Netflix Now: Colin Kaepernick’s Magic Arm Edition


Super Bowl XLVII is a few days away, meaning that fairweather football fans like myself have something to watch this weekend (even if it’s just for the commercials and high-priced movie ads). As a guy raised in the Bay Area, I’m rooting for the 49ers even though I haven’t watched football regularly since Steve Young was QB. But from what I’ve seen in terms of highlights, Colin Kaepernick must have secret devil magicks in the ink for his tattoos.

If you don’t want to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, you do have a couple of things on Watch Instantly that may catch your attention and substitute for football. For the burliness of the game, there’s the updated version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. For the brutality of the game, some Shark Week stuff is ready to stream at your convenience. And for the pageantry of the game, there’s Toddlers & Tiaras.

To be honest, very few big-time releases on Watch Instantly this week. Maybe the most notable thing is Graham Chapman: Anatomy of a Liar, which is basically a making-of for A Liar’s Autobiography. Actually, that’s not all that notable, maybe… You should just enjoy the game this weekend.

After the cut is the new stuff on Netflix Instant, a little bit of football, and a little something for you hockey folks, especially if you dig the Calgary Flames.

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.

Necessary Roughness (9/10) Movie CLIP - Samurai Football (1991) HD

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

Shark Week

I Might Eat That

Cheesecake Casserole

Job I Wish I Had

Time Traveller [sic]

Job I’m Barely Qualified For


Honorable mention: Native Dancer

A Job for Dick

Understanding Jane

What Was XII?

XIII: The Conspiracy

Where I’d Rather Be

Adrift in Tokyo

Best Title

La Visa Loca

Honorable mention: Oh, Saigon

Best Title as Two-Word Amazon Review

Sad Movie

The Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Award for Special Achievement in Title Excellence

Mr. Lee vs. Mr. Lee

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