Month: August 2014

What Netflix’s ‘Mitt’ Taught Me About the Way I View Politicians

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Everyone knows by now that Netflix has fantastic programming. House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are some of the most popular shows out there, and for good reason. “TV” shows aren’t the only thing Netflix is killing at right now though. Netflix-produced documentaries are also killing at the moment. Last year, their documentary The Square was nominated for an Oscar. This year, their documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball (which is about as entertaining as any sports film can get) was picked up to be made into a major motion picture. And, just a few months ago, they released Mitt, an inside look at Mitt Romney during the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. I recently got the chance to watch Mitt, and I have to say, it blew my mind in a very unfortunate way. Continue reading

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6 Films That Could Make Great TV Shows

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Remember when you first heard that Fargo was being turned into a miniseries? Remember thinking, “why?” Remember when you watched it and realized, “you know what, this is pretty good.” Well, you weren’t alone. Fargo went on to win Best Miniseries on Monday night’s Emmys, and now, as the television industry does (or any industry for that matter) when things go right, everyone is trying to catch up. This last week has brought news that TV shows based on Minority Report and Shutter Island are in development, which only means one thing–television series inspired by films are now a trend. Continue reading