Netflix Streaming Report: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, White God, Girl Meets World, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for August 27, 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 White God, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Girl Meets World, and more. Also, find out what’s leaving in the month of September.

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White God (Kornél Mundruczó) Rated R [121 min] – Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, and Szabolcs Thuróczy

Far stronger visually than the message White God is trying to say within the story, but it’s a fascinating watch nonetheless. You’ll never find better dog actors than this.

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb) Rated PG [81 min] – A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. Starring Jiro Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, and Daisuke Nakazama

A beautiful documentary on an aging sushi master. There may not be a strong purpose or direction, however Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a quick, interesting documentary to digest.

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Girl Meets World (Michael Jacobs and April Kelly) Rated TV-G [23 min] – More than a decade after “Boy Meets World (1993)”, Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school–where her father is her history teacher–as her parents did when they were younger. Starring Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, and Ben Savage

For everyone excited to return to the world of Topanga and Cory, now’s your chance to digest the entire new series in one fell swoop in case you missed it when it aired. I have really nothing to say about this show because I rarely watched Boy Meets World and have no real emotional ties to the series.

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Byzantium (Neil Jordan) Rated R [118 min] – Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, and Sam Riley

I have yet to see Byzantium, but I always remember seeing it on various lists back when it debuted in 2012. So I’m looking forward to checking it out.

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • NCIS (Season 12)
  • The Kid with the Golden Arm
  • The incredible Bionic Man
  • The Hunt for Bin Laden
  • Heroes of the East
  • Executioners from Shaolin
  • Five Shaolin Masters
  • Gun Woman
  • A Wolf at the Door
  • October Gale
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (Seaosn 16)
  • Survivor

And here’s the LAST CALL on these titles for this September:

Leaving 9/1

  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2014)
  • Better Than Chocolate (1999)
  • Bratz: Rock Angelz (2005)
  • Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005)
  • Care Bears: Journey to Joke-A-Lot (2004)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)
  • Elektric Children (2012)
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)
  • Patch Adams (1998)
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
  • Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
  • Sarah’s Choice (2009)
  • She’s the One (1996)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • W. (2008)

Leaving 9/2

  • Cheese and Chong’s Hey Watch This (2010)

Leaving 9/4

  • Delta Farce (2007)

Leaving 9/5

  • Marilyn in Manhattan (2012)

Leaving 9/9

  • Bratz: Friendship is Always in Style (2014)
  • Kicking It (2008)

Leaving 9/10

  • 100 Below Zero (2013)
  • Becoming Chaz (2010)
  • War Witch (2012)

Leaving 9/13

  • High Fidelity (2000)

Leaving 9/14

  • Corky Romano (2001)

Leaving 9/15

  • Bratz: The Video: Starrin’ & Stylin’ (2004)
  • Valhalla (2013)

Leaving 9/16

  • “Hank: Five Years from the Brink” (2013)

Leaving 9/20

  • “Reporter” (2009)

Leaving 9/22

  • National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo (2009)
  • National Geographic: The Battle for Midway (1999)

Leaving 9/26

  • Indy 500: The Inside Line (2011)
  • Lethal Force (2011)
  • Ron White: A Little Unprofessional (2012)

Leaving 9/29

  • Bratz: Desert Jewelz (2011)
  • Coriolanus (2011)

Leaving 9/30

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • If I Stay (2014)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • Jackass Presents: Nebraska (2013)
  • Nebraska (2013)
  • Saved! (2004)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
  • The Good Guy (2010)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Prince (2014)
  • The Skeleton Twins (2014)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • World War Z (2013)
  • 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: Home, The Water Diviner, and White God

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 28, 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 Home, The Water Diviner, and White God.

Movies on Blu-ray

White God (Kornél Mundruczó) Rated R [121 min] – Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, and Szabolcs Thuróczy

From what little the trailer exposes about the story of White God, the visuals more than paint a glorious picture to set expectations high for this foreign feature. The film did not entirely disappoint me, but what unfurled before my eyes was not exactly how I pictured events would take place. I wanted and expected something more fantastical, but what White God is grounded in more realism than I had originally thought. In the overall grand scheme of things, this movie feels more like a short film that’s stretched too thin. It’s overly long, but it is quite masterful to watch all the animals perform. What the filmmakers accomplished for this project is incredible and definitely a really cool concept, but the narrative is hardly interesting.

Special features include:

  • ​Behind The Scenes Of White God
  • ​Interview With Writer/Director Kornél Mundruczó
  • ​Interview With Animal Coordinator/Technical Advisor Teresa Ann Miller​

The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe) Rated R [111 min] – An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, and Isabel Lucas

From the title alone, The Water Diviner is just as boring as you’d believe it to be. There is nothing inherently captivating or moving about Russell Crowe’s plight nor is the storytelling strong enough to keep my attention. All of the performances come across dialed-in and nothing seems entirely cohesive. Most importantly, I didn’t feel like I took away anything from watching the film. And if it was trying to say something it definitely spoke too softly for me to care.

Special features include:

  • The Making of The Water Diviner
  • The Battle of Gallipoli

Home (Tim Johnson) Rated PG [94 min] – Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

I didn’t see Home, but based on the short film with the same character that released in front of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, it was never in my radar to begin with. My dislike for Jim Parsons aside, Home looked meticulously bad. It’s as if it wanted to sabotage from the very beginning. There were more than enough awful jokes in the trailer, I can’t even imagine suffering through an entire movie’s worth. If I had kids, I would only subject them to the movie if they were misbehaving. I would be scratching up the walls if someone made me endure this overly childish looking animated film.

Special features include:

  • Best Party Ever!
  • Party Play All
  • Oh’s Shake Your Boov Thing
  • “Feel the Light” by Jennifer Lopez
  • Oh’s Boovy Jukebox
  • Oh’s Party Planning Tips
  • This is Being Boov
  • Almost Home
  • Testing Lab
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Be an Artist!
  • Stars of Home

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

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: Chappie, The DUFF, Wild Tales, 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 25, 2015 we have The DUFF, Chappie, Wild Tales, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect from them after the break. Continue reading