Final week, Netflix added a couple of dozen films, together with “4 Weddings and a Funeral” and “Jackie Brown.” This week, it provides solely two films ― and also you’ve in all probability by no means heard of them earlier than.
The Alex Rodriguez-centric sports activities documentary “Screwball” and the kids’s film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer season” be part of on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. You possibly can learn extra about each under. If neither of these curiosity you, then contemplate trying out the complete checklist of exhibits, films and specials that Netflix will add all through August.
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A Few Notables (or in different phrases, the one two films Netflix provides this week)
“Screwball” ― Aug. 6
Sum Up: A 2019 sports activities documentary in regards to the Biogenesis/doping scandal in Main League Baseball, with a selected deal with Rodriguez, the previous New York Yankee. Director Billy Corben bought one of many scandal’s central medical “professionals,” Anthony Bosch, to speak at size about what occurred in colourful element. To additional illustrate the purpose that the grown males concerned within the scandal acted like kids, Corben used precise kids for numerous historic re-enactments of the occasions. These youngsters ham it up, including but extra comedic reduction to Bosch’s storytelling of medicine and wild nights.
Learn On: Movie critic Brian Tallerico gave the film a constructive evaluate at RogerEbert.com, praising the “stranger-than-fiction telling” and the usage of Bosch as a comedic “charlatan.” The film earned a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer season” ― Aug. 8
Sum Up: A 2011 movie model of the kids’s e book collection that Megan McDonald has written for the reason that early 2000s. McDonald additionally co-wrote the screenplay for this film. In “Not Bummer Summer season,” two siblings attempt to cram thrills right into a summer time spent with their cool aunt, performed by Heather Graham.
Learn On: This bought largely dangerous evaluations from grownup critics, however one of many prime Google Viewers Evaluations comes from a self-proclaimed child, who earlier this yr wrote, “i beloved watching this film as a child now i’m 11 and that i can’t watch it as a lot as a result of it doesn’t come on as a lot so yeah love this film.” Hopefully this little one has entry to Netflix and might watch it once more.
The Full Checklist of Motion pictures Becoming a member of Netflix
- “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer season”