Here’s what’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services, starting Friday. More recommendations and trailers are available online at

Top streams for the week

Brie Larson (shown above) 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 scenes. It’s available on Cable On Demand, VOD, DVD and at Redbox.

Christian Bale (shown above) portrays Dick Cheney in “Vice” (2018, R), the satirical political biopic from “The Big Short” director Adam McKay. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won for makeup. It’s streaming on Hulu.

The Oscar-nominated animated adventure “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018, PG, shown above) sends the misfit heroes of “Wreck-It Ralph” (voiced by John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman) into the worldwide web. It’s streaming on Netflix.

The third and final season of “Jessica Jones” brings the Marvel superhero universe to a close. Thirteen episodes are streaming on Netflix.

Classic pick: Robert Redford is a brash, fiercely competitive skier in “Downhill Racer” (1969, PG). It’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The sprawling documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” (shown above) looks back at Dylan’s legendary, improvised 1975 tour with archival performance footage (much of it previously unseen) and recent interviews. It’s available on Netflix the same day as in select theaters.

Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand

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).

Streaming TV: three misfit teenage girls connect in a Shoplifters Anonymous group in “Trinkets: Season 1.”

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.

Other streams

“Straight Forward” sends a Danish con-woman (Cecilie Stenspil) to New Zealand when the mob puts out a hit on her. Eight episodes are 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.

Free: Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo are reunited siblings in the Oscar-nominated “You Can Count On Me” (2000, R), new to Kanopy this month.

New on disc this week

“Captain Marvel,” “The Mustang,” “Captive State,” “Five Feet Apart” and “I Am the Night”

Now available at Redbox

“Captain Marvel,” “The Mustang,” “Captive State,” “Five Feet Apart” and “The Professor and the Madman”

Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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