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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)

 

Fifty Shades Darker – the middle entry into the Fifty Shades trilogy was not a critical success, much like the series as a whole. However, it has proved to be very popular amongst the general public. Darker made $380m at the box office and continued the raunchy legacy of Fifty Shades of Grey. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey respectively, it stands as a viewing option for those who want a trashy, raunchy and easy to watch couple of hours.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – the X-Men movies have varied wildly from good to bad since X-Men in 2000. The general consensus is that this is the series’ finest entry to date. It sees the past and present feature as James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart share young and old Professor X, while Michael Fassbender is young Ian McKellen’s Magneto. Also stars the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Halle Berry.

Lion – nominated for six Oscars in 2017, Lion is the heart-wrenching tale of Saroo (Sunny Pawar), an Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta. After a series of events he is adopted by a couple in Australia and 25 years later the film tracks adult Saroo’s (Dev Patel) attempts to find his parents.

Conversations with a killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes there is something about serial killers which fascinates people. Netflix have not only figured that our but they’ve also figured out how to exploit that to make good television. Following a string of true-crime documentary series like Making a Murderer, this four-part series forms a portrait of notorious 1970s killer Ted Bundy, who was known for his charisma and generally normal appearance. That was until the truth was revealed.

Suits (Season 8) – the legal drama has been a consistently strong performer for Netflix in a time which has seen the service go from niche platform to household appliance. Following the lives and work of some top New York lawyers, Suits has built a loyal fanbase who love the show’s sharp humour, sharp looks and high stakes. Eight seasons for a TV drama is evidence enough of its popularity.

 

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