Netflix May 2017 Additions and Departures

 

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in May 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Southpaw, Don’t Think Twice, and When the Bough Breaks, along with returning favorites like Forrest Gump, Chocolat, The Host, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Inglourious Basterds.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies War Machine, and Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie. Documentary fans can check out The Mars Generation, The Keepers, Get Me Roger Stone, Laerte-se, and Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Offers $300 to Visitors to Celebrate 2017 Centennial

U.S. Virgin Islands Offers $300 to Visitors to Celebrate 2017 Centennial

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, March 31 is the 100th anniversary celebration of “Transfer Day,” which is when Denmark sold the islands to the United States for $25 million.

Normally the three islands – St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas – mark the annual holiday with parades. But since 2017 marks the Centennial, the USVI have decided to also offer a $300 bonus to guests who visit at least one of the islands during the calendar year.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Drops First Trailer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando #SWCO

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Drops First Trailer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando

This morning at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Lucasfilm held a panel for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it included the very first trailer for the movie.

The crowd reaction was wild! So many screams and applause. And with good reason.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the story of Star Wars: A Force Awakens, and this was the fan’s first look at what to expect.

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I’m Going to Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando!! #SWCO

I'm Going to Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando

I’m excited to announce my media badge has arrived, and I’m going to be covering Star Wars Celebration 2017 here in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center the weekend of April 13-16.

I have been a die-hard Star Wars fan since seeing the original, A New Hope, on opening weekend in 1977. I have seen every other Star Wars movie opening weekend, as well.

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Celebrate Smurfs The Lost Village Movie with My Smurf Float Recipe + Win a Smurftastic Prize Package! #SmurfsMovie #RWM #ad

Celebrate Smurfs The Lost Villiage Movie with Zengrrl's Smurf Float Recipe

I fell in love with The Smurfs as a child in the 80s, and I still have a fondness for the tiny blue characters. So I’m super excited for the upcoming new movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, due in theaters in the U.S. on April 7, 2017.

So excited, I’ve created a super simple, fun, and tasty Smurf Float recipe to celebrate before and/or after your family sees the film.

And if that’s not enough, I’m offering a chance to win a Smurftastic prize pack including a t-shirt and more.

Read on for the recipe and details on how to enter the giveaway…

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Netflix April 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in April 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Disney’s Queen of Kawte, The Secret Life of Pets, Kubo and the Two Strings, Kevin Hart: What Now?, and Disney’s BFG (postponed from last month), along with returning favorites like Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Schindler’s List.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Win It All, Sand Castle, and Small Crimes, along with comedy specials by Louis C.K., and season 2 of Chelsea Handler‘s show.

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Movie Review: The Belko Experiment Mixes Horror and Comedy in an Extremely Bad Day at the Office

Movie Review: The Belko Experiment by zengrrl.com - movie logo

The Belko Experiment is an original horror-comedy movie written by James Gunn, who is best known as the writer-director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but actually has an extensive horror pedigree going all the way back to his beginnings with Troma Films.

If you’ve seen any of Gunn’s horror films or online shorts, you know he likes to inject a healthy dose of dark humor that at times borders on strange and sick…but in a good way.

That blend of horror and comedy is the backbone of The Belko Experiment which is set in a lone office building in the middle-of-nowhere outside of Bogotá, Colombia. It starts out with the employees arriving at work, amidst an over-abundance of new security protocols.

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#CookingWithCabot and #SundaySupper for a Cheesy Good Day

#CookingWithCabot and #SundaySupper for a Cheesy Good Day

I grew up in Wisconsin, so there’s nothing I love more than a good cheese (or two… or three…), so when the Sunday Supper family of bloggers invited me to join them at a Cabot Cheese event, I had to say yes.

The #CookingWithCabot event took place at East End Market in Orlando, upstairs in their APEX room. East End is a collective of several local independently-owned food-orientated businesses, and area foodies make it a regular stop.

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Netflix March 2017 Additions and Departures

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Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in March 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include newer releases like Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, and Disney’s The BFG, and returning favorites like Blazing Saddles, and the Jurassic Park trilogy..

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original film The Discovery (starring Robert Redford, Jason Segel, and Rooney Mara), plus comedy specials by Amy Schumer and Jo Koy.

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Learning about Child Safety in Vehicles with Nissan and Bloggin’ Mamas in Miami #NissanMamas

Learning about Child Safety in Vehicles with Nissan and Bloggin' Mamas in Miami

Last month I had the pleasure of joining the Bloggin’ Mamas for a Nissan event in Miami, where we learned more about child safety in vehicles.

I was one of 5 non-Miami based bloggers chosen and we traveled to Miami from Orlando on a Red Coach bus. It was my first time riding with them, and I was impressed. On the way down, we had a bus with “first class” seats that were a bit wider (only 3 to a row, instead of 4), and reclined about 45 degrees. Since I had to be at the Orlando bus stop a little after 5am, I was happy to have such a comfy seat to get a few extra hours of sleep on.

We reached the Miami airport around 10am, and were picked up in luxury SUV’s for our trip to the Bloggin’ Mamas Safety Academy event venue, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard and Wine Bar.

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Goodbye and Good Riddance Flu

Michelle Snow at LEGO Store at Disney Springs Feb 2017

So you may have noticed Zengrrl has been a bit quiet lately. Well, you can thank the lovely 2017 flu for that.

Shortly after New Year’s, I got it and bad: coughing, no voice, hacking up a lung…you know, all the fun stuff. That flu then turned into bronchitis and WOULD NOT LEAVE my chest. Anywhere I went, I’d have to carry the whole bag of cough drops. And let’s not talk about the mucus.

No, seriously, let’s not.

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Netflix January 2017 Additions and Departures

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Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in January 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include newer releases like Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, It Follows, Miss Sharon Jones!, and Ratchet and Clank, as well as returning favorites Caddyshack, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, V is for Vendetta, HALO Legends, and all four Christopher Reeves Superman movies along with Brandon Routh’s Superman Returns.

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Hot Berry-tini Cocktail Recipe featuring Crystal Head Aurora Vodka #spon

Hot Berry-tini Cocktail Recipe featuring Crystal Head Aurora Vodka by zengrrl.com

I recently received a bottle of Crystal Head Aurora for review, and after a taste, I knew I had to try it in one of my favorite recipes, the Hot Berry-tini.

Aurora is the second vodka for the Crystal Head brand, and it comes in a very cool iridescent skull head bottle, as you can see in the photos.

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American Berry Mule Cocktail Recipe

American Berry Mule Cocktail Recipe by zengrrl.com

A traditional Moscow Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, but I wanted to create a holiday cocktail with a mule base.

I’ve dubbed this one the American Berry Mule, since it still has the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer, but I add in cran-apple juice. It’s tangy with a touch of sweetness.

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Netflix December 2016 Additions and Departures

Netflix additions and departures for the month

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in December 2016, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Noteworthy movie additions include Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Blue Jay, and The Angry Birds, along with the Netflix original Spectral. Series to bingewatch include Fuller House – Season 2, Colony – Season 1, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce – Season 2, and Versailles – Season 1.

For the kids, check out Trollhunters – Season 1, Cirque du Soliel: Junior Luna Petunia – Season 1, and The Adventures of Puss In Boots – Season 4.

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in December 2016:

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