Netflix Streaming Report: Louie, Cake, Beyond the Lights, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for June 25, 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 Louie (Season 2), Cake, Beyond the Lights, and more.

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Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood) Rated PG-13 [116 min] – A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Starring Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover, and Aisha Hinds

If you missed Beyond the Lights in theaters last year, I’m not surprised. It’s a pretty decent film that flew way under the radar. There’s a lot of unsubtle and realistic ties to the entertainment industry that really resonate. I’d say it’s a functionally honest film.

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A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn) Rated R [122 min] – A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl

Did not catch this film, but it is one of Hoffman’s final performances before his passing. Heard mixed, but mostly positive things about it.

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Cake (Daniel Barnz) Rated R [102 min] – Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington

Another film I missed last year. Aniston gained early praise for her performance, but it wasn’t enough for the Academy or other groups during awards season. It’s got Anna Kendrick, so that’s a plus.

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Louie (Season 2) (Louis C.K.) Rated TV-MA [22 min] – The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. Starring Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, and Ursula Parker

For some reason Season 2 of Louie was not on Netflix, which is kind of odd because the other three of four were. This show is incredible. If you haven’t seen it, watch it.

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GasLand (Josh Fox) Unrated [107 min] – It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Starring Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, and Pete Seeger

I have not seen this documentary, but apparently it’s hard-hitting and important. I heard a recent interview with the writer/director/star of the film Josh Fox and he seems to be very legit. I’d check it out if you loourve documentaries.

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Additional titles added to Netflix this week:

  • Twin Warriors
  • Supremacy
  • Some Assembly Required (Season 1)
  • Green Street 3: Never Back Down
  • Confessions of a Prodigal Son
  • Walking with the Dead
  • Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
  • After the Ball

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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Now Available to Own: Big Hero 6, Whiplash, Sons of Anarchy, and More

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Big Hero 6, Starry Eyes, Beyond the Lights, and More

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD

We’ve got another full week of home video release announcements to share with you Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD. While we help provide you with a list of releases every Tuesday that are Now Available to Own, Coming Soon looks at all of the pre-order announcements soon. For the week of January 3, 2015, Big Hero 6, Starry Eyes, Beyond the Lights, and more will soon be in your reach. Find out their release dates and special features after the break. Continue reading

Box Office Battlefield: Dumb and Dumber To vs. Beyond the Lights

Box Office Battlefield Dumb and Dumber To vs. Beyond the Lights

The weekend warriors of November 14, 2014 includes Dumb and Dumber To and Beyond the Lights, as well as a few limited releases. Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard-earned dollars, Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others and determine who will be victorious. Continue reading

2014 Year End Movies Preview: 66 Releases to Expect in Theaters

2014 Year End Movies Preview 61 Releases to Expect in Theaters

With Labor Day come and gone, the summer movie season has officially ended. September marks the beginning of the fall movie season, which in turn slowly evolves into Oscar season. There were many great movies the past few months, but the final third of the year promises many great flicks such as Interstellar, Big Hero 6, Inherent Vice, Whiplash, Mockingjay Part 1, and many more. Check out all 66 films you can see this fall/winter season after the break. Continue reading