Jason Bateman starts the list off this week, with his dark comedy “Extract,” where he plays the owner of an extract company. Having marital issues, he attempts to get his wife (Kristen Wiig) to cheat on him so that he can have an affair with a co-worker (Mila Kunis), who just happens to be a con artist and is playing him. Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, David Koechner, and Gene Simmons all star in the Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butt-head” & “Office Space”) directed film. After completing what could be one of the most epic trilogies of all-time, Peter Jackson returns to yet another trilogy set in Middle Earth, “The Hobbit” franchise, starting with “An Unexpected Journey” with the return of Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Martin Freeman taking the reigns of the title character, Bilbo Baggins aka The Hobbit. If you’ve ever lived in a major city, chances are you’ve seen the blown up images of Andre The Giant plastered on the side of some buildings. Driving around Los Angeles, you cannot miss them. Now Hulu offers a look behind the scenes at the man that created this imagery as well as the iconic Obama “Hope” poster from his campaign in the documentary “Obey Giant.” In “Hello I Must Be Going,” a small indie film, Melanie Lynskey plays a recent divorcee forced to move back in with her parents where she then starts up an affair with a 19 year old, despite their significant age gap. Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, and Kit Harrington (“Game Of Thrones”)  come together for the Western “Brimstone,” with Pearce playing a vengeful preacher out to get the beautiful Fanning after she is wrongfully accused of a crime. Harrington’s fellow “Game Of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister on “Game Of Thrones”) shows up as the lead in “Shot Caller” where a businessman is sent to jail and must join a gang and change his entire life to survive. In 2013, “Borgman” was the Dutch entry for Best Foreign Language Feature in the 86th Academy Awards but was not selected for a nomination. Starring Jan Bijvoet as the title character, he plays a vagrant that manipulates a well-to-do family. One of the 26 finalists for this year’s Best Animated Feature race, “The LEGO Batman Movie” sees Will Arnett reprise the voice of Batman, facing off against his greatest enemy, The Joker (voice by Zach Galifianakis). Attempting to launch Netflix into the Oscar race this year, “Mudbound” is a period drama starring Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, and Jason Clarke, set during WWII in the Jim Crow South where “two families [are] pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy.” And Netflix also launches its latest Marvel television series “The Punisher,” who is played by Jon Bernthal, reprising his role from the second season of “Daredevil,” we are offered a glimpse into his redemptive story-line, hopefully looking to restore the good name of the Netflix/Marvel brand after the duds “Iron Fist” and “The Defendors.”

Extract || Jason Bateman falls for con artist Mila Kunis

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey || Peter Jackson’s back

Obey Giant || Discover the man behind the art

Hello I Must Be Going || A divorcee starts an affair with teenager

Brimstone || Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, & Kit Harrington star

Shot Caller || Jamie Lannister goes to jail

Borgman || A chilling and creepy foreign thriller

The LEGO Batman Movie || Will Arnett voices the Batman

Mudbound || Netflix’s best chance at getting an Oscar nomination

The Punisher: Season One || Jon Bernthal reprises his role


  • 9 (Netflix)
  • Bedeviled (Netflix)
  • Bluebeard (Netflix)
  • Chasing Trane (Netflix)
  • Hickok (Netflix)
  • Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix)
  • The Lazarus Effect (Netflix)
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (Netflix)


  • Kid Cannibis (Amazon Prime)
  • Rare Exports (Amazon Prime)
  • There Be Dragons (Amazon Prime)


  • Austin Found (Hulu)
  • Awaken The Shadowman (Hulu)
  • Becoming Jane (Hulu)
  • Burt’s Buzz (Hulu)
  • Iron Sky (Hulu)
  • Parkland (Hulu)
  • Someone Marry Barry (Hulu)
  • Suburbian Gothic (Hulu)
  • Whose Streets? (Hulu)


  • Steel (HBO Now)
  • A United Kingdom (HBO Now)


  • Battle Scars (Showtime)


  • Bandits (Tubi TV)
  • The Cold Light Of Day (Tubi TV)
  • Harsh Times (Tubi TV)
  • Jeepers Creepers (Tubi TV)
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen (Tubi TV)
  • Short Term 12 (Tubi TV)
  • Song One (Tubi TV)
  • Vehicle 19 (Tubi TV)


  • The Invisible War (Fandor)
  • Ned Rifle (Fandor)
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen (Fandor)
  • Smash & Grab (Fandor)


  • Brother’s Keeper (expires on Saturday, Nov 19 from Netflix)
  • Following (expires on Saturday, Nov 19 from Netflix)
  • Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (expires on Saturday, Nov 19 from Netflix)
  • Bronson (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • I Am Love (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • Outrage (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • Red Cliff (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • Take This Waltz (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)
  • World’s Greatest Dad (expires on Monday, Nov 21 from Netflix)

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