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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?

Movies to Check Out on Netflix This Weekend

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Staying home tonight or just need some lazy Saturday viewing ideas? Check out what’s newly streaming on Netflix and some classics you might want to check out again.

Flight – Did you see the commercials and wondered how or why Denzel Washington landed a plane that was upside down but you didn’t care enough to pay $10.50 to find out? Now you can.

Olympus Has Fallen – Of the two White House attack movies released this year, this is the one with Gerard Butler and not Channing Tatum.

Sharknado – Syfy’s summer sensation is yours to watch and rewatch, with friends, snacks and probably a lot of booze. The acting is amazingly bad but if you ever wanted to see Ian Ziering chainsaw through a shark from the inside, consider your wish granted.

Safe Haven – Looking for some romantic drama this weekend? Try this one with Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough.

The Hunger Games – With Catching Fire coming out soon, this would be a great time to rewatch and refresh your memory.

Zoolander – I don’t care how many times you’ve seen this in the past 12 years, it’s time to watch it again. But just remember, it’s merman, Dad. Merman!

Boondock Saints – Having trouble surviving the six days between Daryl fixes on Walking Dead? Fill the gap with guns, accents and badassery. And Norman Reedus, of course.

Christmas Vacation – I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but it’s pretty much always time to watch this classic. At the very least, check out the animated opening credits (remember how that was a thing in the 90s?) with the grumpy reindeer and the Christmas Vacation theme song.

Find something else worth checking out on Netflix streaming? Let me know!

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The full trailer for X-Men Days of Future Past is finally here! Check it out below:

There’s a lot going on in this movie, which means it’ll be the best movie evar or kind of a mess. I’m a big fan of X-Men, time travel, paradoxes and Michael Fassbender though, so I think I’ll be just fine.

What about you? What are your thoughts on the first trailer?

Things to Watch on Netflix Instant Right Now

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It’s almost Halloween so maybe you’re in the mood for a creepy, spooky, scary marathon. Here are some movies streaming right now on Netflix:

Cabin in the Woods – If you haven’t seen it, now’s the time. If you have seen it, now’s the time to watch it again.

Resident Evil – I’m talking the first one with the red dress, zombie dogs and lasers that slice and dice.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – What’s this? It’s streaming? Why, yes. Yes, it is.

Ghostbusters – The classics still hold true, which is part of the reason I lost $10 on a Ghostbusters slot machine this weekend.

Carrie – The original. The reason none of us misfit toys trusts when popular kids say we’ve won something.

Paranorman – I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard great things. If you haven’t seen it yet either, maybe it’s time to try something new this Halloween.

The Faculty – Definitely one of my all time favorites. Watch it again and remember the days when Jon Stewart was in movies. I still say he’s a good actor, even if he doesn’t think so.

Check out your Halloween recommendations on Netflix for more options, including Evil Dead, the Scream movies, Psycho, Slither, The Crow, Hellboy and much more.