Great New Movie/TV Releases on Netflix Canada

Aeryn Lynne

I don’t believe I’ve kept it a secret on how much I enjoy my Netflix account.  TheHubs and I are like *this close* to fully cancelling our cable account (except we need to keep a couple international channels on hand for when our family decides to drop by for a week or two,) ’cause when we’re wanting to watch TV together, 9 times out of 10 we’re doing a marathon with one of the TV shows available on Netflix.

I’m currently working on The Walking Dead. 🙂  One of our more memorable marathons that TheHubs and I watched was all nine seasons of The XFiles on Netflix. I believe it took us about four or five months to complete the marathon, and it was all kinds of awesome.  There are tidbits that both of us missed while watching it the first time around back in the late 90’s that made us go, “Aha! That totally makes sense now,” while watching it in succession this time.

Our weekends are for movies though.  The latest one we’ve seen (just this past weekend,) was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

On Netflix Now: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

It was good. I didn’t realise until we started watching, that one of my fave actors, Jimmi Simpson (Breakout Kings), is in it, so that boosts my movie rating up for it right away, lol.  The dude is genius, and he makes any and every character I’ve seen him play interesting. So, YAY! The film was fun to watch, though there were a few moments where I really, well and truly, had to check logic at the door.  Yes Vampires do require some ignorance in logic all on their own, but even then there were some moments of, “That just happened – Whaaat?”  😉  If you’re looking for something fun though, with a touch of violence, this movie might just be what you’re looking for!

Here are some other movies and shows that have mostly just recently been released for Netflix Canada (tried to find something for nearly every taste, except horror and romance – they’re just not my thing, sorry!):

On Netflix Canada: Madagascar 3
I’ve yet to see Madagascar 3, but there’s a great chance its totally funny ’cause hey, it’s Madagascar, and the “circus afro” song made me giggle every time the commercial played last year! Da-da-da-da-da-da Circus! … Have no idea what I’m talking about? Okay here ya go!

On Netflix Canada: The Last Castle

Another movie that I haven’t seen yet (it’s on my list of things to do,) but hello awesome cast!  How can you go wrong with Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, and Delroy Lindo??  Heck, I just might wait until Father’s Day to watch this with my dad, as it’s totally his kind of movie!

On Netflix Canada: The Watch

I saw this one a few times, ’cause I love alien-based stories! And even though you could probably figure out each character’s angle and resolutions within the first half hour, its still an entertaining movie to see, if a bit raunchy in the way that you would expect from Vaughn, Stiller and Hill.  Richard Ayoade  (The IT Crowd) is another favourite actor of mine, so I was totally excited to watch him work the big screen last year.   He does awkward British nerd SO well! *hearts*

On Netflix Canada: Prometheus

This movie irks me, because I really want to see it, but I can’t ’cause I don’t like Alien-type violence.  Yep, I’m a sci-fi lover that hasn’t seen any of the Alien movies, and I’m not gonna anytime soon, lol.  I can’t do horror/heavy-violence (unless its Expendables, ’cause that movie is too much full of win to miss,) and the trailer suggests there’s quiet a bit of hardcore violence in the latter half of this film.  It has qualities of some of my all-time favourite story-lines though… the whole premise just reeks of Stargate (Movie and/or SG1) lore, and the ship is reminiscent of Serenity (Firefly,) at least on the outside… *sigh*  When I first saw the trailer in a theatre, I was bouncing in my seat for the first thirty seconds thinking I was watching a Stargate reboot, until the obvious Alien bits started playing. *pout*  If you enjoy sci-fi and don’t mind violence, this might be a good lazy-Saturday movie for you.

On Netflix Canada: That Guy... Who Was in That Thing

Do you ever play “Whose that Guy/Girl?” while watching a movie/show?  Sometimes watching TV with my dad is like playing Hollywood trivia, lol.  If there is a familiar face on TV playing a supporting role, or even one step above an extra, we spend the next ten minutes of the show wracking our brains to figure out where we’ve seen them before.  Like it matters right? 😉  But for some reason, apparently it does.  Like I can’t enjoy the rest of the movie unless I can recall the actors’ casting history, ’cause that could make or break the film…  *shrugs*  I always thought that was just a family quirk of ours, but there’s a documentary based on it, so maybe you guys play this same game at home too?

On Netflix Canada: Best of TEDx

There is a TON of TEDTalks related episodes on Netflix. I really enjoyed the humor and space related ones, and am probably gonna start watching Ancient Clues next; the first episode discusses dinosaurs vs chickens (which would totally explain how the egg came first, lol!)  If you enjoy watching blow-your-mind discussions, you really need to start watching any of the 37 series available on Netflix.  Heck, while counting how many series there are, I just found one on Beauty and Fashion, cool!

On Netflix Canada: Transformers Prime

How many cartoons turned movie turned Sunday morning cartoon reboots can say they have used the same voice for the lead character in like, everything.  I’m such a fan of Peter Cullen, though you may know him better as Optimus Prime. This dude has been the voice of Optimus since 1984!  Transformers Prime is the latest installation (though another movie is in the making right now,) and has been a fan favourite for both myself and my two and a half year old nephew.  It’s kinda cool enjoying a show together, and I’m fully tasked to mold my nephew into as much of a geek as his auntie! The kid already tries to work our TV screen like you would a tablet when we’re trying to select something on Netflix (IE, he walks up to the screen and starts swiping, in search of his fave shows… unbeknownst to him, either myself or his uncle is using a remote behind his back to make it look like his tablet swipes are actually working on the TV screen, LOL!)  His other favourite show(s) is all of the Power Rangers installations… I can forgive him this though. 😉

And finally…

On Netflix Canada SOON: Arrested Development Season 4!

Starting this Sunday May 26th, the fourth season of Arrested Development can be found on Netflix and only on Netflix!!  Its an exclusive, so if your a huge fan of AD (like TheHubs is,) then you’re gonna want a subscription to Netflix to watch.  At only $8/month, with a first month free trial, now just might be a really great time to sign up.  If I understand correctly, the entire season will be released all at once, so Sunday just might be called Arrested Development day here…. I might just have to pick up some TV-marathoner snacks for TheHubs on Saturday, lol.

You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging with just a cool list of shows to watch on Netflix did ya?  Pfft!  We’ve got a giveaway for you too!  Have you heard of a Roku before?  This device lets you stream Netflix on virtually any TV.  Imagine getting to watch Season 4 of Arrested Development right on your TV!  Cool right?  So here’s your chance to win a Roku 2 AND a 1 YEAR subscription to Netflix!  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a new member or not to win the subscription, so I would totally suggest trying out the 1 month free trial now, and add the year subscription to your account later if you win! 🙂

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Aeryn Lynne

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72 Comments on “Great New Movie/TV Releases on Netflix Canada

May 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

I heard hemlock is suppose to be good

Angela Marriott
May 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

I want to watch The walking dead

Darla H
May 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

I would watch Breaking Bad! heard good things but haven’t wanted to start watching now because I missed the first season

May 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I want to watch To Rome with Love.

May 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Me and Mrs Orson Welles

May 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Breaking bad

May 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Would love to watch Breaking Bad. Have never seen it because our cable provider didn’t carry AMC until recently.Also just got unlimited internet as an option.

May 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Arrested Development

May 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

sorry that is listed above already. i’ll go with breaking bad

r wu
May 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Breaking Bad !

pd reimer
May 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I want to watch Season 2 of Sherlock

Stacey Dempsey
May 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I havent seen the walking dead yet so I would love to see that

May 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I want to watch Arrested Development

May 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm


May 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Futurama! I love that show.

Journeysof TheZoo
May 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

My husband LOVES Sherlock but I don’t mind because Arrested Development is my thing. Great giveaway, thanks for hosting.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

May 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

Hemlock Grove, X-Files, Fringe, The 4400…

I already have a subscription to Netflix. Hope that is okay, its not new, I have had Netflix for over 2 years now.

May 25, 2013 at 6:13 am

House of Cards

Debbie Bashford
May 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

Arrested Development!

May 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

I interested in watching Breaking Bad

May 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

How I met your mother!

caryn s
May 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

Mad men

Victoria Ess
May 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

My partner and I have a Netflix account, and we are in the midst of a Mad Men Marathon!

Belinda McNabb
May 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

House of cards

May 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Hemlock Grove…. but only during the daylight!

James H
May 26, 2013 at 1:14 am

Once I’m done with Arrested Development I’m definitely gonna go back and rewatch Community.

Benjamin D.
May 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

The Walking Dead

May 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

Hemlock Grove

mike gismondi
May 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

The Walking Dead

maria b
May 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I want to see this movie called LOL with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus

May 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Mad Men.

May 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I’ve been on a real romance movie kick lately, so I’d definitely check out Dear John, No Strings Attached, and The Tourist.

Cathy Canton
May 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

The Watch looks very Funny I loved Drop Dead Diva and just watch LOL – it was OK not great but OK.

May 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

It’s all about Walking Dead. 🙂

May 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Has to be Mad Men!

May 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Hmmm, Mad Men!

May 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

The Tourist

Julie Cousineau
May 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm

mad man look good

Tierra G
May 27, 2013 at 4:25 am

House of Cards

Margarita Ibbott
May 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

The Watch

Alex P.
May 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

The Hunger Games

Maegan Morin
May 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Currently I am trying to watch every episode of Community so I would go in search of the ones that I havent seen on there lol 😀

Sydney D
May 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Family guy. 🙂

Aimée Robison
May 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Downton Abbey 🙂

Tammy Dalley
May 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

The walking dead

May 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

The walking dead,love it,,would love to watch all the seasons over again! 🙂

Heidi C.
May 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I would like to check out Hemlock Grove or House of Cards!

May 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I would watch Breaking Bad.

Jackie Currie
May 28, 2013 at 12:05 am

Just popped over to follow you on Pinterest, and saw the Barbie Fashion Plates on one of your boards. I still have mine!! I still love them! My daycare hooligans play with them now!

Aeryn Lynne
June 1, 2013 at 12:28 am

Oh wow, I’m pretty sure my plates went to “a good home” c/o a garage sale back in the day, lol. They were truly one of my favourite “toys” growing up! Am sure your hooligans are having a blast with them too; they’re a great way to inspire creativity I’m sure! 😀

Miss T
May 28, 2013 at 4:51 am

Mad Men

May 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I would like to watch the Mad Men series

Lori Bazan
May 29, 2013 at 6:33 am

This means War..looks like a great movie!

sarah sar
May 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

i would love to watch The Notebook!

May 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm

We got rid of cable we love Netflix so much. True story 🙂

Jody MacArthur
May 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix… I can never find anything I want to watch until I see a post like yours and see what I can’t find when I search. I’d love to see some of the Ted talks. Good thing we have a subscription, now to ask the kids how to fire it up 🙂 Thanks!

angela mitchell
May 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I really want to see House of Cards:)

May 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

i want to see

Searching for Sugar Man

May 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Hemlock grove looks interesting

May 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Mad men love watching it without commercials

Lyne Proulx
June 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

I would love to try out Netflix for a year! My teenagers would be thrilled:) The Roku is definitely a cool device! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lyne Proulx
June 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

oups forgot to add the movie lol! Grown Ups!

June 2, 2013 at 1:17 am

I keep meaning to check out The Walking Dead!

June 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hansel & Gretel

June 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Mad man

June 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Mad Men all the way!

June 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Hansel & Gretel

June 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

I would love any animated program for my child

June 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm

i want to see the walking dead on netflix

June 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Arrested Development and Breaking Bad are at the top of my list.

June 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I am interested in watching Downton Abbey.

June 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I love my Netflix!  I had no idea they had TED talks – I will definitely be checking that out.


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