What’s new and streaming on Netflix? You might start with the entire second season of the original series “Hemlock Grove” (TV-MA) that may have kept some viewers up late night all weekend. But “Hemlock Grove” is not for all audiences, even grownups might get a bit squeamish during some scenes. The series is executive-produced by horror film director Eli Roth and stars former Bond girl and X-Men star Famke Janssen.
Other age-restricted films that have just been added to Netflix streaming include Homefront (R) starring Jason Statham and James Franco; Lawless (R) starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, and XXX: State of the Union (R) starring Ice Cube, Willem Defoe, and Samuel L. Jackson. There’s also the unrated Johnny Knoxville film Bad Grandpa .5 (UR) — but you can probably guess the film is intended for mature audiences.
Let’s mention a few titles that are more family friendly, including Smurfs 2 (PG) with voiceovers from Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris; the 1999 Disney animated film Tarzan (G) with Tony Goldwyn and Minnie Driver providing voiceovers; and the classic 80’s film Honey I Shrunk the Kids (PG) starring Rick Moranis as scientist Wayne Szalinski.
Added TV series include the animated “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” (TV-Y7) with 26 episodes available to stream; last year’s entire 10-episode season of Witches of East End (TV-14), and the documentary series “Forgotten Planet” (TV-PG) about buildings and cities that have been abandoned and forgotten.
Remember, if you’re concerned about your kids unintentionally watching age-restricted material, you can set each family member’s profile to show age appropriate content only. Just go to your Netflix Profile settings.
Here are our picks of new streaming titles added to Netflix:
- Forgotten Planet (TV-PG)
- Hemlock Grove (TV-MA)
- Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (TV-Y7)
- Witches of East End (TV-14)
- Agent F.O.X. (PG)
- City of God (R)
- Cybergeddon (NR)
- Forgotten Planet: Abandoned America (G)
- Gambit (PG-13)
- Homefront (R)
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids (PG)
- Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ (TV-14)
- Journey to the West (PG-13)
- Lawless (R)
- LEGO: Legends of Chima (TV-Y7)
- Muppet Treasure Island (G)
- Return to Nim’s Island (PG)
- Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (G)
- Smurfs 2 (PG)
- Space: Unraveling the Cosmos (NR)
- Tarzan (G)
- The Delta Force (R)
- The Manchurian Candidate (R)
- XXX: State of the Union (R)
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