What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV: November 2018
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
You’ll like it if you like: Mr. Robot, Lost and The OA
Julia Roberts teams up with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail for the mind-bending television thriller, Homecoming. Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a caseworker helping soldiers transition back into civilian life at an experimental government facility. After she leaves her job and moves to a small town, a visit from a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) leads her to believe that the support centre may have had a sinister dark side. Bobby Cannavale, Sissy Spacek and Stephan James also star. Amazon Prime Video, November 2.
You’ll like it if you like: Russell Peters, Ron James and Lilly Singh
Filmed on location at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Homegrown Comics is a riotous celebration of Canadian stand-up comedy. Produced for television for the first time ever, the one-hour special features sets from the Great White North’s funniest up-and-coming talents, including Adrienne Fish, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Cara Connors and Hoodo Hersi. Letterkenny’s K. Trevor Wilson hosts. CraveTV, November 2.
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House of Cards: Season Six
You’ll like it if you like: Scandal, Madam Secretary and The Borgias
House of Cards returns to Netflix for its final season—and its first without main character Frank Underwood after actor Kevin Spacey was fired over sexual assault allegations. With Frank out of the picture, his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), comes into her own as the first woman president of the United States. Can Claire overcome the formidable threats to her life’s work? This soapy political thriller is must-watch TV. Netflix Canada, November 2.
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John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons
You’ll like it if you like: City of God, Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Wolfpack
Actor and comedian John Leguizamo brings his Tony Award-nominated one-man show from Broadway to Netflix. After finding out his son is getting bullied for being Latino, Leguizamo dresses up as a university professor and gives his child—and the audience—a ride through 3,000 years of Latin history. From the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs and Incas to the bigotry that many Latinos face today, John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons is hilarious and refreshingly honest. Netflix Canada, November 5.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
You’ll like it if you like: The Intouchables, The Sessions and Breathe
As the director of award-winning films like Good Will Hunting and Milk, Gus Van Sant is certainly no stranger to unique and high-spirited characters. His latest film tells the true story of John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), a recently paralyzed alcoholic who comes to terms with his disability by creating macabre newspaper cartoons. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a funny and moving tribute to the healing power of art. Amazon Prime Video, November 9.
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You’ll like it if you like: Braveheart, Gladiator and The Eagle
In this exhilarating period epic, Chris Pine stars as Robert the Bruce, the legendary warrior who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence. This fascinating slice of history recounts the newly-crowned King of Scots’ exile, and battle to reclaim his throne along with trusted friend James Douglas (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and future wife Elizabeth (Florence Pugh). Directed by David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water). Netflix Canada, November 9.
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You’ll like it if you like: Breaking Bad, True Detective and Sicario
After three seasons exploring the drug war in Pablo Escobar-era Colombia, Narcos: Mexico resets the original show’s timeline to dig deep into the origins of Mexico’s Guadalajara cartel. Fans of the original Narcos will find much to love in this new companion series: menacing characters, tense situations and shocking violence. Diego Luna, Michael Peña and Aaron Staton (Mad Men) star. Netflix Canada, November 16.
Escape at Dannemora
You’ll like it if you like: Prison Break, Orange is the New Black and Shot Caller
Based on a true story, this seven-part limited series brings one of the weirdest headlines of 2015 to riveting, visceral life. Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), a working-class wife and mother who supervises Clinton Correctional Facility’s tailor shop, begins months-long affairs with murderous inmates Richard Matt (Benicio Del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano). As the title spoils, the prison employee eventually helps aid their escape. Escape at Dannemora proves that truth really is stranger than fiction. CraveTV, November 18.
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The Christmas Chronicles
You’ll like it if you like: The Santa Clause, Elf and The Polar Express
It’s the perfect family film set-up: a brother and sister hatch a plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on Christmas Eve, only to accidentally crash his sleigh. Now the siblings team up with the jolly old fat man himself to save everyone’s favourite day of the year. The Christmas Chronicles is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday-themed binge-watching to come. Netflix Canada, November 22.
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F is for Family: Season Three
You’ll like it if you like: BoJack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and Futurama
Parents beware: the animated sitcom F is for Family is definitely not for kids. Set in the ’70s, the raunchy series chronicles the daily misadventures of the Murphy family, headed by the foul-mouthed, cynical, Korean War veteran Frank (voiced by co-creator Bill Burr). Alongside Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell, executive producer Vince Vaughn joins the cast this season as Frank’s new neighbour, a legendary Air Force pilot. Netflix Canada, November 30.
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