Netflix Now: Austin 3:16 Edition

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I sort of miss Austin, Texas right now, not just because of the warm weather, but because I wish I had more time to actually wander around town without the hordes from SXSW. I mean, I didn’t even get to watch all the bats come out at night, or convince them to do my bidding. The South By hordes were fun too, don’t get me wrong, like the two-block-long hipster and candy raver dance party/parade that went up Congress Avenue and wound up on the State Capitol lawn.

Anyway, this week’s new stuff on Netflix Instant includes two films that weren’t well reviewed, but I’m going to check out anyway (that’s what Watch Instantly is for.) First off there’s David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, which almost everyone I know didn’t like, except for one friend who said he liked it, but it’s not really a movie. Then there’s 100 Years of Evil, a mockumentary about Hitler surviving WWII, which wins a watch from me on concept alone even the execution is poor.

As for the rest of the stuff on Netflix Instant, it includes lesbians (The L Word), Scotsmen (Craig Ferguson: I’m Here to Help), Tim Tebow, and at least 10 Stone Cold Stunners (WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History).

After the cut, all the new stuff on Netflix Instant, as well as readings from Austin 3:16, the Book of Steve “The Six Million Dollar Man” Austin, and Jane Austen.

New additions to Netflix Watch Instantly apply only to readers in the United States. For those in other parts of the world, your choices may vary.

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

Cosmopolis

Honorable mention: 100 Years of Evil

Documentary I’m Most Interested In

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

Runaway Slave

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perversity

Feel

Needs to Have Cows and Musical Cats or I’ll Be Angry

The Dish & the Spoon

Best Nickname for That Guy on the Bus on the Way to the Austin Airport

Herpes Boy

Is it “luchador”?

The L Word

Four Blocks East and Three Blocks South of My Apartment

A Dangerous Place

Title I Swear I See on the Netflix RSS Feed Every Few Weeks

An Easter Bunny Puppy

Honorable mention: Nitro Circus: The Movie

Should Involve an Army of Vin Diesel Clones

Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels

Best Name for an All-Girl Arctic Monkeys Cover Band

She Monkeys

One of Them Better Have Goldust

WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History

Best Title

Squid Girl

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.