If 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:
Better Call Saul: Season 1
A Picture of You (2014)
Better Call Saul: Season 1
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 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Sin City (2005)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
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)
Land Before Time: XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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
Lila & Eve (2015)
The Girl in the Book (2015)
The Face of Love (2013)
Open Season (2006)
The Returned: Season 2
Love: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cooked: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
3rd World Cops 2 (2015)
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fuller House: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Theo Von (2016) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Ashes and Embers (1982)
In case you missed it, you can catch the trailer below.
Source: Shadow and Act