Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, including good things like stunning movies on Netflix. September will see several great movies leave the service. Here’s a quick list of five great films to check out before they disappear.
1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The futuristic, dystopian crime film.
2. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
About an LA cop struggling with his loyalties when he encounters the world of street racing.
3. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A humorous, high-quality musical which follows a murderous London hair cutter.
4. The Dark Night (2008)
A Joker centered movie about Batman’s worst enemy.
5. Carol (2015)
Already classic drama about an aspiring photographer’s relationship with an older woman.
Netflix is always bolstering its content and widening its audience. A new series called Rhythm + Flow does both. It’s a music competition program aimed at finding hip-hop’s next big stars. Similar to America’s Got Talent and American Idol of old, there will be a three judge panel that includes Chance the Rapper, T.I. and Cardi B. The latter two have experience in the TV world, with T.I. has worked with MTV while Cardi B starred in Love & Hip-Hop: New York, before becoming the famous artist she is today.
The first four of ten episodes will drop on October 9th featuring auditions in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. The next three episodes will be released a week later on October 16th. Rap battles, music videos, and ciphers will be used to narrow down the field. The final slate of three episodes will drop on October 23rd with a winner being declared at the end. This is the first music talent competition hosted by a streaming service. If successful we can expect it won’t be the last. Rhythm + Flow has been critically acclaimed as “hip-hop’s first legit TV competition,” which throws a little shade on Diddy’s Making The Band.
The famous Broadway musical “The Prom” is set to become a movie on Netflix, and with the recent release of the casting, viewers can expect an all-star lineup of talent. Headlining the superstar cast is Oscar and Emmy winning actresses Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Additionally Netflix’s movie version of “The Prom” will feature Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells.
The basis of the story is around an Indiana lesbian teenager who struggles with the acceptance and permissions of the LGBTQ community in day to day life. She is banned from attending her school’s prom with a partner of the same gender, and thus gains traction with Broadway big shots to fight the injustice of this particular scenario.
Ryan Murphy, producer of this movie who recently inked a new 5 year deal with Netflix was also the producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story. “The Prom” is set to become the first of several projects in which Murphy will produce for Netflix, as he enjoys the fruits of his labor with a 300 million dollar deal.