New Netflix Rentals – New Releases from Netflix

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

There are 39 new Netflix rentals to choose from this week, and I’ve narrowed the list down to 10 that you might find interesting. Whether you’re looking for a movie to entertain your kids or something more mature, these selections should have you covered. You’ll need to become a member if you’d like to rent one of these new releases from Netflix, but that can be accomplished simply by clicking on the link.

If you take my advice and see any of the following new Netflix rentals, be sure to chime in on the comments section and let us know your thoughts.

The Book of Eli (2010) – Denzel Washington wanders across the post-apocalyptic landscape of America, intent on delivering the last known copy of the Bible to the West Coast. Along the way, he runs into a small-time warlord (Gary Oldman) with grand ambitions, and the two engage in a violent struggle for the tome. Co-starring Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon, and Tom Waits.

Terribly Happy (2008) – A darkly violent thriller in the vein of the Coen brothers, Terribly Happy follows the exploits of Robert (Jakob Cedergren), a Copenhagen cop banished to the bog-filled countryside to serve penance for an unnamed incident in the big city. The small Danish town of Skarrild is supposed to be a quiet place to live, but Robert finds that the unwelcoming locals are filled to the brim with disturbing–and often dangerous–secrets.

Chloe (2010) – Catherine (Julianne Moore) suspects her husband David (Liam Neeson) of being unfaithful. To test her theory, she hires an escort named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to flirt with David and report back on his actions. But the young working girl exceeds the parameters of her job, and soon all three are changed by the experience. Neeson completed filming following the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, and the movie is anchored by strong performances by Moore and Seyfried. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Where the Truth Lies, Felicia’s Journey).

8: The Mormon Proposition (2009) – A documentary about the efforts of the Mormon Church to help ensure the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which restricts marriage in the state to couples of opposite gender. It’s a fascinating look at the power of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their campaign that raised over $22 million for the cause. Narrated by Dustin Lance Black (Milk and Big Love), himself a gay man who grew up in a Mormon household.

Saint John of Las Vegas (2009) – John (Steve Buscemi) is a gambler who moved from Las Vegas to Albuquerque to escape temptation. Now working for an auto insurance company, he’s dispatched by his boss (Peter Dinklage) to investigate a possible case of fraud. As it turns out, his mission carries him straight towards Las Vegas, and John must learn to defeat his inner demons while dealing with his partner (Romany Malco), a stripper in a wheelchair (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), and a carnival performer who lights himself on fire (John Cho). Sarah Silverman co-stars in this offbeat comedy-drama.

Vivere (2007) – This German film follows Francesca (Esther Zimmering), a dutiful young woman who’s sent to track down her flighty sister (Kim Schnitzer) in Rotterdam. Along the way, she picks up the older and depressed Gerlinde (Hannelore Elsner), and the three women become involved in a journey of self-discovery that ties their lives together. Directed by Angelina Maccarone (Unveiled and Punish Me).

MST3K: Jack Frost (2010) – While the 1964 version of Jack Frost has been shown on Slovak and Czech television during the Christmas holidays for the last 25 years, that didn’t stop the boys at Mystery Science Theatre from riffing on it good. The bizarre Soviet-era film revolves around a young boy and girl as they wander around the woods, run into fairy tale characters such as Jack Frost and Baba Yaga, and develop romantic feelings for one another.

The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop (2010) – Perfect for kids ages 2 to 7, this show normally airs on Nick Jr. and features the animated animal adventures of Tyrone, Tasha, and Pablo. This time the gang must get together to save some adorable elephants, and there’s plenty of high-energy music to accompany them. The best of the new Netflix rentals for kids.

Artois the Goat (2009) – A quirky romantic comedy about a lab technician (Mark Scheibmeir) who sets out to create the perfect goat cheese–and win back his true love in the process. But the task won’t be a simple one, as our hero will have to contend with a bizarre hermit, a German baker, and, of course, a goat named Artois. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the art of making cheese, then this is the film for you.

Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (2008) – Danielle Catanzariti stars as 13-year-old Esther Blueburger, a Jewish girl who’s shunned by the other students at her upper-class private school. Things begin looking up when she meets the independent Sunni Kaire (Keisha Castle-Hughes), a young girl who attends public school and lives with her stripper mother (Toni Collette). But when Esther begins to come into her own and gain a measure of popularity, she begins to change. Perfectly suited to a teen audience, this new release from Netflix will provide them with role models grounded in reality.

I hope this list of new Netflix rentals will prove useful as you look for quality movies. To join Netflix, just click on the links provided in this article. We get a small commission if you sign up, but I’ve been a satisfied member since 2005, so I really do believe in their company.

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July 13, 2010


Glad you listed the MST3K: Jack Frost release, but I think there was another one coming out this week. Maybe the Yucca Flats one?

July 13, 2010


Actually, there were several MST3K releases this week on Netflix. They are:

Jack Frost
The Beast of Yucca Flats
Lost Continent
Crash of Moons

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