New on Netflix: Dexter, Being Human, Mitt, Rent, The Croods and More

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What’s new on Netflix in January? Lots of good stuff, including “Dexter,” The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Croods” and more! Here’s the rundown.


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Dexter: Seasons 5-8

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 2

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The Lying Game: Season 2

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Being Human: Season 3

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An Idiot Abroad: Seasons 1-3


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Duplex (2003). Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux, Maya Rudolph. New York City couple Alex and Nancy dream of the departure of their upstairs neighbor, who’s hogging a rent-controlled apartment they’d dearly love to have. If she doesn’t move out, they may have to take matters into their own hands.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Charming sociopath Tom Ripley maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie, a young heir vacationing in Italy. Hired to persuade Dickie to return to America, Tom embraces Dickie’s posh lifestyle and takes extreme measures to hold onto it.

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Drinking Buddies (2013). Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis. Workmates at a small Chicago brewery, Luke and Kate are romantically involved with others but also the best of friends — on and off the clock. Things get complicated, however, when the couples spend a weekend together at a lakeside retreat.

Good Ol’ Freda (2013). Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. In Good Ol’ Freda, the band’s former secretary tells her personal stories for the first time in 0 years.

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Jack Reacher (2012). Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney. When ex-military cop Jack Reacher investigates an elite sniper charged with killing five people, he teams up with a beautiful defense lawyer — and they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in this exciting thriller.

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears, Pihla Viitala, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Zoe Bell. Fifteen years after outsmarting a sinister witch by pushing her into an oven, a now-grown Hansel and Gretel are pooling their wiles to take down witches as professional bounty hunters in this action-packed reimagining of the classic fairy tale.

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The Last Stand (2013). Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a border town sheriff who’s taken up his post after tragic events brought an end to his tenure with the LAPD. But his quiet life is interrupted when a drug boss escapes FBI custody and flees straight toward his town.

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Spy Kids 3: Game Over. Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Holland Taylor, Sylvester Stallon, Salma Hayek. In the continuing adventures of the two spy siblings, Carmen gets caught in a virtual reality game designed by the kids’ new nemesis, the Toymaker, and it’s up to Juni to save her by battling through the game’s levels.

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The Square (2013). Inspiring and intense, this critically praised documentary chronicles the popular uprising in Egypt that captivated the world with scenes of courage and freed om in the face of violent opposition, igniting a history-making revolution.

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Rent (2005). Chris Columbus’s faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical set in New York’s East Village boasts a slew of stars from the show’s original Broadway cast, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin. Based on Puccini’s opera “La boheme,” the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS — and paying rent to high-powered oppressors.

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Mitt (2014). Following his bid to win the U.S. presidency, most Americans believed they knew Mitt Romney. With unprecedented access, this documentary tracks Romney from 2006 and his first effort to win the Republican nomination, through the 2012 elections, revealing the man behind the sound bites in an authentic view the public rarely glimpsed during the media frenzy of a national campaign.

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The Croods. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke. When an earthquake obliterates their cave, an unworldly prehistoric family is forced to journey through unfamiliar terrain in search of a new home. But things for pessimistic dad Grug go from bad to worse when his daughter meets a clever cave boy.


4 responses to “New on Netflix: Dexter, Being Human, Mitt, Rent, The Croods and More”

  1. New on Netflix: Dexter, Being Human, Mitt, Rent, The Croods and More

  2. RT @AdamPascalRules: Rent available on Netflix! #rentheads via @reellifejane

  3. Sheryl Avatar

    Now that I have Netflix (thanks to Chromecast), I’m so excited to have found this list! Already ran through the first season of House of Cards, which I loved.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Working my way through House of Cards here. Too many options! Not enough time! I haven’t checked out Chromecast at all – will have to investigate that.

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