June is here and time to see what's new for your Netflix streaming queue! Team up with some rad '80s movies as the summer season nears. Baseball is in full swing and everyone's favorite team from Cleveland is here to entertain. (Hey bartender! I think Jobu needs a refill!) There's also an epic journey by a cat and dog team to reunite. And then cool off with some "good humor" as a classic comedy team attempts to sells some ice cream (and a whole lot more.)
For this month's fix, I've renamed the "Watch It Again for the 80th Time" segment to the "80s Pop Ten." From now on in this segment, I'll be listing the top ten most popular '80s movies" currently available. "Overlooked and Underrated" and the "Horribly Entertaining Challenge" also return in this month's fix. Use the links to click over to Netflix and add the titles to your queue...
With a roster of misfit players, a baseball team owner is banking on a losing season but underestimates the motley crew's will to succeed.
I believe this was one of the first R-rated movies I ever watched. My 13-year old mind probably wasn't ready for all the language, but I remember enjoying all the different personalities of the players. It remains as my 2nd favorite baseball movie behind Field of Dreams.
The kings of stoner comedy embark on an enterprise: selling ice cream from a truck. (But they're delivering more than good humor to their customers.)
I've never seen this movie although I pretty much know what to expect having seen some of their other movies. Next Movieand Get Out of My Room are also available if you need more Cheech & Chong this month.
In this sequel to the cybernetic comedy, the friendly robot -- going by the name "Johnny" Five -- reunites with his creator, a New York City toymaker.
I remember really enjoying the first film as a kid, but don't recall if I've ever seen the sequel. I'm guessing I probably have, but the fact that it's not ingrained on my memory probably says all I need to know.
This drama based on real-life events tells the story of George McKenna, the tough, determined new principal of a notorious Los Angeles high school.
I don't usually recommend movies or shows I haven't seen, but in this case, I felt it was worth watching since it stars Denzel Washington. This made-for-TV movie carries a 3.8 out of 5 stars rating on Netflix with over 120,000 votes. It is one of Denzel's earliest roles as the lead character and debuted just a year before his first national recognition in Cry Freedom.
The Horribly Entertaining Challenge
Can you find enough entertainment in this horrible film to watch it in its entirety??
An American in West Berlin gets caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.
This month's challenge maintains a 1.9 out of 5 star rating on Netflix which is currently the 4th worst (OUCH!) Will Patton has been in several movies I've enjoyed as a supporting actor but apparently this early front stage role is one to forget. I've never seen this movie, but the cover art alone was intriguing enough to make it this month's challenge. Will you take the challenge to find out why there are China Boxes (and apparently large clocks) in Germany?
If you've missed a previous month's post, check the Netflix '80s Fix archive. Some featured titles could still be available to stream. Also, feel free to comment with any movies or shows you've recently rediscovered.