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10:00 AM on 03.19.2014

Netflix Now: SXSW Recovery Edition

It's been a week since I've been back from this year's SXSW, and I'm finally recovering from it. My sleep schedule's back on track, my brain seems to be making words good now, and now I can finally start churning out the cove...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Netflix Now: Adele Dazeem Edition

During the Academy Awards, all I looked forward to was Idina Menzel's performance. I was actually more interested in what would win the Best Original Song Oscar more so than I cared about Best Picture. It was a weird night as...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Netflix Now: Manatees Day Edition

What's Manatees Day? When I tried typing in "Manantine's Day" in my phone it auto corrected to "Manatees Day" thus making it the best idea ever. I figure I can call what I do every Valentine's Day (eat a bunch of junk food, w...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Netflix Now: Deboning the Pink Goo Edition

The Super Bowl happened last weekend as I was planning to talk about it here, but it was terribly boring all around. Kudos to the Seahawks, but watching a blowout coupled with a heap of subpar commercials doesn't make a good ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.29.2014

Netflix Now: Vin Diesel is a National Treasure Edition

A few hours ago I wrote a story about how Vin Diesel said Universal wants another Riddick, what I didn't get into, however, was how he announced it. After a few minutes of dancing to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and closing out ...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Netflix Now: FOOTBAWWWWWWW Edition

I like football probably not as much as the next guy (as I only jump in during playoff season like some cheap bandwagoner), but it's that time of the year where it's all I think about until the Soup Bowl. The NFC and AFC cham...

Nick Valdez



The Top 6 Korean Films Released on Netflix in 2013 photo
The Top 6 Korean Films Released on Netflix in 2013
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Nearly every time I tell people that I'm a fan of Korean films, I point them to the Korean subgenre on Netflix. It's easy, and even though many people won't ever check them out, I'm happy that the option is there. I understand that some of the films I see will probably never get a wider release, but there are others that people will get to see. And it makes me happy that I'm not the only white guy watching some of these things.

This past year was an odd one, though. It's not so much that there weren't many great releases (although there were definitely fewer than in years past), but that there weren't many releases that really impacted me personally. I saw the films that the films below hit the service and thought, "Yeah! Awesome!" Not, "Oh thank god! Now everyone else will know what I was talking about!"

What I'm trying to say is that 2013 didn't have a Sunny. (If you haven't seen Sunny, fix that right now. Nothing on this list is as good as Sunny is. Heck, nothing in life is as good as Sunny is. Except for the director's cut of Sunny, which is even better.)

But even though there was no Sunny, the following six films are all well worth your time. In no particular order, here are the six best Korean films added to Netflix in the past year.

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11:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Netflix Now: Texting in Theaters Edition

On Monday, a man in Florida was shot and killed because he was texting in a theater. While it's easy for most of us to say "Texting in theaters is bad, don't do it" it's another thing for an altercation over it to lead to vio...

Nick Valdez



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Matt's 10 best 2013 movies you can watch on Netflix
by Matthew Razak

Netflix is awesome. Streaming movies is great and they've got tons of classics and a decent amount of more recent blockbusters. However, Netflix isn't actually known for being super up to date with the movies on it. While it gets some great stuff eventually you'll be hard pressed to find too many films recently released. 

That's why we've created this list of movies you should watch from 2013 on Netflix. Now we're not saying these are the best films on there or even the best ten of 2013 on there, but more the movies that you should see because you can without paying extra money or leaving your couch. Maybe they're just fun or maybe they're so bad that you should watch them just to see how bad they are. So pop on Netflix and enjoy 2013!

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10:00 AM on 01.08.2014

Netflix Now: New Year's Resolution Edition

Before Christmas hit last year I told you all I was going on a short break. You all then suggested I gather two weeks worth of Netflix Instant additions into one post, and I hesitantly agreed. If I had known that Netflix was ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Netflix has 76,897 unique ways to describe movies

Alexis Madrigal over at the Atlantic went a little insane and decided to figure out just how many of those insanely precise genres Netflix has. The answer he came to, after some truly diligent work, was 76,897. In an interest...

Matthew Razak



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Lots of good movies leaving Netflix Instant January 1st
by Nick Valdez

So you like Netflix Instant, right? Prepare to be married to it for the rest of the year. According to Vulture (who spotted a thread on Reddit that keeps track of expiration dates now that Netflix gave that up), lots of notable movies are disappearing from Instant on January 1st, 2014.

Those movies includes favorites like Do the Right Thing, Being John Malkovich, Titanic, Desperado, The Faculty, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Troll 2, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (although I'm the only one that really cares about that one). Although that's a big list, there's a thread on Reddit that also claims we'll be getting other films like Good Burger and f**king Spaceballs, but it's not showing a source. 

Keep an eye on the first Netflix Now of 2014 (January 8th) for that information if anything's confirmed. Until then, start watching folks!

[via Vulture

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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