By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH
Now that students are back in school, the urge to Netflix binge instead of studying is on the rise. Is there anything better than a few hours spent catching up on Netflix? More than 35 new movies and TV series will be available for streaming starting Feb. 1. These additions feature a variety of different decades’ shows and movies.
If you feel like revisiting the 1980s, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” and “Teen Witch” have been added to the stream.
For those of us who love the 90s, give “Armageddon,” a try. Featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck, this is the story of the hotshot crew whose space mission is to stop an asteroid from hitting Earth. It is guaranteed to raise your blood pressure. Another 90s throwback, “Cruel Intentions,” has been added. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar this story follows the intricate lives of wealthy, Manhattan elite prep school students.
To enter the new millennium, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu sign on as “Charlie’s Angels.” This elite, beautiful and smart trio, along with the help of private investigators, come together to fight crime and help find a billionaire-to-be and keep his new technology out of evil hands.
Need something to remind you of your childhood? “Scooby Doo” and “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” became available on Feb. 1. In case you need a movie that is full of laughs and bawdy humor, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” is your movie. Laugh fueled and following the life of racecar driver Ricky Bobby, this 2006 comedy stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Other items added to Netflix this month include “Dope” (2010), “Atonement” (2007), “Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight,” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (2016).
For those of us who don’t have a couple hours to spare on an entire film, Netflix has added several recent seasons of hit television shows. Season one of “Better Call Saul” from AMC is now available. Starring Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” is an American crime drama which is the prequel to “Breaking Bad” that follows small-time lawyer James McGill. Walter White fans should definitely add this to their queue.
Also joining Netflix are the first seasons of “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,” “Masha’s Tales,” “Pokemon: XY,” “Cooked” and “Love.”
Additionally, season seven of “Mad Men,” season three of “Turbo FAST” and season two of “The Returned” were also added. But, most importantly, for all of the young girls who fell in love with Uncle Jesse, “Fuller House” will be up on Netflix by the end of February.
Unfortunately, Netflix is also nixing a small collection of shows and films. “Bad Santa,” featuring Billy Bob Thornton, BBC America show “Doctor Who,” “Rain Man” the dramatic, touching movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger 1984 Science Fiction film “Terminator” are just a few of the titles that will no longer be available. Happy viewing!