Friday, August 22, 2014

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

It's almost time for school again. At least, that's how my calendar operates. But that doesn't mean there aren't great streaming movies/TV shows for you to watch. Check them out below!

Based on a true story, a young shoe factory owner's business is quickly going south. Instead of keeping with their traditional business of making/selling men's dress shoe's, he teams up with a drag queen to make scandalous and kinky shoes for the drag queen/king crowd. Though I've never seen the film, I've seen clips of the Broadway adaptation of this film, and just the few clips make me excited to check this film out.

I rewatched this last week in the wake of Robin Williams' death, and it brought back many nostalgic memories. I had forgotten how long this film was (about 2 and 1/2 hours), but it never felt that long even when I rewatched it. Williams and Hoffman's performances are absolutely captivating, and it solidified this as one of my favorite family films of my childhood.

If you weren't able to catch this series in the Spring, season one is now available. The amazing Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates this follow-up to the Carl Sagen version from the 1990's. It's informative, but doesn't feel overwhelming, even when Tyson begins to talk about how massive the universe is. If you're interested in science in any form, you definitely need to check this show out. 

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