Netflix Now: Troy Hurtubise is the Man Edition


It’s a really light week on Netflix Now this week. In fact, the only major stuff that pops out are the critically maligned [REC] 3: Genesis, the comedy special Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater, and the supposedly pretty good (in a bargain bin way) Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Otherwise, not much else, unless Super Cyclone sounds pretty cool to you — and to be fair, the cyclone is super. You can literally count all the new titles on your fingers and toes, especially if you lost two of them in an industrial accident. [UPDATE: For our own Geoffrey Henao, yes, Nobody Walks with Olivia Thirlby is a thing that is new this week too.]

So in the meantime to fill a bit of space, let us all pay tribute to Troy Hurtubise, who is sort of like an earthy, Canadian version of Tony Stark. Hurtubise was inspired by the movie RoboCop to create a protective suit for grizzly bear researchers. One version of the bear armor is pictured above. It’s kinda like Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor and Rocket Red from the Justice League. Hurtubise has also developed combat armor for troops that’s way less cumbersome than the exoskeleton Tom Cruise wears in All You Need is Kill.

Let me just repeat: he was inspired by the movie RoboCop to do something awesome.

After the cut, the handful and footful of new titles on Netflix Watch Instantly, some of Troy Hurtubise’s bear-protection know-how, and a look at how some bears deal with aggressive humans.

Homemade Robocop Suit

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

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

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

[REC] 3: Genesis

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

Super Cyclone

Most Likely to Always Be Playing in the Background While Doing Other Activities

Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater

What I Always Notice When Visiting Family in the South Bay

Nobody Walks

Good Excuse for Getting Out of Awkward Dates

Nature Calls

Best Name for a Helpful Magical Elf or Talking Dog


Most Likely to Be Yelled By a Character in a Generic Fighting Game

Super Cyclone

Honorable mention: Total Retribution

Best Title

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Best Movie Title for an Album Title

Shut Up & Let’s Go

Tekken 5: Kuma Interludes

Tekken 6 - Kuma ending - HD 720p

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