Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
TOP STREAMS OF THE WEEK
• Brie Larson plays the first female superhero to headline a Marvel movie in “Captain Marvel” (2019, PG-13), which begins across the galaxy and lands in 1990s America. Larson’s chemistry with Samuel Jackson (as a pre-Avengers Nick Fury) and a cat named Goose carries the film between splashy action scenes. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (making it the first Marvel superhero film from a woman filmmaker). On cable on demand, video on demand, DVD and at Redbox.
• Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in “Vice” (2018, R), the satirical political biopic from “The Big Short” director Adam McKay that explores the transformation of executive power that Cheney oversaw as vice president. Co-starring Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, it was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won the Oscar for makeup. Streaming on Hulu.
• The Oscar-nominated animated adventure “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018, PG) sends the misfit heroes of “Wreck-It Ralph” (voiced by John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman) into the World Wide Web, where even more chaos awaits them. Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson join the voice cast on this visually dense journey. Streaming on Netflix.
• The sprawling documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” looks back at Dylan’s legendary, improvised 1975 tour, which he embarked upon with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, T-Bone Burnett, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and many others, with a mix of archival performance footage (much of it previously unseen) and recent interviews. Streaming on Netflix.
• The third and final season of “Jessica Jones” pits the reluctant urban hero (played by Krysten Ritter) against a brilliant psychopath and brings the Marvel superhero universe to a close on Netflix. Thirteen episodes on Netflix starting Friday.
• Classic pick: Robert Redford is a brash, fiercely competitive skier in “Downhill Racer” (1969, PG), a drama about the business of sports and the psychology of competition and fame. It was the first film that Redford developed for himself and the accomplished feature debut of director Michael Ritchie. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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• An incarcerated criminal is transformed when he trains a wild horse in “The Mustang” (2019, R), a drama inspired by a true story.
• Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are an American couple in Europe in the Netflix Original feature “Murder Mystery” (2019, PG-13), which starts streaming Friday.
• Streaming TV: Three misfit teenage girls connect in a Shoplifters Anonymous group in “Trinkets: Season 1,” starting Friday.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
• “Silent Witness: Seasons 1-21” (1996-2018) offers all but the most recent episodes of the long-running British forensic crime drama.
• Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” (2018, R) with Lady Gaga earned eight Academy Award nominations and a win for original song.
• “Straight Forward” sends a Danish con-woman (Cecilie Stenspil) to New Zealand when the mob puts out a hit on her. Eight episodes streaming on Acorn TV.
• Facebook Watch relaunches the young-adult reality hit “MTV Real World” with new episodes each Thursday and new content streamed every day.
NEW ON DISC
• “Captain Marvel,” “The Mustang,” “Captive State,” “Five Feet Apart,” “I Am the Night.”
• “Captain Marvel,” “The Mustang,” “Captive State,” “Five Feet Apart,” “The Professor and the Madman.”
• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at streamondemandathome.com.