To start off our first edition of Weekend View Queue, we had to acknowledge today as the bithday of a director who needs no introduction, but we'll give him one anyway - Mr. Quentin Tarantino!
In honor of the Oscar-winning director, we've dedicated our Netflix picks this week to movies that he's created, both his widely acclaimed commercial and critical hits, and his more genre cult classics. Here are those selections, plus more for popular streaming services.
This 2009 war movie is a signature Tarantino film. In some of his films, Tarantino takes real-life events that have happened in the past and then he completely changes the narrative, almost creating his own alternate reality. This particular film follows a team of Jewish soldiers that commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis in order to take out their leader, Adolf Hitler. Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino teamed up with his lead muse and actress/heroine extraordinaire Uma Thurman in this genre piece that's equal parts Tarantino, "Enter the Dragon" and every over-the-top, vengeance-is-mine action-thriller worth its salt. Thurman is The Bride who'll stop at nothing to track down and destroy the ex-lover (David Carradine) who killed her unborn baby and her entire wedding party.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Since the story had too much memorable bloodletting to be contained in merely one cinematic episode, Tarantino and star Uma Thurman split the "Kill Bill" legacy into two parts, both worth revisiting. The action culminates here once and for all as Thurman's The Bride gets what's coming to her, and everyone who stands in her way.
This animated comedy flick uses stop motion to show the lives of a group of chicken stuck on a farm, doomed to be turned into chicken pie unless they can learn how to fly. With the help of Rocky the rooster and his flight school, these chickens will hopefully fly the coup.
Hearts Beat Loud
The feel-good indie movie to watch on our list is this one. This is the story of a daughter wanting to focus on her studies and get into the best college possible, while her father who is a widower trys to figure out how to pay for his child's college. The dad was previously a musician, and his daughter definitely has the voice to be one...so dad always carves out some time in her busy schedule to get creative and jam out. Now streaming on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, & YouTube
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Long before "Mr. Robot" and "Stranger Things," Gen X icons Christian Slater and Winona Ryder put their stamp on cinematic history with this dark comic tale about a teen sociopath named Jason Dean who, despite his obvious imitations of cool guy Jack Nicholson, seduces Ryder's Veronica to help him off her extremely off-putting popular friends, the high school clique known as the Heathers.
The Disaster Artist
This might be the most cult classic-esque addition to the list because it's actually an American biographical comedy based on another film called "The Room." The film that this film is based on was notoriously so bad that it was labeled as a comedy, when it was meant to be a hard-hitting drama. Both films have earned a massive, deserved following.
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