Welcome back Netflixers to the next series of The Good, The Bad, The Netflix. Each Friday I will be bringing you what’s worth watching on Netflix streaming. Be sure to check every week for the next list, and if you missed last semester’s blog you can accesses them through the All State’s archive.
My first pick this week is:
This 2013 Film follows the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III. On New Years Eve, Oscar was planning on going out to celebrate the end of the year with some friends. He was going to take the train to ensure that he had a safe trip back home until he starts running into old friends, family, and enemies. This film was the directing debut of Ryan Coogler and was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival. He portrayed Oscar so well that you can’t tell if he is a good guy or not: it’s up to you to decide. When a film can do that, I feel that it shows how gripping storytelling can be. I look forward to his next film.
Next pick is:
Welcome to Me
Starring Kristen Wiig, Welcome to Me is the story of a lottery-winning girl who decided to start her own TV show with the money she got. Oh, yeah, she has a personality disorder and also decides to quit her meds. Not only is it hilarious, it also is a type of satire that shows how easy it is to control the media as long as your credentials are that you’re a multimillionaire. Kristen Wiig’s performance is outstanding; the film falls a little short, but it’s no fault of her own. Wiig does a great job of mixing drama and comedy.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
So, the movie Wet Hot American Summer came out in 2001 and quickly joined the cult classic film seen. Back then, most of the stars were not yet recognizable in Hollywood. The movie takes place on the last day of camp and follows the camp counselors as they try to wrap up their unfinished business. The new series, First Day of Camp, has all the same cast and plenty of ridiculous jokes. Some people say it’s over the top, but I find it even funnier then the original. In a lot of parts, they are mocking the 80’s film industry with terrible effects and script decisions. I would suggest this to anyone, even if they never got a chance to watch the original film.