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New to Netflix: March 2013

How goes it, good people?  Joseph here, and I’ve got your new Netflix releases for March. Let’s be honest here…this list is slim pickins, okay? We ain’t gonna get pages and pages of releases this month. However, we do have something, and some of it is really good, so here we go.

 

3/1 – Anaconda (1997)

3/1 – The River’s Edge (1957)

3/1 – The Mask of Zorro (1998) – In this smashing revival of the iconic masked hero, an aging Zorro passes the torch to young successor Alejandro Murrieta, schooling him in discipline and training him to take up the sword against unscrupulous officials. I really love this movie, and I’m glad it’s coming ot Instant Streaming so I can watch it whenever I get good and ready to.

 

The Mask of Zorro

3/1 – Yanks (1979)

3/1 – Godzilla (1998)

3/1 – There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

3/1 – American Me (1992) – A life of violence is traced from the Zoot Suit riots of the 1940s to the bloody streets of East Los Angeles in the ’90s. Three friends born in poverty create their own capitalist dream as gang members who, despite being jailed, control the streets. This movie is gritty and VIOLENT. If you have a weak stomach, don’t watch. If you’re curious about it, then give it a go.

 

American Me

3/1 – Black Snake Moan (2007)

3/1 – The Man from Snowy River (1982)

3/1 – The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

3/1 – Amelie (2001) – When impish gamine Amélie (Audrey Tautou), who lives alone, finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. A celebration of life and love, French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Oscar-nominated charmer stresses the importance of small wonders that surround us, if only we paused to look. Full disclosure: I’ve never seen this movie. But, I heard good things about it, so I’ll recommend it based on those good things alone.

 

Amelie

3/1 – Ghost Dad (1990)

3/1 – Sweet Liberty (1986)

3/1 – Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

3/1 – Hustle & Flow (2005) – Terrence Howard turns in an Oscar-nominated performance in director Craig Brewer’s indie drama as DJay, a pimp with aspirations of grandeur who wants to make it as a rapper but discovers that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Offering strong characters and notes of sweet romance amid the urban beats of its central plot, this 2005 Sundance Audience Award winner also won an Oscar for Best Original Song (“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”). The fact that Three-6 Mafia won an Oscar for this movie is one thing; the fact that they brought Taraji P. Henson on to screech at the end of it is something totally different. But, it’s an intriguing film, and one I recommend seeing at least once.

 

Hustle & Flow

3/1 – Ice Castles (2010)

3/4 – Call the Midwife (2012)

3/4 – Call the Midwife: Series 1 (2012)

3/13 – Jodi Breakers (2012)

3/16 – The Limits of Control (2009)

3/31 – Carrie (1976) – Mousy teen Carrie White may be ostracized, but she has the ability to move objects with her mind. When the high school “in crowd” torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating and deadly power. This movie was considered one of the best movies of ’76, and both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. This is a classic, and worth watching whether or not you’re a horror movie fan.

Carrie

 

See? Toldja it was slim pickins. But, if you have any questions or comments for me, don’t hesitate to hit me up in the comments section below.

Until next time…

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Joseph K. Seltzer is a movie reviewer for ProjectFandom.com. When not writing or talking obsessively about the art of movies and TV to anyone who will pretend to listen – especially when it comes to his love for the musical score – he works as a Help Desk technician for a local school board. Generally, you can find him either burrowed in front of the TV watching movies or playing video games, or spending time with his precocious daughter.
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5 Comments on New to Netflix: March 2013

  1. Amelie is wonderful. In my opinion, it is the type of movie you can watch without knowing the language or having subtitles and still walk away feeling the way it is intended. It is, indeed, a celebration of life and love.

    I saw it in the theater when I was living in France. I’m going to watch it again and see if it still generates that same feeling 🙂

    • I may have to give it a try tonight, after my wife and daughter are asleep. I saw a GIF from one of the scenes that’s…well…interesting.

  2. The 1998 version of Godzilla can’t just slip by without mentioning how awful it is. Godzilla himself even tried to walk out on that movie.

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