Friday, May 2, 2014

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

The weather is slowly creeping up to summer temperatures, but there is still a couple glorious days left before it becomes miserable outside. But if you find yourself stuck indoors finishing up some spring cleaning this weekend, here are a couple suggestions for you to watch to help the time pass.

Poor Dreamworks. I'm not sure who runs their marketing department, but it seems that there's always no interest in their films based solely on the trailers/commercials. However, once these films are released, the word-of-mouth helps give the film credibility. I remember not wanting to see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON because it looked silly, but it ended up being one of my favorite movies. I had the same reaction when I first heard about THE CROODS, and then, after its release, there's almost nothing but positive praise for this film.

The awkwardness of childhood is something we all share. There's that one picture, drawing, or diary entry that's so mortifying, we would cringe if anyone ever came across it. This documentary shows how a group put together a performance piece where people come and share that childhood awkwardness with an audience and the connection people feel to know that they're not alone.

I always find myself watching this film whenever it comes on TV. It always draws me in. Maybe it's the fun costumes, Bruce Willis's sass, Gary Oldman being almost unrecognizable, or Chris Tucker's performance, but I've seriously grown to love this film over the years. 

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