Bird Box – a fantastic Netflix original movie

Finally I got the chance to watch the superpopular Netflix original movie Bird Box. Even though the critics have been negative, I was positively surprised.

Bird Box has been a giant success for Netflix. More than 50 million people streamed it the first week after it was released, and it has gotten tons of attention in media. In the recent days, it has taken off completely, due to the so-called #birdboxchallenge in which people try to walk around blindfolded doing different tasks. That is kind of cool, but yesterday Netflix actually warned their fans about it, saying that it is dangerous and can cause big accidents if people do not watch out.

It might be dangerous, but it has gotten articles written about it in newspapers and online magazines all across the world, giving even more attention to the already popular movie. Congratulations to Netflix, this has been a giant success, even if there have been some negative critics written about the actual movie!

Haven’t seen Bird Box yet?

Would you like to watch Bird Box on Netflix, or maybe you are considering it? Is Bird Box a movie for you?

Watch Bird Box on Netflix
Bird Box is a captivating and scary movie at the same time.

If you like somewhat scary movies, Bird Box falls into that category. It isn’t a horror movie, but it is scary and it might cause you some trouble if you do not like sleeping in the darkness alone after watching scary movies. Personally, I had no trouble sleeping afterwards, but I know people who have had some trouble and also stopped watching the movie along the way as they found it to be a little bit too scary.

The story in itself is really interesting, and you are stuck in front of the screen along the way to find out what’s going on, what is causing it, and what will be the solution to it all.

There are lots of famous actors taking part in the movie, so Sandra Bullock isn’t the only valid reason for watching this movie. John Malkovich, Travante Rhodes, Sarah Poulson, Rosa Salazar, Tom Hollander, and also Danielle Macdonald (who also had a part in another Netflix original movie that premiered in December 2018, Dumplin’), and several others.

You can watch Bird Box on Netflix worldwide, which means that you do not need to change your Netflix region in order to stream it online.

Have you seen Bird Box already? Do you agree with me? (some spoilers)

I had an amazing time watching Bird Box on Netflix. The movie grabbed hold of me from the first second, and it didn’t lose its grip before it was finished.

Girl, one of the main characters in Bird Box.
Girl, one of the main characters in Bird Box.

Unfortunately, the end didn’t answer all those unanswered questions, and therefore I felt like a big empty whole was left at the end of the movie. It doesn’t make me change my original opinion about the movie (that it is a great one), but it still feels like it could have been even greater if they had managed to finish the movie in an even better way.

One of the main questions that I missed an answer to was:

  • Will this “monster” rule the world forever, or will this phenomena come to an end, and thus make life turn back to normal ever again?

Anyway, congratulations to Netflix on Bird Box – it was a great movie! And now I look forward to more fantastic Netflix original productions in the future.

Have you seen Bird Box? How did you like it?

Major updates at netflix.fromabroad.org

We have recently done some major changes here at netflix.fromabroad.org. Haven’t noticed them? Well, look around!

The biggest change for you as a visitor might be the change in the design. We hope that our new design (which is somewhat similar to the old design) will make it easier to jump around on the website, and especially, that the right menu is more colorful and joyful to use. Not only can you see the latest posts from our Netflix blog, but you can also see our two latest videos from YouTube.

But, there is more than just a design change that has happened.

Big updates on netflix.fromabroad.org
Big updates on netflix.fromabroad.org

Find out what’s new on Netflix

This is a function and something we have wanted to implement for a very long time, but we first succeeded in implementing it right now! This is the chance for you to find out what’s new in different Netflix regions around the world. Would you like to know what has been added to US Netflix in the last two weeks? Or maybe you want to know about recent additions to the Netflix library in England? You can find out about this and much more as you check out what’s new on Netflix. Isn’t that great?

Updated methods for streaming Netflix abroad

Even more important is our recent updates to the articles describing how you can access different Netflix regions. There are lots of regions which we have been unable to unblock, simply because of Netflix blocking all VPN providers. But, after some serious research we have found new working methods, and thus, you can now find out how to access Netflix regions such as Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other Netflix regions which we haven’t had a working method for recently.

Find a complete list of all the Netflix regions you can unblock right here (scroll down to find it).

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Watch I Feel Pretty on Netflix

One of the best memories I have from the cinema in 2018 is the time when I watched I Feel Pretty. It isn’t an extraordinary movie, but I had such a great time watching it.

I am not at all a big fan of Amy Schumer, but watching this movie I laughed and laughed. I know, the reviews on the Internet might not be the best, but who cares – I had a great time watching I Feel Pretty.

In November 2018, I Feel Pretty will have its arrival on Netflix. It will not come to all regions, but it will come to Canadian Netflix. So, if you want to watch I Feel Pretty on Netflix that is possible. But, what to do if you live outside Canada and still want to stream I Feel Pretty on Netflix? It can be done quite easily. Follow these instructions to find out how you can watch Canadian Netflix outside the United States.

watch i feel pretty on netflix
From November 2018 you can watch I Feel Pretty on Netflix

Have you seen the movie yourself? How did you like it? It only has a 5,3/10 score on IMDb, but on Rotten Tomatoes it gets even worse, as it currently has a 34% audience score there. But, I have said it before, and I will say it again… these scores don’t really matter. Often the best movies are those I am most bored at, while those with poorer ratings are much easier to enjoy. But, I would love to hear your thoughts about I Feel Pretty, so if you have seen the movie, please write a comment and let me know what you think!

I Feel Pretty trailer

Want to know even more about the movie? Take a look at the trailer beneath!

Canadian Netflix is often the best region for new movies, but in November 2018, there will not be a lot of great titles coming. Of course, the last season of House of Cards is a highlight, but when it comes to movies, I Feel Pretty might be the hottest of them all. Fans of Harry Potter will probably enjoy Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which was added to Canadian Netflix on November 7th.

One more movie that could be mentioned is Passengers, with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, which will come to Canadian Netflix on November 29th!

New Narnia series/movies to be created by Netflix

I am a big fan of the C. S. Lewis books, and his adventure books about Narnia are amazing. I enjoyed all three Disney movies about Narnia (even though the first one was by far the best), but now I am curious to find out how Netflix will work this out.

Netflix will create brand new Narnia movies/series in the coming years!
Netflix will create brand new Narnia movies/series in the coming years!

Amazon is working on the production of The Lord of the Rings as an Amazon original series. The HBO flagship, Game of Thrones, will have its end in 2019. By getting the rights to further work on the Narnia books, Netflix will step into the adventure world, and this might turn into a fantastic series. We might even get movies, but Netflix hasn’t shared information yet about whether they will create movies, a series, or maybe even both.

We do not know much about when the actual production will start and when we can expect the content to arrive at Netflix, but what I know for sure is one thing… I look forward to seeing Narnia on Netflix.

From the original press release

“Netflix will develop new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. Under the terms of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features.”

Are you looking forward to watching new Narnia movies and series on Netflix?

 

The Best Action Movies on Netflix in 2018

It is September 2018, and the year is soon to end. But, why not watch a fantastic action movie on Netflix? Here you can see a list presenting some of the top picks in the action movie category on Netflix as of September 2018.

The best way to know more about the best action movies on Netflix is by watching the video presentation beneath. Take a look at the movie to hear a small introduction of the movies, and to see some clips from all of them.

Would you rather get a short written summary of the best action movies on Netflix? Here you can see a very short introduction of the different movies.

Not all the movies are available on American Netflix, but some of them can only be seen on Netflix in Canada, on Netflix in England, and so on. To find out more about how to access the different Netflix regions discussed in the video, read the main article here at netflix.fromabroad.org.

The Best Action Movies on Netflix 2018

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maybe not the typical action movie, but it is still packed with action, and it was a way better movie than it’s sequel, The Last Jedi. This is good action, even if you do not like the Star Wars movies a lot.

The Accountant

Here you will meet Ben Affleck in the role of an accountant. He has a very special personality, and I thought this would simply be a movie about a guy with a brilliant brain. But, Ben Affleck doesn’t only do good with numbers, he is a fantastic fighter.

Den of Thieves

What happens as a group of bad-ass cops who follow no rules, try to get hold of some thieves even worse than themselves? This is the story of Den of Thieves, and it is hard-core action, just the way you like it.

Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves on Netflix

Doctor Strange

If you are a fan of the Marvel Universe, then Doctor Strange is an action movie that will bring you lots of joy. He isn’t as strong as Thor, but he has some special skills that make him able to stop time, move objects, and so much more.

San Andreas

This is Dwayne Johnson is a disaster movie like we all love them (or hate them). He is out there to save his family, and that might be a bit boring (as he isn’t out there to save the world), but if you love earthquakes and action, this is a good movie for you.

Edge of Tomorrow

It isn’t a brand new movie, but Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise is a fantastic movie. This is an action version of the Groundhog Day, as Tom Cruise wakes up to the same day over and over again. And that isn’t just any day, it is the day when they are about to invade Normandie in France.

Batman: The Dark Knight

This is the best of all Batman movies ever. The movie is best-known for the performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. He won an Oscar for his role, but unfortunately, he died not long after the movie was released. But, this is a fantastic Batman movie worth watching.

Batman: The Dark Knight on Netflix
Batman: The Dark Knight on Netflix

Now You See Me

Are you a fan of magic? Watch Now You See Me, a movie packed with action and fantastic magic tricks that will make you want to watch the movie over and over again. This is one of my favorite movies from the last years, and even though I didn’t enjoy the sequel as much as this one, it is still a fantastic series.

The Commuter

The last movie on the list is The Commuter. This is an action movie with Liam Neeson in which he has to understand what is going on on a train. He is hired to find the one person that shouldn’t be on the train, but he doesn’t know why he needs to find the person. This is an action movie that will keep you stuck to the chair for 90 minutes.

the commuter on netflix
The Commuter on Netflix

Are you ready for some action on Netflix?

Would you like to watch any of these movies (or maybe all of them)? Watch the clip above to find out in which Netflix regions you can see the different movies. And if the movie you want to watch is in a different Netflix region, the solution to the problem is using the VPN services of ExpressVPN. You can read more about how you can use ExpressVPN to access other Netflix regions at netflix.fromabroad.org.

What are your thoughts on the list?

Do you agree with the movies I have selected in this list? Are there any other movies you would have added to this list? Which are your favorite action movies at the moment? I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

My First Love – a New Netflix original from South Korea

Netflix seems to like South Korea and South Korean creativity, because for the second time in a short while they have announced another South Korean production to go global on Netflix.

Last week I wrote about The Love Alarm, a series based on an alarm that goes off whenever someone has romantic feelings for you within a 10 meters proximity.

My First Love on Netflix in 2019 - Source: Pixabay
My First Love on Netflix in 2019 – Source: Pixabay

On September 14th, a brand new cooperating was announced. The project is called My  First Love and it will be directed by Oh Jin-seok and written by Kim Min-seo. They will start with the production in the coming months, and the series is supposed to go live in all Netflix regions in 2019.

What is My First Love about?

My First Love aims to tell the story of when students meet one another and experience love for the first time. The actors taking part in the series will be South Korean, meaning that this will be a real South Korean series that will be made available to everyone globally.

The first season of My First Love will consist of eight episodes.

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Have you tried the (Net)Flix Roulette? Is it worth it?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the nEnhancer. Today, I have tried the so-called Flix Roulette, a tool that will help you find random content on Netflix based on your preferences.

We live in a world in which it is quite easy to get bored, at least if you have too much time left-over after work (or instead of work). Maybe you are a super smart student who has a lot of time besides your studies, and you love watching movies. But, what are you going to stream on Netflix tonight? That is a question we often ask ourselves, and for that reason, someone created a tool which will help you find random content on Netflix.

The Netflix Roulette

The Netflix Roulette, also known as the Flix Roulette, or the Reelgood Roulette, is a tool that will help you find random content on Netflix. In fact, if you create a profile you can tell them which streaming services you use, and then find random content in all of those (for example, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, CBS All Access). When you have done all of this, visit the Netflix Roulette.

netflix roulette

Here you can tell which kind of genre you are interested in, and then filter the quality of the movie by setting rating levels on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

I have used it a couple of times, and I wish there would be some more filters added to this tool. What about a filter that would deal with the release date of a movie. I might want to watch an action movie with a high score on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, but I do not want it to be an old Godfather movie. What about creating a filter for “released in … or newer” or something like that.

The Netflix Roulette is useful after all!

I anyway like the idea of the Flix roulette, and it will for sure help people looking for a random movie or TV series to watch on Netflix find something they wouldn’t find elsehow.

The Reelgood page is very nice, so make sure to visit it. Create a user as well, and put an X next to the streaming platforms you have a valid subscription to. You can then add movies you want to see, and get a notification whenever it has been added to the platforms you use. This and other functions can be really useful!

There is only information about US Netflix on the site, meaning that you will still have to visit netflix.fromabrad.org to find information on new movies on Canadian Netflix. But, if you live in the USA, or have followed my instructions on how to access US Netflix abroad, the tool is still really helpful!

New on Canadian Netflix in September 2018

September is the month when we return to our normal lives after a long summer holiday. But, what are you going to stream on Canadian Netflix in September?

If you scroll through the list of content coming to Netflix in Canada in September 2018, there are a few things I noticed. First of all, the arrival of Black Panther on September 5th. This (almost) brand new Marvel movie has already reached Netflix, and we can follow the people of Wakanda as they battle a “lost son” trying to destroy the fantastic kingdom. It is currently the second highest-grossing movie in 2018, only preceded by Avengers: Infinity War. But, it is in front of Jurassic World and The Incredibles 2!

Black Panther will also come to US Netflix on September 4th, so make sure that you have access to one or both of these regions by then if you are interested in watching the movie.

Watch Black Panther on Netflix in September 2018
Watch Black Panther on Netflix in September 2018

Besides Black Panther, I believe September is a month for those who like good and popular TV series on Canadian Netflix. The second season of the popular NBC drama-series This Is Us will be released on Canadian Netflix in September. One of my favorites, Lethal Weapon (season 2) will also come to Netflix in Canada in September. I should also mention the second season of The Good Place, the eight season of the Walking Dead, and the 14th season of Grey’s Anatomy. These are all very popular TV series, and you probably watch a couple of them already. If you haven’t watched the newest seasons yet, September will be a fantastic month on Netflix in Canada.

If you would rather watch a good movie, September 5th is an interesting date to notice. There will be no big newcomers, but A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Adjustment Bureau, and Bridesmaids are all good movies worth watching.

Bridesmaids on Netflix in Canada
Watch Bridesmaids on Canadian Netflix

Take a look at the full list yourself and get ready for some great streaming in September.

New on Netflix in Canada in September 2018

September 1

Bad Neighbors 2
Death at a Funeral
Family Guy: Season 16
The Flash: Season 1-4
Hancock
The Hollars
Kramer vs. Kramer
La Catedral del Mar
Labyrinth
Legend
Monkey Twins
Mr. Sunshine
Sisters

September 2

Quantico: Season 3

September 4

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

September 5

A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Adjustment Bureau
Bridesmaids
Drag Me to Hell
Fear
Land of the Lost
National Lampoon’s Animal House
Neighbors
Paul

September 6

Once Upon a Time: Season 7

September 7

Atypical: Season 2
Cable Girls: Season 3
City of Joy
First and Last
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World
Next Gen
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2

September 9

Wynonna Earp: Season 2

September 11

Daniel Sloss: Live Show
The Resistance Banker

September 12

Jane
On My Skin

September 14

American Vandal: Season 2
The Angel
Archer: Season 9
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
Bleach
BoJack Horseman: Season 5
Car Masters: Rust to Riches
The Dragon Prince
Ingobernable: Season 2
The Land of Steady Habits
LAST HOPE
Norm Macdonald has a Show
Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs

September 17

The Witch

September 18

D.L. Hughley: Contrarian

September 20

The Good Place: Season 2

September 21

Battlefish
DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan
The Good Cop – Netflix Original
Gotham: Season 4
Hilda
Maniac: Limited Series
Nappily Ever After

Quincy

September 23

The Walking Dead: Season 8

September 25

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2

September 26

Lethal Weapon: Season 2
Norsemen: Season 2
This Is Us: Season 2

September 27

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14

September 28

Chef’s Table: Volume 5
Forest of Piano
Hold the Dark
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2
Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane
Lost Song
Made in Mexico
Skylanders Academy: Season 3
The 3rd Eye
Two Catalonias

September 29

The Exorcist: Season 2

September 30

Annihilation
Sherlock Gnomes

Watch The Foreigner on Netflix

Yesterday I wanted to check if my instructions on how to access UK Netflix still works. As I did the test, I discovered the movie The Foreigner with Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan!

I didn’t know anything about the movie, but it was something about it that made me curious. I have never seen a Jackie Chan movie earlier, so I thought now would be a perfect time to give it a try. I sat down, and it didn’t take many minutes before I saw the daughter of the character of Jackie Chan blown up in an explosion in London. And that is the storyline of the movie, how our Chinaman (Jackie Chan) does everything in his power to find out who did the crime and to bring judgment upon them.

Jackie Chan is hunting down the bad guys in The Foreigner
Jackie Chan is hunting down the bad guys in The Foreigner

Would you like to watch The Foreigner on Netflix?

It can only be seen in a few Netflix regions, and UK Netflix is one of them. You can read more about how to access UK Netflix, American Netflix, Canadian Netflix and other Netflix regions at netflix.fromabroad.org.

One of the first things I did as I watched the movie was to check Pierce Brosnan on Wikipedia. He spoke with a crazy Irish accent, and I couldn’t image that he has learned that accent. So I checked him up and discovered that he is half Irish, making it easy for him to speak with an Irish accent in this movie.

Is it worth watching The Foreigner?

I enjoyed watching the movie, but it wasn’t a movie that made my hands sweat, nor did I have a hard time taking a break from the movie (and then continue watching it later). I don’t regret spending some hours watching it, but it isn’t some sort of new favorite movie of mine.

The Foreigner has a 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, something that should be considered a good score.

Does the movie sound interesting to you? Watch the trailer above for more information.

Have you seen it already (on Netflix or somewhere else)? How did you like the movie?

Is it worth watching the new Netflix original Like Father?

I recently had some time to spare and visited Netflix to find something worth watching. I am not a big fan of Netflix originals, but Like Father seemed to be a good choice. Was it?

like father on netflix

I was a big fan of Cheers back in the old days, and I also watched a whole lot of Frasier episodes. Since then I haven’t seen nor heard of Kelsey Grammer until he showed up as the main character in the new Netflix original named Like Father. He has had a long break, but maybe Like Father has made some old stuff come alive in him because he has recently started speaking about continuing in his role as Frasier once again.

The other main character in the movie is played by Kristen Bell. We know her from a lot of different movies, including one of my favorites, Couples Retreat. She has also had the role of Veronica Mars, and recently she is a big hit in the NBC series The Good Place. If you haven’t seen “The Good Place” yet, you will be happy to hear that the second season will be added to US Netflix in August 2018.

What’s up in Like Father

If you watch the first 15 minutes of Like Father, you will most likely be able to foretell the incidents of the rest of the movie quite easily, especially knowing the title. This is not a movie for those who want the big surprises, but instead, it is a nice treat for those who want to watch a nice family friendly movie with a nice and harmless, and also some good morale and forgiveness in it.

Rachel (Kristen Bell) is dumped during her wedding ceremony as her husband-to-be cannot stand the way she has to work all the time. She feels terrible, and things get even worse when her father whom she hasn’t seen in ages shows up at the same wedding. This is the start of a journey that will take them on a honeymoon together (since Rachel cannot do the trip with the husband that just left her at the altar).

Like Father was released on Netflix worldwide on August 3rd (you do not need to change any Netflix region at all as the movie can be seen in absolutely all regions). It has since then received mixed critics online. It has a 49% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment, while it has a 6,1/10 score on IMDb. Not the best scores, but it could have been much worse.

I don’t regret watching the movie, but I must say that I would never spend more minutes watching the movie again. There are very few movies I would actually watch twice, so that statement doesn’t really say much about the movie. But, if you ever read an article in which I say that I could easily watch the movie once again, that is a quality statement!

Have you seen Like Father on Netflix yet? How did you enjoy it?