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New on Streaming Week of Dec 03, 2012 - Movies Streaming/On Demand This Week: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ & More

Boy, have we got some goodies this week! Check out Gotham’s greatest civil servant as he protects his city one more time in “The Dark Knight Rises.” The indie darling you’ve been hearing about all year, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is also available on streaming and your Cable on Demand. There’s also a couple vaunted titles just waiting to jump in your queue on Netflix.

NEW RELEASES

‘The Dark Knight Rises’
In the final installment of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy, a new terror known as Bane (Tom Hardy) enters Gotham, leaving the city grasping for a hero. Will the one it shunned return to save them?
Why Watch It: Nolan proves once more why he’s one of today’s best Hollywood directors.
Available On: iTunes, Cable On Demand, VUDU

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
It’s been the indie darling to beat all year, and with an adorable lead actress (Quvenzhané Wallis) and a story that pulls at the heartstrings, it might just be the little movie that could this awards season. In the film, Hushpuppy (Wallis) is forced to grow up fast when her laid-back bayou town goes underwater.
Why Watch It: If the story doesn’t grab you, the look of the movie definitely will.
Available On: iTunes, Cable On Demand, VUDU, Amazon Instant

Hope Springs‘Hope Springs’
After 30 years of marriage, Kay (Meryl Streep) feels the flame isn’t burning as bright in her relationship with Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), so she calls on the services of a therapist (Steve Carell). This leads to a madcap week of emotional (and sexual) exploration that will either bring them closer or drive them further apart.
Why Watch It: From the director of “The Devil Wears Prada,” it’s certain to bring laughs and the use of a few tissues.
Available On: iTunes, Cable On Demand, VUDU

‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’
When Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) realize they can’t have a baby, they literally bury their wishes in their garden. And seeing as this is a Disney story, a boy magically appears the very next morning, leading to an interesting journey of self-discovery for parents and son.
Why Watch It: Great one for the parents.
Available On: iTunes, Cable On Demand, VUDU

‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’
Known as one of the few independent voices in China, this documentary looks at artist/activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions that raise not only his profile with art lovers but the Chinese government as well.
Why Watch It: An incredible example of how freedom of speech can be the most powerful weapon in some parts of the world.
Available On: iTunes, Cable On Demand

‘Dying To Do Letterman’
Learning that he has cancer, 35-year-old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan decides to dedicate the rest of his life to perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Here, we follow the comic over five years filled with an exhaustive schedule of gigs across the country and conversations with established comedians as Mazan pursues his dream.
Why Watch It: An incredible story filled with passion and love.
Available On: Cable On Demand, VUDU

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Finding Nemo‘Finding Nemo’
Pixar’s classic stars Albert Brooks as Marlin the Clown Fish and Ellen DeGeneres as Dory the Blue Tang fish who embark on an ocean voyage to find Marlin’s son. The attention to detail in the animation and comedic writing is a perfect example of Pixar’s dominance in the field.
Available On: iTunes, VUDU

‘The King’s Speech’
Recently added to Netflix, this 2010 Oscar Best Picture winner stars Colin Firth as the stuttering King George VI of Britain. He’ll need the help of a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) if he’s to take his rightful place on the throne.
Available On: iTunes, Netflix, VUDU, Amazon Instant

‘Hugo’
Also newly added to Netflix, Martin Scorsese’s version of a children’s story is set in 1930s Paris and follows an orphan, Hugo, who is wrapped in a mystery involving his father, a train station and a robot.
Available On: iTunes, Netflix, VUDU, Amazon Instant


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