Still More December Titles on Netflix

Still more holiday goodies from Netflix streaming:

Action: Still nothing unless you’re willing to watch foreign (subtitled) films.Llilyhammer

Sightseers

Comedy: Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious, Dave Foley: Relatively Well, Greg Fitzsimmons: Life on Stage, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, That’s What She Said, Sightseers

Documentary: (A) Sexual, American Addict, Our Nixon, Talhotblond, Blackfish, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Drama: Drift, Not Fade Away, Winnie Mandela, Prince Avalanche, The Angels’ Share

Family: O’ Christmas Tree, The Short Game, Wiener Dog Nationals, Fireplace for Your Home

Stranded

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Stranded (2013, also 2002)

Foreign: Blood, Drug War, Paradise: Faith

Horror: The Undying

Television: The Aquabats! Super Show, The Dick van Dyke Show, Island at War, Randy to the Rescue, Life with Boys, and new episodes of Lost Girl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Cleveland Show, Futurama, Shake It Up!, Ultimate Spider-Man, Wicked Attraction, and Lilyhammer

Berberian Sound Studio

Thriller: Street Thief, Duress, Berberian Sound Studio

A few Netflix notes & Lilyhammer

* In addition to abandoning the Qwikster idea, Netflix is now abandoning the idea of renting videogames. Blockbuster, Gamefly, and Redbox will still rent videogames though.

* In the latest quarter, Netflix disc subscription numbers are way down but streaming customers are rising again. That’s not terribly surprising as the comprehensiveness of Netflix’ streaming catalog makes it essential once you are used to using streaming. Amazon, Epix, and Crackle look anemic by comparison.

* Netflix is replacing its chief marketing officer Leslie Kilgore. That does seem like a no-brainer, especially if they aren’t going to blame/fire CEO Reed Hastings for the many debacles of the previous year.

Lilyhammer

“After he testifies against a Mafia boss, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters the witness protection program and asks to be sent to Norway. Despite the peaceful surroundings, it’s not long before Frank strays from the straight and narrow.”

Netflix debuted the trailer for their first series, Lilyhammer starring Steven van Zandt. The series itself will debut on 2/6. I’ll take a look at it but I’m really waiting for Kevin Spacey’s take on the British miniseries House of Cards.