It’s winter. It’s cold. What better place to be than bundled up on the couch, binge-watching and marathon-viewing Shomi?
Shomi has a lot on offer in February, from TV shows (the 2012 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Xena: Warrior Princess) to movies that you’ll want to watch over and over again (Kindergarten Cop, Uncle Buck and Jaws).
NOTE: A previous version of this article stated that Shomi would be streaming the original ’90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. This is incorrect. Shomi will be streaming the 2012 cartoon version of the show starting Feb. 5. Global News apologizes for the error.
If you’re looking to watch the Golden-Globe winning Mozart in the Jungle to see what it’s all about, Shomi will be streaming the entire second season in February. There are also multiple collections featured this month, including a grouping of movies for Black History Month, a family-friendly collection of movies for Family Day, and two batches of Oscar-winning movies for the upcoming Academy Awards on Feb. 28.
Global News and Shomi have teamed up to provide you with our best suggestions for new arrivals, long-time favourites and titles expiring from the service. Feel free to read the below if you find yourself shuffling aimlessly through Shomi. (Of course, the streaming service has many more titles than listed here. This is just a curated selection of some of the best on offer.)
Here’s what’s happening on Shomi in February.
Fried Green Tomatoes — Feb. 5
A housewife (Kathy Bates), unhappy with her life, befriends an old lady (Jessica Tandy) in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. Have Kleenex nearby.
The Great Outdoors — Feb. 5
A Chicago man’s (John Candy) hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws (Dan Aykroyd) drop in. This is a classic ’80s comedy, and how can you say no to John Candy?
Jaws — Feb. 5
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief (Roy Scheider), a marine scientist (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Scent of a Woman — Feb. 5
A prep school student (Chris O’Donnell) needing money agrees to “babysit” a blind man (Al Pacino), but the job is not at all what he anticipated. See Al Pacino before he turned into what he is today.
Uncle Buck — Feb. 5
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck (John Candy), babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. Easily one of John Candy’s best movies — and funniest.
Howard the Duck — Feb. 19
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his home world to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. For those of you too young to understand why a talking, obviously fake human-sized duck is the subject of a feature-length movie, you’ll have to watch it to understand.
Kindergarten Cop — Feb. 19
A tough cop (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer. Schwarzenegger manages to make this movie believable, and he’s beyond lovable as the undercover cop.
Twins — Feb. 19
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook. Completely implausible considering the stars are Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, but hey, the impossibility is part of the fun.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Seasons 1 & 2) — Feb. 7
Heroes in a half shell, anybody? In this reboot of the classic ’90s cartoon, Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo fight crime in New York City with the help of their sensai, Splinter.
Mozart in the Jungle (Season 2) — Feb. 5
Love, money, ambition and music intertwine in this half-hour comedic drama that looks at finding yourself and finding love while conquering New York City. A brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) stirs up the New York Symphony as young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.
Xena: Warrior Princess (Seasons 1 – 6) — Feb. 5
Xena (Lucy Lawless), a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless warlords and gods.
Two and a Half Men (Seasons 6 – 11) — Feb. 19
A hedonistic jingle writer’s (Ashton Kutcher) free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother (Jon Cryer) and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
Archer (Season 3) — Feb. 26
At International Secret Intelligence Service, no one ever shuts up. Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and intricate relationships between the ISIS agents and drones in this animated series.
The Americans (Season 3) — Feb. 26
Two Soviet intelligence agents (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.
FOR THE KIDS
An American Tail — Feb. 5
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Bring tissues for this one, too.
The Land Before Time — Feb. 5
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
The Wizard — Feb. 5
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitchhike across the country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
Zombieland — Feb. 28
A shy student (Jesse Eisenberg) trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie (Woody Harrelson), and a pair of sisters (one of which is Emma Stone) trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Hancock — Feb. 28
Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose bad behaviour regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when one person he saves helps him improve his public image.
The Bridge (Season 1) — Feb. 27
Two detectives (Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger) work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.