What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
“The Jungle Book” remakes Disney’s animated classic with Mowgli (Neel Sethi) in a magnificent jungle kingdom of animals voiced by Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, and others. A lovingly-crafted film for all ages. PG. Also on Blu-ray and DVD and at Redbox.
Also new: the sleight-of-hand caper “Now You See Me 2” with Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo (PG-13), comedy “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” with Andy Samberg (R), romantic tearjerker “Me Before You” (R), and documentary “De Palma” (R).
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The BBC mini-series “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” (2015) is a compelling mix of fantasy and historical fiction adapted from Susanna Clarke’s acclaimed novel.
The movies this month include Oscar winners “Babel” (2006, R) and Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” (1998, R), eighties flashbacks “Footloose” (1984, PG) and “Top Gun” (1986, PG), and Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster “Jaws” (1975, PG).
True stories: “The State of Marriage” (2015) surveys the long struggle of the marriage equality movement (not rated) and “I Am Ali” (2014) profiles the life and career of the boxing legend (not rated).
Amazon Prime Video
“Bronson” (2008) gave Tom Hardy his break-out role as “Britain’s most violent prisoner.” R.
Also new: the real life disaster drama “Apollo 13” (1995) with Tom Hanks (PG), Oscar winner “Good Will Hunting” (1997, R), snobs-vs-slobs comedy “Caddyshack” (1980, R), and “13 Assassins” (2010) from Japan (R, with subtitles).
Amazon Prime Video and Hulu
“In the Heart of the Sea” (2015), a survival drama based on a true story of 19th century whalers, stars Chris Hemsworth. PG-13.