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Weekly Highlights Netflix US July 1st

New week, new movies. Since it’s the first, we get the bonus of a big list of additions. AND it’s a long holiday weekend. Streaming heaven! This month is going to have a lot to offer by way of great titles. The Back To The Future Trilogy is back, there’s some great comedy, and an Oscar winner or two thrown in to boot. When the hot dogs have all been eaten and the fireworks have been exhausted, settle into the couch for some true holiday enjoyment. Let’s take a look at some things added this week worth adding to your binge.

Marco Polo

The most anticipated releases of this week is Season 2 of Marco Polo. It’s a sweeping series detailing the life of Venetian traveler Marco Polo and the young explorers adentures across 13-century China after he is taken prisoner by Kublai Khan. It’s lavishly produced with stunning scenery and costumes.

Jim Jefferies: Freedumb

Jim Jefferies is back in his seventh stand-up special and he is just as offensive, just as brusque, and just as brilliant as ever. Never one to mince words, he tackles controversial topics from gun control to religion to his experiences as a new father (immunization, anyone?). Be ready to be made uncomfortable and for smart, hilarious commentary.

Backtrack

After a personal tragedy, a troubled psychologist (Adrien Brody) return to his hometown to deal with his own demons. When he discovers the patients he has been seeing are ghosts (I see dead people!) he digs into his past and uncovers a terrifying secret that only he can put right. Brody is fantastic as the tortured doctor. The moody colors mixed with his personal agony (at one point he looks as though he is about to vomit at the mere mention of the forgotten) makes for a chilling watch.

Shameless (U.S.)

An adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning British show of the same name, William H. Macy (Fargo) stars as Frank Gallagher, a shiftless single father of six. Forced to take make it on their own, his children do the best that they can to take care of themselves and each other. A dysfunctional family drama, its also a funny, smart, and compelling show with several awards under its belt.

Rolling Papers

Follow the journalists of the Denver Post as they pioneer the world of pot journalism. Present for the decriminalization of marijuana in Colorado, which began on 1 January 2014, they appoint a marijuana editor. News, strain reviews, and parenting advice are just a few of the topics they cover as they attempt to break new ground and pave a new way in a dying industry.

 

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