Friday, June 19, 2015

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

Well if you're already finished with the third season of Orange is the New Black, I have some recommendations for you for this weekend. It's a mixed bag of classic, drama, and, of course, a documentary. If the humid air is keeping you inside this weekend, check these out!

Georges Melies is one of the pioneer filmmakers when this art was basically created over a hundred years ago. He made hundreds of films, but one of his most famous, A Trip to the Moon, is now on Netflix for your enjoyment. Made in 1902, it tells the story of a group of travelers exploring the moon's surface. This film has been restored to its original color and has modern music to go along with it from the band Air. Worth a watch for anyone who appreciates film. 

This Netflix documentary was produced by Rashida Jones and follows girls involved in the amateur porn industry. Many girls, after they graduate from high school, see ads on Craigslist for free trips to Miami and end up staying for a few months, if they're lucky, making porn videos. There's no graphic content shown in this film, but the subject matter is quite unsettling. It's a fascinating look at these women who decide to enter this industry.

Jon Stewart has about six weeks left at his tenure on The Daily Show. That'll be a sad day when he leaves. This was his first attempt at directing a film when he took a hiatus a couple years ago. It's the true and very intense story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who wrongfully held by the Iranian forces and accused of being a spy. 

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