Any of the Netflix original movies worth watching?

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  1. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    Ozark is exceptional, but it's not for everybody (Mrs. Blanket is among them)
     
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    I said in the first line I didn't know if they were all Netflix Originals. Whoever made them, there might be something in the list the OP might like.
     
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    How can ya go wrong with PTA?
     
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    They must've used Jericho Tpk.
     
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    oh, and I thought Triple Frontier was good too , that's the Ben Affleck movie, that came out a a few months ago...
     
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    Actually they used an old style ice cream shop (Hildebrants) in Hillside Ave and then the whole block on Willis Ave directly across from my wife's shop. I saw DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci and Ray Romano the day I went down to check it out.
     
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    I guess they were going for more of an older style look than the 'sleek modernity' of Jericho Turnpike.:oops:
    Did you have to resist the urge to yell out to DeNiro, "Who are you talkin' to? Are you talkin' to me?"
    I played a gig in his Tribeca restaurant a while ago.
     
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    I like documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, distributed by Netflix.
     
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    A-bone, are you being sarcastic?

    I went to watch it in the theater, and after about 30-45 minutes, I left.

    The only thing I recall about it was Adam Sandler breaking down and crying shortly into the movie, a car crash, and lots of “is this all some kind of a dream” cinematography.

    I’ll watch it again if it gets any better after the first half an hour!!

    In regard to Netflix Original movie:

    I’ve watched:

    The Birdbox
    Radius
    I Am Mother
    How It Ends
    The Apostle

    And a few others.

    Almost ALL of them begin with really interesting ideas, and start to draw you in. But then, inevitably fail in the final act.

    One I did find truly exceptional was The Discovery.

    I also thought The Ritual was really good. One of the better recent horror films.
     
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    It’s a silly teen rom-com trifle, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was fun to watch with my daughter. It’s no When Harry Met Sally, but it’s well crafted for what it is.
     
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    I'm not being sarcastic. I'll offer that I'm not at all fond of Sandler as a performer, but in Punch Drunk Love it struck me that P. T. Anderson located the toxic, inarticulate rage and frustration at the core of Sandler's man child schtick, and displayed it rather than trying to paper over it with puerile and juvenile chuckles.
     
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    I did feel that Sandler’s acting WAS good for the brief time I spent watching the movie.

    I think I was just surprised by the tone of the movie because the only info I had about the movie was that Sandler was going to be putting in a “dramatic performance,” and I caught a tiny bit of a trailer which made the movie seem coherent.... the first 30+ minutes were not coherent and very dreamlike.

    I appreciate your thoughts; I’ll give it a spin and see how the rest of the movie is.

    :)
     
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    Probably my favorite among the Netflix original series

     
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    makes me laugh out loud, a lot.
     
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    I bring up "punch drunk love" often To illustrate that there are comedians / actors who I really don't enjoy but that doesn't take away from the fact that they are very talented. Those folks once in a while make a serious movie (like Will Farrell in - IIRC - everything must go ) that shows their range
     
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    Hey speedy - I am not an AS fan but I really liked Punch. Maybe give it another chance ? I agree with A Bone on how it played to Sandler's persona in a novel way
     
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    Just watched this the other night. Powerful and at times a tough watch, but my lord that young boy put on one hell of a performance.

    The writer/director also was responsible for season 1 of True Detective.
     
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