Friday, January 16, 2015

Netflix Recommendations (January 16th 2014)

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Heres a few things that I've enjoyed watching recently on Netflix!

The Rocketeer - Pilot Cliff Secord finds a jet pack stashed in his plane, and decides to use it to make some money in a stunt show. Cliff doesn't know that there are people looking for it with more sinister plans in mind. A fun action adventure film from the early 90's which had everything you look for in an exciting movie: thrills, drama and a great story. Adapted from the comics of the same name, it was released to modest success but only recently has it attained classic status. Definitely a film well worth the time spent watching it.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure- When high school underachievers Bill and Ted are told they will either ace their year end presentation or flunk out, they are given the aid of a time traveling phone booth. While the 80's had already given us "Back To The Future", this film stands apart for not being too serious. It has laughs as well as it's share of stupid moments, but it's entertaining all the way through.

The Wolf of Wallstreet- The story of the rise and fall of stock broker Jordan Belfort and his company Stratton Oakmont over the course of the late 80's and early 90's. It's a story thats been done before many times, but Leonardo DiCaprio brings a ton of charm and humor to his character that makes this one fun to watch. It may not be for everyone, but if you want something like a cross between "Wallstreet" and "American Psycho" you may want to check this out.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker- Often referred to as the father of the "X Files", this series follows reporter Carl Kolchak as he investigates many supernatural and mysterious crimes involving everything from zombies to Jack The Ripper. It's an unusual series that despite only lasting one season, has had a ton of impact and staying power.

The Living Daylights- Timothy Dalton stars as James Bond in a film where Bond must protect a defecting Soviet general from a beautiful sniper. This was one of the first Bond film's I saw and it's also my favorite. It took a tired out old series that had become joke and revitalized it for a new generation. With great performances and thrills, The Living Daylights delivers on all levels.

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