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Old 06-24-19, 08:49 PM
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July's changes to Netflix TV shows and movies.

What's Happening on Netflix This Month:

July 1st:

What's Coming?

  • Taxi Driver
  • The Hangover
  • Cloverfield
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Philadelphia
  • Rain Man
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Pink Panther 2
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Frozen River
  • Cheech & Chongís Up in Smoke
  • The American
  • The Book of Eli
  • Kill the Irishman
  • Lady in the Water
  • The Accountant of Auschwitz
  • War Against Women
  • Swordfish
  • Scream 3
  • Whoís That Knocking at My Door?
  • Swiped
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Mean Dreams
  • Road House
  • Mean Streets
  • Room on the Broom
  • Designated Survivor: 60 days(Netflix Original Series)
  • Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room (Netflix Original Special)
  • Alice Doesnít Live Here Anymore
  • Astro Boy (2009)
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Megamind
  • Little Monsters
  • Inkheart
  • The Brothers Grimm

What's Leaving July 1st?

  • Wedding Crashers
  • The Terminator
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Panís Labyrinth
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Monster-in-Law
  • Blood Diamond
  • The Mummy
  • The Mummy Returns
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • East of Eden
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • Body of Lies
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Interview
  • Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (Netflix Original Series, Season 1)
  • Bull Durham
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Malibuís Most Wanted
  • Valkyrie
  • Chasing Amy
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Turner and Hooch
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Dolphin Tale
  • It Takes Two

July 2nd:

What's Coming?

  • Good Witch (Season 4)
  • Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection (Netflix Original Series)
  • Bangkok Love Stories: Plead (Netflix Original Series)

What's Leaving?

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

July 3rd:

What's Coming?

  • The Last Czars (Netflix Original Series)
  • Yummy Mummies (Netflix Original Series, Season 2)

July 4th:

What's Coming?

  • Stranger Things (Netflix Original Series, Season 3)
  • Kakegurai (Season 2)

What's Leaving?

  • The Indian in the Cupboard

July 5th:

What's Coming?

  • In the Dark (Season 1)

July 6th:

What's Coming?

  • The Iron Lady
  • Sicilian Ghost Story
  • Free Reign (Netflix Family, Season 3)

July 9th:

What's Coming?

  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Kinky

What's Leaving?

  • Lion

July 10th:

What's Coming?

  • Grand Designs (Season 10 & 15)
  • ParchŪs: El documental (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Family Reunion (Netflix Family)

July 11th:

What's Coming?

  • Cities of Last Things (Netflix Original Film)

July 12th:

What's Coming?

  • Point Blank (Netflix Original Film)
  • Kidnapping Stella(Netflix Original Film)
  • Extreme Engagement(Netflix Original Series)
  • 3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2(Netflix Family)
  • Bonus Family (Netflix Original Series, Season 3)
  • Taco Chronicles (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Luis Miguel - The Series (Season 1)
  • True Tunes: Songs (Netflix Family)
  • 4 latas(Netflix Original Film)
  • Blown Away (Netflix Original Series)

What's Leaving?

  • Gone Baby Gone

July 13th:

  • Coming: Sorry Angel

July 14th:

What's Leaving?

  • The Immigrant

July 16th:

What's Coming?

  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Break-Up
  • Frankensteinís Monsterís Monster, Frankenstein (Netflix Original Film)
  • Wynonna Earp (Season 3)

What's Leaving?

  • American Gangster

July 17th:

What's Coming?

  • Pinky Malinky: Part 3 (Netflix Family)

July 18th:

What's Coming?

  • Secret Obsession (Netflix Original Film)

July 19th:

What's Coming?

  • Queer Eye (Netflix Original Series, Season 4)
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed(Netflix Original Series)
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants(Netflix Family, Season 3)
  • SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac(Netflix Original Anime)
  • La Casa de Papel: Part 3(Netflix Original Series)
  • Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2(Netflix Original Series)
  • Typewriter (Netflix Original Series)

July 22nd:

What's Coming?

  • Inglourious Basterds

July 24th:

What's Coming?

  • The Great Hack (Netflix Original Documentary)

July 25th:

What's Coming?

  • Working Moms (Netflix Original Series, Season 2)
  • Another Life (Netflix Original Series)

July 26th:

What's Coming?

  • Orange Is the New Black (Netflix Original Series, Season 7)
  • The Exception
  • Boi (Netflix Original Film)
  • Girls With Balls (Netflix Original Film)
  • The Son (Netflix Original Film)
  • My First First Love (Netflix Original Series, Season 2)
  • Sugar Rush (Netflix Original Series, Season 2)
  • The Worst Witch (Netflix Family, Season 3)

July 27th:

What's Leaving?

  • Pretty Little Liars (All Seasons)

July 29th:

What's Coming?

  • The Croods

July 30th:

What's Coming?

  • Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (Netflix Original Special)

What's Leaving?

  • Staten Island Summer

July 31st:

What's Coming?

  • Wentworth (Season 7)
  • The Letdown (Netflix Original Series, Season 2)
  • The Red Sea Diving Resort (Netflix Original Film)
  • Kengan Ashura: Part l (Netflix Original Anime)
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Last complete series I watched -- and, admittedly, the first one in a number of years -- was Fosse/Verdon.

I'll give it an 8/10. The actors' portrayals were fabulous. The scenes of show rehearsals or performances were perfect: accurate, insightful, revealing, and engaging. The overall plot, the dramatic arc, emphasized a bit too much of the soap opera-esque aspects of their lives rather than their work. But I'd watch it again.
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Recently finished my second watch of the entire series, and I still love it.

Yes, there are plot holes -- a **** ton of them -- but the acting for an ensemble class was ahead of its time, and the show aged well.
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Fringe 4/10

This JJ Abrams created TV series had so much potential. So much so that I didn't want to turn away even after Episode 3 when she jumped off a building to catch a fleeing male suspect (who left 5 minutes before she got there, btw. How do they do that?) but continued to endure the PC at its most absurd level until Episode 9 -- even extending my imagination -- I couldn't take it anymore.

A highly skill FBI agent assigned to investigate paranormal scientific activities in the city of Boston and around the world. The problem was this character is she continually puts herself is dangerous situations going out all alone at night into the woods or into dark basements chasing mysterious message she got on her computer. No backup or notifying anyone in her department when or where she will be. What trained FBI agent (or any cop) would do that?

If they had just put an S on her chest or given her special power, it would have been explainable and tolerable. Instead she's just as an ordinary person who manages to get into fight and never get bruised, never sweats, never breaths heavy, get her clothes torn, or manages not to always look gorgeous (unlike her male co-stars who always show the results of their unfortunate circumstances -- ever through subsequent episodes.). Pity, I really wanted to like this show.

Who writes this stuff? That would be Julia Cho & Zack Whedon. Yes, Joss Whedon's little bro.
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Too Old To Die Young - Nicolas Winding Refn opus. Some feature length episodes, ten episodes total. I love his movies, and six episides in i am in awe of this show. It's incredible. Miles Teller was made for the lead role.
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The Last Ship

10/10 (Seasons 1-2)

One of the best TV shows I've seen since Daredevil. I actually have to force myself not to binge watch it (one of the defining methods I use to determine a shows highest quality) at least that was the case during Seasons 1-2. Its basically an apocalypses story where a pandemic wipes out 90% of the world's population leaving one scientist aboard a warship lead by Capt. Tom Chandler to find and develop the cure and save mankind.

The show contains great acting with well-written dialogue, continuity, heartfelt moments of sadness, and an "edge-of-your-seat" plot with lots of action. Unfortunately, that quality didn't hold and by Season 3 they started to make compromises with events of the main character and the quality of the show started to dwindle. Capt. Tom Chandler pretty much becomes a one-man show with all the solutions to every problem (even Kirk had to refer to Spoke routinely).

By Season 3 it becomes even more difficulty to believe many of the actions the main character takes. The Capt. would spend more time on shore fighting bad guys, and less time running his ship. In effect, a present day James T. Kirk where the captain of the ship leads all the away missions and gets into bar brawls.

Speaking of military protocol, how hard can it be to get things like basic uniforms and solutes right? It surprises me that in these times Hollywood still makes these simple mistakes. Especially since they make a point to maintain military structure despite their crisis. I doubt if there's a production set anywhere where you can't find at least one former military person who can advise on basic military structure -- even if the production doesn't go as far as to hire a military consultant.

Which leads me to how I recognize signs of a poor production -- questions? The moment I begin asking questions about the plausibility of events and activities, I know the structure has begun to unravel. Sure, recognizing its a TV production and has to make allowances to keep up the action, I can make an exception every now and then. But as these events begin to build up, you end up wondering what the writers were thinking and why they didn't do a bit more research to get these things right. By that time, you become an analyst rather than a spectator.
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Just finished The Expanse, season 3, and found myself hooked despite not being impressed with it at first. But I still think the problems between Earth, Mars and the Belters could be resolved if the Belters learned to speak clearly. How do they even understand each other with that goulash patois? For all they know an invitation to dinner might sound like a command to launch missiles.

And just started watching The Night Manager. It's much better than I'd expected. Although the story isn't original. I'm pretty sure Robert Ludlum wrote this plot a decade before John le Carre, substituting a drug cartel boss for an arms dealer. But le Carre was a better writer, while Ludlum's forte was creating good characters and plots -- but he was a terrible writer. Movie adaptations of Ludlum novels are usually better than the books.
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I've got two series to recommend now.
One is Rita (Netflix): give it a try if you like shows with subtitles. It's four seasons of ~30 minute episodes about a tough public school teacher in Copenhagen with a troubled and often colorful personal life. I thought the characters were well-written and the acting and emotion portrayed was enough to make the subtitles almost unnecessary.

The second is Derry Girls (also on Netflix). Humorous but still poignant enough to not be 100% fluff. Set in Northern Ireland during the early 1990s about a group of friends making their way through high school (the overseas equivalent anyway) with the back drop of the IRA and the peace talks with the British government...and at times quite thick accents. I am probably biased since I went to an all-girls high school, so I could relate to the humor and the situations, but I thoroughly enjoyed the series and am looking forward to more (hopefully).
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Started watching Das Boot on Hulu. Great production values. I'm more interested in the sub parts than the shore based resistance story. Also season 7 of Venture Brothers.
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Finished watching Das Boot season 1. I thought it was pretty good. I started watching Catch-22 on Hulu. I've read the book and seen the original movie. I some ways I like this mini series better. They have time to fill out the characters. Visuals are great too.
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