A New Year and a New Crop of Movies

Normally the first of the year brings a slew of new movies on Netflix and, unfortunately, just as many expirations. This year seems to have fewer than in previous years but it looks like a bunch of Bollywood films showed up.

I’m not a fan of Bollywood but that’s probably only because I haven’t been exposed to much of it. One of my daughters swears by them. Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Doosra Aadmi, Mashaal, Chandni, and dozens of others just became available. Hopefully I’ll get to that genre someday.

There is an excellent French thriller, Point Blank, that I caught at an Asheville Film Society screening last year. I hope to watch it again and write it up this week but I can go ahead and wholeheartedly recommend it.

For concert enthusiasts, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Usher: Live from London, Seth MacFarlane: Swingin’ in Concert and comedians Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown and Louis CK: Hilarious.

For those that enjoy TV, the biggest one that became available is probably the very popular Downton Abbey. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Shameless, and Frasier are available and the U.S. version of Being Human joins the U.K. version. I have yet to watch the U.S. version but the U.K. one was pretty entertaining. Supernatural is supposed to be available soon.