Netflix this week (January 24-January 30) plans to add eight new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including six originals.
The new titles will include Penguin Bloom, a Netflix original movie starring Naomi Watts as an Australian woman who is paralyzed from the chest down after an accident, but whose life finds meaning thanks to a wounded magpie. The film, which also includes Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) as Watts’ husband, is based on a real-life family.
Rottentomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews, gives Penguin Bloom a score of 69 based on 35 reviews.
“Penguin Bloom’s fact-based story could have been adapted with greater nuance, but strong work from Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln adds some much-needed heart,” the site states.
Also notable this week: The Dig, a Netflix original movie about a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) who makes a startling historic discovery on her property during an archaeological excavation; and We Are The Brooklyn Saints, a four-part documentary on a youth football league in Brooklyn.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Netflix streaming:
Tuesday, January 26
Go Dog Go — Netflix Family
Penguin Bloom — Netflix Film
Friday, January 29
Below Zero (Bajocero) — Netflix Film
The Dig — Netflix Film
Finding ‘Ohana — Netflix Film
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints — Netflix Documentary
Saturday, January 30
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