What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Remember the legacy of Muhammad Ali with the documentaries “I Am Ali” (2014, PG) on Netflix, the 1970 documentary “A.K.A. Cassius Clay” on Amazon Prime (PG), and “Facing Ali” (2009) featuring interviews with ten of his greatest opponents (R), on VOD on Amazon Video and iTunes.
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“Zootopia,” Disney’s animated comedy about a bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and a conniving fox partner (Jason Bateman) hopped its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of 2016. PG. Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.
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“Hail, Caesar!,” the Coen Bros.’s sly yet affectionate satire of 1950s Hollywood, stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, and Tilda Swinton. PG-13.
“Fathers and Daughters” with Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried debuts weeks before theaters. Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “Cell,” a Stephen King adaptation with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Both rated R.
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“Love & Mercy” (2015), a touching true-life drama about Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson (played by Paul Dano and John Cusack), explores his creative life and his struggle with depression. PG-13. Also on Hulu.
Kid stuff: “Lego Ninjago: Season 1” presents interlocking ninjas.
Bill Murray is an aging rock manager promoting teenage girl from Kabul in the comedy “Rock the Kasbah” (2015) (R).
Hulu’s Golden Globe-nominated comedy “Casual” returns for a second season. New episodes debut every Wednesday.
Matt Damon won a Golden Globe award as an American botanist left behind on a Mars mission in “The Martian” (2015), a smart, sturdy science fiction drama built on actual science. PG-13.