NETFLIX INSTANT PICKS – WEEK #4
(June 27th – July 3nd, 2011)
10 ) Rain Fall (2009)
All I know is that I will give just about anything with Gary Oldman in it a shot, and I have been on the brink of watching this for the last couple years so I should probably just buck up and watch it.
9 ) The Birdcage (1996)
Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are a great combo in this comedy. I remember seeing this on television all the time and never actually seeing the film all the way through.
8 ) True Crime (1995)
Now that Kevin Dillion has made his name on “Entourage”, it will be fun to go back and see how his acting compares to that of something 16 years ago. Plus, Alicia Silverstone is hot.
7 ) Adventures of Power (2008)
Very “Napoleon Dynamite”-ish, this saga of an air-drummer is quite funny and definitely worth a viewing.
6 ) The Animal (2001)
Rob Schneider basically started his own genre of movies with “Deuce Bigalow”, “The Hot Chick”, and “The Animal”. If you dislike Schneider, then these films probably miss their mark with you, but otherwise, they are always at least some what enjoyable. This one just happens to have a fellow Haskell in the cast, the former “Survivor” contestant.
5 ) American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010)
I saw the trailer for this film not too long ago and have been interested in seeing this since then. It appears to have some great visuals and sets up a great picture of the stand-up comedian Bill Hicks.
4 ) Secretariat (2010)
This film surprised me, being much better than I anticipated it to be. With Diane Lane and John Malkovich, the film won me over with its humor and heart, much along the lines of “Seabiscuit”.
3 ) Let Me In (2010)
Though I sat through this once, half watching it, I had dismissed it solely because I had just seen the original, which blew me away. Now that it is on Instant, I should probably give it another shot, if only for Chloe Moretz.
2 ) Rubber (2010)
Now that this has hit Instant, I want everyone to watch it and tell me what they think. In this ridiculous, dark comedy, a rubber tire comes to life and goes on a killing spree. Yup, you read that right.
1 ) Twelve (2010)
“Twelve” was a stunning film that, even though it was based out of high school, it felt much more mature. Starring Emma Roberts and Emily Meade, I will be watching this again just to see them both again.
Must-Sees Expiring Next Week
The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998)
Bees! See it!
If you do not own the series, you better catch this one while “X-Men: First Class” is still in theaters.
Powder Blue (2009)
Starring the gorgeous Jessica Biel as a stripper, I will be amongst those catching this before it is gone from Instant.
50 Dead Men Walking (2008)
Jim Sturgess and Ben Kingsley. Enough said.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
If you have not seen this one in a while, catch it before it leaves Netflix.
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
Not as innovative as the first one, this sequel still compares quite highly with the original and is definitely worth seeing before its gone.