ByPeter Flynn, writer at
An advocate for understanding the phenomenological wonder of the moving image. Also Tremors is the best.
Peter Flynn

Netflix keeps putting them up, I keep throwing them on my list. Neat stuff you never knew you wanted is a appearing faster than you can watch it, so at this rate, you'll be indoors for the rest of your life. And hey, what's wrong with that? Cool new releases from past and present are up this week, so I hope your WiFi connection is good! It's time for a Netflix round up!

New Releases on Netflix to watch right now!

Bad Asses on the Bayou

What do you do when your low-budget action movie based on a viral video performs better than expected on a straight to video market? You make a sequel of course, and ignore everything about your movie's roots completely. That's a good move for something based on a fight filmed on a cellphone. Plus, Danny Glover's been added to the mix, so what's not to like? I feel like Bad Asses on the Bayou is the apex of the "geriaction" genre. None of this denial and snide in-jokes that The Expendables pulls. This is exactly how old vigilantes would be; slow and awkward, and that works perfectly for this movie!


Let's get this straight. Movies never get time travel right. It's pretty difficult on account of time travel not existing, yet audiences will ceaselessly point out if something isn't right. That's narrowed the list of movies that have nailed time travel down to the third Harry Potter movie, and this. Primer is the definition of hard sci-fi, taking a premise and running with it towards it's logical conclusion. The emphasis is on "logical", but what do you expect from a movie made by a mathematician? You might need a pot of coffee to help with concentration, but once Primer's done, you'll either feel smarter or dumber than when it began.

Mortal Kombat

Well that's just great! I'm not getting any work done for the rest of the day, because I'm too busy thinking about Christopher Lambert in a white wig, shooting lightning from his fingers and going "heh heh"! Thanks a lot, Paul W.S Anderson! This is widely considered one of the best videogame adaptations out there, though I don't know how much that says. Some decent fight choreography, some horrendous 90s CGI and the aforementioned Christopher Lambert should silence any neigh-sayer. Come on! It's a movie that starts by yelling its title at you, and ends with the same song as Mean Girls!

The Lost Boys

Warning! A piece of concentrated 80s is now on Netflix! Before vampires were known for being sparkly and tortured, and before Joel Schumacher was known for disgracing Batman, The Lost Boys was a staple of teen vampire angst! The movie has a great soundtrack, some impressive special effects, and stars a young Kiefer Sutherland as rock star troublemaker vampire David. It's campy fun that's weirdly split between goonies-esque romp with Cory Feldman as a young vampire hunter, and a journey of teen discovery where everything just means so much you don't even understand what I'm going through, Mom!

What you can look forward to coming soon!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 2 (June 11th)

That ever fun to watch, ever annoying to type Marvel property is here to stay! With the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding so rapidly, you may be inclined to brush up on your knowledge of where everything ties together. If not that, it's fun just to hang out with Jed and Joss Whedon's brilliantly crafted characters and their trademark to and fro dialogue. Phil Coulson, Melinda May and the team will be there waiting for you on Netflix, so why not plough through all 22 episodes before Season 3 is here. Or at least try to before Marvel releases another show you have to keep up with.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Funny how in terms of movie sub headings, we're now in the age of calling stuff "age". What was somehow the highest grossing movie of 2014 is now on Netflix. Michael Bay might not make movies everyone likes, but he does make movies effortlessly. I'm at the stage where I can't even imagine Transformers movies being made. They're just... there. If you have about 5 hours to spare, want to see Mark Wahlberg's most unintentionally funny performance since The Happening, or want to see how awesome China apparently is, then get on it!

That's all for this week! Come back next time for more Netflix releases!


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