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‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ brings retro fun

Clearly the creativity behind posing for pics is heightened after a joint…or two.
Clearly the creativity behind posing for pics is heightened after a joint…or two. Paramount Pictures

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

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Everybody Wants Some!!,” Richard Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused,” captures the texture and the attitude of college in 1980 with impressive detail. R. On DVD and Blu-ray and at Redbox.

Also new: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” the third film the young adult sci-fi action franchise starring Shailene Woodley (PG-13), “Demolition” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, the faith-based drama “Miracles from Heaven” with Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah (PG), and the made-in-Oregon thriller “Green Room,” one of the last films made by Anton Yelchin (R).

Available same day at select theaters nationwide is the sports drama “Undrafted” (not rated) and the Mexican wrestling documentary “Lucha Mexico” (not rated).


Winona Ryder stars in “Stranger Things,” the new Netflix series about supernatural doings in small town America. Eight episodes ready to stream.

More streaming TV: the acclaimed new comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1”; the telenovela spoof “Jane the Virgin: Season 2”; the British historical drama “The Last Kingdom: Season 11”; and four seasons of the Showtime comedy “Shameless.

Kid Stuff: The animated series “Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad” debuts and “The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3” begins.

Foreign affairs: the provocative 2016 Best Foreign Film nominee “Mustang” (2015) from Turkey (PG-13, subtitled) and Jia Zhangke’s award-winning “Mountains May Depart” (2015) from China (not rated, subtitled).

Arriving from the film festival circuit are “Rebirth” (2016), a psychodrama with Fran Kranz and Adam Goldberg, and the documentary “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru” (2016). Not rated.

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Arriving in time for the election season are “The Candidate” (1972) with Robert Redford (PG), “The American President” (1995) with Michael Douglas and Annette Bening (PG-13), and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” (1995), directed by George Clooney (PG).

Suits: Season 5” arrives before Season 6 begins on USA.

From Britain comes the “Inspector Morse” spin-off “Inspector Lewis: Seasons 1-7” and the prequel “Endeavour: Seasons 1 & 2.”

More streaming TV: new episodes of the Amazon original kids series “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” plus the complete runs of “Roswell” with Katherine Heigl, “Lie to Me” with Tim Roth, and “The Riches” with Eddie Izzard.


Two of Hulu’s signature original series return with new seasons. The first episodes of “Difficult People: Season 2” and “East Los High: Complete Season 4” are now available, with new episodes arriving each week.

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