Movie News & Reviews

‘Civil War’ features heroes vs. heroes

The heroes bringing latex back in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The heroes bringing latex back in “Captain America: Civil War.” Marvel Studios

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Captain America: Civil War” features star-spangled Boy Scout (Chris Evans) battling Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the rest of the Marvel Comics Universe picking sides. It also introduces Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and reintroduces Spider-Man (Tom Holland). PG-13. Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.

The Conjuring 2” sends paranormal investigators Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to the “Enfield Poltergeist” in Britain (R). Also on DVD and Blu-ray.

Rob Zombie’s new horror film “31” is available On Demand weeks before it plays in theaters (R). “Cardboard Boxer,” starring Thomas Haden Church as a homeless survivor (not rated), and “The Good Neighbor,” a thriller starring James Caan (R), are available the same day as they arrive at select theaters nationwide.


Catch up with “Supergirl: Season 1” before it moves to the CW universe of DC Comics heroes for season two in October.

More streaming TV: the top-rated cable show “The Walking Dead: Season 6,” which introduces the infamous Negan, and “Hawaii Five 0: Season 6.”

Gerard Butler saves President Aaron Eckhart again in “London Has Fallen” (2015, R) and Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor are trapped in a time loop in “ARQ” (2016, no rating).

Two award-winning short documentaries: “Extremis” (2016) looks at end-of-life care, and “The White Helmets” (2016) profiles volunteer rescue workers in war zones (not rated).

Amazon Prime Video

True stories: “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” (2008) looks at steroids in competitive bodybuilding (PG-13), and “Cocaine Cowboys” (2006) tells the real-life story that inspired 1983’s “Scarface” (R).

The six-episode comedy series “Fleabag” stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge as an unfiltered young woman in London.

Amazon Prime Video / Hulu

Eli Roth’s thriller “Knock Knock” (2015) stars Keanu Reeves as a suburban father tempted by two seductive young women (R).

Stop-Loss” (2008) stars Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum as U.S. soldiers unexpectedly called back into service (R).


The new four-part miniseries remake of “Roots” (2016), made for the History Channel, stars Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, and Anika Noni Rose.

Bridget Jones Diary” (2001) and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004) arrive as the third “Bridget Jones” movie hits theaters (R).


Sisters” (2015) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler throw one last bash in their childhood home in this comedy (R).

Showtime Anytime

The drama “Masters of Sex” and the documentary “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” return with new episodes every Sunday.

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. Find his reviews of streaming movies and TV at