Best of the Rest Top Picks – 02/15/2013



Here’s this weeks pick of some of the titles available to stream on Vudu, Fox and Crackle. Don’t forget to tell us, in the comments below, about anything you’ve seen that you think others will enjoy.

Stripes (1981)
Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as bootcamp flatfoots who join the Army to meet girls and actually succeed. Mud wrestling will never be the same.
Crackle rating: 5.0 – Vudu rating: 4.1 – IMDB rating: 6.8
Available on Vudu and Crackle Canada, UK & US

Raising Hope (2010-2013)
Slacker Jimmy suddenly finds himself a father after a one-night stand with a murderer, but his eccentric family — including his dim-bulb father, sarcastic mother and addled great-grandmother — reluctantly pitches in to help with the new arrival.
Vudu rating: 4.0 – IMDB rating:8.1
Available on Vudu & Fox – Also available on Netflix USA & Canada and Hulu

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
A funny and touching coming-of-age story, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school. Freshman Charlie is a perpetual wallflower until he falls under the spell of the beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick; together, the trio navigates love, loss, fear, hope – and the quest for the perfect song – in this unforgettable adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s beloved novel.
Vudu rating: 4.5 – IMDB rating: 8.2
Available on Vudu

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
On one blistering afternoon in August, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a bank. But then the cops arrive, the crowds arrive, and the TV cameras arrive. As their heist turns into a circus, the robbers realize their chances for survival shrink.
Vudu rating: 3.9 – IMDB rating: 8.1
Available on Vudu


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