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23rd Jun 2017

7 titles on Netflix that are definitely worth checking out this weekend

Paul Moore

Featuring one of the best horror films in recent memory.

If you’ve got serious Glastonbury envy, here’s hoping that some of these titles on Netflix will help.

You’re Next

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 75%

Plot: One of the smartest and most inventive horror films in recent memory, You’re Next puts a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, axe-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped. Unknown to the attackers, they’ve probably picked the wrong home to visit.

Ok, Adam Wingard’s film has been added-removed-added-removed to Netflix for a while, but it’s back and if you haven’t seen it, it’s a great watch for horror fans.

Watch it if you fancy: A really good home invasion horror that has plenty of exciting death sequences and a strong plot. It’s back on Netflix and horror fans will love it.

XX

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%

Plot: An all-female helmed horror anthology that features four dark tales. Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with The Birthday Party; Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) exorcises Her Only Living Son; Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S trilogy) screams Don’t Fall; and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) dares to open The Box.

Watch it if you fancy: Ever seen the horror anthology V/H/S? This is very like it. Some segments are strong, others aren’t, but it’s enjoyable.

Clip via – Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Luther – Season 4

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 79%

Plot: On a leave of absence from the police force, Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage on the edge of England. But a visit from his old colleagues at the Met brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes.

Watch it if you fancy: A recap ahead of news that we’re getting another season of Idris Elba’s unhinged detective.

Ok, this season wasn’t as good as what came before it, but it’s still better than most other shows. If you haven’t seen Luther yet then you’re really missing out.

Glow

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%

Plot: Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.

Watch it if you fancy: Getting stuck into a new TV show that has been earning some seriously good reviews. Alison Brie( Community , Mad Men , BoJack Horseman ) has never been better and it really strikes a nice balance between comedy, character and action.

Headshot

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 74%

Plot: An amnesiac (Iko Uwais) is forced to confront his shady true identity when he finds himself fighting to rescue a student doctor.

Watch it if you fancy: Seeing the star of The Raid in another bone-crunching Indonesian bloodbath.  Essential for any person that loves martial arts films.

Ant Man

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 81%

Plot: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.

Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world

Watch it if you fancy: Paul Rudd at his charismatic best. This is very different to any other Marvel film but Rudd’s scenes with Michael Pena are a joy to behold.

Jurassic World

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%

Plot:  There’s a new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, which creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Watch it if you fancy: Switching your brain off and watching some dinosaur mayhem. Hell, lots of people absolutely adore this franchise as seen by the fact that this film took more than a billion dollars at the box-office.

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