Netflix Now: Don’t Mess with Flixist Edition


Flixist is headed to Austin, Texas for SXSW, so this week’s edition of Netflix now is just a warning: don’t mess with us, suckas. Matt can make all animals (including humans) do his bidding, Geoff can control the elements, and I can make an army of homunculi and golems out of anything. Our coverage promises to be badass and rough and tumble, just like ’em darn cowboys and samurais of old.

An all right week on Netflix Watch Instantly, unlike last week’s light additions. Some titles of note that are new include Hustle & Flow, Big Fish, Pretty in Pink, and the new version of the show Dallas. Also new is the abysmal hipster apocalypse slowburn First Winter and the not-necessarily-canon-to-the-H.G.-Lewis-film sequel 2001 Maniacs. If you’re a gorehound and have never heard of Lewis before, here’s a Cult Club primer on Lewis’s The Blood Trilogy.

After the cut, all the new stuff on Netflix Instant this week. And also, action, violence, and more action!

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

2001 Maniacs

Honorable mention: Hustle & Flow

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

Ice Castles

Weirdest Birthday Party Game

Hunt for the Somali Pirates

Every Other Title This Week Could Work as a Subtitle for This One

Whore 2

Look at These Fucking Hipsters

First Winter

Not as Good as XI, But Better Than XIV

XIII: The Series

Better Than the Ender’s Guide to Beginnings

A Beginner’s Guide to Endings

Action Movie from the 1980s or LGBT Film Today?

Bad Boy Street

Best Catchphrase for a Character on a Sitcom

Call the Midwife

Best Movie to Watch on Basic Cable

Star Kid

Movie with Best Theme Song

Pretty in Pink

Best Title

Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce

Honorable mention: 3 Seconds Before Explosion

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