Netflix Picks of the Week
If you’re over cable like I am, then you most definitely have Netflix. With Netflix’s wide library of movies and up and coming TV shows, there are so many options to choose from. Here I will break down a couple movies from different genres, and one TV series. Netflix has so many movies, so don’t be alarmed if a big time movie isn’t mentioned. I have most likely seen it, but I mostly want to give people an extra reason to watch that movie they almost clicked on the other night. Each excerpt will be accompanied with my own Netflix rating. (1-5 Stars)
Sports Movie of the Week: Drift
Set in Australia during the 70s. The Kelly brothers love two things; Family and Surfing. JB is the older brother trying to escape his current job and find something he enjoys doing. While Jimmy is the youngest and happens to be a gifted surfer. The two join together to begin the first surf supply company. Meeting problems and other obstacles the 70s presented, the brother stand strong to do what they love. Drift is based on the real life events that led to a culture change that swept the world. Drift was a fantastic movie, and Sam Worthington gives a great performance. If you like surfing or extreme sports movies definitely give this one a shot.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Drama of the Week: Reign Over Me
Adam Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to create 4 Netflix Original movies. I think now is a good time to go back and look at some of his older, better work. Reign Over Me is the story of Alan (Don Cheadle), a dentist who randomly runs into his old college roommate Charlie (Adam Sandler). Charlie suffers from PTSD because the tragic events of 9/11 that took his wife and children. Alan tries to help Charlie get passed the loss and become somewhat level headed again, but in the process finds some flaws of his own. Reign Over Me is a very emotional movie from the point of view that nobody really looks at. We all think of the people lost from those events, but how often do we think of the ones that were left behind? Adam Sandler nailed his role in this one, and I look forward to what he can bring to Netflix in the future.
Rating: 4 Stars
TV Series of the Week: Daredevil
The superhero that was plagued by the new Batman, Ben Affleck, makes his return to your television. This Netflix Original series surprised me in multiple ways. The marvel adapted comic takes a trip down the darker alley in this R rated series. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is tragically injured as a child. Saving a man’s life from an accident, while he himself, unfortunately, becomes tangled in a chemical spill. This accident causes him to become blind, but his other senses have been heightened in a supernatural sort of way. He grows up studying the ways of martial arts, and honing his senses to do good. At night he is the vigilante known as the Man In Black, and during the day he is apart of the lawyer firm, Nelson and Murdoc. Partnered with his best friend Matthew serves justice 24 hours a day. The series chooses the perfect cast of characters to give it an overall realistic feel, and is easily making its way as the top superhero show yet.
Rating: 5 Stars