Some weeks there are so many movies getting cut from the Netflix streaming service that it’s hard to pick those worth highlighting. This isn’t one of those weeks. Only a few films are on their way out this week, and most of them aren’t worth mentioning. There are a few that you may want to check out while you have the chance, though.
Billy Jack (9/22)
Who’s your favorite American Indian half-breed hapkido master, gunslinger, and defender of hippies? If you didn’t say ‘Billy Jack,’ then I’m flummoxed. Admittedly, this isn’t a great film, but it’s well worth watching. It has a message of peace – despite all the murder happening – and it has that “One Tin Soldier” song that always gets stuck in my head. (Blu-ray review)
A Scanner Darkly (9/22)
I’m torn on this one. I can’t honestly say that I hated ‘A Scanner Darkly,’ as much as I would like to. It’s a pretty terrible movie, but the interactions between Woody Harrelson and Robert Downey Jr. are so brilliant that it’s worth sitting through the rest to see. (Blu-ray review)
The Mighty Ducks (9/22)
Get this. A hotshot lawyer gets sentenced to community service and has to coach a hockey team full of misfits and losers. They’re awful, but it turns out that teamwork, a winning spirit and hard work can make ‘The Mighty Ducks‘ into winners. It’s as easy as one-two-three triple deke. Quack, quack, quack, quack, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!