New on Netflix – November 1st and November 8th

Time for Novemflix!

Yeah, I’m late again.  It isn’t my fault – yesterday was Halloween, I’ve been bloated with candy and on a sugar high for the past 36 hours.  I could concentrate only long enough to watch an episode of American Horror Story and scream like a little girl.  But enough about me – let’s see what’s happening in the Netflix world over the next couple of weeks.  As always, you can find more release dates at Everything Netflix.

November 1st

Fast Five (The Fast and the Furious Five) (action, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker) – Number 5.  Who wants to take bets on how Image of Fast Five Posterlong these things will make money?  I think they can go through 9.

Forged (drama, Manny Perez, David Castro) – Ex-thug dad tries to bond with son.

On Strike for Christmas (comedy, Daphne Zuniga, David Sutcliffe) – I’m so sorry – this is going to keep happening for almost 2 more months.  At least I can promise not to review any of them.

Cars 2 (family animation, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine) – Didn’t see the first one.  Does that make me a bad person?  Yes?  I don’t care.

Hot Coffee (documentary, Susan Saladoff) – This looks pretty interesting.  The filmmaker is a lawyer and goes into the real circumstances behind the infamous McDonald’s coffee lawsuit.

Trespass (thriller, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman) – I never heard of this – how can that be?  Maybe it sucks – but I’ll see it anyway.

Bunraku (action, Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson) – Some action, some fantasy and some more thugs.

An Invisible Sign (drama, Jessica Alba, J.K. Simmons) – I try to avoid Jessica Alba, but I adore JK Simmons.  Quandary!

Tabloid (documentary, Errol Morris) – The story of a former beauty queen gone bad.

Magic Trip (documentary, Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey) – Duuuuuuuude.

The Last Mountain (documentary, Robert Kennedy, Jr.) – Another documentary, this one about coal mining in Appalachia.

The Craigslist Killer (thriller, Jake McDorman, Agnes Bruckner) – I don’t know how this could be anything but horrible – a Lifetime TV movie based on a real guy who met his victims through erotic ads on Craigslist.  I feel as though I can safely pass without leaving myself culturally bereft.

November 8th

Terri (comedy, Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly) – Overweight teenage boy comes of age.

The Tree of Life (drama, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn) – This definitely stays.  I’m not a Terrence Malick aficionado, but I read Image of Horrible Bosses Postersome stellar reviews when this came out.

Horrible Bosses (comedy, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston) – I know it got some bad reviews, but I still love Jason Bateman.  I feel obligated by my adolescent crush to see it.

Green Lantern (action, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively) – I don’t feel the same loyalty to Ryan Reynolds, abs or no abs.

Grave Encounters (horror, Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger) – A movie about the taping of a reality show episode.  Sigh.

Hellraiser: Revelations (horror, Victor Garcia, Steven Brand) – Pinhead!

Life in a Day (documentary, Cindy Baer, Moica) – A documentary about one day in the life of the whole world.  Cool.

13 (crime thriller, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke) – Underground gambling.  Nah.

The River Why (drama, Zach Gilford, Amber Heard) – Based on the novel by David James Duncan.  This sounds a little Into the Wild-ish.  I may have to see it.

The Human Resources Manager (foreign comedy, Mark Ivanir, Gila Almagor) – I can’t handle subtitle for a comedy about HR.

And there we have it.  There are a couple here I’m looking forward to – Horrible Bosses, The Tree of Life and Life in a Day in particular.  Hopefully I can fit them in between the approximately 150 TV shows I am currently watching.  I think I can do it.  So what should we buy this week?  It’s November 1st and Thanksgiving is coming.  At my house that means several days on the treadmill so how about a new pedometer to tell us how many of those turkey calories we’re burning?  Or not burning while we watch movies and TV?  Sounds perfect!

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