All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 13th October 2017)

One of the great things about Netflix are their Netflix Originals – be it films or series made by Netflix themselves or exclusive content available only on Netflix after it airs on regular TV. Every week we will give you a round-up of new Netflix Originals becoming available in the next week. We will aim to post every week on Thursday evening with what will be available over the coming week. Perfect if you’re looking to check out what new Originals are available to watch over your weekend or if you’re planning a week-long Netflix binge watch! This area is exclusively for Netflix Originals, for general Netflix additions and removals or to view the current full catalogue check out your regional New On Netflix website.

It’s Friday 13th! *makes eery oooo noises* Although there is a distinct lack of horror films for such a spooky date (barring comedy-horror which in my opinion doesn’t count.) Maybe Netflix are saving all their horror original films for Halloween. Stephen King’s ‘1922’ will be available from 20th October which we’ll be reviewing as part of our Month of horror reviews that kicked off last Friday (6th October) with Lewis’ review of Knock Knock. Anyway, back to the not-so-scary weekly update of Netflix Original releases.

First up…

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Three adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel) strive to live up to the expectations of their father (Dustin Hoffman.) Some big names in this comedy drama (including Emma Thompson) written and directed by Noah Baumbach. Sandler and Stiller seem to be under fire from critics lately, will this film revive their popularity?

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ is available from Friday 13th October 2017

Kingdom of Us

A very poignant look at suicide, this documentary follows a family of seven siblings, and their mother, as they live through the aftermath of losing their father to this all too common illness. British family the Shanks display vulnerability and sheer strength in this moving account of how the loss effected them individually and as a family.

Available from Friday 13th October 2017

Mindhunter

Joe Penhall’s screen adaptation of Mark Olshaker and John Douglas’ book “Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” follows members of the FBI as they investigate what it takes to be a criminal. Set in 1979 just as the FBI were introducing criminal and psychological profiling, the series is co-produced by Charlize Theron and David Fincher and has already been commissioned for a season two.

Available from Friday 13th October 2017

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 4)

Dreamworks presents the fourth season of ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender. In this six episode animated series the Voltron coalition returns only two months after the release of season three and they are set to defeat the Galra with the help of the Galaxy.

Available Friday 13th October 2017

The Babysitter

Farcical comedy-horror about a boy named Cole who has a predictably good-looking babysitter. When Cole stays up after hours to spy on said babysitter he gets more than he bargained for when he witnesses their slap-dash, satanic cult type sacrifices in his living room!

Available Friday 13th October 2017

Super Monsters (Season One)

Animated children’s series featuring pre school kid characters who are the children of world famous monsters. The little monsters are preparing for starting school. “Sun down, monsters up!”

Available Friday 13th October 2017

El Especial de Alex Fernandez, El Especial

The first of two stand up comedy specials is Alex Fernandez’ special is filmed at a Mexico city theme park. His comedy topics include music and general coming of age. Including cheap toys and insecurity. Alex even discusses the origins of ‘the suppository.’ Funny guy Alex delivers short sharp comedy in Spanish with subtitles available.

Available from Friday 13th October 2017.

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

The second of two stand up comedy specials this week. Patton Oswalt is a 48 year-old american comedian, actor, voice actor and writer. Known for work as the Koenig brothers in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to to voicing main character Remy in Disney’s ‘Ratatouille.’

Annihilation is not Oswalt’s debut stand up comedy special, in fact he won a Grammy award for his earlier Netflix comedy special ‘Talking for clapping.’

Oswalt’s resume is impressive and he has won and been nominated for numerous awards for his comedy and acting. He is a self confessed atheist and he does use this in his material alongside; american politics, racism and even social media. All in all a very qualified, funny guy.

Available from Tuesday 17th October 2017

 

Summary of Netflix Originals release week commencing Friday 13th October 2017

Friday 13th October 2017
“The Meyerowitz Stories” Film [available Globally]
“Kingdom of Us” 
Documentary Film [available Globally]
“Mindhunter” Series (Season One) [available globally]
“Voltron:Legendary Defenders” Animated series (Season Four) [available Globally]
“The Babysitter”
Film [available Globally]
“Super Monsters”
Animated series (Season One) [available Globally]
“El Especial de Alex Fernandez El Especial” Stand Up Comedy Special [available Globally]
Tuesday 17th October 2017
“Patton Oswalt: Annihilation” Stand Up Comedy Special [available Globally]

 

Thanks for visiting and let us know in the comments what you’ve enjoyed (and what you haven’t) and what new Netflix Originals and season updates you’re looking forward to. Don’t forget to check out the blog next week on Thursday evening (19th October) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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