Hey everyone, did you know that Dredd made a ton of money in home video sales despite tanking in the box office? Although that means diddly squat to the big cheeses who could make a sequel (since box office > home video), I sincerely hope they take notice of the interest. If not, we’ve got a modern day cult classic on our hands. And that’s pretty sweet. I’m rarely in on those.
Now that the good news is out of the way, here’s some bad news. Netflix Instant is pretty lackluster this week as most of the films are generic versions of existing films. You want to see Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters but don’t have the money? Check out Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft instead! That’s not stupidly confusing. If you’re interested in something a little more “ethnic,” you can watch the stupidly offensive Barrio Tales. A film that takes place in “Barrio, Mexico” in which non-brown guys are attacked by brown guys. UGH.
Then again, it might not be too bad. Like last week, there may be a few foreign gems thrown in the mix. For instance Little Red Flowers, a film about a Chinese boy who takes guff for not following educational procedures, looks like an interesting take on a culture than isn’t as heavy handed or insulting as BARRIO TALES. You should look at the full list of Netflix Instant releases (coupled with a few off-brand videos) after the jump before I get myself in trouble. BARRIO TALES.
- 388 Arletta Avenue
- Barrio Tales
- Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story
- Chariots of the Gods
- Dance, Subaru!
- Death of a Superhero
- Dreams of a Life
- Good Luck Charlie
- Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft
- Hunt Angels
- Invisible Waves
- Keeping Up Appearances
- Little Red Flowers
- Meant to Be
- Miao Miao
- Mob Sister
- Red Bull Cubed Pipe
- Scary or Die
- Sleepless Night
- Sons of Guns
- The Giant Mechanical Man
- The Good Doctor
- The Last Days of Emma Blank
- The Magic Roundabout
- The Switch
- Two of a Kind: Spirou and Fantasio
- XIII: The Conspiracy
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
Death of a Superhero
Movie I’ve Been Meaning to See That I’ll Finally See
Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft…probably.
Most Likely to be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity
Nick is in, Hubes is Out, So We’ll Watch This Instead of That Smart Stuff
Best Sexy Title for Decidedly Not Sexy Movie
Best Movie Starring A Guy I Know
The Giant Mechanical Man
Two of a Kind: Spirou and Fantasio