This week’s list of prominent Netflix Streaming releases starts today with the Lifetime made-for-TV drama “Lizzie Borden Took An Ax,” starring Christina Ricci as the titular Borden, who notoriously murdered her parents in 1892. The film also stars Clea DuVall, Billy Campbell, Stephen McHattie, Gregg Henry, Shawn Doyle, Jennifer Kydd, Sara Botsford, Kirstin Howell,and John Maclaren.
Also arriving today is “Southcliffe,” a four-part British miniseries about a small town coping in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that leaves 15 people dead. “Southcliffe” stars Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear, Shirley Henderson, and Eddie Marsan. The series was directed by Sean Durkin, writer-director of the brilliant 2011 suspense film “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”
July 26 brings the critically acclaimed debut of writer-director Michael Maren, this year’s indie release “A Short History of Decay,” about a writer who travels back to Florida to take care of his ailing parents. The film stars Bryan Greenberg. Linda Lavin and Harris Yulin play his parents. Also arriving tomorrow is the 2004 comedy “Christmas with the Kranks,” a comedy starring Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd. Allen and Curtis are Mr. and Mrs. Krank, who plan to spend Christmas out of town before life has other plans.
Sunday July 27 brings the third and most recent season of the SyFy, um, sci-fi series “Continuum,” which revolves around Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a police officer from the future who travels back in time, along with a group of terrorists, back to 2012. A 4th season has not been announced yet, with the show’s fate reportedly to be announced in August.
The week’s round of new Netflix Streaming releases wraps up on July 31 with comedian Lewis Black’s ninth standup special, “Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata.” The special highlights Black’s patented caustic, satirical wit.
View more photos of Lewis Black, Tim Allen, Christina Ricci and more of this week’s stars in the slideshow above.