You want the whole year? You got it.

Netflix logoHello faithful Rewinders! Here is your 2019 edition of the all inclusive page of Netflix release dates, for both Instant Streamers and those of us who still have DVD Subscriptions. You can find the most recent couple months over at Everything Netflix (which will likely load a little faster), but if you want the whole year in one gulp, here it is.

We also have previous years, so if you feel the desire to find out when some of your favorite shows go to streaming each season, you can check those out. Sometimes I’m blown away by how long we’ve been doing these pages – this is our 9th year!

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Coming in April

A Quiet Place (Amazon Prime Video 4/2)

Star – Season 3 (Netflix Canada 4/4)

The Tick – Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video 4/5)

Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – Season 6 (Streaming 4/9)

New Girl – Season 7 (Streaming 4/10)

The Last Ship – Season 5 (Hulu 4/11)

Diablo Guardian – Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video 4/12)

Cuckoo – Season 5 (Streaming 4/19)

Samantha! – Season 2 (Streaming 4/19)

Bosch – Season 5 (Amazon Prime Video 4/19)

Pinky Malinky – Part 2 (Streaming 4/22)

Selection Day – Season 1.5 (Streaming 4/22)

The Protector – Season 2 (Streaming 4/26)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Season 2 (Streaming 4/26)

Humans – Season 3 (Amazon Prime Video 4/27)

Senora Acero – Season 5 (Streaming 4/28)

Wonder Woman (Netflix Canada 4/29)

Baki – Part 2 (Streaming 4/30)

Vikings – Season 5 (Amazon Prime Video 4/30)

April 5th

Streaming

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Part 2 (TV thriller, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch) – I like this dark Archie comics show, I’m looking to see how Sabrina embraces her witch-hood this second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Legacies – Season 1 (TV drama, Danielle Rose Russell, Matthew Davis) – This spin-off of The Originals is about Klaus’s teenage daughter and her supernatural classmates. Instant Streaming Only

Our Planet – Season 1 (documentary) – David Attenborough, narrator of so many fantastic nature documentaries, lends his talents to this series about how the natural world is affected by climate change. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Persona – Collection 1 (Korean TV drama, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona) – Korean language four part collection by four different Korean directors exploring different personas. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Roman Empire – Season 3: Caligula (docuseries, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko) – Another season of Roman carnage via documentary combined with dramatic explorations. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Spirit Riding Free – Season 8 (family animation, Amber Frank, Sydney Park) – City girl in the country Amber continues her adventures with her horse and best friends. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tijuana – Season 1 (Mexican TV drama, Damian Alcazar, Tamara Vallarta) – Spanish language series about journalists trying to find out who murdered a politician. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Unicorn Store (dramedy, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson) – Struggling artist adopts…a unicorn. Also with Joan Cusack. I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 3rd

Streaming

Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Indonesian horror, Luna Maya, Herjunot Ali) – Indonesian language chiller about a murdered woman haunting her killers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 2nd

Streaming

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Rust Creek (thriller, Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson) – A wrong turn on the way to a job interview turns into a fight for survival. DVD Only

The Man Who Killed Hitler and The The Bigfoot (action, Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner) – Okay, first the title. Second, it’s Sam Elliott. I can’t possibly not see this. DVD Only

My Brilliant Friend (Italian TV drama, Elisa del Genio, Ludovica Nasti) – This is an Italian language mini-series (2 discs) based on a series of novels chronicling an elderly woman’s recounting of her childhood friend who disappeared. DVD Only

The Mule (drama, Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper) – Will I see this story of an unwitting elderly drug mule just because Bradley Cooper’s in it? Maybe. DVD Only

Bumblebee (action, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena) – Oh look! A Transformers prequel. Yikes. DVD Only

Vice (drama, Christian Bale, Amy Adams) – This is supposed to be great and has an amazing cast, but I don’t think I can bring myself to watch a Dick Cheney biopic. DVD Only

April 1st

Streaming

Ultraman – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi) – Japanese language (you can watch it dubbed in English) anime about a superhero fighting an alien threat to Earth. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 31st

Streaming

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series – Season 1 (adult animation) – So this is the first season of the animated show, but apparently it picks up exactly where the 12th season of the regular show left off, with everyone turning into cartoons. I’ve never watched this – is that as bonkers as it sounds? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El sabor de las margaritas – Season 1 (Spanish TV thriller) – I don’t know much about this one, but it’s Spanish language and about a Civil Guard officer and a missing girl. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 30th

Streaming

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 5 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – My daughter loves this show and one day I will binge it all. It has not officially been renewed for a sixth season, Instant Streaming Available

March 29th

Streaming

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 3 (TV comedy, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant) – I really like both Barrymore and Olyphant but made the mistake of watching too many episodes in a row when the first season of this zombie comedy came out. Bummer for me. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 episodes per season

On My Block – Season 2 (teen dramedy, Sierra Capri, Jason Genao) – L.A. teens try and maintain friendships as they begin high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 episodes per season

Osmosis – Season 1 (French TV sci-fi, Haviland Stillwell, Hugo Becker) – French language show about an implant designed to pair up soul mates. What could possibly go wrong? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Traitors – Season 1 (TV thriller, Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg) – A British series set in the 1940s, about an English woman helping and American hunt for a Russian spy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

15 August (Indian comedy, Mrinmayee Deshpande, Adinath Kothare) – Marathi language comedy about zany mishaps, a romance, and India’s Independence Day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bayoneta (Mexican drama, Brontis Jodorowsky, Miriam Balderas) – Spanish language story of a Mexican boxer looking for redemption in Finland. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Highwaymen (drama, Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson) – Based on the true story of the rangers who tracked down Bonnie and Clyde. Also starring Kathy Bates. Count me in! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Legend of Cocaine Island (documentary) – A strange group goes after an urban legend about a bag of cocaine buried in the Caribbean. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Hanna – Season 1 (TV action, Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman) – This Amazon original, based on the 2011 movie, pairs The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos with newcomer Esme Creed-Miles. I will definitely be watching. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 28th

Streaming

Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey – Season 2 (Japanese reality TV, Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita) – This is a Japanese language show about 14 people who go on a bus trip together in hopes of coming back with a romantic partner. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are 22 episodes

Netflix Canada

Suits – Season 7b (TV dramedy, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – People in Canada have definitely been waiting for this one! Lucky you guys, it doesn’t stream in the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

Jane the Virgin – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo) – I’m not sure when we’ll get this in the U.S. but it looks like Canada gets first dibs! This is its final season. Canada Streaming Only

March 26th

Streaming

Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (comedy special) – Netflix is getting a seriously huge array of stand-up specials in their repertoire. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Aquaman (action, Jason Momoa, Amber Heard) – I admit, the only reason I’ll be seeing this (and I will be seeing it) is because of Jason Momoa. I’ve had a crush since Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. DVD Only

If Beale Street Could Talk (drama, Kiki Layne, Stephan James) – Regina King won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this period piece set in Harlem in the 1970s. DVD Only

MFKZ (anime action, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito) – Dystopian superpowers animation for adults. DVD Only

Stan & Ollie (biography, Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly) – This biopic is about Laurel and Hardy’s 1953 farewell tour. I’m old enough to remember when there wasn’t much on weekend TV except for Laurel and Hardy reruns – I’ll give this a shot. DVD Only

Second Act (comedy, Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini) – I don’t remember seeing much about this when it came out in theaters. It’s about a woman proving to her employers that her lack of a college degree shouldn’t be holding her back. DVD Only

King of Thieves (drama, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent) – Based on the true story of a major heist in London in 2015. Awesome cast. DVD Only

March 25th

Streaming

Seven in Heaven (horror, Travis Tope, Haley Ramm) – A game of Seven Minites of Heaven turns into a paralell universe nightmare. I’m totally not kidding. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tinker’ (sci fi, Clayne Crawford, Christian Kane) – A farmer makes a discovery that could change the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

All About Nina (dramedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common) – An edgy stand-up comic meets a quiet man. Hilarity ensues? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lez Bomb (comedy, Jenna Laurenzo, Caitlin Mehner) – Also with Bruce Dern and Cloris Leachman, the story of a woman who comes out to her family at Thanksgiving. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (comedy, Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard) – A British dark comedy about a suicidal young man and an assassin with a quota. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 22nd

Streaming

The OA – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs) – OMG how did I miss this earlier??? It released today, and I am SO EXCITED! If you’re new to this one, check out my review of Season 1 before you start. Thanks to kind readers Roger and Aimee for the heads up!

Carlo & Malik – Season 1 (Italian TV drama, Claudio Amendola, Jacopo Lo Conte) – A veteran police detective is partnered with a rookie investigating murders in Rome. Italian language, 12 episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Charlie’s Colorforms City – Season 1 (kids’ educational TV, Jacob Soley, Saara Chaudry) – I first read this as “Chloroform City” and was surprised to see animated geometric shapes. But yeah, it’s an educational kids’ show with brightly colored shapes having adventures – not a weird serial killer series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Delhi Crime – Season 1 (Indian TV drama, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang) – Hindi language series based on a real case. An investigator searches for the perpetrators of a gang rape. There are seven episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Historia de un crimen: Colosio – Season 1 (Mexican TV drama, Alejandro Cuétara, Orlando Moguel) – This Spanish language series is called Crime Diaries: The Candidate in English. It’s a true crime series about the 1994 assassination of a Mexican presidential candidate. There are 8 episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Most Beautiful Thing – Season 1 (Brazilian TV drama, Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus) – Portuguese language series about a woman in 1950s Rio de Janeiro, deserted by her husband and making a life of her own. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Selling Sunset – Season 1 (reality TV, Romain Bonnet, Mary Fitzgerald) – This is a new series about LA real estate brokers selling to the very wealthy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (documentary) – The latest in the ReMastered series is about the 1975 killing of 3 members of the Irish band Miami Showband. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mirage (Spanish drama, Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín) – A Spanish language sci-fi drama about a woman who saves a child in the past, only to see the ripples of that act in her own time. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Dirt (biographical drama, Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon) – A Motley Crue biopic based on their own book. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 21st

Streaming

Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (French documentary) – A French language bio-doc about soccer player Antoine Griezmann. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 19th

Streaming

Amy Shumer Growing (comedy special) – I usually find her stand-up off puttingly vulgar. Maybe motherhood has changed that? I doubt it, but maybe! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Gunpowder – Season 1 (TV drama, Kit Harington, Peter Mullan) – A British series (perhaps a mini-series) about dissident Catholics and their plans during the reign of King James I. DVD Only

Becoming Astrid (Swedish drama, Alba August, Maria Bonnevie) – Swedish language biopic about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books. I loved those when I was a kid! DVD Only

The Quake (Norwegian action, Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp) – Norwegian language sequel to The Wave. Takes place three years later when mini-quakes start threatening Oslo. DVD Only

Prospect (sci-fi, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher) – Also starring Jay Duplass, this is about mining on an alien moon. I think I’ll give this one a shot. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

March 16th

Streaming

Green Door – Season 1 (Taiwanese TV drama, Jam Hsiao, Bea Hayden Kuo) – Mandarin language show about a psychologist returning from the U.S. and setting up shop. Mysteries abound – about his past, his patients and more. There are six episodes in the season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 15th

Streaming

Queer Eye – Season 3 (reality, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski) – Squeeeee! I love this show, I can’t wait to see what the crew is up to for this season of make-overs. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Arrested Development – Season 5b (TV comedy, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi) – Oh, the Bluths will never learn. Which is why we love them. I don’t know if there will be a sixth season or not. Instant Streaming Only downloadable

If I Hadn’t Met You – Season 1 (Spanish TV sci-fi, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Sampietro) – Spanish language series about about a time traveling widower looking for a better timeline for his family. Cool. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Mafia Dolls – Season 2 (Colombian TV drama, Amparo Grisales, Carla Giraldo) – This Spanish language series had its first season in 2009, now it’s back for more soap opera-esque stories about women falling in and out of love with drug lords. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Robozuna – Season 2 (kids’ animation, Taylor Clarke-Hill, Tom Clarke-Hill) – A boy, his robot, a competition, a world that needs saving. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Turn Up Charlie – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Idris Elba, Piper Perabo) – A DJ tries to work his way back to the top while being a nanny to his friend’s daughter. I will DEFINITELY be watching this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

YooHoo to the Rescue – Season 1 (Korean kids’ TV, Kira Buckland, Ryan Bartley) – I think this Korean cartoon series is dubbed in English. It’s about magical YooHoo and his friends helping animals. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Love, Death & Robots – Season 1 (horror anthology, Topher Grace, Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – Animated short stories from David Fincher and Tim Miller – horror, thriller, sci-fi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Burn Out (French action, Olivier Rabourdin, Francois Civil) – French language film about a man who takes a job as a drug courier (probably on his superbike, that he races) to clear the debt of his child’s mother. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dry Martina (Chilean dramedy, Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras) – Spanish language film about a singer and a fan. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Girl (Belgian drama, Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter) – French language story of a ballet dancer getting ready for gender confirmation surgery. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paskal (Malaysian action, Hairul Azreen, Ammar Alfian) – Malay language film based on real events, about an elite Malaysian naval unit. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 10 (reality) – Netflix U.S. doesn’t carry this one at all, on Streaming or on DVD. Enjoy the new season, Canada! Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Catastrophe – Season 4 (comedy, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney) – A short romance leads to a child and a couple who barely know each other. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 13th

Streaming

Triple Frontier (action, Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac) – A heist movie about former special ops agents stealing from a drug lord. I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 12th

Streaming

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (comedy special) – Filmed in Ireland, the comedian’s best jokes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Last Ship – Season 5 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin) – Dystopian, post-apocalyptic drama series about a destroyer crew that survived a pandemic. This is the final season. DVD Only on Netflix, but you can catch it streaming on Hulu

Green Book (drama, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali) – I hadn’t even heard of this one until it started winning awards – including the Best Picture Oscar. I’ll definitely be seeing this period piece about two men on a concert tour in 1962. DVD Only, 2 hours 10 min

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (animated action, Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson) – Animation isn’t my bag, but this won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and it’s showing up on a lot of top ten lists. DVD Only, 1 hour 57 min

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (fantasy, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston) – Sadly, I slept through the fiorst Fantastic Beasts, so won’t be seeing this one until I’ve watched it properly. I do love Eddie Redmayne though. DVD Only, 2 hours 14 min

Mortal Engines (sci-fi, Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar) – Dystopian future with wheeled cities produced by Peter Jackson. I’m going to pass but only because there are about 50 dystopian future movies already in my queue. DVD Only, 2 hours 8 min

Piercing (thriller, Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska) – Oh my. This dark comedy thriller is about a man who tries to kill a prostitute to avoid killing someone else, but is in for a surprise. I may have to see this just because the description is so weird. DVD Only, 1 hour 21 min

Tyrel (drama, Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott) – A weekend birthday party sees Tyler as the only black man in attendance. DVD Only, 1 hour 26 min

The Last Man (sci-fi, Hayden Christensen, Harvey Keitel) – A veteran with PTSD becomes a doomsday prepper. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

London Fields (thriller, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton) – A clairvoyant sees her own death and is convinced she knows the murderer. DVD Only, 1 hour 58 min

Netflix Canada

Timeless – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Abigail Spencer, Goran Visnjic) – I really enjoyed this time traveling show. It was cancelled after this second season but was given a wrap-up movie. This one doesn’t stream in the U.S., so Canada Streaming Only (I don’t know if that final movie is included in this season). 45 minute episodes

March 8th

Streaming

After Life – Season 1 (TV comedy, Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden) – This is a dark comedy about a writer trying to cope with the death of his wife. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! & Innocence (Thai TV romance) – I can’t find a whole lot about these Thai language series. I believe both are compilations of love stories taking place in and around Bangkok. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Season 1 (docuseries) – Following Formula 1 drivers, managers and more during a single season of racing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Immortals – Season 1 (Turkish TV drama,Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin) – Turkish language series about vampires, nightclubs, and the desire to be human. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Shadow – Season 1 (South African TV crime drama, Pallance Dladla, Khathu Ramabulana) – This is an English language series taking place in Johannesburg about a police officer who can’t feel pain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Juanita (drama, Alfre Woodard, Adam Beach) – An overburdened mother of three adult kids decides to take a break, and a trip to Montana. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lady J (French drama) – I can’t find many details about this French language story of a widow seeking revenge on a former lover. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (family, Missi Pyle, Alyvia Alyn Lind) – A paralyzed rodeo champion is determined to ride again. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Costume Quest – Season 1 (animation, Gabriella Graves, Sloane Letourneau) – Based on a video game about kids unlocking magic with their imaginations. Amazon Prime Video Only

Tin Star – Season 2 (TV drama, Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks) – Great lead actors for this series about a British detective relocated to the Canadian Rockies. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 7th

Streaming

The Order – Season 1 (TV drama, Jake Manley, Sarah Grey) – Oh, I like the looks of this one! It’s a YA series about werewolves and dark magic and secret orders. I will binge this one late at night so my family doesn’t judge me. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Doubt (drama, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman) – This is an excellent 2008 drama that is arguably Philip Seymour Hoffman’s best performance. Definitely worth seeing. Instant Streaming Available

March 6th

Streaming

Secret City – Season 2: Under the Eagle (TV drama, Anna Torv, Jacki Weaver) – This Australian series is about politics and journalism. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 5th

Streaming

Christopher Robin (family, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell) – I will admit that I didn’t make it through this one, but it’s really cute for families. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 44 min

DVD Subscribers

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 4 (TV horror, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis) – Need more zombies? This is the series for you. The Walking Dead spin-off has a season 5 coming, probably this spring. DVD Only, 44 min episodes. You can find seasons 1-3 streaming on Hulu

Creed II (drama, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan) – I may be the only person in the world who really doesn’t like the Rocky movies. But if you’re most people, here you go! DVD Only, 2 hours 10 min

The Clovehitch Killer (thriller, Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer) – What do you do if you think your dad is a serial killer? I’ll absolutely see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Instant Family (comedy, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) – Also starring Octavia Spencer, this is a comedy about a couple who adopts three foster children. DVD Only, 1 hour 58 min

Ben is Back (drama, Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges) – Dysfunctional family drama about a young adult son returning to the fold. DVD Only, 1 hour 43 min

Of Fathers and Sons (Syrian documentary) – This Arabis language film has documentary director Talal Derki returning to Syria where he spends two years with a family of radical jihadists. DVD Only, 1 hour 39 min

Vox Lux (drama, Natalie Portman, Jude Law) – This is a great leading cast for a movie I hadn’t heard of! It’s about a singer who rose to fame from tragedy and now faces another. DVD Only, 1 hour 54 min

Burning (Korean drama, Ah In Yoo, Steven Yeun) – Korean language mysterious love triangle drama/thriller. DVD Only, 2 hours 28 min (wow, that’s long)

Prospect (sci-fi, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher) – Also starring Jay Duplass, this is about mining on an alien moon. I think I’ll give this one a shot. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

Free Solo (documentary) – The cover art on this documentary about free rock climber Alex Honnold gives me vertigo! DVD Only, 1 hour 37 min, this picked up the Oscar for Best Documentary

The Favourite (comedy, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone) – This dark comedy also stars Rachel Weisz and Nicholas Hoult. It’s a period piece about royal bickering in 18th century England. Olivia Colman took home the Best Actress Oscar for this role. DVD Only, 1 hour 59 min

Welcome to Mercy (horror, Kristen Ruhlin, Lily Newmark) – Believe it or not, it can get worse than getting stigmata while traveling to Latvia as a single mom. DVD Only, 1 hour 44 min

March 1st

Streaming

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians – Season 1 (docuseries) – This series follows an Indian Premier cricket league team through the 2018 season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Larva Island – Season 2 (Korean cartoon, Hong Bum-ki, Eddy Lee) – This Korean cartoon about larva on a deserted island is in English. And what a weird concept, though it looks really cute. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Losers – Collection 1 (docuseries) – Profiles of athletes who dealt successfully with failure. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Northern Rescue – Season 1 (TV drama, William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson) – A widowed search and rescue officer and his kids relocate to a rural area. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (biographical drama, Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Based on the true story of a boy who built a wind turbine to combat famine in his Malawian village. This looks awesome. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 53 min

Your Son (Spanish drama, Jose Coronado, Ana Wagener) – SPanish language movie about a surgeon looking to avenge his son’s beating. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 43 min

River’s Edge (Japanese drama, Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa) – Japanese language teen drama about high schoolers drawn into turbulent relationships and a mystery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 58 min

Budapest (French comedy, Manu Payet, Jonathan Cohen) – French language tale of friends who start a business planning bachelor parties in Budapest. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 42 min

Amazon Prime Video

The Widow – Season 1 (TV drama, Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance) – A woman goes to the Congo after her husband disappears and finds a lot of mysteries. This looks pretty good. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 26th

Streaming

Transformer (documentary) – The story of Janae Kroc, a transgender woman who was a world record holding weight lifter before her transition. Instant Streaming Only

DVD Subscribers

Between Worlds (thriller, Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente) – Grieving trucker finds out his wife is possessing his girlfriend’s daughter. Wow. DVD Only, 1 hour 30 min

The Possession of Hannah Grace (horror, Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon) – Morgue working ex-police officer discovers pseudo zombie. I’m not kidding. DVD Only, 1 hour 26 min

Mary Queen of Scots (drama, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie) – Historical drama about Mary Stuart. DVD Only, 2 hours 4 min

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (family, Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy) – Disney’s reimagining of The Nutcracker actually looks pretty cool. DVD Only, 1 hour 39 min

Speed Kills (thriller, John Travolta, Katheryn Winnick) – Speedboat racer/drug runner caught in his own web of deceit. This got absolutely horrible reviews. DVD Only, 1 hour 42 minutes

Netflix Canada

Shadowhunters: The Immortal Instruments – Season 3b (TV fantasy, Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood) – A girl goes into demon hunting after her mother disappears. This airs in the U.S. on Freeform TV, which used to be ABC Family. In the states you can catch all three seasons on Hulu, in Canada it’s Available on Netflix Streaming.

February 25th

Netflix Canada

Van Helsing – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe) – As you might have guessed, this is about a vampire hunter. This time humans are the minority. Canada is getting this season before the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

February 22nd

Streaming

Workin’ Moms – Season 1 (TV comedy, Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind) – This Canadian show is about four moms returning to work after maternity leave. There are actually three seasons of this show already, let’s hope Netflix pics up all three! Each season is 13 half hour episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown – Season 2 (TV reality, Angellica Bell, Tommy Banks) – A British cooking competition featuring families. I wonder if it’s as wonderful as Great British Baking Show? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are 12 one hour episodes

Suburra – Season 2 (Italian TV action, Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara) – Rome, 2008, a clash between political and criminal forces. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are ten 45 minute episodes

Rebellion – Season 2 (TV drama, Brian Gleeson, Simone Kirby) – Irish period series set at the Easter Rising in 1916. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are five 50 minute episodes

Chef’s Table – Volume 6 (TV food and travel) – We continue our look at chefs around the world. Volumes are 4-6 episodes, each 45-50 minutes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Go! Viva a Tu Manera – Season 1 (Argentinian teen TV, Pili Pascual) – Spanish language show about a teenager going to an elite performing arts school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paddleton (comedy, Mark Duplass, Ray Romano) – This dark comedy is about a man with a terminal diagnosis looking for help ending his life. I will definitely watch it based on how much I like Mark Duplass and how much Ray Romano has grown on me over the years – seems like it will be a really good pairing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 29 min

Firebrand (Indian drama, Usha Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar) – I don’t know much about this Marathi language film other than that it’s about relationships. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paris Is Us (French drama, Noemie Schmidt, Gregoire Isvarine) – Romance and turmoil are in the offing for a young woman in this French language film. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 23 min

The Photographer of Mauthausen (Spanish drama, Mario Casas, Richard van Weyden) – Spanish language bio-drama about a photographer in a concentration camp in 1943 Germany. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 50 min

DVD Subscribers

Lords of Chaos (drama, Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen) – This is a heavy metal band drama based on the real life story of the band Mayhem. DVD Only, 1 hour 52 min

Amazon Prime Video

The Giant Beast The Is the Global Economy (docuseries, Kal Penn) – The director of        takes on a variety of big economic questions via host Kal Penn and celebrity guests. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 21st

Streaming

The Drug King (Korean drama, Song Kang-ho, Cho Jung-seok) – Korean language story about a 1970s drug trafficker. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

Gomorrah – Season 2 (Italian TV drama, Marco D’Amore, Salvatore Esposito) – This Italian language series about the Naples mafia has been streaming in the U.S. for a while, now it’s Canada’s turn! Netflix Canada Streaming Available

February 20th

DVD Subscribers

A Star Is Born (drama, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga) – Another reason to keep my DVD subscription! I missed this in theaters and am looking forward to what I hear are stellar performances. DVD Only, 2 hours 16 min

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (drama, Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant) – In a rare dramatic appearance, McCarthy plays a real life author who becomes a forger in the 70s and 80s. I absolutely want to see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 min

Columbus (drama, John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson) – I really like John Cho (he was great in Searching) – here he plays a Korean man coming to Ohio after his father falls into a coma, where he meets an aspiring young architect caring for her ailing mother. DVD Only, 1 hour 44 min

Overlord (horror, Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine) – 1944. Soldiers behind enemy lines. What supernatural awfulness have the Nazis conjured? I wonder if it’s zombies. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Backtrace (action, Ryan Guzman, Sylvester Stallone) – Amnesiac robber undergoes hypnosis to find the money. I couldn’t make this up if I tried. DVD Only, 1 hour 27 min

The Last Race (documentary) – Stock car racing on Long Island. DVD Only, 1 hour 14 min

The Brawler (drama, Zach McGowan, Amy Smart) – Boxer Chuck Wepner biopic. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 min

Wildling (thriller, Bel Powley, Brad Dourif) – Oh, I love Brad Dourif! This abused child thriller also stars Liv Tyler and James Le Gros. DVD Only, 1 hour 32 min

Robin Hood (action, Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx) – If you like the actors, this could be fun. But it’s really nothing new, just a revamping of the classic. DVD Only, 1 hour 56 min

February 19th

Streaming

Don’t Knock Twice (horror, Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton) – If a demonic witch lives in a house, perhaps don’t knock at all…Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 33 min

Heal (documentary, Deepak Chopra, Joe Dispenza) – Mind/body healing doc. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 46 min

Outlawed (action, Adam Collins, Jessica Norris) – Former marine investigates a death. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 42 min

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Chinese action, Mark Chao, Shaofeng Feng) – Mandarin language period piece sequel set in the Tang Dynasty. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Malicious (horror, Josh Stewart, Bojana Novakovic) – That house is haunted, people. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

Anchor and Hope (comedy, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena) – Probably best not to choose a sperm donor while drunk. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 53 min

Viking Destiny (action, Will Mellor, Martyn Ford) – Princess gathers army to take back her rightful throne. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

Await Further Instructions (horror, Sam Gittins, Grant Masters) – Christmas morning isn’t as fun when your house is covered by some otherworldy blob thing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

The Super (thriller, Val Kilmer, Patrick John Flueger) – Building super in Manhattan thinks he has it made until tenants start disappearing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 28 min

Postcards From London (drama, Harris Dickinson, Richard Durden) – Teen heads from rural hometown to London and gets involved with male escorts and the London art scene. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 29 min

February 16th

Streaming

Studio 54 (documentary) – This doc about the famous 1970s club has only been out on DVD for a little while, now it is Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 38 min

February 15th

Streaming

The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton) – (Super) powerful siblings reunite after the death of their father and find out the family has secrets. I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 one hour episodes.

The Dragon Prince – Season 2 (family animation, Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows) – Two princes and an elf on an epic quest. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, each season is nine 25 minute episodes

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy – Season 1 (docuseries, Larry Charles) – Comedy writer and director goes looking for comedy in unusual places. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Yucatan (Spanish comedy, Luis Tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna) – Spanish language story of con artists competing for a lottery winner mark on a cruse ship. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 2 hours 9 min

The Breaker Upperers (comedy, Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek) – Women who break up with people for money until one of them starts to feel bad about it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

Amazon Prime Video

Lorena – Limited Series (docuseries, Lorana Bobbitt, John Wayne Bobbitt) – This is a four part (each one hour) mini-series about the infamous crime that was part of the beginning of sensational 24 hour news coverage. Not sure why we need to revisit it, but here you go. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 14th

Streaming

Dating Around – Season 1 (reality TV) – Each episode has one single person looking for someone they want ot have a second date with. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (comedy special) – Actor Ken Jeong was a doctor before breaking into stand up comedy and eventually acting. He brings that all into his first Netflix special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

February 12th

DVD Subscribers

Bohemian Rhapsody (drama, Rami Malek, Ben Hardy) – This is why I keep my DVD subscription – can’t wait to see this before the Oscars! DVD Only, 2 hours 14 min

At Eternity’s Gate (drama, Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend) – Vincent van Gogh biopic. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Shoplifters (Japanese drama, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô) – Japanese language story about a group of outsiders living on the fringes of Tokyo. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

Nobody’s Fool (romantic comedy, Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter) – Ex-con sister suspicious of online boyfriend. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

The Front Runner (drama, Hugh Jacman, Vera Farmiga) – As much as I love Hugh (and the rest of this amazing cast, and director Jason Reitman) I just cannot bring myself to watch political drama. This Gary Hart biopic will sadly leave my queue. DVD Only, 1 hour 53 min

Bayou Caviar (drama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen) – Boxer turned bouncer turns blackmailer. DVD Only, 1 hour 51 min

February 11th

Streaming

Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine (Chinese TV food and travel) – Mandarin language series about this Chinese suisine, its origins and traditions. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Little Women (family, Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings) – 2018 updated version of the March sisters’ tale. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 52 min

February 10th

Streaming

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj – Volume 2 (comedy, Hasan Minhaj) – This combination of stand-up and interviews, comedy and politics, was a hit last season. It will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there were seven 25 minute episodes in season 1.

February 9th

Streaming

The Break – Season 2 (TV thriller, Yoann Blanc, Guillaume Kerbush) – French language series about a grieving detective drawn into a case in his home town. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, ten 50 minute episodes per season

February 8th

Streaming

One Day At a Time – Season 3 (TV comedy, Justina Machado, Rita Moreno) – This remake of the 1970s sitcom has gotten some great reviews. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, thirteen 30 minute episodes per season

The Epic Tale of Captain Underpants – Season 2 (children’s animation, Nat Faxon, Jay Gragnani) – What kind of person would I be to leave Captain Underpants off the list?? A monster, that’s what kind! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, thirteen 25 minute episodes per season

Nailed It! Mexico – Season 1 (Mexican reality TV, Omar Chaparro, Anna Ruiz) – I really find this show sad, no matter the language or country. But if you dig watching these poor people fail, now you can do it in Spanish. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 30 minute episodes

Unauthorized Living – Season 1 (Spanish TV drama, Jose Coronado, Álex González) – Spanish language series about a drug cartel leader, his illness, and his search for a successor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 13 one hour episodes, there is a second season.

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (documentary) – This is the latest in the ReMastered series of documentaries about influential points in music history. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 14 min

Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (comedy, Kevin Hart, Saniyya Sidney) – Comedy/educational family movie about black history heroes. I believe there are re-enactments here. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

High Flying Bird (sports drama, Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz) – An agent and a player looking to disrupt the big money structure of the NBA. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

The Tree of Blood (Spanish drama, Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Cervantes) – Spanish language movie about a couple whose families share a history filled with secrets. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 2 hours 10 min

Amazon Prime Video

White Dragon – Season 1 (TV thriller, John Simm, Anthony Wang) – This Amazon original series is about a professor who discovers his late wife’s secret life. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 6th

Amazon Prime Video

Hillary – Season 1 (TV drama, Andrew Munro, Dean O’Gorman) – This is a bio-series about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 5th

Streaming

Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (comedy special) – Ray Romano does stand-up for the first time in 23 years. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Deuce – Season 2 (TV drama, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal) – This show about porn in the 1970s is DVD Only on Netflix (you can catch it on HBO), and has been renewed for one more season. The series will end after season 3 with 25 one hour episodes total.

Widows (thriller, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez) – Thieves’ widows decide to pick up where their late spouses left off. DVD Only, 2 hours 9 min

The Sisters Brothers (comedy western, John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix) – 1850s hitmen brothers on a mission. One assumes that hijinks ensue. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

The Guilty (foreign thriller, Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage) – Danish language story of a police dispatcher trying to save a kidnapping victim. DVD Only, 1 hour 25 min

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (family animation, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pharrell Williams) – I could argue all day long that this did not need to be made, but it has Cumberbatch as the Grinch! I still won’t see it, but I do love him. DVD Only, 1 hour 26 min

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (thriller, Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason) – I’m definitely willing to give Claire Foy a chance to shine in the role of Lisbeth Salander in this new movie set in the world of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. DVD Only, 1 hour 55 min

A Private War (drama, Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan) – A great cast including Stanley Tucci for this biopic about foreign war correspondent Marie Colvin. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (documentary, John McEnroe, Mathieu Amalric) – A look at McEnroe from the POV of the French Open, which he never won. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 min

The Long Dumb Road (comedy, Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas) – Congrats on a title that made me LOL – this is a goofy road trip story. DVD Only, 1 hour 31 min

Netflix Canada

Shameless – Season 8 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – Enjoy the Gallagher hijinks, Canada! There is a 9th season coming. Canada Streaming Available

Amazon Prime Video

The Tunnel – Season 3 (TV crime thriller, Stephen Dillane, Clemence Poesy) – A bilingual (French/English) series about crimes committed in the Chunnel. This is the final season, Amazon Prime Video Only, there are 8-10 episodes per season, 45 minutes each

February 2nd

Streaming

Bordertown – Season 2 (Finnish TV mystery, Ville Virtanen, Matleena Kuusniemi) – Finnish language series about a detective who takes a small town job only to discover there is more there than meets the eye. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eleven 60 minutes episodes per season.

Romance is a Bonus Book – Season 1 (Korean TV dramedy, Lee Jong-suk, Lee Na-young) – This Korean language show about romance at a publishing company will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are 16 episodes, I don’t know the runtime.

DVD Subscribers

Support the Girls (comedy, Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson) – Bar manager butts heads with the owner when she wants to do a fundraiser. DVD Only

February 1st

Streaming

Always a Witch – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Angely Gaviria, Sebastian Eslava) – Spanish language show about a time traveling 17th century witch. Sweet! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 one hour episodes

Russian Doll – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett) – Oh my gosh this looks awesome! Lyonne is a woman who keeps dying and then reliving her own birthday party. Like a morbid Groundhog Day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eight 30 minute episodes

Free Rein: Valentine’s Day (family, Jaylen Barron, Joe Ashman) – I’m not sure if this is a one-off special or the beginning of a third season for this kids and horses series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Velvet Buzzsaw (thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Russo) – Satirical thriller about the world of expensive art and collectors. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

True: Happy Hearts Day (children’s animation, Michela Luci, Jamie Watson) – A Rainbow Kingdom cartoon. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dear Ex (foreign drama, Roy Chiu, Hsieh Yng-xuan) – Mandarin language story of a teenager stuck between his recently widowed mom and his late father’s lover. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 40 min

Canada Streaming

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (documentary, Fred Rogers) – This is exactly as wonderful as you think it should be. If you or your children watched his show, check out this documentary about the life of Mr. Rogers. Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders – Season 1 (TV mystery, John Malkovich, Rupert Grint) – This new Amazon show takes place in 1933, with Hercule Poirot on the job. I will definitely be watching this! Amazon Prime Video Only

Just Add Magic – Season 3 (family TV, Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly) – Three girls and a magical cookbook star in this Amazon original. Amazon Prime Video Only, there is a fourth season coming, each season is thirteen 25 minute episodes

January 30th

Streaming

The Incredibles 2 (family animation, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter) – It was a long time in the making, but people seem to enjoy this sequel! Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 58 min

January 29th

Streaming

Ant Man and the Wasp (action, Paull Rudd, Evangeline Lily) – This is the fun and silly part of the Marvel universe. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 58 min

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All (comedy special) – Another stand-up special in Netflix’s growing collection. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Humans – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington) – Yes! I’m excited for this. There doesn’t seem to be any news yet on whether it will be back for a fourth season. Each season has eight 45 minute episodes. DVD Only (I can’t find this one streaming anywhere, but you can catch reruns on AMC)

Ballers – Season 4 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington) – This HBO show about football players and other pro athletes and their personal lives is DVD Only on Netflix. It has been renewed for a fifth season. There are nine 30 minute episodes per season.

The Wife (drama, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce) – Glenn Close picked up a Golden Globe and may be on her way to her fist Oscar for her role in this story of spousal resentment. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

Boy Erased (drama, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman) – Parents of gay son make him choose between conversion therapy and being cast out. DVD Only, 1 hour 55 min

Studio 54 (documentary) – A look at the infamous 1970s disco. DVD Only, 1 hour 38 min

Hunter Killer (action, Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman) – Submarine and Navy SEALS rescuing Russian president. DVD Only, 2 hours 2 min

Indivisible (drama, Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew) – Military chaplain returns home and has same troubles as other vets. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

Amazon Prime Video

Masterpiece: Endeavour – Season 5 (TV drama, Shaun Evans, Roger Allam) – This PBS crime drama series is a DVD Only on Netflix, but can be found streaming on Amazon Prime Video. This season has six episodes, 1 hour 29 minutes each. Total episodes for all five seasons = 22

January 27th

Streaming

Z Nation – Season 5 (TV action, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang) – This is the final season of this zombie show – I like it and need to watch the seasons I’ve missed! Each season has 13-15 episodes, 45 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 25th

Streaming

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4b (TV comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski) – I made the mistake of binge watching too many of these at once back in season one and burned out. I may have to try again. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 13 episodes per season, 25 minutes each

Club de Cuervos – Season 4 (foreign TV drama, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Mariana Trevino) – Apparently, this inherited soccer team is still causing drama between the siblings. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 45-50 minute episodes, the seasons have been 10-13 episodes each

Black Earth Rising – Limited Series (thriller, Michaela Coel, John Goodman) – An adopted legal investigator confronts her past as a Rwandan genocide survivor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eight 60 minute episodes

Kingdom – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong) – Korean language series about a crown prince and a kingdom besieged by a plague. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Medici: The Magnificent – Season 2 (TV drama, Richard Madden, Dustin Hoffman) – The first season of this came out back in 2016 as “The Masters of Florence”, now this period piece about 15th century Italy is back with the addition of Sean Bean to the cast. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are eight 55 minute episodes

Animas (foreign horror, Ángela Molina, Luis Bermejo) – French language story of a friend changing after an accident. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 23 mins

Polar (action, Katheryn Winnick, Mads Mikkelsen) – Seriously, when are all the hitmen out there going to finally realize that they can never retire in peace? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 58 min

January 24th

Streaming

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (docuseries) – Using audio from Bundy along with old and new interview footage to basically do a biodoc about the serial killer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (family animation, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg) – A Monster Cruise Ship vacation! Instant Streaming Available

January 23rd

DVD Subscribers

The Old Man and the Gun (thriller, Robert Redford, Casey Affleck) – Heist movie based on the real life of a bank robber and his escape from prison. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 min

First Man (drama, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy) – Neil Armstrong biopic – I’ve heard it’s very, very good. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 min

Johnny English Strikes Again (action comedy, Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko) – Mr. Bean goes to the British secret service for a second time (not really in the character of Mr. Bean, more Pink Panther-ish). DVD Only, 1 hour 28 minutes

Here and Now (drama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker) – A singer prepares for an upcoming tour while hiding a medical diagnosis. DVD Only, 1 hour 31 minutes

American Renegades (action, J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton) – Navy SEALS trying to solve a mystery during the Balkan wars. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 min

The Hate U Give (drama, Amandla Sternberg, Regina Hall) – Crime drama based on the book about a girl who sees a friend shot by a police officer. DVD Only, 2 hours 13 min

January 22nd

DVD Subscribers

Blue Iguana (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz) – These are the wrong ex-cons to send on your major heist. DVD Only, 1 hour 45 mins

Obit. (documentary) – A look at the New York Times obituary writers, who prepare obits for famous people. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 mins

January 21st

Streaming

Justice (drama) – I can’t find much information on this one – just that it’s about a defense lawyer in Abu Dhabi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 18th

Streaming

Grace and Frankie – Season 5 (TV comedy, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda) – I never quite got into this show, but a lot of other people did! Each season is 13 episodes, 25 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Marvel’s The Punisher – Season 2 (TV action, Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) – As Marvel and Netflix part ways in the run up to Disney’s streaming platform, this is likely the last season for this show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there were thirteen 45-55 minute episodes in the first season, anticipating about the same for the second.

Carmen Sandiego – Season 1 (kids’ TV, Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard) – We didn’t watch much of the original iteration of this geography show, and now it’s back in what looks like a less educational format. She’s fighting evil across the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no episode or runtime info

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes – Season 2B (reality TV, Piers Taylor, Caroline Quentin) – Some more fabulous and unusual homes! There are four 45 minute episodes in each partial season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

Trigger Warning With Killer Mike – Season 1 (docuseries) – This is a comedy documentary series with the rapper implementing some of his ideas for social change. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime or episode count info

Trolls: The Beat Goes On – Season 5 (kids’ TV animation, Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin) – Animated trolls. That’s about it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, each episode is 25 minutes

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (documentary) – This could be an interesting look at the posh party on a private island that turned into a fraudulent fiasco. And yeah, all the alliteration felt goooood. No runtime info, Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Soni (foreign drama, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Saloni Batra) – Hindi language movie about two women fighting violent crime against women in Delhi, India. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 37 minutes

IO (sci-fi, Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie) – Two people connect during the apocalypse (!) Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

Close (action, Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse) – Two actresses I really like as bodyguard and heiress under attack. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

January 17th

Streaming

American Crime Story – Season 2 – The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV drama, Édgar Ramírez, Darren Criss) – This looks amazing. I’m just now watching the first season (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) and if they stay true to this level of storytelling, I’m in. There are nine 45 minute episodes in this season of the acclaimed anthology series. There are two more seasons in development, one focusing on Hurricane Katrina. Instant Streaming Only (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

January 15th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Season 5 (TV drama, Craig McLachlan) – Period crime drama set in late 1950s Australia. This is the last season, though there are to be some TV movies to wrap up the series. It does stream on Netflix, but only seasons 1-3 are available. So DVD Only until we hear more. 45 episodes total to date, each 45-60 minutes long

Halloween 2018 (horror, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer) – Jamie Lee Curtis return to Halloween after 40 years. There seems to be a pretty split opinion on this one. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 minutes

Tea With the Dames (documentary, Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench) – Four incredible English actresses (including Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith get together for tea, reminiscences, gossip and laughter. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

The Bookshop (drama, Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy) – 1950s period piece set in an English village where a widow opens the first book store. DVD Only, 1 hour 53 minutes

Madeline’s Madeline (drama, Molly Parker, Miranda July) – Mother and drama teacher see very different things in young Madeline. DVD Only, 1 hour 34 minutes

January 13th

Amazon Prime Video

Eighth Grade (comedy, Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton) – This coming of age comedy was directed by comedian Bo Burnham and has gotten terrific reviews. It’s available on DVD on Netflix, but you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video

January 11th

Streaming

Friends From College – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders) – By the end of season one, I was wondering if I hated all these characters. But I’m still watching as the group flails towards adulthood. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 30 minute episodes per season, so there are now 16 episodes total

Sex Education – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield) – Teenager starts u sex-ed health clinic at his high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 45 minute episodes in this first season

Remastered: Masacre at the Stadium (documentary) – Story of the murder of Chilean singer Victor Jara in 1973. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 60 minutes

Solo (aka: Alone) (foreign drama, Alain Hernández, Aura Garrido) – Spanish language. A surfer struggles to survive after a fall. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

The Last Laugh (dramedy, Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss) – Retired comedian and manager head back out on the road. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, do not know the run time

Canada Streaming

Titans – Season 1 (TV action, Teagan Croft, Brenton Thwaites) – This is a DC Comics web series with Robin leading the team. This one is not coming to the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Informer – Season 1 (TV drama, Nabhaan Rizwan, Paddy Considine) – An Amazon original about a young man in Britain coerced into becoming an informant. Amazon Prime Video Only

January 10th

Streaming

When Heroes Fly – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Tomer Kapon, Ninette Tayeb) – Hebrew/Spanish language series about Israeli veterans searching for a friend presumed dead. There are 9 episodes in this season, each 45 minutes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 9th

Streaming

Solo: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson) – Chances are that if you’re into Star Wars you’ve already seen this. But if you want to see it again, you can – a whole bunch of time because it’s Available on Instant Streaming! 2 hours 15 minutes

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (foreign sci-fi amination, Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai) – Japanese language animation saving the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

January 8th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Bad Times at the El Royale (thriller, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo) – Guests at a rundown hotel’s lives intersect. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 minutes

What They Had (drama, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon) – Siblings trying to care for aging parents. DVD Only, 1 hour 41 minutes

Mid90s (drama, Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges) – This is a coming of age story set in the…Mid 90s. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. DVD Only, 1 hour 25 minutes

Hell Fest (horror, Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards) – A horror themed amusement park just seems like an all-around bad idea. DVD Only, 1 hour 29 minutes

Monsters and Men (drama, John David Washington, Anthony Ramos) – Three different characters react to the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 minutes

The Oath (comedy, Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish) – Couple is asked to sign a government loyalty oath right before an already dysfunctional family Thanksgiving. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Far From the Tree (documentary, Andrew Solomon) – A look at seven families raising children who are very different from other kids, and the rewards they reap along with their struggles. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Kusama: Infinity (documentary, Yayoi Kusama) – Biodoc about avant garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (romantic comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch) – What a fun cast for this story of an unhappily married woman trying to see a man from her past. DVD Only, 1 hour 48 minutes

Memoir of War (foreign drama, Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel) – French language WWII period piece about a woman searching for her communist husband in occupied France. DVD Only, 2 hours 6 minutes

January 6th

DVD Subscribers

Detectorists – Season 3 (TV comedy, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones) – This is the final season of this British comedy. It no longer streams on Netflix, so DVD Only, but you can find all three seasons on Hulu. 19 episodes total, 30 minutes each

January 4th, 2019

Streaming

Call My Agent – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Camille Cottin, Thibault De Montalembert) – French language series about a Parisian talent agency dealing with crises. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

And Breathe Normally (foreign drama, Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir, Babetida Sadjo) – Icelandic language story of a single mom and an asylum seeker whose lives cross. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Potro: Unstoppable (foreign drama, Jimena Baron, Rodrigo Romero) – Spanish language biopic about the Argentinian singer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lionheart (comedy, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh) – This Nigerian comedy/drama about a woman running her father’s business with her uncle is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Beautiful Boy (drama, Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet) – Terrific cast for this story of a man trying to help his son through addiction. This isn’t even out on DVD yet on Netflix, but is Available on Amazon Prime Video. 2 hours, 1 min

January 3rd, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Galveston (thriller, Ben Foster, Elle Fanning) – A very good cast, this time for a mob hit/revenge thriller. DVD Only

Trouble (comedy, Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman) – Bickering middle aged siblings fight over family property. This has a good cast including David Morse and Julia Stiles. DVD Only

Love, Gilda (documentary, Gilda Radner, Rose Abdoo) – Biographical documentary about the life of the amazing Gilda Radner. Hers was the first celebrity death to make me cry. DVD Only

AXL (family sci-fi, Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll) – Military robot dog rescued from the desert by kind stranger. This looks cute. DVD Only

Night School (comedy, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish) – Adults studying for their GEDs – I’ll see this one! DVD Only

Amazon Prime Video

Leave No Trace (drama, Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie) – Off the grid family forced into the system. You can get this on DVD via Netflix or streaming on Amazon Prime Video. I really liked it. 1 hour 49 min

January 2nd, 2019

Streaming

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (thriller, Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox) – I love Emile Hirsch, I think I’ll check out this father/son medical examiner thriller. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Netflix Canada

A Quiet Place (thriller, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt) – Canada, you are so lucky! This is one of the best movies I saw last year. Canada Streaming Only

January 1st, 2019

Streaming

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 3 (TV comedy, Neil Patrick Harris, Patric Warburton) – Live action adaptation based on the Lemony Snicket books. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo – Season 1 (reality TV) – Anyone who read her book should know what to expect from this series about reducing clutter. Hint: she’s very into finding joy in things, or getting rid of them. This is a series of home makeovers, so I’m curious if it has any potential Hoarders possibilities. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (sorry Canada, it looks like you aren’t getting this one)

Comedians of the World – Season 1 (comedy specials, Neal Brennan, Chris D’Elia) – Netflix is really building a nice stand-up comedy niche. This series has 13 comedians from around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pinky Malinky – Season 1 (kids’ TV animation, Lucas Grabeel, Nathan Kress) – Animated series about optimistic hot dogs. Nope, I did not make that up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Breaking Big – Season 1 (TV docuseries, Trevor Noah, Eddie Huang) – A look at how famous people got famous. There are 12 episodes in this first season, 25 minutes each. Amazon Prime Video Only

First Civilizations – Season 1 (docuseries) – Four 53 minute episodes about early civilizations. Amazon Prime Video Only