Most of the movies and TV series I watch come from my Netflix Instant Queue. It has been my go to for over five years now. I like to use it to find hidden gems, but not everyone wants to commit two hours of their free time to a decent looking movie poster. I’ve watched a ton of garbage over the years, but have missed even more, so there’s always something I want to watch, whether it’s revisiting an old favorite, or finally catching something I missed over the years. Instant Cinefessions will list some weekly recommendations based on what’s new on the Netflix service. It will also include my “Pull List”, which are films I’m interested in watching in the coming weeks. Look for reviews of the movies in my pull list in future columns. Also featured are brief reviews of films I’ve watched off the Pull List.


Netflix BigNew Films added to Netflix as of 05/20/2015
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
After (2012)
Before I Disappear (2014)
Bratz: Diamondz (2006)
Corky Romano (2001)
First Period (2013)
Fist of Legend (1994)
Fists of Legend (2013)
Girlhood (2014)
In the Bedroom (2001)
La chambre bleue (2014)
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Return to the Philippines, the Leon Cooper Story (2015)
Say Ahh… (2014)
Sin-ui Hansu (2014)
The Enforcer (1995)
The Killer (1989)
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)
Wolfy: The Incredible Secret (2013)
Zombeavers (2014)

Ashe’s Seal of Approval
These are the films or series that are on Netflix that get my seal of approval. In lieu of something not showing up that I’ve seen with recent additions to Netflix, which is a good problem to have if you’re looking for something new, I’ll recommend something that I’ve seen recently or that I know will be on the service for a while.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy – 1 Collection (1993)
No films were added this past week that I’d seen, but I saw this little nugget in the TV shows and documentaries area, and while this is aimed at a younger audience, you can never go wrong with Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

Ashe’s Pull List
The Pull List is a list of films I’m interested in but haven’t seen that have been added to Netflix since the beginning of the year. These listed below are the films that have been added to the Pull List since last issue. Look for reviews of some of these in future issues of Instant Cinefessions. Don’t be surprised if I don’t end up clearing out this entire list either.  Even I can be picky sometimes.

[REC] 4: Apocalipsis (2014)
After (2012)
Before I Disappear (2014)
Fist of Legend (1994)
Fists of Legend (2013)
Girlhood (2014)
In the Bedroom (2001)
Sin-ui Hansu (2014)
The Enforcer (1995)
Zombeavers (2014)

Ashe’s Pull List Picks of the Week
So what did I watch off my Netflix Pull List this week? Ongoing spring-cleaning and a need to beat things and stab things to death in my online games severely reduced my film intake these past few weeks. Plus prepping for a long string of films in June. So what made it off the list?  Here we go.

Joy Ride 3 (2014, dir. Declan O’Brien)
Deranged vigilante Rusty Nail returns to bring more terror to the roadways as he declares war on a group of unsuspecting street racers. This isn’t even close to what I was expecting, but I’ve never seen the first film. Rusty Nail feels less like a vigilante and more like a serial killer, and the street racers are an actual racing team, they just almost all happen to be jerks. There are a few decent shots in this, but the editing basically kills a lot of the suspense. The vehicles never seem like they’re moving fast enough, we have a semi that can outrun a racing car that’s also apparently street legal, and a bunch of characters making beyond stupid decisions. I can’t recommend this one at all.one_star

Make sure to check back here on the site for more reviews and recommendations from the Netflix Instant Queue in Issue 18 of Instant Cinefessions!


Source: Whats on Netflix and Netflix

Ashe Collins
Film Critic at Cinefessions
Born the same year as Star Wars, it seems Ashe was destined to be into films with big impacts, explosions, and laser swords. With a love for sci-fi and horror, Ashe has a thing for games of both the tabletop and video variety. He is living a charmed, married life of sixteen years, along with several cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon. Ashe currently writes for Diehard Gamefan, covering video and tabletop games since 2008. Starting with Cinefessions just a few years ago, he has decided to tackle one of his original passions: film.