Friday, August 15, 2014

Netflix Instant: A Bloody, Sad and Sexy Edition

I'm very excited to showcase some of the new titles available on Netflix this week along with one of the best movies from the tragically departed, Robin Williams. Check them out below.

The ever-controversial Lars Von Trier follows up his apocalyptic depression movie with a movie about a young woman's (tumultuous) sexual journey and the man that helps her when he finds her bruised and beaten on the street. The movie's controversy far outweighs the execution. Once you understand that this will be a sexually explicit movie, it's actually a very interesting look at modern sexuality. There are some amazing scenes that try to explore some interesting issues. The 2nd half of the movie is a little more dreary and while the ending felt unnecessary, it is still one of my favorite movies of the year.

Speaking of favorites, YOU'RE NEXT was one of my favorite movies of last year. It's the perfect mix of horror, action, and humor that is seldom found in genre movies nowadays. Most (stupid) people said that it was a PURGE rip off, but if you know anything about this movie, you know it's not true at all. 

This last week, great comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. This actually affected me greatly and yet I've been unable to express that. I wanted to recommend two of my favorite Williams movies, DEATH TO SMOOCHY and ONE HOUR PHOTO but they're not available on Netflix. If you do want to check them out they're on Amazon Instant for rent. Anyway, since those two aren't available, I wanted to spotlight director's Bobcat Goldthwait's dark comedy. It's about a dad whose son dies by autoerotic asphyxiation and the infamy that comes after he fakes a more heartfelt suicide note. I know it might seem tacky to recommend this movie given his passing but looking past that, it is a movie that showcased some of his best acting in recent memory. I do encourage everyone to check out more of his movies that are on Instant. Between THE FISHER KING and JUMANJI, there's a whole variety of ways to remember this great comedian.

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