Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for July 16, 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 Penguins of Madagascar, The Expendables 3, Serena, and more.
[And sorry for not posting last week, Comic-Con was happening. So this post covers the last two weeks!]
Penguins of Madagascar (Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith) Rated PG [92 min] – Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it. Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, and Benedict Cumberbatch
When DreamWorks wants to put out work that is subpar, they can nail it. We know the studio can do better with the likes of Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, so why do they keep pushing these mediocre stories out? Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie is mostly a lost cause, but the action is put together fairly well. The whole premise is just a bore.
Creep (Patrick Brice) Rated R [82 min] – When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Starring Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass
I have not seen this one yet, but I liked Patrick Brice’s The Overnight and I’ve heard Creep is fairly decent. Good horror movies are few and far between lately. Plus it’s got Mark Duplass (The League; Safety Not Guaranteed) doing his thing.
The Expendables 3 (Patrick Hughes) Rated PG-13 [126 min] – Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, and Antonio Banderas
The Expendables 3 has not crossed my path yet, and I probably wouldn’t mind skipping it either. The series is mindless action with no stakes or any cause to care about our heroes. But if these kind of movies float your boat, be my guest.
Serena (Susanne Bier) Rated R [109 min] – In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, and Toby Jones
If you want to watch the J-Law/Bradley Cooper film that was pushed back and hidden from everyone because of how bad it is, now’s your chance!
The Search for General Tso (Ian Cheney) Unrated [71 min] – Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish. Starring Ian Cheney
This is a documentary I have not seen, but I am definitely interested. I’ve heard good things and who doesn’t love a mystery? Especially one so delicious.
And even more newly uploaded titles:
- El Chavo Animado (Seasons 1-4)
- El Internado (Seasons 1-7)
- Bible Secrets Revealed
- God, Guns & Automobiles
- Goodbye to All That
- Human Planet
- Monster Quest (Season 1 & 4)
- Preacher’s Daughters (Season 2)
- Storage Wars: Texas (Season 1)
- The Unwanted
- Corvette Nation (Seasons 1-2)
- These Final Hours
- Chris Tucker Like
- Violetta (Seasons 1-2)
- Are We Done Yet?
- The Last Unicorn (1982)
- Monsters: Dark Continent
- Wild Canaries
- Witches of East End (Season 2)
- Bitten (Season 2)
- Hell on Wheels (Season 4)
- White Collar (Season 6)
- Knights of Sidonia (Season 2)
- Baby Boom (1987)
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