Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator on Netflix

“I’ll be back” – The original ‘The Terminator’ on Netflix

After three underwhelming sequels to James Cameron’s hard-wired hardware time travel thriller The Terminator in the past dozen years, it’s time to remind ourselves just how tight and clever and entertaining the original film was. Made for a mere $6 million and released in the fall of 1984 by a small independent sudio to instant […]

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are Muldar and Scully in The X-Files

The complete ‘X-Files’ countdown on Fox.com, also on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

The truth is out there and Fox is streaming it. They just announced that they will be presenting every episode of the original The X-Files in order, one per day, until the TV reboot debuts on January 24, 2016. That’s 201 episodes in 201 days, starting with the pilot on Tuesday, July 7, streaming for […]

The cast of NCIS

‘NCIS’: 11 seasons of Mark Harmon and his team on Netflix

I won’t argue the aesthetics of the CSI vs. NCIS in the alphabet soup of TV procedurals. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is the tonier of the two, what with its sharp visuals, smart-talking professionals, and high-tech laboratories apparently illuminated by blacklight, while NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service has a lighter touch, with more humor and […]

What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix

What to watch the week of Friday, June 26

Netflix doesn’t release anything like Nielson ratings of its shows but it’s safe to say that documentaries have been doing well for the service. based on how much they have devoted to bringing non-fiction to the catalog, and how competitive they’ve become with theatrical distributors. Netflix produced the award-winning documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which […]

‘Y tu Mama Tambien’ on Netflix, Sundance Now, Criterion Channel

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001), Alfonso Cuaron’s return to Mexico after his initial sojourn in Hollywood, recharged his ambitions and his creative juices. Ostensibly a coming of age drama by way of a sex comedy, it’s vivid, thoughtful, political and unapologetically raw. Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna star as best friends, a pair of […]