Notable additions to Netflix – January 2015

We don’t often do write-ups for what’s new on Netflix, but if you wait long enough, there’s plenty of new stuff to talk about! Here are some notable titles recently added to Netflix:

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US: 

Cast Away | 2000 | Director: Robert Zemeckis | PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure | Drama
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Big Fish | 2003 | Director: Tim Burton | PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
A son learns the truth about his father.

Bruce Almighty | 2003 | Director: Tom Shadyac | PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Snatch | 2000 | Director: Guy Ritchie | R | 102 min | Comedy | Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Friends – 10 Seasons | 1994 | Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | TV-14 | Comedy | Romance
When Monica’s high school friend (Rachel) re-enters her life, she sets off on a series of humorous and entertaining events involving Monica’s brother (Ross), her ex-roommate (Phoebe), and her next19 door neighbors (Chandler & Joey)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | 1998 | Director: Terry Gilliam | R | 118 min | Comedy
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson.

The Machinist | 2004 | Director: Brad Anderson | R | 101 min | Drama | Thriller
An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

See the low point in Christian Bale’s crazy weight changes!


Chinatown | 1974 | Director: Roman Polanski | R | 130 min | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

RoboCop | 1987 | Director: Paul Verhoeven | R | 102 min  –  Action | Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Batman & Robin | 1997 | Director: Joel Schumacher | PG-13 | 125 min | Action
Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Four Weddings and a Funeral | 1994 | Director: Mike Newell | R | 117 min | Comedy | Drama | Romance
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Wayne’s World 2 | 1993 | Director: Stephen Surjik | PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy | Music
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

101 Dalmatians | 1996 | Director: Stephen Herek | G | 103 min | Adventure | Comedy
A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers | 2014 | G | 26 min | Animation | Short | Adventure
The “How to Train Your Dragon” adventure continues when a hunt for lost sheep turns into a fierce, fun-filled competition.

Documentary:

Frontline: Ebola Outbreak | 2014 | Director: Wael Dabbous | TV-14 | 53 min
Go inside an emergency field hospital in Sierra Leone, where medical professionals are combating the vast Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands.

Frontline: Secret State of North Korea | 2014 | Director: James Jones | TV-PG | 53 min
Using smuggled footage and never-before-told stories from defectors, “Frontline” investigates North Korea and its enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-Un.

Frontline: Syria’s Second Front | 2014 | Directors: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Anthony Wonke | TV-14 | 53 min
Journalist Muhammad Ali crosses into Syria to travel with moderate rebel fighters as they launch attacks against the al-Qaida-linked group ISIS.

Special mention:

I, Frankenstein | 2014 | Director: Stuart Beattie | PG-13 | 92 min | Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

We always get a laugh when people substitute Doctor Frankenstein for “the Monster of Dr. Frankenstein” that he created. Though they do call him “Adam,” we don’t think you’re allowed to rename main characters in fan fiction.

UK:
Something we’ve recently been getting into – if you’re an Unblock-Us subscriber which most people use to access the US version of Netflix, you can actually view the UK and other version as well. Here’s some notable additions to the UK service. (If you’re not an Unblock-Us subscriber and want to check them out, we’d appriciate if you take our affiliate link in to let them know we sent you. Thanks!)

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) | 2013 | Directors: Tetsuro Araki, Hiroyuki Tanaka | TV-MA | Animation | Action | Adventure
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) | 2008 | Director: Toshiya Shinohara | TV-14 | Animation | Comedy | Crime
A young boy sells his soul to the devil in order to avenge his family’s death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who’s always dressed in black.

Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku Kidotai) | 1995 | Director: Mamoru Oshii | R | 83 min | Animation | Action | Mystery
Returns to Netflix. A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Cube | 1997 | Director: Vincenzo Natali | R | 90 min | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor) | Director: Timur Bekmambetov | R | 132 min | Action | Fantasy | Thriller
A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Death Note (Desu Nôto) | 2006 | Director: Tetsuro Araki | TV-14 | Animation | Crime | Drama
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Misfits – Season 5 | 2009~ | Creator: Howard Overman | TV Series | 60 min  –  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 | 2008~ | Creator: Kurt Sutter | TV MA | 45 min | Crime | Drama | Thriller
A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Van Helsing | 2004 | Director: Stephen Sommers | PG-13 | 131 min  –  Action | Adventure | Fantasy
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein’s research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

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