Whether you're binge watching or Netflix and Chilling, hats off to the digital streaming behemoth that never ceases to entertain.
First, before we dig in, let's talk about how I got into this anime. It was recommended to me by a friend (like more to come) and I was curious because she told me it was like an epic chess battle-and as a lover of strategy I eagerly went to check it out. I will tell you now, I give the anime a 10/10. It would have been 9/10 because the ending—but as of now there is news of a second season so I will give it that extra point.
Netflix's new line of original television show series has become a huge project that created some of the most popular names in viewing. Though it would never have been conceivable a couple of years ago, Netflix Originals now share the same amount of media attention as classic cable TV shows.
While watching a Criterion Film on an app on your phone is something akin to listening to Beethoven’s Fifth on a blown out Walkman, I must say that my purchase of the FilmStruck app has been a pretty great investment thus far. This week alone I watched Joan Crawford and Henry Fonda in Daisy Kenyon, my 10th viewing of Bogart in In a Lonely Place and this evening I indulged my taste for obscure foreign adventure films by watching the 1987 Norwegian hunting thriller Pathfinder.
It all starts out innocently enough. We get lured into streaming an endless amount of shows for a sliver of the cost of cable or satellite TV. I was on board with Netflix since the good old days of actual DVD rentals. I even took a break from the service thinking I had seen all there is to see and that was it. For a while...
As an avid reader of Cassandra Clare's best-selling series The Mortal Instruments, I fell in love with the film (namely Robert Sheehan as Simon) and was excited by the idea of a TV show when it was announced in 2015.
For starters, I am very grateful that this movie was made due to a lot of individuals suffering from various eating disorders who deserve to be represented in the community and cimema as well. This movie could elicit solace in an individual experiencing an eating disorder. The movie represents many eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Lily Collins is truly remarkable as 20-year-old Ellen who is battling a deep case of anorexia. As many people might know, Lily herself suffers from anorexia and I feel that this makes the movie more personal and real in this aspect. To you Lily, thank you for accepting this role and showing your real life bravery on screen for many can be moved and find courage in it. When it comes to Ellen's family of origin, her parents are divorced and father is estranged from the family although his name is mentioned. Both parents have remarried—Dad to a very high strung woman and mom to a woman. Ellen's ride or die nonstop support system is her sister who encourages her throughout the movie and listens to what she has to say, unlike her parents.
Clannad started as a video game and branched out into two seasons and a movie. Each season aired at different times, the first episode of the first season was aired on 2007. The first season is Clannad, the second season is Clannad: After Story and the movie is simply titled Clannad: The Movie. To specify, most people who have seen Clannad are of the eighteen to twenty-five age range as the series was aired in 2007 and the intended audience was teens at the time of its release. Although anime is becoming more and more popular in America, Clannad isn't considered a popular anime because it finished airing around the beginning of the anime boom. I plan to review the anime series as a whole and to answer basic questions that all anime lovers are forced to ask, here is what I know: the animated series comes in both English subtitles and in English dub as well as Japanese. Many fanbases do convert the series over into their own language. It's easy to find on YouTube or many fan-based websites for free. If you'd rather own the series it wouldn't break your bank, a normal DVD set costs around twenty to thirty dollars and is purchasable online or in specific stores. I personally would recommend purchasing the series and watching it at your own pace. Now that that’s out of the way, Clannad left me breathless; I do suggest it go on your list of must-sees. The genre is geared towards the female audience yet is set in the point of view of the male protagonist which is rather effective in its goal to attract the female audience throughout the plot.
So I have completed watching Grimm, an American TV program on Netflix. I had mixed feelings about some of the characters throughout the series, I still have one more to season watch but I have to wait until it comes onto Netflix to get my true feelings on the characters. However, if my feelings about the characters are still the same after that season, then I know my predictions will be the same, and since my predictions were correct last season, then I know I’m right.
After watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood, I embarked on a harrowing environmental documentary binge. In a humble attempt to promote these films and spread climate change awareness, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 picks:
Castlevania is an incredible animated show that I never want to see as a live feature. The Netflix-exclusive show based on the video game series is exactly what you need if you like a smart, gory and well-told story. The show takes the legend of Dracula and it gives it a unique angle. This angle shows Vlad Dracula Tepes not as a monster that feeds on the living. Instead, the audience can see Dracula as a husband whose world is shattered after the church burns his wife at the stake.
So, I recently watched Shimmer Lake, a Netflix original drama/comedy. When the trailers for the film came out earlier this summer I was immediately intrigued. The film featured a cast of typically comedic actors such as Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, Ron Livingston and John Mitchell Higgins. I was pretty sure that the film would be more "Fargo" - like, a dark comedy with a quirky bunch of characters. This is not necessarily the end result of Shimmer Lake.
As the landscape of pop culture consumption continues to evolve, Netflix is fighting to stay on the front lines of the battle for eyeballs. While theater owners push back against the encroachment of online streaming outlets looking to run first-run features, Netflix is going the way of HBO, developing original content with big stars. With that in mind, here are 10 major stars making the move to Netflix in 2017.