Netflix Streaming Report: Penguins of Madagascar, The Expendables 3, Serena, and More

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!]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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The Search for General Tso

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.

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And even more newly uploaded titles:

  • Changeling
  • 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)
  • Faults
  • 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

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Now Available to Own: The DUFF, Kingsman, Teen Wolf, and More

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Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 9, 2015. Every Tuesday 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. New on shelves this week are The DUFF, Kingsman, Teen Wolf, and more which you can find after the jump. Continue reading

Now Available to Own: The DUFF, Kingsman, Teen Wolf, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 9, 2015. Every Tuesday 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. New on shelves this week are The DUFF, Kingsman, Teen Wolf, and more which you can find after the jump.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn) Rated R [129 min] – A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine (Watch the trailer)

Not Matthew Vaughn’s best, but still a decent amount of fun. The second half plays it kind of loose and wild, but the cast is too great to see it as just your average spy thriller. RENT IT! Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Kingman: The Secret Service Revealed – Panel-To-Screen: The education of a 21st Century Super Spy
  • Heroes and Rogues
  • Style All His Own
  • Tools of The Trade
  • Breathtakingly Brutal
  • Culture Clash: The Comic Book Origins of The Secret Service
  • And more…

The DUFF (Ari Sandel) Rated PG-13 [101 min] – A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends. Starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Ken Jeong, Nick Eversman, Allison Janney, and Romany Malco

Yes, The DUFF is practically your modern take on She’s All That, however, it’s so witty and quirky that you will be pleasantly surprised by how much enjoyment you’ll get out of it. I’D BUY IT, BUT DEFINITELY RENT IT! Special features include:

  • “The DUFF Hits The Red Carpet” featurette
  • “Bringing the Book to Life” featurette
  • “Teen Comedies and The DUFF” featurette
  • “I Am the DUFF” featurette
  • The DUFF Files
  • Extended Gag Reel

Project Almanac (Dean Israelite) Rated PG-13 [106 min] – A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control. Starring Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Virginia Gardner, and Jonny Weston (WATCH THE TRAILER)

As far as time travel films are concerned, Project Almanac gets points for trying. The characters are very unlikable, but the hijinks and the way time travel is used is definitely different than what we’ve seen before. Squandered potential. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX! Special features included are:

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Endings

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

I have not seen this film, and I have not anything good about it. It’d be interesting to see what kind of disaster it is. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX! Special features included are:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Dissecting The Characters
  • The Story & Set
  • Interviews With Cast & Crew

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Television Releases

The Last Ship: The Complete First Season (Steven Kane and Hank Steinberg) Rated TV-14 [45 min] – The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population. Starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, and Adam Baldwin

I’ve never seen this show, but the previews when I sit in theaters waiting for movies to start make the show look really interesting. Special features included are:

  • Comic Con Panel Interview
  • Behind the Episodes
  • The Making of Last Ship
  • Character Pieces
  • Prequels
  • Cast Interviews
  • Digital HD UltraViolet Digital Copy

Teen Wolf: The Complete Fourth Season (Jeff Davis) [DVD ONLY] Rated TV-14 [41 min] – A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it. Starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, and Tyler Hoechlin

If you prefer teen werewolf angst over teen vampire angst, MTV’s Teen Wolf definitely holds its own against popular young adult series like The Vampire Diaries or The Originals. I’d say it’s better because the characters are more human and realistically better written. Special features included are:

  • Gag Reels
  • Weaponized (Extended Episode)
  • Shirtless Montage
  • SFX Reel
  • The Beasts of Beacon Hills

The Strain: The Complete First Season (Collector’s Edition) (Guellermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan) When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth! Starring Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll, and David Bradley

I have not seen this show, and haven’t heard much of anything good or bad about it. Special features included are:

  • In the Beginning
  • A Novel Approach
  • He Is Here
  • Setrakian’s Lair
  • Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Unbroken – $13.99
  • It Follows (Pre-order) – $18.89
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – $4.99
  • The Descendants – $4.99
  • Carrie (2013) – $4.99
  • The Imitation Game – $12.96
  • Godzilla (2014) – $10
  • Ex-Machina (Pre-order) – $17.88
  • Fargo – $4.99
  • The Terminator – $7.50
  • The Wolverine – $12.99
  • Before Midnight – $8.49

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: The Walking Dead, The Jinx, The Strain, and More

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While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of April 4, 2015 we have The Jinx, The Walking Dead, The Strain, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect from them after the break. Continue reading