19th Aug 2020
The weather is not exactly summer ready, but thankfully there are some new additions to Netflix to keep us entertained
When you imagine the summer, thunderstorms and grey skies aren’t exactly on the agenda. Unfortunately for us when we got up this morning, that’s exactly what we found.
A day like today calls for a hearty helping of Netflix. Blockbuster movies, that require very little other than extra popcorn, are the exact distraction we need from the dismal weather right now, and frankly, there’s not much on our agenda otherwise.
Here are five of our favourites that we’ll be lining up today.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Nothing better than a singalong to get the rainy day blues out of your head. The first Mamma Mia may wear the crown, but this follow-up has more songs, more dancing and most importantly, more cheese.
The ultimate comfort watch, Spirited Away is the perfect watch to relax, unwind and experience some good old-fashioned childhood wonder. The movie follows ten-year-old Chihiro, who, on her way to move house with her parents, discovers an abandoned theme park in the forest near her new home. Her parents become trapped in the park, and Chihiro must go on a quest to rescue them. Beautiful artwork, music and story – everything you need for a duvet day.
You’ve Got Mail
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in rainy New York? Say no more, but we’ll give the backstory anyway. Kathleen owns a small independent bookstore, that was handed down to her from her mother. Joe owns a book behemoth, whose chain is putting Kathleen out of business. The pair hate each other, and vent to their chatroom confidants online about their hardships. Little do they know, they are each other’s internet heroes.
Granted, it’s not the original Jurassic Park (which is also getting added to Netflix this month), but this modern sequel definitely holds its own. All the original elements are there – scary dinosaurs, tense music, power-mad park owners, and a plucky team aiming to overthrow them. Classic blockbuster, and a pretty entertaining watch.
If this weather makes you feel like having a good old cry, Ghost is the film to watch. Sam and Molly are a couple completely in love, and when Sam is killed in a street mugging, Molly is devastated. What she doesn’t know is that Sam’s ghost is still there with her, tasked with the unfinished business of protecting her against the man who killed him. Sounds pretty heavy and heart-wrenching, and it is, but Whoopi Goldberg’s talents as a medium provide some great comic relief.
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