Friday, September 5, 2014

Netflix Instant: Movie & TV Picks - Javi's Favorites

 This is a particularly rad week of Netflix releases with 3 of my favorite movies being released recently on streaming. Check them out below!

This insane movie is the work of modern cult classic TORQUE director, Joseph Kahn. To try to explain the plot would be useless nevertheless it's an amazing movie that was actually my favorite movie of 2012. For those still not convinced, the movie has time traveling bears, Backstreet Boys musical interludes, and a better meta commentary on slasher movies than SCREAM.  

Back when this little gem of space horror came out, I remember it being very maligned because it's a Paul W.S. Anderson movie. I, for one, have always been a fan. I remember the messed up imagery haunted my best friend and I for days after. The movie deals the crew of the Lewis and Clarke, a reconnaissance spaceship, investigating what happened to another ship, the Event Horizon. The ship was equipped with an experimental black hole generator that would've facilitated space travel. Needless to say, there's an evil force that's taken over the ship. The movie devolves into an insanely violent horror movie that perfectly mixes technology and the supernatural. 

If you're some type of cinema casual, then the name of this glorious web site might seem a little strange. But for those that have seen director P.T. Anderson's 2007 masterpiece, based loosely on Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, will know what we're referencing. This movie looks at the life and times of oil man Daniel Plainview's constant quest for riches in a small town while he slowly strips away at his humanity in the process. More of a character study of Plainview and the local pastor Eli Sunday than an action packed drama, this is a beautiful, haunting, and amazing movie.

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