Netflix has announced new titles streaming in February 2017, two of which are critically acclaimed originals. Otherwise, we’re getting some classics, including Jodie Foster’s Contact, two Tim Burton films, and even the original Blair Witch Project..
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1
Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth.
Corpse Bride (2005)
Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by JOHNNY DEPP), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably lost, morale deteriorates.
Hunger sets in. Accusations fly. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they are filming now is not a legend…but their own descent into unimaginable horror.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!
Bella Swan (Stewart) doesn’t expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Pattinson) – a boy who’s hiding a dark secret: he’s a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 3
Santa Clarita Diet – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Santa Clarita Diet, for people with good taste… and people who taste good.
Netflix recently cooked up a February 3, 2017 release for “Santa Clarita Diet”, which stars Scream‘s Drew Barrymore as a suburban cannibal!
In “Santa Clarita Diet”, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies, “Justified”) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 24
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore –NETFLIX ORIGINAL
“Everyone is an asshole.”
She’s had enough and is going to take matters into her own hands.
Netflix just dropped the trailer for yet another surprise genre film, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (read our review), which is playing at the Sundance Film Festival before arriving on the streaming service February 24th.
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
The trailer looks right up my alley, blending situational humor with a dead-pan serious tone. I think this one is going to be a gem!
Written and directed by Macon Blair, who appears in both Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin and Green Room, the film has a distinctive look courtesy of cinematographer Larkin Seiple (Swiss Army Man, Cop Car), and also stars David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet, Lee Eddy and Gary Anthony Williams.