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Baz Luhrmann's '70s New York music series The Get Down has the first part of its first season come to Netflix in August.

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Baz Luhrmann's '70s New York music series The Get Down has the first part of its first season come to Netflix in August.

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The biggest news for Netflix in August is a slew of new originals, including the animated film version of The Little Prince and the first part of Baz Luhrmann's '70s New York music series The Get Down. There's also a number of new comedy specials including ones by David Cross and Louis C.K. (as well as the slightly less hip Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy) and early entries in the Fast and the Furious series. For a full list, read below:

Aug. 1
The American Side 
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar 
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure 
Big Daddy 
Black Widow 
Critical Condition 
Deadfall 
Destination: T€‹eam USA 
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie
The Family Man 

The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious series is an incredible comeback story, where its seventh entry is somehow its most commercially and critically successful entry. Netflix is offering viewers the chance to revisit it from the beginning, with this relatively conventional street racing film starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker. The series' third film Tokyo Drift is also being added this month in addition to the already available 2 Fast 2 Furious, offering the opportunity for a marathon of the series' early entries.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 
Final Destination 3 
From the Terrace 
Holding the Man 
How To Win The U.S. Presidency
An Inconvenient Truth 
In the Shadow of the Moon 
ISIS: Women Unveiled 
Masha and the Bear
(Season 2)
Memoria 
The Naked Prey
NCIS
(Season 13)
Pay It Forward 
The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Roseanne Collection: Collection 3

Sleepy Hollow 
Sliding Doors 
Star Trek: Nemesis 
Teacher's Pet 
The Verdict 
The Wedding Planner 
What Women Want 
Young@Heart
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 

Aug. 3
Beat Bugs (Season 3)
Aug. 5
David Cross: Making America Great Again 
Ever After High: Epic Winter ­ 

The Little Prince 
The animated version of the children's book classic was set for a wide theatrical run in March before Paramount abruptly pulled it one week before release. The decision was even stranger considering the film had both strong reviews and a starry cast including Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Benicio del Toro and Marion Cotillard. Yet their loss will likely be the gain of Netflix, which picked up U.S. rights and can add the well-recieved film into their ever-expanding children's programming.
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening 
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning 
Slow TV: National Firewood Night 
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening 
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning 
Slow TV: National Knitting Night 
Slow TV: Northern Passage 
Slow TV: Northern Railway 
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing 
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal 
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo 

Aug. 6
The Confirmation
Aug. 9
Real Husbands of Hollywood (Season 4)
T­Rex 
Aug. 10
St. Vincent 
Aug. 11
Flight of the Butterflies 
No Country for Old Men 
In an unusual situation, Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men looks like it will be simultaneously added to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Yet any chance to see this masterpiece, which follows Llewyn Moss (Josh Brolin) as he steals $2 million also being sought by hitman Anton Chigurh (Oscar winner Javier Bardem), is one worth taking. And you haven't had enough Cormac McCarthy existential bleakness, John Hillcoat's 2009 adaptation of his novel The Road will be added to the streaming service this month as well.
Aug. 12
Ask the StoryBots (Season 1)
The Get Down (Part 1) ­
The last attempt at a lavish series about the '70s New York music scene ended poorly, when HBO's Vinyl was unceremoniously cancelled after one season. Yet Netflix seems confident in this series created by Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann, which looks to be more centered on hip-hop and disco as it follows a group of teens in the South Bronx. Luhrmann's filmography is uneven, but The Get Down is a passion project for him, and it should be interesting to see if his lively visual style translates to the small screen. 
Project Mc2 (Season 2) 
Aug. 13
13 Cameras
Aug. 15
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 
Aug. 16
Let's Go to Prison 
Our Last Tango 

Aug. 17
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
The Last Heist 
Puffin Rock
(Season 2)
Aug. 19
Bottersnikes and Gumbles (Season 1)
Fearless (Season 1)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ­
Aug. 21
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV 
Aug. 22
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Aug. 23
Septembers of Shiraz
Aug. 25
The Road
Aug. 26
Blue Is the Warmest Color 
Adapted from the graphic novel by Julie Maroh, this winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival follows Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and her tumultous relationship with Emma (Lea Seydoux). The film's explicit lesbian sex scenes garned a great deal of controversy, including from Maroh. Yet beyond that, the film is a palpable evocation of the agony and ecstasy of love, grounded by an incredible performance from Exarchopoulous.
Dawn of the Croods (Season 2)
Glitter Force (Season 2)
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking... ­
Once Upon a Time
(Season 5)
XOXO
Aug. 27
Rams 
Aug. 29
The State of Marriage 
Aug. 31
Ku'damm 56 (Season 1)

Leaving:
Aug. 1

Addams Family Values
The Best Man 
Bowfinger 
The Gabby Douglas Story
Jennifer 8 
Johnny English 
The Nutty Professor 
The Replacements 
Roseanne Collection: Collection 2 
Rugrats Go Wild 
The Sandlot 
Suspect Zero
Teen Witch 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Vampire in Brooklyn
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Aug. 11
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Aug. 14
Clifford the Big Red Dog 
Clifford's Puppy Days

Aug. 15
Charlie's Angels 
Wish Upon a Star

Aug. 16
Inside Man
Aug. 20
Harry the Bunny
Aug. 23
Blitz
Aug. 27
The Pursuit of Happyness
Aug. 30
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Aug. 31
Death Note
Naruto Shippûden the Movie: Bonds 
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie 
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[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2016 1:59pm]

    

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