Netflix Now: Stupid Mayan Apocalypse Edition


Listen, the world isn’t going to end. We’re going to be okay. People put too much faith in ancient hunky firemen calendars. But if you believe in the Mayan doomsday stuff, give me your money right now because Nostradamus said so and I could use it… Of course, if this “end of the world” stuff is true, I suppose I should use this space to express my true feelings to those closest to me and make heartfelt disclosures to the people I secretly care about most. But no. Instead I’ll do that in a dignified manner more becoming of the end of the world: drunk dials and belligerent shouting into the sky.

To occupy your time before the grand event this Friday, you can always turn to Netflix Instant. New stuff this week includes Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, Stacy Peralta’s skateboarding doc Bones Brigade, and Julia Loktev’s The Loneliest Planet. There’s also Adventures in Plymptoons, which is a doc on the always cool animator Bill Plympton, and The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History. Obviously I wrastle in the independent circuit (hence the luchador mask), but they should really include my seasonal finishing move, “Feliz Navidad.” It’s a running reverse-bulldog, and I make my opponent drink egg nog the entire time. Think yuletide waterboarding and a bonus concussion.

There’s a lot of Christmas and a lot of Charlie Brown added to Watch Instantly, which you won’t finish in time for the end of the world. A few notable Warner Animation toons were added as well: All-Star Superman, Batman: Year One, Justice League: Doom, and Superman vs. the Elite. All-Star Superman was just all right (nowhere near as good as the Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely comic), but I’m most looking forward to vs. the Elite since I dug the comic it’s based on — Action Comics #775, “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?”

See what’s new on Netflix Instant and get apocalyptic after the cut.

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UPDATE: The following fake shows from Arrested Development were added to Watch Instantly today. I only noticed them when checking my RSS feed just now.

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

Superman vs. the Elite

Honorable mention: Cleanflix

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

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

Honorable mention: 2 Days in New York

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

General Orders No. 9

Most Likely to Be a Little Depressing

After Porn Ends

Things My Friend Eric Schmalenberger Might Say

God Save My Shoes

Hey, I Used to Drink That!

Red Dog

Ideal Holiday Destination

Unicorn City

Honorable mentions: Roller Town and Ecuador

Best Cover Art Involving a Bear

Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

Best Title

Laughing Pizza

Best Title as a Wrestling Name

Ek Tha Tiger

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