This week’s Netflix Streaming releases kick off today with the global debut of “Short Poppies,” the Netflix original comedy series starring popular New Zealand comic actor Rhys Darby. New episodes of another Netflix original, the popular animated series “TurboFAST”, will race onto Netflix Streaming April 4th.
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“Short Poppies” is a mockumentary which follows a journalist traveling New Zealand and filming its inhabitants, with Darby playing a new character each week. “TurboFAST” is a spinoff of the popular Dreamworks animated film “Turbo,” and is the first Netflix original program for children. The new episodes will continue “TurboFAST”’s 26-episode first season.
Aside from new original programming, this week’s slate also brings other recent films to Netflix Streaming, such as “Insidious Chapter 2” starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, as well as new TV offerings like season 1 of the FX comedy “Legit” starring Jim Jeffries.
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‘Short Poppies: Season 1’
Available 4/3 – a global debut on Netflix
TV journalist David Farrier takes on the job of documenting what everyday life is like for a collection of eccentric nobodies from small-town New Zealand, but the network plans to make a comedy out of the reporter’s odd findings.
Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins
In this revelatory comedy, a pair of teenagers survives the apocalypse only to find themselves on an all-or-nothing mission to defeat the Antichrist — who turns out to have numerous psychiatric issues and a powerful yen for an Earth virgin.
Available 4/4 – New episodes!
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, “Turbo FAST” amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.
Pablo Ferro, Jeff Bridges
Blending animation and film footage, this documentary tracks the rise of self-taught graphic designer Pablo Ferro from his youth as a Cuban immigrant. A figure of 1960s New York counter culture, Ferro had a brush with death that altered his life.
‘When Jews Were Funny’ (2013)
Aaron Berg, Gilbert Gottfried, Howie Mandel, Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman, Bob Einstein
This one-liner packed documentary explores the colorful history of Jewish comedy in America and its links with Jewish immigrant culture. The film reveals the major influence of Jewish writers and performers in the first decades of TV comedy.
‘Insidious Chapter 2’ (2013)
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell
Time has passed for Renai and Josh Lambert, but they are still haunted by the evil spirits that almost stole the body of their son, Dalton. While Renai tries to accept her son’s paranormal abilities, Josh must confront his own horrifying childhood.
‘All Things to All Men’ (2013)
Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens, Julian Sands, Gil Darnell, Leo Gregory, Pierre Mascolo
Detective Parker will do whatever it takes to take down a notorious crime lord, even if it means breaking the law. When Parker enlists the help of a known criminal, allegiances are blurred and his perfect plan becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse.
‘Legit: Season 1’
Comic Jim Jefferies plays a version of himself, a fun-loving, irresponsible stand-up sensation whose mother plots to get him to go legit. But how many times can one woman fake a fatal illness before she gives up and lets Jim lead his own life?