It’s a new month and that means there are a lot of new movies on Netflix. If you’re like us, that means you spend 30 minutes looking at movies to watch and then give up and just watch Parks and Rec episodes all night…oh is that just us? Well anywho, these are our Netflix picks for the Week of May 5th.
Short Term 12
I can’t remember when I enjoyed a movie on Netflix as much as I did with Short Term 12. Be prepared to grab the tissues for this indie drama. The film focuses around a group home for troubled teens, looking at the lives of those in the home as well as those who work with the teenagers. The main story revolves around Grace, a supervisor at the home who discovers she is pregnant . Grace’s boyfriend Mason struggles to get Grace to open up to him throughout the film with moments of heartbreak as well as joy makes their relationship one of the most realistic and believable I’ve seen in awhile. The acting by Brie Larson who plays Grace as well as Kaitlyn Dever and Keith Standfield who play Jayden and Marcus, two teens who live at the home have been praised by critics and fans alike. Be on the look out for these three actors, as Short Term 12 made several top ten list in 2013. I can not recommend a movie more than I do Short Term 12, add it to your list for sure.
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
What do you get when you put Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Griffin, Larry David and a handful more of the biggest names in comedy all in the same movie? Well, you get The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall. The Improv is the most well know and legendary comedy club in America. With locations in Manhattan and in LA, many comics got there start on their stage. Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, and the Waynans brothers are just a few of the stars who got their feet wet at the Improv before becoming major household names. The documentary is hilarious, and a must watch for anyone who loves stand up comedy.
Battle Royale, or the Japanese Hunger Games as I call it is a dark, violent film where a class of Japanese students must turn on each other and fight to the death in winner takes all survival match. The students are stuck on an island, given different types of weapons and are forced to dog collars around their neck that can blow their heads off if they refuse to fight or break the rules. Are you hooked yet? Where the Hunger Games where tasteful in it’s level of violence seen on the screen, Battle Royale has no censers and you see every death in bloody detail. The film is more than just a bloodbath though, it’s actually has a great story and is considered one of the greatest foreign films of all time. If you think you can stomach the violence, then give Battle Royale a try this week.
Well those where are picks. What movies are you going to watch this week? Leave your comments below and check out our website popcornwhiskey.com