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10 Things to Stream in September

Keith Higgons

Posted on September 2, 2018 09:33

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New month, new stuff on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Ozark: Season 2 (August 31, Netflix) - A little dark, a little light. A little drama, a little comedy. A little country, a little rock and roll. A lot of Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Peter Mullen and Julia Garner, etc. If you liked the first season (and why wouldn't you), you'll like the second.

Maniac (September 21, Netflix) - Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are in the hands of the brilliant Carey Joji Fukunaga (the guy who directed the first season of True Detective ... "time is a flat circle" ... you know, the good season). A dystopian future (is there another kind?) about a treatment facility that hacks peoples brains. Toss in Sally Field and Justin Theroux and this looks pretty much amazing.

The Breakfast Club (September 1, Netflix) - Just in time for school! Is this the Gen X version of Rebel Without a Cause? Not really ... but maybe a little. Is this John Hughes' masterpiece? I think so, but who can say for sure. I will say if you put this movie in a time capsule and watch it in another 33 years, it will resonate just as much.

Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane (September 28, Netflix) - This is important if for no other reason than it shows that gun massacres can happen elsewhere (in this case the United Kingdom). It also shows how gun control legislation can prevent it from happening again. It seems unlikely America will glean any lessons from this film, but still worth the watch.   

Purge: Election Year (September 1, Netflix) - If I am honest, I have deliberately avoided this movie. I've always been afraid that I'd be looking at something in our not too distant future or that it may play more like a documentary. In any event, the timing right before the mid-term elections should make for a fun Friday night.

American Honey (September 20, Netflix) - If you have ever had your door knocked on by one of these people (and I have ... and I bought) then you've often wondered what the story was. Now you know.

Forever (September 14, Amazon Prime) - Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph may seem an odd pairing, but seems to be part of this series odd charm. Sometimes Amazon does brilliantly odd things (I Like Dick) that don't catch on but it's enough to know they tried.

King Lear (TBD, Amazon Prime) - Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent and, of course, Bill Shakespeare ... what more do you require?

The Commuter (September 19, Amazon Prime) - A 66 year old bad ass action hero, how can you beat that? I also think it is Liam Neeson's goal to do battle on every type of transit. Next up? Hot air balloon.

Unforgiven (September 28, Amazon Prime) - Before Clint Eastwood started talking to empty chairs, he made this.

BONUS

Norm Macdonald Has A Show (September 14, Netflix) - If history teaches us anything, this may soon be Norm Macdonald Had A Show. Let's hope not. (A near perfect Norm Macdonald joke.)

Keith Higgons

Posted on September 2, 2018 09:33

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