Best of the Rest Top Picks – 02/22/2013



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.

If I Were You (2012)
Marcia Gay Harden forms an unconventional pact with her husband’s sexy mistress in this very funny look at the unexpected places life can take us.
IMDB rating: 6.2
Available on Vudu

Gattaca (1997)
With one eye on his lifelong dream of working in outer space, a genetically flawed but determined “In-Valid” (Ethan Hawke) hires a DNA broker (Tony Shalhoub) to help him obtain more desirable genetic material from a paralyzed man (Jude Law). In the process, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful “Valid” (Uma Thurman) with a heart defect. Screenwriter Andrew Niccol also directs this futuristic thriller in his feature-length debut.
Crackle rating: 4.0 – IMDB rating: 7.8 – Vudu rating: 4.0
Available on Vudu and Crackle Canada & USA – Also available on Netflix Canada

District 9 (2009)
From producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller. With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed… only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
Crackle rating: 4.0 – Vudu rating: 3.7 – IMDB rating: 8.0
Available on Vudu and Crackle USA

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (2012)
Jerry Seinfeld’s new show!
This web series is a true gem, and every episode follows the same format. Jerry Seinfeld is shown driving around in a different car every episode, from which he calls on a fellow comedian to go get coffee.
Crackle rating: 5.0 – IMDB rating: 8.1
Available on Crackle Australia, Canada, UK & USA

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