Here Are The Movies Coming To Netflix This WeekA questionable movie full of hip-hop stars debuts.Netflix tends to add the bulk of its movie lineup at the start of the month, which explains why the selection this week is a bit sparse.
“The After Party” joins on Aug. 24. It’s a Netflix original that focuses on an aspiring hip-hop artist who goes viral for an embarrassing reason. You can read more about it below.
Netflix adds only one other movie this week: “Year One,” which debuted in 2009. It stars Michael Cera and Jack Black as two people who live in the time of Cain and Abel. They meet various biblical figures and keep getting into trouble. It earned disastrous reviews at the time.
If these lackluster options put you in the mood for more bad movies, you can also check out my list from last week: The 5 Worst Netflix Original Movies Of 2018 So Far.
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The Most Notable Movie Coming To Netflix This Week
“The After Party” | Aug. 24
Premise: An aspiring rapper has had years of bad breaks. One night, he meets Wiz Khalifa at a show and smokes strong weed with him. While the aspiring rapper performs, the weed makes him nauseated. During the performance, he throws up on Wiz Khalifa and then has a seizure onstage. Audience members capture it on camera and the moment becomes a meme.
His career seems dead, but his manager thinks he can convert the viral fame into a record deal. They decide they must break into an after-party full of hip-hop stars and moguls to try to persuade someone to sign him. High jinks ensue.
Is it good? Unclear. Netflix doesn’t promote this movie on its press release site. That usually indicates the company wants to hide a show or movie from too much critical attention. I couldn’t find any reviews, and it looks as if Netflix won’t release screeners before the Aug. 24 debut. All bad signs.
The movie has a long list of high-profile cameos, though. In addition to Wiz Khalifa, these include Teyana Taylor, French Montana, Desiigner, Jadakiss, Pusha T and DJ Khaled. The movie stars the musician Kyle, who had a hit single with Lil Yachty called “iSpy.”
Here’s the full list of movies joining Netflix this week.
- “Year One”
- “The After Party” (Netflix film)