Friday, December 19, 2014

Netflix Instant: Movie & TV Picks - Expiring in January 1st Edition!

To be honest, the end of the year always sucks. Christmas keeps up busy without having any time to just chill. Then to make matters worse, a lot of movies are expiring from Netflix! Go check them out before they all leave January 1st!

Ever since Serial created podcasts, true crime seems to be a huge pop culture topic. The podcast, at least in my opinion, was more about the fallacy of the justice system than trying to find out the truth. But decades before Sara Koenig was investigating a teenager's murder, director Sidney Lumet adapated 12 ANGRY MEN from its original teleplay about 12 jurors deliberating on a young man's fate and shows how subjective the juror system can be. This is one of my favoirte movies of all time so go check it out if you haven't yet.

This comedy came out at a time where I was one of those really annoying atheist and the movie's portrayal of Christian youth culture was one of those things that I used in my very pleasant arguments against religion. Now that I'm not such an asshole,  I checked it out again and it's one of those comedies whose smart writing was not apparent to me at all. It's actually both critical and flattering about Christian youth and even non-Christians. The story deals with Jenna Malone's Mary trying to "fix" her gay boyfriend by having premarital sex and then hilarity ensues as she's ostracized from her various social groups. 

If you know me, this should be a no-brainer. As big of a TF fan that I am, it's actually embarassing to say that I haven't seen all of the original cartoon. Anything past Season 1, to the best of my knowledge, was never dubbed to Spanish for broadcasting in Mexico so this was a great way to finally see the original cartoon without having to plop down the $100 for the set. If you can get past some cheesiness, there are some legitimately good stories in there.

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