What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Jennifer Lawrence’s fury and passion sustain “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the fourth and final film in the young adult franchise of teen gladiators-turned-rebel liberators. It drags the story out with extended battles and exposition, but it’s faithful to the grim tone and fatal twists of the book. PG-13 for violence. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
In “Daddy’s Home,” smooth jazz stepdad Will Ferrell is repeatedly humiliated by his wife’s macho, swaggering ex-husband (Mark Wahlberg) in front of his kids. I guess that’s what passes for family comedy today. PG-13 for crude humor.
Also new: the acclaimed indie drama “James White,” starring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon (R), and the killer black comedy “Kill Your Friends,” with Nicholas Hoult (not rated, mature audiences).
Available same day in select theaters nationwide is the post-college comedy “Get a Job,” with Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick (R), and the baseball documentary “Fastball,” narrated by Kevin Costner (no rating).
Martial arts movie superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li team up for the first and only time in the action fantasy “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008), an American take on the classic Chinese “Monkey King” legend. PG-13 but aimed at adolescents and teens.
The documentary “Batkid Begins” (2015) chronicles the real-life Batman adventure of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Not rated.
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The British miniseries “Arthur & George” (2015) spins a true story of Arthur Conan Doyle’s efforts to clear the name of a wrongly convicted man into a Holmes-like mystery.
Streaming TV: Tatiana Maslany is superb in multiple roles in the clone conspiracy drama “Orphan Black: Season 3.” 10 episodes.
“Pitch Perfect 2” sends Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the Barden Bellas to an international competition for a new round of romance, goofy antics and friendship through a cappella harmonizing. PG-13.
The documentary “Everything is Copy” is a portrait of Nora Ephron by her son, Jacob Bernstein.
The British mystery series “Vera: Series 6,” starring Brenda Blethyn as the caustic DCI, streams before it heads to public television. New episodes arrive each Monday.