Welcome to The Streaming Report, a new weekly feature that will bring you Netflix Instant suggestions to tickle your fancy based on recent uploads. With the weekend upon us, it’s time to get your queues fired up and couch potato mode ready to engage. After the long week on the grind you deserve a nice sit in front of the talk box. This past week, Netflix has been kind enough to supply you with Plus One, The Hunt, The Act of Killing, and a few more you’ll find after the break. We hope this Streaming Report will bring you hours of entertainment for your enjoyment.
Plus One (Dennis Iliadis) Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.
This is a fun little indie thriller that will have you guessing the outcome until the very end. Plus One plays on your expectations of how what you would do if you had the chance to meet yourself. Here’s a very original take on the “party over the course of a night” genre. There are some interesting questions brought up, and although the ending may not work for some, Plus One still stands out as entirely fresh for a quick 90 minute romp.
The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg) A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
If you’re looking to catch up on the Oscar nominees, Netflix now has The Hunt. As one of the top contenders for the Best Foreign Feature category, The Hunt takes no prisoners with Mads Mikkelsen dominating your attention. This gripping tale asks a lot out the viewer and provides wonderful reward once your through.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (Leslie Small and Tim Story) Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour.
Everyone loves Kevin Hart, right? I haven’t seen this one, but if you’re a fan of Kevin Hart I hear this is a pretty good time.
The Act of Killing (Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and others) A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
But if you’re looking for a real, hard-hitting documentary that touches on some very real and disturbing truths in our generation, you’ll need to check out The Act of Killing. Another Oscar contender for Best Documentary Feature, The Acting of Killing takes you on a wild journey into a world that will make you feel very uncomfortable and has so much to say. The main focus, Anwar Congo is a truly worthwhile story to take in. It’s unsettling to know how not long ago this all took place.
A Hijacking (Tobias Lindholm) The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.
Here’s another foreign film that has gotten much praise. Although I haven’t caught this film yet, it stands at a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. It sounds as if you’re thirsty for more Captain Phillips-esque storytelling, A Hijacking will be right up your alley.
What will you be watching this weekend?
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com