Feb 2, 2023
New Titles Streaming in February
If sweet and sappy and rom-coms are your thing (e.g., “The Notebook,” which I’m happy to say I’ve never seen and you can’t make me, no matter what your argument is!), you’re in luck. It’s February, so you know there’s plenty of love movies and series rollin’ in. I won’t spend much time on those, though … I’m not that kind of girl. Lucky for me (and you), there are plenty of other new titles arriving. Here’s a list of some of my highlights.
You, Season 4 Pt. 1 – Everyone’s favorite serial killer (next to Dexter, of course) is back, this time taking us to London. Fresh off the fiery heels of last season, Joe has a new identity, a new location, and a new object of obsession. The end of season 3 sees Joe in Paris seeking his next victim, single mom Marienne (Tati Gabrielle, “The 100”). In this season, his pursuit of her unravels and leads him to a life in London working as a university lecturer. As fresh new faces enter his deadly gaze, Joe himself might just be the target of one of them. Streaming on Netflix Feb. 9.
Black Pather: Wakanda Forever – If you’ve been waiting for the “Black Panther” sequel, wait no more. The film is finally available to watch on Disney’s platform with a subscription. I opted not to sit in a theater next to the general public mowing down on their buckets of popcorn and just wait for its streaming release, so you know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Now streaming on Disney Plus.
Party Down – It’s been a long 13 years, but the hit catering sitcom starring Adam Scott is back, along with original co-stars Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally. Season 3's shenanigans airs Feb. 24 on Starz.
Somebody I Used to Know – Lucky for those out there who like sap, this deeply personal and emotionally powerful story stars Alison Brie (“Community”) and Jay Ellis (“Insecure”). The two play exes who reconnect right before he is to marry. The reconnection sends Ally (Brie) down the hole of rethinking her life choices. It’s written by Brie and husband Dave Franco (“21 Jump Street”) and looks to be quite the little “Community” reunion. Premieres Feb. 10 on Prime Video.
Your Place or Mine – For you rom-com fans, this one will be for you. Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher are longtime friends, who clearly share some chemistry just waiting to be explored. For their own personal reasons, they decide to swap homes and responsibilities to freshen up their lives. Debbie (Witherspoon) takes on fast-paced New York while Peter learns what it means to be a parent. No big surprise what happens, but I’m sure it’ll still be a fun little watch. Drops Feb. 10 on Netflix.
Star Trek: Picard, Season 3 – Patrick Stewart’s series is back and coming to an end, and it looks like they’re sending Picard out with a big ole bang. While we don’t know much about the plot, we do know there is danger. And a mysterious new villain. We also know Stewart is joined by almost the entire cast of “The Next Generation,” marking the first time the crew of the Enterprise D and E have been on screen for over 20 years. This “Star Trek” series is really good, but it’s no “Discovery.” Still worthy of a binge if you missed the first two seasons. Premieres Feb. 15 on Paramount Plus.
Hello Tomorrow! – I don’t know about you, but I love me some Billy Crudup, especially in Apple TV’s “The Morning Show.” This dramedy finds him in a retro-futuristic world as an ambitious businessman recruiting traveling salesmen to hawk timeshares on the moon. Yes, the moon. Crudup’s visionary talent and rousing speeches are reminiscent of his charm and personality, and the team he put together is inspired … until the bubble bursts and everything starts to unravel. Also stars Hank Azaria (“The Birdcage”), Jacki Weaver (“Yellowstone”) and Alison Pill (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”). Streaming Feb. 17 on Apple TV Plus.
Sharper – Another Apple TV Plus newbie, “Sharper” stars Julianne Moore (“The Big Lebowski”), John Lithgow (“Dexter”), and Sebastian Stan (“Avengers” movies) in a “twisty-turny story” involving billionaires, inheritances of filthy sums of money, seductions, and cons. Secrets, lies, rich people, and famous people. This thriller is layered with deceptions and double-crosses and devious plans. But no one is who they seem. Premieres Feb. 17 on Apple TV Plus.
Bel-Air, Season 2 – After having his life all flipped, turned upside down, the Fresh Prince (Jabari Banks) learned the harsh truth about his estranged father and thought about leaving Bel-Air. In season 2, he’s at a crossroads. He still struggles to trust the Banks family, even though his friendship with Carlton deepens, and a new figure enters the mix, who challenges the status quo. Rolls up in the house on Peacock Feb. 23.
Outer Banks – Welcome back to Poguelandia, bitches! Last we saw the Pogues, they’d lost out on a haul of gold and were stranded on an island. Now as they enjoy their carefree existence in their new home, danger won’t leave them alone. The Caribbean mob and Ward Cameron are still after them, and treasure continues to beckon them all. Lands on Netflix Feb. 23.
We Have a Ghost – Our favorite ass-kicking Santa (David Harbour, “Violent Night”) is back as a friendly ghost named Ernest. When homeowner Anthony Mackie (“Avengers” movies) films Ernest and uploads the video to social media, Ernest becomes a viral sensation. Frank (Mackie) enlists his kid to help cash in on the resulting attention, but things take quite the turn when the CIA wants Ernest for themselves. Adding some of her unique levity, Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”) also stars. Premieres Feb. 24 on Netflix.
Carnival Row, Season 2 – Back for a final season, this series stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne (“Suicide Squad”) sees a growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggle to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom, but there is hope: in darkness. Season 2 picks up with Philo (Bloom) investigating a series of gruesome murders, while Vignette (Delevingne) teams up with the Black Raven to plot payback. Drops Feb. 17 on Amazon Prime.
Spoiler Alert – This Jim Parsons-led drama also stars Sally Field and Ben Aldridge (“Flea Bag”) and is based on the bestselling memoir by Michael Ausiello. The film chronicles the 14-year-long love affair between Michael (Parsons), an entertainment journalist, and Kit (Aldridge), a photographer, and showcases many of the ups and downs of their relationship, including Kit’s terminal cancer diagnosis, and more. Per Focus Features, it’s “a heartwarming, funny, and life-affirming story.”
Streaming exclusively on Peacock Feb. 3.
Other notable premieres this month:
The Flash, Season 9 (Feb. 8, The CW)
South Park, Season 26 (Feb. 8, Comedy Central)
Full Swing (Feb. 15, Netflix)
Bruiser (Feb. 24, Hulu)
The Reluctant Traveler (Feb. 24, Apple TV Plus)
The Consultant (Feb. 24, Amazon Prime)
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