5 Must-See Titles Hitting Netflix in June

Marc Maron stars in GLOW (2017).
Marc Maron stars in GLOW (2017).

The weather is turning warmer, but who would know it when Netflix keeps offering new additions to their lineup that threaten to keep us all housebound? Check out five titles new to the service in June that are likely to promote a Vitamin D deficiency.


The durable, rugged history of denim gets the documentary treatment in a film narrated by actor Edward Burns. Discover how jeans went from necessary workwear for laborers to high-end fashion statement and see how the collector culture has spawned dangerous trips into mines to excavate lost Levi’s treasures. (June 3)


Boxing documentaries aren’t exactly a rare find, and it’s tough to topple 1996’s Muhammad Ali spectacle When We Were Kings, but CounterPunch sets a different course. Focusing on three modern-day pugilists in different stages of their professional lives, director Jay Bulger (himself an amateur boxer) chronicles the struggle and heartbreak that comes with working in the hurt business. (June 16)

3. GLOW (2017)

Loosely based on the defunct professional wrestling promotion of the same name, the 10-episode GLOW is a Netflix original that pays homage to the neon spectacle that was the 1980s. Alison Brie plays Ruth, a struggling actress in Los Angeles who becomes part of a grappling ensemble coached by washed-up film director Sam (Marc Maron). Fleeting trivia note: Jackie Stallone (Sylvester’s mom) was involved in the original production. (June 23)

4. OKJA (2017)

This Korean film about a giant (and adorable) pig threatened by GMO practices was among Netflix’s first to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival—and was reportedly booed because the French aren’t terribly interested in movies that circumvent theatrical distribution. But that’s no reflection on the quality of the movie itself, said to be a touching and funny girl-and-her-odd-pet story. Journalist Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats) co-wrote the screenplay with director Bong Joon Ho. (June 28)

5. GYPSY (2017)

50 Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson helmed this 10-episode Netflix original about a therapist (Naomi Watts) who begins to meddle in the lives of her patients, violating all kind of HIPPA regulations in the process. (June 30)

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Larry David Shared His Favorite Episode of Seinfeld

Larry David at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.
Larry David at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.
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Last week, Seth Meyers hosted a virtual Seinfeld reunion with Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander to benefit Texas Democrats. Amid all the other reminiscing, the sitcom veterans got to talking about their favorite episodes of the show.

Louis-Dreyfus answered with “The Soup Nazi,” in which her character Elaine inadvertently causes the greatest (and most high-strung) soup chef in town to shut down his shop. For Alexander, it was “The Marine Biologist,” where his character George masquerades as a marine biologist on a date and ends up rescuing a beached whale.

Larry David’s response, “The Contest,” generated almost as much conversation as the episode itself did when it aired during season 4. In it, the show’s four main characters compete to see who can abstain from self-pleasure the longest, proving themselves to be the “master of their domain.” Though the actors managed to skirt around the word masturbation for the entire episode, the concept was still pretty provocative for network television.

“This one, I didn’t even put on the board because I didn’t want them asking. I just wanted them to come and see the read-through,” David said, as InsideHook reports. “[When they did] I had worked myself up into a lather because the read-through really went great. I was watching [the network executives] and I couldn’t tell how much they liked it. But I was ready to pack the whole thing in if they didn’t let us do this show: ‘I’m quitting. I’m quitting. I’m gonna quit.’ Fortunately, they didn’t say a word. I was shocked.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus’s trepidation about the episode lasted through the shoot. “When we were making this episode, I was convinced we were going to be shut down. I was convinced that the network was going to come in and say, ‘This is not going to work out,’” she said. Needless to say, they never did, and Louis-Dreyfus now looks back on Elaine’s participation in the contest as “a very important cultural moment for women.”

David went on to explain that “The Contest” not only helped popularize Seinfeld among viewers, but it also helped its creators carry more clout in the industry. “That show changed something about how we were perceived in television land,” he said. “It really catapulted us to another place. It moved us to another level, I think.”

[h/t InsideHook]