What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
“ Furious 7” finds the “Fast and Furious” action franchise as wildly improbable and furiously entertaining as ever. This one sends Vin Diesel and Paul Walker (who died during production) around the world to take on international gangsters, a Somali terrorist and a vengeful Jason Statham, all from behind the wheel of a car. Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell co-star. The “extended version” on VOD is about two minutes longer than the theatrical version. PG-13 for violence, action, mayhem and suggestive language. Also on Blu-ray and DVD.
Disney’s live action remake of the classic animated fairy tale “ Cinderella,” starring Lily James (of “Downton Abbey”) as Cinderella and Cate Blanchett as her stepmother, has a family-friendly PG rating. Also on Blu-ray and DVD.
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“ Time Out of Mind,” the acclaimed drama with Richard Gere as a homeless man on the streets of New York, arrives on Cable On Demand as it expands in theaters (unrated, mature audiences).
Tina Fey narrates the G-rated nature documentary “ Monkey Kingdom.”
Wes Anderson’s “ Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) is a sweet and playful tale of adolescent misfits turned romantic runaways and the dysfunctional adults who are nudged into becoming better parents. Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis star. PG-13 for sexual situations and smoking.
“ Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” the latest Netflix original documentary, profiles the Rolling Stones guitarist, songwriter and rock legend in his 70s.
Streaming TV: “ The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1” stars Debra Messing as a single mom who solves crimes while raising rambunctious twin boys. There’s also the hipster comedy spoof “ Portlandia: Season 5,” “ Call the Midwife: Series 4” from Britain, and “ Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 3” from Australia.
Amazon Prime Video
“ Men, Women and Children” (2012), directed by Jason Reitman, looks at personal disconnection in the age of social media, with Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt. R for language and sexual content. It’s also on Netflix.
“ Alps” (2011), from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, is an offbeat story about a secret society that helps grieving people by posing as a recently-deceased member of a mourning family.
“ The Mindy Project: Season 4” premieres exclusively on Hulu, which picked up Mindy Kaling’s sitcom after Fox canceled it. The new season kicks off with Mindy on the verge of motherhood. New episodes arrive every Tuesday.
Will Ferrell plays 10 positions for 10 different Major League Baseball teams in one day during spring training. The comical documentary “ Ferrell Takes the Field” chronicles the stunt, a fundraiser for Cancer for College.
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.