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August 23, 2010

Netflix Instant Streaming Picks Of The Day - 8/23/2010

Hey guys, here are some of the cool movies and TV shows that I have been watching on my Netflix Instant Streaming. What have you guys been watching? Have you seen these picks, and do you like/hate them? Let us know in the comment section below. Happy viewings!!!

The Crew (2008)
Directed by: Adrian Vitora
Starring: Scot Williams, Kenny Doughty, Stephen Graham, Rory McCann

This is yet another British crime caper, and I stand by my theory that British crime movies blow doors on American films in the same genre. This is another crime team movie in which an esemble of rouges lead by Ged Brennan hijacks trucks for a living. His younger brother, Ratter, wants to take The Crew in a different direction, exploring the up and coming drug trade. Ged wants nothing to do with dope, because it is far to risky an enterprise and there are other gangsters in town that do not welcome new competition. Couple that with mob boss Franner (Stephen Graham, Tommy from Snatch) interested in how the brothers are strating to fight amongst themselves, will The Crew make it through??? Check this one out if you like films like Heat, Rock-n-Rolla, or Snatch. 

Super Mario Brothers Supershow Season #1
Starring: Captain Lou Albano, Danny Wells, tons of guest stars from the 80's

I have a 7 year old son, and I find it hysterical that he is enamored by the new Mario Brothers game on Wii. Since he loves the game and the characters so much, I thought he might like the show... and I was right. This show featured Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi in a live action segment to start the show. They always get into some sort of shenanigans to start the show. Then it cuts to an animated segment of the show which features the adventures of the Brothers with Princess Peach and Toad against Bowser. There was also a cool Legend of Zelda cartoon that would air on Fridays. Then it would wrap up the show with the live action portion coming to a close. The skits always featured cool 80's icons like Lyle Alzado (NFLer), Nicole Eggert (Charles in Charge), and Sgt Slaughter (WWF and GI Joe). He loves the show, and it was cool to see this show again after all these years. The cartoons hold up very well, and they are super cool.

Don't You Forget About Me (2009)
Directed by: Matt Austin
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Mia Sara, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Roger Ebert, Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Smith

This documentary focuses on the career of John Hughes, the film director responsible for the best teen movies of the 80's. Ferris Buellers Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Prtty In Pink, Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the definitive movies for a generation of teens and still are considered to be relatable after almost 25 years. The filmakers do a great job of interviewing former cast members from Hughes's classic films and try to reconnect with the recluse director who disappeared from public life in the over 10 years ago(his last interview was in 1999) They try to travel to his hometown in Illinois to get him on camera for an interview and culminate the whole documentary process. Will they succeed? Hughes died a short time ago, so this doc serves as a great compliment to a stellar career. A must for al 80's babies and fans of his work. 

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