Vehicular Viewing: New on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu for September 2019
Buckle up for The News Wheel’s latest review of notable vehicle-centric movies and TV shows coming to the three major streaming services. September’s selections include yet another Netflix car show, a fun kid’s movie, and a couple of classic movies.
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In this 2013 animated flick, a racing-obsessed snail has an unlikely encounter with a supercharged sports car, develops high-speed powers, and enters the Indianapolis 500. Sure, why not?
Fastest Car: Season 2 (9/20)
Ordinary-looking but secretly customized cars compete against the world’s most intimidating supercars in this Netflix original docuseries. Kurt Verlin, The News Wheel’s resident racing expert, was skeptical about Season 1, so keep your expectations in check for this one.
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Get Shorty (9/30)
This hugely enjoyable crime comedy from 1995 is one of the all-time best Elmore Leonard movie adaptations. One of its funniest bits is a running gag involving “the Cadillac of minivans,” an Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by John Travolta. (The not-so-good sequel, Be Cool, also arrives on Amazon in September.)
Planning a cross-country road trip to research serial killing sites? You might want to be careful about who you invite to go with you … even if he looks like Brad Pitt.
Max Max 2: The Road Warrior (9/30)
One of the top candidates for greatest action movie of all time, this film features wall-to-wall cool vehicles and chase scenes. If you’ve never seen it, now’s your chance to catch up.
Breaking Away (9/1)
Gas-powered vehicles hog most of the big-screen glory, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the two-wheeled, human-powered variety — as seen in this classic bicycle-centric comedy from 1979.
Demolition Man (9/1)
This ’90s action flick makes great use of the futuristic-looking 1992 GM Ultralite concept, which blends in well with the movie’s sci-fi setting.
A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.