Netflix Streaming Report: Moonrise Kingdom, The Bank Job, The Fosters, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for September 17, 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 Moonrise Kingdom, The Bank Job, The Fosters, and more.

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Moonrise Kingdom: Criterion Collection (Wes Anderson) Rated PG-13 [94 min] – A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton, and Jason Schwartzman

Since The Grand Budapest Hotel isn’t available on Netflix, Moonrise Kingdom is your next best bet to get your Wes Anderson fix. It’s really playful and has a great charm with its young lead. The cast is lively, fun, and endearing. if you aren’t keen on Anderson’s more artsy films, check out Moonrise Kingdom, it is far easier to digest.

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Men, Women & Children (Jason Reitman) Rated R [119 min] A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world. Starring Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Dean Norris, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, and Emma Thompson

I don’t envy anyone trying to weave together interrelated stories to create one cohesive film. And if I thought anyone could pull it together it would be Jason Reitman (Up in the Air; Juno; Thank You for Smoking). Unfortunately he didn’t quite stick the landing. Men, Women & Children is a step above and beyond his previous feature, Labor Day, but the film plays it too safe by delivering something sadly generic and incredibly depressing. There’s a solid cast here, I just wish there was more substance than what you’d come to expect.

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The Fosters: The Complete Third Season (Brad Bredeweg and Peter Paige) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.Creators: Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Maia Mitchell, David Lambert, Danny Nucci, and Cierra Ramirez

If you’re ever in the market for a series that bridges the gap between daytime soaps and young adult women, ABC Family has cracked the code. Their half-hour sitcoms are a different story. Armed with a slew of carefully targeted program is so craftily put together, ABC Family is unlike any other channel out there. The Fosters is a good show, full of many feels and maybe too much coincidental drama that you’d think you’re back in Degrassi High. There are a lot of topical situations that The Fosters nails on the head with acute precision and grace, but if you can’t believe that so much drama can befall one family you might want to look elsewhere.

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The Bank Job Jason Statham

The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson) Rated R [111 min] – Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don’t realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets – secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal. Starring Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

I’ve never seen The Bank Job, but it’s on Netflix in case you need your Jason Statham fix.

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Madam Bovary
  • God Bless the Child
  • About Elly
  • Why Did I Get Married
  • Portlandia (Season 5)
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 4)
  • Ax Men (Season 4)
  • Reality (2014)
  • Myth Hunters (Series 1)
  • The Beast (1975)
  • Reservation Road
  • Skin Trade

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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Men Women and Children Teaser Trailer

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