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)
Sci Fi/Action Movie of the Week: Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer is set in 2031, as the world has been frozen over and is currently uninhabitable. Luckily for humanity, though, a man had built a globe spanning train that is home to the last humans on earth. Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, this science fiction movie puts you in the shoes of Chris Everett, (Chris Evans). Only knowing the tail section of the train and the low class hardships that come with it, Chris is determined to fight his way to the front and overtake the class hierarchy that has been taking advantage of them for so long. A dark take on the future of global warming, Snowpiercer, was a very entertaining ride. The film was full of well shot action scenes and grotesque characters and situations. Definitely not recommended for the weaker stomachs.
Drama Movie of the Week: Nebraska
A black and white film, Nebraska, is a comedic and somewhat depressing journey through the life of an elderly man in the Midwest. Woody Grant (played by Bruce Dern), is a man that appears to be somewhat confused. Having received a letter from a magazine company saying that he is the winner of a 1 Million dollar prize, Woody is determined to make it to Lincoln, Nebraska anyway he can. His son, David (Will Forte), takes him on the journey to claim his winnings, and discovers a lot he didn’t know about his father along the way. The movie grows on you throughout the story, and you can’t help but relate to Woody, as he struggles to cope with what he wants in life.
Rating: 4 Stars
TV Series of the Week: Breaking Bad
My apologies to those of you who have not had the pleasurable addiction of this AMC TV show based on addictive drugs. However, with “Better Call Saul” as a spinoff series hitting our TV’s earlier this year, now is as good a time as ever. Walter White, (Bryan Cranston), is a high school chemistry teacher who unfortunately is diagnosed with lung cancer. Trying to establish a foundation for the future of his family, Walter turns to a former student, and together, they turn to a life of crime. They begin production and distribution of crystallized methamphetamine. Prepared to get glued to your couch as you watch the highs and lows of balancing a life of crime, and an emotional family on the verge of losing their husband and father.
Rating: 5 Stars