New on streaming TV Feb 19: ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Trumbo’

James Franco and Sarah Gadon in "11.22.63."
James Franco and Sarah Gadon in "11.22.63." Photo credit: Hulu

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"Steve Jobs" is a fictionalized portrait of the Apple co-founder as glimpsed backstage at three defining product launches. It earned Academy Award nominations for stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. R for language. Also on Blu-ray and DVD.

Johnny Depp is icy and intimidating is notorious Boston gangland killer Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass," co-starring Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch. R for violence, language, and drug use.

Also based on true stories are "Trumbo," with Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston (R), and "The 33," about the Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days (PG-13).

"Theeb," a drama from Jordan, is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. No rating.


"Love," a new sitcom co-created by Judd Apatow, stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as singles just out of dysfunctional relationships trying to navigate the world of modern romance.

On the nonfiction side is the four-part series "Cooked," with food writer Michael Pollan on cooking traditions from around the world, and "Star Talk: Season 1" hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

"Atonement" (2007), a passionate adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel, stars Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, and Saoirse Ronan in her first Oscar-nominated performance. R.

And for kids there's the animated "Open Season" (2006). PG.

Amazon Prime Video

"The New Yorker Presents," a 30-minute magazine-style series, presents a mix of fiction and non-fiction segments from a variety of contributors. Much like the famous magazine. New issues released weekly.

Streaming TV: "The Americans: Season 3" comes to Amazon Prime weeks before disc. Also new are the final seasons of "The Newsroom" and "Justified."

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in the latest screen version of "Macbeth" (2015). R.


Based on the novel by Stephen King, "11.22.63" sends James Franco back in time to stop the assassination of JFK. Hulu rolls out a new episode in the eight-part mini-series each week.


The new HBO original series "Vinyl," produced and created by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger and set in the music industry of the 1970s, launched with a two-hour premiere directed by Scorsese. New episodes arrive every Sunday.

"Furious 7" (2015), the latest chapter in the heists-on-wheels franchise with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, drops cars from airplanes and jumps them across skyscrapers. Features both original (PG-13) and extended (no rated) cuts of the film.

Showtime Anytime

"The Imitation Game" (2014) tells the true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the mathematician who cracked the Nazi encryption code in World War II. R.

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at