What's new on Netflix this week (May 28 to June 3): Full list
This week What's New on Netflix sees a range of cracking good series and movies: From the return of Lucifer to Malay horror and Sailor Moon
Dog Gone Trouble (Movie)
Directed by: Kevin Johnson
Cast: Big Sean, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Hale
Plot: As animation movies go, this one's as done to death as a sex doll at a convention for necrophiliacs. The 2019 film revolves around a pampered dog named, yup you guessed it, Trouble. Trouble must learn to "live in the real world while trying to escape from his former owner's greedy children". The kids will love this, but then again they are intrigued by a balloon, so go figure. As for adults, well you may want to open up a bottle and get absolutely mullered.
The Kominsky Method (Series | Season 3)
Genre: Comedy/Ageing superstars!
Created by: Chuck Lorre
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sarah Baker, Kathleen Turner
Plot: No Alan Arkin is a big blow to Season 3 of the show you either love or hate. But Kathleen Turner is in for the entire season to properly reunite the 'Romancing the Stone' stars that wowed us back in the 1800s. Turner plays Sandy's ex-wife Roz. "The pair's famously volatile relationship is further inflamed when she comes to L.A. to spend time with their daughter Mindy and her boyfriend Martin," says the release. Oooo!
Lucifer (Series | Season 5 Part B)
Developed by: Tom Kapinos
Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Plot: People love this show and will probably watch it till Lucifer actually arrives on Earth to devour them and prove once and for all he isn't such a lovable rogue, but until then we'll keep feasting on an easy-on-the-eyes Devil. Season 5B (as it's known to some, and to others as 'where the fuck is the rest of season 5') promises to be a cross between 'The Godfather' and 'Meet The Fockers', what with God on Earth and the archangels getting all antsy. Fans of the show will love it, but if you're not a fan then avoid like it's the...well...the devil!
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Series)
Language: French (we presume)
Plot: The series allegedly follows the members of the Kretz family of Paris and their luxury real estate business. Hmmmm sounds good. Note to self: By a baguette!
Genre: Horror/Horrory things!
Directed by: Emir Ezwan
Cast: Farah Ahmad, Mhia Farhana, Harith Haziq
Plot: A family in the forest gets an unwelcome visit from a strange little girl, who comes with a frightening prediction, says the official synposis and there's seriously no reason to disbelieve them. This Malaysian film was released in 2020 and was selected as the Malaysian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. Just that should mean that it'll be better than 75% of the horror drivel we have these days.
Super Monsters: Once Upon a Rhyme (really short special)
Genre: Animation/Family/Nursery Rhymes!
Cast: Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong, Erin Mathews
Plot: From Goldilocks to Hansel and Gretel, the Super Monsters reimagine classic fairy tales and favorite nursery rhymes with a musical, magical spin! Yay!
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)
Directed by: Leandro Neri
Cast: Flavia Pavanelli, Micael Borges, Samya Pascotto, Giovana Cordeiro
Plot: After a breakup, an influencer takes her friends on a free (obviously!) trip to Bahia's vibrant Carnival, where she learns life's not just about social media likes (it's also about follows). This promises to be a great lark full of pretty people and dancing! Under no circumstances should you confuse it with the 2003 TV show 'Carnivàle', because if you did you'd be in for a shock -- either way.
Alan Saldaña: Locked Up (Stand-up comedy special)
Language: Spanish (Mexico)
Cast: Alan Saldaña
Plot: Mexican comedian Alan Saldaña is back, poking gentle fun at himself and parceling advice, especially about how to stay married and how to be parents. Please pay attention to the operative word 'gentle'. Don't expect Frankie Boyle and a sombrero.
Creator's File: GOLD (Series)
Genre: Comedy/Talk Show/Japan!?
Cast: Ryuji Akiyama,Ryusei Yokohama,Yumi Adachi
Plot: Comedian Ryuji Akiyama satirizes top “creators” in Japan with a deadpan, unerring eye for humor, with help from some surprising celebrity guest stars.
Dancing Queens (Movie)
Genre: Comedy/Musical/More Songs!
Directed by:Helena Bergström
Cast: Molly Nutley, Fredrik Quiñones, Marie Göranzon
Plot: A dancer who gets a job cleaning at a struggling drag club dreams of being in the show, and her talent catches an ambitious choreographer's eye.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (Movie | Part 1 & 2)
Genre: Anime/Sailor Moon!
Directed by: Chiaki Kon
Cast: Kotono Mitsuishi, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Satō, Ami Koshimizu
Plot: If you're happy about the return of Sailor Moon for all the right reasons then this one's definitely for you. If it's for all the WRONG reasons, then sure, this one's for you too. A solar eclipse, Sailor guardians and a Final Battle. Need we say more!
Summertime 2 (Series | Season 2)
Directed by: Francesco Lagi, Lorenzo Sportiello
Cast: Coco Rebecca Edogamhe, Ludovico Tersigni, Thony
Plot: Two young adults from very different backgrounds fall in love during a summer on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. Inspired by Federico Moccia's book series. If nothing else at the scenery should be pretty epic.
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (Documentary)
Genre: Climate Change/Science/Sir David Attenborough!
Cast: David Attenborough, Johan Rockström
Plot: David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth's biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.
Feel Good (Series | Season 2)
Created by: Mae Martin, Joe Hampson
Cast: Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow
Plot: Stand-up comic Mae Martin navigates a passionate, messy new relationship with her girlfriend, George, while dealing with the challenges of sobriety. So just the usual then. What happened to all the people not battling stuff?!
Sweet & Sour (Movie)
Directed by: Lee Gye-byeok
Cast: Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, Jung Soo-jung
Plot: Faced with real-world opportunities and challenges (as opposed to off-world ones), a couple endures the highs and lows of trying to make a long-distance relationship survive. Good luck with that!
Sweet Tooth (Series)
Genre: Fantasy/Post-Apocalyptic/Comedy/Drama/Kid with antlers!
Developed by: Jim Mickle
Cast: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar
Plot: On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who's half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector. Look, stop laughing, it may actually be quite good. Think of it as a sort of 'The Walking Dead' meets 'Bambi'!
Trippin' with the Kandasamys (Movie)
Language: English (South Africa)
Genre: Family/Comedy/Drama/Part 3!
Directed by: Jayan Moodley
Cast: Jailoshini Naidoo, Maeshni Naicker, Madhushan Singh
Plot: To rekindle their marriages, best friends-turned-in-laws Shanthi and Jennifer plan a couples' getaway. But it comes with all kinds of surprises. Considering the first film became the highest-grossing film in South Africa in 2017 we can expect the third installment to be more Lethal Weapon 3 and less Saw 75.
Directed by: Daniel Benmayor
Cast: Teo García, Óscar Jaenada, Óscar Casas
Plot: In this fast-paced and action-packed thriller, a retired hitman — along with his sister and a troubled teen — takes revenge on his lethal stepbrother. Original? No. Sound like fun? Certainly.