Coming and Leaving Netflix US - July 2018

Netflix new releases: 

July 1

  • Blue Bloods: Season 8
  • Bo Burnham: what.
  • Chocolat
  • Deceived
  • Finding Neverland
  • Get Smart
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Hawaii Five-O: Season 8
  • Interview With The Vampire
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Madam Secretary: Season 4
  • Menace II Society
  • NCIS: Season 15
  • Pandorum
  • Penelope
  • Queens Of Comedy: Season 2
  • Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Spanglish
  • Stealth
  • Swordfish
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Voices
  • Traitor
  • Troy
  • Van Helsing
  • We Own the Night
  • We the Marines
  • What We Started

July 2

  • Dance Academy: The Comeback
  • Good Witch: Season 4
  • Romina
  • The Sinner: Season 1

July 3

  • The Comedy Lineup – Netflix Original

July 5

  • Blue Valentine

July 6

  • Anne with an E: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed – Netflix Original
  • First Team: Juventus: Part B – Netflix Original
  • Free Rein: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Sacred Games – Netflix Original
  • Samantha! – Netflix Original
  • Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course – Netflix Original
  • The Fosters: Season 5 New Episodes – Netflix Original
  • The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter – Netflix Original
  • The Skin of The Wolf – Netflix Original
  • White Fang – Netflix Original

July 7

  • Scream 4

July 9

  • Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1

July 10

  • Drug Lords: Season 2 – Netflix Original

July 12

  • Gone Baby Gone

July 13

  • How It Ends– Netflix Original
  • Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now – Netflix Original
  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  • Sugar Rush– Netflix Original
  • The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants – Netflix Original

July 15

  • Bonusfamiljen: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Going For Gold
  • The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale: Part 2 – Netflix Original

July 20

  • Amazing Interiors – Netflix Original
  • Dark Tourist – Netflix Original
  • Deep Undercover: Collection 3
  • Duck Duck Goose – Netflix Original
  • Father Of The Year – Netflix Original
  • Fix It And Finish It: Collection 3
  • Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 4 – Netflix Original
  • Jimmy: The True Story Of A True Idiot – Netflix Original
  • Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After – Netflix Original
  • Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1 – Netflix Original
  • Luna Petunia: Return To Amazia: Season 2 – Netflix Original

July 22

  • An Education
  • Disney’s Bolt

July 24

  • The Warning – Netflix Original
  • Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial – Netflix Original

July 27

  • Cupcake & Dino – General Services – Netflix Original
  • Extinction – Netflix Original
  • Orange Is The New Black: Season 6 – Netflix Original
  • Roman Empire: Reign Of Blood: Master Of Rome – Netflix Original
  • The Bleeding Edge – Netflix Original
  • The Worst Witch: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Welcome To The Family – Netflix Original

July 28

  • Shameless: Season 8
  • The Company Men

July 29

  • Her
  • Sofia The First: Season 4

July 30

  • A Very Secret Service: Season 2 – Netflix Original

July 31

  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 – Netflix Original

Leaving Netflix:

July 1

  • Alive
  • Along Came Polly
  • An Honest Liar
  • Beerfest
  • Before Midnight
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On Again
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Cocktail
  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Little Women
  • Michael Clayton
  • Midnight In Paris
  • Mixed Signals
  • More Than A Game
  • Pandemic
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Rugrats Go Wild
  • Scary Movie
  • Scream 3
  • Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
  • The Art Of War
  • Tropic Thunder
  • V For Vendetta

July 2

  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s

July 8

  • Alpha & Omega: Journey To Bear Kingdom
  • Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5

July 9

  • Ratchet And Clank
  • Serena

July 11

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

July 14

  • Wild Hogs

July 15

  • Convergence
  • Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1
  • Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

July 16

  • Changeling
  • Wanted

July 29

  • The Den

July 30

  • A Cinderella Story
  • Hurricane Of Fun: The Making Of Wet Hot
  • Swing State

Coming and Leaving Netflix US - June 2018

Netflix new releases

June 1

  • Assassination Games
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Busted! (Season Finale)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
  • Just Friends
  • Miracle
  • National Treasure
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • November 13: Attack on Paris– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Outside In
  • Righteous Kill
  • Rumor Has It
  • Singularity
  • Taking Lives
  • Terms and Conditions May Apply
  • The Boy
  • The Covenant
  • The Departed
  • The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

June 2

  • The King’s Speech

June 3

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf (Streaming Every Sunday)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 5

  • Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

June 7

  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2 (Streaming Every Thursday)
  • The Night Shift: Season 4

June 8

  • Alex Strangelove– NETFLIX FILM
  • Ali’s Wedding– NETFLIX FILM
  • Marcella: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Sense8: The Series Finale– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Staircase– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Treehouse Detectives– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 9

  • Wynonna Earp: Season 2

June 10

  • Portlandia: Season 8

June 14

  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Marlon: Season 1

June 15

  • La Hora Final
  • Lust Stories– NETFLIX FILM
  • Maktub– NETFLIX FILM
  • Step Up 2: The Streets
  • Sunday’s Illness– NETFLIX FILM
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • The Ranch: Part 5– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • True: Magical Friends– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • True: Wonderful Wishes– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 16

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
  • In Bruges

June 17

  • Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5

June 18

  • Encerrados

June 19

  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 22

  • Brain on Fire– NETFLIX FILM
  • Cooking on High– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Derren Brown: Miracle– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Heavy Rescue: 401: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Us and Them– NETFLIX FILM

June 23

  • Disney’s Tarzan

June 24

  • To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs )– NETFLIX FILM

June 25

  • Hotel Transylvania: Season 1

June 26

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 29

  • Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Harvey Street Kids– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • La Pena Maxima
  • Nailed It!: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Paquita Salas: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Recovery Boys– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

June 30

  • Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mohawk

Leaving Netflix

June 1

  • 50 First Dates
  • 8 Mile
  • Gridiron Gang
  • J. Edgar
  • Men in Black
  • My Left Foot
  • Neerja
  • Out of the Dark
  • Princess Kaiulani
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • The Spy Next Door
  • The Young Victoria
  • Training Day
  • Untraceable
  • Vice
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
  • While You Were Sleeping

June 2

  • Shark Men: Season 3

June 3

  • Grace of Monaco

June 9

  • The Trials of Muhammad Ali

June 10

  • Bonnie & Clyde

June 15

  • Drillbit Taylor
  • Naz & Maalik
  • The Giver
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Underdogs

June 16

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Seasons 1-8
  • Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
  • Curious George
  • Super

June 18

  • Cedar Cove: Seasons 1-3

June 20

  • Cake

June 21

  • Baby Daddy: Seasons 1-6

June 22

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

June 23

  • Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

June 25

  • Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War

June 26

  • Alpha and Omega

June 29

  • Bad Grandpa .5

June 30

  • On Golden Pond

The Obamas and Netflix Agree to Multi-Year Production Deal

The below is the verbatim press release provided by Netlfix

"Hollywood, Calif., May 21, 2018 -- President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service.

The Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. These projects will be available to the 125 million member Netflix households in 190 countries.

The Obamas have established Higher Ground Productions as the entity under which they will produce content for Netflix.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” said Mrs. Obama. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”"

Downstream: Trailer Round-Up for the Week of April 2-8

A light week in terms of trailers this week so let's get into it.

I know that last week, I said that Kodachrome would be the Netflix Original movie to keep your eye on. Well, turns out that for the second week in a row, Netflix has a killer looking movie on the way. The only apprehension that I have towards Cargo is that the producer for The Babadook, I'm not a fan of that movie, is attached to this movie as well.

3% is another one of those foreign language shows that I haven't seen. The general plot seems fairly formulaic, with the general populous upset that 3% of people get to go to live in this utopian society. I've heard it's worth checking out but with so much content on the front and back burners, it'll be awhile until that happens. 

Downstream: Trailer Round-Up for the Week of March 26-April 1

It might have finally happened. This might be the Netflix movie to watch this year. This looks funny and real. It's main three characters are all actors that I like. I'm calling it now. This will be the one to watch.

I never watched the first part of Money Heist, so this doesn't intrigue me. But I can tell that there is probably something I'm missing here. I might go back one day and check it all out but today is not that day.

I don't know who Ram Dass is so this doesn't intrigue me in the least bit. 

That's it. Not all of them have to be paragraphs long. 

I get a very Freaky Friday vibe out of this movie.  This might be a bit of a sleeper hit.

Downstream: Trailer Round-Up for the Week of March 19-23

Amateur has the possibility of being a very good movie if it highlights how broken the basketball recruiting system is. Based on an early look, it might touch on that recruiting system but won't go as far as it will need to go. Maybe the story is truly just about the kid but if left at that, this movie will be completely unremarkable.

The Fast and the Furious meets real life. I'm not sure what the stakes of these races is but if the people are actually interesting, this might be one to watch if you like to watch cars go fast.

This is the movie I'm looking forward to the most right now. The Titan has a chance to be very good but will probably wind-up extremely cliched. But hey, that hasn't stopped Netflix before.

Here we have a trailer that tells me very little about the movie. Apparently, this movie is based on a true story where a bishop starts saying things people don't want to hear and he's labeled a heretic. This is an interesting story, one that may be worth watching, but Netflix needs to start wrangling in some of its trailer editors.

Not so much a trailer but this has me very excited for The Rain. I've been into weird sci-fi lately and this seems like it will continue to scratch the itch.

I was very excited about this show until I did a small amount of research. This is a BBC co-production with Netflix and has for the most part, already aired in the UK. Ratings out of the UK are not positive in the least bit. I'll check out one episode but should it not keep my attention, I'll be moving on rather quickly.

Downstream: Trailer Round-Up for the Week of March 11-16

It's that time of the week where Dan breaks down the Netflix trailers of the week. So sit down with a nice glass of Tin Cup Whiskey and follow along at home.

Happy Anniversary is another foray into the romantic(comedy?) genre from Netflix. It features the love interest from season 1 of Master of None and some dude giving a look at what regular relationships go through as the honeymoon phase ends. For those of you looking into seeing reality in a movie, this is for you. For those of you looking to have ridiculous things happen in a movie and for everything to resolve wonderfully for everyone, skip it.

Edha is an interesting looking show that I have no want to actually watch. While there is certainly intrigue that will definitely drive interest, this show just isn't my type of backdrop.

I'm gonna be honest here, I have no idea what 6 Balloons is even about. Just from the synopsis on the trailer it just seems like a dramatic "hi-jinks ensue" movie. I like Dave Franco and I've heard Abi Jacobson is good in Broad City but this trailer does nothing to grab me.

Paradox looks like a film school project. Daryl Hannah directed this thing, remember her? This is a hard avoid.

Shot just like your favorite Nickelodeon sitcom(Drake & Josh, iCarly) comes Alexa & Katie. As a general rule, I avoid sitcoms shot just like this. That said, there does seem to be some heart behind it, which is what Netflix seems to go for in their sitcoms. So if you're a fan of something a little extra with you comedy shows, check it out.

Dan Gilroy's Untitled Netflix Movie Will Star Jake Gyllenhall and Many Others

Dan Gilroy, writer and director of Nightcrawler, reunites with Jake Gyllenhall in an untitled horror-thriller for Netflix. Among the star-studded ensemble cast are Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and Billy Magnussen.

The plot of the movie will follow "big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce".

Trailer Round-Up for Week of March 5-9

We're gonna try something new with trailers. As opposed to posting every single new one that comes out, we'll instead do a weekly post about all the trailers with an opinion blurb afterwards.

The trailer for Lost in Space is, according to Netflix, "a cross between E.T. and Jurassic Park". I'm not exactly sure where the Jurassic Park comes in after watching the trailer. Overall, Lost in Space looks extremely generic and doesn't have my interest at all.

Next up, we have a date announcement for Season 2 of Luke Cage. Not much substance to this with it only being ~25 seconds but it has me excited for the next part of Luke Cage's story.

Admittedly, I wasn't as high on A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 as much as others were. Eventually, I got very tired of Count Olaf disguising himself and characters not believing the Baudelaires even though they were proven right time and time again. While that does seem to continue in Season 2, the gags seems to be evolving so this will still be one I look forward to checking out.

Take Your Pills is all about Adderall and how it's become common place in society amongst twenty-somethings in order to be more productive. It's an interesting dive into a common prescription for ADD and a look at how it's changed us as time has passed.

As a general rule, I don't watch second trailers for anything. It's all up to the first trailer to grab me, and if it doesn't, I pass on something. That said, I present you with the second Game Over, Man! trailer.

Santa Clarita Diet was a pleasant surprise last year. I didn't expect a comedy about a woman becoming a flesh eater to actually be fun. My assumption was that this would die on the vine. Now, here I am, looking forward to Season 2.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was one of my favorite parts of The Get Down. Now he's back in this film about a teenage daughter who joins her high school wrestling team in order to gain his approval. Abdul-Mateen is a compulsively watchable actor so pretty much anything he's in is something I find worth checking out.

The final trailer is for Requiem a series about a woman discovering a connection between her now deceased mother and the unsolved case of a missing child. I'm all for dark thrillers, especially when they seem to have some sci-fi and creepiness attached to them. This is one I'll be looking at for sure.

Netflix Nabs Vigilante Superhero Movie from Russo Brothers

Peter White over at Deadline is reporting that Netflix has won the bidding war over Past Midnight, a movie about  "a new kind of vigilante superhero". 

The feature will be directed by Dope director Rick Famuyiwa and written by TJ Fixman, a writer on the Ratchet & Clank video game series. The Russo Brothers production is also looking to sign Keanu Reeves in the feature's lead role.


Netflix Taps Hasan Minhaj for Weekly Talk Show

Netflix has picked up another Daily Show alum for another foray into the talk show world.

Hasan Minhaj is set to host his own weekly talk show on Netflix that will debut later this year. Netflix has given Minhaj a large vote of confidence, committing to a 32 episode order, which will make Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season. And like you, I cannot wait to find out who Putin picks this time.” Minhaj joked.

Minhaj first broke onto the national scene when he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart back in November 2014. Minhaj will remain on The Daily Show through the end of July, before beginning production on his new project. Minhaj also earned praise for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix said “I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years. He’s a phenomenal writer with a distinct point of view. He is a brilliant performer, who is hilarious both on stage and off, and more importantly he isn’t afraid to share his thoughtful voice and unique perspective. We are so excited to bring his new talk series to Netflix members around the world.”

Netflix Aims to have 700 Total Series, Movies in 2018

CFO David Wells spoke at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday saying that Netflix will have nearly 700 series and movies, in total, in 2018. This is made possible by Netflix spending $8 billion in 2018 alone on content. Wells believes that by having a large content base, the subscriber base will also increase.

Opinion: While Netflix's approach will drive early growth, sustaining your numbers will become difficult with this approach. Netflix's people are definitely smarter than I am so they no doubt know that they will have to switch their approach at some point to be quality-first instead of quantity first.

Chuck Lorre's 'Disjointed' Cancelled After One Season

Sitcom "titan" Chuck Lorre has struck out with Disjointed. The show has been cancelled after one season at Netflix.

Disjointed originally had a two season, twenty episode order.  However, critics had rated Season 1 Part 1 as the worst television show of the summer. Part 2 of Season 1 arrived on January 12 to little fanfare. And now a month later, the show is done.