Thanks to studios taking back their movies and TV shows to add to their own streaming services, the monthly lists of Netflix departures keeps getting shorter and shorter. However, in the case of June's newly announced bunch, the lineup may be tiny, but the high-quality losses are pretty big.
Those hoping to find a laugh on the beach or on the green will have to go out and do it in person, as the Hawaii-set rom-com "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and the Adam Sandler golf classic "Happy Gilmore" will chuckle their way out the door next month. And speaking of no laughing matters, the horror icon "The Exorcist" will spook some other streaming service after June along with the retro favorite "Stand By Me" and the fantatic sci-fi saga "Looper." Netflix will also lose the Oscar winners "Silver Linings Playbook," "Her" and "Midnight in Paris," as well as the excellent animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon." (Apparently "stay" wasn't a part of the training.)
And that's just a handful of the heavy hitters leaving the Big Red Streaming Monolith next month. Here's the rest of the short but not insubstantial list:
"Documentary Now" seasons 1-3
"The Night Shift" seasons 1-4
"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" seasons 1-5
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Reign" seasons 1-3
"Criminal Minds" seasons 1-10
"Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter"
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"Into the Wild"
"Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me"
"Just Go With It"
"Memoirs of a Geisha"
"Midnight in Paris"
"My Fair Lady"
"The Originals" seasons 1-4
"Shrek Forever After"
"Stand By Me"
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.