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Stream On: New To Netflix For July

By Erin Maxwell
JULY 1

Alive (1993)
Based on the true story of Uruguay’s rugby team, who were forced to a more hardcore meal-plan after their plane crashes in the mountains.

An Honest Liar (2014)
A look at magician James “the Amazing” Randi, a Houdini-esque performer who spends his life entertaining audiences with tricks while exposing charlatans and frauds.

Bad Hair Day (2015)
A prom queen and a police women chase a jewel thief. I swear, I didn’t just type random nouns.

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009)
Animated toon based on the Lego Bionicle toys.

Bulworth (1998)
Warren Beatty plays a senator who takes out a hit on himself in an effort to have his family collect on his life insurance. During the waiting period, the former stiff-shirt has an epiphany and finds a new freedom in his impending doom.

Grandma’s Boy (2006)
The cult favorite is making its way to Netflix, much to the delight of every nighttime viewer who resides within walking distance of a dispensary.

Hostage (2005)
Above average thriller starring Bruce Willis as an alcoholic cop who attempt to negotiate a hostage situation.

Piglet’s Big Movie (2003)
Winnie the Pooh’s sidekick decides to tackle a movie on his own. Probably adorable.

Saw V (2008)
Helmet aquariums! Swinging pendulums! Decapitating collars! The legacy of Jigsaw lives on in this fifth installment. Best if watched with “Piglet’s Big Movie.”

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Adorable moppet Fiona is sent to live with grandparents following the disappearance of her baby brother several years prior. Mysteries unfold and seal-related hijinks ensue.

Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones, pic follows the story of poet John M. Brinnin and his attempts to save famed wordsmith Dylan Thomas from himself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iLParAx7vU

Shooting Fish (1997)
Starring Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend with an awkward bowl cut and Kate Beckinsale with a pixie cut, comedy follows two scam artists in the midst of an existential crisis and a love triangle.

Underworld: Evolution (2006)
More vampires, more werewolves and more Kate Beckinsale in leather. Vampire fight werewolves, and both fight the weird hybrid that was created in the last movie. Cue weird sex scene between Scott Speedman and Beckinsale where he makes love to her belly button. Also, did you know that Danny McBride was a scribe on this one? Learn something new every day…

JULY 4

Faults (2014)
This SXSW drama follows a deprogrammer hired by concerned parents, who hope to release their daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from the sway of a cult.

JULY 7

Monster High: Scaris, City of Frights (2013)
Another long-form commercial attempting to get you to buy more dolls.

JULY 9

Monsters: The Dark Continent (2014)
The lesser sequel to the low-budget indie hit that follows American soldiers as the take on aliens during an attempt to rescue comrades in the Middle East.

Serena (2014)
Set during the Depression, Bradley Cooper’s timber empire — and most of his life — begins to fall apart after marrying Jennifer Lawrence.

JULY 14

Creep (2014)
Found footage horror comedy about a man who answers a Craig’s List ad for a videographer under the pretense of filming a series of vids for the man’s unborn child. Hijinx and creepiness ensue.

Goodbye to All That (2014)
After his wife leaves him, a man jumps from bedmate to bedmate in hopes of finding himself.

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
A deep dig into Stanley’s remake donned by many as one of the worst movies ever made. Mostly by critics who haven’t seen Troll 2.

JULY 15

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Spike Lee’s interesting take on the vampire mythos as an anthropologist falls victims to a cursed African artifact.

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
The toon that sunk a ship. Bet you didn’t even hear of this release. Yeah, neither did anyone else, much to DreamWorks dismay.

The Physician (2014)
Set in the 11th century, this epic tale of a young man who travels to Persia to learn the art of medicine.

JULY 16

Changeling (2008)
Angelina Jolie’s son goes missing. But after the child is found, her mother’s intuition about the identity of the child is dismissed as hysterics. Men suck.

JULY 17

Tig (2015)
A docu on the LA comedian whose battle with cancer brought insight into her comedy.

JULY 18

Java Heat (2013)
Mickey Rourke plays a baddie who hates America. Let’s just leave it at that.

JULY 23

Teacher of the Year (2014)
A beloved teacher must make a decision about his career after receiving a hard-to-resist offer.

JULY 25

The Guest (2014)
An intense former soldier shows up on the doorstep of the family of a fallen friend. But where he goes, suspicion and death follows.

JULY 28

Comet (2014)
A sci-fi romancer that follows the six-year relationship between Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, two attractive young folks who meet during a meteor shower.

JULY 30

Almost Mercy (2015)
The story of Emily and Jackson, besties who share an interest in watching the world burn.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season Five (2015)
Great for little girls. Probably only little girls. I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this.

The Wrecking Crew (2008)
A docu that spotlights the lives and art of the studio musicians responsible for crafting legendary LPs and key sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

JULY 31

Turbo Fast: Season Two (2015) (Netflix Original)
New kiddie show based on the 2013 movie about the competitive world of snail racing.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) (Netflix Original)
The cast from the original movie (which includes Bradley Cooper, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, just to name a few) reunite for this prequel.

Did you see the original movie? No? Honestly, your life is less lived because of that decision.

Watch the movie. Now. Then watch this.

You’re welcome.

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