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11:00 AM on 12.18.2013

Netflix Now: 2013 Kicked Ass Edition

Given that the next two Wednesdays are major holidays, and I won't be bothered to write things other than my Nick's Flixmas posts during that time, New Releases and Netflix Now are going on a break.  Which means this is ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 12.11.2013

Netflix Now: Dig It Uh Oh OHHHH, Dig It Edition

Normally I'd use this space to talk about stuff going on this week, but I can't really think about anything other than Disney's Holes. It was added to Netflix Instant this week, and ever since I had found that out, all I've b...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.04.2013

Netflix Now: First Drones, Then Terminators Edition

This week Amazon announced their future plans for Amazon Prime Air, a drone delivery service that would arguably deliver your Blu-rays within thirty minutes. Although the future may be here, just think of how damn expensive i...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Netflix Now: Gobblety Gook Edition

Hey guys Thanksgiving is here in America tomorrow! Parades, food, football, food, family, food, sleeping, food, pooping, food, and we get to eat food! Are you gonna shop the day after? Not me. I'll be working and eating more ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Inside the Xbox One Launch Event in LA, is it just games?

Now when anyone thinks of a console launch, they think videogames. That is their primary function, but with technology making everything easier and simpler, consoles do far more than just play games. You can start to see thi...

Michael Jordan

11:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Netflix Now: Black Thanksgiving Edition

As you in America know, we folks love us some deals. Some of us love the thrill of a cheap deal so much, we're willing to strike each other and act our worst for them. Because most retailers opened at 10PM Thanksgiving to cas...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.13.2013

Netflix Now: I Love You, Lady Gaga Edition

This week saw the release of Lady Gaga's newest album, Artpop. To celebrate, Miss Ga Ga Gábor showed up to the album's release party in a flying contraption dress referred to as "Volantis." The flying machine lift...

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Marvel's Netflix series could become movies

You've probably heard by now that Netflix announced a deal with Disney/Marvel for four new TV shows. If you haven't, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones will all be getting shows on Netflix that will culminate i...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 11.06.2013

Netflix Now: Ghostest With the Mostest Edition

Apparently the newest Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Ghosts, released yesterday. I haven't played one in full since Call of Duty 2: Electric Boogaloo, but I remember playing Black Ops for about ten minutes one time before I was ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Netflix Now: De Muertos Edition

It's a spooky holiday today, Dia de Muertos! But that's even better tomorrow when All Saints Day kicks in. Whatever you decide to do tonight (get candy, pay respect to your dead ancestors, sit on your butt and watch Netflix),...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Netflix Now: Kim Kardashian's Yeezus Engagement Edition

True love does exist...as long as Kim Kardashian ain't messin' with no broke brokes. Rather than raise their child out of wedlock, Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian this week (inside of a stadium, yes a stadium, he reserv...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 10.16.2013

Netflix Now: The Homestretch Edition

Our 2013 New York Film Festival (NYFF51) coverage is coming to a close at the end of the week, and it feels good to be unburdened. There's a big weight about to be lifted from my shoulders, and it opens up a whole lot of free...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Netflix Now: Ridin' Barbie Edition

They see me rollin' in my Power Wheel, patrolin' they tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty. In a story that won't help folks like Police Cops more, a police officer in Utah recently ticketed a young girl's Barbie Power Wheel as a ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 10.02.2013

Netflix Now: Box of Chocolates Edition

Netflix Instant is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. And this week, we have gotten quite a lot. I was going to use this time to mention that story going around this week about a woman quitting he...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 09.25.2013

Netflix Now: Cookie Monster of the Sea Edition

Yesterday, Julia and Mauricio Handler discovered a hilarious looking set of sea sponges while diving in the Caribbean. The sponges had fused together to form what the two have dubbed "The Cookie Monster of the Sea." It's a hi...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 09.19.2013

Netflix Now: Pirates Eat Chicken Buttholes Edition

I know it's Talk Like a Pirate day, but guys and gals, let's just face it: ninjas are way better than pirates. Pirates eat chicken buttholes. The only thing better than ninjas are space cadets with ray guns and jetpacks, but ...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 09.11.2013

Netflix Now: Adios, Carlos Danger Edition

Not to pile on Anthony Weiner this morning, but boy did his campaign experience an epic meltdown last night. Senor Danger got less than 5% of the vote, which should have been the end of it, but then things got nuts. They have...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 09.04.2013

Netflix Now: REALLY REALLY GOOD LOOKING EDITION

Hubert's off for the week, so it's my pleasure to tell you that my personal favorite movie of all time, Darren Aranofsky's Requiem for a Dream, has officially hit Netflix. Actually, there's a number of awesome movies this we...

Alec Kubas-Meyer





12:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Netflix Now: Billy Ray Cyrus Edition

With Billy Ray Cyrus in the news so much, it made sense to name this week's Netflix Now after him. I find the fallout over this whole Billy Ray Cyrus thing more interesting than the Billy Ray Cyrus performance itself. The exc...

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 08.21.2013

Netflix Now: Zap Rowsdower Edition

Zap Rowsdower is one of the greatest cinematic heroes of all time. More dashing than Robin Hood, more daring than James Bond, and more mulleted than most hockey players of the 1980s. Zap Rowsdower is action incarnate. The nam...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 07.17.2013

Netflix Now: Worst Ever Edition

Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, meaning smelly, crowded, uncomfortable congestion in San Diego, America's Finest City. I lived in San Diego for a couple years before moving to New York, and let me tell you: Comic Con got really...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Netflix Now: Big in Japan Edition

With the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival winding down, Alec and I are now turning our attentions to Japan Cuts, which officially kicks off tomorrow. Expect the first reviews of Japan Cuts films to show up soon. Let me tease...

Hubert Vigilla