It’s Friday! Time to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Looking for something to watch this weekend? Here is the full list of Netflix recommendations from everyone here at French Toast Sunday. Enjoy the Top Picks for 6/25/10:
Netflix synopsis: This horror gem follows Susan (Jessica Harper), a naïve young American girl whose talents have brought her to an illustrious European ballet school. But once she gets there, she realizes there’s something strange going on as she’s faced with a cluster of freaky happenings, from a shower of maggots to poison in her food. What she soon learns is that the school has been a meeting place for witches for many years. [Recommended by Dan]
Netflix synopsis:Jeff Daniels makes for a haunting Brooklyn professor who’s well past his prime, and Laura Linney is his writer wife on the brink of stardom in Noah Baumbach‘s honest look at the disintegration of a marriage. With their lives headed in distinctly opposite directions, the two can’t help but be acrimonious about their impending separation. But that leaves their two children (Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline) stuck in the middle of an emotional war. [Recommended by Jess]
Lindsay says “City of God has absolutely everything you can want in a film. It is a brutal story filled with action, suspense, drama, romance and even comedy. It sucks you in from the start and never lets go, even after you have finished watching it. I could gush about this movie all day because its one of my favorites of all time. After the first time I watched it, I immediately watched it again.”
Netflix synopsis: Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues) is frightened he’ll end up like the countless others around him — troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer’s eye, through which the stories of several people who live in his forsaken Cidade de Deus unfold. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund direct this sobering look at life inside a Rio de Janeiro housing project, reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of an otherwise magical city.
Netflix synopsis: Lena (Stephanie Vizzi) is a 17-year-old single mother living in the Baltimore suburb of Hamilton with her boyfriend Joe’s (Christopher H. Myers) family. Frightened by the demands of new parenthood, Joe makes himself scarce while he struggles to earn money. Sweltering heat makes Lena’s hunt for Joe a misery as she prepares to leave town on vacation. Writer-director Matthew Porterfield’s feature debut premiered at the 2006 Wisconsin Film Festival. [Recommended by Jess]
Netflix synopsis: While on their way home for Thanksgiving break, five college kids run afoul of a homicidal turkey that wants them dead. As the cursed bird hunts them down one by one, the survivors scramble to find a way to defeat the possessed creature. Will the bloodthirsty turkey make this their last Thanksgiving feast ever? Writer-director Jordan Downey‘s holiday-themed horror spoof features an appearance by adult-film star Wanda Lust. [Recommended by Lindsay]