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Stream This: Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Wreckers,' Spike Lee's Doc 'Bad 25' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • July 5, 2013 12:38 PM
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Stream This, Wreckers, Bad 25
Happy Fourth of July Weekend! We hope you're making the most of the summer weather and enjoying a fair share of barbeques, beers, and beach time. However, if you feel like stepping away from the UV for an hour or two and relaxing inside with a good flick, we would like to provide a few timely suggestions. There's, of course, the Independence Day-themed selection for your patriotic viewing pleasure. Similarly, several documentaries that capture acutely American topics and people, and both celebrate and question what it means to be a United States citizen, appear here. And in honor of this weekend's blockbuster release, "The Lone Ranger," we are recommending a throwback from the early days of Johnny Depp's career, in case you can't remember what he looks like without heavy makeup and a wig. Relish the long weekend cinephiles, whatever you choose to do, and let us know what you think of our streaming selections in the comments section below.

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch & Claire Foy In Trailer For British Drama 'Wreckers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2011 9:20 AM
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Is there an unlikelier star to have emerged in the last year than Benedict Cumberbatch? The gangly British actor, who broke through to film as the rapist in "Atonement," isn't your picture of an average leading man, but thanks to his lead in the BBC's "Sherlock," and an Oscar-tipped supporting performance in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," not to mention a fervent group of fans (we swear we get more pro-Cumberbatch comments and tweets than for anyone not involved in the "Twilight" franchise), he's creeping towards the A-list. 

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