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by | December 9, 2014 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed decade-spanning drama, a Certified Fresh James Brown biopic, and the second hilarious road trip shared by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Then, on Netflix, we’ve got an artful martial arts movie, the latest season of American Horror Story, the latest chapter in the saga of Ron Burgundy, an impressive horror film, and a cheeky SyFy treat. Read on for details:

Boyhood

97%

Richard Linklater’s critically-acclaimed, generation-spanning drama, in which Ellar Coltrane literally grows up onscreen, also stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.

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

Get on Up

80%

This biopic of James Brown jumps around to depict key moments in the star’s life, from his hardscrabble childhood to his legendary Apollo concerts, from his famously rigorous work habits to his problems with the law.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

The Trip to Italy

87%

In this sequel to The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are two old friends who hit the road in order to samplie culinary delights and talk about life.

Available now on: iTunes

Borgman

87%

This Certified Fresh Dutch drama is enigmatic and dark, following a vagrant as he disrupts the lives of an upper-class suburban famly.

Available now on: Amazon

The Wolf of Wall Street

80%

Martin Scorsese’s over-the-top comedy about the rise and fall of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was imprisoned for fraud, earned five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Available December 11 on: Amazon Prime

Locke

91%

Tom Hardy earned critical acclaim for his solo performance as a contractor driving to his mistress — about to give birth to his bastard son — and trying to handle emergencies on multiple fronts along the way.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

House of Flying Daggers

87%

Ziyi Zhang and Andy Lau star in Zhang Yimou’s period martial arts classic, which features some of the most staggering costumes and fight scenes this side of Hero.

Available now on: Netflix

American Horror Story: Coven

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, and a bunch more star in this iteration of the anthology horror series, about a coven of witches in New Orleans.

Available now on: Netflix

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

75%

It’s the 1980s, and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his old Channel 4 pals have been hired by a new 24-hour news network. Eschewing hard news, they focus on the sensational and the absurd — and garner big ratings in the process.

Available now on: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Oculus

75%

After the bizarre death of their parents, a pair of siblings return to their childhood home in order to confront the murderous party responsible: a haunted antique mirror that has the power to distort reality.

Available now on: Netflix

Sharknado 2: The Second One

61%

Yes, they made a second movie about a storm that spews sharks.

Available now on: Netflix