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5 Great Things to Watch on Netflix (that you may not have already seen)

August 6, 2014

So a little while back I read this article – http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/netflix-is-disappointing. And it got me thinking, what are some of the great things that Netflix actually does offer? I came up with a few, so I thought I’d share. So without further adue, here are 5 great things on Netflix that you might not have already checked out.

**IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER**

1. Barton Fink

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The Coen brothers. John Turturro. John Goodman. Tony Shalhoub. How could you go wrong with a team like that?

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/60000822?sod=search-autocomplete

2. A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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A surprisingly funny 80’s British sketch comedy starring popular British comic Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (best known for playing Dr. Gregory House on the popular medical drama House).

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70153392?sod=search-autocomplete

3. Greenberg

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Yes, Ben Stiller can actually act. Who would’ve thunk it? And he really shows off his skills in the indie dramedy film from writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale). Watch it.

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70118401?trkid=2361637

4. The Trip

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If you enjoy simple, witty, comedies, then this is the film for you. See my full review here: https://johnjamesdamico.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/the-trip-movie-review/

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70154139?sod=search-autocomplete

5. The Wonder Years

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The defining coming-of-age series. Funny, heartfelt, and genuine. I absolutely love watching this show.

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70172454?sod=search-autocomplete

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My Top 10 Movies of 2011

January 17, 2012

Just a disclaimer: this is an incomplete list. There are a number of films that I have yet to see this year but I didn’t want to put this off any longer. So without further ado, here are my picks for the best movies of 2011.

Honorable Mentions: Hobo with a Shotgun, Moneyball, Red State, Take Shelter, The Trip, Win Win

10. The Ides of March – Good ensemble but Ryan Gosling gives the best performance I’ve seen from any actor this year.

9. Source Code – Great, smart, sci-fi movie.

8. Cedar Rapids – Very underrated movie.

7. Beginners – Emotional, unique, and very well-acted. I hope writer/director Mike Mill gets at least one Oscar nomination.

6. Drive – Bloody, grim, dark, and awesome. A lot of people put this as their favorite of the year but I couldn’t do that. And another great performance from Gosling.

5. The Muppets – I didn’t grow up with the Muppets but I really loved this film. I don’t have a review of it by the way.

4. The Skin I Live In – One the best twist ending I’ve ever seen in a movie.

3. Super 8 – I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, but this year had some great ones and this is no exception.

2. Midnight in Paris – Owen Wilson gives his best performance and Woody Allen writes and directs it excellently.

1. The Artist – Smart, witty, funny, dramatic, and highly enjoyable. I never expected this to be my favorite of the year but it is.

So that’s my list. I hope you enjoyed reading it.

By: John D’Amico


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