Amazon Vs Netflix – Pick of the Week – 2nd November
November 2, 2016 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments
Its a new month and the scores have been reset! Who’ll be the victor and give us their best, this month. Amazon Anteater and Netflix Newt. GO!
Filth – Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job – the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there’s been a murder and Bruce’s boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He’s in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH…
Starring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Broadbent, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Emun Elliott, Martin Compston, Shauna Macdonald and Gary Lewis.
Into the Inferno – Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer travel the globe and visit volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia and even North Korea in an attempt to understand man’s relationship with one of nature’s most violent wonders.
Poldark – In the late 18th century, Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his Cornish tin mines after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling. When he gets home, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins, and his old sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young woman, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid while trying to help the people of the village and attempting to gain control of the mines sought after by his rival, the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan.
The Raven – In 19th-century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a horrifying discovery: The murders of a mother and daughter resemble a fictional crime described in a story by Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack).When another murder occurs, also seemingly inspired by Poe’s writings, Fields realizes a serial killer is on the loose and enlists Poe’s help in catching the felon. The stakes become personal for the struggling author when someone close to him may become the killer’s next victim.
Cloud Atlas – Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. An attorney harbors a fleeing slave on a voyage from the Pacific Islands in 1849; a poor composer in pre-World War II Britain struggles to finish his magnum opus before a past act catches up with him; a genetically engineered worker in 2144 feels the forbidden stirring of human consciousness — and so on. As souls are born and reborn, they renew their bonds to one another throughout time.
The Town – Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who — despite his dangerous temper — is like a brother. Everything changes for Doug when James briefly takes a hostage, bank employee Claire Keesey. Learning that she lives in the gang’s neighborhood, Doug seeks her out to discover what she knows, and he falls in love. As the romance deepens, he wants out of his criminal life, but that could threaten Claire.
Streaming Pick of the Week
Netflix – Gone Girl
In Carthage, Mo., former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his glamorous wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) present a portrait of a blissful marriage to the public. However, when Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. The resulting police pressure and media frenzy cause the Dunnes’ image of a happy union to crumble, leading to tantalizing questions about who Nick and Amy truly are.
November Scores: Amazon 0 – Netflix 1
Amazon’s been trying real hard, bless. The Raven is a solid John Cusack film and The Town is a well received, Ben Affleck directed, crime drama but the obvious stand out pick from Amazon is the Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas. Unfortunately it’s up against Netflix’ Gone Girl, which I’ve actually seen and happens to have been one of the best films last year had to offer. If you haven’t seen it, there’s never been a better time to give it a whirl. If you have seen it….. fire Cloud Atlas up then.