Netflix is hurting me this week by eliminating some of the movies in my queue that are due for a watching or re-watching, but the company has just signed a deal for around 1,200 hours worth of Telemundo. Damned if I can understand it, but if you’ve got a thing for Latin chicks, you could do a lot worse. Also, I guess if you speak Spanish that’s good too.
As for what’s coming, my sources show nothing. Certainly that will be proven wrong tomorrow (I write this post on Tuesdays) when a ton of movies are added to the stream all at once.
Leaving the Stream:
- ‘Bananas’ (9/1): Yeah, so this is what I get for deciding to go on a Woody Allen kick yesterday. I checked out ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’ earlier this month and am making a point to see more of the films that I haven’t gotten a chance to see. Unfortunately, Netflix has other plans. ‘Bananas‘ is less of a dry intellectual comedy and more of an obvious slapstick kind of thing, but if you’re, say, on a Woody Allen kick, then it’s surely worth checking out.
- ‘Manhattan’ (9/1): Really, Netflix? Way to kick a guy when he’s down. ‘Manhattan’ is a film that’s more in the style we’re used to from Woody Allen. It’s dryer, more intellectual, and based around conversations instead of slapstick.
- ‘Bowling for Columbine’ (9/1): You can poo-poo Michael Moore’s documentaries on big business and politics for having a significant and obvious slant, but ‘Bowling for Columbine’ is just plain good. The movie doesn’t tell you the answers, and I think that that alone makes a great point. There are no easy answers.
Entering the Stream
Yeah, nothing. But go watch ‘Birdemic‘ if you haven’t. It’s like ‘The Room’ for creature features.