Netflix Streaming Report: JESSICA JONES Season 1 and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 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 Jessica Jones Season 1, Home, Some Kind of Beautiful, and more. Also, find out what’s leaving Netflix streaming this December.

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Jessica Jones Season 1 (Melissa Rosenberg) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator. Starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval [Watch the Trailer]

I was really excited about Jessica Jones going into its first season. After a stupendous first season of Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix have proven that they could deliver solid, long form storytelling with their superheroes. And everything leading up to Jessica Jones felt right. From the casting to the tone, they were hitting every beat to set the series up for success. But with as much as I found right in Jessica Jones, there were little aspects of the series that didn’t sit right with me.

The story conceived by Melissa Rosenberg is excellent. The themes of power and control that Jessica Jones covers are rich and progressive. There are a handful of moments that drag the series down and make binging difficult. We end up in a lot of repeat territory that becomes slightly aggravating to endure. If Jessica Jones’ episode count was cut down to eight episodes instead of thirteen it would have felt better paced television.

Jessica Jones isn’t action heavy like Daredevil, which isn’t a problem at all. It’s more of a psychological thriller with a handful of good action beats. There are some terrifying moments that completely wow with suspense. What I love most about Jessica Jones is the sense of unknowing that Kilgrave (David Tennant) places on Jessica because you resonate with her fears.

Tennant is wickedly brilliant as Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) foil, and the supporting cast consisting of Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker are incredible complements to their characters. However, I found Carrie-Anne Moss’ uptight Hogarth and Wil Traval’s cartoonish Will Simpson to be too grating to tolerate. I’m really glad that the series never lost focus on Jessica Jones when another hero, Luke Cage, who is also getting his own show, was involved. The series is driven by Jones and proves that there should be more room made in Marvel’s sandbox to include more female-centric content.

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Home (Tim Johnson) Rated PG [94 min] – Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

There’s a reason why I have not seen Home yet, and it’s because it looks like it takes animation back 10 years. The movie looks atrocious and mind-boggling stupid. There’s nothing remotely cute about the film and Oh’s bumbling antics. Don’t watch this.

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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

LOL. What happened to Salma Hayek’s career? Don’t watch this either.

Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Gringolandia (Season 3)
  • Guidance
  • A Hard Day
  • Live and Maddie (Season 2)
  • The Red Road (Season 2)
  • The Brothers Solomon
  • Ultimate Spider-Man / Web Warriors
  • The Insider (Season 1)
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (Season 3)

Leaving Netflix in December 2015:

December 1

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 1 (2012)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
  • Brian’s Song (1971)
  • Brian’s Song (2001)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • The Burbs (1989)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Damien: Omen II (1978)
  • The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Employee of the Month (2006)
  • Forces of Nature (1999)
  • Get Low (2009)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Guardian, season 1-3
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • Juice (1992)
  • K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Last Night (2010)
  • Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
  • Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
  • Left Behind: World at War (2005)
  • Modern Problems (1981)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Necessary Roughness (1991)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  • The Paw Project (2013)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
  • R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)
  • R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
  • Shrink (2009)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • Trek Nation (2011)
  • Two Can Play That Game (2001)

December 4

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

December 6

  • 360 (2011)
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

December 9

  • C.O.G. (2013)

December 10

  • Ultimate Spider-Man, season 2

December 11

  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 2
  • Rescue Me, season 1-7

December 12

  • Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

December 13

  • How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
  • Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

December 15

  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

December 17

  • Underclassman (2005)

December 21

  • Red Hook Summer (2012)

December 24

  • Una Noche (2012)

December 30

  • Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)

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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Now Available to Own: Home, The Water Diviner, and White God

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 28, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Home, The Water Diviner, and White God.

Movies on Blu-ray

White God (Kornél Mundruczó) Rated R [121 min] – Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, and Szabolcs Thuróczy

From what little the trailer exposes about the story of White God, the visuals more than paint a glorious picture to set expectations high for this foreign feature. The film did not entirely disappoint me, but what unfurled before my eyes was not exactly how I pictured events would take place. I wanted and expected something more fantastical, but what White God is grounded in more realism than I had originally thought. In the overall grand scheme of things, this movie feels more like a short film that’s stretched too thin. It’s overly long, but it is quite masterful to watch all the animals perform. What the filmmakers accomplished for this project is incredible and definitely a really cool concept, but the narrative is hardly interesting.

Special features include:

  • ​Behind The Scenes Of White God
  • ​Interview With Writer/Director Kornél Mundruczó
  • ​Interview With Animal Coordinator/Technical Advisor Teresa Ann Miller​

The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe) Rated R [111 min] – An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, and Isabel Lucas

From the title alone, The Water Diviner is just as boring as you’d believe it to be. There is nothing inherently captivating or moving about Russell Crowe’s plight nor is the storytelling strong enough to keep my attention. All of the performances come across dialed-in and nothing seems entirely cohesive. Most importantly, I didn’t feel like I took away anything from watching the film. And if it was trying to say something it definitely spoke too softly for me to care.

Special features include:

  • The Making of The Water Diviner
  • The Battle of Gallipoli

Home (Tim Johnson) Rated PG [94 min] – Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

I didn’t see Home, but based on the short film with the same character that released in front of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, it was never in my radar to begin with. My dislike for Jim Parsons aside, Home looked meticulously bad. It’s as if it wanted to sabotage from the very beginning. There were more than enough awful jokes in the trailer, I can’t even imagine suffering through an entire movie’s worth. If I had kids, I would only subject them to the movie if they were misbehaving. I would be scratching up the walls if someone made me endure this overly childish looking animated film.

Special features include:

  • Best Party Ever!
  • Party Play All
  • Oh’s Shake Your Boov Thing
  • “Feel the Light” by Jennifer Lopez
  • Oh’s Boovy Jukebox
  • Oh’s Party Planning Tips
  • This is Being Boov
  • Almost Home
  • Testing Lab
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Be an Artist!
  • Stars of Home

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

All prices from Amazon.com. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices.

What will you be taking home this week? Tell us in the comments section below!


All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: It Follows, Ex Machina, Maggie, and More

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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 May 16, 2015 we have Get Hard, Maggie, It Follows, Ex Machina, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect from them after the break. Continue reading

Comic-Con 2014: Complete Thursday Panel Schedule

Comic-Con 2014 Complete Thursday Panel Schedule

Not only has Comic-Con International released the schedule for Preview Night, but they have also unveiled the full panel schedule for Thursday, July 24; the official first day of San Diego Comic-Con. Everything kicks off with 24 in Ballroom 20 and DreamWorks Animation christens Hall H with their presentation of upcoming animated feature. Other big panels for the day includes The Giver, Paramount Pictures‘ presentation, Community, and much more! Check out the full schedule after the break. Continue reading