Netflix Streaming Report: RoboCop (2014), White Bird in a Blizzard, Powerpuff Girls, and More

RoboCop 2014 Movie Review

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for February 26, 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 RoboCop (2014), White Bird in a Blizzard, Powerpuff Girls, and more, which you can find after the jump as well as what’s leaving as of March.

RoboCop (2014) (José Padilha) Rated PG-13 [108 min] – In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Abbie Cornish

Surprisingly action packed and filled with interesting moral dilemmas, 2014’s RoboCop fits well into the vein of legitimate reboots. However, the movie isn’t as much fun as you would hope. It’s very middle of the road, and puts you through the paces of Detective Murphy. I’d say it’s worth a gander to check out the themes it has going for it that structurally fits in today’s society.

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White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki) Rated R [91 min]In 1988, a teenage girl’s life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears. Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, and Shiloh Fernandez

For such a solid cast, Eva Green and Shailene Woodley do little to make this crime thriller intriguing. The motivations of the two are pretty thin and the story drags on and on. Eva Green truly chews up every scene and Woodley is pretty much reactionary and empty. Nothing to see here people.

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Powerpuff Girls (Season 1-6) (Craig McCracken) Rated TV-Y7 [30 min] – Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things. Starring Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, Tom Kane, and Roger Jackson

This classic cartoon has so much charm and wit that it’s hard not to be impressed by how smart it was for its time. The entire cast of wacky villains is one of the big reasons to revisit this wonderful show.

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Here are some other titles that have also recently become available:

  • The Scribbler
  • Uncle Grandpa (Season 1)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (Season 1-4)
  • Chicagoland (Season 1)
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog (Season 1-2)
  • The Boondocks (Season 3-4)
  • Chowder (Season 1 & 3)

And here’s the big list of titles that will be expiring next month – watch ’em while you can:

March 1

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
  • 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
  • Adios, Sabata (1971)
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989)
  • All the Pretty Horses (2000)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Arachnophobia (1990)
  • Black Rain (1989)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Blue Lagoon (1980)
  • Brokedown Palace (1999)
  • Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams (1981)
  • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • Das Boot: Director’s Cut (1981)
  • The Deadly Bees (1967)
  • Desperado (1995)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
  • Dogtown and Z Boys (2001)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Emma (1996)
  • Evita (1996)
  • Fido (2006) 
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Girlfight (2000)
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
  • Hatari! (1962)
  • Hondo (1953)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • Hoodwinked (2005)
  • The Ice Storm (1997)
  • It Could Happen to You (1994)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1997)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005)
  • Multiplicity (1996)
  • Old Yeller (1957)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • The People That Time Forgot (1977)
  • Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
  • Robocop 2 (1990)
  • Robocop 3 (1993)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • Thief (1981)
  • This Property Is Condemned (1966)
  • Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
  • Will Penny (1968)
  • Winged Migration (2001)

March 4

  • Phineas and Ferb (2007–2011)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2012)

March 11

  • Flubber (1997)

March 13

  • Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

March 15

  • Charlie Chaplin Collection (1914–1918)

March 16

  • Jem and the Holograms (1985–1988)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010–2013)

March 30

  • Adventure Time Seasons 1 and 2 (2010–2011)
  • Childrens Hospital Seasons 1 and 2 (2010–2011)
  • Dexter’s Laboratory Seasons 1 and 2 (2001–2002)

March 31

  • Legends of the Fall (1994)

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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