What’s new on Netflix this week? The Prom, Captain Underpants and more

by Dublin Gazette

As we edge ever closer to Christmas, Netflix have added even more content to their platform this week.

From highly anticipated feel-good flick The Prom to a host of Christmas specials, there’s something to tickle everyone’s festive fancy in the coming weeks.

Angela’s Christmas Wish

Angela’s Christmas Wish is a heart-warming tale of a determined little girl who sets out to reunite her family in time for Christmas. Based on characters from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, it is a tender and funny story about the importance of family and togetherness.

Written and directed by Brown Bag Films’ Damien O’Connor, the new special revisits seven-year-old Angela and her family and takes us on a brand-new holiday adventure.

ANGELA’S CHRISTMAS WISH – Cr: NETFLIX © 2020

The Prom

Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal, the head of the PTA has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa.

When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift.

The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning Broadway musical.

The Holiday Movies That Made Us

Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.

Selena

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.

SELENA THE SERIES (L to R) CARLOS ALFREDO JR. as JOE OJEDAand HUNTER REESE PENA as RICKY VELA and NOEMI GONZALEZ as SUZETTE QUINTANILLA and CHRISTIAN SERRATOS as SELENA QUINTANILLA and GABRIEL CHAVARRIA as A.B QUINTANILLA and JESSE POSEY as CHRIS PEREZ in Trailer of SELENA THE SERIES Cr. Michael Lavine/NETFLIX © 2020

Rose Island (L’Incredibile storia dell’Isola Delle Rose)

An idealistic engineer builds his own island off the coast of Italy and declares it a nation, drawing the attention of the world — and the government.

Canvas

CANVAS tells the story of a Grandfather who, after suffering a devastating loss, is sent into a downward spiral and loses his inspiration to create. Years later, he decides to revisit the easel, and pick up the paint brush… but he can’t do it alone.

The Surgeon’s Cut

Four surgeons reflect on their lives and professions in this inspiring docuseries.

Giving Voice

Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.

Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas

The Mighty Express welcomes a new train and speeds into a snowstorm to deliver Santa’s presents and save Christmas for all the kids in Tracksville.

Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday

Created by Brown Bag Films, The Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.

Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS MEGA BLISSMAS (L to R) CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, HAROLD HUTCHINS and GEORGE BEARD of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS MEGA BLISSMISS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020

Christmas gets weird after George and Harold go back in time to change up a few of their beloved holiday’s traditions.

Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers

When Santa needs serious help prepping all of his presents, the Super Monsters lend a hand and some monster magic to get every gift out on time.

Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure

Join Lucky and her friends on a mission to save Maricela’s beloved mare, Mystery, from greedy horse thieves who’ve taken her captive with a wild herd.

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… until Ashley has visions of a not-so-festive future dancing in her head on Christmas Eve.

A Trash Truck Christmas

When Santa crash-lands in the junkyard on Christmas Eve, Hank, Trash Truck and their animal friends all have a hand in rescuing the holiday for everyone.

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