Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New in August: Movies, Blog Features

In keeping with this site's new format (at least for now), below is a fairly straightforward listing of Netflix's August arrivals. This replaces the standalone NEW TITLES page, and includes revised categorizations to make it easier to see the breakdown of titles across decades. (In keeping with recent trends, the pickings from before 1990 are pretty slim.) Note that all of these titles are recommended, but those in bold seem especially worth a look. Feel free to list any other new and upcoming titles in the comments below.

Also worth noting: the new Recommendations and WoNN TALK pages! The former lets you easily find any WoNN review from since the blog began (and there are way more than I realized), while the latter provides a forum-like space for everyone to sound off on Netflix- or blog-related topics. It seemed like there have been enough general discussions and questions in the past to warrant such a page. How it will actually work remains to be seen, but let's try it, shall we? I know you guys aren't shy!

New Releases

Dr. Who: Season 8 (2014)
The Look of Love (2013)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Welcome to Me (2015)
Wet Hot American Summer: Season 1 (2015)


Asylum (2005)
Blue Crush (2002)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Dear Frankie (2004)
Happy Endings (2005)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
 Elizabethtown (2005)
 Lassie (2005)
 Quills (2000)
 Shanghai Noon (2000)
 Strictly Sexual (2008)


Benny and Joon (1993)
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
 The Doors (1991)
 Marvin's Room (1996)
 Starship Troopers (1997)
 Three Kings (1999)


Fletch (1985)
Windwalker (1980)
 Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
 Top Secret! (1984)


The Daughter of Dawn (1920)
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
 The Longest Day (1962)


Casting By (2012)
The Wrecking Crew (2008)


Carol said...

Pelican Dreams (documentary by the same filmmaker as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill)

Anonymous said...

Stop the Pounding Heart (2014) will be streaming 8/23.

Pox Voldius said...

Whoa... random! They've added Reading Rainbow (yes, the children's TV show from 1985).

Brian Clarkson said...

What If is now streaming.

Coming soon:

August 25:
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

August 27:
Survivor (2015 movie)
White God

August 28:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Carol said...

"What If . . ." mentioned above by Brian is the 2010 Kevin Sorbo/Kristy Swanson movie, not the 2014 Daniel Radcliffe/Zoe Kazan, "What If" (originally titled "The F Word"). The latter is not currently streaming on Netflix.

Sho 'Nuff said...

Stupid question. How do I see on my list dates of stuff expiring on Netflix? know how to see it on Amazon but my netflix list never shows (PC - Chrome browser) stuff expiring with expiration dates.

Brian Clarkson said...

Sorry, Carol. That was clearly the wrong title. I meant If I Stay, the 2014 movie about a girl debating about life and death following a car crash that stars Chloe Grace Moretz. There's just too many titles using that If word.

Pox Voldius said...

They've just added "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962).

David Speranza said...

@Sho 'Nuff: Expiration dates for movies typically show up in your queue (My List) a week ahead of time. They're in red under the Notes column. For instance, if you were to add the movie, The Contender, to your list right now, you'd see it has a 9/1/15 expiration date (really 8/31/15).

TV shows usually (but not always) show dates up to a month beforehand, but not in your queue. To see them, you need to search for each title from your My List page, then hover your cursor over the poster image. If the title is expiring, it will have a date next to "Availability." Example: The Slap, which has a 9/16 (i.e., 9/15) expiration date.

Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the one of the lastest timelines of showing what will be releases streaming wise for the next month?

Anonymous said...

I should proofread... I meant "latest"

Starchild said...

Netflix is so slow about releasing its next month's list. It's the 29th of August for heaven's sake! They have released the titles of the "originals" that will be coming. I've seen hints on other sites that they will be streaming Person of Interest, which may help save the show from being cancelled. It's one of my favorites on disks. Also, a lot of returns as usual. I pretty much believe that Netflix has a bunch of movies, especially older films, that it just rotates every few months.
No idea how accurate this site is: