Sunday, January 9, 2011

Netflix picks of the week

It's about that time, but this time Jonesy is giving us her Netflix picks:

Based on the acclaimed book and movie, Friday Night Lights is a poignant look at a small Texan town that shuts down every Friday for football.  This more than just a "football" series; this is one of the best character driven series on television.  Football is just a background to the human drama that is played on the screen.  Even if you're not a sports fan, Friday Night Lights has so much heart that it'll win you over.  Seasons 1-4 are available on Instant.

The 2010 maybe-documentary that took festivals and critics by storm.  A never-before-seen look at the world of guerrilla street art.  The documentary, made by Banksy, follows Thierry Guetta as Guetta initially starts a documentary about street art but then turns into a street artist himself.  The movie also raises the questions of the legitimacy of art and consumerism.

Ever wonder who stamps those ratings on movies?  This Film is Not Yet Rated takes a James Bond approach to researching this elusive group of individuals making up the MPAA.  A fascinating look at how and why some movies from big studios get "R" ratings, while smaller independent movies get "NC-17" ratings. 

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