If you’ve already binged the entire second season of Marvel’s Daredevil and laughed through Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday (also released last week), then you may be suffering from a case of Netflix exhaustion, desperate to find something else on Netflix to appease your addiction to streaming content. Luckily for you, Netflix still has a few gems to introduce to the millions of subscribers before the end of March.
Whether you want to throw on a new season of Trailer Park Boys while you and a special someone “Netflix and chill,” you want to delve into the unsolved mysteries of high-profile gangsta rap violence, or you want to witness the first collaboration between Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the good people at Netflix have you covered.
In what amounts to a dream-come-true for hardcore martial arts film enthusiasts, Jackie Chan and Jet Li star (and face off) in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008, PG-13). Awarding the film three out of five stars, Helen O’Hara of Empire Online says that the “fun but supremely silly kung fu romp is overshadowed” by the first-ever coming together of Chan and Li. With characters named Monkey King, Jade Warlord, Golden Sparrow, and Silent Monk, O’Hara again notes that the film is “thoroughly entertaining” and that “the face-off between Chan and Li is worth the entrance price alone.” As confirmed by New To Netflix, the film is available on March 24.
If the premise of The Forbidden Kingdom isn’t exactly your brand of “silly,” then maybe the raunchier Trailer Park Boys will suit your needs on Friday. Since the conclusion of the show’s seventh season, the new content has been released exclusively through Netflix. According to Movie Pilot, this will be the first season with celebrity guest stars, including Jimmy Kimmel, Doug Benson, Tom Arnold, and Snoop Dogg.
Based on a book by the same name that was written by a former police officer directly involved in the investigations, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders (2015, NR) is a documentary that takes a fresh look at two of the most publicized murders of the 90s. With enough conspiracy theories to rival the death/suicide/murder of Kurt Cobain, one critic of Murder Rap claims this documentary fails to deliver anything significant to the conversation. Judge for yourself when it’s available on Netflix, beginning March 31.
While Netflix has more than its fair share of anime offerings, they’re adding two seasons and a movie from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise on the final day of the month. One assumes that the seasons 1 and 2 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! spin-off Zexal amounts to the first two “Volumes,” consisting of 12 total Ranks (episodes). You will also be able to stream Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (2011, Unrated), a short film that received an average rating of three-point-wight out of five at Rotten Tomatoes, with 70 percent of users liking the film.
If none of that gets you excited to use your Netflix subscription for the rest of the month, here are a few “If you liked X, then you should check out Y” comparisons for other releases coming to a Netflix near you before April 1.
If you like the Hangover trilogy that introduced Zach Galifianakis to the American media mainstream, then Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008, R) should be right up your alley. Bachelor Party 2 — available on Netflix March 31 — stars Sara Foster (90210) and Josh Cooke.
If you liked either the Twilight or Underworld film franchises, then Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013, R) could get you hooked on a new vampire-centric series. Fright Night 2 stars Jaime Murray (Hustle, Dexter) and Will Payne. It will be streamable starting March 31.
If you like Pride and Prejudice or Downton Abbey, then A Promise (2013, R) may suit your fancy (pun-intended). It stars Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Dogma) and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, The Prestige) and became accessible on Netflix on March 24.
You can also check out a full list of everything released by Netflix in March.
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