As always, there’s a nice grab bag of different kinds of films up for grabs on the streaming sites this week. There are biopics, with the Academy Award nominated drama, “Hidden Figures,” starring Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe as three black women that worked for NASA as well as “Diana,” in which Naomi Watts plays the late Princess Diana. There’s some animated fare, with “The Book Of Life,” a very eye-catching children’s film about the day of the dead celebration and the Disney classic “Pocahontas,” which depicts John Smith (voiced by Mel Gibson) coming to America and trying to mine it for gold when they came across the Native Americans. “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, and Marisa Tomei while “Alex Of Venice” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the starring role. Colin Firth and Julianne Moore star in Tom Ford’s Academy Award nominated film “A Single Man” while Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson star in the lesser received “The Lost City Of Z” which released in America earlier this year. Netflix has released a new mockumentary series titled “American Vandal,” poking fun at the new true crime fad in television, depicting a supposedly wrongfully accused teenager of spray-painting penises on the faculty cars and getting expelled and fined because of it. And in the number one spot, Ethan Hawke shows up yet again, this time alongside six other men, including Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, as they deliver some Western justice in the remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” one of my favorite films of 2016.

Hidden Figures || Drama about black women in NASA

Diana || The princess biopic starring Naomi Watts

The Book Of Life || Animated film about the “day of the dead”

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead || Hoffman and Hawke

A Single Man|| Oscar nominated film starring Colin Firth

Pocahontas || The classic Disney animation about the New World

Alex Of Venice || **

American Vandal: Season One || A spoof true crime series

The Lost City Of Z || Charlie Hunnam as an adventurer

The Magnificent Seven (2016) || Denzel in this western remake



  • Bordertown (Netflix)
  • Dead Awake (2016) (Netflix)
  • First They Killed My Father (Netflix)
  • Foo Fighters: Back And Forth (Netflix)
  • Half Nelson (Netflix)
  • Last Men In Aleppo (Netflix)
  • Portlandia: Season 7 (Netflix)
  • Strong Island (Netflix)


  • Austin Found (Amazon Prime)
  • Bite (Amazon Prime)
  • Endless Love (1981) (Amazon Prime)
  • Frantz (Amazon Prime)
  • Harvard Man (Amazon Prime)
  • Karla (Amazon Prime)
  • Rampage (Amazon Prime)
  • Ripple Effect (Amazon Prime)
  • Sophie’s Choice (Amazon Prime)
  • Tanna (Amazon Prime)
  • The Thaw (Amazon Prime)
  • Winter Of Frozen Dreams (Amazon Prime)
  • Young Ones (Amazon Prime)
  • Zebra Lounge (Amazon Prime)


  • Child Of God (Hulu)
  • Legally Blonde (Hulu)
  • Pray For Rain (Hulu)
  • Realite (Hulu)
  • Survivor (Hulu)
  • Tracktown (Hulu)


  • Mother’s Day (Showtime)


  • The Anthropologist (Tubi TV)
  • Chick-Lit (Tubi TV)
  • Chop Shop (Tubi TV)
  • Hide Away (Tubi TV)
  • The Legend Of Barney Thomson (Tubi TV)
  • The Nameless (Tubi TV)
  • Reunited (Tubi TV)
  • Samsara (Tubi TV)
  • Witless Protection (Tubi TV)


  • Fired Up (Vudu)
  • War Games (Vudu)


  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (Fandor)
  • Mississippi Burning (Fandor)


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