Overview: new movies and series on Netflix

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This weekend…

White Noise (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Comedy film by Noah Baumbach (Marriage history) about the complex vicissitudes of an average family, with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig embodying the parents. Watch the trailer.

Chicago Party Aunt S02 (Friday, December 30, Netflix) Animated series by Katie Rich (writer for Saturday NightLive), about a woman from Chicago (Lauren Ash from Superstore) who still behaves very dissolutely as an adult.

Alpha Males (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Spanish comedy series about the friendship between four male machos. They feel a little lost in this age of strong women and are looking for their place in the world.

The Glory (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Korean drama series about a woman who was once cruelly abused at school but survived. Years later, she embarks on an elaborate revenge plan to make all the perpetrators pay.

The Ultimatum: France (Friday 30/12, Netflix) Reality show about French couples who put their love to the test by moving in with other potential matches. Is it time to get married or to end the relationship?

Live to Lead (Saturday 31/12, Netflix) Shortly after their own documentary, Harry and Meghan are producing a new seven-part TV series for Netflix, about special people who are fully committed to making the world a better place.

Best of Stand Up 2022 (Saturday 31/12, Netflix) Several stand-up specials appear on Netflix every month and on New Year’s Eve the best jokes from Bill Burr, Ali Wong and Trevor Noah, among others, will be reviewed.

Kaleidoscope (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Crime series where a master criminal (Giancarlo Esposito) and his team want to rob a safe that is impossible to crack. The order of episodes varies by viewer. Watch the trailer.

Lady Voyeur (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Mystery thriller series from Brazil about a hacker who likes to keep an eye on people. She ends up in a dangerous game when her neighbor, a sex worker, is away for the weekend.

Old Enough S02 (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Comic reality series from Japan, where very young children are sent on an errand to their parents for the first time. They are secretly filmed by hidden cameras.

After the weekend…

The Lying Life of Adults (Wednesday 04/01, Netflix) Italian coming-of-age series based on the book by author Elena Ferrante (The brilliant partner), about a young woman coming of age in the 1990s. Watch the trailer.

Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street (Wednesday 04/01, Netflix) Documentary series about the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind one of the biggest frauds in Wall Street history.

How I Became a Gangster (Wednesday 04/01, Netflix) Fact-inspired crime from Poland about a petty criminal who works his way up the Warsaw underworld in an attempt to reach the top.

Ginny & Georgia S02 (Thursday 05/01, Netflix) Drama comedy series about the uneven relationship between a 15-year-old teenage girl and her 30-year-old mother, who get a lot of attention from the men around them. Watch the trailer.

Copenhagen Cowboy (Thursday 05/01, Netflix) Quirky crime series from director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon), about an enigmatic woman who goes on a journey through the Danish underworld. Watch the trailer.

Woman of the Dead (Thursday 05/01, Netflix) Thriller series from Austria, also known as Totenfrau. A mother of two who runs a funeral home discovers that her husband’s death was no accident. Watch the trailer.

Purchased films, specials and documentaries (subject to change)…

Spell (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Horror film about a man (Omari Hardwick from Power) who crashes into the mountains and wakes up in the house of a mysterious woman who puts him under the influence of her black magic.

Memoirs of a Geisha (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Historical drama film in which a young Japanese woman with a traumatic past is trained to become a skilled geisha (a kind of muse) before the start of World War II.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Comic animated film from the creators of Despicable Mewhere a boy wants to win over a girl and comes into contact with a wayward creature (Danny DeVito).

Fifty Shades Darker (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Second part in the trilogy of erotic films about the relationship between Christian Gray and Anastasia Steele, where we get a little more insight into Grey’s mysterious past.

Divergent (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) First part in the film series about a dystopia where people are divided into five factions. Young Tris (Shailene Woodley) is on the trail of a large-scale conspiracy.

Sausage Party (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Comedy animated film for adults in which a sausage (Seth Rogen) in a supermarket discovers the terrible fate that awaits the food when it is sold.

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