18 Titles Hitting Netflix In The Coming WeekBy: Chris Crum - November 15, 2013
As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days.
This week, Netflix introduced a new experience for its members who stream content on their televisions through a number of connected devices (with more to come). With Blockbuster officially closing, you might find yourself watching Netflix even more (assuming you live in a town that still had a Blockbuster).
Here are some titles you can check out in the coming week if you can tear yourself away from Breaking Bad (reportedly the most popular show in Netflix).
Available on 11/15:
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)
Carol Channing, Harry Kullijian, Jerry Herman, Bruce Vilanch, Lily Tomlin, Debbie Reynolds, Tippi Hedren
The astonishing life of Carol Channing unfolds in this entertaining biopic, which captures the bold Broadway legend’s outsize personality. Batting her lashes, Channing shares (in her trademark rasp) sweet and sour memories from her storied career.
Into the Cold: A Journey to the Soul (2010)
This poetic documentary captures environmental activist Sebastian Copeland’s grueling two-month trek on foot to the North Pole, a tour de force of human perseverance commemorating Adm. Robert Peary’s 1909 expedition.
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2012)
With camera in hand, Czech rider Libor Podmol charts his own journey from unknown hopeful to Freestyle MX world champion, uniquely documenting the ups and downs of making it in the sport.
Available on 11/16:
Joan Rivers: Don’t Start with Me (2012)
Joan Rivers has proven over and over again to be one of the hardest-working women in show business. At 78, she is funnier than ever and has no interest in slowing down. No one’s immune from her caustic barbs in this stand-up special.
The American (2010)
George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen, Irina Björklund
On the heels of a rough assignment, assassin Jack declares that his next job will be his last. Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, Jack embarks on a dangerous double life while falling for a lovely villager.
Available on 11/17:
Undercover Boss: Season 4
Brave bosses go undercover in this on-the-job reality series, taking low-level positions in their own companies to anonymously explore how their businesses are running and learn where improvements can be made.
An African Election (2011)
Filmmaker Jarreth Merz directs this eye-opening documentary about the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, chronicling the start-to-finish drama of campaigning in a nation that’s long served as a measure of the continent’s political stability.
Meet the firefighters of Detroit, who battle the nation’s highest arson rate in a bid to save their once-thriving city from virtual collapse. At the helm is commissioner Donald Austin, whose firebrand attitude has galvanized the city and its leaders.
Gypsy Davy (2011)
David Serva Jones, Rachel Leah Jones, Judith Jones, Clara Chinoy, Maria Guitron
When a blond Californian with Alabama roots reinvents himself as a flamenco guitarist in Andalusian boots, fathering five children to five different women, what happens behind the scenes and along the way?
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Dominic Bogart, Alvaro Orlando, Tammy Minoff, Lauren Coleman, Kandis Erickson, Brad William Henke
Still reeling from the death of his mother, struggling singer-songwriter Brook finds it hard to create — but his life and creativity take a turn for the better when his estranged father and three sisters arrive to spread his mother’s ashes.
The Atomic States of America (2012)
As debate rages about the safety and responsibility of using nuclear power, this documentary journeys through nuclear reactor communities to expose the truths and myths concerning the risks and benefits of the popular energy source.
Available on 11/18:
Killing Season (2013)
Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin, Diana Lyubenova
Tormented by memories of combat in the Bosnian War, American vet Benjamin Ford seeks peace of mind deep in the Appalachian Mountains. But when a Bosnian vet of the same war comes to settle a score, a new war erupts in the American wilderness.
Available on 11/19:
Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Sam Shepard, Jack McBrayer, Hal Holbrook
In post-Civil War America, aristocrat Ward Allen becomes a self-styled renaissance man, taking up life as a hunter and befriending a freed slave. His new rough-hewn style draws the attention of a young socialite who defies her father to be with him.
Crystal Fairy (2013)
Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustin Silva, Sebastián Silva
A self-absorbed young American traveling in Chile plans a journey with his pals to find a legendary hallucinogenic cactus. But when he invites the free-spirited Crystal Fairy along, they find themselves locked in a battle of wills.
Saving Santa (2013)
Martin Freeman, Ashley Tisdale, Tim Curry, Joan Collins, Pam Ferris, Tim Conway, Noel Clarke
At the North Pole, Bernard, a low-ranking Elf, dreams of joining Santa’s elite team of innovators. When the location of Santa’s workshop is accidentally revealed, Santa and Christmas are in jeopardy. Can Bernard rescue Santa in time for Christmas?
Dirty Business (2010)
“In the digital age, half of our electricity still comes from coal. DIRTY BUSINESS reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to a renewable energy future. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film examines what it means to remain dependent on a 19th century technology that is the largest single source of greenhouse gases. Can coal really be made clean? Can renewables be produced on a scale large enough to replace coal? The film seeks answers in a series of stories shot in China, Saskatchewan, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada and New York.
Available on 11/21:
I Give It a Year (2013)
Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng
In this romantic comedy, newlyweds Nat and Josh find their marriage beginning to fall apart almost immediately after their fairy tale wedding. The couple seeks the advice of a counselor, but both are also tempted by old and new lovers.
Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)
Incendiary stand-up comic Jim Norton tells the world how it is in this live stage performance, taking aim at a gallery of forbidden subjects. Norton gleefully tears at the media, corrupt politicians, our sex-crazed culture and even his own problems.
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Image: Crystal Fairy (YouTube)