As sweater weather brings cooler weather, stay warm in the comfort of your own home, preferably snuggled up with a thick blanket, a piping hot bowl of soup, and some new entertainment, courtesy of Netflix.
If you’re looking for binge-watching feel-good content, be sure to check out the fifth season of ‘The Great British Baking Show: Holidays,’ which follows a fresh batch of contestants looking to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. with their festive pastries. There’s also “Christmas With You,” a romantic comedy film starring Freddie Prinze Jr. that’s about a burnt-out pop star who escapes to small-town New York, where she finds both inspiration and inspiration. true love.
Ahead of this year’s World Cup – which begins on November 20 – don’t miss a wealth of football content, including the football corruption documentary, ‘FIFA Uncovered’, the animated film on sport, “The Soccer Football Movie” and “The Final Score”, a mini-series about the rise and fall of Colombian football and Andrés Escobar, who was assassinated in the aftermath of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
This month also brings a collection of non-Netflix titles that still remain classics today. Notable mentions include the 1963 comedy film ‘The Pink Panther’ and the 1999 romantic comedy ‘Notting Hill’, starring Julia Roberts – who returned to the genre this year with ‘Ticket to Paradise’ – and Hugh Grant as the famous American actor and a humble London bookseller who (you guessed it!) falls in love despite their different lifestyles. Another must-have is “The Bodyguard,” especially ahead of the scheduled release of Whitney Houston’s biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in December.
Check out our picks below:
This three-part documentary series investigates the 1995 Valentine’s Day shooting death of bodybuilding champion Ray McNeil by his wife Sally, who is currently serving his 19-year to life sentence at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California. Was the murder really premeditated or an act of self-defense? Friends, family and acquaintances make appearances on the show with Sally herself, recounting her rocky marriage, her husband’s abuse and the motive for his crime.
Fans of ‘The Office’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, ‘Superstore’ and other workplace comedies will also enjoy Netflix’s upcoming ‘Blockbuster’ series. Randall Park stars as Timmy, the manager of the last Blockbuster Video store on Earth, alongside Melissa Fumero as Eliza, Timmy’s longtime crush and recently divorced co-worker. Together, the couple and their co-workers are fighting to keep their store both relevant and in business.
This is the second time Netflix has used the Blockbuster brand. The streamer first featured the brand in a 2020 documentary called “The Last Blockbuster” which also spotlights Blockbuster’s last store in Bend, Oregon.
Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ will soon make its highly anticipated return, following the death of Prince Philip on April 9, 2021 and the death of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year. This new season will highlight the life of the royal family in the early to mid-1990s, with a particular focus on the explosive separation of Princess Diana and Prince Charles (now king) and the former’s tragic car accident. . Imelda Staunton is set to star as Queen Elizabeth alongside Jonathan Pryce, who plays Philip, Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Diana, and Dominic West, who plays Charles.
Christmas is coming early this year with “Falling for Christmas,” Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy movie starring Lindsey Lohan, who officially makes her acting comeback more than a decade later, and Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) in the main roles. Lohan plays Sierra Belmont, a newly engaged and spoiled heiress who suffers total amnesia following a skiing accident. She subsequently finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner named Jake, played by Overstreet, and his daughter at Christmas.
Written and directed by acclaimed film critic Elvis Mitchell, “Is That Black Enough For You?!?” is a documentary film that examines “the evolution – and revolution – of black cinema from its origins to the hard-hitting films of the 1970s”.
Earlier this month, Mitchell told Variety that the documentary was inspired by her own life experiences: “As a black viewer, I found myself confronting what was unspoken about my people, and I wondered why movies were so slow to respond to black audiences — who paid big bucks to see movies — and even the social changes wrought by the civil rights movement.”
In addition to Mitchell’s commentary and analysis, the documentary features interviews with prominent black stars in Hollywood, including Laurence Fishburne, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Suzanne de Passe, Billy Dee Williams and Zendaya.
Filmed over a two-year period, this documentary explores the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to hold the post at 26. “In Her Hands” documents Ghafari’s “struggle for survival against the backdrop of his country’s accelerating collapse as Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban begin their return to power.”
In September, “In Her Hands” won the Audience Award at the 18th Camden International Film Festival. The documentary is directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen with Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea serving as executive producers.
The third (and final) season of Netflix’s popular dark comedy series finally returns nearly three years after its second season wrapped. The season will pick up from the massive cliffhanger, which includes Ben Wood’s (James Marsden) drunken car crash with best friend duo Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) as well as the shocking confession of Jen that she killed Steve, her ex-fiancé and Ben’s semi-identical twin brother.
Directed by Andrew Renzi, this four-part docuseries tells the story of a ridiculous Pepsi campaign involving an expensive fighter jet and a teenager who decides to challenge one of America’s biggest corporations. The 1996 promotional gambit encouraged consumers to buy Pepsi products en masse to accumulate “Pepsi Points” in exchange for “Pepsi Stuff” or prizes, including a $23 million Harrier Jump Jet.
Pepsi executives assumed the plane’s astronomical “price” would make it impossible for anyone to reach it, but they were clearly wrong after a student named John Leonard accepted the offer as a challenge and then sued Pepsi for the price of the fighter jet that never existed in the first place.
The animated adult workplace sci-fi comedy series follows Reagan Ridley, a talented but socially awkward robotics engineer who works for shadow government organization Cognito Inc., struggling to deal with the aftermath of major betrayal. from his father. Season 2 also features Adam Scott, voicing a key member of the Illuminati, Cognito’s main rival corporation.
“Inside Job” also features the voices of Christian Slater, Clark Duke, Andrew Daly, Bobby Lee, John DiMaggio, Tisha Campbell, Chris Diamantopoulos and Brett Gelman.
Noah’s third stand-up special on Netflix, titled “I Wish You Would,” is lighter in nature than his usual segments on “The Daily Show.” Viewers can expect to hear about Noah “learning to speak German, modern communication and his love for curry,” according to Netflix.
The special also comes after Noah announced in September that he was officially ending his tenure as host of “The Daily Show” on December 8.
Based on Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,” Netflix’s upcoming supernatural mystery comedy series stars Jenna Ortega as the title character. As a high school student at Nevermore Academy, Wednesday investigates a monstrous local shooting while making new friends – and enemies.
Alongside Ortega, Luis Guzmán stars as Gomez Addams, the family patriarch; Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays Morticia Addams, the family matriarch; and Isaac Ordonez stars as Pugsley Addams, Wednesday’s younger brother. Christina Ricci, who notably starred in the 1991 film “The Addams Family” on Wednesday, also makes an appearance as Marylin Thornhill, the lair mother of the Nevermore Academy female students.
Sally El Hosaini’s biographical drama film tells the true story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, two talented young sisters and swimmers who embark on a risky journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. and real-life sisters Nathalie Issa and Manal Issa star as Yusra and Sara, respectively.
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