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Now Streaming: Muppets Most Wanted, Neighbors, and More

by | August 12, 2014 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a Muppet sequel, a surprise hit comedy, and Disneynature’s latest, as well as a dark comedy and a period drama. New titles available to stream on Netflix include Lars von Trier’s controversial two-part drama about a sex addict and two very different TV series: a scientific journey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a miniseries spoof starring a wealth of comedic talent. Read on for details:

Muppets Most Wanted

80%

Hot off their successful reunion show, the Muppets decide to take their act on the road, but things quickly go amiss when they sign up with a fast-talking booking agent (Ricky Gervais) who’s in league with a wanted criminal mastermind — and who looks exactly like Kermit the Frog.

Available now on: iTunes

Neighbors

73%

Mac (Seth Rogan) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a married couple with an infant child who think they’ve found the perfect home — that is, until a fraternity moves next door. Soon, our heroes are locked in battle with Teddy (Zac Efron), the frat’s president; hilarity ensues.

Available now on: iTunes

Bears

89%

Narrated by John C. Reilly, this Disneynature documentary follows a mama grizzly bear and her two cubs as they try to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.

Available now on: iTunes

Belle

85%

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson star in this Certified Fresh period drama about a mixed-race woman raised in privilege in 1770s England.

Available now on: iTunes

Filth

66%

James McAvoy and Jamie Bell star in this dramedy about a crooked cop who tries to solve a murder while undermining his colleagues.

Available now on: iTunes

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I and Vol. II

76%

Lars von Trier’s two-part drama stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a sex-obsessed woman who tells her life story to a stranger.

Available now on Netflix: Vol. I, Vol. II

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the mysteries of the universe.

Available now on: Netflix

The Spoils of Babylon

Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Haley Joel Osment, and Carey Mulligan’s voice are all on hand in this epic spoof of old-school miniseries conventions.

Available now on: Netflix