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5 Things To Watch On Netflix Canada (July 2016)

June 30, 2016

Netflix has become an unbelievable source of entertainment for millions of Canadians. For the relatively cheap monthly subscription, users have access to countless films and television shows from various years, various genres and various cinematic tastes.

The only real problem with Netflix is deciding what to watch.

Luckily we’ve got a new feature to let you know what new programs will be debuting this month and which ones are worth checking out.

Let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix July 2016!

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Genre: Comedy                                                                                                                                                                                        

Starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson and Tom Hulce                                                           

Directed by Jon Landis

Written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller

National Lampoon’s name is synonymous comedy and this comedy classic has certainly helped with that reputation. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this 1978 film, don’t go in expecting high art. The “plot” (if you can say there is a plot) deals with a rowdy, debaucherous university fraternity more focused on the next party than on making it to class. If you haven’t seen it in a while, it does hold up rather well and contains one of the funniest film performances courtesy of the late, great John Belushi.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Genre: Drama                                                                                                                                                                                          

Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blancett and Tilda Swinton                                                                                            

Directed by David Fincher

Written by Eric Roth

Based on a short story from F. Scott Fitzgerald, this 2008 film follows the life story of Benjamin Button. What makes Benjamin’s case so curious is that he is born an old man and ages in reverse. A fine plot propels a moving story which examines life and what each person makes of it.

The Big Short

Genre: Drama, Comedy                                                                                                                                                                         

Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling                                                 

Directed by Adam McKay

Written by Adam McKay and Charles Randolph

This film won the Oscar last year for it’s clever and inventive screenplay. The film tells the true life tale of a handful of bold and ambitious individuals who, on the brink of the U.S house market collapse, had the foresight to bet against the housing market. Not a tale of heroes, but a well-told story of the smartest people in the room who managed to get off a sinking ship with their wallets full.

The Social Network

Genre: Drama

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake

Directed by David Fincher

Written by Aaron Sorkin

A movie based on the invention of Facebook may not seem like the most enticing story, but you’d be surprised at what a engaging drama it can be. Based on the true events, the movie follows brilliant outsider Mark Zuckerberg who made a global network for friends to connect and managed to make more than a few enemies in the process.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Genre: Sci-Fi

Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford

Directed by J.J Abrams

Written by J.J Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

The Star Wars saga is maybe the most beloved film franchises of all time and now a new saga is attempting to introduce a new generation to these worlds. If you’re a fan of the classic films, you’ll likely be thrilled by how faithful the new film is to the old franchise. Old favorites return, new compelling characters make a strong impression and the action set-pieces are quite thrilling. A great film to enjoy with the whole family.

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