A great week of Netflix releases kicks off on August 14 with the debut of the Netflix Original stand-up special from Demetri Martin. The title of “Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) alone provides insight into Martin’s surreal wordplay-driven style, which at times is reminiscent of Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg, and he’s the latest fantastic comic to have their latest special produced by Netflix. View the trailer for Demetri’s new special above.
The stand-up continues with Colin Quinn’s newest one-man show, “Unconstitutional” a funny and cerebral look at the U.S. Constitution. Quinn’s transition to one-man shows marks an exciting creative direction for the thoughtful New York comic. “Unconstitutional” arrives on August 15.
August 16 brings the 2012 drama “Being Flynn” starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano. The movie is based on the best-selling memoir “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” a title approximately nine billion times better than “Being Flynn.”
August 16 also brings “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” the 2012 apocalyptic romantic comedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. August 17 brings the underrated 2005 drama “Lord of War,” starring Nicolas Cage as an international arms dealer.
August 20 brings the most recent ESPN 30 for 30 special “Angry Sky,” about free-faller Nick Piantanida, who broke numerous altitude parachute records in the Sixties before his untimely demise.
The week ends August 21 with the acclaimed 2014 drama “Jauja” starring Viggo Mortensen as a man traveling the Patagonian desert in search of his daughter. To view the rest of this week’s releases including two new Netflix Original series aimed for kids, “DinoTrux” and “Ever After Too Wonderland,” and a slew of intriguing independent dramas, view the list below:
Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) (2015) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Demetri Martin brings his off-kilter take on acoustic guitar, hairless cats, color schemes, and the word “nope” to Washington in his original special.
DinoTrux – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Half dinosaur, half construction truck, full-on fun! Watch giant Ty Rux, his little buddy Revvit and the crew come face-to-face with evil D-Structs.
Ever After High Way too Wonderland (Season 3) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The kids of fairytale characters attend a school with two cliques: those who accept their fairytale destinies and those who want to write their own.
Alex of Venice (2014)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Matthew Del Negro
Devastated by her husband’s abrupt departure, hard-driving attorney Alex must try to pick up the pieces of her life as best she can. With an important case looming and a son and father to look out for, Alex is forced to reappraise her priorities.
Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional (2015)
New York Comedian Colin Quinn writes and stars in this live one-man stage show that dissects and deconstructs U.S. constitutional history.
Race to Nowhere (2009)
Vicki Abeles’s cautionary documentary focuses on the potential adverse impact of parents’ mounting obsession with their kids’ academic results.
Being Flynn (2012)
Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore
A young man employed at a Boston homeless shelter comes upon his long-lost, destitute and alcoholic father while at work one evening in this subtle, emotionally charged drama based on the acclaimed memoir by poet and playwright Nick Flynn.
Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis
Though she acts in a traditional, feminine way around her religious parents, Bronx teenage lesbian Alike comfortably expresses her sexuality among her friends. Eventually, her worlds will collide and Alike will have to fully embrace her true self.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey
As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a man whose wife has abandoned him spends the planet’s final days on a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. But a lovely neighbor who tags along for the ride complicates his plans.
Hot Wheels: The Skills to Thrill (2015)
When a shifty guy comes to town peddling new driverless cars, the folks in Hot Wheels City rejoice, but soon learn the cost of giving up the wheel.
Lord of War (2005)
Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan
Looking to break away from his dead-end life, a Ukrainian immigrant goes from two-bit thug to international arms dealer — closing his eyes to the repercussions of who purchases the weapons. But he soon finds that his profiteering comes at a cost.
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3
Kevin Hart and other real-life husbands of Hollywood celebrities play fictionalized versions of themselves in this reality-show spoof.
30 for 30: Angry Sky (2015)
At the height of the space race, Nick Piantanida had a dream and a reach that far exceeded his grasp: He would climb to the edge of the atmosphere and break the free-fall parachute record.
As Cool As I Am (2013)
Claire Danes, James Marsden, Thomas Mann
About to turn 16, Lucy realizes that her parents’ marriage is on shaky ground — and that theirs is not the only relationship that’s in trouble. After her longtime boyfriend leaves town, Lucy opts to ditch her tomboy image and restyle her life.
Strange Empire: Season 1
In 1869 Janestown on the Alberta-Montana border, three women band together for survival after the men in their town are murdered.
Being Mary Jane: The Series: Season 2
Ambitious single TV journalist Mary Jane attempts to balance her career with her overbearing family and an increasingly messy love life.
Grantham & Rose (2014)
Jake T. Austin, Marla Gibbs, Tessa Thompson
Seventeen-year-old Grantham struggles to find his way as a man when a spontaneous road trip thrusts him into the care of a feisty eighty-one-year-old African-American woman named Rose.
Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Adrian Fondari
When his daughter elopes, a Danish military man heads into the Patagonian desert after her and becomes lost in a bewildering landscape of the surreal.
Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running’s most cherished prize – the Boston Marathon, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves.