Despite the discouraging news of everyone’s favorite streaming service receiving a price increase, we all know that we will still be glued to our devices, especially with all the new media coming to Netflix in February. Stay warm and cozy inside and see what will be available in the coming days.
Netflix is welcoming a bevy of classics for everyone to enjoy when they’re feeling nostalgic. Everyone’s favorite shark thriller can soon be marathoned, with all four “Jaws” installments being added to the platform next month. If you need a little taste of summer and aren’t afraid of getting bitten, definitely hit up this classic. “American Pie” and its sequel are also coming to Netflix, along with “Pretty in Pink,” so get ready to load your queue up with teenage nostalgia. Another classic for the ages, the musical “Hairspray” will be coming your way, and everyone knows you need to listen to “The New Girl in Town” once in a while.
Touted as a drama and mystery thriller, “Velvet Buzzsaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is coming to Netflix in February. The new movie follows an art critic in Los Angeles whose life possibly takes a supernatural turn after he encounters a series of paintings by an unknown artist.
Another buzzed-about movie coming to the platform is “High Flying Bird,” a sports drama that focuses on a sports agent caught between the conflict of the NBA and its players. The agent has to navigate different options that will put the power of the game into the players’ control. Steven Soderbergh, an Oscar-winning director, filmed most of the movie on an iPhone 7.
Some comedy specials to look out for are “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” “Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner” and “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” all starring their titular comedians. Minhaj returns for a second edition to his positively-received Netflix series last year, while the former two series feature veteran comedians you’ll want to watch when you’re looking for a laugh.
As for TV shows, some Netflix classics will be returning, like the second seasons of “The Dragon Prince,” an animated fantasy adventure, and “The Big Family Cooking Showdown,” a cooking version of the British “Great British Bake Off.” The highly anticipated “The Umbrella Academy” will be coming on Feb. 15, based off the titular comic book series. The show centers around a group of superheroes raised together since childhood by an eclectic millionaire who rounded them up for the purpose of saving the world. After their father dies, they must tackle the mystery of his death, as well as the impending apocalypse.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end as well. Fortunately, not much has been announced for the removal. Two of Anne Hathaway’s beloved princess flicks are part of the purge, with “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement” and “Ella Enchanted” leaving us. The final movie of the Bourne Legacy, “The Bourne Ultimatum,” will also be leaving, along with another thriller, “Children of Men.”
So, if the weather is looking a little too cold to trek anywhere on campus, stay inside, make some hot cocoa and get watching!
Hollie Lao is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.