Monthly Archives: November 2013

New to Netflix

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It’s Saturday night and TV is mostly dead tonight. There’s no new SNL and unless you have HBO and can watch Beautiful Creatures at 8pm or are in for a Modern Family marathon on USA from 8-11:30pm, your options are slim. Never fear. That’s why you pay for Netflix streaming. Here are some new additions to the site you might want to check out.

Scenic Route – Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler are virtually the only people in this suspenseful drama about two old friends stuck in the middle of nowhere. I caught this flick a few weeks ago and recommend it if you’re looking for a good character driven movie.

Robin Hood – Disney’s animated classic is available to you any time you want to see it. Catch it again if you haven’t seen it in a while or introduce your kids to it this weekend.

The Sword in the Stone – Disney offers up another classic but this one is grossly underrated. It’s got Merlin, a young apprentice, magic and squirrels. People that love this movie love it to death.

My Week With Marilyn – Michelle Williams takes a turn as Marilyn Monroe in a movie that documents a week in the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl. Kenneth Branagh plays Sir Laurence Olivier.

Red Dawn (2012) – Teenagers work together to protect their town from an outside invasion. This remake sports a pretty good cast with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It’s perfect viewing you never wanted to pay for but halfway wanted to see.

The Following Fox’s creepy serial killer series starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy returns with all new episodes on January 19th. So, if you wanted to try it out or just need a refresher before the second season starts, Netflix has all 15 episodes for you.

The Breakfast Club – Seriously, this classic should need no introduction. It’s perfect for a Saturday night or background viewing while you’re cleaning. Make sure you remember to look up during the big 80s library dancefest.

What are you watching tonight?

On TV Tonight: Tuesday, November 26

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Everyone’s in trouble. Must be Tuesday. Here are my recommendations for TV tonight.

Agents of SHIELD (ABC, 8pm EST) – The team investigates a woman whose powers are out of control. Bonus, we get to find out more about May and her Calvary nickname. I’m sure she won’t have a good time revealing that information but I can’t wait.

Supernatural (CW, 9pm) – Sam and Dean go undercover as born again virgins when four members of a chastity group die. Will it be dumb? Will it be awesome? There’s one way to find out but I can tell you the stills of Dean in this episode are adorable.

Also, Sons of Anarchy is not on tonight. Never fear, SoA-ers. It’ll be back all new next Tuesday at 10.

What are you watching tonight?

SNL – Josh Hutcherson/HAIM

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Last night’s SNL was an it’s almost Thanksgiving, let’s just phone this in episode. Josh did the best he could but this was no one’s best episode. It’s okay, man. Jennifer Lawrence’s SNL hosting gig didn’t go great either. All right, let’s dive into it.

Josh’s cast member Hunger Games monologue was pretty good, led by Kate McKinnon’s perfect Effie Trinket.

Many more sketches below!

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What to Check Out on Netflix This Weekend

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Looking for movies to watch this weekend? Here are some new additions to Netflix streaming and some older favorites you might want to check out.

Only God Forgives – At this point, if you don’t expect indie intensity from Ryan Gosling, you should. Only God Forgives is from the same director as the spectacular Drive, so if you didn’t like Drive, skip this. What Gosling lacks as far as dialogue in this film, he makes up for in violence. This has been on my gotta check out list for some time.

What Maisie Knew – Are you in need of an Alexander Skarsgard fix while True Blood is away? Try out this indie about a couple going through divorce. Reviews were pretty decent when it came out and its rating on Netflix is high.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – How about a complete change of pace? Ponies! For the kids or bronies in your life, see what your favorite Ponyville resident would look like as a person. Sort of. It’s an hour and 15 minutes so if you’re babysitting this weekend or want to catch up before Saturday’s all new MLP premiere, check it out.

Secret of the Wings – Disney’s Frozen comes out next week, which means it’s the perfect time to pregame with this cute Tinkerbell movie, also about an endless winter. How does Tinkerbell have a sister? Watch and find out.

Man on the Moon – So, the rumor that Andy Kaufman is still alive turned out to be a hoax. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this great movie about his life, starring Jim Carrey.

Super – James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead from 2004, Slither, Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy) wrote and directed this awesome dark superhero movie starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon. I highly recommend this one.

Hit and Run – Written, directed by and starring Dax Shepard, this underrated movie is a good Saturday night choice. Annie (Kristen Bell) thinks she knows her boyfriend (Dax Shepard) but it turns out he used to be a getaway driver for some pretty bad people who are looking for him. Also starring a totally different Bradley Cooper, this movie is funny and fast paced.

Can’t Hardly Wait – An older school favorite of mine with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Seth Green. High school is over and now all that’s left is the big party. Look out for cameos from lesser known actors at the time like Sara Rue, Eric Balfour, Selma Blair and Jason Segel.

What are you watching this weekend?

On TV Tonight: Wednesday, November 20

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There’s plenty to choose from on TV tonight. If you’re looking for intense drama, witches or a Game of Thrones parody, I recommend setting your DVR for these shows.

Criminal Minds (CBS, 9pm EST) – Tonight, skeletons of murdered women are found in a backyard. The team investigates this dark family secret.

Law and Order: SVU (NBC, 9pm EST) – It gets personal for Rollins when her friend is part of a rape investigation, pitting her against Benson and Amaro.

American Horror Story: Coven (FX, 10pm EST) – The Axeman is here, Kyle is in the greenhouse, Cordelia’s on an endless and unwilling vision quest and of course, someone is back from the dead. I wouldn’t miss this one.

South Park (Comedy Central, 10pm EST) – Tonight’s episode picks up where last week’s Game of Thrones episode left off. If you missed it, don’t worry. Comedy Central is reairing it at 9:30. Will the dragons finally show up? Will Randy survive Black Friday? There’s only one way to find out. Or, you could come back here tomorrow and I’ll tell you all about it.

What will you be watching tonight?