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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 – 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.


1. Barton Fink


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

2. A Bit of Fry and Laurie


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).

3. Greenberg


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.

4. The Trip


If you enjoy simple, witty, comedies, then this is the film for you. See my full review here:

5. The Wonder Years


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


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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