New on Netflix today! July 1st, 2015

It's a new month, everybody, and you know what that means: a buttload of new movies have officially been added to the Netflix library! Exciting, no?

Unfortunately, you may want to curb your enthusiasm a little, as we've had better first-of-the-month lineups. But all of the average, mediocre additions aside, we do have one documentary that's an absolute, without a doubt, must-see (especially for all my fellow skeptics out there). It's called An Honest Liar and it's about magician-turned-skeptic-extraordinaire, James Randi, whose personal life is apparently just as enthralling as his work at debunking psychics and faith healers.

While this is the only new film added today that's a real winner, we also get a few older goodies to feast upon, including Warren Beatty's too-often-overlooked masterpiece, Bulworth; the 90's classic, Alive, about a group of plane crash survivors forced into cannibalism; and an hour-long stand-up comedy special featuring Dave Attell, who's one of better comedians working today.

There's plenty more to come this month, but, until then, remember to watch An Honest Liar, and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list (it's over there somewhere —>) to get daily Netflix updates sent directly to your email.

Movies


An Honest Liar (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Writers: Tyler Measom, Greg O'Toole
Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Banachek

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.




Alive (1993)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Director: Frank Marshall
Writers: Piers Paul Read (book), John Patrick Shanley (screenplay)
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton

A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plan crash.




Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Warren Beatty
Writers: Warren Beatty (story), Warren Beatty (screenplay)
Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams

A suicidal, disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.





Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009)
Video | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Director: Mark Baldo
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek, Christian Faber (concept and characters)
Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

Once the ruler of an entire universe, the Great Spirit Mata Nui finds himself cast out of his own body, his spirit trapped inside the fabled Mask of Life, hurtling through space. After landing on the far-away planet of Bara Magna, the mask creates a new body of Mata Nui, who unwillingly gets caught up in the furious battles of the nearly barren and dangerous planet.

Grandma's Boy (2006)
R | 94 min | Comedy

Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Writers: Barry Wernick, Allen Covert
Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.




Hostage (2005)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri (as Florent Siri)
Writers: Robert Crais (novel), Doug Richardson (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas

A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.




Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Director: Francis Glebas
Writers: Brian Hohlfeld (screenplay), A.A. Milne (books)
Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom

When Piglet comes up missing his Hundred Acre Wood friends use Piglet's own Book of Memories to find him, discovering along the way just how big a role he's played in their lives.



Saw V (2008)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

Director: David Hackl
Writers: Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell







Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
97 min | Biography, Drama

Director: Andy Goddard
Writers: Andy Goddard, Celyn Jones
Stars: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly

An aspiring poet in 1950's New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.




Shooting Fish (1997)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Writers: Stefan Schwartz, Richard Holmes
Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale

Two con artists plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.




The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Director: John Sayles
Writers: Rosalie K. Fry (book), John Sayles (screenplay)
Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie — a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish and takes an active role in uncovering The Secret of Roan Inish.


Underworld: Evolution (2006)
R | 106 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Director: Len Wiseman
Writers: Danny McBride (screenplay), Len Wiseman (story)
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy

Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Television


Bad Hair Day (2015)
TV Movie | Adventure, Comedy

Director: Erik Canuel (as Érik Canuel)
Writers: Billy Eddy (teleplay), Matt Eddy (teleplay)
Stars: Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Christian Campbell

A buddy comedy about a high school tech-whiz whose prom day abruptly shifts into a wild ride across town, thanks to a down-on-her-luck cop and a jewel thief.


Dave Attell: Road Work (2014)
TV Special | TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

Director: Scott Gawlik
Stars: Dave Attell

Veteran New York City comic Dave Attell is back with his Comedy Central stand-up special "Road Work." This unique special cuts together multiple performances from Attell's past tour.




Death in Paradise (2011—): Season 3
TV Series | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Creator: Robert Thorogood
Stars: Danny John-Jules, Sara Martins, Elizabeth Bourgine

A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another Bitish DI head the investigative team.




The Octonauts (2010—)
TV Series | 11 min | Animation

Stars: Keitth Wickham, Jo Wyatt, Ross Breen

An intrepiddddd  band of explorers roam the oceans in search of adventure and fun. Led by a valiant  polar bear and a dareedevili kitten, these eight talented critters are always ready to embark on an exciting new mission.





Velvet (2013—): Season 2
TV Series | 43 min | Drama

Stars: Paula Echevarria, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Áitana Sánchez-Gijón









Invizimals: The Alliance Files

Based on the popular video games franchise, Invizimals tells the story of Hiro, Lima, and Sam, three young members of the Alliance of Invizimals Hunters. Together, they must help these fantastic creatures and try to stop the evil XTractor threat.

La Reina del Sur (2011)
TV Series | 378  min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stars: Kate del Castillo, Arancha Solís, Mónica Estarreado

El Señor de los Cielos (2013—): Seasons 1-2
TV Series | TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

Stars: Rafael Amaya, Carmen Villalobos, Fernanda Castillo

The story of one of the most powerful drug dealers in the world.