A new month means a new plethora of streaming options for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Out with the old and in with the new. What new movies and TV shows will show up on your favorite streaming service this month? CLICK HERE for a full list. Read below for my carefully curated recommendations.
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (Premieres 11/16)
An original film from The Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo) a movie involving six different stories told in an anthology. It's a western starring Liam Neeson, James Franco, and more. One would assume at some point these stories all intertwine in a complex and/or "aha" moment. Fun fact for KFAB listeners, a portion of the film was filmed in the Nebraska panhandle! The Coen Brothers have a pretty good batting average, so hopefully this is another one they hit out of the park.
HONORABLE MENTION: Good Will Hunting (11/1), Green Room (11/12), and Sixteen Candles (11/1)
Among many, many, many other James Bond movies. It looks like all of the non-Daniel Craig movies will be on Hulu in November. These movies come and go from different streaming services, so try and watch a few before they leave. Don't worry, they'll be back. But it's fairly inconsistent. One month they are on Amazon, the next Hulu, then no service carries them for three months, it's a weird cycle. Goldfinger is the best Bond movie. Period. End of debate.
HONORABLE MENTION: The Big Lebowski (11/1), Ocean's 11 (11/1), and Wonder (11/2)
HOMECOMING: SEASON ONE (11/2)
The big trend in "prestige TV" lately is for established actresses to "slum it" on TV and win a few Emmys. Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, among others. Amazon enters the "Movie Actresses on TV" game with Homecoming. We don't know a lot about Homecoming, but we know this...Julia Roberts runs a facility that helps veterans adjust to coming back home after combat. Her character leaves this job for unknown reasons. The DoD would like to know why. Early reviews are really positive, saying it will confuse you at times, but don't fret because it will explain itself by the end. America's Sweetheart doesn't leave the house for much anymore, so safe to assume this is decent at worst.
HONORABLE MENTION: Assault on Precinct 13 (11/1), Gotti (11/15), Cruel Intentions (11/1)
P.S. -- Gotti is there for those of you that love bad movies.