Netflix Streaming Report: Labyrinth, The One I Love, Oculus, American Beauty, and More

Now on Netflix Labyrinth Oculus American Beauty The Truman Show

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 4, 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 Labyrinth, The One I Love, Oculus, American Beauty, and more, which you’ll find after the break.

Labyrinth Movie David Bowie Goblin King

Labyrinth (Jim Henson) Rated PG [101 min] – Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours. Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Brian Henson, Ron Mueck, Rob Mills, David Alan Barclay, and David Shaghnessy

I don’t even know where to begin with how amazing this movie is. Sure some of the scenes look terribly dated, but it only increases the entertainment value because I would rather see wonky movie magic of practical effects than terrible Alice in Wonderland-like CGI creatures. This may be one of the only films I would be interested in seeing a sequel for as long as all the same actors and crew come back. Queue “Magic Dance”. (Watch it now)

Oculus (Mike Flanagan) Rated R [104 min] – A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, and Katee Sackhoff

Not a great horror movie in the least bit, but at least it tries to attempt something unique. It is ultimately bland and has a terrible third act, and I would entirely go against suggesting this. However, if you’re really in the mood for a horror film because this year has been pretty poor for the genre, test this one out. (Watch it now)

American Beauty (Sam Mendes) Rated R [122 min] – A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend. Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari, and Thora Birch

This is one of the first movies I saw where I realized the power the medium had to tell stories and stand for something. It’s just simply amazing, and Kevin Spacey deserved his Oscar. (Watch it now)

The One I Love Rated (Charlie McDowell) R [91 min] – Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them. Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss nail this refreshing, intimate story about a couple. I really can’t explain more than that because it has an interesting twist that is so fun that it’s a joy to watch unfold. The One I Love is a movie we need to talk more about. (Watch it now)

Knights of Badassdom (Joe Lynch) Rated R [86 min] – Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Moon Bloodgood, and Peter Dinklage

If you liked the LARPing aspect of Role Models, but wish to have a more B-movie approach, Knights of Badassdom should be your cup of tea. Peter Dinklage is highly enjoyable, especially since this was shot in a pre-Game of Thrones era back in 2010 and wasn’t released until this year. The film is not that good at all, but if you’re into this kind of genre you might find some amusement. (Watch it now)

The Truman Show (Peter Weir) Rated PG [103 min] – An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show. Starring Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, and Natascha McElhone

Another great film I grew up on that I probably didn’t have much comprehension of when I was younger. Looking back, The Truman Show is a treasure of a film that is true to itself and very honest with its characters. This was the pinnacle of Carrey’s career when it took off in 1998. You can really appreciate his decision to begin his path toward dramatic features than his screwball comedies. (Watch it now)

As of December 1, here are a bunch of other newly released movies and shows streaming on Netflix:

  • House of Flying Daggers
  • About Cherry
  • Almost Famous
  • Ali
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Batman Forever
  • Bewitched (2005)
  • Camp Takota
  • Crossroads (2002)
  • Darkness (2002)
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Friday the 13th
  • Friday The 13th Part 2
  • Friday The 13th Part III
  • Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
  • Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning
  • Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  • Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
  • G.I. Jane
  • Goldfinger
  • From Russia with Love
  • The Grand Seduction
  • An Innocent Man
  • Jade (1995)
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Last Night (2010)
  • Legends of the Fall
  • The Living Daylights
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Never Say Never Again
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict
  • Out of Time (2003)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999)
  • Panic Room
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Black Mirror (Season 2)
  • Stuart Little 2
  • Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
  • Tetro
  • A View to a Kill
  • You Only Live Twice
  • The Other Sister
  • Jewtopia
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • Heavenly Sword

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.

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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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