The Netflix Streaming Report: Orange is the New Black Season 2, Annie Hall, Wayne’s World, and More

The Streaming Report Orange is the New Black Season 2

Welcome to The Streaming Report for June 5, 2014. 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 Orange is the New Black Season 2, Annie Hall, Wayne’s World, and more, which you’ll find out if you should watch ’em after the break.

Orange is the New Black (Season 2) (Jenji Kohan) From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious original series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates. Starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Uzo Aduba, and Jason Biggs

I’m cheating a little bit and getting ahead of myself, but I cannot not mention the fact that Season 2 becomes available TOMORROW. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, watch it now! The prison and the characters are very well written, the dark comedy is fun, and the crazy situations that build on each other are filled with great tension. And season 3 has been green-lit! So what are you waiting for?!

Romeo & Juliet (2013) (Carlo Carlei) Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Laura Morante

This movie was meh, but maybe I’m not one to really care for this story to begin with. The sets are small, the acting is decent, but it’s just your average Romeo & Juliet story. Nothing is very different aside from the actors who are portraying the characters. (Watch it now)

Stories We Tell 2012 Sarah Polley

Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley) A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. Starring Michael Polley, John Buchan, and Mark Polley

I have not seen this documentary yet, but I have heard nothing but good things. It was on a lot of “end of the year” lists way back when, and I know a lot of people were very upset when it wasn’t nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars. I guess it’s time to check it out! (Watch it now)

Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris) Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. Starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, and Rob Lowe

Not only is it amazing that this classic comedy comes from the perspective of a female director, but Wayne’s World is just a timeless ball of awesome. It is one of the few SNL comedies that was able to adapt to film and be very successful. A cult classic and a cleverly written/directed film. SHWING! (Watch it now)

Annie Hall (Woody Allen) Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts

Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Actress (Keaton), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director (Allen), Annie Hall is the go to Woody Allen feature if you’re first diving into his filmography. I haven’t seen this movie in a long while, but I would love to rewatch it to see how it holds up in my mind. It is very well written and acted. Regardless of whether or not you like Allen’s work, Annie Hall is definitely a movie everyone should check out. (Watch it now)

Here are some of the other titles that recently released within the last week:

  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Apocalypse Now/Redux
  • Barbershop
  • Candyman 2: Fairwell to the Flesh
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • 1941
  • Devil’s Knot
  • The Craft
  • Dance with Me
  • Duplex
  • El Dorado (1966)
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • First Knight
  • Funny Lady
  • Harriet the Spy
  • I.Q.
  • Iron Monkey
  • Loser
  • Major League
  • Misson: Impossible III
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Oldboy (2003)
  • Picture Perfect
  • Popeye (1980)
  • Reign Over Me
  • The Replacement Killers
  • Rudy
  • Silent House
  • Short Circuit 2
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Two Girls and a Guy
  • Unlocking Sherlock
  • Were Soldiers
  • Wicker Parker

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!

You can follow me on the Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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