The Netflix Streaming Report: Insidious: Chapter 2, The Last Days on Mars, and More

Box Office Battlefield 'Insidious Chapter 2' and 'The Family'

Welcome to The Streaming Report for April 10, 2014, a weekly feature that suggests newly uploaded movies to Netflix Watch Instant. 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 Insidious: Chapter 2, The Last Days on Mars, Rapture-Palooza, and more, which you’ll find after the break. 

Insidious: Chapter 2 (James Wan) The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Steve Coulter

Too clever for its own good, Insidious: Chapter 2 is a messy sequel that aims high, but fails to execute. There are too many ideas thrown around with little explanation or support to make it as convincing and successful as its predecessor. It’s not absolutely terrible, but it is kind of a let down after James Wan did such an amazing job with the first and The Conjuring. (Watch it Now)

The Last Days on Mars (Ruairi Robinson) A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars. Starring Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, and Romola Garai

I have yet to see this film, but the trailer and the premise seem intriguing enough. I like Liev Schreiber. Story may be a bit predictable though. Err on the side of caution, you can always turn it off. (Watch it Now)

Rapture-Palooza (Paul Middleditch) Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist. Starring Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, and John Francis Daley

It’s got Anna Kendrick, what more could you ask for really? This movie is pretty dry and mostly silly, but overall harmless. The dialogue is a bit grating, but there are some great cameo appearances. (Watch it Now)

Iron Sky: Director’s Cut (Timo Vuorensola) The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. Starring Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, and Götz Otto

Space. Nazis. (Watch it Now)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from The Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC. We hope you enjoy!


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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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