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Melissa McCarthy in 'Tammy,' out this weekend.

Streaming Picks

Amazon Prime members can now watch The Spectacular Now for free. Last August, we reviewed it, calling it one of the best films of the summer. Read our review of the coming of age tale that explores what maturity really means here.

Can't get enough of X-Men's Michael Fassbender? See a different side of the actor alongside Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre, which gives viewers a different look at the woman in the misty moors. (Our review.)

This week Netflix began streaming every 80s kid's favorite movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Be sure to share this one with your own little ones!

If you're looking forward to the newest addition to the Planet of the Apes franchise, be sure to check out the 1968 original Planet of the Apes, now streaming free for Amazon Prime members.

Critics Roundup

Funnywoman Melissa McCarthy's newest comedy Tammy was released this week. PluggedIn's Bob Hoose believes McCarthy is a talented actress, who "can be something of a gift onscreen if given the right material to work with," but Tammy is not that. Hoose callsTammy "a one-dimensional sludge-fest of a film that once again sets up a big, sloppy, foulmouthed and sometimes cruel stereotype (with a soft spot down deep!) for McCarthy to wade into with gregarious middle-finger-flipping glee." And The New York Times' Manohla Dargis agrees. Although Tammy's quick foul-mouthed humor "makes you root for Ms. McCarthy and this movie from the start," it's also her least funny film thus far. As Dargis suggests towards the end of the review, "The jokes about Tammy's eating habits, her appetite for burgers, pies and doughnuts, aren't especially funny and, after a while, ...

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