Netflix Picks

I’ve been watching lots of movies on Netflix, lately. It’s a good time to do it when I’m on my own and am not in the mood to go to the movies due to always having to pee. I hate missing any parts of a movie, so at least on Netflix I can pause when I have to get up.

1. Witness
This is an unusual pick for me, but it was rated highly and a young Harrison Ford drew me in. It wasn’t bad, but a little slow, and not a lot of dialogue between the two main characters. I need words in my romantic scenes. Longing looks don’t tell me enough. The Amish part was interesting.

2. Becoming Jane
After watching Pride & Prejudice, I was in the mood to watch some Austen-esque movies. This was really good, although not as cheerful. Still worth watching for James McAvoy and it’s a well-acted and good film overall. If you’re wanting an Austen-era movie, it’s also pretty to look at.

3. The Brass Teapot
A couple finds a magical teapot that gives them money when they cause themselves or others pain. It was actually pretty funny and cute. It also stars Alexis Bledel in some parts in a role totally unlike Rory Gilmore.

4. Before We Go
This is a movie starring and directed by Chris Evans. It’s sweet, sad, and funny. Definitely worth a watch and the relationship between the two main characters was really well built up.

5. Man Up
I’m a big Simon Pegg fan, and haven’t been disappointed by his movies. This is surprisingly a romantic comedy/drama. You think you know where it’s going when you hear the setup, but it went in a different direction for me. I enjoyed it and would recommend.

Have you seen anything good on Netflix? I’m in the mood for happy movies.


Five Netflix Movies to Get You Ready for Fall

I have been all about the Netflix, lately. Maybe it’s because the weather is finally cooling off and I just want to hang out on my couch with a throw and encased by a fortress of pillows. I’m also sick with a cold, so there’s nothing better than a pillow fortress.

It’s a season for movie watching, and there are a few that remind me for one reason or another of fall.

1. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

This is kind of a quirky horror movie. It’s more spooky than horrific, and it is perfect for cuddling up to watch around Halloween. It’s visually wonderful, and I like seeing a classic story told in movie form.

2. Horns (2013)

This one is hard to describe without sounding like I’m in the middle of a drug-induced dream. Daniel Radcliffe’s character, Ig, one day awakens to find horns growing out of his head. The horns have a weird effect on people around him, and he uses his powers to try to find out who killed his girlfriend.

I recommend it if you’re into indie flicks with a supernatural edge. The movie is based on a book by Joe Hill, which is also very good.

3. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil (2010)

If you haven’t seen this, I can’t recommend it enough! Go into it knowing that it is a parody, but seriously the most hilarious parody of horror movies. It tells the story of two hillbilly’s who are minding their own business, when a group of college kids mistake them for backwoods killers.

4. Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji excited me so much as a kid, and it still does. I wanted a real life Jumanji board game, even though I saw the epic disaster that happened if you played it. I always felt like the guy with the bazooka made things even worse than the man-eating vines.

5. The Others (2001)

I like scary movies that aren’t that gory and disturbing. Creepy, yes, but I don’t want to have nightmares for a week. Don’t get me wrong, there are some scary parts in this movie, but it’s also a mystery. In it, Nicole Kidman’s character lives in a huge, old house with her two photosensitive children, and she believes that her house is haunted. Creepiness ensues.

What are your favorite movies to watch in fall?