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Family Film Fest and Other Netflix News

Monday, March 17, 2014


Earlier this month, I joined a number of fellow bloggers at the stunning Ritz Carlton hotel as we kicked off the Stream Team blogger program with a lavish Oscar viewing party. Dressed up in evening wear, we enjoyed fabulous food and complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups by celebrity stylists. The event was hosted by Jenny McCabe, Director of Global Media Relations at Netflix, who shared the inside scoop at Netflix and answered questions.

Jenny McCabe, Director of Global Media Relations, Netflix

Following her presentation, we gathered around the big screen to watch the Oscars and shared our picks for this year's nominees. Included among the Oscar nominations was the Netflix original The Square, nominated for Best Documentary.


Having been a Netflix subscriber for several years, I was more than delighted to join the Netflix Canada Stream Team. A few months ago, we cancelled our cable service in our home since Netflix offers an expansive array of movies, documentaries and TV shows which we can enjoy at home or while traveling. We access Netflix on our iPhones, iPad, laptop and desktop computers as well as on our TV via Nintendo Wii and now Roku. And yes, I'm guilty of binge watching! In fact, it was thanks to Netflix that I decided to watch The Vampire Diaries by catching up on the earlier seasons and now I'm hooked. Over the holidays, I watched the entire Rocky collection and in February, I watched the first two seasons of House of Cards. My latest obsession? Breaking Bad. Such a bad habit to break!

Over the next year, I will be sharing with you the latest Netflix news and exciting announcements such as the addition of King Julien in his very own show and Puss in Boots. Veggie Tales in the House and Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team will be returning to Netflix, too! All new episodes from the first season of Turbo FAST will be available for streaming on April 4. Also, check out these suggestions for a Family Film Fest, Netflix-style:

  1. Turbo (New!)
  2. Princess Lillifee and the Little Unicorn
  3. My Friend Bernard
  4. Moonbeam Bear and His Friends
  5. Happy Feet Two
  6. The Voyages of Young Dr. Doolittle
  7. Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
  8. Dora The Explorer: Star Catcher

  1. Akeelah and the Bee
  2. Gulliver's Travels
  3. The Croods
  4. Antz
  5. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  6. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
  7. Hugo
  8. National Treasure
Are you a Netflix junkie like me? Fess up. What are you addicted to?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. welcome to the stream team! I'm loving all of the great shows!!

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    1. Thanks Leighann! If screening shows and movies on Netflix was a career option, I would totally quit my day job.

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  2. I used to have Netflix and was definitely a binge-watcher! I loved Orange is the New Black. I miss it!

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    1. I liked that show, too! I just finished watching Breaking Bad. One word: Whoah!

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  3. I haven't tried netflix - can't wait to read about your experiences (and btw - LOVE your dress!)

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    1. Since we cancelled our cable in December, we use Netflix even more and I honestly have no regrets.

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  4. We just got Netflix and we are enjoying it. Nice to be able to turn it on and find something to watch that you haven't seen before! (Judy Cowan)

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    1. I agree. I am hoping that they will be able to include a listing of shows and movies that will soon expire. Wouldn't that be handy?

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  5. We're watching the Walking Dead right now - love Netflix

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  6. I would love to cancel my cable and get MetFlix but I have heard that the Canadian one is not as good as the US? Is this true?

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. after reading your review I want to get Netflix back but I know my wi-fi is not strong enough and I would be wasting my money

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