Robert De Niro pops up a few times this week, first across from John Travolta, playing a cat-and-mouse games in the woods in “Killing Season” and then alongside an ensemble cast of Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Elizabeth Olsen, as a famous blind psychic in “Red Lights.” In another ensemble film, “The Dinner” stars Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney, and Steve Coogan, about a couple dealing with some issues at a dinner with friends. Shia LaBeouf sees himself falling for the estranged wife (Evan Rachel Wood) of a brutal gangster (Mads Mikkelsen) and pays the price in “Charlie Countryman.” In a film that I cannot believe did not get nominated for any Oscars during its year, “The Paperboy” saw Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron playing paper men trying to get a story about a convict, played by John Cusack while Nicole Kidman plays his lover, trying anything she can to set him free. I also cannot believe Michael Shannon did not get a nomination for this role as a mobster hitman in “The Iceman.” In another film surrounding the subject of the evacuation of Dunkirk (“Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” are other titles this year exploring the same subject matter, “Their Finest” sees Gemma Arteton, a married woman, forming a connection with Sam Claflin as they work on a propaganda film, alongside Bill Nighy. Taking a new look at the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” one of the latest entries, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” starring Alexandra Daddario successfully turned Leatherface into an anti-hero, which actually worked extremely well. Following his stint in directing Sony’s “Amazing Spider-man” films, Marc Webb (“500 Days Of Summer”) has returned to the romantic comedy genre that he was good at, this time with a young boy falling for Kate Beckinsale, who just happens to be his father’s mistress in “The Only Living Boy In New York.” And in the top spot, a film that has garnered acclaim all year and could actually be seeing itself nominated for some awards this Oscars season, Jordan Peele’s directorial horror debut, “Get Out” hits HBO streaming this week.

Killing Season|| De Niro and Travolta head to the woods

The Dinner || A star-studded dinner including Gere and Hall

Charlie Countryman || Shia LaBeouf falls for the wrong woman

The Paperboy || Efron, Kidman, Cusack, and McConaughey

Their Finest || Gemma Arterton and the evacuation of Dunkirk

The Iceman || Michael Shannon as a mob man

Red Lights || Cillian Murphy and Elizabeth Olsen face De Niro

Texas Chainsaw || Alexandra Daddario in new take on original

The Only Living Boy In New York || Marc Webb’s follow-up

Get Out || Jordan Peele’s highly acclaimed horror/thriller


  • As I Lay Dying (Netflix)
  • Bernie (Netflix)
  • Darkness Rising (Netflix)
  • The Homesman (Netflix)
  • The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (Netflix)
  • The Journey (Netflix)
  • Khumba (Netflix)
  • Killing Ground (Netflix)
  • Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (Netflix)
  • A Little Bit Of Heaven (Netflix)
  • Meet The Mormons (Netflix)
  • Rolling Papers (Netflix)
  • Straight A’s (Netflix)
  • The Veil (Netflix)


  • Fifty Shades Of Black (Amazon Prime)
  • Knights Of Badassdom (Amazon Prime)
  • Life On The Line (Amazon Prime)
  • Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (Amazon Prime)


  • Do I Sound Gay? (Hulu)
  • The Mothman Prophecies (Hulu)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Hulu)
  • Seymour: An Introduction (Hulu)
  • Zero Days (Hulu)


  • Bleed For This (Showtime)
  • What About Bob? (Showtime)


  • They Came Together (Tubi TV)


  • Grizzly Man (Fandor)
  • Reservoir Dogs (Fandor)
  • The Space In Between (Fandor)


  • How I Met Your Mother (9 Seasons) (expires on Sunday, Nov 12 from Netflix)
  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird (expires on Tuesday, Nov 14 from Netflix)
  • The Break-Up (expires on Wednesday, Nov 15 from Netflix)
  • Cristela: Season One (expires on Wednesday, Nov 15 from Netflix)
  • Dream House (expires on Wednesday, Nov 15 from Netflix)
  • Joan Rivers: Don’t Start With Me (expires on Wednesday, Nov 15 from Netflix)
  • Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World (expires on Friday, Nov 17 from Netflix)

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