Monday, December 28, 2015

TCM: January 2016



You won't find the stalwart folks at TCM off nursing a hangover on New Year's Day. In fact, they've got a whole month of cinematic goodies lined up for us. My pick below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE.


3 Sunday

Connery and Hepburn in Robin and Marian 

6:00 PM
ROBIN AND MARIAN (1976)
An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Dir: Richard Lester Cast:  Sean Connery , Audrey Hepburn , Robert Shaw .
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy .
BW-92 mins, CC,


9:45 PM
BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
A news producer is caught between a committed journalist and a flashy anchor.
Dir: James L. Brooks Cast:  William Hurt , Holly Hunter , Albert Brooks .
C-132 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (1959)
During a brief affair, a French actress and a Japanese architect think back on their devastating experiences during World War II.
Dir: Alain Resnais Cast:  Eiji Okada , Emmanuelle Riva , Bernard Fresson .
BW-88 mins,

3:30 AM
NIGHT AND FOG (1955)
Documentary cameras contrast the horrors of Auschwitz with the peaceful countryside surrounding it.
Dir: Alain Resnais
C-31 mins, CC,

4:15 AM
LA POINTE COURTE (1954)
Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.
Dir: Agnes Varda Cast:  Philippe Noiret , Sylvia Montfort ,
BW-80 mins,

10 Sunday

An Ozu Festival on the 10th
12:00 AM
STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS, A (1934)
An actor's jealous mistress sets her sights on ruining his son.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Takeshi Sakamoto , Choko Iida , Koji Mitsui .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
EQUINOX FLOWER (1958)
A businessman who excels at giving others family advice, can't cope with his daughter's wedding plans.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Shin Saburi , Kinuyo Tanaka , Ineko Arima .
C-118 mins,

4:00 AM
END OF SUMMER (1961)
A brewery manager tries to manage his daughter's affairs in the wake of his wife's death.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Ganjiro Nakamura , Setsuko Hara , Yoko Tsukasa .
C-103 mins,

16 Saturday

2:00 AM
ALICE, SWEET ALICE (1977)
When people in an Italian-American neighborhood are murdered, suspicion falls on a lonely 12-year-old.
Dir: Alfred Sole Cast:  Linda Miller , Mildred Clinton , Paula Sheppard .
C-98 mins,

3:45 AM
TERRIBLE TRUTH, THE (1951)
A juvenile court judge investigates the tragedy of marijuana addiction in this short film
C-10 mins,

3:45 AM
DAY IN THE DEATH OF DONNY B., A (1969)
A heroin addict desperately tries to raise the money for a fix in this short film.
Dir: Carl Fick
BW-14 mins,

22 Friday


8:00 PM
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1993)
Friends plot to make sworn enemies fall in love.
Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast:  Kenneth Branagh , Emma Thompson , Denzel Washington .
C-111 mins,


The Dashwood gals get their groove on in Sense and Sensibility

10:00 PM
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995)
Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions.
Dir: Ang Lee Cast:  Emma Thompson , Hugh Grant , Kate Winslet .
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
IMPROMPTU (1991)
Novelist George Sand dumps her lover to pursue Frederic Chopin.
Dir: James Lapine Cast:  Judy Davis , Hugh Grant , Mandy Patinkin .
C-107 mins,

2:30 AM
REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE (1993)
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
Dir: James Ivory Cast:  Anthony Hopkins , Emma Thompson , Christopher Reeve .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

23 Saturday

2:00 AM
CHURCH, THE (1989)
A priest fights to defeat a demon that has taken over his church.
Dir: Michele Soavi Cast:  Tomas Arana , Hugh Quarshie , Asia Argento .
C-102 mins,

3:45 AM
HOLIDAY FROM RULES? (1959)
In this educational short film, a group of young children understand why rules are important.
Dir: William H. Murray
C-11 mins,

3:45 AM
ONE GOT FAT (1963)
Children wearing monkey masks pay the price for bad bicycle safety habits in this instructional short.
Dir: Dale Jennings Cast:  Diane Chambers , Charles Hagens , Dave Hembree .
C-15 mins,

24 Sunday

2:30 AM
NOBODY'S CHILDREN (1951)
A businessman's mother takes desperate measures to end his affair with an employee's daughter.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Yvonne Sanson , Amedeo Nazzari , Françoise Rosay .
BW-105 mins,

The White Angel, part of a Mattarazzo double feature on the 24th

4:30 AM
WHITE ANGEL, THE (1955)
After losing his family, a businessman finds a woman who resembles his first love.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Amedeo Nazzari , Yvonne Sanson , Enrica Dyrell .
BW-100 mins,

25 Monday

6:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

7:45 AM
BLACKBIRD, THE (1926)
A benevolent bishop helps the needy during the day, but runs a crime syndicate at night.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Renée Adorée , Doris Lloyd .
BW-86 mins,

9:15 AM
SHOW, THE (1927)
In this silent film, a sideshow dancer secretly loves the show's amoral barker.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Renée Adorée , Lionel Barrymore .
BW-76 mins,

10:45 AM
WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1928)
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lionel Barrymore , Mary Nolan .
BW-65 mins,

12:00 PM
THIRTEENTH CHAIR, THE (1929)
A phony medium tries to prove her protege innocent of murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Conrad Nagel , Leila Hyams , Margaret Wycherly .
BW-73 mins,

1:15 PM
WHERE EAST IS EAST (1929)
An animal trapper in Indochina fights to keep his former mistress from destroying their daughter's life.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lupe Velez , Estelle Taylor .
BW-67 mins,


Tod Browning festival on the 25th.

2:45 PM
FREAKS (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Wallace Ford , Leila Hyams , Olga Baclanova .
BW-62 mins, CC,

4:00 PM
FAST WORKERS (1933)
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Robert Armstrong , Mae Clarke .
BW-66 mins, CC,

5:15 PM
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lionel Barrymore , Elizabeth Allen , Lionel Atwill .
BW-61 mins, CC,

6:30 PM
MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939)
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Robert Young , Florence Rice , Frank Craven .
BW-71 mins,


26 Tuesday

10:15 PM
WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A (1974)
The pressures of family life drive a woman insane.
Dir: John Cassavetes Cast:  Peter Falk , Gena Rowlands , Lady Rowlands .
C-146 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 AM
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (1986)
The tale of a woman unwilling to settle for any one of her lovers.
Dir: Spike Lee Cast:  Tracy Camilla Johns , Redmond Hicks , John Canada Terrell .
C-84 mins,

2:45 AM
LOSING GROUND (1982)
A philosophy professor responds to her husband's philandering by pursuing fulfillment on her own.
Dir: Kathleen Collins Cast:  Seret Scott , Bill Gunn , Duane Jones .
C-86 mins,


4:15 AM
COME BACK, AFRICA (1959)
A documentary that chronicles the life of a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.
Dir: Lionel Rogosin Cast:  Zacharia [Mgabi] , Vinah [Mgabi] , Arnold .
BW-86 mins, CC,

30 Saturday

Is that dirt in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? The Great Escape on the 30th


5:00 PM
GREAT ESCAPE, THE (1963)
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Robert Graf , Nigel Stock , Angus Lennie .
C-172 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
NUN'S STORY, THE (1959)
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann Cast:  Audrey Hepburn , Peter Finch , Dame Edith Evans .
C-152 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:45 PM
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
Dir: Milos Forman Cast:  Jack Nicholson , Louise Fletcher , Brad Dourif .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM
CARETAKERS, THE (1963)
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
Dir: Hall Bartlett Cast:  Robert Stack , Polly Bergen , Joan Crawford .
BW-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
SOME CALL IT LOVING (1973)
A wealthy musician buys a sleeping woman from a carnival but gets a surprise when she awakens.
Dir: James B. Harris Cast:  Zalman King , Carol White , Tisa Farrow .
C-103 mins,

5:00 AM
WILD AT THE WHEEL (1970)
This short film looks at the importance of traffic rules to avoid serious automobile accidents.
Dir: Bob Ellis
C-10 mins,
5:00 AM

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Spotlight (2015) ✭✭✭✭½





Spotlight is a taut, gripping drama detailing the efforts of a team of Boston Globe reporters (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James) whose tireless work to expose pedophile priests sent shockwaves through the world’s Catholic communities. The film has been compared to Alan Pakula’s All The President’s Men (1976) and there are definite similarities, not only in look and feel, but in how the investigation exponentially grows, revealing an ever widening circle of corruption and cover-up that includes some of the city’s most respected figures. But while the film centers on the countless hours of legwork logged by its intrepid reporters, it never lets viewers forget the true victims of this scandal: the young people who were brutally robbed not only of their innocence, but of their faith as well.



Josh Singer and director Tom McCathy’s sharply honed script moves along at a brisk pace, condensing decades of backstory and years of complex sleuthing into a clear and simple narrative. It’s ironic that the film stars Michael Keaton, for in many ways it is the Anti-Birdman; its full speed ahead approach washed clean of indulgent subplots and violent escapades; refreshingly anchored in the nuts and bolts of real-world investigative journalism. Spotlight is a story of research, of long nights spent in front of microfiche readers, of cryptic letters and boxes of dusty files, of arcane legal procedures and genial public officials lying through their teeth. It is the banality of evil made chillingly manifest through the bland ephemera of records, notes and contracts.



The film’s cast has been nominated for the SAG Ensemble Award, and it’s difficult to imagine a film better suited for the honor. Keaton, Ruffalo, McAdams and James comprise a well functioning machine of discovery, with each talent is given equal weight in the proceedings. But some of Spotlight’s most memorable performances are achieved by characters that confound our expectations. Liev Schreiber’s soft spoken editor, a recent Florida transplant, encourages his charges to shake up the stuffy Boston system, just when we have him pegged as a bean counter. Stanley Tucci, at first unrecognizable in a flowing mane, is brilliant as a gruff ambulance chaser with a heart as soft as Jello, giving him a needed respite from the outsize cartoony characters he’s been churning out lately. And John Slattery, ever the affable privileged preppie who secretly suspects the world has gone to hell, completes the All The President’s Men analogue as the harried Ben Bradley Jr., looking every bit the love child of Jason Robards.





The earth-shattering findings of the Spotlight crew were published just a few weeks after 9/11, at a time when Americans were in no mood to have their trust in the world’s venerable institutions squelched. But while the nation was worried about Islamic terrorists hiding under their beds, there was a more prevalent menace lurking, adorned in the sacred vestments of Christendom. The film’s coda, which deals with the thousands of victims who were inspired to step out of the shadows due to the Globe’s reporting, is executed in the same unadorned cinematic shorthand, letting the startling facts speak for themselves. Spotlight is not a film of quirky personalities, soulful redemption or cathartic epiphanies. It is a true tale of institutionalized evil and the human wreckage strewn in its crushing wake. Worst of all, we almost let the bad guys get away with it.




Thursday, December 24, 2015

Miles Davis: Blue Christmas



Miles Davis (tpt); Frank Rehak (tb); Wayne Shorter (ts); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Willie Bobo [William Correa] (bgo); Bob Dorough (p, voc). Arranged by Gil Evans.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New on Netflix Streaming: January 2016



AVAILABLE JANUARY 1
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
It’s a major double-cross when a former cop teams up with his ex-con buddy to transport a shipment of “dirty” money for a shady import-export dealer. But the two are actually working with an undercover agent to bring the bad guy down.
Along Came Polly (2004)
After his wife dumps him on their honeymoon for their scuba-diving instructor, uptight Reuben reconnects with Polly, an irreverent childhood friend who teaches him to live life on the edge.
American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success (2015)
Grace has a real talent for baking and a passion for making delicious dreams come true. When her mom announces a trip to visit relatives in Paris, Grace isn’t so sure about leaving her friends and their cupcake business. That is, until she discovers she’ll get to work with her uncle and cousin in a real French pastry shop!
Angry Birds Toons: Season 1
Angry Birds Toons brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the beloved games in history!
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
After her mom gets remarried, Lina says adios to East Los Angeles and readjusts to life in affluent Malibu, where the new girl pledges to whip her school’s cheerleading squad into shape. But will Lina’s moves be enough to topple the ranking champs?
Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Carson sets out to guide her squad to victory and to win the heart of rival cheerleader Penn at the Cheer Camp Nationals, taking on competitive Brooke in a one-on-one battle. It seems that Brooke wants not only the trophy but Penn’s affections, too.
Catwoman (2004)
Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she’s resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat — and she’s eager to use her new skills as a vigilante.
The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills: Season 1
In a town built on good looks, the elite plastic surgeons of Beverly Hills put their A-list patients under the knife so they can look their best.


Constantine (2005)
A private detective with a taste for the supernatural investigates an apparent suicide in this thriller based on the comic book “Hellblazer.”
Forensic Files: Collection 2
Detectives and crime lab technicians use the latest and most fascinating procedures to solve crimes in this documentary-style show.
Friday Night Tykes: Season 1-2
Peewee football is taken to the big screen in Texas.
The Good Road (2013)
Three tales of travelers — a 9-year old runaway, truckers turned con artists and a vacationing family — unfold on a rural Indian highway.
House of Wax (2005)
A group of friends on their way to a college football game fall prey to two murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area’s main attraction — the House of Wax — and created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now, the group must escape before they, too, become permanent exhibits. Stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and, yes, Paris Hilton!
How to Change the World (2015)
In the 1970s, a group of activists who gathered to protest nuclear testing formed the iconic Greenpeace environmental organization.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
Global warming waits for no man — or animal. These critters have to get the word out before paradise floods over!
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Attorney Miles goes toe-to-toe with his wealthy client’s ex-wife, expert gold-digger Marylin, in this battle- of-the-sexes comedy. Just when Marylin thinks she’s cinched another fortune, she’s defeated by the “Massey pre-nup” and schemes to get even.
Journey to Le Mans (2014)
A British privateer team pushes itself to the limits of human endurance and engineering mastery to compete in the world’s most challenging motor race.
Loins of Punjab (2007)
This raucous mockumentary follows six Indian immigrants and one non-Indian as they vie for big bucks in a low-rent New Jersey singing competition.


Meet the Fockers (2004)
In this sequel to Meet the Parents, newly engaged Greg and Pam join Pam’s straitlaced family on an RV trip down to Miami to meet Greg’s eccentric parents. Once again, Greg’s future father-in-law refuses to play nice with anyone.
Meet the Parents (2000)
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend’s parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date’s worst nightmare.
Nanny McPhee (2006)
The recently widowed Mr. Brown and his domineering aunt can’t seem to control the numerous and naughty Brown children until Nanny McPhee comes to stay. Now, with the help of some magic and a little discipline, their household runs like clockwork.
Piku (2015)
A taxi driver gets caught in dysfunctional family dynamics when he drives a young architect and her curmudgeonly father from Delhi to Kolkata.
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)
Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and the loveable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
In this retelling of Jane Austen’s novel set in 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet is all atwitter in hopes of marrying her daughters to prosperous gentlemen callers, especially when a wealthy bachelor moves nearby.
The Rundown (2003)
Looking to retire and open a restaurant, a bounty hunter named Beck gets roped into one final assignment: fetching his employer’s errant son from the Amazon jungle. Along the way, Beck finds himself involved in a treasure hunt and a rebel uprising.
Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)
A former nurse in Africa works to eliminate fistula, a condition caused by obstructed labor that carries both physical and social consequences.
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2009)
In this comic shoot-’em-up prequel to 2006’s Smokin’ Aces, a federal agent discovers there’s a price on his head and has 12 hours before throngs of assassins descend on him to fulfill the hit and mayhem ensues.
Something New (2006)
Struggling with her personal life, black career woman Kenya agrees to a blind date with a sexy, free- spirited landscape architect. Her new love interest is white, which isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, until she meets a seemingly perfect black man.
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me (2014)
With the release of his new memoir, Stephen Fry takes to the stage to recount tales of his hard-partying life in the late 1980s and early ‘90s.
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle: Season 3
Sketches, short films and cameos from TV personalities and comics punctuate stand-up comedian Stewart Lee’s BAFTA-winning series.
Swordfish (2001)
Determined to get his mitts on $9 billion in a secret DEA account so he can use it to fight terrorism, rogue agent Gabriel Shear recruits encryption expert Stanley Jobson to hack into the government mainframe.
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
An unusually gifted mouse named Despereaux is different from other mice in that he reads books and has disproportionately large ears for his body. But with help from a rat named Roscuro, he sets out to win the girl of his dreams — a human princess.
Under Arrest: Season 1: “Put Some Clothes On”
Real-life crimes. Real-life criminals. And the real-life law enforcement officers who bring them to justice.


We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Eva’s relationship with her son, Kevin, has been difficult from the beginning. When the 15-year-old boy’s cruel streak erupts into violence, Eva wonders how much blame she deserves for his actions.
The Wedding Date (2005)
Single girl Kat can’t stomach the idea of attending her sister’s faraway London wedding, where her ex- boyfriend will likely be a guest. So instead of facing the embarrassment of showing up alone, she hires a male escort to accompany her.
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
In this sequel to The Whole Nine Yards, hit man Jimmy the Tulip still lives next door to meek dentist Oz, who’s now married to Jimmy’s ex-wife, Cynthia. Jimmy’s trying to go straight, but all bets are off when Cynthia is kidnapped.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 2
30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo
The Bills went to four straight Super Bowls from 1990-1993, but they aren’t remembered for that feat. They’re remembered for losing each one of them.
I’ll Have What Phil’s Having: Season 1
Besides being the creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Phil Rosenthal also happens to be a foodie. Follow his culinary exploits around the globe.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 3
Sofia the First: Season 2
When her commoner mother marries the king, average-girl Sofia finds that being a real princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 4
Blunt Force Trauma (2015)
In the seedy world of underground dueling, a talented young shooter seeking the ultimate thrill crosses paths with a girl looking for vengeance.
Training Day (2001)
Staying on the right side of the law becomes an occupational challenge for rookie cop Jake Hoyt when he’s partnered with narcotics agent Alonzo Harris, a veteran detective whom Hoyt suspects may have more in common with crooks than cops.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 5
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10
Four narcissistic friends run a Philadelphia bar where their juvenile behavior brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.
New Girl: Season 4
Still rebounding from a breakup, Jessica Day moves in with three single guys, all of whom are ready to help her understand the ways of the world.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 8

Adult World (2014)
Recent college graduate Amy is sure she’s going to be a famous poet. But until then, she takes a job at an adult book and video store to make ends meet. Meanwhile, she stalks reclusive punk poet Rat Billings in an effort to make him her mentor.
Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From the creators of How to Train Your Dragon comes an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure!
Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2015) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Naked old men. Naughty nurse fantasies. Racially charged small talk with Dad. Stop him when it gets awkward.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 10
Dos Hermanos (2010)
After 60 years with her, Marcos thinks he’s free the day his controlling mother dies. His life changes when he goes into exile at an Uruguayan spa.
El Hombre de al Lado (2009)
Leonardo, a famous designer, lives a quiet life with his family. But his life changes when a neighbor starts doing home improvements without a permit.
Esperando La Carroza (1985)
Cora has three sons and a daughter and she’s almost 80. One day during a family reunion the big question comes up: who will be her heir?
The Marziano Family (2011)
A down-and-out londer is too poor to afford treatment for a mysterious ailment, so he seeks out the help of his wealthy, estranged brother.
Rosario Tijeras (2005)
In this scorching thriller, Rosario Tijeras is a sexy hit woman caught in a steamy love triangle while she works for urban drug lords in the crime-plagued streets of Medellin, Colombia, circa 1989.
Un Oso Rojo (2002)
Oso (Bear), a violent man, is out on parole after seven years in prison for murder. Now all he wants is to start a new life and get his family back.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 11
Littlest Pet Shop: Season 4
Blythe discovers that she can talk to the animals at the Littlest Pet Shop, a day camp for all types of pets, kicking off a series of fun adventures.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 12
The Ladykillers (2004)
A Southern professor-turned-criminal-mastermind puts together a group of thieves to help him rob a New Orleans riverboat casino. But when the old lady who’s renting them a room gets a whiff of their plan, they have no choice but to kill her.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 13
Parks and Recreation: Season 7
In this Emmy-nominated comedy, an employee with a rural Parks and Recreation department is full of energy and ideas but bogged down by bureaucracy.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 14
The Testimony (2015)
The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has cost more lives than any other since World War II. THE TESTIMONY chronicles the largest rape tribunal in Congo’s history, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of its women and the unshakable strength of the human spirit.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 15
Degrassi: The Next Class: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A new generation navigates high school drama in the latest installment of this award-winning series. If you’re a teen, this is your life.
The Last Five Years (2015)
Telling their story through song, novelist Jamie and his actress wife Cathy retrace the blossoming and decay of their five-year romance from opposite ends of the timeline and meeting in the middle — with Jamie’s marriage proposal.


Moonwalkers (2015)
A brain-addled war vet, a falling band manager and a Stanley Kubrick impersonator help the CIA construct an epic scam by faking the 1969 moon landing.
Occupied (2015)
Occupied is a multi-layered political suspense thriller set in a not so distant future where Russia, on behalf of EU, has staged a “silk-glove” invasion of Norway, who has stopped production of oil for climate reasons. The official reason is that the Russians want to secure the oil import for the rest of the world and that they will retreat once this has been accomplished. The series will examine what happens to a nation when it is under a “silk-glove” occupation. What happens when life seems to continue as normal and when nothing has changed on the surface? What if everyone gets to keep their lifestyle, all material things and the sense of security- will they rebel? Will they fight? The series explores the themes of loyalty to oneself, one ́s family and one ́s country under foreign invasion.
The Overnight (2015)
Transplants from Seattle, Alex and Emily feel like fish out of water in Los Angeles until a meeting at a park leads to a play date for their son and a dinner date for them. But they soon discover that their hosts have more in mind than friendship.
Sirens: Season 2
This raunchy comedy series follows three Chicago EMTs who frequently find themselves in absurd situations, both on and off the job.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 16
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
When the king and queen of England visit U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt hoping for support on the eve of World War II, Roosevelt must deal with his official duties as well as the competing interests of his mother, his wife and his mistresses.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 17
Z Nation: Season 2
A team embarks on a perilous cross-country mission to transport the one man who survived a deadly zombie virus, hoping he holds the key to a vaccine.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 19



Curve (2015)
A young woman becomes trapped in her car after a hitchhiker causes her to have an automobile accident.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 20
Drone (2014)
Explore the murky world of drone warfare, from the young gamers groomed to kill to the pilots and grieving families left grappling with the aftermath.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 21
When Calls the Heart: Season 2
Leaving behind her upper-crust city roots, a woman journeys west in the early 1900s to become a teacher in a small Canadian mining community.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 22
Sharknado 3 (2015)
When a vortex of airborne sharks attacks Washington, D.C., then threatens Florida’s theme parks, Fin must again risk it all to save the children.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 23
Chelsea Does (2016) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In her new documentary film series, Chelsea Handler delves into four topics that fascinate her: marriage, racism, Silicon Valley and drugs.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 25
From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 2
Bank-robbing brothers encounter vengeful lawmen and demons south of the border in this original series based on Robert Rodriguez’ cult horror film.
Turbo Kid (2015)
A teenage orphan in a post-apocalyptic world scuffles for survival. But when his friend is threatened, he becomes a superhero to save her.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 28



Frozen Planet (2011)
Go on a wonder-filled journey through the Arctic and Antarctic with this visually stunning program that explores both of these wildernesses and their inhabitants, including courting polar bears, surfing penguins and the wandering albatross.
Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice (2011)
David Attenborough journeys to both polar regions to investigate what rising temperatures will mean for the people and wildlife that live there.
Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey (2011)
Collecting highlights from the epic documentary series that explores the entire polar year and the inhabitants, from the north to the south.
The Making of Frozen Planet (2012)
Documentary crew members brave Earth’s most frigid regions to capture the majesty and mystery found in the chillier side of the animal kingdom.
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Ever After High: Dragon Games — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The kids of fairy-tale characters attend a school with two cliques: those who accept their fairy-tale destinies and those who want to write their own.
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Words and Pictures (2013)
A picture is worth a thousand words — or is it? That’s the question prep school students must answer as their teachers egg them on in this diverting romantic comedy starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as the instructors who spark the debate.