The Millennium Series, a.k.a. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series, is the subject of this week’s show. We feature our reviews of the three Swedish movies (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest). Download: InstaFlicka Podcast S4E9: Millennium Ending
The 8-part miniseries World Without End is now streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. Here’s your quick primer: With 14th-century England as the backdrop, this epic sequel to “The Pillars of the Earth” picks up events 200 years later as the king leads the country into the Hundred Years War, and the plague begins to spread throughout Europe. Back in the
1) Doctor Zhivago A young physician (Omar Sharif) and his beautiful mistress (Julie Christie) get swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution in this Oscar-winning epic based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Boris Pasternak. The film earned five Academy Awards in all, including statues for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design,
Bernie is the most underappreciated movie of 2012, according to the L.A. Times. Richard Linklater’s fact-based homage to his native Texas is the winner of The Times’ annual most under-appreciated film poll, drawing more than 31% of the overall vote. The film sought to both capture and subvert the quirks of a colorful insular place, and readers thought it did this
CONSENSUS: “Warrior is basically Rocky, with mixed martial arts fighting substituted for the boxing. It lacks originality, but it is hard to root against this flick or its characters. Warrior also features a wonderful performance from Nick Nolte.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.50 Set in the violent world of mixed martial arts combat, this gritty drama follows two brothers at war
It was that time again. The review review show. We talked about our favorite and least favorite movies from the third quarter of 2012. It was quite a verbal adventure. Give it a ride. There are plenty of good Netflix suggestions waiting for you at the end of the rainbow. Plus, we also debate our favorite beers from the previous
While on vacation at a gorgeous villa near St. Tropez, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) find trouble when they’re visited by Marianne’s old flame Harry (Maurice Ronet) and his sexy teen daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin). When Jean-Paul begins to get too cozy with the nubile young guest, grave consequences follow in this dramatic thriller from prolific director Jacques Deray.
In this riveting indie tale set in coastal Maryland, the Tyler household’s structure begins to crack when 11-year-old Emma (Tara Devon Gallagher) develops an ear problem requiring surgery that the Tylers can ill afford. As long-buried family squabbles come to the surface, Emma turns to an emotionally haunted young woman (Sarah Paulson) for solace and friendship. Cherry Jones (Tony Award winner for “Doubt” and “The Heiress”) and Robert Knott shine as Emma’s parents.
The new content streaming on Netflix Instant Watch in September contains a lot of oldies, but goodies. You can stream some Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible III. There are also a set of Saturday Night Live-oriented movies including Tommy Boy, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar and Hot Rod. Furthermore, you can find Beverly Hills Cop and
Willem Dafoe’s The Hunter is streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. This movie currently has a 3.5-star rating among Netflix users and a 71 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. A trailer and synopsis is below. Willem Dafoe stars as a mercenary sent to Tasmania to track down the last living Tasmanian tiger and obtain its genetic material. Once he reaches the
CONSENSUS: “Indulgent? Yes. Entertaining? More or less. Worth watching? Sure. You can pick this movie apart if you want, but it is a pretty cool fictional travelouge that will make you want to drop out of your life for two months. The Way is also a lovely movie if you are big fan of Martin Sheen.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.50
CONSENSUS: “Will Farrell gives a solid performance in Everything Must Go, but the rest of the movie has trouble maintaining its dramatic punch all the way to the end. There are definitely some nice, earnest moments in this movie. Don’t expect Farrell to being running around in his underwear. This is not that kind of movie.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.17
Jonny, Craig, and Phil are delving into the depths of depression this week with Everything Must Go, The Way, and Metropia. Wanting their beer to reflect the inevitable blackness of life, they grabbed some Lake Louie’s Radio Free I.B.A. Can anything raise the spirits of the damned? Listen up to find out. [Download] InstaFlicka Podcast S3E30: Sad Sackery
CONSENSUS: “There is a compelling story to The Bang Bang Club, but it doesn’t always shine through in this movie adaptation of a joint autobiography. It can be equal parts absorbing and phony at times. Furthermore, it struggles in the third act to come to a resolution, but when you are trying to make sense of the emotional cost of
CONSENSUS: “The King of Devil’s Island is moody, gripping and relevant, even though its story takes place far in the past. It has its flaws, including being a bit longer than it needs to be, but we recommend giving it a try.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.50 This gripping drama tells the true story of the uprising at the notorious Bastoy