I can't imagine the relief of watching Freaks and Geeks when it first came out in 1999. This was before geek was chic and Big Bang Theory brought nerd to the masses. Speaking of nerdy let's talk about a movie/TV streaming service.
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A seminal series that started careers for so many comedic actors it's just crazy, not to mention producer Judd Apatow. Started in NBC in 1999 and ended so quickly but like so many shows that have a lot of fans but few seasons it's often talked about like a holy grail of TV. Freaks and Geeks might not make sense so many years later but that doesn't take away the characters and the feelings that every freak (or geek) has felt at one time. It's worth a shot for anyone who has that time in life where you were looked down upon because of what you liked and not who you were.
Imagine you go to an ATM and get trapped inside by a crazy killer bent on torturing and killing you. ATM came out just this year and already finds itself on Netflix just in time for the Halloween time of year. I can't promise it's the scariest or creepiest horror film you might see but sometimes you just want a good scare and even the occasional small time horror movie is just the ticket.
Another 2012 horror movie release our on Netflix and given the time of year who doesn't want more scary? I have no clue what this about. I assume it has werewolves. And no one knows who the werewolf is. So they turn on one another. I should write movies.
Red State: Oct. 18th
The Kevin Smith directed attempt at a horror flick. It received weird and mixed reactions from critics and fans alike but since it will soon be leaving the service it might be worth a watch. It follows a group of teenagers who answer an ad for crazy sexy times but find themselves knee deep in forces beyond their understanding and must fight their ways to survive.
Holy Rollers: Oct. 19th
Of course we all now know Jesse Eisenberg from more modern films about online communities but it wasn't too long ago he could star in a movie and no one would care, Holy Rollers was such a film. Based on a true story we follow a young Jewish man who finds himself on the opposite end of his religion when he starts selling ecstasy. It's no Brick, but Eisenberg brings a great balance of in over his head/awkward confidence that only he can bring to the role.
Hot Tub Time Machine: Oct. 26th
So imagine you and a group of your college friends get together years and years after your prime times in the old hotel room you always partied in. After a night of slowly realizing you've made mistakes and the good times are gone you get sucked into a hot tub that transports you back to the 80s. Hot Tub stars an old John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson all returning to a great version of the 80s to change the mistakes and missed chances of the past. It's a low impact and surprisingly funny movie that is a great surprise and didn't get enough attention when it came out.