New to Netflix:
|1. Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol|
After Mission Impossible 3 many were worried that the once great franchise would soon meet its demise. Luckily for Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol changed all that. In this film, Ethan Hunt and his team go rogue to prove their innocence when they are framed for a bombing in the Kremlin. Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg round out his team and it is just a good ol' action film.
|2. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax|
Adapting a movie from a beloved children's story is always a difficult task, especially when it is one written by Dr. Seuss. While the Lorax surprisingly looks like it is lacking in story, it still is sometimes fun to see it come to life. Oh,and the kids will likely like it, they eat this stuff up.
It's somewhat hard to believe there could be an entire movie that revolves around a housewife entering a butter carving contest, but yes, it does in fact exist. With a cast consisting of Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde and Kristen Schaal, I feel like this has to be something worth checking out....since it's free.
|4. The Untouchables|
The Untouchables follows the story of Al Capone (Robert DeNiro), Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and the Chicago crime ring and arguably is one of the best gangster films ever made (I said one of because obviously The Godfather has to be THE one).
|5. The Usual Suspects|
While I have not watched it in about 10 years The Usual Suspects still finds its way on my list of top 10 favorite movies of all time. It was the first feature that really brought Bryan Singer into the mainstream. Oh, and the ending, is probably the top on my list for best ending ever.
|6. Miller's Crossing|
I am ashamed to say I have never seen, Miller's Crossing and don't know much about it beyond the fact that it is one of the Coen brothers first films. Upon doing some research, I found out it is crime drama about an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss.
|7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day|
Ironically, I searched for this on Netflix a couple of months ago and was shocked and mildly upset that it wasn't on there. Not that I had a problem with paying $2 for it on Amazon, but it felt like a movie that should accessible and at the fingertips of any one person that would like to watch it.
|8. Planes, Trains & Automobiles|
Have you ever just wanted to get home to your family at Thanksgiving and just can't get it done? Welcome to the life of Neal Page (Steve Martin). Stuck with travelling partner Del Griffith (John Candy) they have to take - you guessed it – planes, trains and automobiles...and try not to kill each other. Martin and Candy are a one of a kind pair and it's worth watching just for their chemistry.
|9. Four Brothers|
|10. Star Trek: Nemesis|
I am about the opposite of a Trekkie aka t I know nothing about the franchise, television show or movies. For that reason I will make no comments on this except, it's on Netflix now. Did you hear me? It's on Netflix now!
|11. Escape from Alcatraz|
The Clint Eastwood dramatization of one of the most shocking and surprising (and successful) prison breakouts ever.
|1. Revenge of the Electric Car|
Chris Paine's follow-up to Who Killed the Electric Car? in which he follows four entrepreneurs through their fight to bring electric cars back to the market. While the first film was depressing, this one actually ends on a positive note with the birth of the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster. Let's keep going in this direction, please.
|2. Enter the Void|
One of the craziest and most intense movies to possibly ever exist. If the whole thing is too much, it is worth watching just for the opening sequence as its influence will be seen and felt in film for years to come.
|3. Winter’s Bone|
Jennifer Lawrence's breakout performance in the disturbing tale of a girl who hunts down her drug-dealing father in an attempt to keep some semblance of family in her life. It was nominated for numerous Academy Awards and while I had trouble watching it because it is so bleak and haunting, it is an incredible film.