It’s been a while…

So, I decided to try to keep up with this blog, and that being said, I thought it was time to post something up about movies.

I haven’t been watching anything good on Netflix lately due to classes, but “Friends” is on, and that’s always a good thing to start off with. You’ll get hooked in so quick, it’ll be over in a blink of an eye.

Most importantly, I wanted to post a link for a friend of mine’s fundraiser for a film he is planning on making. If anyone could show some support, it would be great! Who knows maybe you’ll see it on Netflix one day.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bypass

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May the Odds be ever in your favor

Happy Hunger Games! Today is the day that “Mocking Jay Part 1” comes out in theaters, so in honor of that, I decided to review “Catching Fire!”

If you haven’t seen it, you’re honestly missing out. It’s so great. You go through just about every emotion while watching the movie: happiness, excitement, sadness, depression (RIP Mags), and hope. You’re clinging on to the edge of your seat.

J-Law, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks are all wonderful. The costumes and make up are incredible. It really blows my mind how much work is put into these films.

This movie is getting a rating of 5 out 5 tortilla chips because I am OBSESSED with “the Hunger Games”. So you can totally binge watch this before you head out to see “Mocking Jay Part ” tonight.

How to Have a Netflix Party

Everyone has one of those nights where you just want to kick back and relax by staying in with a group of friends.  You know it is a struggle figuring out ways to save money, but this right here is a pretty good idea.  A night indoors, especially now that the weather is changing, is much needed.  Here is a list of ways to have a Netflix party with a group of friends:

  1. Get yourself some friends.  Now this is only if you don’t have any.  Get a group together, tell them your plans, and you are set to go.
  2. Get some snacks.  Tortilla chips and salsa are a must!  Tell your buds to bring some things of their own.  The more food, the better, and you’ll be saving money.  It is a win win situation for you.  You’re welcome.
  3. Setting up your TV.  If you don’t have one of those fancy smart TVs, you are not alone.  You can easily get an HDMI cable, and then connect it to your laptop and TV.  Bam, you are in business.  Now, if you have access to a projector, then by all means set that bad boy up.  It all depends on the equipment you’re working with, as well as how many people you’re planning on having over.
  4. Pick out your movies.  Are you feeling some comedies?  Action?  Horror?  How about all three?  The beauty of Netflix is that you are able to pick specific genres and see what movies are in those categories.  My personal recommendations?  Try watching a scary movie and a comedy afterwards.  You can laugh off your fears.  Also, pick something totally random on Netflix that you normally wouldn’t watch.  Some of the best movies are found that way.
  5. Start off your night.  So, you have your movies, snacks, TV is set up.  Now, just wait for your friends to come by, and you are good to go!

Let me know if you have any suggestions on this little party idea!

American Horror Story

Since its release in 2011 on Fx, “American Horror Story” has been a big success. I heard nothing but amazing things from my classmates (special shoutout to my multimedia class) so I thought “hmm…might as well,” and I don’t regret the choice I made to see it.
“Murder House” is the title of the first season, and it is probably everyone’s favorite out of the 4 seasons. You have a house and it is haunted. Honestly, it’s pretty crazy.
Season 2, which is called “Asylum” takes place in a mental institution, and that probably my favorite. The acting done by all of the characters, especially Jessica Lange, is so incredible.
If you like to freak yourself out, gore, and questioning what will happen next, I really recommend this show. After all, the first 2 seasons are on Netflix so you can just binge watch it.

Uganda Be Kidding Me

This past week I started to watch shows that were strictly on Netflix, for example House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, and the hilarious Chelsea Handler special “Uganda Be Kidding Me.”

Now, when you think of Chelsea Handler, you might think of some vulgarity in her stand up.  If you’re not into that raunchy kind of humor, you need to stay away from this.  There’s a whole bunch of “did she really just say that?” moments you’re most likely going to go through while watching it.

She’s basically talking about her trip to Africa and all of her crazy things she got to do while there.  She also talks about her book that she wrote about her trip and her friends.  All in all, it is hilarious.

Like I said earlier, if you’re not one to hear her joke about races, religion, and things like that, do not watch this!  She can go on a long rant about it, but it is all in good fun.

I’m giving this a rating of 4 out of 5 tortilla chips because of the fact that she is pretty vulgar, but that’s just Chelsea Handler being herself. No shame in that!

But is Netflix essential?

Some of you may be asking “do I REALLY need Netflix? Can’t I just stream it online from a free website?” I mean, by all means, go ahead and try, but Netflix is pretty essential in the life of a college student.  Just ask Amber Romero, a third year student Bergen Community College.

“I love Netflix!  It is so magical!” Romero said while scrolling through her next show choice to start binge watching.

Romero has been using Netflix now for almost three years.  According to her, that’s just about when they really began to add more TV shows and movies to choose from.

“It’s just so convenient.  You can just take it with you anywhere, whether on your laptop, tablet or phone.  You can pause your show, and then you can pick up where you left off.”

Most college students are always try to find ways to take a break from their homework, so Netflix can easily help you out and distract you for an hour or so (maybe more if you’re binge watching.)

“I’m currently watching ‘Switched at Birth’ and I really like it.  I just finished watching ‘Vampire Diaries’ not too long ago. I just get so into binge watching my shows.”

You could say it is pretty important thing in your life as you’re going through school.  What other way can you find a healthier and more economical way to find some time to kill after those long studying hours.

“You can squeeze it in after a 12 minute nap in between classes.  It is a GREAT stress reliever!”

Adam Sandler and Netflix movie deal?!

Yes, it is true everyone.  Netflix has announced that they will be partnering up with Adam Sandler for a 4 movie deal!

Some people are probably thinking “why are they doing this? Sandler’s all washed out,” but that is no where near true.  Sure, some of his movies lately have flopped, but that’s just about any actor who has a big reputation, am I right?

I think it is actually really exciting to see what Netflix can produce with Sandler’s company Happy Madison Productions.  If they can produce fantastic shows, such as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” imagine what they can do for a movie.  It is definitely a game changer for everything.  Imagine, when the movie comes out in theaters, that same day you will be able to just stay in and stream it on your laptop or TV, rather than going to see a sold out show, hearing people talking during the movie, and all that other annoying stuff.  You go Netflix for changing up the game.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/10/02/adam-sandler-netflix-movies/16600401/