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    The Peanuts Movie is No. 2 at the box office as I write this, having pulled in just over $83 million domestically since opening earlier this month. Clearly, there’s still a lot of love for Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest, but Peanuts is just one tiny slice of the long history of comic strips being adapted for film, television, even video games. With Peanuts once again in the pop-culture conversation in a big way, we here at the Dot decided to look back at some of our favorite comic strip adaptations over the years, beginning with our favorite creepy/kooky clan…

    1) The Addams Family

    Beatles or Stones? Flight or invisibility? The question of “Munsters or Addams Family?” may not precipitated quite as many bar arguments as those first two, but I think it says just as much about you as a person. I was always squarely on the Addams side of the equation. The Munsters may look more overtly horrific, but it’s only skin deep; under the neck bolts and widow’s peaks, they’re a bunch of pussycats. But the Addams clan? There was a real sense of darkness and genuine, well, ookiness lurking behind even their most mundane adventures in the 1964 TV series—the unsettling DNA of cartoonist Charles Addams’ morbid masterpiece comic strip surviving even the diluting effect of network television. That macabre brilliance is even better translated into the pair of films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld in the early ’90s.

    The original Addams Family TV series ran for only two seasons on ABC from 1964-1966, but the longer seasons of the day meant that comprised a whopping 64 half-hour episodes. You can watch the entire run of The Addams Family on Hulu. As for the excellent movies—which still hold up brilliantly, by the way—both The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993) are currently available on Netflix Instant. John Astin or Raul Julia as Gomez? That’s a choice nobody should have to make, so we recommend you just binge watch all of it.

    As a webseries spinoff, Melissa Hunter’s Adult Wednesday Addams was also immensely popular on YouTube, but the Addams Foundation requested its takedown for alleged copyright complaints.

    2) Blondie & Dagwood

    Cartoonist Chic Young’s Blondie has been running in papers since Sept. 8, 1930, along the way inspiring both a long-running radio and film series. And we’re not kidding about the “long-running” part. The Blondie & Dagwood movies ran from 1938’s Blondie all the way through 1950’s Beware of Blondie, for a whopping total of 28 films. That beats out the Bond franchise, and they didn’t even have to recast. And thanks to the Internet’s nigh-endless catalog of fascinating shit you probably didn’t know existed in the first place, you can check out the full run of the Blondie films on YouTube. Even better: The films clock in a little over an hour apiece, so they’re perfect bite-sized entertainment if you’re in the mood for something silly, old-fashioned, and charming.

    Both the Blondie comic strip and the films are about the titular plucky housewife, Blondie Bumstead, played by Penny Singleton and her bumbling but good-natured husband, Dagwood (Arthur Lake). Their relationship plays out a bit like a reverse of the I Love Lucy dynamic: She’s mostly the “straight man,” tasked with cleaning up Dagwood’s messes. In keeping with the film series’ comic strip roots, there’s also a surprising amount of continuity in the movies, even beyond Singleton and Lake’s presence, with the Bumstead children literally growing up in the roles over the course of a decade.

    3) Charlie Brown

    Since it’s the recent Charlie Brown movie that inspired this list, everybody’s favorite lovable loser has to hold a place of honor. Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip ran in syndication for five decades, from Oct. 2, 1950, to Feb. 13, 2000. Repeats of the strip continue to grace damn near every U.S. newspaper to this day. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang have become an ever-present staple of American culture: Fashions may change, stocks may rise and fall, but one thing you can count on is that Charlie Brown is still going to keep falling for Lucy’s “pull the football away at the last minute” trick.

    If anything, the Peanuts animated TV specials may actually be an even more powerful source of nostalgia for many than the comic strip. There have now been several generations for whom the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without A Charlie Brown Christmas or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Schulz’s creation also spawned four theatrical films before this year’s CGI outing, and the first two are currently available on Hulu: 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown and 1972’s Snoopy, Come Home. That’s only a small slice of Peanuts’ legacy on the big and small screens, but if you want to see the dozens of Peanuts TV specials that have aired since the ’60s, you’ll have to scour YouTube, your local DVD store, or Amazon.

    4) Dick Tracy

    The iconic square-jawed lawman with the yellow suit and the radio watch, Dick Tracy was created by Chester Gould and debuted in the Detroit Mirror on Oct. 4, 1931. Gould himself spent over 40 years spinning two-fisted tales of Tracy’s never-ending battle against his colorful rogue’s gallery of criminals, most of them distinguished by exaggerated physical characteristics that made them look more at home in the Mos Eisley Cantina than an FBI lineup—baddies with names like Flattop, Pruneface, and The Blank.

    Dick Tracy has been adapted countless times for radio, film, and television, but unquestionably the most high-profile incarnation was the 1990 movie directed by and starring Warren Beatty in the lead role. The film spent a decade in development before Beatty took the reins, passing through the hands of other potential directors such as Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, and John Landis. Very much riding the coattails of the Tim Burton’s successful Batman from the year before, Beatty’s Dick Tracy sported a Danny Elfman score and brought Gould’s colorful world to life with a cast that included Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, William Forsythe, and Madonna as femme fatale Breathless Mahoney. Unfortunately, decades of lawsuits that followed have kept any sequel plans sleeping with the fishes, but now you can at least enjoy Dick Tracy on Hulu… so long as you’re springing for the Hulu with Showtime package.

    5) Garfield & Friends

    Launched in 1978 by cartoonist Jim Davis, Garfield has become just as omnipresent a fixture in the funny pages as Schulz’s Peanuts, and has enjoyed a similarly successful multimedia life. Davis’ droll, lazy, lasagna-loving feline has spent 37 years complaining about Mondays, harassing his canine companion Odie, and belittling the love life and intelligence of his owner Jon Arbuckle. Along the way, the strip has sometimes been an easy punchline for critics of the form, not to mention the inspiration for brilliant deconstructive meta-projects such as “Garfield Minus Garfield.” Still, Garfield remains oddly comforting even at its most predictable, like an old comfy sweater covered in orange cat fur.

    Garfield’s most high-profile expeditions beyond the newspaper page in recent years came in a pair of CGI/live-action films starring Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. But there were plenty of other riffs on Davis’ sarcastic kitty before that, including a dozen primetime TV specials throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. My favorite version of Garfield, however, remains the animated series Garfield and Friends, which ran from 1988 to 1994. A staple of Saturday-morning TV in that era, Garfield and Friends followed the ongoing adventures of Garfield, John, Odie, and the rest, interspersed with toons based on another Jim Davis strip, U.S. Acres. More importantly, Garfield and Friends featured the one true voice of Garfield, the late and legendary voice actor Lorenzo Music. I’ve recently been introducing my own kids to Garfield and Friends, and it still holds up really well as good-natured family entertainment. Thankfully, the entire run of seven seasons is available on Netflix Instant.

    6) Popeye

    Perhaps the single most powerful weapon in the parental arsenal when it comes to getting kids to actually eat their spinach, Popeye the Sailor Man has been gracing the funny pages longer than anyone else on this list, first appearing in an installment of Thimble Theater on Jan. 17, 1929. Created by E.C. Segar, the squinty seaman soon became the star of a series of theatrical cartoon shorts for the legendary Fleischer Studios, and his multimedia voyages have continued for what’s fast approaching 90 freaking years.

    With his grotesque and exaggerated proportions, Popeye isn’t a cartoon character who lends himself well to live action, but that didn’t stop director Robert Altman from giving it the old college try, and he started well by casting a human cartoon in the lead role. The late Robin Williams was perhaps one of the only humans capable of playing a live-action Popeye, and damned if he didn’t give it his all, even while saddled with ludicrous-looking prosthetic forearms. Even more perfectly cast was Shelley Duvall in the role of the waiflike Olive Oyl. And just because the idea of a live-action Popeye movie wasn’t weird enough on its own, they decided to make it a musical. Robert Altman’s Popeye can currently be viewed on Hulu with Showtime, and it’s just as weird as you might imagine.


    Illustration by Max Fleishman


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    When Paulie Malignaggi began his pro boxing career in 2001, Facebook was three years away from its introduction. Myspace hadn't been invented either, and not even Friendster existed. No Twitter and no Instagram. Social media occurred only when a bunch of reporters went out for drinks after making deadline.

    If boxers wanted to get noticed by what can be a fickle fanbase, they had to do it the old-fashioned way: they had to win, do so impressively, and on television. It would help if a pugilist had the personality (and skill set) of a Muhammad Ali who could draw fans to arenas because either he was so lovable that they wanted to see him win or because he was so antagonizing that they wanted to see him get blasted.

    Before social media, a fighter like Malignaggi might have had a tougher time getting noticed. He's a two-time world titlist, and his skills as a boxer have always impressed. But Malignaggi doesn't own much knockout power, and for many of his wins, he's had to rely on his defensive abilities and his slickness to grab unanimous decisions. He's got a compelling personality and he could always hype a fight with a little trash talking, but without any kind of social media outlet, Malignaggi might have never become a fighter with a legitimately large following.

    He also might not have his job as a boxing color analyst for CBS, Fox, and Showtime.

    "Now, it does also give the haters a chance to flood your page with garbage. But overall, it's been good." 

    "When Myspace came out, I was already a couple years into my professional career," Malignaggi told the Daily Dot earlier this month after commentating on a nationally televised boxing card for Fox Sports. "Social media has changed so much, and it really helps boxers from a marketing perspective. Fans can get access to athletes a little more than in the past. It used to be that there was no accessibility. 

    "Now, it does also give the haters a chance to flood your page with garbage. But overall, it's been good."

    To illustrate that point, Malignaggi was inundated with at least a dozen selfie requests after the fights were over that night. Presumably, many of those images featuring a smiling Malignaggi with fists posed in a boxing stance ended up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where people who aren't familiar with him were indirectly introduced to him—his reach expanding one upload at a time.

    And maybe, just maybe, if Malignaggi—who has a caree record of 34-7 with seven knockouts—ever fights on national TV again, the audience of casual fans who might remember him because of those selfies might choose to spend their time watching his fists fly. And if he doesn't fight again, a social media following that includes 129,000 fans on Twitter could help him in his post-boxing life.

    "If you can show them you have a strong social media following," he said, "well, that's always going to allow you to pick up sponsors or get more commentating jobs."

    One of the biggest fights of the calendar year takes place Saturday night when Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez—two of the 20 best fighters in the world—wage a battle in the middleweight division.

    Cotto has more than 500,000 Twitter followers and Alvarez has a few thousand more than Cotto, but neither account is very exciting. They'll tweet photos and videos from training camp, which is interesting enough, but they also try to sell fans on subscribing to their YouTube channel or attempt to sell merchandise. There's not much, if any, trash-talking, and following them on Twitter probably isn't a necessity for most casual boxing fans.

    But consider Deontay Wilder, who was the first American to win a heavyweight title in nearly a decade when he beat Bermane Stiverne last January. Wilder is a good quote with a fun personality, and though he claims he tries to stay away from Twitter beefs, that doesn't mean he's always successful in avoiding them.

    Before facing Stiverne, the two engaged a in public war of words, and after naming Stiverne's title belt "Sophia," Wilder began using the hashtag #RoadToSophia and created the @SophiaTheBelt Twitter account.

    But that's minor trash talking compared to what emerges from the fingertips of Tyson Fury, who will face Wladimir Klitschko on Nov. 28 for all three of Klitschko's heavyweight hampionship belts and who's also made it clear he wants a piece of Wilder.

    And after Klitschko had to postpone their bout in September because of an injury, Fury took to Twitter to spew his frustrations.

    That kind of rancor even managed to get Klitschko, as thoughtful a man outside the ring as a boxer can be, to engage in a little Twitter smack talk.

    "[Social media feuding] is good for business," Wilder told the Daily Dot. "People love to see what two men are going to do to each other. The more a person can talk, the more hype the fight will get."

    Wilder even gets the spectators physically involved. After a Twitter user named Charlie Zelenoff threatened Wilder and his daughter via social media, Wilder met him for a real fight that was caught on tape and went viral.

    The brawl was cathartic for Wilder and made plenty of Internet noise, but Wilder also knows a boxer has to be careful.

    "In that particular situation, even though everything went right on my end and made me look like the hero—especially defending against the cyberbullying—that so easily could have gone wrong to me," he said. "I felt like I was doing the right thing, defending myself and my family. But if it goes wrong, that would make me the villain. Sometimes the villain is good, and it could have been a win-win that way, too. But I'm the type of guy who likes to be the good guy."

    That has not been the strategy of Floyd Mayweather, who's retired but who's accumulated a list of 6.5 million Twitter followers and 9.1 million on Instagram—in part, because he posts things like this.

    And, um, this.

    That plays perfectly into Mayweather's persona, as a filthy rich cartoon villain who hangs out all hours of the night with twerking women and throws around $100 bills like he's dumping fun-size candy bars into the Halloween baskets of children. Though he's retired, he's been boxing's biggest star for the past decade, even if millions of people have bought his pay-per-views just hoping he would lose.

    "Social media can be helpful to a boxer to a certain point," former super middleweight title contender Librado Andrade told the Daily Dot. "But with Facebook and Twitter, you have to be mature about it. Some people are terrible at it, and it turns people off."

    Instead, boxers like Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, a former titlist who's fighting Danny Jacobs next month for his middleweight belt, have a strategy when it comes to social media. For Quillin, it's about staying true to his personality, because he doesn't only see himself as a boxer. He sees himself as a figure the public wants to know.

    "We're living in that time right now where social media is the new TV," Quillin told the Daily Dot on a recent teleconference. "That puts you out there a little bit more. You've got some guys who put themselves out there in a negative way, and if you go follow me on social media you see that I put out positive things. I want people to feel more fulfilled and inspired by my story and also who I am as a person."

    That's why Quillin has been active on Twitter and YouTube and puts out videos like the one below. Sure, it's a Jimmy Kimmel ripoff, but that doesn't mean his fans don't love it.

    And for many fighters, that's the whole point. Forget about beefing with each other; most of that is just fluff anyway. For a large portion of pugilists, the idea of engaging on social media is simply to give their fans (and the paying public, in general) a closer look at their lives outside of the ring.

    For a boxer like Miguel Flores, who's trying to make a name for himself as he's at the beginning of his pro career, gathering as many fans as possible and earning their goodwill is the right approach. He knows building a fan foundation now could be the key to earning millions of dollars per fight later. That couldn't have been the approach of Malignaggi when he started in 2001, but for today's younger fighters, social media is an enormous part of that foundational construction.

    "Nowadays social media is where it's at; it's everything," Flores told the Daily Dot earlier this month after improving his record to 18-0. "I try to follow back. I try to write back. I just want to interact. If they ask for a shirt, I try to get them a shirt. All I want to do is just please the fans."

    Screengrab via Peter Quillin/YouTube


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    Stoners and geeks, rejoice. Abbi and Ilana are now in a video game.  

    The stars of Comedy Central's Broad City partnered with Xbox for the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and were inserted into the role of Lara Croft. It's an epic quest, one that requires courage, stamina, and strength. 

    But since this is Broad City, they eventually come back to the reality of New York City, which includes creepy dudes. 

    Season 3 of Broad City returns on Feb. 17. 

    Screengrab via Comedy Central/YouTube 


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    This may come as a surprise to many music fans, but, as any musician who has spent weeks driving around the country in a smelly van will tell you, being a rock star is a job like any other. Sure, an investment advisor for a credit union stage-dives slightly less than the lead singer for a punk band, but paying the bills is still paying the bills.

    That tension is something singer-songwriter Walter Matin explores in the inventively unorthodox way he released the single for his upcoming album. Martin, who spent over a decade as a multi-instrumentalist for the whiskey-soaked yet heartfelt New York indie rockers the Walkmen, dropped his newest track on LinkedIn.

    The button-down social network for try-hards hoping to network their way into a dream job isn't exactly the first place people go to discover new tunes, but Martin's release strategy makes perfect sense. Entitled “Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich,” the song recounts a list of crappy jobs Martin had before becoming a professional musician—ranging from pizza delivery guy to art museum switchboard operator.

    Told in chronological order, the song's lyrics are listed as job descriptions in the “Experience” section of Martin's LinkedIn page.

    “Freshman in college I was delivering pizza/But to deliver one pie was a half an hour round trip/And college kids, man, they don't tip,” Martin writes of the delivery gig he had for a few months in the mid-1990s. “So I quit, and it was their loss/'Cause I was the only driver not stealing from the boss and siphoning gas from students' cars." 

    Martin also uploaded the video to YouTube:

    The 13 years Martin spent in the Walkmen, who broke up in 2013 after seven albums, is listed under education rather then experience because, while while being a rock star may still be a job, it's pretty fun work if you can get it.

    Martin's upcoming album is slated for a January release.

    H/T A.V. Club | Photo by Ethan Prater/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)


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    If Krysten Ritter is having her moment, it’s about damn time.

    The star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones has long filled a niche playing the quirky best friend in C-grade romantic comedies. But the problem is that she’s not a Judy Greer or Joan Cusack type: If this were the 1940s, the loose-limbed former model would be a slightly edgier counterpart to Carole Lombard—deadpan and dark where Lombard was effervescent and light. Had Ritter been born just 10 or 15 years earlier, she could have been a Tim Burton muse during the director’s late-‘80s heyday; in fact, the actress looks so much like a Burton character that he cast her in his most recent effort, the so-so Margaret Keane biopic Big Eyes. She has always seemed like she could be the next big thing—if anyone could figure out what to do with her.

    Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the studio’s second Netflix adaptation, makes the best use of Ritter’s complex and contradictory gifts yet, playing a superhero-turned-detective in the well-reviewed neo-noir effort. The Daily Dot’s Gavia Baker-Whitelaw calledJessica Jones a “thoughtful and gripping psychological thriller,” and why Ritter works in the role is perhaps the very reason she’s had such a hard time breaking out. What gives her anti-superhero a hypnotic pull is Ritter’s own off-kilter presence—one that’s hard to pin down. When Jessica Jones claims in episode 2 that she can prove Kilgrave exists because she’s “resourceful,” you know she means it. It seems like Ritter is capable of anything.

    After all, she has spent years proving it. Since her screen debut in 2001, she’s enjoyed a strange and diverse lineup of roles. Her very first was a walk-on in the forgettable Ashley Judd vehicle Someone Like You. Ritter would then follow that with another background role two years later in the ‘60s coming-of-age drama Mona Lisa Smile—starring Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Julia Roberts—and a handful of small parts in soap operas (One Life to Live) and short-lived TV shows (Whoopi). In 2004, she was cast in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot on the 14th season of Law and Order, as the secretary of a murdered film producer.

    But 2005 gave the young actress (then just 24) her biggest audience yet—in the CW’s great Nancy Drew-meets-Philip Marlowe detective show Veronica Mars. Ritter landed the part of Gia Goodman—whose father, Woody Goodman, owns the local baseball team. But unfortunately, the script gave her little to work with, as was the case when Ritter dropped in on the 7th season of Gilmore Girls. Following a disastrous change in showrunners for the program’s final season, the actress was tasked with a thankless role as Lucy, a college friend Rory meets at an art opening on campus. The friendship was so awkwardly established that Ritter’s character may as well have had air quotes around her; after trying out a love triangle, Gilmore Girls quickly threw “Art Girl” under the bus—all but forgetting she existed.

    Ritter was wasted in these roles (and Gia’s appearance in the Veronica Mars movie was basically a glorified cameo), but it’s her trademark oddball charm that made her screen time memorable. She would perfect this persona during a short stint in the late-2000s rom-com mill. Her first romantic comedy was yet another assistant role; this time, she appeared in 27 Dresses as the humorously named “Gina the Goth Girl,” a wedding receptionist at one of the many ceremonies Katherine Heigl’s character attends. In What Happens in Vegas, Ritter has one scene as Ashton Kutcher’s friend with benefits—who waits for him at the door dressed in a sexy Girl Scout costume. She might be onscreen for two minutes, but as the old saying about character actresses goes, “she’s the best thing in it.”

    Ritter is more explicitly Joan Cusack-esque in the late P.J. Hogan’s Confessions of a Shopaholic, playing the straight man to Isla Fisher’s bugged-out shopping addict. But she’s always proved she was better than just the put-upon best friend: In both this film and 2010’s She’s Outta My League, Ritter gives off a latter-day Clueless effervescence. Were they ever to remake Amy Heckerling’s classic Valley Girl satire, she would be an utterly ideal Cher Horowitz; perhaps that’s why Heckerling would cast Ritter in the underrated Vamps, across from Alicia Silverstone herself. The tongue-in-cheek vampire comedy smartly played off the actress’ almost innate sarcasm. Even when Ritter’s being completely genuine, there’s an ironic undercurrent to her delivery that gives it bite.

    If Ritter always suggested she could do more if given great material, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 proved it. The oddball comedy was a troubled casualty of ABC mismarketing, saddled with a terrible title while constantly switching nights. The show, starring Ritter and The Good Wife’s Dreama Walker as a pair of mismatched roommates living in New York City, got a surprise season 2 pickup before being burned off altogether by network execs, who dumped the show’s last few episodes online. A similar fate befell ABC’s Happy Endings, another smart comedy tortured to death by its own network.

    Don’t Trust the B---- joins a long list of gone-too-soon cult comedies—like Bryan Fuller’s Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me, Better Off Ted, and likely the CW’s poorly advertised Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. But it’s worth rediscovering for how wonderfully, unbelievably funny Ritter is in it. The half-hour sitcom was intended as a comeback vehicle for James Van Der Beek, who plays a caricature of himself (a la William Shatner). “The Beek” more than holds his own, but it’s Ritter who steals every scene she’s in as Chloe, a unscrupulous socialite who may or may not have a heart of gold—but, like, probably not.

    From American Dad and Fresh Off the Boat’s Nahnatchka Khan, Ritter is perfect for Khan’s blend of the pitch black and the downright demented. Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an ideal antidote to the fantasy New York of 2 Broke Girls, in which struggling Brooklyn roommates can still have a pony in their backyard. Chloe and June (Walker) have an unbelievably large Manhattan two-bedroom, but their New York is one in which people are forced to do anything to get by. In the pilot, Chloe attempts to scam June out of her rent money and sells drugs out of her grandmother’s Ottoman. In a later episode, Chloe secretly films videos of herself and her roommate making jam for a niche fetish site—with the help of the pervert who lives next door.

    Modern screwball is difficult to pull off, but Ritter makes it look effortless. However, more dramatic roles have given her the chance to explore what’s underneath that fizzy comic persona. In the acclaimed indie Listen Up Philip, Ritter plays the hapless daughter of an emotionally abusive writer (Jonathan Pryce), but she’s perhaps best known for her work on Breaking Bad. Ritter was introduced in season 2 as Jane Margolis, the landlord and later girlfriend of Jesse Pinkman. While she’s a recovering drug addict and a potential trigger for Jesse’s meth habit, Jane also acts as a moral thermostat for the show, and Ritter’s wounded tenderness suggests deep reservoirs of her own pain.

    When Jesse begins to spiral into drug addiction—after his friend, Combo, is killed by a rival gang—Jane signals Walter White’s official breaking point and descent into darkness. After Jesse gets her hooked, Jane becomes his worst enabler. Walt (played by three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) is, thus, forced to make a choice between her life and his business, as Jesse’s meth problem threatens the future of their drug operation. In what might be the show’s most harrowing and heartbreaking scene, Walt breaks into their apartment to find that the couple have overdosed and sees Jane choking on her own vomit. He decides to let her die. In many ways, this is the moment Walt became Heisenberg—his own doppelganger.

    But since Don’t Trust the B---- and Breaking Bad, the offbeat actress has continued to struggle for both acclaim and recognition (unless you count a Teen Choice Award nod). While there have always been ingenues who don't neatly fit into a box, Ritter remains one of Hollywood’s most fascinating contradictions: The second coming of Parker Posey, she’s dismissed as too classically pretty to be the best friend and too eccentric to be a cookie-cutter lead. But Posey, a ‘90s staple and Christopher Guest favorite, continued to shine in small indie projects and supporting roles in studio films throughout her career (Josie and the Pussycats, You’ve Got Mail). Posey is rarely the star, but she’s always the reason you keep watching.

    Playing a deranged socialite might have proved Ritter has some of the Party Girl’s DNA in her, but Ritter seems to be taking a page out of her Marvel character’s playbook by forging her own unique path. If she has promised that Jessica Jones will be like nothing else on TV, there’s a reason for that: For 12 years, there’s been nothing else like Ritter anywhere. And it’s time for Hollywood’s almost “It Girl” to finally get her due.

    Photo by Myles Aronowitz/Netflix 


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    The film Toy Story turns 20 on Sunday, and if that isn't enough to make you feel old, here's another fun fact: Andy Davis, the 6-year-old boy whose affections inspire a rivalry between Woody and Buzz Lightyear, would be a seasoned 26 years old if he existed in real life. 

    But rest assured, even if you're too old for astronaut action figures or cowboy dolls, you can still live like one. Airbnb is filled with real-life versions of toy-sized abodes, allowing full-grown adults to live like their beloved toys from childhood, at least for a night or two. 

    1) Woody

    Location: Morongo Valley, California

    Price per night: $137

    Just on the western edge of California's Mojave Desert, you and your stead can stay in a ranch that Woody would have been proud to call home. Have a drink at the cowboy saloon, soak in your room's clawfoot tub, or do some stargazing. Reviewers rave about the "tequila that flows like water" and that rare experience of sleeping under a tin roof during a desert thunderstorm. 

    2) Slinky the Dog

    Location: Cottonwood, Idaho

    Price per night: $98

    Being in the dog house doesn't have to be a bad thing if you're staying at the Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho's panhandle. The canine theme doesn't end when you go inside: Each room is filled with a variety of different dog tchotchkes, you can play a round of "Beagle-opoly," or browse their collection of dog literature. The inn's owners use a chainsaw to create wooden canine figures you can bring home. Said one reviewer, "It was a neat experience to spend the night in the belly of a giant dog."

    3) Little Bo Peep

    Location: Shirley Basin, Wyoming

    Price per night: $100 

    Stay in a restored sheep wagon used by the owner's family during the 1920s. Located on an actual farm, guests will spend the night near a variety of different livestock, including (of course) sheep. Take pictures of the giant haystacks, cook a meal in your cast-iron stove, or go for a dip in the nearby lake. 

    4) Buzz Lightyear

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Price per night: $88

    Buzz would have felt very much at home in these spaceship-inspired digs, located in the heart of one of the world's most ancient cities. With the mostly white decor, the see-through ceilings, and futuristic architecture, it'll feel like spending a night in a swank version of the International Space Station. Watch Star Warsin Italian on your room's plasma television. 

    5) Barbie

    Location: Essex, United Kingdom

    Price per night: $196 per night

    Spending a night in Barbie's dream house is possible in Essex. This lavish, bubblegum-colored estate sleeps up to 16 people, and includes an entirely pink-hued master suite with a king-sized bed. Since this is Barbie we're talking about, the property also includes a jacuzzi, a disco ball, a full-equipped kitchen, and a photography studio. One reviewer said it was like "stepping into a Salvador Dali painting."


    6) Army Men

    Location: Hovdinge, Sweden

    Price per night: $142

    Bunk up in a military-style underground bunker like one of the Army Men figurines from Toy Story.  The location has 20 beds in total. The accommodations may look bare-bones at first glance, but that will change once you realize the property includes a Moroccan kasbah and a pub. 

    7) Trixie

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia 

    Price per night: $350

    Trixie, the neurotic green dinosaur in Toy Story, would love the return to a simpler, more prehistoric time. This secluded treehouse will take you straight back to the Jurassic Age. Reviewers talk about feeling like a million miles away from civilization, rather than in the middle of Atlanta. 

    Photo by Dog Bark Park Inn/Airbnb


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    Playing the drums isn't easy. That's why the latest iteration of the popular video game Rock Band allows virtual drummers to disable the kick drum pedal—because making your hands and feet do different things at the same time is something that a lot of people find too difficult.

    Senri Kawaguchi, on the other hand, doesn't have that problem. A 18-year-old girl from Nagoya, Japan, Kawaguchi is an absolute monster behind the kit, as evidenced by this recent viral video showing her delivering a blistering drum solo in honor of Japan's national soccer team's World Cup qualification efforts.

    Drumming since the age of five, Kawaguchi has been called one of the best drummers in Japan, if not the world. She has released a number of albums, including a prog-jazz record entitled Buena Vistalast year.

    Videos of Kawaguchi's impressive drumming frequently attract international attention. Here are some other clips showing Kawaguchi's awesome drumming skills.

    H/T Nerdist | Screengrab via Senri Kawaguchi/YouTube

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    With less than a month until Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams treated fans by releasing some of the film’s screen tests, proving just how difficult it must’ve been to cast it.

    Back in the ’90s, Saturday Night Live made a reel of fake Star Wars auditions featuring the likes of Christopher Walken, Jack Lemmon, Burt Reynolds, Barbra Streisand, and other celebrities (played by Kevin Spacey and SNL cast members) badly auditioning for the film. The updated version of this sketch, with the backdrop of The Force Awakens, works much the same way—with a few surprises.

    This time you have a mix of SNL cast members portraying the likes of Sofia Vergara, Shaquille O’Neal, and George Lucas while Jon Hamm, Emma Stone, and Michael Bublé play themselves. There are even cameos from The Force Awakens stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Boyega’s just as surprised with the script as we were.

    And we assume that David Beckham is now barred from attending any future Star Wars premieres after his audition.

    Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube


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    Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, remember the ugly truth of the holiday, and—for many people—survive an uncomfortable meal with your racist relatives. But Saturday Night Live demonstrates that there’s something to unite us no matter our viewpoints.

    The table is set, the drinks are flowing, the fuses are short, and the racism, xenophobia, and transphobia are rampant as a dysfunctional family passes around plates of food. But once Adele’s “Hello” starts to play, the faux-fur coats and hair start flowing.

    If anyone can shut down any argument, it’s her.

    Now can we test this out during the next presidential debate?

    Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube


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    This article contains minor spoilers from The Man in the High Castle.

    It has taken a long time for The Man in the High Castle—the classic, Hugo Award-winning novel from Philip K. Dick—to make it to the small screen.

    The book, which told of an alternate history where Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan won World War II, was published in 1962. The TV adaptation of the same name has been in the works since 2010 and changed hands a couple of times before ending up at Amazon Studios. The pilot debuted nearly a year ago as part of Amazon’s pilot season and was the most-watched pilot in Amazon’s history when it was greenlit in February. The 10-episode first season just debuted on Amazon Friday, free for Amazon Prime members to stream.

    The show may be of an older time, but it has never been more relevant.

    I watched the pilot episode of The Man in the High Castle shortly before chatting with showrunner Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) and members of the cast at New York Comic Con. I read Dick’s novel in the month after NYCC and caught the rest of the season over the course of three days, thanks in part to press screeners offered by Amazon Studios. And as much as I tried not to, I couldn’t help but notice the unintentional parallels between this world and ours.

    In the nearly two weeks since the Paris terror attacks, more people have been using World War II comparisons to describe how some U.S. politicians are reacting to the attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis. More than half the country’s governors have refused to take in Syrian refugees while the House of Representatives voted to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees, bringing in comparisons to how Americans felt about Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II (the difference in circumstances aside). The mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, justified the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-American citizens when discussing the Syrian refugee crisis. And Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is open to registering all Muslims in the U.S. in a tracking database, drawing more than a few literal comparisons to Adolf Hitler and an apparent rise of a “new American fascism.”

    In the course of 10 episodes, Spotnitz and his writing staff manage to create a terrifying image of what American fascism would look like, even with a few character stumbles along the way. In that, The Man in the High Castle humanizes the people who do unimaginable things, demonstrates the effects of living in an oppressive government on its downtrodden citizens, and might even put you in the awkward position of hoping that someone doesn’tkill Hitler. It’s a slow burner of a series with an ending that makes it nearly impossible to guess how the writers will move it forward.

    And it’s downright thought-provoking, even if you don’t take the recent political climate into account.

    With an ensemble cast, The Man in the High Castle splits its time between New York in the American Reich, San Francisco as shaped by the Japanese-run Pacific States, and Canon City, Colorado, in the Neutral Zone with a vast range of characters. It takes until the very end of the first episode to find a character who isn’t white or Japanese, in part because that’s the world everyone lives in. The Jews were largely eradicated by the Nazis out east while the Japanese are slightly more tolerant (although Judaism is forbidden), whereas many people of color were forced out into the Neutral Zone.

    The most jarring thing about this show is not just the allusions to the horrific things the Nazis and Japanese have done during the war—and still do now that they’re in charge. At one point, two Nazi officers discuss the atrocities they’ve done during wartime: One expresses disgust while another feels the actions, while terrible, were necessary.

    It’s not even how dejected and resigned everyone is about living in this world. It’s how normal it all is; there are enough similarities and kinship to our own world that The Man in the High Castle’s reality almost feels like ours, but there’s just something off about it.

    Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) is the audience’s way into the show as a woman who’s mostly content with her life until her sister is killed for owning a film containing newsreels showing a reality in which the U.S. won the war. She takes her place in the Resistance and meets Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a Nazi secret agent who’s constantly switching sides. Her boyfriend, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans), wants nothing to do with it but is forced into the fray after being questioned by the Kempeitai (led by Joel de la Fuente) and the death of close family members—which demonstrates the ruthlessness of the government while possibly being an instance of a character being killed strictly to motivate the male character.

    Meanwhile, as Germany and Japan are engaged in a Cold War of their own, people within try to prevent World War III from happening—a war which Germany would most certainly win. Japanese Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) works with a Nazi official posing as a Swedish businessman to even the odds while Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) tries to stop the Resistance as he juggles family, trying to find the mole in his office, and the possible breaking point in his unwavering loyalty to the Reich. 

    The show starts to pick up after Juliana and Joe leave Canon City, with the action fully kicking in around episode 6, and you’ll likely find yourself more interested in some characters’ stories than others; Tagomi is a particular highlight largely due to Tagawa’s performance. But the world and circumstances these characters live in are telling just as much of a compelling story as they are.

    In order to obtain or preserve the world they want to live in, everyone has to make sacrifices. And where does that leave them? In a world where nobody really wins, and even those in power are on the edge of losing it all. But given that future seasons (which have yet to be confirmed by Amazon) will likely be inspired by themes from The Man in the High Castle as opposed to being a straight adaptation, it’ll be fascinating to see just how far the show takes it.

    Screengrab via Amazon Studios


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    Star Wars fever reached the stage at Sunday's American Music Awards, with an a cappella tribute from Pentatonix that brought down the house.

    Harrison Ford was on-hand for the introduction before Pentatonix launched straight into a tribute with nothing more than clips from the first six Star Wars films and The Force Awakens behind them. They were dressed for the occasion, too, with nods to Princess Leia’s hair and the cloak of a Sith Lord as they harmonized on “The Imperial March” and “Binary Sunset.”

    And once the full orchestra joined them to play more of those iconic Star Wars themes we grew up with, there was nothing to stop us from feeling like kids again.

    Screengrab via ptxnewsandstuff/YouTube


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    Once upon a time, Arnie Niekamp was sucked into a portal behind a Burger King in Chicago and ended up in a mysterious world called Foon. As he explains in the opening of each episode of Hello From the Magic Tavern, he can still podcast from this strange alternate universe, and after a couple episodes, you’ll be sucked in too.

    Niekamp is joined by shape-shifting badger Chunt (Adal Rifai) and quest-obsessed wizard Usidore (Matt Young), who announces his full name during every episode, plus a rotating cast of characters who inhabit Foon and, more specifically, the local “magic tavern,” the Vermilion Minotaur. In Foon, seasons include one called “blunder,” goblins have very active sex lives, hunger ghosts roam for eternity looking for scraps, and having two buttholes is not uncommon. There are some Earth-like similarities, though: Wedding planners exist, as do funerals.

    Oh, and the show is entirely improvised.

    For a podcast this layered, the connective tissue has to be strong, or else it’s going to be a mess. HFTMT succeeds in large part due to the improvisational talents of Niekamp, Rifai, and Young, who have been performing together in Chicago for more than a decade. Sure, they step on one another’s toes from time to time, but they also know each other’s strengths and weaknesses—when to save and when to step back. Niekamp had done podcasts before HFTMT with Chicago followings, but nothing really stuck.

    “It sort of seems like to get any kind of attention these days, you have to do something sort of high-concept or a little more niche,” he told the Daily Dot. “At the same time, I love high-concept stuff and I love storytelling and basically I just pitched the idea to Matt and Adal. … I wanted to [make] what I love about podcasts, which is a laid-back chat show, and introduce a really weird story.”

    Podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale and Limetown point to the success of a high-concept, alternate-reality-building approach. Though improv is its foundation, HFTMT wasn’t a stage show first; it was designed to exist as a podcast. Niekamp says they did a couple “test episodes” to ensure they would be able to pull it off, which ended up as HFTMT’s first two episodes.

    Much like The Best Show’s Tom Scharpling, Niekamp’s role is to keep order among the chaos and character-building, to be the curious-yet-cautious guide to Foon. Rifai and Young are part of the main cast, but each week sees other Chicago improv performers stepping into the rift to embody a resident: Krom the Barbarian, Spintax the Green, Spurt the Elder, and Pimbly Nimblebottom, to name just a few.

    “My role is to sort of be the ringleader, to keep things in order,” Niekamp said. “I’m sort of the audience surrogate, and so my job is to try to have as honest of a reaction as I can to everything that’s happening.” Niekamp adds that they’re often “juggling several different [improv] games at the same time, so usually the main game is that I’m trying to keep order and they’re trying to invent a lot of crazy stuff.

    “Within that, I try to find the little things for myself to do, to make my character less of just a straight interviewer. My quote-unquote ‘character’ has his own quirks; he’s a little too obsessed with the podcast, beyond reason. Like, why would someone in this magical world really be that invested in doing a podcast?”

    The fans, however, have become very invested. Hello From the Magic Tavern debuted in March, and since then a strong fandom has sprung up around the show, especially on Reddit and Tumblr. Niekamp relates that if they contradict or repeat themselves in a storyline, they’ll get emails about it, at the very real email address magictavern@puppies.supplies, which has become a recurring bit on the show. They often have to consult the fan-made Wiki page to remember certain references, and both Chunt and Usidore have their own Twitter accounts, even though Twitter ostensibly doesn’t exist in Foon. 

    “I love the idea of the audience really being able to participate in the show,” Niekamp said. “And ask questions and suggest things that fundamentally become a part of the world of the show. That just seems like a kind of natural outgrowth of the improv we’re trying to do.”

    More than 37 episodes in, HFTMT has developed a fanbase that returns every week, but Niekamp says they’ve resisted—at least for now—the idea of having “seasons.”

    “One of the things I love about podcasts is they’re just kind of always there for you every week,” he said. “And I also worry that when you take time off, what percentage of your audience do you lose? Also, I sort of love the purporting-to-be-real quality, even though it says it’s not real.

    “We try to find ways to have the show bleed into the real world. Someone wrote a Yelp review of the Burger King we mention in the show, with a lot of references to Foon, and I think that’s hilarious. …[It’s] giving you at least a small percentage of an open door to thinking, ‘You know, this could be real. This is happening in real time.’”

    Illustration by Max Fleishman 


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    He may have an Oscar to his name, but Eddie Redmayne can now add “YouTube collaborator” to his long list of accomplishments.

    Redmayne took to YouTube as part of the promotion for his upcoming film The Danish Girl, in which he plays Lili Elbe, one of the first known participants in a sex reassignment surgery. He joined Raymond Braun, a former Google employee who’s become an LGBT YouTuber in his own right, documenting LGBT issues on the platform.

    Redmayne previously cited transgender coming-out stories on YouTube as part of his inspiration for the role, including transgender Harry Potter activist Jackson Bird. It’s an additional level of connection, as Redmayne is also slated to join the Potter universe as the lead in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne further clarified in this collab that he’d found Bird during preparation for the Potter project and took the inspiration to The Danish Girl.

    Braun also collaborated with other people from The Danish Girl, including director Tom Hooper and co-star Alicia Vikander. Braun points out that many of his viewers are young, and what would Redmayne offer to those of them who feel alone and like they don’t fit in.

    “I think the notion of fitting in is so annoying,” said Redmayne. “Don't fit in; be yourself. Be different.”

    “I would say take Lili’s lead,” he continued. “Have the courage to try. You’ve only got one shot at life.”

    Screengrab via Raymon Braun/YouTube


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    Fans are definitely not blue over a new slate of tour dates from YouTube favorite Troye Sivan, who will visit the U.S. and Canada in support of his first full-length album, Blue Neighbourhood, in 2016.

    The 20-year-old Australian kicks off his tour Feb. 3 in Vancouver and hits 20 cities, with double shows in locations like Los Angeles and New York. Sivan recently played to a sold-out tour for EP Wild. Midway through the international jaunt, Sivan postponed dates in Australia due to sinusitis and acute laryngitis, and so far his 2016 touring plans are only in North America. Sivan also released a lyric and performance video to his latest single, “Youth,” in conjunction with the tour dates.


    Fans who pre-order Blue Neighbourhood have priority access to tickets starting Nov. 25-26. General on sale has not been announced.

    Blue Neighbourhood hits retailers on Dec. 4, but Sivan has been teasing fans with clips from the album and visuals on his YouTube channel since the beginning of November. Most recently he’s revealed some childhood images to accompany the song “Youth” and stories about his coming out as LGBT for “Heaven,” which features Betty Who.

    Screengrab via Troye Sivan/YouTube


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    Admitting it is the first step: Streaming TV and movies have consumed us.

    With Netflix and Amazon Prime and Hulu and HBO Now all at our fingertips, it can be impossible to keep track of what to watch or when it’s available.

    Here’s the update for what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime and Hulu in the coming month. (Note: You’ll find Netflix’s own coming-soon list over here, as well as our curated picks over here.)

    December

    Amazon

    Dec. 1

    Something's Gotta Give

    Bedazzled

    Hoffa

    River of No Return

    Monkey Business

    The Details

    Dec. 9

    Meet Me in Montenegro

    Dec. 11

    Transparent (season 2)

    Dec. 12

    Interstellar

    Tumble Leaf (season 2)

    Dec. 15

    Cutie and the Boxer

    Dec. 19

    Selma

    Dec. 26

    The Gambler (2014)

    Dec. 27

    Pusher

    Stick Man

    Dec. 30

    Black Beauty (1994)

    Curly Sue

    Free Willy

    Mozart in the Jungle (season 2)

    Hulu

    Dec. 1

    Superstore (episodes 1-3)

    Hunter x Hunter: (season 1a)

    11 Blocks *

    A Game of Honor *

    A Very Wompkee Christmas 

    After Words *

    Alone for Christmas *

    Amigo Undead *

    Anarchy Parlor *

    Animals *

    Apocalypse Now

    Black Mama, White Mama 

    Black Rain 

    Blacula

    Blow Out 

    Bravetown *

    Bringing Out The Dead *

    Charlie Bartlett 

    Chasing Amy *

    Christmas is Here Again 

    Cockneys vs. Zombies *

    David Beckham: Into the Unknown *

    De-Lovely 

    Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang *

    Dr. No

    Echoes of War *

    Friday the 13th 

    Friday the 13th—Part II

    Friday the 13th—Part III

    Friday the 13th—Part IV: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th—Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th—Part VII: The New Blood 

    Friday the 13th—Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    Good Morning, Vietnam *

    Good Will Hunting *

    Growing Up and Other Lies *

    Hammett 

    Helicopter Mom *

    Jessabelle *

    Kiss the Bride 

    Lost Christmas *

    Love Is a Gun 

    Lulu on the Bridge

    My 5 Wives *

    Nightlight *

    Nobody’s Fool 

    One From the Heart 

    Paper Planes *

    Pieces of April 

    Popeye

    Santa Claws *

    Scream, Blacula, Scream 

    Six Days Seven Nights *

    Small Town, Saturday Night 

    Step Into Liquid *

    Tetro 

    The Care Bears Movie 

    The Christmas Bunny 

    The Crying Game *

    The Harvest 

    The Hunters *

    The Hybrid *

    The Lance Armstrong Story: Stop at Nothing *

    The Longest Yard

    Tim Tebow: On a Mission

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    Vampire in Brooklyn

    Wish You Well *

    Young Sherlock Holmes 

    Dec. 2

    Rocket Jump: The Show premiere

    A Fistful of Dynamite

    Dec. 4

    The Wiz Live!

    Selector Infected WIXOSS (season 1)

    La Promesa (season 1)

    The Who Live in Hyde Park *

    Dec. 5

    Scott & Bailey (season 4)

    New Tricks (season 11)

    Dec. 7

    Man Seeking Woman (season 1)

    The Millionaire Matchmaker (season 8)

    Dec. 8

    Telenovela: (episodes 1-3) 

    Stolen *

    Dec. 9

    Killing Season *

    Dec. 10

    The Angel’s Share

    Daft Punk Unchained *

    Dec. 11

    Michael Buble’s Christmas Special

    Free! (season 2, dubbed)

    Jermaine Fowler: Give ’em Hell Kid *

    Dec. 12

    Interstellar

    Spring Breakers *

    What If *

    Dec. 13

    Listen to Me Marlon *

    Dec. 14

    Vampire Academy *

    Dec. 15

    Drunk History (season 3 finale)

    Dec. 16

    The Voice: (season 9 finale)

    Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest 

    Dec. 17

    The 6th Day *

    The Mirror Has Two Faces *

    Dec. 18

    Deutschland 83 (season 1)

    The Seven Five *

    Welcome to New York *

    Dec. 19

    Selma

    Dec. 23

    Boulevard *

    Dec. 24

    Una Noche 

    Dec. 26

    CSI (series finale)

    The Gambler

    Dec. 27

    The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs *

    Dec. 28

    Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (season 2 finale)

    Dec. 29

    Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports

    Dec. 30

    Moonbeam City (season 1 finale)

    The Only Way is Essex (season 16)

    Dec. 31

    Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 2 finale)

    Wild Card

    Dean Smith *

    HOOPS U *

    Iverson *

    November

    Hulu is now available with a commercial-free option. Here's what is coming to Hulu for November:

    Available Nov. 1

    Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    From Russia With Love (1963)

    Goldfinger (1964)

    License to Kill (1989)

    Live and Let Die (1973)

    The Living Daylights (1987)

    Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

    Moonraker (1979)

    Never Say Never Again (1983)

    Octopussy (1983)

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

    Thunderball (1965)

    A View to a Kill (1985)

    Adventures In Babysitting (1987) (*Showtime)

    Another Stakeout (1993) (*Showtime)

    Apartment Troubles (2014) (*Showtime)

    Arachnophobia (1990) (*Showtime)

    Beloved (1998) (*Showtime)

    Celtic Pride (1996) (*Showtime)

    Cocktail (1988) (*Showtime)

    Cool Runnings (1993) (*Showtime)

    Crazy/Beautiful (2001) (*Showtime)

    Dangerous Minds (1995) (*Showtime)

    Delivery Man (2013) (*Showtime)

    Dick Tracy (1990) (*Showtime)

    Evita (1996) (*Showtime)

    Exists (2014) (*Showtime)

    Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) (*Showtime)

    Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989) (*Showtime)

    Judge Dredd (1995) (*Showtime)

    Keeping Up With The Steins (2006) (*Showtime)

    Let Us Prey (2014) (*Showtime)

    Mighty Joe Young (1998) (*Showtime)

    Mindhunters (2004) (*Showtime)

    Need For Speed (2014) (*Showtime)

    The Other End of the Line (2008) (*Showtime)

    Out of Sight (1998) (*Showtime)

    Play It to the Bone (1999) (*Showtime)

    Rushmore (1998) (*Showtime)

    Ruthless People (1986) (*Showtime)

    Scar Tissue (2013) (*Showtime)

    Stakeout (1987) (*Showtime)

    Superstar (1999) (*Showtime)

    The Fifth Estate (2013) (*Showtime)

    The Heavy (2010) (*Showtime)

    The Honeymooners (2005) (*Showtime)

    The Jackal (1997) (*Showtime)

    The Joneses (2009) (*Showtime)

    Three Men And A Baby (1987) (*Showtime)

    Turner & Hooch (1989) (*Showtime)

    Waterworld (1995) (*Showtime)

    What About Bob? (1991) (*Showtime)

    Wooly Boys (2001) (*Showtime)

    Zoolander (2001) (*Showtime)

    Furthest From the Wild (2014)

    Gold (2014)

    Available Nov. 2

    Pound of Flesh (2015) (*Showtime)

    Around the World in 80 Days (2004) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 3

    Ink Master: Season 6 Finale (Spike)

    Tattoo Nightmares: Season 3 Finale (Spike)

    Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)

    Safelight (2015) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 4

    The Westbrooks: Series Premiere (BET)

    Calendar Girls (2003) (*Showtime)

    Rampart (2011) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 5

    Miss Representation (2011)

    Silent Grace (2001)

    The Truth (2010)

    Sand Sharks (2011)

    11 Blocks (2015)

    Boston Kickout (1995)

    Abuse of Weakness (2013)

    Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

    Bicycling with Moliere (2013)

    Big in Japan (2014)

    Cupcakes (2013)

    Futuro Beach (2014)

    Lilting (2014)

    Love is the Devil (1998)

    Paris-Manhattan (2012)

    Rufuge (2012)

    Set Fire to the Stars (2014)

    The Amazing Catfish (2013)

    The Empty Hours (2013)

    The Missing Picture (2013)

    Troy’s Story (2005)

    Jesse James Presents: Off Road Racing Around the World (2011)

    Pirate for the Sea (2008)

    The Reef 2: High Tide (2009)

    Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)

    Poltergeist of Borely Forest (2013)

    Run, Hide, Die (2012)

    Hellbound? (2012)

    David and Goliath (2015)

    Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)

    Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)

    Dislecksia: The Movie (2012)

    Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (2014)

    Icon (2005)

    My Santa, My Dad (1998)

    Way Out West (1937)

    Addicted (2002)

    The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

    The Fighter’s Ballad (2010)

    Misfits (2015)

    The Disappeared (2012)

    The Little Things (2010)

    Breach (2007)

    The Dark Side (2015)

    Pretty Rosebud (2014)

    Shadows on the Wall (2015)

    A Journey into the Holocaust (2014)

    Get a Job (2011)

    The Ballad of Shovels and Rope (2014)

    Chasing Ghosts (2015)

    My Dad’s a Soccer Mom (2014)

    The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding (2007)

    Saving Westbrook High (2013)

    So Undercover (2012)

    Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)

    Scorpions (2015)

    Bernie (2011) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 6

    My Dad is Scrooge (2014)

    Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? (2015) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 7

    Masterchef Junior:Season 4 Premiere  

    World’s Funniest: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

    The Salvation (2014) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 8

    Prophet’s Prey (2014) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 10

    The Awesomes: Season 3 Finale (Hulu Original)

    Sweat Inc.: Series Premiere (Spike)

    Available Nov. 12

    Vikings: Complete Season 3

    Available Nov. 13

    The Secret of the Nutcracker (2007)

    What If (2010) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 14

    Listen to Me Marlon (2015) (*Showtime)

    Play it Forward (2015) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 16

    Black Ink Crew Chicago: Series Premiere (VH1)

    Steven Universe: Season 1 – New Episodes (Cartoon Network)

    5 to 7 (2014) (*Showtime)

    Available Nov. 18

    Chicago Med: Series Premiere (NBC)

    Available Nov. 20

    Sailor Moon Crystal: Season 1 Premiere (English dubbed)

    Naughty and Nice (2014)

    Available Nov. 26

    I Love Kellie Pickler: Series Premiere (CMT)

    Available Nov. 27

    Tokyo Ghoul: Complete Season 1 (English dubbed)

    12 Dog Days Till Christmas (2014)

    Available Nov. 28

    Spymasters – CIA in the Crosshairs (2015) (*Showtime)

    October 

    Amazon

    Oct. 1

    The Other Son

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

    Someone Like You

    John Carpenter's Vampires

    Max Dugan Returns

    Nell

    The Impostors

    The Fly

    Light It Up

    March of the Penguins

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    The Secret Garden

    Astro Boy

    Chicago P.D. Season 3

    Jurassic World 

    Oct. 2

    Blacklist Season 3

    Dr. Ken Season 1

    Sleepy Hollow Season 3

    Bones Season 11

    Oct. 5

    Family Takeover Season 1

    Bar Rescue Season 6

    Oct. 6

    American Horror Story: Freak Show 

    Ardor 

    Tremors 5: Bloodline 

    Cartel Land

    Testament of Youth

    Pixels 

    Oct. 7

    Alpha Omega 2

    Alpha Omega 3

    The Flash Season 2

    iZombie Season 2

    Oct. 8

    American Horror Story: Hotel 

    Couples Therapy Season 6

    Arrow Season 4

    Supernatural Season 11

    Oct. 9

    Red Oaks

    Ridiculousness Season 11

    Colony Season 1

    The Vampire Diaries Season 7

    The Originals Season 3

    Final Girls 

    Oct. 10

    Undateable Season 3

    Oct. 12

    The Walking Dead Season 6

    Oct. 13

    Fargo Season 2

    Oct. 14

    Chicago Fire Season 4

    Bark Ranger 

    Oct. 16

    Nathan For You Season 3

    Oct. 17

    Truth Be Told Season 1

    Oct. 19

    Penny Dreadful Season 2

    Oct. 20

    The Vatican Tapes

    Terminator Genisys 

    Oct. 21

    Sweat, Inc. Season 1

    Oct. 22 

    First Kiss Season 1

    Oct. 23

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    While We're Young 

    Oct. 27

    Black Ink Chicago Season 1

    Supergirl Season 1

    Oct. 28

    Curious George Season 9

    Oct. 29

    Tom at the Farm 

    Oct. 30

    Danny Collins 

    Oct. 31

    Grimm Season 6

    Hulu

    Oct. 1

    Chicago P.D.: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)

    Alaska: The Last Frontier: Complete Season 4 (Discovery)

    Cake Boss: Next Great Baker: Complete Seasons 2 - 4 (TLC)

    Deadly Women: Complete Season 8 (ID)

    Fast N’ Loud: Complete Season 6 (Discovery)

    Gator Boys: Complete Season 6 (Animal Planet)

    Hoarding: Buried Alive: Complete Season 8 (TLC)

    How Do They Do It?: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (Science)

    Leah Remini: It’s All Relative: Complete Season 1 (TLC)

    Long Island Medium: Complete Season 7 (TLC)

    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: Complete Season 3 (TLC)

    My Five Wives: Complete Season 1 (TLC)

    My Strange Addiction: Complete Season 5 (TLC)

    MythBusters: Complete Season 16 (Discovery)

    Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Season 12 (TLC)

    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Complete Seasons 5 & 7 (TLC)

    Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best: Complete Season 3 (TLC)

    Street Outlaws: Complete Season 3 (Discovery)

    Tanked: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (Animal Planet)

    Toddlers & Tiaras: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (TLC)

    Who Do You Think You Are?: Complete Season 5 (TLC)

    Yukon Men: Complete Season 4 (Discovery)

    3 Geezers! (2013)

    666: The Beast (2015)

    A Touch of Unseen (2014)

    Addicted (2014)

    All Is Lost (2013)

    Altergeist (2014)

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

    Avenged (2013)

    Bandits (2001) (*Showtime)

    Ben Stiller’s Comedy Roundtable #2 (2013)

    Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound (2014)

    Blair Witch Project, The (1999)

    Blood Simple (1985)

    Blue Chips (1994)

    Cantinflas (2014)

    Carrie (2013)

    Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies (2015)

    Cat's Meow, The (2001) (*Showtime)

    Cesar Chavez (2014)

    Come Out and Play (2013)

    Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said? (2011)

    Dear White People (2014)

    Defiance (2008)

    Demons (2015)

    Devil's Rejects, The (2005) (*Showtime)

    Donovan's Echo (2011) (*Showtime)

    Doomsday Book (2012)

    Dragonheart (1996) (*Showtime)

    Dukale's Dream (2015)

    Expendables 3, The (2014)

    Fightville (2011)

    Fish Tank (2009) (*Showtime)

    Flashdance (1983)

    Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

    Girl Most Likely (2013)

    GLOW (2015)

    Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

    Hard Ride to Hell (2010)

    Harsh Times (2005) (*Showtime)

    Hercules (2014)

    Hooked Up (2013)

    Hugo (2011)

    Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire (2013)

    I Am I (2013)

    I, Frankenstein (2014)

    In A World… (2013)

    Infernal (2015)

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)

    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

    Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny (2014)

    Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All (2013)

    Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy (2015)

    Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)

    Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)

    Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate (2015)

    Joe (2014)

    Justin Beiber: Never Say Never (2011)

    Katy Perry: Prismatic World Tour (2014)

    Kids for Cash (2013)

    La Repetition (2001)

    Labor Day (2013)

    Last Play at Shea (2010)

    Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata (2014)

    Liar’s Autobiography, A: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman (2011)

    Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board (2015)

    Little Jerusalem (2005)

    Love or Whatever (2012)

    Lunarcy! (2012)

    Men, Women & Children (2014)

    Miles To Go (2012)

    Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear (1988)

    Most Wanted Man, A (2014)

    Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

    Nebraska (2013)

    Noah (2014)

    Pain & Gain (2013)

    Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2013)

    Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014)

    P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (2013)

    Please Be Normal (2014)

    Poltergeist of Borley Forest (2013)

    Primal Fear (1996)

    Private Parts (1997)

    Psycho Beach Party (2000)

    Pulp Fiction (1994) (*Showtime)

    Rabbit Hole (2010)

    Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) (*Showtime)

    Riviera (2005)

    Robocop (2014)    

    Run, Hide, Die (2012)

    Russell Brand: Messiah Complex (2014)

    Serendipity (2001) (*Showtime)

    Shelter (2015)

    Skeleton Twins, The (2014)

    Skipped Parts (2000) (*Showtime)

    Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

    Swimming Upstream (2003) (*Showtime)

    Tales from the Hood (1995) (*Showtime)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

    The Breakup Girl (2015)

    The Butterfly Tattoo (2009)

    The Cutting Room (2015)

    The House at the End of Time (2013)

    The Inkwell (1994) (*Showtime)

    The Innkeepers (2011)

    The Last Keepers (2013)

    The Program (2015) (*Showtime)

    The Quitter (2014)

    The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)

    The Story of Luke (2012)

    They Came Together (2014)

    Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013)

    Tony: London Serial Killer (2009) (*Showtime)

    Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

    Vanish (2015)

    Weapons (2007) (*Showtime)

    Who Bombed Judi Bari? (2012)

    William Shatner’s Get a Life (2012)

    Wolf Of Wall Street, The (2013)

    World War Z (2013)

    You're Next (2013)

    Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean (2015)

    Oct. 2

    Bones: Season 11 Premiere (FOX)

    Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

    Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (*Showtime)

    I Am Giant: Victor Cruz (2015) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 4

    Saturday Night Live: Season 41 Premiere (NBC)

    The Good Wife: Complete Season 6 (CBS)

    The Affair: Season 2 Premiere, Episodes 201 & 202 (*Showtime)

    Homeland: Season 5 Premiere (*Showtime)

    Oct. 5

    The Lovers (2015) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 6

    American Horror Story: Freak Show: Complete Season 4 (FX)

    The Eric Andre Show: Complete Season 3 (Adult Swim)

    Oct. 7

    Casual: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

    The Flash: Season 2 Premiere (CW)

    iZombie: Season 2 Premiere (CW)

    Oct. 8

    Arrow: Season 4 Premiere (CW)

    Supernatural: Season 11 Premiere (CW)

    Oct. 9

    The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 Premiere (CW)

    The Originals: Season 3 Premiere (CW)

    Oct. 10

    Undateable: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)

    Reign: Season 3 Premiere (CW)

    Prophet's Prey (2015) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 12

    America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 26 Premiere (ABC)

    Doc McStuffins: Complete Season 2 (Disney Junior)

    Oct. 13

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Series Premiere (CW)

    Jane the Virgin: Season 2 Premiere (CW)

    Oct. 14

    Chicago Fire: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

    The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 Finale (TV Land)

    Oct. 17

    Truth Be Told: Series Premiere (NBC)

    Camp X-Ray (2014) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 18

    Basketball Wives LA: Season 4 Finale (VH1)

    Oct. 23

    Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

    Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 25

    American Dream / American Knightmare (2015) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 28

    Wicked City: Series Premiere (ABC)

    Oct. 30

    Why Horror? (2014) (*Showtime)

    Oct. 31

    Grimm: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

    September

    Amazon

    Sept. 1

    Little Giants

    Maya the Bee

    Private Parts

    Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

    The Blair Witch Project

    Desperately Seeking Susan

    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    Lord of Illusions

    Popeye

    The Crucible (1996)

    The Swan Princess (1994)

    Hannibal Rising (2007)

    Anywhere But Here

    Sept. 3

    Stuart Little

    Sept. 4

    Dear White People

    Hand of God (season 1)

    Sept. 5

    Gabriel

    Extreme Movie

    Deli Man

    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    Sept. 10

    Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

    Sept. 12

    Men, Women & Children

    Sept. 16

    A Smile Like Yours

    Sept. 18

    From Prada to Nada

    Sept. 21

    Halloween (2007)

    Serendipity

    Sept. 30

    Grimm (season 4)

    Hulu

    Sept. 1

    Elementary: Complete Seasons 1 – 3 (CBS)

    The League: Complete Season 6 (FX)

    Lovesick (2014) *

    The Hunters (2013) *

    Tooken (2015) *

    Sept. 2

    Willow Creek (2013) *

    Sept. 3

    Celebrity Wife Swap: Season 4 Finale (ABC)

    Alien Rising (2015)

    All The Wrong Reasons (2014)

    American Ghost Hunter (2015)

    American Made Movie (2013)

    Amigo Undead (2015)

    Antidote (2014)

    Backwater (2013)

    Black Widow (2008)

    Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2014)

    Brush With Danger (2014)

    Buddy Hutchins (2015)

    Camembert Rose (2009)

    Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

    Cut! (2014)

    Demons (1985)

    Digging to China (1997)

    Doppelganger (2003)

    Freebird: The Movie (1996)

    Home Is Where the Heart Is (2014)

    Hunted (2013)

    Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)

    Kane's Kitchen (2015)

    Lord Montagu (2015)

    Love Triangle (2013)

    Muffin Top (2014)

    Mysteries of Angels and Demons (2015)

    Neil Simon's London Suite (1996)

    Nfinity Champions League Volume 2 (2015)

    Please Please Me! (Fais Moi Plaisir) (2009)

    Rhymes with Banana (2012)

    Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) (2014)

    Such Good People (2014)

    Sunflower (2006)

    That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

    The 10 Year Plan (2014)

    The Badger Game (2014)

    The Last Keepers (2013)

    The Whistle Blower (2014)

    Treehouse (2014)

    Vincent (1981)

    Wes Craven Presents Don’t Look Down (1998)

    Zero Tolerance (2014)

    Sept. 4

    Mistresses: Season 3 Finale (ABC)

    Rookie Blue: Season 6 Finale (ABC)

    Ping Pong: The Animation (Dubbed): Complete Season 1

    Soul Eater Not! (Dubbed): Complete Season 1

    Hamatora the Animation (Subtitled): Complete Season 1

    Sept. 5

    St. Vincent (2014) *

    Sept. 8

    The Awesomes: Season 3 Premiere 

    Echoes of War (2015) *

    Sept. 9

    Extreme Weight Loss: Season 5 Finale (ABC)

    Zero Punctuation: Season 9 Premiere (Defy)

    Sept. 11

    Beauty & the Beast: Season 3 Finale (CW)

    BlazBlue: Alter Memory (Dubbed): Complete Season 1

    The World Is Still Beautiful (Subtitled): Complete Season 1

    CrackerJack (2013)

    Sept. 14

    Teen Wolf: Season 5 Finale (MTV)

    La Banda: Series Premiere (Univision)

    A Season with Notre Dame Football: Series Premiere *

    Sept. 15

    The Mindy Project: Season 4 Premiere 

    Dancing with the Stars: Season 21 Premiere (ABC)

    Another Period: Season 1 Finale (Comedy Central)

    Freedom (2014) *

    Sept. 16

    Difficult People: Season 1 Finale

    Why? With Hannibal Buress: Season 1 Finale (Comedy Central)

    Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Series Premiere (NBC)

    Sept. 17

    South Park: Season 19 Premiere (Comedy Central)

    Sept. 18

    Camp X-Ray (2014) *

    Noragami (Dubbed): Complete Season 1

    Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)

    Sept. 20

    Bar Rescue: Season 4 Finale (Spike)

    Sept. 21

    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta: Season 4 Finale (VH1)

    Sept. 22

    Castle: Season 8 Premiere (ABC)

    Gotham: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

    Minority Report: Series Premiere (FOX)

    Scream: Season 1 Finale (MTV)

    The Voice: Season 9 Premiere (NBC)

    Blindspot: Series Premiere (NBC)

    Sept. 23

    Dancing with the Stars: Results: Season 21 Premiere (ABC)

    Fresh off the Boat: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

    The Muppets: Series Premiere (ABC)

    Scream Queens: Series Premiere (FOX)

    Sept. 24

    Black-ish: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

    Modern Family: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

    Nashville: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

    The Goldbergs: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)

    The Middle: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

    Empire: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

    Rosewood: Series Premiere (FOX)

    Law and Order: SVU: Season 17 Premiere (NBC)

    The Mysteries of Laura: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

    A Wicked Offer: Season 1 Finale (CW)

    Lip Sync Battle: Season 1 Finale (Spike)

    Sept. 25

    Grey's Anatomy: Season 12 Premiere (ABC)

    Hot to Get Away with Murder: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

    Scandal: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

    Heroes Reborn: Series Premiere (NBC)

    The Player: Series Premiere (NBC)

    Sept. 26

    Last Man Standing: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

    Shark Tank: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

    Sept. 28

    Blood & Oil: Series Premiere (ABC)

    Once Upon a Time: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

    Quantico: Series Premiere (ABC)

    Bob's Burgers: Season 6 Premiere (FOX)

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

    Family Guy: Season 14 Premiere (FOX)

    The Last Man on Earth: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

    The Simpsons: Season 27 Premiere (FOX)

    Sept. 30

    Beyond the Tank: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

    Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)

    Grandfathered: Series Premiere (FOX)

    The Grinder: Series Premiere (FOX)

    Candidly Nicole: Season 2 Finale (VH1)


    August

    The sweat, the chafing, the heat. Ack. August is the perfect time to settle in with a few of TV’s best curmudgeons. 

    Notable on Amazon Prime in August: All eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be available to stream Aug. 6. And Amazon Instant will let you enjoy the patriarchy-immolating joy of Mad Max: Fury Road from your couch on Aug. 11. 

    Hulu blesses us with the debut of original series Difficult People (Aug. 5), the new comedy starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner; the return of the Hotwives franchise (Aug. 18); and Mr. Mom (Aug. 1).  

    Here’s the rundown of what your eyeballs will be glazing over in the summer’s cruelest month. —Audra Schroeder

    Hulu

    Aug. 1

    8 Heads in a Duffle Bag

    Another Woman 

    A Bridge Too Far 

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex 

    Mr. Mom 

    Aug. 2

    Basketball Wives LA: Season 4 premiere 

    Aug. 4

    Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 premiere 

    Aug. 5

    Difficult People: Series premiere 

    Aug. 6

    Mr. Robinson: Series premiere 

    A Wicked Offer: Series premiere 

    America’s Next Top Model: Season 22 premiere 

    Job or No Job: Series Premiere 

    FÉMININ/FÉMININ: Season 1 

    2Survive 

    52 Tuesdays 

    American Ghost Hunter 

    Angel, Alien and UFO Encounters from Another Dimension 

    Anomaly 

    Another Kind 

    Antiviral 

    Betelnut Beauty 

    Bicycle 

    Blood and High Heels 

    Dangerous Affairs 

    Dark Tarot 

    Eye for an Eye 

    Ferocious Planet 

    Flash Gordon 

    Freedom 

    From Dust 

    Fun Size Horror 

    Hello! How Are You? 

    Iceland Aurora 

    Kandote 

    Ladies of the House 

    Moses: Man of God 

    My Amityville Horror 

    Nero: The Obscure Face of Power 

    Once More With Feeling 

    Peace After Marriage 

    Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies 

    Sharpshooter 

    Still 

    Ten Nights of Dreams 

    The Architect 

    The Big Fix 

    The Mother Grain 

    The Party Is Over 

    The Poseidon Adventure 

    Two Guys 

    Walking Man 

    We Are Young 

    Xtra Credit 

    Aug. 7

    The Next Step: Season 2

    Aug. 8

    Doctor Who: Season 8 

    Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Season 1 

    Aug. 10

    You’re the Worst: Season 1

    Aug. 12

    Catfish: Season 4 finale

    The Next Step Reality: NYC: Series premiere 

    Startup U: Season 2 premiere

    Aug. 13

    Kevin From Work: Series premiere 

    Errors of the Human Body 

    Aug. 14

    Nobunagun: Season 1

    Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!: Season 1 

    Aug. 18

    Hotwives of Las Vegas: Season 2 premiere 

    Aug. 20

    Itakiss: Season 1 

    Aug. 21

    Mr. Pickles: Season 1 

    Gallagher: Totally New

    Hyperdimension Neptunia: Season 1 

    Aug. 25

    Switched at Birth: Season 4 premiere 

    Aug. 27

    Hot Package: Season 2 

    Aug. 28

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 15 

    Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson—Back of the Bus Funny 


    Amazon Prime 

    Aug. 1

    Olympus: Season 1 

    The Patriot

    The Longest Day

    Unforgiven

    Aug. 4 

    Erased 

    Aug. 6 

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Seasons 1-8

    My Best Friend’s Wedding

    In the Line of Fire

    Aug. 7

    A Most Violent Year

    Aug. 12

    Gett: Trial of Viviane Amsalen 

    Aug. 15

    If I Stay 

    Aug. 16

    Misery Loves Comedy 

    Aug. 20

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl 

    Aug. 22

    Timbuktu

    Aug. 23

    Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter 

    Aug. 28

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

    Amazon Instant

    Aug. 1

    The Descendants 

    Aug. 3

    The Killing: Season 4

    Strike Back: Season 3

    The Knick: Season 1

    Aug. 4

    Teen Titans Go!: Season 3

    A La Mala

    Alpha & Omega: Family Vacation

    Little Boy 

    The Casual Vacancy

    Aug. 7

    Dark Places 

    The Runner

    The Amazing World of Gumball: Season 7

    Aug. 10

    Episodes: Season 4

    Aug. 11

    Where Hopes Grows

    Lalaloopsy: Band Together 

    The Hunting Ground

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

    Poltergeist Activity

    72 Hours

    Aug. 14

    Documentary Now!

    Fort Tilden 

    Cop Car

    People, Places, Things

    Aug. 17

    Homeland: Season 4

    Aug. 18

    Vendetta

    Skin Trade

    Kantemir

    The Love Letter

    Aug. 19

    Hack My Life: Season 2

    Aug. 20

    Six Degrees of Everything: Season 1

    Aug. 25

    The Age of Adaline 

    Iris

    Queen & Country

    Aug. 26 

    Public Morals: Season 1

    Aug. 28

    Zipper

    Aug. 31

    House of Cards: Season 3

    * Hulu titles with an asterisk are only available with the additional Showtime premium subscription.

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    HBO has always been known as the home of premium content on TV, and its standalone HBO Now app is no different.

    Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights coming to the streaming service next month.

    December

    Coming Dec. 1

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Annie Hall

    Brokeback Mountain

    Disturbia

    Divergent

    Girlfight

    Home Alone

    Less than Zero

    Mystic Pizza

    Robocop

    Robocop 2

    Robocop 3

    She’s All That

    Soul Plane

    Spaceballs

    Waitress

    Coming Dec. 5

    Get Hard

    Coming Dec. 11

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Coming Dec. 12

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    Coming Dec. 13

    Wish I Was Here

    Coming Dec. 19

    The Longest Ride

    Coming Dec. 21

    A Little Chaos

    Coming Dec. 26

    The Water Diviner

    Leaving Dec. 19

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Leaving Dec. 28

    Her

    Leaving Dec. 31

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    Best in Show

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Draft Day

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Reno 911: Miami

    Staying Alive

    The Devil Wears Prada

    The Faculty

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Good Son

    The Rock

    X-Men

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    November

    Coming Nov. 1

    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    Beneath the Planet of the Apes

    Don’t Say a Word

    Double Jeopardy

    Dreamgirls

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    Field of Dreams

    Good Burger

    Once

    Planet of the Apes

    Ride Along

    Satisfaction

    Scream

    The Last King of Scotland

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    The Waterboy

    Throw Momma from the Train

    Coming Nov. 21

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Coming Nov. 28

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Leaving Nov. 24

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Leaving Nov. 30

    Accepted

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Dances with Wolves

    Godzilla

    Hannibal

    Ice Age: The Meltdown

    Jersey Boys

    Let’s Be Cops

    Miami Vice

    Neighbors

    Rush Hour

    Scooby-Doo

    The Fly

    October

    Coming Oct. 1

    28 Days (2000)

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

    Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

    Bee Movie (2007)

    Blazing Saddles (1974)

    Blood Diamond (2006)

    Brick (2005)

    Burn After Reading (2008)

    Ella Enchanted (2004)

    Happy Feet (2006)

    House on Haunted Hill (1999)

    The Kid (2000)

    License to Drive (1988)

    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

    Like Mike (2002)

    Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)

    Lost in Translation (2003)

    Magnolia (1999)

    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)

    Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

    Rumor Has It (2005)

    The Rock (1996)

    Shrek (2001)

    Trick ‘R Treat (2007)

    Leaving Oct. 31

    A History of Violence (2005)

    A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

    Agent Cody Banks (2003)

    Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

    Gothika (2003)

    Escape from L.A. (1996)

    Jarhead (2005)

    Just Friends (2005)

    Meet the Parents (2000)

    Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

    Queen of the Damned (2002)

    The Lake House (2006)

    The Skeleton Key (2005)

    The Truman Show (1998)

    Uptown Girls (2003)

    X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

    September

    Coming Sept. 1

    Beetlejuice (1998)

    Blades of Glory (2007)

    Blade Runner (1982)

    Bring It On (2000)

    Center Stage (2000)

    The Departed (2006)

    The Faculty (1998)

    The Good Son (1993)

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    Her (2013)

    How Stella Got her Groove Back (1998)

    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    Manhattan (1979)

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Staying Alive (1983)

    Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Titanic (1997)

    V for Vendetta (2005)

    Expiring soon

    Sept. 15

    Inside Man (2006)

    Sept. 24

    Wedding Crashers (2005)

    Sept. 27

    The Counselor (2013)

    Sept. 30

    Best Man Holiday (2013)

    The Break-Up (2006)

    Contact (1997)

    Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

    Girl, Interrupted (1999)

    Idiocracy (2006)

    Moulin Rouge! (2001)

    Pleasantville (1998)

    Save the Last Dance (2001)

    That Awkward Moment (2014)

    The Wedding Planner (2001)

    Working Girl (1998)


    August

    Say hello to cult classics Veronica MarsandSerenity, Oscar nominees Birdman and The Theory of Everything, and more.

    But beware: All good things must come to an end, as fans of Ender’s Game and Eyes Wide Shut will realize when their time on the service comes to an end Aug. 31.

    Coming Soon

    Aug. 1

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Innocence)

    Charlie’s Angels

    Dances with Wolves

    A Fish Called Wanda

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    John Tucker Must Die

    Meet the Parents

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    Serenity

    Veronica Mars

    Aug. 4

    Back on Board: Greg Louganis

    Ramona (short) (en Español)

    Aug. 7

    Manos Sucias (en Español)

    Aug. 8

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Aug. 12

    Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans

    Aug. 14

    Bomba (en Español)

    Aug. 15

    The Theory of Everything

    Aug. 16

    Show Me a Hero: Part 1 & Part 2

    Aug. 22

    Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl, Interrupted

    Dumb and Dumber To

    Aug. 23

    Show Me a Hero: Part 3 & Part 4

    Aug. 29

    Kill the Messenger

    Aug. 30

    Show Me a Hero: Part 5 & Part 6 (8/30)

    Leaving Aug. 31

    Broken Arrow

    Ender’s Game

    Enemy of the State

    Enough Said

    Eyes Wide Shut

    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    The Other Woman

    The Wolverine

    Illustration by Max Fleishman


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    With a little ingenuity and a lot of time on your hands, you can find almost anything on YouTube—from avant-garde cat videos to women whispering in Spanish while holding a variety of household goods.

    But fortunately for movie lovers, you don’t have to look quite as hard to check out the platform’s amazing array of options in the public domain. When a movie’s license expires or the work ceases to be owned by a corporation or a private individual, it’s essentially a public good and is freely distributable. Thus, while you can always briefly find studio classics like All About Eve, The Palm Beach Story, or Rebecca on the site, posters are often breaking copyright laws to do so, and the films are likely to be removed as quickly as they went up.

    Luckily though, you don’t have to commit a crime to watch good movies for free—and maybe get a bit of a film history lesson in the process. All you need to know is what to watch and where to watch it.

    1) Carnival of Souls

    James Wan’s 2011 horror sleeper hit Insidious was famously inspired by this low-budget effort from prolific short-film director Herk Harvey. Filmed for just $20,000, Carnival of Souls has proven a major influence on directors George Romero and David Lynch, who seemed to draw on the film for his hypnotic 1997 effort, Lost Highway. The film—about a woman who finds herself haunted by an inescapable evil following a tragic car accident—is odd and hard to pin down, but that’s precisely part of its ineffable appeal. Its surreal atmospheric pleasures should be catnip for fans of better-known movies from the period—like Samuel Fuller’s Shock Corridor or Kiss Me Deadly (another Lynch favorite).

    2) Detour

    While the low-budget film noir was well-reviewed upon its 1945 release, Detour has only grown in critical acclaim in the years since. Filmed in just six days, it’s hard to believe that this dark tale of blackmail gone wrong survived the harsh censorship of the Hays Code era. Playing a particularly devilish femme fatale, Ann Savage (much later seen in Guy Maddin’s masterful My Winnipeg) became a cult icon. Savage’s Vera hitches a ride with Al (Tom Neal), whom she comes to believe has murdered a bookie. And in the grand tradition of film noir, she plans to use that to take everything—or almost—everything he’s got. As Vera would put it, “I don't wanna be a hog!”

    3) The General

    Like many future landmarks, Buster Keaton’s The General was a financial flop and received poor reviews from critics after it initially debuted in theaters. However, The General went on to be known as the finest work in its director’s distinguished career, and Citizen Kane director Orson Welles emphatically claimed it was the greatest movie ever made. It’s easy to see why: The General offers some of cinema’s most nimble physical comedy (Keaton did all of his iconic stunts for the film, which include jogging on top of a moving train), as well as its star’s trademark deadpan charm. If you you’re a fan of Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers, you can’t miss it.

    4) His Girl Friday

    One of the funniest, fastest movies ever made, His Girl Friday is to dialogue what Gravity was to special effects—an utter miracle. If you’re a fan of the fast-talking dames on Gilmore Girls, test yourself by trying to keep up with the motor-mouthed wit of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, playing star-crossed news reporters. Speaking in the movie’s trademark overlapping dialogue, the two share some of the sharpest barbs ever written. Take this exchange: Hildy (Russell) is explaining to Walter (Grant) why she’s marrying another man. She says, “He treats me like a woman.” Walter Burns: “Oh, he does, does he? How did I treat you? Like a water buffalo?”

    When they say they don’t make ’em like this anymore, His Girl Friday is what they mean.

    5) House on Haunted Hill

    Between movies like House of Wax (not the Paris Hilton one), The Fly (not the Geena Davis one), and House on Haunted Hill (not the Chris Kattan one), Vincent Price carved out a niche for himself as the maestro of macabre horror. Price’s eerie yet alluring screen presence is unmatched in cinema, and this film—about a millionaire who pays a group of people to stay overnight in his spooky old house—is the perfect blend of retro horror and vintage camp. Those looking for more gems in Price’s massive filmography would be advised to check out his playing-it-straight roles in The Song of Bernadette and Laura, which gave Price a chance to show the fine actor underneath the steely kitsch.

    6) Little Shop of Horrors

    The later Frank Oz–directed musical is the rare adaptation that improves on the original—buoyed by Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene’s nebbish charms—but the original also stands on its own two… vines? Boasting one of Jack Nicholson’s first screen appearances, the 1960 Little Shop of Horrors is more straightforwardly comic than other entries in the Roger Corman catalog. However, the film’s off-kilter, dark humor is well-suited to the tale of a bumbling florist who unwittingly creates a carnivorous plant, and Little Shop quickly gained cult popularity through regular television broadcasts in the 1960s and ’70s. For those with a taste for the absurd, it remains a delight five decades later.

    7) Manos: The Hands of Fate

    Manos: The Hands of Fate had the rare distinction of being—for a brief, beautiful time—the worst movie ever made. Manos formerly topped (?) IMDb’s Bottom 100 list, a user-reviewed ranking of film’s lowest of the low. (The current “champ” is something called Code Name: K.O.Z.) Like fellow IMDb honoree Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Manos has to be mocked to enjoy because—and I cannot stress this enough—parts of it are excruciatingly boring. One scene features seven nearly unbroken minutes of the characters driving. But there’s a reason it’s become an MST3K favorite: It introduced the world to Torgo, a twitchy satyr who works as the groundskeeper for a polygamist cult, and the Master, whose bizarre wardrobe reminds me that it’s never too early to pick out my Halloween costume for next year.

    8) Metropolis

    Saying watching Metropolis is a requirement for any serious lover of film makes it sound like medicine. But there’s a reason that Fritz Lang’s masterpiece has inspired everyone from Madonna—who paid homage to Lang’s work in the video for “Express Yourself”—to Janelle Monae and St. Vincent. Hailed as one of the silent movies ever made, Metropolis remains a visual and technical marvel, inspired by Art Deco and German expressionism, and these same influences could be seen in Robert Wiene’s likewise unmissable The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Fans of the director should also check out M, his other German tour de force, as well as his later works in America—such as the underrated noirs Fury and The Big Heat.

    9) My Man Godfrey

    If you had to put a gun to my head and ask me what my favorite comedy is, this is probably what I would blurt out first. The inimitable Carole Lombard is daffy perfection as Irene Bullock, a spoiled socialite who adopts a hapless homeless man (William Powell) as her pet projection—and hires him as the family butler. There’s a certain Wodehousesque weightlessness to the whole thing, as if the movie could float away at any time, but don’t let that distract you from how dense this movie is—with mad screwball humor, with fully realized characters, and with life itself.

    10) Night of the Living Dead

    While Victor Halperin’s White Zombie is widely credited as the first zombie movie, Walking Dead fans have George Romero to thank for starting the modern zombie craze with this landmark 1968 horror film. The low-budget indie was filmed for just $114,000 and grossed $12 million in the U.S., making it one of the most profitable movies ever made, nevermind an enduringly influential cult classic. Night of the Living Dead was a critique of discourses of race and social taboos, as well one of few movies in the era to cast a black actor in a lead role. While Romero’s film would launch a successful film franchise for the director (last seen in 2009’s Survival of the Dead), this will forever be remembered as the maestro’s finest hour.

    11) Nosferatu

    Nosferatu is, for my money, still the most chilling horror film to grace the big screen. For F.W. Murnau’s considerable gifts as a director—he also filmed Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, the first movie to ever win Best Picture—the movie lives and dies on Max Schreck’s utterly incredible performance as the titular bloodsucker. Here’s the ultimate indication of just how good Schreck is here: Shadow of the Vampire, a 2000 film starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich, suggested that Max Schreck was an actual vampire. That film is, of course, a work of fiction, but let’s just say this: I would never have wanted to be alone in a dark alley with Schreck to find out.

    12) Of Human Bondage

    The best adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel onscreen, 1934’s Of Human Bondage is a must for fans of Bette Davis (read: Kim Carnes listeners, gay men, old ladies). This was Davis’s breakout role and her very first Oscar nomination (prior to her consecutive wins for Dangerous and Jezebel) for a performance that has nothing to do with S&M—not that there’s anything wrong with that. Davis plays Mildred, the manipulative, low-class object of Philip Carey’s (Leslie Howard) affections, and owns every scene she’s in—especially in a bedroom confrontation where she destroys all of Philip’s things and storms out. Even when she’s playing basically the worst person on Earth, Bette Davis makes it look good.

    13) Plan 9 From Outer Space

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but for as “bad” as Ed Wood Jr.’s movies are—he’s often hailed as the worst director in film history—there’s a certain demented brilliance to them. For the mind-numbing mundanity of Glen or Glenda, the film features an unforgettably bizarre segment of Bela Lugosi (who is God, maybe?) pulling the strings of humanity. Plan 9 From Outer Space features a now iconic image of poorly made spaceships—that are made out of pie plates or hubcaps, depending on who you ask—hovering languidly over Los Angeles. Not a single scene or plot development in this movie makes any sense—and the dialogue is famously atrocious—but it appears to unfold over its weird dream logic.

    Photo via Kolin Toney/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed


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    The utmost expert on Creed has finally found his calling: reviewing Creed.

    It’s not someone involved with the previous Rocky movies or even a film critic. It’s Creed frontman Scott Stapp, who seemed to think that he was reviewing an epic biopic about Creed the band instead of a Rocky reboot. He can’t say he understands the artistic liberties that the filmmakers took when putting together his story (or why everyone’s boxing in it), but he seems to like it all the same—with arms wide open, of course.

    Shame about the Rocky Balboa guitar solo that ended up on the cutting room floor, though.

    Screengrab via Funny or Die


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    We know how important having your Netflix queue in order can be, so we’ve put all the titles leaving this month in one place. 

    Take a look and plan accordingly. And if you’re curious about the comings and goings on Amazon or Hulu, we’ve got you covered there, too. 

    December

    Dec. 1

    All About Eve

    The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 1

    Batman Begins

    Beverly Hills Cops III

    Brian’s Song

    The Brothers Grimm

    The Burbs

    Cop Land

    Damien: Omen II

    The Dark Crystal

    Employee of the Month

    Forces of Nature

    Get Low

    The Great Escape

    The Guardian: Seasons 1-3

    The High and the Mighty

    The Hustler

    Insomnia

    Juice

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    Labyrinth

    Last Night

    Left Behind II: Tribulation Force

    Left Behind: The Movie

    Modern Problems

    My Best Friend’s Wedding

    Necessary Roughness

    The Omen (1976)

    Omen III: The Final Conflict

    The Paw Project

    The Pink Panther 2

    R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly

    R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It

    Shrink

    Silence of the Lambs

    Soapdish

    Trek Nation

    Two Can Play That Game

    Dec. 4

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally

    Dec. 6

    360 (2011)

    The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

    Dec. 9

    C.O.G.

    Dec. 10

    Ultimate Spider-Man: Season 2

    Dec. 11

    The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 2

    Rescue Me: Seasons 1-7

    Dec. 12

    Why Did I Get Married?

    Dec. 13

    How to Build a Better Boy

    Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

    Dec. 15

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    Dec. 17

    Underclassman

    Dec. 21

    Red Hook Summer

    Dec. 24

    Una Noche

    Dec. 30

    Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

    November

    Nov. 1

    1492: Conquest of Paradise

    America in Primetime

    Bali: Season 1

    Balto 3: Wings of Change

    Batman & Robin

    Best Kept Secret

    Best Laid Plans

    Changing Lanes 

    Cleopatra

    Conspiracy Theory 

    Death Warrant 

    Fargo (1996)

    Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon

    Funny Games

    Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide 

    Hero and Terror 

    House of Flying Daggers 

    Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie 

    Lunopolis

    Move Over, Darling 

    Norman

    Pajanimals: Season 1

    Rudy

    Saw

    Saw II

    Saw III 

    Saw IV 

    Saw V 

    Scream

    Secrets of Mary Magdalene

    Soul Plane

    Stand by Me 

    Taking Lives 

    The Blues Brothers 

    The Core

    The Last Waltz

    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    Three Kings

    Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 

    Year of the Dog 

    Your Inner Fish 

    Nov. 3

    Bratz: Good Vibes

    Nov. 5

    The Perfect Stranger

    Nov. 7

    Shanghai Noon

    Nov. 8

    My Hope America With Billy Graham

    Nov. 9

    The Road

    Nov. 10

    Bratz: Pampered Petz

    Nov. 12

    A Girl Walks Into a Bar 

    Nov. 13

    Stranger by the Lake

    Nov. 15

    Fleabag Monkeyface: Season 1 

    Nov. 16

    Teen Beach Movie

    Nov. 17

    Bratz: Diamondz

    Nov. 19

    Breaking the Girls

    Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus

    Nov. 22

    Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave

    Bel Ami

    Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

    Nov. 24

    Art of Flight: The Series

    Nov. 27

    Burning Man

    Leviathan 

    Nov. 28

    Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

    Nov. 29

    Romanzo Criminale: Seasons 1-2

    Salamander: Season 1

    Nov. 30

    Jesus Henry Christ

    Virginia 

    October

    Oct. 1

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    American Masters: Billie Jean King

    Analyze That

    Analyze This

    Angela's Ashes

    Annie Hall

    Baby's Day Out

    Bandits

    Barnyard

    Beyond Borders

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman Collection

    Buying & Selling: Seasons 1-2

    Caprica: Season 1

    Charlie Bartlett

    Clockstoppers

    Cold Mountain

    Days of Heaven

    Dead Man Walking

    Destination Truth: Season 4

    Domestic Disturbance

    Down to Earth

    Ella Enchanted

    Hawaii Five-O: Season 11-12

    Hotel Impossible: Season 1-2

    Interview with the Vampire

    Kangaroo Jack

    L!fe Happens

    L'Auberge Espagnole

    Maverick

    Nature: Ireland's Wild River

    Nature: Leave It to Beavers

    Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom

    Nature: My Bionic Pet

    Nature: Parrot Confidential

    Nature: Saving Otter 501

    Nature: Snow Monkeys

    Nature: Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch

    Off Limits Collection: Collection 1-2

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Plankton Invasion

    Restaurant: Impossible Collection: Impossible

    Rob Roy

    Romeo + Juliet

    Saturday Night Live: The 2010s: Season 37

    Sid the Science Kid: Season 1

    The Beautician and the Beast

    The Big Lebowski

    The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

    The Dead Files: Season 1-2

    The Devil's Rejects

    The Exorcist

    The Hunt for Red October

    The Phantom of the Opera

    The Pioneer Woman Collection: Collection 1

    The Producers

    The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Twilight

    Twins

    Windtalkers

    You Got Served

    Oct. 4

    Wolverine and the X-Men: Season 1

    Oct. 7

    Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure

    Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games

    Oct. 8

    Snoop Dogg Presents The Bad Girls of Comedy

    Oct. 9

    Crank

    Oct. 12

    Bratz Kids: Fairy Tales

    Oct. 15

    Good Luck Chuck

    Pinky Dinky Doo: Season 1

    Play with Me Sesame: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Animals and Nature: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Classics: Vol. 1-2

    Sesame Street: Cookie and Friends: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Creativity and Imagination: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Everyday Moments: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Music and Dance: Season 1

    Sesame Street: Numbers and Letters: Season 1

    Oct. 16

    Brüno

    Chico & Rita

    Oct. 20

    Freelancers

    Oct. 22

    Machine Gun Preacher

    Oct. 25

    Nanny 911: Season 1

    Oct. 26

    Bratz: Genie Magic

    Oct. 27

    Alexandria

    Oct. 29

    America's Sweethearts

    Oct. 30

    Life in Our Universe: Season 1

    Oct. 31

    Braxton Family Values: Season 3

    September

    Sept. 1

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 

    Better Than Chocolate 

    Bratz: Rock Angelz 

    Care Bears: Big Wish Movie 

    Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 

    Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! 

    Doomsday Preppers: Season 1-3 

    Electrick Children 

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest 

    Ink Master: Season 2 

    Jackie Brown 

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 

    Mortal Kombat: The Movie 

    Patch Adams 

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 

    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 

    Rules of Engagement 

    Rumpelstiltskin 

    Sarah's Choice 

    School of Rock 

    She's the One 

    Sleepless in Seattle 

    The IT Crowd: Series 1-4 

    The Lost Boys 

    Total Recall 

    W. 

    Sept. 2 

    Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This 

    Sept. 3 

    Dinosaurs: Season 1-4 

    Sept. 4 

    Delta Farce 

    Sept. 5

    Marilyn in Manhattan 

    Sept. 7 

    Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Season 1 

    Sept. 9

    Bratz: Friendship Is Always in Style 

    Kicking It 

    Sept. 10 

    100 Below Zero 

    Becoming Chaz 

    Crash & Bernstein: Season 1-2 

    War Witch 

    Sept. 13 

    High Fidelity 

    Sept. 14 

    Corky Romano 

    Sept. 15 

    Best of Teletubbies 

    Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin' 

    Coach: Season 1-9 

    Spiral: Season 4 

    Valhalla 

    Sept. 16 

    Hank: Five Years from the Brink 

    The Slap: Season 1 

    Sept. 20 

    Reporter 

    Sept. 22 

    National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo 

    National Geographic: The Battle for Midway

    Sept. 26 

    Indy 500: The Inside Line 

    Lethal Force 

    Ron White: A Little Unprofessional 

    Sept. 27 

    LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 1-2 

    My Boys: Season 1-4 

    Sept. 28 

    Undeclared: The Complete Series 

    Sept. 29 

    Bratz: Desert Jewelz 

    Comic Book Men: Season 2 

    Coriolanus 

    Sept. 30 

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 

    Apocalypse Now 

    If I Stay 

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 

    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 

    Nebraska 

    Saved! 

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture 

    Star Trek Into Darkness 

    The Expendables 3 

    The Good Guy 

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 

    The Prince 

    The Skeleton Twins 

    The Wolf of Wall Street 

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 

    World War Z 

    August

    Aug. 1

    Bad Girl Island 

    Barbershop 

    Beauty Shop 

    Bulletproof 

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

    Digimon Adventure: Seasons 1-3

    Driving Miss Daisy 

    Face/Off 

    Fools Rush In 

    Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 1

    Hawking 

    Hot Pursuit 

    Houseboat 

    Inside Fendi

    Joe Dirt 

    Kiss the Girls 

    Pumping Iron 

    The Pitch: Season 1

    Shooter 

    The Fifth Element 

    The Longest Day

    Titanic 

    Unbreakable 

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 

    We’re No Angels 

    Aug. 6

    The Raven 

    Aug. 8

    Albert Nobbs 

    Explorers: Adventures of the Century: Season 1 & 2

    Aug. 15

    Family Ties: Seasons 1-7

    Immortalized: Season 1

    The Forsyte Saga: Series 1-2

    Aug. 23

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi 

    Aug. 24

    My Fair Wedding: Season 5

    Aug. 25

    Petunia 

    Aug. 27

    LEGO Atlantis 

    LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout 

    LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows 

    LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja 

    The Moth Diaries

    Aug. 31

    Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Seasons 1-3

    Screengrab via Dexy Dex/YouTube


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    While we’re sad to see content leaveNetflix each month, we’ll always have even more movies and shows to obsess over.

    December

    Dec. 1

    #DeathToSelfie (2014)

    30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)

    50 Shades of THEY: Season 1

    A Christmas Star (2015)

    A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)

    Amnesiac (2015)

    Broadchurch: Season 2

    CBGB (2013)

    Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

    Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

    Darkman (1990)

    Detectorists: Season 1

    I'm Brent Morin *

    Jenny's Wedding (2015)

    Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim: Season 1

    Ray (2004)

    Real Rob: Season 1 (2015) *

    See You in Valhalla (2015)

    Sensitive Skin: Season 1

    Starting Over: Season 1

    Stir of Echoes (1999)

    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)

    That Touch of Mink (1962)

    Tyke: Elephant Outlaw * 

    Winning Life’s Battles: Season 1

    Dec. 2

    Stations of the Cross (2014)

    Tangerine (2015)

    Dec. 3

    Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2015)

    Dec. 4

    A Very Murray Christmas (2015) *

    Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (more episodes)

    Dec. 5

    A Case of You (2013)

    Dinosaur 13 (2014)

    Inside Man: Season 3

    Dec. 7

    Vampire Academy (2014)

    Dec. 8

    One & Two (2015)

    Phoenix (2014)

    Xenia (2014)

    Dec. 9

    Phineas and Ferb: Season 4

    Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (2015) *

    Dec. 11

    The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 2 *

    The Ridiculous 6 (2015) *

    Dec. 14

    The Da Vinci Code (2006)

    Dec. 15

    Drown (2014)

    Hart of Dixie: Season 4

    High Profits: Season 1

    Time Out of Mind (2014)

    Dec. 16

    Fresh Dressed (2015)

    Helix: Season 2

    Dec. 18

    F Is for Family: Season 1 *

    Glitter Force: Season 1 *

    Making a Murderer: Season 1 *

    Mike Epps: Don't Take It Personal *

    Dec. 19

    chloe and theo (2015)

    Dec. 20

    Leo the Lion (2013)

    Magic Snowflake (2013)

    Santa’s Apprentice (2010) 

    Dec. 21

    El Señor de los Cielos: Season 3

    Dec. 22

    Queen of Earth (2015)

    Dec. 23

    Invisible Sister (2015)

    Dec. 24

    Dawn of the Croods: Season 1 *

    Dec. 25

    Black Mirror“White Christmas” Episode

    Dec. 28

    Maron: Season 3

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 5

    Dec. 30

    Parenthood: Season 6

    Dec. 31

    Battle Creek: Season 1

    Manhattan Romance (2014)

    Violetta: Season 3

    Nurse Jackie: Seasons 1-7

    November

    Nov. 1

    Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

    Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 1

    Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me

    Last Days in Vietnam

    Pasion de Gavilanes

    Robot Overlords

    Seven Deadly Sins: Season 1*

    Smithsonian Channel: The Day Kennedy Died

    The Last Time You Had Fun

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines

    Twinsters

    Worst Year of My Life, Again: Season 1

    Nov. 2

    Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3

    Nov. 3

    Do I Sound Gay?

    Julius Jr.: Season 2

    The Midnight Swim

    Nov. 5

    Amapola

    Amour Fou

    The Runner

    Nov. 6

    Care Bears & Cousins: Season 1*

    Master of None: Season 1*

    Nov. 7

    LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery

    Nov. 12

    Anna Karenina

    Nov. 13

    Atención Atención: Season 1

    Call Me Lucky

    John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid*

    With Bob and David: Season 1*

    Young & Hungry: Season 2 (new episodes)

    Nov. 14

    Blue Caprice

    Dior and I

    Nov. 15

    Continuum: Season 4

    Jessie: Season 4

    People, Places, Things

    Soaked in Bleach

    Tengo Ganas de Ti

    Nov. 16

    Cristela: Season 1

    Nov. 18

    Black Butler: Season 3

    River*

    Nov. 20

    LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 3

    Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1*

    Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso

    Nov. 23

    The Red Road: Season 2

    Ultimate Spider-Man: Season 3

    Nov. 24

    Liv and Maddie: Season 2

    Nov. 25

    Gringolandia: Season 3

    Home

    Switched at Birth: Season 4

    Nov. 26

    Zipper

    Nov. 28

    A Perfect Man

    Best of Enemies

    The Best Offer

    Nov. 29

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    October 

    October saw the return of plenty of our favorites including seasons of The Flash, Supernatural, Arrow, and Jane the Virgin, Batman Begins, many Disney shorts, and the premiere of Beasts of No Nation.

    Oct. 1

    A Christmas Carol

    About Alex

    Alexander: Theatrical Cut

    American Pie

    Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1

    Batman Begins

    Boogie Nights

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Curse of Chucky

    Dark Was the Night

    Design on a Dime Collection: Collection 1

    El Tiempo Entre Costuras

    Extreme Homes Collection: Collection 1

    Genevieve's Renovation: Season 1

    Glass Chin

    House Hunters Renovation Collection: Collection 1

    Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Rooms Collection: Collection 1

    Monkey Thieves: Seasons 1-3

    On the Town

    Pal Joey

    Pepe

    Pressure

    Property Virgins Collection: Collection 1

    Reasonable Doubt

    Richard Pryor: Icon

    Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special

    Some Came Running

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    The Bourne Supremacy

    The Devil at 4 O'Clock

    The Great Food Truck Race Collection: Collection 1

    The Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

    The Nightmare

    Throwdown with Bobby Flay Collection: Collection 1

    Uncle Grandpa: Season 1 (more episodes)

    Vanilla Ice Project: Seasons 1-4

    Wakfu: Season 1

    White Rabbit

    Wild Horses

    Worst Cooks in America Collection: Collection 1

    Oct. 2

    Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy*

    La Leyenda de la Nahuala

    Reign: Season 2

    The Vampire Diaries: Season 6

    Oct. 3

    Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation

    Oct. 5

    Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race

    Oct. 6

    American Horror Story: Freak Show

    iZombie: Season 1

    Last Man Standing: Season 4

    The Flash: Season 1

    The Originals: Season 2

    Tremors 5: Bloodline

    Oct. 7

    Arrow: Season 3

    Flor Salvaje: Season 1

    Legends: Season 1

    Supernatural: Season 10

    Oct. 8

    American Heist

    Strangerland

    Oct. 9

    Mighty Med: Season 2

    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 1*

    Winter on Fire*

    Oct. 10

    Lalaloopsy: Band Together

    Oct. 11

    Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 3

    Oct. 12

    Jane the Virgin: Season 1

    Oct. 14

    Lazarus

    Oct. 15

    Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery: Season 1

    Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven: Part 1/Part 2

    Oct. 16

    All Hail King Julien: Season 2*

    Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers*

    Beasts of No Nation*

    Circle - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE

    Some Assembly Required: Season 2*

    The Principal: Season 1

    Oct. 18

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Oct. 20

    Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

    Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Season 2

    Oct. 22

    Results

    Oct. 23

    Hemlock Grove: Season 3*

    Oct. 24

    Jack Strong

    Oct. 25

    Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

    Oct. 27

    August: Osage County

    Manson Family Vacation - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE

    Oct. 28

    Chasing Life: Season 2

    The Gunman

    Oct. 29

    Return to Sender

    Oct. 30

    Popples: Season 1*

    September

    In addition to its usual round of film favorites, Netflix is adding a full slate of TV favorites in September, including new seasons of The Walking Dead, Parenthood, Portlandia, Gotham, and more.

    Sept. 1

    72 Dangerous Animals: Australia: Season 1

    Arthur: Season 17

    Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

    Battle Creek: Season 1

    Blackbird (2014)

    Capital C (2014)

    Combustion (2013)

    Da Jammies: Season 1

    Divorce Corp. (2014)

    Giggle and Hoot's Best Ever! (2014)

    Hamlet (1990)

    Hardball (2001)

    Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean to Brag (2014)

    Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)

    Los hombres también lloran: Season 1

    Masters of the Universe (1987)

    Mississippi Damned (2009)

    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Volume 1

    Mouk: Season 1

    Our Man in Tehran (2013)

    Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)

    Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3

    Puffin Rock: Season 1 *

    Rambo: First Blood (1982)

    Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

    Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)

    Shake the Dust (2014)

    Sleepy Hollow (1999)

    Such Good People (2014)

    The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)

    The League: Season 6

    The Monster Squad (1987)

    Up in the Air (2009)

    Zathura (2005)

    Zoo Clues: Season 1

    Sept. 2

    Black or White (2014)

    Miss Julie (2014)

    Sept. 3

    Drumline: A New Beat (2014)

    Sept. 4

    Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)

    Bad Night (2015)

    Madame Secretary: Season 1

    Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)

    Sept. 7

    Space Dandy: Season 2

    Sept. 8

    6 Years (2015) 

    Love at First Fight (2014)

    Sept. 9

    Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)

    Sept. 10

    Fugitivos: Season 1

    Longmire: Season 4 *

    Sept. 11

    About Elly (2009)

    God Bless the Child (2015)

    Madame Bovary (2014)

    Sept. 12

    It Happened Here (2015)

    Portlandia: Season 5

    The Roughnecks (2014)

    Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

    Sept. 13

    Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)

    Pixies (2014)

    Sept. 14

    Call the Midwife: Series 4

    Sept. 15

    Closer to the Moon (2015)

    Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

    Kambu: Season 1

    Rubble Kings (2015)

    Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1

    The Bank Job (2008)

    The Road Within (2015)

    Zoobabu: Season 1

    Sept. 16

    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Reservation Road (2007)

    The Blacklist: Season 2

    The Fosters: Season 3

    Sept. 17

    The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1

    Sept. 18

    Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015) *

    Sept. 21

    Gotham: Season 1

    The Following: Season 3

    Sept. 22

    Person of Interest: Season 4

    Philomena (2013)

    SMOSH: The Movie (2015)

    Sept. 23

    The Loft (2015)

    Sept. 24

    Iris (2014)

    Sept. 25

    Blue Bloods: Season 5

    Hawaii Five-0: Season 5

    Parenthood: Season 6

    VeggieTales in the House: Season 1 (new episodes) *

    Sept. 26

    The Canyons (2013)

    Sept. 27

    The Walking Dead: Season 5

    Sept. 29

    Bones: Season 10

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

    Monster High: Boo York (2015)

    RL Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)

    Sept. 30

    Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 12

    Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)

    Midnight’s Children (2012)

    Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7

    Ned Rifle (2014)

    August

    With the newest season of Doctor Who, childhood favorite Reading Rainbow, even more Inspector Gadget, and the premiere of Narcos—which stars Game of Thrones fan favorite Pedro Pascal—there’s something for everyone in August.

    Aug. 1

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein

    Asylum

    Back in Time / Cong Cong Na Nian

    Beneath the Helmet

    Breakup Buddies / Xin Hua Lau Fang

    Bride and Prejudice

    Casting By

    Dancing on the Edge: Season 1

    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2

    Dear Frankie

    Dogs on the Inside

    Electric Slide

    Enemy at the Gates

    Flex is Kings

    Lost and Love / Shi Gu

    Masha and the Bear: Season 1

    November Rule

    Odd Squad: Season 1

    Outcast

    Pants on Fire

    Reading Rainbow: Volume 1

    Russell Brand: End the Drugs War

    Somewhere Only We Know / You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao

    Sorority Row

    The Code: Season 1

    The Golden Era / Huang Jin Shi Dai

    The Hurt Locker

    The Living

    The Mind of a Chef: Season 3

    Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns

    Utopia: Season 1

    Vexed: Seasons 1-2

    War

    Wing Commander

    Aug. 3

    Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope

    Aug. 4

    Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

    Aug. 5

    Yellowbird

    Aug. 6

    Kill Me Three Times

    My Amityville Horror

    The Look of Love

    Welcome to Me

    Aug. 7

    Club de Cuervos: Season 1

    HitRECord on TV: Season 1

    Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story

    Project Mc2

    Transporter: The Series: Season 2

    Aug. 8

    Doctor Who: Season 8

    Aug. 11

    Fred: The Movie

    Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred

    Fred 3: Camp Fred

    Two Days, One Night

    Aug. 12

    For a Good Time, Call...

    Leap Year

    The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

    Aug. 14

    Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time)

    DinoTrux

    Ever After High Way too Wonderland: Season 3

    Ship of Theseus

    Aug. 15

    Alex of Venice

    Aug. 16

    Being Flynn

    Pariah

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Aug. 17

    Lord of War

    Aug. 19

    Jerk Theory

    Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3

    Aug. 20

    30 for 30: Angry Sky

    As Cool As I Am

    Strange Empire: Season 1

    Aug. 21

    Grantham & Rose

    Transcend

    Aug. 23

    Girl Meets World: Season 1

    Aug. 27

    Byzantium

    White God

    Aug. 28

    Inspector Gadget: Season 2

    Narcos

    Once Upon a Time: Season 4

    Revenge: Season 4

    Aug. 29

    Ride

    Aug. 30

    Muffin Top: A Love Story

    * denotes Netflix Original

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