Netflix Streaming Report: The League, Rambo, Time Lapse, Once Upon a Time, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for September 3, 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 Once Upon a Time, Up in the Air, The League, Area 51, and over 50 more titles new to streaming this September.

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Up in the Air (Jason Reitman) Rated R [109 min] – With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest. Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, and J.K. Simmons

The cast alone is enough to bring a stir to my pants. But if you’re looking for an intellectual drama that hones in on love, life, and existentialism in a hilarious, touching, and poignant way, Up in the Air is one fine piece of cinema. The performances (Anna Kendrick earns her first Oscar nom for her role) and honesty are something missing from a lot of movies these days, and Jason Reitman nails this one out of the ballpark.

(Watch it now)

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The League: The Complete Sixth Season (Jackie Marcus Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer) Semi-scripted comedy about a fantasy football league. Starring Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, and Katie Aselton

I’m a big fan of The League, but unfortunately I do not have FXX – who does really? So I’m excited to catch up on one of the silliest and smarter live-action comedies on television.

(Watch it now)

Time Lapse Movie

Time Lapse (Bradley King) Not Yet Rated [104 min] – Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop. Starring Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’Leary, and George Finn

It’s not so much a good movie as it is a great concept that falls flat on its face in the last third of the film. Time Lapse has its perks, but it definitely could have found better direction to come to a more satisfying ending. Good thing it’s on Netflix to check out if you missed it during its festival run.

(Watch it now)

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Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season (Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz) Rated TV-PG [44 min] – Soon after Emma and Hook unwittingly bring Elsa of Arendelle to Storybrooke, they encounter the mysterious Snow Queen, whose relentless obsession with both Emma and Elsa has chilling consequences. Meanwhile, it appears Regina has at last found true love with Robin Hood. But how will she react when her happy ending is thwarted yet again by a maddening twist of fate? Starring  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Michael Raymond-James, Robert Carlyle, and Georgina Haig

Because we obviously didn’t get enough of Frozen in theaters. Disney had to squeeze every last inch of the animated feature’s popularity out onto their ABC show.

(Watch it now)

Area 51 Movie Oren Peli

Area 51 (Oren Peli) Rated R [91 min] – Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government’s secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets. Starring Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner

The long awaited sophomore feature from writer/director Oren Peli finally arrived earlier this year. I have not seen it yet, but I am looking forward to finding out whether this filmmaker delivers on the promise of what appeared to be a unique vision when Paranormal Activity released in 2009.

(Watch it now)

Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Revenge (Season 4)
  • Narcos (Season 1)
  • Inspector Gadget (Season 2)
  • Criminal Minds (Season 10)
  • Tú y Yo
  • Yours, Mine and Ours
  • William Shatner’s Get a Life!
  • Wicked Little Things
  • What Went Down (Season 1)
  • The Weather Man
  • Unsealed: Alien Files (Season 2)
  • To Fool a Thief
  •  Through the Woods
  • Such Good People
  • Still Game (Season 4-5)
  • Spanglish
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Roboshark
  • The River’s Edge (1957)
  • Rambo: First Blood
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Rambo III: Ultimate Edition
  • Private Parts
  • Popeye (1980)
  • Princess Arete
  • Person of Interest (Seasons 1-3)
  • The Patriot
  • Pandas: The Journey Home
  • The Monster Squad (1987)
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (Volume 1)
  • Mississippi Damned
  • Mind Game
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Mandigo (1975)
  • Made in China
  • Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • The Innocent
  • Hitch
  • Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag
  • The Harvest
  • Hart’s War
  • Hardball
  • Hannie Caulder
  • Hamlet (1990)
  • Hackers
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Genius Party
  • Fido (2006)
  • Wutheing Heights (1992)
  • Days of Thunder
  • The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
  • Childless
  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Big Fish
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America
  • Badults (Season 1)
  • Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
  • Arthur (Season 17)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  • All of Mine
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl
  • Miss Julie
  • Black or White
  • Drumline: A New Beat

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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Now Available to Own: The Walking Dead Season 5, Aloha, Citizenfour, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of August 25, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television 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 The Walking Dead Season 5, Aloha, Citizenfour, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Aloha (Cameron Crowe) Rated PG-13 [104 min] – A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Alec Baldwin [Watch the Trailer]

This movie is pretty much a waste of effort for everyone involved. Aloha’s message is so muddled in bland storytelling that it ultimately makes vanilla sound more appealing.

Special features included:

  • The Untitled Hawaii Project: The Making of Aloha Feature Length Documentary
  • Cast Gag Reel
  • Original Opening (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Alternate Ending (Blu-ray exclusive
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive
  • Four All-New Featurettes (Blu-ray exclusive
  • Photo Gallery (Blu-ray exclusive
  • Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Cameron Crowe (Blu-ray exclusive

LEGO Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! (Rick Morales) Unrated [77 min] – Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site, Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Starring Troy Baker, Nolan North, Josh Keaton, Khary Payton, James Arnold Taylor, Grey Griffin, Mark Hamill, and John DiMaggio

For a fun little LEGO movie, Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! is great for the kids and highly tolerable for parents. The voice acting is solid and the action is pretty entertaining. Its only faults is that the story is pretty predictable and the level of animation is straight to home video quality. Otherwise, it’s a decent sit for the short run time.

Special features include:

  • Featurette – “Click, Zap, Boom! Creating the Sound Design” – This fun documentary goes behind the scenes with the talented sound design and foley team to explore how LEGO® sounds are created live on stage and then edited into the final movie.

Where Hope Grows (Chris Dowling) Rated PG-13 [95 min] – A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Starring Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, and Danica McKellar

I’m not big on spiritual films, but Where Hope Grows is a lot better than some of the other faith-based, spoon fed dribble that’s been out in theaters lately. There is some potential for a good story here, however the third act completely derails the whole movie leaving little hope for redemption.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Casting David DeSanctis” featurette
  • “Stop the R-Word” featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Chris Dowling and Actor David DeSanctis

Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne) Rated PG-13 [95 min] – Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Starring Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, and Batiste Sornin

I have yet to see this critically lauded film, but if you want to check Two Days, One Night before you buy it, the movie is now available on Netflix streaming.

Special features include:

  • New 2K digital transfer, approved by directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with the Dardennes and actors Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione
  • When Léon M.’s Boat Went Down the Meuse for the First Time (1979), a forty-five minute documentary by the Dardennes, featuring a new introduction by the directors
  • New tour of the film’s key locations with the directors
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

CitizenFour (Laura Poitras) Rated R [114 min] – A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.Starring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and William Binney

I have not had the chance to check this film out yet. It did win the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, so there’s that.

Special features include:

  • Bonus Scenes
  • New York Times Talk with Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and David Carr
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center Q&A with Laura Poitras
  • “The Program” – A New York Times Op-Doc by Laura Poitras

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Television Series

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season (Scott M. Gimple) Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Starring Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, and Danai Gurira

The fifth season of The Walking Dead is definitely a transitional one. It starts off on a high-note, but takes a sharp turn that can really make or break fans. When the survivors arrive at their destination in the second half of the season, it’s a real testament to the writers to build such great tension with little action. It’s a great calm before the storm because, as a reader of the comic, Season 6 will be insane.

Special features include:

  • Audio commentaries
  • Inside The Walking Dead
  • The Making of The Walking Dead
  • The Making of Alexandria
  • Beth’s Journey
  • Bob’s Journey
  • Noah’s Journey
  • Tyreese’s Journey
  • A Day in the Life of Michael Cudlitz
  • A Day in the Life of Josh McDermitt
  • Rotters in the Flesh

Criminal Minds: The Complete Tenth Season (Jeff Davis) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – The cases of the BAU, an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. Starring Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Thomas Gibson

With the inclusion of Jennifer Love Hewitt to spice up the tenth season, Criminal Minds shows signs of wear. I’ve never been a fan of crime procedurals, but I thought I would check this series out to see why the series has been on television for so long. It’s pretty formulaic as most procedurals go and the main stars are holding on by a thread to muster up the energy to continue on with the same old routine.

Special features include:

  • Criminal Minds: Top Ten
  • Easter Egg: “Payback’s An Itch”
  • Origin Story
  • Salute
  • Criminal Minds International
  • Greatest Hits
  • Memo From The Acting Director
  • Quotable Minds
  • H.I.M.: Business As Usual
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Elementary: The Complete Third Season (Robert Doherty)  Rated TV-14 [60 min]  |  Crime, Drama, MysterySeason 4 PremiereSep 20157.9Your rating:-/10Ratings: 7.9/10 from 61,287 usersReviews: 174 user | 35 criticA modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, and Aidan Quinn

Another series I have not had the pleasure of watching, but only this time I jumped at the chance to check it out. I am a big proponent of the other modern take of Sherlock Holmes on the BBC, so I figured I’d see how Elementary took on the subject matter. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu may not be on the same level of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, however they do have good chemistry, and that’s important for a Holmes-Watson relationship. The gender change is quite an interesting dynamic as well, that brings a different perspective to the dynamic duo. It’s a decent show, and from what I watched of this season it was mostly good.

Special features include:

  • Watson Style
  • Hello Kitty
  • Partners In Crime: Elementary Season 3
  • Deleted Scene
  • Elements Of Deduction
  • Bell on the Scene
  • Gag Reel

The Good Wife: The Complete Sixth Season (Michelle King and Robert King) Rated TV-14 [60 min] – Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state’s attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. Starring Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Matthew Goode, and Josh Charles

Anytime I hear about The Good Wife people won’t shut up about it. So here I am, another series I haven’t gotten on the bandwagon for, and had the opportunity to check out. From what I’ve seen, The Good Wife has some solid tension, but begins to falter halfway through. I have not finished it yet, and hope that it turns itself around. All of the performances are top notch, and I can see why this show continues to earn nominations at the Emmys. I will go back and check out the rest of the episodes starting from Season 1 as soon as I have the time.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Follow The Leader: Inside the Season Finale
  • The Temptation Of Alicia Florrick: The Good Wife- Season Six
  • The Esteemed Women of Sunday Nights

Revenge: The Complete Fourth and Final Season (Mike Kelley) Rated TV-PG [44 min] – An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. Starring Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, and Gabriel Mann

Not a series I have seen nor had the chance to review, but from what I’ve heard it’s OK.

Special features include:

  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes

The Mindy Project: The Complete Third Season (Mindy Kaling) Rated TV-14 [30 min] – A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. Starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, and Ike Barinholtz

Sadly, I have not see this show or had the opportunity to review it. I’ve heard that this season kind of meanders and is beginning to show a lack of creativity and wit. Not good when you have a hit comedy on your hands.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (pre-sale) – $19.99
  • Winess – $9.99
  • What We Do in the Shadows – $15
  • Chappie – $13.57
  • While We’re Young – $9.99
  • Ex Machina – $14.99
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – $14.99
  • Pulp Fiction – $4.99
  • The Hurt Locker – $4.99
  • The Walking Dead (Season 1) – $14.99
  • Mud – $4.99 Skyfall – $11.99
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2 – $9.99

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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The Netflix Streaming Report: Californication, The League, Spaceballs, and Many More

The Streaming Report Californication, The League, Spaceballs, and Many More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for September 4, 2014. 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 Spaceballs, Californication, The League, Once Upon a Time, The Addams Family, and more, which you’ll find after the break. Continue reading

Netflix to Release 17 Seasons of Big TV Shows to Instant Streaming this Fall

New Shows Coming to Netflix Fall 2014

With so many shows returning this fall, Netflix has anticipated your need to catch up. Tis the season to be streaming with 17 series on Netflix Watch Instant updated and ready for to add on your list. Shows such as Sherlock, Scandal, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead, New Girl, and others will have their latest season. After the break, find out when your favorite shows will be updated and when the next season begins. Continue reading