Netflix Streaming Report: Orange is the New Black, Nightcrawler, Sense8, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for June 11, 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 Orange is the New Black (Season 3), Nightcrawler, Sense8, Mortal Kombat, Primer, and more.

Orange is the New Black (Season 2) (Jenji Kohan) Rated TV-MA [55 min] – From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious original series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates. Starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, and Uzo Aduba

Netflix has released the third season of Orange is the New Black early! If you haven’t indulged in this series yet, you need to get on it! It’s a very humorous, poignant, and raw look at the world of a female penitentiary. The cast is incredible and the stories surrounding their characters are just as wonderful to behold. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.

(Watch it now!!)

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) Rated R [117 min] – When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance alone is worth the look into the strange and surreal craziness that is the life of a nightcrawler.

(Watch it now)

Sense8 (Season 1) (Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order. Starring Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen, Tina Desai, Jamie Clayton, Freema Agyeman, and Tuppance Middleton

I haven’t seen this new original Netflix series yet, but knowing it’s from the Wachowski’s doesn’t really have me in a hurry to check it out. They’ve pretty much dried up their good will after The Matrix, seeing how Cloud Atlas is so-so, Speed Racer is whatever, and Jupiater Ascending is just atrocious. I’ve heard Sense8 is decent, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

(Watch it now)

Agents of SHIELD (Season 2) (Joss Whedon, Jed Whedonm and Maurissa Tancharoen) Rated TV-PG [45 min] – The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge

If you were looking for Agents of SHIELD to really ramp up the action, season 2 definitely gets into a nice groove. There’s a lot of playfulness that teases the Marvel Cinematic Universe without relying on it and it really stretches its legs in terms of being its own series. True Marvel Comics fans may disagree with the treatment of how they’re leading up to the Inhumans, but I like what they’ve been doing thus far.

(Watch it now)

Mortal Kombat (1995) (Paul W.S. Anderson) Rated PG-13 [101 min] – Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world. Starring Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hroyuki Tagawa, Brigdette Wilson-Sampras, and Talisa Soto

Who wouldn’t want to watch the film that single handedly gave us one of the best theme songs of all time.

(Watch it now) and then dance!

Primer (2004) (Shane Carruth) Rated PG-13 [77 min] – Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention. Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, and Casey Gooden

Since it’s 2015, and if you love time travel movies, Primer is the mother of all time travel movies.

(Watch it now)

Rosewater (Jon Stewart) Rated R [103 min] – Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. Starring Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, and Haluk Bilginer

I have not seen Jon Stewart’s little film about Bahari. I have not read or heard whether or not it’s good. But I’m just throwing it out there because it was directed by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame. I’m curious to see if he’ll make for a good director down the line.

(Watch it now)

Additional titles added to Netflix this week:

  • The Lost Boys: Special Edition
  • Bad Asses on the Bayou
  • Words and Pictures
  • On the Road
  • Happy Valley
  • Grace of Monaco
  • The Sisterhood of Night
  • The Garfield Show (Seasons 1-2)
  • Free the Nipple

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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Netflix Streaming Report: Orange is the New Black, Nightcrawler, Sense8, and More

Netflix Streaming Report Orange is the New Black, Nightcrawler, Sense8, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for June 11, 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 Orange is the New Black (Season 3), NightcrawlerSense8, Mortal Kombat, Primer, and more, which you can find after the jump. Continue reading

2015 Academy Awards: Oscars Winner List (Live Blog)

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be held live tonight, Sunday, February 22, 2015. For those who will be unable to attend or have to tune in mid-program, don’t sweat it. We’ll be live blogging the entire ceremony so you can catch up and not miss a beat. With host Neil Patrick Harris on the scene, we can expect a few song and dance routines. Along with the competition this year, it will be an Oscars you won’t want to miss. The red carpet starts at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on ABC. Join us for the big show at 5:30 pm PST after the break to get in on the fun. Continue reading

2015 Academy Awards Predictions: Who’s Going Home with Oscar Gold?

2015 Academy Awards Predictions Oscars

With the big show no less than a week away, I must fulfill TTRC’s due diligence in reporting my picks in who I believe will walk away with Oscars this weekend. The 87th Annual Academy Awards are pretty stacked this year, with the nominees closer in competition than of recent years past. There are many strong contenders for most of the categories, but as they say, there can only be one (rarely two). Redmayne or Keaton? Birdman or Boyhood? Find out my predictions for the Oscars after the break. Continue reading

Now Available to Own: Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Laggies, and More

Nightcrawler 2014 Movie Screenshot Jake Gyllenhaal Lou Bloom 36

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of February 10, 2015. Each week 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. On shelves this week you can find Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Laggies, and more. Check out the complete list after the jump. Continue reading

The Complete List of 2015 Oscar Nominees Analyzed

87th Annual Academy Award Nominees Announced 2015

This morning, at the butt crack of dawn, Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J.Abrams announced the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards. All 24 major category nominees were revealed, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the charge with the most nods. Find out your 2015 Oscar nominees, snubs, and surprises after the break. Continue reading

2015 Academy Award Nominees Predictions

2015 Oscars Nominee Predictions Academy Awards

Tomorrow, for the first time ever, the Oscar nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards will be announced live. Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will be reporting in from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills at 5:30 a.m. PST as part of a special two-part live news conference to reveal the nominees for all 24 categories. We have our predictions of the nominees after the break. Continue reading

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners List (Live Blog)

2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners Live Blog List

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards kick off the actual awards part of awards season today on NBC. The big event will be once again hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and promptly aired live from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST). We’ll be covering the Golden Globes live as well so in case you stepped out or have to miss them due to a previously planned engagement – because let’s be honest, they’re just the Globes – we’ve got you covered. After the jump you’ll find the complete winners list as they are announced tonight. Continue reading

Fox Searchlight and ‘Birdman’ Dominate 2015 Golden Globe Nominees

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Awards is continuing to get underway with the announcement of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards nominations this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven did the honors as they were welcomed by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Theo Kingma and Miss Golden Globe, Greer Grammer. Fox Searchlight dominated the Golden Globes with 12 nods with its top contender Birdman contributing to seven of them. Check out the full list of nominees after the break.  Continue reading

‘Birdman’ Leads Nominees in 21st Annual SAG Awards

'Birdman' Leads Nominees in 21st Annual SAG Awards

In the immortal words of Shang Tsung from the hit video game series Mortal Kombat, “It has begun.” With the announcement of the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations, the awards season has officially kicked off. Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria announced the nominees this morning with Birdman leading the pack with four nods. Find out who is in the running at this year’s SAG Awards after the break. Continue reading