Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD Release Dates

Netflix logoHere you have it! 2017/2018 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here, 2015 here 2016 here, and 2017 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 to you, depending on your subscription plan.  Red Subheadings indicate streaming titles, and those available to only those with a DVD rental subscription.   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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2018 Netflix Releases

TV Leaving soon:

Sirens – Season 1-2 (1/15), Futurama – Seasons 7-10 (1/30)

Binge while you can!

Coming in February

Homeland – Season 6 – YAYYYY! (2/6)

Taboo – Season 1 (2/6)

The Sinner – Season 1 (2/13)

Coming in January

Retribution – Season 1 (1/30)

January 31st


Cars 3 (family animation, Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo) – This third installment in the Pixr franchise has been out on DVD for a long time, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

January 30th


Babylon Berlin – Season 1-2 (foreign TV drama, Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries) – German language series set in the late 1920s-early30s about a police inspector. Based on novels by Volker Kutscher. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (action, Zach McGowan, Danny Glover) – Prison in a lawless future where a car race decides leadership. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 29th


The Force (documentary) – Inside the Oakland Police Department as they try to do their jobs while ending corruption. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 28th


El Ministerio del Tiempo – Seasons 1-3 (foreign TV fantasy, Nacho Fresneda, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo) – Spanish language series about the people tasked in the future with policing time travel. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 26th


One Day at a Time – Season 2 (TV comedy, Justina Machado, Rita Moreno) – This Netflix original reboot of the 1970s series is back with new episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dirty Money – Season 1 (TV docuseries) – A look at various acts of corporate corruption and greed. Delightful. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Futile and Useless Gesture (comedy, Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson) – A biopic about the founder of National Lampoon, Doug Kenney. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 24th


Ricardo Quevedo: Hay Gente Así (comedy special) – This Spanish language stand-up special was filmed in Bogota. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 23rd


Todd Glass: Act Happy (comedy special) – I’ve really liked some of these, even when I haven’t heard of the comedians. Might give it a shot. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Blade Runner 2049 (sci-fi, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford) – I will absolutely be seeing this! I don’t remember a lot about the original, but I saw a hilarious interview with Gosling and Ford that really made me want to see this one. DVD Only

9/11 (drama, Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon) – Oh my. This is a story developed using real messages sent from people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on 9/11. DVD Only

Jigsaw (horror, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie) – This appears to be another installment in the Saw franchise, taking place 10 years after the original killer supposedly died. DVD Only

Thank You For Your Service (drama, Miles Teller, Haley Bennett) – Story of three soldiers returning from Iraq with PTSD, based on true events. DVD Only

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (thriller, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman) – A great cast for this drama/thriller directed by Giorgos Lanthimos (who also directed The Lobster, which I hated) and based on a Euripides tragedy. There’s no way it won’t be very weird. Despite the good cast, I’m going to pass. DVD Only

Earth: One Amazing Day (documentary) – Narrated by Robert Redford, this is a photographic look at happenings all over the globe on just one day. DVD Only

The Revival (drama, Zachary Booth, David Carl) – When a preacher begins a relationship with a drifter, it shakes up a small town. DVD Only

Felicite (foreign drama, Véro Tshanda Beya, Gaetan Claudia) – Lingala language film from the Congo about a single mother forced to raise the necessary funds for her teenage son’s medical care. DVD Only

Chasing the Dragon (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Andy Lau) – Cantonese language story, based on real events, about a Hong Kong drug lord. DVD Only

The Woman Who Left (foreign drama, Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz) – Filipino language story of a woman looking for revenge after being wrongly imprisoned. DVD Only

Red Trees (documentary) – Exploring the lives of one of the 12 Jewish families to survive Prague under the Nazis, as told by filmmaker Marina Willer, one of the descendants. DVD Only

Dina (documentary) – The real story of a woman and her fiance moving in together. It’s billed as a real life romantic comedy. I thought this came out earlier this month, but here it is again! DVD Only

January 19th


Grace & Frankie – Season 4 (TV comedy, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda) – I’ve never really found this show about women dealing with their cheating husbands to be funny. But lots of people love it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Drug Lords – Season 1 (docuseries) – The stories of drug rings and their leaders around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Open House (thriller, Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton) – It’s the kid from 13 Reasons Why, moving into a haunted house. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

In Search of Felini (drama, Ksenia Solo, Mary Lynn Rajskub) – A shy young woman discovers Felini’s films and heads out in search of the man. DVD Only

January 18th


Tiempos de guerra (aka: Morocco – Love in Times of War) – Season 1 (TV drama, Amaia Salamanca, Alex Garcia) – Spanish language period piece about student nurses from Madrid traveling to a hospital in Melilla. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bad Day for the Cut (thriller, Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch) – Adult son looking for revenge after his mother is killed. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 17th


Friday Night Tykes – Season 4 (docuseries) – There are FOUR SEASONS of a show about kids playing football in Texas? That’s some intense ball. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show (comedy special) – Two Colombian comedians perform in this Netflix original Spanish language stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Better Call Saul – Season 3 (TV dramedy, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks) – This third season maintains the quality of the past two. Highly recommended for anyone who liked Breaking Bad. DVD Only for now – but it will stream eventually.

Doctor Blake Mysteries – Season 4 (TV drama, Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner) – Australian period piece about a doctor turned investigator post WWII. There is a fifth season, which was supposed to be the last, but a new company has acquired the rights. It’s a streamer, but I don’t know when, so DVD Only for now.

Victoria & Abdul (drama, Judi Dench, Ali Fazal) – Story of Queen Victoria and her friendship with a young Indian man. My in-laws loved this. DVD Only

Wolves (drama, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino) – Dad’s gambling jeopardizes son’s collegiate future. DVD Only

Loving Vincent (animation, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn) – Animated Van Gogh biopic. Animated with oil paintings, which sounds really interesting. DVD Only

Crooked House (drama, Glenn Close, Terence Stamp) – British family patriarch murdered, family filled with suspects. I hope this streams, because it looks really fun. Also starring Gillian Anderson. DVD Only

Happy Death Day (horror, Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard) – Groundhog Day set-up except the day is a murder day – and woman has to solve it to survive. DVD Only

Beyond Skyline (sci-fi, Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic) – Pretty much just another alien invasion movie. DVD Only

Extraordinary (drama, Kirk Cameron, Leland Klassen) – I hate to admit it, but I won’t watch Kirk Cameron do anything. If this thing about a marathon runner trying to inspire people is your thing, go for it. DVD Only

I, Daniel Blake (drama, Dave Johns, Hayley Squires) – A carpenter and single mother become friends as both try to navigate the world of poverty. Directed by Ken Loach. DVD Only

The Snowman (thriller, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson) – A crime thriller starring Det. Harry Hole! I’ve read one of these books, will be interested to see the movie. DVD Only

Revolt (sci-fi, Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe) – Alien invasion leaves two guys wandering across Kenya looking for refuge. DVD Only

January 16th


Rita – Season 4 (foreign TV comedy, Mille Dinesen, Carsten Bjornlund) – Danish language show about a school teacher. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Katt Williams: Great America (comedy special) – Another stand-up special – this guy has done a bunch of them. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

100 Men (documentary) – Filmmaker’s former lovers talk about gay men and social change. DVD Only

Kills on Wheels (foreign comedy, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi) – Hungarian language black comedy about a disabled crew of hit-men for hire. DVD Only

January 15th


Unrest (documentary) – Young woman looks at her own and others battle with Chronic Fatigue. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

2018 Olympic Winter Games Preview: Meet Team USA & Go for the Gold (sports) – I really feel like this title is self explanatory. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 12th


Colony – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies) – That colony is a dystopian future Los Angeles where Sawyer from Lost and Lori from The Walking Dead search for their missing son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Disjointed – Part 2 (TV comedy, Kathy Bates, Aaron Moten) – Stoner sitcom, part 2! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Polka King (dramedy, Jack Black, Jenny Slate) – The true story of a Polish Ponzi scheme. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tom Segura: Disgraceful (comedy special) – This makes number three for this comedian – maybe I’ll try one! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Somebody Feed Phil (docuseries, Phil Rosenthal) – The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond does a travel/food show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 10th


Black Mirror – New Episodes (sci-fi anthology) – Guys, I don’t know how I missed this but there are new episodes of Black Mirror Streaming! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

47 Meters Down – aka In the Deep (thriller, Claire Holt, Mandy Moore) – Trapped in a shark cage! And now Available on Instant Streaming and downloadable!

Alejandro Riaño Especial de Stand Up (comedy special) – This Spanish language stand-up special stars a Colombian comedian. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (family animation, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms) – One of my kids loved this character when he was little. That has nothing to do with the movie, but what else can you say about something like this?? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (documentary, Armistead Maupin, Neil Gaiman) – Biodoc about one of the men who helped start the gay rights movement. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 9th

DVD Subscribers

Home Again (comedy, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff) – Divorced woman takes in borders, creating a new family. I’ll see this. DVD Only

Battle of the Sexes (comedy, Emma Stone, Steve Carell) – I remember this! A tennis match between “male chauvinist” Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King in the 1970s. I will absolutely see this – what an amazing cast! DVD Only

The Foreigner (action, Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan) – A Londoner seeks revenge for the death of his daughter in Ireland. DVD Only

Marshall (drama, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad) – One of Thurgood Marshall’s early cases as an attorney. DVD Only

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (drama, Liam Neeson, Diane Lane) – Great cast for this drama/thriller about the true story of Watergate’s Deep Throat. DVD Only

November Criminals (drama, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort) – Teenage bad boy investigates a murder. DVD Only

Friend Request (thriller, Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley) – Is that social media friend a friend or a murderous demon? I think you know the answer. DVD Only

Bullet Head (thriller, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas) – Criminals trapped in a warehouse hang out and reflect on their life choices. I think this is probably a lot more tense than the description sounds. DVD Only

Dina (documentary) – The real story of a woman and her fiance moving in together. It’s billed as a real life romantic comedy. DVD Only

Hollow in the Land (thriller, Dianna Agron, Rachelle Lefevre) – A lot of thrillers this week! In this one a young woman tries to prove her brother innocent of murder. DVD Only

Bitch (comedy, Jason Ritter, Jaime King) – I really like Jason Ritter, and I really like dark comedy. But I don’t know about this movie about a woman who takes on the persona of a dog. DVD Only

Woodpeckers (foreign drama, Jean Jean, Judith Rodríguez Perez) – Spanish language story of a prisoner acting as a sign language interpreter between two other inmates. DVD Only

The Pirates of Somalia (drama, Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi) – It’s nice to see Evan Peters in something other than American Horror Story! This film is based on the true story of a journalist who wants to contact Somali pirates. DVD Only

Nails (horror, Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble) – A badly injured woman unfortunately shares her room with something inhuman. Bummer. DVD Only

January 6th


Episodes – Seasons 1-5 (comedy, Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig) – This Showtime series has never streamed before, so I haven’t seen any of it! I absolutely plan to binge it. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

January 5th


DEVILMAN Crybaby – Season 1 (anime, Kouki Uchiyama, Ayumu Murase) – It’s good vs. evil when demons arise, even for a nice little demon-boy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Before I Wake (thriller, Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane) – Couple discovers their foster child has an unusual ability. Yeah, I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (comedy, Jerry Seinfeld) – This used to be a web based mini-show. I don’t know if this is old episodes that Netflix acquired or new ones. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rotten (docuseries) – Everything you never wanted to know about the food supply chain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 3rd, 2018

DVD Subscribers

Doc Martin – Season 8 (TV dramedy, Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz) – Country doctor Martin Ellingham is back. The possibility of a season 9 is out there, but not confirmed. This one is a streamer, but I’m not sure when (still waiting for Season 7). DVD Only for now.

Despicable Me 3 (family animation, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig) – I didn’t see versions one or two, but if you like these minions, this one’s for you. DVD Only

The Mountain Between Us (drama, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba) – I’m really looking forward to this story of two incredibly attractive people trapped on a mountain. top of the queue! DVD Only

Rebel in the Rye (drama, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey) – J.D. Salinger biopic. DVD Only

American Made (action, Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson) – Based on the true story of a drug smuggler turned DEA operative. DVD Only

Tell Me How I Die (horror, Nathan Kress, Virginia Gardner) – College kids, if you’re in a movie, don’t do a drug trial. It will end poorly. DVD Only

Psychopaths (horror, Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert) – How did the condemned killer predict the carnage that would follow his death? DVD Only

Wolf Warrior II (foreign action, Jacky Wu, Frank Grillo) – Mandarin language story of a former soldier caught up in an African civil war. DVD Only

A Question of Faith (drama, Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell) – Three families are brought together by tragedy in this faith based drama. DVD Only

Breathe (drama, Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy) – Biopic of a man, paralyzed by polio, and the life he decides to live. Good cast – I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Brad’s Status (comedy, Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams) – Also starring Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson and Michael Sheen this is the story of a man feeling like a failure compared to his college friends. Despite the horrible premise, I’ll see it for the really good cast. DVD Only

Lucky (drama, Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch) – The late Harry Dean Stanton plays an elderly man contemplating his mortality. DVD Only

Slumber (horror, Maggie Q, Kristen Bush) – Dream demon horror! This stuff is always scary. DVD Only

Love Beats Rhymes (musical, Azealia Banks, Jill Scott) – College rapper discovers poetry. DVD Only

Chavela (documentary, Chavela Vargas, Pedro Almodóvar) – Biodoc about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. DVD Only

The Stolen (action, Alice Eve, Jack Davenport) – Period piece about a woman searching for her kidnapped son in 1870s New Zealand. DVD Only

Shock Wave (foreign action, Andy Lau, Wu Jiang) – Cantonese language story of a bomb wielding terrorist in Hong Kong and the man dispatched to defuse the devices. DVD Only

Fade Away (action, Noel Gugliemi, Emilio Rivera) – High school athlete tries to break free of social pressures. DVD Only

Dead Men (western, Ric Maddox, Malcolm Madera) – The old west, where revenge, gold, land and a tribe of Apaches are all in the same story together with a white dude and his brother. DVD Only

The Perfect Day (action, Jason Redman, Tim Brown) – Navy Seals fight terror threat. DVD Only

Windsor (drama, Madelyn Deutch, Quinn Shephard) – High school kids want to leave their small hometown. DVD Only

Una (drama, Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn) – Girl who was abducted as a teen seeks to confront her attacker years later. DVD Only

Where Love Found Me (drama, Kaitlin Cheung, Andrew Cheney) – Selfish guy goes to film crime in a poor area, ends up caring. DVD Only

January 2nd, 2018


Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (action, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush) – I have to admit, I have not seen this installment as of yet. But I will now, since it’s Available in Instant Streaming and I don’t have to use a DVD rental for it!

Mustang Island (drama, Macon Blair, Lee Eddy) – Guy follows ex-girlfriend to the Gulf Coast in the winter. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 1st, 2018


Eastsiders – Season 3 (TV dramedy, Kit Williamson Van Hansis) – This gay daytime comedy/drama is Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lovesick – Season 3 (TV comedy, Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas) – Man with chlamydia informs past sexual partners. Presumably hilarity ensues. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Glace (aka: The Frozen Dead) – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Charles Berling, Jullia Piaton) – French language series about a serial killer in the Pyrenees. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

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. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Alphago (documentary) – A game of Go between a man and a computer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (action, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Oh, Sharknado. Will we ever get enough of you? My money is on yes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


Honorable Mention: The Shawshank Redemption, The Truman Show, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – I know they aren’t new, but I love it when fabulous movies like these stream, even for a little while!

December 31st


Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (comedy special) – I like Dave Chappelle, I’ll check out this stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Fun Mom Dinner (comedy, Katie Aselton, Toni Collette) – Going out with the girls when you have young kids is dangerous. So this movie could be fun, but hopefully not too relatable… Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

December 29th


Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 2: Part 1 (TV talk show, Bill Nye) – The Science Guy is back with another season of science fun for grown-ups. No word on a possible third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

La Mante – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Carole Bouquet, Fred Testot) – French language story of a convicted killer willing to help the police only on one condition. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Climb (foreign dramedy/adventure, Ahmed Sylla, Alice Belaidi) – French language story of a man who climbs a mountain to impress a woman. Instant Streaming Only

DVD Subscribers

Jesus Meets the Gay Man (documentary, Carla Collins, Paul Bellini) – A documentary about bridging the gap between Christians and the gay community through humor, among other things. I’m trying to imagine who this would not offend. I can’t think of anyone. DVD Only

December 27th


Manhunt – Unabomber (TV drama, Paul Bettany, Sam Worthington) – Amazing cast for the first season if this anthology series, this one focusing on the Unabomber. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Fallen (documentary) – Doc about police officers killed while on duty. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Walk With Me (documentary, Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhat Hanh) – A look at life in a French Buddhist monastery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Clash (foreign drama, Nelly Karim, Hany Adel) – Arabic language story of people in a police van in Egypt in 2013 during political violence. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Hatred (horror, Andrew Divoff, Sarah Davenport) – Haunted house! Poor girls, that evil spirit wants you to be afraid. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Security (action, Ben Kingsley, Antonio Banderas) – Security guard protects witness against gang. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Line of Duty – Season 3 (TV drama, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure) – British crime drama in an Internal Affairs investigation. Seasons 4-6 already scheduled. This one is not a streamer, DVD Only

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Season 1 (TV comedy, Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood) – This series about a quirky detective with unusual methods looks good – I’ll give it a shot. DVD Only (at least for now) – and it does have a second season but that’s all.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (TV drama, Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner) – Australian period series set after WWII about a a doctor investigating murders. This one is a streamer, I’ll let you know when. Season 4 comes later in January, and there is a season 5. The rights to the series have been bought, so perhaps there will be more. DVD Only for now

Dunkirk (action, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney) – Military evacuation during WWII, historical drama. DVD Only

Jeepers Creepers 3 (horror, Gina Phillips, Jonathan Breck) – Obviously third in the franchise, a woman takes on the Creeper. DVD Only

Flatliners (horror, Ellen Page, Diego Luna) – Not really sure this is a reboot or a remake, it sounds more like a reimagining of the original from the 1990s. That made no sense, but there you go. DVD Only

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (thriller, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter) – Former boxer end up in prison, where being a fighter is not a bad asset. Good cast here. DVD Only

Killing Gunther (comedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taran Killam) – It’s hard to assassinate an assassin. Or so I hear. DVD Only

Mayhem (thriller, Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving) – A virus that makes people lose their inhibitions. That can’t be good. Stars Glen from Walking Dead – who knows a bit about fighting for his brains. DVD Only

The Recall (sci-fi, Wesley Snipes, R.J. Mitte) – Alien attack finds a small group at an isolated summer house. R.J. Mitte is Walter White Junior from Breaking Bad. DVD Only

Revolt (sci-fi, Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe) – Another alien invasion! This one finds our hero waking in a Kenyan jail, needing to escape. DVD Only

December 26th


Travelers – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter) – Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this since I binge watched season one. No word on a possible third season yet. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Todd Barry: Spicy Honey (comedy special) – I have to admit, I’ve enjoyed quite a few of these Netflix original stand-up specials. Maybe I’ll like this one! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 25th


Cable Girls – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Blanca Suarez, Nadia de Santiago) – This Spanish language series follows four women working in 1920s Madrid, at the phone company. It looks like there is a third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Planet Earth II (documentary series) – This David Attenborough narrated follow-up to the stunning Planet Earth series is just as, if not more, amazing than the first. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 23rd


Myths & Monsters – Season 1 (TV docuseries) – A look at European myths and landscapes. Instant Streaming Only

Creep 2 (thriller, Mark Duplass, Desiree Arkhavan) – Oh, video artist, I think you might have bitten off more than you intended. But I’ll watch the movie because Mark Duplass is in it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 22nd


Fuller House – Season 3 (TV comedy, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweeten) – Honestly do not understand the appeal of this show, but here you go! This is the second half of season 3, no news yet on a possible season 4. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Toys The Made Us – Season 1 (docuseries, Rob Bruner, Robert Riechel Jr.) – This Netflix original series is all about classic toys from the 1980s. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dope – Season 1 (docuseries) – A look at the violent drug trade and the people fighting the war on drugs. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rosario Tijeras – Season 1 (Barbara de Regil, Jose Maria de Tavira) – A poor girl making a name for herself – in probably not the most ladylike of ways. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bright (sci-fi, Will Smith, Joel Edgerton) – This looks really fun – an L.A. filled with all sorts of sentient species, and one girl with a dangerous weapon. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 21st


Peaky Blinders – Season 4 (TV drama, Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson) – I feel like we’ve been waiting a long time for this British period crime drama. But there is a fifth season coming. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 20th


La Casa de Papel – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Ursula Corbero, Itziar Ituno) – Portuguese language (though you can watched it dubbed in several others) story of bank robbers in Spain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 19th


The Indian Detective – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher) – Suspended cop visiting family in Mumbai ends up working a case. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Miss Me This Christmas (comedy, Erica Ash, Redaric Williams) – Oh Netflix. Yet another cheesy holiday romantic comedy. This one is about divorce. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

You Can’t Fight Christmas (comedy, Brely Evans, Andra Fuller) – Weirdly, this movie takes place at the same hotel as the movie above. This time, can the chipper Christmas decorator turn around the wealthy, handsome scrooge? WHAT DO YOU THINK, PEOPLE???? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Russell Howard: Recalibrate (comedy special) – I honestly had no idea there were so many stand-up comics doing full length shows out there. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Brave New Jersey (comedy, Tony Hale, Heather Burns) – A small town in New Jersey reacts to the 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Don’t Call Me Son (foreign drama, Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho) – Portuguese language story of a teenager returned to his biological parents after a baby snatching. It does not go smoothly. Instant Streaming Only

DVD Subscribers

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (action, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore) – A fantastic cast for this sequel, including Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Jeff Bridges. I really enjoyed the first one – this is going to the top of my queue! DVD Only

The Durrells in Corfu – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor) – Based on a trilogy of novels about a family that moves from England to Greece in the 1930s. This is not a streamer, so DVD Only. There is a third season coming.

mother! (thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem) – Horror isn’t usually my thing, but look at this great cast! I will definitely see this story of unwanted house-guests. DVD Only

Stronger (drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany) – Based on a true story about a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. DVD Only

Birth of the Dragon (drama, Philip Ng, Xia Yu) – A biographical look at young Bruce Lee in 1960s San Francisco. DVD Only

Score: A Film Music Documentary (documentary, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman) – The mastercraft of scoring a film explored. DVD Only

Detroit (drama, John Boyega, Will Poulter) – Kathryn Bigelow directed this period piece set in 1967 among rioting in Detroit. DVD Only

Leatherface (horror, Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor) – Texas Chainsaw Massacre origin story. See Dennis’s review here. DVD Only

Blood Money (thriller, Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald) – Found money is just never good money. Ever. DVD Only

December 18th


Hello, My Twenties! – Season 2 (foreign TV, Ye-ri Han, Seung-yeon Han) – Korean language series about a a group of college women sharing an apartment. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

December 15th


The Ranch – Part 4 (TV comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott) – Even with a great cast this one has had trouble finding its feet. Former pro athlete heads back to the family ranch. There will be parts 4 and 5. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Erased – Season 1 (foreign TV thriller, Yuki Furukawa, Mio Yuki) – You can watch this Japanese series about a time traveling teen trying to prevent a death in either Japanese with English subtitles, or dubbed into English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Senor de los Cielos – Season 4 (foreign TV drama, Rafael Amaya, Ximena Herrera) – Spanish language series about the man who followed Pablo Escobar in Mexican drug trafficking. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Reggie Yates: Outside Man – Season 2 (documentary) – English actor Reggie Yates heads abroad to explore various human rights issues. This season consists of episodes originally broadcast in 2015. No idea if there will be more. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Wormwood (documentary) – This 6 part docu-series appears to use conventional documentary style with dramatic recreation to tell the story of a man whose suicide is now believed to be the result of an illegal government experiment. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Christmas Inheritance (holiday, Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy) – Wow. Netflix jumps into Hallmark territory with this one. It looks awful. I’ll totally watch it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Discovering Bigfoot (documentary, Jeffrey Meldrum, Todd Standing) – Um, okay. So this is supposedly going to offer proof that Bigfoot exists as we travel with scientists into Sasquatch country. Wherever that might be. I may have to watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pottersville (comedy, Michael Shannon, Judy Greer) – Just a few days after its DVD release, this one becomes Available on Instant Streaming and downloadable. Which is good, because I’m curious about this It’s a Wonderful Life setting with…Bigfoot?

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (foreign comedy, Pierfrancesco Diliberto, Cristiana Capotondi) – Italian language story of 20 bloody years in Sicily, seen through the eyes of a child. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 14th


Halt and Catch Fire – Season 4 (TV drama, Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy) – I’ve heard great things about this AMC series about the beginning of the personal computer age. This is its final season, so a perfect time for me to binge all four seasons! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

41 Dogs in My Home (documentary) – A look at British extreme pet owners. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A&E – When Patients Attack (TV reality) – Telling the story of the security staff at a UK hospital. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 12th


Judd Apatow: The Return (comedy special) – Well, this is definitely someone I’ve heard of! I don’t think I knew he ever did stand-up, but he’s back at it in this new special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Game of Thrones – Season 7 (TV drama, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington) – YESSSSSS! Oh, I am excited for this, I feel like I’ve been waiting for months! Oh, I have been waiting for months. SO EXCITED! Sadly, it’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Death in Paradise – Season 6 (TV dramedy, Danny John-Jules, Elisabeth Bourgine) – Scotland Yard detective finds himself working in the laid back Caribbean. This one is a streamer, but not yet – I’ll let you know when. For now, DVD Only

The Trip to Spain (comedy, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon) – I think this is the third in a series of culinary mockumentaries starring these two. Coogan is funny, these could be good. DVD Only

Atomic Blonde (action, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy) – Charlize Theron kicks ass as a British spy. Cool. DVD Only

All Saints (drama, John Corbett, Cara Buono) – Pastor works with refugees to create working farm in order to keep the church afloat. DVD Only

Viceroy’s House (drama, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson) – Period drama about British diplomats in India during the country’s transition to independence. DVD Only

Pottersville (comedy, Michael Shannon, Judy Greer) – Terrific cast for this comedy about a man who is mistaken for Bigfoot. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only

Wolf Warrior II (foreign action, Jacky Wu, Frank Grillo) – Mandarin language story about a former army sniper who finds more sniping in Africa. DVD Only

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (documentary, Manolo Blahnik, Anna Wintour) – Thinking this is pretty self-explanatory. Except for the lizards part. DVD Only

The Unknown Girl (foreign drama, Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier) – French language story of a doctor haunted (not literally) about the death of a patient she refused to see. DVD Only

Ma’ Rosa (foreign drama, Jaclyn Jose, Andi Eigenmann) – Filipino language story about an unlikable family in Manila that gets busted for dealing drugs. DVD Only

December 11th


The Magicians – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta) – I watched this season when it aired and was pretty pleased with it. The show definitely gets crazy at times, but it’s still fun. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Red Christmas (horror, Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell) – Return of a fetus. Yuck. Instant Streaming Only

DVD Subscribers

11:55 (drama, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Rodriguez) – Soldier returns home to find trouble brewing. DVD Only

Dave Made a Maze (comedy, Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani) – Artist has to be rescued from the fort he made in his living room. DVD Only

The Untamed (foreign sci-fi, Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio) – Spanish language story about sex and the supernatural. DVD Only

December 8th


The Crown – Season 2 (TV drama, Claire Foy, John Lithgow) – The second season of this highly acclaimed biographical drama about Queen Elizabeth II will cover the years 1956-1963. No idea if there’s a third season planned, but I would certainly think so. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Camino Christmas (comedy, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jessica Alba) – This is a pretty good cast for a pretty hokey looking Christmas movie about strangers bonding during a holiday liquor store robbery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 6th


The Legend of 420 (documentary, W. Earl Brown, Tommy Chong) – Taking a look at the history of pot in the U.S. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 5th


Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (action, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana) – My son loves this Marvel franchise – I wasn’t sold by the first installment. Maybe I’ll give this one a try since it’s streaming! Instant Streaming Available

Craig Fergusen: Tickle Fight (comedy special) – Well, at least I know who this one is! I feel unnecessarily proud of that. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Fargo – Season 3 (TV drama, Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon) – Another great season of this FX show that manages to capture the spirit of the original Coen brothers film every time. There is no season four currently in the works, but the filmmakers have not ruled it out at a later date. DVD Only

Cars 3 (family animation, Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo) – Well, I didn’t see installments one or two, so chances are good that I’ll be passing on three. DVD Only

A Gray State (documentary) – A documentary looking into the deaths of a documentary film maker and his family. DVD Only

The Women’s Balcony (foreign comedy, Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor) – Hebrew language story about a collapsing balcony leading to trouble in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. DVD Only

Ingrid Goes West (dramedy, Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen) – Oh, I do love Aubrey Plaza. In this dark comedy her character really, really, really wants to be friends with an Instagram celebrity. DVD Only

California Typewriter (documentary, Tom Hanks, John Mayer) – Did you know there were typewriter super-fans? Me either! But this documentary takes a look at them. DVD Only

Logan Lucky (comedy, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver) – Car racing heist comedy. DVD Only

Trumping Democracy (documentary) – Self explanatory. DVD Only

American Assassin (action, Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton) – So the movie based on Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Character finally happened! And this is it. DVD Only

On Wings of Eagles (drama, Michael Parker, Joseph Fiennes) – Based on the true story of Scotsman Eric Liddell (remember him from Chariots of Fire?) and what he did after his famous run. DVD Only

Conor McGregor: Notorious (documentary, Conor McGregor) – Documenting a sports icon? Okay, I never heard of him, but apparently his big in the world of fighting/boxing/something. DVD Only

The Osiris Child (sci-fi, Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson) – Dystopian future + convict + kid + global disaster = OH MY DVD Only

Better Watch Out (horror, Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller) – Adolescent’s sexy babysitter is no consolation when the bad guys show up. DVD Only

Dream Boat (documentary) – A look at five men on a week-long yearly cruise exclusively for gay men. DVD Only

Singularity (sci-fi, John Cusack, Julian Schaffner) – I am a total sucker for John Cusack, so I will see him in this tale of the robot apocalypse. DVD Only

The Crucifixion (horror, Sophie Cookson, Corneliu Ulici) – Did that exorcism REALLY get rid of that demon? I think we all know the answer. DVD Only

Crash Pad (comedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church) – Infidelity revenge goes awry, as it usually does. DVD Only

Princess Cyd (drama, Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick) – Coming of age while spending the summer visiting an aunt in Chicago. DVD Only

The Elf (horror, Natassia Halabi, Gabriel Miller) – The elf on that shelf is no holiday decoration. AGGGGHHH! DVD Only

Border Cross (action, Lorenzo Lamas, Danny Trejo) – This seems like an odd pair. The story is about a child taken for human trafficking. DVD Only

The Better Half (comedy, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Chris Parnell) – Trying to make amends in the afterlife. DVD only

Dementia 13 (horror, Ana Isabelle, Christian Ryan) – This ghost story is actually a remake (reboot?) of a 50 year old Coppola movie. DVD Only

December 4th


When Calls the Heart – Season 4 (TV romance, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) – Our old west school teacher is back! This season has been out on DVD for a while, and now is also Available on Instant Streaming

December 1st


TURN: Washington’s Spies – Season 4 (TV drama, Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich) – This is the last season of AMC’s period drama about the Revolutionary War. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chef & My Fridge – Season 2 (foreign TV reality cooking) – Korean language cooking show featuring famous chefs and celebrities. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dark – Season 1 (TV thriller, Louise Hoffman, Oliver Masucci) – A group of families uncover generations of secrets while looking for a missing child. I will definitely give this a try. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Easy – Season 2 (TV comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Judy Greer) – We watched a single episode of this show about sex and did not love it. But here it is for a second season! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Diana: In Her Own Words (documentary) – Pretty self explanatory Princess Diana documentary. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story (documentary) – The true story of the only openly gay professional soccer player. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Happy Family (foreign drama, Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze) – Georgian language story of a middle aged woman who decides to strike out on her own. You can watch this with subtitles or dubbed into English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Farthest: Voyager in Space (documentary) – This PBS documentary looks at the two probes launched by NASA in 1977. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Voyeur (documentary, Gay Talese) – A look at journalist Talese’s strange relationship with a hotel peeping tom documentary subject. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Animal Kingdom – Season 1 (TV drama, Jonathan Lisco, Ellen Barkin) – Teenager gets sent to live with crime family – his own. There is a second season of this one, don’t know if it will stream. DVD Only

Austin Found (comedy, Linda Cardellini, Skeet Ulrich) – Attention seeking woman arranges kidnapping of her own daughter. DVD Only

November 30th


Winning (documentary, Jack Nicklaus, Martina Navratilova) – A look at the careers of five successful athletes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 29th


Guerra de Idolos- Season 1 (foreign musical, Alberto Guerra, Maria Leon) – Spanish language musical about the music business. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 28th


Glitch – Season 2 (TV drama, Patrick Brammall, Genevieve O’Reilly) – I ended up really enjoying the first season of this Australian resurrection show – I’m looking forward to new episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Good Morning Call – Season 2 (foreign TV romance, Haruka Fukuhara, Shunya Shiraishi) – Japanese language series about two high schoolers sharing an apartment on the sly. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Queen of Spain (foreign comedy, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines) – Spanish language sequel to The Gril of Your Dreams. Set in the 1950s, a Hollywood actress returns to Spain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Leftovers – Season 3 (TV drama, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman) – Yay! We recently finished season two, I’m excited to see this final season of HBO’s story of disappearing people and what happens to those left behind. DVD Only

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Season 1 (TV drama, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel) – Originally set as a 4 part mini-series, this Gilmore Girls revival may see a second season. It’s been streaming for a long time, but now is available to DVD subscribers as well.

Kidnap (thriller, Halle Berry, Sage Correa) – I do like Halle Berry in these roles – this time she’s a mom trying to rescue her kidnapped child. DVD Only

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (rockumentary, Buffy Sainte Marie, Robbie Robertson) – Documentary about Native American musicians. DVD Only

Tulip Fever (drama, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander) – 17th century tulip themed romantic period piece set in Amsterdam. DVD Only

Acts of Vengeance (action, Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban) – Lawyer wants vengeance for the murder of his family. DVD Only

Lost in Paris (foreign comedy, Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel) – French language story of a Canadian woman in Paris looking for her aunt who has disappeared. DVD Only

Rememory (sci-fi, Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond) – Great cast for this sci-fi mystery about the invention of a machine that records memories. DVD Only

Unleashed (comedy, Kate Micucci, Justin Chatwin) – Pets transform into male suitors. Seriously? DVD Only

Super Dark Times (thriller, Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan) – Teenagers respond stupidly to unfortunate accident. That certainly isn’t going to go well. DVD Only

M.F.A. (thriller, Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr.) – Rape victim starts hunting down rapists. DVD Only

I Do…Until I Don’t (comedy, Lake Bell, Ed Helms) – Ensemble comedy about relationships. Good cast includes Mary Steenburgen and Paul Reiser. DVD Only

Woodshock (thriller, Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole) – Personal loss + bad drug trip = probably not great experience. DVD Only

False Confessions (foreign comedy, Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel) – French language comedy about a romance brewing between a woman and her assistant. DVD Only

November 27th


Broadchurch – Season 3 (TV drama, David Tennant, Olivia Colman) – This has been out for a while on DVD, now it is also Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable. I could be wrong, but I think this is the last season.

November 24th


Frontier – Season 2 (TV action, Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron) – Super manly 18th century fur trappers return. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bushwick (action, Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow) – This actioner about a strange militia has been out for DVD subscribers since late October, now it’s also Available On Instant Streaming, downloadable

Cuba and the Cameraman (documentary) – A look at three Cuban families over four decades. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Many Faces of Ito (foreign comedy/drama, Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sazaki) – Japanese language story of four women looking for advice about love. I can’t quite tell if this is a drama or a comedy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

November 23rd


Shes Gotta Have It – Season 1 (TV comedy, DeWanda Wise, Cleo Anthony) – This is a Spike Lee series based on the movie about a woman and her three lovers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 22nd


Cherry Pop (comedy/musical, Caldwell Tidicue, Tempest DuJour) – A newcomer suffers the slings and arrows at a local drag show where the headliner refuses to go on. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Godless (western, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery) – A town of all women in the old west? That should be interesting for the interloping outlaw. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Boss Baby (family animation, Alec Baldwin, Miles Christopher Bakshi) – This animated nightmare has been available for a while on DVD, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

Fanny’s Journey (family drama, Léonie Souchaud, Cécile De France) – True story of a Jewish girl in Austria who has to get a group of kids to safety. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Karl Marx City (documentary) – A woman looks at her family’s past in communist East Germany. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bluebeard (foreign thriller, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myeong) – Korean language story of a grisly confession under anesthesia. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Undercover Grandpa (family, James Caan, Jessica Walter) – Teen and ex-military grandpa look for his missing girlfriend. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

The Transfiguration (thriller, Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine) – Bullied teen vampire meets girl of his dreams. I’m totally not kidding, and I probably need to see it. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Cop and a Half: New Recruit (family, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lulu Wilson) – Oh my, this looks awful. A sequel 25 years later, why? WHYYYYYY????? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

November 21st


Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (comedy special) – This is family comedy – weird name for it, but I may actually watch this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Case for Christ (drama, Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen) – This drama about an atheist trying to prove his Christian spouse wrong has been available on DVD for awhile, now it is also Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

Saving Capitalism (documentary, Robert Reich) – Former Secretary of Labor looks at the increasingly dangerous wealth and power inequality in the U.S. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Humans – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington) – Robots continue wreaking havoc (looks like mostly because humans are stupid?) in this AMC drama. It has been renewed for a third season. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

The Librarians – Season 3 (TV action, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane) – Preserving ancient artifacts is not all fun and games. Especially when supernatural shenanigans intervene. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only. There is a 4th season set to air on TNT in December.

Good Time (thriller, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh) – Bank robber tries to get his brother (also a bank robber) out of jail. DVD Only

Past Life (foreign drama, Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger) – This 1970s period piece is directed by an Israeli director, but I think the movie is in English (I could be wrong). Its the story of two sisters – and rivals – and their Holocaust survivor parents coping with family secrets. DVD Only

Leap (family animation, Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff) – Story of an aspiring ballerina in late 1800s Paris. Looks like stop motion animation. DVD Only

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (action comedy, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson) – Love these actors, so I’m more than happy to see this story of an unlikely duo of bodyguard and hitman. DVD Only

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (sci-fi, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne) – Based on a French comics series, this story of time travelers was directed by Luc Besson. But I believe the movie is in English. DVD Only

Jungle (action, Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann) – Based on a true story, a group tries to survive in the Amazon. I like that Daniel Radcliffe takes chances with indie movies, so I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Beach Rats (drama, Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein) – Teen tries to find himself through a series of relationships with both men and women. DVD Only

The Villainess (foreign action, Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin) – Korean language story of an assassin whose latest assignment changes her. DVD Only

Crown Heights (drama, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha) – A man and his friend fight to vindicate him after he is wrongly imprisoned. DVD Only

My Journey Through French Cinema (foreign documentary) – French language doc with director Bertrand Tavernier taking the audience through the history of French film. DVD Only

Lemon (comedy, Brett Gelman, Judy Greer) – Does the end of a romance equal the end of a career? Maybe not. I’m willing to give this indie a shot. DVD Only

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (foreign drama, Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa) – German language period piece about Jewish author Zweig’s escape from Austria during WWII. DVD Only

After Love (foreign drama, Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn) – French language story of a couple who wants to divorce but finances keep them living together. DVD Only

From the Land of the Moon (foreign drama, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel) – French language adaptation of the book Mal de Pierres, by Milena Agus – a story of a woman torn between two men. DVD Only

The Backup Dancer (drama, Rose Leslie, Ray Liotta) – Drama/dark comedy about an aspiring dancer torn between pursuing her career and caring for her father. DVD Only

November 17th


Marvel’s The Punisher – Season 1 (TV action, Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) – Yet another Netflix original Marvel superhero series – how are they ever going to sort this out when Disney starts its own streaming service? Anyway, this is a pretty highly anticipated one – I hope it’s good. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Longmire – Final Season (TV drama, Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff) – Netflix picked this popular crime drama up to finish off the series. Instant Streaming Only (though it will probably come out on DVD at some point)

Shot in the Dark – Season 1 (documentary series) – This Netflix original series takes a look at freelance photographers who specialize in crime, accidents, and other grisly footage that news outlets are looking for. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Christmas Prince (romance, Rose McIver, Ben Lamb) – This Netflix original has all the making of a Hallmark holiday rom/com, with a journalist and a prince and Christmas. Sigh. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (documentary, Jim Carrey) – Carrey muses about his portrayal of Andy Kaufman, with behind the scenes footage. I probably need to see this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Mudbound (drama, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke) – Period about race in the south during WWII. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Red, White, Black, Blue Odyssey (documentary) – A look at a Los Angeles youth rugby program. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 14th


Indiscretion (drama, Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes) – Prety good cast for a made-for-TV movie about the consequences of infidelity. Instant Streaming Available

DeRay Davis: How to Act Black (comedy special) – Netflix original stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hickok (western, Luke Hemsworth, Trace Adkins) – Luke Hemsworth as Wild Bill the Sheriff has been available for DVD Subscribers since August, now it’s also Available on Instant Streaming

Dark Signal (horror, Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd) – Thief mother haunted by angry spirit. Cheaters never prosper, people. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Savage Dog (action, Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror) – 1950s period piece set in an Indochinese prison, where a prisoner fights for the profit of others. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Darkness Rising (horror, Katrina Law, Bryce Johnson) – Haunted house. When evil happens in a house, don’t go back there. COME ON! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Preacher – Season 2 (TV drama, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga) – The supernatural padre is back with his two best sidekicks. This one is not a streamer, so DVD only. It has been renewed for a third season.

Girl’s Trip (comedy, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith) – A group of women party in New Orleans. DVD Only

Firehouse Christmas (family, Ana Hutchinson, Anita Brown) – It’s the first one of the year, folks. The first crappy Christmas movie to grace this list. But I assure you it will not be the last. DVD Only

Kedi (foreign documentary) – Turkish language look at a day in the life of a cat in Istanbul. Apparently there are lots of semi-feral kitties on the streets there. DVD Only

Wind River (thriller, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen) – FBI agent and Fish and Wildlife tracker pair up to solve a murder. I like Jeremy Renner, I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Amityville: The Awakening (horror, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan) – Pretty good cast for a found footage horror movie. I wonder if Dennis will review this for us? DVD Only

The Secret Scripture (drama, Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave) – Theo James and Eric Bana are also in this story of a woman’s lifetime in a mental institution. DVD Only

Unlocked (thriller, Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom) – Also with Toni Collette and John Malkovich, this is the story of a traumatized CIA agent pressed back into service. I’ll see it. DVD Only

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (drama, Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino) – Based on the true story of an Olympic athlete lost in a blizzard, trying to survive. DVD Only

Brigsby Bear (comedy, Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes) – Also with Mark Hamill and Greg Kinnear, the story of a man, a kidnapping, and a TV show produced just for him. DVD Only.

Whose Streets? (documentary) – A look at the Ferguson protests and the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement. DVD Only

November 13th


Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (documentary, Denzel Washington, Bill Clinton) – I feel like this one is really self explanatory. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 12th


Long Time Running (documentary, Gord Downie, Paul Langlois) – The farewell tour of the band Tragically Hip. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 10th


Blazing Transfer Students – Season 1 (TV action, Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama) – Live action series adaptation of a Japanese manga. I think this is in Japanese – not positive. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lady Dynamite – Season 2 (TV comedy, Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed) – Bamford’s series uses her own life for material, and trying to keep it all together. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Killer (foreign drama, Diogo Morgado, Etienne Chicot) – Portuguese language story of a man who goes looking for his father and becomes an assassin. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mea Culpa (comedy special) – Comedian Alexis de Anda stars in this Netflix original Spanish language stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 7th


Killing Ground (thriller, Aaron Pederson, Ian Meadows) – Isolated camping. Seriously, when will you people LEARN??? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

The Journey is the Destination (drama, Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell) – True story of a young photojournalist in Somalia. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Westworld – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden) – I’ve been looking forward to this one! HBO remakes a 1970s movie into a series about a robot stalking guests at a futuristic amusement park. I have no idea if it will stream, but HBO shows usually do not. There is a second season coming. DVD Only

Poldark – Season 3 (TV drama, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson) – This current remake of the 1970s British revolutionary war era period drama is not a streamer, so DVD Only. But it has been renewed for a fourth season.

Doctor Who – Season 10.2 (TV sci-fi, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie) – The Doctor no longer streams on Netflix, but is available for DVD subscribers on disc. DVD Only

The Good Place – Season 1 (comedy, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson) – This hellish comedy (that I really enjoy) has been out on Streaming for awhile – now it’s also available for DVD subscribers.

The Beguiled (drama, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman) – A wounded Union soldier turns up at a southern boarding house. Jealousy ensues. I think I saw the original 1971 version of this Civil War drama. DVD Only

The Glass Castle (drama, Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson) – Really good cast, but I hated this book, so will not be seeing the movie. The memoir about a poor family did not ring true to me. DVD Only

Your Name. (anime, Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh) – City kid and country kid dream of living the life of the other. DVD Only

Champion (drama, Andrew Cheney, Gary Graham) – Faith based story of a dirt track racer. I have no idea what a dirt track racer is. DVD Only

The Limehouse Golem (horror, Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke) – Gruesome killings in pre-Jack the Ripper London. I may have to see this. DVD Only

Te Ata (drama, Q’orianka Kilcher, Gil Birmingham) – Late 1800s period piece about a Native American actress. DVD Only

Slamma Jamma (drama, Chris Staples, Michael Irvin) – Released from prison after being cleared of a crime, basketball player wants to regain his rep. DVD Only

The Journey (drama, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney) – A fictional account of a real meeting between opponents in Ireland that led to 2006 St. Andrews Agreement. DVD Only

The Show (drama, Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito) – Ugh. About a (fictional) TV show that encourages suicide for money. Yuck. DVD Only

Grandma’s House (drama, Loretta Devine, Wendy Raquel Robinson) – The executive producer of this drama tells her story – of moving in with her grandmother after being in foster care. DVD Only

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (documentary, Julian Schnabel, Al Pacino) – Julian Schnabel is an artis and filmmaker. This is his story. DVD Only

Literally, Right Before Aaron (comedy, Justin Long, Cobie Smulders) – Invited to your ex’s wedding. Ouch. This has a good cast, even if the premise is totally unoriginal. DVD Only

Gun Shy (action comedy, Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko) – Weirdly, guitar playing is not a skill that transfers easily into kidnap victim rescue. DVD Only

Patti Cake$ (drama, Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett) – Girl from New Jersey wants to become a rapper. DVD Only

November 6th


The Dinner (drama, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan) – I both read the book and saw this movie. Both are weirdly slow and unengaging considering it’s about parents deciding what to do about their evil offspring. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

November 5th


The Veil (action, William Levy, William Moseley) – This dystopian world in need of a savior has been out for DVD subscribers for a while, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

November 4th


Williams (documentary, Morgan Matthews) – The story of Sir Frank Williams and his Formula One car racing team. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 3rd


Alias Grace (drama, Sarah Godon, Anna Paquin) – Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, the story of a psychiatrist in 1800s Canada trying to decide if a woman convicted of murder should be pardoned. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 2nd


Call My Agent – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Camille Cottin, Thibault De Montalembert) – French language series about a Parisian talent agency dealing with crises. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

All About the Money (action, Eddie Griffin, Blake Freeman) – If you need money is it really a good idea to go bounty hunting for a drug kingpin? My guess is a solid no. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

It’s Not Yet Dark (documentary, Colin Farrell) – A movie maker with ALS directs a film using eye gaze only. Amazing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 1st


Stranger – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Seung-woo Cho, Joon-hyuk Lee) – Korean language series about a female detective and an empathy deficient prosecutor investigating corruption. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chappie (sci-fi, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel) – Future with police robots sees one gain sentience. Great cast for this one! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Heal the Living (foreign drama, Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner) – French language story of an injured surfer and a woman awaiting a transplant. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ripped (comedy, Russell Peters, Faizon Love) – Middle aged teenage stoners adjust after a 30 CIA pot induced sleep. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 31st


Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (comedy special) – Stand-up comedy from Frank from 30 Rock!  Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Criminal Minds – Season 12 (TV drama, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna) – This has been available for a long time on Streaming, and is now out for DVD subscribers as well. There is a 13th season.

Vera – Series 7 (TV drama, Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison) – Based on books by Ann Cleeves, this British crime series will have an 8th season. It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (action, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush) – I guess I’ll see it, even if only to be a completist. DVD Only

War for the Planet of the Apes (sci-fi, Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson) – Oh, I will definitely see this! I liked the first two, and look forward to the addition of Harrelson. DVD Only

The Book of Henry (drama, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher) – Mother and genius son plan to help a neighbor. DVD Only

The Dark Tower (fantasy, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey) – Based on the Stephen King books. Yes, indeed, I will be seeing this. DVD Only

Annabelle: Creation (horror, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman) – This sinister doll movie seems appropriate for this release date. DVD Only

Beyond the Trek (sci-fi, Sunny Mabrey, Lance Broadway) – Sadly, this has nothing to do with Star Trek, but it is about a bloody battle in deep space. DVD Only

Person to Person (comedy, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera) – A single day in NYC can look very different depending on who’s living it. DVD Only

Mind Blown (sci-fi, Jessica Uberuaga, Michael Marinaccio) – Telekinetics trying to use their power for good, against all odds. DVD Only

October 27th


Stranger Things – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Winona Ryder, David Harbour) – Season 1 of this nostalgic feeling horror series was a huge hit for Netflix. I plan to binge this second season just as I did the first. Yum. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (documentary) – The author and journalist is profiled in this doc directed by her nephew. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Scorpion – Season 3 (TV drama, Ari Stidham, Eddie Kaye Thomas) – Quirky terrorist fighting team is back for a third season! And a fourth, for that matter – started in September on air. DVD Only (this one is not a streamer).

Madam Secretary – Season 3 (TV drama, Téa Leoni, Tim Daly) – This has been out on Streaming for quite a while – now it’s available for DVD Subscribers as well.

Hawaii Five-0 (TV drama, Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim) – This one has also been out for a long time on Streaming – now available for DVD Subscribers as well.

Fallen (teen romance, Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine) – Reform school fallen angel romance. Probably not for me… DVD Only

October 26th


Strange Weather (drama, Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon) – A southern road trip for a mother grieving her son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 25th


La Querida del Centauro – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Humberto Zurita, Ludwika Paleta) – Spanish language series about a woman who takes an enormous risk to protect her daughter. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Final Master (foreign action, Fan Liao, Song Jia) – Mandarin language period piece about a man trying to open a martial arts school in Northern China. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 24th


The Mist – Season 1 (TV thriller, Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy) – Based on the Stephen King story. I’ll give this one a try, it will be interesting to see how they make it last as a series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amnesia (drama, Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt) – A young man and an older woman deal with their shared German heritage during a stay on Ibiza. This is, I think, mostly in English. Also, you’ll know Max Riemelt from Sense8. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Little Hours (comedy, Alison Brie, Dave Franco) – Also with Aubrey Plaza and Fred Armison, the story of a medieval convent that is less than completely chaste. DVD Only

The Emoji Movie (family animation, T.J. Miller, James Corden) – Ugh, this looks so stupid. If you’re going to animate something, don’t make emojis, seriously. DVD Only

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (documentary, Al Gore) – Fighting the good fight for climate change awareness and sustainable energy. DVD Only

Personal Shopper (thriller, Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger) – Personal shopper in Paris waits for communication from deceased brother. DVD Only

Bushwick (action, Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow) – A militia stands between a woman and her home in New York. DVD Only

October 23rd


While We’re Young (dramedy, Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts) – This comedy/drama about a documentary maker and his wife meeting another couple who inspire them has been out on DVD for a while, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

October 20th


Haters Back Off – Season 2 (TV comedy, Colleen Ballinger, Angela Kinsey) – Talentless, clueless teen looks for fame via YouTube. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable. No idea about a third season.

The Day I Met El Chapo – Season 1 (documentary series) – Actress Kate del Castillo tells about meeting the notorious drug lord. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

1922 (thriller, Thomas Jane, Molly Parker) – This is based on a Stephen King novella and you can bet your sweet patoot I’ll be seeing it. I am digging these Netflix original movies! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

One of Us (documentary) – Following the lives of three people who choose the perilous path of leaving the Hasidic community. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Wheelman (thriller, Frank Grillo, Caitlin Carmichael) – People, just stop being getaway drivers. It never ends well. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 19th


Wedding Unplanned (foreign comedy, Reem Kherici, Nicolas Duvauchelle) – French language story of girlfriends, mistresses, and of course, unplanned weddings. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 17th


Slasher: Guilty Party – Season 1 (TV horror, Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren) – An anthology series about serial killers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (comedy special) – I love Patton Oswalt, so this is one stand-up special that’s going directly onto my list. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

I Called Him Morgan (documentary) – Doc about the life and early death of jazz musician Lee Morgan. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

American Gods – Season 1 (TV drama, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane) – I read the Neil Gaiman book on which this is based years ago and loved it. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the series! Top of the queue it goes. I have no idea if it will stream, but I’ll watch for it (I’m totally willing to use DVD rentals for it). DVD Only for now.

Spiderman: Homecoming (action, Tom Holland, Michael Keaton) – I don’t usually love Spiderman, but I’ll see this one as part of the greater Marvel universe. DVD Only

Shot Caller (thriller, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Omari Hardwick) – I love Coster-Waldau, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to see him in something other than Game of Thrones. We’ll see. DVD Only

Landline (comedy, Jenny Slate, Edie Falco) – I do adore Edie Falco. This is an indie comedy/drama about a dysfunctional family. I absolutely cannot resist. DVD Only

The Midwife (foreign dramedy, Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot) French language story of a midwife facing career and personal turmoil. DVD Only

The Wilde Wedding (comedy, Glenn Close, John Malkovich) – Terrific cast, including Patrick Stewart and Minnie Driver, for this second wedding comedy. DVD Only

Justice (western, Stephen Lang, Jamie-Lynn Sigler) – U.S. Marshal vs Corrupt Mayor in the old west. DVD Only

Step (documentary) – Follows three seniors on a high school step team. Oh, yes, I will be seeing this. DVD Only

God of War (foreign action, Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Hung Kam-bo) – Mandarin language period piece set in the 16th century as Chinese generals and villagers fight Japanese pirates. DVD Only

America: Promised Land (TV documentary mini-series, Clyde Berning, Scot Cooper) – A look at some of the many immigrant groups who populated the United States over time. DVD Only

Lady Macbeth (drama, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis) – Victorian wife REALLY wants to keep having her affair. DVD Only

October 15th


Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses (documentary) – A woman’s mental illness triggers attempts by her family at an exorcism. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Money (thriller, Jesse Williams, Kellan Lutz ) – This scammer movie has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

OtherLife (drama, Jessica De Gouw, T.J. Power) – Amazing new technology always leads to a fight over whether to use it for good or evil. But I’ll still totally watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

She Makes Comics (documentary) – Tells the story of female comic book creators. Instant Streaming Only

October 13th


Mindhunter – Season 1 (TV drama, Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany) – Based on true cases, set in the 1970s, this Netflix original series is about two FBI agents using the evolving field of behavioral science to solve cases. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (comedy special) Spanish language stand-up comedy special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Babysitter (comedy/horror, Samara Weaving, Hana Mae Lee) – This looks like a dark comedy/horror. It’s about a pretty babysitter who is actually part of a satanic cult. The trailer is sort of funny. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Myerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (comedy, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman) – Great cast for their Noah Baumbach directed Netflix original about two grown men dealing with their cranky aging father. I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kingdom of Us (documentary) – This Netflix original documentary is about a family trying to process and understand a father’s suicide. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 12th


Bomb Scared (comedy, Javier Camara, Gorka Otxoa) – Spanish language story of a dysfunctional wannabe terrorist group in Spain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 11th


Demonic (thriller, Maria Bello, Frank Grillo) – This haunted house thriller has been out on DVD for quite a while, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable.

Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life (documentary, Chris Brown) – Bio-doc for fans. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Alive and Kicking (documentary) – A look at sing dancing, history and present. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

American Fable (thriller, Kip Pardue, Peyton Kennedy) – Girl discovers kidnapped man in her silo. What will she do? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Drone (thriller, Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui) – Seriously, when are these people going to figure out that you can’t retire from the CIA in the movies?? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Berlin Syndrome (thriller, Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt) – One night stand leads to bad things. Worse than the walk of shame. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Good Witch – Season 3 (TV romance, Catherine Bell, James Denton) – I still haven’t gotten around to watching this, but I want to so bad! The witchly romance, I can’t help it! This is a streamer, I’ll let you know when. DVD Only for now.

Reign – Season 4 (TV drama, Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows) – This has been on Instant Streaming for months, now it’s available for DVD Subscribers as well.

Ken Burns: The Vietnam War (docuseries) – This 10 disc (!) mini-series looks at the Vietnam War from all different angles. DVD Only

The Mummy (action, Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella) – Why the hell is Tom Cruise doing what looks like a remake of a Brendan Frasier movie? Never mind, I don’t care. DVD Only

Baby Driver (action, Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey) – Getaway driver finds himself in hot water. This one got good reviews, so I’ll see it. DVD Only

Maudie (drama, Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke) – Biopic about a woman with arthritis who became a painter. DVD Only

Wish Upon (horror, Joey King, Ryan Phillippe) – Want your wishes? Tell me who I can kill. That’s a nasty genie. DVD Only

Armed Response (sci-fi, Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche) – Special Ops vs. AI run amok. DVD Only

Pilgrimage (action, Tom Holland, Richard Armitage) – 13th century Irish monks kick some ass. DVD Only

Open Water 3: Cage Dive (thriller, Joel Hogan, Megan Peta Hill) – Stranded in a cage with sharks while trying out for a reality show. Schadenfreude?  DVD Only

The Lure (foreign drama, Michalina Olszanska, Marta Mazurek) – Polish language Mermaid musical horror. Totally not kidding. DVD Only

Britney Ever After (TV drama, Natasha Bassett, Matthew Harrison) – TV movie Britney Spears biopic. DVD Only

Meat (documentary) – A look at the hunters and farmers that produce the meat people eat. DVD Only

October 10th


Christina P: Mother Inferior (comedy special) – I love, love, love the name of this one, Maybe I’ll watch this stand up comedian! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Skyjacker’s Tale (documentary) – Story of Ishmael LaBeet, a convicted murderer who hijacked a plane to Cuba. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Temple (horror, Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner) – Stay out of the haunted Japanese temples, stupid teenagers! DVD Only

October 7th


Middle Man (comedy, Jim O’Heir, Andrew J. West) – Dark comedy thriller about a comedian who gets involved with a killer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

October 6th


Suburra – Season 1 (TV drama, Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara) – Italian language crime drama set in 2008 Rome. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (documentary) – Netflix original documentary about the death of a trans woman pioneer activist and the woman trying to solve the crime. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Don’t Kill It (horror, Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe) – A demon needs a demon hunter. And an FBI agent. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Car Dogs (comedy, Patrick J. Adams, George Lopez) – Selling lots of cars in a short amount of time, for a big reward. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kung Fu Yoga (foreign action, Jackie Chan, Aarif Lee) – Mandarin language story of treasure hunting and mercenary evading. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Eva Hesse (documentary, Selma Blair, Bob Balaban) – The story of 1960s artist Eva Hesse. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Dark Song (horror, Steve Oram, Catherine Walker) – Woman and occultist try to summon a spirit and find it not particularly easy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Slack Bay (foreign comedy, Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche) – French language comedy about detectives searching for missing tourists. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Bad Batch (sci-fi, Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa) – When you get exiled from society, it is best not to take up with cannibals. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nise: The Heart of Madness (foreign drama, Glória Pires, Simone Mazzer) – Portuguese language story of an art therapist in 1940s Brazil. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Designated Survivor – Season 1 (TV drama, Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone) – We got a few episodes into this political drama and decided we couldn’t take anymore politics. Season 2 is airing now, with no news on a third. I have no idea if this will stream, so DVD Only for now.

October 5th

Schitt’s Creek – Season 3 (Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara) – The Golds are back! I’m so excited. And it’s been renewed for a fourth season! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Bonus Family – Season 1 (foreign dramedy, Vera Vitali, Erik Johansson) – Swedish language series about the trials and tribulations of a blended family. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Fosters – Season 5 (TV drama, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) – This non-traditional family drama has gotten pretty good reviews. No word on a season 6 yet. Instant Streaming Only

October 4th


Zoo – Season 3 (TV drama, James Wolk, Kristen Connolly) – I have this entire thing on my DVR – now I can free up the space and watch it without commercials! Instant Streaming Only for now, downloadable

Raw (foreign horror, Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf) – This French language story of a vegetarian discovering just hoe much she LOVES meat just came out on DVD on September, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

DVD Subscribers

Once Upon a Time – Season 6 (TV sci-fi, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla) – This has been out for quite a while on Instant Streaming, now it’s also available for DVD Subscribers.

October 3rd


American Horror Story – Season 6 (Roanoke) (TV horror, Lily Rabe, Andre Holland) – If you haven’t seen this season, check it out. After getting a little too weird for me in seasons 4 and 5, AHS went back to its roots for a terrific season 6. Season 7 is airing on FX now and it has been renewed for seasons 8 and 9. Instant Streaming Available!

Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (comedy special) – This guy is called a “country comic”. I don’t know what that means aside from that he’s wearing a hat in the Netflix picture. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Cult of Chucky (horror, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent) – Apparently there is never too much Chucky. Instant Streaming and DVD Available, downloadable.

The Survivalist (thriller, Martin McCann, Mia Goth) – Post apolcalyptic man must decide if he wants to let others onto his farm. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mr. Gaga (foreign documentary, Ohad Naharin) – I for sure thought this was going to be about Lady Gaga’s secret husband, but no. It’s a Hebrew language doc about a modern dance choreographer. Instant Streaming Available

13 Demons (horror, Stephen Grey, Michael Cunningham) – That board game looks innocent, doesn’t it? BUT IT’S NOT. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

When Calls the Heart – Season 4 (TV drama, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) – Period romantic drama about a young woman who heads west. It has been renewed for a fifth season. It’s a streamer, but I don’t know when – I’ll keep an eye. DVD Only for now.

Vikings – Season 4: Vol. 2 (TV action, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick) – Vikings continue to do their Viking stuff. It has been renewed for a 5th and 6th season. It’s not a streamer, so DVD Only.

The Son – Season 1 (TV drama, Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland) – Period drama about several generations of a Texas ranching family. It has been renewed for a second season. I have no idea if it will stream, but I’ll keep an eye on it. DVD Only for now.

Loch Ness (TV crime drama, Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran) – Also known as The Loch, this British mini-series finds a detective with two murders to solve. DVD Only

Central Park: The People’s Place (documentary, Douglas Blonsky) – History, culture and more of New York City’s Central Park. DVD Only

Lowriders (drama, Demián Bichir, Gabriel Chavarria) – A street artist whose father and brotehr are competing against each other in the LA lowrider competition. DVD Only

Grow House (comedy, Raquel Lee, Snoop Dogg) – Stoner comedy. DVD Only

A Ghost Story (drama, Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara) – A romantic ghost story. Yes please. DVD Only

The Wizard of Lies (drama, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer) – Made for TV movie about Bernie Madoff.  DVD Only

The Layover (comedy, Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton) – Directed by William H. Macy, a romantic comedy about falling in love in an airport. With the same guy as your best friend. DVD Only

6 Days (action, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish) – Bio-drama set in 1980 London, where hostages are taken inside the Iranian Embassy. DVD Only

Goon: Last of the Enforcers (comedy, Seann William Scott, Alison Pill) – Injured, retired hockey player determined to get back in the game. DVD Only

The Ornithologist (foreign drama, Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao) – Portuguese language film about an ornithologist who falls in a river and gets lost in the forest. Strange things happen. DVD Only.

13 Minutes (foreign drama, Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler) – German language true story of a 1939 attempted Hitler assassination. DVD Only

Realive (sci-fi, Tom Hughes, Oona Chaplin) – A successful cryogenic patient is unfrozen sixty years into his future. DVD Only

October 2nd


Sleeping With Other People (comedy, Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie) – College “friends” meet years later and support each other in their quests to become less crappy people. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable.

October 1st


Cleverman – Season 2 (TV drama, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins) – Dystopian future, mythical mutants. Hell yes. Instant Streaming Only

Lockup: Disturbing the Peace – Season 1 (documentary series) – A look at life in prison for both inmates an staff. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Generation Iron 2 (documentary, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martyn Ford, Rich Piana ) – Body builder doc. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ice Guardians (documentary) – This one focuses on hockey, violence, and concussions. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable



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