Suggested Viewing January 2023

Hi everyone, here are our streaming recommendations for the month ahead of us.

The next Suggested Viewing post will be out the first Saturday, in February – Saturday, February 4, 2023.

The Adam Project (Netflix) (Debut Date: 2022)

Adam Reed is a pilot from the year 2050, a dystopian future where time travel is more or less commonplace.
Adam’s wife disappears in the past, and he attempts to travel to the year 2018 to find her but inadvertently ends up in the year 2022, in his own childhood backyard. Now Adam will need to rely on the help of his younger self to find his wife and save the future. “The Adam Project” is a funny, lighthearted adventure through time that just about anyone will have fun watching. – Looper Description

The Fablemans (Debut Date: 2022)

(Can be rented/purchased from Amazon, Apple or Google Play and is playing in theaters now) (Debut Date: 2022)

Rediscover the magic of movies in Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age story about a young man’s love of film and the power it has to reveal the truth in ourselves and others

The Woman King (2022)

(Can be rented/purchased from Amazon, Apple or Google Play) (Debut Date: 2022)

Inspired by true events, Viola Davis stars in an action-packed story of an elite all-female unit of warriors determined to defend their nation. Amazon Description

Kaleidoscope (Netflix) (Debut Date: January 1, 2023)

DESCRIPTION: This heart-pounding Netflix Original action crime-drama series is an absolute must-watch for 2023.

Follow along as a master thief and his crew try to carry out an extremely elaborate and ambitious heist worth a whopping $7 billion dollars. Unsurprisingly, an effort this big comes with its own share of problems that include betrayals, greed, vengeance, and more threats that seek to undermine their mission. See it all go down Kaleidoscope this month, only on Netflix. – Decider Description

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) (Debut Date: January 4, 2023)

The series is about a team of clone mercenaries navigating the galaxy after the fall of the Republic. -Marketwatch

The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix) (January 6, 2023)

Christian Bale headlines this 1830-set mystery as world-weary detective Landor, who’s called to West Point to investigate the gruesome murder of a young cadet. Stonewalled by the academy’s code of silence, he enlists the help of one of their own. The eccentric cadet has no love for military life but a true passion for poetry. His name is Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling). Together, Landor and Poe pursue the case, all while the detective struggles with grief over his dead wife. Meanwhile, Poe is intrigued by Lea (Lucy Boynton), the sister of a cadet who becomes a suspect. – Kelly Woo, Tom’s Guide

The Rig (Amazon Prime Video) (January 6, 2023)

A group of workers on a remote Scottish oil rig are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog enshrouds them and supernatural forces take hold. Buzzfeed Description

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches (AMC) (Debut Date: January 8, 2023)

AMC is all in on Anne Rice. The network has ordered a second season of its Interview With a Vampire reboot, and now it’s unveiling a series based on the author’s bestselling trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches. Alexandra Daddario stars as Rowan, an intuitive neurosurgeon who discovers she’s the heir to a family of witches. As she comes to terms with her heritage and her newfound powers, she must also contend with the sinister spirit that has haunted her family for generations. – Kelly Woo, Tom’s Guide

Night Court (NBC) (January 17, 2023)

Revivals and reboots are a trend that’s here to stay. The latest classic TV show to come back to life is Night Court, a sequel/continuation of the 1980s sitcom. The original starred Harry Anderson as Judge Harry Stone, who presided over the night shift at a Manhattan courthouse. Now, more than 30 years later, his daughter, Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch) is wielding the gavel. Anderson passed away in 2018, so he’ll only be present as a beloved memory. But John Larroquette is reprising his role as prosecutor Dan Fielding. He’ll be one of many oddballs and cynics that the second Judge Stone must bring to order. – Kelly Woo, Tom’s Guide

Lockwood & Co. (Netflix) (January 27, 2023)

DESCRIPTION: This brand new Netflix Original supernatural thriller based on Jonathan Stroud’s book series of the same name takes place in London, where the most skilled ghost-hunters engage in nightly battles with dangerous spirits. Setting themselves apart from all the adult-run ghost-hunting agencies are the three teens behind Lockwood & Co., a small startup determined to investigate the deadly spirits haunting their city. – Decider Description

Hoopla Streaming Pick of the Month

Because We’re Done (2022) (Genre: Comedy)

A married man going through a mid life crisis believes that the fate of his marriage rest solely in his hands.

Only to learn that the ultimate decision will be made by his wife.

Have a great weekend,

Linda

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