Monday, 9 December 2013

New to Netflix UK - 9/12/13

Slim pickings this week, not really what you would expect in the lead-up to Christmas.

Person of Interest (TV) - An ex-CIA agent with a complicated past is hired by a shady programmer to help prevent violent crimes. Combining the brains of JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan was always going to result in special and this is one of the most thrilling series currently on air, filled with political intrigue, daring espionage and edge-of-your-seat action.

War Horse - After his horse is sold to the army, a young man enlists and is sent to the front-lines of the First World War where they must both find a way to survive. While not as impressive as the stage version, it's still incredibly moving in its own right with great acting all round and the film stands as proof that Spielberg is still on of the greatest storytellers of the modern age.

Me and You - A young boy tricks people into thinking he is going on holiday so he can spend a week by himself in his basement surrounded by the things he loves but his solitude is brought to an end when his older sister discovers him. It's Bertolucci's first film in 9 years and while it lacks his cunning political eye or in-depth analysis of sexuality it still manages to be rich and uplifting in a way that's not been seen in his movies before.

Also it seems Netflix jumped the gun last week when they uploaded some Cartoon Network shows as by Tuesday they had been taken down.
Those shows are now once again available to stream.

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