For any TV and cinema enthusiasts, there are a few things that set your heart racing than a much-anticipated release on one of your favorite streaming sites. Netflix seems to be the number one choice amongst most entertainment lovers, and why wouldn’t it be? There are hundreds of thousands of hours of content to flick through. Whether you are looking for a belly-laugh-inducing comedy movie or a drama-filled TV series, there’s something for everyone.
Admittedly in recent years, more and more streaming services have cropped up. The likes of Amazon Prime and Hulu are now major players, but Netflix is still the market leader. And their batch of newest additions to their streaming library does not disappoint. Original movies produced by Netflix themselves have taken the world by storm and the latest blockbuster they have added is Purple Hearts. The romantic movie follows a pair of newlyweds who married for the Armed Forces’ benefits but will the fake romance turn into a real one?
That doesn’t feature in our list but is still well worth checking out. Here are two of Netflix’s newest additions which are set to get your pulse racing throughout the coming weeks.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
There can be no denying it, The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a hit. The 2017 blockbuster was released to critical acclaim back in 2017, grossing $176m at the box office. The movie was an adrenaline ride akin to those that websites such as OddsChecker provide via their free online casino offers, and such was the chemistry between their mega-cast of actors, the franchise is back with another installment.
The pairing of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in the original movie was a master stroke. The pair had the audience eating out of the palm of their hand with a brand of witty humor and non-stop action that we have come to expect from the duo throughout their careers. Throw into that brilliant Salma Hayek who plays the psychotic Sonia Kincaid, wife of Darius (Samuel L. Jackson), and you are in for a 100-minute thrill ride across Europe.
With special appearances from the likes of Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas, this movie is not one to miss and is streaming right now.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season Eight
Season Eight of Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally brings the curtain down on everyone’s favorite cop sitcom. We will be sad to see the likes of Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher), and Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) leave our screens, but what a ride they have taken us on over the last nine years.
The first season was originally aired on Fox back in September 2013 and was a massive success. Its viewership peaked at 4.87m during its second season, and despite figures dwindling a little since then, its Rotten Tomatoes rating has consistently remained 89% or above, with seasons two, four, five, and six all scoring a perfect 100%.
Finally, season eight is upon us. The release of the final season was delayed somewhat courtesy of global events, but finally, it is available worldwide and it is well worth the wait. The season originally aired in September of last year on NBC if you’re in the US and on other broadcasters in different regions of the world, but let’s be honest, who watches TV these days?
The final season was made available on Netflix on August 13th and is already ranked at number one in terms of what’s currently popular. The show touches on some sensitive topics and should tug at the heartstrings as a result. The show delivers such matters in a serious yet funny matter that only Brooklyn Nine-Nine can. And to top it off, everyone’s favorite plotlines are there for all to enjoy one final time. In the relationship between Jake and Captain Holt, Rosa is a bonafide badass, and finally, one last heist!