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Digital Multiplex: Rush, Blue Caprice, and More

by | January 14, 2014 | Comments

We’ve got a few decent new releases on streaming video this week, including Ron Howard’s latest film, Lake Bell’s well received indie comedy, an animated sequel, and a chilling based-on-true-events thriller. Then, one of Tom Cruise’s recent action flicks also hits Netflix this week. Read on for details:

Rush

88%

In Ron Howard’s latest, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) are rival drivers with markedly different personalities and a shared history. As they battle it out for the 1976 Formula One championship, both drivers deal with personal traumas — and find a measure of mutual respect.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

In a World…

92%

Lake Bell wrote, directed, and stars in this offbeat romantic comedy about a movie trailer voiceover artist involved in an intra-family rivalry.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Blue Caprice

84%

Isaiah Washington stars in this psychological thriller from the perspective of the perpetrators of the Beltway sniper attacks.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

71%

After dealing with torrents of raining food in the first film, the residents of Swallow Falls now have a mess of leftovers to clean up. But Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader), Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), and the rest of the town have bigger concerns than spoilage when a veritable army of food/animal hybrids start wreaking havoc.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Jack Reacher

63%

Tom Cruise stars as the title character, a former Army M.P. who’s called in to investigate a mass shooting, and soon discovers that he’s up against a dangerous foe.

Available now on: Netflix