2014 Netflix Release Dates

2014 Netflix Release Dates

Netflix LogoAs it does each year, the calendar rolls to January and our Everything Netflix page simply becomes unwieldy.  So we move the past year’s releases to their own special honorary page so you can check on things like, say, how long it took your favorite TV series to make it from the public airwaves to Netflix DVD and eventually to Instant Streaming.  Terribly useful information, that, as we all plan our future Netflix binges.

So here you have all the titles released by Netflix in 2014.  I’ll update this when I notice something new coming to streaming as well.  Enjoy!

December 31st

The Strain – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Corey Stoll, David Bradley) – Viruses and Vampires.  I never heard of this FX original, but I’ll be watching it now.  Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. This was supposed to come out earlier this month, but I guess not.  So it’s here now!  DVD only

Decline of an Empire (action, Nicole Keniheart, Jack Goddard) – Roman history damsel in distress actioner.

Survival Code (action, Patrick Gallagher, Ty Olsson) – Deep freeze climate change thriller.

December 30th

Shameless – Season 4 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – YES!  After my shameless binge of seasons 1-3, it’s good to know I’ll be back at it.  DVD Only

The Honorable Woman – Season 1 (TV suspense, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabal) – Love Ms. Gyllenhaal, who stars here as a woman working for Israeli/Palestinian reconciliation.  Instant Streaming Available 

Last Weekend (comedy, Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth) – Dysfunctional family comedy!  And it’s Available on Instant Streaming!

The Equalizer (action, Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz) – Great cast for this movie based on an old TV show – including Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman.

Elsa & Fred (romantic comedy, Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer) – Another fantastic cast including Marcia Gay Harden for this senior rom/com.

Tusk (horror, Michael Parks, Justin Long) – When you try and interview someone in the back woods are you really surprised when you go missing?  I didn’t think so.

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (horror, Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia) – I think in Stephen King world, “good” equals “really, really bad”.  I’ll be seeing this one.

Reach Me (dramedy, Danny Aiello, Tom Berenger) – Yet another great cast – this one about the wide reaching effects of a book by a recluse author.

Kelly & Cal (drama, Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shephard) – Unlikely friendship gets complicated.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sci-fi, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke) – Because this franchise isn’t worn out AT ALL.

Jingle All the Way 2 (comedy, Larry the Cable Guy) – Think of it this way, by the time this is available, Christmas will be over and you will have no obligation at all to see it.

As Above, So Below (horror, Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman) – Terror under Paris in this found footage film.

The Hundred Foot Journey (drama, Helen Mirren, Om Puri) – Competing eateries battle in the south of France.  I’ll see this one for Helen Mirren, who I adore.

Dream On (drama, Bradley Cross, Joe Gosling) – Gay teens coming of age in Wales.

Patema Inverted (anime, Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto) – It’s tough tumbling out of your underground world into the above ground world.  I suppose.

The Perfect Human Diet (documentary, C.J. Hunt, Loren Cordain) – What-you-should-eat doc.

When I Walk (documentary, Jason DaSilva) – Young filmmaker documents living with Multiple Sclerosis.  Instant Streaming Available

Honour (thriller, Aiysha Hart, Paddy Considine) – Thriller about an “honor killing”, but with an extra “u” because it’s British.

In Organic We Trust (documentary, Marion Nestle, Craig McNamara) – Is it organic just because the label says so?  Find out in this doc.

Werewolf Rising (horror, Bill Oberst Jr., Danielle Lozeau) – People have to stop hanging out at cabins in the deep, dark woods.  Did they learn nothing from Little Red Riding Hood?

A Belle for Christmas (family, Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson) – Again, Christmas is over so you don’t have to watch it!!

December 23rd

Pride (drama, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton) – In 1984 England, miners and gay/lesbian activists joined forces.  This is their story.  I’ll definitely see this one.

The Trip to Italy (comedy, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon) – I really enjoyed Coogan in Philomena – I’m willing to give this travel mockumentary a try.  Especially since it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

Two Bit Waltz (comedy, Clara Mamet, William H. Macy) – Dysfunctional family comedy!  Instant Streaming Only

Coming Home for Christmas (romance, George Canyon, Amy Jo Johnson) – Estranged sisters scheme to get their parents back together for Christmas.  Yawn.  Instant Streaming Available.

The November Man (action, Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey) – There really just seems to be no retiring from the CIA.  They always want you for one more covert mission.

Dolphin Tale 2 (family, Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman) – Prosthetic tale dolphin saga continues.

A Very Merry Mix-Up (family, Alicia Witt, Scott Gibson) – Hallmark Holiday Collection.  I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned (special interest, Cheryl Riley, Patrice Lovely) – Can’t stand this guy.  And what is “special interest”?  It’s a play, but my gut says it just isn’t that special.

I Am Happiness on Earth (drama, Hugo Catalán, Alan Ramírez) – This drama about a love triangle and a gay filmmaker is, I think, in Spanish, though it’s hard to tell from the listing.

Covert Operation (action, Sedina Balde, Kirt Kishita) – Bounty hunter trapped in China and North Korea.  That’s not good.

A Very Funny Christmas (comedy, Hugh Bonneville, Julie McKenzie) – Despite starring Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey, I am suspicious that these two short movies based on books by David Walliams are not actually very funny.

Capital Games (romance, Eric Presnall, Gregor Cosgrove) – Rivals at the office, but not not in the bedroom.  Corporate gay erotica anyone?

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Roebuck) – If it wasn’t official already, Grumpy Cat has now jumped the shark.

Aleksandr’s Price (drama, Pau Masó, Anatoli Grek) – Immigrant ends up in the gay sex trade.

Nono, the Zigzag Kid (foreign adventure, Thomas Simon, Fedja van Huêt) – Dutch language story of a 13-year-old looking to find the identity of his late mother.

Gutshot Straight (action, George Eads, AnnaLynne McCord) – This gambling movie is listed as foreign, but it isn’t.  It’s in English and set in Las Vegas – I have no idea the nationality of the filmmakers, but it was made for an English speaking audience.

Armed Response (action, Ethan Embry, Ving Rhames) – Staging robberies to sell your home security system?  That’s just not right.

The Notebook (foreign drama, András Gyémánt, László Gyémánt) – No, not THAT Notebook – this one is a Hungarian language dysfunctional family war drama.

December 22nd

A Star for Christmas (romance, Corey Sevier, Briana Evigan) – I’m so sick of Christmas romance I could puke.

December 19th

Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas (comedy, Drew Lachey, Evan Bird) – Big shot rock star has to live with normal family for a week.

Life Stories: David Attenborough (documentary, David Attenborough) – 2 disc autobiographical compilation of some of the naturalists finest moments from his long BBC career.

December 18th

Kids for Cash (documentary, Mark Ciavarella, Michael Conahan) – A judge sentencing kids to harsh punishments for minor crimes is investigated.

December 16th

Broadchurch – Season 1 (TV drama, David Tennant, Olivia Coleman) – Small English town is the site of a grisly murder.  Definitely going on my queue. Instant Streaming Available!

Ripper Street – Season 1 (TV drama, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn) – BBC period piece set in London right after the terror of Jack the Ripper. Instant Streaming Available

Extant – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic) – A long solo space mission leaves an astronaut quite different upon her return to Earth.  DVD Only

The Americans – Season 2 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – A second season of Cold War spies.  DVD Only

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (action, Megan Fox, Will Arnett) – They made one of these just this year?!?  I didn’t even notice.  Go figure.

Magic in the Moonlight (comedy, Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth) – Love Colin Firth, but Woody Allen directed so I will never, ever, ever see it.

The Skeleton Twins (drama, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig) – Love, love, love Kristen Wiig – and it also stars Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson.  I’ll definitely see this drama about near death experiences reuniting estranged twins.

Stonehearst Asylum (thriller, Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess) – I’ll definitely see this creeper based on an Edgar Allen Poe story.

At the Devil’s Door (horror, Ava Acres,  Arshad Aslam) – I have to admit, I’m amused by all the horror titles that come out in December.

The Devil’s Hand (thriller, Jennifer Carpenter, Alycia Debnam-Carey) – More December devils!  But this one looks pretty good.  It goes on the queue.

The Dark Matter of Love (documentary) – Parents try to bond with Russian adoptees who spent formative years in an institution.  Instant Streaming Available

Into the Storm (action, Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies) – Hey, that Lori from Walking Dead!  High school band faces tornadoes.  I couldn’t make this stuff up.

The Wind Rises (anime, Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto) – Hayao Miyazaki movie about WWII plane builder.

If I Stay (drama, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos) – Haven’t seen Enos in anything but The Killing, but am definitely curious about this coma coming of age drama.

And So It Goes (drama, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton) – Wealthy grandpa needs help from neighbor to deal with granddaughter.  Great cast for this one.

Unacceptable Levels (documentary, Ken Cook, Christopher Gavigan) – Chemical pollution documentary.

The Christmas Ornament (family, Cameron Mathison, Kellie Martin) – Part of the Hallmark Holiday Collection.  That should tell you all you need to know.

December 10th

Nothing Bad Can Happen (foreign drama, Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak) – German language Christian punk drama.

The Good Witch’s Charm (family, Catherine Bell, Chris Potter) – Good witch must stop bad rumors!

Jersey Shore Massacre (horror, Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella) – There’s a deranged killer in here.  Shocking.

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (anime,  Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz) – Mechanical heart boy falls in love.

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (drama, Tanner Cohen, Matthew Camp) – Film about documentary film maker obsessing about film subject.  Instant Streaming Available

He’s Way More Famous Than You (comedy, Halley Feiffer, Michael Urie) – Actress wants to be more famous.

The Last Keepers (drama, Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen) – Teen falls in love and discovers secret family powers.  Instant Streaming Available

The Wedding Chapel (romantic comedy, Mark Deklin, Emmanuelle Vaugier) – Heartbroken artist tries to save church in home town.

December 9th

Doctor Who – Season 8 (TV sci-fi, David Tennant, Matt Smith) – FINALLY!  But it’s not streaming – DVD Only

Under the Dome – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre) – As much as this series pisses me off because it should have been a mini-series, I’m still watching it.  DVD Only

Guardians of the Galaxy (action, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana) – My son LOVED this – I’m willing to give it a shot.

When the Game Stands Tall (drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis) – Based on true story football movie.  Whatever.

Frank (comedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal) – About a musician who wears a fake head.  Totally not kidding.

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (horror, Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst) – Nazis.  And zombies!

Catch Hell (thriller, Ryan Phillippe, Joyful Drake) – Kidnapped actor.

InRealLife (documentary, Jimmy Wales, Julian Assange) – Teenagers talk about the impact of the internet.  Probably should be subtitled: Horror for Parents  Instant Streaming Only

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (family, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig) – It’s animated so I’ll never see it, but don’t let that stop you.

Let’s Be Cops (action, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson) – Listed as action, I’m guessing there’s also comedy in this fake cops shenanigans.

Jersey Boys (musical, John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza) – Story of The Four Seasons – adapted from the Broadway musical.

Contest (teen drama, Kenton Duty, Daniel Flaherty) – High school bullies and victims forced to work together.

Don’t Blink (horror, Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green) – Forced to stay at abandoned resort due to poor fuel planning.  Tsk.

Autumn Blood (thriller, Sophie Lowe, Peter Stormare) – Orphans trying to survive don’t count on horrible adults.

Cybergeddon (thriller, Missy Peregrym, Erfan Elias Edraki) – Cops and Hackers vs. Other Hackers.  Instant Streaming Available

Beyond the Trophy (thriller, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts) – Undercover in the Underworld.

20 Ft. Below (thriller, Danny Trejo, Kinga Philipps) – Documentarian runs across Danny Trejo living beneath New York.  This should be horror – he scares the crap out of me.

Outpost: Horror of the Spetsnaz (horror, Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás) – NAZI ZOMBIES!  And apparently the third in this series.

Terrible Angels (thriller, Una Jo Blade, Michael Madsen) – Was the hooker drug dealer really kidnapped?  I guess we’ll find out.

Picture Day (dramedy. Tatiana Maslany, Spencer Van Wyck) – JD high school senior (for the second time) plays at romance with both a freshman and a guy in his 30s.  Ew.

Poseidon Rex (sci-fi, Brian Krause, Anne McDaniel) – Props for the title, creature feature people.

From Above (romance, Danny Glover, Graham Greene) – Love story involving mystical Native American family told in flashback.

13 Eerie (horror, Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fehr) – It’s a banner week for zombies!

Escape (foreign action, Isabel Christine Andreasen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) – Norwegian language Black Plague/abduction by bad guys actioner.  Instant Streaming Available

The Hunted (horror, Josh Stewart, Skipp Sudduth) – Chasing reality show fame sometimes has a steep price…

Septic Man (horror, Jason David Brown, Molly Dunsworth) – Don’t want to be a plumber when the horror’s in the sewers.

Hallow’s Eve (horror, Danielle Harris, Raymond Mamrak) – This is not a timely release, Netflix.

1939: Battle of Westerplatte (military action. Michal Zebrowski , Robert Zoledziewski) – Dramatization of the first battle of WWII.

Independence DaySaster (action, Andrea Brooks, Emily Holmes) – Aliens on July 4th and a crappy title.  I’ll, shockingly, pass.

The Jungle (thriller, Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo) – Researchers?  Or lunch?

513 Degrees (action, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore) – Good Lord, more Danny Trejo.

Death Do Us Part (horror, Aaron Douglas, Benjamin Ayres) – Come on with the remote cabins, people!  Will you NEVER LEARN?

The Dead 2 (horror, Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra) – Who knew that December would turn out to be Zombie Month?

End of the World (sci-fi, Brad Dourif, Caroline Cave) – Armageddon with Wormtongue.

Sorority Party Massacre (horror, Thomas Downey, Ed O’Ross) – Were you surprised that this is horror?  I know I was surprised.

Mancation (comedy, Joey Fatone, Matt Kawczynski) – If your life falls apart, you should probably go to Atlantic City.  You know, to make it worse.

Sector 4: Extraction (action, Olivier Gruner, Salman Bokhari) – Mercenaries in the Middle East.

Black’s Game (foreign thriller, Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson) – Icelandic tale of violence and sociopaths.  Because we don’t have enough of that here.

Cyberstalker (thriller, Mischa Barton, Ron Lea) – Made for TV movie about a psycho who kills Mischa Barton’s parents, then returns years later to cyberstalk her.

Christmas in Compton (comedy, Keith David, Omar Gooding) – Finally, something seasonally appropriate!

Puncture Wounds (action, Dolph Lundgren, Cung Le) – PTSD, pimps and Dolph.  Instant Streaming Available

House of Dust (horror, Alesandra Assante, Eddie Hassell) – Why are you breaking into an abandoned asylum?  Idiots.

The Midnight Game (horror, Deborah Twiss, Guy Wilson) – Teenagers messing with the occult.  They’ll never learn.

No Clue (comedy, Amy Smart, David Koechner) – Novelty salesman pretend to be private investigator to impress a woman.  Hilarity presumably ensues.

Freefall (action, D.B. Sweeney, Sarah Butler) – That fatal fall was no suicide, corporate drones!

The Battery (horror, Jeremy Gardner) – Holy crap, more zombies!

Red Clover (horror, Billy Zane, Courtney Halverson) – Do you really want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day again, doomed town?

The Appearing (horror, Will Wallace, Don Swayze) – Never try to escape your big city tragic past in an evil small town.  It just isn’t going to go well.

American Idiots (comedy, Jeffrey T. Schoettlin, Sean Muramatsu) – Some idiots go to Vegas.

Blaze You Out (drama, Veronica Diaz-Carranza, Melissa Cordero) – Heroin underworld.

Alpha Alert (thriller, Jennifer Morrison, James Frain) – PTSD vets trapped in elevator after terrorist attack.

Making the Rules (drama, Robin Thicke, Jamie Pressly) – Robin Thicke grosses me out.

December 6th

American Horror Story – Season 3 (Coven) available on Instant Streaming

December 4th

Norte: The End of History (foreign drama, Archie Alemania, Angeli Bayani) – Tagalog language psychological crime drama about murder and guilt. Instant Streaming Available

The Dinosaur Experiment (horror, Jana Mashonee, Lorenzo Lamas) – Poor man’s Jurassic Park.

Down and Dangerous (action, John T. Woods, Paulie Rojas) – Drug smugglers and Judd Nelson.  What else can I say?

Made in America (documentary, Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo) – Rockumentary about two Jay-Z tours directed by Ron Howard.

December 2nd

Justified – Season 5 (TV drama, Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy) – Catch up with Raylan before the final season begins.  DVD only.

The Strain – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Corey Stoll, David Bradley) – Viruses and Vampires.  I never heard of this FX original, but I’ll be watching it now.  Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Death in Paradise – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – I believe this is the last season of the Caribbean detective series.  DVD Only

Broad City – Season 1 (TV comedy, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer) – Women move to New York, hijinks ensue.  DVD Only

Maleficent (sci-fi, Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning) – Sleeping Beauty from the evil stepmother’s POV.  I have to admit, this looks fun.

Tammy (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon) – I love McCarthy and Sarandon.  And we get Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates, too.  Yet a lot of people seem to hate it.  I may have to see  it anyway.

Kite (action, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe) – Anime dystopia made into live action dystopia.

The Congress (sci-fi, Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel) – This sounds interesting – Wright plays herself agreeing to have digital images made for re-use.  All does not go as planned.  Also featuring Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti, this one is going on my queue.

Unit 7 (foreign thriller, Antonio de la Torre, Mario Casas) – Spanish language story of cops in Seville getting ready for the 1992 World’s Fair.

The End of Time (documentary, Richie Hawtin, Peter Mettler) – A documentary about time.  Hopefully not as confising as movies about time travel.  Instant Streaming Available

Rewind This! (docmentary, Atom Egoyan, Cassandra Peterson) – Taking a look at the phenomenon of home video.

Vanishing Waves (foreign sci-fi, Jurga Jutaite, Marius Jampolskis) – Lithuanian language thriller about accessing a coma patient’s thoughts.

Birthday Cake (comedy, Rib Hillis, Chad Darnell) – The first birthday party of a little girl with two dads.

A Year in Burgundy (documentary) – Wine making doc featuring families in France and their traditions and practices.  Instant Streaming Available

Burt’s Buzz (documentary, Burt Shavitz) – The birth of Burt’s Bees and the man behind the company.  Instant Streaming Available.

Animals (foreign drama, Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew) – Spanish language coming of age story.

Aberration (horror, Gwendolyn Garver, Kristian Capalik) – Isn’t it hard enough being in high school without being caught between the dead and the living?  Sheesh.

Loves Her Gun (drama, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Francisco Barreiro) – Moving to Texas and getting into guns to feel safe.  Awesome plan.

Lunch (documentary, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar) – Old comedians having lunch together.  For the past 40 years.

Home Run Showdown (family, Matthew Lillard, Dean Cain) – Shaggy and Superman in a cliched kids baseball underdog movie.

The Last Fall (drama, Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie) – Sports drama about football.  I will never see it.  Instant Streaming Available

I Am Zozo (horror, Kelly McLaren, Courtney Foxworthy) – Stop with the Ouija Board, young people.

And Then There Was You (romance, Garcelle Beauvais, Brian White) – Secret lives and broken hearts. Instant Streaming Available

The Investigator (faith & spirituality, Wade Williams, David M. Sanborn) – Ex-cop teaches high school.  From the cover art it looks like there’s also baseball involved.

Camp Dread (horror, Eric Roberts, Danielle Harris) – I would not send my kids to a camp with that name.  Silly campers.

November 26th

Nikita – Season 4 (TV action, Maggie Q, Shane West) – I don;t know what happened to this one, but it was streaming for a little while, then disappeared.  But now it’s back Nikita Season 4 Instant Streaming Available!

Republic of Doyle – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin) – There are two seasons total of this family of PIs dramedy from 2010.  This is the first release.  DVD Only.

The Paradise – Season 2 (TV drama, Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott) – 2 season British period drama about a girl working in England’s first department store.  Season 1 is available on instant streaming, but for now, this one is DVD only.

Secret State – Season 1 (thriller,Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance) – This is really a mini-series rather than a continuing series.  There are 4 episodes on 2 discs.  It’s a political conspiracy thriller.

Dormant Beauty (foreign drama, Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert) – Italian language medical ethics drama.  Instant Streaming Available

Dracula: The Impaler (horror, Diana Angelson, Christian Gehring) – Don’t vacation in Vlad the Impaler’s castle, people.

The Perfect Wedding (comedy, Eric Aragon, Jason T. Gaffney) – Gay rom/com with holiday with the parents setting.  Instant Streaming Available

Jealousy (foreign drama, Anna Mouglalis, Louis Garrel) – French language tale of a woman, a cheating man and his cheating lover.

November 25th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen) – Happiness for Marvel-ites! Instant Streaming Available

The Giver (drama, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep) – A quite good, stylized adaptation of the book by Lois Lowry.

The Expendables 3 (action, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas) – They’re going to drive this franchise into the ground, obviously.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (comedy, Tyler Perry, Alicia Witt) – All I can do is apologize that this exists and that I have to put it here.

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (comedy, Joel McHale, Lauren Graham) – A terrific cast including Robin Williams, Oliver Platt and Candace Bergen make me think I might actually see this.  I don’t know if I’ve said that about a Christmas movie since the release of Bad Santa.  Update – it was okay, as far as these things go.  Nothing fabulous like Bad Santa or A Christmas Vacation, but better than average Hallmark.

Beyond the Edge (documentary) – The story of Edmund Hillary and Mt. Everest.  Instant Streaming Available

What If (comedy, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan) – Harry Potter does a rom/com!

Wish I Was Here (comedy, Zach Braff, Donald Faison) – In addition to the two Scrubs alums we also get Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons and Mandy Patinkin in this homeschooling movie.  I’ll see that.

The Best of Men (drama, Eddie Marsan, George Mackay) – TV movie about the real life work of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, whose work with men with spinal cord injuries during WWII led to the Paralympic games.  Instant Streaming Available

The Attorney (foreign drama, Kang-ho Song, Yeong-ae Kim) – Korean language story of a lawyer with new found ethics.

SX_Tape (horror, Caitlyn Folley, Ian Duncan) – Yeah, the horror of people still not keeping their naughty bits off film.

Moebius (foreign thriller, Jae-hyeon Jo , Eun-woo Lee) – Dysfunctional family movie with no dialogue.  So I guess it doesn’t matter that it’s Korean.  Instant Streaming Available

It’s Not Over (documentary) – Examination of how AIDS affects three people on different continents. Instant Streaming Only

Mercy (horror, Frances O’Connor, Joel Courtney) – Grandma isn’t what you thought, is she young’uns?  Instant Streaming Only

Rhymes for Young Ghouls (drama, Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould) – Juvenile delinquent girl’s life goes haywire when her drug dealing money is stolen.  Instant Streaming Only

Manuscripts Don’t Burn (foreign drama) – Persian language Iranian fictionalized account of people being executed for tenuous political reasons.  Weirdly, no cast is listed.  Instant Streaming Available

Stretch (action comedy, Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms) – Cash poor limo driver takes big client hoping for big tip, hijinks ensue.  Instant Streaming Only

Mockingbird (horror, Todd Stashwick, Audrey Marie Anderson) – Film your every move….OR ELSE.  Instant Streaming Only

War Story (drama, Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley) – War photographer with PTSD tries to heal.  Terrific cast here.  Instant Streaming Available

November 24th

Dark Power (crime thriller, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kristanna Loken) – Investigating political assassinations in which both candidates are murdered.

Peyote (foreign drama, Joe Diazzi, Carlos Luque) – Spanish language tale of a gay desert road trip.

The Skinny (drama, Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain) – Gay Pride weekend reunites friends and aggravates old tensions.  Instant Streaming Available

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (drama, Tanna Frederick, Judd Nelson) – An actress and her sibling live family drama while visiting their parents.

November 21st

Mexican Sunrise (thriller, Armand Assante, Jordan Belfi) – People, don’t have your bachelor party in Mexico.  Just don’t.

The Ghost Army (documentary) – PBS doc about WWII strategy involving a phantom army to mask the real troops.  Instant Streaming Available

The Wait (drama, Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny) – Siblings dabble in the supernatural after the death of their mother.  Instant Streaming Available

Make Your Move (drama, Derek Hough, BoA) – Dance and romance with the guy from Dancing With the Stars!

Ken Burns: The Address (documentary) – Ken Burns does Honest Abe’s Address…with a bunch of school kids.  Instant Streaming Available

November 20th

No God, No Master (crime drama, David Strathairn, Ray Wise) – Early 20th century period piece about a federal agent investigating a series of bombings.  Instant Streaming Available

Firestorm (foreign action, Yao Chen, Lam Ka-tung) – Cantonese language story of criminals staging crimes in the midst of a fierce storm.  Instant Streaming Available

November 18th

The Lesser Blessed (drama, Joel Nathan Evans, Kiowa Gordon) – Canadian First Nation teen comes of age.

22 Jump Street (comedy, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill) – Haven’t had enough?  Here’s your chance.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (action, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green) – This prequel to the first Sin City also features Clive Owen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jessica Alba.

Reclaim (thriller, John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe) – Adoption gone sour.  I’ll see this one for the cast.

Automata (thriller, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith) – The robots are threatening humanity!  NOOOOO!  Instant Streaming Available

Premature (comedy, Alan Tudyk, Katie Findlay) – What the hell is Alan Tudyk doing in a teen-losing-virginity movie?   Does that mean the movie could be good or that they offered him a boatload of money?  I’m not going to find out.

Ragnarok (foreign action, Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch) – Norwegian language tale of Viking legends.  Instant Streaming Available

When Comedy Went to School (documentary, Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis) – A look back at stand up comedy as performed at resorts in the Catskills.

Next Year Jerusalem (documentary) – Follows eight elderly people on a voyage to Jerusalem.  Instant Streaming Only

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (horror, Sadie Katz, Anthony Ilott) – These people seriously need to invest in a GPS.

The Purge: Anarchy (thriller, Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford) – Dystopia, the sequel, in which criminals reign one night a year.

Earth to Echo (family, Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig) – Little bit-o family sci-fi.  Like ET with texting.

For a Woman (foreign drama, Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry) – Woman looking into her past finds secrets and surprises.  French language.  Instant Streaming Available

In Bloom (foreign drama, Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria) – Russian language story of coming of age in decaying post-Soviet Georgia.

Iceman (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang) – Cantonese language time travel/dynastic battle movie.

The Ganzfeld Haunting (horror, Taylor Cole, Rumer Willis) – Well if Rumer Willis is in it, it has to be good.  Right?  Fine, I won’t see it.

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (foreign drama, Dong-won Kang, Ye-ri Han) – Sort of a 19th century Korean Robin Hood kind of deal.  With a lot of bloodshed.  Instant Streaming Available

All Things to All Men (drama, Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell) – Takin’ on the crime lord, bending rules.  Tsk, tsk.  Instant Streaming Available

Ghostquake (horror, Danny Trejo, M.C. Gainey) – As always, Danny Trejo scares the crap out of me and I don’t even have to see the movie.

Gold (foreign western, Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic) – German language movie about Germans in Canada during the gold rush.  Instant Streaming Available

Playdate (thriller, Marguerite Moreau, Richard Ruccolo) – Made for TV movie about a kid-next-door who has some…issues.

Canopy (action, Khan Chittenden, Tzu-Yi Mo) – A pilot during WWII is shot down over the jungle and tries to survive. Instant Streaming Available

The Surrogate (thriller, Cameron Mathison, Annie Wersching) – Made for TV, this is not what you hope for from a successful surrogate experience.

November 14th

Cold Turkey (drama, Peter Bogdanovich, Ashton Holmes) – Dysfunctional family Thanksgiving!  How delightful.  Yeah, I’ll probably see it.

The Wonders (foreign comedy, Adir Miller, Yuval Scharf) – Hebrew language tale of hostages and hijinks.

Battle Earth (action, Kevin Johnson, Adam Munro) – Paramedic faces alien invasion.

After (drama, Kathleen Quinlan, John Doman) – Loving husband hides big ugly traumatic secret from wife.  I’ll see this, too.

November 11th

True Blood – Season 7 (TV sci-fi, Anna Paquin, Steven Moyer) – So excited!  So, so excited.  This has never been a streamer before, so DVD only for now.  But this is the last season, so maybe when it’s all over…

Getting On – Season 1 (TV comedy, Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein) – I never heard of this HBO dark comedy, but I bet it’s good.  Nurses and other caregivers on the geriatric wing.  DVD Only

Mr Peabody & Sherman (family animation, Ty Burrell, Max Charles) – I remember this time traveling dog genius and his boy!  Not that I’ll see the movie, but I remember them from Rocky and BullwinkleInstant Streaming Available 2/11/15

X-Men: Days of Future Past (action, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy) – Mrs. Norman Maine liked it, so I’ll see it!

It’s In the Blood (horror, Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot) – Father and son battle the wilderness.

Gibsonburg (sports drama, Louis Bonfante, Lili Reinhart) – High school baseball underdogs, blah, blah, blah.

Aftermath (horror, Edward Furlong, Monica Keena) – Nuclear apocalypse dystopia.

Happy Christmas (comedy, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey) – Usually crappy Christmas movies don’t have such a good cast.  This one is Available on Instant Streaming  so I might even watch it if I have a bad bout of insomnia.

Mood Indigo (foreign sci-fi, Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou) – I love Audrey Tautou and might even put up with subtitles to watch this French language tale of a woman growing a flower in her lung.  I swear I didn’t make that up.

I Am Ali (documentary, Rahaman Ali, Angelo Dundee) – Bio-doc featuring audiotape journals made by Muhammad Ali.  Instant Streaming Available

Drive Hard (action, John Cusack, Thomas Jane) – Did anyone else think that John Cusack would have a higher profile career than crappy sounding car racing movies?  Instant Streaming Available

The Damned (horror, Peter Facinelli, Sophia Myles) – Storm = flood = HORROR!  Instant Streaming Available

Abuse of Weakness (foreign drama, Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen) – French language story of a con man taking advantage of a woman who has had a stroke.  Instant Streaming Available

Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck Story (documentary) – Directors Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog examine the life of a Navy SEAL turned transgender artist and activist.

Coldwater (drama, PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns) – Juvenile boot camp doesn’t go well.  Shocker.

Bridgend (documentary) – Investigation of town in Wales where dozens of people have been hanged.  Instant Streaming Only

November 6th

Breathless (TV drama, Jack Davenport, Zoe Boyle) – I’m not sure if this British Masterpiece Theater medical drama is a series or mini-series.  Either way, it’s two discs at the moment and DVD only.

Plastic (action, Ed Speleers, Will Poulter) – Credit card scam gone wrong.  With mobsters!  Instant Streaming Available

November 4th

White Collar – Season 5 (TV drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Instant Streaming Available

The Newsroom – Season 2 (TV drama, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer) – This Aaron Sorkin created drama is high on my long list of Things To Watch.  The is a DVD Only release – so far it’s not a streamer.

The Bletchley Circle – Season 2 (TV crime drama, Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling) – The second and sadly the last season of this excellent British crime drama is Available on Instant Streaming.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 9 (TV comedy, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson) – Now Available on Instant Streaming!

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 10 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh) – And it’s up!  Available on Instant Streaming.

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire (action, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson) – Now on Instant Streaming!  Excellent!

Million Dollar Arm (sports drama, Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi) – Turning India’s cricket players into baseball players.  Not really my thing, but the cast is great, including Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (comedy, Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron) – Raunchy old west western comedy.  Also stars Liam Neeson and Neil Patrick Harris.  My 21-year-old would probably love it. I say that with love.

The Christmas Candle (faith & spirituality, Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks) – And so it begins – the long series of crappy Christmas movies.  I’m sorry people, but I don’t make ’em, I just put ’em on the list.  While quietly gagging.

Hercules (action, Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane) – The Rock as Hercules?  I can see that maybe working.

A Most Wanted Man (thriller, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams) – PSH, every time I see your name I want to cry.  I will see this for you.  Also because it looks like a good thriller (John le Cerre adaptation).  Update – pretty good, but be sure you like Le Carre’s style.

Frontera (drama, Ed Harris, Michael Peña) – Love me some Ed Harris.  This looks like a good, moody indie drama.  Instant Streaming Available

The Taking of Deborah Logan (horror, Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay) – Found footage horror begins with a documentary about a woman with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Actually looks pretty interesting.  Instant Streaming Only

The One I Love (comedy, Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss) – A couple’s retreat gets weird.  Also with Ted Danson.  I’m going to give this little indie a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

The Dog (documentary) – The life of the man whose story inspired the movie Dog Day Afternoon, John Wojtowicz.

A Five Star Life (foreign romance, Margherita Buy) – An apparently one woman Italian language show about finding romance in fancy hotels.  Instant Streaming Available

Exhibition (drama, Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick) – Artist relationship movie.  Instant Streaming Available

October 28th

Chef (comedy, Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara) – Terrific cast including Oliver Platt and Dustin Hoffman – this one is going to the top of the queue.  Which was too bad, because it isn’t very good.  Favreau just isn’t funny at all.  Instant Streaming Available

Deliver Us From Evil (horror, Eric Bana, Olivia Munn) – Tis the season for the spooky.  And demonic possession of course.

America: Imagine the World Without Her (documentary, Russell W. Reed,  John Koopman) – Alternate history doc.  Could be sort of cool.

Begin Again (drama, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo) – Keira and Mark and makin’ music in this romantic drama.

Life of Crime (dramedy, Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def) – Bummer when you kidnap someone nobody wants back.

The Prince (action, Jason Patric, Bruce Willis) – Is every former mafia hit man forced to return to a life of crime against his will?  I think yes.

Good People (action, James Franco, Kate Hudson) – Who the hell thinks it’s a good idea to keep murdered people’s money?  Instant Streaming Available

Behaving Badly (comedy, Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez) – Getting a little edgy, here, Selena, in a “raunchy” comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

Child of God (crime drama, Scott Haze, James Franco) – Messed up dude lives messed up life.  Instant Streaming Available

Running From Crazy (documentary, Mariel Hemingway, Margaux Hemingway) – A look at the life of Mariel Hemingway and the effects of mental illness and suicide in her life.  Instant Streaming Available

Grace: The Possession (horror, Alexia Fast, Alan Dale) – She’s possessed.  She doesn’t want to be possessed.  That sucks.

Beneath (horror, Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan) – Why does the tunnel always have to collapse when the evil spirit is in there? Instant Streaming Available

Bound By Flesh (documentary, Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen) – Story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Instant Streaming Available

October 24th

The Honorable Woman – Season 1 (TV suspense, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabal) – Love Ms. Gyllenhaal, who stars here as a woman working for Israeli/Palestinian reconciliation.  Instant Streaming Available 

October 23rd

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 (TV drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Instant Streaming Available 

The Carrie Diaries – Season 2 (TV comedy, AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler) – The Sex and the City prequel becomes Available on Instant Streaming. This is another one that appears to stream only.

Freakshow – Season 2 (TV reality, Todd Ray, Asia Ray) – Not to be confused with the undoubtedly far superior American Horror Story: Freak Show – this one is just crappy reality programming.  But it’s Available on Instant Streaming!

Mom – Season 1 (TV comedy, Anna Faris, Allison Janney) – So far DVD Only – no idea if this one will stream.

October 22nd

The 100 – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick) – Instant Streaming Available 

October 21st

Mad Men – Season 7 (TV drama, John Hamm, Elisabeth Moss) – The final season of despicable Don Draper.  DVD only for now – I’ll keep an eye out for streaming.

The Possession of Michael King (horror, Shane Johnson, Julie McNiven) – Don’t make a documentary about the occult using yourself as a subject.  That’s just never going to turn out well.

Neighbors (comedy, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron) – This Family vs. Frat movie looks so stupid, yet I’m absolutely going to see it anyway.  Update: I don’t regret seeing it, but I’m not proud I did.

King’s Faith (faith & spirituality, Lynn Whitfield, James McDaniel) – It’s a modern Christian drama.  That’s all I need to know.

A Coffee in Berlin (foreign comedy, Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter) – Wandering Berlin after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  Instant Streaming Available

Sex Tape (comedy, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel) – Everything you need to know is in the title.  And yes, I’ll be seeing this stupid comedy, also.

Snowpiercer (sci-fi, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton) – Mrs. Norman Maine liked this one – I’ll definitely be giving the dystopia for adults a shot. Instant Streaming Available

Life After Beth (sci-fi, Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan) – I am on a roll this week!  This zombie rom/com also stars Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser – another dumb comedy goes to the top of the queue!  Sorta funny, but wears itself out long before the end.

See No Evil 2 (horror, Kane, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle) – Because who doesn’t love a birthday party in a morgue?

Le Chef (foreign comedy, Jean Reno, Michaël Youn) – Polished French chef vs. unpolished French cook.  In French!  Instant Streaming Available

The Last Sentence (foreign drama, Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August) – Swedish language WWII Nazi drama.  Instant Streaming Available

The Scribbler (thriller, Katie Cassidy, Eliza Dushku) – Multiple personality thriller adapted from a graphic novel.

Siddharth (foreign drama, Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee) – Hindi language story of a father’s search for his missing son.  Instant Streaming Available

Found (horror, Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck) – Bullies suck, but a serial killer brother sucks worse.

Gabrielle (foreign drama, Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) – French language story of a disabled couple who want to live independently.

Floating Skyscrapers (foreign drama, Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz) – Gay or straight?  Straight or gay?  We’ll find out, this time in Polish.

Sniper: Legacy (action, Billy Zane, Tom Berenger) – The second installment of Tom Berenger shooting people.

Space Station 76 (comedy, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler) – I know this is my week for seeing bad comedies, but even I can’t go for Liv Tyler in space.  In the 70s.

Cat Run 2 (action, Scott Mechlowicz, Alphonso McAuley) – Thank God they made another installment of naked ninja girl spies!

Petals on the Wind (TV thriller, Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn) – V.C. Andrews, of course.

October 18th

Last Man Standing – Season 3 (TV comedy, Tim Allen, Nancy Travis) – Instant Streaming Available.  This one looks to be all streaming, with no disc releases so far.  Interesting.  But it’s still Tim Allen, which isn’t that interesting.

October 15th

Fargo – The Series (TV drama, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman) – I was skeptical, but this is an absolutely excellent one season conceptual adaptation of the Coen Brothers movie.  I loved it.  It’s DVD only right now – I have no idea if it will stream, but I’ll keep an eye out.

2 Broke Girls – Season 3 (TV comedy, Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) – Cupcake entrepreneurs.  DVD Only

Dracula – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw) – Period piece set in Victorian London.  One season only, no idea if it will stream.  For now, DVD only.

Two and a Half Men – Season 11 (TV comedy, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones) – This thing is seriously still on?  DVD Only

The Fault in Our Stars (drama, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort) – I bawled through this book and have been waiting for it to come out on DVD so I can bawl through the movie in the privacy of my own home.  Time to buy stock in tissues.

Godzilla (sci-fi, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen) – Hollywood just can’t get enough of this guy.  When Bryan Cranston gets in on it, you know it can’t be stopped.

Persecuted (faith and spirituality, James Remar, Bruce Davison) – I’m guessing there’s redemption involved.  Instant Streaming Available

Los Angeles Plays Itself (documentary, Encke King) – LA as setting and character in TV and film.  Points for a clever title.  Instant Streaming Available

Whitey: United States of America v James J. Bulgar (documentary) – Story of a Boston crime boss.  Instant Streaming Available

Witching and Bitching (foreign action comedy, Javier Botet, Mario Casas) – Spanish language heist/horror/comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

Venus in Fur (foreign drama, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric) – Steamy French language masochism drama.  Directed by Roman Polanski, so I will never see it.  Instant Streaming available

Beneath the Harvest Sky (drama, Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe) – Teens trying to earn money to leave their home town.

Violette (foreign drama, Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain) – Based on the true story of the friendship between writers Violette Leduc and Simone de Beauvoir.  French language.  Instant Streaming Available

Mystery Road (thriller, Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving) – Aussie thriller about an aboriginal detective investigating a murder in the outback.  Also starring Ryan Kwanten, aka Jason Stackhouse from True BloodInstant Streaming Available

October 14th

Leprechaun: Origins (horror, Dylan Postl,  Stephanie Bennett) – Would it surprise you to learn that this leprechaun is homicidal?  Me neither.

Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery (drama, Nathaniel Parker, Anthony Lemke) – Based on the book by Louise Penny.

You and the Night (foreign drama, Kate Moran, Niels Schneider) – French language orgy.  Totally serious.  Instant Streaming Only

All American Christmas Carol (comedy, Taryn Manning, Lin Shaye) – Redneck Christmas Carol.  Instant Streaming Only

October 10th

The Musketeers – Season 1 (TV adventure, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke) – Since this one has only had one season, I don’t know if it will stream.  But I’ll keep an eye out.  For now, it’s DVD Only

October 9th

The Tomorrow People – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell) – Basically X-Men.  Instant Streaming Available

October 8th

Hostages – Season 1 (TV drama, Dylan McDermott, Toni Colette) – Not sure when it happened, but this one is Available on Instant Streaming.

Arrow – Season 2 (TV action, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – Available on Instant Streaming

Labyrinth (sci-fi, John Hurt, Tom Felton) – 2 disc miniseries based on a series of novels about history and destiny and legends.  Or something.

The Making of a Lady (drama, Lydia Wilson, Joanna Lumley) – British period piece about a woman who marries into a family with issues.  It’s actually quite good.  Instant Streaming Available

Blood Widow (horror, Danielle Lilley, Brandon Kyle Peters) – Did you guess from the title that it was horror?  I did.  Feeling a little smug about that.

October 7th

American Horror Story – Season 3/Coven (TV horror, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates) – Instant Streaming Available

The Following – Season 2 (TV thriller, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy) – This is such a creepy show.  I love it.  Instant Streaming Available

Duck Dynasty – Season 6 (TV reality, Korie Robertson, Jase Robertson) – This isn’t a streamer, it releases to DVD Only.

Bates Motel – Season 2 (TV thriller, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – Another one I should be watching.  DVD release, but should stream eventually.

Vikings – Season 2 (TV action, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick) – This isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.  Medieval Viking action.  Sweet.

Hart of Dixie – Season 3 (TV dramedy, Rachel Bilson, Jaime King) – This medical romance/comedy/drama’s third season is now Available on Instant Streaming

Raising Hope – Season 4 (TV Comedy, Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton) – This wacky family raising a baby sitcom can be yours because it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

Supernatural – Season 9 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – Instant Streaming Available

Brick Mansions (action, Paul Walker, David Belle) – Paul Walker had a lot of movies in the can when he passed away.  In this one he plays an undercover cop fighting corruption.  Instant Streaming Available

Sharknado 2: The Second One (sci-fi, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – I’m so glad this franchise doesn’t take itself seriously.  What fun would that be?  Instant Streaming Available

Houdini (drama, Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly) – This one is actually a 2 disc made for TV biopic of the legendary escape artist.

Obvious Child (comedy, Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy) – One night stand makes a baby.  Also starring Gaby Hoffmann.  Remember her?  The little girl from Field of Dreams!

The Grand Seduction (comedy, Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch) – Small town tries to lure doctor so it can get a new factory.  Instant Streaming Available

School Dance (comedy, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Luenell) – Nick Cannon directs this teen flick about a dance team.

Against the Wild (family, CJ Adams, Greg Campbell) – Kids and dog must survive in the wilderness with their dog.  Yawn.

My Dog: The Champion (family, Lance Henriksen, Dora Madison Burge) – Two family dog movies in a row.  Can’t stand it.

4 Minute Mile (drama, Kelly Blatz, Richard Jenkins) – Troubled kid saved by running track!  Amazing.  Instant Streaming Available

The List (thriller, Sienna Guillory, Anthony Flanagan) – Leaking info about the rich and powerful becomes deadly.  For the rich and powerful.  There’s a twist.  Instant Streaming Available.

Inside (horror, Luke Goss, Paul Rae) – Bummer when your prison is haunted.

Tasting Menu (foreign drama, Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan) – Catalan language story about the closing night of a famous restaurant.  Instant Streaming Available

Doc Holliday’s Revenge (western, Eric Roberts, Tom Berenger) – Cowboys and Indians at a logging camp.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky (documentary) – Story of a financial firm that lost over 600 employees on 9/11.  Instant Streaming Available

My Man is a Loser (comedy, Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen) – Also starring John Stamos (presumably not as a loser – nobody puts Uncle Jesse in a corner).  This has released before and been pulled back.  Don’t know what the deal was with that.

October 3rd

The Originals – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies) – More vampires Available on Instant Streaming!

October 2nd

The Vampire Diaries – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – Instant Streaming Available.  Woot!

Reign – Season 1 (TV drama, Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) – Should have known this CW show would stream.  Instant Streaming Available 

September 30th

The Mentalist – Season 6 (TV drama, Simon Baker, Robin Tunney) – I’m so glad this is coming out!  We missed about half of the season due to DVR malfunction.  DVD Only.

Mike & Molly – Season 4 (TV comedy, Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy) – I love Melissa McCarthy but have never watched this.  Bad me!  DVD Only.

24: Live Another Day (TV action, Kiefer Sutherland) – Just in case you crave more Jack Bauer.  DVD Only

Rosemary’s Baby (horror, Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams) – Read the book, saw the Mia Farrow original (which is Instant Streaming Available), not sure I’m ready for a made for TV third round.

Generation War (foreign TV miniseries, Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling) – German language WWII movie.  Instant Streaming Available

Legendary (action, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins) – Creature hunt in China.  Sounds a little Godzilla-y.

Ivory Tower (documentary) – A look at the high cost of college and whether it’s worth it.  I feel this pain.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (action, Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer) – Also starring Stanley Tucci.  What a weird cast for a Michael Bay Transformers movie.

Cold in July (drama, Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard) – Terrific cast for this crime drama about gun violence and revenge.  Top of my queue!  But meh.  It’s okay.

Are You Here (comedy, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis) – Also starring Amy Poehler, this comedy about siblings and a friend fighting over an inheritance looks worth a watch.  Or not – it’s pretty bad.

Third Person (romance, Olivia Wilde, James Franco) – No, James Franco, I do not want to watch you in a romance.

Decoding Annie Parker (drama, Aaron Paul,  Alice Eve) – Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad looks to change any stereotyping by starring in this drama about identifying the genetic components of breast cancer.  Excellent choice, Aaron Paul.  Instant Streaming Available

Lucky Them (comedy, Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church) – Terrific cast for this indie comedy about a journalist writing about her long lost musician boyfriend.  Also starring Oliver Platt.

Hellion (drama, Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis) – More Jesse Pinkman!  This time Aaron Paul is a father trying to repair his dysfunctional family.

Wolf (thriller, Raymond Thiry, Chems Eddine Amar) – Kickboxing thriller.  Instant Streaming Only

September 28th

The Walking Dead – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus) – Now Available on Instant Streaming!

Parks and Recreation – Season 6 (comedy, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones) – Now Available on Instant Streaming!

September 24th

How I Met Your Mother – Season 9 (TV comedy, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel) – Final season Available on Instant Streaming!

Revolution – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tracy Spiradakos, Billy Burke) – This one isn’t getting a third season, which is too bad.  Instant Streaming Available

The Mummy: Resurrected (horror, Stuart Rigby, Lauren Bronleewe) – Damn archeologists.  WHEN WILL THEY LEARN TO LEAVE THE MUMMIES ALONE???

Neverlake (thriller, Daisy Keeping, David Brandon) – Creepy haunted lake in Italy – this could be a good one for horror fans.  Instant Streaming Available

September 23rd

How I Met Your Mother – Season 9 (TV comedy, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel) – Instant Streaming Available

Modern Family – Season 5 (TV comedy, Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara) – Remember when Ed O’Neill was Al Bundy?  This one isn’t a streamer – DVD Only

Scandal – Season 3 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Columbus Short) – This is the DVD release – this season is Available on Instant Streaming and has been for some time.

Nashville – Season 2 (TV drama, Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere) – Not a streamer – this one is DVD Only

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (TV drama, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T) – Good Lord, this is still running?  DVD Only

Reign – Season 1 (TV drama, Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) – The CW network rolled this one out last year.  Instant Streaming Available

Defiance – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Grant Bowler, Julie Benz) – I have a bunch of these taped on my DVR.  DVD Only.

Royal Pains – Season 5 (TV drama, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – Finally rolling out on DVD, this one has been Available on Instant Streaming for quite some time.

The 100 – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick) – Never heard of this particular dystopian future series.  Instant Streaming Available

Ida (foreign drama, Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska) – Polish language drama about a WWII era almost-nun who discovers a living relative.  Instant Streaming Available

Blended (romantic comedy, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore) – Few movies sound as painful as an Adam Sandler romantic comedy.

The Facility (horror, Aneurin Barnard, Alex Reid) – Don’t volunteer for the drug trials, college students!

The Hornet’s Nest (documentary) – Documentarians Carlos and Mike Boettcher look at the war in Afghanistan.

The Rover (thriller, Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson) – Australian dystopian future with Guy Pearce?  Yes, please! Update – no thank you.  Didn’t even make it half way through before turning it off from sheer boredom.

The Signal (sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites) – College kids taken prisoner by evil hacker in the desert.  Totally not kidding.

The Last of the Unjust (documentary) – The story of Theresienstadt – a ghetto built by the Nazis to prove they were wonderful.  Fascinating subject – I never heard of this place.  This one goes on the queue.  Instant Streaming Available

Very Good Girls (drama, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen) – High school girls looking to lose their virginity before college.  Drama ensues.

Free the Mind (documentary, Richard Davidson, Travis Leanna) – A neuroscientist tries yoga to treat PTSD and ADHD.  Instant Streaming Only

The Calling (drama, Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows) – Sarandon plays a police inspector faced with a religious serial killer.  I’m down for that.

Paris-Manhattan (foreign comedy, Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel) – French language comedy about a woman obsessed with Woody Allen.

Red Wing (drama, Bill Paxton, Luke Perry) – Little foster child on the prairie.  But with a cheating, jealous husband.

September 19th

Hinterland – Season 1 (TV crime drama, Richard Harrington, Mali Harries) – A BBC series about cops working in Aberystwyth (I have no idea – it’s British).  This is the DVD roll out date – it’s already Available on Instant Streaming.

Hot Guys With Guns (comedy, Alan Blumenfeld, Brian McArdle) – Gay cop/actor comedy.

September 18th

Around the Block (drama, Christina Ricci, Jack Thompson) – Aboriginal teen saved by art.  I don’t make this stuff up, people.

September 16th

Bones – Season 9 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – We missed the last few episodes last season – I hope this streams soon!  And my wish is granted!  Thanks to astute commenter

The Big Bang Theory – Season 7 (TV comedy, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons) – I love these guys!  This one has never streamed, so is likely to stay DVD Only (at least until the series is over).

Castle – Season 6 (TV dramedy, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) – Another one that has never streamed, so is likely to stay DVD Only

Arrow – Season 2 (TV action, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – The first season of this one streamed, so I’ll keep a look out for a streaming date for season 2.  Instant Streaming Available

Grimm – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) – I don’t know why I’m not watching this.  It hasn’t streamed before so is likely to stay DVD Only.

Sleepy Hollow – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) – Miss the first season of Fox TV’s updated Ichabod Crane?  Me too.  Now we have time to catch up before the new season starts.  No idea if this will stream yet, it’s DVD only right now.  But I’ll keep an eye out.

Hawaii Five-0 – Season 4 (TV drama, Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan) – This one is DVD Only and probably won’t stream until, maybe, the series is over.

Hannibal – Season 2 (TV thriller, Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen) – This is one I should definitely be watching – like both leads.  DVD Only, the first season didn’t stream, I’d be surprised if they start now.

South Park – Season 17 (TV adult animation, Matt Stone, Trey Parker) – I hate this show.  I don’t even know why – I should like it.  It’s DVD only – if it hasn’t streamed in 17 seasons, it’s not likely to start now.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Season 14 (TV drama, Ted Danson, Marg Helgenberger) – The original, still going strong.  DVD Only

The German Doctor (foreign thriller, Natalia Oreiro, Àlex Brendemühl) – It sucks when you open an inn and the first guest is Josef Mengele.  Spanish language.

Think Like a Man Too (comedy, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson) – A sequel!  I still think Kevin Hart is a funny dude.  He doesn’t get first bill here, but hes still in the cast.

Ilo Ilo (foreign drama, Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani) – Mandarin language story of family dynamics in flux. Instant Streaming Available

Burning Bush (drama, Tatiana Pauhofová, Igor Bares) – A Czech language docudrama mini-series about the tumult in Czechoslovakia in the late 1960s.

Casting By (documentary, Marion Dougherty, Woody Allen) – Biography of Hollywood casting director Marion Dougherty.

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (documentary, Pete Holmes, Alison Holcomb) – Story of pot becoming legal in Washington state.  Instant Streaming Only.

A Good Man (action, Steven Seagal, Victor Webster) – This man will never stop making movies.  Ever.

September 14th

Cinemanovels (drama, Lauren Lee Smith, Jennifer Beals) – A woman putting together a retrospective of her father’s work, which she has never before seen.  Instant Streaming Only

September 11th

The Blacklist – Season 1 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – Spader plays the fugitive turned FBI “agent”.  I have no idea why I haven’t watched this yet.  Instant Streaming Available.

A Fighting Man (action, Famke Janssen, Dominic Purcell) – Boxing.  Nope.

September 9th

Homeland – Season 3 (TV drama, Claire Danes, Damien Lewis) – I am so excited!  This one is DVD only, it will not stream.

The Vampire Diaries – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – Instant Streaming Available

Supernatural – Season 9 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – Instant Streaming Available

Blue Bloods – Season 4 (TV drama, Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg) – This New York cop drama has never streamed before, so this season is likely to stay DVD Only

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen) – Happiness for Marvel-ites!  Instant Streaming Available

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (action, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson) – Captain America 2, Marvel lovers!

Muppets Most Wanted (family,  Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey) – The muppets get mixed up with jewel thieves!

Swelter (action, Lennie James, Grant Bowler) – Your criminal past always catches up with you, boys. Instant Streaming Available

Afflicted (horror, Clif Prowse, Derek Lee) – Found footage about a guy with an aneurysm whose vacation goes badly awry.  Also has cover art sufficient to creep out my daughter, always a plus.

Fed Up (documentary, Katie Couric) – An in depth look at the causes of childhood obesity.

Words and Pictures (romantic comedy, Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche) – Is a picture worth 1000 words?  I’m willing to find out since I really like both lead actors.

A Long Way Down (drama, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette) – Also starring Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, I’m willing to give this quirky suicide support group drama a try.  Instant Streaming Available

Palo Alto (drama, James Franco, Jack Kilmer) – Written by and starring James Franco, about a group of bored rich teens.  Wow, no thanks.

Burning Blue (drama, Trent Ford, Morgan Spector) – Gay man in the military during “don’t ask don’t tell”.

God’s Pocket (drama, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins) – Dammit, PSH.  Yes, I’ll definitely see this story of a man trying to cover up an accidental death.  And I’ll cry every time he’s on screen.

Louder Than Words (drama, David Duchovny, Hope Davis) – Based on the true story of a couple working to build a hospital after the death of their daughter.  Also starring Timothy Hutton.  Instant Streaming Available

Killer Mermaid (horror, Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe) – Well, I think the title is fairly self explanatory.  This is listed as foreign, but it looks like it’s in English.

The Hunted (horror, Joe Swanberg, Kristina Klebe) – Kristine Klebe in two in a row!  Also, this is a Bigfoot horror movie directed by Bobcat Goldthwaite.  How surreal is that?

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (documentary, Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch) – Ken Burns style doc with actors reading letters, journals, etc. about the tragedy of a group of people who moved to the Galapagos in the 1930s.  Looks sort of tawdry, so I’ll definitely be seeing it.  Instant Streaming Available

Teenage (documentary, Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw) – Let’s take a look at these creatures we call teenagers, shall we?  Instant Streaming Available

Dead Within (horror, Dean Chekvala, Amy Cale Peterson) – Gotta face the plague, cabin-people.  Instant Streaming Available

Who is Dayani Cristal (documentary, Gael García Bernal) – The very beautiful Gael Garcia Bernal portrays a mystery man whose body is found in the Arizona desert with few clues to his identity.  Instant Streaming Available.

Trish Stratus: Stratusphere Yoga (exercise, Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas) – Just in case you feel like taking a movie break to exercise.  I know I don’t.

Borgman (foreign thriller, Jan Bijvoet, Hadewich Minnis) – Dutch language tale of evil arriving in the suburbs.

The Curse of Oak Island (TV mystery, Robert Clotworthy, Dan Henskee) – I’m not sure if this is a miniseries or the first season of a series.  It’s about treasure hunters on an island off Nova Scotia.

Last Passenger (thriller, Dougray Scott, Lindsay Duncan) – I hate it when my flirting is interrupted by a trainjacking.  Instant Streaming Available

September 6th

Refuge (drama, Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty) – A young woman struggles to take care of her abandoned siblings.  Instant Streaming Only.

September 4th

The Auction (foreign drama, Gabriel Arcand, Normand Carrière) – French language story of a Canadian man selling his land to help his daughter.  Instant Streaming Only

A Day Late and a Dollar Short (drama, Lyriq Bent, Whoopi Goldberg) – Ill mother tries to unite her unruly family.

September 2nd

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 10 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh) – Instant Streaming Available

New Girl – Season 3 (TV comedy, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – Instant Streaming Available.

Person of Interest – Season 3 (TV drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – This riddle/spy drama has never streamed, so will likely stay DVD Only

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 9 (TV comedy, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson) – Instant Streaming Available

Chicago Fire – Season 2 (TV drama, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney) – DVD only – this one won’t stream.  I like Jesse Spencer from House – I should give this firefighter drama a try.

The Originals – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies) – Missing Klaus and Elijah from The Vampire Diaries?  Catch up with them in this spin off series.  Instant Streaming Available

The League – Season 5 (TV comedy, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll) – This fantasy football comedy is Available on Instant Streaming

The Empty Hours (foreign drama, Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz) – Spanish language story of seduction at a by-the-hour motel.

Oculus (horror, Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites) – Haunted mirror!  I might actually give this one a try.  Instant Streaming Available

Dead Drop (action, Nestor Carbonell, Cole Hauser) – Indestructible CIA operatives and drug thugs.

The Trip to Bountiful (drama, Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams) – TV movie about a woman returning to her hometown.

Moms’ Night Out (comedy, Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins) – Husbands have to watch their own kids?  THE HORROR!!!

Draft Day (sports drama, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner) – Also starring Denis Leary.  I like the cast, but care not about football.  Then again, I feel the same way about baseball and love Field of Dreams, so who knows?

They Came Together (comedy, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd) – I can’t pass up these two in a spoofy rom/com about rival candy companies.  To the top of the queue it goes!  And…it’s stupid.  Don’t bother.

Night Moves (thriller, Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning) – So many potentially good (this one is about eco-terrorism) movies are ruined for me by Jesse Eisenberg.  Maybe I need hypnosis or something to get rid of my irrational hatred.

From the Rough (sports drama, Taraji P. Henson, Tom Felton) – Female coach of a men’s college golf team.  Wow, that description does not excite me.  Instant Streaming Available

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (horror, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton) – Seriously people, stop exploring remote islands on your dream vacations.  It’s like going into the abandoned cabin – how many times do I have to tell you?? Instant Streaming Available

American Promise (documentary) – This doc follows two African American boys for 12 years, through their elementary and secondary schooling.  Instant Streaming Available

Citizen Koch (documentary) – A look at money, politics and greed in America.  Instant Streaming Available.

Horses of God (foreign drama, Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid) – Arabic language story of two boys in Morocco, one of whom turns radical and tries to persuade the other to join him.  Instant Streaming Available

Whitewash (drama, Thomas Haden Church, Marc Labrèche) – A man with a lot of mistakes behind him finds himself stranded and struggling to survive in the brutal cold.  I like Haden Church – I’m going to give this indie a try. Instant Streaming Available

Yangsi (documentary, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche) – The story of a little boy, revered as the reincarnation of a Buddhist master, and his struggles to grow and train. Instant Streaming Only

August 26th

The Walking Dead – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus) – Instant Streaming Available

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 (TV drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Instant Streaming Available

Haven – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant) –  Instant Streaming Available

Revenge – Season 3 (TV drama, Emily Van Camp, Madeline Stowe) –  Instant Streaming Available

Criminal Minds – Season 9 (TV drama, Mandy Patinkin, Joe Mantegna) – This one didn’t stream during its network run, but now all 9 seasons are Available on Instant Streaming!

Elementary – Season 2 (TV drama, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) – This contemporary spin on Sherlock did not go to streaming with its first season, so is likely to stay DVD Only

The Other Woman (comedy, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann) – Infidelity comedy.  And Nicki Minaj makes her screen debut!  I’m not that excited by that, but whatever.

The Normal Heart (drama, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons) – Early 1980s gay AIDS activist.  Adapted from the stage play by Larry Kramer.

The Love Punch (comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson) – A heist comedy.  Huh.  I like both leads, perhaps I’ll give this one a shot.

The Double (dark comedy, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska) – Dostoevsky adapted with Jesse Eisenberg in a double role.  I can’t handle that.  Sorry Jesse Eisenberg, you bug me.  Instant Streaming Available

A Promise (drama, Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman) – Love triangle period piece.  Is it wrong that I just can’t see Alan Rickman as anyone but Snape or the bad guy in Die Hard even though he’s a really accomplished actor?  Yes, it’s wrong.  But I can’t help it.

Aftermath (foreign thriller, Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop) – Polish language tale of a Polish American returning to his hometown and discovering things are amiss.  Supposedly a true story.

Young and Beautiful (foreign drama, Marine Vacth, Laurent Delbecque) – Steamy French language coming of age story.  Instant Streaming Available.

Trust Me (comedy, Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet) – Hollywood agent tries to create a young star to bolster his career.  Also starring Sam Rockwell.

Blood Glacier (foreign horror, Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic) – German language story of a blood oozing glacier and the zombified local wildlife.  I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Instant Streaming Available

August 21st

The Girl on the Train (thriller, Stephen Lang, Henry Ian Cusick) – A film maker meets a weeping woman and ends up in a weird, weird world.  I’ll give this indie thriller a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

Ragamuffin (drama/biopic, Michael Koch, David Schultz) – Christian musician Rich Mullins examines his faith. Instant Streaming Available

August 20th

The Amazing Catfish (foreign drama, Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala) – Spanish language story of two women thrown together by circumstance, and the bond between them.

August 19th

Once Upon a Time – Season 3 (TV fantasy, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison) – Instant Streaming Available

NCIS – Season 11 (TV drama, Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) – Eleven seasons!!  This one has never streamed so it will stay DVD only.

Parks and Recreation – Season 6 (comedy, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones) – Instant Streaming Available

The Blacklist – Season 1 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – Spader plays the fugitive turned FBI “agent”.  I have no idea why I haven’t watched this yet.  Instant Streaming Available.

Boardwalk Empire – Season 4 (TV drama, Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt) – This HBO drama is available on DVD Only

The Good Wife – Season 5 (TV drama, Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry) – This critically acclaimed drama is available on DVD Only

Parenthood – Season 5 (TV drama, Lauren Graham, Peter Krause) –  Instant Streaming Available

The Mindy Project – Season 2 (TV comedy, Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina) – Season 1 never went to streaming, so I suspect this will remain DVD Only

Revolution – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tracy Spiradakos, Billy Burke) – This one isn’t getting a third season, which is too bad.  Instant Streaming Available

The Amazing Spiderman 2 (action, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone) – Spiderman has always been a little angsty for me, but teh two leads are adorable.

Only Lovers Left Alive (drama, Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton) – A Jim Jarmusch directed vampire love story.  I can’t resist that.

Fading Gigolo (comedy, John Turturro, Woody Allen) – Woody Allen.  I can definitely resist that.  Instant Streaming Available

The Quiet Ones (horror, Jared Harris, Sam Claflin) – Supposedly based on a true story about summoning a pesky poltergeist.  I may not be able to resist – especially if it starts streaming.

The Sacrament (thriller, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg) – Found footage about a cult and the journalists who go looking for it.  I suspect it isn’t all sunshine and roses.  Just a guess.  Instant Streaming Available

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (action, Cole Hauser, Josh Kelly) – This one is unrated, folks.  UNRATED!  Instant Streaming Available

Go for Sisters (drama, Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton) – Ex-con and parole officer join forces to find missing man.  Instant Streaming Available

When I Saw You (foreign drama, Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal) – Arabic language story of a boy’s journey to find his father. Instant Streaming Only

August 13th

10 Rules for Sleeping Around (comedy, Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok) – I’m going to judge this by the title alone and say…no.  Instant Streaming Available

August 12th

Transcendence (sci-fi, Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall) – It’s Johnny Depp so, yeah, I’m gonna see it.  Update – it pretty much sucks.

Rio 2 (family animation, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann) – Family animation?  I’ll never see it but you all enjoy!

Anna (drama, Taissa Farmiga, Indira Varma) – Is Vera’s little sister a victim or a psycho?  I know I’m willing to find out!  Taissa Farmiga is great on American Horror Story, I look forward to seeing what she does here.

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (action, Tom Austen, Tom Harries) – Celtic raiders fight for…something.  Instant Streaming Available

Torment (horror, Peter DaCunha, Katharine Isabelle) – Nobody in the movies ever has a peaceful vacation.  Don’t these people know that??  Instant Streaming Available

12 O’Clock Boys (documentary) – Director Lotfy Nathan has a 13-year-old narrate his own story of wanting to be in a tough dirt bike gang in Baltimore.

Road to Paloma (drama, Jason Momoa,  Sarah Shahi) – Biker on the run after vigilante revenge.

The Railway Man (drama, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård) – Man deals with long ago WWII captivity.  Also starring Colin Firth.

Locke (drama, Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson) – Guy in traffic on a cell phone faces life changing decisions.

Rage (action, Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols) – It would be nice of the Cage movie about a man with a violent past didn’t suck.  I don’t have high hopes.  Instant Streaming Available

Filth (dark comedy, James McAvoy, Imogen Poots) – Detective with overblown ego gets a reality check.  Instant Streaming Available

A Haunted House 2 (comedy, Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly) – A spoof sequel.  Woo.  Instant Streaming Available

Hateship, Loveship (drama, Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce) – This is a good little indie – Wiig shows she can do more than funny.

Summer in February (drama, Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning) – This pre-WWI period piece has Matthew from Downton Abbey in it!

Dancing in Jaffa (documentary, Pierre Dulaine) – Ballroom dancer teaches Israeli and Palestinian kids to dance.  Instant Streaming Available.

Breathe In (drama, Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones) – Exchange student causes domestic turmoil.  Instant Streaming Available

Pete’s Christmas (family, Zachary Gordon, Bailee Madison) – Not in the least bit timely, a Groundhog Day type kids movie.  Instant Streaming Available 2/8/15

Low Winter Sun (TV drama, Mark Strong, Lennie James) – Looks like this Detroit cop drama only got one season. Instant Streaming Available.

William Shatner’s Get a Life (documentary, William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois) – A look at the phenomenon that is Star Trek.

Proxy (thriller, Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins) – Evil support group?  Maybe…  Instant Streaming Available

The Cold Lands (drama, Silas Yelich, Lili Taylor) – Runaway teen meets drifter in the mountains.  Instant Streaming Only

The Moment (suspense, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson) – Mental hospital, memories returning, NOOOOOOO!!!!  Instant Streaming Available

August 5th

Community – Season 5 (TV comedy, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs) – This one has never streamed, so DVD Only.

Californication – Season 7 (TV dramedy, David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone) – Another one that doesn’t stream, so DVD Only.  Strike that!  It never streamed before, but now all 7 seasons Available on Instant Streaming!

Divergent (sci-fi, Shailene Woodley, Theo James) – I have to admit that I’m looking forward to this.  I liked the book, and Theo James is yummy.

The Human Race (horror, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee) – Sort of like Running Man – 80 people have to race or die.

Wrinkles (foreign animation, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine) – Adult animation about elderly friends.  Spanish language.

God’s Not Dead (drama, Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper) – Proving God isn’t dead for philosophy class.  Whatever.

Ping Pong Summer (comedy, Susan Sarandon, John Hannah) – Coming of age with an amazing cast, including Amy Sedaris.

Bicycling with Moliere (foreign comedy, Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson) – French language actor tries to persuade actor to act comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

I’ll Follow You Down (drama, Gillian Anderson, Haley Joel Osment) – The disappearance of a scientist affects family.  Also with Rufus Sewell and Victor Garber.

August 4th

Drones (thriller, Eloise Mumford, Matt O’Leary) – Drone warfare political thriller.  Instant Streaming Available

August 1st

The Killing – Final Season (drama, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman) – The outstanding AMC/Netflix Original returns for a final short run on Instant Streaming Only.

Kid Cannabis (drama, Kenny Wormald, Jonathan Daniel Brown) – Kid drug dealers.  No thanks.  Instant Streaming Available

Rigor Mortis (foreign horror, Anthony Chan, Siu-hou Chin) – Cantonese language supernatural apartment building. Instant Streaming Available

July 30th

The Wedding Video (comedy, Rufus Hound, Lucy Punch) – Never start taping BEFORE the wedding…  Instant Streaming Available

July 29th

Noah (drama, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly) – Bible action epic!  Yeah, not quite in my wheelhouse.

The French Minister (foreign comedy, Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz) – French Language political silliness.  Instant Streaming Only

Finding Vivian Maier (documentary, John Maloof) – Nanny/photographer who became famous after her death is studied.

Half of a Yellow Sun (drama, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Nigerian civil war in the 1960s is the setting for this romance/drama.

On My Way (drama, Catherine Deneuve, Nemo Schiffman) – Ever wish you could get in the car and drive away from your life?  This woman does it.  Instant Streaming Available

Cuban Fury (romantic comedy, Nick Frost, Rashida Jones) – Former dancer tries to regain past glory.  Instant Streaming Available

The Protector 2 (foreign action, Tony Jaa, JeeJa Yanin)- Thai language martial arts/animal poachers sequel.  Instant Streaming Available

The Den (horror, Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen) – Accidental online snuff film.  Instant Streaming Available

It Felt Like Love (drama, Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni) – Obsessed teen goes from crush to stalker.  Instant Streaming Available

1 Chance 2 Dance (teen drama, Lexi Giovagnoli, Justin Ray)- Romance!  Dancing!  Teenagers. Instant Streaming Only

Five Dances (drama, Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau) – Real dancers get to strut their stuff in this movie about a dance phenom trying to get his act together in New York.  Instant Streaming Available

July 24th

Don Peyote (comedy, Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel) – Just another stupid stoner movie.

July 22nd

The Final Member (documentary, Sigurður Hjartarson) – Dude wants his own penis museum and only needs one more specimen.  Gotta love the world of the documentary.  Instant Streaming Available

The Monkey’s Paw (horror, C.J. Thomason, Stephen Lang) – That’s just never a good gift.  Never. Instant Streaming Available

Heaven is for Real (drama, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly) – A tearjerker based on the true story of a little boy and his near death experience.  Vastly dissenting audience opinions based on religious affiliation.

Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club (drama, Nia Long, Amy Smart) – I hate it just because Perry has his name plastered on it.  I might actually see (and maybe even like) one of his movies if he could just be a normal director and not name everything after himself.

Sabotage (action, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington) – Thieving DEA agents.  Instant Streaming Available

GMO OMG (documentary, Jeremy Seifert) – Examination of the risks of genetically modified food.  Also, I respect this clever title.  Instant Streaming Available

Blue Ruin (thriller, Macon Blair, Devin Ratray) – Revenge, then some waiting, waiting for more revenge.  Instant Streaming Available

All Cheerleaders Die (horror, Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee) – Apparently, the Smit-McPhee family loves The Horror – brother Kodi was in Let Me In with Chloe Moretz.  Instant Streaming Available

The Suspect (foreign action, Yoo Gong, Jae-yun Jo) – Korean language spy actioner.  Instant Streaming Available

When the Iron Bird Flies (documentary, Anam Thubten, Khyentse Norbu) – Examination of Buddhism.  Instant Streaming Only

July 15th

Orphan Black – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce) – Clone conspiracies continue!  DVD Only

Hell on Wheels – Season 3 (TV drama, Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) – AMC’s post Civil War revenge drama.  The other seasons are streaming, hopefully this one will, too.  Instant Streaming Available

The Lego Movie (family animation, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks) – Oddly enough, by all accounts this is very good. Update – this is really very cute.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (comedy, Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham) – Wes Anderson’s between wars comedy has a terrific cast and a plot revolving around a theft, an inheritance squabble and an old European hotel.  Definitely going on my queue! Update – hated it.

The Secret Lives of Dorks (comedy, Gaelan Connell, Charlie Stewart) – There’s no secret, I live this life every day.

Under the Skin (sci-fi, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams) – Scarlett is an man liquefying alien.  I kid you not.

A Night in Old Mexico (drama, Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine) – A road trip to Mexico predictably runs into drug dealers.  Instant Streaming Available

The Face of Love (drama, Annette Bening, Ed Harris) – Woman begins romance with late husband’s doppelganger.  It sounds sappy, but I love both leads, so I’ll see it.

Open Grave (horror, Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan) – Don’t you hate it when you wake up with amnesia in a pit full of corpses?

The Last Days (sci-fi, Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado) – Panicky dystopian Spanish future. Instant Streaming Available

July 11th

Hemlock Grove – Season 2 (thriller, Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård) – Netflix original about werewolves and all sorts of supernaturals.  Instant Streaming Only

July 9th

What’s in a Name (foreign comedy, Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui) – Can a baby’s name just be too hideous to bear?  French language.

July 8th

Lilyhammer – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Steven Van Zandt, Marian Saastad Ottesen) – Netflix original about a gangster in witness protection having a hard time staying clean.  Instant Streaming Available

Bad Words (comedy, Jason Bateman, Rohan Chand) – I know it looks stupid, but I’ve been looking forward to this adult-ruining-spelling-bee movie for months.

Black Out (foreign thriller, Raymond Thiry, Bas Keijzer) – Dutch language action thriller about a groom to be with a corpse in his bed.  That’s not a good bachelor party.  Instant Streaming Available

The Raid 2 (foreign action, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian) – The Indonesian language sequel to The Raid 1, I presume.

Nymphomaniac, Volume 1 (drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård) – Lars von Trier directs this pron-sounding tale of a woman sharing her sexual exploits with a man tending her injuries.  Instant Streaming Available

Nymphomaniac, Volume 2 (drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård) – Apparently von Trier just couldn’t fit it all into one movie.  Instant Streaming Available

Le Week-End (romance, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan) – A British couple travels to Paris in search of rekindled love.  Instant Streaming Available

Maidentrip (documentary, Laura Dekker) – The story of Dekker’s round the world solo sail at the tender age of 14.  Instant Streaming Available

Bad Grandpa .5 (comedy, Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll) – Sigh.  The Jackass series continues.  I have no idea why.  Instant Streaming Available

Watermark (documentary) – Yeah, it’s a documentary about water.  I’m sure it’s a lot more interesting than that sounds.  Instant Streaming Available

Stage Fright (horror, Minnie Driver,  Meat Loaf) – Try to wrap your mind around a teen slasher with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.  I couldn’t do it, either.

Prisoners of the Sun (action, John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet) – Archaeologists explore beneath the Pyramids.  Adventures happen.  Instant Streaming Only

Breath of the Gods (documentary, Jan Schmidt-Garre) – Want to learn about the history of yoga?  Now’s your chance. Instant Streaming Only.

This Ain’t California (documentary, Kai Hillebrand, David Nathan) – East German skateboarders in the 70s and 80s.  Totally not kidding.  Instant Streaming Only

July 2nd

Test (drama, Scott Marlowe, Kevin Clarke) – 1980s period piece about a gay male dancer living in San Francisco.  Instant Streaming Available

Parts Per Billion (sci-fi, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson) – Three couples face the apocalypse.  Also starring Frank Langella and Gena Rowlands.  Instant Streaming Available

July 1st

Helix – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jeri Ryan, Hiroyuki Sanada) – A SyFy original with scientists discovering a deadly virus in the arctic.  Instant Streaming Available

RoboCop (action, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman) – As much as I like Joel Kinnaman from The Killing, I’m not up for this remake.

Son of God (faith & spirituality, Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks) – The story of the life of Christ.  Instant Streaming Available

A Young Doctor’s Notebook (British mini-series, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm) – Harry Potter and Don Draper do comedy about doctors during the Russian revolution?  Oh, yes, I think I need to try this.  Instant Streaming Available

The Unknown Known (documentary, Donald Rumsfeld) – Filmmaker Errol Morris asks Rumsfeld to explain his own memos from his time as GW Bush’s Secretary of Defense.  Instant Streaming Available

Like Father Like Son (foreign drama, Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono) – Japanese language story about parents faced with a child switched at birth dilemma.  Instant Streaming Available

June 24th

Duck Dynasty – Season 5 (TV reality, Korie Robertson, Jase Robertson) – I’ve never watched this and feel unlikely to start.  But after getting hooked on Ink Master, I never say never.  DVD Only

The Witches of East End – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) – Witches beget witches… Instant Streaming Available

The Bridge – Season 1 (TV thriller, Diane Kruger, Demián Bichir) – One rogue cop and one cop with Asperger’s hunt a serial killer.  This is a single disc season, but the show is an FX original – it stays on the queue.  DVD Only

Masters of Sex – Season 1 (TV drama, Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan) – A great cast for this series based on Masters & Johnson’s work.

Pandora’s Promise (documentary, Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens) – Pro-nuclear energy doc. Instant Streaming Available

A Short History of Decay (comedy, Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin) – Failed writer goes to Florida to care for parents.  Instant Streaming Available

Enemy (drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent) – Jake Gyllenhaal sees double.  I’ll take it! Update: it totally sucked – don’t bother.

Repentance (thriller, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie) – A life coach regrets firing a patient.

Wolf Creek 2 (horror, John Jarratt, Ryan Corr) – Oh, young couple, don’t go backpacking in the outback!  Instant Streaming Available

Blood Ties (drama, Clive Owen, Billy Crudup) – Cop has issues with ex-con older brother. Instant Streaming Available 2/8/15

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq (documentary, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tanaquil le Clercq) – Tragic biography of 1950’s ballet star.  Instant Streaming Available

Redwood Highway (drama, Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt) – Older woman finds a way to walk away – far away – from her retirement home. Instant Streaming Available

Some Velvet Morning (drama, Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve) – Ex-lovers meet, talk, hopes are dashed.  Directed by Neil LaBute.

FrackNation (documentary, Phelim McAleer) – A documentary about, you guessed it, fracking!  Instant Streaming Available

What Richard Did (drama, Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy) – Teenager Richard definitely did not do something good.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (documentary, Anita Hill) – What happened after Anita Hill testified?  This doc will tell you.

Two Lives (foreign drama, Juliane Köhler, Sven Nordin) – German language story of a Norwegian woman dealing with her past as the cold war ends.  Instant Streaming Available

$ellebrity (documentary, Jennifer Aniston, Marc Anthony) – A look at the paparazzi and people’s fascination with celebrity.

June 18th

Way of the Wicked (thriller, Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones) – Christian Slater plays a priest.  Seriously.

June 17th

Death in Paradise – Season 1 (TV mystery, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – Quirky British TV show about cops solving crime in the Caribbean.  DVD Only

3 Days to Kill (action, Kevin Costner, Amber Heard) – Taking a risky mission to get experimental medical treatment.  I may give this one a watch.  Instant Streaming Available

The Outsider (action, Jason Patric, Craig Fairbrass) – Hit man searches for his daughter.  Instant Streaming Available

Deadly Code (drama, Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius) – Siberian mafia drama.  Also starring John Malkovich.  Instant Streaming Available

Joe (drama, Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan) – Ex-con Cage takes a teenager under his wing.  Instant Streaming Available 2/1 /15

Walk of Shame (comedy, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden) – One night stand leads to job difficulties the next day.  This is a good cast to be involved with such a lame premise.

Authors Anonymous (comedy, Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein) – Writers’ gripe group has to deal with one of their members’ success.  Instant Streaming Available

The Machine (sci-fi, Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz) – Beware the military with a cyborg. Instant Streaming Available

Almost Human (horror, Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier) – No, not the TV series.  This one is a movie about aliens and a maniac killer. Instant Streaming Available

13 Sins (thriller, Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley) – Game show turns out to be no game.  Instant Streaming Available

Jimmy P. (drama, Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric) – Native American WWII soldier returns with psychosomatic illnesses, explores with doctor. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Available.

2 Autumns, 3 Winters (foreign comedy, Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler) – French language romantic comedy. Instant Streaming Only

June 13th

Beware of Ginger Baker (documentary, Ginger Baker, John Lydon) – Life and times of a rock drummer. Instant Streaming Available

The Falls: Testament of Love (drama, Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer) – Sequel to The Falls, following up on the romance between two male Mormon missionaries.

June 10th

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey – Season 1 (TV science, Neil DeGrasse Tyson) – The 2014 PBS reboot of the Carl Sagan original is perfect for every science nerd out there. Instant Streaming Available

Graceland – Season 1 (TV drama, Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit) – Inter-agency undercover operation.  DVD Only

Rizoli & Isles – Season 4 (TV drama, Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) – The detective/medical examiner crime fighting duo is back!  DVD Only

Ray Donovan – Season 1 (TV drama, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight) – Schreiver plays a fixer in Hollywood with a messed up personal life.  How can I have missed the existence of this show?  Season 2 begins on Showtime on July 13th.  DVD Only

Major Crimes – Season 2 (TV drama, Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison) – The Closer spinoff, season two. DVD Only

Her (drama, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson) – Oscar nominated story of a man falling in love with a computer OS.  Very, very good movie.  Very good.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (comedy. Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney) – Recently excellent in the Oscar nominated Philomena, Steve Coogan goes back to his comedic roots and his signature character.  Instant Streaming Available.

Mr. Jones (horror, Jon Foster, Sarah Jones) – Horror movie characters have to stop moving to remote areas.  Instant Streaming Available

Non-Stop (action, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore) – Neeson is back in action hero mode in this thriller about an air marshal.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (action, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner) – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is reimagined for what I think is the third time, this one with Chris Pine at the acting helm.  Instant Streaming Available

Devil’s Knot (drama, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon) – Atom Egoyan directs this story of justice not served. Instant Streaming Available.

Klondike (TV western miniseries, Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish) – Gold rush drama, also starring Sam Shepard, Tim Roth and Tim Blake Nelson.

Haunt (horror, Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato) – Adolescent hijinks = alternate universe?  Yes, they do!  Instant Streaming Available

Adult World (comedy, Emma Roberts, John Cusack) – Aspiring poet works at adult book store and stalks famous author.  Also starring Evan Peters of American Horror Story.

The Short Game (documentary, Sky Sudberry, Allan Kournikova) – Netflix Original documentary about kids playing golf.  Instant Streaming Available

Omar (foreign drama, Adam Bakri, Iyad Hoorani) – Arabic language Romeo and Juliet in Israel and Palestine.  Instant Streaming Available

The Anonymous People (documentary, Kristen Johnston, Chris Herren) – Addiction recovery doc. Instant Streaming Only

Perfect Sisters (thriller, Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley) – Guess what?  They’re not quite perfect.  Instant Streaming Available

The Missing Picture (documentary, Randal Douc) – Director Rithy Panh tells his own story of living through the mass murders in Cambodia using ceramic figures.  Instant Streaming Available.

Curse of the Dragon Slayer (sci-fi/fantasy, Danielle Chuchran, Richard McWilliams) – Knights, elves, dragons, blah, blah, blah.  Instant Streaming Only

Visitors (documentary) – Experimental doc with no cast, no dialogue, in black and white, with a Philip Glass soundtrack.  That’s really all you need to know to decide if you want to see it.

Capital (foreign thriller, Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne) – French language finance thriller.  Instant Streaming Available

Bible Quiz (documentary, Mikayla Irle, J.P. O’Connor) – There’s such a thing as a Bible quiz team? Instant Streaming Only

Fractured (thriller, Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones) – Amnesiac tries to reconcile wicked past and ends up face to face with evil.  Instant Streaming Available

June 6th

Orange is the New Black – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs) – I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to binge watching this for months!  Instant Streaming Available

June 3rd

True Blood – Season 6 (TV horror, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer) – I never get tired of this show.  DVD Only

Falling Skies – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Noah Wyle, Maxim Knight) – Alien invasions suck. DVD Only

Pretty Little Liars – Season 4 (TV drama, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson) – 5 discs with 12 episodes of teen angsty goodness. Instant Streaming Available

Sherlock – Season 3 (British TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – Say it with me…Benedict Cumberbatch.  Instant Streaming Available.

Workaholics – Season 4 (TV comedy, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson) – Slacker telemarketers star in this Comedy Central series. DVD Only

Inkmaster – Season 1 (TV reality, Dave Navarro, Chris Nuñez) – Strangely captivating tattoo reality series.  Instant Streaming Only

Veronica Mars the Movie (thriller, Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring) – Fans rejoice!

Still Mine (drama, James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold) – Elderly man needs to build adequate shelter for ailing wife.  Instant Streaming Available.

Lone Survivor (action, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch) – Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.  Also starring Emile Hirsch.

The Motel Life (drama, Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff) – A lot of Emile Hirsch this week.  This one is about a pair of down on their luck brothers.  Instant Streaming Available

In the Blood (action, Gina Carano, Amaury Nolasco) – Bad honeymoon.  Really bad honeymoon.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small (documentary, Christopher Smith, Daryl Gibson) – I’m fascinated by the small spaces movement.  I’ll definitely be watching this.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Time (drama, Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick) – Craving some Christopher Meloni after the untimely cancellation of Surviving Jack, I’ll give this drama about a father/son used car dealership a shot. Update – so, so good.  Definitely give it a try.

May 27th

Covert Affairs – Season 4 (TV drama, Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham) – CIA spy drama. DVD Only

Suits – Season 3 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – Faux-lawyer courtroom drama.  DVD Only

Devil’s Due (horror, Allison Miller, Zach Gilford) – Found footage film.

Endless Love (romance, Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde) – They actually remade this.  I have no idea how to respond to that.

Gambit (comedy, Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz) – A remake of a 1966 art heist film, with a screenplay by the Coen brothers.  Also starring Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman.  I am so in. Instant Streaming available

A Birder’s Guide to Everything (comedy, Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee) – Coming of age.  With ducks.

Journey to the West (foreign action, Qi Shu, Zhang Wen) – Mandarin language adaptation of a Chinese classic tale.  Instant Streaming Available

Run & Jump (drama, Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam) – An indie British medical drama about a woman dealing with her husband post stroke. Instant Streaming Available

Cheap Thrills (comedy/thriller, Pat Healy, Ethan Embry) – Story of a man who does dares for cash – humiliation not an obstacle.

Child’s Pose (foreign drama, Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache) – Romanian language drama about a wealthy woman trying to protect her son from the crime he committed.  Instant Streaming Available

24 Exposures (thriller, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett) – Messed up photographer finds himself implicated in a murder.  Instant Streaming Available

May 23rd

 A Field in England (thriller, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt) – 17th Century UK period piece with military deserters force to labor for an alchemist.

Zero Charisma (comedy, Sam Eidson, Anne Gee Byrd) – RPG nerd finds real life really inconvenient.

May 20th

Warehouse 13 – Season 5 (TV adventure, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly) – The final season of this SyFy series.  DVD Only

Nikita – Season 4 (TV action, Maggie Q, Shane West) – My daughter LOVES this show – I personally think Maggie Q is awful.  Instant Streaming Available.

Call the Midwife – Season 3 (TV drama, Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter) – 1950s London midwives.  Instant Streaming Available.

Scandal – Season 3 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn) – Instant Streaming Available.

The Monuments Men (drama, George Clooney, Matt Damon) – Though not critically acclaimed, this phenomenal cast including John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean DuJardin (from The Artist), Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville (from Downton Abbey) and Cate Blanchett makes me give no shits.  I’ll be seeing it.

Pompeii (drama, Emily Browning, Kit Harington) – Yep, it’s about the volcano.  It erupts!

God Loves Uganda (documentary, Lou Engle, Jo Anna Watson) – Evangelical Christian right in Africa.  Instant Streaming Available

Murder on the Home Front (drama, Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant) – UK period piece with a serial killer using WWII to cover his tracks.  Count me in!  Instant Streaming Available

Awful Nice (comedy, Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey) – Brothers try to fix up their inherited property.  Also starring Christopher Meloni who is currently killing it in Surviving JackInstant Streaming Available

About Last Night (comedy, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy) – Kevin Hart = Funny Guy.  But can he float an 80s rom/com remake?

In Secret (drama, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac) – This adaptation of the novel by Emile Zola also stars Jessica Lange.

Raze (thriller, Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols) – Kidnapping and girl fights.

McCanick (drama, David Morse, Cory Monteith) – Monteith’s last role, as a teenage criminal.  Instant Streaming Available

The Jewish Cardinal (drama, Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing) – The true story of a real Jewish man who, without converting, rose to prominence in the Catholic church. Instant Streaming Available

Stay (drama, Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling) – An unexpected pregnancy results in a couple re-examining their lives.  Instant Streaming Available

The Right Kind of Wrong (romantic comedy, Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning) – Ryan Kwanten is seriously adorable, and an Aussie.  Still can’t believe that.  Instant Streaming Available

May 13th

Longmire – Season 2 (TV drama, Robert Taylor, Katie Sackhoff) – Rural crime thriller set in Wyoming, based on novels by Craig Johnson. Instant Streaming Available

Royal Pains – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – Instant Streaming Available

I, Frankenstein (horror, Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy) – Modern day Frankenstein, with demons!  Instant Streaming Available

That Awkward Moment (comedy, Zac Efron, Miles Teller) – Bros make a bro-pact to stay single.  Hijinks ensue.

Special ID (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Tian Jing) – Mandarin language gang fighting cops.  Instant Streaming Available

Ride Along (comedy, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart) – I think Kevin Hart is a funny guy.  I may give this a shot.

The Nut Job (family animation, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser) – Obviously made for people who are not me.  Instant Streaming Available

Great Expectations (drama, Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter) – I suspect Helena Bonham Carter will have wacky hair.  Also starring Ralph Fiennes.  Instant Streaming Available

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (comedy, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig) – I’ve been looking forward to this one.  To the top of the queue it goes!

Cowgirls n’ Angels 2 (family, Jade Pettyjohn, Haley Ramm) – Ugh.  I don’t make ’em, I just report ’em.  Instant Streaming Available

Black Nativity (drama, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett) – Based on the play by Langston Hughes.

Better Living Through Chemistry (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde) – Keep it in your pants, pharmacist.  Love the cast, though, so I’ll be giving this a try.  Instant Streaming Available

Mobius (foreign thriller, Jean Dujardin, Cécile De France) – The lead from The Artist stars in this French language story of love and spies.

The Suspect (thriller, Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler) – A bank robbery is more than it seems.  Instant Streaming Available

Black Coffee (romantic comedy, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christian Keyes) – A coffee shop is the setting for this romantic comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (documentary, Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry) – Animated discussions with Chomsky.  Instant Streaming Available

Stalingrad (foreign action, Pyotr Fyodorov, Yana Studilina) – Russian language story of a group of soldiers and refugees during the 1942 Battle of Stalingrad.

After Tiller (documentary) – Stories of docs being targeted by anti-abortion movement.  Instant Streaming available.

May 8th

The Bletchley Circle – Season 2 (Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling) – This series is so good!  A Brit thriller – Instant Streaming Available

Bitten – Season 1 (TV sci-fi drama, Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt) – Teen Wolves. Instant Streaming Available

Crave (thriller, Josh Lawson, Emma Lung) – Crime scene photog goes postal. Instant Streaming Available

Hawaii (foreign drama, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazon) – Spanish language story of rekindling friendships and class differences.

May 6th

Bad Ass 2 – Bad Asses (action, Danny Trejo, Danny Glover) – Is is my imagination, or has Danny Trejo made about 2,000 movies in the past year?  Instant Streaming Available

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (adventure, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan) – The second installment in the trilogy of movies made from a single book.  Seriously, someone reign in Peter Jackson.

The Art of the Steal (comedy, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon) – Heist/con artist comedy also starring Kurt Russell.  Instant Streaming available

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (drama, Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Hyland) – 5 shorts dealing with the struggles of mental illness. Instant Streaming Available

Brightest Star (drama, Chris Lowell, Rose McIver) – Psychics, break-ups and hangovers.  Instant Streaming Available

7 Boxes (thriller, Celso Franco, Victor Sosa) – Don’t make mystery deliveries, junior.

After the Dark (sci-fi, James D’Arcy, Sophie Lowe) – Philosophy students take on hypothetical apocalypse. Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

Psych – Season 7 (TV dramedy, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Finally!  Available on Instant Streaming!

Once Upon a Time – Season 1 (TV fantasy, Jared Gilmore, Robert Carlyle) – My daughter loves this one. Available on Instant Streaming

April 29th

Labor Day (romance, Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin) – If Josh Brolin was hitching a ride, I would pick him up, bloodied or not, Labor Day weekend or not. Instant Streaming Available

Legend of Hercules (action, Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss) – Just another Hercules movie.

Gimme Shelter (drama, Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones) – A runaway turns to a priest for help.  I’ll give this indie a try – Hudgens was really good in Frozen Ground.

The Best Offer (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess) – Romance between reclusive art collector and potential mystery buyer.

Gloria (foreign drama, Paulina García, Sergio Hernández) – Spanish language story of middle aged romance.  Instant Streaming Available 1/27/15

Bad Country (drama, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon) – Southern organized crime in the 1980s.

The Rocket (foreign drama, Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam) – Thai language story about an outcast Laotian boy suspected of bringing bad luck.  Instant Streaming Available

The Selfish Giant (drama, Connor Chapman, Shaun Thomas) – Indie about boys stealing copper wire.  Don’t ask me, I just tell you about ’em.  Instant Streaming Available

Locker 13 (thriller, Jason Spisak, Jon Gries) – 4 stories linked by a sinister locker.

These Birds Walk (documentary) – Profiles of Abdul Sattar Edhi, who runs orphanages in Pakistan, and a young boy living in one of them.  Instant Streaming Available

The Bag Man (thriller, John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa) – Competing hit men.  Instant Streaming Available

47 Ronin (sci-fi, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada) – Samurai on the warpath.  47 of ’em.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (comedy, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis) – I can’t express how much I dislike this guy.

Bullet (action, Danny Trejo, Torsten Voges) – Cop vs. Kidnappers.  Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

Lost Girl – Season 1 (TV drama, Anna Silk, Kris Holden Reid) – Season 1 of the SyFy series. Instant Streaming Available

Psych: The Musical (TV special, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Pretty much exactly what you think.  DVD Only

April 23rd

The Phoenix Rises (sci-fi, James Black, Adam Cardon) – Climate weapons?  That’s right.

April 22nd

Barefoot (romantic comedy, Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman) – Doctor/Patient bond gets cozy.  Instant Streaming Available

Big Bad Wolves (foreign thriller, Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan) – Hebrew language story of vigilante justice.  Instant Streaming Available

Bettie Page Reveals All (documentary, Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner) – Biography of famous pin-up girl.  Instant Streaming Available

Cottage Country (comedy, Malin Ackerman, Tyler Labine) – Dark comedy about a bloody good proposal. Instant Streaming Only

A Farewell to Fools (drama, Gerard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel) – Man pressured to confess to crime he didn’t commit in WWII France.  Instant Streaming Only

The Delivery Man (comedy, Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt) – Sperm donor comedy.  Keepin’ it classy, Vince!

Paranormal Movie (spoof, Kevin Farley, Carly Craig) – I really think description is unnecessary here.

The Last Letter (thriller, Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal) – Sleep disorders and meddling in-laws.  Instant Streaming Available

Scavengers (sci-fi, Roark Critchlow, Jeremy London) – Good to see the London boys still paying the rent.

Do Not Disturb (horror, Stephen Geoffreys, Tiffany Sheppis) – Writing about a deranged serial killer or being one?  AHHHHHH!

Mischief Night (horror, Noell Coet, Daniel Hugh Kelly) – Psychosomatic blindness and a scary intruder is a tough mix.

Home Again (drama, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James) – Deportation is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Boys of Abu Ghraib (drama, Luke Moran, Omid Abtahi) – I’m guessing that this one has a political message of some variety.  Instant Streaming Available

April 18th

A Taste of Romance (romantic comedy, Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart) – Restaurant romance.  I’m actually going to see this.  I’ll probably hate myself afterwards, but I’m doing it anyway. Update: I do hate myself, but I watched the whole thing.

The Bouquet (family drama, Kristy Swanson, Danny Glover) – Estranged siblings try to save family floral business.  Instant Streaming Available.

Shadow on the Mesa (western, Wes Brown, Kevin Sorbo) – Sorry, Sorbo, you’ll always be Hercules to me.

Suddenly (thriller, Ray Liotta, Erin Karpluk) – Save the president, Ray!  Directed by Uwe Boll.  Instant Streaming Available.

Dead Souls (horror, Jesse James, Magda Apanowicz) – Sandra Bullock’s crappy ex stars in crappy horror.

April 16th

Atlantis – Season 1 (TV action, Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy) – Greek mythology series.  DVD Only

They Call It Myanmar (documentary) – A look at life in Burma.  Instant Streaming Available.

Sparks (action, Chase Williamson, Ashley Bell) – Superhero, master criminal, whatever.

April 15th

Saving Mr. Banks (drama, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson) – As much as I love the actors, and the movie Mary Poppins, I could never muster much interest in this story of how the movie came to be.  But I was so wrong – this is really very good.

Frozen (family animation, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel) – Gets rave reviews from virtually everyone.  Except me who will never see it.  I’m an animation bigot.

Philomena (drama, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan) – Oscar nominated story of a woman’s search for the child she put up for adoption.  So much better than I expected it to be!

Flowers in the Attic (drama, Heather Graham, Ellen  Burstyn) – Made for TV adaptation of the V. C. Andrews novel.

Interior. Leather Bar. (drama, Val Lauren, James Franco) – Indie about some rumored explicit gay scenes cut from the film Cruising back in 1980.  Instant Streaming Available.

Free Ride (drama, Anna Paquin, Drea De Matteo) – 7-year-old drug smuggler.  Charming.

Date and Switch (comedy, Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope) – Teenagers losing virginity comedy – with a few twists.

Wrong Cops (comedy, Mark Burnham, Eric Judor) – Bored cops gone wild.  Instant Streaming Available

In the Name Of (foreign drama, Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz) – Polish language story of a gay priest.  Instant Streaming Available

Trap for Cinderella (thriller, Tuppence Middleton, Alexandra Roach) – Death and amnesia in France.  Instant Streaming Only

Excuse Me for Living (comedy, Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd) – Former med student is given unusual rehab choice.

Beneath (horror, Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison) – Don’t piss off the big fish, young people.

Scorned (thriller, Billy Zane, AnnaLynne McCord) – Cheating on the crazy woman turns out to be a bad idea.

Force of Execution (action, Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames) – I wonder if there’s martial arts.  Do you think there’s martial arts?!? Instant Streaming Available.

Ambushed (action, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones) –  DEA thriller.  Instant Streaming Available.

April 11th

In the Flesh – Season 1 (British TV drama, Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains) – BBC zombies!!  Update – this is excellent!  DVD Only

Men to Kiss (comedy, Frank Christian Marx, Udo Lutz) – Guess what?  This is a gay comedy.  I bet you never guessed!

Angels in Stardust (fantasy, Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke) – Girl tries to escape crappy life.  Instant Streaming Available

The Mark 2: Redemption (drama, Craig Sheffer, Sonia Couling) – Another God thing about people parachuting out of an airplane.  Don’t look at me – I don’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming Available.

Wicked Blood (action, Abigail Breslin, Sean Bean) – Well, that’s an interesting casting pair.  Boromir plays Little Miss Sunshine’s junkie uncle.  Instant Streaming Available

California Scheming (thriller, Gia Mantegna, Devon Werkheiser) – Surfers and East Coast boys should watch out for that pretty new girl…

April 10th

This is Our Time (drama, Shawn-Caulin Young, Dawn Wells) – A God thing about high school graduates.  Also starring Erik Estrada.  Are Faith & Spirituality movies like the new Love Boat or Hollywood Squares, where old stars go to make the rent? Instant Streaming Available

April 9th

The Invoking (horror, Josh Truax, Trin Miller) – That inherited house is going to be trouble, missy.

Triple Crossed (drama, Jack Brockett, JeanPaul Lockhart) – Former soldier turned hit man gets uncomfortable assignment.

When Jews Were Funny (documentary, Aaron Berg, Gilbert Gottfried) – History of Jewish comedy in America. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Crossing Lines – Season 1 (TV drama, William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland) – This international court/crime fighting drama has been Available on Instant Streaming for a while, now it’s also out on DVD.

Legit – Season 1 (TV comedy, Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl) – Comedian Jeffries plays himself in a fictional world where his mother wants hi to get a real job. Instant Streaming Available.

August: Osage County (drama, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts) – This one netted several Oscar nominations, including for both Strep and Roberts.  I love Meryl Streep and she shines in this one.

The Book Thief (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson) – Based on the popular novel, the story of a little girl living in Nazi Germany.  Very well adapted.

Grudge Match (comedy, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone) – Also starring Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal (Shane from the first seasons of The Walking Dead), Alan Arkin and Kim Basinger.  And yet I still have zero interest in watching these two guys box.  Zero.

In the Name of the King 3 (action, Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva) – Hit man transported to medieval times.  There was enough interest in the first two to make another one?  Wonders never cease.  Instant Streaming Available

Out of the Furnace (thriller, Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson) – I hope they didn’t make Christian Bale lose or gain any more weight for this one.  That’s just getting creepy.  Instant Streaming Available.

Home Front (action, Jason Statham, James Franco) – Widower looking for quiet life post DEA does not get his wish.  Instant Streaming Available.

Thérèse Desqueyroux (foreign drama, Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche) – French language story of an arranged marriage in 1920s France.  Instant Streaming Available.

Battle of the Damned (action, Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti) – Dolph gets rich kid out of quarantined city.  I hope there are zombies.

Things Never Said (romance, Shanola Hampton, Omari Hardwick) – Poet and poetry fan romance.

Dark House (horror, Luke Kleintank, Alex McKenna) – Spooky houses, mysterious parents, dark secrets. BOO!

SEAL Patrol (action, Eric Roberts, Josh Daugherty) – Businessman hires soldiers to capture physicist.  I know – don’t ask.

Snake & Mongoose (drama, Jesse Williams, Richard Blake) – Biopic about real life drag racers from the 1960s.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (horror, Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz) – Oh, goody, a spin-off!  But you never know, it could not suck!  Instant Streaming Available.

I Am Divine (documentary, John Waters, Ricki Lake) – Story of the life of drag queen Divine.  Instant Streaming Available.

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (drama, Christina Ricci, Clea Duvall) – The story of Lizzie Borden gets the Lifetime network treatment.  It’s almost worth renting just to see how bad it is.   Instant Streaming Available.

Murph: The Protector (documentary) – Um, I’m deeply torn here.  Find out why in my full review here.

Nurse (thriller, Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden) – Nurse gets naughty at night.  Not like that, perv.

Back in the Day (comedy, Morena Baccarin, Danielle Bisutti) – High school reunion hijinks.  Instant Streaming Available

Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded (documentary, Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday) – Cocaine trafficking in 1970s Miami.  Instant Streaming Available.

Holy Ghost People (thriller, Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender) – It’s probably a bad idea to join that cult, young lady.

Bastards (foreign thriller, Vincent London, Chiarra Mastroianni) – French language story of family, corruption and revenge.  Instant Streaming Available

Best Night Ever (comedy, Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn) – Bachelorette party in Vegas.  That isn’t going to turn out well.  Instant Streaming Available

Everyday (drama, Shirley Henderson, John Simm) – Documentary style account of a woman raising her kids while she waits for her husband to get out of prison.  Instant Streaming Available.

Cavemen (comedy, Skylar Astin, Camilla Belle) – Playboy wants to settle down.  Also starring Chad Michael Murray.

April 4th

The Truth About Emanuel (drama, Kaya Scodelario, Jeccisa Biel) – Neighbor lives in weird fantasy world.  I’ll give this indie a shot.

In Fear (thriller, Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert) – You know, young movie couples just shouldn’t ever, ever take road trips.  Nothing good ever comes of that.  Instant Streaming Available

April 3rd

Inbred (horror, Jo Hartley, Seamus O’Neill) – Remote villages always spell slasher trouble.

Storm Surfers (documentary, Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke-Jones) – Surfers and meteorologists look for giant waves.  Maniacs.  Instant Streaming Available

April 2nd

The Great Divide (comedy, Tachina Arnold, Darrin Dewitt Henson) – Kama sutra party games?  Instant Streaming Available.

April 1st

Psych – Season 8 (TV dramedy, James Roday, Dule Hill) – The psychic detective is back, but on DVD Only

Mad Men – Season 6 (TV drama) – Finally – Instant Streaming Available!

Broadchurch – Season 1 (TV drama, David Tennant, Olivia Coleman) – Small English town is the site of a grisly murder.  Definitely going on my queue.  Instant Streaming Available

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (comedy, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd) – It’s more of the same – if you liked one, you’ll like two.  Instant Streaming Available

The Happy Sad (drama, Leroy McClain, Sorel Carradine) – Bunches of couples, figuring out that relationships aren’t easy.  Duh.  Instant Streaming Available

Mademoiselle C (documentary, Carine Roitfeld) – French language doc about a fashion magazine launch.  Instant Streaming Available.

Knights of Badassdom (comedy, Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten) – Ren Faire comes to life!  Instant Streaming Available

At Middleton (romantic comedy, Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga) – Parents hook up on college visit with teenagers.

The Moleman of Belmont Avenue (comedy, Justin DiGiacomo, Mike Bradecich) – Slumlords meet basement monster.  Instant Streaming available

March 28th

Armistice (thriller, Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan) – A soldier finds himself in a bizarre world where he must kill endlessly to survive.

The Conspiracy (thriller, Aaron Poole, James Gilbert) – Documentarians making film about conspiracy theorists become conspiracy theorists.  Instant Streaming Available.

March 27th

The Unbroken (horror, Daniel Baldwin, Aurelia Riley) – Never trust a Baldwin.

Dark Tourist (thriller, Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith) – I haven’t seen her in anything in a while.  This one is about a serial killer tourist.  Instant Streaming Available.

March 25th

Californication – Season 6 (TV dramedy, David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone) – Finally!  This has been delayed forever.  Instant Streaming Available

Continuum, Season 2 (TV drama, Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster) – I don’t know when this started streaming, but it is!  Instant Streaming Only

Veep – Season 2 (TV comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky) – In her third consecutive successful TV series, Julia Louis Dreyfus stars as the U.S. Vice President.  DVD Only

Gravity (drama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney) – Multiple Oscar winner about 2 people literally lost in space.  Definitely going to the top of my queue.

The Wolf of Wall Street (crime drama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill) – Martin Scorsese directed this Wall street greed Oscar nominee.  Instant Streaming Available

Camille Claudel 1915 (foreign drama, Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent) – Biopic about the sculptor set in a psychiatric clinic.  French language. Instant Streaming Available

Khumba (family animation, Jake T. Auston, Liam Neesan) – Animated?  No thanks.  Instant Streaming Available

Odd Thomas (thriller, Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin) – Based on the bestseling novel by Dean Koontz, I had no idea this had been made into a movie.  Top of the queue!  Instant Streaming Available

The Great Beauty (foreign drama, Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone) – Italian language story of an aging journalist reflecting on life as he writes about Rome.

Geography Club (dramedy, Cameron Deane Stewart, Meaghan Martin) – It’s fun to form a club no one else will join, I suppose.  Instant Streaming Only

Welcome to the Jungle (action comedy, Adam Brody, Jean-Claude Van Damme) – Van Damme seems to be everywhere lately.  This time he’s on a company retreat that goes wrong.  Instant Streaming Available

Beast of the Bering Sea (sci-fi, Cassie Scerbo, Brandon Beemer) – Oh, don’t disturb the beast with your treasure hunting, siblings!

Let the Fire Burn (documentary, Michael Moses Ward, Ramona Africa) – A 1985 clash between Philadelphia protesters and authorities.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Punk Singer (documentary, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz) – Bio of Kathleen Hanna.  Instant Streaming Available

Girl on a Bicycle (romantic comedy, Vincenzo Amato, Nora Tschirner) – Tour bus driver obsessed with girl he sees riding her bicycle. Instant Streaming Available

HairBrained (comedy, Alex Wolff Brendan Fraser) – Am I the only one who still like Brendan Fraser? Yes?  I don;t care 0 I’m seeing this goofy comedy anyway.  Instant Streaming Available.

Stalled (dark comedy, Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath) – Janitor takes on zombie apocalypse. Instant Streaming Only

Viola (foreign drama, Maria Villar, Augustina Munoz) – Spanish language story of a bike messenger turned actress.

March 18th

Devious Maids – Season 1 (TV comedy, Susan Lucci, Ana Ortiz) – I never heard of this one – but it stars Susan Lucci from All My Children in a campy Lifetime series about cliquey maids trying to solve a murder among their ranks.  DVD only

American Hustle (drama, Christian Bale, Amy Adams) – Oscar nominated heist/sting flick.  I’ll definitely be seeing this one.

Monster Pies (drama, Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan) – Gay classmates drama.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (drama, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris) – Biopic from childhood through president.

Reasonable Doubt (thriller, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper) – Guilt ridden DA tries to right his own wrong – without getting caught.

Contracted (horror, Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams) – What did she catch from that one night stand???  Instant Streaming Available

Here Comes the Devil (foreign horror, Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro) – Spanish language creeper about missing children returning…different.  Instant Streaming available.

March 12th

Breaking Amish – Season 1 (TV reality) – I have to admit, I’m a little curious.  And a lot embarrassed by that. Instant Streaming Only

Stand (documentary, Raph Bruhwiler, Norm Hann) – Oil pipeline doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Taken by Grace (faith and spirituality, Roger Lindley, Angus Macfadyen) – Ex-con hunts son’s murderer.  Instant Streaming Only

March 11th

Inside Llewyn Davis (drama, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan) – The Coen breothers direct this period comedy/drama about a 1960s folk singer.

The Broken Circle Breakdown (foreign drama, Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh) – Belgian tearjerker about an unconventional couple.

The Best Man Holiday (romantic comedy, Taye Diggs, Nia Long) – Sequel to The Best Man

The Counselor (thriller, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt) – Lawyer wants to do some drug dabbling.  Did no one learn anything from Breaking Bad?

Killing Kennedy (TV thriller, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ginnifer Goodwin) – Made for TV Kennedy assassination thriller.

Enemies Closer (action, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott) – I have to admit, I’m impressed the dude is still making action movies.  That doesn’t mean I’ll see them, but I’m impressed.

The Hungover Games (comedy, Ross Nathan, Ben Begley) – Tara Reid is also in this.  Why am I not surprised?

The Patience Stone (foreign drama, Golshifteh Farahani, Massi Mrowat) – Persian language allegory of a modern Muslim woman.  Adapted from his own book by Atiq Rahimi.

The Time Being (drama, Wes Bentley, Frank Langella) – Story of an artist and his aging mentor.  Also starring Sarah Paulson.  I loved Langella in Robot & Frank – I’ll give this indie a shot.

March 7th

Archer – Season 4 (TV animation) – Instant Streaming Now Available!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (sci-fi action, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson) – Second installment in the series – perhaps stronger even than the first.  Instant Streaming available

March 5th

Richard the Lionheart (thriller, Chandler Maness, Malcolm McDowell) – England fights France, royalty tests each other, etc.

March 4th

Dallas Buyers Club (drama, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto) – So much buzz about the performances of both leads.  Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor.  Worthy of the acclaim – definitely worth a rental.

About Time (comedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams) – Time travel rom/com – I like McAdams, and this is a very cute spin on the traditional romantic comedy.  Recommended.

Baggage Claim (romantic comedy, Paula Patton, Derek Luke) – Flight attendant looks for marriage.

Romeo & Juliet (drama, Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld) – The latest film version of the Shakespeare play – screenplay by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. Instant Streaming Available

Free Birds (family animation, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson) – Animated.  I will never see it.  Instant Streaming available

Collision (thriller, Frank Grillo, Jaimie Alexander) – Stranded in the desert on your honeymoon.  Damn!

Hours (thriller, Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez) – Disaster thriller set in a hospital during Hurricane Katrina.  One of Walker’s last movies. Instant Streaming Only

Girl Rising (documentary, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett) – Nine girls froj around the world are profiled, each by a different filmmaker.  Instant Streaming Available.

Oldboy (thriller, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen) – Remake of a Korean film.  Captive for 20 years, a man seeks revenge.  I like Brolin, I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming available

The Last Days on Mars (thriller, Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas) – Astronauts getting ready to go back to Earth from Mars discover deadly secret.  Instant Streaming Available.

Free Fall (foreign drama, Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt) – A man questions his sexual orientation.  German language.  Instant Streaming Available.

Cold Comes the Night (thriller, Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve) – I’ll watch Walter White in anything right now.

The Iran Job (sports documentary, Kevin Sheppard) – American basketball player plays for a season in Iran. Instant Streaming Available.

February 25th

Breaking Bad – Season 5.2 (TV drama, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul) – FINALLY!  The last half of the final season in now Available on Instant Streaming!

Thor: The Dark World (sci-fi action, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman) – Better known as Thor 2.  I will definitely be seeing this.

Nebraska (drama, Bruce Dern, Will Forte) – Father/son road trip directed by Alexander Payne. Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress.  Beware – it’s dreadful despite the acclaim.  Instant Streaming available

The Fifth Estate (drama, Benedict Cunberbatch, Daniel Bruhl) – WikiLeaks drama.

Rush (drama, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl) – Thor plays a race car driver in this biopic.

Freezer (thriller, Dylan McDermott, Peter Facinelli) – Dude stuck in a freezer.  Totally serious.

On the Job (foreign thriller, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre) – Filipino language crime thriller about prisoner assassins.  Instant Streaming available.

Blue is the Warmest Color (foreign drama, Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos) – French language lesbian coming of age drama. Instant Streaming Available.

Muscle Shoals (documentary) – Doc about a music studio, featuring Bono and Keith Richards.  Instant Streaming Available.

Pulling Strings (comedy, Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil) – Diplomatic consuls, mariachi singers and drinking until unconscious.  Whoo.  Instant Streaming Available

Twice Born (foreign drama, Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch) – Italian language drama set in Bosnia.  Instant Streaming Available.

Narco Cultura (foreign documentary) – Spanish language look at the drug trafficking culture of Mexico.  Instant Streaming Available

You Will Be My Son (foreign drama, Niels Arestrup, Lorant Deutsche) – French language drama about the passing of the family vineyard.  Instant Streaming Available.

Ice Soldiers (action, Dominic Purcell, Michael Ironside) – Don’t ever thaw frozen Super-Russians.

The Wait (drama, Jena Malone, Chloe Sevigny) – Supernaturalness?  Sign me up! Instant Streaming available

February 20th

The Hunters (family, Robbie Amell, Alexa PenaVega) – Fictional artifacts exist in the real world – sounds like Warehouse 13.

An American Ghost Story (horror, Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp) – A ghost story.  Set in America.  Instant Streaming Available.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (thriller, Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold) – No, no I will not Mischa Barton.

February 18th

Game of Thrones – Season 3 (fantasy, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey) – I still haven’t started watching this.  What’s wrong with me?  DVD only

Nurse Jackie – Season 5 (TV Dramedy, Edie Falco, Merritt Weaver) – As with most HBO shows, this one is DVD Only

Machete Kills (action, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez) – I think Danny Trejo gets recruited to track down a psycho.  How the hell scary is the psycho???  Instant Streaming Available.

Random Acts of Violence (comedy, Rebecca Dayan, Jennifer Murray) – Dark comedy about a man nostalgic for the violent NYC of his youth. Instant Streaming Only

Hellbenders (horror, Clifton Collins, Jr., Clancy Brown) – Dark comedy/horror about a group of people committing sins in preparation for hell.

Afternoon Delight (comedy, Juno Temple, Jane Lynch) – Bored housewife makes friends with stripper.

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (documentary, Slavoj Zizek) – Movie interpretation/ideology something or other.  I like the title though.  Instant Streaming Available.

Zaytoun (drama, Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal) – Downed Israeli fighter pilot and Palestinian refugee child bond.  Instant Streaming Available.

February 12th

Among Friends (horror, Danielle Harris, Christopher Backus) – Murder mystery party BECOMES REAL!

February 11th

Sherlock – Season 3 (British TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – Say it with me…Benedict Cumberbatch.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Americans – Season 1 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – Just in time for season2 to start on FX!  This is a cold war era spy drama/thriller series.  DVD Only

Enough Said (comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini) – Directed by Nicole Holofcener who has a nice indie touch with romantic comedy.  One of Gandolfini’s final three movies, and very sweet.  Definitely worth a rental.

Riddick (action, Vin Diesel, Karl Urban) – Even though I love Karl Urban, this is a tough sell.

Carrie (horror, Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore) – If I wasn’t sure that a remake would pale in the face of the original, I would be intrigued by the cast.  Instant Streaming Available

Ender’s Game (action, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin) – Lots of recent controversy about the author of the book – but it’s a pretty classic story and a decent cast for the movie.

All Is Lost (action, Robert Redford) – One man cast and no dialogue in this seafaring battle with the elements.  Instant Streaming Available

Austenland (romantic comedy, Keri Russell, JJ Feild) – Jane Austen obsessed woman goes to Austen theme park sort of place in England.

Grace Unplugged (faith & spirituality, AJ Michalka, James Denton) – I’m just really not into the whole church movie thing.  Instant Streaming Available

Diana (biopic, Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews) – Great cast for this look at the last two years of the life of Princess Di.  Instant Streaming Available.

How I Live Now (drama Saorise Ronan, Tom Holland) – Coming of age at the dawn of World War III.  I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Armstrong Lie (documentary, Lance Armstrong) – A documentary team goes from the high of filming prep for the 2009 Tour de France to the cyclist’s admission of doping.

Haunter (thriller, Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge) – Haunted house with a twist.  I’ll definitely give it a try. Instant Streaming Available

Life of a King (biopic, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dennis Haysbert) – Ex-con founds Big Chair Chess Club.  Instant Streaming available

G.B.F. (comedy, Michael J. Willett, Paul Iocono) – Bitchy girls fight over being friend with the one gay guy in school.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (family action, Michael Sheen, Lena Headey) – Steampunk for the young’uns!  Instant Streaming Available

Reaching for the Moon (drama, Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires) – Woman goes on vacation, meets intriguing woman. Instant Streaming Available.

Spinning Plates (documentary, Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach) – 3 restaurants are profiled.  Instant Streaming available

The Summit (documentary, Nick Ryan) – A look at a deadly day on K2, on which 11 people died.  Instant Streaming Available.

Jewtopia (comedy, Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore) – Guy tries to pass as Jewish.  Hilarity presumably ensues.  Instant Streaming available

The Artist and the Model (foreign drama, Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch) – French language about a retired artist inspired by a refugee in 1943.  Instant Streaming Available.

February 6th

Vikingdom (fantasy, Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe) – A Thor movie without Chris Hemsworth.  That is just not worth my time at all.  Instant Streaming Available

February 5th

Sanitarium (horror, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips) – What an odd cast.  But McDowell is always scary, so if horror’s your thing, go for it.

February 4th

The White Queen – Season 1 (British TV drama, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale) – 15th century historical drama intrigue.  DVD Only

Cutie and the Boxer (documentary, Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara) – About a Japanese couple, artists who came to the US.  Nominated for Oscar in 2014. Instant Streaming available

Runner Runner (thriller, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton) – Ben plays a shady CEO.  I’ll watch that.

Closed Circuit (thriller, Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall) – Good cast for this lawyer/terrorism thriller.

Escape Plan (thriller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone) – Seriously, I wish these two would stop.  Just.  Stop.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (drama, Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon) – Kids living on the streets of Brooklyn.  Instant Streaming Available 9/19

Blood Brother (documentary, Rocky Braat, Steve Hoover) – American tourist finds new life in India.  Instant Streaming Available.

A Case of You (comedy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood) – Even though Wood sort of gives me the creeps, I’ll give this indie rom/com a try.

Pit Stop (drama, Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda) – A look at gay men in small towns. Instant Streaming Available.

Banshee Chapter (horror, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian) – Murder and government corruption.  Also starring Ted Levine.  Instant Streaming available.

Mother of George (drama, Isaach De Bankole, Danai Gurira) – Nigerian-Americans try to adapt to life in the US.  Instant Streaming available.

January 31st

Unhung Hero (documentary, Patrick Moote) – Penis documentary.  Instant Streaming Available.

January 28th

Downton Abbey – Season 4 (drama, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern) – It’s still running on TV in the US, but has been over for ages in the UK.  You can get it all now on DVD only.

Don Jon (comedy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson) – Gordon-Levitt directs this comedy about online porn.  I love him, I’ll see it.  Instant Streaming Available

Shepard and Dark (documentary, Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark) – Shepard chronicles his relationship with Dark.  Instant Streaming Only

Home Invasion (thriller, Haylie Duff, Lisa Sheridan) – Revenge of the robber’s girlfriend.

The Sound of Music Live (musical, Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer) – I’m sorry, there’s only one Sound of Music and this is not it, even if it does have Bill from True Blood as Capt. Vin Trapp.  I’m not that easily wooed.

Line of Duty (Jeremy Ray Valdez, Walter Perez) – Feds vs. Criminals – all of whom are childhood friends.

Last Vegas (comedy, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman) – Old dudes party in Vegas, which has changed since their younger days.  Instant Streaming Available.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (comedy, Johnny Knoville, Jackson Nicoll) – I can’t even imagine.  And I don’t want to.  Instant Streaming available

Bonnie & Clyde (TV miniseries drama, Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger) – Even though I really like Emile Hirsch, I have no interest in seeing this tired story hashed out yet again. Instant Streaming available

Concussion (drama, Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff) – Concussion causes prostitution in bored lesbian housewife.  Huh. Instant Streaming available

Ass Backwards (comedy, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson) – Two women get up to shenanigans while going back to their hometown. Instant Streaming available

A Perfect Man (drama, Jeanne Triplehorn, Liev Schreiber) – Don’t try to tempt your husband to cheat on you, lady.

I Used to Be Darker (drama, Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross) – Runaway seeking refuge with family members finds chaos. I’ll give this indie a shot.  Update: it sucked.  Instant Streaming Available.

Dark Touch (horror, Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett) – Haunted house, haunted house!  Instant Streaming Available.

January 23rd

Paradise: Hope (foreign drama, Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer) – There are several of these German language Paradise: Something movies.  This one is about fat camp.  Instant Streaming Available.

January 22nd

Four (drama, Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King) – Father and daughter struggle with complicated love lives.  Instant Streaming Available.

January 21st

Captain Phillips (drama, Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi) – Hanks stars as a cargo ship captain taken hostage by Somali pirates. Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Supporting Actor.

The Starving Games (spoof, Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian) – Ha. Ha. Ha. No.  Instant Streaming Available.

Blue Jasmine (comedy, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett) – Directed by Woody Allen.  I will never see it.

In a World… (comedy, Lake Bell, Demetri Martin) – About movie trailer voicing.  Bell directs.  Instant Streaming Available

The Seasoning House (thriller, Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee) – Forced prostitution and an enslaved mute girl.  Sounds gruesome.  Instant Streaming available 

Rising From Ashes (documentary, Forest Whitaker) – A look at Rwanda’s first road cycling team.  Instant Streaming Available.

Birth of the Living Dead (documentary, George A. Romero, Larry Fessenden) – I think you can guess what this is about.  Instant Streaming Available.

Instructions Not Included (foreign comedy, Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey) – Spanish language one man and a baby comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

Charlie Countryman (drama, Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood) – Man goes to Romania because of visions, finds trouble.  Also features Melissa Leo, Vincent D’Onofrio and Rupert Grint.  Instant Streaming Available

Sunlight Jr. (drama, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus) – That’s Daryl from The Walking Dead! But this drama about a woman struggling to make ends meet sounds pretty depressing.

Best Man Down (drama, Justin Long, Tyler Labine) – I’ll give this indie about an obnoxious best man a shot. Instant Streaming Available

Bad Milo! (comedy, Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs) – Stress kills.  Literally.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Prey (foreign thriller, Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni) – French language thief thriller.  Instant Streaming Available.

January 16th

Tiger Eyes (drama, Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson) – Mother and daughter move to try and grieve father’s murder.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Bates Haunting (horror, Jean Louise O’Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher) – Who the hell is Jean Louise O’Sullivan and why is she showing up in 2 crappy movies in one week?

January 14th

Being Human – Season 3 (TV drama, Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington) – Wow, this is taking forever! Instant Streaming Available

Prisoners (thriller, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal) – Dude goes after kidnapped child.  I like the cast – this one is going to the top of the queue.

Kick-Ass 2 (action, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz) – Lame sequel, but at least Chloe Moretz is back.

20 Feet From Stardom (documentary, Bruce Springsteen, Sting) – Doc about back-up singers. Instant Streaming Available

Percy Jackson: Seas of Monsters (family sci-fi, Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion) – Normally I would watch it because Nathan Fillion is in it – but I don’t care for the books so I’ll take a pass.

The Spectacular Now (drama, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley) – Oooh!  An unlikely friendship!  Really, I can’t take any more of these.

The Family (action, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones) – Mob family in witness protection.  Snore.  Instant Streaming available.

The Lone Ranger (western, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer) – Troubled production, mixed reviews and muddled release dates.  I want to see what all the fuss is about.

Bonnie and Clyde Justified (action, Jim Poole, Jean Louise O’Sullivan) – Just another Bonnie and Clyde movie.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (drama, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey) – Story of a long time White House butler.  And Oprah.

Fruitvale Station (drama, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer) – Love Octavia Spencer.  This is the story of a young man shot by transit police in 2009.

Short Term 12 (drama, Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr.) – Woman who works with troubled kids has to deal with her own troubled past.  Instant Streaming Available.

You’re Next (horror, Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg) – Anniversary Party Massacre!  Instant Streaming Available.

I’m in Love With a Church Girl (drama, Ja Rule, Adrienne Bailon) – Bad Boy loves Good Girl.

Gasland Part II (documentary, Josh Fox, Dennis Kucinich) – Fracking sucks, continued.

Big Sur (drama, Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth) – Based on part of the life of Jack Kerouac.  Instant Streaming available.

A Single Shot (thriller, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy) – A hunting nightmare.  This is a great cast – I’ll give this indie crime thriller s chance.

Blue Caprice (drama, Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond) – Examines the 2002 DC snipers.

A.C.O.D. (comedy, Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins) – Dysfunctional family comedy.  Sign me up!

Run (action, William Moselely, Eric Roberts) – Running from the mob using parkour to pull robberies.  I wish I was kidding.  Instant Streaming Only

Plus One (thriller, Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller) – Doppelganger college party! Instant Streaming Available.

Underdogs (sports drama, D.B. Sweeney, William Mapother) – Blah, blah, blah, inspirational football movie.  But that’s Tom Cruise’s brother!  Instant Streaming available.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs (documentary, 50 Cent, Eminem) – Exactly what the title says.

January 10th

All Hallows’ Eve (horror, Katie Maguire, Mark Giannelli) –  I have to say, not a timely release.

January 7th

Archer – Season 4 (TV animation, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer) – Devotees rejoice!  Instant Streaming Available

Duck Dynasty – Season 4 (TV reality, Jase Robertson, Kay Robertson) – Controversial, controversial!  Whatever, I’ve never seen it.  Disc Only.

House of Lies – Season 2 (TV comedy, Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell) – Showtime series about competing consulting firms.  Why am I not watching this?  It goes on the queue right now.  Disc Only.

Despicable Me 2 (family, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig) – I don’t usually watch anything animated, so I probably won’t watch this.

Big Ass Spider! (sci-fi, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer) – Bonus points for the title.  Instant Streaming Available

The Ultimate Life (drama, Drew Waters, Bill Cobbs) – Apparently based on something called The Ultimate Gift – supposedly inspiring and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.  You can draw your own conclusions.

Fast and Furious 6 (action, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker) – RIP, Paul Walker – his last appearance in the series that made him famous.

The Act of Killing (foreign documentary, Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin) – Indonesian language doc about death squads and mass killings – re-enacted by the men who carried them out (now in power).  That’s seriously horrifying.  Instant Streaming available

We Are What We Are (horror, Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers) – Cannibals!  They are what they are, I guess. Instant Streaming Available

Inequality for All (documentary, Robert Reich) – Economic gap doc.  Instant Streaming Available.

Thanks for Sharing (romantic comedy, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow) –  Sex addict rom/com.  Seriously.  Also starring Tim Robbins and Pink.  I have to see this.  Have. To.  Instant Streaming Available.

Linsanity (documentary, Jeremy Lin) – A look at the life of basketball player Jeremy Lin.  I have no idea who that is. Instant Streaming Available.

January 2nd

Dexter, Seasons 1-8 (TV drama, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter) – Not sure when this happened, but ALL SEASONS, including season 8, are now available on Instant Streaming.


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