All the Dates, All the Formats, One Giant List

Netflix LogoYes, once again, a page for the completists.  We have the latest Netflix release dates over at Everything Netflix, but I’ll keep a running list of the entire year here.  I’m not going to tab this one for the streaming dates, but you can get those back at Everything Netflix.  This is just one big, giant, heaping helping of 2017 Netflix.

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Coming in April

Silicon Valley – Season 3 (TV comedy, Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller) – This HBO series is about a start-up that is funded by a wealthy eccentric. I’m realy starting to think I need to get HBO. DVD Only

The Affair – Season 3 (TV drama, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson) – Three seasons of infidelity. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

April 6th

The BFG (family, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) – I know, we’ve been fooled before. But Netflix says this will be Instant Streaming Available on the 6th.

April 4th

DCI Banks – Season 5 (TV drama, Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe) – British murder mystery crime drama series. This is the final season. DVD Only

Chewing Gum – Season 2 (TV comedy, Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale) – 20-something tries to no longer be a virgin.  Instant Streaming Only, no news about a possible 3rd season

Moana (family animation, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson) – Disney’s newest princess.  DVD Only

Jackie (drama, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard) – Jackie Kennedy after the assassination of JFK.  DVD Only

Incarnate (horror, Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten) – Things get personal for an exorcist.  I will totally see this.  DVD Only

Office Christmas Party (comedy, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn) – This is decent Big Dumb Fun.  Nothing extraordinary, but fine for a brainless evening.  DVD Only

Paterson (drama, Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani) – Slice of life of a bus driver and his wife over a week’s time.  DVD Only

The Book of Love (drama, Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams) – Grieving widower helps troubled teen.  Maisie Williams rocks – I will absolutely see this.  DVD Only

Running Wild (western, Sharon Stone, Tommy Flanagan) – Widow rancher and convicts work with a group of wild horses to try and save ranch.  DVD Only

Don’t Hang Up (horror, Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton) – Prank calls can backfire, obnoxious teenagers.  DVD Only

Lavender (thriller, Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff) – Post-accident amnesia patient recovering troubling past.  DVD Only

Blue Gold (documentary) – The history of blue jeans – with a vintage jeans guru.  Who knew there was such a thing?  This looks kind of fun.  DVD Only

Youth in Oregon (drama, Frank Langella, Billy Crudup) – Cruddup driving cranky father Langella to Oregon to be euthanized.  Oh, yes, I’ll be seeing this.  DVD Only

Lucky’s Treasure (action, Michael Ironside, Delaney) – Adapting to college and searching for hidden treasure.  DVD Only

Louis C.K. 2017 (comedy special) – Louis, I know you’re funny.  I’m so excited for this!  Instant Streaming Only

April 2nd

The D Train (dramedy, Jack Black, James Marsden) – High school reunion hijinks. I like both leads, so this will go on my list. Instant Streaming Available

April 1st

Good Witch – Season 2 (TV drama, Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) – Yay!  I’ve been waiting for the second season of this witchly romance to come out on streaming.  There is a third season.  Instant Streaming Available

Wynonna Earp – Season 1 (TV western, Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon) – SyFY channel original based on a comic book about the grand daughter of Wyatt Earp.  There is a season 2 coming.  Instant Streaming Only

A Weekend With the Family (comedy, Marques Houston, Karrueche Tran) – Dating your boss’s daughter?  Not always a good idea.  Instant Streaming Only

The Tenth Man (foreign comedy, Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg) – This Hebrew language fish out of water comedy has been out on DVD since early February – now it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

March 31st

13 Reasons Why – Season 1 (TV drama, Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette) – A teen who committed suicide leaves behind clues to her reasons in a series of messages to classmates.  This looks creepy and scary and maybe like something I should watch.  Instant Streaming Only

Bordertown – Season 1 (animated comedy, Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez) – Family Guy makers take on a border patrol agent and his wacky immigrant neighbor.  Instant Streaming Only

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life – Season 1 (comedy, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath) – Life after college isn’t always a bed of roses.  Or even a single rose, as Cooper Barrett will attest. Instant Streaming Only

Five Came Back – Season 1 (documentary, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro) – Thie looks more like a mini-series.  It’s current Hollywood directors talking about WWII era filmmakers who enlisted to document the war.  Instant Streaming Only

Rosewood – Season 1 (TV crime drama, Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz) – Genius pathologist who does independent autopsies (!) and solves crimes.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

The Carmichael Show – Season 1 and 2 (TV comedy, Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine) – A couple tries to live their life with his crazy family intruding.  There is a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

The Discovery (drama, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara) – Great cast for this Netflix original movie, including Jesse Plemons and Robert Redford.  A scientist discovers proof of an afterlife, and a whole bunch of suicides is the result  I will absolutely watch this.  Instant Streaming Only

Firstborn (??) – No idea what this is.  I guess I’ll find out when it shows up.  Instant Streaming Only

March 30th

Life in Pieces – Season 1 (TV comedy, Thomas Sadoski, Dianne Wiest) – This family comedy aired in 2014-2015 on network TV and is just making its way here. There is a second season, but I don’t know when it will release. Instant Streaming Only

March 29th

I Am Michael (drama, James Franco, Zachary Quinto) – Bio-drama about a gay activist who renounces homosexuality after a health crisis. DVD Only

Evolution (foreign horror, Max Brebant, Roxane Duran) – French language creeper about missing people and weird medical experiments. Instant Streaming Available

The C Word (documentary, Morgan Freeman) – A filmmaker looks at cancer treatment, traditional and lifestyle, from a firsthand perspective. Instant Streaming Only

March 28th

Archer – Season 7 (adult animation, H. Jon Benjamin Aisha Tyler) – The animated spy spoof is back for another season. This one is a streamer, I’ll keep an eye on it. For now this season is listed as DVD Only. It looks like the show is going to continue through season 10.

Doctor Strange (action, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Marvel strikes again with the origin story of Dr. Strange.  It’s pretty good, especially for those who love all thing Cumberbatch.  DVD Only

Rules Don’t Apply (drama, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins) – If you work for Howard Hughes, you better not be fraternizing, young people.  DVD Only

Shut In (thriller, Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt) – Mom and son stuck in a blizzard with bad guys.  Yeah, I’ll see this.  DVD Only

Patriots Day (drama, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon) – Hunting down the Boston Marathon bombers. DVD Only

Silence (drama, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) – Priests are not welcomed with open arms by 17th century Japan.  DVD Only

20th Century Women (comedy, Annette Bening, Elle Fanning) – 1970s period piece about women and a male border raising a male child.  Also with Billy Cruddup, which makes it worth seeing for me.  DVD Only

A Tale of Love and Darkness (foreign drama, Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana) – Hebrew language post WWII period piece about the life of author Amos Oz.  DVD Only

Arsenal (thriller, Adrian Grenier, John Cusack) – Guy tries to save brother from mobster kidnapper.  DVD Only

Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana (documentary, Morgan Spurlock) – Spoof wrestlers try to fend off the government and keep performing.  DVD Only

For Grace (documentary) – A restaurant being built from the ground up and the toll it takes on its famous chef.  Instant Streaming Available

Jo Koy: Live From Seattle (comedy special) – Nope, never heard of him either. Instant Streaming Only

March 27th

Better Call Saul – Season 2 (TV drama, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks) – Oh, how I love this Breaking Bad spin-off! It’s Available on Instant Streaming just in time to catch up before season 3 starts in April.

March 25th

The Student Body (documentary) – Girl stands up to school that wants to do BMI testing. Instant Streaming Only

March 24th

Nashville – Season 4 (TV drama, Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere) – Season 4 ahoy! This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only. There is a season 5.

Grace and Frankie – Season 3 (TV comedy, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin) – The scorned ladies are back for a third season.  This one is Instant Streaming Only, no word yet about a fourth season.

Ingobernable – Season 1 (drama, Kate del Castillo, Erendira Ibarra) – Spanish language drama about the Mexican first lady. Instant Streaming Only

Filipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense (comedy special) – Perhaps this is true. I wouldn’t know because I have never heard of you. Instant Streaming Only

The Most Hated Woman in America (drama, Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas) – A look at the life of atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair.  Instant Streaming Only

Sophie and the Rising Sun (drama, Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale) – 1940s period piece set in North Carolina, where a Japanese-American man is new to a small town, creating tension. DVD Only

March 23rd

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 3 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – How long are they going to be able to get away with murder? This season is coming to streaming before DVD. Instant Streaming Only for now.

March 21st

The Brokenwood Mysteries – Season 3 (TV drama, Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland) – A New Zealand detective series.  It has been renewed for a 4th season.  DVD Only.

Nocturnal Animals (thriller, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal) – Ex-husband’s new book brings on the creepies. I’ll definitely see this. DVD Only

Fire at Sea (foreign documentary, Samuele Puccilo, Mattias Cucina) – Italian language doc about the island of Lampedusa, a focus of immigration struggles between African and Europe. Instant Streaming Available

In Dubious Battle (drama, James Franco, Nat Wolff) – Franco directed this adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel.  Terrific cast, including  Ed Harris, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Shepard, Zach Braff, Robert Duvall, Bryan Cranston.  Holy star power.  DVD Only

10 Days in a Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (thriller, Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert) – Reporter gets herself admitted to an asylum to document abuse.  DVD Only

Julieta (foreign drama, Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte) – Castilian Spanish language film directed by Pedro Almodóvar about a middle aged teacher looking back at her adult life.  DVD Only

Tower (animated documentary) – Animated look at the 1966 clock tower shooting in Texas.  DVD Only

A Kind of Murder (thriller, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel) – Just because you wanted to kill her doesn’t mean you did.  Does it?  DVD Only

Ali & Nino (romance, Adam Bakri, María Valverde) – Teens in Azerbaijan, one Musilm and one Christian, are tested by WWI.  Instant Streaming Available

My Bakery in Brooklyn (comedy,  Aimee Teegarden, Krysta Rodriguez) – Sisters cannot agree on how to run their inherited bakery.  DVD Only

March 17th

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1 (sci-fi, Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick) – Another Marvel superhero series.  Don’t know who Iron Fist is?  Check out our Movie Rewind Backstory.  Instant Streaming Only  

Samurai Gourmet – Season 1 (comedy,  Honami Suzuki, Naoto Takenaka) – I think this is more of a mini-series.  A Japanese language story based on a manga about a man who, once retired, searches for the most delectable food and drink.  Instant Streaming Only, no indication of a second season.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (comedy, Missi Pyle, Danielle Nicolet) – Teenage girls rob a few trains to make ends meet while their mothers are in jail.  Instant Streaming Only

Pandora (foreign thriller, Jin-yeong Jeong, Kim Joo-Hyun) – Korean language story of a man trying to save his town from a nuclear power plant after an earthquake.  Instant Streaming Only

March 18th

The Vampire Diaries – Season 8 (sci-fi, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) – This season is coming to Instant Streaming Only for now – DVD release is still unknown. Now that Elena is gone, maybe I’ll go back to watching.

Come and Find Me (thriller, Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis) – Jesse Pinkman’s GF disappears and he finds out things he didn’t really want to know when he goes looking for her. Instant Streaming Only

Sunrise (foreign drama, Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee) – Marathi language drama about a cop, a kidnapping ring, and a daughter’s abduction. Instant Streaming Only

Look At Us Now, Mother! (documentary) – A woman looks back at her dysfunctional childhood. Instant Streaming Only

March 16th

Beau Sejour – Season 1 (foreign TV mystery, Lynn Van Royen, Inge Paulussen) – French language series about being in limbo, investigating your own death. No info on a second season. Instant Streaming Only

March 15th

The BFG 2016 (family, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) – My kids read this in elementary school! It’s been out on DVD for some time, not it’s Available on Instant Streaming

Notes on Blindness (documentary) – A visualization of a blind man’s audio diaries. Interesting concept. Instant Streaming Only

March 14th

Fences (drama, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis) – Viola Davis captured the Best Supporting Actress nomination for this period piece set in 1950s.  The film about a man denied the opportunity to play baseball because of his race was also nominated for Best Picture.  Adapted from the play.  DVD Only

Passengers (sci-fi, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt) – Someone described this to me as “attractive people in space” and that’s about right.  It’s sci-fi, but really it’s a romance with just a bit of action.  DVD Only

Solace (thriller, Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell) – Psychic doc hunts for serial killer.  Top of the queue.  DVD Only.

Elle (foreign thriller, Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte) – French language thriller about a rape victim confronting her assailant.  DVD Only

Priceless (romance, Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos) – Unwitting human trafficker helps his would-be victims.  Creepy that it’s a romance.  DVD Only

The Edge of Seventeen (comedy, Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson) – Good cast, including Kyra Sedgwick, for this coming of age comedy about high school frenemies.  DVD Only

Bleed for This (drama, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart) – Boxer Vinny Pazienza biopic.  DVD Only

The Love Witch (horror, Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys) – Campy horror about a witch looking for love.  DVD Only

Being 17 (foreign drama,  Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein) – French language about high school enemies forced to share a household.  DVD Only

Stray Bullets (thriller, Asa Spurlock, Jack Fessenden) – It’s hard to clean out an old trailer when there are fugitives hiding there.  DVD Only

48 Hours to Live (thriller, James Maslow, Caitlin McHugh) – Undercover in the underworld of dance.  I had no idea there was an underworld of dance.  DVD Only

Pete’s Dragon (family, Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley) – Another live action Disney cartoon remake. I can’t decide if this is using technology for good or evil. Instant Streaming Available

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (comedy special) – Nope, don’t know who you are, Jim Norton.  But I like the name of your comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only

Eloise (thriller, Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku) – When has anything ever come from a visit to an abandoned asylum? Never, that’s right. DVD Only

Landfill Harmonic (foreign documentary) – Spanish language doc about a group of kids in Paraguay who make it big playing instruments made out of trash from a landfill. DVD Only

The Greasy Strangler (comedy, Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar) – Strange sounding little movie about a romantic triangle including a father and son, with a serial killer on the loose as a side treat. I’m really tempted. DVD Only.

By Sidney Lumet (documentary) – A look at the director’s work, made a few years before he died. DVD Only

March 10th

Love – Season 2 (TV comedy, Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust) – A pair of friends trying to work their way through modern romances.  There is a season 3 coming.  Instant Streaming Only

One More Time – Season 1 (TV fantasy, L, So-He Yoon) – I believe this is a Korean language series. It’s about a Groundhog Day type scenario for a young man who is trying to save his girlfriend from some unfortunate event.  Instant Streaming Only

Burning Sands (drama, Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard) – Frat hazing goes terribly wrong.  Instant Streaming Only

March 8th

Hands of Stone (drama, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez) – Boxer Roberto Duran biopic. Instant Streaming Available

March 7th

The Americans – Season 4 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – And the Cold War goes on. There is a season 5 coming.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Into the Badlands – Season 1 (TV drama, Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas) – This AMC show about a feudal dystopian future has been out for a while on DVD, now you can see it on Instant Streaming. There is a second season coming.

Tanna (drama, Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa) – Romeo and Juliet on a remote Pacific Island.  DVD Only

Always Shine (thriller, Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald) – Actresses try to resolve simmering differences.  It doesn’t go well.  DVD Only

Killing Reagan (drama, Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon) – Made for TV movie about John Hinckley assassination attempt on Reagan.  DVD Only

Trolls (family animation, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake) – Good voice cast, but I’ll never see it.  DVD Only

Loving (drama, Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga) – Biography of couple arrested in 1958 for interracial marriage.  DVD Only

Almost Christmas (comedy, Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover) – Again, super timely, Netflix.  DVD Only

Desierto (drama, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gael García Bernal) – Mexicans trying to cross the border confronted by deranged psychopath doing his version of border control.  DVD Only

Two Lovers and a Bear (romance, Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany) – Young couple heads into the wilds to escape their pasts.  DVD Only

Man Down (thriller, Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara) – Dystopian future with Shia as soldier looking for his family.  I don;t think this is going to be for me.  DVD Only

Trespass Against Us (drama, Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson) – We all know what happens when you try to get out of a life of crime, now don’t we?  DVD Only

The Brand New Testament (foreign comedy, Benoît Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau) – French language comedy about God getting hacked by his rebellious daughter.  DVD Only

Miss Hokusai (anime, Anne Watanabe, Yutaka Matsushige) – A talented young painter passes her work off as her father’s.  DVD Only

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (thriller, Sammi Hanratty, Colby Arps) – Detention becomes Deathtention in this black comedy.  DVD Only

Check Point (action, Tyler Mane, Bill Goldberg) – Homeless man discovers plot for invasion.  DVD Only

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank (documentary, Robert Frank) – About photographer Robert Frank.  DVD Only

Chapter & Verse (drama, Daniel Beaty, Loretta Devine) – Ex-gang leader tries to make a positive difference in his Harlem community.  DVD Only

The Eyes of My Mother (horror, Kika Magalhães, Will Brill) – Memories from childhood lead to violent adulthood.  In black and white without much dialogue.  DVD Only

The Matchbreaker (romantic comedy, Wesley Elder, Christina Grimmie) – Guy hired by desperate parents to break up their daughters’ romances.  DVD Only

100 Streets (drama, Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton) – London stories connect in the same one square mile.  I love Idris Elba, I’ll check this one out.  DVD Only

New Life (drama, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Erin Bethea) – Childhood sweethearts have to get through tragedy. DVD Only

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (comedy special) – She is so very funny.  I will definitely check this out.  Instant Streaming Only

March 5th

Senora Acero – Season 3 (TV drama, Blanca Soto, Litzy) – Spanish language show about a woman taking over her husband’s criminal empire. Instant Streaming Only

Rectify – Season 4 (TV drama, Aden Young, J. Smith-Cameron) – Released from death row and back for a fourth season – this is the last one. Instant Streaming Only

Z Nation – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls) – I really liked the first season of this zombie show.  I just need to make some time to catch up with it!  There is a fourth season coming.  Instant Streaming Only

Hap & Leonard – Season 1 (TV drama, James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams) – Bounty hunters in 1980s Texas. There is a second season. Instant Streaming Only

The Man in 3B (thriller, Lamman Rucker, Christian Keyes) – Flirty new bachelor tenant leads to murder.  Instant Streaming Only

Dr. Feelgood (documentary) – Opiod epidemic doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Beyond Redemption (action, Nickolas Baric, Raymond Chan) – Martial arts and explosions in this undercover cop thriller.  Instant Streaming Only

The Parrot Heads (documentary, Jimmy Buffett, Scott Nickerson) – A look at hardcore Jimmy Buffett fans.  Instant Streaming Only

Magnus (documentary) – A look at chess prodigy Magnus Carlson.  Instant Streaming Only

March 3rd

Greenleaf – Season 1 (TV drama, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne) – The story of a family run mega-church, with all its intrigue. Instant Streaming Only

March 1st

Deep Run (documentary) – A look at a transgender in the Bible belt.  Instant Streaming Only

Impossible Dreamers (documentary) – Senior citizen athletes are profiled.  Instant Streaming Only

Singing With Angels (drama, Sarah Kent, Anne Sward) – A Mormon woman reflects on her life, church and choir.  Instant Streaming Only

Sustainable (documentary) – Look at the sustainable food movement.  Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (action, Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhart) – Army training isn’t as fun when there are evil creatures involved. Instant Streaming Available

February 28th

A Place to Call Home – Season 4 (TV drama, Marta Dusseldorp, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood) – Back we go to 1950s Australia with nurse Sarah for a fourth season.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only.  There is a fifth season coming.

Moonlight (drama, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland) – 1980s period piece about an African American adolescent in Miami struggling with his sexuality.  Oscar winner for Best Picture and Supporting Actor.  DVD Only

Queen of Katwe (drama, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o) – True story of a young Ugandan female chess prodigy.  DVD Only

The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (drama, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan) – This looks amazing.  The story of a prison guard on death row who ends up there as an inmate, and his legal defense team.  I really like Steve Coogan, this goes on the queue.  DVD Only

Masterminds (action comedy, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson) – Also with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Jason Sudekis.  I can’t possibly resist these goofballs as wannabe thieves in a based on true events story. DVD Only

Creepy (foreign thriller, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi) – Japanese language thriller about a criminal psychologist and his neighborhood that has become…creepy.  DVD Only

Allied (thriller, Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard) – The espionage movie that is reported to have broken up Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage.  Not that I would ever celebrity gossip…  DVD Only

Contract to Kill (action, Steven Seagal, Russell Wong) – Is it just me or does Steven Seagal really make a movie a week?  DVD Only

All We Had (drama, Katie Holmes, Stefania Owen) – Directed by Holmes, this is the story of a mother and daughter, homeless and headed east when they break down in a small town.  Apparently based on a book.  DVD Only

Officer Downe (sci-fi, Kim Coates, Tyler Ross) – LA cop who gets killed, gets up, repeats.  DVD Only

Wheeler (drama, Stephen Dorff, Audrey Spillman) – An experimental documentary/drama, with Stephen Dorff taking on the character of an aspiring singer and going live with it out in the actual world.  Could be interesting.  DVD Only

London Road (musical, Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson) – The true story of a town in England reacting to a series of murders by coming together as a community.  Told in their words set to music.  DVD Only

Kate Plays Christine (documentary/drama, Kate Lyn Sheil, Michael Ray Davis) – A look at actress Sheil preparing to play the role of a Florida newscaster who committed suicide.  A lot of interesting and unusual film styles this week.  DVD Only

Lost Cat Corona (comedy, Ralph Macchio, Gina Gershon) – Who ever said looking for a lost cat had to be boring?  DVD Only

Mother of All Lies (thriller, Francesca Eastwood, Jennifer Copping) – Finding your birth mother is one thing.  Getting her out of prison and going to live with her might not be that great of an idea.  DVD Only

Chronic (drama, Tim Roth, Sarah Sutherland) – Home care nurse connects with his patients, has a harder time in his personal life.  I love Tim Roth, I’ll give this a chance.  DVD Only

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (comedy special) – I think Birbiglia’s stand-up is really funny.  I’ll check this one out.  Instant Streaming Only

Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story (documentary, Andy Whitfield) – Spartacus actor shares his journey through cancer treatment. Instant Streaming Only

February 24th

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (drama, Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood) – Hunting down burglars on your own is really never a great idea. Instant Streaming Only

February 23rd

Sausage Party (adult animation, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig) – I don’t know if I can bring myself to see this. I’m sure it’s funny, but animated wiener jokes? I feel like it would get old fast (or maybe I just got old). If I’m wrong, someone let me know! Instant Streaming Available

February 22nd

I’m Not Ashamed (drama, Masey McLain, Ben Davies) – The story of the first victim of the Columbine shootings.  DVD Only

The Light Between Oceans (drama, Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander) – The story of an Australian lighthouse keeper couple and a fateful lifeboat.  DVD Only

Seasons (foreign documentary) – French Language doc about seasons and the effect of climate change.  DVD Only

Hacksaw Ridge (military drama, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington) – Story of a WWII conscientious objector medic on Okinawa.  DVD Only

Manchester By the Sea (drama, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams) – Supposed to be excellent, very sad but excellent.  Affleck got an Oscar nom.  DVD Only

Bad Santa 2 (comedy,  Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates) – I’m torn, but…Kathy Bates.  I think I have to.  DVD Only

Heaven Sent (family, Christian Kane, Marley Shelton) – A runaway from heaven works real hard to rekindle romance.  I can safely say that I would hate this with my whole black, withered soul.  DVD Only

Waffle Street (comedy, Danny Glover, James Lafferty) – Wall Street jerk loses job, ends up working in diner with street wise mentor.  Instant Streaming Available

Viking Legacy (adventure,  Hollie Burrows, James Cooke) – Ancient scrolls and Viking mayhem.  DVD Only

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (TV sci-fi, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas) – Doctor Who Christmas special? How timely of you, Netflix! DVD Only

Holy Hell (documentary) – A documentary film maker looks at a cult – of which he was a long time member.  Instant Streaming Only

February 21st

Fireworks Wednesday (foreign drama, Hedye Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti) – Farsi language look into an Iranian household on the verge of collapse.  DVD Only

Blood on the Mountain (documentary) – A look at why West Virginia’s rich natural resources have failed to provide for the state’s workers and families.  DVD Only

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (comedy special) – The Daily Show host does stand-up. I’ll definitely watch this. Instant Streaming Only

February 19th

Girl Meets World – Season 3 (TV comedy, Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter) – Next generation of Boy Meets World. This looks to be the final season. Instant Streaming Only

When Calls the Heart – Season 3 (TV drama, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) – This Hallmark channel western romance has been out on DVD for a while, and now is Available on Instant Streaming. There is a 4th season coming.

February 17th

Chef’s Table – Season 3 (documentary series) – This series goes in depth into the minds of gourmet chefs from around the world. Instant Streaming Only

Kill Ratio (action, Tom Hopper, Amy Huberman) – American spy protecting Eastern European democracy from military leader. Instant Streaming Only

February 16th

Sundown (comedy, Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette) – Spring break in Mexico hijinks. Whoo. Instant Streaming Available

February 15th

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Season 3 (TV drama, Essie Davis, Nathan Page) – Phryne Fisher is back solving crimes in 1920s Australia.  This is the last season of the series, though there may be a movie somewhere down the line.  Instant Streaming Only

Fire Song (drama, Jennifer Podemski, Andrew Martin) – Suicide and coming out strain a family in an Aboriginal community in Canada.  Instant Streaming Only

February 14th

Deep Water – Season 1 (TV crime drama, Noah Taylor, Yael Stone) – Australian show about the possible serial murder of gay men. I believe this is a 4 part mini-series, so no further seasons are likely. DVD Only

The Girl on the Train (thriller, Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett) – I liked this book a lot, and love Emily Blunt, so yes, I’ll give this a shot.  DVD Only

Keeping Up With the Joneses (comedy, Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) – This suburban spy comedy also has Jon Hamm.  Yes, thank you.  DVD Only

Ouija: The Origin of Evil (horror, Henry Thomas, Annalise Basso) – Dead people, floating people, spirit people.  You know, the usual.  DVD Only

Arrival (sci-fi, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner) – That’s a hell of a cast for a sci-fi flick about communicating with alien invaders. I’ll see it. DVD Only

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (drama, Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart) – Why cast Kristen Stewart in a relatively good looking story of war heroes on a publicity tour facing a return to battle?  DVD Only

Embrace (documentary, Taryn Brumfitt, Ricki Lake) – A look at body image – and body loathing.  I hope this streams soon, I’d like to see it.  DVD Only

The Crash (thriller, Dianna Agron, Minnie Driver) – Financial cyber-thriller.  DVD Only

Stake Land 2 (sci-fi, Connor Paolo, Nick Damici) – Apparently someone thought the original made for SyFy movie needed a sequel.  Maybe it did – I haven’t seen anything good on the vampire front lately.  DVD Only

London Town (drama, Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott) – Coming of age, assisted by The Clash (weel, at least their music).  DVD Only

Tharlo (foreign drama, Shide Nyima, Yangshik Tso) – Tibetan language drama about a shepherd besotted with a young hair stylist.  DVD Only

The Crooked Man (thriller, Michael Jai White, Angelique Rivera) – Girls, seriously.  Stop conjuring demons at slumber parties.  You always regret it.  DVD Only

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (documentary) – A look at the decidedly unglamourous lives of celebrity bodyguards.  DVD Only

City of Dead Men (thriller, Jackson Rathbone, Diego Boneta) – In Colombia, with no money, invited to stay with strangers in an abandoned mental hospital.  What could go wrong?  DVD Only

Race to Win (drama, Danielle Campbell, Luke Perry) – Girl communes with spirit of deceased father to save the family ranch. DVD Only

Girlfriend’s Day (comedy, Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn) – Dark comedy about a blackmailed greeting card writer. I will definitely see this! Instant Streaming Only

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (comedy special) – Have I heard of her? No. Is anyone surprised by that? No. Instant Streaming Only

King Cobra (drama, Christian Slater, James Franco) – Crime drama about the porn industry. Instant Streaming Only

 

February 11th

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Season 2 (comedy, Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III) – Just because you’re a successful lawyer doesn’t mean you won’t move home to try and win back your high school boyfriend. Instant Streaming Only

Stronger Than the World – I’m not sure what this is, Netflix isn’t showing any details. But it might be the bio of UFC fighter Jose Aldo. Instant Streaming Only

February 10th

Abstract: The Art of Design – Season 1 (Christoph Niemann, Tinker Hatfield) – A variety of designers showcased. No idea if there’s a second season. Instant Streaming Only

David Brent: Life on the Road (comedy, Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown) – Remember David Brent? He was the boss in the English version of The Office. Now Gervais is taking that character on the road with a band. Oh dear. Instant Streaming Only

February 8th

Girl Asleep (family, Bethany Whitmore, Imogen Archer) – This one came out really fast on Instant Streaming, the DVD was just released on Jan. 31st.

Girl Asleep (family, Bethany Whitmore, Imogen Archer) – This one came out really fast on Instant Streaming, the DVD was just released on Jan. 31st.

Closet Monster (drama, Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams) – It’s bad enought to come of age. Coming out too? No wonder this is a horror movie. Instant Streaming Available

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (creature feature,  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Yeah, another one.  I haven’t seen any of them, but if you dig them, you’re in luck!  Instant Streaming Available

Full of Grace (faith & spirituality, Noam Jenkins, Bahia Haifi) – Story of Jesus’ mom. Instant Streaming Available

Like You Mean It (drama, Philipp Karner, Denver Milord) – A gay couple’s relationship is tested with the death of one partner’s father. Instant Streaming Available

Hyena Road (drama, Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross) – Canadian snipers in Afghanistan. Instant Streaming Available

Trash Fire (horror, Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur) – Sometimes you really just shouldn’t meet the in-laws.  Instant Streaming Only

Call of Heroes (foreign action, Eddie Peng, Shuying Jiang) – Cantonese language early 20th century martial arts period piece.  Instant Streaming Only

Girls Lost (foreign drama, Tuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander) – Swedish language story of bullied girls who magically turn into boys.  Instant Streaming Only

37 (drama, Samira Wiley, Michael Potts) – Story of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964.  Instant Streaming Only

February 7th

Graves – Season 1 (TV comedy, Nick Nolte, Sela Ward) – Ex-President wants his policies overturned. DVD Only for now – I’ll keep an eye on it.

Cameraperson (documentary) – Directed by cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, a visual memoir of her family and travels.  DVD Only

The Accountant (thriller, Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick) – How often is your financial analyst also an assassin?  I’m looking forward to this one.  DVD Only

The Birth of a Nation (drama, Nate Parker, Armie Hammer) – Slave revolt and Nat Turner biopic – title is interesting.  DVD Only

Max Steel (action, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe) – Teenager develops superpowers, must work with alien to survive.  DVD Only

Kevin Hart: What Now? (comedy special, Kevin Hart) – I love Kevin Hart, I hope this streams soon.  DVD Only

Operation Chromite (foreign action, Jung-Jae Lee, Beom-su Lee) – Korean language story of a spy mission during the Korean War.  DVD Only

The Eagle Huntress (documentary) – Mongolian teenager wants to train hunting eagles, a traditionally male role. DVD Only

American Pastoral (drama, Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly) – Family’s life goes to hell when daughter joins violent groups of Vietnam War protesters.  This looks good – I’ve not read the book.  DVD Only

Life on the Line (drama, John Travolta, Kate Bosworth) – Electrical maintenance crew works to beat a coming storm.  DVD Only

The Take (action, Idris Elba, Richard Madden) – Idris Elba is eternally cool, here he plays a CIA desk jockey forced into the field after a bombing.  DVD Only

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (thriller, Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon) – Accident prone kid – is there something else going on?  Also with Aaron Paul.  I’m definitely seeing this, and hoping that the something is supernatural.  Fingers crossed!  DVD Only

Blackway (thriller, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles) – Terrific cast for this thriller about crime bosses, bad sheriffs and a manly logger helping a vulnerable woman.  DVD Only

Oddball and the Penguins (family, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Snook) – Who wants to train a dog to protect penguins and save a town?  Alan Tudyk does!  DVD Only

Moontrap: Planet Earth (sci-fi, Sarah Butler, Charles Shaughnessy) – Ancient civilizations and moon robots.  Okay.  DVD Only

Frank and Lola (drama, Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots) – Psychosexual drama about obsession and jealously.  DVD Only

Abattoir (horror, Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson) – A murdered sibling, a torn up house, an evil old man.  DVD Only

Yellow Day (family, Drew Seeley, Lindsey Shaw) – Man goes to camp looking for an old girlfriend, finds amazing spiritual event.  DVD Only

The Bronx Bull (drama,  William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna) – Jake LaMotta biopic.  DVD Only

Little Sister (comedy, Addison Timlin, Ally Sheedy) – Young nun returns to her family for her soldier brother’s homecoming and has trouble connecting.  I’ll take a shot with this.  Instant Streaming Available

Recovery (horror,  Kirby Bliss Blanton, Samuel Larsen) – Be careful when tracking your lost phone, young people.  DVD Only

Come What May (foreign drama, August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet) – French language story of fleeing the Germans in France during WWII.  DVD Only

The Tenth Man (foreign comedy, Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg) – Hebrew language story of a man trying to reconnect with his Jewish father in Argentina.  Instant Streaming Available

Burn Country (drama, Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo) – Also with James Franco.  Afghani refugee finds new home in California is no safer than his home country.  Timely.  DVD Only

Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (musical) – Hahahahahahahahaha. Oh my. Santa needs babies, recruits Michael Bolton. Instant Streaming Only

Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (documentary, Christo Roppolo) – Taking a look at a UFO hunter in California. Instant Streaming Only

February 6th

Me, Myself and Her (foreign comedy, Sabrina Ferilli, Margherita Buy) – Italian language story of a lesbian couple thrown into crisis when one of them runs into a man on whom she once had a crush. Instant Streaming Only

February 3rd

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 1 (TV comedy, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant) – Timothy Olyphant in a zombie comedy?  Absolutely! I don’t know yet if there’s a second season planned.  Instant Streaming Only

Daniel Sosa: Sosafado (comedy special) – This comedian apparently does a bunch of different characters.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Imperial Dreams (drama, John Boyega, Rotimi) – Young man leaves prison with big dreasm, only to discover big obstacles.  Instant Streaming Only

February 2nd

American Crime Story – Season 1: The People v. O.J. Simpson (TV drama, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta) – Pretty self explanatory docudrama series.  An excellent cast including Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.  This is an anthology series like American Horror Story (and from some of the same executive producers) – there are 3 more seasons in development, each examining a true event and based on written source material.  Instant Streaming Available.

Frequency – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Devin Kelley, Peyton List) – CW series that seems loosely based on the movie – about a woman in contact with her late father via ham radio.  Instant Streaming Only

February 1st

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (comedy special?) – I’m just assuming this is a comedy special.  It’s Instant Streaming Only

Finding Dory (family animation, Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks) – Super popular with people who aren’t me, this is now Available on Instant Streaming!

From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (documentary) – A trans family from the eyes of a now grown daughter who was in middle school when her father came out. Instant Streaming Only

January 31st

Ballers – Season 2 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry) – I haven’t seen any of this HBO show, but I really do love The Rock. It’s DVD Only, but I think it’s probably worth the rental.

Bill Burr Stand Up Special (comedy special) – I’m guessing this is a Bill Burr comedy special.  Just a guess.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (action, Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders) – True story – when this came out, my daughter said, “Oh man, another one?” It’s only the second one – that’s how much this didn’t need to be made. DVD Only

Denial (drama, Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson) – Proving the Holocaust in court because a denier sued you. Based on a true story. DVD Only

Boo! A Madea Halloween (comedy, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis) – Not particularly timely, but I wouldn’t watch a Tyler Perry anything anyway. DVD Only

Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run: The Play (comedy, Tyler Perry) – I can’t even. DVD Only

Masterpiece: Victoria (TV drama, Catherine H. Flemming Tom Hughes) – The early years of Queen Victoria. This is listed as a mini-series, but it doesn’t look like PBS has ruled out a continuation. DVD Only

Girl Asleep (family, Bethany Whitmore, Imogen Archer) – Coming of age is a bitch when you’re stuck in your dreams. DVD Only

January 30th

Haven – Season 5, part 2 (TV sci-fi, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant) – Thanks to alert reader Cheryl for the heads up that the second half of season 5 (the final season) is now Available on Instant Streaming!!!

Antibirth (horror,  Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny) – That’s a nasty title, but then again, it sounds like an nasty movie about a sinister pregnancy.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Swing State (comedy,  Alex Beh, Taryn Manning) – Pretending to be conservative to be popular.  There are so many thing I could say here, but I won’t.   Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 28th

Ripper Street – Season 4 (TV drama, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn) – If you haven’t caught it on DVD (it has been out there for a while) – now Available on Instant Streaming

January 27th

iBOY (sci-fi,  Maisie Williams, Rory Kinnear) – Kid with cell phones bits in his brain after an accident gets superpowers!  We won’t be trying *that* at home.  But I love Maisie Williams – she’s Arya on Game of ThronesInstant Streaming Only

Shadows of Truth (??) – Shadows of almost anything – because there’s no information yet.  I’ll update it when I have something to add.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (creature feature,  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Oh, Ian, the world can’t get enough of you and your sharks.  Or can it?  This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

January 24th

Sherlock – Season 4 (TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – I adore this modern Sherlock Holmes series. It’s actually hard to see Cumberbatch as anyone else. Or anyone else as Sherlock. This is DVD Only for now, but it is a streamer – I’ll let you know when.

The Code – Season 2 (TV mystery, Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman) – Crash in the Australian outback leads to conspiracy revelations. This looks pretty good, I might have to check it out. DVD Only for now, but it’s a streamer. I’ll let you know when it comes out.

Snowden (drama, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley) – I’m sick of hearing the name Snowden, but my love for JGL is more powerful than my weariness. This goes on the queue. DVD Only

Inferno (thriller, Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones) – Yet another installment in the Robert Langdon series based on books by Dan Brown. A lot of people hate these, I think they’re kind of fun. DVD Only

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (action, Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore) – WWII period piece about a downed ship and the men trying to survive. Instant Streaming Available

The Vessel (drama, Martin Sheen, Lucas Quintana) – Tsunami washes school away with kids in it – survivor seen as miracle. DVD Only

The Monster (horror, Zoe Kazan, Scott Speedman) – If your car breaks down in a creepy, deserted area – be afraid. Very afraid. DVD Only

January 21st

Bates Motel: Season 4 (TV drama, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – We gave up on this one after the first season, it just didn’t float our boats.  Out on DVD for quite some time, but now it’s Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Terrace House: Aloha State – Season 1, Part 1 (reality TV, Reina Triendl, Ryota Yamasato) – If I HAD to be stuck living with strangers, I guess I would want it to be in Hawaii.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (comedy special) – Netflix does love its comedy specials.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Gad Gone Wild (foreign comedy special) – French language stand up special with Gad Elmaleh.  I guess he’s a big deal in France.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (foreign documentary) – Dutch language examination the methods of the medieval painter.  Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (action, Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhart) – This one just came out recently on DVD, now it’s also Available on Instant Streaming and Downloadable

January 20th

Take the 10 (comedy, Josh Peck, Tony Revolori) – Cashiers encounter obstacles getting to a hip-hop show.  Instant Streaming Only

January 18th

12 Monkeys – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull) – SyFy channel time travelers are back. This one is not a streamer – but SyFy series can be tricky with their streaming, so I’ll keep an eye on it. DVD Only

Rizzoli & Isles – Season 7 (TV drama, Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) – I believe this is the last seaosn for this pair of detectives. It’s DVD Only

Hillsong: Let Hopes Rise (documentary) – Christian rock band concert tour. We don’t see a lot of concert DVDs on Netflix, so this is a little unusual. DVD Only

The Disappointments Room (thriller, Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido) – If there’s a locked door in your attic, maybe you should leave it be, no? DVD Only

The Whole Truth (thriller, Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger) – Kid kills wealthy father. Lawyer finds out father is a dick. Investigation ensues. DVD Only

Dancer (documentary, Sergei Polunin) – The story of the dancer who did that great video to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” leaving professional dance. DVD Only

The Hollow Point (thriller, Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins) – Being sheriff of a town on the Mexican border automatically leads to drug cartel wars, right? DVD Only

Long Way North (family animation, Chloé Dunn, Geoffrey Greenhill) – Girl sets out to find her grandfather. I won’t see it, but you all enjoy! DVD Only

Come and Find Me (thriller, Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis) – Lots of thrillers this week. This one has Jesse Pinkman looking for his girlfriend and finding a lot of mystery. I’ll see it. DVD Only

The Handmaiden (foreign thriller, Min-hie Kim, Kim Tae-ri) – Korean language story of a heist complicated by a romance. DVD Only

The Free World (drama, Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss) – Innocent ex-con has trouble adjusting after his release. DVD Only

Train to Busan (foreign sci-fi, Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jeong) – Korean language zombies on a train. DVD Only

January 17th

Frontier – Season 1 (TV adventure, Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron) – 18th century fur trade period series.  I like Jason Momoa (he was awesome as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones), perhaps it’s worth a binge.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Fatima (foreign drama, Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot) – French/Arabic language tale of an injured immigrant mother journaling her story for her daughters.  Instant Streaming Only

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (comedy special) – Stand-up comedian Neal Brennan, standing up and telling jokes!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (action, Malcolm McDowell, Manu Bennett) – Reboot of Death Race 2000, with Malcolm MacDowell as the evil overlord.  If you love Roger Corman, this is probably for you.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Good Kids (comedy, Nicholas Braun, Zoey Deutch) – A group of “good kids” decides they missed out on too much during high school.  But did they really? Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Papa (foreign comedy, Xia Yu, David Wu) – Mandarin language story of an incompetent talent manager ending up looking after a group of orphans.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Sing Street (musical, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy) – Transferring schools made easier by forming a band. Instant Streaming Available

River (thriller, Rossif Sutherland, Douangmany Soliphanh) – An American doctor intervenes in a sexual assault in Laos and finds himself in big trouble. Instant Streaming Available

Kill Zone 2 (action, Tony Jaa, Andy On) – Undercover cop goes junkie to make his bust. That, surprisingly, doesn’t work out for him. Instant Streaming Available

Kung Fu Panda 3 (family animation, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie) – I won’t see it, but if you dig these, here you go! Instant Streaming Available

Back in the Day (sports drama, Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty) – Also with Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. 1980s period piece about boxing. Instant Streaming Available

London Has Fallen (action, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart) – Olympus Has Fallen sequel. Instant Streaming Available

Sworn Virgin (foreign drama, Alba Rohrwacher, Flonja Kodheli) – Albanian/Italian language story of a woman running from social constraints in Albania and living as a man in the wilderness. Instant Streaming Available

My Golden Days (foreign drama, Clémence Le Gall, Pierre Andrau) – French language story in three parts about a man, his career change and his youth. Instant Streaming Available

My Big Night (foreign comedy, Rafael Martos Sánchez, Mario Casas) – Castilian language story of hijinks and shenanigans at the New Year’s Eve taping of a variety show. Instant Streaming Available

Code of Honor (action, James Russo, Helena Mattsson) – Don’t let the listed stars fool you – this is a Steven Seagal movie. They are ENDLESS. Instant Streaming Available

Mothers and Daughters (drama, Selma Blair, Courteney Cox) – Photographer’s jet setting career shifts focus after she becomes pregnant. Instant Streaming Available

Ixcanul (foreign drama, María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón) – Maya/Spanish language story of a girl from a small village getting to see the modern world. Instant Streaming Only

January 16th

Halloweed (comedy/horror,  Simon Rex, Shannon Brown) – Stoner serial killer black comedy.  What’s not to love?  Everything?  Maybe.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Rezort (horror,  Jessica De Gouw, Dougray Scott) – Post zombie apocalypse.  What do you do with the left over zombies?  That’s not a question that gets answered (except in Shaun of the Dead – and here).  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 15th

Wartime Portraits – Season 1 (TV documentary) – WWII heroes examined via live action/animation combo, which seems both weird and intriguing.  No indication of a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Señora Acero – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Blanca Soto, Litzy) – Spanish language story of a woman who takes over her late husband’s drug trafficking business. No word about a fourth season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

A Beautiful Now (drama, Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson) – Friends try to talk suicidal member of their group out of the locked bathroom.  Instant Streaming Only

Hostage to the Devil (documentary,  Ali Lyons, John Zaffis) – Story of Father Malachi Martin, real life exorcist.  And apparently either hostage to the devil or saving hostages to the devil.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (drama) – Not much information about this one yet – something with a bomb in a toy  being passed from child to child.  And it has a super weird name.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 14th

Cardboard Boxer (drama, Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard) – Homeless man forced to street fight even after he wants to stop.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Estar O No Estar (foreign drama,  Flavio Medina, Aislinn Derbez) – Spanish language story about an ill man revisiting his love life.  Instant Streaming Only

January 13th

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 (fantasy, Neil Patrick Harris, Joan Cusack) – I’m looking forward to this – what a cast!  I’m told I will love it, but the source is unreliable, since they didn’t finish the books any more than I did.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Season 1 (documentary,  Mark Williams-Thomas, Sam Gillingham) – Examination of a real life murder case to see if the convicted man is innocent.  This looks like a mini-series – I don’t see any indication of a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Aquarius – I don’t know if this is the second season of the TV show with David Duchovny or the Brazilian movie with Sonia Braga.  We’ll find out as the date gets closer.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women (documentary, John Casablancas, Cindy Crawford) – Story of the founder of the Elite modeling agency.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Clinical (thriller, Vinessa Shaw, William Atherton) – Psychiatrist with PTSD treating car accident survivor.  That seems less than optimal.  Instant Streaming Only

Historia de un clan (foreign TV drama,  Chino Darín, Alejandro Awada) – Spanish language mini-series based on an Argentinian family of kidnappers and murderers in the 1980s.  Lovely.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 11th

Alice Through the Looking Glass (fantasy,  Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway) – Nobody seems to have loved this, and it’s been out for awhile on DVD.  Maybe now is the time to take a chance on it since it’s Available on Instant Streaming

From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series – Season 3 (TV sc-fi, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz) – To be honest, I didn’t know this WAS a series.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 10th

Homeland – Season 5 (TV drama, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin) – I’ve been waiting for this! It does not stream in the U.S., so we’ll have to get our covert ops fix on DVD Only

Mr. Robot – Season 2 (TV drama, Rami Malek, Christian Slater) – Hacker anarchy. I’m looking forward to this one, especially now that there are two seasons to binge on. It’s DVD Only.

Broad City – Season 3 (TV comedy, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer ) – I don’t know much about this one, but it’s about two 20 something women in NYC. DVD Only

Legends: Season 2 (TV drama, Sean Bean, Morris Chestnut) – A CIA agent in danger of losing himself in the job. Season 2 is the last. Instant Streaming Only

As I Open My Eyes (foreign drama, Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali) – Arabic language story of a young woman coming of age in Tunisia.  Instant Streaming Only

Happily Married (??) – Can’t find any information on this one – will update as details become available.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (comedy special) – Jim Gaffigan stand-up.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (sci-fi, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield) – Another one that I’m looking forward to because I never got around to the book! Tim Burton directs. DVD Only

Bridget Jones’s Baby (comedy, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth) – I’m divided about this. On one hand it’s been far too long for a successful sequel. On the other hand I liked the original and this one has both Colin firth AND Dr. McDreamy. I just don’t know. DVD Only

Morgan (sci-fi, Kate Mara, Anya Taylor Joy) – Turns out that risk management is really very, very risky. DVD Only

Closet Monster (drama, Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams) – A horror story about coming out and coming of age. Instant Streaming Available

Deepwater Horizon (drama, Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell) – Story of the people aboard the Deepwater Horizon when it exploded in the Gulf. DVD Only

Lost & Found (action, Benjamin Stockham, Jason Patric) – Teens look for treasure on mysterious island. DVD Only

The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (foreign thriller, Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld) – German language story of a post-war hunt for Adolf Eichmann. DVD Only

Tales of Halloween (horror, Keir Gilchrist, Booboo Stewart) – Horror anthology that would have been more suitable for October. Oh well. Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Pig (drama, Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph) – A pig farmer goes to Mexico to save his prize hog. It sounds terrible, but with these two actors, it could actually be sweet. Instant Streaming Only

(Dis) Honesty: The Truth About Lies (documentary) – From little lies to whoppers, this is a pretty timely documentary. Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

News From the Planet Mars (foreign comedy, François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne) – French language story of a man who just wants to make people happy. Instant Streaming Only

January 7th

Miss Sharon Jones! (documentary) – Follows the late singer Sharon Jones through a year of battles both personal and professional.  Instant Streaming Only

Under the Shadow (foreign horror, Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi) – Persian language story of war and evil entities.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Best and Most Beautiful Things (documentary) – Follows the story of a quirky woman with Asperger’s Syndrome who is legally blind.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 6th

Tarzan and Jane – Season 1 (TV action, Marci T. House, Michael Dobson) – Live action Tarzan who has supernatural powers and his Jane is a “brave city girl”.  I’m sure a real Jane would love that description.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3 (TV drama, Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria) – Angsty teens, everywhere.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Mar de Plastico – Season 1 (foreign TV drama,  Rodolfo Sancho, Pedro Casablan) – Spanish language series about a detective investigating a murder.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

One Day at a Time – Season 1 (TV comedy, Justin Machado, Rita Moreno) – Sort of a remake of the old Bonnie Franklin/Valerie Bertinelli/McKenzie Phillips show from the 70s.  This one has a son and daughter and a (questionably) helpful grandma.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Coin Heist (drama, Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon) – Teens want to steal rare coins to keep their school open.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Growing Up Coy (documentary) – A look at the beginning of the transgender bathroom debate.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 4th, 2017

The Librarians – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane) – Guardians of magical objects show.  I really should check this out, the commercials look good.  There is a third season.  This one isn’t a streamer so DVD Only

Sleepy Hollow – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) – Ichabod is back!  There is a fourth season coming as well.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Bones – Season 11 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – This has been streaming for awhile, and is now Available on DVD

Girls – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams) – The girls are back in town, still in their 20s and filled with angst.  There is a sixth season.  This one isn’t a streamer so DVD Only

The Secret Life of Pets (family animation, Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet) – Despite a really impressive voice cast, it’s still animated, so I won’t be seeing it.  DVD Only

Jason Bourne (action, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles) – This, on the other hand, has both a talented and beautiful cast and I will be seeing it.  Heart you, Matt Damon.  DVD Only

Don’t Think Twice (comedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs) – A stand-up comedian comedy about an improv cast at odds when one member succeeds.  DVD Only

My King (foreign romance, Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot) – Was her accident an accident?  French language.  DVD Only

City of Sin (drama, Malin Akerman, Kevin Connolly) – 1950s period piece about a detective in Los Angeles hiding from killers.  The description sounds good but it’s running under 2 stars – I’ll pass unless it streams.  DVD Only

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (horror, Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen) – This sounds awful and wonderful.  Who doesn’t love killing Nazi zombies?  DVD Only

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (family comedy, Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham) – I know, dude.  I know.  DVD Only

Blair Witch (horror, James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez) – Did this need a sequel?  I don’t really know.  Anyone who sees it, let me know if it’s any good.  DVD Only

Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (foreign action, Takeru Satô, Emi Takei) – Third installment of Japanese language samurai saga.  DVD Only

Operation Avalanche (thriller, Matt Johnson, Owen Williams) – Fake moon landing/Russian spy thriller.  DVD Only

David E. Talbert’s Another Man Will (comedy, Thomas Miles, Nadine Ellis) – Why do director’s make their names a part of the movie title?  I hate it.  Hate. It.  DVD Only

Run the Tide (drama, Johanna Braddy, Taylor Lautner) – Dysfunctional family drama with an unnecessarily long description on Netflix.  DVD Only

2 Lava 2 Lantula (creature feature,  Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow) – Apparently a sequel.  About giant spiders that shoot flames.  DVD Only

The Monkey King 2 (foreign action,  Brenda Li, Aaron Kwok) – Cantonese language story of a young monk on a sacred mission.  DVD Only

Jackie Chan Presents: Amnesia (foreign action, Ken Lo, Xingtong Yao) – Another one!  Come on Jackie Chan, you’re better than this.  Mandarin language.  DVD Only

At the Fork (documentary) Examination of meat and dairy industries and their treatment of animals.  DVD Only

Natural Selection (drama, Mayson Dye, Katherine McNamara) – Bullied kid begins friendship with unusual girl.  Instant Streaming Available

Mississippi Murder (thriller, Luke Goss, Malcolm McDowell) – Do you suppose Malcolm McDowell gets to play a good guy in this murder mystery?  I doubt it, but he must want to sometimes.  DVD Only

The Girl (horror, Tia Carrere, Michael Biehn) – Mom’s a hoarder, Dad’s a torturer. Bummer, kid. DVD Only

Danny Says (documentary, Danny Fields, Iggy Pop) – 1960s music promoter doc. DVD Only

Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (foreign action, Takeru Satô, Emi Takei) – Japanese language story of masterless samurai avenger. DVD Only

Lazy Eye (drama, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis) – Man has to decide if he wants to give his ex another chance. DVD Only

January 3rd

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 11 (TV comedy, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton) – Everyone is back at the Irish Pub.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 seasons!  Instant Streaming Only

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (comedy special) – Stand up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 1st, 2017

Real Detective – Season 1 (TV documentary series) – This is an 8 part series of real crime narratives with reenactments.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Perfect Physique (documentary) – Bodybuilders documentary.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

To Be a Miss (??) – No idea yet what this one is, but it’s Instant Streaming Only and Downloadable