Monday, 25 March 2013

New to Netflix UK - 25/03/13

This weeks cinematic offerings...

Rango - A pet chameleon, stranded in the desert, fancies himself a local hero when he vows to restore a communities water supply. Surprisingly decent animation that plays off the great clich├ęs of western movies with plenty of humour and plenty of memorable sequences.

Resident Evil: Extinction - Part three in the franchise that sees Alice teaming up with a band of human survivors in post-Apocalyptic Las Vegas. By this point you should know if you like these movies, though Extinction does have the better action sequences than it's two predecessors.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams - Documentary about the Chauvet Cave in France, home to the oldest (at the time) cave painting in the world. Only Herzog could bring such enthusiasm into creating a virtual tour of the world famous site that will inspire you to go see the thing for real.

Mongrels (TV) - Sitcom about a group of city-dwelling animals and the odd things they get up to. Series 1 of this cult favourite series is now available, which is sort of like an adult hybrid between Creature Comforts and The Muppets.

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, only to waste it and find themselves having to make up the lost cash by doing up a shopping mall. Based on a US sketch comedy show that never made it to the the UK, the film has a few laughs but mostly it's full of gags that don't make much sense.

The Raid - A small task force of police raid the hideout of the local gangster but things turn bad quickly when the residents fight back. An extremely well made action movie that feels fresh and invigorating and doesn't shy from the violence.

When Harry Met Sally - Two friends explore their relationship together while resisting urges to take it to the next level. A charming and funny rom-com the features great performances from Crystal and Ryan.

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