New to Netflix This Week
Here’s what’s being added to Netflix’s streaming service during the week of May 1st:
All Day and a Night. After being incarcerated for gang activity, Jahkor is in prison. With a wife and son on the outside, he’s reviewing his life choices and trying to find a better way forward. This is an original production and our review will be posted as soon as possible. R.
Den of Thieves An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department is heading for a showdown with a gang of bank robbers. R. No grade.
Fun with Dick & Jane When Dick and Jane lose their jobs, they turn to crime to support their lifestyles. PG-13, Grade: C
Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres This biographical documentary explores the life of Shimon Peres, two time Prime Minister of Israel and negotiator of the 1994 Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty. It is an original Netflix production and our review will be posted as soon as possible.
The Half of It Ellie Chu is a smart teen who makes money writing papers for her classmates. When a school jock asks her to write a love letter for him, there’s just one problem – Ellie falls for the same girl. This is an original Netflix movie and our review will be up as soon as possible. PG-13
Mrs. Serial Killer When a man is wrongly convicted of murder, his wife decides that the best way to prove his innocence is to kill more people while he’s in jail. This Indian language film is a Netflix original. Our review will be up as soon as possible. Unrated
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective When your pet is lost, who you gonna call? The pet detective, that’s who. PG-13. Grade: D
Back to the Future What happens when you’re blasted back to the past in a supercharged DeLorean? And what if you discover that you have to make your parents fall in love or you will cease to exist? PG, Grade: B-
Back to the Future 2 Swept off to the future to help his kids-to-be, Marty has to return to an alternate past he accidentally created. PG, Grade: B-
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Charlie Bucket has won a Golden Ticket, which allows him to tour Willie Wonka’s magical and secretive candy factory. PG, Grade:B
For Colored Girls A serious look at a group of African American women attending the same recovery group, with a retrospective into the experiences that brought them together. R, Content details only.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa The NYC zoo escapees are ready to leave Madagascar and return to the USA. But their travel plans were arranged by the penguins, which results in a crash landing in the middle of Africa. PG, Grade: B
Sinister A crime novelist is concerned when he finds film footage of the murder of his home’s previous owners. As he hunts down the killers, he puts his family at risk. R, Content details only.
Song of the Sea This is a lyrical animated retelling of Irish and Scottish legends of selkies, seals who can magically transform into women. The tale centers on Saoirse, a young selkie who sets off to free others of her kind. PG, Grade: A-
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Born as an 80 year old man, Benjamin lives life in reverse, gradually becoming younger over time. PG-13, Grade: C-
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans A vampire feud between aristocrats and slaves erupts into a rebellion. R, Content details only.
What a Girl Wants Daphne has always wanted to meet her father – but he doesn’t know she exists. At the end of her senior year, she takes off for England to meet her blue-blooded dad and shake up his world. PG, Grade: A-
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) The original film version, this tells the story of Willie Wonka and the children who come to tour his factory. Everyone gets more than they bargain for. G, Grade: A-
Arctic Dogs Swifty has always dreamed of being a star courier for Arctic Dogs. The problem? Swifty’s a fox. With enough determination, anyone can make their dream come true…but at what cost? PG, Grade:B