New on Netflix Canada: July 15, 2016

All the following titles are either on Netflix Canada right now or are about to arrive! My picks are: The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonRolling PapersStar Wars: The Force Awakens and … Superbad!

Avail 7/2

The Quiet Ones

Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards

In this shocking tale based on true events, charismatic Professor Coupland and a few of his brightest students set out to summon a poltergeist.


Avail 7/4

Beaver Trilogy: Part IV

This documentary examines the chance encounter between a TV producer and a colourful character in a parking lot that led to a three-part cult hit film.


Kuromukuro – Season 1 – Netflix Original

A mysterious relic is discovered during the construction of a dam. In order to study the artifact, the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute is established. Scholars from all over the world gather here, their children attending Tateyama International High School. Among them is the Institute Director’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a samurai rises once again.


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson

David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button, a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by.


Avail 7/6

Brahman NamanNetflix Original

Cast:Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya

Set in Bangalore in the 1980s, Brahman Naman follows the exploits of Naman, a quick witted, high school quiz champ who leads his hopelessly nerdy friends on a trip to Calcutta to win a major college prize. Young, smart and full of heart, the trio are determined to win the quiz – and to lose their virginity along the way.


The Big Short

Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

A group of wily opportunists make a fortune off of the U.S. economic crash by sniffing out the situation in advance and betting against the banks.


Avail 7/7

Maron – Season 3

Cast: Marc Maron, Judd Hirsch, Josh Brener

Marc Maron stars as Marc Maron, who interviews fellow comedians for his popular podcast, only to reveal more about own neuroses and relationships.


NSU German History X – Season 1 – Netflix Original

The discovery of two dead bank robbers in a burning motor home in 2011 blew the lid off the brutal killing spree of the National Socialist Underground. For 13 years, Uwe Boehnhardt, Uwe Mundlos, and Beate Zschaepe had been living outside the law. The trilogy “NSU German History X,” broadcast by the public German television channel ARD, follows the clues left by this criminal organization. Three films, shot from different perspectives, are designed to paint the complete picture of the state of affairs in Germany.


Avail 7/8

The Invitation

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.


Word Party – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Cast: Victor Yerrid, Elizabeth Roberts, Donna Kimball

Word Party is a vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a “Word Party!” Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time – enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous.


Avail 7/12

Rolling Papers

As the newspaper industry takes a hit, The Denver Post breaks new ground with a section dedicated to cannabis culture.


Scream – New episodes weekly – Netflix Original

Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna

With the killer revealed at the end of last season, don’t be fooled into believing the mystery has been solved or that more blood won’t spill at Lakewood High. As the second season opens, the hunt is on for the killer’s partner.


Avail 7/13

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron

The forest-dwelling Lorax has to stop the short-sighted Once-ler from ruining the environment for profit in this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic.


Fed Up

Cast: Katie Couric

This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity, which has become an ever-more serious medical issue in America.


Avail 7/14

Magi: The Adventures of SinbadNetflix Original

Cast: Daisuke Ono, Tomokazu Sugita, Takahiro Sakurai

Years before he ascends the throne, Sinbad grows up in a fishing village. After his father dies, his mother asks Yunan to take Sinbad under his wing.


Avail 7/15


Archer –  Season 7

Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Suave, sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss, who is also his mother.


Before We Go

Cast: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Kitzpatrick

When a young wife is robbed before boarding a train to Boston, she meets a free-spirited musician who stays with her on the adventure of a lifetime.



Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman

Cursed with a cruel school principal and parents, a little girl discovers her hidden powers – which she uses to stand up to the bullies in her life.



Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu

After being seen flirting with male classmates, five spirited sisters are put on virtual lockdown by their conservative, domineering grandmother.


Puffin Rock – Season 2 – Netflix Original

Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Kate McCafferty, Sally McDaid

Life is sweet on beautiful Puffin Rock, where puffling Oona, her baby brother Baba and their pals learn about nature, friendship and family.


RebirthNetflix Original

Long-lost buddy Zack gets suburban dad Kyle on a bus to a Rebirth seminar, sending him down a rabbit hole of psychodrama, seduction and violence.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega Harrison Ford

With the dark side ascendant once more, the Force arises in new hero Rey, whose droid carries the key to locating legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker.


Star Wars: Le Réveil de la Force (version canadienne-française)

Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega Harrison Ford

With the dark side ascendant once more, the Force arises in new hero Rey, whose droid carries the key to locating legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker.


Stranger Things – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


The Adventures of Puss in Boots – Season 3 – Netflix Original

Cast: Eric Bauza

The Adventures of Puss and Boots finds the world’s most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants – not to mention its wondrous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders … he must become a legend.


Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your GuruNetflix Original

Cast: Tony Robbins

Filmed at Robbins’ 2014 “Date with Destiny” seminar in Boca Raton, Florida, I Am Not Your Guru follows what happens when 2,500 strangers converge in hopes of finding deeper connections with others and within themselves. Throughout the film, viewers get front row seats to Robbins’ life altering and revealing one-on-one “interventions” with attendees; his inspired and confidence building group exercises; and behind-the-scenes looks at how the enormous event comes together. From acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crude, Paradise Lost).

Avail 7/21


Sex Tape

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry

Married couple Annie and Jay decide to spice up their love life by making a sex tape, only to find the next day their video’s been shared publicly.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.


Avail 7/22


BoJack Horseman – Season 3 – Netflix Original

Cast: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris

BoJack is certain he’s on the comeback trail as he promotes his starring turn in the film biography of Secretariat, the legendary racehorse. Despite the Oscar buzz surrounding the movie, BoJack worries about his artistic legacy.


Avail 7/24

Guardians of the Galaxy

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

On the run from intergalactic warlord Ronan, hotshot space pilot Peter Quill unites a ragtag band of oddballs to form a team of unlikely heroes.


Popples – Season 3 – Netflix Original

Cast: Erin Fitzgerald, Wendee Lee, Cassandra Morris

Popples is a high-energy comedy series about an amazing species of creatures that can pop into and out of a ball. The story is driven by the optimistic comedic enthusiasm of the BPP’s (Best Popple Pals): Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy and Yikes. Always wanting to help their friends, neighbors and each other, their efforts often times backfire in hilarious ways and they must spend the rest of the episode trying to unwind the mayhem they’ve caused. Luckily they always manage to save the day in their own POP-tastic way!


Avail 7/25

Dolphin Tale 2

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble |

The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.


Avail 7/29

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh – Season 1 – Netflix Original

A misfit alien named Oh moves in with Tip and her family, in a series that picks up the dynamic duo’s adventures where the hit film left off.


Last Chance UNetflix Original

Elite athletes in tough life circumstances struggle to keep up the pace on a champion community college football team in this documentary series.


LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One  – Season 2 – Netflix Original

Cast: Nolan Balzer, Paolo Bryant, Jacqui Fox

Six legendary heroes find themselves on an epic quest as they harness the power of nature’s elements to defeat the forces of evil.



Cast: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Two best friends’ quest to buy booze for a party in the hopes of scoring with girls leads them on a series of wacky misadventures.


TallulahNetflix Original

Cast: Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard

While searching for her ex-boyfriend, a young drifter impulsively kidnaps a baby from a neglectful mother and pretends the child is her own.


Avail 7/29

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season 6

Cast: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong

Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.


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