New on Netflix Canada – January 2017

Lots of titles coming to Netflix this month!

My picks are: Futurama (Seasons 7-10), Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Private Parts, American Beauty, The Karate Kid and Suits (Season 5).


 Avail 1/1 

American Sniper 

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes

U.S Navy Seal marksman Chris Kyle racks up an unprecedented number of kills in Iraq, even as his home life starts to slip away from him.

American Women 

Cast: Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, Niamh Cusack After being stimulated by a screening of Bo Derek’s 10, a group of lonely young Irishmen cook up a foolproof plan: They’ll post an ad in the Miami Herald, inviting American ladies to come to them.

Futurama – Seasons 7-10 

Cast: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio

A pizza delivery boy awakens in the 31st century after 1,000 years of cryogenic preservation and finds a job at an interplanetary delivery service.

HALO Legends

Cast: Andy McAvin, James Faulkner, Luci Christian

This anthology features seven independent anime shorts from renowned directors, delving into the futuristic universe of the video game franchise Halo.

Hellevator – Season 2

Cast: Sylvia Soska, Jen Soska

This horror-themed game show sends contestants down a haunted elevator into the depths of an old warehouse to face spine-chilling challenges.

Horns

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella

Accused of murder, Ig Perish wakes up one day to find he’s grown a set of horns –compelling people to confess their sins to him.

Justice League: Gods & Monsters 

Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor

In an alternative universe where Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman deal out justice with brutal force, a shadowy enemy frames them for a grisly crime.

Nine to Five 

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Three women fed up with their boss entertain fantasies of revenge — which become reality when they believe they’ve inadvertently poisoned his coffee.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle (Extended)

Cast: Andrew M. Gray, Ciara Hanna, John Mark Loudermilk

New footage augments the tale of the Rangers, who give their all to save Earth from Vrak and Emperor Mavro, as the Amanda stages an epic final attack.

Rosewater 

Cast: Gael Garcia Bemal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas

While in Iran to cover the 2009 elections, journalist Maziar Bahari is detained and brutally interrogated after Iranian forces accuse him of spying.

Shameless (UK) – Series 4-6

Cast: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Elliot Tittensor

Unemployed Frank Gallagher — a single father of eight kids — attempts to keep sane, often with a little help from a bottle.

Switched at Birth – Season 4 

Cast: Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lucas Grabeel

In this dramatic family series, two teenagers discover they were accidentally switched at birth, setting off a chain reaction of life-altering events.

The Day the Earth Stood Still 

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

An envoy from another world warns Earth’s people to cease their violent behaviour. But panic erupts when a nervous soldier shoots the messenger.

Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest 

Cast: Reese Hartwig, Arnie Pantoja, James Hong

The duelling cat and mouse meet two junior spies and their dog who enlist the duo to help stop an army of cats from stealing a world-saving invention.

Top Gear – Series 22 

Cast: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May

Jeremy Clarkson and his crew of car lovers test the limits of luxury vehicles in this hit show that also features celebrities racing on a test track.

Avail 1/3 

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? – Netflix Original 

Incisive comic Jen Kirkman gets real about women’s bodies, the value of alone time and an Italian private tour guide who may have been a ghost.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly – Netflix Original 

Cast: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine’s new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World.

Avail 1/4 

LEGO: Justice League vs The League of Doom 

Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Troy Baker, John DiMaggio

In this Lego adventure, Lex Luthor creates a team of supervillains called the Legion of Doom in his plan to stop the crime-fighting Justice League.

Avail 1/5 

Jupiter Ascending 

Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean

A young impoverished woman learns she’s been predestined to change the fate of the universe after a genetically engineered hunter tracks her down.

Lee Daniel’s STAR – Episodes 1 & 2 – New Episodes Weekly 

Cast: Jude Demorest, Benjamin Bratt, Queen Latifah

A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Some Assembly Required – Season 2

Cast: Kolton Stewart, Harrison Houde, Charlie Storwick

A 14-year-old takes ownership of a toy company and hires a group of his friends to help him create amazing new toys.

Avail 1/6 

Coin Heist – Netflix Original

Cast: Alexis G. Zall, Alex Saxon, Sasha Pieterse

When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.

Growing Up Coy 

Cast: Michael Silverman

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

Marauders

Cast: Christopher Meloni, Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista

When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case – and the deadly heists continue – it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.

One Day at a Time – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Cast: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez

A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III

Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.

Tarzan and Jane – Season 1 – Netflix Original

From 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and animation from ARC Productions comes a new Netflix original kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern day remake, 16 year old Tarzan is returned from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a “fish-out-of-water” and challenges conformity. As the title suggests, Jane is central to the story, alongside Tarzan, as his ultimate partner in solving environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries.

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Big Hero 6 

Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney

A kid with a knack for robotics is out to stop an evil plot to destroy San Fransokyo — with help from four quirky friends and a big robot best pal.

Miss Sharon Jones! 

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple follows rhythm and blues singer Sharon Jones as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer.

Avail 1/9 

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Cast: Julie Smith, Michelle Smith

In a celebration of outcasts, a precocious young blind woman vanishes into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humour and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of place: a provocative fringe community.

Avail 1/10 

Focus 

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco – Netflix Original

Though he’s mostly concerned about what he’ll eat after the show, Jim Gaffigan finds time to joke about kids, phones, trucks and, of course, food.

We’re Lalaloopsy – Season 1 – Netflix Original

The Lalaloopsy gang and their adorable pets know every day is a perfect day to celebrate the magic of friendship, creativity and collaboration.

Avail 1/11 

Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass 

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

Alice returns from adventures on the high seas to confront the evil Lord of Time, who threatens to destroy beloved old friends and all of Underland.

The Innocents

Cast: Lou de Laage, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advance states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Avail 1/12 

Private Parts 

Cast: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack

Firecracker Howard Stern (portraying himself) exposes his personal side in this affectionate, big screen version of his best-selling autobiography.

Avail 1/13 

Aquarius

Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighbouring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

Blue Streak

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene

A jewel thief returns to his hiding place after a stint in jail — only to find that his booty is buried under a newly constructed police station.

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women

In the last thirty years of the 2nd millennium, John Casablancas created the Elite modeling agency and invented the supermodels. If names such as Naomi, Cindy, Linda, Kate or Claudia are in pop culture, it is mostly his doing He lived a life dreamt by many, surrounded by glamour and beauty. We asked him to tell us his story…

Clinical – Netflix Original 

Cast: Vinessa Shaw, William Atherton, Wilmer Calderon

In this thriller, a psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack but finds she can’t escape her past.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack,

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).

Historia de un clan- Season 1 – Netflix Original

Synopsis pending

Avail 1/14 

Colony – Season 1

Cast: Isabella Crovetti, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies

Set in the near future, Colony centers on a family headed up by Holloway and Callies who must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together while trying to survive. They live in L.A., which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, others have rebelled and suffer the consequences.

Avail 1/17 

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics – Netflix Original

Synopsis pending

Avail 1/19 

American Beauty 

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a surly teen, a man becomes obsessed with one of his daughter’s friends.

Avail 1/20 

Scandal – Season 6 – New Episodes Weekly 

Cast: Kerry Washington, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield

A powerful team of Washington, D.C lawyers make scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own.

Take the 10 – Netflix Original 

Cast: Chester Tam, Josh Peck, Carlos Alazraqui

Two buddies working dead-end cashier jobs endure a mind-blowing series of events on their quest to get to the hip-hop show of their lives.

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 2 – Netflix Original

Cast: Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine, Bex Taylor-Klaus

Synopsis pending

Avail 1/21 

Grami’s Circus Show – Season 2 

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 

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy – Netflix Original

Synopsis pending

Gad Gone Wild – Netflix Original 

Synopsis pending

Kill Command

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala, Mike Noble

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

Terrace House: Aloha State – Season 1: Part 1 – Netflix Original

Cast: Reina Triendl, Ryota Yamasato, Yoshimi Tokui

The camera follows six strangers, including a model, a furniture maker and a “ukulele artist,” who live together under one roof in beautiful Hawaii.

Avail 1/25 

Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger 

Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan

During World War II, frail weakling Steve Rogers volunteers for scientific experiments that turn him into allied super soldier Captain America.

Scooby-Doo Meets KISS 

Cast: Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Mindy Cohn

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are traveling to an amusement park called Kiss World to see Kiss at their big Halloween concert and solve a mystery, mostly because Daphne has a crush on Starchild, much to Fred’s jealousy.

Avail 1/26 

The Manchurian Candidate 

Cast: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber

Two U.S. soldiers in the first Gulf War are programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one becomes a vice presidential

Avail 1/27 

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh – Season 2 – Netflix Original

Cast: Rachel Crow, Mark Whitten

Tip and Oh – best friends from two very different worlds –are back. In season 2, watch the besties prove their friendship is inseparable as they stumble onto hilarious and silly adventures together and meet new eccentric characters along the way.

iBOY – Netflix Original 

When shards of a cell phone get lodged in a teenager’s brain, he discovers he can control electronic devices and uses his newfound power for revenge.

Kazoops! – Season 2 – Netflix Original

Cast: Reece Pockney, Scott Langley, Alex Babic

Music meets imagination in this inventive animated series about thinking outside the box and having fun.

Riverdale – Season 1 – New Weekly Episodes – Netflix Original

Cast: Marisol Nichols, K.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse

Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.

Shadows of Truth – Season 1

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. This 4-episode documentary series examines the main narratives that evolved around the murder that still haunts Israel to this day, 10 years later.

Suits – Season 5

Cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman

When he impresses a big lawyer with his razor sharp mind, a college dropout score a coveted associate job, even though he has no legal credentials.

The Karate Kid

Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

When bullied teen Daniel LaRusso teams with a martial arts master, he ends up learning much more than just self-defense in this classic underdog tale.

Avail 1/31 

A Bigger Splash

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes

The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Bill Burr Stand Up Special – Netflix Original 

Synopsis pending

 


Happy Netflixing!

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