What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1” – Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) doesn’t wear a costume but she has power, attitude, and a sinister supervillain (David Tennant) stalking her. The second series in Netflix superhero universe returns to the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen for another dark, gritty show. 13 episodes now available.
“River,” a new murder mystery series from Britain starring Stellan Skarsgard, makes its stateside debut on Netflix. Six episodes.
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The heady new series “The Man in High Castle: Season 1” is set in an alternate reality where the U.S is divided up by World War II victors Germany and Japan in a wary détente. Ten episodes.
“Ex Machina” is a clever science fiction game of wiles between man and machine with Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. R.
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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” brings TV’s coolest spies to the big screen with tongue-in-cheek humor, groovy sixties style and color, and secret agent action. Henry Cavill is a charismatic Napoleon Solo and director Guy Ritchie delivers old-school chases and stunts with playful style. PG-13. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the romantic comedy “Man Up” with Simon Pegg and Lake Bell (R).
The documentary “The Latin Explosion: A New America” surveys the artists who brought Latin flavors to American music and popular culture over the decades.
“Listen to Me Marlon” (2015) presents an intimate documentary portrait of the artist through rare audio recordings and video footage.
“The Art of More,” a drama about the cutthroat culture of the high-end auction world starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, debuts on the free, commercial-supported streaming service. Ten episodes.
Crackle has also picked up the superhero drama “Powers,” originally produced for the PlayStation network.
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.