Monday, 17 June 2013

New to Netflix UK - 17/06/13

Posting a little bit later than I would have hoped but at least there's stuff to talk about this time.

Thor - The mighty God of thunder must regain his honour after he is banished to the human realm. This movie could have failed in so many ways but luckily Branagh and company managed to keep it on the right side of campy-fun that ensures this Marvel adapt is a solid hit.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) - All seven seasons are now up for grabs of this teen-horror/comedy/cult hit. Highly recommended viewing, especially for fans of anything supernatural or Whedon related.

Machete - A mercenary seeks vengeance after he is set up during the assassination of a high profile politician. This highly tongue-in-cheek grindhouse exploitation flick has to be seen to be believed, though be sure you have a strong stomach.

Up - An old man finally sets out for the adventure he always dreamed of, unwillingly taking a young scout along for the ride. By far one of the best Pixar movies (and that's already saying a lot) Up is a truel great bit of animated storytelling that never dulls no matter how many times you watch it.

The Expendables 2 - The Expendable crew are back and out for revenge following the death of one of their own blood. The first movie (also available) was a watchable mess but I somehow found this action-packed sequel to be even more enjoyable despite it being just as bad.

Damsels in Distress - Three girls set out to improve life at a university campus where all the students appear to be miserable. It may not sound like much but this movie is actually a very witty little gem thanks to some great dialogue and charismatic performances from the actresses.

Fans of the US adaptation of The Killing will be pleased to know that Netflix are uploading episodes  weekly to (roughly) coincide with the US broadcast of the third season.
Also, there are some newly added LEGO related animated shows for the kids to watch.

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