Several recent high-profile releases are coming to Netflix Streaming over the next week, starting today with “Jack Reacher” starring Tom Cruise as the titular hero. Based on the series of books by British author Jim Grant, who writes under the pen name Lee Child. “Jack Reacher” also stars Werner Herzog as a villain in an inspired bit of casting.
Arriving tomorrow is the soon-to-be-cult favorite, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” starring Jeremy Renner & Gemma Arterton as . . . well, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Another action film from last year, “The Last Stand” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville arrives on January 5, and features some terrific action sequences. Neither film did well at the box office, but are well worth checking out from your own couch.
To learn more about this week’s upcoming releases, including the second season premieres of a couple of popular television shows, click on the slideshow above. If you know of other upcoming releases, I encourage you to leave them in the comments below.
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'Jack Reacher' (2012)
Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora, Josh Helman, Robert Duvall
When ex-military cop Jack Reacher investigates an elite sniper charged with killing five people, he teams up with a beautiful defense lawyer -- and they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in this exciting thriller.
'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' (2013)
Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears, Pihla Viitala, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Zoe Bell
Fifteen years after outsmarting a sinister witch by pushing her into an oven, a now-grown Hansel and Gretel are pooling their wiles to take down witches as professional bounty hunters in this action-packed reimagining of the classic fairy tale.
'Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 2'
Set sail with Jake and his crew on a high-speed adventure on the high seas. According to the Never Land pirate code, Jake and his crew must race Bucky against the Jolly Roger and sneaky Captain Hook. But if Bucky loses, he'll belong to Hook forever.
'The Last Stand' (2013)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a border town sheriff who's taken up his post after tragic events brought an end to his tenure with the LAPD. But his quiet life is interrupted when a drug boss escapes FBI custody and flees straight toward his town.
'The Lying Game: Season 2'
Based on author Sara Shepard's young adult novels, this series follows Emma, a teenage foster child who sets out to find her twin sister, Sutton, after she mysteriously goes missing from the well-to-do family that adopted her.