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Film + TV : What’s new to Netflix This week

There’s so many films to choose from when you flick through the selections on Netflix. So much so that it can be easy to miss new additions to the catalogue. With that in mind, here is a round-up of what’s new to the streaming service.

(Other streaming services are available)

 

Netflix

Four Weddings and a Funeral – this classic rom-com from 1994 was Richard Curtis’ first great screenplay. Hugh Grant stars as Charles, who keeps on meeting a girl at social events, namely four weddings and one funeral. It’s a great concept and a perfect execution of its genre, which is why it did great business at the box office and was nominated for two Oscars.

Insidious – the supernatural horror film terrified audiences back in 2010. With a sequel, a prequel and a fourth instalment on the way, its easy to forget just how good the original is. Twisted, creepy and packed with good jump-scares, maybe make sure you watch this one with company.

Cloud Atlas – Tom Hanks stars in this bold book adaptation from 2012. Layered, mysterious and with a cast which boasts the likes of Halle Berry, Hugh Grant (again), Hugo Weaving and Jim Broadbent, this is certainly worth a watch.




Platoon – One of the great war films courtesy of Oliver Stone. Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker star in this iconic look at the Vietnam war, which tackled the horrors of war and its impact on young men, influencing countless war films since.

Hold the Dark – this Netflix original from Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier follows a writer hired to find a missing boy in the Alaskan wilderness. Stars Jeffrey and Alexander Skarsgard.

Big Mouth (Season 2) – one of the many adult animated sitcoms floating about at the moment, Big Mouth, from Nick Kroll, has a huge cult following from Netflix subscribers, so for a nice easy watch maybe check what all the fuss is about.

The Good Place (Season 3) – one of the finest sitcoms to come out in the last few years. This smart comedy is set in the afterlife and stars Kristen Bell as a recently deceased woman getting to terms with life in the afterlife.

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