Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:52

Netflix Australia October 2016 content selection

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Here’s what's on Netflix Australia in the month of October 2016.

As always, Netflix starts with its own original content selections first.

ORIGINAL SERIES

The Ranch Season 1: Part 2 (07/10/16)
The Bennett men ponder the future of the ranch as Colt and Beau wrestle with conflicted feelings about the women in their lives.

Kuromukuro: Season 2 (10/10/2016)
The mystery deepens when a new antagonist appears who will stop at nothing to kill Ken. But she looks just like the princess he's sworn to protect.

Haters Back Off! (14/10/16)
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it's just no one knows it yet.

Midnight Diner – Tokyo Stories (21/10/16)
In a back alley of a busy district sits a small eatery called Meshiya, referred to by its patrons as the Midnight Diner. The little joint, which the Master runs by himself, is open only from midnight to 7:00 AM. The menu consists only of a pork miso soup set, beer, saké and shochu, but the Master’s policy is to make whatever his customers request. Tonight, like every other night, a menagerie of customers flock to the Midnight Diner, where the bonds among the Master, his food and the patrons set the stage for humorous and sometimes wistful episodes of human drama that feed both the belly and the soul.

Black Mirror: Season 3 (21/10/2016)
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without question, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm — a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone — a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park Europe Special (28/10/16)
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian comedy television series featuring Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith otherwise known as Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, respectively. Out Of The Park is a new series that follows Ricky, Julian and Bubbles out of their element and on the road around the world. Each episode features the boys on a unique mission in a different city, interacting with real locals and experiencing their unique cultures in the only ways the Trailer Park Boys can.

Chewing Gum (31/10/16)
Tracey Gordon is a 24-year-old religious Beyoncé-obsessed virgin. Growing up through the church, with her strict preacher Mother, she has ended up rather 'underdeveloped' in certain areas - but Tracey wants more. We follow Tracey as she embarks on her journey into adulthood, crashing her way through what she should and shouldn’t be doing.

ORIGINAL COMEDY

Russell Peters: Almost Famous (07/10/16)
Russell Peters is back and as fearless as ever in his newest comedy special, ‘Almost Famous.’ In front of a sold out audience in Toronto, Canada, Peters makes a triumphant return to the stage, focusing on his two favourite subjects: family and race.

Joe Rogan: Triggered (21/10/16)
Joe Rogan takes to the stage to unleash his inquisitive and intense comedic style at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco where he explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.

ORIGINAL FILM

The Siege of Jadotville (07/10/16)
This true story tells of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion defending a Congolese mining town against an assault by 3,000 soldiers and mercenaries.

Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids (12/10/16)
Directed by Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Neil Young: Heart of Gold) and produced by Emmy® Award winner Gary Goetzman (Olive Kitteridge, Mamma Mia!), the Netflix Original Film showcases the entertainer’s final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Surrounded by the 25 band members of The Tennessee Kids and featuring show-stopping performances from one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade, the film is a culmination of the singer’s 134 shows and 2 years on the road.

Mascots (13/10/16)
A group of "unusual" big-headed and furry-suited men and women compete to be crowned ‘Best Mascot in the World’ in this new Christopher Guest movie.

7 años (28/10/16)
The drama is centred around four friends and business partners who in one evening are forced to find a way to save their company and themselves. The impossible decision they face is agreeing on who will be the one to sacrifice their freedom to save the others from personal and financial demise. It is a race against time that will put their friendship and sanity to the test. Who will take the fall?

I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (28/10/16)
A nurse retells the story of how she moved into an old house to care for an ailing horror writer in the last few months of her life, and never left.

ORIGINAL DOCS

13th (07/10/16)
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Gui-Qiang (14/10/16)
Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends, colleagues, and critics, Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang, traces Cai’s meteoric rise from childhood in Mao’s China to pre-eminent global artist. We witness as Cai struggles with how to affect social change through art, and navigate the compromises and complexities that arise when you’ve made it to the top. When you’ve gone as far as he has, how do you challenge yourself? His massive explosion events actively engage audiences around the globe—from his seminal 1993 work that extended the Great Wall of China with six miles of gunpowder fuse; to the daytime coloured fireworks that ripped through the deserts of Doha, to the astonishing opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Into the Inferno (28/10/16)
Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer embark upon a global journey exploring some of the world’s most mythical volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland and North Korea. Speaking with scientists and indigenous peoples alike, they seek to understand the complex and deeply rooted relationship between mankind and one of nature’s greatest wonders. Produced by Werner Herzog Film and Spring Films, Into the Inferno artfully blends reportage, history and philosophy into a riveting cinematic experience.

ORIGINAL SERIES FOR KIDS

DinoTrux: Season 3 (07/10/16)
The battles and builds are bigger than ever before when Ty, Revvit and the team are back for an all-new Season 3 of DREAMWORKS DINOTRUX! The Dinotrux and Reptools team up with new trux they meet like Drillasaurs, Cementaurs and Hydrodons who need their help. They come together to build a new Trux Wash, catapult and so much more. The battle rages on against their nemesis D-Structs plus new enemies like Splitter, Blayde and Pounder. And see your favourite characters transform when Ton-Ton gets Glider wings, Ty dons armor and D-Structs gets supercharged. Watch the crew that’s half dinosaur, half construction truck and all awesome crush it when Season 3 launches on Netflix October 7 to wreck everything they’ve built.

Project Mc2: Season 3 (14/10/16)
McKeyla's aunt gives the girls an all-new assignment, but first they've got to figure out if a trusted ally has gone rogue.

World Party: Season 2 (21/10/16)
Word Party is a vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using the ground-breaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time - enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous.

Mr Peabody and Mr Sherman Show: Season 3 (21/10/16)
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show is back and funnier than ever! After last season’s cliffhanger,
Season 3 opens with Peabody and Sherman teaming up with alter-ego versions of themselves to defeat an evil cyborg version of Mrs. Hughes and fix the course of history! The zaniness continues when the Penthouse is invaded by neighbors, a slippery mouse, a radioactive meteor, a massive storm flood and a full-blown forest with woodland creatures. And you won’t want to miss when
Peabody and Sherman switch bodies, turn into hideous monsters, and discover a rival late-night talk show.

Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (28/10/16)
Animated action-comedy Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a ragtag group of heroes with unique elemental skills who travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. They achieve victory by setting aside their egos, learning to trust one another and fighting as one to maintain harmony and balance in the land. Led by showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama), the series features the voices of Justin Long (Ask Me Anything) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Phineas and Ferb) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Diamantopoulos and Harland Williams, among others.

HIGHLIGHTS

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (1/10/16)
After learning that his ex-girlfriend had an experimental medical procedure to purge all memories of him, a man decided to do the same with her.

The Hangover (1/10/16)
When three friends finally wake up after a wild bachelor party, they can’t locate their best friend, who’s supposed to be tying the knot.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (1/10/16)
This documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85 year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies.

The Cabin in the Woods (1/10/16)
Five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear rules for their retreat. But when protocol is broken, punishment is swift – and everyone will pay.

Yes Man (1/10/16)
After a bitter divorce, a bank drone falls under the sway of a self-help guru who urges him to say yes to everything that comes his way for a year.

Meet the Robinsons (12/10/16)
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Jane the Virgin: Season 2 (17/10/16)
After vowing to remain chaste until marriage, Jane Villanueva learns she is pregnant due to a medical slip-up and has to rethink her future.

The Sixth Sense (26/10/16)
A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Ricky and Morton: Season 2 (26/10/16)
Brilliant but boozy scientist Ricky hijacks his fretful teenage grandson, Morty, for wilds escapades in other worlds and alternate dimensions.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (31/10/16)
Bad things are commonplace in Bad City, including prostitution, drugs, crime, and most recently a sequence of attacks by a vampire on the loose.

Dennis the Menace (1/10/16)
Mr. Wilson looks to mischievous Dennis to help find a valuable collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter comes to town.

Facing Ali (1/10/16)
Ten renowned boxers describe the incredible experience of stepping into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammed Ali.

Red State (1/10/16)
Three high school boys answer an online ad from a woman seeking wild sex and soon find themselves in the hands of some dangerous religious zealots.

Marley (1/10/16)
This documentary explores the music, life and legacy of reggae icon Bob Marley, from his birth in 1945 to his death from cancer at age 36.

Under Arrest: Season 2-3 (5/10/16)
A TV series where cameras follow police officers on patrol and capture their gritty world of raw emotions and unexpected events as they answer calls for help, solve crimes and arrest law breakers.

Oriented (1/10/16)
A feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends exploring the national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014.

Mary’s Land (Tierra de Maria) (1/10/16)
The Devil's Advocate receives a new mission: to fearlessly investigate those who still trust Heaven's formulas. Are they swindlers? Swindled? If he discovers that their beliefs are bogus, our lives will remain the same. But - what if they're not a fairy tale?

Chewin’ the Fat: Season 1 (1/10/16)
Scottish sketch show which first appeared on radio. Featuring such characters as dodgy decorators Bish and Bosh, Ballistic Bob, The Lonely Shopkeeper, The Foulmouthed Fishermen and The Man From Kilmacolm. Mostly filmed in Glasgow.

Three Amigos (5/10/16)
Three silent-film stars go to Mexico to put on a show, blissfully unaware that they’re expected to fight actual bad guys menacing the local villagers.

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (5/10/16)
When Alex ruins a family vacation accidentally casting a horrible spell on her loved ones, Max works overtime to keep his parents from separating while Alex and Justin seek out the “Stone of Dreams” in a desperate race to reverse the curse.

Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas (5/10/16)
Idiocy strikes when a woman and her daughter get separated from their family during the holidays.

StoryBots Super Songs: Season 1 (7/10/16)
Based on the award-winning educational apps, the StoryBots are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and go on fun adventures to help answer kids' questions.

The Good Dinosaur (11/10/16)
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Queen Mimi (12/10/16)
Forced onto the streets in her 50’s, Marie found “home” at a Santa Monica laundromat. Taking shelter there for 20 years, Mimi’s passion for pink, and living without looking back, has taken her from homelessness to Hollywood’s red carpets.

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1 (15/10/16)
Just when you thought the Ranger’s mission was accomplished there’s an even more difficult challenge for them to face with the arrival of a new enemy.

Being George Clooney (15/10/16)
A documentary that delves into the creative, often humorous world of audio dubbing a Hollywood motion picture for the international market.

Soul Surfer (19/10/16)
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her arm in a shark attack.

Donnie Brasco (19/10/16)
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Under the Sun (20/10/16)
Over the course of a year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean “Spartakiads”.

The Island (23/10/16)
Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else – he’s waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there’s actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape – but not before stopping the sinister plan.


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