New Netflix Streaming Releases for the Week of 10/20/15

Obviously the big news this week is Beasts of No Nation – a film boycotted by the major theater chains (Regal, AMC, etc.) because of its simultaneous release on Netflix. In spite of this, Beasts of No Nation is garnering quite a few good reviews, although it’s a hard watch.

Comedy: Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers, Katt Williams: American Hustle, Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles

Documentary: Pentatonix: On My Way Home, All American High: Revisited, Finding Jesus: Faith Fact Forgery, First Comes Love, From Baghdad to Brooklyn, Gardeners of Eden, Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, My Monkey Baby, Road, Three Stars

Drama: Beasts of No Nation, The Christmas Card

Family: Seventeen Again

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Ferocious Planet


Foreign: Suburra, Gulaab Gang, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

The Lazarus Effect

Horror: The Lazarus Effect, Djinn

Jane the Virgin

Television: Jane the Virgin, Adaalat, C.I.D, Dinotopia, El asombroso mundo de Zamba, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Huntik, Maharana Pratap, Medialana y las Noches Magicas, Skins, and new episodes of All Hail King Julien and Some Assembly Required

Thriller: Circle, The Guvnors, Rear Window (1998), The Sitter

Rear Window on the Big Screen! Breakfast Club! Sound of Music!

I love catching classic movies on the big screen. Now that Regal has dropped their classic movie series, pickings have been slim. TCM and Fathom Events are bringing back Hitchcock’s Rear Window for two days only this month.

Rear Window


Rear Window (1954)

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.”

Turner Classic Movies, Universal Pictures, and Fathom Events are bringing back Rear Window to the big screen. The dates are Sunday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 25th. Showings are at 2 and 7 p.m. A list of participating theaters can be found here. Thankfully, my Carolina Cinemas is one of them.

The Breakfast Club


The Breakfast Club (1985) – Rated R

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.”

On the 26th and the 31st of March at 7:30 p.m., Fathom Events will be bringing John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club (30th Anniversary) back to the big screen.

The Sound of Music


The Sound of Music (1965)

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

On April 19th and 22nd, TCM and Fathom Events present The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Event.

The Return of Regal Classic Film Series


Regal Cinemas no sooner finished their last series of classic films than they have brought out a new series starting this Sunday. Showings are Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2 and 7 p.m. This set is dedicated to Oscar-winners.

2/23 & 2/26 – On the Waterfront

Rear Window

3/2 & 3/5 – Rear Window


3/9 & 3/12 – Chicago

3/16 & 3/19 – The Grapes of Wrath

3/23 & 3/26 – The Shawshank Redemption

Silence of the Lambs

3/30 & 4/2 – The Silence of the Lambs

Regal Crown Club members who attend any three of the films will receive an extra 50 credits (essentially one perk – soda, popcorn, or ticket). Those who see all six will receive an extra 100 points (two perks).

Participating theaters can be found here. They also note that AARP members get a discounted rate. I only mention this as this year, I actually qualify for the aforementioned discount. /sigh.