All the Dates That Are Fit to Print

Netflix LogoHere you have it! 2016/2017 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates 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.

You can tell at a glance which content is available on DVD, which is streaming, and which is both.  If you’re only interested in streaming, toggle over (or scroll down if you’re on mobile) and see only Instant Streaming releases (beginning January 1, 2017).   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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2017 Netflix Releases

Coming in May

Suits – Season 6 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – Finally! This courtroon drama does not stream in the US, so this release will be DVD Only here. If it streams in your country, let me know when it shows up! It has been renewed for a seventh season.  Kind reader James tells me that season 5 is now streaming in Ireland!  And that season 6 looks to be coming in May.  Thanks James!

Major Crimes – Season 5 (TV drama, Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison) – Spin-off of The Closer is doing darn well for itself!  Five seasons and counting (it has been renewed for a sixth).  This crime/court room drama is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Queen Sugar – Season 1 (TV drama, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner) – Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, the story of siblings brought together to run a sugarcane farm.  DVD Only, and it’s already been renewed for a second season.

Divorce – Season 1 (TV comedy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church) – Midlife crisis, messy divorce.  This HBO series is likely to stay DVD Only

May 5th

Sense8 – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith) – YES!!  I’ve been waiting and waiting for this new season of the Netflix mind-bending, body-sharing, all around trippy Sense8Instant Streaming Only

The Last Kingdom – Season 2 (TV drama, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – 9th century Englishman looking to reclaim legacy from Vikings. This is based on a series of novels and the second season covers the last two, so I don’t know if there will be a third season. Instant Streaming Available.

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (mystery, Jeff Garlin, Natasha Lyonne) – This looks good – a crime drama/mystery with a liberal dash of humor.  Instant Streaming Only

Simplemente Manu NNa (comedy special) – Spanish language stand-up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only

The Mars Generation (documentary, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye) – Teenagers at Space Camp want to go to Mars, experts talk about space travel, past and present.  Instant Streaming Only

May 2nd

The Last Ship – Season 3 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra) – Michael Bay dystopian future series. There are both a fourth and fifth season, but this one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna) – You might have heard of this little picture.  DVD Only

The Age of Shadows (foreign drama, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong) – Korean language period piece set during the Japanese occupation of Korea about a former resistance fighter tasked with going undercover in a resistance group.  DVD Only

The Bounce Back (comedy, Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez) – Relationship experts don’t get along, but then they do.  Awwww.  DVD Only

Silver Skies (drama, George Hamilton, Mariette Hartley) – Working class seniors facing eviction.  DVD Only

I Am Not Your Negro (documentary, Samuel L. Jackson) – This doc uses an unfinished book about civil rights pioneers to talk about race in America.  DVD Only

Gold (drama, Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez) – True crime gold heist flick.  DVD Only

The Red Turtle (animation) – Dialogue free story about a man on a desert island and his turtle assisted escape.  DVD Only

Rings (horror, Alex Roe-Brown, Matilda Lutz) – A prequel/origin story to the Ring franchise.  I’m not really sure this needed to be made.  Okay, I’m quite sure it didn’t need to be made.  DVD Only

The Comedian (comedy, Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann) – Angry stand-up comedian vs. heckler = community service.  DVD Only

MindGamers (sci-fi, Tom Payne, Melia Kreiling) – When will we learn that technological breakthroughs will always be used by supervillains to control everyone’s minds?  DVD Only

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (documentary) – Taking a look at the lives of celebrity bodyguards. This has been out for a while on DVD, now it’s Instant Streaming Available.

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (comedy special) – Have you heard of her?  I haven’t.  But who knows, maybe she’s funny.  Instant Streaming Only

Two Lovers and a Bear (romance, Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany) – This story about a young couple heading for the wilds has been out on DVD since March, now it is Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (documentary) – The story of the US rowing team at the 1936 Olympic games.  Instant Streaming Only

Blood on the Mountain (documentary) – Available now for a while on DVD, this documentary looks a the industry that has exploited West Virginia’s natural resources at the expense of its people.  Instant Streaming Available

Decanted (documentary,  Steve Reynolds, Julien Fayard) – A look at Napa Valley.  Instant Streaming Only

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

Drifter (horror, Aria Emory, Andrew Harwood Mills) – Brothers out for revenge run into cannibals.  Of course they do.  Instant Streaming Only

In the Shadow of Iris (foreign thriller, Romain Duris, Charlotte Le Bon) – French language story of wealth, deception and fetishes.  Instant Streaming Only

Losing Sight of the Shore (documentary) – 4 women row across the Pacific ocean, unsupported.  Instant Streaming Only

Nerdland (anime, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt) – Looking for fame in all the wrong places.  Instant Streaming Only

April 28th

Dear White People – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell) – This series caused plenty of controversy already, with some people calling the trailer racist.  You bet I’m going to watch it.  Instant Streaming Only

Rodney King (Roger Guenveur) – I have no idea what genre to put this Spike Lee directed one man show into.  It’s a spoken word look inside the man beaten by police in 1992.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Crimes (drama, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole) – For those who don’t recognize the name, Coster-Waldau is Jaime from Game of Thrones.  Here he is an ex-con cop trying to get on with his life.  Instant Streaming Only

Casting JonBenet (documentary) – This macabre little doc has people in JonBenet Ramsey’s hometown recalling the events surrounding her death while trying out for parts in a dramatization.  Instant Streaming Only

April 27th

Cable Girls – Season 1 (aka: Las Chicas del Cable) (foreign TV, Blanca Suarez, Nadia del Santiago) – Spanish language period piece set in 1920s Madrid, focusing on four women who work at the phone company. Instant Streaming Only

April 26th

Shared Rooms (romantic comedy, Christopher Grant Pearson, Alec Manley Wilson) – Holiday movie about three gay couples. DVD Only

Antarctica: Ice and Sky (foreign documentary) – French language doc about Claude Lorius, an explorer who connected greenhouse gases and global warming. DVD Only

The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (drama, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan) – South African period piece about a man who worked on death row and eventually ended up an inmate there. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Only

The Daughter (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie) – An adaptation of an Ibsen play about fathers and sons, families and secrets. Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

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

La La Land (musical, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone) – This multi-Oscar winner is a really fun watch and both leads are terrific.  Definitely recommended!  DVD Only

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (fantasy, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston) – Ooooh, I’m looking forward to this one!  It makes me wish we had a bigger TV to watch the pre-Potter wizarding world come to life.  DVD Only

Why Him (comedy, Bryan Cranston, James Franco) – Two in a row that I’m excited for!  Love Bryan Cranston, can’t wait to see him as the beleaguered dad.  DVD Only

We Are X (documentary, Yoshiki, Gene Simmons) – A look at the Japanese rock band X Japan, and their 2014 concert at Madison Square Garden.  I’m not sure how much of this is in English and how much in Japanese.  DVD Only

A Monster Calls (fantasy, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones) – A visiting monster helps a young boy deal with his mother’s illness.  Based on the book.  DVD Only

The Girl With All the Gifts (sci-fi, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine) – I read this book and it’s great – zombies but so much more.  I hope the movie captures the essence – I’m definitely going to see it.  DVD Only

Catfight (comedy, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche) – College rivals renew their conflict years later.  DVD Only

Underworld: Blood Wars (action, Kate Beckinsale, Theo James) – This is the fifth installment in this vampire/werewolf franchise. I haven’t seen a single one of them, but might be willing to watch this one just to see Theo James.  DVD Only

Mifune: The Last Samurai (foreign documentary, Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese) – Japanese language doc about actor Toshirô Mifune.  DVD Only

Mean Dreams (thriller, Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins) – Also with the late Bill Paxton.  The story of a boy and girl on the run from an abusive and corrupt lawman, who happens to be the girl’s father.  DVD Only

The Marine 5: The Battleground (action, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin , Heath Slater) – The marine is back in the US, working as an EMT, protecting someone from a biker gang.  DVD Only

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution (TV drama, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough) – 2 part courtroom drama period piece set in London in the 1920s.  DVD Only

Detour (thriller, Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley) – Vengeance will be had by the college kid whose step father crossed a line.  DVD Only

Bokeh (fantasy, Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary) – Americans in Iceland find themselves alone after mystical lights appear in the sky.  DVD Only

Right Now, Wrong Then (foreign comedy, Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hie Kim) – Korean language sort of Lost in Translation/Groundhog Day mash-up?  DVD Only

Queen of Katwe (drama, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o) – Female chess star in Uganda.  This one has been available on DVD since February and is now Instant Streaming Available

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (foreign comedy, Robert Gustafsson, Jens Hultén) – Swedish language comedy about an elderly ex-spy searching for a secret soda formula.  Instant Streaming Only

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (comedy special) – Indian comedian Vir Das in New Delhi and NYC.  The trailer looks pretty funny.  Instant Streaming Only

April 24th

Long Nights Short Mornings (drama, Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck) – Story of a guy who never attaches to one woman. Instant Streaming Only

April 22nd

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Seasons 1-3 (TV reality) – I don’t know a thing about this series, except that people love the British Baking Show. So I assume they’ll love this! Instant Streaming Only

The Secret Life of Pets (family animation, Eric Stonestreet, Louis C.K.) – This family movie with a great voice cast has been out on DVD for a while, not it’s Available on Instant Streaming

April 21st

Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 1 (TV reality, Bill Nye, Karlie Kloss) – All around environmental good guy brings science into the real world.  Instant Streaming Only

Girlboss – Season 1 (comedy, Britt Robertson, Ellis Reed) – Woman starts business, must learn how to be a boss,  Instant Streaming Only

Tales By Light – Season 2 (TV documentary, Darren Jew, Art Wolfe) – The photographer are back!  Showing us the world in new ways.  I’m not seeing any information at this point about a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandcastle (drama, Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green) – 2003 Iraq – a platoon goes to fix a water system in an unfriendly area.  Instant Streaming Only

Tramps (action, Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten) – Don’t swap that briefcase, attractive young people!  Instant Streaming Only

April 19th

A Plastic Ocean (documentary) – A documentary maker looking for a rare whale instead finds horrible plastic pollution. Instant Streaming Only

The Windmill (horror, Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont) – That little Dutch windmill is not so picturesque whrn there’s a PSYCHO KILLER INSIDE  Instant Streaming Only

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (fantasy, Ethan Peck, Natalie Hall) – Not only does the prince have to wake the beauty, he has to fend off his haunted house to do it.  Instant Streaming Only

Camino (action, Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo) – Documentary film maker gets a little too close to some dangerous subjects.  Instant Streaming Only

April 18th

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

Six – Season 1 (TV drama, Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane) – A SEAL team in Afghanistan discovers an American among the terrorists.  Walton Goggins was fantastic in Justified, hopefully as good here.  There is a season 2 coming, and I have no idea if it will stream.  For now it’s DVD Only.

Mars – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Anamaria Marinca, Alberto Ammann) – This National Geographic mini-series about a manned mission to Mars got picked up for a second season.  No idea if it will stream, for now it’s DVD Only

Masterpiece: Home Fires – Season 2 (TV drama, Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher) – This British drama about women in England during WWII is not a streamer, so DVD Only. This is the final season.

Killjoys – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane) – These interplanetary bounty hunters are back for a second season. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only. There is a third season coming.

The Founder (drama, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman) – McDonald’s/Ray Kroc biography period piece.  DVD Only

Assassin’s Creed (action, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard) – Video game franchise movie.  Meh.  DVD Only

Live By Night (drama, Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning) – Prohibition period piece about a bootlegger who goes further into the underground.  DVD Only

Miss Sloane (thriller, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong) – Political lobbyists.  I can’t do it.  DVD Only

Before the Flood (documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio) – Climate change (yes, it is real) documentary.  DVD Only

Bigger Fatter Liar (comedy, Ricky Garcia, Jodelle Ferland) – Apparently a follow up to a movie from 2002 about a teenage pathological liar.  Nope.  DVD Only

A Cowgirl’s Story (family, Bailee Madison, Chloe Lukasiak) – Two high schoolers who don’t fit in stick together.  DVD Only

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank (documentary, Robert Frank) – Photographer bio-doc.  DVD Only

The Duelist (foreign drama, Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov) – Russian language period piece about a dude who stands in for other dudes in duels.  DVD Only

Blood, Sand & Gold (action, Monica West, Aaron Costa Ganis) – If you steal my treasure, I’ll hire a gangster to get it back from you.  I’m not kidding, man!  DVD Only

Arbor Demon (horror, Rob Bouton, Jake Busey) – Three people in a tent that is somehow safe haven from a supernatural forest demon.  Those three people are going to get on each other’s nerves.  DVD Only

Ocean Waves (anime) – A coming-of-age Japanese language anime from Studio Ghibli. DVD Only

Chosen (action, Harvey Keitel, Ana Ularu) – Story of a Hungarian resistance leader during WWII.  DVD Only

Milton’s Secret (drama, Donald Sutherland, William Ainscough) – Bullied middle-schooler bonds with his grandfather.  DVD Only

Door to the Other Side (thriller,  Nicholas Bianchi, Robin De Lano) – Shut-in experiences trauma when forced out of his comfort zone – but is it in his head or supernatural?  DVD Only

Art Bastard (documentary, Robert Cenedella) – Bio-doc about a rebellious artist.  DVD Only

Lucas Bros.: On Drugs (comedy special) – Twins doing stand up.  Want to guess if I’ve ever heard of them?  Instant Streaming Only.

Green Is Gold (drama, Jimmy Baxter, Ryon Baxter) – Teenager goes to live with pot grower brother after his father goes to prison. Instant Streaming Only

April 15th

Slam (foreign drama, Ludovico Tersigni, Jasmine Trinca) – Italian skate bro becomes teen dad. Instant Streaming Only

April 14th

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Season 1 (TV comedy, Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt) – 30 years later the iconic show returns with 13 new episodes! Instant Streaming Only

Sandy Wexler (comedy, Millie Wynn, Adam Sandler) – Talentless talent manager actually signs someone with talent. Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Father Brown – Season 4 (TV drama, Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack) – Bicycling priest is the Jessica Fletcher of his small English village, where more crimes are committed than one might think.  Instant Streaming Only.  There is a Season 5.

The Night Shift – Season 2 (TV drama, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez) – Ex-Army doctor works the ER night shift.  Instant Streaming Only

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 (TV action, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh) – DC’s entry into the fray of TV superhero series is back for a second season (and has been renewed for a third).  Instant Streaming Only

London Spy – Season 1 (TV thriller, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent) – I think this is more of a mini-series – about a young partier that gets caught up in international intrigue.  Instant Streaming Only

Pandemic (action, Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen) – Viral apocalypse and a band of plucky survivors. Instant Streaming Only

The Last Heist (action, Henry Rollins, Torrance Coombs) – It’s never good when you try to rob a sociopath.  Instant Streaming Only

Among the Believers (foreign documentary) – This English and Urdu language documentary looks at a schools in Pakistan torn between secularism and Islamic fundamentalism.  Instant Streaming Only

The Standoff (comedy, Ryan McCartan, Alex Wolff) – Attractive young people who hate each other presumably falling in love during a contest.  Instant Streaming Only

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (western, Trace Adkins, Kim Coates) – Period piece about a former outlaw forced to become an outlaw once again.  Instant Streaming Only

Dead West (thriller, Brian Sutherland, Meagan Karimi-Naser) – Outlaws shouldn’t look for love, it just ends badly.  Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Look Down (documentary, Richard Branson) – Hot air balloon daredevil Branson doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Like Cotton Twines (drama, Jay Ellis, Ophelia Dzidzornu) – A volunteer teacher in Africa tries to break a girl out of a brutal tradition.  Instant Streaming Only

Newtown (documentary) – A look at the small town three years after the devastation school shooting. Instant Streaming Only

Tank 432 (thriller, Rupert Evans, Steve Garry) – Mercenaries hiding in a tank find that the worst enemies are those within.  Instant Streaming Only

April 11th

Lion (drama, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara) – Fantastic cast and a heap of Oscar noms for this adopted man searching for his Indian birth family story.  I’ll definitely be seeing this one.  DVD Only

Collateral Beauty (drama, Will Smith, Edward Norton) – Tackling disabling depression.  I’ll see this – I like the leads.  DVD Only

Tony Erdmann (foreign comedy, Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller) – German language story of a practical joker and his estranged daughter.  Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.  DVD Only

Believe (drama, Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith) – The Christmas pageant, it must be saved!  Nope, I don’t believe…in this horrible timing.  DVD Only

Claire in Motion (thriller, Betsy Brandt, Chris Beetem) – Woman searches for missing husband, unearths unwelcome secrets.  Isn’t that always the way?  DVD Only

Monster Trucks (animated action, Lucas Till, Jane Levy) – As in actual monsters, masquerading as trucks!  But it’s animated, so I won’t see it.  DVD Only

Brimstone (thriller, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning) – Another great cast (including Kit Harrington) for this western about a mute midwife.  DVD Only

War on Everyone (comedy, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña) – Make that a dark comedy, about dirty cops and the crooks they shake down.  I love Alexander Skarsgård, so I might have to see it.  DVD Only

Kaili Blues (foreign drama, Chen Yongzhong, Xie Lixun) – Mandarin language trippy time warp drama.  DVD Only

Sword Master (foreign action, Kenny Lin, Peter Ho) – Mandarin language martial arts.  DVD Only

Kevin Hart: What Now? (comedy special, Kevin Hart) – Yay! I’m looking forward to this. It’s been out for a while on DVD, now it’s Instant Streaming Available.

April 10th

Documentary Now! – Season 2 (TV mockumentary, Fred Armison, Bill Hader) – The boys are back with another season of spoof documentaries. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Kubo and the Two Strings (family animation, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson) – Conjuring that spirit was a bad idea, Kubo. Even if it was an accident. Instant Streaming Available

April 7th

Lighthouse of the Orcas (foreign drama,  Maribel Verdú, Joaquín Furriel) – Spanish language story of a mother trying to help her son with autism connect with whales.  Instant Streaming Only

The Get Down: Part 2 (musical, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore) – 1970s period piece NYC musical.  Instant Streaming Only

Win It All (comedy,  Keegan-Michael Key, Jake Johnson) – Gambler has a hard time quitting the games.  Instant Streaming Only

April 6th

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

April 5th

Death in Paradise – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – This fish out of water story of a Scotland Yard detective relocated to the Caribbean is finally Available on Instant Streaming. It has been renewed for a sixth season.

April 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2nd

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

April 1st

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

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

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

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

March 31st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30th

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

March 29th

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

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

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

March 28th

Archer – Season 7 (adult animation, H. Jon Benjamin Aisha Tyler) – The animated spy spoof is back for another season. Instant Streaming Available. It looks like the show is going to continue through season 10.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 27th

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

March 25th

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (action, Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore) – This WWII disaster flick just came out on DVD in January, and is now Available on Instant Streaming

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

March 24th

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 23rd

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

March 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 18th

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

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

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

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

March 17th

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

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

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

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

March 16th

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

March 15th

The BFG 2016 (family, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) – My kids read this in elementary school! It’s been out on DVD for some time and was supposed to come out on streaming, but it failed to show up.  Thanks to alert readers Stephanie and Cheryl for noticing and letting me know!  I’ll put it back on my watch list, but for now it’s still DVD Only.

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

March 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 10th

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

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

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

March 8th

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

March 7th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 3rd

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

March 1st

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

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

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

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

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

February 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 24th

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

February 23rd

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

February 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 21st

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

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

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

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (documentary) – A look at a 2012 incident in which a dispute over loud music turned deadly, and the aftermath. DVD Only

February 19th

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

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

February 17th

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

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

February 16th

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

February 15th

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

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

February 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 13th

Mercy Street – Season 2 (TV drama, Josh Radnor, McKinley Belcher III) – This drama about nurses during the Civil War is not a streamer, so DVD only. No information yet on a possible third season.

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (documentary) – A look at race and gender inequality in computer science. Instant Streaming Only

Magicians: Life in the Impossible (documentary) – Illusionists discuss their lives and their craft. Instant Streaming Only

February 11th

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

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

February 10th

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

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

February 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 7th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 6th

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

February 3rd

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

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

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

February 2nd

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

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

February 1st

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

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

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

 

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Welcome to Streaming Central.  Many of you requested a place where you could find just Instant Streaming Netflix release dates, and your wish is my command.  Beginning with January 1, 2017, you’ll find new content released to Instant Streaming in this section.  It will include movies, TV series and specials – anything made in the past two years that is new to streaming.  Cool?  Very cool.  You’ll also be able to see here what content you can download.  Also very cool.  Enjoy!

Instant Streaming Available = You can also get this title on DVD if you have a disc subscription

Instant Streaming Only = You can’t.  Streamers Only

Downloadable = At the time the list was compiled, the title was available to be downloaded

May 5th

Sense8 – Season 2 – Have you been waiting as impatiently as I have for the return of this Netflix original sci-fi mend-bender?  It’s finally here!  Instant Streaming Only

The Last Kingdom – Season 2 – This is apparently a Netflix original.  It’s based on novels set in 9th century England.  No word yet on a third season.  Instant Streaming Available

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie – This one looks good, with Jeff Garlin (from Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Natasha Lyonne (fro Orange is the New Black) as detectives.  Instant Streaming Only

Simplemente Manu NNa – Netflix original comedy.  This time it’s a Spanish language special from a Mexican comedian.  Instant Streaming Only

The Mars Generation – Teenagers who want to travel to Mars, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye talking about space travel in this timely documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

May 2nd

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (downloadable) – This documentary looks at the unenviable lives of celebrity bodyguards.  Instant Streaming Only

Maria Bamford: Old Baby – A Netflix original stand-up special.  Instant Streaming Only

Two Lovers and a Bear – This romance has a couple looking to the wilds to escape their pasts.  Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (downloadable) – The 1936 Olympics featured a green rowing team from the University of Washington.  This is their story.  Instant Streaming Only

Blood on the Mountain (downloadable) – This documentary about West Virginia looks at its resources, and how they have been used by industry and not for the good of the populace.  Instant Streaming Available

Decanted – This 2016 documentary takes a look at Napa Valley and its vineyards.  Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Think Twice (downloadable) – This comedy focuses on stand-up and improv groups.  Instant Streaming Available

Drifter – Vengeance is best when served cold with a side of cannibals.  Instant Streaming Only

In the Shadow of Iris – This Netflix original is a French language thriller about the disappearance of a wealthy woman and the secrets it reveals.  Instant Streaming Only

Losing Sight of the Shore – This documentary follows the 8,000 mile journey of 4 women rowing from the US to Australia.  Instant Streaming Only

Nerdland (downloadable) – Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt supply the voice talent for this animated feature about a pair of friends seeking fame.  Instant Streaming Only

April 28th

Dear White People – Season 1 (downloadable) – Based on the 2014 movie of the same name, this dramedy series takes a look at life on an Ivy League campus for people of color.  Instant Streaming Only

Rodney King – A Spike Lee directed one man show about Rodney King starring Roger Guenveur.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Crimes – This Netflix original movie has Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones starring as a cop getting out of prison and trying to regain his life.  Instant Streaming Only

Casting JonBenet – A Netlfix original documentary in which people reflect on the 1996 murder while trying to get parts in a dramatization of the events.  That’s just creepy.  Instant Streaming Only

April 27th

Cable Girls – Season 1 (aka: Las Chicas del Cable) (downloadable) – Netflix original Spanish language series about four women working at the 1920s Madrid phone company.  Instant Streaming Only

April 26th

The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (downloadable) – Steve Coogan stars as an attorney defending a young man who worked on death row and is now an inmate. Based on real events. Instant Streaming Only

The Daughter (downloadable) – Great cast including Geoffrey Rush for this Ibsen adaptation about a prodigal son and devastating secrets at a wedding. Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

Queen of Katwe – Lupita Nyong’o stars in the true story of a chess prodigy in Uganda.  Instant Streaming Available

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – Brush up on your Swedish for this dark comedy about an elderly man in need of money looking for a secret formula.  Instant Streaming Only

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding – A Netflix original stand-up show in both New Delhi and New York.  Instant Streaming Only

April 24th

Long Nights Short Mornings (downloadable) – No strings romance is where it’s at for this NYC playboy. Instant Streaming Only

April 22nd

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Seasons 1-3 (downloadable) – Do you love these British baking shows? Then we have a binge for you! Instant Streaming Only

The Secret Life of Pets – Despite a terrific voice cast I will never see this animated family movie. I’m an old grouch. Instant Streaming Available.

April 21st

Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 1 (downloadable) – Yay for Bill Nye!  Bringing science into our homes once again.  Instant Streaming Only.

Girlboss – Season 1 (downloadable) – Netflix original series based on a memoir about a woman fumbling along with her company, learning as she goes.  Instant Streaming Only

Tales By Light – Season 2 – This Netflix original series has photographers bring natural and cultural wonders into our living rooms.  No news about a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandcastle (downloadable) – This Netflix original movie has Nicholas Hoult leading a platoon to fix infrastructure in 2003 Iraq.  Instant Streaming Only

Tramps – A Netflix original movie about a briefcase swap gone wrong.  Has any movie ever featured a briefcase swap gone right?  Instant Streaming Only

April 19th

A Plastic Ocean (downloadable) – A documentary crew finds a terribly polluted Sri Lankan coast while searching for a whale. Instant Streaming Only

The Windmill – You can make anything scary if you put a slasher killer inside it.  Instant Streaming Only

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty – Beware that old mansion you mysteriously inherited, Prince Charming.  Instant Streaming Only

Camino – Journalist in Colombia gets in too deep and finds herself on the run.  Instant Streaming Only

April 18th

Lucas Bros.: On Drugs – Netflix original stand up comedy – this time with twins! Instant Streaming Only

Green Is Gold (downloadable) – It’s good for a kid to learn the family business…of growing pot illegally. Instant Streaming Only

April 15th

Slam – Italian language Netflix original movie about a teenage skateboarder about to be a father. Instant Streaming Only

April 14th

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Season 1 – Yep, Netflix is airing a full season’s worth of new episodes of this decades old but still relevant series.  Creator Joel Hodgson raised most of the money for the series through the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandy Wexler (downloadable) – Adam Sandler is a talent manager who somehow signs an actual talent.  This looks terrible.  Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Father Brown – Season 4 (downloadable) – A mild-mannered British priest and his secretary solve crimes in their small village.  Instant Streaming Only – there is a fifth season coming.

The Night Shift – Season 2 (downloadable) – Former army doctor deals with the medical and interpersonal crises of the night time ER.  Instant Streaming Only

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 – DC comics looks to compete with the Marvel juggernaut of TV series.  It has been renewed for a third season.   Instant Streaming Only

London Spy (downloadable) – This British miniseries is about a young man getting caught up in espionage despite really only wanting to be a club boy.  Instant Streaming Only

Pandemic – What do you suppose happens after a viral apocalypse?  If you guessed zombies, you get a cookie!  Instant Streaming Only

The Last Heist – Bank robbers get more than they bargained for with a maniac victim.  Instant Streaming Only

Among the Believers (downloadable) – A documentary about the struggle between Islamic fundamentalism and secularism in Pakistani schools.  I believe it is in both English and Urdu.  Instant Streaming Only

The Standoff (dowloadable) – Trying to win a car, to young people hate each other, but then don’t.  Yawn.  Instant Streaming Only

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (downloadable) – Trace Adkins stars in this western about an outlaw forced to return to his nefarious ways.  Instant Streaming Only

Dead West (downloadable) – If you kill your girlfriends, eventually someone is going to come looking for you, pal. Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Look Down (downloadable) – Richard Branson bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Like Cotton Twines (downloadable) – A girl in Ghana finds a champion in an American teacher who wants to help her escape hostile traditions.  Instant Streaming Only

Newtown (downloadable) – This documentary takes us back to the community that suffered the dealiest school shooting in US history three years later.  Instant Streaming Only

Tank 432 (downloadable) – The enemies that drove a group of mercenaries to hide in a tank aren’t the ones they really need to worry about.  Instant Streaming Only

April 11th

Kevin Hart: What Now? – Kevin Hart’s comedy special is now Available on Instant Streaming. It’s definitely on my list!

April 10th

Documentary Now! – Season 2 – Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Fred Armison are back for a second season of documentary parodies. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Kubo and the Two Strings (downloadable) – This animated feature with voice acting by Charlize Theron has been out on DVD for quite a while, now it is Instant Streaming Available

April 7th

Lighthouse of the Orcas – Also known as Lighthouse of the Whales.  Spanish language story of a mother and son traveling to Patagonia to commune with the whales.  Instant Streaming Only

The Get Down: Part 2 – A Netflix original period piece musical about NYC in the 70s.  Instant Streaming Only

Win It All – A Netflix original comedy about a guy with a gambling problem having a tough time shaking it.  Instant Streaming Only

April 6th

The BFG – Yes, this was supposed to be Available on Instant Streaming last month and was not. Netflix says it will be out on the 6th. Fingers crossed!

April 5th

Death in Paradise – Season 5 – This British crime dramedy has been out on DVD for quite some time, but no it’s finally Available on Instant Streaming!

April 4th

Chewing Gum – Season 2 – This Netflix original series has virginal Tracey looking to shake things up in her life. No info yet about a third season. Instant Streaming Only

Louis C.K. 2017 (downloadable) – A new Louis special, YAY! Totally looking forward to this – his stand-up is hilarious. Instant Streaming Only

April 2nd

The D Train (downloadable) Jack Black and James Marsden star in this high school reunion comedy/drama. I have a feeling Jack Black gets picked on. Instant Streaming Available

April 1st

Good Witch – Season 2 (downloadable) – I’m not alone in being glad to see this magical romance drama finally stream!  There’s a 3rd season, but I don’t know when it will release.  Instant Streaming Available

Wynonna Earp – Season 1 (downloadable) – The title of this SyFy series makes me cringe, but apparently it’s based on a comic series of the same name.  It has been renewed for a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

A Weekend With the Family (downloadable) – Trying to get a job at a big shot law firm is hard enough – maybe you should forego dating the boss’s daughter.  Instant Streaming Only

The Tenth Man – It ain’t easy to connect with your dad in Argentina after living your life in NYC.  Hebrew language, Instant Streaming Available

March 31st

13 Reasons Why – Season 1 – Teen girl commits suicide and leaves messages behind.  This Netflix Original is Instant Streaming Only

Bordertown – Season 1 – An animated comedy from the Family Guy creators about a border agent.   Instant Streaming Only

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life – Season 1 – Comedy about a 20 something learning from his own (presumably funny) mistakes as he tackles life post-college.  Instant Streaming Only

Five Came Back – Season 1 (downloadable) – This Netflix original is a documentary mini-series starring eminent current directors like Coppola and Speilberg discussing their 1940s compatriots who documented WWII.  Instant Streaming Only

Rosewood – Season 1 – Morris Chestnut stars as a super-pathologist who helps the local police solve crimes.  This looks sort of Bones-like.  I’ll watch it.  There is a Season 2.  Instant Streaming Only

The Carmichael Show – Seasons 1 and 2 – I love it when they release two seasons at once!  There’s also a third season of this meddling family comedy, but no idea when iit will release.  Instant Streaming Only

The Discovery – Jason Segel stars in this Netflx original film about the results of finding difinitive proof of the afterlife.  Also with Rooney Mara and Robert Redford.  Instant Streaming Only

Firstborn (downloadable) – Well, whatever it is, you can download it.  Hopefully it will show up and I can fill in some details.  Instant Streaming Only

March 30th

Life in Pieces – Season 1 – James Brolin and Dianne Wiest are the parents watching their children enter adulthood. There is a second season. Instant Streaming Only

March 29th

Evolution (downloadable) – No girls or men? Only boys and women? Creepy medical experiments? Don’t know why anyone might think there’s something wrong in this French village. French language. Instant Streaming Available

The C Word (downloadable) – A cancer survivor filmmaker looks at treatment options to fight the disease in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 28th

Archer – Season 7 – This one is going strong. Instant Streaming Available and series renewed through season 10.

For Grace (downloadable) – Documentary about the personal costs of a chef’s ambition to be the best. Instant Streaming Available

Jo Koy: Live from Seattle – Are you funny, Jo Koy? Only one way to find out.  Netflix Original stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only

March 27th

Better Call Saul – Season 2 – Binge watching time! Catch up with Saul and friends before the new season starts airing on AMC. Instant Streaming Available.

March 25th

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (downloadable) – Nicolas Cage in an action/disaster movie about a men trying to survive after their ship goes down during WWII. Instant Streaming Available

The Student Body (downloadable) – BMI testing in a high school? Talk abot body shaming! One student resists in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 24th

Grace and Frankie – Season 3 – FOnda and Tomlin are a powerful pair in this relationship comedy.  A Netflix original – Instant Streaming Only

Ingobernable – Season 1 – A Netflix original Spanish language series about the beleaguered first lady of Mexico. Instant Streaming Only

Filipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense – Netflix original stand up comedy. Instant Streaming Only

The Most Hated Woman in America – This Netflix original movie stars Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the infamous atheist activist.  Instant Streaming Only

March 23rd

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 3 (downloadable) – Luck streamers! This season is not out yet for DVD subscribers, it’s Instant Streaming Only for now.

March 21st

Fire at Sea – An Italian documentary about a small island caught in the middle of immigration disputes between Africa and Europe. Instant Streaming Available

Ali & Nino (downloadable) – Period piece set in Azerbaijan during WWI, it’s a romance about a Muslim boy and a Christian girl. Instant Streaming Available

March 18th

The Vampire Diaries – Season 8 (downloadable) – The hottest vampires in town are back for another season on Instant Streaming Only.

Come and Find Me (downloadable) – A thriller about a man searching for his girlfrined and not liking the things he finds. Instant Streaming Only

Sunrise (downloadable) – A personally tortured cop hunts down kidnappers in this Marathi language drama. Instant Streaming Only

Look At Us Now, Mother! (downloadable) – Trying to learn lessons from an unhappy childhood. Instant Streaming Only

March 17th

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1 – Like we told you in our backstory, Iron Fist should not be taken lightly.  Instant Streaming Only

Samurai Gourmet – Season 1 – Japanese mini-series based on a manga about a retiree who discovers his inner samurai and wanders the countryside in search of delicious meals.  Instant Streaming Only.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train – What do you do when your moms are in jail?  Why, train robbing sounds good!  Netflix Original movie, Instant Streaming Only

Pandora (downloadable) – This Korean movie has a man racing to deal with a nuclear power plant following an earthquake.  Instant Streaming Only

March 16th

Beau Sejour – Season 1 – French language series about a young woman investigating her death from the beyond and finding secrets in her small village. I don’t know if there is a second season or not. Instant Streaming Only

March 15th

The BFG 2016 – Live action/CGI version of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story. Instant Streaming Available

Notes on Blindness (downloadable) – A young man who loses his sight at age 43 has his audio tapes made into a video diary in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 14th

Pete’s Dragon 2016 – Bryce Dallas Howard stars in this live action version. Do we like those? I can’t really decide. Instant Streaming Available.

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame – Netflix original stand-up comedy. Not surprisingly, it looks to be a wee bit dirty. Instant Streaming Only

March 10th

Love – Season 2 – Judd Apatow co-created this comedy about relationships.  It has been renewed for a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

One More Time – Season 1 – Netflix original Korean language series about an indie musician living the same day over and over trying to prevent something bad from happening to his girlfriend.  Instant Streaming Only

Burning Sands – This Netflix original movie is about a college student and fraternity hazing.  Instant Streaming Only

March 8th

Hands of Stone (downloadable) – Roberto Duran biography/drama with Robert De Niro. Instant Streaming Available

March 7th

Into the Badlands – Season 1 – The apocalypse just got a lot more feudal. Instant Streaming Available. The Second season premieres soon on AMC.

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special – Would it surprise you to find out that she doesn’t censor herself much in this stand-up special? Me neither. Instant Streaming Only

March 5th

Senora Acero – Season 3 – I know some of you have been waiting for this Spanish language crime drama to add a third season – and here it is!! Instant Streaming Only

Rectify – Season 4 – I watched the first season of this and it’s intense. I need to catch up. This fourth (and final) season is coming out on Instant Streaming Only for now.

Z Nation – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is actually pretty good for a SyFy series – I need to catch up with the second and third seasons.  It has been renewed for a fourth.  Instant Streaming Only

Hap & Leonard – Season 1 – I thought this one was going to be a DVD release, but it’s Instant Streaming Only.  The bounty hunter drama is set to have a second season.

The Man in 3B (downloadable) – A thriller about a new male tenant stirring up discord.  Instant Streaming Only

Dr. Feelgood (downloadable) – A documentary about prescription painkillers and one doctor who ended up in prison for overprescribing.  Instant Streaming Only

Beyond Redemption (downloadable) – Loads of stunts and a sting gone wrong.  Instant Streaming Only

The Parrot Heads (downloadable) – The world of Jimmy Buffett superfans is explored in this documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

Magnus (downloadable) – This documentary focuses on the determination of young chess genius Magnus Carlson.  Instant Streaming Only

March 3rd

Greenleaf – Season 1 – The personal lives of a family-run church are a mess. Instant Streaming Only

March 1st

Deep Run (downloadable) – This documentary focuses on one transgender young man and his Christian community.  Instant Streaming Only

Impossible Dreamers (downloadable) – Older athletes in training, including golfer Gary Player and boxer Ann Schranz.  Instant Streaming Only

Singing With Angels (downloadable) – Mormon church feel good drama.  Instant Streaming Only

Sustainable (downloadable) – A chef, farmers and more discuss the sustainable food movement.  Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (downloadable) – So your training exercise just got evil? Get on that, elite army unit. Instant Streaming Available

February 28th

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (downloadable) – I enjoy his stuff – even liked his movie Sleepwalk With Me. I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only

Be Here Now (downloadable) – Actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer while starring in a new series. Here he shares his story. Instant Streaming Only

February 24th

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (downloadable) – Netflix original movie about a burglarized homeowner searching for the thieves. Instant Streaming Only

February 23rd

Sausage Party (downloadable) – Seth Rogen. Kristen Wiig. Animation. Wiener jokes. Only one of those things sounds good to me and I don’t think Kristen is enough to make me see it. Instant Streaming Available

February 22nd

Waffle Street (downloadable) – Don’t you sort of wish every hedge fund manager ended up working in a diner with Danny Glover teaching him how to be a person? Instant Streaming Available

Holy Hell – Documentarian Will Allen examines a cult, after leaving it as a member.  Instant Streaming Only

February 21st

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark – I’ve actually heard of this guy! He is the host of the Daily Show, so I’m not too brimming with pride at my knowledge, but still. This stand-up special is a Netflix original. Instant Streaming Only

February 19th

Girl Meets World – Season 3 – Cory and Topanga’s daughter got herself cancelled. The show is looking for a new home, but this is the last season for now. Instant Streaming Only

When Calls the Heart – Season 3 – A lot of people have been waiting for this one to stream, and now it is! The old west romance has been renewed for a fourth season. Instant Streaming Available

February 17th

Chef’s Table – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is an Emmy nominated documentary series about international chefs. Instant Streaming Only

Kill Ratio – Lone US operative saving a new democracy from the evil dudes. Instant Streaming Only

February 16th

Sundown (downloadable) – Maybe you want to download this and watch it as you fly off to your own Mexican spring break! Or maybe not, if you aren’t in high school. Instant Streaming Available

February 15th

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is the final season for the lady detective in 1920s Australia, though there is some talk of a movie.  Instant Streaming Only

Fire Song (downloadable) – A young man in an Aboriginal community in Canada is devastated by his sister’s suicide and struggles to keep his male partner a secret.  Instant Streaming Only

February 14th

Girlfriend’s Day – a Netflix original movie with Bob Odenkirk as a greeting card writer. How can I not watch this?? Instant Streaming Only

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (downloadable) – A stand up comedy special. If anyone knows which of these comedians is actually funny, drop me a note in the comments!  Instant Streaming Only

King Cobra (downloadable) – Christian Slater and James Franco can’t make up for this being a crime drama about porn. Instant Streaming Only

February 13th

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (downloadable) – This documentary addresses sexism and racism in the computer science field.  Instant Streaming Only

Magicians: Life in the Impossible (downloadable) – Ever wonder what it would be like to be an illusionist? This documentary lets you into the lives of four magicians.  Instant Streaming Only

February 11th

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Season 2 (downloadable) – Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe for her quirky, pining adult fixated on her high school boyfriend.  Instant Streaming Only

Stronger Than the World (downloadable) – No details yet, but maybe a bio-doc or bio-pic about a MMA fighter named Jose Aldo? Instant Streaming Only

February 10th

Abstract: The Art of Design – Season 1 (downloadable) – This seems like a GREAT way to feel like my house, clothes, and life are devoid of any positive aesthetic. Instant Streaming Only

David Brent: Life on the Road (downloadable) – He was a terrible boss in The Office, imagine what a nightmare he is on tour with a band. Instant Streaming Only

February 8th

Girl Asleep – Is adolescence easier or harder when you do it in your dreams? Instant Streaming Available

Closet Monster – Come of age. Come out. It’s a horror. Instant Streaming Available

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (downloadable) – Ian and Tara return!  Also, sharks. Instant Streaming Available

Full of Grace (downloadable) – Mary gets her own movie. Instant Streaming Available

Like You Mean It (downloadable) – A death in the family strains a relationship. Instant Streaming Available

Hyena Road (downloadable) – War movie set in Afghanistan. Instant Streaming Available

Trash Fire (downloadable) – Sister and Granny don’t like you, girlfriend interloper.  Instant Streaming Only

Call of Heroes (downloadable) – 1914 martial arts epic.  In Cantonese. Instant Streaming Only

Girls Lost (downloadable) – Bulied at school?  Maybe it would be easier to be a boy.  Maybe magc can help you find out.  Instant Streaming Only

37 (downloadable) – The true story of the rape and murder of a young woman in 1964, and the neighborhood that stood by and let it happen.  Instant Streaming Only

February 7th

Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (downloadable) – You have to see the description of this to believe it – but it involves Santa and lovemaking. LOL Instant Streaming Only

Little Sister (downloadable) – Who doesn’t like a good nun-out-of water story? And it has Ally Sheedy in it, so I can’t pass it up. Instant Streaming Available

Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (downloadable) – Can the guy who sights UFOs convince the documentary maker? Instant Streaming Only

February 6th

Me, Myself and Her (downloadable) – Italian sexual identity crisis comedy.  Instant Streaming Only

February 3rd

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 1 (downloadable) – Terrific cast including Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant for this comedy about a, um, lifestyle change that leaves a family in chaos. No word on a second season yet.  Instant Streaming Only

Daniel Sosa: Sosafado (downloadable) – I wonder if I will ever get around to watching any of these comedy specials.  Instant Streaming Only

Imperial Dreams (downloadbale) – Wanting to take care of his son and become a writer, a young ex-con finds the system blocking his plans.  Instant Streaming Only

February 2nd

American Crime Story – Season 1: The People v. O.J. Simpson – The first seaosn of a new anthology series looking at true events in recent American history.  This one stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.  Instant Streaming Available.

Frequency – Season 1 (downloadable) – Like the Dennis Quaid/Jim Cavielzel movie from 2000, this CW series is about contact between adult child and late parent by way of ham radio.  Instant Streaming Only

February 1st

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (downloadable) – Another comedian I’ve never heard of?  Seems Likely.  Instant Streaming Only

Finding Dory – That’s right – already Available on Instant Streaming.  It’s not downloadable, though.

From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (downloadable) – This documentary looks back at the family life of a man who came out as trans when his daughter was a young teenager.  Instant Streaming Only

January 31st

Bill Burr Stand Up Special – The title seems pretty self-explanatory here. Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

January 30th

Antibirth (downloadable) – Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny are pretty big names for a horror flick about a strange, unplanned, mysterious pregnancy. I love Lyonne, but Sevigny is not my fave – I’ll probably take a pass on this one. Instant Streaming Only

Swing State (downloadable) – Liberal pretends to be conservative radio host, becomes super popular in this comedy. Instant Streaming Only

January 28th

Ripper Street – Season 4 (downloadable) – This show has been out on DVD for some time, but is just now coming to Instant Streaming.

January 27th

iBOY – This sci-fi flick has an accident leaving kid with cell phones bits in his brain and superpowers. Okay then. But Maisie Williams is awesome – I love her as Arya Stark. Instant Streaming Only

Shadows of Truth (downloadable) – Murder case documentary series. Instant Streaming Only

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (downloadable) – I know you’ve all been waiting eagerly for more Ian Ziering! And Tara Reid, I suppose. This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s Instant Streaming Available

January 25th

Schitt’s Creek – Season 1 and 2 (downloadable) – I love it when Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara team up – this riches to rags show could be funny. Instant Streaming Only

Dog Eat Dog (downloadable) – This one went to streaming like lightning. Maybe now I’ll see it just to watch Willem Dafoe chew scenery. Instant Streaming Available

Little Men (downloadable) – Greg Kinnear stars in this coming of age story revolving around contentious parents. Instant Streaming Available

In Order of Disappearance (downloadable) – This Norwegian language dark comedy has murder, mayhem and Stellan Skarsgård. Instant Streaming Available

Harry and Snowman (downloadable) – Documentary about a show jumping horse. Instant Streaming Available

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (downloadable) – Good cast for this Hemingway flick, including Giovanni Ribisi and Joely Richardson. Instant Streaming Available

Skiptrace (downloadable) – An action comedy pairing Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. Instant Streaming Available

January 23rd

My Best Friend (downloadable) – You know when there’s a horse on the cover it’s a tween coming of age movie. Instant Streaming Only

Elstree 1976 (downloadable) – Star Wars extras- what are they doing now? I’m not sure I want to know, honestly. Instant Streaming Available

The Finest Hours – This story of heroic coast guard rescues has a good cast including CAsey Affleck and Chris Pine. I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The Wave (downloadable) – Norwegian and English language, this is a story of people who have 10 minutes to get to safety in the face of a tsunami. Instant Streaming Available

Those People – Can a man give up his longtime crush for a new love? Instant Streaming Available

Sniper: Special Ops (downloadable) – Another in the endless stream of Steven Seagal. Instant Streaming Available

Adulterers (downloadable) – Cheating wife, jealous husband. Instant Streaming Available

Kill or Be Killed (downloadable) – Stolen loot, outlaw killers, merciless bounty hunters. Yup, it’s a western. Instant Streaming Available

A Royal Night Out – It’s V.E. Day and the princesses want to celebrate! Instant Streaming Available

Countdown (action, Kane, Dolph Ziggler) – Kidnapped kids, WWE rescuers. Instant Streaming Available

Natural Born Pranksters (downloadable) – Why is there such a thing as YouTube celebrities? Peh. Instant Streaming Available

January 21st

Bates Motel – Season 4 (downloadable) – This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s Instant Streaming Available. Even though I like Vera Farmiga, I didn’t stick with this one. Freddie Highmore seems to be in an awkward phase.

Terrace House – Aloha State – Season 1, Part 1 (downloadable) – Oahu Big Brother, with no one you’ve ever heard of. Instant Streaming Only

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (downloadable) – Stand up comedy special, I’ve never heard of the comedian. Instant Streaming Only

Gad Gone Wild – French language stand up special with Gad Elmaleh. I think you really need to speak fluent French to be entertained here. Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil – Dutch language doc about the methods used by the medieval painter. Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (downloadable) – This action flick came out on DVD in December, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

January 20th

Take the 10 – Josh Peck in a comedy about getting to a concert from your crappy job. Instant Streaming Only

January 17th

Frontier – Season 1 (downloadable)- 18th century fur trade action series. I like Jason Momoa, who stars, so maybe I’ll binge this one. Instant Streaming Only

Fatima – French/Arabic language drama about an injured immigrant worker writing a diary of her story for her daughters. If I did subtitles, I might actually see this. Instant Streaming Only

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (downloadable) – Stand up comedy special with a guy I’ve never heard of. I really need to start watchinbg some of these. Instant Streaming Only

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (downloadable) – Reboot of Death Race 2000, with Malcolm MacDowell as the evil overlord. Of course he’s the evil overlord! Instant Streaming Available

Good Kids (downloadable) – The story of “good kids” who decide they spent too much time in high school actually going to school. Obviously they need to fix that. Instant Streaming Available

Papa (downloadable) – Mandarin language comedy about an incompetent talent manager who somehow winds up looking after a group of orphans. Instant Streaming Only

Ixcanul – Named for the volcano on which a teenage girl’s Guatemalan village sits. She gets a bitter taste of civilization after becoming pregnant.  Instant Streaming Only

Sing Street (downloadable) – We’re certainly seeing a lot more musicals lately! Instant Streaming Available

River (downloadable) – Preventing a crime does not endear American M.D. to Laotian police. Instant Streaming Available

Kill Zone 2 (downloadable) – It never fails that the undercover cop needs to become a drug addict to complete his mission. I’m glad I’m not an undercover cop. Instant Streaming Available

Kung Fu Panda 3 (downloadable) – Even with the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, I won’t see it. Instant Streaming Available

Back in the Day (downloadable) – Love 1980s boxing? Then you’ll like this. Instant Streaming Available

London Has Fallen (downloadable) – I’m surprised to see this sequel streaming. I guess Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart aren’t as compelling the second time around. Instant Streaming Available

Sworn Virgin – This Albanian/Italian language story has a woman going off the grid and living as a man. Instant Streaming Available

My Golden Days (downloadable) – Three segment French language drama about a man recalls his youth and first love. Instant Streaming Available

My Big Night (downloadable) – New Year’s Eve comedy about a variety show. In Castilian Spanish. Instant Streaming Available

Code of Honor (downloadable) – Sigh. Steven Seagal. Will never stop. Instant Streaming Available

Mothers and Daughters (downloadable) – Stories of mothers and daughters (surprise!). Good cast including Courteney Cox and Susan Sarandon – I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

January 16th

Halloweed (downloadable) – A black comedy/horror movie about serial killers and stoners. Honestly, it could be funny in a Shaun of the Dead kind of oblivious way. Instant Streaming Only

The Rezort (downloadable) – Post zombie apocalypse, and the survivors must do something with the left-over zombies. Instant Streaming Only

January 15th

Wartime Portraits – Season 1 (downloadable) – WWII heroes movie using a combination of live action and animation. No indication of a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Señora Acero – Season 3 (downloadable) – Spanish language story about a woman helming her dead husband’s drug running business. No word yet on a season 4. Instant Streaming Only (update – this has not shown up, I’ll keep an eye out for it, but for now there are only 2 seasons streaming).

A Beautiful Now – Drama about a group who tries to talk down suicidal friend. Instant Streaming Only

Hostage to the Devil (downloadable) – Story of Father Malachi Martin, who seems to be a real exorcist. Instant Streaming Only

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (downloadable) – I don’t have a whole lot of information about this one yet – it involves a bomb in a toy that’s being passed from child to child. Instant Streaming Only

January 14th

Cardboard Boxer (downloadable) – Homeless man exploited and convinced to participate in brutal fights. Instant Streaming Available

Estar O No Estar (downloadable) – Spanish language. A man, during a sickness, looks back at his romantic past. Instant Streaming Only

January 13th

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 (downloadable) – I never read the books and what a cast! BINGE! Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Season 1 (downloadable) – Cold case gets new examination. I think this is really a mini-series – I don’t see any indication of a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Aquarius (downloadable) – Maybe the second season of the TV show with David Duchovny? Maybe a Brazilian movie with Sonia Braga? I don’t know yet, but I’ll let you know when I find out. Instant Streaming Available

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women (downloadable) – This guy founded the Elite modeling agency. Instant Streaming Only

Clinical – A psychiatrist with his own mental health issues is treating patient post car accident in this thriller starring Vinessa Shaw. Instant Streaming Only

Historia de un clan (downloadable) – Spanish language mini-series about a real life Argentinian family of kidnappers and murderers. 1980s period series – as if I want to relive that era. Instant Streaming Only

January 11th

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Not all things need a sequel, Johnny Depp. It’s been out for quite a while on DVD, lucky us.  Now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series – Season 3 (downloadable) – I never saw the movie, and didn’t know this series existed. It won’t be on my short list, but maybe someday – I do love me a good vampire. Instant Streaming Only

The Phenom (downloadable) – I don’t watch a lot of sports movies, but if I do I just might choose the one with Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke. Instant Streaming Available

Sky (downloadable) – I really like the leads here – Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger. I may give this romance a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The Angry Birds Movie (downloadable) – Both animated and originating from a video game. Somehow I doubt this one will make it to my list. Instant Streaming Available

Sunset Song (downloadable) – Early 20th century Scotland is a rough place to be a woman. Instant Streaming Available

Our Last Tango – Tango dancers do their thing in this documentary. This one is in Spanish. Instant Streaming Available

11 Minutes (downloadable) – Lives collide. In Polish. Instant Streaming Available

Sweet Bean – A bakery hires and elderly woman. This one is in Japanese. Instant Streaming Available

Songs My Brothers Taught Me – A man fears for his young sibling as he contemplates leaving the reservation. Instant Streaming Available

The Trust (downloadable) – A crime drama with Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage. An interesting role for Wood – I might give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The First Monday in May (downloadable) – Not quite sure what the annual Met Gala is. If I cared, I could watch this documentary and find out. Instant Streaming Available

Carter High (downloadable) – High school football in the 80s. If I went to high school int eh 80s am I exempt from having to watch this? Instant Streaming Available

Septembers of Shiraz (downloadable) – Iranian revolution, Jewish family. That could not have been easy or pleasant. Instant Streaming Available

Marguerite – Period piece set in the 20s in France, about a woman who thinks she can be an opera singer. This one is in French. Instant Streaming Available

January 10th

Legends: Season 2 – Sean Bean is back for another season of CIA operativing. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only

As I Open My Eyes – Arabic language story of a young woman coming of age in Tunisia.  Instant Streaming Only

Happily Married (downloadable) – This is a romantic comedy about a guy who videos weddings.   It’s in Portuguese.  Instant Streaming Only

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (downloadable) – At least I’ve heard of Jim Gaffigan.  I need to watch some of these things!! Or do I?  Instant Streaming Only

Tales of Halloween (downloadable) – 10 short Halloween themed movies. Not particularly timely, but there you go. Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Pig – Heading south to save his prize pig, Danny Glover teams up with estranged daughter Maya Rudolph. Instant Streaming Only

(Dis) Honesty: The Truth About Lies (downloadable) – This doc is pretty self explanatory from the title. Instant Streaming Only

News From the Planet Mars – It’s not easy to be a people pleaser, even in French. Instant Streaming Only

January 7th

Miss Sharon Jones! – A year in the life of singer Sharon Jones in which she battles personal and professional obstacles. Instant Streaming Only

Under the Shadow (downloadable) – Persian language.  Horror on top of the war between Iran and Iraq – like evil spirit horror.  Instant Streaming Only

Best and Most Beautiful Things (downloadable) – A blind woman with Asperger’s syndrome has some interesting quirks and kinks.  Interestingly, this is from the executive producer of FriendsInstant Streaming Only

January 6th

Tarzan and Jane – Season 1 (downloadable) – In this live action Netflix version, Tarzan has supernatural powers. I kind of like that idea.  Instant Streaming Only

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3 (downloadable) – Oh, you angsty teens, in the same show forever.  Instant Streaming Only

Mar de Plastico – Season 1 – Spanish language series about a detective investigating a murder.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

One Day at a Time – Season 1 (downloadable) – This actually is a remake of the old Bonnie Franklin/Valerie Bertanelli show from the 70s.  This one has a son and daughter instead of two girls and a helpful mom (who I think is played by Rita Moreno) instead of a snoopy super.  Instant Streaming Only

Coin Heist (downloadable) – Teens plan a heist to save their school.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only

Growing Up Coy (downloadable) – Ever wonder where the transgender bathroom controversy began? Find out with this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

January 4th

Natural Selection – New kid gets bullied, finds ally in strange girl.  Instant Streaming Available

Maximum Ride – If I was a human with wings, I would probably run away from the human wolves, too. This is based on a book, but the movie is running under 2 stars. Instant Streaming Available

The Idol – Spanish (and Arabic) language real life story of Arabic Idol singer Mohammad Assaf. Instant Streaming Available

Zoom (downloadable) – Animation mixed with live action, more than one reality, three people telling stories about each other.  I can’t handle the pretension.  Instant Streaming Available

Hurricane Bianca (downloadable) – Fired for being gay, a man returns to the small minded small town as his drag queen self to make some mischief.  Instant Streaming Available

Front Cover (downloadable) – Two men hiding important parts of themselves from the world form a bond.  Instant Streaming Available

Les Cowboys  – Child goes missing at a country western festival in France.  The movie is in English.  Instant Streaming Available

Len & Company (downloadable) – Music producer drops out of the industry to go rustic, but is followed by his son and a pop star.  Instant Streaming Only

The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (downloadable) – The story of a Manhattan restaurant and its giraffe wallpaper.  Instant Streaming Only

Chevalier – Greek language story of a bunch of men on a yacht doing random competitions to prove their manliness.  Instant Streaming Available

Being Charlie – Directed by Rob Reiner, the story of a teenager not at all excited about the rehab he needs.  Good cast including Cary Elwes, I’ll give this a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

The Wailing (downloadable) – Korean language story of a stranger showing up in a small village, where people then begin dying.  Instant Streaming Available

The Last King (downloadable) – Norwegian language period piece about a 13th century duo protecting an infant prince.  Instant Streaming Available

Satanic (downloadable) – Haley from Modern Family needs to stop looking for creepy thrills during the show’s hiatus. It just isn’t going to end well.  Instant Streaming Available

Ghost Team (downloadable) – Pretty good cast, including David Krumholz and John Heder, for a spoofy Scooby Doo-ish comedy about ghost hunting. Also with Amy Sedaris and Justin Long.  Instant Streaming Available

The Jungle Book (2016) – Live action Jungle Book!  Fun!  Well, maybe.  But you can’t argue when it’s Instant Streaming Available

Under the Sun (downloadable) – Korean language documentary about a family whose child is taking part in a North Korean political festival.  Instant Streaming Available

Colliding Dreams – Exploration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Instant Streaming Available

Wedding Doll  – Hebrew language story about a cognitively disabled girl looking for romance.  Instant Streaming Available

Presenting Princess Shaw (downloadable) – How a singer becomes a viral sensation.  Instant Streaming Available

The Measure of a Man – French language story of a man who needs a job and finds one catching shoplifters, with whom he begins to relate.  Instant Streaming Available

The Dwarvenaut (downloadable) – About a Dungeons & Dragons super-fan.  Instant Streaming Only

From Afar – Spanish language story of a man and a teenage street kid in an unusual sexual arrangement.  Instant Streaming Available

Hard Target 2 (downloadable) – Sequel to…Hard Target.  Martial arts, guns, beautiful women, you know the drill.  Instant Streaming Available

Take Me to the River – Worst. Family. Reunion. Ever.  Yeah, I’ll see it.  Instant Streaming Available

Neon Bull – Portuguese language story the sport vaquejada, and one man who doesn’t want to be there.  Instant Streaming Available

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (downloadable) – French language story of teenagers experimenting with casual sex and ending up emotionally involved.  Instant Streaming Available

January 3rd

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 11  – Everyone is back at the Irish Pub.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 seasons!  Danny DeVito looks the same as he did 20 years ago.  Instant Streaming Only

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (downloadable) – I never heard of her.  Should I have?  Is she funny? Instant Streaming Only

January 1st, 2017

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

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

To Be a Miss (downloadable) – Hopefully we’ll have some information on this soon, but not yet!  Instant Streaming Only