Netflix Now: The Twinkies Are Saved Edition


Sure we have some awesome coverage of SXSW 2013 going on, but that’s what’s less important here. Yesterday by the grace of Jebus and all that is Jebus, a firm made a successful bid for Hostess of $410 million dollars. Which means that we’ll have Twinkies back on the shelf by the Summer (although I didn’t notice since the generic ones were still being made, and were equally as delicious). That also means you don’t need to pay a bajillion dollars to that one crazy man on the Internet that thought they would be worth a fortune. 

What, there’s stuff on Netflix Instant this week? Oh yeah, I got a little too excited because Twinkies. This week we have the long awaited season three of Archer (which I unfortunately blasted through in two days), another Hansel and Gretel knockoff creatively titled Hansel and Gretel, but this week is all about a clever Arrested Development tease. Fans of the show may recognize a few titles in the list below: notably Love, Indubitably or El Amor Prohibido (which shares the name of a Selena song). Hilariously if you click one of the film links, it just leads you to the Arrested Development episode where it was featured. This is all probably a little stunt to build of hype for the season four release. And I do have to say it works. Seeing all of the fake movies made me just want to see Arrested Development again, and the links might coax non-viewers into watching the show. Good on ya, Netflix. 

Take the jump to get the full list of releases this week coupled with a few songs that a bunch of these movies reminded me of. 

Selena - Amor Prohibido (Official Music Video)

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.

Cher - Gypsys Tramps And Thieves

Weekly Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

All of Arrested Development…again

Honorable Mention: Archer

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

A Girl Walks Into a Bar

Most Eeerily Recognizable Title Font

The Assassins

Movie Title That’s Just Two Lousy Titles Smushed Together

Revelation Road: The End of the Beginning

Honorable Mention: Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

One of These Things is Not Like the Others

The Mistle-tones

Title That Reminds Me of that One Cher Song

Heathens and Thieves

What the Hell Kind of…

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Way of the Creature

Not A Sequel to 30 Days of Night

40 Days and Nights

Do You Know Bo? 

30 for 30: You Don’t Know Bo

Best Title

Bomb Girls