Binge Alert: Netflix Is Adding Some Killer Movies Tonight

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On August 1, a bunch of third-party movies will be dropping onto Netflix to kick start the month. There are 13 titles to binge watch, including some critically acclaimed gems and cult classics. Here's the full list!

Netflix's content dumps always have a few clangers and tonight's list is no exception. (We doubt anyone is clamouring to re-watch A Little Bit of Heaven, for example.) With that said, there are definitely some excellent additions that are well worth your time.

If it's been a while since you last watched the Matrix trilogy, make that your first port of call. We're willing to bet that the sequels are better than you remember - the highway-set action sequence in Matrix: Reloaded is arguably the highlight of the whole series.

Horror/dark comedy fans should also check out The Cabin in the Woods and Zombieland - they make a great double-bill. Then there's the original (and best) Austin Powers movie, Steve Carell's servicable Get Smart remake and Elizabethtown; an underrated and little-seen romantic drama from Almost Famous writer-director Cameron Crowe.

That little lot should keep you going until the weekend when a stack of original content hits. Here are the synopses and trailers. Happy viewing!

Arthur Christmas (1 August)

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

A Little Bit of Heaven (1 August)

An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

The Matrix Trilogy (1 August)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Up in the Air (1 August)

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Elizabethtown (1 August)

During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1 August)

A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Get Smart (1 August)

Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.

Something Borrowed (1 August)

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

The Cabin in the Woods (1 August)

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Are We Done Yet? (1 August)

Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.

Zombieland (1 August)

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.


Comments

    A couple of problems:

    1). We're getting the shorter US cut of Austin Powers.

    2). The first Matrix film is the re-coloured version with the pervasive green tint to match the sequels' aesthetic. Both the original and most recent home media releases of The Matrix have the blue hue as seen in the theatre.

    Once again viewers have been shortchanged.

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