Thursday, March 6, 2014

Netflix Recommendations (March 6th 2014)

Welcome to the first installment of Netflix Recommendations, where I pick movies available on Netflix streaming that I feel are worth watching. Today we have a little of everything from comedy, action, horror and science fiction. In the future I may do some genre specific posts, but for now enjoy these great films!

Comedy: Hit and Run

 Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell star in Hit and Run, which surprisingly went under my radar when it first came out. The films plot centers around Charles Bronson, a man who ignores the fact that he is in witness protection in order to get his Fiance to L.A. for a huge job opportunity. Along the way all hell breaks loose and the chase is on with not only the feds, but also Bronson's old running buddies. It's a fun movie and it was apparent to me that Dax not only had fun making this movie but that it was a labor of love for him. With a great cast and a ton of laughs and action, I'd say this is worth a watch.

Action: Bounty Killer:

Bounty killer is one of those movies which at first glance looks like a waste of time, but it was actually an entertaining action film. The film takes place in a post apocalyptic world  where business tycoons are brought to justice by bounty killers, since the rich were seen as the cause of the collapse of civilization. I won't ruin the plot since there was a good story to the film, but Bounty Killer is one of the most fun action films I've seen in some time. It's got a little bit of everything: comedy, drama , action and a bit of romance just like every great form of entertainment does.

Horror: Night of The Living Dead (1990)

This 1990 remake of the classic zombie film is notable for two reasons. First its a damn good remake, it's also a film which can stand on its own. This is a tale about a group of survivors in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania, trying to stay alive as the dead rise from the grave. While its similar to the original in many ways, there were enough plot and character tweaks to make it feel fresh. I would actually say that this film is superior to the original in many ways. With great effects and story telling you might want to check this out, especially if you're a fan of zombie films or even just horror films in general.

Sci Fi / Fantasy: Dredd

To say I loved Dredd, would be an understatement. This movie was great, not just as  a comic book film but as an action movie in general. The plot of the film is simple, but its the kind of story you would see in the Judge Dredd comics and it's simply Judge Dredd vs. The Ma-Ma clan: a group of vicious thugs and drug dealers.  It has great acting from a cast including Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. Most people didn't give this movie a chance because of the 1995 Judge Dredd movie, but I feel it's worth a look. If you're looking for an excellent action sci fi film, give Dredd a shot and you wont be disappointed.

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