With another month almost over, it’s time to look at the new releases from Netflix. After the barbecue and fireworks are done you’re going to need some geek entertainment to help you wind down. Here are the best picks to keep up your geek credentials.
1. Back to the Future Trilogy (July 1st)
One of the greatest movies about time travel ever comes to Netflix. If you haven’t taken the time to watch this film seize the moment. If you don’t like it, “Then make a like a tree, and get out of here.”
2. Bad Boys II (July 1st)
With talk of Bad Boys 3 on the horizon, you’ll want to take the time to check out the movie which preceded it. This sequel to the 1995 film really found a way to turn up the action and comedy between actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. How you might ask? Just watch the chase scene and you’ll find out.
3. Batman: The Movie (July 1st)
The movie based on the legendary TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward swings into Netflix. When all of their villains come together, it’s up to the dynamic duo to take them down. In this case though, taking them down will involve Bat Shark Repellent.
4. Big Trouble in Little China (July 1st)
The story of a truck driver who happens to get roped into a battle involving an ancient Chinese sorcerer. This classic action comedy starring Kurt Russell is a cult classic and is the perfect to thing to watch when you have a craving for 80s action.
5. Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy (July 1st)
Another film which is getting a sequel in the near future (or at least teased at one coming for years), this series features Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a Detroit cop who’s investigation takes him to Beverly Hills. There, he’ll get help from two cops (after driving them crazy) who will help him solve a murder which is close to him and this is just in the first film.
6. Blade 2 (July 1st)
How do you improve a movie which was already pretty good in the first place? Simple. Bring in a visionary director like Guillermo Del Toro to add his own unique style to the project. As Blade works to save his mentor Whistler, he is introduced to a new mutation, which feasts on other vampires and are immune to garlic and silver. To combat them, Blade will have to work with the vampires he once hunted.
7. Gladiator (July 1st)
“Are you not entertained?” You will be when you watch the movie which put Russell Crowe on the map. Watch as he stars as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a general who is ordered to be executed by the army he fought for, has everything stripped from him, and must become a Gladiator in order to exact his revenge.
8. Hey Arnold!: The Movie(July 1st)
Everyone’s favorite football headed kid must do everything he can to save his neighborhood from being destroyed. Not the best of the Nicktoons films but it might be a good idea to check it out to prepare for the Hey Arnold finale which Nickelodeon has been hinting at recently.
9. Lethal Weapon series(July 1st)
There was a time when we looked forward to Mel Gibson films. This was the series which really helped him to become a household name. Together with Danny Glover, the two play unlikely partners who keep getting involved with crimes which are much bigger than they appear. Should they quit? Should they retire? “We aren’t too old for this…”
10. Bojack Horseman, Season 3 (July 22nd)
The third season of the popular Netflix animated series arrives on the 22nd. Watch as Bojack continues to deal with his past and work towards a better future. He may just a need a drink or two to help him on his way though.