It’s A ‘Sopranos’ Kind Of Week On NetflixBy: Chris Crum - December 13, 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.
I’m sorry to say that Netflix isn’t adding The Sopranos to its streaming catalog, but fans will see some familiar faces. For one, Lilyhammer (starring Steven Van Zandt) is back with its second season. Also, on Saturday, Not Fade Away will be available. This comes from Sopranos creator David Chase, and features James Gandolfini in one of his final roles.
Of course, if you really want to watch some Sopranos, Netflix does have the entire season available via DVD.
Oh, and Netflix is also running an ad featuring the voice of Lorraine Bracco:
Here’s what’s coming to Netflix…
Available on 12/13:
Lilyhammer: Season 2
After testifying against the Mafia, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters witness protection and asks to be sent to Norway. Despite the peaceful surroundings, it’s not long before Frank strays from the straight and narrow. Season 2 coming in December.
Available on 12/14:
Lost Girl: Season 3
After discovering she’s a succubus who sustains herself by feeding on the sexual energy of humans, seductive Bo sets out on a journey to understand herself and her kind — and to help people she encounters on her travels.
Not Fade Away (2012)
John Magaro, James Gandolfini, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Dominique McElligott
Inspired by the music of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, three 1960s high-schoolers form a rock band in the New Jersey suburbs. James Gandolfini co-stars in this debut feature from “Sopranos” creator David Chase.
Available on 12/15:
American Addict (2013)
The United States’ appetite for prescription drugs is the focus of this sober documentary, which aims to illuminate a national health crisis. Americans represent just 5 percent of the world population but consume 80 percent of its pharmaceuticals.
Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, Zoe Tapper, Ben Crompton, Adrian Edmondson
Living in the shadow of their police chief father, two detective brothers commit the ultimate crime while interrogating a suspect, and the fear of being caught turns their lives into a downward spiral of guilt and paranoia.
Bounty Killer (2013)
Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken, Christian Pitre, Barak Hardley, Abraham Benrubi, Gary Busey
It’s been 20 years since corporations took over the world’s governments; in retaliation, a group issues death warrants for all white-collar criminals. From amateur savage to graceful assassin, the bounty killers now compete for body count and cash.
Dave Foley: Relatively Well (2013)
This sidesplitting special follows the comedian’s journey to survive in a world that seems intent on crushing his spirit. Everything’s on the table, from people who don’t believe in science to his misadventures in the romance department
Xavier Samuel, Myles Pollard, Sam Worthington, Robyn Malcolm, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aaron Glenane
In the 1970s, the two Kelly brothers spend their youth searching for the perfect wave and launch a backyard surf business out of their van. Battling big waves, small town conservatism and criminals, the brothers give rise to a global brand.
Greg Fitzsimmons: Life on Stage (2013)
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons returns to his hometown of Tarrytown, N.Y., spinning hilarious tales of what it’s like to share his life with the world. Fitzsimmons also delivers the goods on growing older and more.
Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Holly Hunter, Iliza Shlesinger
After a plane crash leaves her permanently scarred, a sheltered young woman loses her faith and sets off for Las Vegas to experience her wild side. With two unlikely companions, she goes out to see what she’s been missing — and find her true self.
Punk in Africa (2012)
When South Africa shook off the grip of apartheid in the 1990s, a wealth of new cultural forms emerged, including an energetic punk rock scene. This documentary vividly recollects both the spirit of the time and the intensity of the music.
Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault
After being bombarded by a meteor shower, the crew of a lunar space station discovers the meteors harbor alien spores, which replicate and mutate into a shape-shifting predatory life form hell-bent on destroying the astronauts one by one.
The Citizen (2012)
Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji, William Atherton, Cary Elwes, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad
Yearning to leave behind a difficult existence in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the green card lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He arrives the day before the September 11 attacks, which forever change his life.
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson, David Dukas, Angelique Pretorius
South Africa’s Winnie Mandela, one of the most galvanizing public figures in modern history, comes to life in this absorbing biopic. Though it traces Winnie’s whole story, the film hinges on the Apartheid-era imprisonment that would define her image.
Available on 12/16:
Say Yes to the Dress: Season 8
Dreams come true at Manhattan’s famous Kleinfeld Bridal boutique in this TLC reality series, which chronicles the daily retail drama as staff members bust their booties to accommodate clients’ outsized expectations and oversized budgets. Demanding brides, bossy relatives, last-minute weight gains, outlandish requests and catfight-provoking sales guarantee that there’s never a dull moment in this high-stakes salon.
Available on 12/17:
Bo Burnham: what. (2013)
Left brain and right brain duke it out and then belt out a tune in comedian Bo Burnham’s quick and clever one-man show. As intelligent as he is lanky, Burnham cynically pokes at pop entertainment while offering unadulterated showmanship of his own.
Family Guy: Season 11
In Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, buffoonish Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional family — including wife Lois, children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and dog Brian — experience wacky misadventures.
This documentary highlights the work of Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest who created Homeboy Industries — a revolutionary program for at-risk youth which has become the most successful gang intervention program in the U.S
Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris, Tone Tank, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Tonya Pinkins, Diane Neal, Adrian Martinez
Lyle and Nina love each other almost as much as they love smoking pot, and they earn enough between them to maintain a steady flow of buds. But as the days and months drift by in a smoky haze, Nina begins to long for a more stable life
Of Two Minds (2012)
Weaving together the stories of several fascinating Americans living with bipolar disorder, this documentary explores their triumphant highs, despairing lows and struggles to survive in a culture that doesn’t always understand them.
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Image: Not Fade Away (YouTube)