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    Nauseating people often claim that it’s not the food that makes a great meal but rather the company that you share it with. And if It’s on Me is any indication, they’re probably right.

    Featuring “Chef Boyar-Key” (director/producer Kire Paputts) and his thoroughly intriguing musical sidekick, Larabee, the series sees the pair raid their local dollar store—Dollar Tree Canada, in a great piece of mutually beneficial arts patronage—to try and create favorites like shepherd’s pie and fish tacos.

    As you can probably imagine, meat is the major issue. It seems unlikely that even the “Delicious 4-in-1 Pasta & Pizza Seasoning Mix” is ever going to disguise the taste of the off-brand Spam. Nor will the canned peas negate the dire consequences of basing a meal around a foodstuff that is, as we speak, killing an entire country.

    But just like those smug folk claim, it really isn’t about the food. It’s about Larabee—an ageless, feathered-haired busker who still, one day, hopes to be a star. 

    And it may happen yet: He’s fantastic to watch. Larabee misses his cues, conflates the “origin” of a dish with his own private remembrances, and becomes visibly annoyed about not being interrogated further about his infected abdominal wound—which he proudly displays. But it all works because he’s so clearly a guy who remains unaffected by trend or attitude. And that’s an admirable thing.

    It’s not the first time that Paputts has used Larabee in one of his productions. He’s a guest on another series that he has going, Chillin’ With Dylan where the host Dylan Harman—who has Down syndrome—manages to find out a little bit of his backstory. As you might guess, it’s not all rosy, but with a Yuletide special of It’s on Me apparently imminent, at least he’s got Christmas dinner sorted.

    Screengrab via Made By Other People/Vimeo

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    In 2015, Tig Notaro has seen both a Netflixdocumentary and an HBO special. In July, it was announced the comedian would be expanding her streaming reach with an Amazon show, and the pilot just got the green light to series. 

    Amazon Studios announced yesterday that One Mississippi, a semi-autobiographical series about Notaro returning to Bay Saint Lucille, Mississippi, after her mother's death, got a series order. The series is co-executive produced by Notaro, Louis C.K., and Diablo Cody, and will star Hotwives of Orlando's Casey Wilson and Transparent's Noah Harpster. 

    Amazon also renewed The Man in the High Castle, Hand of God, Tumble Leaf, and Red Oaks for second seasons, and gave the green light to half-hour series Highston (directed by Little Miss Sunshine's Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton) and Z: The Beginning of Everything (starring Christina Ricci) and hour series Good Girls Revolt and Patriot, as well as three new kids' shows. 

    Amazon original series Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle were just nominated for Golden Globes. 

    Screengrab via Amazon 

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    With Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu competing for viewers’ time and attention, there’s a good chance Crackle isn’t even on most people’s radar. The Sony-owned streaming service has been around for years, but while it’s gotten some press courtesy of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee webseries, it definitely has yet to find its equivalent of House of Cards or Transparent—an original series that could make Crackle a household name.

    Still, Crackle might be worth adding to your rotation, because it’s currently the exclusive streaming home for several classic shows that aren’t available on the “big three.” Here are eight shows that prove why Crackle is more than just that guy with the funny hat who hangs out with Snap and Pop.

    1) The Larry Sanders Show

    I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who was mid-way through binge-watching The Larry Sanders Show when Amazon yanked it from the Prime streaming catalog a while back, and it still hasn’t returned. All six seasons of Larry Sanders available on Crackle is a compelling enough reason enough to check out the service. The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning series stars Garry Shandling as Sanders, a self-absorbed late-night talk show host who doesn’t like people but does like attention. Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor is Hank Kingsley, Larry’s insecure sidekick, and Rip Torn is his unshakable producer Artie. The “show within a show” format opens the door for constant celebrity cameos by folks like Billy Crystal, David Duchovny, and Bobcat Goldthwait, and the supporting cast boasts the likes of Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Piven, and Bob Odenkirk. If you dig shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, and Arrested Development, the groundbreaking Larry Sanders helped pave the way for them all.

    2) NewsRadio

    In a perfect world, either Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu would have thrown down some of that subscription money to ensure all five seasons of the underrated NBC sitcom NewsRadio were streaming in perpetuity. As it stands, we’ll just have to make do with the first two seasons available on Crackle (or just go invest in the DVDs). Created by Paul Simms—who previously wrote for The Larry Sanders ShowNewsRadio featured one of the best ensemble casts in sitcom history, including Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Maura Tierney, Vicki Lewis, Khandi Alexander, Joe Rogan, and the late, much-missed Phil Hartman as blowhard news anchor Bill McNeal. Even Andy Dick manages to be charming and non-punch-worthy, and that’s saying something. The show holds up beautifully—far better than, say, Friends—so it’s criminal that it’s not more widely available. If you can make it through the stun gun episode without crying from laughter, you may already be dead.

    3) Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

    If you’ve heard of Crackle at all prior to this point, it’s probably because of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Created and hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians features the star… well, in a car… getting coffee… with comedians. Over six seasons, Jerry has shared a cuppa joe with folks ranging from his Seinfeld collaborator Larry David to Mel Brooks, from David Letterman to Sarah Silverman to Louis C.K. and Jon Stewart. Episodes range between 12 and 20 minutes, each featuring a different vintage car as Seinfeld scoops up his guest and heads to a coffee shop or restaurant for coffee. But as with most things, it’s less about the destination as it is the journey—or rather, the often silly, sometimes profound conversations that unfold along the way. All six seasons of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are streaming on Crackle, and the show’s already been renewed through season 9.

    4) Powers

    This series debuted on Sony’s PlayStation Network, where it was ostensibly hosted exclusively. Thankfully for those whose curiosity about the show was thwarted by the lack of a PlayStation, Powers’ debut season is available on Crackle in full. Based on the acclaimed comic series created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers is a police procedural drama set in a world where superpowers are real and cops are tasked with taking down people who can throw cars through buildings. Los Angeles Detective Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) used to be one of those spandex-wearing, car-flinging types, under the alias of “Diamond,” before his powers were stripped away by his nemesis, the psychotic Wolfe (Eddie Izzard). Now saddled with a new partner (Susan Heyward), Walker must deal with the renewed threat of Wolfe, his own inner demons, and an ever-swelling docket full of bizarre cases pulled straight out of the funny pages. Powers will return for a second season on the PlayStation Network—and, presumably, Crackle.

    5) The Tick

    If you prefer your superhero deconstruction to be a bit sillier, look no further than this one-season Fox adaptation of Ben Edlund’s beloved big blue bug of justice. Patrick Warburton stars as The Tick—no alter ego, simply The Tick—a loud, well-meaning, super-powered doofus in an insect costume who is committed to defeating evil in all its forms. The Tick is perpetually making life difficult for his long-suffering sidekick Arthur (David Burke), and he spends his down time hanging with fellow super-people Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell) and Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey). In between punching murderous Cold War-era robots and trying to land membership in the prestigious League of Superheroes, The Tick navigates the American judicial system, utterly fails to understand Arthur’s need for personal space, and struggles with notions of mortality (literally—the notion of death doesn’t fit within his simplistic worldview at all). The scripts are whip-smart, the cast is cracking good, and The Tick holds up marvelously as a show that was about a decade ahead of its time.

    6) Dilbert

    It’s been a while since I worked in an office, so I have no idea if Dilbert is still as omnipresent as it once was. But there was a time when cubicle-dwellers passed Scott Adams’ strip around like revolutionary propaganda, plastering it across every break-room bulletin board and PowerPoint presentation in the land. So, naturally, somebody turned it into an animated TV series. With a cast of familiar voices including That Guy From The Wonder Years, That Guy from Cabin Boy, and That Lady From Suddenly Susan, Dilbert ran for two seasons on the UPN and won a Primetime Emmy before it was downsized by the network. TV vet Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the aforementioned Tick, to name a few credits) served as an executive producer on the ’toon, and it’s a very faithful adaptation of the comic strip, from the art style down to the bleak humor. The show has fallen somewhat into obscurity in the intervening years, but it’s definitely worth watching if you grok Adams’ sense of humor.

    7) All in the Family

    Crackle has several classic older sitcoms available, but the most exciting of the lot is All in the Family. Developed by TV legend Norman Lear, based on a British series called Till Death Us Do Part, All in the Family followed the lives of the Bunker family for nine seasons between 1971 and 1978. Actors Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton won a shelf-full of Emmys for their portrayals of Archie Bunker, a bigoted, blue-collar WWII vet with a loud mouth and a short temper, and his innocent, sweet-natured wife, Edith. The show had a huge cultural impact thanks to its courage in addressing things most ad-hungry shows wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole, from Archie’s racism to homosexuality, the women’s lib movement, religion, rape, abortion, and the war in Vietnam. Unfortunately, Crackle only has the first two seasons of the show available at the moment, but hopefully more will cycle in in the near future.

    8) The Real Ghostbusters

    With the Ghostbusters franchise about to stage a big-screen resurrection next year, now’s the perfect time to revisit the original. But as a child of the ’80s, the Real Ghostbusters animated series was as much a part of my formative Ghostbusters experience as the movie itself, so it was a wonderful surprise to find it included in Crackle’s collection. Running from 1986 to 1991, The Real Ghostbusters followed the continuing adventures of Venkman, Egon, Ray, and Winston as they attempt to keep the Big Apple free of bothersome spirits. While none of the movie cast voices his animated incarnation, voice actors Lorenzo Music, Maurice LaMarche, Frank Welker, and Arsenio Hall all do their big-screen brethren proud. The writing staff included a young J. Michael Straczynski, who would go on to give us such shows as Babylon 5 and Sense8, and the episodes were surprisingly dark, funny, and frightening for Saturday-morning TV. Crackle only has the first two seasons, but those include the show’s best episodes, before a more kid-friendly revamp changed the title to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters beginning with season 3.

    Photo via JKeyhoe_Photos (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed

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    Many comedians explore peculiar relationships with their parents on stage. If they end up landing a television show, there will undoubtedly be an episode about parents. Bill Burr’s new F Is for Family, an animated Netflix original series, might be the furthest we’ve seen a comedian go to make sense of a father who tormented them in their childhood.

    The series feels like it’s fueled at least 90 percent by Burr’s attempts to understand something that once made him tear up on stage. For those unfamiliar with Burr's standup, that's not something he usually does. Ever. 

    During a 2003 performance at a comedy festival in Aspen, he asked the audience why, when he finally introduced a girlfriend to his father (at the age of 30), did he suddenly turn into the nice, normal human being that Burr had wanted him to be his entire life?

    F Is for Family is Burr’s attempt to answer that question. In the show, he even voices his own father—he has a different name, but the protagonist is unmistakably his dad—with Burr himself still a young kid, very rarely speaking. (The show's set in 1973, which puts Burr's father close to his own age in the present.) What comes from his curiosity about the majority of his father’s life—the part he never saw as a child—is a character that just makes sense. 

    Right from the loading screen, before the very first episode, we get a vague but accurate idea of the character representing Burr’s father. 

    The show opens at the dinner table, and for about a minute, it plays out as a cliché, family-based comedy. Then the phone rings. 

    “I don’t need a $25 Bible to teach me about God—I almost bled out in Korea! All right! I have met God!” After screaming about the nature of phones, Frank Murphy—Burr’s surrogate for his father—storms away from the dinner table to instead throw some punches at a punching bag in his garage. The garage door is, unfortunately, open. A child on a bike stops to ask if "Billy" can come out to play. Frank responds in perfect harmony with his current mood: 


    Cue the intro, which also doubles as an explainer for how Frank is such a tense individual, or “a complete psychopath,” as Burr describes him in Aspen video. We see a young man graduating from college and launching into the sky—he's free as a bird, and all that jazz. But then that young man is hit in the face by a draft notice from the Army. And then a baby bottle. And then a wedding cake (the order of those seems important). Then glasses land on his face, a beer belly and bald spot appear, and he flies through an utter shitstorm of bills, TVs, lawnmowers, kids’ bikes, picture frames, and his work badge for the fictional Mohican Airways. 

    Oh. Now Frank makes a bit more sense.

    The audience (and Burr) are ready to be in Frank Murphy’s world and feel his anger, but comedy writing for the stage and for television are very different beasts. Luckily, Burr has Michael Price, who’s served as co-executive producer on The Simpsons since 2003, as co-creator/co-writer of F Is for Family. The raw, crazy, comedy-stage material flows out of Burr’s brain, and Price keeps a check on whether they’ve remembered to write a plot to capture all of it.

    Coming in at only six episodes (and about 24 minutes a pop), perhaps this is a test run for Netflix, which recently vowed to double its original television content in 2016. Here’s hoping that F Is for Family gets a second (and much, much longer) season. There’s a good reason that Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell are both regulars on the series: They know great material when they see it. Justin Long is also a series regular, and while his involvement with a project isn't as indicative of its quality as the other two, it’s nonetheless good news for Justin Long fans.

    The short season is reminiscent of shows that were given small chances, didn’t squander them, and became truly special programs when bigger chances were offered. (I’m thinking solely of the first season of Parks and Recreation at the moment.) Give the series a shot. It hides its cleverness well, but it’s all over the show—just remember to look for it. 

    Screengrab via Netflix

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    Saturday Night Live alums Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned to the show this week, reprising two of their most famous roles: Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.

    Poehler's Clinton impression was resurrected for a Christmas parody where 2015-era Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) is visited by her past self and Sarah Palin.

    It's great to see Poehler's vintage Hillary beside McKinnon's more manic version, one of the standout impressions this season. And of course, who could pass up a chance to bring back Tina Fey's iconic Sarah Palin? She's still practically indistinguishable from the real thing.

    Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube

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    Hamilton, the hip-hop musical phenomenon that's taken Broadway by storm, got a chance to do more than symbolize its modern politics earlier this month. If you've been having trouble convincing friends that the show is drawing parallels between historical revolutions and equality movements happening now like Black Lives Matter, this is a performance you won't want to miss.

    Each year, the theatre nonprofit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA) puts on a two-day competition called Gypsy of the Year. The event allows the casts of current musicals on the Great White Way to show off their skills performing in a context outside of their show. The Hamilton cast went way, way off book with a performance of the musical's popular number "Wait For It," remixed by Kurt Crowley and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. 

    Klemons took the show's modern-day political symbolism and made it literal, beginning with posing the cast in images of struggle and resistance, including the now-famous "Hands up don't shoot" pose popularized after the shooting of Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Missouri. The result is a haunting a cappella performance, which the Hamilton cast dedicated "To all we have lost." 

    In the show, "Wait For It" is a significant number because it ironically represents historical figure Aaron Burr as a symbol of respectability politics—an ideology of working within an unjust social system rather than rebelling, or refusing to wait for it. In this modern context, the new choreography underscores the hopelessness of marginalized voices who have been waiting far too long for equality.

    As compelling as this performance is, it didn't take home the top honor of the weekend. Two Hamilton stars did help take home the prize, however: Hamilton's composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda joined fellow cast member Chris Jackson, along with Kinky Boots star and Whose Line Is It Anyway? improv king Wayne Brady. The three of them freestyled a hilarious, genius, and totally improvised rap using the required words "chicken, sarsaparilla, succubus, tsunami, scaffolding, and condom." 

    Naturally, they walked away with the award for best onstage presentation.  

    According to BCEFA, the nonprofit provides "annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states," and also serves as "the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic." 

    BCEFA has had a strong year thanks to the efforts of these and other shows; the 28-year-old organization announced at the event that thanks to the fundraising efforts of shows in the theatre district and on tour, this season of live theatre had raised $4.7 million for AIDS-related health services.

    Not bad for a day at the theatre.

    Screengrab via BCEFA/YouTube

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    We knew that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would have a stellar opening weekend at the box office, but no critic, fan, or Jedi Master could have predicted just how big it would be.

    The Force Awakens decimated the all-time opening-weekend record with $528 million in worldwide ticket sales from Thursday to Sunday, with $247 million of that coming from North America alone. Those box-office totals broke a ridiculous number of records, including the biggest domestic debut, the biggest December debut, and the biggest opening weekend in more than a dozen countries. It made more than $100 million on its first day ($57 million coming from Thursday sales alone) and netted more than $100 million in pre-sales.

    The seventh Star Wars film—which reunites Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker and introduces a new trio combatting forces bigger than themselves—resonated strongly with fans,. As reviews and word-of-mouth spread and fans clamor to see it again, the already mind-boggling number will undoubtedly grow by leaps and bounds.

    The last reported domestic total was $238 million, with a worldwide gross of $517 million, both of which fell slightly behind Jurassic World, which earned $524.9 million worldwide its first weekend. But that excluded Sunday’s box-office totals. With those factored in, The Force Awakens soared past Jurassic World.

    “It’s bigger than big—it’s bigger than we thought it would be yesterday,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told Bloomberg TV on Monday. “And China has yet to open.”

    Iger has a point. Jurassic World’s box-office numbers benefitted from the inclusion of the film's Chinese debut. The Force Awakens beat that record two weeks before its Jan. 9 Chinese opening. Once it premieres in that country of 1.3 billion people, it’ll be even more of an unstoppable Force.

    Meanwhile, this is probably a good indicator of what Disney’s accounting offices look like this morning.

    H/T The Hollywood Reporter | Illustration by Jason Reed

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    Kim Kardashian teased her new app Kimoji to her 55 million Instagram followers on Sunday.

    And, as promised, the keyboard app debuted in the App store on Monday afternoon, featuring the promised booty stickers and Kim’s signature cry-face.

    So what else is inside? 

    The keyboard is equipped with different sized versions of a few key “kimoji,” allowing users to express themselves more fully when necessary.

    Flash someone, or flip them the bird with sparkle and emphasis.

    Users can also share bigger moments. And, erm, a bigger booty.

    The keyboard also contains a slew of suggestive foods.

    Kim’s signature accessories, like her sunglasses, shoes and waist training corset, are also on display.

    There’s a fleet of cars and select animals.

    She’s even included plenty of makeup and hair options for primping.

    Finally, there’s this fun little diverse page of condoms, rainbow hearts, stacks of cash, needles, and baby accessories!

    The app promises that new “packs” of Kimoji will be available soon. One thing’s for sure: Kim knows how to monetize.

    Screengrab via Kimoji

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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. 

    January 2016

    Jan. 1

    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Almost Famous (2000)

    American Psycho (2000)

    American Psycho 2 (2002)

    The Bourne Identity (2002)

    The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

    Coach Carter (2005)

    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    Corpse Bride (2005)

    Coyote Ugly (2000)

    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1

    Four Brothers (2005)

    Gladiator (2000)

    The Graduate (1967)

    Grandma's Boy (2006)

    Harriet the Spy (1996)

    Heartbreakers (2001)

    The Hours (2002)

    The Italian Job (2003)

    Jackass: The Movie (2002)

    Jerry Maguire (1996)

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

    Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)

    The Longest Yard (2005)

    The Machinist (2004)

    Max Steel: Seasons 1-2

    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Mission: Impossible (1996)

    Mission: Impossible II (2000)

    The Patriot (2000)

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

    Rambo: First Blood (1982)

    Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

    Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)

    The Rescuers (1977)

    Risky Business (1983)

    Rocky (1976)

    Rocky II (1979)

    Rocky III (1982)

    Rocky IV (1985)

    Rocky V (1990)

    Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    Serpico (1973)

    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

    The Sum of All Fears (2002)

    There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Trading Places (1983)

    Trekkies (1999)

    The Virgin Suicides (1999)

    Zoolander (2001)

    Jan. 4

    Dumbo (1941)

    James and the Giant Peach (1996)

    Pocahontas (1995)

    The Aristocats (1970)

    The Fox and the Hound (1981)

    The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

    The Tigger Movie (2000)

    Jan. 8

    The Lying Game: Season 2

    Jan. 14

    Bad Ink: Season 1

    Beyond Scared Straight!: Seasons 4-5

    Dance Moms: Collection

    Duck Dynasty: Collection

    Hoarders: Collection

    Intervention: Collection

    Pawn Stars: Collection

    Storage Wars: Collection

    The Kennedys: Season 1


    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



    K-19: The Widowmaker


    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


    Silence of the Lambs


    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


    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


    Dec. 21

    Red Hook Summer

    Dec. 24

    Una Noche

    Dec. 30

    Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony


    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 


    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 


    Move Over, Darling 


    Pajanimals: Season 1



    Saw II

    Saw III 

    Saw IV 

    Saw V 


    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


    Nov. 28

    Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

    Nov. 29

    Romanzo Criminale: Seasons 1-2

    Salamander: Season 1

    Nov. 30

    Jesus Henry Christ



    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



    Beyond Borders

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman Collection

    Buying & Selling: Seasons 1-2

    Caprica: Season 1

    Charlie Bartlett


    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


    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




    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


    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


    Chico & Rita

    Oct. 20


    Oct. 22

    Machine Gun Preacher

    Oct. 25

    Nanny 911: Season 1

    Oct. 26

    Bratz: Genie Magic

    Oct. 27


    Oct. 29

    America's Sweethearts

    Oct. 30

    Life in Our Universe: Season 1

    Oct. 31

    Braxton Family Values: Season 3


    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 


    Sarah's Choice 

    School of Rock 

    She's the One 

    Sleepless in Seattle 

    The IT Crowd: Series 1-4 

    The Lost Boys 

    Total Recall 


    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 


    Sept. 16 

    Hank: Five Years from the Brink 

    The Slap: Season 1 

    Sept. 20 


    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 


    Sept. 30 

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 

    Apocalypse Now 

    If I Stay 

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 

    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 



    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 


    Aug. 1

    Bad Girl Island 


    Beauty Shop 


    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

    Digimon Adventure: Seasons 1-3

    Driving Miss Daisy 


    Fools Rush In 

    Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 1


    Hot Pursuit 


    Inside Fendi

    Joe Dirt 

    Kiss the Girls 

    Pumping Iron 

    The Pitch: Season 1


    The Fifth Element 

    The Longest Day



    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


    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

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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.

    January 2016

    Jan. 1

    2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

    Along Came Polly (2004)

    American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success (2015)

    Angry Birds Toons: Season 1

    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)

    Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)

    Catwoman (2004)

    The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills: Season 1

    Constantine (2005)

    Forensic Files: Collection 2

    Friday Night Tykes: Season 1-2

    The Good Road (2013)

    House of Wax (2005)

    How to Change the World (2015)

    Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

    Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

    Journey to Le Mans (2014)

    Loins of Punjab (2007)

    Meet the Fockers (2004)

    Meet the Parents (2000)

    Nanny McPhee (2006)

    Piku (2015)

    Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)

    Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    The Rundown (2003)

    Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)

    Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2009)

    Something New (2006)

    Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me (2014)

    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Season 3

    Swordfish (2001)

    The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

    Under Arrest: Season 1: “Put Some Clothes On”

    We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

    The Wedding Date (2005)

    The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

    Jan. 2

    30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo

    I'll Have What Phil's Having: Season 1

    Jan. 3

    Sofia the First: Season 2

    Jan. 4

    Blunt Force Trauma (2015)

    Training Day (2001)

    Jan. 5

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10

    New Girl: Season 4

    Jan. 8

    Adult World (2014)

    Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 2 *

    Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2015) *

    Jan. 10

    Dos Hermanos (2010)

    El Hombre de al Lado (2009)

    Esperando La Carroza (1985)

    The Marziano Family (2011)

    Rosario Tijeras (2005)

    Un Oso Rojo (2002)

    Jan. 11

    Littlest Pet Shop: Season 4

    Jan. 12

    The Ladykillers (2004)

    Jan. 13

    Parks and Recreation: Season 7

    Jan. 14

    The Testimony (2015)

    Jan. 15

    Degrassi: The Next Class: Season 1 *

    The Last Five Years (2015)

    Moonwalkers (2015)

    Occupied (2015)

    The Overnight (2015)

    Sirens: Season 2

    Jan. 16

    Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

    Jan. 17

    Z Nation: Season 2

    Jan. 19

    Curve (2015)

    Jan. 20

    Drone (2014)

    Jan. 21

    When Calls the Heart: Season 2

    Jan. 22

    Sharknado 3 (2015)

    Jan. 23

    Chelsea Does (2016) *

    Jan. 25

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 2

    Turbo Kid (2015)

    Jan. 28

    Frozen Planet (2011)

    Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice (2011)

    Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey (2011)

    The Making of Frozen Planet (2012)

    Jan. 29

    Ever After High: Dragon Games *

    Jan. 31

    Words and Pictures (2013)


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Switched at Birth: Season 4

    Nov. 26


    Nov. 28

    A Perfect Man

    Best of Enemies

    The Best Offer

    Nov. 29

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films


    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



    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


    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


    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*


    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


    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*


    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)


    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


    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


    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


    Wing Commander

    Aug. 3

    Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope

    Aug. 4

    Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

    Aug. 5


    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)


    Ever After High Way too Wonderland: Season 3

    Ship of Theseus

    Aug. 15

    Alex of Venice

    Aug. 16

    Being Flynn


    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


    Aug. 23

    Girl Meets World: Season 1

    Aug. 27


    White God

    Aug. 28

    Inspector Gadget: Season 2


    Once Upon a Time: Season 4

    Revenge: Season 4

    Aug. 29


    Aug. 30

    Muffin Top: A Love Story

    * denotes Netflix Original

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    It’s the least wonderful time of the year. For the last month, nearly every department store across the country has rolled out its annual rotation of the same five Christmas songs, which will be played on a loop either until Santa Claus brings toys to all the little boys and girls or you die of a brain hemorrhage. Numerous research studies have shown that if you play “Christmas Shoes” 20 times in a row, it causes listeners’ heads to explode like the aliens in Mars Attacks.

    To make your December a little less agonizing, the Daily Dot put together a playlist of 25 Yuletide tunes that won’t make you regret having ears. Christmas songs generally suck, but these exceptions to the rule prove your holiday season doesn’t have to.

    For your atmospheric convenience, they’re bundled onto a Spotify playlist. You’re welcome to skip ahead.

    1) Mariah Carey — “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

    Acknowledging it is unavoidable: When it comes to holiday music, Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit continues to reign supreme, still a staple of Top 40 stations across the country. It’s a modern holiday classic, a throwback to Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound that benefits from Carey’s octave-defying pipes. If there’s anyone who doesn’t like this song, I have yet to meet them. Nico Lang

    2) Wham! — “Last Christmas”

    Sure, Mariah Carey fronted the last American classic with her Motown-inspired ’90s jewel. In the ’80s, however, no one came closer than George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The Wham! duo planted a flag on Christmas ’84, and in the subsequent 31 years, the seasonal staple has shown up on the Billboard charts for 11 of them. The earnest dramatism glides on an inescapable synth line and when Michael pipes in with that “once bitten and twice shy” zinger, tears at the office holiday party. “Last Christmas” is workplace despair, layered karaoke, and spiked eggnog. Ramon Ramirez

    3) Tom Waits — “Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis”

    Tom Waits’ melancholy blues are the perfect antidote to forced holiday cheer. But what makes “Christmas Card” a particularly special song in the Waits canon are the unexpected notes of grace he finds in the story of a prostitute writing an old flame from prison. His darkly comic lyrics underscore a poignant message of redemption: “I'll be eligible for parole come Valentine’s Day.” NL

    4) Elvis Presley —“Santa Claus Is Back In Town”

    This side A, track one from the King’s ’57 Christmas record arrives swigging spirits and swerving “in a big, black Cadillac.” Here, Elvis is Santa, and he’s in town for one night only, ladies. The rockabilly cut is held together by a rollicking piano solo, “Heartbreak Hotel” tempos, and at its festive core, some appropriately sentimental and contrived, Bing Crosby-esque background singers.  RR

    5) The Magnetic Fields — “Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree”

    There’s a reason that the indie Thanksgiving movie Pieces of April enlisted the Magnetic Fields for the soundtrack: Their music is a strangely perfect companion for any holiday celebration. I would recommend “The Book of Love” and “Strange Powers,” but this track from Realism brings the band’s trademark sardonic edge, specifically Christmas-centric line: “All the world is turning prettily/Everyone's awaiting Sandy.” NL

    6) Otis Redding — “White Christmas”

    Nothing extrapolates those seasonal blues like muddy keys, throwaway Steve Cropper licks, and Atco Records horns. “May your days be so merry,” Redding sings on this samurai of a cover, released posthumously in ’68, a year after his death. It’s familiar but pointed, building to a frenetic nosedive of howls cruelly cut off by the era’s insistence on three-minute singles. RR

    7) XTC — “Thanks for Christmas”

    For something a little more conventionally cheery than Tom Waits or the Magnetic Fields, look no further than XTC’s “Thanks for Christmas.” The new wave band was one of the most critically beloved acts of the 1980s (see: “Senses Working Overtime”), and here they offer up the rare track that both Pitchfork and your grandmother could agree to love. NL

    8) Marvin Gaye —“I Want to Come Home for Christmas”

    The best Christmas songs skip the tired process of describing the weather and decorations and bite right into the human experience of traveling and gathered relatives. We know Gaye’s understated and underrated ’72 original features magnetic crooning, but it’s also a beautifully written offering. Inspired by the backdrop of Vietnam, co-author Forest Hairston noticed yellow ribbons tied around trees to honor prisoners of war. Gaye took the baton and sprinted. RR

    9) Aimee Mann — “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

    When it comes to great Christmas songs, Aimee Mann’s catalog is an embarrassment of riches. On 2006’s One More Drifter in the Snow, Mann covers eight Christmas classics—with two original compositions thrown in (“Christmastime” and “Calling on Mary”). The standout is her playful and altogether wonderful duet with Grant-Lee Phillips on this song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I dare you not to smile while listening to it. NL

    10) The Sweet Inspirations —“Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday”

    No one is touching this sublime pair of minutes. The ’69 gem builds its wall with background “oohs,” air-raid trumpets, and a giant hook. Christmas doesn’t deserve soul this urgent and realized. RR

    11) The Pogues — “Fairytale of New York”

    This isn’t just one of the greatest Christmas tracks ever recorded. The Pogues’ bittersweet melody is truly one of the great songs of any kind—landing high on Q magazine and NME’s best-ever lists. It wasn’t as big a hit in the U.S., which makes this year the perfect time for American listeners to dive in; it's so unbearably wonderful that listening to it makes me want to hug the first person I see. NL

    12) Boyz II Men feat. Brian McKnight — “Let It Snow”

    Before Justin Timberlake was paying homage to their scope and direction with “Dick in a Box,” the original men in tan vests turned cold weather into an opportunity for consensual fireside lovemaking. Boyz II Men’s enduring epic pauses for choral harmonizing at the altar, then immediately dips into intent: “Come over here and help me trim the tree—I want to wrap you up, baby, then you’ll see you’re the only present that I need.” It’s aching, dead serious, and with additional heat from eventual ’90s king Brian McKnight, nearly a diabetic coma brought on by too many ginger snaps. RR

    13) Big Star — “Jesus Christ”

    As the fourth track on Third/Sister Lovers, an ode to Jesus’s birthday is pretty jarring when sandwiched between a Velvet Underground cover and “Big Black Car,” a beautifully somber tune about alienation. But if anything, this sweet, strange tune is a reminder of what continues to make Big Star such an influential band four decades after the album’s release. (If you’re unfamiliar with the group, also check out “September Gurls” and “Thirteen.”) NL

    14) Queen — “Thank God It’s Christmas”

    Don’t let Freddie Mercury on the mic to drop a Christmas song, because he’ll overload it with zest and art. It’s been a shitty year, he posits, but frankly, my love, it doesn’t matter because we’re huddled together when we most need it. The holiday single was co-written by the band’s perennial secret weapons, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor and was an easy cash grab that dueled Wham! on the charts in ’84. But when you have the greatest frontman in rock history, this ship will swim: “Oh my love, we live in troubled days,” Mercury sings expertly because it’s always true. RR

    15) The Damned — “There Ain't No Sanity Clause”

    For everyone celebrating a punk rock Christmas this year, there are more than a few must-listens. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” sounds exactly like every Ramones song (which is a good thing), and Alice Cooper’s “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is pretty delightful. But my personal favorite comes from the Damned—in which the ’70s Brits give Santa the finger.  NL

    16) King Diamond — “No Presents for Christmas”

    Danish metal sultan Kim Bendix Petersen used Christmas ’85 as an opportunity for doom. On this thrash labyrinth, Santa has no helpers and the world’s children will wake up sans presents. There is no happy ending. There is, however, lots of awkward lyricism about Western cartoons—Donald Duck, Tom, Jerry. It’s hard, fast, and an unhinged thought experiment that netted falsetto howls and constant shredding. Beyond its quirky countercultural appeal, “No Presents for Christmas” charges up your last-minute drives to the mall—ironically helping mankind produce presents for Christmas 30 years running.  RR

    17) The Waitresses — “Christmas Wrapping”

    When I mentioned I was writing this to a friend, she immediately replied: “You have to put ‘Christmas Wrapping’ on it.” This was not a request. The song—a perennial favorite more than 30 years since it debuted—inspires such passion for a reason: “Christmas Wrapping” recalls the best of ’80s female-fronted groups like the Go-Gos and Blondie. And that sax is utterly irresistible. NL

    18) Blink-182 — “Happy Holidays, You Bastard”

    “It’s Christmas eve, and I’ve only wrapped two fucking presents” is every procrastinator’s reality when the calendar flips to Dec. 24 and you realize Amazon won’t ship in time. It’s an annual reality for America’s creatures of habits, myself included. This 40-second track from corporate, suburban punks Blink-182 is chiefly a throwaway gag from 2001­—a running joke about grotesque sexual acts and panic-stricken nerves. But its holiday angst continues to ring true, and the cage-rattling teen escapism pairs elegantly with the self-inflicted seasonal stress. RR

    19) Sufjan Stevens — “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!”

    In 2006, Sufjan Stevens ignited an ongoing debate among the prolific indie folk singer’s massive fanbase: What’s the best track from Songs for Christmas? The five-disc box set—recorded over as many years—leaves listeners an absurd amount of choices, from the upbeat “Put the Lights on the Tree” to “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!” There’s no right choice, but if I had to save one single from a fire, it would be the achingly romantic “Christmas in the Room.”

    Note: If that weren’t enough, he released yet another set in 2012. I’m convinced Sufjan Stevens hates his fans and wants us to argue forever. NL

    20) !!! — “And Anyway It’s Christmas”

    Was your sonic palate molded in the early or mid-2000s? Was your hipster-chic iPod certified because dance punks !!! rested atop its clickwheel library? Do you get nervous and relate to content about visiting conservative family members at the holiday break? If so, this sentimental geek single should be embedded slang. If not that’s even better, because this pummeling rhythm transcends its narrow market. RR

    21) Julian Casablancas — “Christmas Treat”

    Julian Casablancas’ post-Strokes career has gifted us with plethora of catchy gems. Released shortly after “11th Dimension,” this cover of a song from a 2000 Saturday Night Live skit might not reach the blissful heights of Phrazes for the Young, but it’s undeniably good. It’s further proof that the former rock frontman has a great ear for pop songs—no matter the season. NL

    22) The Sonics — “Don’t Believe in Christmas”

    The essential ’60s garage-rockers pack a gripping keys solo, rollicking chants, and pointed skepticism into this flyover jam. “Don’t believe in Christmas,” goes the chorus. “Cause I didn’t get nothing last year.” It’s dissent with all the depth of a Twisted Sister anthem, yes, but it also makes you want to hurl a shot glass at the jukebox with its primal freakouts. Wreck the halls. RR

    23) Dengue Fever — “Little Drummer Boy”

    In our previous music roundup, I extolled the virtues of Cambodian pop, and if you haven’t checked out Dengue Fever since then, here’s another chance. The indie psych-rock band brings the Khmer sound to Christmas, putting a fresh and quietly radical spin on a song I’ve always hated. NL

    24) Kanye West feat. Cam'Ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Pusha T, Musiq Soulchild, CyHi Da Prynce, Teyana Taylor and Big Sean — "Christmas in Harlem"

    Five years ago, Kanye West attacked pop with constant singles—15 of them released every Friday from August through December, for free. This was the one about Christmas, and oh boy did it knock.  RR

    25) Saint Etienne — “I Was Born on Christmas Day”

    One of the things that unites nearly every song on this list is that you could listen to it any time of the year, and “I Was Born on Christmas Day” is no exception. The track is no less joyous or danceable than the band’s signature disco-tinged tunes (like “Last Days of Disco” and “Last Days of Music”). And if putting this on your Spotify list impels you to check out the British group’s triumphant (and criminally underrated) 2012 record Words and Music, so be it.  NL

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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.)

    January 2016


    Jan. 1

    Bone Tomahawk

    I'll See You In My Dreams*

    Annie (2014)*

    The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Paper Planes

    Miracle on 34th Street

    The Da Vinci Code

    Journey to the Center of the Earth


    An Affair to Remember

    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Dazed and Confused

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Thundercats: Season 1

    Jan. 4

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Margin Call


    Jan. 5


    Jan. 8

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Jan. 9

    Goodnight Mommy

    Jan. 11

    All Creatures Big and Small

    Jan. 13

    The Missing

    Jan. 14

    The Second Mother

    Jan. 15

    Just Add Magic: Season 1

    Jan. 16

    Frank Miller's Sin City

    Spare Parts

    Jan. 22

    Mad Dog: Season 1

    Jan. 23


    Jan. 26

    Man of Tai Chi



    Dec. 1

    Something's Gotta Give



    River of No Return

    Monkey Business

    The Details

    Dec. 9

    Meet Me in Montenegro

    Dec. 11

    Transparent (season 2)

    Dec. 12


    Tumble Leaf (season 2)

    Dec. 15

    Cutie and the Boxer

    Dec. 19


    Dec. 26

    The Gambler (2014)

    Dec. 27


    Stick Man

    Dec. 30

    Black Beauty (1994)

    Curly Sue

    Free Willy

    Mozart in the Jungle (season 2)


    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 


    Blow Out 

    Bravetown *

    Bringing Out The Dead *

    Charlie Bartlett 

    Chasing Amy *

    Christmas is Here Again 

    Cockneys vs. Zombies *

    David Beckham: Into the Unknown *


    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 *


    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 


    Santa Claws *

    Scream, Blacula, Scream 

    Six Days Seven Nights *

    Small Town, Saturday Night 

    Step Into Liquid *


    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


    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


    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 *


    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)



    Oct. 1

    The Other Son

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

    Someone Like You

    John Carpenter's Vampires

    Max Dugan Returns


    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 


    Tremors 5: Bloodline 

    Cartel Land

    Testament of Youth


    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


    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)



    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


    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


    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)


    Sept. 30

    Grimm (season 4)


    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)


    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


    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 


    52 Tuesdays 

    American Ghost Hunter 

    Angel, Alien and UFO Encounters from Another Dimension 


    Another Kind 


    Betelnut Beauty 


    Blood and High Heels 

    Dangerous Affairs 

    Dark Tarot 

    Eye for an Eye 

    Ferocious Planet 

    Flash Gordon 


    From Dust 

    Fun Size Horror 

    Hello! How Are You? 

    Iceland Aurora 


    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 



    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


    Aug. 4 


    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


    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


    Skin Trade


    The Love Letter

    Aug. 19

    Hack My Life: Season 2

    Aug. 20

    Six Degrees of Everything: Season 1

    Aug. 25

    The Age of Adaline 


    Queen & Country

    Aug. 26 

    Public Morals: Season 1

    Aug. 28


    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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    "Yes, may I speak with the president, please?" 

    The trailer for season 7 of Jerry Seinfeld's webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffeehas all the celebs and old convertibles you might expect at this point, but it also teases something big: President Obama is going to be one of the guests.

    The first two minutes of the preview lull you into a state of comfort with familiar faces like Steve Martin and Will Ferrell, but once you think it's over it hits you with a shot of the White House and the president's unmistakable voice. 

    Season 7 premieres Dec. 30, and the first six seasons of the series are available to watch both on the Crackle app and the series website.

    Screengrab via Crackle/YouTube

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    If the staying power of the Star Wars fandom and Disney’s astronomical marketing push didn’t guarantee a brand new life for the franchise, its success at the box office certainly did.

    In order to celebrate the momentous occasion of The Force Awakensbreaking nearly every opening weekend record, Jimmy Fallon got the cast of the first six Star Wars movies to sing “Stayin’ Alive.” It wasn’t a live rendition like that great a cappella rendition of the movie’s iconic theme, but thanks to some clever editing, Fallon got the job done.

    With a Sith Lord, the Force, and a Rebellion taking on the Galactic Empire, performing a song about staying alive through it all is just as easy as you’d think. Just wait for the exasperated "no’s" at the end.

    Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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    The chronically sleep-deprived will go to any lengths to put their racing brains at ease, to spend the following day in a rested, normal state of mind. The worst will jump from treatment to treatment, only to discover that binaural beats are just annoying and Ambien just makes children’s shows better. It’s possible they’re fighting an unwinnable battle: Some research shows that some people are congenitalinsomniacs, with their genes and the woes of evolution dooming them to late nights that are simply unavoidable.

    Drew Ackerman proves that research wrong.

    Some research shows that some people are congenital insomniacs.
    Drew Ackerman proves that research wrong.

    When Drew started the Sleep With Me podcast two years ago, he realized that, after a slew of prior creative ventures, he’d at last discovered his voice as a performer: He was boring. Armed with nothing but his own voice, he could ensure a complete lack of dead airtime with a remarkable ability to drone on (and on and on) about utterly meaningless drivel. The podcast is a mixture of real, written stories that Ackerman’s outlined and tangents woven into them that are 100 percent stream-of-conscious ramblings.

    The result is something that can put any semi-recumbent human wearing headphones to sleep within 20 minutes. Tops.

    A lifelong insomniac myself, I put Sleep With Me to the test: I listened to it on headphones while lying in bed at night for five nights in a row. The result: overwhelming success. But don't take my word for it—take a look at the show’s iTunes ratings, which are filled with insomniacs praising the podcast’s effectiveness. Of the show’s 696 iTunes ratings, only a handful are not the full 5/5. 

    As “Dearest Scooter,” Ackerman essentially tells bedtime stories, with each episode’s story taking place in one of the strange worlds he’s created and expanded through sheer will. Take the storyline of Game of Drones—Game of Drones, SWM’s take on Game of Thones, is described on one episode by: 

    How far can an arrow travel through your dreams if you are in a flash frozen state creating by a “Black Magic Woman”? Why don’t we ask the Blackfish, the Bear and the Maiden Fair.

    Ackerman has hit upon a winning formula—he’s created a style that’s hilariously loony when listened to in a car, and simultaneously a potent sedative if listened to through headphones on a bed. It’s impressive as a form of entertainment, but I’m beginning to think it’s also some sort of strange, accidental breakthrough in science. 

    The Daily Dot sat down with Ackerman to discuss the show’s writing process, goals, and future.

    When did you first decide to start doing the podcast? Did the idea evolve along the way, or did you know right off that this was the format?

    I'm pretty shy and introverted—but I've always been good at making up stories. So if we were sitting around or something, it'd be like “Oh! Give me some more...” and I'd make up a story, and it’d usually be silly—not great, but it’d be amusing.

    So that was one part of it, and then the other part was just going back to when I shared a room with my brother, and we used to tell each other stories to help each other fall asleep. So I thought about it, and I thought “maybe I could do a podcast”…

    And then I had been writing something with these two other guys, and it totally imploded, but I at least learned through that to be consistent about setting aside time [to write], because I was at least somewhat committed to it.

    When that fell apart, I realized I still had that time set aside. Maybe I should just start that podcast? I thought I could figure out how to do it, so I started doing it. I didn’t plan it out, from a production standpoint. I listened to some podcasts, and read a bunch of stuff on the Internet and YouTube, and then I just started doing it. I didn’t have any following, so I didn't have to worry about anyone's expectations. I had nothing to lose by putting it out there.

    I had more to lose by trying to be a perfectionist and get it right. So I just started doing it, and as I’ve been doing it, and I’ve been tweaking it and learning little by little.

    Have you written more for each episode as it’s progressed, or has the format become natural enough to you that you can just write maybe one word and know all the stuff that it means?

    I definitely write more now, for the serial stories. I’m more focused, and I spend more time. I finish one, and then I have a week until I record the next one, so I have a week to write an episode.

    I have a day job, so over those seven days, when I have time to write, it’s usually on the train or on the bus to work. If I don’t feel like writing, or I’m not focused on daydreaming, there’s a huge downside to that, come the seventh day when I have to do the show… The less prepared I am to do the show—it doesn’t have to be scripted, but I have to have a foundation to give me a sense of comfort. Otherwise, I feel terrified, and it just becomes a lot more work to keep myself calm and stay with the story, and I might procrastinate, and then I get more anxiety.

    Before the podcast, I was trying to write some Web comedy with a couple other people and then trying to write screenplays in my spare time, and it’s a lot of work. Trying to re-write it, and trying to follow through… At some point, you find your voice, and I think in the Web comedy writing, I found a little bit of my voice. But then the podcast, and being boring, oddly enough, and going on these tangents, it’s like “OK, this is my voice.” I mean, I have people listening, and it’s working. I’m not making any money off of it or anything, but it’s putting people to sleep, and there’s people who are listening to stories, and I’m following through on it, so it’s weird to say, but that’s pretty successful, you know?

    Having a lot of episodes that are released on a regular basis is a huge part of calling any podcast a success.

    When I first got into it, there were still people, even two years ago, who were like “Oh yeah, podcasting is about to blow up!” or “There’s all these people making money!” But the podcasts that were making money, they’d been making them for so long, like Nerdist, Marc Maron, they’ve been making podcast for four or five years, you know? So I was like, “If I can make it to two years, then I can reassess and figure out if there are other options.” It’s one of those things that takes a lot more work and time, but the time goes by kinda fast. Or at least it’s felt like it for me.

    I noticed that if I listened to a podcast while driving, it wouldn’t make me sleepy whatsoeverI would just be laughing at the story being told, and it was just hilarious. But if I put on headphones and laid in bed, I’d be laughing for about 20 minutes, and then BAM, I was just asleep. I think it’s really cool that the podcast can accomplish both.

    It’s funny, but headphones can add this element to podcasting. You can listen in the car, and that’s great, and that’s [one] context. But headphones add this level of intimacy, and I think that’s like part of the element that helps people fall asleep.

    Yeah, headphones take something from being an environmental sound to being your entire auditory system.

    That’s one thing I always think about. Like, with the listeners, they don’t know me, and they’re listening to me in their headset in their bed, and that’s why I take it pretty seriously—that takes a real leap of faith, to be like “I’m going to listen to this odd man and go to sleep to him,” especially the first few times. When I can win those people over, where they let down their guard, it really feels satisfying to win their trust.

    Illustration by Max Fleishman

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    James Franco has been working with multichannel network Maker Studios for more than a year, and their partnership is finally beginning to bear fruit. On Dec. 21, Franco released four new webseries—two on his Facebook page, and two on his YouTube channel.

    The four series were all co-developed by Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions and Maker Studios. The two released on Facebook both cover nonfiction topics: The first, Studio 4: Acting Competition, is a self-explanatory reality series in which students at Franco’s Studio 4 acting school compete for a role in the actor and filmmaker’s next film. The second series goes inside Studio 4, where it sits in on a masterclass Franco presented. His topic: how to shoot a perfect sex scene.

    On YouTube, Franco’s work takes a more scripted tone. In The Ultimate Evil, he spins a thrilling crime tale based on the Son of Sam murders in the 1970s. The most engaging of his four new series, however, is Winesburg, a series of short films that are all set in the same town. Here’s the first episode of that series, which features Winesburg’s telegraph operator as its central figure.

    Franco and Maker’s collaborative efforts were first announced at the 2014 Newfronts, which occurred more than 18 months ago. “Maker let me play in a playground of sounds stages, creative teams, technology teams and more—truly experimenting in content creation which is very rare in the entertainment industry,” said Franco. “Love them, or hate them, I’m really excited about these shows—and can’t wait for even more to come with Maker in 2016.”

    The “even more” Franco refers to is a pair of shows, titled LA Series and CAMP, and a film called Tenn. Those projects will all arrive over the next year, so Franco and Maker’s creative odyssey is just getting started.

    Screengrab via Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

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    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and to celebrate, the band's YouTube channel partnered up with Erina Takahashi and James Forbat of the English National Ballet for something a little more highbrow than the car scene in Wayne's World

    Clocking in at six minutes long, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has always been tough to dance to, but it turns out ballet is the perfect medium for addressing all the twists and turns the song takes. What better pairing for a guitar solo than a bunch of very hard-looking one-footed spins?

    Party on. 

    H/T Mashable | Screengrab via Queen/YouTube

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    If you want to live a little more like YouTuber Connor Franta, he's got a lifestyle website for you. Franta launched this week, the site he's been building by uniting a variety of products and ventures.

    Franta has already dabbled in building the Common Culture brand over the past year, launching limited-edition coffee and forming Heard Well, his music label that's found commercial success packaging compilation albums curated by digital stars. 

    With the launch of his site, Franta brings all his ventures under one umbrella, with the addition of new apparel.

    "On Common Culture you'll find coffee, clothing, and compilations," he joked in his video announcement. "So many Cs!"

    Franta has been hinting at the broader expansion since 2014, and now he promises more of everything, plus a variety of products under his label. If you're looking for a last-minute gift for a Franta fanatic this week, look no further.

    Screengrab via Connor Franta/YouTube

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    With releases from some of the best in the business, 2015 has been a huge year for dance music. Artists like Skrillex and Diplo (collectively known as Jack Ü), Dillon Francis, Flux Pavilion, and others are pushing the envelope of the genre more than ever.

    At the pinnacle of quality and popularity, you’ll find the best of EDM—15 tracks that define the year, all available for streaming on Spotify.

    1) Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are Ü Now (feat. Justin Bieber)”

    Justin Bieber—long despised in the dance community—has turned his image around by working with dance music legend Skrillex, and “Where Are Ü Now” was the first step in that long process.

    Upon its release on Feb. 27, the song took off, peaking in July when it went Platinum and hit No. 8 on Billboard’s Top 100 (and No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic chart). It later took home Best Collaboration of 2015 at the MTV European Music Awards.

    2) Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma – “Emotional”

    British producer and popular dubstep label Circus Records co-owner Flux Pavilion achieved mainstream success in 2010 with the single “I Can’t Stop,” but 2015 finally saw the release of his first studio album.

    The most popular track on his debut album Tesla is a collaboration with American singer and songwriter Matthew Koma titled “Emotional.”

    The track quickly rose to be Flux’s third most-listened-to track of all time (sitting at 380,000 plays) on Spotify, just below “I Can’t Stop” and “Do or Die.” It’s also accumulated over 1 million plays on YouTube across popular channels such as MrSuicideSheep, Trap City, and others.

    3) Major Lazer – “Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)”

    Major Lazer returned in 2015 to release the trio’s third studio album, titled Peace Is the Mission. The fourth single from the album was “Powerful,” a collaboration with mainstream English pop singer Ellie Goulding and Jamaican reggae singer Tarrus Riley called “Powerful.”

    The track had mild success in the United States, hitting No. 83 on the Billboard Hot 100, but in Australia, the track managed to take seventh on the overall music chart (and first in dance) over the summer.

    Between consistent radio play and its role as the main promotional theme of Major Lazer’s Mad Decent Block Party, “Powerful” became a veritable summer anthem. It’s also Major Lazer’s second most popular track on Spotify, coming in at 56.5 million plays.

    4) Dillon Francis & Skrillex – “Bun Up the Dance”

    After an immensely successful 2014 that saw the release of his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, Dillon Francis said he wanted to return to his roots in moombahton for a short EP this year. Francis debuted some of these songs on tour, notably at Lollapalooza and CounterPoint Music Festival.

    The result was August release This Mixtape is Fire. The EP’s third single, a collaboration with mentor Skrillex called “Bun Up the Dance,” returns Francis to the heavy dance music style that made him so popular in the early 2010s.

    That style has been well received by fans, who’ve tallied almost 4.5 million plays of the track on Spotify.

    5) Jauz & Ephwurd – “Rock the Party”

    “Rock the Party” by Jauz and Ephwurd (later revealed to be a collaborative project between popular dubstep producer Datsik and Bais Haus) dominated the festival circuit of 2015.

    The song is currently sitting at just under 1 million plays on Spotify alone and held the No. 1 spot on Beatport’s top 100 for several weeks after its July release on Spinnin’ Records.

    6) Dillon Francis & Calvin Harris – “What’s Your Name”

    “What’s Your Name” was another track from Dillon Francis’s This Mixtape Is Fire. Its premiere at Go HARD Toronto left fans anxiously awaiting the rest of the release, so when it officially dropped in August, it quickly became a Spotify favorite. The track currently has 2.7 million plays on Spotify, and it sits at No. 3 in Francis’ most popular tracks.

    7) Madeon & Passion Pit – “Pay No Mind”

    French house wonderboy Madeon signed his first record deal with Sony Music for his debut album Adventure, and he put out a series of singles throughout late 2014 and early 2015 to promote the album. The first of 2015 was “Pay No Mind,” a collaboration with American indietronica band Passion Pit.

    The song has over 12 million plays on Spotify. Its music video has two million views on the artist’s YouTube channel.

    8) Major Lazer – “Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)”

    Featuring an upbeat and tropical beat produced by Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire (collectively Major Lazer)—as well as French producer DJ Snake—the trio’s first single of the year became an anthem for all of 2015. The track also features bone-chilling vocals from popular Danish singer MØ.

    It’s had airplay on Friday Night Football and the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, making it one of the most mainstream Major Lazer tracks ever, in addition to their most popular.

    9) Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

    Mainstream media latched onto Calvin Harris thanks to his relationship with pop star Taylor Swift, but the Scottish artist was quietly preparing for the biggest release of his career. And in October, he dropped “How Deep Is Your Love,” a collaboration with English producer trio Disciples and uncredited vocals from Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen.

    The track has tallied over 222 million plays on Spotify since its release, as well as gotten remixed by DJ Snake, the artist best known for producing “Turn Down for What.”

    10) Zomboy – “Game Time (Barely Alive Remix)”

    For his “Resurrected” remix album, Zomboy enlisted the talents of American dubstep duo Barely Alive. The group has had an incredible 2015 under the guidance of dubstep legends Dodge & Fuski and Astronaut and put out its first album on the Disciple Recordings label this year, earning compliments from Skrillex himself.

    Barely Alive’s remix of “Game Time” quickly replaced 2011 favorite “Game Time” as a favorite in DJ sets.

    11) Hermitude – “The Buzz (feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)”

    Australian duo Hermitude released its first major album Dark Night Sweet Light in 2015, filled with chill trap tracks like “The Buzz,” which has 7 million Spotify plays to date.

    The single, which features Mataya and Young Tapz, has seen particular popularity in Australia.

    12) Diamond Eyes – “Stay With Me (feat. Christina Grimmie)”

    Diamond Eyes tracks “Animation” (a collaboration with Polish legend Xilent) and “Stay With Me” have gotten global attention already. But the beauty of Diamond Eyes’s music is in his voice, which is truly showcased in this duet with Christina Grimmie.

    The 2 million plays it’s received on YouTube are well-deserved; this song is incredible.

    13) Seven Lions – “A Way to Say Goodbye (Puppet Remix)”

    After a successful Monstercat debut in 2014, Puppet returned this year to remix Seven Lions’ “A Way to Say Goodbye.” The notable difference from the original is a much more upbeat progression in the bridge of the song. This song is perfect if you’re driving on long roads with the windows down… as long as you ignore the heartbreaking lyrics.

    14) Kill the Noise & Dillon Francis – “Dolphin on Wheels”

    Kill the Noise has always been a favorite. From “Recess” with Skrillex, “Thumbs Up (for Rock ‘n’ Roll)” with Feed Me, “Narcissistic Cannibal” with Skrillex and KoRn, and “Dill the Noise” with Dillon Francis, the former drum ’n’ bass producer’s dubstep and electro alias has taken off since 2011.

    Now with his latest album, Kill the Noise looks to redefine dance music. And this collaboration with Dillon Francis does just that. The song samples a YouTube video of a boy talking about his “dolphin on wheels” as well as dolphin chirps for the drop.

    15) Excision & Pegboard Nerds – “Bring the Madness (feat. Mayor Apeshit) [Noisestorm Remix]”

    Excision has been a household name for dance music fans since 2008. Similarly, Pegboard Nerds have pushed the envelope for dubstep music since its 2012 remix of Krewella’s “Alive.” Together with vocalist Mayor Apeshit for “Bring the Madness,” the two are almost unstoppable.

    Irish producer Noisestorm managed to outdo himself for his drum ’n’ bass remix of “Bring the Madness,” mixing dubstep with fast DnB for an incredible track.

    Photo via Patrick Savalle/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed

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    Music fans are getting an early Christmas present from the Beatles this year.

    Starting on Christmas Eve, the Beatles’ discography will finally become widely available to stream online. Billboard first reported the news last week, citing sources who had knowledge of the negotiations. Now the streaming services and the Beatles official social media accounts have made it official. 

    The music will stream on practically every major streaming service with the exception of Pandora and the recently shut-down Rdio. Those who use Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Rhapsody, Slacker, Microsoft’s Groove, and Deezer will be able to listen with no problem; that also includes free accounts, such as those who use Spotify’s free services.

    The band has historically taken a long time to release its music on new platforms. While some of the songs have been on YouTube for some time, they weren't available on iTunes until 2010, where they sold 2 million songs and more than 450,000 albums in their first week. It’s taken longer for Beatles music to make it to issue in other forms as well.

    The Beatles discography will be available starting at midnight local time, so while places like New Zealand already have access to it, the rest of us will have to wait a few more hours.

    H/T Re/Code | Photo via Archives New Zealand/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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