Netflix Streaming Report: A Very Murray Christmas

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 10, 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 A Very Murray Christmas, Phoenix, Vampire Academy, and more.

A Very Murray Christmas Netflix

A Very Murray Christmas (Sofia Coppola) Rated TV-MA [56 min] – Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his T.V. show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City. Starring Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Lewis, David Johansen, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, and Chris Rock

Bill Murray, Christmas jingles, and a slew of celebrity appearances. What more could you ask for in a brisk, one-hour holiday special? It’s not going to replace A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, or It’s a Wonderful Life, but it is a fun little celebration that would be nice to have on as background noise with all the great musical numbers.

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Phoenix 2014 Foreign Movie

Phoenix (Christian Petzold) Rated PG-13 [98 min] – A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, and Nina Kunzendorf

I haven’t had a second to sit back and enjoy what is being named as one of the year’s best releases. The subject matter may be difficult for some to stomach, but from what I’ve heard from others, Phoenix is a really good watch

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Source: BuzzFeed

Vampire Academy (Mark Waters) Rated PG-13 [104 min] – Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story. Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, and Gabriel Byrne

True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Twilight Saga, and Underworld, you would think someone would catch on that we’ve had a bit of an overload on the whole niche as of late, right? Vampire Academy in no way helps bring vampires back into the forefront of pop culture, it reinforces the fact that someone needs to drive a stake into the genre to put it to rest. Without the enthusiasm of the young cast Vampire Academy would have been insufferable. [Read my full review]

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Also newly added to Netflix:

  • Phineas and Ferb (Season 4)
  • Top Gear (Season 22)
  • Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed: Live in Austin
  • Inside Man (Season 3)
  • The KindergartenTeacher
  • Steak Revolution
  • Tibetan Warrior
  • The Rite
  • A Tale of Two Thieves
  • Xenia
  • Checkmate
  • Pod
  • The Avenging Fist
  • A Case of You
  • Dinosaur 13
  • The Timber

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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Now Available to Own: Grand Piano, Nikita, Wolfeinstein, and More

Now Available to Own Grand Piano, Wolfenstein, Nikita, and More

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Box Office Aftermath: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Continues its LEGOcy

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Rounding out the weekend of February 14-16, 2014, The LEGO Movie dominated over the competition again, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. But there can only be one true winner. In Box Office Aftermath, we will take a look at the numbers, how previous contenders fared, and provide a brief analysis of the results.

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Box Office Aftermath: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Builds a Legacy

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Rounding out the weekend of February 7-9, 2014, The LEGO Movie dominated over the competition, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. But there can only be one true winner. In Box Office Aftermath, we will take a look at the numbers, how previous contenders fared, and provide a brief analysis of the results.

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Box Office Battlefield: The LEGO Movie, Vampire Academy, and The Monuments Men

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The weekend warriors starting February 7, 2014 includes Vampire Academy, The LEGO Movie, and The Monuments Men. Box Office Battlefield is a recurring rundown of all the movie releases for the weekend. Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard-earned dollars. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others.

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Movie Review: ‘Vampire Academy’ is Try Hard, Scooby-Doo Twilight Fan Fiction

Vampire Academy Movie Review

Young adult series adaptations have it rough in a world where we have Harry Potter and Twilight. The level of expectations range from super premium all the way down to toxic sludge. There is little in-between, with no saving grace for those who push out properties just because there’s a large fan base behind the books. And as much as it may have seemed like a good idea, Vampire Academy (written by Richelle Mead) is yet another throwaway YA franchise that fails gloriously in the wake of Beautiful Creatures, The Host, Percy Jackson, and The Immortal Instruments. Continue reading

20 Horror Movies To Get Excited for in 2014

20 Horror Movies To Get Excited for in 2014

January is finally coming to an end, and after a slew of sub-par horror releases (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones; Devil’s Due; I, Frankenstein) it would almost seem as if all hope is lost on the genre. But fear not is on its way, as 2014 has an abundance of 20 spooktacular and terrifying films to wake the dead. After the break check out our most anticipated horror movies of 2014 and learn why you’ll be cowering under your covers this year. Continue reading