Tuesday 27 September 2016

Netflix new releases for Ireland for May

Published 01/05/2015 | 15:21

Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen in the Netflix Original Series
Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen in the Netflix Original Series "Grace and Frankie". Photo by Melissa Moseley for Netflix.?

Another month, another set of new releases arrive on Netflix including exclusive new comedy series Grace and Frankie, starring Jamie Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and documentaries Meet the Mormons and The Summit.

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MAY 1

Spartacus

The first two seasons of US action series - Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena arrive together today. 

Inspired by Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic from 71 to 73 BC, it stars Andy Whitfield and focuses on the events in his early life. 

Expect strong language, violence, and sexual content.

Web Junkie

China is the first country to label internet addiction a clinical disorder. This fascinating documentary exposes a Beijing rehab centre where Chinese teenagers are being "deprogrammed".

Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse

TV series which sees Barbie have various misadventures with her friends and sisters in a doll-sized version of Malibu.

Lily's Driftwood Club

Scottish Irish co-producton, TV series for children about Scottish girl Lily who lives on the beach with her dad.

Beyond Clueless

A journey into the mind, body and soul of teen movies using clips from more than 200 classic films.

MAY 2

Soul Surfer

AnnaSophia Robb plays the role of Bethany Hamilton in this biopic which charts Bethany's rise to become a professional surfer despite having her arm bitten off by a shark.

MAY 3

Chalet Girl

Kim (Felicity Jones) bags a job at an exclusive ski resort in order to rais emoney to support her dad.  She learns to snowboard and is so good she enters a competition for a ash prize.  However, things get complicated with her boss Jonny (Ed Westwick).

MAY 4

Meet the Mormons

Meet the Mormons examines the diverse lives of six devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in locations across the globe from Costa Rica to Nepal to the US and beyond.

MAY 5

The Summit

This Irish produced feature documentary was named Best Documentary Feature at the IFTAs and has won numerous other awards.  Directed and produced by Nick Ryan, it tells the true story of the tragic deaths of 11 mountain climbers, including Limerick man Ger McDonnell in the worst K2 climbing disaster in history.

MAY 6

Little Hope Was Arson

Feature length documentary about a spate of arson attacks in which ten churches were burnt to the ground in just over a month in the heart of the Bible Belt in January 2010.  The event prompted the biggest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

MAY 8

Grace and Frankie

New Netflix exclusive series Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.

Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of 'family' with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.

MAY 10

Russell Madness

This live action kids flick stars a Jack Russell terrier who becomes a pro wrestling star, with the help of his coach Hunk, a monkey.

MAY 13

The Parole Officer

Steve Coogan in his first big screen role in which he plays a parole officer accused of murder who looks to his former criminal charges to help him prove his innocence.

Anastasia

Animated film with voices by Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Christopher Lloyd.  The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

MAY 15

Serial Mom

Classic John Waters comedy starring Kathleen Turner as a seemingly normal suburban mother who is actually a serial killer who murders people for the slightest perceived insult.

Instructions Not Included

Comedy about a man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago.  He finds his family threatened when the birth mother suddenly resurfaces.

Granite Flats: Season 1

Set in a small Colorado town in the early 1960s during the Cold War, this TV drama series follows several of the town's citizens as mysterious and potentially dangerous circumstances arise.

MAY 16

Fast & Furious 6

The sixth instalment in the petrol head franchise is the final film in which Paul Walker appears throughout (he died during filming of Fast and Furious 7).  As high-octane as ever the flick also stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.  Directed by Justin Lin.

MAY 19

Doctor Who: Season 7

The seventh season of the legendary sci-fi series lands on Netflix.  It was the show's third and final series to feature Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

 

MAY 21

Between

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Another new Netflix exclusive series and this one sounds pretty compelling. Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.  Jennette McCurdy stars in the six one-hour episodes.

World War Z

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Gripping horror starring Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who is enlisted to help when an outbreak of a deadly disease causes people to turn into fast-moving, flesh-eating zombies within seconds of infection.  Directed by Marc Forster it's fast-paced and terrifying.

MAY 22

Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)

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Jen Kirkman delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about divorce, kids, sex and turning 40, in this Netflix original comedy special.

Richie Rich

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Another Netflix exclusive - Richie Rich is just a normal kid, except that he has a trillion dollars. Following his overnight success, he moves his father, Cliff, and his sister, Harper, into his newly built mansion. He also shares his success with his two best friends, Darcy and Murray. Richie now lives the coolest life of anyone his age where his opportunities for fun and adventure are limitless. Whether its exploring Antarctica, making a movie with his friends, or meeting famous celebrities, there’s never a dull moment in Richie’s new life.

Recess: School's Out

Animated kids' film - TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

MAY 27

Flawless

Joel Schumacher's comedy drama stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert DeNiro. An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Beauty and the Beast

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Disney's Oscar-winning musical romance animated film from 1991.

MAY 29

The Big Green

Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises.  Live action.

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