Welcome to The Streaming Report for February 20, 2014, a weekly feature that suggests newly uploaded Netflix Instant movies and shows that may tickle your fancy. After the long week on the grind 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 has been kind enough to supply us with House of Cards Season 2, Bad Milo, and more you’ll find after the break. We hope The Streaming Report will bring you hours of entertainment for your viewing pleasure.
House of Cards (Season 2) (Beau Willimon) Set in current day Washington DC, season 2 deals with topics such as entitlements, Chinese cyberespionage, anthrax scares, parliamentary procedure, and government shutdowns. It begins at the exact time that season 1 ended. Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, and Michael Kelly
I have yet to partake in this little guilty pleasure that I keep hearing about, but from the buzz surrounding the show Season 2 of House of Cards is just as hard hitting and dark as the first.
Bad Milo! (Jacob Vaughan) A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. Starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs and Patrick Warburton
This little number slipped out of the cracks last year as a very limited release. The concept is pretty ridiculous and odd, but the execution I’m sure is astounding based on the cast of comedian actors it has going for it. Bad Milo! is definitely a title for those who enjoy shlocky, B-horror comedies.
Burn Notice (Season 7) (Matt Nix) Jack Coleman plays Andrew Strong, a CIA officer who pushes Michael to do whatever it takes to complete a mission that has consumed Strong for eight years. Stephen Martines plays Carlos Cruz, a bounty hunter who is Fiona’s new boyfriend. Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, and Coby Bell
For some reason I stopped watching this show about three-quarters of the way through Season 1. I kind of lost track of time and I guess the characters leveled out after awhile. I can’t believe it has gotten all the way to seven seasons. It’s not a terrible show, but it’s nothing really ground breaking either.
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola) After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. Starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning
If you like Sofia Coppola’s “rich white people problem” stories then Somewhere will taste very good on your movie palette. I didn’t really see anything too special about this movie, but the relationship between Fanning and Dorff is acceptable. It is what it is.
Wishmaster 1-4 (Robert Kurtzman, and others) A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to earth. Starring Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert England, and many more
The Wishmaster franchise is something I have never taken an interest in. I recognize the title and the box artwork from Blockbuster, but it’s not something I would really go out of the way to watch. Wishmaster doesn’t really have a glamorous reputation for being bad or good, but the movies don’t really seem anything that special.
What will you be watching this weekend? Look forward to more new titles from The Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com