Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for January 29, 2015. 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 The Interview and more, which you can find after the jump along with which titles will be leaving this February.
The Interview (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) Rated R [112 min] – Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission. Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and Randall Park
Although it was uploaded to streaming this past weekend, it took me until last night to get around to watching this. I think with all the hubbub surrounding its release and then finally appearing on Netflix, I was just burned out from all the attention The Interview had received. And with that said, I am fairly unmoved by anything it tries to accomplish. It has great intentions, but I don’t think that it is that funny. I could count on one hand how many times I had a good chuckle. Compared to Neighbors, The Interview is pretty subpar. (Watch it now)
Chef (Jon Favreau) Rated R [115 min] – A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Sofia Vergara
As you may have heard, do not watch Chef before a meal. You’ll want to be fully stuffed because you will become mighty hungry. Chef is a really great adult, family-oriented film that has heart and style. It may be a little too on the nose when it comes to blasting critics head on and the ending is a bit hurried up, but you can definitely give Jon Favreau some kudos for a job well done. (Watch it now)
Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot Rated TV-MA [71 min] – Smart and brazen comedian Iliza Shlesinger shares her unflinchingly honest observations on the differences between men and women. Filled with hashtag-able catch phrases, this is a laugh-out-loud revelation exposing some of women’s best kept – and ugliest – secrets, including truths about first date attire, fantasy break-ups and the tireless pursuit of not being cold while still looking hot.
I’m not one for watching stand up comedy, but I’ve heard that this little special is pretty funny. I like Shlesinger’s comedy and would recommend giving this a whirl if you like her kind of humor. (Watch it now)
And there have also been a slew of South Korean dramas uploaded this past week along with some other titles:
- Coffee Prince
- God’s Gift – 14 Days
- Good Doctor
- K-POP Extreme Survival (Season 1)
- A Word from Warm Heart (Season 1)
- Ben 10: Alien Force (Season 2 and 4)
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