Screen Junkies » netflix instant distraction http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:37:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Netflix Instant Loses Over 1,000 Starz Titles This Week http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-instant-loses-over-1000-starz-titles-this-week/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-instant-loses-over-1000-starz-titles-this-week/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:00:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246366 There's precious time left to watch 'B.A.P.S.'!

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As the prophecies foretold, the union of Netflix Instant and Starz Play will be broken when the Leap Day moon rises to its highest point. For that is the day that the elders decreed enough of this sh*t and the opportunity to stream over 1,000 titles will end. But it’s not the end of the world (as much as the Mayans would like you to believe).

Click here to see the full list of titles that will be pulled, and you’ll notice that there are about only thirty movies and television shows that are watchable if not great (arguably). This is Starz we’re talking about here. It’s the Boost Mobile of pay-cable channels. We’ll miss gems like Party Down, CB4, Billy Madison, and Toy Story 3, yes. But shouldn’t we own those already if we love them so much? What we’re really losing is an alarming number of Perry Mason titles.

Netflix‘s brighter days are on the horizon as their new deals with studios like Dreamworks Animation and The Weinstein Company come to pass. In the meantime, there are still over 19,000 non-Perry Mason titles to watch. So if you want to find out how the surly lawyer takes on the Case of the Grimacing Governor, you have to act fast. (Gizmodo)

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Are you pissed off at Netflix? You’re not alone. Millions of people are dropping the once popular service, and the stock has plummeted in recent days.

In order to tap into the anti-Netflix backlash Break.com has made this music video dedicated to Netflix’s recent failures. Enjoy!

Check out 10 reasons to stay on netflix!

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Netflix Instant Distractions Of The Week http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-instant-distractions-of-the-week-14/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-instant-distractions-of-the-week-14/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:03:30 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209508 Here are your weekly Netflix Instant recommendations

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Prepare to be distracted. Here are your weekly Netflix Instant recommendations, complete with the good, the bad, and the good when you’re drunk.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

Three strangers are brought together under tragic circumstances and quickly bond over their love of being morose all the time.

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…Because you’re bored:

A group of elderly people perform covers of rock songs. See also Iggy Pop.

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…Because you’re drunk and also kind of high:

A documentary film crew follows a budding young comedian on her journey to make it big in LA. Ten years later she becomes Sarah Silverman and everyone digs her schtick for a while but then it just gets kind of old.

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…Because you’re having some trouble with your mojo:

Legendary blues musician Muddy Waters plays a series of seldom-seen live shows and stuns audiences with his deeply moving performances, all leading up to a detailed description of how he gets his hair to stay like that all the time.

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Ready to be distracted? Instantly? Because that’s what’s about to happen. Here are the best, the worst, and the weirdest of what’s available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

Three young Sudanese refugees make their way to the United States after fleeing the horrors of their war-torn country. Upon arriving in America, they are confronted with the horrors of pop culture and recreational consumerism, and decide to go back to Sudan and take their chances against the roving militias.

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…Because you’re bored:

Through masterful storytelling and breathtaking cinematography, director Akira Kurosawa demonstrates exactly why it would suck to get into a fight with a samurai.

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…Because you’re drunk:

Four friends accidentally discover time travel and use it to get trashed hook up with younger girls. Nerds everywhere let out a cry of frustration before realizing that they would do the exact same thing in that situation.

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…Because you like low-budget sci-fi but can’t bring yourself to watch another Sharktopus movie:

Boba Fett and steampunk-Nosferatu square off in this epic tale of man versus alien. Shit gets wacky once they realize that they are technically both aliens depending on how you look at the situation.

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It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for your weekly Netflix instant recommendations. Here are the best, the worst, and the weirdest new titles available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

An arrogant farmhand resists the forces of modernity that threaten his cowboy way of life. Twenty years later he launches a successful salad dressing company and teaches Tom Cruise how to play pool.

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…Because you’re bored:

A documentary film crew goes undercover to expose the seedy underbelly of competitive pastry making. A must-see for Scarface fans.

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…Because you’re drunk:

John Travolta teams up with a leprechaun to stop an international terrorist plot.

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…Because you spilled too much bong water on your “Planet Earth” DVDs:


Disney filmmakers explore the world’s oceans and are shocked to learn that none of the fish can speak English or express human emotion.

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It’s the end of the week, and that means you’ll need a few movies to keep you occupied through the weekend. Here’s the best, the worst, and the weirdest of what’s available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:


A diabetes-stricken filmmaker lives out his fantasy of following around a mediocre heavy metal band comprised entirely of retarded musicians.

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…Because you’re bored:

Mild-mannered comedian Bill Hicks drops some mind-blowing truth bombs, talks about politics, and demonstrates the correct way to pair a blazer with a turtleneck if you’re going for that disheveled late-80s skeptic intellectual look.

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…Because you’re drunk:

Chuck Norris delivers an electrifying performance in this tale of a vengeful police officer and his loyal partner, Rosie O’Donnell.

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…Because you were into Donald Glover before it was cool:

Three former boy detectives cling to the remnants of their one-time celebrity status after realizing that fame is the only way to get laid if you go around acting like Encyclopedia Brown all the time.

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It’s that time of the week again. Here are the best, the worst, and the weirdest of what’s available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

A perpetually pissed-off British teenager stares angrily across dilapidated rooftops while silently contemplating how best to rebel against stuff in general.

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…Because you’re bored:

The tale of Elliot Spitzer, a once-respected politician who was cast out by an intolerant society that refused to accept his love of having lots of sex with prostitutes.

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…Because you’re drunk:


Two aspiring gangster rappers from an economically-depressed Los Angeles neighborhood learn that violence isn’t always the answer. Sometimes you also need magic violence.

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…Because you hope to one day run a successful crime syndicate:

Vincent Cassel plays Jaques Mesrine, the notorious French criminal who rose to power by ruthlessly murdering his enemies, perfecting the art of disguise, and always having cooler sunglasses than everyone else.

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Here they are: The best, the worst, and the most awesome-when-drunk new titles available to stream instantly on Netflix this week.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

Filmed while Tupac Shakur was behind bars in 1995, this interview with the imprisoned rapper delves into his philosophies on life, the plight of the African American community, and the finer points of how f*cking gangsta California is compared to the rest of the world.

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…Because you’re bored:

After traveling to snow-bound Wisconsin in an effort to escape writer’s block, an author falls in love with a local waitress and gets in hot water with her father, played by Tony Shaloub, the least intimidating man ever.

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…Because you’re drunk:

A Persian prince with oddly European features kills his way through a horde of nondescript bad guys in a desperate bid to have sex with Gemma Arterton.

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…Because you like it when Hollywood completely ruins your favorite childhood movies:


A malnourished Will Smith clone attempts to channel Ralph Macchio’s awesomeness and fails hard.

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We continue with our weekly rundown of the best, the weirdest, and the most decently okay titles available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

A distraught former detective, haunted by an unsolved case, begins to seriously lose his shit as he becomes obsessed with finding answers.

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…Because you’re bored:

A trio of drug-addled rich kids navigates the dingy, party-obsessed counter culture of L.A.’s trust fund elite. Also, one of them is Robert Downey Jr.

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…Because you’re drunk:

The most unkillable man in the history on Greek mythology takes on a bunch of crazy-ass monsters and dudes in skirts, armed only with the biggest sword ever made and the fact that he is secretly Kevin Sorbo.

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…Because you like Billy Crystal and still wish the 90s had never ended:

Two Hollywood legends sit in rooms and say clever things to each other. I can’t remember the rest of the story but I think there are overweight Italian people involved at some point.

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Here they are. Our weekly rundown of the best, the weirdest, and the most decently okay titles available to stream instantly on Netflix.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

A successful car dealer watches his life fall apart around him after his tremendous player status causes his libido to outgrow the Earth’s atmosphere.

…Because you’re bored:

A documentary about the U.S. government’s attempt to bring down notorious stoner Tommy Chong for eating too much chocolate pudding and watching too many “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” reruns.

…Because you’re drunk:

Burt Reynolds stars as a suave road warrior tasked with driving a shipment of cheap beer across state lines while on the run from Jackie Gleason, who wants to eat him.

…Because you’re too much of a pussy to actually try DMT:

A drug dealer is fatally wounded in a police shoot-out and enters an eternal limbo of ball-tripping insanity, also known as Tokyo.

Other available titles:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Lenny

Frozen

Barry Munday

Triage

Dogtooth

Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembly

Alamar

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Our weekly roundup of the best Netflix instant distractions continues.

Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

A pest exterminator injects himself with bug poison and proceeds to trip balls while running from the law. Also, there are giant cockroaches.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

…Because you’re bored:

A documentary filmmaker spends three years filming a parking lot, it’s patrons, and the attendants who work there. Some of the cars may or may not be transformers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

…Because you’re drunk:

Sean William Scott plays a washed up tennis player who lusts after hot chicks in bikinis and makes puns about his testicles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

…Because you prefer to shop at thrift stores:

People stare serenely into the distance while acoustic guitar music plays softly in the background. Working adults display the emotional depth of disaffected teenagers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other available titles:

Being John Malcovich

Boondock Saints

2012

The Bourne Identity

Gamer

Robocop

Smiley Face

Brothers

Paper Heart

Solitary Man

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Can’t pick what to watch from the Netflix instant movies menu? We’re here to help. Each week we’ll recommend the best, the worst, and the straight-up weirdest movies that Netflix has to offer for instant streaming. We know we’ve got a pretty diverse readership here, so we’ll try our best to suggest categories that include everyone. Without further ado…


Watch these movies…

…Because you want to see something good:

A U.S. Marshal journeys to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a criminally insane mental patient, gets mindf*cked by the hospital’s staff in the process.

…Because you’re bored:

A documentary following Joaquin Phoenix‘s dramatic downward spiral into becoming a rapper version of Zach Galifianakis.

…Because you’re drunk:

A retired commando must fight through an army of easily-killable criminals in order to retrieve his daughter, who it turns out is actually Alyssa Milano before she was too young for me to call her hot.

…Because you’d like to trick a child into thinking he can breathe in space:

A young girl leads an armed insurgency against an oppressive government regime bent on galactic domination. Also, there are unicorns.

Other available titles:

Death At a Funeral

Frozen

Unthinkable

Exam

Blue Crush

The Last Song

George Carlin: It’s Bad for Ya

Smokey and the Bandit

Just Cause

City Island

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