The sun goes down early and most days are filled with gray skies so what better time to start catching up on your Netflix queue, or list as they call it now. I'm happy to see that Netflix is seemingly trying again to get both recent releases and some classics to their service. Maybe the Red Dawn remake and Dances with Wolves aren't on everyone's top ten must have on streaming but something is better than nothing. My Week with Marilyn is a movie I wouldn't have sought out to see on my own but will watch it now that I can stream it. That's the main reason I still keep Netflix going month after month. It has been a terrific source of films and shows I wouldn't have given the chance otherwise.
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|1. Red Dawn|
The original Red Dawn wasn't a amazing movie but it has turned into a classic of the 80's very quickly. Something about communists somehow taking over most of the nation and only a small group of hometown highschoolers are around to fight back fits the 80's just right. This remake seems lost in a more modern day scenario. North Korea invades and only Thor and his friends can save their small town. From all accounts this was a heartless remake so beware when watching.
|2. My Week with Marilyn|
40 years after the movie 'The Prince and The Showgirl' an assistant from the set had his diary published and eventually made into this movie. It tells of a Marilyn Monroe who is away from her husband Arthur Miller for the first time and being showed around England which is a stark difference from her life in Hollywood.
|3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse|
The second of the Resident Evil movies is possibly the worst in the franchise. After being captured at the end of the last film Alice is now a super-soldier trapped inside Raccoon City which is filled with zombies. Stiff acting, bad writing, and a general complete mess is what comes out of this movie. Decent for background noise or for a poor zombie movie but not much else.
|4. Dances with Wolves|
Kevin Costner directs and acts in this Oscar winning film. John Dunbar, played by Costner, is reassigned to an outpost in South Dakota where he comes in contact with Sioux indian tribes and quickly takes to their way of life. Not many films win a best film Oscar so might as well check this one out.