New to Your Queue
| Monday, October 31, 2011
When low-paid, underappreciated chemistry teacher Walter White finds out he has terminal cancer, he decides to produce high quality meth to provide money for his family. Teaming up with his underachieving former student, Walter slowly changes from Mr. Chips to Scarface in this critically acclaimed AMC original series. A wide array of characters from comic to killer, violent action sequences, creative cinematography, great acting, suspenseful storytelling and the beautiful but dangerous setting of Albuquerque make this show a must-see. Watch seasons 1 through 3 to catch up with the currently airing season four.
One of the most stylish shows on television is now in your instant queue. Watch the most dramatic teenagers on New York’s Upper East Side as they flirt, fight and flaunt their wealth. It’s the perfect escape from real life, complete with glamorous parties, incredible fashion and beautiful people. Serena van der Woodsen and her friends Blair, Chuck, Nate and Dan represent something almost impossible to reach, yet so enjoyable to watch. Catch seasons one through four on Netflix for clothing inspiration and indulge in guilty pleasure excellence.
Although it may bring tears to your eyes at parts, “Up” will also warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. This animated film follows the adventures of Carl Fredricksen, a man who loses the beloved wife he had planned on taking grand explorations with. When he finally begins his journey, a young boy named Russell surprisingly tags along. At first Carl is a crotchety old man, but he grows to appreciate Russell. “Up” is the touching story of friendship, love and perseverance in achieving your dreams.
“Searching for Bobby Fischer”
Chess never seemed more interesting than in director Steve Zaillian’s critically-acclaimed film about a chess prodigy who may or may not follow in the footsteps of chess’s most enigmatic and energizing master, Bobby Fischer. Based on a true story, the movie explores what it is like growing up with an incredible gift and what it means to win. The all-star cast includes Joe Mantegna and Ben Kingsley. With a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you know this movie is the worth the time.
Sherlock Holmes has appeared in many different forms throughout his 100+ year history. He has worn that famous deer hunter cap, been played by Iron Man and has even been featured as a mouse. However, you’ve never seen him quite like this before.
“Sherlock,” produced by the BBC and presented in America by PBS, comes from the geniuses behind the cult British show “Doctor Who” and features the man who played Bilbo Baggins as Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) sidekick Watson (Martin Freeman). The story now takes place in modern London and Sherlock is a genius who uses modern technology along with his own wits to solve crimes. Check it out on Netflix in preparation for the second mini-series, premiering early next year.