by Patrick Bromley
After almost 200 installments of Netflix This Movie!, the weekly column in which we recommended movies to watch on Netflix Instant for the last few years, it's time for a change. While I'm still happy with the Netflix service, it was getting nearly impossible to recommend four or five new titles a week with the rate at which they add new stuff. The model for the column was no longer sustainable.
So welcome to "I Stream, You Stream," in which I'll be recommending movies not just on Netflix but across a number of streaming platforms. After all, that's more or less how we consume our media these days, sampling from a number of options instead of putting all of our eggs in one streaming basket. Hope you like it!
Big thanks to JB and his wife Jan for naming the column (including the "Movie Love for Paid Subscribers" tagline, which was way too funny not to include -- it was one of the 30 hilarious options they came up with) and, as always, Doug for creating the graphic. #KuffsLife
Albert Pyun) Listen, just because this is a new take on the weekly recommendations column and I now have access to the arthouse Criterion library doesn't mean I'm going to abandon my love of lowbrow nonsense like the works of Albert Pyun. To enjoy a movie like this you have to be able to abandon conventional ideas of narrative...or performance...or budget...and just appreciate the weirdness of a movie about a girl group that gets stranded in space and stalked by a monster. Pyun's vision and ideas are almost always bigger than his means, and I find that tension fascinating. (Watch on Amazon Prime Video)