Watch This!: Albert Brooks explains how he got Netflix to stream his movies

Albert Brooks in 'Real Life'

Let’s be clear: Albert Brooks does not advocate kidnapping, but…

Yes, this is a commercial for movies coming to Netflix, but it’s a commercial created by and starring Albert Brooks, and if you are a fan, it’s a must-see.

Coming to Netflix July 1: Real Life (1979), Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), Defending Your Life (1991), Mother (1996), The Muse (1999), and Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005).

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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