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New on Netflix today! July 15th, 2015

Today Netflix is hooking us up with a new Spike Lee joint entitled Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. Spoiler alert: it's about black people.

Movies


Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
123 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Director: Spike Lee
Writers: Spike Lee (screenplay), Spike Lee
Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Writers: Michael Colton (sceenplay), John Aboud (screenplay)
Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.



The Physician (2013)
R | 150 min | Adventure, Drama

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Writers: Jan Berger (screenplay), Philipp Stölzl
Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez

In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.





Television


H2O Mermaid Adventures (2015—): 5 New Episodes
Netflix Original | Animated | Children's Television

Director: Tian Xiao Zhang
Writers: Delphine Dubos, Franck Soullard, Eric-Paul Marais

H2O: Mermaid Adventures is a Netflix original program for children. It's based on the Australian teen series, H2O: Just Add Water created by Jonathan M. Shiff.