What You Should Be Watching On Netflix Right Now
July 21, 2017 (One Comment) by Felipe Wasserstein

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Netflix has done another great job at adding some top titles to their ever-growing library this summer. Check out our recommendations of the best movies and TV series to watch right now.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars fans will have to wait until December of this year for Episode VIII, but this stand-alone chapter of the saga (part of the Star Wars anthology series) is a great addition to the series. Set before A New Hope, the movie follows a group of rebels which are trying to steal plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s main superweapon of the original trilogy.

Not featuring the traditional opening crawl of the numbered Star Wars films, Rogue One has a style of its own, featuring a more mature and less heroic story than we are used to seeing in in previous movies. While in episode VII, its clear from the start who are the good and bad guys, in Rogue One things are a little bit more grey than usual.

The story is full of fan service, particularly for supporters of the original trilogy. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have the same emotion as those movies, as well as episode VII. This is mainly due to the characters, which are not as sympathetic or charismatic as Rey, Finn or Han Solo.

Other stand-alone films are settled for release after Rogue One. The next is a movie focused on Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, the movie opens in cinemas during May 2018.

Lion

A biographical movie based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home. The story begins with five-year-old boy Saroo getting lost in a train that arrives in Calcutta, India, several miles away from Saroo’s village.

Unable to understand the local Bengali language of East India and also unable to return to his family, Saroo wanders the streets of Calcutta alone. He is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years later, and with the help of Google Earth, Saroo begins to search for his biological family.

Though Lion carries some traditional clichés from this type of genre, it also sets it away from the majority thanks to an excellent cast and clever narrative. Dave Patel and Nicole Kidman are especially compelling as Saroo and his adoptive mother respectively. Lion received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Patel) and Supporting Actress (Kidman).

Friends From College

This new Netflix original adult comedy series is directed by Nicholas Stoller, known for comedies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshal (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Neighbors (2014). He co-wrote all the episodes alongside his wife and series’ executive producer, Francesca Delblanco. The couple drew inspiration from their own experiences to create Friends from College.

Stoller is known for writing smart and sharp comedies, that rely on goofy, eccentric and charismatic main characters. And from what we seen in the trailer, this trend is kept is his new series.

Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders are the protagonists in a story that explores the relationships of a group of friends from Harvard. Now in their forties, they try to balance their adult lives with the memories from their younger days. Season one is comprised of eight episodes.

Ozark

This new drama series from Netflix follows Jason Bateman (an actor known for his comedic roles) as financial planner Marty Bryde. He has to relocate his family from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort at the Missouri Ozarks due to problems with a Mexican drug cartel. Aside from Bateman, Ozark stars Laura Linney (as Bryde’s wife Wendy), Esai Morales, Julia Garner and Jason Butler.

Jason Bateman is directing half of the series’ episodes. This is not the first-time Bateman has taken the role of director. He has been behind the cameras in other projects such as an episode of Arrested Development (Afternoon Delight), Bad Words (2013) and The Family Fang (2015). The main difference for him this time is the sudden change in genres.

The first season is comprised of ten episodes, with one-hour each.

Castlevania

The folks at Netflix are not afraid of investing in uncharted territory. This will be their first adaptation of a video game-series, which is based upon the plot of the 1989 Nintendo classic, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The story follows Trevor Belmont, the last member of the Belmont clan, as he tries to assassinate Vlad Dracula in order to save Eastern Europe.

The series script is handled by comic-book writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Hellblazer, Planetary), with Frederator Studios and Powerhouse Animation Studios taking care of animation duties. Richard Armitage (Hannibal) and Graham McTavish (Preacher) are voicing Trevor Belmont and Dracula respectively.

Two season have been planned so far, with the first comprised of four 30-minute episodes. Keep in mind that this is an adult animation, and thus not suited for children.

So, there we have it, lots for you to enjoy on Netflix this summer. Keep an eye out for our next batch of movie and TV recommendations which will be coming your way sooner than you can say Transmetropolitan!

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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What You Should Be Watching On Netflix Right Now
July 21, 2017 (One Comment) by Felipe Wasserstein

what-you-should-be-watching-on-netflix-right-now

Netflix has done another great job at adding some top titles to their ever-growing library this summer. Check out our recommendations of the best movies and TV series to watch right now.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars fans will have to wait until December of this year for Episode VIII, but this stand-alone chapter of the saga (part of the Star Wars anthology series) is a great addition to the series. Set before A New Hope, the movie follows a group of rebels which are trying to steal plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s main superweapon of the original trilogy.

Not featuring the traditional opening crawl of the numbered Star Wars films, Rogue One has a style of its own, featuring a more mature and less heroic story than we are used to seeing in in previous movies. While in episode VII, its clear from the start who are the good and bad guys, in Rogue One things are a little bit more grey than usual.

The story is full of fan service, particularly for supporters of the original trilogy. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have the same emotion as those movies, as well as episode VII. This is mainly due to the characters, which are not as sympathetic or charismatic as Rey, Finn or Han Solo.

Other stand-alone films are settled for release after Rogue One. The next is a movie focused on Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, the movie opens in cinemas during May 2018.

Lion

A biographical movie based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home. The story begins with five-year-old boy Saroo getting lost in a train that arrives in Calcutta, India, several miles away from Saroo’s village.

Unable to understand the local Bengali language of East India and also unable to return to his family, Saroo wanders the streets of Calcutta alone. He is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years later, and with the help of Google Earth, Saroo begins to search for his biological family.

Though Lion carries some traditional clichés from this type of genre, it also sets it away from the majority thanks to an excellent cast and clever narrative. Dave Patel and Nicole Kidman are especially compelling as Saroo and his adoptive mother respectively. Lion received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Patel) and Supporting Actress (Kidman).

Friends From College

This new Netflix original adult comedy series is directed by Nicholas Stoller, known for comedies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshal (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Neighbors (2014). He co-wrote all the episodes alongside his wife and series’ executive producer, Francesca Delblanco. The couple drew inspiration from their own experiences to create Friends from College.

Stoller is known for writing smart and sharp comedies, that rely on goofy, eccentric and charismatic main characters. And from what we seen in the trailer, this trend is kept is his new series.

Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders are the protagonists in a story that explores the relationships of a group of friends from Harvard. Now in their forties, they try to balance their adult lives with the memories from their younger days. Season one is comprised of eight episodes.

Ozark

This new drama series from Netflix follows Jason Bateman (an actor known for his comedic roles) as financial planner Marty Bryde. He has to relocate his family from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort at the Missouri Ozarks due to problems with a Mexican drug cartel. Aside from Bateman, Ozark stars Laura Linney (as Bryde’s wife Wendy), Esai Morales, Julia Garner and Jason Butler.

Jason Bateman is directing half of the series’ episodes. This is not the first-time Bateman has taken the role of director. He has been behind the cameras in other projects such as an episode of Arrested Development (Afternoon Delight), Bad Words (2013) and The Family Fang (2015). The main difference for him this time is the sudden change in genres.

The first season is comprised of ten episodes, with one-hour each.

Castlevania

The folks at Netflix are not afraid of investing in uncharted territory. This will be their first adaptation of a video game-series, which is based upon the plot of the 1989 Nintendo classic, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The story follows Trevor Belmont, the last member of the Belmont clan, as he tries to assassinate Vlad Dracula in order to save Eastern Europe.

The series script is handled by comic-book writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Hellblazer, Planetary), with Frederator Studios and Powerhouse Animation Studios taking care of animation duties. Richard Armitage (Hannibal) and Graham McTavish (Preacher) are voicing Trevor Belmont and Dracula respectively.

Two season have been planned so far, with the first comprised of four 30-minute episodes. Keep in mind that this is an adult animation, and thus not suited for children.

So, there we have it, lots for you to enjoy on Netflix this summer. Keep an eye out for our next batch of movie and TV recommendations which will be coming your way sooner than you can say Transmetropolitan!

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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