Sunday, October 5, 2014

Netflix Recommendations (October 5th 2014)

It's time for another round of movies and television shows I've enjoyed recently on Netflix

Doctor Strange- As far as animated comic book films go, this is one of my favorites. It alters the origins story from the comics, but at its core it still has all the essential pieces. It tells the story of how Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on his journey to become the sorcerer supreme, the master of the mystical arts. It's a fun film to watch if you're looking for an introduction into the world of Doctor Strange. 

Earth 2- One of those awesome yet also under appreciated Television shows of the early 90's, Earth 2 told the story of a group of explorers who set out to establish a colony on a new planet. It had a great cast involving one of my favorite actors, Clancy Brown as well as Debrah Farentino and Rockmond Dunba. If you like Sci Fi TV shows, you can do much worse than Earth 2.

The Great Mouse Detective- A movie that I haven't seen in a good 20 years, this was one that my niece picked out. I will say that even from an adult perspective, this was a fun movie to watch. Like most Disney animated films, it has something for everyone, both young and old. If you're looking for something to watch with a youngster or are just looking for a fun mystery, check out The Great Mouse Detective.

The Substitute- Tom Berenger stars as Jonathan Shale, a mercenary who becomes a substitute teacher to track down the people who attacked his fiancé. It sounds like a stupid concept, but it's actually an entertaining film. Berenger turns in a great performance, only overshadowed by co-star Ernie Hudson who turns in one of the best performances of his career. If you like 90's action films, you might have some fun with this one.

Goodbye World- An interesting movie about a group of friends who meet up at a self sufficient compound in northern California. What I liked about this film, unlike so many other "Sh*t hits the fan" type movies, was that it portrayed these people in a more realistic way. It was a fun film to watch with a little bit of drama and just a little comedy mixed in.

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