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Disney Buys Lucas Films: Why This is Good News

It is an energy field found in all things. It unites us, it binds us, it brings the galaxy together. Those words sparked more hope, inspiration, and deep feelings of what it means to be a good person than the entire sum of the rest of my whole life has to this very moment. I was hooked young, some of my earliest memories are of watching the Star Wars trilogy. Read the rest of this entry


Culture Shock: Netflix Influentials

My picks for the most influential films available on Netflix.

I’m limiting myself to Netflix Streaming because, well let’s be honest, you probably should have a Netflix subscription. I’m a walking advertisement for Netflix, so I won’t bore you with the sales pitch, mostly I’m thinking of accessability here. Many of these movies aren’t likely to be found at your average Blockbuster or Redbox, but Netflix and their partners were kind enough to make these films available for streaming.

I will tell you that when I started writing this article, I had no idea how deep this particular rabbit hole went. Regardless, I had already begun the descent. With your permission and votes of interest, I will break this list down, into more manageable chunks. We’ll start with five films today, and I won’t even tell you how many more I have lined up in order to save myself some face if it turns out no one is interested. But I’m hoping some of us out there are interested in adding a little culture to our lives… for the low price of a Netflix subscription, which we, in all likelyhood, already have.

I should also note that I’m starting with early film here. You have been warned, some films have subtitles and a few are even SILENT. I’ll give you a brief summary of what makes it influential and spend little to no time on critical exposition. I’m simply telling you WHY you might want to watch it, or at the very least, be aware of the film.

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