Are you staying in tonight? Have Netflix? Well then if you do, I have a Netflix recommendation for you–The Devil’s Double.
This chilling thriller explores a biographical life of Uday Hussein, Saddam Hussein’s son. Uday commits heinous crimes throughout the movie to usurp and parade power.
And he attempts to get away with it all through the act of doubling? Don’t know what I mean? You’ll just have to watch!
Packed with action, adult content, and adult language; not recommended for children. Rated R. Original release date: January 2011. Director: Lee Tamahori
1. Flashpoint–A Strategic Response Team responds to a host of situations where desperate individuals take matters into their own hands. Which one’s the target? A corrupt politician or a kidnapped hostage held against her own will for 8 years? You have to watch and see. My favorite episode is the one where the father fights for his daughter’s heart, literally. (Action. Guns. Police)
2. The Chicago Code–I smell a sleazy politician who has turned Chicago into his personal playground. Watch to see if he’s caught or not by Chicago’s first female Lieutenant. (Action. Corruption. Police)
3. Archer–This adult cartoon delivers satire, punchlines, and more, back to back. Ladies’ man Archer has trouble dealing with his boss who is also his controlling mother. These are adult situations and adult content. Not for children (under the age of 18) in my opinion. Good writing. (Cartoon. Adult. Explicit Content)
Are you home on a Saturday night? There’s nothing wrong with that. I hope you’ve got Netflix to break away from the day-to-day of your cable box. Sometimes I don’t want to see NeNe Leakes scheming nor do I enjoy seeing black women fight. So I hit the Net to find what else could be of interest. And Netflix knows me well, I apparently watch a lot of shows surrounded around supernatural beings and psychological thrillers. There are even classics that interest me like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It’s all on Netflix and more.
So aside from all the drama cable’s bringing you, I wanted to share a few undiscovered gems on the Net. Although, Netflix has taken a huge hit with their new underdeveloped venture—Qwikstar, there’s much to be enjoyed on Netflix.
Here are my Netflix picks for the week:
Damages: Glenn Close’s is a morally-challenged, mind-controlling attorney who is just down-right devious in this favorite of mine. Every move may or may not be to her benefit! Big city setting. I’ve fallen in love with Close all over again. Warning: this series is highly-addictive; sure-fire thriller.
The Gates: Supernatural. Vampires, lycans, and witches reside in a ritzy upscale gated community. Struggling to mind their own business, these supernatural housewives, bad ass kids, and nosey neighbors are stirring up trouble for the new cheif in town. All the characters are easy on the eyes. You’re sure to enjoy. Series.
The Perfect Host: Psychological Thriller. Actors David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford star in this suspenseful film. Your opinion on assailants and victims will change with the twists and turns of this movie. You can’t trust nobody. Watch what happens when a stranger seeks help in the middle of nowhere. Movie.
Dirt: Courtney Cox is really turnt up in this series. A real cutthroat cougar, Cox exploits celebs’ personal lives in order to keep her career afloat. She’s the Tabloid Queen of Dirt Magazine. A few deaths, a schizophrenic photojournalist, and coke heads are sure to hold your attention. Series.
Love Jones: Black Romance. Expressions of black love and life’s imperfections pour all over the scenes. Set in Chicago, late 90s, Nia “Nina” Long and Larenz “Darius” Tate ride the waves of lust, love, and romance. Long, full, and close-up shots. Black and white cinematography. I can never get over Darius attempting to run down Amtrak. wtdta?
Saturday nights don’t have to be another re-run, and I’ve just showed you how. Watch one of my favorites and tell me all about it. 😉 Enjoy.
A movie came out not too long ago called The Mechanic. In this movie, Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a contract killer for hire. Arthur is exceptionally good at his job and makes each killing look like a death of natural causes. Arthur is usually hired to take down other unsavory criminals who think no one can touch them.
Arthur usually obtains his contracts via Craigslist looking advertisement with some encryption. After the ad is, decrypted Arthur can see the contract for the person he is intended to kill. Arthur’s superior in the movie is Harry McKenna (Donald Sutherland). Harry McKenna is the middle man and is usually the one that brings Arthur payment. Harry McKenna is also the one that knows the details of Arthur’s contracts and is a friend of Arthur. Harry McKenna has a son named Steve McKenna (Ben Foster). Steve is nothing but trouble and never amounts to anything. Harry keeps trying to help him to find his son failing again.
Arthur and Harry have one boss and that is Dean (Tony Goldwyn). Dean is the mysterious head of the organization that provides the contracts and the payment for successful contracts. Dean is so mysterious he does not have a last name and no one knows where he is. The only way anyone is able to get in contact with Dean is through his cell phone. Everything turns quite sour in a contract gone bad. A whole team of these specialized contract killers were killed while completing a job.
In the movie it explained only two people ever know the details of any job. Dean knew the details of the job and so did Harry McKenna. Come to find out Harry McKenna sold out his organization and the whole team was killed. Dean in retaliation puts a contract out on Harry McKenna and asks Arthur to take the job. Arthur has no choice and completes the contract on Harry, killing him.
After completing the job, Arthur feels some remorse and takes in Harry McKenna’s son, Steve McKenna. Arthur fails to tell Steve he is the one that killed his father. After a fair amount of bonding between the two Arthur agrees to teach Steve the ropes of contract killing.
From that point on the movie is fairly predictable with a last stand scenario where Arthur and Steve go up against Dean for each of their own reasons. I know after reading all this my readers want to know is the movie worth seeing. I will say that the Mechanic is truly a “guy movie.”
The movie has a few twists, turns from start to finish but the plot is not complicated, and a movie watcher will know the end before the movie really gets started. The good part is the way that the movie gets there. The Mechanic contains enough action to satisfy any action junkie. The action scenes are done well with them all being fairly realistic. There are guns, car chases, hand to hand combat, chases on foot, explosions, and some sexy women (which have scenes that earn the R rating).
What more could any guy ask for in a movie? Just do not go to the movie thinking the plot will be life changing or that the plot will be thought provoking. That is not the point of this kind of movie. The movie is meant to be fast paced wild ride through the life of a contract killer. It is not similar to movies such as The Professional or The Hitman. It is all together something quite different and that is what makes it a good way to spend an afternoon with a bowl of popcorn.
Movie Rating **** (four stars out of five)
Contains: Violence, Blood, Cursing, Strong Sexual Content