November is here, and with the changing season comes a new crop of Netflix Streaming debuts, ranging from new Netflix Comedy Specials to the one and only “Sharknado.”
As mentioned last week, Aziz Ansari’s new standup special, “Buried Alive,” will be premiering exclusively on Netflix Streaming on November 1. However, that’s not the only release on the first of the month. Disney’s original “Escape to Witch Mountain” debuts, as well as the complete series runs of beloved cult TV shows “Chuck,” “Leverage” and “The Killing.”
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The week continues with the debut of several recent releases, including this year’s action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen,” as well as 2012’s “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated performance. Other movie releases from this year, with stars including Colin Farrell and Kristen Bell, will be joining the Netflix Streaming library over the next few days. You can view those in the slideshow linked above.
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‘Chuck: Complete Series’
Computer genius Chuck Bartowski excels at underachieving at the electronics store where he works with his slacker pals, but his life is altered forever when he accidentally downloads top-secret data into his brain and becomes a government asset.
‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ (1975)
Starring: Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Walter Barnes, Reta Shaw
Gifted orphans Tony and Tia use their superpowers to find a place called Witch Mountain — and escape from the nefarious clutches of two schemers who are posing as loving relatives and trying to exploit the kids’ special abilities.
‘Leverage: The Complete Series’
Backed by a staff of thieves and hackers, former insurance investigator Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton) pulls a 180 on the corporate and government entities he used to protect. And with good reason: they played a role in his young son’s tragic death. Aldis Hodge co-stars in this TNT original drama as Ford’s go-to gadget guy, with Gina Bellman and Christian Kane playing the roles of his most-trusted con artist and a martial arts expert.
Starring: Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg, Billy Lush, Camille Mana, Jesse Head
To cope with his father’s terminal cancer, a troubled high schooler begins telling everyone — including his new girlfriend — that he has the same disease. But keeping up the ruse proves just as difficult as dealing with real life.
‘The Killing: Season 3’
A young Seattle girl’s disappearance sets in motion this moody crime series centering on Det. Sarah Linden, who’s trying to start a new life in California but is unable to walk away from the mysteries posed by the complex case.
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood
After his amazing safe landing of a damaged passenger plane, an airline pilot is praised for the feat, but has private questions about what happened. Further, the government’s inquiry into the causes soon puts the new hero’s reputation at risk.
‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (2013)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune
Director Antoine Fuqua’s action thriller stars Gerard Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent who must come to the rescue when Korean terrorists descend on the White House and take the president hostage.
‘The English Teacher’ (2013)
Starring: Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nathan Lane, Fiona Shaw
Devoted small-town English teacher Linda yearns for love. Enter Jason, a former student whose career as a Broadway playwright didn’t pan out. When she persuades him to stage his play at the school before giving up, love — and controversy — arises.
Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Neil H. Berkow
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks are swept up in tornadoes and deposited all over the city, where they terrorize the shocked residents. Among them is bar owner Fin, who must rescue his estranged wife and daughter.
‘Dead Man Down’ (2013)
Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Luis Da Silva Jr.
This taut crime thriller stars Colin Farrell as a brutal gang enforcer who falls for a woman bent on exacting revenge on his boss. Via seduction and blackmail, the woman persuades the gangster to help her achieve a bloody payback.
The Host (2013)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Boyd Holbrook
When an alien race implants a parasite soul named Wanderer into Melanie Stryder’s body, she resists the takeover. Soon, Melanie and Wanderer become reluctant allies as they go on a quest to track down the men they love in this sci-fi thriller.
‘The Lifeguard’ (2013)
Starring: Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Amy Madigan, Joshua Harto, David Lambert
After hitting a rough patch, 29-year-old Leigh abandons her journalism career, moves back in with her parents and gets a job as a lifeguard. Soon, she begins an affair with a teenage boy she meets at the pool.