Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for August 13, 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 Two Days One Night, Doctor Who, HitRecord on TV, and more.
For a Good Time, Call… (Jamie Travis) Rated R [85 min] – Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together. Starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, James Wolk, and Lawrenec Mandley
I really enjoyed this little quirky comedy when it first came out in 2012. It’s a platonic, romantic comedy that felt fresh at the time because it’s inherently not about someone complaining about their dating troubles. In a way For a Good Time, Call… pokes fun at traditional rom coms, the subject matter is just a bonus. It’s cute, light, and simple.
Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne) [Limited] Certificate 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
Two Days, One Night is one of the big ones I missed during this past awards season. The story sounds very depressing and I’m sure it is, but Marion Cotillard always comes through with a fabulous performance that it would be hard to think it wouldn’t be worth the journey. The film is also a brisk 95 minutes too, so I can only assume every moment counts based on the mostly positive reviews.
HitRECord on TV (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) Rated TV-14 [22 min] – A television show comprised of contributions from the hitRECord community, a collaborative production company founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his brother “Burning Dan.” Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kali Thomas, and Rodnesha Green
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become such a media mogul with HitRECord. I’ve never seen any of the work that is submitted or pushed through his production company, but I am definitely interested in checking it out now that it’s easily available on Netflix streaming.
Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:
- Leap Year
- The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
- Doctor Who (Season 8)
- Sense8: Creating the World
- Transporter: The Series (Season 2)
- Shanghai Noon
- Persona 3 the movie: #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream
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