Just a few new films of interest have been added this past week to Netflix Instant Streaming so lets go through some of the ones I think you guys might find interesting.
Saw: The Final Chapter- I’m not a big Saw fan since I’m not much into extremely gory cinema but what I did like about the series was the continuing yearly storyline. Even though I haven’t seen all the films I’m somewhat sad to see the series end.
Apocalypto- Right around the time the Ceti Alpha V brain slug completely ate away the sanity portions of Mel Gibson’s brain he was able to complete this film about a Mayan man who has to escape human sacrifice and rescue his family.
The Missing- I really wanted to like this movie since I thought it might be a return to good film making for Ron Howard but the movie as a whole is pretty “meh.” Tommy Lee Jones does put in a great performance.
Ransom- This is the last Ron Howard’s last really enjoyable film. He’s had some movies I thought were decent (Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon) but this is a film I really dig because there’s an interesting story, there’s lots of violence and bad language, and it’s just pretty badass.
Memoirs of an Invisible Man- I think this film marked the beginning of the end for John Carpenter. He’s made a few decently entertaining films since (In the Mouth of Madness, Village of the Damned) but this film has a severe identity crisis and can’t decide if it wants to be a comedy or a drama.
The Pope of Greenwich Village- A really good movie about two cousins (Micky Rourke and Eric Roberts) that steal $150K and get in over their heads with the mob and the corrupt New York City Police.
Weird Science- Not one of my John Hughes favorites but the film does have a certain amount of juvenile charm to it. I just want to watch this film now because of Anthony Michael Hall’s recent arrest… I wonder if he’s on the ‘roids again?
Tom Horn- Steve McQueen stars in this gritty western about a man hired to stop cattle rustlers but soon finds himself in over his head as he’s framed for murder.