Though we’re through the worst of it, New Zealand is still very much in the depths of winter. So who needs a better excuse to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and the latest batch of goodies to hit Netflix this September?
Here’s the lowdown on what’s coming your way.
What could be better than singing along with “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” as the rain pours down the windows and the wind howls away outside? This all-time classic will finally be streamable in September.
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Having travelled across Southeast Asia and Europe, posh comic Jack Whitehall and his father Michael are back, this time on a trip around the USA.
This gloriously over the top superhero flick features Jason ‘Khal Drogo’ Momoa as the eponymous aquatic hero. Much of the action takes place underwater, just like Auckland this winter.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Can you believe it’s been over ten years since Zach Galifianakis first broke the internet with his hilariously awkward chat show Between Two Ferns? This feature-length version sees Zach on a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews to restore his reputation.
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler discusses white privilege in this documentary. “I’m a perfect example of the American dream, if you’re white and pretty,” said the comic.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Harry Potter saga continues with this latest instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series. Eddie Redmayne returns as New Scamander, with Jude Law playing a young Albus Dumbeldore. The duo attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, played by none other than Johnny Depp.
Matt Groening’s satirical fantasy is back for its second season. Expect witchcraft, demons, and plenty of gags.
World War Z
Brad Pitt plays a former UN investigator caught in the midst of a worldwide zombie pandemic. Pass me the popcorn!
Tiny House Nation
This unexpectedly satisfying show explores the tiny house movement, documenting remarkable and ingenious builds by folks who have downsized without sacrificing luxury.