Here Is What’s New on Netflix for June 2015
The best thing about titles departing Netflix is the new stuff that arrives in their place! Here are some of our favorites, with a full list of available titles at the end:
A new sci-fi drama created by the Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas, The Matrix) & J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Changeling). It premiered on June 5th and the entire 12-episode season is now available.
Sense8 centers around 8 strangers from different parts of the world who become emotionally & mentally connected following a death. The show explores identity, relationships, politics, gender, sexuality, and religion. The cast consists of Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner), Bae Doona (Cloud Atlas), Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Tena Desae, Max Riemelt, and Jamie Clayton.
Sense8 is an interesting mix of character-centered story telling, mystery, and action. And there are some memorable moments. Like in episode 6. Freaking amazing. Highly recommend.
Orange Is The New Black – Season 3
Orange Is The New Black is back on Friday, June 12th!
Scandal – Season 4
Shondaland fans who missed the 4th season of Scandal can now catchup on Netflix starting June 13th. Make sure you have a large supply of popcorn and wine before you begin your binge!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 2
The second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be made available for streaming on June 11th. It’s rare for a series to have a season come to Netflix so soon after its finale (it’s typically a month or two before the new season starts airing), but it’s a welcome change.
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge – Season 1
Critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon spawned a widely lauded film sequel (and an additional film sequel slated for 2018), a children’s series, which went for two seasons on Cartoon Network, and now future seasons will be released on Netflix under the title DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge. It will be made available for streaming on June 26.
The Aviator (2004)
A positively received biopic directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as business tycoon Howard Hughes, Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner. Rated 87% fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler is a neo-noir thriller about a freelance crime journalist who starts chasing crimes for footage to sell to broadcast news stations. It holds a 95% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Written and directed by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart and based off Maziar Bahari’s memoir Then They Came for Me, which tells of Bahari’s imprisonment in Iran following an appearance on The Daily Show. Rosewater holds a 77% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
The Butler (2013)
This historical drama centers around a butler who served the White House for 8 separate presidents. It has an all-star cast, featuring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Jane Fonda, Jesse Williams, John Cusack, Robin Williams, and many more. Lee Daniels’ The Butler has a 72% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Jennifer Aniston received many nominations for her stellar performance in this drama about loss, grief, and coping.