Hulu January News and Upcoming Releases

Hulu January Upcoming Releases

February 1
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Call Me by Your Name
Daddy’s Little Girls
Eat Pray Love
Gunther’s Millions (Netflix original documentary)
It (2017)
Julie & Julia
La La Land
New Amsterdam—Seasons 3 and 4
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Survivor—Season 32
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals—Season 6 (Netflix original series)
Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself

February 2
Freeridge (Netflix original series)

February 3
Class (Netflix original series)
Infiesto (Netflix original movie)
Stromboli (Netflix original movie)
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go—Season 2
True Spirit (Netflix original movie)
Viking Wolf (Netflix original movie)

February 4
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

February 6

February 8
Bill Russell: Legend
MTV Floribama Shore—Season 1
The Exchange (Netflix original series)

February 9
Dear David (Netflix original movie)
My Dad the Bounty Hunter (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option
You—Season 4, Part 1 (Netflix original series)

February 10
10 Days of a Good Man (Netflix original movie)
Love is Blind: After the Altar—Season 3 (Netflix original series)
Love to Hate You (Netflix original series)
Your Place or Mine (Netflix original movie)

February 13
Squared Love All Over Again (Netflix original movie)

February 14
A Sunday Affair (Netflix original movie)
All the Places (Netflix original movie)
In Love All Over Again (Netflix original series)
Jim Jefferies: High n’ Dry
Pasión de Gavilanes—Seasons 1 and 2
Perfect Match (Netflix original series)
Re/Member (Netflix original movie)

February 15
#NoFilter (Netflix original series)
African Queens: Njinga (Netflix original documentary)
CoComelon—Season 7
Eva Lasting (Netflix original series)
Full Swing (Netflix original documentary)
Red Rose (Netflix original series)
The Law According to Lidia Poët (Netflix original series)

February 16
47 Meters Down: Uncaged
The Upshaws—Part 3 (Netflix original series)

February 17
A Girl and an Astronaut (Netflix original series)
Community Squad (Netflix original series)
Ganglands—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Unlocked (Netflix original movie)

February 19
Whindersson Nunes: Preaching to the Choir

February 20
Operation Finale

February 22
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal (Netflix original documentary)
The Strays (Netflix original movie)
Triptych (Netflix original series)

February 23
Call Me Chihiro (Netflix original movie)
Outer Banks—Season 3 (Netflix original series)

February 24
Formula 1: Drive to Survive—Season 5 (Netflix original series)
Oddballs—Season 2 (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option
Married at First Sight—Season 12
Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series—Part 2 (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option
The Real World—Season 12
We Have a Ghost (Netflix original movie)
Who Were We Running From? (Netflix original series)

February 28
A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou
American Pickers—Season 15
Too Hot to Handle: Germany (Netflix original series)

Hulu Breaks Ties with Rick and Morty Co-Creator Over Domestic Dispute

In the wake of a domestic violence charge against Justin Roiland, Hulu has publically announced in a statement they are immediately breaking from him with both Solar Opposites and the recently debuted series, Koala Man. Roiland has served as an executive producer (and voice) on Koala Man, and a co-creator of Solar Opposites. In addition, 20th Television Animation has also ended its relationship with him. Both Solar Opposites and Koala Man are to continue without Roiland.

The case which has potentially cost Roiland his career originated in 2020. It involves a woman he dated in which he’s alleged to have committed a felony of domestic battery with corporal injury along with another felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit. The case has been slowly moving through the court system and finally reached the spotlight in the public eye when NBC News broke the story on January 12th, 2023. His attorney T. Edward Welbourn issued this statement.

“To be clear, not only is Justin innocent, but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence.”


Historical Fact Checking The 1619 Project Trending Ahead of Show

The early American history documentary The 1619 Project comes to Hulu on January 26th. While the topic is divisive to some, for many it’s more about facts. It’s no surprise most every online publication has a position and plays to an audience that shares their position. In the case of The 1619 Project, even publications that are against the belief in the 1619 Project have brought up valid points regarding accurate history. 

The argument by those on the right is that The 1619 Project sees America as a dichotomy of black versus white. Those on the left want to promote The 1619 Project to correct the annuls of history. 

The question viewers should be asking throughout the viewing experience should center around is, “Does this debunk history, or is it ignoring history.” In short, be a smart consumer. It’s what you don’t know that can hurt you. Researching the subject of The 1619 Project you’ll come across many instances where critical thinking gives you a perspective from both sides to find the truth. Even then, some publications want the 1619 Project to be true regardless of the truth. 

One example includes a NY Times writer seeking out facts from the documentary by reaching out to Black historians to verify history. In this specific instance, they asked to confirm this assertion from The 1619 Project, “One critical reason that the colonists declared their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery in the colonies.” The historian outlined the reasons the colonies declared independence and slavery was not one of them. The Times then proceeded to both ignore the historian, and misquote them in favor of the writer’s bias on the subject. 

Let’s just for the sake of argument say everything in The 1619 Project is accurate and America was founded by racist whites. The 1619 Project as it is written has taken a nation that has been healing over its failure in adopting slavery and rekindled a divisive topic. Will you walk away from the show having a sense of catharsis or anger? Whatever your position, be a smart consumer when it comes to historical facts

Meryl Streep Joins Only Murders in the Building For Season Three

Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building, approved by Hulu in July, started filming this week. The comedy/mystery series has received numerous accolades, including nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Martin and Short. 

At Last, Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part II Is Coming!

A sequel 40 years in the making, Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part II. A four-night event, streaming on March 6 on Hulu. There is finally a sequel to the seminal Mel Brooks film, History of the World Part I, with each episode featuring a variety of sketches that take us through different periods of human history.

Animaniacs Season 3 Trailer

Animaniacs, the Emmy award-winning series returns for another season of hijinx! Yakko, Wakko and Dot are back with fresh pranks and catchy songs about world-ending catastrophes! Pinky and the Brain are joining them, who bend reality in the name of world domination.

They’re back again-y! Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for all-new big laughs and the occasional epic takedown of authority figures in serious need of an ego check. The Emmy® award-winning series is packed with enough comedy sketches, pop culture parodies, musical comedy, and self-referential antics to fill a water tower. Joining the Warners are Starbox & Cindy on their latest play date, while Pinky and the Brain’s ideas for world domination lead them to all new adventures.

Kumail Nanjiani Could Be A Chippendale

If he wasn’t already playing the lead role, Kumail Nanjiani could have played one of the supporting actors in a Chippendale role. After five years since getting ripped for a superhero movie, Kumail Nanjiani is Still Jacked on Welcome to Chippendales. The show features him as Steve Banerjee, the Indian entrepreneur who founded the Chippendale’s in 1979. In real life, Banerjee was far from in shape, but what does that matter in retelling the Chippendale story? What’s fascinating, is that Kumail Nanjiani didn’t give up on his physical condition after taking a full year to train back in 2018 for his role in the Disney Marvel production, The Eternals. Good on Kumail for sticking with a healthy workout regimen for almost five years now.

Hulu Original Koala Man

Animated Superhero from down under, Koala Man, has the superpower to …follow the rules. It comes with a Rick and Morty vibe. 
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