Netflix Streaming Report: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for August 6, 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 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Welcome to Me, The Skeleton Twins, and more. Also see what’s new to Netflix Streaming this August.

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Michael Showalter and David Wain) Rated TV-MA [30 min] – Follow the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981. Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Showalter, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Marguerite Moreau, Lake Bell, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, H. Jon Benjamin, Christopher Meloni, David Bloom, and Hailey Sole

To be honest, I don’t remember much about Wet Hot American Summer from when I first saw it a few years back. It didn’t leave any kind of impression on me and it has never been one that I’d say I would revisit. But after seeing First Day of Camp, I am inherently intrigued to rewatch the film, which is also available to stream on Netflix. This new series – or miniseries if they choose not to make another season – is absolutely fantastic. I dislike David Wain’s They Came Together, but the satire and overall goofiness of this world works within the confines of the story. All of the actors are incredible, and maybe it’s the 14-year gap that has made Wet Hot even better with age.

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The Skeleton Twins (Craig Johnson) Rated R  [93 min] Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. Starring Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, and Luke Wilson

One of my favorite movies of 2014, The Skeleton Twins is a real honest character study of a brother-sister duo that have found each other on hard times. Together, their story is both loving and poignant. Hader and Wiig rock the socks off this film.

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Welcome to Me (Shira Piven) Rated R [105 min] – When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, and Wes Bentley

And if you want a Wiig double feature night you can watch Welcome to Me. It’s not as well structured as The Skeleton Twins, but if you feel as though there isn’t enough sad characters in your life definitely fire this one up and let the emotions take flight. Wiig puts on another impactful performance, but the story and character could have been a little stronger.

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The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) Rated R [131 min] – During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty

Relive the reason why James Cameron’s Avatar lost the Academy Award for Best Picture. And rightfully so.

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Three Kings (David O. Russell) Rated R [114 min] – In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube

I’ve never seen Three Kings, but have liked David O. Russell’s recent works: The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. So now’s your chance to go back and check out one of his earlier works.

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Kill Me Three Times
  • The Book of Love (2013)
  • Windtalkers
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  • Asylum (2005)
  • Sorority Row (2009)
  • Benny and Joon
  • Blue Crush
  • Can’t Buy Me love
  • Starship Troopers
  • Daylight (1996)
  • Batman and Robin
  • Dear Frankie
  • The Doors (1991)
  • Electric Slide (2014)
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Good Morning Killer
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me
  • Lassie (2005)
  • The Man from Nowhere
  • Marvin’s Room
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Outcast (2014)
  • Quills (2000)
  • Reading Rainbow: Volume 1
  • The Royals (Season 1)
  • Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
  • Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
  • Taking Lives
  • The Substitute
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns
  • Undisputed
  • War (2007)
  • The Way (2010)
  • Windwalker
  • Wing Commander

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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Travis Coburn’s BAFTA Retro Best Film Nominee Posters

BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards happened a little while back, but this artist, Travis Coburn, was chosen to draw up one of each best film nominees for this years BAFTA’s (Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious, and Up in the Air). These retro posters are pretty spiffy and I wish I was this cool to illustrate something like this, maybe if I had like a year to do it I could. You can see more of Travis’ work Portfolio 1 and Portfolio 2. Check the five out after the jump!

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Hey I Got 5th Overall At Oscar.com!

So over at Oscar.com they had a little contest of trivial knowledge of Oscar history throughout the last month along with a ballot that would count for points as well. During the Academy Awards they also had live trivia that added more points and if your ballot had the right winner you would receive more points. Well……I got fifth overall some how and I don’t know how. It was pretty ridiculous. I did answer the questions everyday and I followed along all night. And my name was shown on the website. Woot! That’s pretty cool and I got some screen caps of the score. My final score was 46,371 with first place being 49,685. I was so close, but oh well. I got in fourth at one point into the night, but I slipped up some where.

You can check out my score among the top 10 after the jump!

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners (Live Updates)

Tonight is the big night and I’ve got the live updates of the winners as they come. The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on tonight, Sunday March, 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST) and hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Hopefully we’ll see the deserving winners, fun performances, great tributes and memorable moments. This was an amazing year of film and this should be a night that will be remembered in Hollywood. A great solo tribute to the late great John Hughes will also be done, which I am pretty excited for. ALSOOOO A SALUTE TO HORROR FILMS!!! Should be a great night.

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My 82nd Annual Academy Awards Oscar Predictions


Tonight marks the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and will be the biggest night in film all year. It’s been a long time coming and who will land on top of this ridiculous year of film? With record breakers, e-mail controversies, and amazingly original stories, this night is going to be very interesting to see the outcome. I’m pretty excited, are you?! Well here are my predictions as I see them, I’m probably right, just saying you know………But seriously, hopefully I’m right because I’ll get some pretty cool prizes with my predictions with all the contests I entered. With out further ado……

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Nominations

The complete list of nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced today (oscars.com). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their nominees this morning in the wee hours. It was a great “Christmas” present to wake up to read. This is the first year since they have had 10 nominees for best picture since 1943.  Many obvious nominations, but many surprises that make me happy.

The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST) and hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Read on for the full list of 2010 nominees.

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LOST AND OSCAR NOMS TOMORROW!!

Who is excited for Tuesday February 2, 2010, because this is an exciting day?!? Lost starts it’s final season ever and the Academy Award nominations are revealed! What a glorious day for TV and Film, woot woot! Get excited!

The 67th Annual Golden Globes Winners (Live Updates)

It’s been a long road to the Globes this year. With so many incredible films and breaking moments in cinema, it is hard to just pick one winner. The 67th Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California TONIGHT, Sunday, January 17, 2010 by NBC with the pre-show starting at 6pm CST and the awards ceremony is from 7pm-10pm CST. The ceremonies will be hosted by Ricky Gervais,and are being broadcast live for the first time. I will be giving you an updated winner’s list as they are announced tonight.

The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television.

And the winners are…………

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