This week, the InstaFlicka crew saddles up to 2 movies (the third stopped streaming the day of the recording) that will have you feeling a bit uneasy in your skin. Our uncomfortable watches were Compliance and Blue Valentine. We dulled our discomfort with a Russian Rivers and Sierra Nevada collaborative beer, Brux Domesticated Wild Ale. Was 8.3% ABV enough to keep us
What do Monogamy, Melancholia, and The Hunter have in common? They are all beautifully shot messes of films. Never before have we had such a letdown of a line up. NEVER! But, don’t take my word for it. Listen as we drink 2 beers in an attempt to dull the pain. Actually, those beers (New Belgium Brewing’s Red Hoptober and
Dear InstaFlicka Fans, We would like to take a moment to say thanks. This week we will be celebrating the publication of our 100th episode. It’s a pretty big deal. Most small podcasts don’t last that long and we are pretty proud of what we have accomplished. But the truth of it is… we couldn’t have done it without you. Your
It would seem obvious that it should already exist — the ability to seek out content based on the TV channel that produced it. Hulu organizes it this way if you want it, so why doesn’t Netflix? Well, Netflix doesn’t really do a very good job of organizing anything. Its genre categories are kind of a joke. Yet, I noticed
There is a reason that Billy Crystal has hosted this damn thing nine times. He is pretty fuckin’ good at it. Bravo sir. You managed to be classy and sassy at the same time. Crystal was a delight. His canned montages and other video bits were fine, but he really shined in, what seemed like, off-the-cuff moments in between presentations. As
Not long ago I finished watching the nine nominees for Best Picture at this year’s 84th Annual Academy Awards. On the whole, I feel like all of the movies are pretty even. I don’t really have a favorite of the bunch, nor was I particular’y wowed by the group. That is not to say that these nine movies are bad.
Willem Dafoe just made my Friday. Read a story about this UK ad here. Would it be too much to ask for this to be made into a movie written by Charlie Kaufman? Just wondering. If this post sparks your interest for Willem Dafoe options on Netflix. There are many. You can find them here. Among the best are Daybreakers, The Boondock Saints and the The Last
It has been reported that Russell Brand and Katy Perry have filed for divorce, a little more than a year after they married. Katy Perry is fun to listen to for a pop performer and Russell Brand is the best part of one of my favorite movies Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He also did some fun work in Get Him to the Greek and the re-make of Arthur
Nerds are a mainstay on Television. They are as common as cops, doctors and love triangles. Here are five television shows, streaming on Netflix Instant, that have some memorable nerd performances. Star Trek With the unflappable Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) at the helm of this classic sci-fi series, the crew of the starship USS Enterprise keeps intergalactic danger at bay and
At InstaFlicka, we share a special connection to the 1982 classic science-fiction movie Blade Runner. You may notice that the Blade Runner font is incorporated into our logo. Therefore, were were pretty interested when we heard Ridley Scott was working on a new Blade Runner project. And it could happen pretty soon, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog.
Today’s best bet, based on the new movies added to the Netflix Instant Watch list, is Gnomeo and Juliet. It boasts a number of notable voices and has a 56 rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here is the plot: An edgy Shakespeare adaptation like no other, this animated musical transports the classic tale of forbidden romance between two star-crossed lovers from warring
“Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time
Today’s best bet, based on the new movies added to the Netflix Instant Watch list for Wednesday October 12, is Casino Jack. Remember that Jack Abramoff guy? You know the weird guy that wore that dark trench coat after he got embroiled in that Washington scandal nobody remembers. Well, here is a movie about it… it stars Kevin Spacey. Here
Today’s best bet, based on the new movies added to the Netflix Instant Watch list for Tuesday, October 10, is The Trip. Fans of Steve Coogan (Night at the Museum, Tropic Thunder, Hamlet 2) will surely delight at this recent add. Here is the plot: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, the stars of the 2005 comedy Tristram Shandy, reunite with
Today’s best bet, based on the new content added to the Netflix Instant Watch list over the weekend, is Caprica. This is the prequel TV series to one of the most heralded, and deservingly so, science-fiction shows in recent time. Here is the plot: Set on planet Caprica decades prior to the war fought in “Battlestar Galactica,” this sci-fi series