Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for October 16, 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 Hours, A Long Way Down, The Debt, The Tomorrow People (Season 1), and more, which you’ll find after the break.
Hours (Eric Heisserer) A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Starring Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, and Nancy Nave
This is one Mr. Walker’s final films. Hours received pretty mediocre reviews and has a current events appeal. If you’re a fan of Paul, I would check this movie out. (Watch it now)
The Debt (John Madden) In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Chastain.
Written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, the duo who crafted such movies as Kick-Ass and Stardust, The Debt promises good storytelling. I had heard decent things about The Debt, but it didn’t have a very strong voice upon its release from audiences. I like the cast a lot, and it sounds like a good time to take advantage of your subscription. (Watch it now)
A Long Way Down (Pascal Chaumeil) Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, and Aaron Paul
This movie is cute, but has kind of a flimsy third act. If you really have nothing else better to watch, this wouldn’t be your worst choice. (Watch it now)
The Tomorrow People (Season 1) (Phil Klemmer) The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. Starring Robbie Amell, Peyton List, and Luke Mitchell
Cancelled after its first season, this is The CW’s attempt at reimagining that heroes vibe without the appeal of fun characters. (Watch it now)
Why Stop Now? (Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner) When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, and Tracy Morgan
I’d watch this just to see how well these actor’s chemistry works together. Sounds completely bonkers. (Watch it now)
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me (James Yukich) Chelsea Handler headlines her first Netflix stand-up special, the culmination of her wildly popular international comedy tour supporting her fourth New York Times #1 Bestseller, “Uganda Be Kidding Me.” Providing photographic evidence as back-up, Handler fearlessly relates tales of her global travels, the hilarious characters in her life, and offers her signature, unabashedly honest opinions on sex-partner etiquette, elder care, and dolphin rape. Starring Chelsea Handler
Handler has a pretty colorful lifestyle and her stand-up is nothing short of what you’d come to expect if you’ve seen Chelsea Lately. I’m not a big fan of watching stand-up specials, but I think this could be decent watch if you haven’t gotten over her celebrity yet. (Watch it now)
What will you be watching this weekend?
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com