Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for May 28, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Hot Girls Wanted, Roman Holiday, Best of Me, Dead Snow, and many many more, which you can find after the jump.
Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus) Unrated [84 min] – A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade – and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn. Starring Rachel Bernard, Belle Knox, and Kendall Plemons
From what I understand, this documentary is pretty depressing, but ultimately a really good, raw look into the world of amateur pornography. Plus it’s produced by Rashida Jones of Parks and Recreation fame, so there’s that.
Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuaron) Rated R [106 min] – In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. Starring Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, and Daniel Giménez Cacho
A fantastic coming of age story that comes from the writer/director of Gravity and Children of Men.
Bleach (Seasons 1-3) (Tite Kubo) Rated TV-14 [24 min] – High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power. So begins Kurosaki Ichigo’s training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper. Starring Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, and Stephanie Sheh
I’m trying to get into more anime and I have yet to see this highly praised series. So we should all check this out together!
Dead Snow (Tommy Wirkola) Not Rated [91 min] – A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. Starring Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, and Jenny Skavlan
The sequel has been on Netflix for some time now, but if you want to check out the original kooky, indie zom-com be my guest.
Pet Sematary (1989) (Mary Lambert) Rated R [103 min] – Behind a young family’s home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne
And if you hated The Lazarus Effect as much as I did, Pet Sematary is a fantastic alternative that is basically the same movie, but much better.
Roman Holiday (William Wyler) Unrated [118 min] – A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert
They don’t quite make them like they use to. I’d argue that Roman Holiday is better than Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso (as Drake Floyd)) Rated PG-13 [95 min] | Fantasy, Horror | 12 October 1990 (USA)2.6Your rating:-/10Ratings: 2.6/10 from 22,343 usersReviews: 402 user | 104 criticA family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.Director: Writers: Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Claudio Fragasso (screenplay) (as Drake Floyd) , 2 more credits »Stars: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey
Unfortunately, for some, they still make them like they use to; only Troll 2 is considered the best worst movie, according to the documentary.
Between (Michael McGowan) Rated TV-14 [44 min] – Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves. Starring Jesse Carere, Kyle Mac, Jim Watson, Ryan Allen, Justin Kelly, and Jennette McCurdy
So you know how Netflix traditionally rolls out their original programming all at once? Well they’re switching up the formula for this new young adult-centered series. Although I haven’t watched the pilot episode, I’m intrigued by the premise.
Additional titles added to Netflix this week:
- Best of Me
- Hector and the Search for Happiness
- The Great Escape (1963)
- Out of the Dark (2014)
- Apocalypse Now
- Apocalpyse Now Redux
- The Aviator (2004)
- Bad Habits
- Brian’s Song (1971)
- The Burbs
- Dead Snow
- Edge of the Earth
- Employee of the Month
- The Escape Artist (1982)
- Expelled from Earth
- Far from Home: Adventures of Yellow Dog
- Four Brothers
- Girl on a Bicycle
- The Good Guy
- Hidden Kingdoms
- The High and the Mighty (1954)
- The Island of Dr. Moreau: Director’s Cut
- Kickboxer 2
- Kickboxer 3: The Art of War
- Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor
- Redemption: Kickboxer 5
- Kiss the Girls
- A Night at the Roxbury
- Night Falls on Manhattan
- Nine Months
- The Others
- The Paper Chase (1973)
- People Will Talk (1951)
- Pet Sematary 2
- The Queens of Comedy
- Repo! The Genetic Opera
- The Rugrats Movie
- Shaq: All Star Comedy Jam
- Something Wild (1986)
- Used Parts
- The Inbetweeners 2
- Boy Meets Girl
- Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn
What will you be watching this weekend?
Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.
All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com