Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got the likes of Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Alec Baldwin, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Jane Lynch, Paul Rudd, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, and Jesse Eisenberg; check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Last week, the AV Club did a pair of excellent entries in their regular “Inventory” feature, one of them listing films improved by the release of their “director’s cuts,” another of movies weakened by said cuts. It says something about the split opinions (often among the same viewers) of Francis Ford Coppola’s vastly expanded 2001 recut of Apocalypse Now, dubbed Apocalypse Now Redux, that it took the top slot on both lists. The 49 minutes of additional footage give the film a greater weight and more epic scope, and include some powerful moments; it also includes several meandering sequences that nearly undercut the entire enterprise. Thankfully, both versions of the film have just been added to Netflix streaming, so you can watch both (if you’ve got seven or so hours to kill) and judge for yourself.