Welcome to The Streaming Report for March 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 Gattaca, Bad Boys, We Are What We Are, and more which you’ll find after the break. We hope The Streaming Report will bring you hours of entertainment for your viewing pleasure.
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol) A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law
For some reason this movie is widely praised. The first time I watched it I was maybe thirteen, which I could understand not seeing any value in the film. But as an adult, I still find it very bland and uninteresting. If there is some reason you like it and still love it, it’s at your disposal now. (Watch it on Netflix now)
Bad Boys (Michael Bay) Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Lisa Boyle
One of the quintessential Michael Bay movies of all time. Before The Rock, Armageddon, and Transformers, there was Bad Boys. This movie practically defines Bay’s filmography down to a T. It’s great popcorn fun and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make magic on the screen. (Watch it on Netflix now)
We Are What We Are (Jim Mickle) The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family. Starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner
Maybe you heard about this little indie horror film that made its debut last year? I recently saw this at a small screening and I was however let down. But if the hype piqued your interest and you would like to check it out be my guest. Perhaps you will find something more enjoyable than what I found. (Watch it on Netflix now)
Contracted (Eric England) A young girl is date-raped by a stranger at a party and contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease – but is actually something much worse. Starring Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, and Alice Macdonald
I have this on my list from last year to watch because it sounded interesting and it got semi-decent praise in the horror community. It may be worth checking out. Based on the plot synopsis I would say be prepared for some pretty gruesome visuals. (Watch it on Netflix now)
Paranoia (Robert Luketic) An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford
If you want watch a terrible movie that isn’t even enjoyable to endure, Paranoia is right up your alley. Although Liam Neeson and Amber Heard are fantastic eye candy to behold, this movie is a vapid waste of time and energy. (
Don’t Watch it on Netflix now, if you dare)
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