Monday, December 15, 2014

Netflix Recommendations (12-15-14)

Knights Of Badassdom (2013) - an odd little movie that had its release date pushed back a few times to the point where most people never expected it to see the light of day, Knights Of Badassdom was quite the surprise for me. It's a movie about a group of friends who are live action role players, who soon find themselves fighting for their lives when they summon a demon. Sure some of the jokes did feel a little too cheesy, but really it fit the film. It's a great film to watch if you're looking for something off the wall and fun

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) - A disgraced secret service agent must come to the rescue when Korean terrorists descend on the White House and take the president hostage. I wont lie, this movie is exactly what it appears to be: Die Hard with Gerard Butler, but in reality thats all it needed to be. With great acting from Butler and fun action sequences, you may want to check out Olympus Has Fallen if you want a little excitement.

Lilyhammer- After turning state's evidence against a powerful Mafia boss, former gangster Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano trades the mean streets of New York for the icy fjords of Norway. The relative calm suits him at first. But it's not long before Frank's ruthless methods resurface, stirring the suspicions of his next-door neighbor, the chief of police.  It's a quirky little show with great actors and a good story. With the newest season just recently released, it's a great time to check out Lilyhammer.

Galaxy Quest(1999)- Decades after the success of a sci-fi series, the show's washed-up stars are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. One of the films that I rarely hear people mention, Galaxy Quest is a fun sci fi comedy that pokes fun at not only the actors of cult tv shows, but the fans as well. The story is predictable, but still entertaining. The cast works like a well oiled machine and they play off one another really well, especially Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. If you're looking for a hilarious adventure, check out Galaxy Quest.

Red Dawn (1984)- Made towards the end of the Cold War, Red Dawn is a film about a group of teenagers who survive Soviet and Cuban paratroopers descending on their small Colorado town and systematically setting off World War III. It stars then up and coming stars Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey. The story may seem ridiculous now, and the effects may be dated, but if you're looking for some action, you can do a lot worse than Red Dawn.

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