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What’s New on Netflix

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We all watch Netflix’s “New Releases” category and hope for a new favorite or a wonderful blast from the past.  Throughout the month of October, Netflix will be adding new shows and movies.  Here are a few that we’re particularly excited about:

1. Gilmore Girls – Starting October 1, the complete series of Gilmore Girls will be available.  Social media has been buzzing with excitement over this funny and heart-felt show about a mother and daughter set in picturesque Connecticut town.  If you’ve never watched Gilmore Girls, don’t start until you have time to binge-watch.  Trust us, you’ll want to watch one episode right after the other, in true Netflix-fashion.

2. Tombstone – Everyone loves Tombstone.  It’s the quintessential “western for people who don’t like westerns.”  The movie is based around the true story of a gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.  Kurt Russell stars in the movie as Wyatt Earp, but it’s Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Doc Holliday that really steals the show.  So even if you’ve never watched a western before in your life, pop a bowl of popcorn and give Tombstone a whirl.

3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – The world has Hunger Games fever, and Netflix will be adding to the flame by streaming Catching Fire on October 22.  The timing is perfect, since this gives fans time to enjoy the Catching Fire on Netflix before the theater release of the third movie installment of the franchise in November.  This dystopian story line is from Suzanne Collins’ highly successful book series for young adults, featuring Katniss Everdeen as she fights for her life and the lives of her loved ones in the strange and terrifying world of Panem.

4. Rain Man – The awards for this movie are staggering – it got the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.  On top of that, Dustin Hoffman was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal as Raymond Babbit.  The story follows Charlie Babbit, played by Tom Cruise, who only finds out about his autistic savant brother Raymond after the death of their father.  When Charlie’s father leaves all of his money in a trust fund for Raymond, Charlie takes him on a cross-country trip to his home in California in a desperate bid for his father’s millions.  On the way, brotherly bonding of an Oscar-worthy level occurs.

5. Galaxy Quest – If you want a good, goofy movie, you can’t get much better than Galaxy Quest.  The movie centers around the cast of a sci-fi television show that has long since stopped running.  But since the actors aren’t able to get any other acting jobs after their cult-hit, they rely on paid appearances at conventions and businesses.  Life is long and somewhat sad for most of the cast, but things change when an alien race comes to the cast for help.  After watching the show, which the Thermians believe is true, the come to the actors to help them defeat their enemy.

For  a complete list of the movies and shows being added during October, click here.

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