Finally, a series of films coming to streaming that are worth watching through. I wasn't surprised by Netflix's dump of titles they let lapse once the new year hit. What did surprise was the silent attitude they took towards the discovery. Sure 2013 was a great year for Netflix stock but that doesn't mean customers are happy, just investors. I'd love an explanation of why so many titles were allowed to lapse and how, maybe, Netflix would prevent this from happening again. Sure, they aren't the only ones deciding which movies come and go to the service, they have to negotiate with the studios that make the films, but leaving customers in the dark and continuing to take their money isn't right.
New To Instant Streaming
|1. The Iron Lady|
While you may not agree with the politics Margaret Thatcher's preached but you have to admire her courage. In the 80's a strong woman leader was a fairy tale and even to this day the US hasn't elected one. This film examines both the political life she led, including some of the controversies, from the viewpoint of an aging Thatcher.
|2. Jack Reacher|
Somehow Tom Cruise has monopolized the solo action star role for himself. Jack Reacher did surprisingly well towards the end of 2012 making over $150 million at the box office. Reviewers were a bit more mixed towards the film but now that's its on streaming I guess it wouldn't hurt to try it out.
|3. Hotel Rwanda|
Genocide isn't a fun subject. Hotel Rwanda shows off Don Cheadle's acting skills as he plays a hotel manager trying his best to keep his family and hundreds of people alive during a Rwanda civil war.
I've never seen Amelie and I really should get around to it. This seems like one of those sleeper classics that people who are really into movies bring up after nearly forgetting it. I'm not always one for romantic comedies but I swear I'll sit down one evening and finally watch this one.
|5. Raging Bull|
Despite De Niro doing his best to slander his earlier roles with modern movies like Grudge Match this is still a boxing and movie classic. It's a Scorsese film following the tale of a real life boxer who's own personality and lifestyle often times was a harder fight than what he did inside the ring.