#NowOnNetflix – August 2016
My picks are … Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 – Season 1-2 starring Dawson (from Dawson’s Creek) and Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie starring Johnny Depp!
Blackstone – Season 1-5
Cast: Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush
Blackstone is an unmuted exploration of community, power and politics on a First Nation reserve.
Cast: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA
A cop infiltrates a condemned, militarized Detroit housing project to avenge his father’s death and bring down the killer and reigning drug kingpin.
Caught on Camera – Seasons 1-3
Cast: Nick Wallis
Nick Wallis presents crimes caught on CCTV, cell phones and other devices and reveals how investigators use the recordings to solve tough cases.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz
When a team of scientists that discovers a clean, low-cost energy alternative gets sabotaged, a student machinist fights to preserve the discovery.
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo
When chef Carl Casper’s plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead.
Cocaine – Season 1
Three films chronicle the cocaine trade’s sweeping impact on the citizens of Peru, Brazil and Columbia, from poor farmers to powerful drug lords.
Courage Under Fire
Cast: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips
While investigating the death of a chopper pilot, Lt. Col. Serling hears conflicting stories about her service and works to uncover the truth.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 – Season 1-2
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock
Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate who bullies and causes trouble for her naive small town roommate June.
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
Cast: Johnny Depp, Ron Howard, Alfred Molina
Funny or Die presents a satirical rendition of Donald Trump’s 1987 best selling business book, The Art of the Deal.
Holding the Man
Cast: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi
In 1970s Australia, two teen boys fall in love with each other and defeat obstacles to their 15-year relationship, until a new crisis comes their way.
ISIS: Women Unveiled
Cast: Poppy Begum
This 12-month undercover investigation penetrates the secret world of the women in the UK who support Isis, glorify jihadis, and preach a message of hatred, segregation and extremism.
Masha and the Bear – Season 2
Cast: Alina Kukushkina, Boris Kutnevich, Elsie Kate Fisher
Lively little Masha lives in the forest, where she has many wonderful adventures with her neighbor, a bear who used to be in the circus.
My Son the Jihadi
Cast: Michael Evans, Sally Evans, Thomas Evans
In 2011, Sally Evans made a devastating discovery: her son Thomas had left their home in a Buckinghamshire village and travelled to Somalia to join a deadly Islamist terrorist group.
Scream – Season 2 – new episodes weekly – Netflix Original
Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Kama
With the killer revealed at the end of last season, don’t be fooled into believing the mystery has been solved or that more blood won’t spill at Lakewood High. As the second season opens, the hunt is on for the killer’s partner.
Seve: The Movie
Cast: José Luis Gutiérrez, José Navar, Maria Molins
This biographical docudrama tells the story of championship Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, from childhood through his brilliant, quirky golf career.
Small Animal Hospital – Season 1
Cast: John Barrowman
Veterinarians and specialists at the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital give world-class care to ailing dogs, cats and other beloved pets.
Sparks and Embers
Cast: Kris Marshall, Annelise Hesme
Tom and Eloise meet in inauspicious circumstances, trapped in a stuck lift after Eloise has Tom fired. Nevertheless, sparks fly. 5 years later, they have broken up and Eloise is going back to France. Tom has 45 minutes to win her back.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Cast: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage
Told that a brain aneurysm will finish him off in just 90 minutes, a chronic malcontent scurries to make amends with as many people as he can.
The Hard Stop
This documentary takes a big-picture look at the death of a black man killed during a 2011 arrest in Tottenham that ignited riots throughout England.
The Long, Long Holiday
This series recounts the daily life of two kids, brother and sister, who are left by their parents at their grandparents’ house near the Normandy coast for a few weeks at the beginning of World War II. As the war rumbles on, those weeks become five years.
The Peanuts Movie
Cast: Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, Alexander Garfin
Born loser Charlie Brown tries to impress the Little Red-Haired Girl, as his faithful dog, Snoopy, turns his feud with the Red Baron into a novel.
Very British Problems – Seasons 1 & 2
Cast: Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan, James Corden
Comedians and celebrities talk about the peculiarities of the British psyche.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
After scientist Victor Frankenstein rescues him from a circus, hunchback Igor aids his brilliant but erratic new friend in his quest to create life.
World’s Oddest Animal Couples US – Season 1
Dr. Carin Bondar introduces unusual animal friendships, such as an elephant who leads a buffalo herd, a jackal caring for an elderly dog and more.
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz
At a spa in the Alps, two famous friends in their 80s discuss mortality, love and creativity as they close in on the end of their artistic careers.
This is Where I Leave You
Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda
When their father dies, four siblings return home for a week, but mourning quickly takes a back seat to bickering and opportunistic back stabbing.
Beat Bugs – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Five funny, charming young bugs have adventures and learn life lessons in their overgrown backyard, in stories inspired by the songs of The Beatles
The Lady in the Van
Cast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that’s parked in his driveway.
David Cross: Making America Great Again – Netflix Original
Ever After High: Epic Winter – Netflix Original
Cast: Jonquil Goode, Karen Strassman, Audu Paden
When a curse on the Snow King causes global freezing, Crystal Winter and her pals must find a cure, or they’ll all live winterly ever after!
Who Took Johnny
Cast: Noreen Gosch
An examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen, and her relentless quest for the truth about what happened.
Cast: Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt
Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events.
Cast: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen
A physicist tries to stop a mysterious woman from stealing his coveted invention by traveling back in time, where he uncovers surprising truths.
Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
The Good Lie
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Emmanuel Jal
A young Sudanese War refugee wins a lottery that allows him to start life anew in the United States. But adapting to his new home presents challenges.
17-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she’ll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.
Happy Neflixing Witches!