Netflix is heading into the new year with lots of new TV, movies and original shows set to join the streaming service in January.
For those looking to start 2019 on a mission of decluttering, organizational expert Marie Kondo is bringing her talents to a new original series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Classic favorites, including the Indiana Jones series, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, Swingers and The Addams Family will all be on Netflix starting January 1. And fans of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt can say goodbye to Kimmy, Titus, Lillian and Jacqueline a final time when the show returns for the second half of its last season.
A collection of titles are also leaving Netflix in the new year, leaving about a month to catch up on movies like The Godfather, The Shining and The Princess Diaries.
See what else will be streaming on—and leaving—Netflix in January.
The further away from Halloween we get, the slimmer the pickings get where streaming horror is concerned. Still, Netflix does have a few intriguing offerings for the new year.
Godzilla – I am not sure which version of the Japanese prehistoric monster we are looking at here, but you can certainly check it out.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr., this 1997 slasher was written by Kevin Williamson (of Scream fame). Four teenagers find themselves being hunted down by a killer wielding a hook a year after they are part of a fatal hit and run accident.
Pan’s Labyrinth – A dark, beautiful fantasy, this Guillermo del Toro film received a 22-minute standing ovation when it premiered at Cannes. It won three of its six Academy Award nominations, and is considered to be
Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of December 31 to January 6 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
Second Act: Let’s be honest: You probably didn’t see Second Act when it opened on December 21 because you were busy seeing Mary Poppins Returns. And then the holidays happened and there was no time. But now that the celebrations are winding down and life is getting back to normal, it’s the perfect opportunity to see Jennifer Lopez as a working woman who wants more from her career. Have fun, get
Fans of true crime documentaries have a new obsession: true crime podcasts — a new, evolved take on telling real-life thrillers.
Podcasts are only getting better and better, and with them the true crime genre has found a new form. By regressing to the way these stories used to be told in the radio era, true crime podcasts have brought new depth to the way we explore police investigations.
Famous shows like Serial and Teacher’s Pet have proven that, beyond engaging a wide audience with police cases long gone cold, they are able to bring attention to social issues in the region the podcast is investigating, and even affect the case itself, giving those involved a new chance at justice.
True crime has taken the form of docu-series in recent years, something TV has milked for all it’s worth. They’ve
Are you wondering when all your favorite shows return to TV this winter? Then look no further, we’ve got you covered through spring. From the main broadcast networks like ABC, NBC and FOX to popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, you’ll want to get your calendars out. We even included schedules for premium channels like HBO and Showtime, just to make life a little easier.
With A-listers now vying for top TV roles to streaming services at war with one another for content, the upcoming slate of original programming has proven to be more diverse than ever before. New reality shows like FOX’s “The Masked Singer” competition and the Cooking Channel’s highly buzzed about “Food Truck Nation,” will be hitting the digital airwaves as well in 2019.
New programming also means more reboots and spinoffs. “Roswell, New Mexico,” a reimagining of the 1999 fan-favorite “Roswell,” will debut on
It would be an understatement to say that 2018 was a good year for true-crime podcasting — in fact, there’s a bit of a glut in the crime market these days. The soaring popularity of shows like My Favorite Murder,Casefile and Up and Vanished has fired up the imaginations of thousands of podcasting newbies around the world who are, apparently, eager to dissect cold cases. Do we really need another podcast from a group of girlfriends discussing crime scenes while chugging Merlot? Sure, sure we do.
To help ease the overwhelm and simplify your end-of-year listening, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite true-crime podcasts of 2018, in no particular order.
If you happened to have listened to ‘My Two Favorite Librarians’, Denise and I took a very un-holiday turn recently and talked about true crime. True crime is one of the few genres Denise tries to avoid, but she recently finished I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara and I wanted to talk all about it.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is one of the best true crime books of 2018. It was published in February 2018, two years after the death of author Michelle McNamara, two months before the arrest of the Golden State killer and 30 years after his last known murder. So is Denise a true crime convert? NO!! Absolutely not! She was however, compelled enough by Michelle’s writing to finish the whole book despite the terrifying subject.
One of the great classic true crime books is Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. I read this quite