Welcome to a new segment at MFR called Geekflix. Every month, we’ll take the time to look over the different shows and movies that will be arriving on Netflix and highlighting the ones that geeks and pop culture buffs alike need to check out and add their lists. Let’s see what’s arriving for September.
1. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and the Punisher
Didn’t take the time to check out other Marvel anime series that came out? Don’t bother, they weren’t all that good. Still, this movie is shorter than watching a full series and has cameos by the different Marvel characters we know and love. Should hold a few people over while we wait for the latest Captain America: Civil War news.
2.Masters of the Universe
People worrying about future cartoon to live-action adaptations need only look at this train wreck and realize things couldn’t be much worse. Still, this film does have some things going for it, such as Dolph Lundgren and a young Courtney Cox. Might be more fun though to watch with friends and mock.
3. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – Season 1
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The first season of what was a big part of all of our childhoods is finally available at the push of a button. Turn it on and treat yourself to watching Fred Rogers put on a sweater and say “Hello Neighbor.”
4. The Rambo Trilogy
The ultimate action hero, actually started as a story of a guy who was dealing with PTSD after the Vietnam War. Still, the action in these original three (Sorry, no 2008 film) films is intense and reminds you why Sylvester Stallone is not a force to be taken lightly. Or at least why he deserves to be the leader of the team in the Expendables.
5. Sleepy Hollow
Remember a time when the idea of a Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie was a sure thing and not hit or miss? Well, Sleepy Hollow will help remind you of that feeling and get you in the mood for Halloween. Not to mention the return of the Sleepy Hollow TV series. Also, Christopher Walken plays the Headless Horseman (before he loses his head) and brings that maniacal Walken intensity along with him.
6. Monster Squad
Ever had a group of friends you loved watching movies with? Ever thought that you and that group would be perfect to tangle with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein’s Monster? No? Then turn on this movie instead and watch a bunch of prepubescents do it instead. Remember, “Wolfman’s got nards!”
7. Space Dandy – Season 2
Waiting for there to be some deep and meaningful payoff with this show that will some how make you question how you live your life? Sorry but it’s not coming, baby. Instead watch as Dandy goes on a date, partakes in a High School Musical, and plays in a band. Just a simple day in the life of a rare Alien Hunter.
8. The black List – Season 2
Need more James Spader after watching him try to take over the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Well, you’re in luck! The second season of the Blacklist, which some say is one of the best shows on TV, is now up. Take the time to binge watch so you can be ready for the new season.
9. Gotham – Season 1
Sick of there being too much Batman? Then watch the show where Batman is only a kid and Jim Gordon is doing everything he can to stay a good cop with corruption rampant. Also, high marks to Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, and Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin. With such an incredible cast you can’t help but want to watch more.
10. Walking Dead – Season 5
Need a refresher before the new season in October? Is Fear the Walking Dead just not cutting it? Then head on back to Terminus and remember why you enjoy this series so much. If you’re not up to season five yet then spend Labor Day and the rest of September catching up.
That’s it for this month. Stay tuned next month for the best geeky things to come out of Netflix.