A Slew of New Netflix Streaming Movies for 2015

As usual, Netflix brings us a slew of catalog titles for the new year to replace the expired ones

Action/Adventure: Bad Boys II, Batman & Robin, Chinese Zodiac, Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, The Mod Squad (1999), Ninja Apocalypse, Patriot Games, The Running Man, Welcome to the Jungle

Anime: New episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh

Marathon Man

Classic: The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Apartment, Chinatown, Dirty Dancing, The French Connection, In Harm’s Way, Kiss Them For Me, Marathon Man, Marty, The Odd Couple, The Quiet Man, Sunset Boulevard, Young Mr. Lincoln

Comedy: Beauty Shop, Better Living Through Chemistry, The Brothers, Bruce Almighty, The Butcher’s Wife, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, Election, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Get Shorty, I.Q., It’s a Lot, The Ladies Man, Mean Girls, Mental, Mr. Deeds (2002), Mr. Mom, Notting Hill, The Ref, Sabrina (1995), Shall We Dance? (2004), Snatch, Soul Plane, Swingers, Uptown Girls, Wayne’s World 2, The Whole Nine Yards

Documentary: Bowling for Columbine, Brasslands, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2, Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager, Living on One Dollar, To Be Takei, Women Aren’t Funny, The Yes Men

Drama: Blue Car, Bright Lights Big City, Cast Away, Dirty Dancing Havana Nights, The Evening Star, Footloose (1984), Fort Bliss, Fried Green Tomatoes, From the Rough, Get Low, Ghost, The Kite Runner, The Making of a Lady, Moonstruck, Mystic Pizza, Only the Lonely, Regarding Henry

Faith: New Hope, Son of God

Family: 101 Dalmatians (live), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, An American Tail: Manhattan Island, D.A.R.Y.L., The Hero of Color City, Kangaroo Jack, Knight Rusty, Larva, Lassie (2005), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Reef, The Road to El Dorado, Rooster Doodle-Do, Spy Kids

War of the Worlds

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Big Fish, Deep Impact, Robocop (1987), Robocop 2, The War of the Worlds (1953)

Foreign: Dance for Me, Return to Homs, To Kill a Man, Water, The Young Girls of Rochefort

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell

Horror: The Amityville Horror. Amityville Horror II: The Possession, Amityville 3, April Fool’s Day, Bless the Child, Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge, Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh, Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers 2, Stephen King’s Thinner, Tooth and Nail, Venom (2005)

Television: Friends, Law & Order: SVU, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Octonauts, five Monster High specials, and a slew of Frontline specials as well as new episodes of Inside Man and Dallas (2012)

Thriller: Basic, Blink, Enough, Identity, Insomnia, The Machinist, Murder by Numbers, Mystic River, Shining Through, Taking Lives, Undertow, Valkyrie

New Streaming Releases for the Week of 2/4/14


Patriot Games

Action/Adventure: Crocodile Dundee 2, Death Wish 2, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Hard Way, Patriot Games

Marathon Man

Classic: A Fistful of Dollars, From the Terrace, The Good the Bad and The Ugly, Harold and Maude, Marathon Man, MASH, North Dallas Forty, Sunset Boulevard

Comedy: Airheads, Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel, American Milkshake, Down Periscope, Failure to Launch, Heartbreakers, Leap of Faith, A Life Less Ordinary, Miss Firecracker, The Naked Gun, She’s Having a Baby

Documentary: The Fabulous Ice Age, 9/11: Day That Changed America, Asteroid Trackers, Day of the Kamikaze, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, History in HD: The Last Bomb, Nazi Temple of Doom, The Real Story: Escape From Alcatraz, Shuttle Discovery’s Last Mission, Smash & Grab, Smithsonian Channel: Titanoboa, Tapestries of Hope, Titanic’s Final Mystery

Drama: Adore, Broken, Concussion, The Dancer Upstairs, Flashdance, Home of the Brave (2006), Intersection, StreetDance 2, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

Family: Aqua Tales, Flicka 2, Garfield Gets Real, Garfield’s Fun Fest, A Pony Tale, Team Hot Wheels

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Cocoon: The Return, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Foreign: City of Men, Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl, Hush, Key of Life

Bubba Ho-Tep

Horror: Bubba Ho-Tep, Darkwolf, Exit to Hell, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Musical: Jesus Christ Superstar

Sports: WE: A Collection of Individuals

Television: Aerial America, Air Disasters, Bates Motel, The Borgias, Catching Killers, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Ever After High, Mystery Files, Pingu Family Tales, Pingu to the Rescue, Playtime with Pingu, Queer as Folk, The Re-Inventors, The Real Story, Secrets, World War II: Final Days

Thriller: In Dreams, The Usual Suspects, The Weight of Water

Augh! I am so sorry! Revenge of the Dentist

Okay I was laid low this past Saturday with a dental emergency. By emergency I mean the phrase “life-threatening” and I don’t believe that should ever be used with dental but those who know me cannot really be surprised by this (my teeth are a shattered landscape of devastation). Currently I am under narcotics, liquid diet, and bed rest while we try to figure out the next step. I am not thinking very clearly and just writing this is a bit of a struggle.

I am so sorry for the hiatus but will return to writing as soon as I am able. I thank my wonderful family and friends without whom I would not have been able to get through this. Until then I leave you with:

Marathon Man (1976) – Rated R

“When his CIA agent brother (Roy Scheider) is killed, graduate student Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman) finds himself trapped in a deadly game with a Nazi fugitive (Laurence Olivier), a sadist who uses dental instruments as tools of torture in this Oscar-nominated film based on William Goldman’s novel. As Levy turns from pacifist to street-smart cynic, director John Schlesinger’s thriller barrels toward its fever-pitched conclusion.”

“Is it safe?”

A decent thriller with a nice cast. This movie has the most horrifying dental scene in movie history.

Final Destination 2 (2003) – Rated R

“On a road trip with friends to Daytona Beach, Kimberly (A.J. Cook) has a premonition that saves everyone from a freak car accident. But that’s just the beginning; visions of the crash of Flight 180 haunt her, and she must seek the counsel of a survivor (Ali Larter) for help. It seems a wave of death has been unleashed, and disaster is chasing each of her pals. Can Kimberly stop the horror, or has their fate already been determined?”

I love the Final Destination series even if there was nothing to say after the first two. The Rube Goldberg style deaths are very entertaining in a sick way. This one has a terrifying, albeit absurd scene in a dentist’s office but Marathon Man is way scarier.

The Dentist (1996) – Rated R

“When neurotic Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) learns that his wife (Linda Hoffman) is cheating on him with the pool boy (Michael Stadvec), he exacts his revenge by “accidentally” performing oral surgery on her during a routine cleaning. Not content to stop there, the doc proceeds to murder the pool boy and take out his frustration on his unsuspecting patients — including an IRS agent (Earl Boen) with blackmail on the brain.”

I have not seen this one but I can only imagine it has some horrifying dental scenes.