‘Boyhood’ a family story told like no other

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What’s new to watch this week on pay-per-view and streaming services:

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Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” one of a many acclaimed films of 2014, is novella shot roughly like a documentary over a march of 12 years to watch one child (played by Ellar Coltrane) grow adult on camera. Linklater used a actor’s interests and real-life practice to surprise a impression and avoided big, “dramatic” scenes to try slices of life and absolved moments. There’s unequivocally zero like it, and a film, that has dominated tip 10 lists and critics organisation awards this season, is a favorite for Oscar nominations. It’s also accessible on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray, and accessible at Redbox.

“21 Years: Richard Linklater,” a documentary on a filmmaker, also arrives as a timely companion piece.

Chadwick Boseman plays James Brown in “Get on Up,” a biographical play from a executive of “The Help” and a star of a Jackie Robinson film “41.”

Also new: a thrillers “No Good Deed” with Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson; “The Guest” with “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens; and “Predestination,” a time-travel play starring Ethan Hawke, is accessible a same day it opens in select theaters.


Tom Clancy’s favourite gets a new incarnation in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” with Chris Pine personification a immature chronicle Ryan on his initial mission, Keira Knightly as his fiancee incited unpretentious margin partner, and Kevin Costner as his mentor. It’s also on Amazon Prime.

Michael Fassbender plays “Frank,” a fictionalized take on a real-life musician who achieved wearing a vast papier-maché mask, though we won’t commend him since he never takes a cartoonlike mask off.

TV binge-watch: The SyFy Channel’s new made-in-Spokane zombie array “Z Nation: Season 1,” from a same studio that gave us “Sharknado” and “Airplane vs. Volcano,” stirs black amusement into a blood and gore.

Amazon Instant Prime

The British jail play “Starred Up” stars Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”) as a aroused teen sent to an adult prison. Beware that this acclaimed play contains graphic violence.

“The Congress,” with Robin Wright as an aging singer who sells her correspondence to a studio for use in practical films, uses a brew of animation and live movement to burlesque identity, picture and moviemaking in a modern era.

The 1996 fluffy dog crime story “Bottle Rocket” is a initial underline from Wes Anderson and actors Owen Wilson (who co-wrote a film) and Luke Wilson. 

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film censor and writer. His work appears in Parallax View, Turner Classic Movies online and a “Today” uncover website. Visit him online at seanax.com.

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