What's Streaming This Month? Frank Castle's Gonna Punish Some More People!
New Year, New Netflix! And Amazon Prime, and Hulu. You know what I mean: New streamable content! So, what can you look forward to in the first twelfth of 2019?
The only original launching on Hulu this month is the second season of of the Seth Rogan-produced Future Man, starring Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe. The first season got Dustin hooked against his expectations. Will the latest installment hold his (and your) interest? Find out January 11!
Over on Amazon Prime, they’ve got their original film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, landing January 4th. But that’s about, like, feelings and stuff, and I’m more in the mood for fast cars and old dudes being sh*tty to each other. So it’s fortunate that they’re also launching the third season of
Top Gear The Grand Tour on January 18th!
As for Netflix, they’ve new episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (1/25) and the third and final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events (1/1), so we can all find out if evil Neil Patrick Harris will finally… win? Or whatever? They’ve also got a new series called Sex Education (1/11), and it stars Gillian Anderson as a sex therapist and honestly? I’d learn about sex from her! Though personally I’m still mostly holding out for the Korean historical zombie drama Kingdom (1/25):
But the big mystery is when exactly the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher will arrive… because it’s definitely happening in January. Netflix just hasn’t said on what day. Probably because they’re just burning through their Marvel shows before inevitably cancelling and burying them. But on the plus side, I was surprised by how much I dug the first season of The Punisher, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the series resolves its “Ben Barnes But Make Him Ugly And Angry Now” villain plot line.
Check out a mini-taste of the new season at the end of Netflix’s January Schedule Dump promo (as well as, you know, all the other programming I didn’t mention):
New On Netflix (Originals In BOLD)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the series’ third and final act, the Baudelaires will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of the VFD and end Count Olaf’s relentless pursuit.
Across the Universe
Black Hawk Down
City of God
COMEDIANS of the world— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity. Get ready to start the new year off with a laugh!
Hell or High Water
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
It Takes Two
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Mona Lisa Smile
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Pinky Malinky— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life.
Tears of the Sun
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Dark Knight
The Mummy Returns
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy.
XXX: State of the Union
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
And Breathe Normally— NETFLIX FILM
An Icelandic single mom struggling with poverty and a Guinea-Bissauan asylum seeker facing deportation find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways.
Call My Agent!: Season 3— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rising tensions prompt two agents to hatch a secret plot in a new season of showbiz antics with Isabelle Huppert, Monica Bellucci and Jean Dujardin.
El Potro: Unstoppable— NETFLIX FILM
A singer makes a splash in the Tropical music scene thanks to his good looks and magnetism, but must navigate tragedy and the trappings of fame to survive.
Lionheart— NETFLIX FILM
When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business — alongside her uncle — and prove herself in a male-dominated world.
GODZILLA The Planet Eater— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With the earth alliance weakened, Haruo weighs siding with the Exif, whose death cult is summoning a monster that can destroy the world.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
When Heroes Fly— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Years after a bitter falling out, four Israeli military veterans reunite and travel to Colombia in search of a loved one they’d presumed to be dead.
Friends from College: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mistakes were made. Feelings were hurt. Life goes on. Now, with a wedding on the horizon, the gang tries to put the past behind them.
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
For years, the murder of Chilean protest singer Victor Jara was blamed on an official in Pinochet’s army. Now in exile, he tries to exonerate himself.
Sex Education— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Meet Otis Milburn - an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own.
Solo— NETFLIX FILM
In a remote area of the Canary Islands, young surfer Alvaro Vizcaino accidentally falls from a cliff. Seriously injured, he must fight to survive.
The Last Laugh— NETFLIX FILM
Retired talent manager Al reconnects with former client Buddy, a comedian who gave up performing decades ago, and urges him to go back out on the road.
Revenger— NETFLIX FILM
A former detective hell-bent on revenge infiltrates a remote island serving as a prison for dangerous death row criminals in search of a brutal fiend.
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sebastian Maniscalco takes on life’s many annoyances with his singularly expressive approach in a live special based on his memoir of the same name.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Carmen Sandiego— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Carmen Sandiego returns in this series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super thief.
Close— NETFLIX FILM
To protect an heiress from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert must unravel a sinister plot — while striving to stay alive.
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience full of social media influencers on a posh island, but the reality was far from the promises.
GIRL— NETFLIX FILM
In this award-winning drama inspired by a true story, 15-year-old Lara trains to become a ballerina as she transitions from her assigned gender.
Grace and Frankie: Season 5— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the return of this Emmy winning comedy, two friends launch a scheme to get their old lives back.
IO— NETFLIX FILM
One of the last survivors on Earth, a teen races to cure her poisoned planet before the final shuttle to a distant space colony leaves her stranded.
Soni— NETFLIX FILM
While fighting crimes against women in Delhi, a short-fused policewoman and her level-headed female boss grapple with gender issues in their own lives.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress/property enthusiast Caroline Quentin continue to travel the globe touring striking homes.
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this subversive comedy documentary series, rapper and activist Killer Mike and a team of funny correspondents explore socially relevant topics.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This season, the trolls get lost in wormholes, journey to the Fountain of Glitter, go for a ride in a submarine, play in the snow and more.
Justice— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Instead of joining her father’s law firm as her family expects, Farah strikes out on her own as a defense attorney after returning home to Abu Dhabi.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Animas— NETFLIX FILM
When her best friend starts acting odd after a strange accident, a young woman descends into a living hell where nightmare and reality are blurred.
Black Earth Rising— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A contemporary thriller that follows the difficult journey of a woman, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adopted mother, trying to discover the truth of her past. The series examines the West’s relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes.
Club de Cuervos: Season 4— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chava and Isabel come to terms with their futures and the future of the Cuervos in an all-new season of surprises.
Kingdom— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumour of the king’s death spreads as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil behind it all and save his people.
Medici: The Magnificent— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
He already sacrificed his dreams of being an artist and marrying his true love. Will building and protecting the Medici legacy cost him his soul too?
Polar— NETFLIX FILM
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As the series comes to a hilarious and moving close, Kimmy has to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she’s never put first before: herself. This final season includes a double-sized “Sliding Doors” episode exploring how the main characters’ lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped.
Z Nation: Season 5
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a new comedy special for 2019, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias discusses his teenage son, encounters with Snoop Dogg and an overzealous fan, and more.
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp
Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2
Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Friday Night Lights
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
I Am Ali
Interview with the Vampire
Into the Wild
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kung Fu Panda
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
Like Water for Chocolate
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Million Dollar Baby
Monsters vs. Aliens
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
The 6th Day
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
The Green Mile
The Iron Giant
The Princess Diaries
The Queen of the Damned
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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