Netflix Streaming Report: Stretch, The Rocketeer, It’s Always Sunny, Dumb and Dumber, and More

Netflix Streaming Report Stretch, The Rocketeer, It's Always Sunny, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 6, 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 Stretch, The Rocketeer, It’s Always Sunny (Season 9), Dumb and Dumber, and more, which you’ll find after the break.

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Stretch (2014) (Joe Carnahan) Rated R [94 min] – A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. Starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Brooklyn Decker, and James Badge Dale

I have not seen Stretch yet, but I have heard decent to entertaining reviews. Joe Carnahan looks like he is returning back to his Smokin’ Aces roots with a crazy assortment of characters and action. I’d check it out. (Watch it now)

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Dumb and Dumber (Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly) Rated PG-13 [107 min] – The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, and Lauren Holly

A comedy classic that you should catch up on before Dumb and Dumber To comes out next weekend, November 14. By all rights, Dumb and Dumber is so stupid that it shouldn’t work – I’m can’t even fathom how the project was green-lit – but it is so hilariously calculating and well written that it’s hard not to find enjoyable. (Watch it now)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 9) (Rob McElhenney) – Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. Starring Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito

I like It’s Always Sunny for the characters’ ridiculous antics, but everything they do doesn’t really amount to anything of substance for them. The show is hilarious, don’t get me wrong, but their sociopathic ways can get a bit tiresome when their characters learn next to nothing that carries through from season to season. I’m sure this season is funny – I don’t have FXX (who does really?) – but I assume it’s just the typical shenanigans we’ve seen so far. (Watch it now)

Love Actually (Richard Curtis) Rated R [135 min] – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keria Knightley, and Andrew Lincoln

It’s back just in time for the holidays. (Watch it now)

The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston) Rated PG [108 min] – A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero. Starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Alan Arkin

You can see why director Joe Johnston was chosen for Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s just a natural fit after viewing The Rocketeer. I have many memories rewatching this film over and over again in my youth, and it still holds up OK today. It’s a great original superhero character that is light on the flash and more about the fun and adventure. (Watch it now)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (Steve Barron) Rated PG [93 min] – A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas. StarringJudith Hoag, Elias Koteas, and Josh Pais

For those ashamed to have a TMNT reboot from Michael Bay’s production company, here’s your chance to wash away that terrible taste in your mouth. The original is so much fun and silly that you might have even forgotten Sam Rockwell is in this movie. (Watch it now)

Batman (1989) (Tim Burton) Rated PG-13 [126 min] – The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger

Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton. Duh. (Watch it now)

And here’s all of the other films that have released for November on Netflix Watch Instant:

  • Rain Man
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (Season 1)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Seven
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • BASEketball
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Addams Family Values
  • Batman Returns
  • RoboCop 2
  • RoboCop 3
  • The Preacher’s Wife
  • Portlandia (Season 4)
  • Kingpin
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • The Haunting (1999)
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Deuces Wild
  • Fading Gigalo
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 10)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • The Core
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Burbs
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Arachnophobia
  • Airplane!
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Phenomenon

What will you be watching this weekend? Look forward to more new titles from The Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


You can follow me on the Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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