With the COVID-19 quarantine in full effect, people are finding themselves staying at home looking for opportunities to occupy their time. Whether that be board games, puzzles, movies or other streaming options, everyone is seeking ways to prevent cabin fever. I have a recommendation on Netflix for anyone who loves documentaries, drama, sports, and most importantly, Formula 1 racing.
Personally, I have never before 12 months ago paid hardly any attention nor known just about anything of the international phenomenon of Formula 1 racing. Sure, I knew vaguely of the sports' biggest and dominant superstar, six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, but nothing more...
It’s not often that I get nostalgic for the VHS era. Yes, there was a lot to love about the mystery of bringing home a video from the rental place with nothing to go on but the cover. But for every hidden gem we uncovered, there was a pile of terrible Rambo knock-offs starring Charles Bronson that put a bunch of retired army guys against some one-dimensional villains that basically exist for our heroes for hire to mow down.
Nowadays, instead of the quirky local video store, we have Netflix, making the same C-movie schlock but putting A-list stars in it instead.
With a sense of alarm, I read that the new Coen flick The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
will see a very limited theatrical run in just a handful of cities -- with bookings as short as two weeks. Netflix bankrolled the picture and is carefully guiding distribution alongside its live streaming launch. As a devoted Coen brothers fan, there was no way I was going to miss the movie on the big screen.
Alright, a quick search to locate where Buster Scruggs is showing and oddly only the Landmark Lagoon Cinema is popping up? Why wouldn’t they put such a hot property from our hometown icons in the...
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Netflix Original Series 'Mindhunter'[/caption]
The breadth of the content within the Netflix library is something to behold. While once there was a handful of options, like a few solid movies and network shows, now there is more fantastic content being produced by Netflix that it's impossible to keep up with.
Everyone has their own favorite shows and movies on Netflix -- we could argue about our favorites until we are blue in the face. My wife and I constantly re-watch The Office
and Parks and Recreation
because these shows are comedy...!--more-->
After fifteen years, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
has become a cinematic classic, winning four Academy Awards in cinematography, music, sound direction, and as a foreign language film. A sequel to Crouching Tiger should then aim to exceed our expectations, taking us in places we haven't been, improving upon the past, and honoring the work done before. Unfortunately, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
failed to capture the same voice, tone, feel, and artistic vision of the original, reducing the...
Hey, how about an advertisement for Netflix? That's essentially what this video is, but it's an interesting one at that. Netflix is beloved by so many, including my wife and I as we tune into reruns of The Office
before turning in for the night like children needing a bedtime story. The growth of Netflix has been very interesting, like the now bankrupt Blockbuster passing on the opportunity to buy the company years ago, for the dirt cheap price of $50 million -- now, Netflix is worth over $20 billion, with a "B." Ouch. This fact and many others make...
The buzz around Netflix’s new TV show, Orange is the New Black
, has been overwhelmingly positive since the reveal of its freshmen season. Orange is the New Black
seems to follow in the footsteps of Netflix’s other highly successful venture, House of Cards
. The political thriller won three Emmys this September for its own debut season, and it’s not unreasonable to believe that Orange is the New Black
could follow suit next fall.
The show is based on Piper...!--more-->
It’s hard to say what constitutes a spoiler in a cryptic, experimental sci-fi romance thriller like Upstream Color
. At its most basic, the film is about a woman, Chris whose life is systematically disassembled as she is forced to swallow a worm that enslaves her to hypnotic suggestion. In this state, she ‘willingly’ signs away her material existence. A few days later and still under suggestion, she is physically drawn to a character known only as The Sampler, who, in a makeshift operating room in a field, transfers the worm from her body to the body of a pig, which joins many...