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Netflix in January: What’s Coming & What’s Leaving (MEGA-EXTENSIVE EDITION!)

 

Before he was The Atom, Brandon Routh was Superman! (?)

Netflix has you hooked up with great films and tv series in January 2017. For you fans of the Son of Krypton, all 4 Christopher Reeve films will be available, as well as Superman Returns (Kevin Spacey was decent but no Gene Hackman). Plus, great additions like Bates MotelSeason Four, the latest from Voltron: Legendary Defender, and OMG! Sharknado: The 4th Awakens! AND how can you go wrong with Halloweed? lol

With so much arriving after the first of the new year, we put a little extra work in presenting you with what is New to Netflix for January 2017. Enjoy!

New to Netflix in January:

Avail. 1/1/17

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Starring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent

Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 American action-adventure comedy family film based on Jules Verne’s novel of the same name. It stars Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France.

After Innocence (2005)

Documentary

Following the stories of seven exonerated prisoners, “After Innocence” documents how DNA evidence led to the release of these wrongfully imprisoned, innocent men. Free after years — and in some cases decades — behind bars and on death row, these men struggle to transition back into society with inadequate support from the judicial system that wronged them. “After Innocence” brings to light flaws in the criminal justice system and the need for reform.

Bee Movie (2007)

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick

When the bee Barry B. Benson graduates from college, he finds that he will have only one job for his entire life, and absolutely disappointed, he joins the team responsible for bringing the honey and pollination of the flowers to visit the world outside the hive. Once in Manhattan, he is saved by the florist Vanessa and he breaks the bee law to thank Vanessa. They become friends and Barry discovers that humans exploit bees to sell the honey they produce. Barry decides to sue the human race, with destructive consequences to nature.

Boogie Nights (1997)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds

In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.

Braveheart (1995)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace’s father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Braveheart is the partly historical, partly mythological, story of William Wallace, a Scottish common man who fights for his country’s freedom from English rule around the end of the 13th century.

Caddyshack (1980)

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray

Danny Noonan (Michael O’Keefe), a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member (Ted Knight). Meanwhile, Danny struggles to prepare for the high pressure Caddy Day golf tournament while absorbing New Age advice from wealthy golf guru Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).

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Collateral Damage (2002)

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri

A family man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, he takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.
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Dreamcatcher (2003)

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Lee

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn’t the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom.

El Dorado (1966)

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan

Heartless tycoon Bart Jason (Edward Asner) hires a group of thugs to force the MacDonald family out of El Dorado so he can claim their land. J.P. Harrah, the town’s sheriff, is too deep in the throes of alcoholism to help the family. When Harrah’s friend, noble elder gunfighter Cole Thorton (John Wayne), learns of the predicament, he travels to El Dorado with his upstart friend, Mississippi (James Caan), to help Harrah clean up in time for a shootout against Jason’s men.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

HALO Legends (2009)

Starring: Kenta Miyake, Josh Grelle, Atsuko Tanaka

Halo Legends is a collection of seven short anime films set in the Halo science-fiction universe. Financed by Halo franchise overseer 343 Industries, the stories were created by six Japanese production houses: Bee Train, Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation. Shinji Aramaki, creator and director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, serves as the project’s creative director. Warner Bros. released Legends on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on February 16, 2010.

The idea for an anime compilation existed for years before there was momentum for the project. 343 creative director Frank O’Connor produced story outlines or finished scripts that the production houses animated in a variety of styles.

Hugo (2011)

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. In 3D at select locations.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

Starring: Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus

The film follows the pop star Justin Bieber during 10 days counting down to what is considered his biggest performance, that of August 31, 2010 in Madison Square Garden, which sold out in 22 minutes. It shows footage of the performances during this period from his My World Tour. It shows excited female fans, and several instances of the “One Less Lonely Girl” routine of inviting a girl on stage for him to serenade and give flowers to, and of surprising random girls with free tickets to his concerts. The main people around Bieber, being like family and good friends to him, are interviewed, but Bieber himself is not. Various instances of praying together before a show are shown.

License to Drive (1988)

Starring: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane

Teenager Les Anderson (Corey Haim) thinks his life can’t get any worse after he flunks his driver’s exam, but he’s wrong. Even though he didn’t receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane (Heather Graham), and he decides to lift his family’s prize luxury car for the occasion. Unfortunately, Mercedes sneaks some booze along and passes out drunk, and a confused Les makes the bad decision of enlisting his rebellious friend, Dean (Corey Feldman), to help.

Nancy Drew (2007)

Starring: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot

Amateur sleuth Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts) accompanies her father (Tate Donovan) on a business trip to Los Angeles and stumbles across evidence in the case of a movie star’s long-unsolved death. The young heroine’s resourcefulness and integrity are put to the test in the glamorous — but sometimes treacherous — world of Hollywood.

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

After successfully robbing five casinos in one night, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew of thieves have big problems. Despite pulling off one of the biggest heists in Las Vegas history, the members of the gang have already spent much of the money they stole. Casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) demands that Ocean return the money, plus millions more in interest. Unable to come up the cash, the crew is forced to come together to pull off another series of heists, this time in Europe.

 

Real Detective: Season 1 (2016)

Starring: Emi Canaj, Erand Hoxha, Liana Montoro

Every detective has one. A case that pushes them to the brink. A case that takes hold of them and won’t let go. A case so intense and personal it haunts them… And when a real detective tells you their ‘garden shed’ case, you never forget. Real Detective is an eight-episode gripping hybrid documentary series that brings to life real homicide cases by blending the worlds of true crime documentary and cinematic quality recreations. This series is about real-life detectives and the true cases that consume and haunt them.

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Superman Returns (2006)

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Following a mysterious absence of several years, Superman comes back to Earth — but things have changed. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, The Man of Steel faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

Superman II (1980)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

Between giving up his super powers, confronting criminals from outer space, and having problems with his girlfriend, it’s a bad time to be the Man of Steel in this sequel to the 1978 blockbuster. When terrorists threaten to destroy Paris with a thermonuclear device as they hold reporter Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) hostage, Superman (Christopher Reeve) comes to the rescue and flings the weapon into space. However, its blast outside the earth’s orbit awakens Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O’Halloran), three villains from Superman’s home planet of Krypton who were exiled to outer space for their crimes. Zod and his partners arrive on Earth and use their powers in a bid to take over the U.S., and then the world. However, when Lois realizes that mild mannered Clark Kent and Superman are actually the same person, he brings her to his Fortress of Solitude, where his decision to marry Lois costs him his remarkable strength. Without his super powers, how can Superman vanquish Zod and save the world? Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Susannah York, and Jackie Cooper return from the first film, which was shot at the same time as parts of the sequel.

Superman III (1983)

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder

Computer programmer Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) is hired by financial tycoon Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn) to seize control of a weather satellite and annihilate Colombia’s coffee crop. When Superman (Christopher Reeve) manages to thwart the plan, Webster commands Gorman to use the satellite to locate kryptonite, the Man of Steel’s mortal weakness. But a missing unknown element in the kryptonite — replaced by Gorman with tar — causes an unintended side effect when presented to Superman.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Superman (Christopher Reeve) tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in this action film featuring the man of steel. In a speech to the United Nations, Superman declares he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. Arch-villain Luthor emerges from prison obsessed with killing Superman and creates an adversary known as Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two engage in a fight to the finish in various landmarks on Earth before taking their battle into outer space. When Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) invites both Superman and Clark Kent to a double-date dinner, Superman’s powers are tested so that both men can be present. Jackie Cooper plays the gruff veteran newspaper editor Perry White, with Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen. Sam Wanamaker plays tabloid tycoon David Warfield, the millionaire who buys the Daily Planet. Mariel Hemmingway is Warfield’s daughter Lacy, Clark Kent’s date at Lois’ luxury apartment. This is the least interesting of the four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve.

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel in a big-budget epic with Oscar-winning effects. Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Cooper, Susannah York, Glenn Ford. Richard Donner directed.

The Parent Trap (1961)

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith

Hayley Mills lights up the screen in Disney’s fondly remembered release of THE PARENT TRAP. Mills stars as Susan and Sharon, identical twins separated at birth. Neither twin knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp. Then, realizing who they are, they plan a little twist of their own. They switch places with high hopes of getting their parents back together. This delightful and heartwarming comedy will have your whole family doubling up with laughter.

The Shining (1980)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel.

The Perfect Physique (2015)

Documentary

To acquire the best physiques in the world takes relentless desire, fierce drive and unwavering discipline. The struggle is real.

The Rat Race (2012)

Documentary

Ganesh pays homage to Mooshik the sacred rat before setting out with a torch and stick to kill 30 rodents every night. He reports to his boss, Behram Harda, who once dreamt of setting the silver screen ablaze with his boogying skills, but ended up maintaining records of the 2.8 million rats killed by his department over 35 years. 2000 young men compete in tests of speed, strength and accuracy to land one of the 30 job openings for night rat killers in India’s commercial capital. The Rat Race, winds its way through the grimy underbelly of Mumbai, through dimly lit alleys, crowded markets and overflowing garbage bins, to tell the story of the city’s rat killers. Through their tales of love, sacrifice and survival one glimpses the human face of development, amidst the rough and tumble of a rapidly changing metropolis.

To Be A Miss (2016)

Documentary

In a country famous for its success in international beauty pageants, three young women are fighting to participate in their nation’s most celebrated cultural institution. But obtaining a place in the Miss Venezuela contest is no easy task. Women must endure grueling diets, consent to intensive plastic surgery, and find the resources necessary to transform themselves from ordinary citizens into famous and illustrious Misses. To Be a Miss is a character-driven documentary that takes the viewer through the inner workings of Venezuela’s renowned beauty factory, revealing the risks and rewards associated with this multi-billion dollar industry while exposing what nationalism, personal ambition, and the influence of mass media has meant for women in the country.

Trudell (2005)

Starring: Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard

Filmmaker Heather Rae documents the life and work of American Indian activist John Trudell. In the late 60’s, John and a community group occupy Alcatraz Island for 21 months, bringing international recognition to the American Indian cause. In 1979 John burned a U.S. flag on the the steps of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC and within hours his family perished in a suspicious fire. He spent several years wandering the country until he found a new way to present his ideals through music.

V for Vendetta (2005)

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz

Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm’s board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his “friends with benefits” relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David’s party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn’t sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare.

Avail. 1/3/17

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 11 (2016)

Starring:  Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Series 11 begins with Frank losing his memory after falling out of a window and despite his health concerns, the gang see this as a chance for a do-over. Later, Liam McPoyle tries to sue Ponderosa for this loss of his eye.

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Starting in the new year, streaming service Netflix will be premiering a new comedy special once a week. Netflix has just dropped the five names and specials that will be airing this coming January. Jen Kirkman will be kicking things off on Tuesday, January 3rd with her new special Just Keep Livin’?. On the 24th of January, we’ll be getting a double dip.

Here’s the entire January schedule for new comedy specials hitting Netflix:
January 3rd – Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?
January 10th – Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
January 17th – Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
January 24th – Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
January 24th – Gad Elmaleh: Gad Gone Wild

Avail. 1/6/17

Coin Heist– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Growing Up Coy (2016)

Documentary

 A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they decide to fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter.

Mar de Plastico: Season 1

Starring: Rodolfo Sancho, Pedro Casablanc, Luis Fernández

A TV series recorded in the south of Spain which tells us about the murder of a girl called Ainhoa. Inspector Hector must find out who did it.

One Day at a Time: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Tarzan and Jane: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 1/7/17

Alpha and Omega 7 (2016)

Starring: Kate Higgins, Ben Diskin, Debi Derryberry

Kate and Humphrey set out to look for food to store for the winter, but caught up and trapped by a deadly blizzard. Now, it’s up to the pups – Stinky, Claudette and Runt – along with the help of Brent the bear cub and Agnes the feisty porcupine, to find the two missing wolves and bring them back home safe and sound.

Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Starring: Megan Holken, Austen Holman, Sharon Jones

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on the legendary R&B queen Sharon Jones, whose wonder is a force to behold both on and off stage. Always told she was never good enough (“you’re too black, too short, too old”); Sharon finally broke-through as a renowned soul singer being hailed as a modern-day female James Brown. Now as she prepares for her most important tour, Sharon comes face-to-face with the most difficult adversity of her life: a diagnosis with cancer. Follow this tour de force over the course of an eventful year as she struggles to hold her band The Dap Kings together while battling her diagnosis with an unstoppable determination to come out triumphantly as a true soul survivor.

Under the Shadow (2016)

Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment, her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army, leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi). Soon after he leaves, a missile hits their apartment building and while failing to explode, a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances and Dorsa’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Shideh finds herself slowly drawn into the ensuing turmoil, struggling to cling onto what is real and what is not. Searching for answers, she learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought with it Djinn – malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

Avail. 1/9/17

Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016)

Documentary

In this joyous coming-of-age story, a precocious 20-year-old woman searches for love and freedom in a surprising sex-positive community. Living with her mother in rural Maine, spirited Michelle Smith is legally blind and diagnosed with autism, but she chases big dreams against all odds.

Ratchet and Clank (2016)

Starring: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

 

Avail. 1/10/17

As I Open My Eyes (2015)

Starring: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn’t think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.

Best Friends Whenever: Season 2 (2016)

Starring:  Landry Bender, Lauren Taylor, Gus Kamp

Best friends Cyd Ripley and Shelby Marcus , have the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want–and sometimes when they don’t. Now as sophomores in high school, the girls are faced with even tougher time travelling challenges, especially when Daisy , a princess from the 16th century, travels through a time rift to present day. With the help of their good friends, aspiring scientist Barry and his lab buddy, Naldo , the girls navigate the twists and turns of friendship, the unpredictable hands of time, and Shelby’s mischievous twin brothers, Bret and Chet.

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

We’re Lalaloopsy: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 1/11/17

Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

Avail. 1/13/17

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Aquarius (2015)

Starring: David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony

Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, “Californication,” “The X-Files”), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he’s now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago. So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, “Salvation,” “Bunheads”), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, “True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”) – a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who’s been allowed to grow his hair out – to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated, yet they’re both dedicated officers and soon realize the need to bring Emma home is more urgent than they foresaw. The immediacy arises because she has joined a small but growing band of drifters under the sway of a career criminal who now dreams of being a rock star: Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, “Game of Thrones”). Ringing with the unparalleled music of the era, “Aquarius” is a sprawling work of historical fiction that begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.

Clinical– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Historia de un clan: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

It Follows (2014)

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.

The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 1/14/17

Camp X-Ray (2014)

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaadi, Lane Garrison

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard, Boyd Holbrook

Willie, homeless and on skid row, is coerced by two teens to fight other men for cash. Now involved in a violent world he can’t understand and with few human connections beyond a girl’s diary he found, Willie struggles to find a way out. Starring Thomas Haden Church (SIDEWAYS), Terrence Howard (EMPIRE), Boyd Holbrook (NARCOS, VERY GOOD GIRLS) and Macy Gray, CARDBOARD BOXER is an unflinching look at the lives of the displaced and forgotten members of society.

Avail. 1/15/17

A Beautiful Now (2015)

Starring: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Collette Wolfe

A beautiful dancer balances on the razor’s edge between reality and fantasy as she asks her friends to help her figure out the passions and relationship that have shaped who they are and who they will become.

Starring: John Zaffis, Art Bell, Pope John Paul II

A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. Using first-hand interviews, dramatic reconstruction, archival evidence and Martin’s own words, this documentary film tells the true story of Father Malachi Martin, and asks, in the battle for saving a soul, just who really is the ‘Hostage to the Devil’.

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (2015)

Starring: Vijay Maurya, Naman Jain, Usha Nadkarni

A bomb has been planted in a Ganesha soft toy by an unknown terrorist organization. The plan goes haywire when Altaf, a street kid, accidentally picks it up and runs away with it. Altaf develops a bond with the likeness of the elephant headed God, but soon he is whisked away by the cops along with his thief friend, Paplu. Ganesha is left behind alone on a park bench, though only for a short while. He sets off on a journey with people from different paths of life. They all treat him like god, but use him to fulfil their desires at the same time, oblivious to the fact that there is a ticking bomb inside. Ganesha, the omniscient observer continues his journey to salvation.

Avail. 1/16/17

Flash of Genius (2008)

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Halloweed (2016)

Starring: Simon Rex, Shannon Brown, Jim O’Heir

A comedic blend of murder, mystery and marijuana. Trying to escape the infamy of a serial killer father, Trent Modine and his goof-ball stepbrother Joey, both seeking a new start, find refuge in the small town of Mooseheart. Joey, a complete stoner in a town known for its good weed and stories of the Candy Corn Killer, is a disaster waiting to happen. As you can imagine, it doesn’t take long before the family name catches up. Trent and Joey must figure out how to sort through a string of cliché murders that so happen starts right as they arrive.

Rezort (2016)

Starring: Jessica De Gouw, Dougray Scott, Claire Goose

Set in the wake of an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, the film centers on Melanie (de Gouw) and her boyfriend, Lewis (McCann), who visit a safari retreat – The ReZort – where every paying guest has a license to kill the undead. There they meet Archer (Scott), a former zombie hunter who has to step up when the security system at the ReZort crashes and unleashes thousands of bloodthirsty zombies back into the wild.

Avail. 1/17/17


Fatima (2015)

Starring: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aïche

Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (2016)

Starring: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller

In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.

Avail. 1/19/17

Good Kids (2016)

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Nicholas Braun, Mateo Arias

Four teenagers, realizing that they have missed out due to being the ‘good’ kids at school, completely reinvent themselves before leaving for university.

Avail. 1/20/17

Frontier: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Papa (2015)

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks

Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner “Crash and “The Illusionist”, “PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba” is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. “PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba” was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway’s estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959.

 

Take the 10– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 1/21/17

Bates Motel: Season 4 (2016)

Starring:  Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

Series four sees Norma desperately searching for Norman, while Dylan awaits news on Emma and the fallout from series three strikes.

Grami’s Circus Show: Season 2 (2016)

Animation

Grami, Nemo and Sam, a trio of wacky lions, join ringmaster Jack to train and perform together in their very own circus extravaganza.

Avail. 1/24/17

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Gad Gone Wild– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (2016)

Starring: Matteo Ceriana, Gabriele Finaldi, John Hand

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist’s intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world’s tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

Kill Command (2016)

Starring: Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala, Mike Noble

Set in the very near future, an elite squad of highly trained marines, led by commanding officer Captain Bukes are sent on a routine training exercise to a remote island – the precise location of which no one knows and from which all communications are cut off dead. Accompanying them on the mission is ‘tech head’ Specialist Mills, a mysterious coder whose brain is interfaced with a computer.

Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1: Part 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 1/25/17

Era el cielo

Starring: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Carolina Dieckmann, Chino Darín

After being violated by two strangers inside her own home, Diana chooses to keep her trauma a secret. Mario, her husband, has something to hide as well. In the days that follow, the silence that grows between the two of them becomes its own kind of violence.

Avail. 1/27/17

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

iBOY– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Kazoops!: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Shadows of Truth (2016)

Documentary

On December 6th 2006, a 13 year old girl named Tair Rada was found dead inside a locked bathroom stall at her school in Katzrin, a quiet town way up in the north of Israel. The entire country went into shock, the media became obsessed, and there was a lot of pressure on the police to find the murderer. After a week they arrested a Ukrainian immigrant who had worked at the school, and eventually he confessed and was found guilty by a court of law.

But this was not the end of the story. Many people still believed that Zadorov is innocent and was wrongfully convicted. Soon enough, conspiracy theories and various speculations began to flourish.

“Shadow of Truth” is a 4 episode documentary series which examines the main narratives that evolved around the murder that still haunts Israel to this day, 10 years later. By constructing and de-constructing these narratives, the series takes the viewers on an investigative, thrilling and sometimes horrifying journey that raises serious questions regarding the justice system and the search for truth

Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Masiela Lusha

Ian Ziering will slay again in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, reprising his role as shark-fighting hero Fin Shepard, while Tara Reid is set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. The fourth addition to the hit global franchise also sees the return of David Hasselhoff as Gil Shepard and Ryan Newman as Claudia Shepard. Additional roles will be played by Tommy Davidson, Cheryl Tiegs, Gary Busey, Cody Linley, Imani Hakim and Masiela Lusha. Sharknado 4 will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in Sharknado 3. Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected…

Avail. 1/28/17

Ripper Street: Season 4

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring

“The new season begins in the summer of 1897 with Queen Victoria celebrating her diamond jubilee. Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) has left the force which gave him his career and left the neighbourhood which shaped his life. He finds himself drawn back to Whitechapel when he discovers that his old friend Isaac Bloom (Justin Avoth, Merlin) is set to hang for a brutal murder; a murder of which Reid believes him incapable.

“Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) has now risen to the level of Head of H Division, holding a position of trust and status in Whitechapel. What’s more, he’s now married to the love of his life Rose Erskine (Charlene McKenna). The last two years have treated Rose kindly but, despite her happy marriage and successful career, she can’t help but be troubled that she and Drake have so far been unable to have a child.

“Adam Rothenberg returns as surgeon Captain Homer Jackson, assisting Drake in investigating the criminal goings on in Whitechapel. When we catch up with Jackson, however, his wife Long Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring) is only weeks away from being executed for her part in the deaths of the fifty five souls who perished in the Leman Street locomotive disaster of 1894.

“Now a mother to two year old Conor Judge, Long Susan has spent the last two and a half years residing in the Mother and Infants Wing of Newgate Prison. Time is fast running out for Long Susan but can Jackson save her?”

Avail. 1/30/17

Antibirth (2016)

Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.

Swing State (2016)

Starring: Alex Beh, Sean Astin, Jenica Bergere

Seattle based rock DJ, Ethan Smith, hosts a popular radio program called Ears Wide Shut which appeals to his passion for music but unfortunately, pays a very low wage. When the conservative host of a right wing program also featured on the radio station goes missing, Ethan is called in to cover his absence. Donning a wig and bowtie, he invents the persona, Charles Fern, and brands himself “the new voice for the Right”. Ethan intends the charade to be a one-time deal but his listeners find that the fictitious Fern is the tough talker they have been desperate to hear. When the talk show enjoys a huge spike in ratings following Ethan’s hosting gig, he is asked to take over the high-paying host job full-time and pushed onto the national stage where he may make history but lose everything that matters to him in the process.

Avail. 1/31/17

Bill Burr Stand Up Special– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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LAST CALL

See below for a selection of titles that will be rotating off the service in January.

Leaving 1/1/17

30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks

30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped

30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus

30 for 30: Without Bias

30 for 30: Once Brothers

30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie

30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East

30 for 30: The Price of Gold

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

Angry Birds Toons: Season 1

Bewitched

Blade 2

Bring It On

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Coming to America

Columbo: Seasons 1 – Season 7

Crash

Cupcake Wars Collection: Collection 2

Chopped Collection: Collection 2

Dazed and Confused

Final Destination 3

Flip or Flop: Season 1

Fixer Upper: Season 1 – Season 2

Ghost Town

Hairspray

House Hunters Collection: Collection 3

House Hunters Collection: Collection 3

House Hunters International Collection: Collection 3

House Hunters Renovation Collection: Collection 1

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 1 – Season 3

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Thirteenth Year

Little Black Book

Little Man

Maid in Manhattan

Miracle on 34th Street

Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 – Season 12

Nanny McPhee

Property Brothers: Season 4

Property Brothers: Season 5

Saved by the Bell: Seasons 1 – Season 6

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Stardust

Superstar

The Italian Job

The Painted Veil

Sixteen Candles

Saving Private Ryan

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious

The Uninvited

The Amityville Horror

The Wicker Man

Vanity Fair

You Live in What?: Season 3

Zoom: Academy for Superheroes

Leaving 1/6/17

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Leaving 1/29/17

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage


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Jason Bennett

Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ’s chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all!

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