Dope; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Will Be Available On Netflix In February


Rick Famiyiwa's DopeIf you’ve been reading Sodas & Popcorn for a while, then you probably know I’m a very big fan of Rick Famuyiwa’s 2015 movie, Dope. The funny thing though is that I’m yet to see it (although I’ve watched every single trailer and TV spots).

On several occasions, I’ve questioned why no distribution house bothered bringing the film to Nigerian cinemas, as I think if marketed well, the movie would have done really well here. But hey, it’s a business decision, and I have very little knowledge about how that part of the industry works.

Good news though. If like me you’ve waited patiently and resisted the urge to download the film from pirate sites, respite is here; Netflix has announced that it would be adding Dope to its library come February 10th.

Other movies coming to Netflix in February include, Cruel intentions; Charlie’s Angels; Better Call Saul; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

I think it’s more than mere coincidence that in less than one month of Netflix coming to Nigeria, Dope is made available on the streaming service. Who said doing good doesn’t pay?

Dope is a coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. It is the story of Malcolm, a geek, carefully surviving life in a tough neighbourhood in Inglewood, California, filled with gangsters and drugs dealers. However, a chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices.

Produced by Forest Whitaker, the movie stars Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, A$ap Rocky, Zoe Kravitz and Tyga.

Below is the full rundown of new movies expected on Netflix in February:

February 1st

Better Call Saul: Season 1

A Picture of You (2014)

Better Call Saul: Season 1

Armageddon (1998)

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Collateral Damage (2002)

Cruel Intentions (1999)

A Faster Horse (2015)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Game Face (2015)

Jennifer 8 (1992)

Johnny English (2003)

The Little Engine That Could (2011)

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1

Losing Isaiah (1995)

Masha’s Tales: Season 1

My Side of the Mountain (1969)

Para Elisa (2012)

Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)

Pokemon: XY: Season 1

Scooby-Doo (2002)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

Sin City (2005)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Stardust (2007)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Teen Witch (1989)

Tin Man: “Search for the Emerald” (2007)

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

February 2nd
Land Before Time: XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)

February 3rd
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

February 4th
Love (2015)

February 5th
Care Bears & Cousins: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Mad Men: Season 7: Part 2

Turbo: F.A.S.T.: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

February 6th

Lila & Eve (2015)

February 10th

Dope (2015)

The Girl in the Book (2015)

February 13th

The Face of Love (2013)

February 15th

Open Season (2006)

XXY (2007)

February 16th

Asthma (2015)

Atonement (2007)

February 17th

The Returned: Season 2

February 19th


Cooked: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

February 22nd

3rd World Cops 2 (2015)

February 23rd

Bare (2015)

February 24th

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)

February 26th

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Fuller House: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Theo Von (2016) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

February 27th

Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

February 29th

Ashes and Embers (1982)


In case you missed it, you can catch the trailer below.


Source: Shadow and Act