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5 Things To Watch On Netflix (November 2016)

October 31, 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 November 2016!

The Book Thief (2013)

Genre: Drama

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse

Directed by Brian Percival

Written by Michael Petroni

Based on the international bestseller, this is the story of a young girl whose spirit and passion help her and those around her live through the horrors of Germany during World War II. When young Liesel Meminger finds her first book during an early traumatic moment, she begins her own collection and helps her parents and Jewish friend escape their bleak reality. A lighter and more hopeful depiction of a dark time in modern history.

Colin Quinn: The New York Story

Genre: Comedy

There’s few things better than watching a truly gifted stand-up comedian display their impressive art. Colin Quinn may not be one of the mot renowned comedians or a household name, but the Saturday Night Live alumni has made a solid career as the king of New York’s comedy club scene. He’s rude, grumpy, un-PC and undeniably hilarious.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Genre: Sports

Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken

Directed by Dexter Fletcher

Written by Sean Macaulay & Simon Kelton

What makes a great sports movie truly fun is having a likable underdog who is easy to root for. This film is follows that formula to a tee. It’s the true story of a courageous and determined British ski-jumper who, along with his washed-up trainer, defied the odds at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Green Room (2015)

Genre: Thriller

Starring  Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier 

Written by Jeremy Saulnier 

Looking for something a little darker and a lot more violent? This small film that largely flew under the radar will be remember in years to come as one of the genre greats. The simple, tense tale follows a punk rock group who takes a gig at a club run by Neo-Nazis and things quickly unravel. It is gruesome and sometimes hard to watch but it’s a surprisingly thrilling film if you can stomach it.

King Arthur (2004)

Genre: Action, Adventure

Starring Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Written by David Franzoni

Sometimes it’s fun to turn your brain off for a bit of mindless, swash-buckling fun and this film is nothing if not mindless. A more grounded retelling of the tale of how Arthur became king, this adventure follows the reluctant leader of a band of knights who set-out to fight against the invading Saxons. It’s a demystified look at what has become a bit of a fairy tale and while it’s not high art, it can be a good bit of fun.


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