Welcome to another edition of The Weekend Stream, our recurring segment that helps you choose what to watch on Netflix this weekend. So without further ado, we present our top picks for the weekend of 7/10/2015:
- The Dead Zone – Christopher Walken stars in this little adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. The movie is a classic and Christopher Walken is creepy as ever. Highly recommended.
- Marvel’s Daredevil – Holy shit. If you haven’t seen this comic adaptation, then you are missing out on some of the best fighting scenes in recent memory.
- Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy – I will warn you… this is a long documentary, but it is essential viewing for those of us that have been haunted and thrilled by Freddy Krueger since our childhood.
- The Hole – Definitely not Joe Dante’s best directorial effort, but a great hidden gem that seems never really found its audience. Though I think that it might have benefitted from pushing the horror to rated-R territory, I liked it a lot.
- Repo: The Genetic Opera – Another divisive film that has a bizarre cast and an even more batshit premise. If you decide to watch this film, please be aware that it is a legitimate opera. In other words, everything is sung. Even if you don’t like it, you will be amazed at the talent on display… and Paris Hilton is there too.
- The Fly (1958) – This film is straight up cheeseball cinema, but a classic nonetheless. Unlike the amazing Cronenberg remake, this is a cheesy film, but a classic nonetheless.
- Batman (1989) – Michael Keaton delivered the goods in this Tim Burton classic. Though it seems like Batman has been rehashed over and over again, it is always worth seeing the film that re-established his relevance in the pop culture zeitgeist.
- Teeth – This is a one-of-a-kind film. If you are into horror and have not seen or heard of it, you will definitely be entertained by this body-horror title. It’s best to see this without knowing anything about its plot.
- Wet Hot American Summer – Possibly one of the most talented casts of all time. I know that you have seen this before, but it is worth revisiting in preparation of the upcoming Netflix Series.
- The Big Lebowski – My favorite film from The Coen Brothers and that is saying a lot. The Coens keep pumping out refreshing films that push the boundaries of entertainment but their talent has never been stronger than this film. John Goodman’s comedic delivery is at its finest, Steve Buscemi plays off of Goodman brilliantly, and Jeff Bridges is in an iconic role.
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