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Coming To Netflix Canada August 25 – 31, 2019

Avail. 8/26/19

Blade Runner 2049

Avail. 8/27/19

Million Pound Menu: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A new slate of food entrepreneurs who are determined to open up their own restaurants pitch delicious concepts to a panel of choosy investors.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 NETFLIX FAMILY
The next chapter in the Trolls’ hair-raising adventures. Join Poppy, Branch and their friends as they explore a fantastical world with new creatures, bigger adventures, and more parties!

Avail. 8/29/19

FALLING INN LOVE

Falling Inn Love NETFLIX FILM
When city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to fix and flip it.

Kardec NETFLIX FILM
This biopic from director Wagner de Assis (“Nosso Lar,” 2010) tells the story of French influential author Allan Kardec, the founder of Spiritism.

Avail. 8/28/19

Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This Complex series follows the paper trail of musicians and athletes in Los Angeles as they blow through stacks on the finer things in life.

Avail. 8/30/19

The A List — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Where pleasantries end, a chilling new normal begins. Welcome to the majestic — and mysterious — Peregrine Island.

CAROLE & TUESDAYNETFLIX ANIME
Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday, and each realizes they’ve found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it.

THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

The Glass Castle

La Grande Classe NETFLIX FILM
Two best friends return to their hometown for a middle school reunion, hoping to show up their former bullies and reconnect with teenage crushes.

Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2NETFLIX FAMILY
Join Bheem for another season of playful antics and superpowered feats as he cheerfully dodges danger and makes friends in unlikely places.

Styling Hollywood NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Stylist and interior designer Jason Bolden and husband Adair Curtis of JSN Studio make the magic happen on the red carpet and at home for A-listers.

Un bandido honrado NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A mafia boss decides to reform and get away from his past crimes and sins. But he soon finds that the path to redemption is full of temptation.

Vis a Vis: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The core group of Cruz del Sur’s inmates are transferred to a new prison, where a merciless, insular gang is in charge and planning an ambitious escape.

Avail. 8/31/19

Flatliners

Coming to Netflix Canada August 18 – 24, 2019

Avail. 8/20/19

Here Comes the Boom

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Simon Amstell: Set Free — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Honest, introspective comic Simon Amstell opens up about hisneuroses, coming out to his father, relationships and more in a new stand-up special.

The Sinner: Julian

Avail. 8/21/19

American Factory NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” “A Lion in the House,” “Seeing Red”) comes AMERICAN FACTORY, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Hyperdrive Season 1

Hyperdrive NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.

Avail. 8/22/19

How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5

Love Alarm NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them, Kim Jojo experiences young love while coping with personal adversities.

Avail. 8/23/19

El Pepe: Una vida suprema NETFLIX ORIGINALThis documentary follows José “Pepe” Mujica, former political prisoner turned Uruguayan president, as he talks about his life, ideals and the future.

The Girl with All the Gifts

HERO MASK: Part II NETFLIX ANIME
A former LIVE scientist’s daughter may hold the key to exposing its crimes, if James can keep her alive and the SSC can fend off their new director

Coming to Netflix Canada August 11 – 17, 2019

New week, new shows for you to enjoy or hate. All depends on you point of view.  The highlight for me this week is the movie Better Than Us from Russia.  If you enjoy season 1 of Manhunter, then you be happy that season 2 drops this week.

Have fun.

Avail. 8/12/19

Dunkirk

Avail. 8/13/19

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They ReadyNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian and Girl’s Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish introduces the world to six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready – a bold new collection of hilarious half-hour stand-up comedy specials. Hosted and executive produced by Haddish and She Ready Productions, the special features a diverse group of comedians with whom she shares a personal history, including Chaunté Wayans (Wild n’ Out), April Macie (Last Comic Standing), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam), and Marlo Williams (BET’s Comicview). Legendary comic Wanda Sykes and veteran producer Page Hurwitz also serve as executive producers via their production company Push It Productions.

Avail. 8/15/19

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Cannon Busters NETFLIX ANIME
A robot, a renegade and a sensational pink Cadillac join the infectiously upbeat friendship droid S.A.M. on her quest to find her missing best friend.

My Sister’s Keeper

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Avail. 8/16/19

45 rpm NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Forming an uneasy love triangle, three characters with ties to the music industry set out to create a new record label and live a rock-and-roll lifestyle in the conservative political environment of 1960s Spain.

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Based on the life of Carlos Tevez, this series follows the Argentine soccer player, from his troubled childhood growing up in a low-income neighborhood riddled with crime, to his debut for Boca Juniors.

Better Than Us NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Set in Moscow in a not-so-distant future where human beings coexist with robots, a man finds himself entangled in the first murder committed by an experimental humanoid.

Ep5 – Lashay Morgan being prepared for an injection of medication to replace the food she can no longer eat.

Diagnosis NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ hugely popular column in The New York Times Magazine, Diagnosis follows various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure, for their mysterious illnesses. By combining the power of global crowdsourcing, social media, and established medical expertise, each case is untangled with illuminating new insights that had previously eluded doctors. From award-winning executive producers Scott Rudin, Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, and in association with The New York Times, Diagnosis explores the life-changing impact of receiving a diagnosis for individuals who’ve been searching for answers, and the healing that comes with connecting with others who can empathize with their experiences.

GREEN FRONTIER

Frontera verdeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, Nazis and her own true origins.

Instant Family

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus NETFLIX FAMILY
When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all.

The Little SwitzerlandNETFLIX FILM
The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village’s cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation.

MINDHUNTER

MINDHUNTER: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Behavioral Science Unit’s killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.

QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Three football phenoms set for stardom — Spencer Rattler, Lance LeGendre and Nik Scalzo — navigate the ultimate season of their high school careers.

SEXTUPLETS (2019)

Sextuplets NETFLIX FILM
Father-to-be Alan is shocked to learn that he was born a sextuplet (all played by Marlon Wayans). With his newfound brother Russell riding shotgun, the duo sets out on a hilarious journey to reunite with their remaining long-lost siblings.

Super Monsters Back to School NETFLIX FAMILY
Vida’s starting school in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are helping their friend adjust to everything that’s new and different.

Victim Number 8 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After a terrorist attack shakes downtown Bilbao leaving destruction in its wake, police launch an investigation to hunt down the attackers.

Coming To Netflix Canada August 4 – 10, 2019

If you are a fan of G.L.O.W. then you will be happy. This is the week that the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling return.  Also your last chance I take it to watch Marvel Studios Avengers: Age of Ultron before it heads to Disney+

Avail. 8/4/19

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.

Avail. 8/5/19

Enter the AnimeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from “Castlevania” to “Aggretsuko,” “Kengan Ashura” and more.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

NO GOOD NICK

No Good Nick: Part 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
Steps away from being exposed as an impostor, Nick works harder, faster and smarter to right the Thompsons’ wrongs and spring her father out of jail.

Avail. 8/7/19

About Time

Apollo 13

Marvel Studios Avengers: Age of Ultron

Being John Malkovich

Blue Crush

Friday Night Lights

In Good Company

Ray

Take Me Home Tonight

The Wizard

Avail. 8/8/19

Dollar NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million.

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The Naked Director NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry.

Wu Assassins Season 1

Wu Assassins NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.

Avail. 8/9/19

CABLE GIRLS

Cable Girls: Season 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.

THE FAMILY

The FamilyNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

GLOW

GLOW: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.

The InBESTigators NETFLIX FAMILY
Four very different kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures, becoming fast friends in the process.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling NETFLIX FAMILY
After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.

SINTONIA

Sintonia NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales NETFLIX FAMILY
Find the fun and adventure of “Spirit Riding Free” in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends!

Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

Avail. 8/10/19

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

 

Leaving 8/6/19

Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Coming to the Final Week Of July On Netflix Canada

Here are the last of the new shows coming  at the end of the month.

 

Avail. 7/30/19

Hot Summer Nights

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Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever. Do women need to wear service vests instead of “Rosé All Day” t-shirts? Are their nicknames for each other hurting the cause? Now that people are actually listening what should women change? How are men holding up with all the “new” rules they have to follow now? Tune in for Whitney’s take on everything including why we should give sex robots a chance. The special will launch globally on Netflix on July 30, 2019.

Avail. 7/31/19

Kengan Ashura: Part l NETFLIX ANIME
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches.

The Letdown: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Audrey, mother of a 2-month-old, joins a new-parents support group, where she makes some quirky friends facing various challenges and life changes.

Michiel Huisman, Michael Kenneth Williams, Haley Bennett, Chris Evans – Red Sea Diving Resort – Photo Credit: Netflix / Marcos Cruz

The Red Sea Diving Resort NETFLIX FILM
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.

VALKYRIE #1 – MARVEL COMICS

Writers – Jason Aaron & Al Ewing
Artist- Cafu
Colorist – Matt Wilson
Letterer- Joe Sabino.

I’m very fresh to this Asgardian comic universe after many years of being away. I figured with Jane Foster being announced for the new movie “THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER” I should catch up with the goings on in her universe. There’s a nice write up at the beginning of the book, briefly outlining her life up to this point and throughout the story there are more then a few references to the past to give you a good sense of where she is at. On to the review.

Other than curiousity, the art was a strong factor in me picking up this book. From the detailed, magnetic, youthful, looking cover by artist Mahmud Asrar to the strong, angelic inside art of artist Cafu(The first panel is worthy of being a portrait on any wall. Beautiful crafting),I thought the art was on par with the writing in this book, and that is a rarity for me. Facial features, background landscapes, costume renderings, Realm stylings, you name it. All of it really worked for me. Was pleasantly surprised by this. Though in retrospect I shouldn’t be, as Jane Foster is going to be playing a big part in the MCU so it would make sense she is getting” A” talent treatment here.

Jason Aaron & Al Ewing’s writing was also pretty strong in this premiere issue. I love dialogue driven books and this one held up nicely. The first person Jane Foster dialogue gave us some insight as to what came before, so the reader never really had a large amount of questions about why certain things were the way they were. The story some very interesting secondary character introductions(new to me anyway)that I suspect will make for some interesting conversation and storylines down the road. A large key to me for this book will be keeping a balance between the God and the girl(I know she’s not a girl but it’s rhymed and it’s my review).Strong secondary earth bound characters will help with that.

Other then the strong art , the other unexpected surprise of this book was the down to earth feel it had to it. If you liked the Don Blake/ Thor “balance” trials and tribulations of the original series you might feel a bit of nostalgia for this first issue. That and just a pinch of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man life balancing is in there also. For a “Goddess” book I found this ingredient very well done and dispensed through the book. Every good first issue needs a hook to bring you back. This one ended with a page turner, and brought in a villain I would not have associated with this title, and that’s a good thing. Far too many times the arch nemesis is trotted out to pop a first issue and I feel many times that is done too soon. Add to the fact that this villain is now “amplified ” and it’s going to make for an interesting second issue.

I did have a few issues with the overall story. There seems to be a bit of a clique’ to send the hero up against (insert D level villain here) to get the issue started off with a bang. There was more to the story this time, and it recovered nicely, but would have been cool if it could have been avoided completely. Also I found the scene transitions with a few of the characters a little too cut and dry. Overall , I enjoyed the story a lot more then I thought I would. If your looking to try something new, I’d recommend giving it a read. Between the art and writing I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Til Next time

Scott

SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS #1 – VAULT COMICS

Writer – Jon Tsuei

Artist – Audrey Mok

Colorist -Raul Angulo

Letterer – Jim Campbell

Whenever I’m flipping through books at my local comic shop, one of the first things I look for is lots of dialogue on the pages. Even if the subject matter looks like it may not interest me, a good story can reel me in .That’s pretty much what happened here. That, and a beautifully coloured cover that matched the archers “pull” strikingly well.This was my last pick up of the week. Glad it made the cut. Onto the review.

Overall , I enjoyed the book. It’s a story of magic, of family, of legacy and of loss. Relatable characters help any story and there was plenty to relate to here. A fairly ambitious first issue, to set the stage for a journey for chapters to come. I had seen some of the themes before, but when they are well done I really have no issue with it. The general character development was spot on for this first issue .Main character(Princess Sera) gives you an essence of her family bonds, and the stress that comes from that, along with how each of us might deal with an unwanted burden we have no choice but to deal with. There were a fair amount of cast members introduced this chapter ,but there was enough there to make their introduction relevant  and to move the story along.

The art by AUDREY MOK was hit and miss for me .Fleshed out facial features can tell a story all by itself. Would have liked to have seen more development of the characters facial features .Some of the panels it was there and sometimes not. Lots of background  details in the panels though, which helped give the story the sense of adventure that it was. Colorist Raul Angulo gave the panels great finishes with some beautiful shades of yellow and orange which completed the journey of a trek through the desert, and dark blues and purples to signify dreamscape, the coming of the gods and the cool night sky. Bit wordy, I know, but I couldn’t draw a bath so that will have to suffice.

If you enjoy stories in the vein of Aladdin, Gladiator(yes, really), Elizabeth, Joan of Arc, Brave ,or others with strong , adventurous female characters, you’ll probably enjoy this one. It’s a well written, well paced story. One thing that did crack me up a bit was hearing a princess say “shit”. I’m sure they do say that, it just seemed a bit out of place, but it’s a minor thing. I’m not sure I’m giving the second issue a try(I’m “princessed” out. Why can’t the heroine be a courtesan who dives into adventure after her last client of the day?)but you should give the first issue a try and go from there. It’s worth the read.

Til next time

Scott