That’s some bad queue, Harry. This week, Netflix gets a few movies that are just plain hard to care about, and loses the single undisputed best movie ever made by man, or any other species for that matter. The ever-changing Netflix lineup is a problem, and I’m aware that Netflix is going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites it on the ass!
Leaving the Stream
- ‘Jaws’ (5/6): It doesn’t get better than this. For my money, there’s no film better than the 1975 classic ‘Jaws‘. It’s so much more than just a monster movie, though it clearly does have a monster. It’s an essential film that needs to be watched. If you’re not going to catch it on Netflix, you can safely pick it up on DVD, or on Blu-ray when that hits. It’ll be more expensive than just streaming it, but I value my ‘Jaws’ a lot more than $7.99 a month.
- ‘District 9’ (5/5): As if it wasn’t enough to rob us of ‘Jaws’, Netflix had to go and take ‘District 9‘ on the same week. Neill Blomkamp’s first feature is one of the best sci-fi films to hit theaters in the last decade. It stars Sharlto Copley, who is a bit of a breakout star in his own right. (Read Blu-ray review.)
Entering the Stream
- ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ (5/6): If you’re the kind of person who digs the type of romantic comedy that Julia Roberts stars in, then you’ll dig ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding‘, a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts. It’s romantic, it’s a comedy, and it stars Julia Roberts. It also has Paul Giamatti, and he’s okay, right? Oh, there’s that song as well.
- ‘eXistenZ’ (5/6): A movie with a name this stupid shouldn’t be good, but based on both critical and user reviews, it seems to be very good indeed. ‘eXistenZ‘ is a David Cronenberg film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm and Willem Dafoe that focuses on virtual reality, videogames and human psychology.