The Netflix Stream: Week of November 13th, 2011

Some weeks, Netflix goes through massive content changes, forcing us to add and subtract things from our queues to reflect the new landscape. Then there are weeks like this one, with barely any changes worth talking about. I guess that fans of ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Bridezillas’ will be happy, but let’s be honest, they don’t really count.

Leaving the Stream
  1. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ (11/23): Only one movie worth mentioning leaves this week, but it’s a big one. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ is a classic western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Henry Fonda. It’s nearly three hours long, but if a 12-year-old Dick Ward was engaged enough to sit still for 165 minutes, chances are you will be too.
Entering the Stream
  1. ‘Edward Scissorhands’: Remember Tim Burton back before he started shitting out awful remakes while giving his best friend and his wife way too much screen time? Well, now you can! ‘Edward Scissorhands‘ borders on brilliant. It was up there with ‘The Crow’ as one of my favorite films in high school, and it still holds up really well today. It’s a tremendous film where Burton and Depp show that they’re both capable of so much more than their recent work. God help ‘Dark Shadows’. I know at least one fan who will be livid if things don’t go right.
  2. ‘Stephen Fry in America’: I haven’t seen this show and I don’t know much about it that isn’t stated in the Netflix description or Wikipedia page. What I do know is that it stars Stephen Fry and seems to let him do the “witty and charming” thing that he does so very well. ‘Stephen Fry in America’ is on my queue and it should probably be on yours too.


  1. once has been on my list of movies i need to see for like forever and for some reason i just never got around to seeing it.

    and they just added burn notice. i may go back and get into it again.

  2. Alex

    I can’t think of anything that Stephen Fry is in that doesn’t make me happier. From Black Adder, Jeeves & Wooster, Fry & Laurie, all the way up to the charming Q.I. and his voice-overs in Fable and LittleBigPlanet, I love the guy. “Stephen Fry in America” is one of his best too. The companion book is well worth reading along with it.

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