Here’s What’s New On Netflix (Sweep The Leg)By: Chris Crum - June 30, 2014
As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change.
We skipped last week (sorry, I was on vacation), but here’s two weeks worth of titles. We should have another list ready at the end of the week (though it’s a holiday weekend, so we’ll see). Anyhow, here are some titles Netflix recently added and/or is getting ready to add.
Available on 06/20:
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 2 (2012)
Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television. Scott writes and stars in the series along with his co-host and bandleader, Reggie Watts, while featuring celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters.
Available on 06/21:
Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)
Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Paula Klaw, Bunny Yeager
20th-century America’s most famous pinup girl recounts her drama-filled life, both in front of the camera and facing Senate investigators. This adoring documentary pays homage to Page’s bold willingness to model for racy fetishistic photos.
Available on 06/22:
Copper: Season 2 (2013)
Set in 1860s New York City, this gripping crime series centers on rugged Irish cop Kevin Corcoran, who works the notorious Five Points neighborhood — and who’s on a mission to learn the truth about his wife’s disappearance and his daughter’s death.
Available on 06/23:
Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosie O’Donnell
Reworking the ageless cinematic myth of Tarzan, this animated feature records a family’s adventures after being shipwrecked off the African coast. After growing up in the wild, the lone child in the family is destined to become lord of the jungle.
Tarzan 2 (2005)
Harrison Chad, Brenda Grate, George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Estelle Harris, Lance Henriksen
How did the King of the Jungle ascend to the throne? Find out in this charming prequel to the hit animated movie that catches Tarzan as a young child who doesn’t quite know how to fit in with the mélange of characters in the jungle he calls home. Feeling like an outsider, he abandons ship, so to speak, and sets out on his own. When he meets a stranger known simply as Zugor, Tarzan realizes there’s nothing wrong with being different after all.
Available on 06/24:
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Nathan Lane, Harold Prince
Still refreshingly caustic at 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch looks back on her life and career in this feature-length portrait composed of candid reflections, rare archival footage and testimonials from her dearest friends.
Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman, Tom Courtenay, Anna Skellern
In this remake of the 1966 caper flick, London art curator Harry Deane seeks revenge on his abusive boss and plots to con the wealthy man into buying a fake Monet. But Harry needs an accomplice — and finds one in an eccentric Texas rodeo queen.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 1
In Season 1, the Avengers come together in superhero greatness to battle Red Skull, Impossible Man, Doctor Doom, the Blood Brothers and more.
Witches of East End: Season 1
Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick, Eric Winter, Daniel DiTomasso
Besides being an artist and the mother of two daughters, Joanna Beauchamp harbors an identity she hides from the world: that of a centuries-old witch. But she hasn’t told her two daughters that they too are witches — until fate forces her hand.
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Gerard Kennedy, Annie Byron, Shane Connor
Backpackers Rutger and Katarina escape the city for an adventurous vacation in the Australian outback … but their dream trip turns into a nightmare when they run into a bloodthirsty serial killer with a penchant for sadistic games.
XXX: State of the Union (2005)
Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Xzibit, Michael Roof
In this action-packed follow-up to XXX, U.S. intelligence officer Augustus Gibbons must thwart a massive conspiracy to overthrow the government. Finding no one else he can trust, Gibbons frees a former Army colleague from prison to aid his mission.
Available on 06/25:
WWE: Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection
Explore the Ultimate Warrior’s rise, from his first bout with the Blade Runners to solo stardom, with highlights and words from the man himself.
Turbo FAST: Season 1 (2013) – 5 additional episodes!
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, “Turbo FAST” amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.
Available on 06/29:
Bad Grandpa 0.5 (2014)
Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Madison Davis, George Faughnan, Spike Jonze
Drawing on unseen footage from its predecessor, this edition of the film franchise charts the hidden-camera high jinks of Irving Zisman and his 8-year-old grandson as they continue their cross-country prank-fest.
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan
This true-to-life action saga profiles Virginia’s bootlegging Bondurant gang, whose exploits during the Prohibition era made them outlaw heroes. The three Bondurant brothers tussle with the law and each other as they try to survive changing times.
Available on 06/30
My Girl (1991)
Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne
This coming-of-age tearjerker follows a momentous summer in the life of 11-year-old Vada Sultenfuss, who learns powerful lessons about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes — including a new woman in her widowed father’s life.
My Girl 2 (1994)
Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O’Brien, Richard Masur, Christine Ebersole
Fulfilling a school assignment to write an essay about someone she admires but has never met, teenager Vada Sultenfuss makes surprising discoveries when she traverses Los Angeles to speak with her dead mother’s high school classmates and friends.
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Peter MacNicol, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, Josh Mostel
Aspiring author Stingo shares a Brooklyn boarding house with winsome Polish émigré Sophie and her mercurial lover, Nathan, a union unsettled by Nathan’s violent behavior and Sophie’s disturbing recollections of her wartime experience.
Available on 07/01:
12 Angry Men (1957)
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler
Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (Network) made his directorial debut with this Oscar-nominated drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Justin Martin, Bill Nunn, David Oyelowo, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Stamos
In a crumbling Chicago tenement, a strong-willed widow and her grown children struggle to scratch out a living — until a $10,000 life insurance check arrives. Before long, all the family members begin making their own plans for the money.
Animorphs: Seasons 1 & 2
Five teenagers and one benevolent alien are given the power to morph into any animal they touch as part of a plan to defeat a nefarious alien race.
Bad Santa (2003)
Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter
Criminals Willie and Marcus disguise themselves as Santa Claus and an elf and travel the country to major malls, using the goodwill people have toward Santa to rob the mall stores blind. The problem is, Willie can’t stand kids.
Basic Instinct (1992)
Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle
Facing internal inquiry, Det. Curran doggedly pursues a case involving Catherine, a writer and temptress who is suspected in a murder reminiscent of a crime detailed in her book. As the body count rises, so does Curran’s obsession with Catherine.
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Tyra Ferrell, Angela Bassett
In this thoughtful drama, a South Central Los Angeles high schooler struggles to stay straight in a community polluted by drugs, violence and racism — and his cynical but devoted father will accept nothing less than the best from him.
City of God (2002)
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva
Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum’s colorful residents unfold.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, Lois Smith
On death row for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of activist nun Helen, a death penalty opponent. She becomes Matthew’s spiritual adviser and tries to halt the execution, even though Matthew’s professed innocence is dubious.
Fever Pitch (1997)
Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Neil Pearson, Lorraine Ashbourne, Mark Strong, Luke Aikman, Holly Aird
With the football championships around the corner, an English literature teacher at a British high school who’s a loyal Arsenal soccer fan doesn’t have time for love — or so he thinks until he meets a woman whose devotion lies elsewhere.
Funny Face (1957)
Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker
Fred Astaire’s inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin’s airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi — the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding — brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown
Wayne Szalinski spends many days and nights trying to get his wacky miniaturization machine to work. No such luck — until one day, he unknowingly shrinks his children down to microscopic size and tosses them outside in the trash.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, Henry Thomas, Karina Lombard
The Ludlow clan — father William and brothers Alfred, Tristan and Samuel — splinters when Sam goes off to fight in World War I against his father’s wishes. To protect Sam, his siblings follow suit, but tragedy ensues when their efforts fall short.
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette
Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname “Blood and Guts” for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.
Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Ron Vawter
In this heartfelt drama, Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett launches a wrongful termination suit against the hand that feeds him when his law firm finds out about his HIV-positive status — and his homosexuality — and fires him.
Primal Fear (1996)
Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton
When a blood-spattered altar boy is found running from a murder scene, his conviction seems certain. But when an arrogant defense attorney steps in, the issue of the boy’s possible guilt may be less important than winning the case.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Kim Cattrall, Mark Lenard, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher Plummer
Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) must face his prejudices when his sworn enemies the Klingons lurch perilously close to economic deprivation and environmental ruin. Obeying Star Fleet orders, Kirk reluctantly begins peace negotiations with Klingon chancellor Gorkon (David Warner). But peace has many foes: Gorkon is soon dead, and Kirk is imprisoned in a Klingon gulag as the galaxy edges toward all-out war.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka, Ron Thomas
Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel — and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense.
The Karate Kid II (1986)
Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Danny Kamekona, Nobu McCarthy, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita
In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame — which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival.
The Karate Kid III (1989)
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove, Sean Kanan
Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi are forced to defend themselves against an old rival, the sinister Cobra Kai sensei they defeated in the first film.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Kimberly Elise, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga
In this remake of the 1962 political thriller, two U.S. soldiers are taken captive during the first Gulf War and brainwashed so they’re programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one of them lands on the vice presidential ticket.
The Parent Trap (1998)
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz
When Hallie Parker and Annie James meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common — only to discover that they’re identical twins. Soon, they’re up to their freckles in a scheme to switch places and get their parents back together.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Nobile
After divorcing her cheating husband, Frances Mayes tries to overcome her depression and writer’s block by taking a vacation to Tuscany. Charmed by the location, she impulsively decides to buy a villa there.
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)
David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Kath Soucie, Peter Cullen, Jimmy Bennett
Spring has sprung, and baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and make new friends. But Rabbit seems preoccupied with spring cleaning, instead of embracing his usual role of playing Easter Bunny. Leave it to Roo to show Rabbit — through love — that it’s more important who you love and not who’s in charge. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and all of A.A. Milne’s cherished characters are on hand to celebrate the season and the blessings of friendship.
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