It is the first of May and I am already excited to share what will be on Netflix this month. As you know, the following film suggestions are of films I have seen before its arrival to Netflix. I will also be mentioning two Netflix own material that I recommend to watch this month. Here are my picks:
Casting JonBenet (2017)
This is a Netflix documentary that I heard so much buzz about and was initially excited to watch once it premiered on April 28. After two decades of media speculation and public fascination, filmmakers explore the infamous legacy of the world’s most famous child-murder case. With a new film making direction, it focuses on a series locally known amatuer actors as they are being cast for the roles of JonBenet, Patsy (mother), John (father), and Burke (brother) who were there on the fateful day on December 25th and may hold the truth of what exactly happened to JonBenet. The documentary does not interview the family or witness, instead it ask these unknown actors about their take on the murder, who did and what happen. Honestly, I could care less about what these people think- I might as well asked my parents or other family members about their intake and it would be the same material. Nevertheless, the documentary provides interesting imagery.
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)
The first film I ever saw in London! I remember arriving and by the third day I went with some “mates” to the local movie theater, Genesis Cinema, and had a laugh out loud, fun experience. Watching this over again reminds me of my adventure in London. Oh, how I yearn to be back in London! Anyway, this is the third film of the Bridget Jones Diary series in which she was able to find happiness with Mark Darcy for a brief second before splitting and goes to a British version of Coachella, meets handsome American Jack, played by Patrick Dempsey, sleeps with him, sees Mark again, sleeps with him, gets pregnant and can’t recall who can potentially be the father of her child. It is a hilarious film with cameo from Ed Sheeran that makes me emotional whenever I see it, I think because I wish I would get to ride a human-sized hamster ball with him.
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
I remember seeing this film when I was younger, (don’t tell my parents) it made me laugh out loud! It starts Jamie Kennedy as the son of a wealthy politician tries to emulate urban street culture and aspires to be a rapper, going by the name of “B-Rad.” In order to discourage Brad from pursuing his thug-inspired antics, his dad hires two African-American actors to to pose as gang members and introduce the naïve youth to real ghetto life. The plot may not seem flawed but the humor is authentic. I think this film is a parody of Eminem entering the rap industry, in a time when it was predominantly African-American.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
Another film I watched in London, in fact I went to the red carpet event and followed the actors to the film premiere at Westminster Abbey. Dr. Strange would have to be one of my favorite Marvel films (coming from a girl that falls asleep during superhero films) I really enjoyed seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as a Marvel hero. The films focuses on the character Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality.The film kept me interested and I became jealous of Cumberbatch luxurious lifestyle. A film fit for all genre lovers.
Lastly, Don’t forget to check out Season 5 of House of Cards for those that have been keeping up with the series. The season will be available to stream May 30th.
Stay tuned for next month for my summer picks!