Landon Liboiron and Jason Momoa in "Frontier."

What to stream: Jason Momoa on the Netflix ‘Frontier,’ ‘Christine’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’ on VOD

Jason Momoa, still best known as Khal Drago in Game of Thrones but soon to be the big screen Aquaman, stars in Frontier as a trapper battling the British Hudson’s Bay Company monopoly on the 18th century fur trade. His character, Declan Harp, is part-Irish, part-Native American, all furious renegade ready to declare war on […]

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

What to stream: an ‘Unfortunate’ Netflix original and ‘Sneaky Pete’ on Amazon

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, master of disguise and scheming uncle of the orphaned Baudelaire children, in the darkly comic Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). If you don’t know them, or haven’t seen the disappointing 2004 movie version with Jim Carrey, […]

Rita Moreno and Justina Machado in the revival of "One Day at a Time." on Netflix

What to stream: A new ‘Day’ on Netflix and dozens of new movies on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Now

Netflix remakes the seventies sitcom One Day at a Time with Justina Machado as a Cuban-American single mother raising her kids in an apartment she shares with her mother (Rita Moreno). Machado’s Penelope is a military veteran now working as a nurse, Moreno’s Lydia a conservative, outspoken woman arrived in the U.S. as a teenage […]

Jason Ralph and Stella Maeve star in the SyFy fantasy series from the Lev Grossman novel

‘The Magicians’ – ‘Harry Potter’ for the real world on Netflix

The first season of the SyFy series The Magicians is based on Lev Grossman’s creative melding of “Harry Potter” and the “Chronicles of Narnia” books with a real-world setting where troubled, anxious, and sometimes petty young adults discover that magic exists and they have the potential to master it. SyFy turned the popular book series […]

Guillermo del Toro and Marc Guggenheim, Dreamworks animation

What to stream: ‘Trollhunters’ on Netflix, ‘Café Society’ and ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and more

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the most gleefully inventive fantasist making movies today, adapts his young adult novel to the small screen in Trollhunters, an animated series from Dreamworks Animation created for Netflix. The heroes are human kids but their world is vastly expanded when schoolkid Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) inherits the Amulet […]

‘The Expanse’ – Epic space opera on Amazon Prime

The Expanse is the most ambitious original science fiction series created by the SyFy network since their award-winning Battlestar Galactica reboot. Based on the best-selling novels by James S. A. Corey (the pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) and developed in collaboration with the authors, The Expanse: Season One is a dense […]

The OA created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling

What to stream: Trust the unknown in ‘The OA’ on Netflix and more new arrivals

The OA, a Netflix original series created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling (who collaborated on the indie films The Sound of My Voice and The East), practically came out of nowhere. Though it was not a secret, Netflix didn’t publicize the film until this week, when it dropped a trailer with the enigmatic tag […]