With Awards season in full swing, naturally the Oscar movies begin popping up. “The Young Victoria,” starring Emily Blunt, won the Oscar for Best Costume Design in 2010 and was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Achievement in Makeup. “Certain Women” unfortunately was not nominated for any Oscars but did end up winning some Critics Awards for supporting actresses Lily Gladstone and Michelle Williams as three women whose lives intersect in small-town America, alongside actress Kristen Stewart. In 1974, actor Al Pacino and writers Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler would gain Oscar nominations for their work in and on “Serpico,” the cop drama where Pacino plays real-life New York police officer Frank Serpico, who ends up going up against all the dirty cops in his unit. At the 52nd Academy Awards, “Kramer Vs. Kramer” was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 5 including the one for Best Picture. Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep also took home Oscars for their roles in that. “The Hurt Locker” would win 6 of the 9 Oscars it was nominated for at the 82nd Academy Awards, also including Best Picture. Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for her work on that film over her ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated for “Avatar.”

The rest of the list steps away from the Oscar theme. With all the superhero films afoot these days, back in 1994, they were not quite running as rampant and films like “Blankman” where Damon Wayans plays a nerd that goes out as superhero actually felt new and refreshing. Before Tom Hardy took on the role in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller was directing Mel Gibson in the original “Mad Max” from 1979. Colin Farrell once took on the role of the famous outlaws Jesse James before Brad Pitt did (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”) in the 2001 Western “American Outlaws” alongside Ali Larter and Scott Caan. One of the biggest films to hit theaters this year was the ensemble cast “Kong: Skull Island” where the giant ape took on Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman. And in the second of two Kristen Stewart films this week, “Personal Shopper” was a little indie from last year directed by Olivier Assayas (“Clouds Of Sils Maria”) where Stewart plays a personal shopper that wants to contact her deceased twin brother.

The Young Victoria || Emily Blunt as the young queen

Certain Women || Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart indie

Serpico || Al Pacino’s based on true story about fighting dirty cops

Kramer Vs. Kramer || Academy Award winner starring Streep

The Hurt Locker || Academy Award winner starring Renner

Blankman || Damon Wayans as a nerdy super hero

Mad Max || Mel Gibson as the original Mad Max

American Outlaws || Colin Farrell and Ali Larter as outlaws

Kong: Skull Island || Apocalypse Now meets King Kong

Personal Shopper || Kristen Stewart becomes personal shopper



  • 8 Mile (Netflix)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Netflix)
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Netflix)
  • The Adventures Of Tintin (Netflix)
  • August Rush (Netflix)
  • Brother’s Keeper (Netflix)
  • The Details (Netflix)
  • Dream Boat (Netflix)
  • Dreamcatcher (Netflix)
  • Easy: Season Two (Netflix)
  • Exporting Raymond (Netflix)
  • Full Metal Jacket (Netflix)
  • Hatfields & McCoys (Netflix)
  • Hisss (Netflix)
  • Hitch (Netflix)
  • The Legend Of 420 (Netflix)
  • The Little Rascals (Netflix)
  • Nacho Libre (Netflix)
  • Poster Boys (Netflix)
  • The Queen Of Spain (Netflix)
  • Sahara (Netflix)
  • TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season Four (Netflix)
  • V For Vendetta (Netflix)
  • Voyeur (Netflix)
  • The Wackness (Netflix)
  • While You Were Sleeping (Netflix)


  • 21 Years: Richard Linklater (Amazon Prime)
  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (Amazon Prime)
  • Basic Instinct 2 (Amazon Prime)
  • Behaving Badly (Amazon Prime)
  • Blood Ransom (Amazon Prime)
  • Bloodsport (Amazon Prime)
  • Brothers Grimm (Amazon Prime)
  • Buffalo 66 (Amazon Prime)
  • Child’s Play (Amazon Prime)
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (Amazon Prime)
  • The Final Cut (Amazon Prime)
  • The Great & The Small (Amazon Prime)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Amazon Prime)
  • Hannibal (Amazon Prime)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (Amazon Prime)
  • In & Out (Amazon Prime)
  • Love Thy Nature (Amazon Prime)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (Amazon Prime)
  • Moonstruck (Amazon Prime)
  • Particle Fever (Amazon Prime)
  • Planet Hulk (Amazon Prime)
  • Point Break (Amazon Prime)
  • Primal Fear (Amazon Prime)
  • Red Corner (Amazon Prime)
  • Rocky (Amazon Prime)
  • Rocky III (Amazon Prime)
  • Rocky IV (Amazon Prime)
  • Rocky V (Amazon Prime)
  • Room On The Broom (Amazon Prime)
  • Sex, Death, & Bowling (Amazon Prime)
  • Titanic (Amazon Prime)
  • Vendetta (Amazon Prime)
  • We’ll Never Have Paris (Amazon Prime)
  • Wristcutters (Amazon Prime)


  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Hulu)
  • Happy Christmas (Hulu)
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Hulu)
  • Person To Person (Hulu)
  • Rocky (Hulu)
  • Rocky II (Hulu)
  • Rocky V (Hulu)


  • Warcraft (HBO Now)


  • Cold In July (Showtime)
  • Con Air (Showtime)
  • Fearless (Showtime)
  • Get The Gringo (Showtime)
  • Gigli (Showtime)
  • Heavy Metal (Showtime)
  • In The Bedroom (Showtime)
  • The Pianist (Showtime)
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Showtime)
  • A Simple Plan (Showtime)
  • St. Elmo’s Fire (Showtime)
  • Urban Legend (Showtime)
  • Urban Legends: Final Cut (Showtime)
  • Vertical Limit (Showtime)


  • Blood & Chocolate (Tubi TV)
  • Come Out And Play (Tubi TV)
  • The Great Train Robbery (Tubi TV)
  • Subterranea (Tubi TV)
  • Tank Girl (Tubi TV)
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (Tubi TV)


  • 30 Minutes Or Less (Crackle)
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  • Battle: Los Angeles (Crackle)
  • Beauty Shop (Crackle)
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  • Devil In A Blue Dress (Crackle)
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  • First Sunday (Crackle)
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  • Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (Crackle)
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  • When The Game Stands Tall (Crackle)


  • The Dog (Fandor)
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  • Nick Cave: 20,000 Days On Earth (Fandor)


  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (expires on Sunday, Dec 3 from Netflix)
  • Frontera (expires on Sunday, Dec 3 from Netflix)
  • Dinosaur 13 (expires on Monday, Dec 4 from Netflix)
  • Holes (expires on Monday, Dec 4 from Netflix)
  • Lovelace (expires on Monday, Dec 4 from Netflix)
  • Killers (2014) (expires on Tuesday, Dec 5 from Netflix)
  • Pod (expires on Tuesday, Dec 5 from Netflix)
  • Vampire Academy (expires on Wednesday, Dec 6 from Netflix)
  • The Kindergarten Teacher (expires on Thursday, Dec 7 from Netflix)
  • One & Two (expires on Thursday, Dec 7 from Netflix)
  • Phoenix (expires on Thursday, Dec 7 from Netflix)
  • Steak Revolution (expires on Thursday, Dec 7 from Netflix)
  • Drive Hard (expires on Friday, Dec 8 from Netflix)
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (11 Seasons) (expires on Friday, Dec 8 from Netflix)

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