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Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 19:00. 2 comments

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 15, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 15, 2019

Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel of a lot of fancy cars (and it looks like one moped?) as the next installment of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee drops on Friday. Bridget Everett, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx and Seth Rogen are all part of the innocuous, low-commitment froth this time around. If you prefer something with a very slight bit more gravitas, may I suggest...

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Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 13:59.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018

The end of year offerings from Netflix were grim, so it is with pleasure that I welcome the bumper crop of entertainment in this week’s harvest. We’ve got the full complement of Indiana Jones flicks arriving on Tuesday (I see we are now calling the first installment “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which I guess is helpful for alphabetical filing?)

Old Home Week continues with...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 00:28.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 5, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 5, 2018

Let’s cut the crap and stop pretending there’s anything you want to watch this week besides The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6 (better known as Series 9 in the UK). It’s the most soothing show that ever there was and we all know it.

Too sticky sweet? Then perhaps you’ll enjoy Westside,  a new “unscripted Netflix series” (read: “reality show”) that was definitely elevator-pitched as...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 00:02.

Come See Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings in Brooklyn

Come See Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings in Brooklyn

You know how the exact moment Thanksgiving is over you find yourself wandering the aisles of CVS while “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” blasts over the PA and you’re filled with overwhelming dread, another year come and gone and what have you done with your life? Of course you do. Well, this year is different. This year, you are going to get excited for the hustle and bustle of the holiday...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 23:52.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 24, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 24, 2018

Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgård in a “harrowing mystery” set in a remote Alaskan village? Let’s do this! Hold the Dark is directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) and premieres on Friday. I haven’t seen A Wrinkle in Time (Tuesday) and probably won’t watch because it will ruin my precious memories of the book (Charles Wallace!), but I hear it’s very good for kids.

Oh, and there’s a new...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 22:46.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 3, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 3, 2019

Is there one show everyone agrees is stellar? Yes, and that show is Black Mirror. And Season 5 (there have been four seasons?! We are getting old, friends) drops on Wednesday. Wednesday! A weird day of the week to debut a highly anticipated series! Start coughing and complaining of chills on Monday and your calling in sick on Wednesday will seem totally plausible.

Arriving This...
Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 20:43.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 17, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 17, 2018

I’m most excited this week about a weird limited series called Maniac from Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, It). Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star as patients in a “mindbending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.” It looks like they hallucinate themselves into a lot of wacky situations, allowing for lots of different costumes, wigs and prosthetics, which is always a good...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 15:03.

'Black Panther' Is on Netflix and You Should Watch It This Weekend

'Black Panther' Is on Netflix and You Should Watch It This Weekend

This is your friendly weekend entertainment concierge reminding you that Black Panther was released on Netflix on Tuesday . If you’ve already seen Crazy Rich Asians and Eighth Grade and BlacKkKlansman, you should stay home, invite a couple pals over, make some spicy prosciutto spread , and watch it. It’s so infrequent that a recent, good, see-it-more-than-once Oscar contender (yes, even with...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 04:17.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 22, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 22, 2019

Whatever is going on in the calamitous phantasmagoria known as I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Tuesday) is both frightening and intriguing, and it’s the best you’re going to do on Netflix this week. Allegedly, it’s a sketch comedy show brought to you by The Lonely Island, starring Robinson, of Comedy Central’s Detroiters (I must be watching too much Netflix because this is the...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 03:45.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019

Who among us is excited for the triumphant return to the stage of Ray Romano? Not me! But I’m assuming the same people who kept Everybody Loves Raymond on the air for 11 years have been anxiously anticipating Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner, Romano’s first standup special in 23 years, which hits Netflix on Tuesday.

Let’s hope that ¡Nailed It! México (Friday) is going to be as fun as...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 00:41.

How to Change Bad Habits, With James Clear

How to Change Bad Habits, With James Clear

You hear a lot of things about how to change habits—it’s going to take you 21 days! You are going to have to make small changes before you can make big changes! Reward yourself! Deny yourself! Grit your teeth! Just do it!

You try all these things, but you’re still trying to establish a meaningful gym routine. You’re still smoking, or eating in front of the TV, or sleeping later than you want...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 13, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 27, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 27, 2018

If you haven’t watched season 1 of Ozark, the Southern Gothic thriller starring Jason Bateman as a crooked-but-well-intentioned dad who moves his family to Missouri to launder cash for a Mexican cartel, then you have a few days to mainline it before season 2 drops on Friday, Aug. 31. It’s good! The entire show looks like it was shot through the Instagram “Walden” filter! There are many...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 13, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 11, 2019 

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 11, 2019 

Look, I’m not making any promises about The Umbrella Academy, the latest comic book-to-Netflix Original series (Thursday). It could be terrible, but there’s something about the premise (estranged siblings with superpowers reunite after their father’s death) and the trailer, which has a sort of fairy-tale filter and vaguely Wes Anderson vibe (or, at least a young actor in a red and blue blazer...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 13, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 1, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 1, 2019

Can America forgive Kevin Hart for his homophobic tweets? What about for The Upside? We’re about to find out when Irresponsible, Hart’s “fresh special inspired by his own mistakes,” comes to Netflix on Tuesday. I’m still working my way through the Ray Romano back catalog , so I’ll skip my dose of standup this month, and instead take a long, cool drink of Our Planet, the latest documentary...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 13, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 8, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 8, 2019

Mary Poppins Returns (Tuesday) is actually supposed to be good, so I’m going to suggest you give it a whirl before you assume it’s too PG or too family-oriented for you. That Emily Blunt is delightful and we all know it.

Of course, you could swing wildly in another direction and take in Point Blank (Friday) which looks violent and scary but also kind of good. Anthony Mackie plays an emergency...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 12, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 2, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 2, 2018

Netflix didn’t stack its lineup with bingeable fare for the mid-week holiday, so you’ll have to content yourself with stalwarts from your queue if you’re planning to be an A/C hermit this 4th. (I’ll be diving into Mindhunter at long last.)

But July 6 sees the much-anticipated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’s Netflix premiere, and we’ve got some decent popcorn fare in the form of Wes...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 12, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of October 1, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of October 1, 2018

Netflix is coming in hot with the nostalgia flicks this week—we’ve got Blazing Saddles, Empire Records, Once Upon a Time in America, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Rumble in the Bronx all landing on Monday. They’re also tossing us a bunch of dramas of recent vintage that no one is excited to see but which will effectively serve as “last resort” watches for when you simply can’t deal with the...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 12, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 12, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 12, 2018

There are two Netflix originals about which I’m legitimately psyched this week, which is a nice change of scenery. Two promising streaming options, and that’s not even counting the reboot of She-Ra (Friday)!

The first is The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a Western anthology from the Coen Brothers starring Tim Blake Nelson (as Buster Scruggs), James Franco (ew), Liam Neeson (how does he find the...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 12, 2019.

How to Conquer Reddit, With 'Endless Thread' Host Ben Brock Johnson

How to Conquer Reddit, With 'Endless Thread' Host Ben Brock Johnson

On the latest episode of The Upgrade, we’re talking about the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” the massive online community known as Reddit. For some, Reddit is a second home, a place to hang out, post links, chat and trash talk with like-minded friends and foes. For others, it’s a confusing rabbit warren with its own weird rules and etiquette, a teeming hive of enthusiasts and...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 11, 2019.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 10, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 10, 2018

Every single goddamn day for the past year I have entered the lottery to win the privilege of paying $75 for one ticket to see Springsteen on Broadway, and every single day for the past year I have lost that effing lottery. The only other way to score seats has been to pony up $2,000 per ticket from those loathsome scalpers known as StubHub. Well screw them, and screw the lottery, and the...

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