Netflix Now is going to help you avoid talking to your parents during Thanksgiving dinner. It'll also get you out of arguments with that dumdum uncle who always forwards those freakin' emails. (Despite the title, there is no Netflix stream of The Turkish Star Wars, and the only MST3K thing available on Instant is The Movie. This feeling of disappointment should ready you for the holidays.)
Bar none, the best film addition this week is Re-Animator. It might be something to save for after dinner once your grandpa has tuckered himself out with Schnapps and a-storytellin'. Or maybe you and gramps can watch The Jack Benny Show and You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx. I'm hankering for a little Monster Brawl. It's basically movie monsters wrestling each other. That high-concept film stars Dave Foley (the poor guy), "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, and Lance Henriksen as the voice of God.
If you're a masochist (or a sadist), there's Uwe Boll's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which Alec had to remind me was in movie theaters. The gimmicky "single-take" thriller Silent House with Elizabeth Olsen is ready for some streaming as well. If you're spending your Thanksgiving with a special someone, you may want to try the indie romance Like Crazy... Actually, you're better off watching Re-Animator. If you can watch Re-Animator with someone you love on Thanksgiving, that person is a keeper. Want to know the source of that wisdom? "The Mouth of the Lord" Lance Henriksen.
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Weekly Netflix Now Awards
Most Likely to Be Watched First
The Jack Benny Show
Movie I've Been Meaning to See That I'll Finally See
The Invisible War
Honorable mention: Silent House
Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity
Monster Brawl (I feel bad for Dave Foley and will buy him a beer if I ever see him)
Goes Best with Gravy
Goes Best with Cranberry Sauce
Most Likely to Start an Argument with a Relative
She's Not Our Sister
Wide-Release Movie Made to Be Seen via Netflix Instant
Honorable mention: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
My Stepdad's a Freakin' Vampire!
Honorable mention: Occupation: Fighter
Best Title That Also Works as an Insult
Honorable mention: Gerald McBoing Boing