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The Halloween Season is upon on us and people like to watch scary movies. I'm usually not one of those people but I decided to watch some of the classics that Netflix currently has to offer. Below are six of them that you must watch. That is a demand. Do it.
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Director: Roman Polanski
Director: Brian De Palma
Director: Mary Lambert
Director: Sam Raimi
Director: Clive Barker
August has begun which means, at minimum, two things: The summer is very close to peaking and Netflix has added new movies to their streaming service.
I wanted to get this up ASAP so there is currently no Why You Should Watch It for each movie. These may or may not be added throughout the next week. EDIT: I will be adding them but they will be short and sweet.
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael hall, Ally Sheedy
Genre: Comedy, High School, Drama
Why You Should Watch It: An 80's John Hughes movie, if you haven't seen it already, just watch it. If you have seen it, you understand why. A high school classic.
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Robert Towne, Tom Cruise
Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Why You Should Watch It: T. Cruise pre-crazy. Wait, was there actually a pre-crazy Tom Cruise? Maybe not. Either way, it's a quality drama. I believe it was the first time I heard "fuck" in a movie.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton
Genre: Drama, Romance, The High Seas
Why You Should Watch It: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls." It may be a a little heavy on the romance side, but damn if I don't enjoy this Cameron masterpiece.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith
Starring: Jake Gyllenhall, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Why You Should Watch It: Have not yet watch but a movie directed by David Fincher is bound to have some redeemable qualities.
Song of the Week/New on Netflix Instant Streaming: Regina Spektor – “You’ve Got Time”/Orange Is the New Black
This turned more into a New On Netflix Instant post than Song of the Week so it will just be both. Listen to the song and watch the show!
Creator: Jenji Kohan
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst, Jason Biggs, Pablo Schreiber, Kate Mulgrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Prison
Episodes: 13 (1 Season)
This is the theme song from a great new Netflix Instant Exclusive, Orange is the New Black. The show is about the life of a woman who spent 1.5 years in a New England prison. It's a hilarious show with some real characters. It's light-hearted enough but it hits on many themes such has race, socioeconomic status, LGBT issues and the powerful/powerless dynamic. It's well acted and has great subplots that weave together nicely. It's a must watch if you have Netflix.
During the first episode I said aloud, “why is this opening sequence so damn long?!” By the second episode I was enamored with the theme song “You've Got Time” by Regina Spektor. It's a powerful song that is catchy as hell. If it's not stuck in your head after your second listen, you are soulless. Despite that I really have trouble watching the screen during the song. There is something about close up mouths and eyes that I find almost disgusting. It's far to intimate for me. I understand it from cinematography/music video point of view, but that's a music video I'd only ever want to watch once and for only about 15 seconds. Do see the video I speak of, you'll have to watch the show!
Anyways rock out to this Regina Spektor jam.
Regina Spektor - "You've Got Time"
According to the number of views on their five or six music videos currently on Youtube, I am late to the Metronomy - The English Rivera craze. A friend recently recommended them and I am really enjoying TER. It's a fun, poppy, indie album that will pass the time enjoyably. If you like this, check out some of their other tracks, The Look and The Bay which are the two most popular on Youtube.
Metronomy - "She Wants"