Tag Archives: Netflix

Good on Paper (2021) – Review

Andrea (Iliza Shlesinger), is a stand-up comedian, hoping to make it in Hollywood as a successful actress, that has prioritised her career for a multitude of years, but when she accidentally meets Dennis (Ryan Hansen) at an airport in a chance encounter, this nice, smart, seemingly successful man, enters her life and causes havoc in various different ways. This new comedy isn’t the worst thing to hit our screens as of late, but it’s certainly not the finest either. It’s worth noting that Good on Paper is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Arrival (2016) – Review

An expert in linguistics, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), fronts a group of elite investigators when twelve unknown spaceships touchdown in twelve different locations around the globe. With tensions between nations soaring, the team of investigators must find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrial visitors before it’s too late. A highly acclaimed movie that was originally released in 2016 and is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Body Brokers (2021) – Review

Utah (Jack Kilmer) is a young man, invited to Los Angeles for treatment to correct his long-running issues with drug abuse. The recovering addict quickly learns that the rehab center he was introduced to, is not all about helping people at all, but mainly a cover for a multi-million-dollar operation that includes addicts recruiting other addicts that they know of. An insightful movie, more than worth the watch, but at the same time, probably not one with much kind of rewatch value.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Stowaway (2021) – Review

The highly trained crew of a spacecraft headed to Mars on a dangerous two-year mission, quickly learn that an accidental stowaway is also onboard with them, twelve-hours after takeoff. The crew are too far away from Earth to return to base, and with their own resources diminishing by the day, questions begin to arise regarding how each of the four people will finish the mission safely. Not quite as good as I had hoped and certainly not on the level of similar releases in the same genre, but watchable on the whole.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Ride or Die (2021) – Review

Rei Nagasawa (Kiko Mizuhara) is a woman that finds herself murdering the abusive husband of another woman that she’s been in love with for over ten years – Nanae Shinoda (Honami Sato). While on the run together after the murder, the pair rekindle their feelings and try to enjoy the last moments they have together, before their freedom is ultimately taken from them. An at times striking drama, filmed and captured in Japan, that has just been released to Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Seaspiracy (2021) – Review

This new, thought-provoking documentary highlights the damage that humans are really doing to our very own ocean life, while also uncovering an alarming amount of corruption that is happening on a global scale. Seaspiracy is available to stream on Netflix, but it has to be said that there are a number of extremely raw and upsetting scenes of animal cruelty included. If you’re able to get past that, however, I’d encourage anybody to watch this at least once in their lifetime.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Game Night (2018) – Review

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) regularly host game nights, much to the enjoyment of themselves and their loyal group of friends, but when Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), guest hosts one evening, things become a little more complicated and the group find themselves caught up in a real-life mystery after Brooks is kidnapped. A well-received comedy flick released in 2018 and now finding itself streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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News of the World (2020) – Review

After a young girl is taken by the Kiowa people many years ago, Captain Kidd (Tom Hanks), a war veteran that now drifts from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, is tasked with returning her to distant biological relatives that are based over two-hundred miles away. The pair then enlist on the treacherous journey, filled with grave dangers, while also searching for a place that either can call home. News of the World was released originally in December 2020, but this past weekend hit our Netflix screens.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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