The end of a month always brings the end to a glut of great streaming content. Of course, that’s not to say that these flicks won’t be back soon. Oftentimes, they’re available again within a week of going away. I’m focusing on a few classics today. Don’t worry, horror fans, you’ll have a nice selection of Halloween films to look over later this week.
48 Hours (10/1)
The biggest problem with being a film fan is deciding what older movies to go back and watch. ‘48 Hours‘, for example, came out a few months after I was born, so I didn’t get a chance to see it in theaters.
I finally checked it out last year, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a buddy movie with Eddie Murphy, but don’t think it’s anything like ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ ’48 Hours’ is dark, gritty and full of that old-school racism you just don’t see in movies anymore. It has some great performances by Murphy and Nick Nolte, and is totally worth watching.
The Godfather Trilogy (10/1)
I’m going to assume that you’ve seen ‘The Godfather‘. Even if gangsters and crime dramas don’t interest you (they’re not a favorite of mine), seeing this classic series is an essential part of being film literate.
If you’ve seen ‘Godfather’, then you’ve certainly also gotten around to ‘The Godfather, Part II‘, right? It’s the movie where we all fall in love with De Niro and Pacino. It’s also possibly the best sequel of all time. You really don’t get much better than this.
Of course, there’s a third movie in the series, too. ‘The Godfather, Part III‘ isn’t cinematic gold like the first two in the trilogy, but it’s not quite as bad as people say. Look, you’ve already gone through the first two, you may as well watch it, right? (Blu-ray Review)
Of Mice and Men (10/1)
I so rarely see this movie called out as great, but it really is. ‘Of Mice and Men’ is based on of the Steinbeck book of the same name, and it’s beautifully done. Gary Sinese stars in and directs this adaptation, which also features Sherilyn Fenn and John Malkovich. It’s really a must-watch in my book.