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26Jan/13

New on Netflix Instant Streaming: January Dump List [Part II]



Since January was a big month for new movies on Netflix I've decided to do an unprecedented Part Dos. See what else came out in January or even check out December's or November's Dump Lists.

 

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Director: Craig Gillespie
Writer: Nancy Oliver
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Independent
PG-13

Why You Should Watch It: I had heard good things about this movie for awhile and thanks to Netflix I finally saw. I was not disappointed. The acting, especially from Gosling was great. The story was extremely touching and quite humorous. A man who clearly is having some issues in life finds new happiness when he finds a girlfriend who happens to actually be a "Real Doll". The town rallies around him and his delusions. It's really good and no longer dubbed in German. Watch it.

 

 

 

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Primer (2004)

Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-fi, Time Travel
PG-13

Why You Should Watch It: Primer is cool low budget time travel movie. It is obviously low budget but the acting and writing make up for it easily. The dialogue is often technical and the story line can be hard to follow, so multiple watches is not discouraged. There are plenty of twists and turns in this 70 minute film to keep you wanting more.

 

 

 

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Four Brothers (2005)

Director: John Singleton
Writer: David Elliot, Paul Lovett
Starring: Marky Mark, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
R

Why You Should Watch It: Four Brothers is the story of four interracial brothers from Detroit who all had the same foster mother. When she is murdered in a store heist gone deadly, they seek revenge on the plague that was the cause. It's a decent action/revenge movie. Worth a watch if you're into that sort of thing.

 

 

 

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Planes Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Classic
R

Why You Should Watch It: Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a classic road trip comedy. Two mean keep running into each other trying to get back in time for Thanksgiving. John Candy, the lovable goof, is unknowingly annoying but means nothing but the best, pairs up with Steve Martin the stuck up business man who just wants to get home. PTA could easily be thrown into the frustrating comedy category but it somehow elevates above that. If you haven't seen this movie and enjoy comedy, stop what you are doing, and watch it.

 

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Slap Shot (1977)

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: Nancy Dowd
Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports, Classic
R

Why You Should Watch It: Funny, R-rated, hockey fun. Slightly older, but that doesn't diminish anything from this classic sports comedy. You see those three brothers in the glasses in the photo? They are enough reason to watch the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arthur PBS (1996-Present)

Genre: Children, Animation
Episodes: 84 (7 Seasons)
Network: PBS

Why You Should Watch It: If you have children, make them watch this show. Or just get high and watch it by yourself. It's fun for many ages and for many states of mind. I have fond memories of watching this after school when I was younger. I guess that was one plus of not having cable as a child.

 

 

 

 

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The Switch (2010)

Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Writer: Allan Loeb, Jeffrey Eugenides
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
PG-13

Why You Should Watch It: Like this movie and want to tell people why they should watch it? Send me your reasons at 20somethingawesome[at] gmail.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Writer: Ken Daurio, Dr. Seuss
Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Betty White, Rob Riggle
Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation
PG

Why You Should Watch It: Like this movie and want to tell people why they should watch it? Send me your reasons at 20somethingawesome[at] gmail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by on January 26th 2013

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