Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for March 5, 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 House of Cards, Groundhog Day, Top Gun, Taxi Driver, and more, which you can find after the jump as well all the new releases this March!
House of Cards (Season 3) A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. Starring Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Kate Mara, and Robin Wright
Sadly, I have not seen a single episode of this show, and will make it a priority one of these days…
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis) Rated PG [101 min] – A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott
But, yo House of Cards, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Groundhog Day is one of the best comedies of all time! One of the best movies of all time!
Harmontown (Neil Berkeley) Notrated [101 min] – This documentary spotlights TV writer and producer Dan Harmon, best known for NBC’s “Community,” as he takes his podcast on a cross-country tour. Starring Dan Harmon, Jack Black, Joel McHale, John Oliver, and Sarah Silverman
If you’ve ever watched Community or Rick and Morty, you’ve gotten a glimpse at the mad-genius that is Dan Harmon. He’s a squirrelly fellow. I’ve always heard unique things about this Harmontown touring “show” thing he has done, but have never dialed in. This would be a good chance to.
House Arrest (1996) (Harry Winer) Rated PG [108 min] – A group of children, desperate to keep their various parents from getting divorces, kidnap them and hold them prisoner in a basement in order to force them to reconcile. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Kyle Howard, Amy Sakasitz, and Jennifer Love Hewitt
I use to watch this film a lot when I was little. As a kids movie it’s fun and enjoyable with silly physical comedy where kids rule and adults drool. But for adults, it has some pretty bleak themes about relationships that aren’t completely well thought out, but they’re digestible if you want to watch a movie with your kids.
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese) Rated R 113 min – A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Cybill Shepherd
I’d have to say this is Robert De Niro’s top five finest roles. I haven’t seen it in so long, but this is a De Niro like any other De Niro. It must be watched.
Top Gun (Tony Scott) Rated PG [110 min] – As students at the Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Starring Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, and Michael Ironside
This movie brought into light the windmill high five. Plus it’s Top Gun, and it has that going for it.
Open Windows (Nacho Vigalondo) Unrated [100 min] – A jilted fan is pulled into a a world of cat-and-mouse danger after accepting an invitation to spy on his favorite actress via computer. Starring Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, and Michelle Jenne
This movie is pretty silly, and the twists are absolutely terrible and unwieldy. This is a new concept in filmmaking, a single movie shown through the lens of computer screens, which started in V/H/S, and has carried on to such things like Modern Family and the upcoming horror Unfriended. Unfortunately it doesn’t work here, but it has a lot of potential. This movie is rather boring, but if you’re interested in seeing how it all goes down, be my guest.
And here’s the list of titles that also released within the last week
- Houdini (2014)
- Drop Dead Diva (Season 6)
- Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot (Season 1-2)
- Beverly Hills Cop
- Billy Madison
- Black Sheep
- Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
- Bratz: The Movie
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- The Brothers Grimm
- Donnie Brasco
- Event Horizon
- Finding Neverland
- Furry Vengeance
- Grease 2
- Lewis Black: In God We Rust
- Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
- Mean Machine
- Alpha and Omega
- Patch Adams
- The Prince & Me
- Rules of Engagement
- The Secret of NIMH
- Tank Girl
- Twilight (2008)
- Vampire in Brooklyn
What will you be watching this weekend?
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com