Netflix Streaming Report: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Fuller House, Good Burger, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for March 3, 2016. 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 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Fuller House, Good Burger, Adult Beginners, and more. Also, find out what the Netflix and Chill pick of the week is.

Crouching Tiger Sword of Destiny

Source: Decider

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Woo-Ping Yuen) Rated PG-13 [1h 36min] – A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption. Starring Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jason Scott Lee, and Eugenia Yuan

Behold! Crouching Tiger, Hidden Drag: Sword of Destiny is one of the most unnecessary and terrible sequels you will ever happen upon in our lifetime. At least Dumb and Dumberer provided a few good laughs and some character building. It’s as if Sword of Destiny was made through the unfortunate happenstance that someone who had never seen the original Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was told the premise and was told to run wild for a sequel. This film neither matches the quality nor the storytelling finesse that Ang Lee was able to accomplish in the original.

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Fuller House

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Fuller House (Jeff Franklin) Rated TV-G [30min] – In a continuation of Full House, D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.’s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy’s teenage daughter all move in to help her raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller! Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Soni Bringas, Dashiell Messitt, and Fox Messitt

Is it wrong for me to have not seen a single episode of Full House having grown up in the ’90s? I haven’t bothered watching Fuller House since I would be lost on context, and this series seems beholden to the nostalgia of the series’ characters. I’ve only heard bad things though.

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Adult Beginners Movie

Adult Beginners (Ross Katz) Rated R [1h 32min] – A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs – only to become their nanny. Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Joe McHale

I haven’t had a chance to watch this movie, but the cast is pretty solid. Netflix suggests I would find it mildly entertaining.

(Watch it now)

Before We Go Chris Evans Alice Eve

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Before We Go (Chris Evans) Rated PG-13 [1h 35min] – Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives. Starring Chris Evans, Alice Eve, and Emma Fitzpatrick

Another movie on the pile of things I need to check out. This is Chris Evans’ directorial debut. Captain America himself has directed a movie. That should be interesting to see how that pans out, right?

(Watch it now)

Good Burger Movie

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Good Burger (Brian Robbin) Rated PG [1h 43min] – Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the “Top Dog” in the fast food industry. Starring Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, and Sinbad

I’m a dude! He’s a dude! She’s a dude! We’re all dudes, hey!

(Watch it now)

Netflix and Chill Pick of the Week:

Must Love Dogs Movie

Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg) Rated PG-13 [1h 38min] – A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results. Starring Diane Lane, John Cusack, and Elizabeth Perkins

So you want to sit down and check out a nice, tender romance movie with your S/O. In the world of Tinder, the dating world has progressed so fast that Must Love Dogs seems overly dated. At least When Harry Met Sally… and other Nora Ephron classics have likeable characters that make you champion the budding relationships within. This movie is just subpar, and it will have you chilling in no time when you discover how “meh” it all is.

(Watch it now)

Also Newly Added to Netflix:

  • A Matter of Faith
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
  • American Pie Presents: Beta House
  • Ashes and Embers
  • For Grace
  • The Batman (2007) (Seasons 1-5)
  • Becoming Jane
  • Better Man (Season 1)
  • Blade Runner (Theatrical Cut)
  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
  • Breaking Through
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Contact
  • Corpse Bride
  • Don Verdean
  • Eraser
  • Exam
  • The Exorcist
  • Family Party
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • First Response
  • Flight of the Intruder
  • Forever
  • Forget and Forgive
  • Groundhog Day
  • Heaven Knows What
  • Hot Bot
  • Housos (Seasons 1-2)
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Justice League: War
  • Liz in September
  • Love Actually
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Narcopolis
  • The Panic in Needle Park
  • Primal Fear
  • Re-Kill
  • The Real Miyagi
  • Retribution
  • Road Trip: Beer Pong
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Rosanne (Collection 2)
  • Running Scared
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Scarface
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries (Season 1)
  • Son of Batman
  • Sphere
  • Spy Game
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Sweet Revenge
  • Trigger Point
  • Two Wrongs
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Evolution
  • Unforgiven
  • Wilfred (AUS) (Seasons 1-2)
  • The Young Kieslowski
  • Your Lie in April

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Dexter, Shameless, Better Call Saul, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of September 26, 2015 we have Dexter, Shameless, and Better Call Saul. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Better Call Saul Season 1 Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 10

Better Call Saul (Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould) Rated TV-14 [47 min] – The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael McKean, and Michael Mando

Special features include:

  • Postcard Vinyl of Better Call Saul performed by Junior Brown (Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Only)
  • All the special features included on the Blu-ray noted below (Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Only)
  • Uncensored Episodes (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Cast & Crew Commentaries on Every Episode (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Creating the First Season (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Gag Reel (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Better Call Saul: Day One (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Better Call Saul Music Video (Standard Blu-ray Edition Only)
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk & Michael McKean (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Becoming Mike (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • Kettle Kommentary with Craig & Betsy Kettleman (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • Jimmy in the Courtroom with Introduction by “Mijo” Director Michelle MacLaren (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • Jimmy Kaleidoscope with Introduction by Co-Creator and Executive Producer Peter Gould (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • Cast & Crew Table Read on “Uno” (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)
  • In the Studio with Junior Brown (Blu-ray Exclusive Only)

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Available on DVD October 13

Dexter: The Complete Series (James Manos Jr.)  Rated TV-MA [55 min] – A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice. Starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar, C.S. Lee, and Lauren Luna Vélaz

Special features include:

  • Exclusive Bonus Disc includes over 3 Hours of Special Features. DVD Collection also includes Exclusive Grafix book featuring artwork and photography from 8 seasons of Dexter.

Mississippi Grind Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 1

Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck) Rated R [108 min] – Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what’s been lost. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, and Anthony Howard

Special features include:

  • Two of a Kind: On the Road with Mississippi Grind” Featurette

Shameless Season 5 Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 29

Shameless: The Complete Fifth Season (Paul Abbott) An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Shanola Hampton, Emma Kenney, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Steve Howey, Shanola Hampton, and Cameron Monaghan

Special features include:

  • Two All-New Featurettes:
    • shameless sex love
    • Gentrify This!!!
  • Commentary on Episode 7: “Tell Me You F**king Need Me”
  • Unaired Scenes

Some Kind of Beautiful Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 1

Some Kind Of Beautiful (Tom Vaughan) [Limited] Rated R [100 min] – A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, and Malcolm McDowell

Special features include:

  • “Inside the Heart of a Romantic” Featurette

Before We Go Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 3

Before We Go (Chris Evans) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [89 min] – Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives. Starring Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Scott Evans

No special features announced yet

Adventure Time The Enchiridion DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD October 6

Adventure Time: The Enchiridion Collection (Pendleton Ward) – A human boy named Finn and his best friend Jake, a magical, talking dog, set out on their adventures in the magical Land of Ooo. Starring Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Hynden Walch, and Tom Kenny

No special features. Episodes include:

  • 1. The Enchiridion
  • 2. In Your Footsteps
  • 3. Henchmen
  • 4. Billy’s Bucket List
  • 5. Betty
  • 6. Ocarina
  • 7. Astral Plane
  • 8. Ghost Fly
  • 9. Root Beer Guy
  • 10. The Pajama War
  • 11. What Have you done?
  • 12. James II
  • 13. Web Weirdos
  • 14. The Gut Grinder
  • 15. No One Can Hear You
  • 16. Dungeon Train

The Wolfpack Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 20

The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle) [Limited] Rated R [80 min] – Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, ‘The Wolfpack,’ the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes. Starring Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, and Krsna Angulo

No special features listed

Under the Dome Season 3 Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray December 8

Under the Dome: The Complete Third Season – Under the Dome (2013– )TV Series  |  TV-14  |  43 min  |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi6.9Your rating:-/10Ratings: 6.9/10 from 77,106 usersReviews: 351 user | 45 criticAn invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.Creator: Brian K. VaughanStars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch 

Special features include:

  • Extended and Deleted Scenes
  • Return To The Dome: A Look At Season 3
  • Life Under The Dome: Behind-The-Scenes of Season 3
  • The Season Finale
  • The Device
  • Meet Indy The Dog
  • Gag Reel

The Little Death Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 13

The Little Death (Josh Lawson) Rated PG-13 [96 min] – The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Starring Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, and Josh Lawson

Special features include:

  • A Little Look at The Story, Casting & Directing: From Script to Screen
  • Inside The Cast & Characters: Relationships & Sex
  • Interview with Writer/Director Josh Lawson

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Available on Digital HD October 6

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson) Rated PG-13 [101 min] – Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes. Starring Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, and Viktor Gyllenberg

No special features listed

Baseball Legends DVD Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 13

Baseball Legends – Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron and Lou Gehrig turned baseball into the National Pastime that it is today. This inspiring collection brings a fresh historical and psychological perspective to the lives of these American icons. Using rare and enhanced archival material and state-of-the-art production techniques, these films are the perfect holiday gift for baseball and history fans alike. Narrated by Martin Sheen

Special features include:

  • The Making of American Hercules: Babe Ruth, rare player interviews, historic game footage, Ted Williams Hall of Fame induction, extended interviews with various experts and archival footage from the Major League Baseball Film & Video Archive.

Extant Season 2 Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 15

Extant: The Complete Second Season (Mickey Fisher)  Rated TV-14 [42 min] – An astronaut struggles to learn how she became pregnant while on a 13-month-long solo space mission. Starring Halle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, and Grace Gummer

Special features include:

  • Extant: A Look At Season 2
  • The Carnival Of The Mind
  • Chemistry: Molly & JD
  • The Season Finale
  • Two Humanichs: Ethan & Lucy
  • A Tour Of The Sets
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Zero Tolerance DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD and Digital HD December 1

Zero Tolerance (Wych Kaosayananda) Rated R – Two former para-military operatives, Johnny and his police detective friend Peter, search Bangkok to find the killers of Johnny’s beautiful daughter Angel – Leaving carnage and retribution throughout city. Starring Dustin Nguyen, Scott Adkins, and Sahajak Boonthanakit

No special features listed

The Guardsman DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD and Digital HD December 1

The Guardsman (Jiao Xiao-Yu) – When the Emperor travels in disguise to understand the problems that his people face, his enemies discover his identity and team up with Japanese pirates to assassinate him. Now, it is up to a group of loyal warriors to protect their Emperor and bring peace to the kingdom. Starring Yan Jie, Zheng Peipei, Wu Ma, and Yuan Biao

No special features listed

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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Box Office Battlefield: The Transporter Refueled vs. A Walk in the Woods

Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard-earned dollars. The weekend warriors of September 4, 2015 includes The Transporter Refueled, A Walk in the Woods, and Before We Go. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others and determine who will be victorious. Should you see ’em, skip ’em, or rent ’em? Find out below!

Last weekend, Straight Outta Compton straight capitalized on yet another poor delivery of new wide releases. We Are Your Friends made box office history in its debut as the fourth worst opening weekend for a new wide release film in more than 2,000 theaters. The Zac Efron led moving picture grossed only $1.76 million. Does an action reboot or a small Robert Redford indie stand a chance to capitalize on the weak selection as of late? Or will movie goers keep their hard earned cash and enjoy their Labor Day weekend? Never change the deal. This is the Box Office Battlefield:

The Transporter Refueled Movie Title Logo

The Transporter Refueled (Camille Delamarre) Rated PG-13 [96 min] – In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. Starring Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, and Lenn Kudrjawizki

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 18% • Audience – 35%

Their reviews:

“So many amazingly absurd things occur during the course of “The Transporter: Refueled” that it’s almost easy to forget that the basic idea driving this fourth installment is itself nonsensical.” – Nick Schager (The Playlist)

“Despite a lot of shortcomings and undercooked elements, The Transporter Refueled is a mildly entertaining action film.” – Ben Kendrick (ScreenRant)

My take:

With so many terrible movies in theaters lately, and my lack of exposure to The Transporter franchise, I decided to take a pass on The Transporter Refueled as my one skip weekend of the year. The action looks OK, but the story looks mediocre at best. And I don’t think this reboot looks as fun sans Jason Statham’s charisma. I liked Ed Skrein as Daario in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and he should have stayed there for a better opportunity to shine rather than get caught up in this waste of an effort film. I’m surprised The Transporter Refueled didn’t go straight to home video. WATCH IT ON NETFLIX OR SKIP IT!

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A Walk in the Woods (Ken Kwapis) Rated R [104 min] – After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, and Mary Steenburgen

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 47% • Audience – 59%

Their reviews:

“If I hadn’t known it was Bryson, A Walk In The Woods would just feel like some half-assed oldsploitation version of Wild starring a poor man’s odd couple with the comedic timing of a Google Translated Mexican sitcom from the eighties.” – Vince Mancini (FilmDrunk)

“It’s not a difficult picture to watch. All you want from A Walk in the Woods, honestly, is a chance to enjoy a couple of veteran actors. But the book’s comic tone hasn’t found a comfortable equivalent for the screen.” – Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune)

My take:

I’m not a hiker nor am I an elderly man going through a third/end-life crisis seeking to enjoy what time I have left on this planet – although I always try to keep a positive and optimistic mindset so I can carpe that diem. After watching the trailer for A Walk in the Woods I found similarities to Grumpy Old Men and The Bucket List. They’re movies that I can understand, but not necessarily would seek or find too resonating. I’m sure this film has its quirky “old people” jokes that can create a smirk, however I don’t think anyone is going to get anything new out of their viewing experience. WATCH IT ON NETFLIX!

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Before We Go (Chris Evans) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [89 min] – Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives. Starring Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Scott Evans

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 24% • Audience – 65%

Their reviews:

“The whole effort seems to run solely on the smiles of its photogenic leads. And, frankly, the smiles routinely dissipate any perceived tension.” – Robert Abele (Los Angeles Times)

“A missed train sets the stage for Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go, but dramatically speaking, this talky, contrived and ultimately tedious actors’ exercise never leaves the station.” – Scott Foundas (Variety)

My take:

As Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go looks like a good attempt at recreating the magic of Before Sunrise. However, in this instance, it feels as if it’s more about the shenanigans of the evening rather than an intimate night with two strangers getting to know each other on a personal level we can relate to. I think Before We Go has potential, but doesn’t have strong enough characters to make it a memorable experience. WATCH IT ON NETFLIX!

Who honestly wants to see a reboot of The Transporter without Jason Statham? A Walk in the Woods is playing in less than 2,000 theaters and is too narrowly focused with its target audience. And all other competitors over the past few weeks have flopped hard. But hey, at least Inside Out and Jurassic World are rereleasing this Labor Day weekend to give you a few, better options if you want to get out of the heat. So as it stands, I believe the victor for this weekend will be:

Winner: Straight Outta Compton

Movie synopses courtesy of IMDb.com and Tomatometer Scores from Rotten Tomatoes