Maybe you’re looking to save a few bucks or the current theater choices just aren’t cutting it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just as nice to sit at home and watch a good flick. Take a look at this week’s picks for some At-Home Alternatives to the weekly cinema options.
Instead of Prisoners, watch :Zodiac
The new crime thriller Prisoners looks absolutely captivating. I unfortunately missed the screening for the film but looking on the bright side, another fantastic movie in the same vein, David Fincher’s Zodiac, recently made it’s way to Netflix instant watch. Both films actually star Jake Gyllanhall and feature high profile, troubling cases that are baffling the police involved. Zodiac is about the real life “Zodiac Killer” case that remains one of the most notorious unsolved serial killer cases in history. The film is impeccably researched and creates an ominous atmosphere around the true events that are more suspenseful than one might imagine. [Prisoners trailer] / [Zodiac trailer]
Instead of Battle of the Year, watch :Bring It On
I didn’t really know where to go with this one. I don’t know many people that are even remotely interested in the new dance flick Battle of the Year but I’m assuming that it’s made for a younger demographic. If you still want to see a competition film that might make you laugh, check out the teen flick Bring it On. It’s like, a totally fun movie about competing cheer squads. It’s silly but not without it’s charm. [Battle of the Year trailer] / [Bring It On trailer]
Iron Man 3
Tony Stark can do no wrong in my opinion. I enjoy all three of the Iron Man movies (yes even two) and I thought that the third installment was a whole lotta fun. Set around Christmas, a trademark of director Shane Black, this Iron Man has a unique feel for a superhero story. I’m looking forward to rewatching this one soon and again around the holidays. [Buy it on Amazon] / [Iron Man 3 trailer]
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s near master piece is available for everyone’s viewing pleasure courtesy of Netflix. The movie displays a stark portrait of an oil prospector as he navigates various business ventures and compromises his morals at almost every turn. Daniel Day Lewis gives a powerhouse performances as the lead and supporting player Paul Dano also shines as a questionable young preacher.
There Will Be Blood Netflix Synopsis: In this expansive drama, ambitious prospector Daniel Plainview strikes it rich when he buys the oil rights to a California family’s ranch. As he turns a simple village into a boomtown, Plainview stokes the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?