990: voices of Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, George Carlin)

1980s and earlier

  • Dunkirk (1958: Richard Attenborough) (also on Tubi, Pluto TV, & IMDbTV)
  • The Colditz Story (1955: Lionel Jeffries)
  • Retrobinge: The Outer Limits S2 (1964)
  • Busting (1974: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake)
  • Red Headed Stranger (1986: Willie Nelson) (also on Tubi, Prime)
  • Ice Cold in Alex (1958: Sylvia Sims, Anthony Quayle) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi, PlutoTV, IMDbTV)
  • Retrobinge: The Rat Patrol S1, S2 (1966…)
  • Cyborg (1989: Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Retrobinge: Petticoat Junction S1 (1963)
  • Retrobinge: Green Acres S1, S3 (1967)
  • Retrobinge: The Patty Duke Show S1 (1963) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi)
  • Patty Hearst (1988: Paul Schrader directs Natasha Richardson)
  • Retrobinge: In the Heat of the Night S1-2 (1988: Howard Rollins, Carroll O’Connor)
  • Red River (1948: Howard Hawks directs John Wayne, Montgomery Clift)
  • Boot Hill (1969: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer)
  • Retrobinge: Cagney & Lacey S2 (1982)
  • The Fortune Cookie (1966: Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau) (also on Prime)
  • Breakheart Pass (1975: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland)
  • The Barefoot Contessa (1954: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner)
  • The Knack…and How to Get It (1965: Richard Lester directs Michael Crawford)
  • The Way West (1967: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly)
  • The Octagon (1980: Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef)
  • Lillies of the Field (1963: Sidney Poitier) (also on Prime)
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989: Charles Bronson)
  • Billy Two Hats (1974: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr.)
  • Project Ako (1986 anime)
  • The Black Dragon’s Revenge (1975)
  • Hell Up in Harle (1973: Larry Cohen directs Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue (1955)
  • Killer Diller (1948: Butterfly McQueen)
  • Jivin’ in Bebop (1946: Dizzy Gillespie)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • Nobel Son (2007: Alan Rickman, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen…)
  • Serena (2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper)
  • Binge: Monk S5-6
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • Goon (2012: Seann William Scott) (also on Tubi, PlutoTV)
  • Binge: Dexter S1 (2006)
  • Binge: Starhunter ReduX S2 (2019)
  • Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • The Legend of Zorro (2005: Antonio Banderas)
  • Elektra (2005 Marvel movie: Jennifer Garner)
  • Iron Lady (2011: Meryl Streep)
  • Hook (1991: Steven Spielberg directs Robin Williams)
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
  • Fido (2006: a zombie comedy) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi)
  • (Jaime) Maussan’s UFO Files – Director’s Cut (2021 documentary)
  • Money Kings (1998: Peter Falk) (also on Tubi)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Attack the Block (2011: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Ghost World (2001)
  • Something’s Gotta Give (2003: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton)
  • Machete (2010: Danny Trejo) (also on Hulu)
  • The Lords of Salem (2012)
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992: Harvey Keitel) (also on Tubi)

1980s and earlier

  • The Westerner (1940: William Wyler directs Gary Cooper)
  • Dishonored Lady (1947: Hedy Lamarr)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Something Wild (1986)
  • Major League (1989)
  • Mac and Me (1988)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  • For Pete’s Sake (1974: Barbra Streisand)
  • Several Gene Autry Westerns
  • Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  • The Natural (1984)
  • The Three Musketeers (1973: Richard Lester directs Michael York, Oliver Reed…)
  • Rollerball (1975)
  • La Bamba (1987) (also on Pluto, IMDbTV)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • Predator (1987), Predator 2
  • The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975: Elizabeth Montgomery)
  • Black River Monster (1986)
  • Thunderbird 6 (1968)
  • Jaws (1975), also Jaws 2, Jaws 3…
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976: David Bowie)
  • A Bucket of Blood (1959: classic low-budget horror comedy…Roger Corman directs Dick Miller)
  • The Loners (1972: Dean Stockwell)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • Monstrosit (1963: brain transplant horror) (also on Paramount+, Tubi)
  • Angels Die Hard (1970: bikers)
  • The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers (1946: Barbara Stanwyck) (also on Paramount+)
  • Frances (1982)
  • Black and White in Color (1976)
  • From the Hip (1987: Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

1980s and earlier

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Binge: Doctor Zhivago S1 (2002: Keira Knightley)
  • Ringu O (2000: Yukie Nakama); Spiral (1998)
  • Howl from Beyond the Fog (2019: Japanese monster movie) (also on Prime)
  • The Humanity Bureau (2017: Nicolas Cage)
  • Undercover Grandpa (2017: James Caan)
  • 9/11 (2017: Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg)
  • Sidekicks (1992: Chuck Norris)
  • Homicide (1991: David Mamet directs Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy) (also on Prime)
  • Wolfman’s Got Nards (2018: documentary about Monster Squad)
  • Binge: Barney S10, S11 (2006+: the purple dinosaur)
  • NetherBeast Incorporated (2007) (also on Prime)
  • A Cat in the Brain (1990: directed by Lucio Fulci)
  • Jupiter Ascending (2015: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum)
  • Lots of later Gamera movies
  • (500) Day of Summer (2009) (also on Hulu, the Roku Channel, IMDbTV)
  • Hellboy (2004: Ron Perlman) (also on Prime)
  • Invictus (2009)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008) (also on Hulu, The Roku Channel)
  • Coyote Ugly (2000)
  • Queen of the Damned (2002)
  • All About the Benjamins (2002)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006) (also on The Roku Channel)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Borat (2006)
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats ((2009)
  • Waiting to Exhale (1995) (also on The Roku Channel, IMDbTV)
  • G.I. Jane (1997: Demi Moore)
  • The Postman (1997)
  • Binge: Yo Gabba Gabba S1-4 (2007)
  • Binge: RoboCop: The Series S1 (1994)

1980s and earlier

  • Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952: Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi…Lucan appeared as Old Mother Riley in comedies, sort of like Tyler Perry playing Madea)
  • Retrobinge: Life with Elizabeth S1 (1953: Betty White)
  • Retrobinge: An Evening at the Improv (several seasons)
  • Alien (1979), Aliens
  • Bagdad Cafe (1987)
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965: Peter Cushing)
  • Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)
  • Dracula (1979: Frank Langella)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Dreamscape (1984)
  • Day of the Dead (1985: George A. Romero) (also on Pluto)
  • Angel on My Shoulder (1946: Paul Muni) (also on Paramount+, The Roku Channel)
  • Francis the Talking Mule (1950)
  • Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
  • Death Curse of Tartu (1966)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • The Prey (1983)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949: Bing Crosby)
  • Retrobinge: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show S2-3 (1951)
  • Retrobinge: Flash Gordon S1 (1954: Steve Holland)
  • A NIght for Crime (1943: Glenda Farrell)
  • A Christmas Carol (1984: George C. Scott)
  • Retrobinge: Vampire Princess Miyu (1988: anime)
  • Diary of a Chambermaid (1964: Jeanne Moreau) (also on Prime, The Roku Channel)
  • Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)
  • The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971: Paul Naschy) (also on The Roku Channel)
  • The Vampire Doll (1970)
  • The Tall T (1957: Randolph Scott)
  • A Corner in Wheat (1909: D. W Griffith directs)
  • Sagebrush Trail (1933: John Wayne)
  • A Lady to Love (1930: Vilma Banky)
  • High Lonesome (1950: John Drew Barrymore) (also on Paramount+)
  • A Romance of the Redwoods (1917: Mary Pickford) (also on Paramount+)
  • El Sequeleto de la Senora Morales (The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales) (1960)
  • Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965: Sal Mineo)
  • 12 to the Moon (1960)
  • A Life at Stake (1955: Angela Lansbury)
  • The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964: Joseph Stefano co-directs Martin Landau)
  • A Scream in the Night (1935: Lon Chaney Jr.)
  • A Lust to Kill (1958: Allison Hayes)
  • A Rage to Live (1965: Suzanne Pleshette)
  • A Fool There Was (1915: Theda Bara) (also on Paramount+)
  • A Clever Dummy (1917: Ben Turpin)
  • The Mark of the Hawk (1957: Eartha Kitt) (also on Paramount+)
  • Racquet (1979: Bert Convy, Lynda Day George, Phil Silvers)

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New to streaming 17 July 2021

July 17, 2021

New to streaming 17 July 2021

It’s definitely a new golden age for movie/TV buffs, with so many streaming options and serious competition between them.

I strongly recommend the free app and website

https://www.justwatch.com/

You can filter it for the services you use, price, genre, release year, and more.

I regularly check it to see what’s new, and I’m often impressed.

I’ll break this down by service…in every case, the movies or shows I list will be available either free or NAC (No Additional Cost, over the subscription fee). Note that I’m looking at the USA: it’ll be different in different countries (that’s another JustWatch filter).

These titles are also listed as new to that service in the past week or so. They may have been around on other services before, and they could even have been on the one I list, left it, and then come back.

This is just a selelction! There are a lot more than these titles, which caught my eye. Feel free to mention other titles in the comments/Twitter replies.

Enjoy!

Disney+ (subscription)

  • We Bought a Zoo (2011: Matt Damon)

HBOmax (subscription)

  • Snakes on a Plane (2006: Samuel L. Jackson)
  • Tom & Jerry (2021)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

1980s and earlier

Hulu (subscription)

  • Binge: Cleopatra in Space S1-3 (2020…)
  • Sunshine (2007: Danny Boyle sci-fi)

1980s and earlier

IMDbTV (ad-supported)

  • Shanghai Knights (2002: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson)
  • 2046 (2004 sci-fi)

1980s & earlier

  • Retrobinge: Dallas S2, S6, S11, S12 (1978…)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978)

Netflix (subscription)

  • Twilight (2008), New Moon (2009), Eclipse (2010)

1980s and earlier

  • Still Smokin (1983: Cheech and Chong)

Paramount+ (subscription)

  • A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

Peacock TV (subscription, free tier)

  • Unbreakable (2000: M. Night Shyamalan directs Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson)
  • The Happening (2008: M. Night Shyamalan directs Mark Walhberg, Zooey Deschanel)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999: M. Night Shyamalan directs Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment)
  • The Village (2004: M. Night Shyamalan directs Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix)
  • Signs (2002: M. Night Shyamalan directs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix)
  • The Adjustment Bureau (2011: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt)

Pluto TV (ad-supported)

  • Jackie Brown (1997: Quentin Tarantino direct Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro)
  • Monster (2003: Charlize Theron, Christina Reid)
  • Gods of Egypt (2016: Alex Proyas directs Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler)
  • Binge: Andromeda S1-5 (2000+)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999: Kevin Bacon)
  • Wishmaster (1997)
  • The Last Days on Mars (2013: Liev Schreiber)
  • The Day of the Triffids (2009 miniseries)
  • I’m Still Here (2010: Joaquin Phoenix) (also on Tubi)
  • Stake Land (2010)

1980s and earlier

  • Retrobinge: Chargeman (1974: ainme)
  • Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone)
  • From Beyond (1986: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton)
  • Koyanisqatsi (1982)
  • Once Bitten (1985: Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton)
  • Bull Durham (1988: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Solarbabies (1986: Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz sci-fi)
  • Capulina vs. the Monsters (1974)
  • Retrobinge: MacGyver S5 (1989)
  • 8 Million Ways to Die (1986: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette)

Prime Video (subscription)

  • All at Sea (2010: Lauren Bacall, Brian Cox)
  • The Basket (2000: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi, IMDb TV)
  • Europa Report (2013: Sharlito Copley sci-fi)
  • Romeo & Juliet (2013: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth)
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace)
  • The Mothman of Point Pleasant (2017 documentary)
  • Apocalypto (2006)
  • Breaking DawnPars 1 (2011), Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

1980s and earlier

  • Meet John Doe (1941: Frank Capra directs Gary Cooper, Barbara Stawyck) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi)
  • Imperial Venus (1962: Gina Lollobrigida, Stephen Boyd)
  • White Zombie (1932: Bela Lugosi)
  • Things to Come (1936: William Cameron Menzies directs Raymond Massey)
  • Dressed to Kill (1946: Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson)
  • The Little Shop of Horror (1960: Roger Corman)
  • And Then There Were None (1945: Barry Fitzgerald in an Agatha Christie adaptation)
  • Suddenly (1954: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden)
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (1932: Fay Wray, Joel McCrea)
  • Night Tide (1963: Curtis Harrington directs Dennis Hopper)
  • The Invisible Ghost (1941: Bela Lugosi)
  • Woman on the Run (1950: Ann Sheridan) (also on Tubi)
  • Purgatory (1988: Tanya Roberts)
  • The Screaming Skull (1958)
  • The Bat (1959: Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1950: Jose Ferrer)
  • Topper Returns (1941: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis)
  • Retrobinge: Diff’rent Strokes S1-8 (1978…)
  • Retrobinge: The Yogi Bear Show S1 (1961)
  • The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers (1946: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin)
  • The Red House (1947: Edward G. Robinson)

The Roku Channel (ad-supported)

1980s and earlier

  • QB VIII (1974: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick) (also on The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV)

Tubi (ad-supported)

  • Binge: The Lost World S1 (1999)
  • Binge: Sonic the Hedgehog S1 (1993)

1980s and earlier

  • The Beyond (1981: Lucio Fulci directed horror)
  • Animalympics (1980: voices include Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner)

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