It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, stock up on popcorn and switch off the intellectual side of your brain — you won’t need it for watching the best blockbusters streaming online right now.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
Not what you’re after? Check out some other Gizmodo Movie Night suggestions:
Presto: When a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Captain America struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn.
Presto: Spider-Man’s greatest battle begins when an evil corporation attempts world domination by sending out an army of super villains to crush Peter Parker.
Presto: The Terminator is back and now he’s one of the good guys, assigned to protect freedom fighter John Connor from a cyborg sent by the leader of the human resistance in the future.
Presto: In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, a Divergent, who is told will never fit in, discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents.
Presto: Humans come to realise that their new war against the Autobots could end with their own extinction when a threat more powerful than anything they have ever imagined presents itself.
Stan: When legions of creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers.
Stan: Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable multi-level safe house for the world’s most dangerous gangsters. Cloaked under the cover of darkness, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house.
Stan: Christopher Nolan returns to complete the Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins. Christian Bale prowls the night as the Caped Crusader, fighting crime and corruption with the help of Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.
Stan: Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Stan: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
Netflix: On the run from intergalactic warlord Ronan, hotshot space pilot Peter Quill unites a ragtag band of oddballs to form a team of unlikely heroes.
Netflix: A Jewish cinema owner in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi premiere, where a group of American soldiers called the Basterds plans a face-off.
Netflix: Modern treasure hunters search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
Netflix: In a catastrophic future, the remaining population is crowded into megacities, where all-powerful and ultraviolent cops are hunting for terrorists.
Netflix: A team of experts — including a biologist and two scientists — must stop an oversized lizard from destroying all of Manhattan.
Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.