You have to be living under a rock not to know what Netflix is.
Just in case, it’s a movie/TV streaming site that’s commonly available through devices like Blu-ray players and game consoles like the Ps3. They also offer a rental service where DVDs are mailed directly to your house.
It’s a pretty ingenious business plan and some people even attribute the fall of Blockbuster to Netflix.
I have the cheaper of the two subscription plans, streaming only for $7.99/month. If you want to get DVDs delivered it’s an additional $7.99 per month.
It’s a totally affordable form of entertainment, especially if you’re looking for something to entertain you between studying that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
If you’re living in a dorm, or share an apartment, you could even go halfsies with your roommate!
Now that we’ve got the set-up explained I’d like to offer some “Watch it Now” options to all the members out there.
A struggling comedian develops an odd sleep walking disorder where he actual acts out his dreams while unconscious. He’s experiencing some life pressure (from his girlfriend of like 8 years) and his symptoms get worse. The movie follows his journey on the road where his comedy gets better but his life is getting worse. It’s an interesting story. The plot is solid and there are some laugh-out-loud moments.
This movie stars some hot TV actors, including the funny guy Nick on New Girl and the weird sarcastic girl, April, from Parks and Rec. They definitely stick to these types of characters in this odd comedy. The plot starts with a couple of magazine journalists finding an ad in the paper that reads: Looking for someone to go back in time with me… payment upon return… safety not guaranteed. The journalists look into the story further and find the peculiar man who placed the ad. It’s got some real heartfelt moments combined with some silly antics. Character development was done well and, I don’t want to blow it but, I really loved the ending.
This is a romance comedy with a touch of Sci-Fi. It’s present day but with a twist — there’s a company that has developed a sort of love timer. After implanted on your wrist, it starts a countdown to when you will meet your “one.” Its 100% accurate and when the two of you meet the timers beep. The story follows a woman who is desperate to find her “one” and when she finally gets the timer implanted, it’s blank; no countdown, leaving her feeling lost. It’s really interesting how they portray how this affects dating and relationships. It seems a little jaded at first, but the movie inserts emotion with a young male lead. He isn’t wrapped up in what the timers mean and helps the ingénue get out of her head. Really cool story, starts out a little rocky but gets better the longer you watch. Plus you have to see what happens in the end.
This is an odd story of a Middle America town that is wrapped up in the art of butter sculpting. It seems everyone has their hand in this county fair tradition but one family has all the glory, the Picklers. Bob, played by the goofy dad in Modern Family, is the reigning champ and has decided after 10 years of winning he wants to give someone else a chance. His wife, played by Jennifer Garner, isn’t having it. She decides to continue the family legacy and enter the contest herself. She takes everything a bit too seriously. Enter the challenger, a young orphan who’s got the natural talent and a new foster family that has her back. This movie is filled with greed, sex, backstabbing, and butter. Storyline is great and characters are well developed. It had me at butter sculptures, which you get to see a lot of in the movie.
This is a must see. Starring Jack Black, this dark comedy is a true life story of Bernie, a kind-hearted man from Texas. He is loved by everyone in town, always doing the right thing and helping others in their time of need. Did I mention he’s the most sought after mortician in town? Besides the grim career he has, Bernie makes everyone feel their best and people love him for it. Enter Shirley MacLaine, who reprises a similar character to that of the one she played in Steel Magnolias. Everyone hates her, but the only person who cares about her is Bernie. Seeing as she’s the richest person in town she takes Bernie under her wing and they start doing everything together. He brings out the best in her. I won’t ruin the ending for you; I’m not even going to include the trailer on this one. I want you to watch it without any preconceived notions because what happens next is a shocker. I say don’t even read the description because it will give it all away. Just watch it, one of the best movies that no one talked about.
All of these movies are available in the “Watch it Now” section of Netflix and all are worth your time.
I want to know what you guys are watching, what are some good “Watch it Now” movies you’ve seen lately?