Overview: New movies and series on Netflix

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End of this week …

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

Chicago Party Aunt S02 (Friday, Dec. 30, Netflix) Animated series by Katie Rich (writer for Saturday Night Live), about a Chicago woman (Lauren Ash from superstore) who still acts very blatantly as an adult.

Alpha Males (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Spanish comedy series about the friendship of four macho men. They feel somewhat lost in this age of strong women and are searching for their place in the world.

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

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

Live to Lead (Saturday 12/31, Netflix) Shortly after their documentary, Harry and Meghan have produced 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 12/31, Netflix) Several stand-up specials appear on Netflix each 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) A crime series in which a master criminal (Giancarlo Esposito) and his team want to rob an impossible-to-break safe. The order of the episodes varies according to the scenes. Watch the trailer.

Voyeur Lady (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) A dark thriller series from Brazil about a hacker who loves to watch 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) A comedy reality series from Japan in which very young children are sent on a mission to their parents for the first time. They were filmed secretly by hidden cameras.

After the weekend…

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

Madoff: The Beast of Wall Street (Wednesday, January 4, Netflix) A 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-based crime thriller from Poland about a petty criminal who works his way through the Warsaw underworld in a bid to get to the top.

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

Copenhagen Cowboy (Thursday 05/01, Netflix) A twisted crime series directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (neon demon), about a mysterious woman who takes a journey through the Danish underworld. Watch the trailer.

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

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

Magic (Friday 12/30, Netflix) Horror movie about a man (Omri Hardwicke from power) who crashes into the mountains and wakes up in the house of a mysterious woman who puts him under her dark magic.

Memoirs of a Geisha (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) A historical drama in which a young Japanese woman with a traumatic past trains to become a skilled geisha (kind of an inspiration) before the start of World War II.

Doctor. Seuss’ The Lorax (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Comic animated movie from the makers despicable mewhere a boy wants to win over a girl and deal with a wayward creature (Danny DeVito).

Fifty Shades Darker (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) Part two of the thriller trilogy about the relationship between Christian Gray and Anastasia Steele, where we get more information about Gray’s mysterious past.

Divergent (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) The first part of a series of films about a dystopia in which people are divided into five factions. Young Tris (Shailene Woodley) comes on the trail of a massive conspiracy.

Sausage Party (Sunday 01/01, Netflix) An animated comedy for adults in which a sausage (Seth Rogen) in a supermarket discovers the terrible fate that awaits the food when it goes on sale.

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