NEWNESS on NETFLIX

One of my favorite directors, Drake Doremus, released his latest film, “Newness,” straight to Netflix. As the trailer was originally released on iTunes Trailers, I had believed it would get a theatrical release, but here it is, now available on Netflix. His previous work in “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In” were some of my favorite films of those years and his latest looks just as good, executive produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicholas Hoult (who teamed with Doremus and Kristen Stewart on “Equals”) alongside newcomer Laia Costa. Doremus has a way of portraying rich and dynamic relationships on little to no scripts and “Newness” looks along the same lines, with the synopsis reading: “two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.” Although I miss Felicity Jones from his work, as she is off having a huge career now, but as long as Doremus continues putting out unique and heartfelt films, I will still watch them.

Speaking of Felicity Jones, she stars in another film from the list titled “Cemetery Junction,” a British film which came out a year before her performance in “Like Crazy,” which was one of her first American roles and one that I feel like probably launched her current career trajectory. In another indie love story, “Celeste and Jesse Forever” stars Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones as young married sweethearts who are drifting apart and although they have a pending divorce on the horizon, both have mixed feelings about the final decision. Rashida Jones is also one of the writers. Oddly enough, in another bittersweet marriage film, “Band-Aid” stars Zoe Lister-Jones (“New Girl”) and Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) as a couple that can’t stop fighting and as a last ditch effort to save their marriage and from the suggestion of their therapist, they turn all their fights into songs and start a band with their neighbor. Zoe Lister-Jones also writes, produces, and directs.

The first raunchy comedy I can ever remember seeing was “American Pie,” which came out in 1999, which made me 12 years old when I first saw it. A film about a sex pact between friends right before graduation, this same story-line is slightly being reproduced in this spring’s comedy “Blockers” where three high school girls agree to lose their virginities on prom night. I, then, remember seeing “American Pie 2” in the theater, to which my mother took me to. It came out around my birthday and I’m sure I talked her into taking me somehow, as I was only 14 years old at that time. I’m sure it was a very eye-opening experience for my mother.

Director Duncan Jones has a new film being released by Netflix this year, titled “Mute,” starring Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard, but before you see that film, take a look at one of his previous films, which really is a masterpiece titled “Moon” starring Academy Award hopeful this year Sam Rockwell in a one man show set in space. He also did “Source Code” which was good in its own right and unfortunately, he also directed “Warcraft.” Hopefully “Mute” goes back to his “Moon” days. A great foreign film starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts that I think was robbed of an Academy Award the year it was released, “Rust and Bone” was beyond a memorable film with two amazing performances from its leads. The French film was nominated at the Golden Globes that year as was Marion Cotillard but no Oscar nomination was given.

My favorite movie of 2010 was “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and the weekend it came out, I saw it three nights in a row. Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve seen it even more times in the theaters as they do a screening at the New Beverly all the time, with the stars showing up from time to time. The last time I went, Mary Elizabeth Winstead introduced the film. The following year, along with “Like Crazy,” which I mentioned earlier, “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling, was my co-favorite film of that year. “Drive,” too, was robbed of some Academy Award love, receiving only one nomination for Best Sound Editing despite Albert Brooks being one of the favorites to get a nomination and with Cliff Martinez composing one of his greatest scores of his career. Both “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and “Drive” are now available for streaming.

If you’re looking for the other films mentioned above, “Like Crazy” can be found on VUDU and TubiTV as of writing this article. “Equals” is streaming through Amazon Prime. “Breathe In” can be found for purchase on iTunes and Amazon digital services. “Warcraft” is streaming on HBOGo. “Source Code” can be purchased through iTunes or Amazon digital services. “Mute” will be available through Netflix on February 23rd, 2018 and “Blockers will be released in theaters on April 6th, 2018.

  • 45 Years (Netflix)
  • 3000 Miles To Graceland (Netflix)
  • Aeon Flux (Netflix)
  • American Pie (Netflix)
  • American Pie 2 (Netflix)
  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (Netflix)
  • American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love (Netflix)
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (Netflix)
  • The Armstrong Lie (Netflix)
  • Cabin Fever (2016) (Netflix)
  • Cars 3 (Netflix)
  • Ella Enchanted (Netflix)
  • Extract (Netflix)
  • The Force (Netflix)
  • GoodFellas (Netflix)
  • The Hurt Locker (Netflix)
  • Inxeba (Netflix)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Netflix)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Netflix)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Netflix)
  • Last Rampage (Netflix)
  • Lovesick (Netflix)
  • Master (Netflix)
  • Meet The Fockers (Netflix)
  • Meet The Parents (Netflix)
  • Men In Black (Netflix)
  • Newness (Netflix)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (Netflix)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (Netflix)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (Netflix)
  • On Body And Soul (Netflix)
  • Paint It Black (Netflix)
  • Revolting Rhymes: Season One (Netflix)
  • Rust And Bone (Netflix)
  • Scream 3 (Netflix)
  • Sing (Netflix)
  • Sunlight Jr. (Netflix)
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (Netflix)
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Netflix)

  • 50/50 (Amazon Prime)
  • 50 First Dates (Amazon Prime)
  • Afternoon Delight (Amazon Prime)
  • Click (Amazon Prime)
  • The Cutting Edge (Amazon Prime)
  • The Cutting Edge: Going For The Gold (Amazon Prime)
  • Daybreakers (Amazon Prime)
  • Endure (Amazon Prime)
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (Amazon Prime)
  • The Girl (Amazon Prime)
  • Glengarry Glenross (Amazon Prime)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Amazon Prime)
  • The Goods (Amazon Prime)
  • Harsh Times (Amazon Prime)
  • Jungle (Amazon Prime)
  • Last Call (Amazon Prime)
  • Legends Of The Fall (Amazon Prime)
  • Man On A Ledge (Amazon Prime)
  • Mystic Pizza (Amazon Prime)
  • An Officer and A Gentlemen (Amazon Prime)
  • Red Dawn (1984) (Amazon Prime)
  • Sabrina (Amazon Prime)
  • The Secret Scripture (Amazon Prime)
  • Steel Magnolias (Amazon Prime)
  • Supergirl (Amazon Prime)
  • Terms Of Endearment (Amazon Prime)
  • The Thaw (Amazon Prime)
  • Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (Amazon Prime)
  • A Walk To Remember (Amazon Prime)
  • The Warriors (Amazon Prime)

  • Agent Cody Banks (Hulu)
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Mission: London (Hulu)
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven (Hulu)
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (Hulu)
  • The Animal (Hulu)
  • The Benchwarmers (Hulu)
  • Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (Hulu)
  • Blazing Saddles (Hulu)
  • Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Hulu)
  • The Conspirator (Hulu)
  • Crash Pad (Hulu)
  • Doctor Stranger: The Sorcerer Supreme (Hulu)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (Hulu)
  • The Haunting (Hulu)
  • Hulk Vs. (Hulu)
  • The Invincible Iron Man (Hulu)
  • Lucky (Hulu)
  • Michael (Hulu)
  • Perfect Strangers (Hulu)
  • Planet Hulk (Hulu)
  • Rollerball (Hulu)
  • Rollerball (2002) (Hulu)
  • Sin City (Hulu)
  • The Spirit (Hulu)
  • Thor: Tales Of Asgard (Hulu)
  • Ultimate Avengers 2 (Hulu)

  • The 9th Life Of Louis Drax (HBO Now)
  • Aliens (HBO Now)
  • Alien 3 (HBO Now)
  • Alien: Resurrection (HBO Now)
  • Alien Vs. Predator (HBO Now)
  • All Eyez On Me (HBO Now)
  • Around The World In 80 Days (HBO Now)
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (HBO Now)
  • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (HBO Now)
  • Eight Crazy Nights (HBO Now)
  • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (HBO Now)
  • Freaky Friday (HBO Now)
  • Glory Road (HBO Now)
  • Good Hair (HBO Now)
  • The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (HBO Now)
  • In The Land Of Women (HBO Now)
  • Journey To The Center of the Earth (HBO Now)
  • The Man In The Moon (HBO Now)
  • Miss March (HBO Now)
  • National Security (HBO Now)
  • O (HBO Now)
  • Post Grad (HBO Now)
  • Predator (HBO Now)
  • Predator 2 (HBO Now)
  • Romeo & Juliet (2013) (HBO Now)
  • The Rookie (HBO Now)
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (HBO Now)
  • West Side Story (HBO Now)
  • Winter’s Tale (HBO Now)
  • Wyatt Earp (HBO Now)

  • Band-Aid (Showtime)
  • The Bye Bye Man (Showtime)
  • Daddy Day Care (Showtime)
  • Employee Of The Month (Showtime)
  • Fanboys (Showtime)
  • G.I. Jane (Showtime)
  • Hoop Dreams (Showtime)
  • Hulk (Showtime)
  • I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (Showtime)
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Showtime)
  • Kelly & Cal (Showtime)
  • The Light Between Oceans (Showtime)
  • My One And Only (Showtime)
  • Office Christmas Party (Showtime)
  • Two Weeks (Showtime)

  • 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (Tubi TV)
  • Amistad (Tubi TV)
  • Battle For Terra (Tubi TV)
  • Benny & Joon (Tubi TV)
  • Broadway Danny Rose (Tubi TV)
  • Closer To God (Tubi TV)
  • Evil Dead 2 (Tubi TV)
  • Forces Of Nature (Tubi TV)
  • Heartbreakers (Tubi TV)
  • Inner Demons (Tubi TV)
  • Ju-On: The Grudge (Tubi TV)
  • Laugh Killer Laugh (Tubi TV)
  • Lord Of War (Tubi TV)
  • Paycheck (Tubi TV)
  • Radio Days (Tubi TV)
  • Rescue Dawn (Tubi TV)
  • Savannah (Tubi TV)
  • Saw (Tubi TV)
  • Saw III (Tubi TV)
  • Saw IV (Tubi TV)
  • Saw V (Tubi TV)
  • Saw VI (Tubi TV)
  • Saw: The Final Chapter (Tubi TV)
  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (Tubi TV)
  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Tubi TV)

  • Adventureland (Crackle)
  • Any Given Sunday (Crackle)
  • Being John Malkovich (Crackle)
  • Big Fish (Crackle)
  • Big Trouble In Little China (Crackle)
  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Crackle)
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Crackle)
  • Bottle Rocket (Crackle)
  • Catfish (Crackle)
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever (Crackle)
  • Cemetery Junction (Crackle)
  • Drive (Crackle)
  • Friends With Benefits (Crackle)
  • Guess Who (Crackle)
  • Harlem Nights (Crackle)
  • Hitch (Crackle)
  • Hot Fuzz (Crackle)
  • The House Bunny (Crackle)
  • The Hurricane (Crackle)
  • I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (Crackle)
  • Last Action Hero (Crackle)
  • The Lazarus Project (Crackle)
  • A League Of Their Own (Crackle)
  • Leon (Crackle)
  • The Mask Of Zorro (Crackle)
  • The Matrix (Crackle)
  • Moon (Crackle)
  • Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (Crackle)
  • The Net (Crackle)
  • Point Break (1991) (Crackle)
  • Resident Evil (Crackle)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Crackle)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (Crackle)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (Crackle)
  • Romeo Must Die (Crackle)
  • Seven Years In Tibet (Crackle)
  • Shakespeare In Love (Crackle)
  • The Skulls (Crackle)
  • The Skulls II (Crackle)
  • The Skulls III (Crackle)
  • Species III (Crackle)
  • True Romance (Crackle)
  • Underworld (Crackle)
  • U-Turn (Crackle)
  • Van Wilder: The Rise Of Taj (Crackle)
  • Whiplash (Crackle)

  • Akeelah and the Bee (Fandor)
  • Her Majesty Mrs. Brown (Fandor)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (Fandor)
  • The Queen (Fandor)
  • This Is Spinal Tap (Fandor)

EXPIRING THIS WEEK
FROM NETFLIX

SATURDAY
February 3rd

  • Breaking at the Edge (2013)

SUNDAY
February 4th

  • Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace (2012)
  • Hannibal Buress: Live from Chicago (2014)
  • The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
  • Meet My Valentine (2015)

MONDAY
February 5th

  • The Confirmation (2016)

NEXT FRIDAY
February 9th

  • Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse (2015)

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