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Now Streaming: Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen, and More

by | November 18, 2014 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got one of the biggest surprise hits of the year in the form of a Marvel blockbuster, as well as a family friendly sing-along version of Disney’s latest hit. Then we’ve got a Certified Fresh music doc, a swashbuckling adventure, and some solid choices on Netflix. Read on for details:

Guardians of the Galaxy

92%

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a devil-may-care space adventurer, teams with a group of oddballs to transport and sell a mysterious and valuable orb. However, the evil Ronan the Accuser wants to harness the orb for his own nefarious purposes, so it’s up to our heroes to save the universe.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

Frozen (Sing-Along Edition)

90%

In Disney’s hit animated musical, Elsa (Idina Menzel) is cursed with the power to turn everything she touches to ice. She’s forced into exile after plunging the kingdom into a deep freeze; it’s up to her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) and some newfound friends to rescue her. Now with more singing!

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

20,000 Days on Earth

95%

This eccentric portrait of Australian cult rocker Nick Cave is a witty hybrid of documentary and fiction, showing the singer’s working process while giving face time to celebrity friends like Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

Ragnarok

69%

This adventure movie about an archaeologist on the trail of a lost Viking ship is something of a Norwegian hybrid of Indiana Jones-style swashbucklers and monster movie thrills.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

Helix: Season One

Scientists for the CDC deploy to the Arctic to investigate an unexplained disease that could mean the potential destruction of mankind in this creepy Syfy series.

Available now on: Netflix

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

80%

Based upon an amusement park ride, this wild and wacky adventure movie featured Johnny Depp doing a Keith Richards impression alongside rising stars Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley; the result was massive box office success, three sequels, and super-duper stardom for Depp.

Available now on: Netflix

Quartet

80%

Dustin Hoffman directs this Certified Fresh dramedy about the arrival of a famous opera star at a residence for retired musicians starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, and Michael Gambon.

Available now on: Netflix