Two David Fincher films made the Top Ten Streaming Guide this week, including “Gone Girl” and “Se7en.” Also, with Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale” hitting theaters this weekend, now is the perfect time to check out her directorial feature debut “The Babadook.” Also, you’ll notice that the Top Three this week have a connection, with all three having ties to Quentin Tarantino’s latest venture “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” Brad Pitt, who stars in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” can also be seen in “Se7en,” and his co-star from “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Leonardo DiCaprio, can be seen in his Academy Award winning performance from “The Revenant.” And this highlight pick of the week, “Rosemary’s Baby,” was written and directed by Roman Polanski, who was married to Sharon Tate and whose character can be seen in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” portrayed by Rafal Zawierucha.



SUNSET BOULEVARD

Original Release Date:
August 10, 1950
Directed by:
Billy Wilder
Studio:
Paramount Pictures
Streaming:
Prime Video

24TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Picture (Nominee)
Best Director (Nominee)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (WINNER)
Best Leading Actor (William Holden) (Nominee)
Best Leading Actress (Gloria Swanson) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actor (Erich von Stroheim) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Nancy Olson) (Nominee)
Best Cinematography (Nominee)
Best Film Editing (Nominee)
Best Art Direction (WINNER)
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (WINNER)

Official Synopsis: A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner, and Anna Q. Nilsson.



100 GIRLS

Original Release Date:
September 22, 2000
Directed by:
Michael Davis
Studio:
Lionsgate
Streaming:
Roku

Official Synopsis: Matt spends the night with a girl in an elevator during power outage in a girls’ college dorm. He never sees her. Waking up in the morning, panties are all that’s left of her. How does he find her in a building with 100 girls?

Starring: Jonathan Tucker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello, Katherine Heigl, Larisa Oleynik, and Jaime Pressly



THE BABADOOK

Original Release Date:
November 28, 2014
Directed by:
Jennifer Kent
Studio:
IFC Films
Streaming:
Showtime

Official Synopsis: A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear



GONE GIRL

Original Release Date:
October 3, 2014
Directed by:
David Fincher
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Streaming:
FX Now

87TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Leading Actress (Rosamund Pike) (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, and Boyd Holbrook



WIDOWS

Original Release Date:
November 16, 2018
Directed by:
Steve McQueen
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Streaming:
HBO Go

Official Synopsis: Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson



DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Original Release Date:
July 11, 2014
Directed by:

Matt Reeves
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Streaming:
FX Now

87TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Visual Effects (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee



THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Original Release Date:
July 3, 2012
Directed by:
Marc Webb
Studio:
Columbia Pictures
Streaming:
FX Now

Official Synopsis: After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent’s mysterious death.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field



SE7EN

Original Release Date:
September 22, 1995
Directed by:
David Fincher
Studio:
New Line Cinema
Streaming:
Hulu

68TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Film Editing (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey



THE REVENANT

Original Release Date:
December 25, 2015
Directed by:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Streaming:
FX Now

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Picture (Nominee)
Best Directing (WINNER)
Best Leading Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) (WINNER)
Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy) (Nominee)
Best Cinematography (WINNER)
Best Film Editing (Nominee)
Best Costume Design (Nominee)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Nominee)
Best Production Design (Nominee)
Best Sound Editing (Nominee)
Best Sound Mixing (Nominee)
Best Visual Effects (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter



ROSEMARY’S BABY

Original Release Date:
June 12, 1968
Directed by:
Roman Polanski
Studio:
Paramount Pictures
Streaming:
Prime Video

41ST ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon) (WINNER)

Official Synopsis: A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner, and Charles Grodin


LEAVING NETFLIX THIS WEEK


SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

  • 2 Alone in Paris (2008)
  • Call of Heroes (2016)
  • Sweet Home (2015)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

  • Mothers and Daughters (2016)
  • Parched (2015)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2013)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2013)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2013)
  • Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2013)
  • Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2013)
  • Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2013)
  • Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2012)
  • Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2009)

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

  • Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
  • Black Souls (2014)
  • Love, Rosie (2014)
  • Zodiac (2007)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

  • Bad Ass (2012)
  • Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
  • Singh Is Kinng (2008)
  • To The Beat! (2018)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

  • The Emoji Movie (2017)
  • Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (2014)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

  • Charlie Luxton’s Homes by the Med – 2 Seasons (2017)
  • The Evolution of Us – 2 Episodes (2016)
  • To Build or Not to Build – Season 2 (2011)

NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

  • Radius (2017)

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