What’s New On VOD: Netflix January 2018.

What’s New On VOD: Netflix January 2018.

If you’re snowed in and miserable, at least there’s always something new on Netflix to watch.

What's New On VOD: Netflix January 2018.
With French, German, Spanish and Japanese originals this month, you’d better re-up on your Rosetta Stone subscription.

The new year has arrived and Netflix continues to deliver original content.  It seems they may have just found the sweet spot:  We have about 30 new projects with a solid mix of drama, documentary, comedy, stand-up and foreign exclusives.  To round out this “only on Netflix” material, they also have a solid list of classic movies from Caddyshack to Lethal Weapon 1-4 that should tide you over until your favorite series drops its latest season.  Below we highlight those titles that have us interested, as well as our must see pick for each category.

Netflix January 2018.

Original Movies/Miniseries.

    • Before I Wake (1/5)
    • Rotten (1/5)

    • Alejandro Riaño Especial de stand up (1/10)
    • Somebody Feed Phil (1/12)
    • The Polka King (1/12)
    • Tom Segura: Disgraceful (1/12)
    • Katt Williams: Great America (1/16)
    • The Open House  (1/19)

  • Todd Glass: Act Happy  (1/23)
  • Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así (1/24)
  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture (1/26)
  • Dirty Money  (1/26)
  • Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!  (1/26)
  • Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich (1/26)
  • Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar  (1/26)

Our Pick:  The Polka King (1/12)

This dark comedy about a real life swindler stars Jack Black as Jan Lewandowski, the “Polka King” who created a business empire based on an elaborate ponzi scheme.

I know that Jack Black is an aquired taste, but here he’s got solid material and a chance to flex his more dramatic muscles…while still getting to look silly dancing around to Polka music.

Original Series.

    • Glacé: Season 1 (1/1)

    • Lovesick: Season 3 (1/1)
    • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (1/5)
    • DEVILMAN crybaby: Season 1 (1/5)

  • Disjointed: Part 2 (1/12)
  • Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show  (1/17)
  • Tiempos de guerra: Season 1  (1/18)
  • Drug Lords: Season 1 (1/19)
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 4 (1/19)
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 1 (1/19)
  • Llama Llama: Season 1  (1/26)
  • One Day at a Time: Season 2  (1/26)
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 6  (1/26)
  • El Ministerio del Tiempo: Season 3 (1/28)
  • Babylon Berlin: Season 1-2  (1/30)
  • Retribution: Season 1 (1/30)

Our Pick:  Babylon Berlin (1/30)

After the first world war, the Weimar Republic tries to put Germany back on track with a new democracy, but not everything that comes with the new form of government is good.  Organized crime is seeking exploit the young republic and force both inside and outside the country are also looking to gain power.  A young detective from Cologne is assigned to Berlin to crack a crime ring, but winds up butting heads against powerful players in the fight for a new Germany.

This series, boasting one of the biggest budgets for a German production, lit up critics abroad.  Netflix swooped in promptly to secure US distribution, and I’m eagerly looking forward to this period noir detective drama.

Movie Release Schedule.

1/1

10,000 B.C.
30 Days of Night
Age Of Shadows
AlphaGo
America’s Sweethearts
Apollo 13
Batman
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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
Caddyshack

Chef & My Fridge: 2017
Defiance
Definitely, Maybe
Furry Vengeance
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
King Kong
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
License to Wed
Like Water for Chocolate
Love Actually
Maddman: The Steve Madden Story
Marie Antoinette
Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
Midnight in Paris

Monsters vs. Aliens
National Treasure
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Stardust
Strictly Ballroom
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The First Time
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
The Italian Job
The Lovely Bones
The Shawshank Redemption
The Truman Show
The Vault
Training Day
Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable
Troy
Wedding Crashers
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1/2

Mustang Island
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Rent

 

1/8

The Conjuring

1/10

47 Meters Down
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
In The Deep

1/12

The Man Who Would Be Polka King

1/14

Wild Hogs

1/15

2018 Olympic Winter Games Preview: Meet Team USA & Go for the Gold
Rehenes
Unrest

1/16

Dallas Buyers Club

1/18

Bad Day for the Cut

1/25

Acts of Vengeance

1/29

The Force

1/30

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

1/31

Cars 3

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