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New to Australian Netflix this August

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Good news, homebodies!

This accurately represents my life, down to the robe. Source

August 1st may have been the horse’s birthday, but Netflix is giving YOU the goods! And it couldn’t have come at a better time: uni has just restarted, the weather is MISERABLE and, after having a month off, your procrastination skills are probably pretty rusty. Luckily, Netflix is always a solid time waster.

This month has a tonne of Netflix originals, which seem to be getting better and better (the peak of TV existence for me currently is Stranger Things). So throw that assignment aside! Here’s what Netflix is bringing to us Aussies this August.

An Inconvenient Truth

It might be freezing outside but I promise global warming exists, and 45th vice president, Al Gore, will NOT stop talking about it! This documentary on the slow death of our planet is quite polarising. I don’t know if it’s the Futurama references, the way dry information is presented in such interesting ways, or that I just like feeling guilty about my use of fossil fuels, but I really love An Inconvenient Truth.

Following the work of Al Gore and his efforts to educate on climate change, director Davis Guggenheim incorporates Gore’s message and charismatic presentations with the science of global warming.

“Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim.

Ultimately, An Inconvenient Truth is less depressing than it is inspiring, encouraging real action from the audience. Check it out from August 1st.

Sleepy Hollow

After you’re done being cultural and educated, you can switch back to good old, guilt free, headless action. As with pretty much any Tim Burton film, this 90s classic horror flick is PERFECT for the grey, rainy August days (and if it’s misty it’ll pretty much feel like you’re right there in Sleepy Hollow).

Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp aka my bae) is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate three headless murders. Things get pretty spoooooooky though, when signs start to point towards a legendary headless horseman as the murderer.

Try to control your spook levels. Source

While Sleepy Hollow isn’t really a scary movie, it does have its share of jump scares and I adore the cheesiness of it (dat nostalgia). Check it out from August 1st.

The Little Prince

This one is brand new! A Netflix original, The Little Prince is a beautifully animated movie based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic children’s book, Le Petit Prince. The story follows The Little Girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy, aka Murph from Interstellar and Renesmee from Twilight: Breaking Dawn), whose mother is pushing her into adulthood. She’s over-scheduled and strung out, when she suddenly meets her eccentric neighbour, The