Welcome to The Streaming Report for March 13, 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 Archer, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Turbo, and more which you’ll find after the break. We hope The Streaming Report will bring you hours of entertainment for your viewing pleasure.
Archer (Season 4) (Adam Reed) At ISIS, an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, and Amber Nash (Watch Now)
I’m mostly done with this season already and it lives up to the classic, over the top oddball humor we know and love from Archer. After four seeasons, Archer continues to reveal bits and pieces of each character, building more layers onto the sociopaths working at ISIS. The comedy continues to push all boundaries and is comparative but less satirical than South Park. If you haven’t seen this show you I highly recommend it.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Seasons 1-6) (George Lucas) The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights, fights the New Droid Army of the Separatists. Starring Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, and Matt Lanter (Watch Now)
From what I hear, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is pretty favorable among fans old and new. In fact, I’ve read that it actually compliments the prequels pretty well. And that’s a tall order to fill. The characters also seem to be written more thoroughly and more relatable than the movies too. I’d definitely give it a shot.
Turbo (David Soren) A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Luis Guzman, Michael Peña, and Richard Jenkins (Watch Now)
Ratatouille meets Cars in this snail racing fish out of water adventure to save a taco shop. The jokes are mediocre and the voice acting pretty substandard, but it’s not a terrible movie. The animation is decent, but the story is just pretty boring for the most part. Show it to the kids on a rainy day.
Breaking Amish (Season 1) Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with alcohol, living up the nightlife, and experiencing the drama and heartache of relationships for the first time. (Watch Now)
If you like reality TV, Breaking Amish should be a wicked good time as the media convinces a bunch of Amish to leave their communities for booze, sex, and modeling. What could possibly go wrong?
Uptown Girls (Boaz Yakin) A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, start working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places Starring Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, and Heather Locklear (Watch Now)
A harmless, cheerful, and upbeat movie about girls who just want to have fun. I’ve never seen it, but it feels like it is lost between the realm of a kids movie and a young adult, coming of age story. This is Brittany Murphy in her prime, six years before her untimely death. She came right out of 8-Mile and Just Married before Uptown Girls released, as well as continuing her voice acting career on King of the Hill.
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