Now that the fall TV season has officially begun, there’s a wealth of new and returning programming to catch up on, and the streaming services know this. With that in mind, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are offering opportunities for you to blaze through previous seasons of popular shows and to check out some new premieres. Of course, we’ve still got a couple of options for you if you’re looking to own a digital copy of some new releases (including one huge summer blockbuster) or hankering for a classic film. Read on for the full list.


New on Hulu:

 

How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2 (2015) 93%

Hot off of Viola Davis’ groundbreaking Emmy win, HTGAWM launched into its second season last week, following law professor Annalise Keating (Davis) and a handful of her most promising students as they deal with the consequences of last season’s events. New episodes will become available every week.

Available now on: Hulu


black-ish: Season 2 (2016) 90%

One of last year’s most talked-about new comedies returned for its second season last week, and so far, it looks as sure-footed as ever. Catch up on new episodes as they air with Hulu Plus.

Available now on: Hulu


Bob's Burgers: Season 6 (2015) 100%

Bob and Linda Belcher run a restaurant with the help of children Tina, Gene, and Louise. Between the funeral home next door, a relentless health inspector, the children’s misadventures, and Bob‘s unreliable business strategies, the restaurant is always struggling to stay open.

Available now on: Hulu


Empire: Season 2 (2015) 87%

FOX’s hit drama about hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) also premiered this week, picking up where it left off in season one, with Lucious in jail and his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) plotting against him. If you miss it when it airs on Wednesdays, you can stream it for free a week later (or sooner, if you have Hulu Plus).

Available now on: Hulu


Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 3 (2015) 93%

Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, and Terry Crews star in this hit “workplace” sitcom from Fox about a Brooklyn police department full of eccentric characters. Subscribe to watch the season three premiere and new episodes as they air.

Available now on: Hulu


Quantico: Season 1 (2015) 80%

ABC’s brand new Certified Fresh espionage drama revolves around a group of new FBI trainees, one of whom is a double agent planning a massive attack on New York City. Check out the series premiere now.

Available now on: Hulu


Scandal: Season 5 (2015) 95%

Another Shonda Rhimes production (like HTGAWM), this popular drama about a crisis management expert (Kerry Washington) also premiered last week, picking up just a few days after the season four finale. You can stream the new season premiere now and subsequent episodes after they air.

Available now on: Hulu


The Last Man on Earth: Season 2 (2015) 86%

Will Forte’s post-apocalyptic sitcom returned for its second season on Sunday, and Hulu subscribers can catch up with Phil Miller (Forte) and his “wife” Carol (Kristen Schaal) as they embark on their new adventure together.

Available now on: Hulu


Blood & Oil: Season 1 (2015) 63%

Another new drama from ABC, Blood & Oil is an ensemble drama about a young couple who move to North Dakota after the recent oil boom and clash with a local tycoon and his family. The season premiere is available to stream.

Available now on: Hulu


Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (2015) 42%

Heroes fans rejoice! The new series is here for a 13-episode arc, which follows a new group of individuals with latent superpowers after a terrorist attack in Texas. The season premiere is available to stream.

Available now on: Hulu


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 (2014) 100%

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his handpicked team of the agency’s “best and brightest” are back to investigate a rogue faction of Inhumans in their continuous war with Hydra. Season three premieres on October 7, and new episodes will be available weekly. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s average Tomatometer score is currently at 90 percent.

Available on Oct 7 on: Hulu


Casual: Season 1 (2015) 92%

In this Hulu original dramedy, a newly divorced mother and her bachelor brother move in together, then coach each other through the world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. The first two episodes will be available on October 7, then roll out weekly on Wednesdays.

Available on Oct 7 on: Hulu


Family Guy: Season 14 (2015) 60%

One of Fox’s animated staples returned for its 14th season earlier this week, and those of you fans who missed it can catch it with Hulu Plus.

Available now on: Hulu


The Simpsons: Season 27 (2015) 80%

In 1989, The Simpsons revived the primetime animated show and has been chugging (like so much Duff Beer) along since — its 27th (27th!) season kicked off Sept. 27.

Available now on: Hulu


New on Netflix:

 

The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014) 90%

Thoughtful and gory in equal measure, AMC’s wildly popular action drama follows the lives of a handful of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies.

Available now on: Netflix


Iris (2014) 98%

This Certified Fresh documentary portrait of fashion maven Iris Apfel was the final film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles.

Available now on: Netflix


Philomena (2013) 91%

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in a drama about a woman who enlists an investigative reporter to find the long-lost son she was forced to give up for adoption.

Available now on: Netflix


Love Actually (2003) 64%

Richard Curtis’ yuletide romantic comedy has become something of a cult favorite in recent years, thanks in no small part to its luminous cast, which includes Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andrew Lincoln.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Grimm: Season 4 (2014) 100%

Fantastical fairy tale creatures are alive in Portland in this series, which puts a supernatural spin on the police procedural. All of the four seasons are now available for free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Fandor

 

Heartland (1979) 100%

Conchata Ferrell, Rip Torn, and Barry Primus star in this critically acclaimed period drama about a widow managing the household of a Wyoming rancher.

Available now on: Fandor


These Birds Walk (2013) 96%

This documentary about a home for Pakistani street children is a humanist portrait of an elderly humanitarian and his young charges.

Available now on: Fandor


A Taste of Honey (1961) 89%

A fine example of British “kitchen sink” cinema — and a pretty daring film for its time — A Taste of Honey is the story of a love affair between two working class teenagers that results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Available now on: Fandor


Available for Purchase

 

Jurassic World (2015) 71%

After a few years of operation, the dino refuge/theme park Jurassic World is losing attendance, so executives have demanded the on-site scientists to develop a bigger, badder creature from the genetic material of a T-rex and a bunch of other prehistoric animals. Will the newly christened Indominus rex drum up more business for the park? Will it eventually escape captivity and wreak havoc?

Available now on: iTunes


Dope (2015) 88%

Shameik Moore and Zoë Kravitz star in a Certified Fresh comedy about a bookworm who winds up in possession of  a bag full of drugs.

Available now on: iTunes


Deathgasm (2015) 88%

A festival favorite, this New Zealand-based tongue-in-cheek gorefest is the tale of teenage metalheads whose garage band unleashes a plague of carnage upon their sleepy suburban community.

Available now on: iTunes

We skipped RT on DVD last week because there wasn’t much to talk about; unfortunately, this week is only marginally better, with an epic action flop, a bit of a clunker from Jason Reitman, and another found footage horror movie. After that, we’ve got a handful of smaller releases, some of which are actually worth checking out. Read on for details:



The Legend of Hercules

5%

The first of two movies this year about the Greek demigod, The Legend of Hercules established a pretty low bar for Dwayne Johnson to overcome. Kellan Lutz stars as the titular hero, son of Zeus and the mortal Queen Alcmene (Roxanne McKee), who is betrayed by his stepfather, the King (Scott Adkins), and sold into slavery in Egypt. Presumed dead, Hercules secures himself a gladiator battle back in Greece, hoping to reunite with his lover (Gaia Weiss) and exact vengeance upon the King. Critics found very little to like here, calling the film a failure on almost every level, from its poor visuals and lackluster storytelling to its wooden acting and stale action sequences. Renny Harlin has directed his share of stinkers in the past, but at 3% on the Tomatometer, The Legend of Hercules is pretty bad, even by his standards.



Labor Day

35%

Beginning with his 2005 directorial debut, Thank You For Smoking, Jason Reitman was on a pretty impressive hot streak, so it was something of a shock when Labor Day elicited little more than a half-hearted sigh from critics. Based on the eponymous novel by Joyce Maynard, Labor Day stars Kate Winslet as divorced single mother Adele Wheeler, who takes her teenage son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) shopping one Labor Day weekend and runs into a mysterious injured man named Frank (Josh Brolin). Adele allows Frank to come home with them, and though he soon reveals he’s an escaped convict, he succeeds in winning them over. Winslet and Brolin are quite capable actors, of course, and they make the most of the material, but most critics found the tone so earnestly melodramatic that it rendered the film’s more calculated moments largely powerless. At 33%, this isn’t just Jason Reitman’s lowest-rated film, it’s the only Rotten film he’s directed, period.



Devil’s Due

18%

If you thought the found footage format had been pretty much exhausted by horror filmmakers, you thought wrong. In Devil’s Due, the latest of the genre, young couple Zach and Samantha McCall (Zach Gilford and Allison Miller) decide to document every step of their surprise pregnancy. Sam begins to behave erratically and Zach notices shadowy characters hanging around the house. Will things go full Rosemary’s Baby, or is it all just a harmless Candid Camera gag? Critics were quick to call out Devil’s Due on its derivative elements, taking care to note that the film draws from better predecessors but fails to do anything fresh with the ingredients. At 18% on the Tomatometer, it’s kind of a half-baked creepshow that relies on a mish-mash of familiar horror tropes.

Also available this week:

  • These Birds Walk (100%), a documentary about the fates of street children in Pakistan.
  • Certified Fresh Chilean importGloria (99%), about an aging divorcee whose budding relationship with a younger man prompts her to confront her past.
  • The Selfish Giant (97%), a Certified Fresh adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story about the relationship between two restless teenagers in northern England who steal and sell scrap metal.
  • Escape from Tomorrow (56%), about a recently unemployed man who descends into a surreal nightmare while vacationing in Disneyland with his family.
  • The Best Offer (55%), starring Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess in a romantic drama about an introverted antiques dealer who comes out of his shell when he’s asked to restore the works belonging to an equally reclusive woman.
  • Gimme Shelter (22%), starring Vanessa Hudgens and James Earl Jones in a based-on-true-events story about a pregnant homeless teen who regains her footing with the support she finds at a shelter.
  • And lastly, from the Criterion Collection, Dino Risi’s 1962 road trip comedy Il sorpasso is available in a new DVD/Blu-ray combo.

This week at the movies, we’ve got a space-warfare strategist (Ender’s Game, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford), time-travelling turkeys (Free Birds, with voice performances by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson), and a document leaker (Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro). What do the critics have to say?



Ender’s Game

62%

Adapting a beloved novel to the big screen is often a dicey proposition. That said, critics feel that Ender’s Game does a pretty good job of bringing its source material to cinematic life, with strong performances and a thoughtful tone that helps to make up for occasional stretches of solemnity and dullness. Earth is under siege from alien invaders, and the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of Ender (Asa Butterfield), a bullied teenager whose precocious gifts are cultivated in order to devise a strategy to defeat the enemy. The pundits say Ender’s Game isn’t always emotionally rousing, but it’s still a smart, visually exciting sci-fi film that should (mostly) please fans of Orson Scott Card’s book. (Watch our video interviews with Ford, Butterfield, Viola Davis, and Hailee Steinfeld.)



Free Birds

20%

The idea of an animated action comedy starring turkeys is pretty funny in theory. Unfortunately, critics say that in practice, Free Birds is thin stuff; with its slack pace and less-than-inspired story, this is one turkey toon that never takes flight. Pampered Reggie (voiced by Owen Wilson) and activist Jake (Woody Harrelson) team up to travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving in order to kill the annual tradition of eating turkeys before it starts. The pundits say little kids might enjoy Free Birds, but their parents are likely to find the animation underwhelming and the jokes a bit flat.



Last Vegas

46%

A lot of people go to Vegas in search of a wild, unpredictable good time. Unfortunately, critics say Last Vegas plays things way too safe; while the combined talents of Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, and Mary Steenburgen keep things amiably watchable, the film never ventures outside its comfort zone. Douglas plays a longtime bachelor who’s finally tying the knot, so he meets up with a group of longtime buddies in Sin City to celebrate; revelry and reflection ensue. The pundits say the cast of Last Vegas makes for good company, but there are few surprises to be found on this trip. (Check out this week’s Total Recall, in which we count down Kline’s best-reviewed movies).

Also opening this week in limited release:

  • These Birds Walk, a documentary about a home for Pakistani street children, is at 100 percent.
  • The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, a documentary in which philosopher Slavoj Zizek riffs on the subtexts undergirding a vast array of popular movies, is at 94 percent.
  • Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in a drama about a man seeking treatment for HIV in the early days of the epidemic, is Certified Fresh at 94 percent.
  • Casting By, a doc about the world of Hollywood casting directors, is at 90 percent.
  • Belgian import The Broken Circle Breakdown, a drama that follows the highs and lows in the relationship between two bluegrass musicians, is at 83 percent.
  • Aftermath, a drama about two brothers who suffer repercussions from their community after digging into the town’s past, is at 75 percent.
  • In the Name Of…, a drama about a young priest who struggles with matters of the flesh while running a halfway house for troubled teens, is at 71 percent.
  • Man of Tai Chi, directed by and starring Keanu Reeves in a martial arts film about a young fighter who competes in an underground fight club, is at 71 percent.
  • Mr. Nobody, starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger in a sci-fi drama about the repercussions of a child choosing which parent to live with, is at 71 percent.
  • About Time, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams in a romantic comedy about a guy whose relationship with a beautiful woman is constantly stymied by time-travel problems, is at 65 percent.
  • Running From Crazy, a documentary about Mariel Hemingway and her attempts to come to terms wither famous family’s history, is at 44 percent.
  • Last Love, starring Michael Caine in a dramedy about the relationship between a lonely professor and a plucky young dancer, is at 40 percent
  • Big Sur, starring Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel, is at 38 percent.
  • Diana, starring Naomi Watts in a biopic of the Princess of Wales, is at nine percent.

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