Netflix Now: Bill Murray Hoax Edition


With the Disney/Netflix streaming deal, I suppose this could have been a Disney edition of Netflix Now. But instead, today’s installment commemorates yesterday’s hoax that Bill Murray called Harold Ramis to accept a role in Ghostbusters 3. I almost reported on it, but thankfully didn’t. I needed a place to dump this header. On the note of Bill Murray, I think we still have free passes to Hyde Park on Hudson in the Washington DC area.

With Disney on board the Netflix stream train, a couple of their classics are now online, including Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Dumbo, The Great Mouse Detective (yes!), and Pocahontas. The Muppet Movie is also on Watch Instantly now, which fills me with something you humans call “joy.” For some reason Sexy Beast being on Netflix Instant fills me with a similar sensation, if only to see Ben Kingsley pull off a great performance as an awful person.

The Charlize Theron film Young Adult is now on Instant, as is the Jet Li/Tsui Hark film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, the stonerpiece Half Baked, How I Met Your Mother (which should make Geoff happy), and Bad Boys II, which means that excrement just got actualized.

Get your pot of coffee ready and check out what’s new on Netflix Instant after the cut.

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

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Movie I’ve Been Meaning to See That I’ll Finally See

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Honorable mention: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

The Demolitionist

Honorable mention: Heroine

Most Likely to Be Watched… on Weed

Half Baked

Honorable mentions: Bad Boys II, How I Met Your Mother, Stuart Little 2, Power Rangers Super Samurai, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, The Aquabats! Super Show!, Kung Fu Panda: Holiday, Flying Swo– You know what? Pretty much half the titles this week win this one, especially The Demolitionist and all the Air Buds.

Wide-Release Movie Made to Be Seen via Netflix Instant


Herpiest Until You Derpiest

O.B.A.M. Nude

Dur Hurdier Andur Durdier — Bork! Bork! Bork!

The Muppet Movie

Best Name as Title

Craiglist Joe

Honorable mention: Jesus Henry Christ

Best Title

The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

Honorable mention: Plankton Invasion

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