Guiding you through the sea of available on-demand movie and television content, What's New will help you settle that age-old argument of what to watch. Covering Netflix Watch Instantly, Redbox and Cable Video-on-Demand services, this weekly Moviefone column does the grunt work so you don't have to. Movie night has officially been simplified.
Netflix Watch Instantly
(Accessed through your XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, personal computer or Roku box)
'Army of Crime' -- A daring band of rebels takes on Nazi forces in Europe in this wartime drama from director Robert Guédiguian. Play on Netflix.
'The Babysitters' -- A bored suburban husband finds his affair with a high-school babysitter fast snowballing out of control in this black comedy from first-time screenwriter/director David Ross. Play on Netflix.
'The Back Nine' -- Filmmaker Ron Vignone turns his lens on Slamdance Film Festival founder Jon Fitzgerald, a an aspiring professional golfer who signs on to The Golf Channel's Amateur Tour in a bid to improve his game, and take the top prize at the national Championships in Orlando, Florida. Play on Netflix. Play on Netflix.
'Diamonds' -- A elderly man and his estranged son search for treasure and try to repair their relationship in this bittersweet comedy. Play on Netflix.
'Excess Baggage' -- In this combination caper comedy and offbeat romance, Emily (Alicia Silverstone) is a wealthy but petulant young woman desperate to get the attention of her millionaire father, Alexander Hope (Jack Thompson). In fact, she's so desperate that she decides to stage her own kidnapping; she sends a ransom note, ties herself up, and locks herself in the trunk of her BMW, waiting for daddy to come to the rescue; however, Emily's timing is a bit off, because ten minutes later, hunky car thief Vincent (Benicio Del Toro) steals the BMW with Emily still in it. Play on Netflix.
'Greek: Chapter 6' -- Casey not getting into law school and the Kappa Taus fighting to protect their house from being torn down are among the events chronicled in the sixth season of this college comedy. Play on Netflix.
'Inspector Lewis: Series 3' -- British series, a spinoff of Inspector Morse, revolving around two savvy detectives who tackle difficult cases at part of the Oxfordshire Police Force. Play on Netflix.
'The Killing of John Lennon' -- What sort of man kills one of the most beloved musicians in the world, and what prompts him to pull the trigger? Filmmaker Andrew Piddington explores these questions in this fact-based drama which examines several weeks in the life of Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon. Play on Netflix.
'The Last Song' -- Miley Cyrus stars as a teenager who reconnects with her father years after her parents go through a nasty divorce in this adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel. Play on Netflix.
'Macbeth' -- Sir Patrick Stewart stars in director Rupert Goold's visionary take on William Shakespeare's classic play, which shifts the action to a foreboding purgatory in order to explore mankind's eternal struggle for power. Based on the production originally staged at the famed Chichester Festival Theater in England, and co-starring Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth. Play on Netflix.
'Operation Amsterdam' -- One of the covert operations at the beginning of World War II is enacted in this fast-paced docudrama about a government-approved diamond heist. A Major from the British army (Tony Britton) joins up with a Dutch diamond expert (Alexander Knox) and another adventurous Dutchman (Peter Finch) to steal a fortune in diamonds from a bank vault in Amsterdam before the Nazis completely close off the city. Play on Netflix.
'The Parking Lot Movie' -- The Corner Parking Lot is located in Charlottesville, VA, in an area near a number of bars, businesses, and student hangouts. Given its location, the lot is often busy and attracts a diverse clientele. Filmmaker Meghan Eckman was friendly with someone who worked at the Corner and thought it would be a good subject for a film; she spent three years interviewing the employees and watching them interact with customers when not killing time in the booth. Play on Netflix.
'Party Down: Season 1' -- Meet the most talented group of caterers around. This witty comedy series documents a group of showbiz hopefuls working in the food service industry while waiting for their big break. Play on Netflix.
'Penitentiary 2' -- A former prison inmate finds he can't leave his violent past behind in this sequel to the cult favorite Penitentiary. Play on Netflix.
'Rock Prophecies' -- Photographer Robert Knight has been capturing rock & roll history through his camera lens since the late '60s, snapping some of the earliest appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Play on Netflix.
'Secret Ballot'--This comedy follows a determined female election official (Nassim Abdi) and the grumpy soldier (Cyrus Abidi) assigned to escort her as she tries to collect votes on a remote Iranian island. Play on Netflix.
Author's Sleeper Pick:
'Barry Munday' -- Barry Munday, a suburban wanna-be ladies man, wakes up in the hospital after being attacked in a movie theater, only to realize that he is missing one of his most prized possessions... his testicles. To make matters worse, Barry learns he's facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he can't remember having sex with. Play on Netflix.
Cable Video-on-Demand Service (Simply access the VOD menu from your cable box to select from these titles)
'Buried' -- Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited.
'Clash of the Titans' -- In 'Clash of the Titans,' the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world.
'Micmacs' -- An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky's Rainbow Thief) from French cause célèbre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, The City of Lost Children).
'Stone' -- As parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire.
'The Virginity Hit' -- One teen's quest to lose his virginity is broadcast on the Internet for the entire world to see in this comedy from producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Redbox New Releases as of 01/18
(Look for Redbox kiosks at your local grocery store or McDonald's restaurant. The films can be rented overnight for just $1)
'Animal Kingdom' -- A youngster is given an inside look at a criminal empire that also happens to be his family in this independent drama.
'Devil' -- Five strangers trapped in an elevator realize that one of them is the Devil in this thriller from director John E. Dowdle (Quarantine) and screenwriter Brian Nelson (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night).
'Takers' -- Directed by John Luessenhop, 'Takers' revolves around a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies.
'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' -- Ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he forges a fragile alliance with onetime Wall Street hotshot Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) shortly after Gekko is released from prison.