Saturday, 17 November 2018

What’s new on Netflix, and what’s really worth it?

What’s new on Netflix, and what’s really worth it?
15 Sep

The Adjustment Bureau

This high-concept political thriller follows a politician and dancer who fall in love, but are chased by agents and government affairs employees who want to keep them apart for an unknown reason.

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt displayed incredible chemistry here, as two people pulled together by attraction and pulled apart by forces beyond their control.

Its script comes from a great souce, a short story from Philip K. Dick, who is responsible for writing Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall.

The film is full of great performances and you’ll be transfixed.

4/5 Stars


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This female alternative to the bawdy Hangover movies is a hilarious, gut-busting flick about a maid of honour and bridesmaid who clash as they compete for the affection of the bride.

Kristen Wiig — who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay — is a ball in the lead role, and is joined by comedic powerhouses Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper.

But the best part of this film is Melissa McCarthy, who absolutely smashed onto the scene and earned an Oscar nomination in this insane, so funny role.

It’s one of the funniest movies in years and worth a watch, or a re-watch, immediately.

4/5 Stars

Animal House

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This is the original, true-blue frat house raunch fest. It’s the inspiration behind films like Old School and American Pie, but is so much better than all of them.

It’s my favourite comedy film of all time, and follows a frat house of troublemakers who the college they’re at is determined to kick out.

Written by Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney, who combined worked on Ghostbusters and Caddyshack, this is full of iconic scenes and crackling dialogue.

John Belushi has a career-defining role here, and this film features great performances from Tom Hulce, Mark Metcalf, a young Kevin Bacon and Tim Matheson.

It’s the funniest film of all time, hands down, and I can’t believe it’s only hitting Netflix now.

5/5 Stars


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This film about about a young, innocent girl who falls for an older guy is an amazing spin on films like Fatal Attraction.

The older guy, who her parents don’t enjoy, turns out to be a toxic partner and things get violent as she tries to escape the relationship.

Reese Witherspooon is amazing in one of her first roles as young Nicole, who falls for the mysterious David (Mark Wahlberg).

Wahlberg himself shows some dramatic chops and the two young actors proved they could hold a film together early.

There are great performances from William Petersen and Amy Brenneman as concerned parents, and this is one of the best of the sub-genre.

4/5 Stars


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The second season of this show, about a young autistic man who attempts to grow and find a girlfriend, has proved that this flm is an amazing family drama.

The performances, including those of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport are great.

It’s a heartfelt film and you’re going to be addicted to it. Get caught up immediately, because it’s one of my favourite Netflix shows.

4/5 Stars



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