A new month means new stuff to stream on Netflix. Let’s get into it:
The Mindy Project
It is my personal mission in life to get people who are not watching shows they should be watching, to start. Case and point: The Mindy Project. The Mindy Project is centered on Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), her chaotic love life and band of misfit co-workers. It had a rough first season and took a while to find it’s footing but by the end of the first season, it became The Mindy Project it now is today. The second season is unabashedly a devotion to the romantic comedy genre, and that’s exactly what the show is: a weekly dose of the rom-com.
You’re probably not watching Hannibal, are you? Mostly because it’s on Friday nights and you’re “busy.” Now you have your chance as both seasons are on Netflix Canada. Hannibal explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and his patient Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Hannibal is sick – like, sick – gross, elegant, beautiful and one of the best shows on TV right now. Um, go ahead and press start and thank me later.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis is a film many critics loved last year and while I enjoyed it, it really doesn’t give you much besides an amazing soundtrack. It follows a week in the life of a young singer (Oscar Isaac) who navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s. Have I mentioned the soundtrack? It’s really good. Carrie Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and Oscar Issac sing covers of old folk songs that will make your ears so, so happy. Bonus: Marcus Mumford is featured on a track. The movie is good too, I guess…
Romancing the Stone/Jewel of the Nile
This one is for all the oldies reading this (hey mom!). For the young ones, here’s a recap: way back when, there was a pair of movie stars – Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner – who did a lot of movies together. Think…Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, except better. Everyone loved it when they would pair up again and again because they were great on screen together and had amazing chemistry. Romancing The Stone is the better of the two action-adventure comedies, but their best effort is War of the Roses (which is not on Netflix but you should watch it regardless).
The Incredible Hulk
There are two Hulk movies: one is bad, and one is good. This is the good one. Edward Norton portrays the Hulk (and does a solid job) and in this iteration of the not-jolly green giant’s origin story, Bruce Banner is transformed into the Hulk thanks to an experiment gone wrong. It’s a solid comic-book movie that is boosted by a strong cast (Liv Tyler, Tim Roth) and kinda makes up for the other one.
There was a time in my life when I was obsessed with Knocked Up. My love for this movie is very real and I hope yours is too, so together we can raise our love like Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, who in the movie have a drunken one night stand that results in them trying to raise a child together, despite not really liking one another (that’s called a segue in the biz). Knocked Up is as sweet as it is foulmouthed and reminds us of a time when we liked Katherine Heigl #memories.
Also available in July
- Knights of Sidonia (Season 1)
- Hemlock Grave (Season 2, July 11th)
- The Battered Bastards of Baseball (July 11th)
- Sparkle (July 15th)
- Suits (Season 3, July 17th)
- Hell On Wheels (Season 3, July 19th)
- Men In Black 3 (July 15th)
- Total Recall (July 28th)
- Psych Season 7 (July 22nd)
- Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (July 7th)