What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
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“The Martian,” a smart, sturdy science fiction drama built on applied science and creative problem solving, stars Matt Damon as an astronaut left behind on a Mars mission. It just won two Golden Globes — in the comedy category. Also available in 3D version on some systems, and on DVD and Blu-ray. Rated PG-13.
Also new: the animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania 2” from Adam Sandler and friends (PG), Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” with Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (R), and the horror sequel “Sinister 2” (R).
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“Goodnight Mommy” creates an unnerving sense of anxiety as adolescent twin brothers suspect that their mother, wrapped in bandages from surgery, is an imposter. The unsettling psychological thriller is in German with English subtitles and rated R.
In “Just Add Magic: Season 1,” three teenage girls find out that grandma’s cookbook is actually a collection of spells.
Also newly arrived are some classics: the crime drama “Serpico” (1973), with Al Pacino (R); the conspiracy thriller “The Parallax View” (1974), with Warren Beatty (R); and the R-rated comedies “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978) and “This Is Spinal Tap” (1984).
Suburbia meets the new sexual revolution in the comedy “The Overnight,” (2015) with Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling.
From Norway comes the provocative and controversial TV thriller “Occupied” (2015), about a Russian invasion of Norway after it stops oil production.
The teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Class: Season 1” revives the Canadian high school series for a new generation of kids, and “Parks and Recreation: Season 7” brings the Amy Poehler sitcom to a finish.
“Red Riding Trilogy“ (2009) is a mesmerizing trio of British films (titled “1974,” “1980,” and “1983“) that covers 10 years of crime and corruption in the North of England in the shadow of a serial killer. Not rated, mature audiences.
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron rock the desert wasteland in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the smartest and most visceral action film of 2015. (R)
On Saturday, Jan. 16, “Sesame Street: Season 46” premieres on HBO.
Did you miss “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”? You can stream it from the PBS website.