New on Netflix: October Picks

October is upon us which also means a whole new batch of movies for Netflix! While there are plenty of movies leaving this month (some say too many), we're still getting a few real gems. The lack of horror movies is a little disappointing, but that seems to be the norm for Netflix in October. Last year they removed all of the Friday the 13th's right when October hit. They're just bastards.

Beasts of No Nation (October 16th)

This is Netflix's first big feature film and it could be a total game changer. Cary Fukunaga's look at West African rebels is already seeming like it'll get a few Oscar Nominations, not to mention putting eyes on something that so many American's would like to ignore. Fukunaga is proving to be one of the most important filmmaker's around and between this and True Detective, I can't wait to see what he does next.

Batman Begins (October 1st)

I'm sure that most of you own this movie but the pickins were slim this month for new releases. And while The Dark Knight is my favorite Batman film, Begins showed exactly how much Batman really needed to be rebooted. Gone were the days of rubber nipples and cheesy one-liners. Christopher Nolan gave us the Batman film that we deserved. And really does it get much better than Cillian Murphy's "It's...the BATman" line? No... no it doesn't.

iZombie (October 6th)

This recommendation could end up backfiring since I've actually never seen the show, but I've heard good things and want to watch it, so I figured it deserved a spot. I know that it's about a "zombie" girl and that's about it. Given she still looks super hot (see above pic) I'm not entirely sure just how much of a "zombie" she actually is. But given the light humor the previews have, I'm going to go ahead and say it doesn't take itself too seriously. I look forward to catching up. (Here's hoping it goes better than Arrow Season 3, also released this month).

Curse of Chucky (October 1st)

When this movie came out two years ago, I wasn't expecting much. Seed of Chucky had left a sour taste in my mouth and this direct-to-video sequel didn't look to change that. Oh how wrong I was. So if you have a similar opinion in regards to Curse, I'd highly recommend checking it out anyway. It's well shot, decently acted, and Chucky is actually scary again. Perfect.

American Pie (October 1st)

I'm not sure what it is about this movie, but it really does encapsulate High School better than the other films of its time. I was really young when this series was at its peak, so any viewing I had of it wasn't exactly parent-approved. So I think being THE R-Rated movie of the high school generation ahead of me, I got such a kick out of it that lasts to this day. I get that it's not everyone's cup o' tea but at least give the first one a rewatch. It's at least better than American Wedding.

Tremors 5: Bloodline (October 6th)

A new Tremors movie? What year is it!? While I'm sure it'll be terrible, I feel we should all rejoice that we're actually getting a Tremors movie and it's not set in the past, future, or some far off world. While Jamie Kennedy could bring the film down (which is surprising given the franchise's past) I expect it to be plenty of fun. And if the trailer's are any indication, it at least look competently made, which is more than can be said for the last few in the series.

Results (October 22nd)

I honestly hadn't even heard of this film until a few hours ago but damn does it sound intriguing. Colby Smulders (of How I Met Your Mother and Avengers fame) stars as a personal trainer who gets closer to one of her clients. Sounds pretty basic but apparently Colby is amazing in it. The movie played at Sundance so it has that going for it. I expect good things.
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