5 Great Films our Users Recommend

Last week we had a flash giveaway where we asked our users

We asked our users to recommend their favourite films since the people sometimes know just as much as the critics :). Here are some of their recommendations and the rating from Rotten Tomatoes:

City of God

A Brazilian film about a young boy who’s passion for photography keeps him away from the drugs and crime that surround him in the Rio de Janeiro slum he lives in. RT: 90%

Submitted by: Justa Tupa

Battle Royale

Before there was the Hunger Games, there was Battle Royale, a Chinese film based on a similar premise – where young people are sent out to an island to battle it out. Only the winner survives. RT: 86%

Submitted by: Martin Schneider

Special 26

A gang of thieves robs famous businessmen and politicians by posing as income tax officers. iMDB: 7.9/10

Submitted by: Afin Duha

Chef

A chef loses his restaurant job when his ex-wife suggests he starts up a food truck. The adventures he experiences driving his gourmet food truck across the country with his family are priceless RT: 86%

Submitted by: Chantal Marie-Laurence Edouard-Betsy

The Babadook

This one was named the scariest movie of 2014! It’s about a single mother who’s young son is terrified of a ‘monster’ living in the house which may not be his imagination after all…RT:98%

Submitted by: Stephen Bauer

 

Thanks to all our users who participated! Stay tuned for our next flash giveaway and happy streaming!

 

 

5 Great Films to Stream on Netflix on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is approaching us, and what better way to spend it than watching a fantastic, heartwarming film that makes both of you smile. :) Check out our top picks for Mother’s Day 2015 that you can stream on Netflix US (I’ve included the ratings from Rotten Tomatoes):

Barbara

In 1980’s East Germany, a doctor is accused of trying to work in the West and her punishment is to work in a small hospital in the country. RT: 93%

20 Feet from Stardom

This documentary about backup singers won the 2013 Oscar for best documentary! Incredible story-telling and inspiring women throughout! RT: 99%!

Terms of Endearment

This 1983 Best Picture winner portrays a beautiful relationship between a widow and her daughter as they deal with relationships and hardships. RT: 88%

The Kids are Alright

This moving story is about a lesbian couple who’s artificially inseminated children seek out their biological father and invite him to be a part of their lives. RT: 93%

Walking and Talking

This is a film about two close friends  who deal with love and jealously. RT: 86%

 

Movies and TV shows coming to Netflix US in May

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A new month means a new list of movies coming to Netflix. I previously wrote about the list of movies leaving Netflix in May, so get those in before they are gone. Here are the movies/TV shows coming to Netflix US in May, and I’ve highlighted a few of my personal favorites! Enjoy!

May 1

  • “Beyond Clueless” (2014)
  • “Jimi: All Is by My Side” (2013)
  • “The Last Waltz” (1978)
  • “Legally Blonde” (2001)

Who hasn’t seen Legally Blonde? Here is the trailer:

  • “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” (2003)
  • “Longmire” Season 3 (2012 series)

Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson about the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo.

  • “No No: A Dockumentary” (2014)

A great documentary about baseball pitcher Dock Ellis.

  • “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” (2005)
  • “Shameless: Series 10″ (2004 series)
  • “Underclassman” (2015)
  • “Witnesses” Season 1

May 2

  • “Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets” (2015)
  • “LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers” (2015)

May 3

  • “Anita” (2013)
  • “D.L. Hughley: Clear” (2014)
  • “Royal Pains” Season 6 (2009 series)

May 5

  • “A Few Best Men” (2011)

May 6

  • “The Longest Week” (2014)

May 8

  • “Grace & Frankie” (2015 series, Netflix original)

I haven’t seen this Netflix original yet, because it premiers on May 8, but it is a show about two women who’s husbands reveal they are leaving them for each other. Yikes!

  • “Puss in Boots” Season 1 (5 additional episodes)
  • “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” (2013)

May 9

  • “Jinn” (2014)
  • “The Liberator” (2013)

May 12

  • “Extraterrestrial” (2014)
  • “Fruitvale Station” (2013)
  • “Magical Universe” (2013)

May 13

  • “The Identical” (2014)

May 14

  • “American Restoration” (2010 series, new collection)
  • “Counting Cars” (2012 series, new collection)
  • “Dance Moms” (2011 series, new collection)
  • “Duck Dynasty” (2012 series, new collection)
  • “Hoarders” (2009 series, new collection)
  • “Modern Marvels” (1994 series, new collection)
  • “The Universe” (2007 series, new collection)

May 15

  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” Season 4 (2013 series)

Watch this enigmatic man travel the world, experiencing incredible cuisine and having conversations with fascinating strangers.

  • “Cyber­Seniors” (2014)
  • “Dawg Fight” (2015)
  • “Give Me Shelter” (2014)
  • “Granite Flats” Season 1-­3 (2013 series)

May 16

  • “First Period” (2013)

May 17

  • “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” (2015)

May 19

  • “Before I Disappear” (2014)
  • “Girlhood” (2014)

A great film about a young girl who joins an all-girl gang in Paris.

  • “Zombeavers” (2014)

May 21

  • “Between” Season 1 (2015 series)

May 22

  • “H20 Mermaid Adventures” (2015)
  • “Inglourious Basterds” (2009)

A Quentin Tarantino masterpiece. A film based on Germany’s first year occupying France and a whole slew of intertwining characters and plot lines will keep you on the edge of your seat

  • “Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” (2015)
  • “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir” (2014)
  • “Richie Rich” Season 2 (2015 series)
  • “Transporter: The Series” Season 1 (2012)

May 23

  • “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” (2013)
  • “The Boxtrolls” (2014)

May 24

  • “Love and Honor” (2013)
  • “Welcome to the Punch” (2013)

May 26

  • “Graceland” Seasons 1-­2 (2013 series)

May 27

  • “Before I Go to Sleep” (2014)

May 29

  • “Hot Girls Wanted” (2015)
  • “Mako Mermaids” Season 3 (2013 series)

Movies Disappearing from Netflix May 2015

 

Get these in before they’re gone! These films will be disappearing from Netflix US in May. I have highlighted a few of my recommended favorites :)

Expiring May 1

A Knight’s Tale
Airplane!
Airplane II: The Sequel
Along Came Polly
All I Want For Christmas
An American Haunting
BASEketball
Boys Don’t Cry
Cecil B. Demented
Deuces Wild
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (expiring May 5)
Fantastic Voyage
Finding Forrester
Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood
Funny Face

A nice love story starring Audrey Hepburn.

Ichi the Killer

A ridiculously gorey (borderline hilarious) Japanese thriller about a psychopathic young man going on a killing spree after his boss is taken hostage by an assassin. If you’re not squeamish, check out the trailer on YouTube (Warning: very violent)

Life Is Beautiful

This film is an absolutely beautiful tale of a soulful man who is taken to a concentration camp with his son. To protect him, he convinces him that all the brutal happenings are all part of a game. Winner of 3 Academy Awards – and for good reason!

RoboCop

Romancing the Stone

Don’t know how to begin to describe this great classic. Just watch the trailer. Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito are brilliant!

Sabrina
The Accused
The Brothers Bloom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
The Jewel of the Nile
The Secret of NIMH
Valkyrie
6 Bullets

Expiring May 2

Flight

Denzel Washington is incredible in this film about an alcoholic pilot who manages to crash land a plane and saving all the passengers. The resulting criminal investigation into his state during the flight and budding relationship with a recovering heron addict leads to an insightful and suspenseful plot.

Expiring May 3

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Skyfall

Expiring May 12

Robot & Frank (expiring May 12)

Expiring May 16

Fun Size

Expiring May 17

Bridezillas

Expiring May 19

Red Dawn

Expiring May 18

The New Guy

Expiring May 23

Silent House

Expiring May 31

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (expiring May 31)

How to Get Around the NHL Blackout

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Cut the cord without missing a game!

If you’re a fan of hockey, you’ll want to purchase your Gamecenter Live subscription so you can catch every single game from anywhere you like! Gamecenter is a live streaming sports service that allows you to watch every out-of-market regular season game from a variety of devices.

Unfortunately, if you want to watch your local team at home, you will be subjected to blackouts, where you will be prevented from watching their live games in their applicable television territory.
UnoTelly lets you travel virtually to another city, so you can watch live games from your favorite team from the comfort of your home without an expensive cable subscription!*
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Here is how to get around the NBA blackout:

1. Sign up for a free 8-day UnoTelly trial:

Try for Free
 

2. Set up UnoTelly on your preferred device by following this link: Devices

3. Purchase your Gamecenter subscription: Subscriptions

4. Sign in with your login credentials to watch your local teams play! Sign in through here

Enjoy!

*Important Update: Due to the new Rogers licensing, NHL Gamecenter accounts will need to be created outside of Canada and the regions where the games are televised to get around blackouts.

In order to lift blackouts, you will need to cancel any existing NHL Gamecenter accounts and subscriptions and purchase a new subscription with a new account using an international IP. If you are within 5-days or purchasing NHL Gamecenter, you should be able to call them and cancel the service as we were able to do so here.

We will be releasing a method to purchase international NHL Gamecenter shortly, but in the meantime you can use either Germany or Netherlands VPN to purchase the international Gamecenter. UnoVPN is included with the UnoTelly Gold package.

If you currently do not have a Gold Package, here is a 3-Day trial of UnoVPN.

Please use this link: UnoTelly VPN login

 

VPN Instruction:
1. This trial will give you 3 day access to our UnoVPN.
2. An e-mail confirmation with the VPN credential will be sent to your after the checkout process.

You can also log in to your account to check for your VPN credentials and account status.

3. The device set up tutorials: Tutorials

**Please note that only televised games will be available to watch online.

5 Off-the-Wall Comedies on Netflix!

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll have some trouble finding a good comedy. Silly antics and cliché jokes just don’t do it for me! I like a smart comedy with some substance, so I’ve compiled a list of 5 great comedies streaming on Netflix US right now:

Sightseers

Chris and Tina go on a road trip to expand their horizons and strengthen their relationship. But her mother, noisy teens and a whole slew of annoying encounters sends Chris over the edge and he ends up killing everybody. It’s ridiculous and wonderful. Not your typical rom-com ;). RT: 85%

In The Loop

One of the sharpest political satires you will ever watch. It’s from 2009 but still highly relevant. Must-watch! RT: 94%

In A World…

A hilarious indie flick with a strong female lead (!) about a female vocal coach trying to break it into the male-dominated voice-over world, competing against her own father and his main rival for a role. RT: 92%

Fargo

If you haven’t heard of the Coen brothers, it’s time to listen up! This fantastic film is about a pregnant police chief (another strong female lead!) investigating a series of murders in Fargo, North Dakota while trying to track down a man who have hired two hilariously criminals to kidnap his wife. Classic. RT: 94%

Sleepwalk With Me

Comedian Mike Birbiglia stars in this film about a standup comic who’s anxiety over his career and his commitment to his girlfriend lead to hilarity and a sleep disorder. RT: 84%

How to Get Around the NBA Blackout

 

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Cut the cord without missing a game!

If you’re a fan of basketball, you’ll want to purchase your NBA League Pass so you can catch every single game from anywhere you like! Your NBA League Pass is a live streaming sports service that allows you to watch every out-of-market regular season game from a variety of devices.

Unfortunately, if you want to watch your local team at home, you will be subjected to blackouts, where you will be prevented from watching their live games in their applicable television territory.
UnoTelly lets you travel virtually to another city, so you can watch live games from your favorite team from the comfort of your home without an expensive cable subscription!*
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Here is how to get around the NBA blackout:

1. Sign up for a free 8-day UnoTelly trial:

Try for Free
 

2. Set up UnoTelly on your preferred device by following this link: Devices

3. Purchase your NBA League Pass: NBA League Pass Memberships

4. Sign in with your login credentials to watch your local teams play! Sign in through here

*While Regional Blackouts will continue to be lifted with UnoTelly on all Game Passes, National Blackouts will still apply. 

How to Get Around the MLB Blackout

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Cut the cord without missing a game!

If you’re a fan of Major League Baseball, you’ll want to head over to MLB.TV so you can catch every single game from anywhere you like! MLB.TV is a live streaming sports service that allows you to watch every out-of-market regular season game from a variety of devices.

Unfortunately, if you want to watch your local team at home, you will be subjected to blackouts, where you will be prevented from watching their live games in their applicable television territory. UnoTelly lets you travel virtually to another city, so you can watch live games from your favorite team from the comfort of your home without an expensive cable subscription!
Here is how to get around the MLB.TV blackout:

1. Sign up for a free 8-day UnoTelly trial:

Try for Free
 

2. Set up UnoTelly on your preferred device by following this link: Devices

3. Purchase a subscription to MLB TV here: Subscriptions

4. Go to MLB.com to watch your local teams play!

Netflix Latest VPN Policy Change – True or False?

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Since January, different media sources have been reporting that Netflix is actively trying to prevent their customers from accessing its service using geo-unlocking technology such as VPN and DNS. These rumours resurfaced this week after a post on Reddit claimed that Netflix recently updated its Terms of Conditions with a new section regarding users who use VPN technology.

 Is it true that Netflix has recently updated its policy regarding VPN access? Based on our investigation, the answer is no.

 In January, Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Neil Hunt stated, “People who are using a VPN to access our service from outside of the area will find that it still works exactly as it has always done.”

 The sections of Netflix’s Terms and Conditions that the Redditor refers to have been in place since 2013. Similar wording was in place long before that. There is no specific reference to the use of DNS or VPN services. The section relevant to geographic limitations states:

 “You may view a movie or TV show through the Netflix service primarily within the country in which you have established your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such movie or TV show. The content that may be available to watch will vary by geographic location. Netflix will use technologies to verify your geographic location.”

 There has not been any recent change in UnoTelly’s service. Our customers have not indicated that there has been an increased disruption in service relating to Netflix. In an event that a customer experiences a disruption in service, he or she can contact us and we will help them to quickly restore access.

 *Our investigation of Netflix’s Term of Services is based on the United States Term of Services.”

We Support HBO Now!

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HBO Now is here! Going with the times, HBO has finally cut the cord and released it’s own streaming channel online without a cable subscription. Currently it is only available in the US but with UnoTelly you can get HBO Now no matter where you are! Try us out for free!

Try for Free
 

Here is how to watch HBO Now with UnoTelly:

1) How do I sign up for HBO Now?

In order to sign up for HBO Now, you will have to get a US iTunes account to sign onto your Apple devices with.

Click here to find out how to sign up for a free US iTunes account without a credit card

Then you can start your 30-day free trial of HBO Now.

If you want to continue to watch HBO Now after the free trial is over, you can buy US iTunes gift cards from third party sellers, like eBay. However you assume all risk when purchasing US gift cards. Another option is BuyfromPowerSeller.*

*We do not guarantee or endorse any third party sellers. We are merely providing recommendations for you. We also recommend doing your research into making sure the people you are purchasing from are legitimate.

2) What devices can I watch HBO Now on?

HBO currently has an exclusive deal with Apple for 3 months so you can only sign up with an iTunes account. However, after you have your login credentials, you can sign in from any browser and HBO Now will work! Now you just need UnoDNS so you can watch HBO Now from anywhere in the world!

Click the links below to find out how to install UnoTelly on the following devices:

PC/Mac

iOS

Apple TV

Enjoy!