Not the best week in Netflix releases, unless you like corny Kevin Hart movies and cliche sports movies where the underdog makes a triumphant comeback, but in case you get desperate this weekend, here are some time-filler type flicks.
“Ali” ( 2001)
Trying to rightfully depict the fascinating and colorful life of Muhammad Ali is a seemingly impossible feat, but Michael Mann’s direction and Will Smith’s portrayal of the brash boxer got some weighty accolades for the almost three-hour long drama. This is probably your best bet for new releases this week.
“Let The Fire Burn” (2013)
In this appalling documentary, the longtime and often overlooked feud between the city of Philadelphia and the controversial radical urban group MOVE is retold through archival news coverage and interviews that took place after local authorities ordered police to drop military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse– a move that led to the death of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes.
“A Touch of Sin” (2013)”
Set in contemporary China, this raved-about indie flick follows the lives of four lower class outcasts that go on murderous rampages after much disdain for the rapidly changing Chinese state.
“All Things to All Men” (2013)
Another shitty action movie where the long revered veteran detective on some crime case will do whatever it takes to take down a notorious crime lord. Detective enlists the help of known criminal, allegiances are blurred, and then things get a little dicey, blah blah blah.
“The Perfect Game” (2009)
It’s hard to imagine Cheech Marin in any other role besides the laid back stoner who smokes two-foot fatties in his car, but in this totally cliche sports movie about a team of oddball Little Leaguers from Mexico that make it all the way to the Little League World Series, the famed slacker plays Padre Esteban, the team’s religious beacon of support and guiding moral voice.