Netflix Streaming Report: Chasing Life, Inglourious Basterds, The Boxtrolls, and More

Netflix Streaming Report: Chasing Life, Inglorious Basterds, The Boxtrolls, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for May 28, 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 Chasing Life, Inglourious Basterds, The Boxtrolls, and more, which you can find after the jump as well as the many last call titles leaving this June.

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino) Rated R [153 min] – In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner’s vengeful plans for the same. Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, and Daniel Brühl

Hands down, I believe Inglourious Basterds will be Tarantino’s greatest achievement in filmmaking. That’s a bingo!

(Watch it now)

The Boxtrolls (Graham Annable  and Anthony Stacchi) Rated PG [97 min]A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow. Starring Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, and Richard Ayoade

I’m a big fan of how incredibly detailed and stylized these stop motion pictures can be. And The Boxtrolls definitely delivers on this promise. However, the story is kind of flat and isn’t as interesting as Laika’s previous works: ‘Coraline’ and ‘Paranorman’. It wouldn’t hurt to check it out, though, since it’s on Netflix.

(Watch it now)

Chasing Life (Season 1) (Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, and Ricardo Álvarez Canales) [42 min] – Follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with cancer. Starring Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Schull, Jessica Meraz, and Steven Weber

Despite the depressing nature of the subject matter, Chasing Life presents itself in a very uplifting manner rather than allowing its main character to wallow in misery. It’s not without its more sadder moments of course, but the show has a wide range of resonating themes that touch on mortality, family, love, and how to live the life of a 20-something-year-old. Like any ABC Family drama, however, the show places many different scenarios on its characters that may have you asking, “how do these people keep winding up in these situations?” It can seem all a bit ridiculous if you don’t open your mind to the Soap Opera-y style of storytelling, but the cast are all very personable and not at all wooden.

(Watch it now)

Here’s additional titles that also released this past week:

  • Zombeavers
  • Graceland (Season 1-2)
  • Before I Go to Sleep
  • Tracers (2014)
  • The People vs. George Lucas,
  • Before I Disappear
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Love and Honor
  • Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone

Titles leaving Netflix this June:

Leaving June 1:

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • City of Ghosts (2003)
  • Dance with Me (1998)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • DeRay Davis: Power Play (2010)
  • Dream Lover (1994)
  • Drugs, Inc.: Season 2­3
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
  • Frankie and Johnny (1991)
  • G.I. Jane (1997)
  • Garfield and Friends: Vol. 1­2
  • Hatchet II (2010)
  • I Escaped A Cult (2014)
  • Ink Master: Season 1
  • Inside Combat Rescue: Season 1
  • Last Action Hero (1993)
  • Picture Perfect (1997)
  • Platoon Leader (1988)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Reign Over Me (2007)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Snatch (2000)
  • Soul Survivors (2001)
  • Swept Away (2002)
  • Syriana (2005)
  • Tank Girl (1995)
  • The Great Queen Seondeok
  • The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition (2004)
  • The Rocketeer (1991)
  • The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
  • Waking Life (2001)

Leaving June 6:

  • Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
  • Crash (2004)

Leaving June 15:

  • Space: Unraveling the Cosmos (2014)
  • The River Why (2010)
  • Tin Man

Leaving June 17:

  • Dummy (2002)

Leaving June 20:

  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Collateral Damage (2002)
  • Lonesome Dove (1989)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • The Guilt Trip (2012)

Leaving June 22:

  • Madonna: The MDNA Tour (2013)
  • Stand Up Guys (2012)

Leaving June 28:

  • Biutiful (2010)

Leaving June 29:

  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1­2
  • Texas Chainsaw (2013)

Leaving June 30:

  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
  • Jack Reacher (2012)
  • National Security (2003)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • The Baby­Sitters Club: Season 1

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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