Welcome movie maniacs, insomniacs, and creatures of the night to yet another Netflix Film Festival! Summer has begun to take a bow and our favorite season (the spooky season!) will be creeping up on us soon. So enjoy the dog days of summer by staying inside, working on that pale skin, and watching endless movies!
These Final Hours (2015)
This Aussie apocalyptic movie delivers the goods. The world is going to end and there’s no stopping it. Everyone on the earth will die and the last to go are the folks down under. Our main character is a big fat loser but decides his last day on earth will be one of redemption. Great example of emotionally driven Sci-Fi.
Kill Me Three Times (2015)
Another Australian film this month, Kill Me Three Times is a crime thriller where everyone is trying to pull one over on everyone else. The film is twisty, twisted, and told out of sequence ala Pulp Fiction. It stars genre favorite Simon Pegg as a hitman.
The Kid With the Golden Arm (1979)
Shaw kung fu movies are the best kung fu movies for me. This one has all the crazy fights, blood, awesome weapons, and super special kung fu. This would make a great pairing with the Return of the Five Deadly Venoms. The restoration also looks fantastic. This one is grade A chop socky, friends.
Patch Town (2014)
Canadian film Patch Town is about a town in which people are grown from cabbage patches and turned into dolls via a fantastic machine. The dolls are then sold to little girls in normal towns. Patch Town is a fantastic film. Brimming with fun, interesting characters, new ideas, and a completely realized world. It is a home run, I loved it.
From the Dark (2015)
Irish horror director Conor McMahon (Dead Meat, Stitches) is a guy I’ve kept my eye on. I really enjoyed his previous efforts and this one is solid too. A couple get lost in the country and run afoul of an ancient evil being that wants to eat them. This one is 100% horror. There is no comedy, no sci-fi, no other genre mash ups. It’s a fast moving rip roaring horror flick that doesn’t reinvent the genre but does the horror well.