What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
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“Goosebumps” unleashes the stories of kids horror author R.L. Stine to the big screen as a colorful comic adventure, starring Jack Black as Stine and a menagerie of his imaginary creatures. The kid-friendly monster mash is rated PG and is also on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.
Spike Lee’s polarizing “Chi-Raq” takes on street violence in Chicago by way of a satirical musical. Amazon Prime members can stream it free starting February 5. R.
“The Assassin,” a graceful period piece from Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiou-Hsien, turns martial arts drama into a gorgeous cinematic poem. Not rated but not explicit.
Also new: “Burnt” with Bradley Cooper as a superstar chef rebuilding a career wrecked by drugs and arrogance (R) and “A Brilliant Young Mind” with Asa Butterfield as a socially awkward prodigy at the International Math Olympics (PG-13).
Chelsea Handler hosts the four-part documentary “Chelsea Does,” delving into marriage, racism, technology, and drugs in her usual uninhibited way. For mature audiences.
“Turbo Kid” (2015) combines adolescent adventure and eighties B-movies for the story of a comic book-obsessed kid in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of… 1997. Not rated, features gory violence.
The Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary series “Frozen Planet” (2011) studies life in the hostile environments of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
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Missing out on the new PBS series “Mercy Street”? You can stream new episodes of this American drama, set in a military hospital during the Civil War, a week after they debut on PBS.
“Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1,” a prequel to the hit zombie drama, drops the viewer at ground zero in Los Angeles. The second season begins on AMC in April.
“Entourage,” the big-screen sequel to the HBO series, bring back charming actor Vinnie Chase (Adrien Grenier), his foul-mouthed super-agent (Jeremy Piven), and his pack of Hollywood bros. R.
“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon” chronicles the rise and fall of the famed humor magazine.