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Hunker down with ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’

John Goodman tortures Mary Elizabeth Winstead with the “Roseanne” theme song on repeat.
John Goodman tortures Mary Elizabeth Winstead with the “Roseanne” theme song on repeat. Paramount Pictures

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

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

10 Cloverfield Lane” is a wily claustrophobic psychodrama set in an underground bunker during what may be the end of the world. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the new guest and John Goodman is unnerving as the survivalist with control issues. Also on DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox. PG-13.

The sublime Charlotte Rampling earned an Oscar nomination for the intimate British drama “45 Years,” co-starring Tom Courtenay. Also on disc and at Redbox. R.

Also new: the comedies “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” with Sally Field (R), and “Eddie the Eagle,” with Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman (PG-13); the action thriller “London Has Fallen” with Gerard Butler (R); and the biblical drama “The Young Messiah” (PG-13).

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the romantic comedy “No Stranger than Love,” starring Alison Brie and Justin Chatwin. R.


The fourth season of the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” shakes things up at Litchfield Women’s Prison. All 13 episodes available to stream at your own pace.

More streaming TV: Shonda Rhimes’ addictive “Scandal: Season 5,” with Kerry Washington; “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3,” with superheroes and secret agents; and the seventh and final season of the sitcom “The League” (also on Amazon Prime and Hulu) — plus “All Hail King Julien: Season 3” for the kids.

New movies: the young adult fantasy “The Giver,” (2014) with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep (PG-13), and the Chinese box-office smash “Monster Hunt” (2015), a fantasy with martial arts action, slapstick comedy and cute CGI creatures (not rated, with subtitles).

Amazon Prime Video

Mr. Robot: Season 1” stars Rami Malek as an intense, unstable computer hacker who metes out digital justice. You can catch up on all 10 episodes before the second season of the cult hit debuts on USA in July.

Trumbo” (2015) stars Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and Helen Mirren as gossip queen Hedda Hopper. R.

You don’t have to be a Prime member to view the pilot episodes of Amazon hopefuls, including “The Interestings,” based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, and Hollywood drama “The Last Tycoon,” with Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer.


The documentary “He Named Me Malala” (2015) profiles Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani-born schoolgirl who won the Nobel Peace Prize. PG-13.


The survival drama “Everest” (2015) strands Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal on the highest mountain in the world. PG-13.

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