Welcome to Flavorwire’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, there’s good stuff from Kristen Bell, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Sarah Polley, Julie Christie, and the Star Trek crew; check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Dax Shepard and David Palmer’s B-movie tribute is not a great film, not by a long shot, but boy is it easy to like. Tonally, it’s a bit of a mess, an uneasy hybrid of ‘80s action/comedy homage, Tarantino-esque two-handers, and heartfelt relationship stuff — something like a True Romance remake directed by Hal Needham. So it’s too busy and too scattered, but honesty must prevail: it is filled with laughs, many of them hearty. More importantly, they’re trying things here, throwing some curveballs, and going for broke with an enthusiasm that is very difficult to keep from surrendering to. And the film almost solves the increasingly perplexing dilemma of what to do with Kristen Bell (Shepard’s real-life lady); it comes as close as any movie has to bottling that particular quality that she has on Ferguson, of capturing her wit and charm and putting it to good use.