Netflix Fix: Top 10 Movies Burning a Hole in My List

Being a married full-time student, part-time worker somewhat limits my movie watching time. And I know it will get even worse when we have kids. So, to push me to grind of going through my Instant List, here is my Top 10 Movies Burning a Hole in My Netflix Instant List; aka: Top 10 movies on Instant that I haven’t watched.

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1. “The IceMan” Michael Shannon as Michael Kuklinski, a mobster who’ve killed 100 people between ’64 and ’86? Yes please!

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2. “Side Effects” David Soderbergh’s prescription pill drama. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m trying to watch as many 2013 movies before the year is up.

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3. “The Road” I don’t know much about this, but it does have Aragon in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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4.”Frances Ha” Another 2013 movie that looks quirky enough for me to enjoy. From the director of “The Squid and the Whale,” Noah Baumbach.

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5. “Greenberg” Another Noah Baumbach movie. Starring Ben Stiller to anticipate “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” And did I love “The Squid and the Whale.”

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6. “Bernie” Jack Black as a lovable mortician. I should say more but I don’t want to.

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7. “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Technically I have seen this… but it was so long ago I don’t count it.

 

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8. “Pretty in Pink” A less popular John Hughes classic. Still need to see it.

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9. “Event Horizon” All I’ve heard is that it’s freaky as hell. And that it’s in space. All I need to know really.

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10.”Troll Hunter” Norwegian found footage film that is being remade for American audiences. Must watch!

Any others that you think I haven’t seen but I should? Let me know!

Netflix Fix: Between Blockbuster and B-Movie

Let’s be honest. When we go through Netflix’s front page we are often dissapointed to see the abundant amount of B-movie trash. Not that all B-movies are but most of them are. Sometimes you can find that diamond in the rough. Yet sometimes you want a surefire hit that you can just zone out on.  avengers_poster_4x3

Once in a while I’m amazed about what movies this streaming juggernaut can score. I took a look at Josh Jackson’s 10 Best Summer Family Blockbusters on Netflix Instant post.  All but one (Rango) are not currently streaming.

Although most of those on that list are feel-good popcorn munchers (Avengers, Captain America: the First Avenger, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), not all are arguably spectacular (Hunger Games, Super 8).

That is what makes Netflix a wonderful platform. They can get huge blockbusters and have such filler content as the B-movies. But I would contend that the content in between these two are what we are really looking for.

We’ve already seen all of the blockbusters in the theaters! And we don’t want to bore ourselves to death with films like “The Bouquet.” What we want are those hidden gems that we can share with others to be the “cool kid” or in these day’s terms: “the hipster” who saw it first.

New feature: Netflix Fix

 

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Hey All!

I’m starting a weekly-ish segment on this blog about only Netflix content whether it be TV or movies or the most obscure gems that need to be told to you through the grapevine.

But you may be asking, “Why should you listen to you? What makes you so important or trustworthy? Aren’t there about a million other Netflix blogs that I’d rather be reading?” Well, let me tell you.

If you have been skimming or following this blog you know that movies are my passion. I’ve seen more than 30 movies that have come out this year and I’ve written about most of them. I can be consistent in letting you, my readers, what is the best in Netflix.

But I don’t just want to tell you what’s good and that’s it. I’ll let you know why in a unbiased and practical way. I believe that art and entertainment blended together can make a perfect viewing experience. And that’s what I like and what I look for.

And what’s popular isn’t always what’s good. Some movies on Netflix are popular but I wouldn’t consider them as “good” as most of the mainstream do. If I think it’s noteworthy I’ll post about it. Sure, “Hunger Games” might be a popular movie but I don’t think that it’s as perfect as many do. And I’ll tell you that. This also bodes for movies that are deemed as “classics.” Some don’t hold up and I’ll be the first to tell you if they do or don’t and why.

There are rare gems just hiding in those genre lines you find when you load up Netflix. I go through them constantly to find that one that I have either heard about or can’t get a hold of. And Netflix movies go in and out of being available. It’s nice to have someone who is always looking through it for you and finding what is actually GOOD!

Hope you stick around. But in the meantime, check out Josh Jackson’s archive over at Paste Magazine where he has Top 30 lists of Netflix movies by genre and type.

Until next time!