2016 Release Dates

2016 Netflix Releases

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So here you have it. DVD release dates for all of 2016 as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here and 2015 here).  I’ll add to it every week as information becomes available. One Stop Shopping for Netflix Release Dates. Gotta love it. 

I’ve revamped this list so that you can tell at a glance which content is available on DVD, which is streaming, and which is both.   Here’s how you can tell which content is available on your plan:

DVD Only = Available to rent only for those with a DVD subscription.  This is going to be most new movies.  Quite a bit of TV starts out this way and streams later (and some movies).

Instant Streaming Only = Available only for those with an Instant Streaming subscription.  Netflix Exclusives tend to start out here and maybe become available on DVD later.

Instant Streaming Available = Available for all subscription types!  This is content that you can rent on a DVD or stream instantly.  The Holy Grail of Netflix content.

With no further ado, fire up your DVD player (or your Roku 3, Fire Stick or Xbox), and here are your release dates! 

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2016 Netflix Releases

Coming in November

Better Call Saul – Season 2

Billions – Season 1

Outlander – Season 2

The Mindy Project – Season 4

October 31st

Chewing Gum – Season 1 (TV comedy, Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale) – British series about a sheltered young woman looking to become more, um, worldly.  Instant Streaming Only

October 29th

The Fall – Season 3 (TV drama, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan) – YESSSSSSS.  If you haven’t watched this cat and mouse crime thriller, do yourself a favor and binge it now. Instant Streaming Only

October 24th

Doctor Foster – Season 1 (TV drama, Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel) – Physician begins to have suspicions about her spouse, and feels the need to investigate.  Instant Streaming Only

October 21st

Black Mirror – Season 3, Part 1 (TV sci-fi) – This is an excellent British sci-fi anthology series (so I have no idea who will star in season 3) about futuristic, technological nightmares.  Seriously, check it out.  Instant Streaming Only

Containment – Season 1 (TV miniseries, David Gyasi, Christina Mose) – Unknown virus threatens Atlanta. I have no idea if there is a season 2 for this or not – a lot of summer “miniseries” seem to go on to further seasons. I’m looking at you, Under the DomeInstant Streaming Only

October 18th

Bates Motel – Season 4 (TV drama,Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – Oh Norman, what’s with you and your mother? This one is a streamer, I’ll let you know when I have dates.  For now DVD Only

Scott & Bailey – Series 5 (TV drama, Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp) – This is a British series about a pair of female detectives.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

October 16th

Dark Matter – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil) – Waking up with amnesia on a space ship sucks.  Instant Streaming Only

October 15th

Glitch – Season 1 (TV drama, Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth) – Australian show about resurrection. There have been a lot of those in recent years. Instant Streaming Only

October 14th

Haters Back Off – Season 1 (TV comedy, Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Steve Little) – Untalented, but famous on the internet. At least this is fiction.  Instant Streaming Only

Project MC² – Season 3 (TV Kids, Genneya Walton, Mika Abdalla) – Smart girls being spies, running the world and saving the day.  Instant Streaming Only

October 12th

Good Witch – Season 2 (TV drama, Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) – I still haven’t gotten around to watching this TV magical rom/com, but I swear I’m going to.  This is a streamer, I’ll let you know when I have dates.  For now, DVD Only

When Calls the Heart – Season 3 (TV drama, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) – The old west school teacher is back!  This is a streamer, I’ll watch for dates.  For now, DVD Only

Mike & Molly – Season 6 (TV comedy, Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy) – I love Melissa McCarthy but have never gotten into this show.  It isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Portlandia – Season 6 (DVD) (TV comedy, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein) – I find this one funny in small doses.  It has been Available on Instant Streaming for a while now – this is the DVD release for disc subscribers.

The Musketeers – Season 3 (TV action, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke) – I know absolutely nothing about this show other than the obvious.  It is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

October 10th

Kuromukuro – Season 2 (anime, Yohei Azakami, MAO) – Netflix Original anime!  Something about mecha and samurai students – I don’t know.  But it’s new anime! Yeah, that’s the same description I used for season 1, but I still don’t really know what it’s about. Instant Streaming Only

October 8th

The Originals – Season (TV drama, Joseph Morgan Daniel Gillies) – I only watched the first season of this Vampire Diaries spin-off.  I feel like I should catch up.  Instant Streaming Available

The Vampire Diaries – Season 7 (TV drama, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) – The Salvatore brothers return for more blood sucking fun.  Instant Streaming Available

October 7th

The Ranch – Season 1, Part 2 (comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott) – This Netflix original has a great cast, but the pro athlete goes home to the ranch is running one and a half stars on Netflix. Ouch. Instant Streaming Only

Supernatural – Season 11 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – The boys are back, fighting supernatural crime for an 11th season.  Instant Streaming Available

October 6th

iZombie – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – I loved season 1, can’t wait for this! BINGE!  Instant Streaming Available

October 5th

Arrow – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – The Green Arrow returns in this CW series.  Instant Streaming Available

October 4th

American Horror Story – Season 5/Hotel (TV horror, Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates) – We had a hard time getting into this season, but look forward to season 6.  Instant Streaming Available

Preacher – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga) – I don’t know if this will stream, but I hope so. I feel like I should watch a show about a possessed preacher, and vampires.

Vikings – Season 4 (TV action, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick) – Drama about…Vikings!  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Penny Dreadful – Season 3 (DVD) (TV sci-fi, Josh Hartnett ,Timothy Dalton) – This is the DVD release for disc subscribers for the last season of this creature feature series.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Flash – Season 2 (TV action, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – The lightning created speedster returns for a second season.  Instant Streaming Available

The Grinder – Season 1 (comedy, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage) – Good cast, too bad this legal comedy got cancelled after a single season. Instant Streaming Only

October 1st

Murder Maps – Season 2 (TV documentary, Nicholas Day) – Devoted to how infamous British killers were caught. Instant Streaming Only

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (comedy, Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck) – Yeah, I know it isn’t new, but Ferris is Available on Instant Streaming!  That’s such a good thing.

September 30th

Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 1 (TV action, Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali) – We first met him on Jessica Jones, now he has a show of his own (and you can learn more about him from our article).  Instant Streaming Only

Scream – Season 2 (TV thriller, Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus) – This MTV horror series is Instant Streaming Only

September 28th

The Fosters – Season 4: Part 1 (TV drama, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) – This big, diverse family chugs along into season 4.  No word on the second half.  Instant Streaming Only

September 27th

Grimm – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) – Protecting the world from fairy tale monsters is dirty work, but someone has to do it.  DVD Only

Reign – Season 3 (TV drama, Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) – This period piece about Mary, Queen of Scots is a streamer – I’ll keep an eye on dates.  DVD Only for now.

The Jungle Book (2016) (family adventure, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley) – Live action Jungle Book!  Fun! DVD Only

The Innocents (foreign drama, Lou de Laâge, Agata Kulesza) – French language WWII period piece about a nun/physician helping civilians and other nuns who have been assaulted.  DVD Only

Me Before You (romance, Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin) – Beautiful woman helps rich quadriplegic that life is worth living.  DVD Only

How to Dance in Ohio (documentary) – Group of kids with autism prepare for their spring formal.  DVD Only

A Dangerous Game: Donald Trump vs. the Environment (documentary) – Pretty self explanatory.  DVD Only

The Shallows (thriller, Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada) – Shark vs. Blake  DVD Only

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (comedy, Sam Neill, Julian Dennison) – Child loses foster mom, foster dad absconds with said child into the wilderness.  DVD Only

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (documentary, Frank Zappa) – Frank Zappa biography – interviews, concert footage, etc.  DVD Only

Cell (thriller, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson) – Based on the okay Stephen King novel, where cell phones rule the world.  DVD Only

The Neon Demon (horror, Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola) – Modeling thriller.  DVD Only

City of Gold (documentary, Jonathan Gold) – A food writer explores the cuisine of L.A.  DVD Only

Dekalog (foreign art house, Aleksander Bardini, Janusz Gajos) – Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s 10 hour existential drama set in a post cold-war housing complex comes in the form of 5 discs, in Polish with subtitles.  DVD Only

Edge of Winter (thriller, Tom Holland, Joel Kinnaman) – Love Kinnaman (from The Killing) – I’m definitely willing to see him in this story of a father with secrets trapped in a storm with his sons.  DVD Only

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich (drama, Sean Patrick Flanery, Tom Sizemore) – WWII military drama about the aftermath of a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler.  DVD Only

September 24th

Portlandia – Season 6 (TV comedy, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein) – The DVD date on this is October, but Instant Streaming is Available first!

September 23rd

Last Man Standing – Season 5 (TV comedy, Tim Allen, Nancy Travis) – This stay-at-home dad series is Instant Streaming Only

Longmire – Season 5 (TV crime drama, Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff) – Even though Season 4 hasn’t been out long, Season 5 is here!  Instant Streaming Only

September 22nd

Bones – Season 11 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – Finally!  This is going to streaming before DVD, which is awesome.  Instant Streaming Only

Easy – Season 1 (TV drama, Orlando Bloom, Malin Ackerman) – A Netflix Original anthology series set in Chicago.  Instant Streaming Only

Wallander – Season 4 (TV drama, Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart) – People have been wondering when the next season of this British crime drama might arrive!  It’s been available on DVD for a while, but now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

Person of Interest – Season 5 (TV drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – I’m glad the last season of this is finally Available on Instant Streaming – I missed the last three episodes!

September 20th

The New Girl – Season 5 (TV comedy, Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield) – This one is streaming before the DVD comes out.  Fun!  Instant Streaming Only

The Originals – Season (TV drama, Joseph Morgan Daniel Gillies) – I only watched the first season of this Vampire Diaries spin-off.  I feel like I should catch up.  Instant Streaming Available 10/8

The Good Wife – Season 7 (TV drama, Julianna Margulies, Matthew Goode) – I believe this is the final season of this high rated drama.  It is not a streamer, so DVD Only

2 Broke Girls – Season 5 (TV comedy, Kat Dennings Beth Behrs) – I keep seeing bits and pieces of this in syndication.  I hate it, with no real reason.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Blue Bloods – Season 6 (TV drama, Tom Selleck Donnie Wahlberg) – NYPD’s first family is back.  This one is a streamer, but not yet.  I’ll keep an eye on it – DVD Only for now.

Modern Family – Season 7 (TV comedy, Ed O’Neill Sofía Vergara) – This is a lot of years to be funny, and they’re doing a great job.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Season 1 (TV drama, Gary Sinise Alana De La Garza) – Now that both Shamar Moore and Thomas Gibson are gone from the original, I might have to start watching this Criminal Minds spin-off.  It’s only had a single season, so I don’t know if it will stream (but I’ll watch for it).  DVD Only for now.

Zootopia (family animation, Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin) – Talking animated animals.  Nope.  But you all enjoy! The DVD has been out for awhile, but now Instant Streaming Available!

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (action, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron) – I don’t think I’ve seen the first one of these.  I should remedy that.  DVD Only

The Nice Guys (action, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe) – 1970s period piece about a private detective and his hired muscle.  DVD Only

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (action, Megan Fox, Stephen Amell) – Weirdly, I don’t think I’m going to see this one.  DVD Only

Interrogation (foreign drama, Samuthira Kani, C.J. “Lana” Perry) – Apparently there are two films by this name.  One is an Tamil language Indian drama about a group of men being tortured during interrogation, the other an American action thing about FBI agents investigation a bomb threat. The Netflix page has members of both casts and a plot summary that mixes the two storylines.  In other words, I have absolutely no idea what this movie is.  DVD Only

ma ma (foreign drama, Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar) – Spanish language story of a woman dealing with multiple stressors meeting a man who has it worse.  DVD Only

Rodeo & Juliet (romance,  Stephen Beck, Harry Cason) – I hope these cowgirls and cowboys fare better than the original pair.  DVD Only

Under the Sun (foreign documentary,  Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong) – Korean language documentary about a family whose child is taking part in a North Korean political festival.  DVD Only

Colliding Dreams (documentary) – Exploration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  DVD Only

Wedding Doll (foreign drama, Asi Levi, Moran Rosenblatt) – Hebrew language story about a cognitively disabled girl looking for romance.  DVD Only

Mai-Chan’s Daily Life: The Movie; Bloody Carnal Residence (foreign horror/comedy, Roman Soako, Koshi Ann) – Based on fetish violence manga.  No, thanks.  DVD Only

The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (TV biography, Cassandra Freeman, Tracie Thoms) – Lifetime biopic about the mother of an NBA player.  DVD Only

Leading Lady (comedy, Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk) – South African farmer and actress strike up a deal.  Instant Streaming Available

Sunday Ball (foreign documentary, Marcelle Izidoro, Thais Maria) – Portuguese language doc about amateur soccer.  Instant Streaming Available

Pele: Birth of a Legend (biography, Mariana Nunes, Seu Jorge) – Soccer player Pele gets a biopic.  DVD Only

600 Miles (drama, Tim Roth, Armando Hernandez) – Tim Roth becomes friends with his gun runner captor.  DVD Only

September 19th

Gotham – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) – The beleaguered citizens of Gotham are back for a second season.  Instant Streaming Available

Call the Midwife – Season 5 (TV drama, Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter) – 1950s London midwives are back!  Instant Streaming Available.

September 17th

Luther – Season 4 (TV drama, Idris Elba, Warren Brown) – I’m really enjoying season 1 of this gritty British police procedural.  We’ve been waiting a long time for this season to stream, but now Instant Streaming Available!

Penny Dreadful – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton) – I haven’t watched this Victorian creature series, but I probably should.  Season 3 is Instant Streaming Only (at least for now)

September 15th

The Walking Dead – Season 6 (TV drama, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride) – We really can’t get enough zombies, can we?  Instant Streaming Available

September 13th

Empire – Season 2 (TV drama, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson) – Embattled music mogul returns for a second season.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Scorpion – Season 2 (TV drama, Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick) – Supergenius anti-terrorist unit.  I’ve seen ads for this and think I should give it a try.  Not a streamer, so DVD Only

Madam Secretary – Season 2 (TV drama, Téa Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth) – An academic becomes Secretary of State.  Issues ensue.  I was wrong!  Thanks to alert reader Andrew for letting me know that this is actually Available on Instant Streaming – September 13th is the DVD release date.

Chicago P.D. – Season 3 (TV drama, Jason Beghe, Jon Seda) – Companion series to Chicago Med and Chicago Fire.  Not a streamer, so DVD Only.

The Big Bang Theory – Season 9 (TV comedy, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons) – They’re doing really well keeping this fresh.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Quantico – Season 1 (TV drama, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin) – FBI recruits deal with possible mole in their class.  I don’t know it this will stream, but I’ll keep an eye on it.  Thanks to alert reader Liz for noticing that this is streaming now (as of 8/29)!  It’s fun when streaming comes out before the DVD.

Longmire – Season 4 (TV crime drama, Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff) – I didn’t realize this was based on a series of novels.  But it is!  Thanks to alert reader Andrew for pointing out that season 4 is Already Available on Instant Streaming.  This is the DVD release date.

Hawaii Five-0 – Season 6 (TV drama, Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan) – They’re back for another season!  This is a streamer, I’ll let you know when.  Instant Streaming Available

Law and Order SVU – Season 17 (TV drama, Mariska Hargitay Ice-T) – The final remaining Law and Order spin-off.  It’s already Available on Instant Streaming, this is the DVD release.

Extremis  (documentary) – I don’t have a lot of info here, but it’s about end of life decisions in an E.R.  Instant Streaming Only

Captain America: Civil War (sci-fi action, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.) – Oh, yeah, I’ll be seeing this.  I don’t care if it’s good, it’s Captain American and Iron Man!  DVD Only

God’s Not Dead 2 (faith & spirituality, Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe) – Teacher wants to use the bible in her classroom.  This is really not for me, but whatever.  DVD Only

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (documentary, Luc Montagnier, Jim Sears) – Anti-vaccine documentary.  Wow, this is not my week.  DVD Only

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (comedy, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone) – Boy band mockumentary.  Seriously, is the entire movie industry out to get me this week?  DVD Only

Marauders (action, Tyler J. Olson, Johnathon Schaech) – Bank heist investigation turns to investigation of larger conspiracy.  Also has Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni (who I love).  I’ll see this.  DVD Only

The Fits (drama, Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett) – Dance group members start fainting.  DVD Only

Presenting Princess Shaw (documentary) – How a singer becomes a viral sensation.  DVD Only

The Measure of a Man (foreign drama, Karine de Mirbeck, Vincent Lindon) – French language story of a man who needs a job and finds one catching shoplifters, with whom he begins to relate.  DVD Only

The Dwarvenaut (documentary, Stefan Pokorny) – About a Dungeons & Dragons super-fan.  DVD Only

August Winds (foreign drama, Marcelle Izidoro, Thais Maria) – Portuguese language story about two people in a small village, a researcher and some weird winds.  Instant Streaming Only

Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (foreign action, Chen Yao, Mark Chao) – Mandarin language story of mountains, explosions and strange fossils.  Instant Streaming Only

Dukhtar (foreign drama, Samiya Mumtaz, Saleha Aref) – Urdu language story of a Pakistani mother kidnapping her young daughter and fleeing to prevent her arranged marriage to a tribal leader.  Instant Streaming Only

In-Lawfully Yours (romance, Marilu Henner, Corbin Bernsen) – Small town romantic hijinks.  Instant Streaming Only

Mad Tiger (documentary, Kengo Hioki, Kotaro Tsukada) – Story of the splitting up of a Japanese performance art punk group. It is in English.  Instant Streaming Only

Most Likely to Die (horror, Heather Morris, Ryan Doom) – Beach party before the class reunion?  What are you people thinking???  Instant Streaming Only

Parched (foreign drama, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte) – Hindi language story of Indian women challenging their male dominated village traditions.  Instant Streaming Only

Sea Fog (foreign thriller, Yun-seok Kim, Park Yoo-chun) – Korean language story of a fisherman who agrees to smuggle people from China.  Instant Streaming Only

Seve: The Movie (drama, José Luis Gutiérrez, José Navar) – Golfer Seve Ballesteros biopic.  Instant Streaming Only

Sweaty Betty (comedy, Rico Mitchell, Seth Dubose) – Something about a family who want’s their pig tp be the mascot for the Redskins, and someone selling their dog.  I don’t even know.  Instant Streaming Only

The Automatic Hate (drama, Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens) – Skeletons in the family closet and a little almost-incest. Yeah, I’ll see it.  Instant Streaming Only

The Dead Room (horror, Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas) – If you’re in a horror movie, why are you going into the haunted house?  Come on, people!  Instant Streaming Only

The Midnight After (foreign horror, Goo-Bi GC, Kara Hui) – Cantonese language story of last survivors on earth.  Instant Streaming Only

The Steps (comedy, Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui) – The abominable step siblings.  You bet I’ll be seeing this.  Instant Streaming Only

Women He’s Undressed (documentary, Deborah Kennedy, Darren Gilshenan) – About a Hollywood costume designer.  Instant Streaming Only

The President (foreign drama, Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili) – Georgian language story of an ousted despot forced on the run and mingling with his former subjects. Instant Streaming Only

The Kid’s Menu (documentary, Joe Cross) – A look at childhood obesity on a global scale.  Instant Streaming Only

A Faster Horse (documentary, Edsel Ford II, Gale Halderman) – Updating the Ford Mustang.  Instant Streaming Only

September 10th

Supergirl – Season 1 (TV drama, Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart) – The girl of steel used to be on Glee!  Instant Streaming Available.  Also, I had no idea Ally McBeal was in this.

September 7th

The Blacklist – Season 3 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – I still love Spader, but this might be running its course.  Instant Streaming Available

Rectify – Season 3  (TV drama, Aden Young, J. Smith-Cameron) – Released from death row and back for a third season.  Instant Streaming Available

CSI: Cyber – Season 2 (TV drama, Patricia Arquette, Bow Wow) – This is the last season for the cyber crimes CSI spin-off – it got bumped from August 30th, I hope it sticks this time.  It isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

South Park – Season 19 (TV animation, Matt Stone, Trey Parker) – I’m not a fan.  But if you are, you can get this on DVD Only.

Supernatural – Season 11 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – The boys are back, fighting supernatural crime for an 11th season.  Instant Streaming Available 10/7

The Flash – Season 2 (TV action, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – The lightning created speedster returns for a second season.  Instant Streaming Available 10/4

Galavant – Seasons 1 & 2 (TV musical, Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson) – Medieval musical.  Two seasons at one!  Instant Streaming Only

American Crime Story – Season 1 (TV drama, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta) – An anthology whose first season was about O.J. Simpson.  I don’t know if this one will stream, I’ll keep an eye on it.  DVD Only for now.

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (family, Corey Fogelmanis, Sophie Reynolds) – Teenager must save the world with enchanted jewel.  Instant Streaming Available.

Honey 3 (drama, Cassie Ventura, Kenny Wormald) – Dancer puts on hip-hop Romeo and Juliet.  Instant Streaming Available

From Afar (foreign drama, Alfredo Casto, Luis Silva) – Spanish language story of a man and a teenage street kid in an unusual sexual arrangement.  DVD Only

Buddymoon (comedy, Brian T. Finney, David Giuntoli) – Probably shouldn’t take your best man on your honeymoon after the wedding falls through.  DVD Only

Love & Friendship (comedy, Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny) – Period piece based on the Jane Austen novella.  DVD Only

Now You See Me 2 (thriller, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg) – I just caught some of the first installment on cable.  It reinforced my aversion to Jesse Eisenberg.  DVD Only

Money Monster (crime drama, George Clooney, Julia Roberts) – Pretty high powered cast for this story of a loudmouth TV personality help hostage by one of his dupes.  DVD Only

Genius (drama, Jude Law, Guy Pearce) – Biopic about Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins.  Terrific cast for this one.  DVD Only

The Meddler (comedy, Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne) – Widowed mother butts into daughter’s life until unexpectedly finding her own.  DVD Only

Center Stage: On Pointe (TV movie,  Peter Gallagher, Sascha Radetsky) – Lifetime movie about a dance competition at a ballet academy.  DVD Only

Equals (romance, Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart) – I love him, not much love for her.  So I’ll probably pass on this dystopian romance.  DVD Only

Nina (drama, Zoe Saldana, Mike Epps) – Nina Simone biopic.  DVD Only

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today (family animation) – For those of you with young’uns around.  DVD Only

Compadres (foreign action, Héctor Jiménez, Camila Sodi) – Mexican lawman + American teenage hacker to the rescue!  This one is in English.  DVD Only

Hard Target 2 (action, Scott Adkins, Rhona Mitra) – Sequel to…Hard Target.  Martial arts, guns, beautiful women, you know the drill.  DVD Only

Therapy For a Vampire (foreign comedy, Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain) – German language story of Sigmund Freud unwittingly treating a vampire.  DVD Only

Urge (thriller, Pierce Brosnan, Bar Paly) – Beware the new party drug, people on an island.  DVD Only

The Ones Below (thriller, Deborah Findlay, Clémence Poésy) – Befriending the neighbors gets creepy.  DVD Only

Take Me to the River (drama, Robin Weigert, Logan Miller) – Worst. Family. Reunion. Ever.  Yeah, I’ll see it.  DVD Only

Hockney (documentary, David Hockney, Don Bachardy) – Painter/artist biodoc.  DVD Only

Neon Bull (foreign drama, Alyne Santana, Aline Santana) – Portuguese language story the sport vaquejada, and one man who doesn’t want to be there.  DVD Only

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (foreign drama, Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima) – French language story of teenagers experimenting with casual sex and ending up emotionally involved.  DVD Only

Sundown (comedy, Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette) – Spring break in Mexico hijinks.  DVD Only

Fishes N Loaves: Heaven Sent (faith & spirituality, Patrick Muldoon, Dina Meyer) – California preacher goes to Arizona.  DVD Only

Full Out (drama, Jennifer Beals, Ana Golja) – Based on the true story of a gymnast injured in an accident trying to make a comeback.  Instant Streaming Only

September 2nd

Narcos – Season 2 (TV drama, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook) – Netflix Original Colombian drug cartel drama continues.  Instant Streaming Only

Baby Daddy – Season 5 (TV comedy, Jean-Luc Bilodeau Chelsea Kane) – The laughs roll on (supposedly) as unprepared single father continues raising little girl.  Instant Streaming Only

Young & Hungry – Season 4 (TV comedy, Emily Oswalt, Kym Whitley) – Blogging about food is different from being a rich guy’s personal chef.  Instant Streaming Only

September 1st

Heartland – Season 7 (TV drama, Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan) – This one is long awaited!  Instant Streaming Only

Hellevator – Season 1 (TV reality, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska) – I believe this is a GSN original, a game show in which people ride a haunted elevator through a warehouse and complete challenges along the way.  Weird?  Oh, yes.  Instant Streaming Only

Crashing – Season 1 (TV comedy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey) – They finally added some details!  This is a British show about a group of young adults living in an old hospital (the rent is cheap!) Instant Streaming Only

I Am the Ambassador – Seasons 1 & 2 (documentary, Rufus Gifford) – Follows the public and private life the U.S. ambassador to Denmark.  Instant Streaming Only

August 30th

Arrow – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – The Green Arrow returns in this CW series.  Instant Streaming Available 10/5

Chicago Fire – Season 4 (TV drama, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney) – Firehouse drama.  This one isn’t a streamer – DVD Only

Chicago Med – Season 1 (TV drama, Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson) – Spin-off of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.  I don’t know if it will stream, DVD Only for now

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 12 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo Justin Chambers) – Yup, it’s still on.  It’s a streamer, but no date yet, so DVD Only for now.

Limitless – Season 1 (DVD) (TV drama, Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter) – I quite enjoyed the first season of this movie spin-off.  It’s already Available on Instant Streaming, this is the DVD release for disc subscribers

Shameless – Season 6 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – The ultimate dysfunctional family returns!  Instant Streaming Available 9/1 – seasons 5 & 6! 

NCIS: Los Angeles – Season 7 (TV drama, LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell) – One of the many, many NCIS spin-offs.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Criminal Minds – Season 11 (TV drama, Thomas Gibson, Joe Montegna) – This veteran crime show released this season on Instant Streaming back in July – this is the DVD release for disc subscribers.

Blunt Talk – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough) – Englishman in New York, you say?  How about Los Angeles – on a TV talk show?  This looks good.  It’s DVD Only for now – I have no idea if it will stream.

The Phenom (sports drama, Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke) – Baseball player sees psychologist after being sent down from the majors.  DVD Only

Keanu (comedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele) – Cat-napping is serious business, people.  DVD Only

Batman: The Killing Joke (animation) – Batman vs. Joker, animated.  DVD Only

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (drama, Eliza Dushku, Louisa Krause) – Woman with Asperger’s looks to her sister to help her find a boyfriend.  DVD Only

What Happened, Miss Simone? (documentary) – Bio-doc about singer/activist Nina Simone.  Instant Streaming Only

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (comedy, Mark O’Brien, Lauren Lee Smith) – No, not porn.  A sex columnist returns to her home town and finds old classmates with some unorthodox ideas.  DVD Only

PlantPure Nation (documentary, Steve Forbes, T. Colin Campbell) – Father and son promote plant based diet in Kentucky.  Instant Streaming Only

Casa Grande (foreign drama, Georgiana Góes, Sandro Rocha) – Portuguese language story of a privileged teen whose money runs out.  Instant Streaming Only

August 26th

Once Upon a Time – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla) – The fairy tale nightmares continue.  Instant Streaming Available

August 23rd

The Walking Dead – Season 6 (TV drama, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride) – We really can’t get enough zombies, can we?  This is a streamer, I’ll let you know when.  For now, DVD Only

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 3 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – As much as I love Andre Braugher, I don’t think I can stomach him as second fiddle in an Andy Samberg comedy.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Castle – Season 8 (TV drama, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) – Enjoy this season, it’s the last.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Elementary – Season 4 (TV drama, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) – I tried this version of modern day Sherlock, but couldn’t get past there being no Cumberbatch.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Lucifer – Season 1 (TV drama, Tom Ellis, Lauren German) – I really enjoyed the first season of this Devil Comes to Town drama with plenty of comic relief.  I’m looking forward to season 2.  I have no idea if it will stream, for now it’s DVD Only

NCIS – Season 13 (TV drama, Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) – Yep, it’s still chugging along as supposedly the most popular show on TV (no idea if that’s true).  Instant Streaming Available

Scandal – Season 5 (DVD) (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Columbus Short) – This one is already Available on Instant Streaming, but will now be available on DVD for disc subscribers as well.

The Strain – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Corey Stoll, David Bradley) – I still have season 1 of this vampire apocalypse drama on my queue, I should move it to the top.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Ash vs Evil Dead – Season 1 (TV horror, Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless) – Ash is getting old, but he’s still fighting the undead.  Or other supernatural crazy stuff.  I don’t know if this will stream, so DVD Only for now.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 1 (TV drama, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh) – Marvel doesn’t have the corner on superheroes – this crew works with a time traveler to save the world.  DVD Only (no idea if the will stream – I’ll watch for it)

The Night Manager – Season 1 (TV drama, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston) – Fantastic cast for this action drama about a hotel manager getting mixed up with spies and arms dealers.  I think this is more of a mini-series.  DVD Only

Roots – Season 1 (TV drama, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne) – Again, more of a mini-series, this History Channel remake of the 1970s series starring Levarr Burton has an AMAZING cast.  DVD Only

The Boss (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage) – This comedy about a white collar criminal trying to restore her image has a good cast, but bad reviews.  I’ll still see it.  DVD Only

Barbershop: The Next Cut (comedy, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer) – Wacky barbershop sequel.  DVD Only

Hardcore Henry (action, Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky) – Cyborg tries to save kidnapped wife in Moscow.  DVD Only

The Man Who Knew Infinity (drama, Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons) – Biopic about an Indian mathematician.  Given the talented cast, its very likely to be significantly better than that summary sounds.  DVD Only

Weiner (documentary, Anthony Weiner) – I hope this comes to Instant Streaming at some point.  I would love to see this (supposedly really funny) look at the attempted comeback of politician Anthony Weiner.  DVD Only

Maggie’s Plan (comedy, Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke) – Rom/com about a woman about to be artificially inseminated meeting the perfect man.  Yawn.  DVD Only

The Duel (western, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth) – People are dying in the West.  A Texas Ranger wants to know why.  Good cast, I’ll take a shot with this one.  DVD Only

Outlaws and Angels (western, Chad Michael Murray, Francesca Eastwood) – Another western!  Though this one bills itself as a thriller, it is most definitely a western, with bank heists and outlaws heading to Mexico.  DVD Only

Clown (horror, Christian Distefano, Robert Reynolds) – Nope.  A clown doesn’t need to do anything to be scary.  I will most definitely pass.  DVD Only

Sunset Song (drama, Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan) – Period piece about a woman facing extreme challenges in early 1900s Scotland.  DVD Only

Dark Horse (documentary) – Story of a group of bar patrons developing a race horse.  DVD Only

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (romance, Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg) – Two Americans in Hong Kong find love.  Whatever.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Other Side (drama, Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen) – This concept is good – a community of misfits bitterly living off the grid – but the ratings on Netflix are bad.  I’m not even really sure if it’s a documentary or drama (maybe docudrama?) but I’m going to give it a shot.  DVD Only

A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (family, Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly) – Nope, I doubt this needed to be made.  DVD Only

August 22nd

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 17 (TV drama, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T) – The last Law & Order spin-off is Available on Instant Streaming (DVD on September 13th)

August 19th

Fearless – Season 1 (TV reality) – Netflix Original series about professional bull riders.  Instant Streaming Only

August 16th

Hell on Wheels – Season 5.1 (TV drama, Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) – This post-Civil War drama is back with half a season for DVD subscribers on August 16th.  It is already Available on Instant Streaming.

The Vampire Diaries – Season 7 (TV drama, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) – The Salvatore brothers return for more blood sucking fun.  Instant Streaming Available 10/8

Gotham – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) – The beleaguered citizens of Gotham are back for a second season.  This one will stream, but I don’t know when.  DVD Only for now – I’ll let you know when I have a streaming date.

Once Upon a Time – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla) – The fairy tale nightmares continue.  Instant Streaming Available

NCIS: New Orleans – Season 3 (TV drama, Scott Bakula, Lucas Black) – This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

The Affair – Season 2 (TV drama, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson) – How long can you milk infidelity as a plot line?  At least two season I guess.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Code Black – Season 1 (TV drama, Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzmán) – More medical hijinks in season 2.  This one has not been a streamer so far, so DVD Only

Tyrant – Season 1 (TV drama, Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan) – I’m not entirely sure what this drama is about – it takes place in a Middle Eastern dictatorship.  DVD Only

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (documentary, Sigourney Weaver, Jeanine Basinger) – Ingrid Bergman bio-doc with readings from her letters and journals, as well as film shot by the actress.  DVD Only

Demolition (drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts) – Great cast for this story of a man trying to cop with the death of his wife.  DVD Only

The Angry Birds Movie (family animation, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad) – Animated movie made from a video game?  Yeah, no.  DVD Only

Sky (drama, Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus) – French woman in bad marriage vacationing in the U.S., somehow connects with Darryl from Walking DeadDVD Only

Our Last Tango (foreign documentary, Maria Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes) – Spanish language doc about a pair of tango dancers.  DVD Only

11 Minutes (foreign thriller, Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko) – Polish language intertwining lives story.  DVD Only

God’s Club (drama, Stephen Baldwin, Corbin Bernsen) – Christian movie about the Bible Club and overzealous church/state separation parents who see the light.  Oy.  Instant Streaming Only

Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (comedy, Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks) – A sequel about going to a punk concert and dealing with family issues?  I don’t know, but you can catch it right now, because Instant Streaming Only!

August 9th

Halt and Catch Fire – Season 2 (TV drama, Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy) – I was wrong, this dawn of the computer era drama is streaming – both seasons!  Also, I love the name “Scoot McNairy”.  Love. It.  Instant Streaming Available

Line of Duty – Season 3 (TV drama, Martin Compston, Lennie James) – This British crime series is about an anti-corruption unit.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Supergirl – Season 1 (TV drama, Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart) – I don’t know if this will stream, since it only has one season so far, but will keep an eye on it.  Instant Streaming Available 9/10  Also, I had no idea Ally McBeal was in this.

Real Husbands of Hollywood – Season 4 (comedy, Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon) – Kevin Hart and friends continue spoofing Hollywood reality shows.  Instant Streaming Only

11/22/63 (TV sci-fi miniseries, James Franco, Sarah Gadon) – I loved this book, but I don’t love James Franco.  I think I’ll see it anyway – I like that it’s a miniseries and they didn’t try to cram that whole  giant book into a two hour movie. DVD Only (2 discs)

A Monster with a Thousand Heads (foreign thriller, Jana Raluy, Sebastián Aguirre) – Spanish language story of a woman desperate to get the attention of her husband’s health insurer.  DVD Only

Jim: The James Foley Story (documentary) – Tribute doc to photojournalist killed by the IS.  DVD Only

A Hologram for the King (drama, Tom Hanks, Alexander Black) – Broke businessman heads to Saudi Arabia.  And finds romance.  Totally not kidding.  DVD Only

Fathers & Daughters (drama, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried) – Terrific cast including Aaron Paul, Bruce Greenwood, Octavia Spencer and Jane Fonda for this story of a father and daughter over time.  DVD Only

Sweet Bean (foreign drama, Masatoshi Nagase, Kirin Kiki) – Japanese language story of a bakery and its newest employee – a 76-year-old woman.  DVD Only

Addicted to Fresno (dark comedy, Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza) – Sisters working as hotel maids while figuring out their lives run into a spot of trouble.  DVD Only

Tab Hunter Confidential (documentary, Tab Hunter, Debbie Reynolds) – Tab Hunter bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only

August 2nd

The Knick – Season 2 (TV drama, Clive Owen, Andre Holland) – Set in a New York hospital in 1900, with all the gruesomeness that comes with that.  I don’t think this one is a streamer – but we’ll see.  For now, DVD Only

The Blacklist – Season 3 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – I still love Spader, but this might be running its course.  It’s a streamer, but I’m not sure when.  Instant Streaming Available 9/7

The Girlfriend Experience – Season 1 (TV drama, Riley Keough, Paul Sparks) – Basically a series about high priced hookers.  No idea if it will stream,  DVD Only for now

Songs My Brothers Taught Me (drama, John Reddy, Jashaun St. John) – A man considers leaving the reservation where he grew up but is concerned for his younger sister.  DVD Only

Breaking the Bank (comedy, Kelsey Grammer, Tamsin Greig) – Family-run British bank in trouble.  DVD Only

The Trust (drama, Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood) – Police corruption with Nicolas Cage and…Frodo?  I might have to see this just to see if Wood can pull it off.  DVD Only

Louder Than Bombs (drama, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg) – Dysfunctional family drama that I would totally see if someone other than Jesse Eisenberg played whatever role he was given.  DVD Only

Mother’s Day (comedy, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis) – Ensemble Mother’s Day rom/com.  Yep, I’ll see it.  And then deny it.  DVD Only

The Lobster (comedy, Colin Farrell, Jessica Barden) – Dark comedy about a dystopian future where single people are hunted and forced to find mates.  Yes, I will absolutely see this.  DVD Only

High-Rise (thriller, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons) – Loki is showing up all over the place lately.  This time he’s a tenant in the high-rise from hell.  Instant Streaming Available

The First Monday in May (documentary, Andrew Bolton, John Galliano) – About the annual Met Gala.  DVD Only

The Bronze (comedy, Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole) – Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory plays a scheming former Olympic gymnast.  DVD Only

Requiem for the American Dream (documentary, Noam Chomsky) – Noam talks economic inequality in the US.  Instant Streaming Available

Last Days in the Desert (drama, Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds) – Film version of bible story about Jesus’ 40 day desert fast.  DVD Only

April and the Extraordinary World (family animation, Angela Galuppo, Susan Sarandon) – A young girl sets out to find her missing parents in a fantasy world 1941.  DVD Only

Meet the Blacks (comedy, Mike Epps, Mike Tyson) – Family moves from Detroit to Beverly Hills.  DVD Only

Lazer Team (sci-fi comedy, Colton Dunn, Michael Jones) – Idiots save the world.  I don’t think so.  DVD Only

Carter High (drama, David Banner, Vivica A. Fox) – 1980s period piece about a high school football team.  Based on a true story.  DVD Only

Sniper: Ghost Shooter (action, Billy Zane, Dennis Haysbert) – Killing people in the Middle East.  Anybody else getting tired of that plot line?  DVD Only

Manhattan Night (thriller, Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski) – Tabloid journalist becomes actual investigative journalist.  That’s not a thriller, that’s science fiction.  DVD Only

Septembers of Shiraz (drama, Armin Amiri, Shohreh Aghdashloo) – Also with Adrien Brody – 2 in a row!  Story of a Jewish family during the Iranian revolution.  DVD Only

Summer Camp (horror, Maiara Walsh, Andrés Velencoso) – This is why my kids never went to camp – rage-inducing viruses.  DVD Only

Dough (comedy, Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder) – Struggling Jewish baker hires Muslim apprentice.  DVD Only

Puerto Ricans in Paris (comedy, Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia) – NYC fish out of water.  DVD Only

Difret (foreign drama, Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere) – Amharic language story of an Ethiopian girl, abducted for marriage, and the lawyer trying to keep her from being executed after shooting her kidnapper.  Instant Streaming Available

Traders (thriller, Killian Scott, John Bradley) – Economic collapse leads to bloody battles for the little remaining wealth.  DVD Only

Guernica (drama, James D’Arcy, María Valverde) – Period piece about an American in Spain in 1937.  DVD Only

Marguerite (foreign drama, Sophia Leboutte, André Marcon) – French language period piece set in 1920s Paris about a young woman who (wrongly) believes herself a talented singer.  DVD Only

Baba Joon (foreign drama, Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami) – Hebrew language story of father and son clashing over family business.  Instant Streaming Only

Memoria (drama, Thomas Mann, James Franco) – Coming of age in the discontented suburbs.  Instant Streaming Only

The American Side (thriller, Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda) – A private investigator at Niagara Falls with a Tesla invention.  I couldn’t make this stuff up.  Instant Streaming Only

The Black Jacket (documentary) – Former gang members reach out to try and stop gang violence in LA.  Instant Streaming Only

August 1st

Holding the Man (romance, Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook) – Romance between two boys that starts in high school.  Based on the best selling book.  Instant Streaming Available

July 31st

Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Season 2 (TV variety, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – ANYTHING with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I’m in!  Instant Streaming Only

July 26th

Casual – Season 1 (comedy, Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey) – Adult siblings forced by circumstance to share a house again.  DVD Only (at least for now – I have no idea if it will stream)

The Russian Woodpecker (foreign documentary) – Russian language Chernobyl doc about an artist investigating the site.  DVD Only

Harmontown (documentary, Dan Harmon, Jack Black) – Also with a bunch of other 40-ish famous people.  A TV writer/producer documents his road trip.  Instant Streaming Available

L’Attessa (foreign drama, Juliette Binoche, Lou de Laâge) – This Italian film about a mother meeting and getting to know her son’s fiancee is in both Italian and French.  It is listed as having no subtitles or closed captioning, so renter beware.  DVD Only

Criminal (action, Amaury Nolasco, Jordi Mollà) – Also with Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, a story of terrorists and spies.  DVD Only

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

I Am Wrath (action, Rebecca DeMornay, John Travolta) – Also with Christopher Meloni, who isn’t a bigger star than the headliners, but is a better actor.  It’s just a revenge/vigilante/police corruption yawner.  DVD Only

Listening (sci-fi, Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr) – Learn how to read minds for fun and profit, end up with covert feds on your trail.  Story as old as time.  Tsk.  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.  DVD Only

A Perfect Day (drama, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko) – Removing a corpse contaminating a well is harder than it looks.  I’ll give this indie a shot.  DVD Only

High Strung (drama, Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine) – Dance competition, romance, you know the drill.  Instant Streaming Only

July 22nd

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 2 (TV drama, Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria) – Does anyone else remember the original Degrassi Junior High? I do.  It seems like a hundred years ago.  Instant Streaming Only

July 19th

Blue Bloods – Season 6 (TV drama, Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg) – Thanks to alert reader Courtney for letting me know that season 6 of this police drama is Available on Instant Streaming! It probably started streaming a while back, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw it!

Liv and Maddie – Season 3 (TV family, Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg) – A girl spends 4 years  in Hollywood then has to go home to Wisconsin.  Tough transition.  Instant Streaming Only

The 100 – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – I never finished season 1!  I need to get on that.  This one is a streamer, but no idea when, so DVD Only for now.

Orphan Black – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce) – That actress must be exhausted.  This isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Royal Pains – Season 8 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – The last season for treating the maladies of the rich and famous.  This one is a streamer, but no date for that yet, so for now, DVD Only

Person of Interest – Season 5 (TV drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – This is coming out really fast, at least on DVD (I’ll let you know when it streams)

The Magicians – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley) – I’m looking forward to this ersatz Hogwarts – I missed it when it aired.  So far it’s DVD Only – we’ll see if it streams. (You can catch it On Demand right now, though!)

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

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (comedy,  Nia Vardalos, John Corbett) – While I generally disapprove of decades later sequels, and romantic comedies, I actually liked the first one BFGW.  Sine the original cast is back, I’ll probably see it in secret and then deny it.  DVD Only

Elvis & Nixon (comedy, Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey) – Well, no one can say the Nixon presidency was without idiosyncrasies.  A meeting with Elvis would have to count – sounds like the performances here might make it worth a watch.  DVD Only

Midnight Special (sci-fi, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton) – Michael Shannon double feature!  This one has him protecting his super powered young son.  DVD Only

Miles Ahead (drama, Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor) – Terrific cast for this Miles Davis biopic.  DVD Only

The Perfect Match (comedy, Kali Hawk, Robert Christopher Riley) – Just another shitty rom/com.  DVD Only

Rio, I Love You (foreign drama, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro) – 10 short films about Rio – I think it’s in English, but don’t know for sure.  DVD Only

Meet My Valentine (drama, Scott Wolf, Courtney Ford) – Man re-falls in love with his wife while looking for a replacement husband for after he dies.  DVD Only

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

Grantham & Rose (drama, Jake T. Austin, Marla Gibbs) – Teenager and Grandma (not his grandma) take a road trip.  Instant Streaming Only

King Jack (drama, Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols) – A teenager taking care of his younger cousin runs into bully problems.  Instant Streaming Only

Holidays (horror, Jocelin Donahue, Sophie Traub) – Comedy/horror anthology.  Instant Streaming Only

July 15th

Stranger Things – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Winona Ryder, David Harbour) – Netflix Original series about a missing child and a town with a lot of secrets.  Just my cup of tea.  Instant Streaming Only

Rebirth (drama, Fran Kranz, Adam Goldberg) – Netflix Original about a “rebirth” seminar gone sideways.  Instant Streaming Only

Princess (foreign drama, Keren Mor, Shira Haas) – Hebrew language story about teenagers switching roles and discovering some hard truths.  DVD Only

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

Margarita With a Straw (foreign drama, Kalki Koechlin, Revathy) – Hindi/English language story of a girl with cerebral palsy leaving India and going to New York.  Instant Streaming Only

July 14th

Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad – Season 1 (anime, Daisuke Ono, Tomokazu Sakurai) – More Netflix Original anime.  This time it’s sea adventures and dungeons.  Instant Streaming Only

Marguerite & Julien (foreign romance, Frédéric Pierrot, Aurélia Petit) – French Language incest romance.  Okay then! Think I’ll skip this one.  Instant Streaming Only

Mateo (documentary) – New Hampshire raised kid learned mariachi in prison, now his dream is to go to Cuba.  Instant Streaming Only

Rabid Dogs (Enrages) (foreign action, Lambert Wilson, Guillaume Gouix) – Not about actual dogs, this French language bank heist flick is about bickering robbers.  Instant Streaming Only

July 12th

iZombie – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – I loved season 1, can’t wait for this!  Instant Streaming Available 10/6

Colony – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies) – Sawyer from Lost and Lori from The Walking Dead battle for survival in a walled in Los Angeles.  DVD Only

London Has Fallen (action, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart) – Olympus Has Fallen sequel.  DVD Only

The Young Messiah (faith & spirituality, Adam Greaves-Neal, Sara Lazzaro) – Story told from the perspective of Jesus at age 7.  DVD Only

Eddie the Eagle (sports dramedy, Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman) – I remember this guy!  Story of possibly the worst Olympic ski jumper ever.  DVD Only

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.  DVD Only

The Dresser (drama, Edward Fox, Anthony Hopkins) – British WWII period piece about the production of King Lear during the blitz in London and the agins star who must be dealt with by his dresser.  DVD Only

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (action, Octavia Spencer, Shailene Woodley) – I hated this last book in the series.  I won’t be seeing the movie (this is part one of two).  DVD Only

Miracles from Heaven (faith & spirituality, Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers) – Child with incurable illness is cured.  Based on a true story.  DVD Only

Everybody Wants Some (comedy, Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch) – Directed by Richard Linklater, 1980s college baseball period piece.  DVD Only

Green Room (thriller, Kai Lennox, Patrick Stewart) – Patrick Stewart you say?  Backwoods Neo-Nazis you say?  I may have to see it, I say.  DVD Only

The Dark Horse (drama, Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston) – Bipolar Maori man teaches chess to at risk kids.  DVD Only

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.  DVD Only

The Preppie Connection (drama, Thomas Mann, Lucy Fry) – Becoming a drug dealer to get in with the popular kids is never really that good of an idea, dude.  DVD Only

Mountains May Depart (foreign drama, Tao Zhao, Zhang Yi) – Chinese language three part drama about China’s past, present and future.  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.  DVD Only

13 Cameras (thriller, PJ McCabe, Brianne Moncrief) – Fixing your broken marriage by moving cross country will always backfire if your landlord is a creep voyeur.  Instant Streaming Available 8/13

Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (foreign documentary, Zhang Ke Jia, Tao Zhao) – Bio-doc about Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke.  I believe it is Chinese language.  Instant Streaming Only

Alien Strain (sci-fi, Michael Finn, Laura Gordon) – Don’t you hate it when your girlfriend disappears and they think you did it but it was really aliens?  DVD Only

July 10th

The Last Kingdom – Season 1 (TV drama, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – 9th century Viking series.  Instant Streaming Available

July 7th

Braman Nahman (comedy, Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania) – 1980s teen sex comedy homage.  I’m not convinced we need that.  Netflix Original – Instant Streaming Only

NSU German History X – Season 1 (Albrecht Abhaham Schuch, Sebastian Urzendowsky) – Netflix Original.  Netflix has almost no information out yet about this one, but it seems to be about terrorism in Germany.  Instant Streaming Only

July 6th

Criminal Minds – Season 11 (TV drama, Thomas Gibson, Joe Montegna) – This veteran crime show is on Instant Streaming Available.  I think that’s the first time this one has streamed before being available on DVD (DVD releases August 30th).

Limitless – Season 1 (TV drama, Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter) – Here’s another one that’s streaming before it’s available on DVD (which will show up in August).  I enjoyed this extension of the movie – Bradley Copper even shows up several times.  Instant Streaming Only.

Death in Paradise – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – CAribbean based British detective series.  Instant Streaming Available

Zootopia (family animation, Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin) – Talking animated animals.  Nope.  But you all enjoy!  Instant Streaming Available 9/20

Hail, Caesar! (musical, Josh Brolin, George Clooney) – The Coen Brothers’ musical about the abduction of a 1950s starlet.  Didn’t get great reviews but hell, it’s the Coens!  DVD Only

The Other Side of the Door (horror, Jeremy Sisto, Sarah Wayne Callies) – Dead son ritual lets in demon spirit.  You know, the usual.  DVD Only

The Pack (thriller, Jack Campbell, Anna Lise Phillips) – Guy’s sucky life sucks worse when it’s surrounded by a pack of wild dogs.  Instant Streaming Available

I Saw the Light (biography, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen) – Hank Williams biopic.  It’s hard to imagine Loki playing Hank Williams.  DVD Only

Only Yesterday (anime, Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel) – A vacation makes a young woman question her life path.  DVD Only

The Family Fang (comedy, Jason Butler Harner, Maryann Plunkett) – Directed by Jason Bateman and also starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Bateman.  The story is of adult kids returning home only to have their parents disappear.  DVD Only

By the Sea (drama, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt) – Couple faces marital issues at French resort.  DVD Only

Dear Eleanor (comedy, Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson) – Road trip period piece set in the 1940s.  DVD Only

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.  DVD Only

The Mermaid (foreign fantasy, Chao Deng, Yun Lin) – I believe this family comedy is in Mandarin, but it looks like English dubbing is also available (as well as subtitles).  DVD Only

Emma’s Chance (drama, Greer Grammer, Missi Pyle) – Girl and horse save ranch movie.  DVD Only

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

Term Life (thriller, Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld) – Vaughn tries to outrun hitmen until his life insurance kicks in.  This was directed by Peter Billlingsley – Ralphie from A Christmas Story!  DVD Only

Boy & the World (foreign anime,  Vinícius Garcia, Lu Horta) – Portuguese language about a boy from a small village looking for his father in the big city.  DVD Only

Cabin Fever (horror, Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario) – Remake of 2002 film of the same name, about people going to a remote cabin (they will seriously never learn) and contracting a flesh eating virus.  DVD Only

Search Party (comedy, T.J. Miller, Adam Pally) – Two guys screw up the life of their friend and try to fix it.  Hijinks presumably ensue.  DVD Only

The Adderall Diaries (drama, Wilmer Valderrama, Christian Slater) – Based on the book by Stephen Elliott, about an author, sex, drugs and whatever.  The book is a memoir about a high profile murder case and this guy’s past.  DVD Only

Andron (sci-fi, Leo Howard, Gale Harold) – Group of people in a maze, must get out, while others bet on their fate.  Poor man’s Hunger Games (or any of a hundred others exactly like it).  DVD Only

July 4th

Kuromukuro – Season 1 (anime, Yohei Azakami, MAO) – Netflix Original anime!  Something about mecha and samurai students – I don’t know.  But it’s new anime!  Instant Streaming Only

July 3rd

Shameless – Seasons 1-4 (TV drama, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – Wheee!  Shameless (US version) is finally streaming!  Not all of it – but the first 4 seasons, and that is a nice binge.  Instant Streaming Available

HAPPYish – Season 1 (TV comedy, Shalom Auslander, Steve Coogan) – This Showtime midlife crisis comedy was cancelled after just one season – and now that season is Available on Instant Streaming!

Eastsiders – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Van Hansis, Kit Williamson) – Mayan Apocalypse day turns apocalyptic when Cal finds out his partner Thom is cheating on him.  Season 2 is now out on Instant Streaming Only.

Dancin’: It’s On! (family, Witney Carson, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp) – Wow, I hate the title of this family dance/musical.  Instant Streaming Only

Kumu Hina (documentary, Hina Wong-Kalu) – A transgender teacher keeps the spirit of embracing those who embody both male and female in traditional Hawaiian culture alive.  Instant Streaming Only

The Girl in the Photographs (thriller, Kal Penn, Claudia Lee) – A woman doesn’t know what to make of her grisly mail until her friends begin dying.  I’m absolutely adding this to my list.  Instant Streaming Only

July 1st

Between – Season 2 (TV drama, Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere) – Netflix series about a town where something kills everyone over the age of 21.  Bummer.  Instant Streaming Only

Deep – Season 1 (TV drama, Patrick Rideremont, Olivier Chantreau) – I finally found this Netflix Original!  It’s about an ill detective in Paris tracking a new illegal drug.  Instant Streaming Only

Marcella – Season 1 (TV drama, Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock) – A newly divorced detective returns to work – and hunting a serial killer.  Netflix original, Instant Streaming Only

Marco Polo – Season 2 (action, Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong) – Netflix Original series set in the court of Kublai Khan returns on Instant Streaming Only

Raiders of the Lost Art – Season 2 (documentary, Jonathan Kydd) – Art heist documentary series.  Instant Streaming Only

Making the American Man (documentary) – Stories of American based companies and individuals that make products for men.  It has to be more interesting than that description.  Instant Streaming Only

June 30th

A Very Secret Service – Season 1 (TV drama, Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaiche) – Cold War period piece about the French Secret Service.  Instant Streaming Only

June 28th

Francofonia (foreign drama, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath) – French language Louvre docudrama.  DVD Only

Race (drama, Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis) – The Jesse Owens story.  This has a great cast – including Jeremy Irons and William Hurt – I may have to see it.  DVD Only

Triple 9 (action, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Check out the rest of the cast for this corrupt cop/mobster movie:   Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet.  Amazing.  I should probably see it.  DVD Only

Eye in the Sky (thriller, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman) – Yet another fantastic cast.  This time for a military thriller about drones and collateral damage.  DVD Only

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (comedy, Tina Fey, Margot Robbie) – Oh yes, I will definitely be seeing this.  Tina Fey stars as a journalist in Afghanistan.  DVD Only

Fastball (documentary, Goose Gossage, Derek Jeter) – It’s a bunch of guys talking about fastballs.   Instant Streaming Available

Precious Cargo (action, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Bruce Willis) – Thief plans heist, but he doesn’t have all the information…  DVD Only

Rams (foreign comedy, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theódór Júlíusson) – Icelandic language story of estranged sheep farmer brothers.  Instant Streaming Available 8/27

Aferim! (foreign drama, Alexandru Bindea, Alexandru Dabija) – Romanian language 1800s period piece about a father and son on a journey to find an escaped gypsy slave.  DVD Only

Elstree 1976 (documentary, Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch) – A look at the people who were extras in the original Star Wars.  DVD Only

Cemetery of Splendor (foreign drama, Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi) – Thai language story of soldiers stricken with sleeping sickness and a nurse having hallucinations.  Instant Streaming Available

Rabin, The Last Day (foreign thriller, Ischac Hiskiya, Pini Mitelman) – Hewbrew language docudrama about the killing of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.  Instant Streaming Available

Saints & Strangers (TV miniseries, Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp) – Mayflower mini-series.  Single disc.  DVD Only

The Last Panthers (TV mini-series, Samantha Morton, John Hurt) – 2 disc mini-series about the death of a child during a jewel heist.  DVD Only

June 24th

The Fundamentals of Caring (comedy, Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts) – This is a Netflix Original movie – a buddy film about a man and his caregiver.  I still really like Paul Rudd, so I’ll give this a shot.  Instant Streaming Only

June 21st

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 2 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – This legal drama has been out on Instant Streaming since April, but is just now coming to DVD.  Weird, but cool.

Wallander – Season 4 (TV drama, Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart) – People have been wondering when the next season of this British crime drama might arrive!  Here it is – DVD Only so far, but I think it will stream.

The Finest Hours (action, Chris Pine, Casey Affleck) – A great cast for this true story of the Coast guard trying to save the crews of oil tankers during a horrible storm.  DVD Only

How to be Single (comedy, Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson) – I love Rebel Wilson, so I’ll see this tale of young, single New Yorkers.  DVD Only

The Brothers Grimsby (comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong) – It’s Sascha Baron Cohen – is anyone surprised by the descriptor “vulgar”?  DVD Only

The Wave (foreign action, Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp) – Norwegian tsunami flick.  It looks like spoken langauge is available in both English and Norwegian.  DVD Only

Knight of Cups (drama, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett) – Amazing cast for this Terrence Malik existential angst drama.  Seriously amazing – Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Cherry Jones, Clifton Collins Jr., Nick Offerman, Jamie Harris amazing.  But I really don’t care much for Malik’s style, so I’ll pass anyway.  DVD Only

Embrace of the Serpent (foreign action, Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar) – Spanish language tale of scientists in the Amazon in parallel time lines separated by 40 years.  DVD Only

Anesthesia (drama, Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart) – Nonlinear timelines annoy me, but maybe they work in this Tim Blake Nelson directed story of a mugging.  DVD Only

King Georges (documentary. Georges Perrier, Nicholas Elmi) – French chef in Philadelphia.  DVD Only

The Boy and the Beast (anime, Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki) – Human realm and beast realm both have lonely creatures.  DVD Only

Decay (horror, Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard) – Dead dinner guest eventually draw a crowd.  DVD Only

Demon Tongue (horror, Jack Davis, Debbie College) – Ghost hunting at an old beach volleyball complex?  Di you really think that was going to go well, paranormal students???  DVD Only

I Am Thor (documentary) – Story of a bodybuilder turned actor turned heavy metal musician.  Instant Streaming Only

Steel (drama, Chad Connell, Mimi Kuzyk) – Anxious man meets partner who may help him overcome his past.  DVD Only

A Sinner in Mecca (documentary) – A filmmaker smuggles cameras in to film the hajj.  Instant Streaming Only

Circle (thriller, Mercy Malick, Jordi Vilasuso) – 50 strangers, one room, someone dies every two minutes.  Who’s next?  Instant Streaming Only

Leading Lady (comedy, Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk) – Quirky little indie about a South African sheep farmer and a British actress.  Instant Streaming Only

June 19th

Bunk’d – Season 1 (TV family, Peyton List, Karan Brar) – Spin off of a show called Jessie (that I never heard of), this one is about summer camp.  Instant Streaming Only

June 18th

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove – Season 3 (TV drama, Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal) – This romance about a judge in a small town is a little old, but season 3 is finally coming to Instant Streaming Available   And who is Debbie Macomber?

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 12 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo Justin Chambers) – Honestly can’t believe this is still running.  Instant Streaming Available

June 17th

Orange is the New Black – Season 4 (TV drama, Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew) – Yes, I do love this show.  And yes, I am excited to binge the whole season.  Instant Streaming Only

June 16th

Being Mary Jane – Season 3 (TV drama, Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal) – The complicated life of a busy newswoman.  Instant Streaming Only

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen) – YAY!  I missed this entire season.  I’ll be glad to see Agent Coulsen.  Instant Streaming Only

June 15th

Naz & Maalik (drama, Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr.) – Gay Muslim teens should not be seeling lottery tickets on the streets.  Or so it seems.  Instant Streaming Only

June 14th

The League – Season 7 (TV comedy, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll) – I always say this, but even though I don’t care about fantasy football, I need to start watching this.  It’s a streamer, so I’ll let you know when.  DVD and Instant Streaming

Ballers – Season 1 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry) – Love both the Rock and Rob Corddry.  On this HBO comedy they are living in the world of pro football and the perils of retirement.  No idea if it will stream, but it would be unusual for an HBO series.  DVD Only

The X-Files – 2016 – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) – If you didn’t watch this when it aired, do yourself a favor and check it out.  The old cast and crew still definitely has it – I hope there’s a second season.  No idea if it will stream – DVD Only

Power – Season 2 (TV drama, Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren) – Nightclub owner/drug dealer wants to go legit.  Always problems with that.  Always.  This one doesn’t appear to be a streamer, so DVD Only

Underground – Season 1 (TV drama, Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge) – First season for this period drama about a group of slaves escaping from Georgia before the Civil War.  So I have no idea if it will stream – DVD Only

Survivor’s Remorse – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Jessie Usher, RonReaco Lee) – Basketball star struggles with the pitfalls of fame.  I don’t know if this will stream or not – I’ll keep an eye out.  DVD Only

Grantchester – Season 2 (TV drama, James Norton, Robson Green) – Fighting crime in an English village in 1954.  DVD Only

10 Cloverfield Lane (thriller, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman) – What if you woke up locked in a basement and John Goodman told you not to leave because the outside was poisoned?  That would be creepy.  I’ll see this.  Update: Really pretty good, mostly because of Goodman. DVD Only

Hello, My Name is Doris (comedy, Sally Field, Max Greenfield) – Self help leads to young, hipster friends.  I’ll see this, too.  DVD Only

Those People (drama, Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph) – Young man, new love.  DVD Only

American Girl: Lea to the Rescue (family, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Laysla De Oliveira) – American Girl goes to the Brazilian rain forest!  I won’t see this.  DVD Only

45 Years (drama, Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay) – Anniversary party derailed by disturbing news from the past.  DVD Only

Get a Job (comedy, Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick) – Yep, the real world is full of surprises for new college grads.  DVD Only

Gridlocked (action, Dominic Purcell, Cody Hackman) – Cop and movie star take on hijacking mercenaries.  Of course they do.  DVD Only

Valley of Love (foreign drama, Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert) – Separated couple receives letters from son after he commits suicide.  French language.  Instant Streaming Available

Hero Quest (family animation, Milla Jovovich, Sharon Stone) – 10-year-old vs. Vicious Hyenas.  Note the genre – happy watching, other people.  Instant Streaming Only

The Great Hypnotist (foreign thriller, Zheng Xu, Karen Mok) – Mandarin language story of hypnotist and patient.  Instant Streaming Only

Sniper: Special Ops (action, Steven Seagal, Rob Van Dam) – More Seagal.  Never going away.  Ever.  DVD Only

You’re Killing Me (gay horror rom/com, Matthew McKelligon, Jeffery Self) – Look at the genre, people.  Obviously I need to see this.  DVD Only

June 11th

Scandal – Season 5 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Columbus Short) – My daughter is going to be thrilled that this political drama is back.  Instant Streaming Only

June 7th

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 16 (TV drama, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T) – I think this is the most gruesome of the Law & Orders.  But here it is, back for another year.  This one is already Available on Instant Streaming!

The Shannara Chronicles – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett) – I’ve never heard of this MTV series (remember when they played music videos?).  It’s a dystopian future with demons series.  This is the first season, so I don’t know if it will stream.  Instant Streaming Available

The Spoils Before Dying – Season 1 (comedy, Will Ferrell, Michael K. Williams) – 1950s noir spoof.  Instant Streaming Available

Deadpool (action, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin) – I’ve been waiting for this one!  I’ve heard only accolades from my superhero friends-in-the-know, so am looking forward to seeing it.  Also, Ryan Reynolds.  I know, but still – Ryan Reynolds. Update: Vulgar.  Loved it.  DVD Only

The Boy (thriller, Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans) – Ahh, this looks so creepy!  But I have to see it – it’s about a young woman hired as a nanny for a child who turns out to be a doll.  EEEEEEEEEE! Update: Yes, very scary.  DVD Only

Mr. Right (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick) – The hit man game never makes for a smooth romance.  DVD Only

Asian Connection (action, Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White) – He’s never going away, people.  Never.  DVD Only

Touched With Fire (drama, Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby) – Bipolar romance.  I’ll absolutely see this.  DVD Only

Anomalisa (animation, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan) – Stop-motion animation by Adaptation director Charlie Kaufman.  With puppets.  About a joyless motivational speaker.  How can I not see this???  DVD Only

The Confirmation (comedy, Clive Owen, Maria Bello) – Great cast for this story of a drunk carpenter and his son.  I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

A War (foreign drama, Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny) – The story of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan, I think this is primarily in Danish.  Instant Streaming Available

Jarhead 3: The Siege (action, Scott Adkins, Dennis Haysbert) – This looks like pointless hate-mongering masquerading as a movie.  Maybe not every movie siege on an American embassy has to take place in the Middle East?  Instant Streaming Available

Kill Your Friends (comedy, Nicholas Hoult, James Corden) – Based on a novel about a music agent getting desperate.  I like Nicholas Hoult, maybe I’ll check this one out.  DVD Only

One More Time (drama, Christopher Walken, Amber Heard) – Singing hopeful moves back in with Dad, which presents its own special challenges.  DVD Only

Never Back Down: No Surrender (action, Michael Jai White, Josh Barnett) – MMA trainer/trainee drama.  DVD Only

Everything Will Be Fine (drama, James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg) – A tragedy sends a writer reeling.  Instant Streaming Available

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (action, James Badge Dale, David Denman) – You know, I really don’t think Michael Bay should be entrusted with the depiction of a controversial ANYTHING.  DVD Only

The Abandoned (thriller, Mark Margolis, Jason Patric) – Lady, don’t take the lonely night watch job, even if it is at a swanky luxury building.  Instant Streaming Only

30 for 30: Fantastic Lies (documentary) – An ESPN films look at the Duke lacrosse team scandal and the effects ten years later.  Instant Streaming Only

Love Finds You in Valentine (romance, Michaela McManus, Diogo Morgado) – This western themed romance also features the Bionic Woman and Lou Grant.  They are not the romance part.  DVD Only

The Funhouse Massacre (horror, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson) – Slasher homage with 6 crazed killers.  DVD Only

The Offering (horror, Elizabeth Rice, Matthew Settle) – Not suicides.  Demonicides.  DVD Only

Cru (drama, Keith Robinson, Richard T. Jones) – Friends reunite years after an accident left them all with secrets.  Instant Streaming Only

Peace Officer (documentary) – A Utah sheriff looks into the police officer shooting of his son-in-law.  DVD Only

The Dance of Reality (foreign experimental, Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores) – Spanish language Chilean film about a man’s childhood – apparently told experimentally.  DVD Only

Adulterers (thriller, Mehcad Brooks, Danielle Savre) – Cheaters never prosper…  DVD Only

Kill or Be Killed (drama, Justin Meeks, Paul McCarthy-Boyington) – A western complete with outlaws and bounty hunters.  DVD Only

June 2nd

Beauty and the Beast – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan) – Looks like the third season of this modern take on the classic is coming to Instant Streaming Only

Pretty Little Liars – Season 6 (TV drama, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson) – The teen trauma returns – on Instant Streaming Only

Hibana: Spark – Season 1 (TV drama, Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka) – Netflix Original series about two comedians.  But it’s a drama, based on the book by Naoki Matayoshi.  Instant Streaming Only

June 1st

Suits – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – This comedy of lawyers (and not really lawyers) returns for a fifth season.  This one isn’t a streamer, so it will be DVD Only

Good Witch – Season 1 (TV fantasy, Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) – This Hallmark Channel original has been on my DVD queue and now it’s here, with all it’s haunted-house-good-witch-rom-com goodness, Available on Instant Streaming!  I’m legit excited.

Joy (drama, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro) – Based on the real story of a woman and her QVC miracle mop.  I love Jennifer Lawrence (who was nominated for an Oscar for this role) so I’ll definitely see it.  DVD Only

A Royal Night Out (drama, Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley) – I swear this story of the English princesses Elizabeth and Margaret going out on V.E. Day has released, gone away, and released again more often than is really reasonable.  But it’s back!  DVD Only

Gods of Egypt (action,  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Brenton Thwaites) – Coster-Waldau is Jamie on Game of Thrones.  That alone may beenough to get me to watch this tale of Egyptian mythology.  DVD Only

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (action, Lily James, Sam Riley) – I realize that this is the epitome of jumping the shark for the entire zombie genre.  That doesn’t mean I won’t see it.  DVD Only

The Fear of 13 (documentary, Nicholas Yarris) – Very cool sounding documentary with a convicted murderer telling his story.  I will definitely give this a shot.  Instant Streaming Only.

Countdown (action, Kane, Dolph Ziggler) – WWE revenge thriller.  DVD Only

Natural Born Pranksters (comedy, Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady) – Stupid stunts performed by YouTube idiots.  Whoopee. /sarcasm  DVD Only

The Hoarder (horror, Mischa Barton, Robert Knepper) – While normally I’m all about anything Hoarders related, I’ll pass on this storage unit slasher flick.  DVD Only

A Country Called Home (drama, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis) – Headed back to an unhappy home town.  Instant Streaming Only

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (foreign documentary) – Colombian bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only.

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (foreign drama, Ingkarat Damrongsakkul, Toni Rakkaen) – Not an instructional video!  A Thai language drama about one brother trying to keep another out of military service.  Instant Streaming Only

Magical Girl (foreign thriller, José Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie) – Castilian Spanish language thriller about a father trying to fulfill his ill daughter’s fondest wish.  Sounds bizarre, with twists and ugliness.  Instant Streaming Only

Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (documentary) – Bio-doc about a guy who started filming his whole life in 1977.  Instant Streaming Only

The Clearstream Affair (foreign thriller, Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling) – French language thriller set in the financial world.  Instant Streaming Only

The Looking Glass (drama, Grace Tarnow, Anthony Panzica) – Teenager goes to live with grandmother with Alzheimer’s.  Instant Streaming Only

Tokyo Fiancee (foreign romance, Julie LeBreton, Pauline Etienne) – Japanese language romance.  Instant Streaming Only

May 31st

Aquarius – Season 1 (TV drama, David Duchovny, Grey Damon) – I didn’t know if this series about the Manson cult was ever going to stream, but here it is!  Instant Streaming Available.

May 28th

Hell on Wheels – Season 5 (TV drama, Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) – This post-Civil War drama continues on Instant Streaming Only

May 27th

Bloodline – Season 2 (TV drama, Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini) – The Rayburn family continues their saga in season 2.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only

May 26th

Graceland – Season 3 (TV drama, Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit) – 3 government agencies sharing a safe house during an undercover mission.  Instant Streaming Only

May 24th

Outsiders – Season 1 (TV drama, David Morse, Joe Anderson) – The Farrells have no use for outsiders on their Appalachian land.  DVD Only

Major Crimes – Season 4 (TV drama, Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison) – LA detectives and prosecutors work together.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

The Last Kingdom – Season 1 (TV drama, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – 9th century Viking series.  I have no idea if it will stream – so DVD Only for now.

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove – Season 3 (TV drama, Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal) – This romance about a judge in a small town is a little old, but season 3 is finally coming to Instant Streaming Available  And who is Debbie Macomber?

Helicopter Mom (comedy, Nia Vardalos, Jason Dolley) – Outed by your mom for a scholarship.  Brutal.  DVD Only

Ride Along 2 (comedy, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart) – I like Kevin Hart, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to see this.  Probably not.  DVD Only

Risen (faith & spirituality, Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton) – Good cast for this period drama set around the resurrection.  DVD Only

Krampus (horror, Adam Scott, Toni Collette) – A horror/comedy about Krampus, the demon in German lore that punishes naughty children.  Good cast, I’m very, very tempted.  DVD Only

Rise of the Legend (foreign action, Eddie Peng, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) – Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) language kung-fu film that looks to be a sequel.  Instant Streaming Available 7/25

Full of Grace (faith & spirituality, Noam Jenkins, Bahia Haifi) – Story of Jesus’ mom.  DVD Only

David and Goliath (faith & spirituality. Miles Sloman, Jerry Sokolosky) – More Bible!  This time David and Goliath (obviously).  Instant Streaming Only

We Come as Friends (documentary) – A look at the many tragedies unfolding in Sudan.  DVD Only

Club Life (drama, Jerry Ferrara, Danny A. Abeckaser) – Family struggles, club management, business rifts.  You know, the usual.  DVD Only

Queen and Country (drama, Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones) – 1952 period piece about buddies at boot camp.  DVD Only

A Stand Up Guy (comedy, Danny A. Abeckaser, Michael Rapaport) – Stand up comedy and witness protection is probably a bad mix.  Instant Streaming Only

May 21st

Mako Mermaids – Season 4 (TV family, Amy Ruffle, Chai Romruen) – The mermaids are back!  This Netflix Original returns for season 4. Instant Streaming Only

May 20th

Lady Dynamite – Season 1 (TV comedy, Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed) – Netflix Original comedy inspired by the life of star Bamford.  Instant Streaming Only

Song of Lahore (foreign documentary) – Pakistani musicians try to survive and revive musical culture after the imposition of Sharia law.  DVD Only

May 19th

Benders – Season 1 (TV comedy, Lindsey Broad, Chris Distefano) – Hockey and beer are a natural pair in this comedy.  Instant Streaming Only

Horse Money (foreign drama, Ventura, Vitalina Varela) – Portuguese language experimental film about a man in a subterranean infirmary suffering from an illness that is destroying his senses.  Instant Streaming Only

May 17th

Falling Skies – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood) – If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can stream this alien invasion series for free.  On Netflix it’s DVD Only.

Slasher – Season 1 (TV drama, Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren) – Woman whose parents were murdered find history is not dead when she returns to her home.  Instant Streaming Only

The Revenant (action, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy) – Oscar winner DiCaprio is fantastic as the left-for-dead guide on the 1820’s frontier, but the movie is really, really bleak and gritty.  Be prepared.  DVD Only

Theeb (foreign action, Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag) – Arabic language period piece about a young boytrying to survive in the desert. Instant Streaming Available

Kindergarten Cop 2 (comedy, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Bellamy) – Why?  It’s been 26 years since the first one.  WHY???? Instant Streaming Available

Zoolander 2 (comedy, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) – Seriously, 2 in a row? WHY??  The first one wasn’t that good, it was 15 years ago. and I certainly don’t see the need to use a DVD rental on a sequel.  Peh.  DVD Only

Dirty Grandpa (comedy, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron) – Looks like De Niro is back in Fockers territory.  Pays the rent, no doubt, and is probably fun to do (if not necessarily fun to watch).  DVD Only

The Witch (horror, Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson) – Period piece about Christian homesteaders fearing that they are being beset by evil forces.  It’s running at 3.4 stars, I may give it a shot.  DVD Only

The Program (drama, Dustin Hoffman, Denis Ménochet) – Also with Chris O’Dowd, who I love, and Jesse Plemons, who was amazing as Ed Blumquist in the second season of Fargo.  AND directed by Stephen Frears of Philomena, The Queen and Hi-Fidelity.  But I’m still not going to see it because I don’t care if Lance Armstrong took drugs or not.  Such a waste of talent on a scapegoat non-story.  DVD Only

The Winding Stream (documentary, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash) – Carter/Cash family bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Available

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (documentary, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson) – I’ve never heard of land art before, but this tells the story of its origins and artists in the Southwest.  DVD Only

Southbound (horror, Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin) – Five stories of “roadside horror”.  Remind me not to travel God forsaken desert highways.  DVD Only

CSI: The Finale (TV drama, William Peterson, Ted Danson) – A 90 minute movie concluding the original CSI series.  DVD Only

Gravy (comedy,  Lily Cole, Michael Weston) – Comedy/horror from James Roday (from Psych) about masked men taking over a restaurant.  DVD Only

The Escort (comedy, Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Doneger) – Hooker and journalist in symbiotic relationship.  How sweet.  DVD Only

Weaponized (action, Tom Sizemore, Mickey Rourke) – You can actually put your mind in these weapons.  I don’t imagine that will be put to good use.  DVD Only

May 11th

Chicago P.D. – Season 2 (TV drama, Jason Beghe, Jon Seda) – This Chicago Fire Spin-Off is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Chicago Fire – Season 3 (TV drama, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney) – And here’s the original!  Set in a Chicago firehouse, obviously.  I’ve liked Jesse Spencer since House (who hasn’t) – I should give this one a try.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – The Complete Series (TV drama, Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth) – Just 2 discs (a single season) for this series about postal workers tasked with discovering the mysterious behind undeliverable mail.  DVD Only

The Last Ship – Season 2 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra) – The crew of a ship are among the last survivors of a pandemic.  Not a streamer, so DVD Only

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

No No: A Dockumentary (documentary) – A look at the life of a baseball player who threw a no-hitter on LSD.  Instant Streaming Only

Lost in Hong Kong (foreign comedy, Zheng Xu, Wei Zhao) – Cantonese sequel to Lost in Thailand.  Instant Streaming Only

May 10th

Scream – Season 1 (TV horror, Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus) – Wes Craven’s movies become a TV series.  This is only the first season, so I don’t know if it will stream.  For now, DVD Only

Killjoys – Season 1 (TV action, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke MacFarlane) – This SyFy channel original is about space fugitives and bounty hunters.  First season – no idea if it will stream.  For now, DVD Only

The Jim Gaffigan Show – Season 1 (TV comedy, Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams) – Based on the life of the comedian.  DVD Only

Synchronicity (sci-fi, Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis) – So how do you pay for your time travel fuel? Instant Streaming Available

Where to Invade Next (documentary) – A Michael Moore doc about learning from the successes of European countries in the face of social problems. DVD Only

War & Peace (TV mini-series, Paul Dano, Lily James) – Two disc A&E channel adaptation of the novel. DVD Only

Regression (thriller, Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson) – This thriller about a man accused of sexual assault and has no memory of the crime looks pretty good.  I’ll queue it.  DVD Only

Mustang (foreign drama, Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan) – Turkish language story of a strict grandmother and her clever granddaughters.  Instant Streaming Available

Creative Control (sci-fi, Ben Dickinson, Nora Zehetner) – Virtual reality glasses distort actual reality.  Imagine that.  DVD Only

Wildlike (drama, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty) – Kid runs into the Alaskan wilderness to escape creepy uncle (REALLY creepy uncle).  I’ll take a chance on this one – I like Bruce Greenwood, I hope he isn’t the uncle.  Instant Streaming Available

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (drama, Elmer Back, Luis Alberti) – Soviet director biopic.  Instant Streaming Available

May 6th

Grace and Frankie – Season 2 (TV comedy, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda) – This Netflix Original returns for a second season with Fonda and Tomlin portraying wives whose husbands turned out to be more than business partners.  Instant Streaming Only

Young and Hungry – Season 3 (TV comedy, Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski) – Food blogger/personal chef comedy. Instant Streaming Only

May 5th

Marseille (drama, Gerard Depardieu, Benoit Magimel) – A battle for the city erupts just as a mayoral transition is set to take place.  Netflix Original Movie.  Instant Streaming Only

May 3rd

Defiance – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Grant Bowler, Julie Benz) – Post alien invasion dystopia – this last season took its sweet time coming out!  DVD Only

Rogue – Season 2 (TV drama, Thandie Newton, Marton Csokas) – A mother seeking her son’s killer, a cop brought into the world of a crime boss.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Welcome to Sweden – Season 1 (TV comedy, Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch) – New Yorker transplants to Sweden with his wife. Hijinks ensue.  DVD Only for now, I don’t know if it will stream.

East Side Sushi (dramedy, Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi) – Hispanic woman learns to make sushi.  DVD Only

The Club (foreign drama, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers) – Spanish language about the investigation of a death at a home for disgraced priests.  Sounds cheery.  DVD Only

The Choice (drama, Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer) – North Carolina romance.  DVD Only

The 5th Wave (sci-fi, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson) – Can young Chloe survive the fifth alien invasion of Earth AND find her brother?  We shall see…  DVD Only

Remember (thriller, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau) – Directed by Atom Egoyan, this story of aging Nazi hunters has an amazing cast.  Definitely going on my queue. Update: Absolutely excellent performance from Plummer.  DVD Only

Hyena Road (drama, Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross) – Canadian snipers in Afghanistan.  DVD Only

Jack of the Red Hearts (drama, AnnaSophia Robb, Famke Janssen) – Her questionable past threatens a girl’s now valued job as a caregiver.  DVD Only

400 Days (sci-fi, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz) – Could you stay sane through 400 days in space?  Do you think the cast of this movie can, even though it’s a simulation?  DVD Only

Hostile Border (thriller, Veronica Sixtos, Julio Cedillo) – Deported and miserable, a Mexican woman decides throwing in with a smuggler would be an appropriate life choice.  I’m going to respectfully disagree.  DVD Only

Glassland (drama, Jack Reynor, Toni Collette) – Badly in need of cash, a young men gets drawn into human trafficking.  Instant Streaming Available

Mojin: The Lost Legend (foreign action, Kun Chen, Bo Huang) – Mandarin language story of a retired tomb raider lured into one last job.  Instant Streaming Available

Emelie (thriller, Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush) – KNOW YOUR BABYSITTER, PEOPLE!  DVD Only

Skating to New York (drama, Connor Jessup, Wesley Morgan) – Canadian kids skating across Lake Ontario.  DVD Only

Subconscious (action, Tim Abell, Aleisha Force) – Professor gets chance to explore eerie historic submarine.  Eerie things happen.  DVD Only

Roommate Wanted (thriller, Alexa PenaVega, Spencer Grammer) – College girls really don’t get along…  DVD Only

Kruel (thriller, Kierney Nelson, Adam Vernier) – Babysitter + Ice Cream Man/Clown.  It’s already scary.  DVD Only

10 Cent Pistol (thriller, Jena Malone, Joe Mantegna) – Someone should have told these dudes that crime doesn’t pay.  DVD Only

Lost After Dark (horror, Robert Patrick, David Lipper) – Because we DEFINITELY needed an homage to teen slasher movies from the 80s.  DVD Only

Apartment Troubles (comedy, Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler) – Getting evicted in NYC?  Move to LA!  This actually looks cute, with a good supporting cast including Will Forte, Megan Mullally and Jeffery Tambor.  I’ll give it a shot.  DVD Only

Somm: Into the Bottle (documentary, Brian McClintic, DLynn Proctor) – Wine doc.  Instant Streaming Only

zoombies (horror, Marcus Anderson, Kaiwi Lyman) – Safari park of the undead.  Seriously, I might watch this.  Instant Streaming Only.

Bikes vs. Cars (documentary, Don Ward, Dan Koeppel) – Pro-bike doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Submerged (thriller, Jonathan Bennett, Talulah Riley) – Limo rides are fun, right?  WRONG!  Instant Streaming Only

The Messenger (documentary) – Canary in a coalmine?  Sort of…  Instant Streaming Only

April 30th

Sensitive Skin – Season 2 (TV comedy, Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar) – Middle age dramedy.  Instant Streaming Only

April 29th

Special Correspondents (comedy, Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana) – A Netflix Original movie about a reporter faking front line news reports.  Update – watched it, it’s stupid Instant Streaming Only

Team Foxcatcher (documentary, Dave Schultz, Nancy Schultz) – Netflix Original movie/documentary (I’m not entirely sure which) about the murder of an Olympic wrestler.  Instant Streaming Only

April 27th

The Fosters – Season 3 (TV drama, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) – This ABC Family original has been coming only to instant streaming.  The third season of the drama about a diverse group of families is Instant Streaming Only

April 26th

Hot in Cleveland – Season 6 (TV comedy, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli) – Betty White keeps on cookin’ into season 6!  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Royal Pains – Season 7 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – The doctor is in!  For a seventh season.  This is the DVD release, it is already Available on Instant Streaming.

Burning Bodhi (drama, Kaley Cuoco, Landon Liboiron) – Young man returns to his hometown after the death of a friend. Instant Streaming Only

Point Break (action,  Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey) – Reboot of the 1991 Keanu movie.  Did we need this?  I don’t know.  DVD Only

Son of Saul (foreign thriller, Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár) – Hungarian language story of WWII gas chambers.  DVD Only

Jane Got a Gun (western, Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton) – Natalie Portman gets her Wyatt Earp on. DVD Only

Backtrack (thriller, Adrien Brody, Sam Neill) – Visions, secrets, mysteries.  HELL YES!  Instant Streaming Available

The Driftless Area (drama, Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel) – Not a big enough fan of Zooey to watch her as yet another “enigmatic” anything.  DVD Only

The Challenger (drama, Stan Carp, Ernie Sabella) – Boxing to avoid eviction.  Instant Streaming Only

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (documentary) – Taking a look at how coverage of this murder case affected American culture.  DVD Only

Second Coming (drama, Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba) – Immaculate conception in a troubled marriage?  Maybe, maybe not.   Instant Streaming Available

Poverty, Inc. (documentary) – A close look at who profits from the global business of relieving poverty.  Instant Streaming

Noma: My Perfect Storm (documentary, René Redzepi) – Chef looks to regain title of Best Restaurant in the World. Instant Streaming Available

Shark Lake (thriller, Dolph Lundgren, Sara Malakul Lane) – Exactly what the title says.  Damn exotic animal traffickers.  Instant Streaming Available

Convergence (thriller, Ethan Embry, Clayne Crawford) – That explosion didn’t kill him, but the creepy hospital he’s in might…  Instant Streaming Available

Flight 7500 (horror, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart) – I’m always excited when Jason Stackhouse shows up.  Even when it’s in a haunted airplane movie.  DVD Only

Badge of Honor (action, Haylie Duff, Jesse Bradford) – Don’t compoind your mistake with a cover-up.  Did you learn nothing from Nixon?  Instant Streaming Only

Navy Seals vs. Zombies (action, Stephanie Honore) – There’s only one person listed in tha cast.  I hope she’s a really tough Navy Seal, or they are really wimpy zombies.  Instant Streaming Only

April 21st

Olive Kitteridge (TV mini-series, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins) – 2 disc mini-series based on the novel – with an outstanding cast.  I liked the book – I’ll definitely be seeing this one.  DVD Only

April 19th

Royal Pains – Season 7 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – The doctor is in!  For a seventh season.  Available on Instant Streaming, DVD released 4/26

Veep – Season 4 (TV comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky) – I need to start watching this HBO comedy with Elaine as Vice President.  It’s not a streamer though, so DVD Only

Silicon Valley – Season 2 (TV comedy, Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller) – HBO’s series about a group of friends attempting to launch a dot com start-up from the home of a millionaire returns for a second season.  This one is not a streamer so DVD Only

And Then There Were None (TV mini-series, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance) – 2 disc mini-series based on the Agatha Christie novel.  DVD Only

That’s Not Us (comedy, Mark Berger, Sarah Wharton) – 3 couples vacation at a beach house – you know there’s gonna be tension.  Instant Streaming Only

The Letters (drama, Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow) – Mother Theresa biopic.  Instant Streaming Available

Ip Man 3 (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson) – Cantonese language end of a martial arts trilogy.  Instant Streaming Available

The Lady in the Van (comedy, drama, Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings) – The biographical story of a man who becomes friends with a woman who has been living in a van in his driveway for 15 years.  I believe I read this story – I’m definitely seeing the movie!  Update: I had read the story – and the movie does it justice with a great performance from Maggie Smith.  DVD Only

Fifty Shades of Black (comedy, Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk) – Fifty Shades of Grey spoof.  DVD Only

Misconduct (thriller, Josh Duhamel, Al Pacino) – Also starring Anthony Hopkins, the story of lawyers, pharmaceutical executives and other ugliness.  DVD Only

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (documentary) – Pretty self explanatory title, here.  DVD Only

Lamb (drama, Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence) – Miserable loner befriends 11-year-old girl.  Not cool, miserable loner.  DVD Only

The Fool (foreign drama, Artem Bystrov, Natalia Surkova) – Russian language story of a man trying to prevent a tragedy.  DVD Only

Sex Ed (comedy, Haley Joel Osment, Lorenza Izzo) – How does a virgin teach sex ed in the inner city?  Presumably, hijinks are supposed to ensue.  Instant Streaming Available

All Mistakes Buried (thriller, Sam Trammell, Vanessa Ferlito) – Crack addict is sure that the key to saving his marriage is getting a necklace for his wife.  Yeah, I don’t think so either.  DVD Only

April 17th

Lost Girl – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried) – This SyFy original has only been coming out on Instant Streaming since season 3.  The succubus is back for Season 5, Instant Streaming Only

The Messengers  – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Shantel VanSanten, J.D. Pardo) – There’s only a single season of this CW series about resurrection and biblical prophecy.  Instant Streaming Only

Band of Robbers (comedy, Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee) – Modern day Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.  Instant Streaming Only

Cold Deck (thriller, Paul Sorvino, Robert Knepper) – Is it ever a good idea to try and rob gamblers?  Really?  Instant Streaming Only

Night of the Wild (horror, Rob Morrow, Kelly Rutherford) – Rob Morrow in a mad for TV creature feature?  I guess it pays the bills.  Instant Streaming Only.

Sex, Death and Bowling (drama, Adrian Grenier, Selma Blair) – Nope, not like Lebowski.  This one is about a boy visiting his uncle and raising old family wounds.  Instant Streaming Only

The Games Maker (family, David Mazouz, Megan Charpentier) – Game making prodigy orphan pitted against master villain.  Instant Streaming Only

April 16th

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 2 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – This legal drama is coming to streaming before it gets a DVD release.  Sweet!  Instant Streaming Only

April 15th

Prescription Thugs (documentary, Chris Bell) – A look at prescription drug abuse and pharmaceutical companies.  Instant Streaming Only

The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt – Season 2 (TV comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski) – Kimmy returns for season number 2.  I binged too hard on this and wore myself out before the end of season 1, so pace yourselves.  Instant Streaming Only

Cuckoo – Season 3 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner) – Netflix is rolling out the seasons of this Brit/Hippie marriage comedy like crazy.  Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Heroes Reborn – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi) – I watched the first incarnation of this concept, but have a hard time getting on board for this reboot without Zachary Quinto.  DVD Only for now – no idea if it will stream

Dominion – Seasons 1-2 (TV sci-fi, Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom) – This is a SyFy channel series about angels and the apocalypse.  I don’t know if it will stream or not, but both DVD seasons came out at one.  So DVD Only, at least for now.

Ajin – Season 1 (anime, Mamoru Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya) – Apparently an Ajin is a demi-human?  This Netflix Original anime is about a teenaged one of these beings fleeing the authorities.  Instant Streaming Only

Brooklyn (drama, Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson) – Irish girl torn between countries and men. DVD Only

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (family, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler) – I don’t know why these things keep happening.  Please, please stop.  DVD Only

Sisters (comedy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler) – We saw this Christmas Eve.  It’s completely inappropriate and thus quite funny.  DVD Only

The Forest (horror, Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney) – Woman searches for her twin in creepy Japanese forest.  DVD Only  

Standoff (thriller, Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne) – A young murder witness is protected by a suicidal veteran.  I may just see this one.  Instant Streaming Available

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (foreign thriller, Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay) – How does everyone know you in a town you’ve never been to?  French language, Instant Streaming Available

Ava’s Possessions (horror, Louisa Krause, Whitney Able) – I’m sensing a little silliness with the horror in this one about a woman recovering from demonic possession.  Instant Streaming Available

About Scout (drama, Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover) – Good adult cast for this indie about a teenager going after her
parentally kidnapped sister.  DVD Only

The Beauty Inside (foreign romance, Hyo-joo Han, Kim Dae-myeong) – Korean language story of a man who wakes each morning in a different body.  Can his relationship survive his supernatural body issues?  If I did subtitles I would totally see this.  Instant Streaming Only

Where Children Play (drama, Teyonah Parris, Brian White) – Woman must face a past she has been running from for years.  Instant Streaming Only

April 10th

Girl Meets World – Season 2 (TV comedy, Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter) – Boy Meets World sequel comes to Instant Streaming Only

April 5th

The Expanse – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Thomas Jane, Shohreh Aghdashloo) – Space detectives!  I have no idea if this will stream, for now it’s DVD Only.

House of Lies – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell) – The management consultants are back for another season.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD only.

Episodes – Season 4 (TV comedy, Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan) – I really need to see this – I loved Joey Tribiani.  This one isn’t a streamer so DVD Only.

Salem – Season 2 (TV drama, Janet Montgomery, Shane West) – So what was really behnd the witch trials?  Maybe we find out in season 2.  Instant Streaming Only

A Place to Call Home – Season 3 (TV drama, Marta Dusseldorp, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood) – 1950s Australian nurse drama is back for a third season.  DVD Only

The Peanuts Movie (family, Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller) – This is the only animation I might actually see.  DVD Only

In the Heart of the Sea (action, Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker) – Story of a whaling ship sunk by a whale.  Karma?  DVD Only

Victor Frankenstein (sci-fi, Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy) – As told through the eyes of Igor.  I have to applaud Daniel Radcliffe for taking chances after Harry Potter.  They don’t always work, but I’m glad he’s taking them.  DVD Only

Mojave (thriller, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund) – Artist in crisis seeks solace in the desert meets serial killer.  Bummer.  DVD Only

Tumbledown (comedy, Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis) – Widow of musician writing his biography runs across another biographer of her late husband.  DVD Only

Admiral (foreign action, Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar) – Dutch language period piece about a 17th century war between the Netherlands and Germany, England and France.  Instant Streaming Only

The Masked Saint (drama, Diahann Carroll, Brett Granstaff) – Wrestler becomes pastor, willing to lay the smack down on evil doers.  Instant Streaming Available

Identicals (sci-fi, Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone) – Improving your life by taking the place of your doppelganger in a parallel universe.  DVD Only  

Anguish (horror, Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks) – Multiple personalities or possession, the ultimate question.  Instant Streaming Available

Riot (action, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell) – I swear Dolph Lundgren has been in more movies in the past two years than the previous two decades.  DVD Only  

Dixieland (drama, Chris Zylka, Riley Keough) – There’s always one last job, isn’t there, ex-con?  Instant Streaming Available

Stealing Cars (drama, Emory Cohen, John Leguizamo) – Bad boy with smarts spells trouble for the juvie authorities.  DVD Only

Home (horror, Aaron Hill, Alessandra Shelby Farmer) – DIY exorcisms never really go smoothly.  DVD Only

The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (drama, Eliza Bennett, Matthew Macfadyen) – Biography of the eldest von Trapp daughter.  DVD Only

#Horror (thriller, Chloë Sevigny, Timothy Hutton) – Teens using a bullying app, how could that go wrong?  Instant Streaming Available

The Hallow (horror, Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic) – People!  Stop moving to secluded houses!  Seriously!  Instant Streaming Available

Drink Me (thriller, Chris Ellis-Stanton, Emmett Friel) – Erotic vampire thriller.  DVD Only

Of Mind and Music (drama, Ruth Negga, Sharon Lawrence) – Neurosurgeon tries to help New Orleans street musician with Alzheimer’s.  Instant Streaming Only

CodeGirl (documentary) – A look at the gender gap in science careers through a competition aimed at high school girls.  Instant Streaming Only

Of Men and War (documentary) – A look at PTSD in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Instant Streaming Only

Killing Them Safely (documenary) – Taser documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

Addicted to Sexting (documentary, Dr. Larry Rosen, Alexas Texas) – Supposedly hilarious and raunchy sexting documentary.  Not sure I believe either of those adjectives.  Instant Streaming Only

Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs (action, Eric Roberts, Rib Hillis) – This is described as “campy”.  It really might be more fun if they took it 100% seriously.  Instant Streaming Only

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (documentary, Matt Cooper, Dennis Rodman) – Dennis Rodman plays with North Korea.  Don’t blame me – I don’t make this stuff.  Instant Streaming Only

Flutter (drama, Anna Anissimova, Billy Zane) – Gambler enthralled by femme fatale.  Instant Streaming Only

Grease: Live (musical, Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit) – I’m almost tempted to watch it.  Almost.  Instant Streaming Only

Mexico Barbaro (foreign horror, Dulce Alexa, Sara Camacho) – Spanish language anthology of scary Mexican traditions and legends.  Instant Streaming Only

Once I Was a Beehive (family, Paris Warner, Mila Smith) – Grieving kid goes to bible camp.  Instant Streaming Only

Revenge of the Mekons (documentary, Jon Langford, Sally Timms) – 1970s punk rock band still doc.  Instant Streaming Only

The Mask You Live In (documentary) – A look at American masculinity norms and the harm they do.  Instant Streaming Only

Uncaged (horror, Paulina Singer, Ben Getz) – Is it really just sleepwalking?  I don’t think so.  Instant Streaming Only

Vessel (documentary) – A look at a boat in international waters providing safe abortions for women in countries where they are illegal.  Instant Streaming Only

Sembène (documentary) – The story African author and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.  Instant Streaming Only.

April 4th

The Ranch – Part 1 (TV comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson) – The That 70s Show’s alumni are joined by Sam Elliot and Debra Winger for this Netflix Original sit-com about a former pro athlete returning to the family ranch.  Instant Streaming Only

The Shawshank Redemption (drama, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman) – I don’t usually include non-new releases here – but SHAWSHANK IS COMING TO INSTANT STREAMING.  I’m a little excited.  Instant Streaming Available

April 1st

Lost and Found Music Studios – Season 1 (musical, Shane Hart, Alex Zaichkowski) – Sounds kind of like Glee, but in an exclusive arts school setting.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only

March 29th

Humans – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson) – An AMC original about service robots.  Basically sounds like the robot apocalypse. I have no idea if this will stream, but for now it’s DVD Only

Archer – Season 6 (TV comedy, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer) – Adults only spy comedy animation.  Instant Streaming Only

Creed (drama, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan) – I’m that one person who didn’t even like the first one.  Everyone else seems to like this, though.  DVD Only

Concussion (drama, Will Smith, Alec Baldwin) – Yeah, I do think I’m clever for putting this right after CreedDVD Only

The Danish Girl (drama, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander) – Oscar noms for the leads makes this one I want to see – the story of a 1930s gender reassignment surgery.  Update: Excellent.  DVD Only

The Hateful Eight (action, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell) – Quentin Tarantino’s latest western – post Civil War group stranded at a station in a blizzard.  Yeah, I’ll see it.  DVD Only

Legend (thriller, Tom Hardy, Emily Browning) – Identical twin British gangster biopic.  Totally not kidding.  DVD Only

Forsaken (drama, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland) – Post Civil-War period piece about a father and son trying to bury the hatchet.  I’m not saying anything about the casting – it’s just too easy.  DVD Only

Exposed (thriller, Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas) – Was a miracle involved in the death of Keanu’s cop partner?  I will probably never find out.  DVD Only

Mediterranea (foreign drama, Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy) – Based on a true story of the immigrants from Burkina Faso finding hostility in Italy.  I’m not entirely sure what language this film is in.  Instant Streaming Available

Dealer (foreign action, Dan Bronchinson, Elsa Madeleine) – Another drug dealer trying to get out of the business.  That’s just always trouble.  Always.  Instant Streaming Only

Mountain Men (comedy, Tyler Labine, Chace Crawford) – Wedding, reunion, brotherly bonding, house fires.  You know, shenanigans.  Instant Streaming Only

Cartel Land (documentary) – Vigilante groups in the US and Mexico taking on the drug wars.  This has been streaming for some time, but now is also available on DVD.  Instant Streaming Available

March 22nd

TURN: Washington’s Spies – Season 2 (TV drama, Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich) – 1776 period drama.  Instant Streaming Available

The Royals – Season 2 (TV drama, Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan) – This look inside the workings of a royal family is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Spotlight (drama, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton) – The Oscar winner this year for Best Picture, a story about a reporter covering the Catholic church’s role in covering up child abuse.  This one goes to the top of my queue.  Update: Absolutely excellent.  Instant Streaming Available

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (action, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson) – The final installment! I know people didn’t like the last book as well as the previous two, but I did, so I’ll definitely be seeing this! DVD Only

Daddy’s Home (comedy, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) – I like these two.  I know this is probably a stupid movie, but I’m watching anyway. DVD Only

Secret in Their Eyes (thriller, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman) – FBI crime thriller with a fantastic cast.  This one definitely goes on the queue.  DVD Only

James White (drama, Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon) – Mother and son face her terminal illness together.  Instant Streaming Available

My All American (sports drama, Finn Wittrock, Aaron Eckhart) – Biopic about a football player who loses his leg to cancer.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Pearl Button (foreign documentary) – Spanish language examination of the history of Chile.  Instant Streaming Available.

Seventh Son (fantasy, Kit Harington, Julianne Moore) – 18th century period piece about an apprentice alchemist, and a battle between the forces of good and evil.  Based on the novel (and first part of a trilogy) by Joseph Delaney. DVD Only

The Princess of France (foreign drama, Julián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz) – Spanish language story of a theater director in Buenos Aires.  Instant Streaming Only

Big Driver (thriller, Maria Bello, Ann Dowd) – A Lifetime revenge movie based on a story by Stephen king and starring Maria Bello and Joan Jett?  Oh, hell yes.  DVD Only

Monkey Up (family, Jonathan Mangum, Erin Allin O’Reilly) – Talking monkey family movie.  Enjoy, people who aren’t me.  Instant Streaming Only

Walt Before Mickey (drama, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder) – Fairly self explanatory biopic.  Instant Streaming Available

March 18th

Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 2 (TV action, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll) – My son loves this superhero Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only

March 16th

Happy Valley – Season 2 (TV drama, Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton) – Netflix Original about a British cop hunting down the man who assaulted her daughter.  Instant Streaming Only

4GOT10 (action, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo) – Amnesia, drugs and murder, oh my! Instant Streaming Only

All About E (dramedy, Mandahla Rose, Brett Rogers) – Australian lesbian crime comedy/drama.  Instant Streaming Only

March 15th

Game of Thrones – Season 5 (TV adventure, Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage) – I’m so excited to see which major characters get killed in season 5!  This one is not a streamer, so DVD only. 

Steve Jobs (drama, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet) – High powered cast and Danny Boyle directed Apple founder biopic.  DVD Only

Trumbo (drama, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane) – Bryan Cranston scored an Oscar nom for this biopic about a screenwriter who refused to testify during the McCarthy hearings and ended up in prison.  Incredible cast including Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., John Goodman and Elle Fanning.  DVD Only

Carol (drama, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara) – Both Blanchett and Mara scored Oscar noms for this story of a lesbian romance in the 1950s.  DVD Only

The Big Short (drama, Christian Bale, Steve Carell) – This story of the 2008 financial crisis scored 5 Oscar noms including Best Picture and won for Best Adapted Screenplay.  I’m really looking forward to this one!  Update: Excellent and terrifying.  Instant Streaming Available

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (documentary) – A whole lot of Steve Jobs this week.  Instant Streaming Available

11th Hour (drama, Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice) – Woman’s desperate attempts to have a baby, whether it’s hers or not.  DVD Only

The Hatching (horror, Andrew Lee Potts, Laura Aikman) – Serial killer?  Or monster from the deep????  AHHHHHHH!  DVD Only

Censored Voices (foreign documentary) – Hebrew language, soldiers in 1967 talking after returning from the Six-Day war.  DVD Only

March 11th

Flaked – Season 1 (TV comedy, Will Arnett, David Sullivan) – Another Netflix original series!  This one about a guy trying to get himself together in Venice Beach, CA.  Instant Streaming Only

The Characters – Season 1 (TV anthology comedy, Lauren Lapkus, John Early) – Eight stand up comedians get the chance to make their own 30 minute show.  A Netflix original.  Instant Streaming Only

March 8th

The Returned – Season 1 (TV drama, India Ennenga, Mark Pellegrino) – I think this is season 1 of the American version of this resurrection drama.  Instant Streaming Available

Manhattan – Season 2 (TV drama, John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams) – This 1940s period drama about the building of the first atomic bomb continues with season two.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Spectre (action, Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz) – Daniel Craig is back as James Bond.  DVD Only

Crimson Peak (horror, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain) – Never move to your new British husband’s isolated mansion.  It’s just a rule to live by.  Good cast for this one, though.  DVD Only

The Blue Hour (foreign drama, Atthaphan Poonsawas, Oabnithi Wiwattanawarang) – Thai language story of bullied boy seeking out dangerous other boy for sexual trysts.  Instant Streaming Only

The 33 (drama,  Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche) – The true story of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days.  DVD Only

Macbeth (drama, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard) – I’m an uncultured swine, but I don’t love Shakespeare.  If you do, check out this version of the classic story.  DVD Only

The Tribe (foreign drama, Grygoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova) – No dialog graces this Ukrainian story about a school for the deaf – it’s told entirely in sign language with no subtitles.  Interesting.  DVD Only

The Forbidden Room (drama, Clara Furey, Mathieu Amalric) – A comedy/thriller/drama about a submarine crew trapped with a band of thieves.  Described as “surreal”.  Instant Streaming Available

Victoria (thriller, Laia Costa, Frederick Lau) – Clubbing, dangerous boys and a heist all supposedly filmed in a continuous shot.  Instant Streaming Available.

Break Point (comedy, Jeremy Sisto, David Walton) – You don’t see a lot of tennis movies.  And I probably won’t see this one, even though I do like Jeremy Sisto.  DVD Only

Open Season: Scared Silly (family animation,  Will Townsend, Melissa Sturm) – Did someone say animation?  Yeah, I won’t be seeing it.  DVD Only

The Spoils of Babylon (TV comedy, Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig) – A fantastic cast for this mini-series spoof of romantic dramas about rich people – including Tim Robbins, Will Ferrell and Michael Sheen.  Instant Streaming Available – this is definitely going on my list!

10,000 km (foreign drama, Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer) – Spanish language story of a long distance relationship.  DVD Only

Coming Home (foreign drama, Li Gong, Daoming Chen) – Mandarin language story of a man released from a labor camp only to discover that his wife has amnesia.  DVD Only

The Wonders (foreign drama, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck) – Italian language story about a beekeeping family.  Instant Streaming Available

Memories of the Sword (foreign action, Byung-hun Lee, Do-yeon Jeon) – Korean language medieval teen rebellion.  Instant Streaming Available

Born to Win (faith & spirituality, Annalize Adams, Merline Balie) – True story of a guy finding God.  DVD Only

Roboshark (spoof, Hristo Balabanov, Nigel Barber) – What happens when a shark bites an alien?  This movie is one way to find out.  Instant Streaming Only

Breaking Through (drama, Sophia Aguiar, Jay Ellis) – Online dance videos lead to the perils of stardom.  Instant Streaming Only

Forever (thriller, Deborah Ann Woll, Luke Grimes) – Tragedy leads journalist into commune.  Instant Streaming Only

Halo: The Fall of Reach (TV animation, Jen Taylor, Steve Downes) – Based on a video game (though to be fair, a novel about a video game) AND animated?  My chances of seeing this are zero.  Instant Streaming Only 

Liz in September (foreign drama, Patricia Velasquez, Danay Garcia) – Spanish language doomed lesbian romance.  Instant Streaming Only

The Young Kieslowski (comedy, Ryan Malgarini, Haley Lu Richardson) – Teen nerds get drunk and accidentally make babies.  Instant Streaming Only

March 4th

House of Cards – Season 4 (TV drama, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright) – I still haven’t started watching this.  Such a loser!  Instant Streaming Only

Louie – Season 5 (TV comedy, Louis C.K.) – I love this FX original series.  Instant Streaming Available

Cuckoo – Season 1-2 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Helen Baxondale) – A new Netflix original series about a British woman who marries an American hippie.  Two seasons coming out at once!  Instant Streaming Only

March 1st

The Americans – Season 3 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – This well reviewed show about cold war era Russian spies returns for a third season.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Silk – Season 2 (British TV drama, Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones) – British legal drama.  Not a streamer, so DVD Only

Bridge of Spies (thriller, Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance) – Cold War era period piece about a lawyer trying to negotiate the release of an American pilot from the Soviets.  This one picked up an Oscar nom for best picture.  Update – this is really good.  The pace is a little slow, but its worth it for the performances.  DVD Only

Room (drama, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay) – I read this book and it’s amazing – I can’t wait to see the movie.  Update: very well done adaptation of the novel.  DVD Only

Suffragette (drama, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter) – Period piece about the English women’s suffrage movement.  Also with Meryl Streep.  DVD Only

Our Brand is Crisis (comedy, Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton) – I love Sandra Bullock.  Here she is a campaign consultant who leaves Washington only to find herself back in politics in Bolivia.  DVD Only

Big Stone Gap (romantic comedy, Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson) – Pharmacist in a coal mining town rom/com.  Yawn.  Instant Streaming Available

The Night Before (comedy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen) – We almost saw this on Christmas Eve!  Typically inappropriate for us – it’s about three guys and their final rowdy yearly celebration.  And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in it, so I have to see it. Update – this is too stupid.  Even JGL couldn’t save it.  DVD Only

Childhood’s End (TV sci-fi, Mike Vogel, Julian McMahon) – I watched this mini-series when it aired and it was good, if ultimately depressing.  DVD Only

Life (drama, Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan) – Based on a true story of a Life magazine photographer hired to photograph a young James Dean.  Instant Streaming Available

Don Verdean (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan) – What happens when you can’t find any relics in the holy land when you’re there on the dime of an evangelist?  Instant Streaming Available

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (drama, Jafar Panahi) – Written, directed and starring Panahi – he masquerades as a cab driver while videotaping his conversations with passengers in Tehran.  Instant Streaming Available

Terminus (sci-fi, Jai Koutrae, Kendra Appleton) – Guy with really crappy life finds himself involved in otherworldly happenings.  Instant Streaming Available

Ratter (thriller, Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry) – Cyberstalker!  DVD Only

Sunshine Superman (documentary, Jean Boenish, Carl Boenish) – BASE jumping pioneer bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Available

All Roads Lead to Rome (comedy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova) – New Yorker and her daughter encounter hijinks in Tuscany.  DVD Only

Gored (documentary, Marco Antonio Barrera) – Story of a matador.  Instant Streaming Only

Narcopolis (thriller, Elliot Cowan, Élodie Yung) – Recreational drugs are legal in this future thriller.  Instant Streaming Only

Miss You Already (drama, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore) – Friendship gets tested by life’s hardships and triumphs.  DVD Only

Finding Noah (documentary, Gary Sinise) – An expedition up Mount Ararat looking for Noah’s Ark.  DVD Only

AWOL-72 (action, Luke Goss, RZA) – Being a secret-selling AWOL marine carries some risks…  DVD Only

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (documentary) – Women’s lib movement doc.  Instant Streaming Available

The Girl King (drama, Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon) – 17th century Swedish lesbian queen biopic.  Instant Streaming Available

Flowers (foreign drama, Itziar Ituño, Nagore Aranburu) – Spanish language story of a secret admirer and a bored housewife.  DVD Only

February 26th

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (action, Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen) – Sequel to the 2000 movie, this Netflix Original movie comes to Instant Streaming Only

Fuller House – Season 1 (TV comedy, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin) – Netflix Original continuation of the original Full House series.  I don’t know if I should be intrigued or appalled.  Instant Streaming Only

February 23rd

Fargo – Season 2 (TV drama, Kirsten Dunst Jesse Plemons) – Fargo is back, as strong as ever, this time set in the late 70s.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Rock the Kasbah (comedy, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis) – I love Bill Murray so I may give this comedy about a rock producer a chance despite its crappy ratings.  Instant Streaming Available

The Summer of Sangaile (foreign drama, Julija Steponaityte, Aiste Dirziute) – Lithuanian language story of one girl inspiring another to pursue her dream. Instant Streaming Only

Disaster Playground (documentary, Mark Boslough, John W. Boyd) – A look at the people planning strategies for outer space tragedies.  Instant Streaming Only

Extraction (action, Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis) – Seriously Bruce, you of all people should know that CIA operatives are not allowed to retire.  DVD Only

Diablo (thriller, Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins) – Hey, that’s Boyd Crowder from Justified!  This time he’s in a Civil War period piece.  DVD Only

I Smile Back (drama, Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles) – Woman who “has it all” does NOT have it all.  DVD Only

Racing Extinction (documentary) – Self explanatory title – scientists try to hold back a global tidal wave of extinctions.  DVD Only

Moonwalkers (comedy, Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint) – Faking the moon landings with Ron Weasley.  Instant Streaming Available

Entertainment (drama, Neil Hamburger, John C. Reilly) – A painful looking movie about a bad comedian working his way across the Mojave.  Instant Streaming Available

Yosemite (drama, James Franco, Henry Hopper) – Coming of age in 1980s California.  Instant Streaming Available

Frankenstein (horror, Maya Erskine, Xavier Samuel) – 3D printer version of the classic story.  DVD Only

The Girl in the Book (drama, Emily VanCamp, Michael Nyqvist) – Writers keeping secrets.  Instant Streaming Available

The Sheik (documentary, Khosrow Vaziri) – Wrestler bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only

February 17th

Love – Season 1 (TV comedy, Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust) – Netflix Original comedy created by Judd Apatow about modern relationships.  Instant Streaming Only

Togetherness – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey) – Couple with shaky marriage takes in a couple of family members that destabilize them further.  No idea if this will be a streamer, for now DVD only.

Girls – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams) – One of our girls heads to Iowa while the rest continue to try and make in New York as we head into season 4.  This HBO series is not a streamer, so DVD Only. This released back at the end of January and got pulled back for some reason.  Weird.

The Returned – Season 2 (foreign TV sci-fi, Pierre Perrier, Clotilde Hesme) – Sadly, this is not the American A&E version, but the French series about resurrected people.  Instant Streaming Available

Everest (action, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes) – This interests me because of the dispute between Jon Krakauer, who was on and wrote a book about this same doomed expedition, and the film makers, who disagree on the events.  I can’t decide if that’s enough to make me see it.  DVD Only

Straight Outta Compton (drama, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins) – 1980s N.W.A. biopic.  DVD Only

Jem and the Holograms (musical, Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott) – Social media teen rocker star AND a mystery?  Bitchin’.  DVD Only

Criminal Activities (thriller, Rob Brown, John Travolta) – Oh, people, don’t borrow money from the mob.  This one was directed by Jackie Earle Haley – he’s come a long way since The Bad News BearsDVD Only

The Iron Ministry (foreign documentary) – Mandarin language look at China’s massive state railway.  DVD Only

10,000 Days (sci-fi, Kasey Campbell, Lydia Look) – Surviving 27 years (which is…10,000 days!) after a comet struck Earth.  DVD Only

Operator (action, Mischa Barton, Ving Rhames) – When did Mischa Barton graduate to playing a mom?  DVD Only

Montana (action, Lars Mikkelsen, Ashley Walters) – Odd name for a revenge movie taking place in London.  DVD Only

Being Evel (documentary, Robbie Knievel, Frank Gifford) – Evel Knievel bio-doc.  DVD Only

All Things Must Pass (documentary, Russ Solomon, Bruce Springsteen) – The story of Tower Records.  DVD Only

Phoenix (foreign drama, Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld) – German language story of a woman tracking down her betrayer after WWII. Instant Streaming Available

Creep (comedy, Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice) – Videographer takes sketchy out of town job.  I like Duplass – I’ll put this on my list.  Instant Streaming Available

Sister Code (comedy, Amber Rose, Drew Sidora) – Family secrets test sisters.  Instant Streaming Only

February 9th

Bates Motel – Season 3 (TV drama, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – Norman Bates and his mom return for season 3.  Now Available on Instant Streaming.

The Leftovers – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman) – Small town America continues to try and recover from the mysterious disappearance of millions of people worldwide.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Bitten – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt) – World’s only female werewolf faces some steep challenges.  As one might expect.  Instant Streaming Only

From Dusk Till Dawn – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz) – Based on the movie, looks like this may be the last season.  Instant Streaming Only

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 2 (TV action, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen) – Coulson and company are back for season 2.  Instant Streaming Only

The Martian (adventure, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain) – We loved this one!  A rousing adventure indeed.  DVD Only

Indigenous (horror, Pierson Fode, Sofia Pernas) – Vacation is no fun when Chupacabra comes along for the ride.  Instant Streaming Available

Grandma (comedy, Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner) – Grandma Lily Tomlin is going through a break up when her granddaughter shows up needing money.  Hijinks ensue.  DVD Only

Love the Coopers (comedy, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei) – Dysfunctional family holiday movie with an amazing cast including Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and John Goodman.  DVD Only

99 Homes (drama, Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon) – Evicted and jobless, a decent man ends up working for the same guy who took his house.  DVD Only

MI-5 (thriller, Eleanor Matsuura, Tim McInnerny) – Movie based on TV characters from a show I haven’t seen.  Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is in it, though.  DVD Only

Freaks of Nature (comedy, Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis) – Humans, vampires and zombies band together to fight aliens.  Seriously, I could not make this stuff up.  DVD Only

Marshland (foreign thriller, Raúl Arévalo , Javier Gutiérrez) – Spanish language crime drama set in 1980.  DVD Only

Welcome to Leith (documentary) – White supremacists try to take over North Dakota town.  Instant Streaming Available

Zero Tolerance (action, Scott Adkins, Dustin Nguyen) – Paramilitary dudes do a bunch of shooting in Bangkok.  DVD Only

Art of the Heist (documentary, Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps) – 4 disc documentary about infamous art thefts.  DVD Only

A Faster Horse (documentary, Edsel Ford II, Gale Halderman) – Revamp of the Ford Mustang.  Instant Streaming Only

Para Elisa (foreign horror, Ana Turpin, Ona Casamiquela) – Spanish language babysitting horror.  Instant Streaming Only

Sand Dollars (foreign drama, Géraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica) – Spanish language story of a May December relationship on the brink. Instant Streaming Only

Tokyo Tribe (foreign musical, Ryohei Suzuki, Young Dais) – Japanese language gang musical.  Instant Streaming Only

Turkey Hollow (family, Mary Steenburgen, Jay Harrington) – Based on Jim Henson characters, two kids explore the woods around their aunt’s house.  DVD Only

Mercy Street (TV mini-series, Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – Executive produced by Ridley Scott, this 6 part PBS mini-series looks at the homefront during the Civil War in the form of an 1862 hotel turned Union Hospital.  DVD Only

February 5th

Mad Men Season 7, Part 2 (TV drama, Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss) – Finally!  We can see the end of the last season of Don Draper and his pals.  Instant Streaming Available

February 2nd

Ripper Street – Season 3 (TV drama, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn) – London continues to recover after Jack the Ripper in season 3, now Available on Instant Streaming

Doctor Who – Season 9, Part 2 (TV sci-fi, David Tennant, Matt Smith) – The Doctor is back!  This second half of season 9 is DVD Only.  A new deal with Amazon means this will not stream on Netflix anymore.  Sorry Doctor Who fans!

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV mini-series, Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall) – Christine Ricci as Lizzie Borden?  You have to love that.  Instant Streaming Available

A Ballerina’s Tale (documentary, Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly) – Missy Copeland bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Available

Extraordinary Tales (anime, Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi) – Four Edgar Allen Poe animated horror stories.  Instant Streaming Available

The Last Witch Hunter (sci-fi, Rose Leslie, Rena Owen) – Coven of witches trying to destroy mankind fought by immortal witch hunter, priest and a good witch.  I think I need to see this one.  DVD Only

Truth (bio-drama, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford) – Story of Dan Rather’s career demise.  DVD Only

Freeheld (drama, Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon) – Also with Ellen Page and Steve Carell, the story of a same sex couple fighting to pass pension benefits to each other when one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.  DVD Only

Man Up (comedy, Simon Pegg, Lake Bell) – Blind date mix-up that I would usually ignore – but it’s Simon Pegg!  So of course I’ll see it. Update – it’s cute because Simon Pegg is cute.  Lake Bell freaks me out.  Instant Streaming Available

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (animation, Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek) – Stories inspired by the book.  It’s animated, I’ll never see it.  Anyone who does – let me know if it’s good.  DVD Only

Show Me a Hero (TV mini-series, Oscar Isaac, Bob Balaban) – Six part, 2 disc mini-series about a controversial public housing project in Yonkers.  DVD Only

He Never Died (horror, Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart) – Zombie/vampire is forced out of seclusion by his human past.  Instant Streaming Available

Effie Gray (drama, Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning) – Bio-pic about a 19th century woman seeking an annulment to her marriage.  DVD Only

The Keeping Room (thriller, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld) – Civil War women need to fight against Union deserters while the men in their family are at war.  Instant Streaming Available

Meadowland (drama, Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson) – Woman whose son disappeared takes desperate risks to find him.  I may have to see this one.  Instant Streaming Available

Shelter (drama, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie) – Homeless man and woman begin relationship.  Directed by Paul Bettany.  I’ll give this indie a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

Bleeding Heart (drama, Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet) – Woman tries to save abused sister.  Instant Streaming Available

Ladrones (foreign action, Evelyna Rodríguez, Vadhir Derbez) – Spanish language story of Robin Hood type criminals coming out of retirement to deal with stolen land grants.  DVD Only

Home Invasion (thriller, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Patric) – Title here is pretty self explanatory.  But it’s directed by
David Tennant for all you Doctor Who fans.  DVD Only

Hellions (horror, Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick) – Pregnant teenager faces demons on Halloween night.  Instant Streaming Available

Rise of the Krays (action, Nicola Stapleton, Simon Cotton) – English twins go from boxing to crime.  Based on a true
story.  DVD Only

American Hero (comedy, Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin) – Scruffy stoner superhero has to clean up his act.  Instant Streaming Available

The World of Kanako (foreign thriller,  Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu) – This is listed as being in English, but it isn’t –
it’s in Japanese with English subtitles.  The story of a cop searching for his daughter and finding out shocking truths.  DVD Only

Visions (horror, Isla Fisher, Anson Mount) – Haunted vineyard!  Instant Streaming Available

Curve (thriller, Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears) – Don’t pick up hitchhikers, people.  Instant Streaming Available

Breathe (foreign drama,  Josephine Japy, Lou de Laâge) – French language story of best friends and mixed emotions.  Instant Streaming Available

Howl (horror, Elliot Cowan, Amit Shah) – Those creatures that stopped your train are not friendly furries, people. DVD Only

Black Work (drama, Sheridan Smith, Sharon Duce) – British TV drama about a police constable searching for her husband’s killer.  DVD Only

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (action comedy, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Hahahahaha.  I love that this exists. Instant Streaming Available

Swim Little Fish Swim (comedy, Dustin Guy Defa, Anne Consigny) – Indie about a new age-y couple and their child.  Instant Streaming Only

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (documentary, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love) – Very self explanatory title for this Cobain bio-pic.  DVD Only

Army Dog (family, Casper Van Dien, Grace Van Dien) – Army guy and Army dog bond with their Army family after coming home from deployment.  DVD Only

6 Ways to Die (action, Vinnie Jones, Michael Rene Walton) – Revenge, revenge, revenge!  DVD Only

Condemned (horror, Dylan Penn, Ronen Rubenstein) – Squatters + virus = MURDER  Instant Streaming Available

Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime (TV mini-series, David Walliams, Jessica Raine) – Tommy and Tuppence Beresford sleuth in 1950s England.  2 discs.  DVD Only

February 1st

Better Call Saul – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks) – This fabulous Breaking Bad spin off is Available on Instant Streaming

January 26th

Helix – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada) – The second season of this show about a lethal virus found at an Arctic station has been streaming for a while, but now it’s also available on DVD.

Downton Abbey – Season 6 (TV drama, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern) – The drama goes on for the Crawleys and their servants.  DVD Only – this one isn’t a streamer.

UnREAL – Season 1 (TV comedy, Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer) – This Lifetime channel sitcom takes place behind the scenes of a reality TV show.  No idea if it will stream, DVD Only for now.

Hitman: Agent 47 (action, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware) – Video game based future thriller.  DVD Only

Woodlawn (drama, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop) – 1970s period piece about a black football player in Birmingham.  DVD Only

Painkillers (sci-fi, Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley-Ann Brandt) – Marines go on mysterious mission in Afghanistan.  DVD Only

Unleashed! A Dog Dancing Story (documentary) – Yep, it’s about a dancing dog theater troupe.  Instant Streaming Only

Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (drama, Tom Selleck, William Devane) – Why do cops on vacation always find a murder to solve?  Oh, because that’s what we want.  DVD Only

Goosebumps (family action, Jack Black, Dylan Minnette) – Based on the books.  I’m tempted to see this one – I like Jack Black and never read the books as a kid.  Instant Streaming Available

Burnt (comedy, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller) – Another “perils of opening a restaurant” comedy.  If Bradley Cooper wasn’t beautiful I wouldn’t even consider it.  But he is, so I will.  DVD Only

Chi-Raq (drama, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes) – Directed by Spike Lee, based on the Greek play Lysistrata, taking place in present day Chicago.  DVD Only

The Assassin (foreign action, Qi Shu, Chen Chang) – Mandarin language period piece set in 9th century China.  Instant Streaming Available

A Brilliant Young Mind (drama, Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall) – Math prodigy needs help with social skills.  I may give this a shot.  DVD Only

The Wannabe (drama, David Zayas, Neal Huff) – What does he wannabe?  A mobster.  Idiot.  DVD Only

The New Girlfriend (foreign thriller, Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier) – French language story of a woman who discovers a friend likes to cross dress, and finds herself really liking his new persona.  DVD Only

January 20th

When Calls the Heart – Season 2 (TV drama, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) – This one doesn’t have a DVD release date yet, but Instant Streaming Available

Pawn Sacrifice (drama, Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard) – Bobby Fischer biopic.  DVD Only

Learning to Drive (drama, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley) – Odd couple divorcee and driving instructor – great cast for this one. Update – this is quite good!  Not earthshaking, but great performances from the leads.  DVD Only

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (drama, Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård) – Also with Christopher Meloni, who I love.  And Kristen Wiig!  I’ll need to see this story of a 15-year-old having an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.  DVD Only

Stonewall (drama, Ron Perlman, Jonny Beauchamp) – Docudrama about a protest that marked the birth of the gay rights movement.  DVD Only

A Girl Like Her (drama, Hunter King, Lexi Ainsworth) – High school bully drama.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Condemned 2 (action, Randy Orton, Steven Michael Quezada) – WWE star action flick with gambling and bounty hunting.  DVD Only

Samba (foreign drama,  Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg) – French language story of a man soon to be deported connecting with his immigration caseworker.  DVD Only

Eden (foreign drama, Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne) – French language DJ story.  Meh.  DVD Only

The Cut (drama, Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi) – Period piece about a man searching for his daughters after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.  Instant Streaming Available.

Arthur & Merlin (action, Kirk Barker, Stefan Butler) – Celtic myth medieval England.  DVD Only

The Second Mother (foreign drama, Regina Casé, Michel Joelsas) – Brazilian class drama.  I think it’s in English.  DVD Only

January 17th

Z Nation – Season 2 (action, Tom Everett Scott, Kellita Smith) – I really like this quirky SyFy original zombie series.  Season 2 hasn’t come out on DVD, so it’s Instant Streaming Only for now.

January 13th

Parks and Recreation – Season 7 (TV comedy, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones) – The funny continues for a 7th year.  Available on Instant Streaming

January 12th

Mr Robot – Season 1 (TV drama, Rami Malek, Christian Slater) – Hacker and disgruntled employee try to take down corporate America.  I don’t know if this will stream, for now it’s DVD Only.

Continuum – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster) – Officer Keira Cameron is still trapped in the past, 4 seasons in.  Instant Streaming Only

Uncle John (drama, John Ashton, Alex Moffat) – Is Uncle John a good guy or a bad guy?  Nephew Ben is going to find out.  Instant Streaming Available

Teen Beach 2 (comedy, Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell) – There should be no such thing as a movie that calls itself a “tween romance”.  Yet here we are, and it’s a sequel.  Oh, the humanity.  Instant Streaming Only

He Named Me Malala (documentary,  Malala Yousafzai) – Story of the 15-yeaqr old shot for her women’s rights advocacy in Pakistan.  DVD Only

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (sci-fi, Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario) – Sequel to the first one that I haven’t seen yet.  DVD Only

Fantastic Four (action, Tim Blake Nelson, Kate Mara) – They just can’t seem to get this set of characters right.  Or so says my savvy son.  DVD Only

Ted 2 (comedy, Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg) – I tolerated the first one as a novelty – I’m not sure I can do it again.  DVD Only

Hotel Transylvania 2 (family animation, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg) – Note the genre.  Not for me.  Instant Streaming Available

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (horror, Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw) – More found footage, more paranormal evilness.  DVD Only

Irrational Man (drama, Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix) – I was all ready to see this because of Phoenix (weird but always interesting) and Emma Stone (who also stars) but it was directed by Woody Allen.  I’ve been boycotting him for years and have no plans to stop.  DVD Only

The Look of Silence (foreign documentary, Adi Rukun) – Spanish language look at the family of an Indonesian murder victim confronting the powerful perpetrators.  Instant Streaming Available

Sinister 2 (horror, Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone) – Didn’t like the first one, probably not going to like this one…  DVD Only

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy (documentary, Richard Leacock) – A documentary about a guy who makes documentaries.  Instant Streaming Only

In the Basement (foreign documentary) – German language doc about weird obsessions and activities carried out in ordinary looking houses’ basements.  Instant Streaming Only

January 5th, 2016

Parenthood – Season 6 (TV drama, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham) – After a couple of false alarms, the 6th season of this family dram is now Available on Instant Streaming.

The Following – Season 3 (TV thriller, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy) – The final season finally comes to streaming!  Instant Streaming Available

True Detective – Season 2 (TV drama, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn) – The anthology series is back with a whole new cast, including Rachel McAdams.  I loved the first season with McConaughey and Harrelson, so I’ll definitely be watching this one.  This isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 10 (TV comedy, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson) – Still going strong 10 years in.  Instant Streaming Available

Hart of Dixie – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Rachel Bilson, Jaime King) – This is a fan favorite and season 4 is finally Available on Instant Streaming.

Luther – Season 4 (TV drama, Idris Elba, Warren Brown) – I’m really enjoying season 1 of this gritty British police procedural.  Seasons 1-3 are streaming, so I’ll keep an eye out for season 4 – for now it’s DVD Only

New Girl – Season 4 (comedy, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – Zooey is still quirky and she’s also Instant Streaming Available.

Broad City – Season 2 (TV comedy, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer) – Dysfunctional millennial friends in NYC.  Not my demographic.  DVD Only

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 2  (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – This one’s not a streamer, so DVD Only.  I sort of want to give this one a try because Andre Braugher is so amazing.  But I’m not sure I can put up with Andy Samberg.  Anyone else watch it?

Minions (family animation, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm) – Animated you say?  I will never see it I say.  Instant Streaming Available

Experimenter (drama, Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder) – Ethics are tested in this true story of a Yale researcher.  I’ll definitely give this one a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

The Transporter Refueled (action, Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson) – Where “refueled” actually means “unnecessary franchise expansion”.  DVD Only

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (comedy, Tye Sheridan, Sarah Dumont) – Campouts spell trouble – scout or no scouts.  DVD Only

The Visit (horror, Kathryn Hahn, Olivia DeJonge) – Wow, even going to visit Grandma and Grandpa can’t unhorrify the Isolated Farm.  DVD Only

The Barefoot Artist (documentary) – Bio-doc of artist Lily Yeh, whose passion is public art projects. Instant Streaming Only

Sicario (thriller, Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt) – Also with Victor Garber. Story of a cop infiltrating a Mexican drug ring.  DVD Only

The Walk (drama, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley) – I’ve seen documentaries about aerialist Philippe Petit before and frankly found them uninteresting.  But Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes this drama a whole new ballgame.  DVD Only

Captive (thriller, David Oyelowo, Kate Mara) – Kidnapper and hostage connect through inspirational book read aloud.  Based on a true story.  DVD Only

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (comedy, Mark McGrath, Brittany Daniel) – Yeah, David Spade, too.  Why?  WHY??  DVD Only

The Green Inferno (horror, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy) – Uh-oh.  Do-gooders crash in jungle and get eaten by the tribe they went to save.  DVD Only

Infinitely Polar Bear (drama, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana) – Great leads for this drama about a bipolar man dealing with his kids on his own while his wife is away for over a year.  Update: Meh.   DVD Only

Sleeping with Other People (rom/com, Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie) – Also with Adam Scott, who I almost always like.  The story of a pair of serial cheaters trying to reform.    DVD Only

Flesh and Bone (TV drama, Ben Daniels, Sarah Hay) – Starz mini-series about a young woman in a ballet company.  DVD Only

Close Range (action, Madison Lawlor, Scott Adkins) – Gosh, just because you rescued your niece from a drug cartel, do they really have to track you down and exact bloody revenge?  OF COURSE THEY DO.  Instant Streaming Available

Ashby (drama, Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff) – Your eccentric neighbor seems cool, but what do you really know about him?  Instant Streaming Available

Deathgasm (comedy, James Blake, Milo Cawthorne) – If you start a band, maybe don’t play the evil music that mysteriously appears.  Just a helpful hint.  Instant Streaming Available

Timber the Treasure Dog (family, Kix Brooks, Wilford Brimley) – Family movie about a dog starring Wilford Brimley.  Can you resist?  I know I can.  DVD Only

Mercury Plains (thriller, Nick Chinlund, Scott Eastwood) – Not happy in Texas?  Maybe going to Mexico and joining the paramilitary will be your ticket to paradise.  But maybe not…  DVD Only

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (documentary) – The story of a woman with facial disfigurement who becomes an advocate against bullying.  I’ve seen her TED talk, she’s pretty amazing.  DVD Only

Robert (horror, Lee Bane, Megan Lockhurst) – Part of the “Creepy Murderous Doll” genre, which is surprisingly large.  DVD Only

Northern Soul (drama, Antonia Thomas, Elliot Langridge) – 1970s English kids want to go to American in search of fame, fortune and soul music.  Instant Streaming Available

The Throwaways (action, James Caan, Peter Brooke) – Hacker invited to join the CIA or go to prison forms his own rag-tag team.  DVD Only

Wrecker (horror, Steve Thackray, Jennifer Koenig) – No, don’t take that shortcut to the music festival!  Instant Streaming Available

Rodeo Girl (family, Kevin Sorbo, Derek Brandon) – Teen’s life is ruined when she has to spend the summer away from her elite boarding school with her father, who is a cowboy.  Thank God she discovers rodeo!  Instant Streaming Available

Battle For Skyark (sci-fi, Garrett Coffey, Caon Mortenson) – Exiled to Earth after alien invasion forces mankind to flee.  Bummer.  DVD Only

Blunt Force Trauma (action, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto) – Also with Ryan Kwanten (aka Jason Stackhouse from True Blood) as a professional gunfighter alongside Freida Pinto.  Instant Streaming Only

Wild City (foreign action, Louis Koo, Shawn Yue) – Cantonese language.  Ex-cop gets into trouble because of hot woman.  Ain’t that just always the way.  Instant Streaming Only

Big Sky (drama, Bella Thorne, Frank Grillo) – This one about a girl with agoraphobia forced to fight for her life has been out on DVD for a while – now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

January 1st, 2016

To start 2016 out right, I’m going to do something a little different.  I’m going to list here all the movies that were released for purchase on DVD that were never released to DVD on Netflix, but went straight to streaming from the years 2014 and 2015.  Why?  Because they clog up my information pathways and annoy me.  But, they give you a HUGE pile of movies to choose from for your Instant Streaming lists!  Enjoy!

Legends – Season 1 (TV drama, Sean Bean, Ali Larter) – CIA agent and expert in assuming new identities has identity crisis.  This one never went to DVD and has a second season coming. Instant Streaming Only

3 Nights in the Desert (drama, Wes Bentley; Amber Tamblyn) – Ex-band mates squabble on their 30th birthdays.  Instant Streaming Only

A Brony Tale (documentary, Ashleigh Ball, Jordan Downs) – Another look at the (really creepy) middle aged guys who dig My Little Pony.  Instant Streaming Only

A Horse For Summer (drama, Dean Cain, Christopher Atkins) – I bet there’s a main character named Summer and the plot has something to do with a horse.  Instant Streaming Only

A Life in Dirty Movies (documentary, Joseph W. Sarno, Peggy Sarno) – Porn changes over time, so says director Joseph W. Sarno. Instant Streaming Only

A Path Appears (documentary, Blake Lively, Jennifer Garner) – Celebrities bring global gender inequity and oppression to light. Instant Streaming Only

A River Between Us (documentary) – Environmental documentary created to get the White House to help preserve an endangered area. Instant Streaming Only

A Tale of Two Thieves (documentary) – 1963 English train robbery. Instant Streaming Only

A Year in Champagne (documentary) – Devoted to the creation of and appreciation of French champagne. Instant Streaming Only

Above and Beyond (documentary) – A group of pilots flying for Israel shortly after WWII. Instant Streaming Only

Actress (documentary, Brandy Burre) – Story of an actress turned stay at home mom turned actress. Instant Streaming Only

The Adventures of Pepper and Paula (family, Alexandria Deberry, Mindy Raymond) – A wild west show star is injured and relies on her dog to get her through the tough times.  Oh my. Instant Streaming Only

All American High: Revisited (documentary) – Documentary follow up to a documentary from 30 years ago.  About a high school! Instant Streaming Only

Allies (action, Julian Ovenden, Werner Daehn) – Complicated WWII war stuff. Instant Streaming Only

Amour fou (foreign comedy, Birte Schnoink, Christian Friedel) – German Language comedy/drama about love, loss and suicide pacts. Instant Streaming Only

Antarctic Edge: 70° South (documentary) – Scientists go to the Antarctic to study melting ice sheet. Instant Streaming Only

As the Light Goes Out (foreign drama, Andy On, Nicholas Tse) – Cantonese language story of firefighters and a New Years blackout. Instant Streaming Only

Asmodexia (foreign horror, Lluís Marco, Clàudia Pons) – Spanish language secret cults and evil spirits. Instant Streaming Only

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (foreign documentary, Wolfgang Beltracchi, Helene Beltracchi) – German language story about a talented forger who fooled international art experts for 40 years. Instant Streaming Only

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (drama, Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton) – Story of the 1984 Union Carbide chemical spill in India and the horrible aftermath. Instant Streaming Only

Big Muddy (drama, Nadia Litz, Justin Kelly) – Felonious mother begets felonious son. Instant Streaming Only

Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge (horror, Christa Campbell, Caroline Williams) – Though this appears to be an absolute mess (managing all of 1 star on Netflix), props to the filmmakers for one of the best titles of all time. Instant Streaming Only

Brotherhood of Blades (foreign action, Chen Chang, Cecilia Liu) – Mandarin language tale of Ming dynasty assassins. Instant Streaming Only

Call Me King (action, Amin Joseph, Bai Ling) – Brothers return to native Haiti to fight The Man. Instant Streaming Only

Cam2Cam (thriller, Tammin Sursok, Ben Wiggins) – Don’t do racy things with foreign men while vacationing in Bangkok.  That’s always been my rule of thumb. Instant Streaming Only

Childless (drama, Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna) – Family gathers at the funeral for a teenager, each speaking to the camera with their thoughts and feelings.  This one sounds sad but also interestingly conceived. Instant Streaming Only

Clean Spirit (documentary, Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb) – Humblebragging cycling team congratulates themselves for not taking drugs. Instant Streaming Only

Comeback Dad (drama, Charles S. Dutton, Tatyana Ali) – Woman deals with return of father who abandoned her. Instant Streaming Only

Copenhagen (drama, Baard Owe, Frederikke Dahl Hansen) – Less than awesome guy meets and befriends teenager who Makes Him A Better Man. Instant Streaming Only

Cristela (TV comedy, Cristela Alonzo, Carlos Ponce) – This comedy about a law student with a chaotic family only got a single season. Instant Streaming Only

Daddy’s Home (comedy, Travis Winfrey, Caryn Ward) – Dude struggles to be a good father. Instant Streaming Only

Dancer and the Dame (action comedy, Billy Gardell, Quinton Aaron) – It’s a cop and a dog doing funny action things.  If you like that kind of thing, more power to you. Instant Streaming Only

Dark Matter (TV sci-fi, Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil) – Looks like this deep space amnesia series only got a single season. Instant Streaming Only

Dealer (foreign action, Dan Bronchinson, Elsa Madeleine) – French language drug dealer who wants out, but can’t get out.  Instant Streaming Only

Deep in the Darkness (horror, Blanche Baker, Kristen Bush) – Small town, dark woods, big secrets.  AAAGHHHHHH! Instant Streaming Only

Detectorists (TV comedy, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones) – Critics loved this pair of British metal detecting treasure seekers.  Mackenzie Crook is Gareth from the original Office and a funny guy – I’m putting this on my list. Instant Streaming Only

Dragonfyre (action, Rusty Joiner, Masiela Lusha) – Magical world must be saved by a single man. Instant Streaming Only

Ejecta (sci-fi, Julian Richings, Lisa Houle) – Just because you’re paranoid about aliens doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. Instant Streaming Only

Famous Nathan (documentary, Nathan Handwerker, Ida Handwerker) – Story of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. Instant Streaming Only

Farmland (documentary, Brad Bellah, Leighton Cooley) – Inside look at young farmers in the new millennium. Instant Streaming Only

Fifi Howls from Happiness (foreign documentary, Bahman Mohassess, Mitra Farahani) – Story of an Iranian artist living in exile in Italy. Instant Streaming Only

First Period (comedy, Dudley Beene, Jack Plotnick) – High school outcasts try to become popular.  Nope, not about menstruation. Instant Streaming Only

For the Emperor (foreign thriller,  Lee Min-ki, Lee Tae-Im) – Korean language story of an ex-baseball player turned criminal. Instant Streaming Only

Gloria (foreign drama, Sofía Espinosa, Marco Pérez) – Spanish language biopic about Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi. Instant Streaming Only

Gun Woman (action, Asami, Kairi Narita) – Gross out revenge pic. Instant Streaming Only

Hamlet and Hutch (family, Burt Reynolds, Emma Rayne Lyle) – Reynolds plays grandfather (and great-grandfather) with Alzheimer’s Disease. Instant Streaming Only

Happy End (foreign drama, Verena Wüstkamp, Sinha Melina Gierke) – German language story of romance developing between two women as they carry out friend’s final wishes. Instant Streaming Only

Housebound (comedy, Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata) – What if you’re on house arrest – and the house is haunted? Instant Streaming Only

I Am Santa Claus (documentary, Artie Langem, Dee Snider) – A look at 5 professional Santas. Instant Streaming Only

If You Don’t, I Will (foreign drama, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric) – French language story of a discontented empty nester wife flying the coop to live in the woods. Instant Streaming Only

In God’s Hands (drama, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Omar Gooding) – Musical single mother faces demons from her past. Instant Streaming Only

Irreplaceable (faith and spirituality, Michael Medved, Eric Metaxas) – Guy talks with people around the world about “traditional family”. Instant Streaming Only

It Happened Here (documentary) – Shining a light on campus sexual assault. Instant Streaming Only

Killer Legends (documentary) – A look at some urban legends and where they might have come from. Instant Streaming Only

Knock ‘Em Dead (comedy, Rae Dawn Chong, Debra Wilson) – Backstabbing movie set becomes, literally, deadly. Instant Streaming Only

Know How (drama, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark) – Foster care stories from people who lived in the system. Instant Streaming Only

Love Hunter (drama, Milan Mumin, Jelena Stupljanin) – Rock star in Serbia, cab driver in NYC.  Instant Streaming Only

Love the One You’re With (comedy, Nadine Ellis, KiKi Haynes) – Age old struggle to balance career and family. Instant Streaming Only

Maidan (documentary) – Chronicling unrest in Ukraine. Instant Streaming Only

Mala Mala (documentary) – A look at the transgender community in Puerto Rico. Instant Streaming Only

Manhattan Romance (comedy, Tom O’Brien, Katherine Waterston) – Guy making documentary about romance in New York ends up having a romance in New York. Instant Streaming Only

Marie’s Story (foreign drama,  Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire) – French language story of Marie Heurtin, born deaf and blind and sent to an institution.  Set in 1885. Instant Streaming Only

Misfire (action, Gary Daniels, Vannessa Vasquez) – Dedicated DEA agent tracks down the bad guys – then things get personal. Instant Streaming Only

Morning Star (action, Adrian Bouchet, Daniel Vivian) – Conquering heroes return to a very different world than the one they left when they headed to battle. Instant Streaming Only

My Dad’s a Soccer Mom (family, Lester Speight, Skai Jackson) – Ex-football player becomes stay at home dad. Instant Streaming Only

My Favorite Five (romance, Rochelle Aytes, Brian White) – Deciding on 5 must-have qualities for a mate probably has never, ever worked.  Ever. Instant Streaming Only

Mysterious Ways (drama, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Gary Dourdan) – Grieving woman finds support from homeless man. Instant Streaming Only

Next Goal Wins (documentary, Thomas Rongen, Nicky Salapu) – The national soccer team from American Samoa works towards its first win ever. Instant Streaming Only

Ninja Apocalypse (action, Cary Tagawa, Christian Oliver) – It’s not an apocalypse without a ninja. Instant Streaming Only

Northern Borders (drama, Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold) – Coming of age while living with your eccentric grandparents. Instant Streaming Only

Northern Limit Line (foreign action, Mu-yeol Kim, Ku Jin) – Korean language docudrama about a 2002 naval confrontation between North and South Korea. Instant Streaming Only

Not Cool (comedy, Shane Dawson) – YouTuber Shane Dawson makes a movie.  Make of that what you will. Instant Streaming Only

Of Girls and Horses (drama, Ceci Chuh, Ellen Grell) – Troubled kid makes connections at horse farm. Instant Streaming Only

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (foreign action, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Andy On) – Mandarin language martial arts, gangs, drugs and secrets. Instant Streaming Only

RoboRex (family, Ben Browder, Ethan Phillips) – Can real dog Rex compete with the new alien in town?  I know I don’t care, but you might! Instant Streaming Only

Saints and Soldiers: The Void (action, K. Danor Gerald, Adam Gregory) – African American sergeant in WWII facing prejudice. Instant Streaming Only

Seashore (foreign drama, Mateus Almada, Maurício José Barcellos) – Portuguese language story of two friends who become lovers. Instant Streaming Only

Seeds of Time (documentary, Cary Fowler) – Scientist collects seeds in effort to prevent worldwide famine. Instant Streaming Only

Serial Killer Culture (documentary, Matthew Aaron, John Borowski) – A look at why people are fascinated by serial killers. Instant Streaming Only

Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (foreign sci-fi, Kun Chen, Bingbing Li) – Mandarin language action fantasy. Instant Streaming Only

Stations of the Cross (foreign drama, Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz) – German language story of a Catholic girl actively trying to attain sainthood. Instant Streaming Only

Summer of Blood (horror, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor) – Quirky NTC vampire horror/comedy. Instant Streaming Only

Sunset Edge (drama, Jacob Ingle, Haley McKnight) – Coming of age in a North Carolina trailer park.  Awesome. Instant Streaming Only

Tap World (documentary) – Mrs. Norman Maine and I clearly need to watch this one together. Instant Streaming Only

The Beast of Xmoor (horror, Nick Blood, Mark Bonnar) – Get out of the monster filled woods, stupid documentarians!  Also, props for the lead actor’s name. Instant Streaming Only

The Chambermaid (foreign drama, Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis) – German language story of a nosy chambermaid. Instant Streaming Only

The Culture High (documentary, Joe Rogan, Richard Branson) – A look at the debate over the legalization of marijuana. Instant Streaming Only

The Dinner (foreign drama, Alessandro Gassmann, Giovanna Mezzogiorno) – Italian language story of status conscious adults who have to deal with the crimes of their children. Instant Streaming Only

The Formula (comedy, Brandon Baker, Mike Schminke) – Two guys come up with a formula that attracts women.  Yawwwwn. Instant Streaming Only

The Great Museum (documentary) – Behind the scenes at a famous Vienna museum. Instant Streaming Only

The Invisible Front (documentary, Andrius Mamontovas, Darius Udrys) – A look at the resistence movement in Lithuania in 1944 nicknamed The Forest Brothers. Instant Streaming Only

The Journey Home (drama, Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic) – Boy tries to return polar bear cub to the wild.  Boy does unwise thing. Instant Streaming Only

The Lesson (foreign drama, Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev) – Bulgarian drama about a woman doing whatever she can to save her home from foreclosure. Instant Streaming Only

The Mule (thriller, Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson) – Drug mule must try to tighten up and hold on to the drugs he swallowed while being detained at customs.  Gross. Instant Streaming Only

The Pardon (drama,  Jaime King, John Hawkes) – Good cast for this docudrama about a woman executed for murder in the 1940s. Instant Streaming Only

The Pirates (foreign action, Ye-jin Son, Dal-su Oh) – Korean language saga about…pirates.  And robberies, seafaring, emperors and dynasties. Instant Streaming Only

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (foreign action, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Gengxin Lin) – Mandarin language period piece set in 1946 – soldiers vs. bandits in China. Instant Streaming Only

Theresa Is a Mother (comedy, C. Fraser Press, Edie McClurg) – Single mom returns home to parents who are not exactly how she remembers. Instant Streaming Only

To Kill a Man (foreign thriller, Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo) – Spanish language story of a man to revenge by murderous thugs. Instant Streaming Only

Trash (action, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara) – Homeless teenagers and a mysterious leather bag lead to something akin to adventure.  Good cast here. Instant Streaming Only

Uncanny (sci-fi, Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths) – Reclusive scientist and his robot attract journalist. Instant Streaming Only

Under the Electric Sky: EDC 2013 (documentary) – Want to go to a big, loud, bright music festival?  Here’s your chance. Instant Streaming Only

Vengeance of an Assassin (foreign action, Dan Chupong, Nattawut Boonrabsap) – It seems unwise to attract the vengeance of an assassin.  Thai language. Instant Streaming Only

Wasp (drama, Simon Haycock, Elly Condron) – Gay couple’s holiday interrupted by attractive (to one of them) woman. Instant Streaming Only

We Could Be King (documentary) – A look at sports bringing under-served communities together. Instant Streaming Only

What Now? Remind Me (foreign documentary) – Portuguese language video memoir of a man struggling with HIV. Instant Streaming Only

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (foreign drama, Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut) – Romanian language story about relationships on a movie set. Instant Streaming Only

White Haired Witch (foreign action, Chen Chang, Cecilia Liu) – Mandarin language.  Secrets, conspiracies and warriors, oh my! Instant Streaming Only

Z Storm (action, Michael Wong, Louis Koo) – Sorry, it’s not about zombies, it’s about Hong Kong financial fraud.  I know which I’d rather watch. Instant Streaming Only

Age of Ice (action, Jules Hartley, Barton Bund) – It sucks when an impending ice age interrupts your Egyptian vacation. Instant Streaming Only

Plot for Peace (documentary) – Story of Jean-Yves Ollivier, a key player in such major events as the negotiations for the release of Nelson Mandela. Instant Streaming Only

Patch Town (comedy, Stephanie Pitsiladis, Julian Richings) – Humanoid former toy goes looking for his family. Instant Streaming Only

December 29th, 2015

Person of Interest – Season 4 (TV drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – Instant Streaming Available! I hope that means the next (and reportedly last) season will be starting soon on TV.

Shameless – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy) – I love this show!  I’ll definitely binge this season. DVD Only (it isn’t a streamer)

Ray Donovan – Season 3 (TV drama, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight) – Fixer Ray Donovan returns for a third season on DVD Only.  It’s not a streamer.

The Bird Men (comedy, Tom Cavanagh, Graham Greene) – I swear there was a movie with this same plot with Owen Wilson in it.  Whatever, it’s about bird watching and revenge and is running a whopping 1.7 stars on Netflix.

Bone Tomahawk (drama, Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson) – A western with cave dwelling cannibals and Richard Jenkins?  YES PLEASE!

90 Minutes in Heaven (drama, Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth) – This is a near death experience thing, which is disappointing since I thought it might be about an extended version of the adolescent game 7 Minutes in Heaven.  I should know better than to get my hopes up.

A Walk in the Woods (drama, Robert Redford, Nick Nolte) – Based on the book by Bill Bryson (which I read), this also stars Emma Thompson.  I will most certainly be seeing it.  Update: enjoyable, but not riveting.

The Perfect Guy (thriller, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy) – Taking up with charismatic bad guy goes badly.  Shocking.  But I’ll watch it anyway.

Heist (action, Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) – Casino robbery, hijacking, hostages. Sounds like a Murphy’s Law kind of day.

Jenny’s Wedding (comedy, Alexis Bledel, Katherine Heigl) – Who says your family needs to meet, or know the gender of, the person you’re marrying?  Instant Streaming Available.

I Believe in Unicorns (drama, Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack) – Coming of dysfunctional, abusive relationship age.  Instant Streaming Only

December 22nd

War Room (drama, Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Evans Shirer) – Commit to prayer to save your marriage.  So not my thing.

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (action, Dean Ambrose, Roger R. Cross) – Being a whistleblowing cop is never safe, even if you’re really a WWE wrestler.

Dragon Blade (action, Jackie Chan, John Cusack) – Ancient Chinese action movie weirdly starring John Cusack and Adrien Brody.

Queen of Earth (drama, Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston) – Lake house recuperation derailed by what sounds like OCD.  I like Elizabeth Moss, I believe I’ll give this one a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

Nasty Baby (drama, Sebastián Silva, Kristen Wiig) – Don’t let the presence of Kristen Wiig fool you – this is not a comedy and it’s running all of 2 1/2 stars on Netflix.  It’s about a surrogate situation and a bad neighbor.

Vendetta (action, Bruce Payne, Danny Dyer) – Surprisingly, this movie named “vendetta” is about bloody revenge!

Chasing Shadows (crime drama, Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston) – a 4 part (single disc) British miniseries about a brilliant detective whose personality disorder makes him difficult to work with.  I’m definitely seeing this one. Update – very good, I wish there was going to be another season.

December 19th

Call the Midwife – Season 4 (TV drama, Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter) – The 1950s British midwives are back!  Instant Streaming Available

Under the Dome – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre) – This thing jumped the shark the minute they decided to make a season 2.  But I CAN’T STOP WATCHING.  I think it’s giving me brain damage.  DVD Only

K2: Siren of the Himalayas (documentary, Fabrizio Zangrilli, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner) – Mountain climbers in 2009.  Instant Streaming Available

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (action, Seung-yong Ryoo, Cho Jin-woong) – 16th century Chinese sea battle.  I’m not at all clear what language this is in, but you can find out easily because Instant Streaming Available!

In the Grayscale (foreign drama, Francisco Celhay, Emilio Edwards) – Spanish language story of a man questioning his sexuality.  Instant Streaming Available

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans (documentary, Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen) – The apparently contentious making of a car racing movie.

The Legend of Korra: Book 4: Balance (anime) Seriously I don’t know a single thing about anime.  But I can tell this is part of a series!  Go me.

December 15th

Extant – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic) – Astronaut Berry’s post-space saga continues.  DVD Only

Teen Wolf – Season 5, Part 1 (TV sci-fi, Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed) – Teen werewolf/athlete/BMOC is back for season 5 on DVD Only.

Marco Polo – Season 1 (TV action, Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong) – A Netflix original that is now also available on DVD.  Instant Streaming Available

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (action, Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner) – Also with Simon Pegg, who makes these movies worth watching.

We Are Your Friends (drama, Zac Efron, Wes Bentley) – As tempting as Efron and Bentley may be, I’m going to pass on this look into the world of the DJ (plus woman troubles, of course).

Santa’s Little Helper (comedy, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, AnnaLynne McCord) – A WWE star packed Christmas tale.  Awwww(ful).

Drown (drama, Matt Levett, Jack Matthews) – Has anyone else ever heard of competitive Surf Lifesaving?  What an odd sounding sport.  I might watch this just to see what it is.  Instant Streaming Available

Time Out of Mind (drama, Jena Malone, Ben Vereen) – Homeless man finds a helpful friend at Bellevue Hospital.  Instant Streaming Available

Wolf Totem (foreign action, Shaofeng Feng , Shawn Dou) – French language story of a group of shepherds and their relationship with the local wolves.

Slow Learners (comedy, Marceline Hugot, Kate Flannery) – Friends decide to embark on a self improvement program.  Instant Streaming Available

Top Spin (documentary) – Olympic level table tennis doc.  Instant Streaming Available

Finders Keepers (documentary) – OMG – this guy found an amputated leg in a grill he bought at auction!  Now that’s a story worth telling.  Instant Streaming Available

From the Dark (horror, Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell) – CELTIC NIGHTMARE!  Instant Streaming Available

Redeemer (action, Mauricio Diocares, Marko Zaror) – Vigilante assassin.  And another assassin trying to assassinate the vigilante assassin.  That’s a lot of asses.  Instant Streaming Available

Cut Snake (thriller, Kerry Walker, Sullivan Stapleton) – Ex-con haunted by prison past.  Instant Streaming Available

December 10th

Doctor Who – Season 9 Part 1 (TV sci-fi, David Tennant, Matt Smith) – Yay!  Now this will stream at some point, but I have absolutely no idea when.  I’ll keep an eye out for it, but for now it’s DVD Only

December 8th

Hannibal – Season 3 (TV drama, Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen) – Pre-Silence of the Lambs Lecter and Graham.  DVD only.

Mike and Molly – Season 5 (TV comedy, Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy) – I’m surprised Melissa McCarthy is still making this.  It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Death Comes to Pemberley – Season 1 (TV drama, Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin) – I think this is one of those one shot British series – there’s only a single disc.  It’s based on the P.D. James novel continuing Pride and Prejudice.  It is said to be witty.  Instant Streaming Available

Ant-Man (action, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly) – Whoo!  I’m very excited to see Paul Rudd in this action/comedy/superhero movie.  It should have been terrible but I’ve heard good things. Update – Awesome.

Trainwreck (comedy, Amy Schumer, Bill Hader) – Oh yes, I’ll be seeing this.  Amy Schumer is funny and I like the idea of her as a dedicated single lady.  Update – really crude but very funny.

Blind (foreign drama, Marius Kolbenstvedt, Ellen Dorrit Petersen) – Norwegian language story of a woman who loses her sight and begins to think those around her are not being honest about their actions.  This one looks good.

Knock Knock (thriller, Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo) – Don’t invite strangers in the house just because they’re pretty, Keanu.

Partisan (drama, Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel) – Best not question your cult leader, young man.

Xenia (foreign drama, Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia) – Greek language story of a teenager and his brother looking for their father.  Also doing a talent show.  Don’t ask me, I don’t make this stuff.  Instant Streaming Available

The Kindergarten Teacher (foreign drama, Hamuchtar, Guy Oren) – Hebrew language story of a 5-year-old poet prodigy and his obsessive teacher.  Instant Streaming Available

One Eyed Girl (thriller, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey) – More cults!  This time it would be better not to join at all.  Instant Streaming Only

War Pigs (action, Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren) – Misfit soldier v. Nazis.  But the misfits have Dolph Lundgren!  Instant Streaming Available

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (documentary, David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Walters) – Though I’d never heard of her, Sophie Tucker was a Vaudeville legend.  This is the story of her life, with commentary from admirers.

December 7th

In the Courtyard (foreign drama,  Michele Moretti, Pio Marmaï) – French musician becomes landlord.  I’m not entirely sure, but I think the film is in English.

Seek (drama, Matthew Ludwinski) – Canadian reporter writing about gay night life in Toronto and recovering from a break up.

December 2nd

Rosamunde Pilcher’s Shades of Love (drama, Charles Dance, Eileen Atkins) – 4 disc British TV mini-series about the trials and tribulations of being rich in Britain.

December 1st

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis) – I still haven’t quite decided if I like this Walking Dead prequel.  The six episode first season is DVD Only

Zoo – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, James Wolk, Kristen Connolly) – This 13 episode summer series about animals gone wild has been Available on Instant Streaming for some time, now you can get it on disc.  I’m watching it now – it isn’t bad if you can put your disbelief high on a shelf.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (action, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer) – Guy Ritchie directed this movie adaption of the 1960s TV series about Cold War spies.

Amy (documentary) – Amy Winehouse bio-doc.

Some Kind of Wonderful (comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek) – Professor with complicated love life begins to reassess.  Instant Streaming Available

Inside Out (animation, Amy Poehler, Diane Lane) – Pixar Studios story of a girl and her animated emotions during a move across the country.

Momentum (action, Lee-Anne Summers, Olga Kurylenko) – Thief tries to retire.  Fails.  Isn’t that the way it always is with thieves and hit-men?

Mississippi Grind (drama, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn) – Compulsive gambler does some excessive gambling.

Self/Less (sci-fi, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley) – You should get to know someone before you steal their body.  This is a good cast – I’ll see it.

Goodnight Mommy (horror, Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz) – Plastic surgery or pod person?  AHHHHHHH!

A Christmas Eve Miracle (family, Olivia d’Abo, Anthony Starke) – Wonderful Life rip off #297,635.

The Hunting Ground (documentary) – College sexual assault documentary.  Instant Streaming Available

Jerusalem (documentary) – An exploration of Jerusalem narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Grace of Monaco (drama, Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth) – Grace Kelly biopic of a time when she was considering going back to acting.  Instant Streaming Available

Cooties (comedy, Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson) – Frodo and Dwight face an elementary school full of zombies.  You bet I’ll be seeing this.

Assassination (foreign drama, Gianna Jun, Jung-Jae Lee) – Korean resistance against Japan, snipers, traitors and jail breaks.  Instant Streaming Available

Lost in the Sun (action, Josh Duhamel, Josh Wiggins) – Thief forces orphan to participate in crime, then on a road trip, and the two bond.

The Editor (comedy, Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks) – People are dying on horror set.  Whodunit?

Yakuza Apocalypse (foreign action, Hayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian) – Japanese language underground criminal VAMPIRE!  Awesome!

Checkmate (action, Vinnie Jones, Danny Glover) – Bank heist.  Or is it?  Instant Streaming Available

Seeds of Yesterday (TV drama, Rachael Carpani, James Maslow) – Oh, VC Andrews, you’re never going away, are you?

Eaters (horror, Marcelle Bowman, Robert Dean) – Has there ever been a teenage road trip that did not end in biker gangs, stalkers and other horror cliches?

 

Overview

What is Netflix? Should you use it?

Netflix is an online DVD rental service.  Instead of going to the local video store, you can have movies of your choice sent to you via the US mail.  It really is that simple.  Read on to see if it’s for you.

The Past

Originally, Netflix was a DVD only operation.  You chose the movies you wanted to watch from their online catalogue,Netflix Logo put them on your list and they would send them to you.  You could have as many as you wanted at a time (prices increased as the number increased) and you could keep them as long as you wanted.  Send one back and the next one on your list (called your queue) would be sent to you.  New movies would release on Netflix as soon as they released on DVD.

When we started, years ago, it took about 4 days to turn around a movie.  We had a 3 movie per month service plan and there were something like 11,000 movies in the Netflix catalogue.  It was heaven at a time when trying to rent a new release, a documentary or an independent film at a video store was next to impossible and late fees were omnipresent.

Times changed and Netflix changed with them.

The Present

Our original Netflix account seems quaint now.  So does the dial-up connection we used to manage it.  But the core appeal remains – I get movies I choose delivered to my mailbox, take as long as I want to watch them and drop them back in the mail (no postage needed).  A new one appears now in about 2 days.  The catalogue is now unimaginably huge – my queue is always enormous.  User interface on the site itself is super simple – you can browse movies, rate them, get recommendations, complain and report damaged and missing discs as well as manage your own account.

And there are so many more options now.  You can have DVD plans up to 8 at a time, you can have limited plans for as little as $5 a month, and the biggest change – you can now get additional content streamed to any of a couple hundred different devices.  It’s called Netflix Instant Streaming.

Netflix Instant Streaming

When this service began, you could stream movies to your computer via the Netflix site.  There were a few thousand available, most of them sucked.  We never used it – in addition to having little interest in the available content, we had no desire to watch movies on our computer.

But now, with the rise of YouTube and Hulu and any number of other services that stream video content from the internet, Netflix has upped their game.  Their instant catalogue has grown to include many thousands of movies and TV shows (including the first Netflix original series – 2013’s House of Cards, now joined by several more).  Best of all, you can stream through over 100 different devices (including computer to TV if you can reach with an HDMI cable).  We use either our Xbox 360 or our Roku Netflix Player to stream movies directly to our TV.  So in addition to the DVDs we get, we also have access to thousands of titles streamed free.

As streaming becomes more and more dominant with consumers, Netflix has acquired rights to more and more content.  One major acquisition involved streaming new releases before they go to pay TV.

We’re discovering now, in 2014,  that about 25-30% or so of the movies and TV that we want to get from Netflix is available through Netflix Instant Streaming.  Most of the movies are still either not new or are of limited general interest.  But a surprising number of little indie gems show up there.  And the TV is fabulous – we’ll often get a season the summer after it airs and be caught up for the fall premiere.  We’ve seen any number of movies and TV series via streaming on which we never would have used a DVD rental.  Some of them have been great.  Some have also sucked.  But that’s the world of movies, right?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I’m sure this seems like nothing more than a commercial for Netflix.  Let me assure you – I do not work for them.  And they have plenty of problems.  The granddaddy of all current problems is the horrid delay imposed upon Netflix by most of the major movie studios.  This problem is so big and pisses me off so bad that it gets its very own section here on Movie Rewind.  Just hop over one tab.

But let’s start with a simple rundown of the good:

  • Movies and TV on DVD delivered to your mailbox
  • Huge DVD and Instant Streaming catalogue from which to choose
  • Large number of service options
  • Excellent user interface on the site
  • 2 day DVD turnover
  • My history with them is spotless in terms of customer service

And move straight on to the bad:

  • 28 day delay for new releases
  • Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a 2 day turn around
  • DVD extras often not included on rental discs
  • No extras on streamed content
  • No captions available on streamed content (update: as of 2013, captions have become available for most content)
  • Streamed content requires the purchase of a (sometimes expensive) device in order to be truly watchable
  • Streamed content varies in picture quality (update: 2014 – most of the picture quality issues seem to have been resolved)

And the downright ugly:

  • There is no easy way to figure out when things will become available for either rental or streaming on Netflix

My Gift to You

We here at Movie Rewind are annoyed by the lack of easy access to Netflix release dates.  So I am going to provide them.  Tab over and you will find Netflix release dates for as many newly released movies and TV series as I can find, starting with January 1, 2014 (you can find the 2014 release dates here 2013 release dates here, the 2012 release dates here and the  2011 release dates here).  I will not be including old movies new to DVD or to Netflix – only new releases. When I find out that they are streaming, I’ll include that as well.

I love Netflix and have no intention of leaving them for another service or abandoning my disc subscription.  But nothing is perfect.  It’s my job to bitch about the problems I can’t control (I’m looking at you, 28 day delay) and provide solutions for the ones I can.  I love my job.

Release Delays

I hate you, 28 day delay

This is not the first time I’ve bitched about the 28 day release delay imposed on Netflix by many of the major movie studios.  But for those of you new to this particular party, I’ll go over the basics.

Beginning in January, 2010, Netflix customers (aka: ME) started noticing that some newly released DVDs were not being released by Netflix.  Hmmmm.  “What’s the deal?” the customers wondered.  Maybe just a glitch, an anomaly, an oversight.  WRONG!  It turned out that Warner Bros. and Netflix had reached a deal in which Netflix would delay release of new movies for 28 days after they became available for purchase, presumably to give people incentive to buy the DVD rather than wait to rent.  Fox and Universal soon followed suit, as did Paramount, even though their own internal study showed that delaying rental release did not increase DVD sales.

I have no idea, none at all, what Netflix gets out of this “agreement”.  I can only assume that it was forced down their throats with the threat of withdrawal of content altogether.

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Yeah, I get that the studios want more people to buy DVDs.  But I want to see concrete proof that delaying rentals achieves that.  I think that it does not – all it does is prove to someone at the studio that they have a bigger virtual penis and can force down Netflix (and Redbox – they’re affected as well) with their big powerful bully tactics.  Personally, it makes me committed to never, ever buying another DVD from one of these studios.   If I didn’t care enough to see a movie in the theater, I sure as hell don’t care enough to spend twice the price buying the stupid thing.  As I’ve pointed out before, buyers and renters are two different species and never the twain shall meet.  Or at least not very often.

Adding insult to injury, Blockbuster began running ads on TV during the 2010 holiday season boasting about how they had new releases for rent as soon as they were available for purchase.  They went so far as to specifically take a swipe at Netflix for the idiot 28 day delay.  Talk about rubbing salt in a wound.  I would venture to guess that the only reason Blockbuster had not, to that point, been forced to accept the same crappy delay “deal” as Netflix and Redbox is that everyone assumed they would be out of business by then.  Keep boasting, Blockbuster – if you look even marginally viable as a company, the big virtual penis will smack you down, too.  Oh, look, now that it’s 2014, Blockbuster is out of business.  RIP, Braggy McBraggersons.

The fallout from the 28 day delay is not just my ire (powerful though that might be).  People now have no idea when the movies they want will become available on Netflix.  It used to be easy – when it was released on DVD, it was released on Netflix.  But now there’s usually a delay – but it isn’t always 28 days.  Sometimes it’s shorter, sometimes it’s longer, sometimes there is no delay.  Who keeps track of which studios release which movies?  I know I don’t.  Even if I did, I don’t know anymore how many of them are enforcing the delay and there’s no way of knowing if they’ll enforce it on any particular movie.  BAH!!

But now you can know.  Because I’m going to tell you.  Tab over and you’ll find Netflix release dates beginning January 1, 2014.  I love you all just that much.  Almost as much as I hate that damn 28 day delay.

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