So, you are bored at home and you look at your Netflix queue, and wonder: what do I even watch? If you are like me, then scrolling through Netflix to find new movies and new series has become more a nuisance than just a hobby. Not only that, but now it’s summer and you already watched the highest rated movies and all the B Movies.
Kids are home, days are longer, and there just seems to be a ton of extra time on your hands. After a long, hot day at the pool or even a long, cool day at the office watching a series or movie usually hits the comfort spot. BUT, what to watch?
Never fear, Netflix updates its’ series and movies throughout the months and this summer they’ve got a lot of good ones coming out. In fact, if you missed it, Netflix updated its catalog quite a bit in June, click here to look at those updates. For you avid Netflix marathoners, keep reading for more summer updates.
No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.- Mac Thornberry
Marco Polo (Season 2) July 1, 2016
Created by John Fusco, and directed by Joachim Ronning, the series follows the early years of the Italian Merchant, Marco Polo. This fantastical, historic drama, focuses on Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) and his Father (Pierfranscesco Favino) during the period when a group of European tradesmen arrive in China during the rule of the Mongolian Empire. The Emperor at the time? Kublai Khan, one of the most feared and ruthless rulers in history.
Marco’s father offers his son and his services to the emperor in exchange for the right to trade along the Silk Road. Once traded, Marco learns the culture, and actually finds himself gaining a personal relationship with the notorious Khan. Through this relationship, he inadvertently finds himself in the middle of court politics.
Season 2 will be released July 1, 2016 and will consist of ten episodes.
Marcella (Season 1)
This highly anticipated detective thriller will soon be available for global streaming on July 1, 2016. The show, written by Hans Rosenfeldt follows disturbed former detective, Marcella Backland (Anna Friel) in London. Where she gets pulled back into her profession through an unsolved murder, at the worst possible time (her marriage is falling apart). She soon gets tied up in this murder as a suspect, witness, and detective and we all figure out that Marcella is not exactly what we call ‘normal’. A word to the kid friendly homes: this series is violent, physical and fast-paced. This show is not one to unwind to, unless fast-paced, brain turning drama is what makes you relax. However, if puzzles and mystery are your jam, then you will love getting wrapped into a world where neither you nor the main character knows what’s going on. Make sure to switch your mind into the “on” position.
Hit the link for a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1NA-aqvwFo
Between (Season 2)
This series is slightly different than the other Netflix originals. This series is aired weekly instead of all of the episodes released all at once like most other series. The show was created by Michael McGowan and stars: Brooke Palson, Krystal Nausbaum, Kyle Mac, Jennette McCurdy, and Jesse Carere. The story takes place in the town of Pretty Lake, an ironic name if I ever did read one. Because, when suddenly all people over the age 21 suddenly start dying, the town is quarantined and left to survive on its own. The body count is rising, the town is running out of time, and adults. It’s up to these kids to stand together and find a cure for this outbreak without the government’s help.
Here is the original trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po5sKv4E2ko
Stranger Things (Season 1)
Matt and Ross Duffer are directing, writing and producing the supernatural drama which stars many young actors and pays homage to 80’s supernatural flicks. The series is set in Indiana, where strange things are happening indeed: a boy vanishing in thin air, secret experiments, definitely supernatural forces, and an even stranger than all this little girl. The lead child character is Flinn Wolfhard, who portrays a tormented 12 year old, who becomes the least likely hero in order to save his best friend. Alongside Flinn are Winona Ryder (mother of the disappeared son) and David Harbour (Town’s chief policeman). series will be an eight part, hour long episodes premiering in July 15th, 2016. Take a look at the preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWxyRG_tckY
Maybe don’t watch this one alone…
Bo Jack Horseman (Season 3)
This series boasts two past series and some fairly good reviews by critics. It was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who serves as executive producer with Steven A. Cohen, Paul, Noel Bright, and Arnett. Meet Bo Jack, a beloved sitcom actor from the 90’s who frazzled out and is now living his washed out life with lots of opinions and sweaters in Hollywood. The series follows this character around capturing his difficulties with his acting career, and relationship with Princess Carolyn as well as his frustrations with Mr. Peanutbutter and his freeloading roommate, Todd. The series not so quietly captures life truth’s with honesty and witty statements. Catch up before season 3 premieres July 22, 2016.
The Big Short (2015)
This movie, based on the novel, “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis, is about a multitude of traders and hedge fund managers who made fortunes on the impending economic collapse caused by the housing markets decline. This movie takes a stand against super power banks and the government bailing them out at the expense of the little guy. The movie has dry terminology associated with these job occupations and may even come off as boring to some. Adam Mckay directs and adapted the novel for the big screen with his co-screenwriter Charles Randolph. While there’s a little pushback over well-to-do actors criticizing income equality, the movie still makes solid points and has 7.8/10 rating on IMBD.
Brahman Naman (2016)
This movie was written, directed, and produced independently by Qaushiq Mukherjee, also known as the “Q”. He premiered this movie in festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition about college students in the 1980’s more obsessed with sex than their trivia and alcohol. This coming of age film sets the characters on a quest to lose their virginity, but sets it against a sub-genre. This not only promotes the film in a universal way, but will give many multi-cultural elements not normally given in this kind of comedy. Ready to laugh? Word to the wise: it is in fact unrated, so do what you will with that.
Tony Robbins: I am not your Guru (Featured documentary)
A documentary that films the powerhouse life and business strategist, Tony Robbins. It shoots behind the scenes of his gigantic seminar “Date with Destiny” that over 2500 people attend in Florida each year. Over six days, the film captures Robbins, his team, and the massive effort in producing these mega-events. Joe Berlinger, an Academy Award nominated filmmaker, follows Robbins and shows the man behind the empowerment of thousands. Berlinger not only films the man himself, but manages to capture those that have turned their careers around, collected 200, and passed go to better take control of their lives. This film shows how one man’s motivation and words can change perspectives of many. Tony Robbins: I am not your Guru is an emotional and powerful take on an event and man that consults over 200,000 people in all ranks of life, those participants, the inner workings, and of course, Tony Robbins.
The famed Sundance film netflix bought the rights to five months back, is premiering in July 2016. It is adapted from a short film “Mother” shown at Cannes, and stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney. Page plays a wandering woman that takes a baby from a irresponsible and careless mother. The director and those at netflix have only given that much of the plot, to see the whole mystery unfold you’ll have to watch when it premieres in both theaters and on netflix, July 22, 2016. Because of the unknown plot and the reunion of Page and Janney, this film is the most anticipated from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Sian Heder went from writing on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” to directing this film, his feature debut.
Other things to look forward to in August and September:
-The Little Prince
-The Fast and Furious
September and on
TIME TO CELEBRATE NETFLIXERS! Netflix from here on will serve as a streaming platform for Disney. Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar’s newest and most popular films. Also, coming this month are the two netflix original movies: Mascot and War Machine.
So there you have it, a full guide to upcoming titles in July to help move your summer’s along nicely. Just in case these don’t fit your bill, check out other articles like: 10 Best Movies to Watch Instantly on Netflix on our website. Happy Netflixing! Let us know in the comments below what you think of the options above? Are you excited to see them or will you be skipping those new shows available? Share this post on Facebook and Twitter so your friends can watch the new Netflix shows and movies in July 2016!