It’s a pretty limp ending to November 2015 for our favorite streaming service. But rejoice, because the beginning of December is rolling around with a whole host of new stuff to watch! Check back here next week for information on what to catch next month! (Oh, also, Jessica Jones is pretty good.)
I didn’t catch this one in theaters, but I’m pretty sure this is the premise: cute purple alien with adorable-but-slightly-annoying voice lands on earth, gets into some fish-out-of-water hijinks, then saves the day with equally cute human child. Now, nothing about the premise made me want to go out to theaters and pay to watch this, despite having kids. If you were in the same boat, maybe this turkey day is the day to finally see this movie.
Rotten Tomatoes: 45% | IMDB: 6.8 | Metacritic: 55
Otherwise available: Ultimate Spider-Man Season 3, for you animated superhero lovers; Switched at Birth Season 4, for you CW lovers; A Perfect Man, for you drama lovers.
Here’s another film I didn’t catch in theaters, but I almost spent the cash for it. Ed Helms is likable enough and Christina Applegate makes for a great hot mom. Then the reviews came out and I realized that I could definitely wait until the DVD. So here it is, and I’m definitely tempted by the promise of quasi-nostalgia.
Rotten Tomatoes: 27% | IMDB: 6.2 | Metacritic: 34
Shaun the Sheep Movie
I have a thing for Aardman films, even the underwhelming ones. This one plays as a silent film (there’s noise, but no actual dialogue) and I was a little concerned my kids wouldn’t like it, but I think they enjoyed the film more than I did. If your kids haven’t seen it, I’m betting it’ll be a good Thanksgiving diversion, especially if you’re looking to get rid of the kids for a couple hours while preparing for guests.
Our Score: C+
Rotten Tomatoes: 99% | IMDB: 7.4 | Metacritic: 81
Otherwise available: Inside Amy Shumer, see her before she was the queen of raunchy female comedy (oh wait, nvm); Max, about a heroic dog; Ricki and the Flash, about a heroic aging rock star lady; The Square, a documentary about heroic Egyptian protesters.