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Netflix Recommendation Thread
« on: June 22, 2011, 08:51:05 PM »
I know a bunch of us here use netflix for instant streaming. I thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to giving recommendations for things to watch that are available to stream instantly online. TV shows, documentaries, movies, etc...

I watched "Revolution" last night... it was ok. Pretty cool documentary with first-hand footage of hippies. Not super well done or anything, but def entertaining.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Revolution/70147130?trkid=2431209

Got nothing to do tonight, and looking for another recommendation. Hit me!
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 08:55:47 PM »
The Thing.

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 08:57:12 PM »
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 09:47:42 PM »
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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

Filmmaker Adam Scorgie explores the illegal marijuana industry in British Columbia, revealing how the international business is most likely more profitable than it would be if it was lawful in this enlightening documentary. Marijuana growers, law enforcement officials, physicians, politicians, criminologists, economists and celebrities -- including comedian Tommy Chong -- shed light on this topical subject in a series of compelling interviews.

A little long thorough, but very informative

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 10:42:16 PM »
If anyone is looking for a new show to follow (comedy, think: The Office, but with struggling actors in LA working the catering business), watch "Party Down". First two seasons available for streaming. I watched the first season in almost one sitting. Nothing super brilliant or new, but definitely entertaining.
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 04:50:11 AM »
Awesome idea for a thread, George!  :clap:

I can't speak for it's quality yet, but I've got Howl queued up to watch tonight. It stars James Franco as Allen Ginsberg. Looks like it could be pretty good.
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 04:56:04 AM »
there's a great british comedy series called That Mitchell & Webb Look that's hilarious. check it out.

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 11:12:12 AM »
ok here goes.

helvetica - awesome documentary about the typeface and why its so fucking awesome.
exit through the gift shop - banksy documentary about him and mr brainwash.  great street art doc.
objectified - documentary about industrial design and how the little things matter

those are off the top of my head.  i'll have to look back at my recent watched and get some more
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 11:55:04 AM »
I started the BBC series "Sherlock" last night, only 3 episodes but they are each around 1.5hrs.

I only saw the first episode but it's pretty damn good - hopefully I'll get around to the other 2 this weekend.



good thread idea btw!

Oh and Party Down is indeed hilarious, I thought the 2nd season was wayyyy better than the 1st (which I liked)
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 01:19:32 PM »
The Thing.
YES!!! Any early John Carpentener film thats instantly. Also, Scanners.

 

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 02:58:33 PM »
Also the IT Crowd is a hilarious brit comedy
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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 03:10:48 PM »
The Thing.
YES!!! Any early John Carpentener film thats instantly. Also, Scanners.

some of those streaming movies are in shit quality, though. if the Thing isn't widescreen, there's no point watching it.

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 03:46:12 PM »
Most of the stuff available streaming that I gave 4 or more stars to were either classics (Clockwork Orange, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Johnny Dangerously, etc), TV shows (Lost, Family Guy, News Radio, Battlestar Galactica), or a documentary (Food Inc, Exit Through the Gift Shop), but there were a couple regular movies, too:
World's Greatest Dad - Robin Williams makes his son's accidental death look like a suicide
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the 2 sequels (Subtitled movies of the worldwide bestsellers)
The Lost - Jack Ketchum book, always a bit skewed
Cashback - strange and unique about someone who can stop time

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 04:10:31 PM »
If anyone is looking for a new show to follow (comedy, think: The Office, but with struggling actors in LA working the catering business), watch "Party Down". First two seasons available for streaming. I watched the first season in almost one sitting. Nothing super brilliant or new, but definitely entertaining.

I second the recommendation for Party Down. Extremely underrated show that would have been a huge hit in any sane world.

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Re: Netflix Recommendation Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 05:52:01 PM »
If anyone is looking for a new show to follow (comedy, think: The Office, but with struggling actors in LA working the catering business), watch "Party Down". First two seasons available for streaming. I watched the first season in almost one sitting. Nothing super brilliant or new, but definitely entertaining.

I second the recommendation for Party Down. Extremely underrated show that would have been a huge hit in any sane world.

Prob too many drug references.

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