When Netflix began streaming directly to customers’ screens in 2007 (yes, it really was that long ago), it fundamentally changed the way we watch movies. Where once you had to drive down to the local Blockbuster or wait for discs to arrive in the mail — to say nothing of actually purchasing hard copies of films in various formats — Netflix unfurled a wealth of shows and movies to watch right from your couch, all for a meager monthly fee. Additional streaming guides Best movies on Netflix Best shows on Netflix Best Netflix Original series It took a few years, but eventually, Netflix realized producing and commissioning exclusive content could prove to be not only lucrative, but also necessary to dominate the streaming marketplace. As you might expect, Netflix wasn’t satisfied with just creating TV series, so it began to produce movies as well. By now, the list or originals is extensive, and it can be hard to judge what’s worth watching, so … [Read more...] about The best Netflix original movies (September 2018)
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Photo: Apple TV Plus/Warner Bros./A24/Netflix Photo: Apple TV Plus/Warner Bros./A24/Netflix Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Apple TV Plus/Warner Bros./A24/Netflix Golden Globes 2020 Predictions: What Movies and TV Shows Might Nab Nominations? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Awards season kicks into higher gear on Monday, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces nominations for its 2020 Golden Globe Awards, which cover the 2019 calendar year. Noms will give certain films momentum heading into the Oscar race, while it’s the first opportunity for many TV series to earn awards acclaim before competing for an Emmy in the fall. As usual, the HFPA members pride themselves on spotlighting fresh faces and making a few surprise choices, and … [Read more...] about Golden Globes 2020 Predictions: What Movies and TV Shows Might Nab Nominations?
Advertisement In many ways, 80s movies laid the foundations of the modern movie industry as we know it today. Technologies such as CGI and special effects were in their infancy, the blockbuster boom continued to grow, and previous taboos such as nudity and violence became mainstream.If you’d like to relive a period of time that many consider to be a harbinger of what was to come, check out these awesome movies from the 1980s on Netflix!1. Scarface [No Longer Available]Scarface is arguably one of the all-time greatest crime movies. Perhaps surprisingly, it wasn’t a critical success upon release; it received just one Academy Award nomination—for sound editing. But in the following years, the movie’s popularity grew. The story of Cuban gangster Tony Montana is now a cult classic.2. Full Metal Jacket [Broken Link Removed]Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket is widely thought to be one of the best Vietnam War movies ever made. And if you like this you should … [Read more...] about The 12 Best 80s Movies to Watch on Netflix
More than anything, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a film about authenticity: that strange, special quality that gets assigned to people, or experiences, that meet some indefinable standard of reality. The movie’s titular character (Joe Alwyn) is an Iraq War soldier who was caught on camera committing an act of bravery, defending his commanding officer from gunfire on all sides. Billy Lynn’s moment of heroism has made him a quasi-celebrity, so he and his company have been brought to a football stadium in Dallas to be celebrated, marched on the field at halftime, and held up as an example of the war’s nobility.Billy and his fellow soldiers are presented as “authentic” heroes. They’re proof of a national strength of character that many Americans were searching for in 2004, the year Ang Lee’s film (based on a novel by Ben Fountain) takes place. The story is a work of Bush-era satire, a subversion of the narrative that administration … [Read more...] about A War Movie That’s Hard to Watch for the Wrong Reasons
Advertisement The Avengers are back, called into action again by yet another threat to mankind. In the same way soap operas have more than their fair share of drama, so the Marvel Universe is plagued by things out to get us. Luckily, we have our own hand-picked team of superheroes eager to fight the good fight.In the first movie, 2012’s The Avengers, our heroes managed to defeat an alien army intent on subjugating Earth on the orders of Loki, Thor’s Asgardian brother. This time the threat is even greater, with an artificial intelligence known as Ultron seeking to wipe mankind off the face of the planet in order to achieve (a sick kind of) peace.Is The Avengers: Age of Ultron worth watching? Read our spoiler-free review for geeks below to find out.It Opens With a BangThings start with a bang, as we rejoin the Avengers — Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow — midway through a mission that sets off the chain reaction of events that make … [Read more...] about The Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review for Geeks