Netflix Now: Flimsy Resolution Edition


You spent an entire afternoon writing your New Year’s Resolutions and most of you have already broken them. It’s okay, though. Just buy looser pants and enjoy all the cheese you want like proper human beings. If you’re into self-actualization through masochism, however, I say keep on keepin’ on, and pick up a wheel of Gloucester for me on your way back from your run.

If last week was a slow week on Netflix Now, this week is a big New Year’s purge, meaning that the Mayans were right. In my best documentaries of 2012 list, I mentioned that How to Survive a Plague was one of the docs I’ve been meaning to see from 2012, and it’s now available to stream. Red Lights with Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro is also on Watch Instantly, and ditto the moon Nazi flick Iron Sky, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, The Devil Inside, and Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse.

Some classics have been added to Watch instantly in the last week, including Disney’s The Rescuers, Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn, Hondo and El Dorado with John Wayne, and the always awesome Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. There’s also a film called Afghan Luke, which may or may not be a play on Cool Hand Luke. Regardless, I hope the title character in that film also eats a bunch of hard-boiled eggs like a champ. (Full disclosure: I think there should be a hard-boiled egg scene in every movie.)

See what’s new on Netflix Watch Instantly after the cut. We also have some holiday leftovers, and a look at the future in A.D. 2000 — ohh, SWISH!

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.

Roddy Piper - New Year's Resolutions

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

How to Survive a Plague

Honorable mention: Iron Sky

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

How to Survive a Plague

Honorable mention: Hondo

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

The Truth Behind Zombies

Wide-Release Movie Made to Be Seen via Netflix Instant

The Devil Inside

Honorable mentions: Treasure Planet, Star Trek: Nemesis

Romantic Comedy or Slasher Film?

The Day I Saw Your Heart

Probably Not as Good as the Charles Dickens Novel or the Baby Huey Song

Hard Times

What the Waitress at the Diner Calls Me

Sassy Pants

Honorable mention: Bro’

Simplifying the Complicated Way in Which We Measure Time

After Fall, Winter

Best Title

Ben Franklin’s Pirate Fleet

Honorable mention: Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

Best Title for Kick Buttowski’s Memoir

Kickin’ It

Clothing Of The Future - Clothing in The Year 2000

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