Movies, TV, the works – on Netflix.

Netflix Logo2013 was a big year for Netflix.  A lot of movies and TV sowed up both on disc and on Instant Streaming.  When we switch years over on Everything Netflix, we like to keep our archive of release dates.  For posterity, you know?  And because sometimes we want to look and see if something went away that used to be available, or maybe was only on disc but is now on Instant Streaming.  Also, we hate deleting all this work.  So here you have it – all the Netflix releases and dates from 2013.

December 31st – Happy New Year’s Eve Releases!

The Wolverine (action, Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee) – Mmmmmm, Hugh Jackman…

Love, Marilyn (documentary, Hope Davis, Glenn Close) – Actresses reading from Monroe’s diaries.

Savannah (drama, Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – White dude has black friend.  Rebel.  Wow, this looks bad.  Instant Streaming Available

The Watsons Go to Birmingham (drama, Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris) – Based on the novel about a family road trip in 1963.

A Haunting at Silver Falls (horror, Alix Elizabeth Gitter, Erick Avari) – Supposedly “inspired” by a true story.  Mmm-hmm.  Instant Streaming Only

Ninja 2 (action, Scott Adkins, Mika Hijii) – Scraping the bottom of the new release barrel, here.  Instant Streaming Available

Last Love (drama, Michael Caine, Clemence Poesy) – Well, that’s an odd couple.  But I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

Hell Baby (spoof, Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb) – Horror spoof.  Whatever.

Sister (foreign drama, Lea Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein) – French language drama about very poor siblings who live by stealing from a ski resort.  Also starring Gillian Anderson. Instant Streaming Available.

Percentage (drama, Cam’ron, Omar Gooding) – NYC crooks move to Miami.  Instant Streaming Only

December 30th

Static (horror, Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi) – Mysterious girl upsets grieving couple.

December 26th

The Lifeguard (drama, Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer) – Hey, that’s Meryl Streep’s daughter!  Instant Streaming Available

C.O.G. (drama, Johnathan Groff, Dennis O’Hare) – Based on a story by David Sedaris.  Of course I’ll watch it!  Instant Streaming Available

December 24th – Merry Christmas Eve Releases!

White Collar, Season 4 (crime drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Criminal catches criminal. Instant Streaming Available

Getaway (thriller, Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez) – Race car drivers and kidnappers.  Yawn.

Jobs (biography, Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney) – Anyone else have a reeeeally hard time picturing Kelso as Steve Jobs?  Instant Streaming Available

Insidious Chapter 2 (horror, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) – We learned a little about Dad Patrick Wilson’s past in the first one, now we get to learn more.  I’m in.  Instant Streaming Available

Ghost Team One (spoof, Carlos Santos, J.R. Villarreal) – Fighting over the ghost hunter girl.

Jimmy (drama, Patrick Fabian, Kelly Carlson) – Developmentally disabled boy affects community.

Caesar Must Die (foreign documentary, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani) – Italian prisoners stage a production of the Shakespeare’s Julius CaesarInstant Streaming Available

December 17th

Justified – Season 4 (TV drama, Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy) – Season 5 starts on FX in January – this gives you time to catch up! Disc Only

Burn Notice – Season 7 (TV crime drama, Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar) – I’ve never watched this because he inexplicably annoys me, but fans, here you go!  Instant Streaming Available.

Shameless – Season 3 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rosum) – I haven’t seen this Showtime adaptation of a British comedy – but I love Macy, so I just put the first season on my queue.

We’re the Millers (comedy, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis) – Fake pot smuggling family, oh boy!  Pass.

The World’s End (comedy Simon Pegg, Nick Frost) – I love these guys, have since Shaun of the Dead.  This goes on the queue!

Two Guns (action, Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg) – This is listed as an action-comedy about a drug sting.  I like both leads, but can’t work up much enthusiasm.

Paranoia (thriller, Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman) – Sounds kind of like The Firm with the little guy being bullied by the big guy. I like it.  Instant Streaming available

Elysium (action, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster) – This one got some pounding for being preachy.  I don’t mind preachy as long as I’m part of the choir. Count me in!

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (drama, Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck) – A prison break romance.  Dang.

Night Train to Lisbon (drama, Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent) – Based on the bestselling novel about a professor seeking the truth about the death of a poet.  Instant Streaming available.

Museum Hours (foreign drama, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer) – German language film about a woman seeking peace in a museum and befriending a guard.

Devil’s Pass (thriller, Holly Gross, Matt Stokoe) – Found footage indie about a group of young adults following in the footsteps of a historically doomed mission. Instant Streaming available

Newlyweeds (comedy, Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris) – Stoner love. Instant Streaming Available

December 10th

Man of Steel (action, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams) – Superman is back!

Turbo (family animation, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti) – Animated.  Will never see it.  Also about race cars.  Will really never see it. Instant Streaming Available

Angels Sing (family, Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton) – Sad holiday man movies into happy holiday neighborhood.

Battle of the Year (sports drama, Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso) – It’s a breakdance battle.  With Sawyer from Lost. Not kidding.

The Hunt (foreign drama, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen) – Danish language drama about accusations and ruined lives. Instant Streaming Available.

Adore (drama, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright) – Forbidden beach romances from a novella by Doris Lessing.  Instant Streaming Available

The Angels’ Share (comedy, Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly) – Community service and whiskey.  Instant Streaming available

Jayne Mansfield’s Car (drama, Robert Duvall, John Hurt) – This late 1960s period piece also features Billy Bob Thornton, Ray Stevensen, and Kevin Bacon.

Sightseers (dark comedy, Alice Lowe, Eileen Davies) – England RV trip goes awry.  I love dark humor, I’ll give this indie a try. Instant Streaming available.

Berberian Sound Studio (thriller, Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou) – Shy guy works on shady movie.  Instant Streaming available

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (foreign drama, Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi) – French funeral drama. Instant Streaming Available.

Some Girl(s) (romance, Adam Brody, Kristen Bell) – Idiot goes looking for his exes before he gets married.  Gee, wonder how that goes.

December 9th

Shiver (thriller, Danielle Harris, John Jarratt) – Secretary vs. Serial Killer.

December 7th

White Collar – Season 4 (crime drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Criminal catches criminal. Instant Streaming available

American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) (horror, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto) – Such a creepy season!  Instant Streaming available

The Following – Season 1 (TV drama, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy) – I don’t know when this happened, but in time for season 2 to begin broadcasting in January, season 1 is Available for Instant Streaming!

December 3rd

The Simpsons – Season 16 (TV animation, Dan Castellenata, Julie Kavner) – Fun fact: Julie Kavner played Rhoda’s sister on the Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda shows.  Also, 16 seasons is incredible.  Disc Only.

Hot In Cleveland – Season 4 (TV comedy, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli) – Fun fact: Betty White, also on Mary Tyler Moore show. Disc Only

Scoot and Kassie’s Christmas Adventure (family, Luke Perry, Ariana Bagley) – If you guessed that this was about a dog, you win!  You only win the chance to rent a crappy movie but still, you win!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (sci-fi, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower) – Supernatural teenagers on a mission!

Drinking Buddies (comedy, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson) – Also starring Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston, this rom/com is about a brewery worker couple and a weekend retreat. Instant Streaming Available.

Winnie Mandela (drama, Jennifer Hudson, Terence Howard) – 2011 biopic.  Instant Streaming available

November 30th

Glee – Season 4 (TV, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch) – Finally, season 4 will be Available on Instant Streaming on November 30th!

November 26th

Breaking Bad – Season 5.2 (TV, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn) – The last episodes of the best series on television. Instant Streaming Available

RED 2 (action, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren) – I really liked the first Geezers With Guns, I’m looking forward to the second.

R.I.P.D. (action, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds) – This didn’t get rave reviews, but I like the leads and the premise of afterlife cops.

The Canyons (erotic thriller, Lindsay Lohan, James Deen) – Train wreck and a porn star.  I can’t imagine its anything but dreadful.

Red Obsession (documentary, Russell Crowe) – I thought it would be about communism, but it’s about Chinese customers pricing others out of the French wine market.  Instant Streaming Available

November 25th

Informant (documentary, Brandon Darby) – Story of a dude who goes from left wing to right wing in just a few years.  Instant Streaming available

November 20th

Plush (thriller, Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel) – Sad woman’s life unravels. Instant Streaming Available.

November 19th

The Conjuring (horror, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson) – Haunted house!  I’ll watch it, it has scary cover art.

The Way Way Back (comedy, Steve Carell, Toni Collette) – These two were great together in Little Miss Sunshine, I’m looking forward to this one.

Dead in Tombstone (action, Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke) – Vengeance!  Also featuring Anthony Michael Hall, who it’s hard to see seeking vengeance after years of watching 16 CandlesInstant Streaming Available

The Internship (comedy, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) – This is just a reason for these two to be in a movie together.  I’ll see it!

Bridegroom (documentary, Shane Bitney Crone) – The story of a gay man without legal standing when his partner is killed.  Instant Streaming available

The To Do List (comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons) – High school sex comedy.  Not interested, but Aubrey Plaza was great in Safety Not Guaranteed.

Hannah Arendt (foreign drama, Barbara Sukowa, Alex Milberg) – German language story of the coverage of a Nazi war criminal trial.  Instant Streaming available.

Breaking the Girls (thriller, Agnes Bruckner, Madeline Zima) – Enemies are dying – who’s to blame?  Instant Streaming Available

 Violet & Daisy (thriller, Saorise Ronan, Alexis Bledel) – Teen assassins?  I’m going to give this a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (comedy, Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffman) – Going to Chile to look for a hallucinogenic cactus.  What could go wrong?  Instant Streaming available.

All is Bright (comedy, Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd) – Bad Santas sell Christmas trees.  Yes, please!

And While We Were Here (drama, Kate Bosworth, Jamie Blackley) – Married woman finds romance in Italy.  Oh, the scandal! Instant Streaming Available.

November 12th

Dexter – Season 8 (thriller, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter) – The final season – SO EXCITED! Disc Only (Seasons 1-4 now available on Instant Streaming!)

Treme – Season 3 (drama, Wendell Pierce, Steve Zahn) – HBO series about in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Disc Only.

The Heat (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock) – I love these two, I would watch them in just about anything.

Pacific Rim (sci-fi, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam) – Alien sea creatures?  Oh, nooooooooo!

Blackfish (documentary) – Looks at one captive, performing killer whale, questioning the practice.  The animal has actually killed several people – the doc looks pretty cool (it is – even though I slept through about half). Instant Streaming available.

Paradise (comedy, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand) – Woman gets wild in Vegas after disfiguring plane crash.  Yeah, sounds weird to me, too.  Instant Streaming available

Grabbers (sci-fi, Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley) – Drunkards Vs. Aliens. Instant Streaming available.

Prince Avalanche (comedy, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch) – Love both leads, I’ll give this quirky sounding road crew indie a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Barbara (foreign drama, Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld) – German language period piece about iron curtain East Germany and a doctor who wants to escape. Instant Streaming available.

I Declare War (action, Siam Yu, Gage Munroe) – Young teens war games take a decidedly weird turn.

Dealin’ With Idiots (comedy, Jeff Garlin, Gina Gershon) – Sports comedy directed by Jeff Garlin. Instant Streaming available.

November 5th

Chuck – Seasons 1-5 (TV, Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) – Not sure when it happened, but all 5 seasons of Chuck are now available on Instant Streaming.

Mad Men – Season 6 (drama, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss) – I grew tired of Don Draper after 4 seasons, but I may still go back to him. Instant Streaming Available

Under the Dome – Season 1 (thriller, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris) – Just in case you missed it this summer…Disc Only

Law and Order – Season 13 (drama, Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach) – Not sure why this particular season is just coming out when 14 is already out, but there you go.  Disc only.

The Hangover III (comedy, Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis) – Please stop.  Please, please stop.

The Purge (thriller, Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke) – Dystopian future = HORROR!

The Curse of Chucky (horror, Danielle Bisutti, Jennifer Tilly) – For the record, Carrot Top looks like Chucky.

Parkland (drama, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden) – Based on the book by Vincent Bugliosi – events at the hospital after JFK was shot.

Grown Ups 2 (comedy, Adam Sandler, David Spade) – Why?  WHYYYYYY????

White House Down (action, Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx) – Always with the rescuing of the president.

Lovelace (drama, Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard) – Biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace.  Also features Sharon Stone, James Franco and Chris Noth.  Instant Streaming available

Girl Most Likely (comedy, Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening) – What an unlikely pairing!  I will most definitely try it.  Instant Streaming available

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (drama, Connie Britton, Edward Burns) – Oh, yes, it’s starting already!  But give Netflix credit – Amazon starting putting out Christmas crap a month ago and this at least looks like a decent movie. Instant Streaming available

Out in the Dark (foreign drama, Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni) – Hebrew language drama about a Palestinian/Israeli gay couple.  Instant Streaming available

As I Lay Dying (drama, James Franco, Danny McBride) – Based on William Faulkner, written and directed by Franco. Instant Streaming Available.

Passion (thriller, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace) – Don’t piss off your assistant…  Instant Streaming Available.

Renoir (foreign drama, Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret) – French language biopic about the late years of the famous painter.  Instant Streaming Available

Syrup (dark comedy, Amber Heard, Brittany Snow) – Never share your genius invention ideas… Instant Streaming Available

Broken (drama, Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy) – Love both leads – I’ll give this British coming-of-age drama a shot.  Instant Streaming available

Hava Nagila: The Movie (documentary, Rusty Schwimmer, Harry Belafonte) – A doc about a song.  Okay.  Instant Streaming Available

Killer Holiday (horror, Michael Copon, Rachel Lara) – It’s about spring break, not Christmas.  Sorry.

All American Christmas Carol (comedy, Taryn Manning, Lin Shaye) – I have to say, I’m impressed.  This Christmas Carol-styled indie doesn’t look like complete crap either.  Way to go with the holiday selections so far, Netflix!

November 4th

Blood of Redemption (action, Dolph Lundgren, Billy Zane) – Betrayal and revenge.  Sounds pretty average.

Deep Dark Canyon (thriller, Ted Levine, Spencer Treat Clark) – The law is breakin’ the law.

November 1st

Flashpoint – Season 5 (drama, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson) – The series’ last season comes to Instant Streaming!

October 29th

Family Tree – Season 1 (comedy, Chris O’Dowd, Nina Conti) – From the craziness of Christopher Guest, a mockumentary about a 30-something guy finding himself.  Yes, I think that goes right on the queue.

Byzantium (thriller, Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan) – Creepy supernatural sisters?  Yes, thank you!

The Croods (family, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds) – Animated and for kids.  No, thank you!  Instant Streaming available

Fright Night 2 (horror, Will Payne, Jaime Murray) – Vampire horror.  Yawn.

Monsters University (family, John Goodman, Billy Crystal) – Prequel to Monsters, Inc.

Bounty Killer (action, Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken) – Dystopian future where bounty hunters are out for white collar criminals. Instant Streaming Available

Free Samples (comedy, Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg) – As much as I like indie comedies, I can’t stand Jesse Eisenberg.  Sorry, movie.

Tabu (foreign drama, Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral) – Portuguese language experimental film.  Instant Streaming Only

October 26th

Sons of Anarchy – Season 5 (crime drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Instant Streaming available

October 24th

Zombie Hunter (action, Martin Copping, Danny Trejo) – Zombie brains on drugs.  Instant Streaming available.

October 23rd

Hello Herman (drama, Norman Reedus, Martha Higareda) – Radio personality gets into a dialogue about bullies and violence.  And that’s Daryl from The Walking Dead!

October 22nd

Before Midnight (romance, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy) – Really only for devotees of the first two movies in the series, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, about the same characters.

Standing Up (family, Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso) – Kids run away after being bullied at camp.  Instant Streaming Available

The Waiting Room (documentary, Demia Bruce, Eric Morgan) – A hospital caring for the uninsured.  Instant Streaming available

Only God Forgives (thriller, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Scott Thomas) – Gang revenge.  Kristin Scott Thomas is old enough to play Gosling’s MOTHER?  Instant Streaming available

As Cool As I Am (drama, Claire Danes, James Marsden) – Coming of age with dysfunctional parents.

I Give It a Year (romantic comedy, Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall) – Sucky, whiny newlyweds.  Well, that’s my interpretation at least.  Instant Streaming available

The Wall (foreign drama, Martina Gedeck, Karl Heinz Hackl) – German language film about a woman trapped by an invisible wall.  Instant Streaming available

Leviathan (documentary, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel) – Moby Dick waters French documentary about nature.  No spoken words.  I don’t know, it’s French.  Instant Streaming Available

Just Like a Woman (drama, Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani) – Culture clash.  With belly dancing!  Instant Streaming available

Paradise: Faith (foreign drama, Maria Hofstatter, Nabil Saleh) – German language drama about a woman trying to convert people while carrying around a giant cross.  Seriously.  Instant Streaming Available

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (documentary, Tommy Ungerer, Maurice Sendak) – Doc about children’s author/illustrator.  Instant Streaming Available

Oka! (drama, Kris Marshall, Peter Reigert) – Man preserves music of isolated pygmy tribe.  Based on actual events.  Instant Streaming available

October 18th

I Do (drama, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Alicia Witt) – Green card gay marriage.  Instant Streaming Available

October 17th

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (comedy, Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey) – Man talks in only ad jingles.  Sounds like it would get annoying in about 30 seconds.  Instant Streaming Available

Dead Before Dawn (Devon Bostick, Christopher Lloyd) – Zombies.  Always with the zombies.  Instant Streaming available.

October 15th

The Fall – Series 1 (British drama, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan) – She may not be Agent Scully, but I’ll definitely be watching Anderson in her new role as a British detective hunting a murderer.  Disc and Instant Streaming Available.

Defiance – Season 1 (sci-fi, Grant Bower, Julie Benz) – If you missed this SyFy original you can catch up before the new season starts. Disc only.

The East (thriller, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard) – That’s Eric Northman from True Blood!  But I still won’t watch his lame corporate espionage thriller.

Alyce Kills (horror, Jade Dornfeld, Tamara Feldman) – Guilt makes Alyce kill.  Instant Streaming Available

Revelation Road 2 (action, David A.R. White, Brian Bosworth) – Dystopian future.  Cross listed as faith & spirituality.  Instant Streaming Available

The Colony (sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers) – Post apocalyptic ice age.  Also starring Bill Paxton.

Dirty Wars (documentary, Jeremy Scahill, Abdul Ghafoor) – A look at the ugly side of our military’s war tactics. Instant Streaming Available.

Maniac (horror, Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder) – I’m shocked at you, Frodo. Instant Streaming Available.

A Hijacking (foreign thriller, Soren Malling, Johan Philip Asbaek) – Danish language Solmali pirate thriller.  Instant Streaming Available

Jug Face (horror, Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Bridgers) – Well, the title is interesting. But it’s just another horror flick about hungry beasts.  Instant Streaming Available

October 8th

Bones – Season 8 (drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – I never get tired of these guys.  This one should stream pretty quickly. Instant Streaming available.

White Collar, Season 4 (crime drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Criminal catches criminal. Instant Streaming Available

American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) (horror, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto) – This got pushed back from September 24th.  I wish they’d stop doing that! Instant Streaming Available

Psych – Season 7 (comedy/mystery, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Shawn and Gus are at it again.  Disc Only, but streaming should come pretty quickly.

The Middle – Season 3 (comedy, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) – People keep telling me to watch this…Disc Only.

90210 – Season 5 (drama, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds) – I can’t watch this, it has no Brandon Walsh. Instant Streaming Available.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (documentary, Julian Assange. Adrian Lamo) – Pretty self explanatory. Instant Streaming available.

After Earth (sci-fi, Will Smith, Jaden Smith) – Son attempts to save father in the bleak future.

Much Ado About Nothing (comedy, Amy Acker. Alexis Denisof) – With Joss Whedon at the helm, even I might watch Shakespeare. And yes, Nathan Fillion is in it.  Instant Streaming available

Europa Report (sci-fi, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz) – Netflix calls this a “nail-biting thriller”.  I may have to see it just to find out if I agree.  Instant Streaming available

Home Run (faith & spirituality, Scott Elrod, Dorian Brown) – Little League cures alcoholism. I’m just not cut out for these heartwarming faith and spirituality movies.  Instant Streaming Available

Stuck in Love (drama, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell) –  Indie dramedy, also with Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly. Instant Streaming Available.

Nothing Left to Fear (horror, Clancy Brown, Anne Heche) – OMG…DEMONIC FURY!

Midnight’s Children (drama, Satya Bhabha, Shabana Azmi) – Political period piece based on the novel by Salman Rushdie.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (documentary, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery) – Catholic church child sexual abuse doc.

Laurence Anyways (foreign drama, Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clement) – French language transgender romance.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Look of Love (drama, Steve Coogan, Anna Friel) – Paul Raymond biopic.  Don’t worry, I don’t know who he is, either – apparently some sort of Hefner-ish British dude.

October 3rd

The Vampire Diaries – Season 4 (sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – Already out on DVD, Instant Streaming available.

October 1st

Glee – Season 4 (musical, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch) – Catch up with the Glee kids before the series returns and has to deal with the death of star Cory Monteith. (This was pushed back from September 17th). Instant Streaming Available

How I Met Your Mother – Season 8 (comedy, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris) – I do get tired of these guys.  Instant Streaming Available.

Beauty and the Beast – Season 1 (sci-fi, Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan) – Been here, done this. Instant Streaming Available.

30 Rock – Season 7 (comedy, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin) – This one is already our on disc but becomes available for Instant Streaming. Thanks to commenter Adam for requesting a date on this one!

This is the End (comedy, James Franco, Jonah Hill) – I know, I’m sick of these guys, too.  But I still want to see them play themselves.  I’m a bundle of contradictions.

Frozen Ground (thriller, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack) – Based on real life story of the hunt for a serial killer. I’ll give it a try.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (experimental, Terence Nance, Namik Minter) – Filming being stood up for a date. I don’t know, it’s experimental.

A Fierce Green Fire (documentary, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd) – A history of environmentalism.  Instant Streaming Available

100 Bloody Acres (horror, Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson) – An Aussie horror/spoof with teenagers getting used as fertilizer.

September 24th

Modern Family – Season 4 (comedy, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara) – I love this show without reservation.  I might even buy the discs, that’s how much I love it.  That’s a lot of love.  DVD Only

American Horror Story: Asylum (TV horror, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson) – Oh, I love this concept – same cast, different characters and plot every season.  Beware, this is real horror – no kid’s stuff. Instant Streaming Available

Hannibal – Season 1 (Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen) – Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter work together.  Why am I not watching this? DVD Only

2 Broke Girls – Season 2 (comedy, Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) – I can’t believe this made it through even one season.  DVD Only

Two and a Half Men – Season 10 (comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer) – This thing is an embarrassment to all other American TV.  DVD Only

Iron Man 3 (action, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow) – If you haven’t seen it, you just really should.  And the first two – see them in order.  Binge on them.  It’ll be worth it.

The Great Gatsby (drama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire) – I barely remember the book from high school, but definitely remember Robert Redford from the original movie.  I like DiCaprio, but he’s not Redford.

Absence (horror, Erin Way, Eric Matheny) – Vanishing fetus! Instant Streaming available.

The Hollow Crown (drama, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Wishaw) – A 4 disc set of Shakespeare plays – Richard III, Henry IV and Henry V.  Also, that’s Loki!

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (horror, Jemma Dallender, Yavor Baharov) – You know this is some high quality movie making.  You can feeeeel it.

Redemption (thriller, Jason Statham, Agata Buzek) – Haunted veteran revenge.  Instant Streaming Available

The Kings of Summer (comedy, Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso) – Coming of age, in the woods, and building a house.  This is right up my indie alley.

Room 237 (documentary, Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks) – A documentary about the symbolism and meaning of the movie version of The Shining?  That’s lame, just read the book, which is 1000 times better. Instant Streaming available.

Unfinished Song (drama, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton) – An indie tearjerker comedy/drama about terminal illness and church choirs.  Instant Streaming available

Fill the Void (foreign drama, Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein) – Hebrew language drama about an arranged marriage.

In the House (foreign thriller, Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer) – French language thriller also starring Kristin Scott Thomas about a young author with questionable ethics.  Instant Streaming available.

My Brother the Devil (drama, James Floyd, Fady Elsayed) – Arab brothers trying to fit in in London.  Instant Streaming Available

Something in the Air (foreign drama, Clement Metayer, Lola Creton) – French language 1970s period piece. Instant Streaming available.

V/H/S/2 (horror, Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsey Abbott) – People are still watching mysterious VHS tapes?  Have they learned nothing? Why do they still have a VHS player? Instant Streaming available.

September 20th

Bad Parents (sports comedy, Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus) – Soccer parents.  We’ve been here too many times before.  Instant Streaming Available

September 18th

Extracted (sci-fi, Sasha Roiz, Jenny Mollen) – Be careful whose mind you read, dude. Instant Streaming available.

Blood (thriller, Paul Bettany, Mark Strong) – Cop brothers commit crime – sounds a little like A Simple Plan with police. Instant Streaming available.

Trashed (documentary, Jeremy Irons) – Doc about garbage.

September 17th

The Mentalist – Season 5 (drama, Simon Baker, Robin Tunney) – Even though all the non-Red John episodes are basically the same, I still love Patrick Jane.  DVD Only

Leverage – Season 5 (crime drama, Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman) – I’ve never heard of this, but there are 5 seasons worth of it.  Instant Streaming Available

Grimm – Season 2 (sci-fi, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) – I have no idea why I haven’t watched this – it has fairy tale monsters in real life!  I need to catch up.  DVD Only

Nashville – Season 1 (drama, Connie Briton, Hayden Panettiere) – Like both leads, still can’t make myself watch.  DVD Only

Bates Motel – Season 1 (mystery, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – Another one that I didn’t catch when it aired – need to catch up if only because Vera Farmiga rocks. Instant Streaming available

The New Girl – Season 2 (comedy, Zoey Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – She bugs me. Instant Streaming Available.

Epic (family, Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell) – Animated and for kids.  Will never see the inside of my house.

Betty and Coretta (biography, Angela Bassett, Malik Yoba) – Miniseries about Coretta Scot King and Betty Shabazz.

The Bling Ring (drama, Emma Watson, Israel Broussard) – Directed by Sofia Coppola, about a group of thieves stealing from stars.

World War Z (horror, Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos) – I would have seen it just for Brad Pitt and zombies – but Mireille Enos from The Killing, too?  T0p of the queue.  Instant Streaming available

Behind the Candelabra (drama, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon) – Liberace biopic with a stellar cast – including Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula and Paul Reiser.

Bless  Me Ultima (drama, Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon) – Based on the novel, which I read because someone is always trying to ban it.

Disconnect (drama, Jason Bateman, Paula Patton) – Something about online secrets, added to my queue based solely on the fact that Eric Northman from True Blood is in it.

Scenic Route (thriller, Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler) – Stranded in the desert, fighting with your BFF.  Instant Streaming available.

Shanghai Calling (romantic comedy, Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe) – Culture shock!  But with a cute romance.

Java Heat (action, Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz) – Worth looking up just to see how scary Mickey Rourke looks on the cover art.

Gimme the Loot (drama, Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson) – Graffiti drama.  I wish I was kidding. Instant Streaming available.

Greetings From Tim Buckley (drama, Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots) – Musician Jeff Buckley biopic.

Breakout (thriller, Brendan Fraser, Dominic Purcell) – Hunting kids is bad for your health.

In the Fog (foreign drama, Vladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin) – Russian language film about a man accused of treason. Instant Streaming available.

Augustine (foreign drama, Soko, Vincent Lindon) – French language period piece set in a 19th century mental hospital. Instant Streaming available.

The We and the I (drama, Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn) – Coming of age drama all on the bus home from the last day of high school.

Somebody Up There Likes Me (comedy, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson) – The story of a friendship and a magic suitcase.  I’m in. Instant Streaming available.

Simon Killer (drama, Brady Corbet, Mati Diop) – Steamy prostitute thriller. Instant Streaming available.

Drift (sports drama, Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel) – Surfers in the 70s.  Instant Streaming available

Paranormal Asylum (horror, Paul Bright, Aaron Matthias) – Never would have guessed it was horror.  Instant Streaming only.

September 12th

War Flowers (action, Christina Ricci, Tom Berenger) – Civil War period piece about a woman trying to survive with her young daughter.

September 11th

This is Martin Bonner (drama, Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette) – Prisoner and outsider form bond. Instant Streaming Available.

Violeta Went to Heaven (foreign drama, Francisca Gavilan, Thomas Durand) – Spanish language biopic of Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra.  Instant Streaming Available

Petunia (comedy, Thora Birch, Brittany Snow) – This is a movie about 2 gay men, yet the leads are both women.  Huh. Instant Streaming Available.

September 10th

Homeland, Season 2 (drama, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis) – I got hooked on Danes’ character in season 1. Disc Only

The Big Bang Theory – Season 6 (comedy, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki) – I love these guys.  DVD Only

Castle – Season 5 (dramedy, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) – I never got into this one, but do love Nathan Fillion.  DVD Only

Supernatural – Season 8 (sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – There’s 8 seasons of this? I should probably give it another shot. Instant Streaming available.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (sci-fi, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto) – YES!  I haven’t missed a Star Trek movie yet, I’m not going to ruin the streak now. To the top of the queue it goes!

Tyler Perry Presents Peeples (Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson) – I do not have the energy for another rant about this guy’s name being on everything he does.  I just won’t watch any of it, ever.  Instant Streaming Available

Parade’s End (TV Miniseries, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall) – WWII British period piece.  Fine, I might have included it because I love the name “Benedict Cumberbatch”.

Chasing Ice (documentary, James Balog, Svavar Jonatantsson) – Glaciers melting in time lapse. Instant Streaming available.

Love is All You Need (foreign romantic comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm) – Danish language rom/com set in Italy starring the British Peirce Brosnan. Well, that’s weird.

Wish You Were Here (drama, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer) – Searching for a friend that went missing during a Cambodian vacation.  Who the hell vacations in Cambodia?? But I’ll watch it anyway.  Instant Streaming available.

War Witch (foreign drama, Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien) – French language drama about a traumatized child soldier in Africa. Instant Streaming available.

Sisters & Brothers (comedy, Cory Monteith, Ali Liebert) – I’m assuming this is Monteith’s last movie.  Very sad.

Frankenstein’s Army (horror, Karel Roden, Alexander Mercury) – NAZI ZOMBIES!  I bet you’re surprised.  Instant Streaming Available

Hammer of the Gods (action, Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen) – Vikings. Instant Streaming Available

The Contractor (thriller, Danny Trejo, Christina Cox) – If Danny Trejo turned up to do my remodeling, I would just move.

Lizzy (horror, Amanda Baker, Don Swayze) – Yeah, it’s Lizzie Borden.  But modern day!  Instant Streaming Only.

Radio Unnameable (documentary, Bob Fass) – Doc about the pioneer of talk radio. Instant Streaming Only.

September 3rd

The League, Season 4 (comedy, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll) – Fantasy football with a Duplass. Disc and Instant Streaming.

The Vampire Diaries – Season 4 (sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – I have to admit, I’m on Team Damon.  Instant Streaming Available.

Haven – Season 3 (sci-fi, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant) – One of the SyFy channels better offerings, season 3 becomes available on disc just as season 4 is about to kick off on the network. Instant Streaming available.

Person of Interest – Season 2 (crime drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – The casts of Lost and The Passion of the Christ predict the future. That’s just weird.  DVD Only

The Office – Season 9 (comedy, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer) – Once you were great, then you sucked, then you ended.  I’m actually looking forward to seeing this final season of my once-favorite TV comedy. Instant Streaming available.

Parks and Recreation – Season 5 (comedy, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones) – This comedy has its moments, but be careful not to binge – it gets unfunny when watched in bulk. Instant Streaming available.

Revolution – Season 1 (sci-fi, Tracey Spiradakos, Billy Burke) – Already available on Instant Streaming, last year’s popular dystopian future action drama is now available on disc as well.

Oblivion (sci-fi, Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman) – Love him or hate him, Tom Cruise isn’t going anywhere.  This time out he’s a post-apocalyptic maintenance main.

The Place Beyond the Pines (drama, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper) – Cops and robbers!  Really good looking cops and robbers.

Now You See Me (thriller, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fischer) – Morgan Freeman twice in one week!  This time he gets to be a bank robbing illusionist – that sounds like more my style.

The English Teacher (romantic comedy, Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano) – Prim teacher hooking up with a former student. Instant Streaming available.

The Lords of Salem (horror, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison) – Directed by Rob Zombie.  Maybe it’s about zombies. But I don’t think so.

Sharknado (sci-fi, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – SyFy channel creature feature with Steve Sanders from the original 90210 and Tara Reid.  I can’t sell this thing better than that. Instant Streaming available.

The Iceman (thriller, Winona Ryder, Michael Shannon) – Mob hit man.  Meh.  Instant Streaming available.

Empire State (action, Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth) – I wonder if Brother of Thor here is still engaged to Miley Cyrus. Oh, and the movie also has Emma Roberts, for those of you keeping tabs on your Emmas. Instant Streaming available.

Stories We Tell (documentary, Sarah Polley, Michael Polley) – Sarah Polley makes a movie about her family, mixing home movies and stories from various family members.  Instant Streaming Available

Arthur Newman (romantic drama, Colin Firth, Emily Blunt) – This sounds like a stupid mid-life crisis rom-com about a man walking away from his “unhappy” life, but with such outstanding leads, I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Somm (documentary) – It’s about wine. Instant Streaming available.

Cockneys Vs. Zombies (dark zombie comedy, Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway) – I have no idea how a documentary about wine can possibly compete with this.  It isn’t fair, really, the zombies win every time.  Instant Streaming Available

Stranger Within (thriller, William Baldwin, Estella Warren) – Don’t get involved with strangers on vacation, Baldwin!

August 30th

The Preacher’s Daughter (drama, Andrea Bowen, Adam Mayfield) – Estranged daughter returns to religious home.

Wild Bill (drama, Charlie Creed Miles, Will Poulter) – Bad Parenting 101. Instant Streaming available

August 28th

Between Us (drama, Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs) – Happy newlyweds vs. Unhappy oldlyweds.  I’ll give this indie a watch.  Instant Streaming available

August 27th

The Walking Dead – Season 3 (horror, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies) – Trust me, if you suffered all the way through season 2, you’re in for a treat as things pick up in the zombie apocalypse.  Instant Streaming available.

Sons of Anarchy – Season 5 (crime drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Bikers…and more revenge! Instant Streaming Available

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 9 (drama, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh) – This is what the cool teenage girls are watching.  Just FYI.  Instant Streaming available.

Elementary – Season 1 (mystery, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) – Sherlock Holmes comes to 2012 NYC. DVD Only

Pain & Gain (action, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson) – I like both leads, but this Michael Bay directed gangster movie looks really, really crappy.  Instant Streaming available

Compulsion (thriller, Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss) – Neighbor battle between a chef and an anorexic.  Tacky enough for me to give it a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Ring of Fire (drama, Jewel Kilcher, Matt Ross) – June Carter Cash biopic.

Not Today (drama, Cody Longo, Walid Amini) – Rich kid helps poor family in India.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (documentary, William Fichtner, Mary-Kate Olsen) – Department store doc. Instant Streaming available.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (thriller, Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson) – Political thriller also starring Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland.

Kon-Tiki (foreign drama, Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen) – Norwegian language dramatization of Thor Heyerdal’s epic 1947 ocean voyage. Instant Streaming available.

At Any Price (sports drama, Zac Efron, Heather Graham) – Don’t usually see Heather Graham twice in one week.  But somehow I think the appeal of this race car drama will come from young master Efron and his legions of teenage fans.

Stranded (horror, Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr) – Alien meteor spores!  Instant Streaming available

Koch (documentary, Edward I. Koch, Michael Bloomberg) – Back in the 1980s, Koch was the name of the NYC mayor.  WSJ journalist tells his story.

A Resurrection (horror, Mischa Barton, Devon Sawa) – Supernatural…AT SCHOOL!

Tied (foreign drama, Benoit Poelvoorde, Laetitia Casta) – S & M drama.  Instant Streaming Only.

August 23rd

Space Warriors (family, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney) – Space camp meets WarGames.

August 21st

Teen Beach Movie (family, Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell) – Kids get stuck in a 1960s beach movie.  So lame. Instant Streaming available.

August 20th

Revenge – Season 2 (drama, Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe) – Revenge is best served in multiple seasons. Instant Streaming available.

Twixt (horror, Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern) – Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  I’ll definitely give this supernatural gothic screamer a try. Instant Streaming available.

Amour (foreign drama, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva) – Nominated for Best Picture, winner of Best Foreign Language film at the 2013 Oscars – this one definitely stays on the queue!

Trance (thriller, James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson) – Directed by Danny Boyle – about heists and hypnotists.

NCIS – Season 10 (crime drama, Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) – 10 seasons?  Seriously?  DVD Only

Boardwalk Empire – Season 3 (crime drama, Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt) – HBO’s gangster, gambler, drinker, criminal period drama.  DVD Only

The Good Wife – Season 4 (drama, Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski) – I keep meaning to start watching this…  DVD Only

Parenthood – Season 4 (drama, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham) – So much TV this week! Instant Streaming Available

Killing Season (thriller, Robert De Niro, John Travolta) – Bosnian War PTSD in the Appalachians.  Instant Streaming available.

Mike & Molly – Season 3 (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell) – MORE TV!  DVD Only

Scary Movie 5 (spoof, Charlie Sheen, Molly Shannon) – Why do I feel that I would find this neither scary nor funny?

Shadow Dancer (thriller, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough) – Mother Terrorist. Instant Streaming available.

No One Lives (horror, Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens) – Were you surprised that this was horror, because the title doesn’t give that away AT ALL.

No Place on Earth (documentary, Chris Nicola, Saul Stermer) – Jewish refugees hide in a Ukrainian cave during WWII – surviving members of the group discuss. Instant Streaming available.

Rapture-Palooza (comedy, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley) – Post-apocalyptic comedy.  You knew it would happen.  Instant Streaming Available

Evidence (thriller, Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell) – That’s Bill from True Blood!  But now he’s a detective watching found footage.  That’s a letdown.

Vampire (drama, Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes) – Another incredibly original title.  It’s about…vampires.

August 15th

The Cloth (horror, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts) – Danny Trejo always gives me nightmares.

Redline (thriller, Nicole Gale Anderson, John Billingsley) – Do you suppose he’s Barbara Billingsley’s son?  Mrs. Cleaver would be shocked. Instant Streaming available.

August 14th

Bidder 70 (documentary, Tim DeChristopher) – Oil protester buys land at auction. Does not pay.  Instant Streaming Available.

Nailbiter (horror, Erin McGrane, Meg Saricks) – Don’t go into the abandoned house, mother and daughter!

August 13th

42 (biographical drama, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk) – Jackie Robinson biopic.

Detour (thriller, Neil Hopkins, Brea Grant) – Trapped in car by mudslide.  Bummer.

Under the Bed (horror, Johnny Weston, Gattlin Griffith) – With a title like that, you expected a children’s lullaby? Nope.  It’s about monsters.

Olympus Has Fallen (action, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman) – Kidnapped president can only be rescued by disgraced agent. Of course. Bet the disgrace was all a misunderstanding, too. Instant Streaming available.

Once Upon a Time – Season 2 (TV drama, Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin) – Modern day fairy tale – literally. Instant Streaming available.

Emperor (war drama, Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox) – MacArthur at the end of WWII.  Instant Streaming available

The Big Wedding (romantic comedy, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl) – Birth mother at wedding. Hilarity ensues. Also starring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams.  Instant Streaming available

The Company You Keep (thriller, Robert Redford, Shia LeBeouf) – Directed by Redford.  A terrorist or not a terrorist?

What Maisie Knew (drama, Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard) – Yes, that is Eric from True Blood! Except this adaptation of a Henry James novel has no vampires, sadly. Instant Streaming available.

The Mindy Project – Season 1 (TV comedy, Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina) – For those of you who can tolerate Mindy Kaling. That does not include me. DVD Only

Hatchet III (horror, Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder) – Third in a series!  Sounds like quality entertainment about bloody revenge.  Instant Streaming available.

The Hot Flashes (comedy, Brooke Shields, Camryn Manheim) – Basketball meets menopause to support breast cancer prevention. Instant Streaming available

Enlightened – Season 2 (dramedy, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd) – HBO production about enlightenment through rehab. DVD Only

Super Storm (sci-fi, Brett Dier, David Sutcliffe) – Delinquent teen must save the world with his science experiment!  I’m totally not kidding.

The Deep (foreign drama, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Johann G. Johannsson) – True Icelandic language drama about a fisherman adrift in icy waters.

Reality (foreign comedy, Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli) – Italian language reality TV comedy.

August 8th

Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell (docudrama, Allen Williamson, John Klicka) – God and faith and spirituality, if that’s your thing.

Cloudburst (drama, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker) – A lesbian couple picks up a hitchhiker after breaking out of their nursing home to go to Canada to get married.  Seriously.  What an awesome premise – I’ll definitely give this indie a shot. Instant Streaming Available

August 6th

The Host (sci-fi, Saorise Ronan, Diane Kruger) – Adaptation of the novel by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer.  I liked the book, I’ll give the movie a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Admission (comedy, Tina Fey, Paul Rudd) – Directed by Paul Wietz, who also did About a Boy.  Definitely worth checking out.

Mud (drama, Sarah Paulson, Matthew McConaughey) – Tall tales and a Mississippi drifter – I’m willing to give this a shot.  Instant Streaming available.

On the Road (drama, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund) – Beat poets? Has Kristen Stewart in it?  I don’t think so.

Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts (western, Luke Perry, Ricky Schroder) – Bless you Luke Perry, not only do you stick with the western, you bring Ricky Schroder with you.  Fighting the good fight!

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots (drama, Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams, Jr.) – Serious, everything has to have your name on it?  EVERYTHING??

Community, Season 4 (comedy, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs) – This isn’t one I watch, but it has Chevy Chase, so I probably should. No streaming available, but seasons 1-4 are out on disc.

The Borgias, Season 3 (TV drama, Jeremy Irons, Francois Arnaud) – Seasons 1-3 of this Showtime original are now available on disc – no streaming.

The Sapphires (drama, Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman) – Based on the story of an group of Australian aborigine singers in the 1960s. Instant Streaming available.

To the Wonder (romance, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko) – Directed by Terrence Malick – depending on how you like his work that’s either a recommendation or a warning. Instant Streaming available.

West of Memphis (documentary, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, Jason Baldwin) – Documentarian Amy Berg questions the conviction of three young men in a murder case.

Political Animals: The Complete Series (TV mini-series, Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino) – Hmm, former First Lady, current Secretary of State, heading off crises at work and home. Nah, that sounds like total fiction. Instant Streaming available.

Magic Magic (horror, Michael Cera, Juno Temple) – Sleepless in Chile.  With uncaring friends and a mental breakdown.

Aftershock (horror, Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart) – Another American in Chile!  This one gets an earthquake. Instant Streaming available.

The Story of Luke (drama/comedy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green) – A young man with autism sets out to make his own way in the world.  I’ll give this indie a shot.

Antiviral (sci-fi, Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon) – People selling and buying celebrity viruses.  That’s a very weird premise, people. Instant Streaming available.

My Amityville Horror (documentary, Daniel Lutz) – One of the members of the original Amityville horror family discusses his experiences. Instant Streaming available.

Paradise: Love (foreign drama, Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu) – German language film about a middle aged woman looking for a young man on the beach. It doesn’t go well. Instant Streaming available.

The Scapegoat (thriller, Matthew Rhys, Aileen Atkins) – Never change places with your rich look-alike.  Instant Streaming only.

Gallowwalkers (western horror, Wesley Snipes, Riley Smith) – Curses and zombies and the wild west!  And nuns!  Instant Streaming available.

August 2nd

Least Among Saints (drama, Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu) – War vet helps neighbor kid find his father.  Instant Streaming available

August 1st

The Employer (thriller, Malcolm McDowell, David Dastmalchian) – Survivor: Corporation.  Or maybe The Corporate Greed Hunger Games.

July 30th

The Tower (foreign action, Mina Cho, Sang Kyung-kim) – Korean language disaster pic about a fire in a high rise.  Instant Streaming available.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (action, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis) – Am I the only one who finds the notion of an entire big budget movie franchise based on a doll with a kung-fu grip ludicrous?  Instant Streaming Available

Filly Brown (drama, Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera) – Rapper decides whether or not to be rich.  So hard. Instant Streaming available.

Assault on Wall Street (action, Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk) – Economic crash revenge flick.  Gonna be tough to sell me the righteous anger of a dude who worked on Wall Street.  Instant Streaming Available

Black Rock (horror, Katie Aselton, Lake Bell) – Don’t go back to your creepy childhood neighborhood!  Also, Lake Bell sort of generally creeps me out.  Instant Streaming Available

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (horror, Aaron Poole, Vanessa Redgrave) – Haunted house!  Instant Streaming Only.

The Demented (horror, Kayla Ewell, Richard Kohnke) – College friends, weekend getaway, rabies, the usual. Also, three crappy horror movies in a row!

My Awkward Sexual Adventure (comedy, Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire) – You have to appreciate the straightforward title, here. Instant Streaming Only.

Night Across the Street (foreign drama, Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernandez) – Spanish language stream of consciousness on aging and death.

Rushlights (thriller, Beau Bridges, Haley Webb) – I sure hope Bridges and Webb aren’t playing the “young lovers” in the description for this one.  Nobody wants to see that.  Instant Streaming Available

July 25th

Hansel and Gretel Get Baked (spoof, Molly C. Quinn, Michael Welch) – Fairy tale goes stoner.  Keeping it classy, Hollywood.  Instant Streaming available.

July 24th

Crazy Kind of Love (romance, Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell) – That’s Sam Merlotte from True Blood! The romance sounds lame, but I’ll watch it just to see if he can do something besides Shapeshifter. Instant Streaming available.

July 23rd

Phantom (thriller, Ed Harris, David Duchovny) – Cold War Soviet Union with Ed Harris and Mulder?  Weird, but I’ll definitely give it a shot. Instant Streaming available.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (comedy, Steve Carell, Jim Carrey) – I know that this will suck. I know it.  But I can’t resist.  It’s like a sickness.

As Luck Would Have It (foreign drama, Salma Hayek, Jose Mota) – Spanish language satire about a man using the media after an accident. Instant Streaming available.

Ginger & Rosa (drama, Elle Fanning, Allesandro Nivola) – 1960s London coming of age period piece.

Love and Honor (drama, Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer) – Thor’s little brother goes AWOL to get back his girl.

Welcome to the Punch (action, Andrea Riseborough, James McAvoy) – Cops and robber join forces.

Vehicle 19 (action, Paul Walker, Naima McLean) – Beware the bad news rental car.

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (documentary, Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass) – Doc about the people around Dahmer – neighbors, police, etc. Instant Streaming available.

Detention of the Dead (comedy, Jacob Zacher, Alexa Nikolas) – Breakfast Club with zombies. I’m not kidding. And I might watch it.

Starbuck (foreign comedy, Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton) – French language comedy about a sperm donor.  Yes, you read that right.  Instant Streaming Available

Kiss of the Damned (thriller, Josephine de La Baume, Milo Ventimiglia) – Vampire love triangle. Instant Streaming available.

Graceland (foreign drama, Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias) – Tagalog language thriller from the Philippines about a chauffeur caught in a kidnapping plot.  Instant Streaming Available

The Gangster (foreign action, Krisada Sukosol Clapp, Somchai Kemglad) – Thai language crime drama with the most unoriginal title of the year. Instant Streaming available.

July 19th

Hayride (horror, Richard Tyson, Corlandos Scott) – Don’t bring your girlfriend home to revisit your tormented childhood, dude.

July 16th

Jack the Giant Slayer (fantasy, Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson) – That beanstalk never gets old, does it Jack?

Stoker (thriller, Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman) – Ooooh, creepy uncle.  I’ll watch this.

21 and Over (comedy, Miles Teller, Skylar Astin) – Getting drunk.  Wow, that’s so funny.  Instant Streaming Available

Evil Dead (horror, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez) – Remake. Boooooooooooooooooooooo.

Erased (thriller, Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato) – Father and daughter bond during attempted assassination.  Awwww.  Instant Streaming available.

The End of Love (drama, Mark Webber, Shannyn Sossamon) – A young widower is faced with raising his toddler son.

Flying Monkeys (sci-fi, Electra Avellan, Alvin Chon) – This ain’t your monkey from Oz, sister.

Young James Herriot (British TV Drama, Iain De Caestecker, Amy Manson) – James Herriot in college?  Well that’s weird.

July 12th

Let My People Go! (foreign comedy, Nicolas Maury, Carmen Maura) – French language comedy about a gay, French, Jewish postman.  I couldn’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming available.

6 Dead Souls (horror, Silas Weir Mitchell, America Olivo) – Featuring Unsuspecting College Students!

Ring of Fire (action miniseries, Michael Vartan, Lauren Lee Smith) – That’s Vaughn from Alias!  Also, it’s about a bunch of volcanoes and Armageddon.  I’ll watch it. Instant Streaming Available.

July 9th

Dead Man Down (thriller, Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace) – Colin Farrell as a bad boy.  Why yes, I think I will, thank you. Instant Streaming available.

Killing Lincoln (drama, Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson) – Guess what this docudrama is about?

Hellbound? (documentary) – It’s a documentary about Hell.  Okay. Instant Streaming available.

Spring Breakers (comedy, James Franco, Selena Gomez) – If I wasn’t already over James Franco, seeing him in a raunchy spring break comedy with Selena Gomez would surely push me off the fence.

Home Sweet Home (horror, Alexandra Boylan, Raquel Cantu) – It ain’t so sweet when it’s full of psycho squatters.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (drama, Jurnee Smollett, Lance Gross) – Why the hell can’t Perry make anything and not smack his stupid name all over it?  I’m so not seeing this.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Gatekeepers (documentary, Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter) – Israeli secret service leaders.

Would You Rather (horror, Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs) – At first I thought it was a movie based on the family card game.  Then I saw it was horror – and still based on the family card game!  Oh, Hollywood.

The Power of Few (drama, Christopher Walken, Christian Slater) – One of those “bunch of different kinds of people brought together by unlikely events” movies.  Instant Streaming Available.

July 5th

The Source Family (documentary, Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille) – Story of the “Aquarian tribe”, a 1970s group with a charismatic leader.  Instant Streaming Available

July 3rd

Honor Flight (documentary, Bert Brach, Earl Bruss) – Profiles of a town’s WWII vets.

July 2nd

Identity Thief (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman) – I’ve been looking forward to this!  I know it could be ridiculously lame, but I love both leads.

The Girl (drama, Abbie Cornish, Will Patton) – Helping illegal immigrants cross the border leads to drama.  Surprise, surprise. Instant Streaming available.

A Good Day to Die Hard ( action, Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney) – Every part of me knows they should have halted this franchise after the last installment (if not before).  Every part of me also knows that at some point I’ll break down and see it.

Mental (comedy, Liev Shreiber, Toni Collette) – Just how good is a nanny you find on the side of the road?

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (action, Brian Markinson, Cindy Busby) – This tale of a paramedic facing a psychopath from his past sounds sort of like a movie version of the books I read.  But not at all like the movies I watch.  Also, it has a stupid title, so it has to be banished from the queue.

100 Below Zero (sci-fi, John Rhys-Davies, Jeff Fahey) – New ice age. Instant Streaming available.

The House I Live In (documentary, Nannie Jeter, David Simon) – War on Drugs documentary. Instant Streaming available.

56 Up (documentary, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett) – Latest in a series by Michael Apted, following the same group of British families for nearly 40 years. Instant Streaming available.

Inescapable (thriller, Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson) – The doctor from Deep Space 9 and Peter from Fringe?  Yes, I believe I will.

June 25th

The Call (thriller, Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin) – I know I will be disappointed by this serial killer thriller.  But I’m going to see it anyway, because what if I’m not?

The Kill Hole (war, Chadwick Boseman, Billy Zane) – Even with such an awesome title, I think I’ll be able to pass on this one.

Upside Down (sci-fi, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess) – Adam and Eden, interplanetary lovers.  Yeah, I’ll watch it. Instant Streaming available.

A Place at the Table (documentary, Jeff Bridges) – Documentary about hunger in America. Instant Streaming available.

Into the White (military drama, Florian Lukas, David Kross) – WWII period piece about enemies forced together to battle the elements. Instant Streaming available.

No (foreign drama, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro) – Spanish language drama from Chile.

In the Family (drama, Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang) – Child custody in a 2 dad family.

Pusher (thriller, Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb) – Remake of a 1996 movie about a…drug pusher.  Inspired titling, don’t you think? Instant Streaming available.

Heebie Jeebies (horror, Robert Belushi, Cathy Shim) – Lawman takes on town monsters.

The Rambler (thriller, Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher) – New ex-con goes on surreal journey complete with monsters and carnage.  It’s a little hard to imagine Dermot Mulroney as that guy.

June 18th

Open Road (drama, Camilla Belle, Andy Garcia) – Coming of age indie.

Beautiful Creatures (drama, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert) – Supernatural teen romance?  Count me in!

Quartet (comedy, Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay) – Directed by Dustin Hoffman, how can I resist Dame Maggie?  I can’t, of course.

Side Effects (thriller, Jude Law, Rooney Mara) – Oh, yes, I’ll see this.  I dig the medical thriller. Instant Streaming available.

American Mary (horror, Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo) – Extreme Make-Over, Slasher Edition. Instant Streaming available.

Summoned (horror, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ashley Scott) – It’s not nice to stalk jurors.

The Last Exorcism, Part II (horror, Ashley Bell, Julia Garner) – It sucks when you need a *second* exorcism.  And that makes 3 crappy horror movies in a row!

The Brass Teapot (comedy, Juno Temple, Michael Angarano) – I love indie comedy, and this quick money kitchen ware film also stars Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development.  Onto the queue it goes! Instant Streaming available.

Come Out and Play (horror, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) – Children of the Beach!  More crappy horror, what a week! Instant Streaming available.

June 13th

The Abduction of Eden (drama, Jamie Chung, Matt O’Leary) – Based on a true story of a girl kidnapped and forced into prostitution.  Also starring Beau Bridges. Instant Streaming available.

June 11th

Oz the Great and Powerful (family, James Franco, Mila Kunis) – Wizard of Oz prequel,  Why does James Franco have to be in it?  That ruins everything.

Frankie Go Boom (comedy, Charlie Hunnam, Lizzy Caplan) – Something about pranks – I couldn’t concentrate on the description, I was too busy dealing with the stupidity of the title.

Cloud Atlas (sci-fi, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry) – Fans of the book were split on the adaptation.  I didn’t read the book or see the adaptation, so I have no opinion.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (action, Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton) – God help me, but I’ll probably watch this as soon as it goes to streaming.  What can I say, I like Jeremy Renner.  Instant Streaming available.

Snitch (thriller, Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper) – The Rock goes undercover to help his son, and busts some heads.  YEAH ROCK

House of Cards (political drama, Kevin Spacey, directed by David Fincher) – I LOVE THIS!  The show that we have all had available to us for months is now available on DVD for other people.  We can still instant stream it to our heart’s content.  I hope they make a big pile of DVD sale $$$.

Beverly Lewis’ The Confession (faith/spirituality, Katie Leclerc, Bill Oberst Jr.) – Anyone else noticed a lot more “faith and spirituality” genre labels lately?  Also, this was directed by Michael Landon, Jr.

The Philadelphia Experiment (sci-fi, Emily Ullerup, Gins Holden) – Remake of a 1984 movie about a missing ship showing up after decades lost.

Knife Fight (political drama, Rob Lowe, Julie Bowen) – Rob Lowe in a satirical political drama?  I wonder how they ever thought of such casting?!? (Richard Schiff – aka Toby Zeigler – is also in it.  Go figure).

Absolute Deception (action, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier) – Reporter digs for truth of late husband’s secret life.

Wrong (comedy, Jack Poltnick, Eric Judor) – Man looks for lost dog.  Hijinks ensue.  I have a weak spot for indies, I’ll give this one a shot. Instant Streaming available

Dead Man’s Burden (western, Barlow Jacobs, Clare Bowen) – Bad seed brother returns from war.  Damn.  *spit* Instant Streaming available.

June 5th

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (drama, Tony Regbo, Marcia Gay Harden) – Family dysfunction?  Yes, please!  Instant Streaming Available.

6 Month Rule (romantic comedy, Blayne Weaver, Martin Starr) – Main character is a commitment phobic Playboy photographer?  Yeah, I’ll pass.

June 4th

Breaking Bad, Season 5 (TV drama, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn) – The series’ final episodes are airing on AMC this summer! Instant Streaming Available!

Warm Bodies (zombie comedy, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer) – I’ve been waiting for this!  Teen Romance + Zombies = ♥

Mama (horror, Jessica Chastain, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) – If it wasn’t for Jessica Chastain, I wouldn’t be interested.  But she’s there, so I am.

Brooklyn Castle (documentary) – Fighting to keep the middle school chess team dream alive.  Yeah, you read that right. Instant Streaming available.

It’s a Disaster (comedy, Julia Stiles, David Cross) – Brunch during the apocalypse.  Yes, please! Instant Streaming available.

Charlie Zone (action, Glen Gould, Amanda Crew) – Abducting runaways from crack houses.  Tsk.

The Law in These Parts (foreign documentary) – Hebrew language documentary about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

May 30th

Angel in the House (drama, Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffud) – Potential adoptive parents find strange boy on their doorstep.  I’m actually going to give this one a shot.

May 28th

Gangster Squad (action, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin) – Great cast, bad reviews.  Pass.

Back to 1942 (foreign drama, Tim Robbins, Adrien Brody) – Wonder what Robbins and Brody are doing in a Mandarin language movie about Chinese refugees in WWII?  Me, too.  But not enough to see the movie. Instant Streaming available.

In the Hive (drama, Loretta Devine, Vivica A. Fox) – Getting inner city kids off the street.  Instant Streaming Available

The Wicked (horror, Devon Werkheiser, Justin Deeley) – DON’T GO INTO THE WITCH HOUSE!

The Numbers Station (thriller, John Cusack, Malin Akerman) – CIA hijinks.  I wish I had enough faith in John Cusack to see it.  But I don’t. Instant Streaming available.

Dark Skies (thriller, Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton) – Sometimes there really are monsters under the bed.

Lore (foreign drama, Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs) – German language film about the child of imprisoned Nazis in 1945. Instant Streaming available.

The Loving Story (documentary, Mildred Loving, Richard Loving) – Story of a couple arrested for interracial marriage in 1958.  Instant Streaming Available

generation Um… (drama, Keanu Reeves, Bojana Novakovic) – Slackers deep-talking in between parties.  Pass. Instant Streaming available.

Dorfman in Love (romantic comedy, Sara Rue, Elliot Gould) – No, she is not in love with Elliot Gould. Instant Streaming available.

May 24th

White Elephant (foreign drama, Ricardo Darin, Jeremie Renier) – Spanish language.  Priests building a hospital.

The Devil’s in the Details (action, Emilio Rivera, Ray Liotta) – Veteran soldier and a drug cartel.  Instant streaming available.

May 21st

True Blood, Season 5 (thriller, Anna Paquin. Stephen Moyer) – Even more TV for me!  Did you know that Jason Stackhouse is really Australian?  Crazy!  DVD Only

Promised Land (drama, Matt Damon, Frances McDormand) – This didn’t make a big splash, but with 2 solid leads, I’ll give it a try.

A Haunted House (satire, Marlon Wayons, Nick Swardson) – We’re going over the horror movie spoof again?  REALLY? Instant Streaming available.

The Last Stand (action, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker) – He’s back.  Instant Streaming Available

Crush (thriller, Lucas Till, Sarah Bolger) – Puppy love gone wrong.

Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (sci-fi, Stella Maeve, Alexander Nifong) – Pod people!!!

Parker (thriller, Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez) – A shoot-’em-up with Jason Statham?  Shocking. Instant Streaming available.

Stand Up Guys (comedy, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken) – Retired gangsters reunite.  Instant Streaming available

Struck By Lightning (comedy, Chris Colfer, Allison Janney) – Hey, that’s Kurt from Glee and CJ from The West Wing! Instant Streaming available.

Return to Nim’s Island (family, Matthew Lillard, Bindi Irwin) – Scooby and a sea lion.  I think I’ll pass.  Instant Streaming available

Yossi (foreign drama, Lior Ashkenazi, Ohad Knoller) – Hebrew language sequel to Yossi & Jagger about a gay doctor. Instant Streaming available.

The ABCs of Death (horror, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Erik Aude) – An anthology with 26 directors/stories. Instant Streaming available.

A Common Man (action, Ben Kingsley, Ben Cross) – A crime thriller set in Indonesia.

Neighboring Sounds (foreign drama, Irma Brown, Sebastiao Formiga) – Portuguese language dysfunctional neighbor drama. Instant Streaming available.

May 15th

State of Emergency (horror, Jay Hayden, Andy Stahl) – Ah, zombies, we can’t get enough of you. Instant Streaming available.

May 14th

Dexter, Season 7 (thriller, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter) – TV for me!  Whoooooo!  Instant Streaming Available

Texas Chainsaw (horror, Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde) – Same old, same old. Instant Streaming Available.

Liz & Dick (biopic, Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler) – I definitely want to see this, just for the train wreck effect.

Tomorrow You’re Gone (thriller, Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monghan) – Hit men and beautiful drifters.  Just like regular people.

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray) – This has a great cast – including Patricia Arquette, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney and Jason Schwartzman (fine, that’s stretching the definition of great) – so the only reason it can be running at less than 3 stars on Netflix is because of the disaster that is Charlie Sheen.  Is he going to retire soon and leave us in peace?

Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (family, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gina Holden) – What?  You’re not looking for a schmaltzy 2011 Christmas movie in May?  Good call on this release date, Netflix.

May 7th

Hyde Park on Hudson (historical drama, Bill Murray, Laura Linney) – Murray plays FDR in the days leading up to WWII.

Jack Reacher (thriller, Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike) – Jack Reacher is a huge guy in the novels. How the hell can he be played by Tom Cruise? Instant Streaming Available.

Revenge for Jolly! (comedy, Brian Petsos, Oscar Isaac) – Jolly is a dog.  Also featuring Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood and Ryan Phillipe.

Starlet (drama, Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson) – Dree is daughter of Mariel and great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. Instant Streaming Available.

Barrymore (filmed stage production, Christopher Plummer) – Plummer as John Barrymore reminiscing about his life. Instant Streaming available.

The Oranges (romantic comedy, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) – Dr. House does American comedy?  I’m in!

Upstream Color (sci-fi, Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth) – Love and hypnosis. Instant Streaming available.

Thale (foreign sci-fi, Silje Reinamo, Erlend Nervold) – Norwegian language film about a fantasy creature.

Ring the Bell (drama, Ryan Scharoun, Ashley Anderson McCarthy) – Faith & Spirituality, if that’s your thing.

A Monster in Paris (foreign family animation, Sean Lennon, Mathieu Chedid) – French language family animation.  I REALLY won’t ever see that. Instant Streaming available.

Freeloaders (comedy, Clifton Collins Jr., Josh Lawson) – Slackers might have to move out of their posh digs.  Oh, no!!

Safe Haven (romance, Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough) – She’s haunted by her past.  Oh, the humanity. Instant Streaming available.

Dark Feed (horror, Andy Rudick, Victoria Nugent) – Don’t go into that abandoned mental hospital, film crew!

Morgan (drama, Leo Minaya, Jack Kesy) – Paraplegic men meet playing basketball. Instant Streaming available.

Sexy Evil Genius (thriller, dark comedy, Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff) – Crazy woman lures exes to bar.  I’ll give this indie a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Mighty Fine (drama, Chaz Palminteri, Andie McDowell) – 1970s dysfunctional family.  Oh, yes.

If I Were You (romance, Marcia Gay Harding, Leonor Watling) – Infidelity and Shakespeare. Instant Streaming available.

May 3rd

The Last Gladiators (documentary, Chris Nolan, Tony Twist) – Tough hockey dudes.  Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

23 Minutes to Sunrise (thriller, Eric Roberts, Nia Peeples) – Thrills and chills at the Sunrise Diner.  I’m keeping this on my queue.  I have no idea why.

April 30th

Silver Linings Playbook (comedy/drama, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence) – Lawrence won the Oscar for her role as an emotionally damaged young widow playing against Cooper’s bipolar optimist.  Definitely worth seeing.

Stitiches (horror, Ross Noble, Tommy Knight) – Insane clown.  But isn’t that all of them?  Instant Streaming Available

The Guilt Trip (comedy, Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand) – Road trip with Mom.  I plan to see this as a primer for future trips with my children. Instant Streaming Available.

Broken City (thriller, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe) – A PI crime thriller.

The Details (comedy, Toby Maguire, Elizabeth Banks) – A dark comedy of neighborhood predicaments.  Yeah, I’m keeping it. Instant Streaming available.

Not Fade Away (drama, John Magaro, James Gandolfini) – Forming a band in the 60s.  Instant Streaming available

Shelter Me (documentary, Katherine Heigl) – Highlights rescue dogs then trained as service dogs.  Instant Streaming Only.

The Revisionaries (documentary, Dan McLeroy) – Textbooks in Texas – Creationism vs. Evolution. Instant Streaming available.

April 24th

K-11 (thriller, Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo) – Prison drama.  Instant Streaming Available

April 23rd

Parental Guidance (comedy, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal) – Billy Crystal as a grandpa.  I feel really old right now.

The Impossible (drama, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor) – Watts was nominated for an Oscar for her role in this drama about the 2004 Tsunami.

The Mark (thriller, Craig Sheffer, Eric Roberts) – Also billed as “faith and spirituality”.  If you’re interested. Instant Streaming available.

The Kitchen (comedy, Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg) – Unwanted surprise birthday party. Instant Streaming available.

The Central Park Five (documentary, Angela Black, Calvin O. Butts III) – A Ken Burns doc about 5 boys convicted of a rape for which they were later exonerated.  Instant Streaming Available

Pawn (thriller, Michael Chiklis, Common) – Crime thriller also starring Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker.

Any Day Now (drama, Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt) – Gay rights and adoption are at the core of this legal drama. Instant Streaming available.

Family Weekend (comedy, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Modine) – Teen kidnaps inattentive parents.  Sounds stupid, but I’m going to give it a try. Instant Streaming available.

Wuthering Heights (drama, Kaya Scodelario, James Howson) – Old story, new movie.

April 19th

Les Miserables (musical drama, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe) – After seeing the cast perform at the Oscars I was kicking myself for missing this in theaters – I definitely won’t miss it now!

This is 40 (romantic comedy, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann) – Love Paul Rudd.  I didn’t realize that this is a sequel to Knocked Up.

Future Weather (drama, Perla Haney-Jardine, Lili Taylor) – Teenager tries to stop global warming and get along with her grandmother.  Yeah, weird.  But I’ll try it. Instant Streaming available.

April 16th

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (fantasy, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan) – I’m not sure Tolkien on screen can hold my attention without Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom.

Django Unchained (western, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz) – Oscar nominated, so I’ll definitely be seeing it. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Save the Date (romantic comedy, Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie) – Sisters dating bandmates.  Yawn.

At the Gate of the Ghost (foreign drama, Ananda Everingham, Lalia Boonyasak) – Thai language 19th century period drama. Instant Streaming available.

Escapee (horror, Dominic Purcell, Christine Evangelista) – Psychology students shouldn’t mess with serial killers.

The Frankenstein Theory (horror, Kris Lemche, Joe Egender) – My guess?  This has something to do with a monster.  Instant Streaming available.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (horror, Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray) – Apparently Connecticut ran out of horror and had to import.  Tsk.  Instant Streaming available.

Pedal Driven (documentary, Rex Flake, James Munly) – Mountain bikers vs. federal land management.  Instant Streaming Only.

April 10th

Meet the Fokkens (foreign documentary, Louise Fokkens, Martine Fokkens) – Yeah, these are real people – how much would that last name suck?  Maybe not so much in Dutch (which is the language in which this is filmed).  Instant Streaming Available.

April 9th

Hitchcock (drama, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren) – Anthony Hopkins looks nothing like Hitchcock – but he does!

Life of Pi (adventure, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan) – This one gathered up a lot of Oscars, including Best Director.

Straight A’s (comedy, Ryan Phillippe, Anna Paquin) – Can I see her as anyone but Sookie?  I just don’t know. Instant Streaming available.

Spiders (sci-fi, Christa Campbell, Patrick Muldoon) – The spiders are big.  But you guessed that, didn’t you? Instant Streaming available.

Sorcerer and the White Snake (foreign action, Jet Li, Eva Huang) – Sucks when your wife turns out to be an ancient serpent.  Filmed in Mandarin. Instant Streaming available.

Bad Kids go to Hell (thriller, Judd Nelson, Ben Browder) – Six kids serving detention on a weekend.  Sound familiar Judd Nelson?  But these kids ain’t makin’ no Breakfast Club. Instant Streaming available.

Late Bloomers (romance, William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini) – Couple confronts aging and emotional distance.

Down the Shore (drama, James Gandolfini, Famke Janssen) – A letter sparks the revelation of skeletons in closets and dirty laundry.

In Another Country (foreign drama, Isabelle  Huppert, Kwon Hye Hyo) – Korean language drama that has Isabelle Huppert playing 3 characters, all named Anne. Instant Streaming available.

April 2nd

Red Dawn (action, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck) – Hey, that’s Thor!  And yeah, it’s a remake.  Instant Streaming available.

Knuckleball! (documentary, Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey) – It’s a movie about a pitch.  I think I’ll take a pass. Instant Streaming available.

John Dies at the End (horror, John Williamson, Rob Mayes) – Well, that title seems like kind of a spoiler. Instant Streaming available.

Hemingway & Gellhorn (drama, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen) – The story of their real life marriage.

The Baytown Outlaws (action, Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria) – Also billed as a comedy.  About rednecks.  Yee.  Haw.

LUV (drama, Common, Michael Rainey, Jr.) – A boy and his uncle reunite after the uncle gets out of prison. Instant Streaming available.

The Sweeney (action, Ray Winstone, Ben Drew) – A reboot of a 70s series. Instant Streaming available.

March 28th

Snow on Tha Bluff (drama, Curtis Snow, Cat Erickson) – Gangster drama. Instant Streaming available.

March 27th

Waiting for Lightning (documentary, Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek) – Skateboarding on the Great Wall of China. Instant Streaming available.

March 26th

Lincoln (historical drama, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones) – Yeah, Daniel Day-Lewis, really is just that good.

Chasing Mavericks (drama, Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston) – Surfer biopic.

Killing Them Softly (thriller, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins) – Really like both leads, but sadly, it’s a mafia movie.

A Royal Affair (foreign drama, Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander) – Danish language historical drama. Instant Streaming available.

The Collection (horror, Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick) – Dungeons and serial killers.  You know, the usual. Instant Streaming available.

Day of the Falcon (drama, Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas) – Kings, desert war and a neutral zone. Instant Streaming available.

The Comedy (drama, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim) – A drama about cruel comedy.  Looks sort of interesting. Instant Streaming available.

Step Up To the Plate (foreign documentary, Michel Bras, Sebastien Bras) – French language doc about the passing of a restaurant from father to son. Instant Streaming available.

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (romantic comedy, Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern) – Bridal cold feet on the wedding day. Instant Streaming available.

Stand Off (action, Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney) – Also billed as a comedy.  I like Fraser, so may give this a shot. Instant Streaming available.

The Eye of the Storm (drama, Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush) – Based on the novel by Patrick White – siblings return home to be with their dying mother.

Birders: The Central Park Effect (documentary, Regina Alvarez, Anya Auerbach) – You guessed it – a documentary about bird watching in Central Park.  Instant Streaming available.

March 19th

Argo (drama, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston) – Unexpected Golden Globe and Oscar winner – this one is most definitely worth a watch.

Anna Karenina (romantic drama, Keira Knightley, Jude Law) – Got some Oscar love for its elaborate costumes.

Zero Dark Thirty (action, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke) – Kathryn Bigelow’s much nominated, seldom awarded, account of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.

The Factory (thriller, John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter) – Love both leads (Carpenter plays Debra on Dexter) – I’ll give this crime thriller a shot. Instant Streaming available.

Atlas Shrugged Part II (sci-fi, Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe).  No.  Just no. Instant Streaming available.

Bachelorette (comedy, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher) – Ew.  Mean girls get married. Instant Streaming available.

Rust and Bone (foreign drama, Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts) – A gritty French love story.

The Other Son (foreign drama, Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbe) – French language film about a man discovering his true identity in the Middle East.

Price Check (comedy, Parker Posey, Eric Mabius) – Nobody does quirky like Parker Posey.  I’ll give this indie comedy a chance. Instant Streaming available.

Ghost Storm (sci-fi, Crystal Allen, Steve Bacic) – Lightning unleashes evil spirits.  AHHHHHHH!

March 13th

Ripper Street (thriller, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn) – 3 disc British TV production about a London police Inspector in the age of Jack the Ripper. Instant Streaming available.

March 12th

Skyfall (action, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench) – It’s James Bond, people.  James Bond! Instant Streaming available.

The Sessions (romantic comedy, John Hawkes, Helen Hunt) – Hunt picked up an Oscar nod for this one and Hawkes was great in Winter’s Bone – I’ll give it a shot.

The Man With the Iron Fists (action, Russell Crowe, Cung Le) – Oh, this sounds like a mess.  Hip-hop, kung-fu, martial arts and a Chinese blacksmith.  Totally not kidding.

Silent Hill: Revelation (horror, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington) – Sequel to the 2006 original, which I hated.  I’ll pass. Instant Streaming available.

Freaky Deaky (comedy, Christian Slater, Michael Jai White) – Screen adaptation of an Elmore Leonard story, directed by Charles Mathau (son of Walter). Instant Streaming available.

Rise of the Guardians (family animation, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin) – Animated.  I will never see it.

The First Time (teen comedy, Dylan O’Brien, Brittany Robertson) – Teen sex comedy.

Smashed (drama, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul) – Getting sober threatens a woman’s relationships.

This Must Be the Place (drama, Sean Penn, Frances McDormand) – An aging musician goes looking for the Nazi that tortures his father.  Instant Streaming available.

In Their Skin (thriller, Selma Blair, Joshua Close) – Creepy neighbors.  AHHHHHHHH!

The Flat (foreign documentary, Aaron Goldfinger, Hannah Goldfinger) – A man goes through his Holocaust survivor mother’s apartment. Instant Streaming available.

Storage 24 (horror, Noel Clarke, Colin O’Donoghue) – Trapped in a haunted warehouse.  This ain’t Auction Hunters, baby.  Instant Streaming available.

Kumare (documentary, Vikram Gandhi) – Subtitled “The True Story of a False Prophet”. Instant Streaming available.

March 8th

Unconditional (drama, Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy) – A Christian thing about widows, killers and the inner city.  Not my bag, but might be yours. Instant Streaming available.

March 7th

6 Degrees of Hell (horror, Corey Feldman, Jill Whelan) – Jill Whelan started her career on The Love Boat – and is seemingly proving that there is indeed further to fall.

March 5th

A Late Quartet (drama, Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman) – An indie about a string quartet, also starring Katherine Keener and Wallace Shawn.  This looks right up my alley – and such a cast!  It’s going to the top of my queue. Instant Streaming available.

The Intouchables (foreign drama, Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy) – French language film about a quadriplegic and his new caregiver.  I don’t usually do subtitles, but this looks great – it’s going on the queue. Instant Streaming available.

Abducted (thriller, Lauren Holly, Kaylee DeFer) – Kidnapped heiress has to be saved by…her assistant?  I couldn’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming available.

Wreck-It Ralph (family animation, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman) – Looks sort of cute – video game bad guy wants to be a good guy.  But it’s animated, so I will never see it.

Playing for Keeps (romantic comedy, Gerard Butler, Jessica Beil) – One for the Butler crowd.  What do you bet he takes his shirt off at some point as a former soccer player? Instant Streaming available.

The Bay (horror, Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly) – Oooh, ecological horror!  Directed by Barry Levinson, I’ll give this a try. Instant Streaming available.

Lay the Favorite (comedy, Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall) – Vegas based gamblers comedy.  Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. Instant Streaming available.

California Solo (drama, Robert Carlyle, Alexia Rasmussen) – Aging musician has to prove his worth or be deported.  Presumably he does not do so by becoming a male stripper. Instant Streaming available.

Gun Hill Road (drama, Esai Morales, Judy Reyes) – Fresh out of jail, a man must deal with his changed family. Instant Streaming available.

A Dark Truth (thriller, Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker) – CIA/cover-up/on the run thriller. Instant Streaming available.

March 2nd

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (romantic drama, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart) – Stewart has less charisma than a tree stump.

February 28th

Beauty (foreign drama, Roeline Daneel, Sue Diepeveen) – South African drama about a May/December gay romance. Instant Streaming available.

February 26th

The Master (drama, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman) – A solitary man finds a new religion in this drama directed by PT Anderson.  Instant Streaming Available

This is Not a Film (documentary, Jafar Panahi) – An Iranian filmmaker reflect on his 20 year ban on making films in his country. Instant Streaming available.

The Awakening (horror, Rebecca Hall, Dominic West) – Ooooh, haunted boarding school!  Instant Streaming available.

Ghoul (horror, Nolan Gould, Andrea Frankle) – People going missing in a haunted graveyard?  No!

The Liability (crime thriller, Tim Roth, Talulah Riley) – I’ve missed Tim Roth since the cancellation of Lie to Me, but this sounds a little mafia-ish for me.

How to Survive a Plague (documentary, Bill Bahlman, David Barr) – A doc about efforts in the 80s and 90s to speed up AIDS treatment research.  Available on Instant Streaming.

Holy Motors (foreign experimental drama, Denis Lavant, Edith Scob) – French language film about a person who switches bodies/identities multiple times throughout the movie.  No, this is not Quantum Leap.  It’s experimental French cinema. Instant Streaming available.

The Loneliest Planet (drama, Hani Furstenberg, Gael Garcia Bernal) – Drama about a relationship tested during a mountain trek.  Instant Streaming available.

Company of Heroes (action, Chad Michael Collins, Dimitri Diatchenko) – WWII actioner.  Instant Streaming available

Girls Against Boys (thriller, Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte) – Revenge thriller.

Chicken With Plums (foreign drama, Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer) – French language drama set in Iran in the 50s, with a musician and his lost violin.  I don’t know – it’s French.

Border Run (thriller, Sharon Stone, Billy Zane) – Stone as a right wing journalist exposing illegal immigration.  Pass.

A Simple Life (foreign drama, Andy Lau, Deannie Yip) – Cantonese language film telling the story of a young woman and the employer who becomes her caregiver.

February 20th

A Perfect Ending (drama, Barbara Niven, Jessica Clark) – A woman chooses to reveal her personal secrets to a call girl rather than friends. Instant Streaming available.

February 19th

End of Watch (crime thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena) – Two cops patrolling gang infested L.A. Instant Streaming available.

Death Race 3: Inferno (action, Luke Goss, Ving Rhames) – Another one.  Hooray.  But it’s available on Instant Streaming!

For a Good Time, Call… (comedy, Ari Graynor, Lauren Anne Miller) – A frenemies phone sex comedy.  I wish I was kidding.

Three Day Test (spirituality, George Newbern, Megyn Price) – A faith and spirituality movie about kidnapping your family?  Apparently director Corbin Bernsen thinks that’s an awesome idea.  But I have to admit, the 3 days with no power or modern conveniences appeals to the Frontier Woman in me.

Noobz (comedy, Blake Freeman, Jason Mewes) – Gamers.  No. Instant Streaming available.

Game of Thrones – Season 2 (TV, Sean Bean, Mark Addy) – I admit that I haven’t watched season 1 yet, but I fully intend  to do so.   Now I really feel the pressure to get on it.  DVD Only

Sinister (horror, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio) – That’s a pretty good cast for a horror flick.  I’ll definitely give it a shot.

Undefeated (sports documentary, Montrail Brown, O.C. Brown) – Inner city high school football team doc. Instant Streaming available.

Fun Size (comedy, Victoria Justice, Thomas McDonell) – Former Disney star Justice loses her little brother on Halloween.  Hijinks ensue. Instant Streaming available.

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (horror, Robert Englund, Elisabeth Rohm) – I know I’ve been eagerly waiting for the fourth installment in this shitty series!  Do we believe it’s really the last one?  We do not.  We believe there is more torture to come.

The Package (action, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren) – Is anybody else surprised every time they realize Dolph Lundgren is still making movies?

Special Forces (action, Djimon Hounsou, Diane Kruger) – Handsome military guy goes to rescue beautiful journalist in Afghanistan. Instant Streaming available.

North Sea Texas (foreign drama, Jelle Florizoone, Eva van der Gutch) – Dutch language gay coming of age film.  Note – it does not actually take place in the state of Texas.  Because that would be weird for a Dutch movie. Instant Streaming available.

Sushi Girl (thriller, Tony Todd, James Duval) – Criminals eating sushi off the body of a naked woman.  It hurts me, but I think I’ll pass. Instant Streaming available.

Small Apartments (comedy, Billy Crystal, Dolph Lundgren) – More Dolph!  This one is an indie about a recluse, the neighbors he spies on and his landlord.

Seeds of Destruction (sci-fi, Adrian Pasdar, Stefanie von Pfetten) – Prehistoric seed unleashed.  NOOOOOOOO!

For Ellen (drama, Paul Dano, Jon Heder) – Young man fights for custody of his daughter.  Also starring Jena Malone.  Instant Streaming available.

February 15th

My Worst Nightmare (foreign comedy, Isabelle Huppert, Benoit Poelvoorde) – French language comedy about a marriage and a contractor.  Or something.  I’m not entirely sure. Instant Streaming available.

February 13th

Planet of Snail (foreign documentary) – The story of disabled couple and their satisfyingly simple life.  Korean language. Instant Streaming available.

February 12th

30 Nights of Paranormal Activity With the Devil Inside the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (comedy, Kathryn Fiore, Flip Schultz) – This actually exists.  It’s a horror spoof.  This has to be a sign of the Hollywood end times.

Won’t Back Down (drama, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis) – Love both leads!  A based on real life story about two women improving their inner city neighborhood.

Taken 2 (action, Lian Neeson, Maggie Grace) – I like the first Taken.  Why did they have to ruin that with a sequel?  Peh.

Bully (documentary) – I’ve been waiting to see this for a long time.  After a prolonged fight over the rating, the filmmakers managed to get the PG-13 they wanted to be allowed to show this in schools. Instant Streaming available.

Hungry For Change (documentary, Joe Cross, Frank Ferrante) – A look at the diet and weight loss industry. Instant Streaming available.

The Men Next Door (comedy, Eric Dean, Michael Nicklin) – Mid-Life Crisis Man falls for two men – father and son. Instant Streaming available.

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (military drama, Michael Connor Humphreys, Christopher Serrone) – Volunteer paratroopers mark drop zones in Normandy before D-Day.  Based on a true story.

Night of the Templar (horror, Paul Sampson, David Carradine) – A knight returns from the dead to get revenge on a bunch of guys also returned from the dead.  Why didn’t they all just stay dead?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (drama, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman) – Coming of age drama based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky – this one definitely stays on the queue.

The Measure of a Man (western, Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist) – Oh, Luke, you’re a sucker for a straight to video western.  And I love you for it.

Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (action, Booboo Stewart, Vanessa Angel) – This is some sort of spoof or knock off of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, so it’s automatically lame.  But it’s available on Instant Streaming, so you can watch the crap right now!

Robot & Frank (comedy, Frank Langella, James Marsden) – I’ve been looking forward to this for along time.  Also starring Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon. Instant Streaming available.

Smiley (horror, Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia) – Teen slasher.

Kill For Me (thriller, Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos) – Don’t mess with roomies with an agenda.

Rise of the Zombies (horror, Ethan Suplee, Danny Trejo) – Also starring Mariel Hemmingway and LeVar Burton??  I might need to see that.  I wonder if LeVar is a zombie? Instant Streaming available.

Mimesis (horror, Alan Maldonado, Sid Haig) – More zombies for a group of horror movie loving party guests.

28 Hotel Rooms (romantic drama, Chris Messina, Marin Ireland) – Awww, adultery, how sweet. Instant Streaming available.

Girl Model (documentary, Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais) – Down and dirty look at the modeling industry. Instant Streaming available.

Teddy Bear (foreign drama, Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft) – A Danish body builder falls in love. Instant Streaming available.

Aladdin and the Death Lamp (action, Darren Shahlavi, Noam Jenkins) – I love the title of this one.  Is anyone surprised that this was made for TV?  I didn’t think so.

February 7th

Allegiance (thriller, Seth Gable, Pablo Schreiber) – Military drama about an AWOL soldier in Iraq.

February 6th

The Falls (drama, Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer) – Mormon boys on a mission discover they might not be all that interested in girls.

Absent (foreign drama, Carlos Echevarria, Javier De Pietro) – Spanish language film – older man attracted to much younger man.

Hold Your Breath (horror, Katrina Bowden, Randy Wayne) – A road trip to a cemetery?  Really, people? Instant Streaming available.

February 5th

Flight (drama, Denzel Washington, John Goodman) – Washington snagged an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a flawed pilot here – it definitely goes on the queue!  Directed by Robert Zemekis. Instant Streaming available.

Side by Side (documentary, Keanu Reeves, James Cameron) – History of digital cinema.  Yawn. Instant Streaming available.

Girls, Gun and Gambling (action comedy, Gary Oldman, Christian Slater) – Instant Streaming available.  Not necessarily advisable, but available.

House at the End of the Street (thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot) – Secrets and houses and murders!  Jennifer Lawrence is in it, though, so I’ll see it. Instant Streaming available.

Celeste and Jesse Forever (comedy, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg) – Young couple divorce and has trouble staying friends.  Shocker.

Hello I Must Be Going (comedy, Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner) – Thirtysomething has to move back in with her parents.  I’ll take a flyer on this indie.

Runaway Slave (documentary, Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart) – Yeah…no. Instant Streaming available.

Alex Cross (action, Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox) – I still can’t believe they cast Tyler Perry as badass Alex Cross (from the books by James Patterson).  The only thing that looks good here is Matthew Fox in scary bad guy mode.

Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job (comedy, Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely) – The irony of these two movies being released on the same day makes me queasy.

Here Comes the Boom (sports comedy, Kevin James, Salma Hayek) – Kevin James as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter.  Oh my.  I may have to see this.

Somewhere Between (documentary) – The stories of four young women adopted from China and growing up in the U.S. Instant Streaming available.

Deadfall (thriller, Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde) – Thanksgiving with criminals?  I think yes!  Instant Streaming available.

You May Not Kiss the Bride (romantic comedy, Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee) – Arranged marriages, pet photographers and Croatian crime bosses.  I’ll pass.

The Coalition (romantic drama, Adrienne Bailon, Jackee Harry) – A group of women out for romantic revenge. Instant Streaming available.

Yelling to the Sky (drama, Zoe Kravitz, Gabourey Sibide) – Coming of age drama and yep – that’s Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s daughter. Instant Streaming available.

In Our Nature (drama, Zach Gillford, Jena Malone) – Romantic weekend complicated by estranged in-laws.  Sort of.  Instant Streaming available.

January 31st

Stella Days (drama, Martin Sheen, Joey O’Sullivan) – A period piece about a 1950s Irish priest. Instant Streaming available.

Our Beloved Month of August  (foreign drama, Sonia Bandeira, Fabio Oliveira) – Portuguese language film about music festivals and pop rock musicians.

Citadel (horror, Aneurin Barnard, Wunmi Mosaku) – Agoraphobia and feral children.  That’s not a combination you see often. Instant Streaming available.

January 29th

Seven Psychopaths (comedy, Colin Farrel, Sam Rockwell) – Also starring Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken – about a screenwriter caught up in a bungled crime.  Yeah – this goes on the queue!

The Wise Kids (drama, Molly Kunz, Allison Torem) – Coming of age – Baptist style. Instant Streaming available.

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (anime, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bruce Carey) – Anime.  Based on a video game.  No.

Downton Abbey, Season 3 (television drama, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith) – TV for me – YAY!  Period British drama about circa WWI wealthy family.  If you haven’t seen it start with Season 1 – it’s available on Instant Streaming.

Hotel Transylvania (family animation, Adam Sandler, Kevin James) – Animation + Adam Sandler = I will never see this movie.

Paranormal Activity 4 (horror, Katie Featherstone, Kathryn Newton) – Do we really need more of these?  Really?  Instant Streaming available.

The Cold Light of Day (action, Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis) – Kidnappers and families and secrets, oh my!

All Superheroes Must Die (action, Jason Trost, Lucas Till) – Nemesis revenge.

January 28th

The Thompsons (horror, Corey Knauf, Samuel Child) – They aren’t just your usual family…of vampires.

Outpost: Black Sun (horror, Richard Coyle, Clive Russell) – NAZI ZOMBIES!

January 22nd

The Imposter (documentary, Frederic Bourdin, Adam O’Brien) – A reportedly disturbing doc about a missing boy and his mysterious return. Instant Streaming available.

The Men Who Built America (documentary, Eric Rolland, Tim Getman) – History Channel documentary about the titans of post-Civil War industry.

Searching for Sugar Man (documentary, Sixto Rodriguez, Steve Segerman) – South African musical hero that disappeared years ago is the topic of this doc.

The Paperboy (thriller, Matthew McCanaughey, Zac Efron) – Also staring Nicole Kidman and John Cusack.  I never heard of it, but I have to see it now.  Love me some Cusack! Instant Streaming available.

Officer Down (thriller, Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell) – Also stars David Boreanaz, Soulja Boy and James Woods.  That is some eclectic casting.

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (action, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins) – Also starring Dolph Lundgren.  Does taking this series out of the mothballs seem like a bad idea to anyone else? Instant Streaming available.

Abel’s Field (drama, Kevin Sorbo, Samuel Davis) – Hercules does spirituality movie.  More odd casting.

Fat Kid Rules the World (comedy, Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary) – Coming of age with obesity gimmick. Instant Streaming available.

Keep the Lights On (gay romance, Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth) – Complex relationship between a filmmaker and an attorney. Instant Streaming available.

Nature Calls (comedy, Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville) – Extreme camping leads to shenanigans. Instant Streaming available.

Nobody Walks (drama, John Krasinsky, Olivia Thirlby) – Jim from The Office?  Yeah, I’ll see that even if the shows last two seasons have sucked.  Instant Streaming available.

January 15th

Pitch Perfect (musical, Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin) – A capella competitions.  Actually pretty good.

25 Hill (family drama, Corbin Bernsen, Nathan Gamble) – Bernsen directs this coming of age drama.

To Rome With Love (Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin) – Allen is back to starring in his movies, which explains why this is running a little over 2 stars on Netflix.  I will never see it.

The Possession (horror, Jeffrey Dean Stanton, Kyra Sedgwick) – Young girl, mean spirit.  Yawn. Instant Streaming available.

Farewell, My Queen (foreign drama, Lea Seydoux, Diane Kruger) – A French language period piece about Marie Antoinette.  Instant Streaming available

The Other Dream Team (documentary, Greg Speirs, Jim Lampley) – A doc about the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team. Instant Streaming available.

About Cherry (drama, Ashley Hinshaw, Heather Graham) – Also starring Dev Patel, James Franco and Lili Taylor.  About a porn actress.  Mmmmm…..no.

5 Broken Cameras (documentary, Emad Burnat) – An Arabic language doc about a Palestinian farmer filming Israeli settlers. Instant Streaming Available.

Branded (sci-fi, Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski) – MIND CONTROL! Instant Streaming available.

17 Girls (foreign drama, Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche) – A bunch of French language pregnant girls.  How strange, yet based on a true story. Instant Streaming available.

Love Me (thriller, Lindsey Shaw, Jean-Luc Bilodeau) – New girl meets possibly bad boy.

January 8th

Ted (comedy, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis) – This had a ridiculously successful run at the box office considering it’s about an R rated teddy bear. And yes, I will see it.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (family animation, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo) – WHY??

The Bourne Legacy (action, Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz) – I do love a good re-boot.

Dredd (action, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby) – As much as I like Urban, this is a tough sell. Instant Streaming available.

Frankenweenie (family animation, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short) – Directed by Tim Burton. I don’t know anymore if that counts for or against it.

Game Change (drama, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris) – Also stars Woody Harrelson and features Peter McNichol (from Numbers), Jamey Sheridan (from The Stand and The Bad Guy In Every Movie), Sarah Paulson (from American Horror Story: Asylum) and Ron Livingston (from Office Space – remember that?). I may have to strap on a barf bag and see this just for the awesome cast.

Compliance (thriller, Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker) – Prank call gone bad – based on a true story. I’ll take a chance on this one.  Instant Streaming available.

January 2nd

Dreams of a Life (documentary, Zawe Ashton, Neelam Bakshi) – A look into the world of a woman who died in her apartment and wasn’t found for three years. Instant Streaming available.

January 1st

I Am Number Four (sci-fi, Alex Pettyfer, Diana Agron) – Less than stellar reviews would normally steer me away from this, but it also stars Timothy Olyphant from Justified – I’m watchin’ it!

Cosmopolis (drama, Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche) – Wall Street paranoia.  Meh. Instant Streaming available.

The Trouble with Bliss (comedy, Michael C. Hall, Chris Messina) – Dexter!  Reviews say it sucks, but I’ll see it anyway.

Little Birds (drama, Juno Temple, Leslie Mann) – Teen angst.  Yawn. Instant Streaming available.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (drama, Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry) – A little girl’s search for her mother (but not really).  Also, it’s trippy and artistic and Oscar nominated!