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65 Movies & Shows Come to Netflix in July. Here Are 10 You Should Watch

From comedies to thrillers, science fiction, classics, and art house hits, this month some gems appear at your fingertips. Here are the ones I plan on re-visiting or finally watching for the first time, all available today except for The Master, coming July 14.

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Dave Swindle

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July 1, 2014 - 10:00 am
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10. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

I suppose in one sense, Netflix serves the same purpose as Facebook: perpetual high school reunion and never-ending nostalgia fests, reminders of a time before adulthood and the weight of responsibilities.

Nowadays when I go back and watch some film that was fun or memorable from childhood or adolescence I tend to see it more from the parents’ perspective, relating to those characters, rather than the kids. I wonder how Honey, I Shrunk the Kids will hold up when rewatching it. Rather than experiencing it as a child wandering through the grass and inner-tubing in a cheerio, I’ll consider it as the father searching for his lost children…

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Patton, check. Star Trek, check. The rest, in my opinion, are still dreck.

(Except for HISTK - I'm on your side there. But I want to see you and Chris Queen in the same room someday...)
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The Master sounded interesting until I read it's summary on Wikipedia. Basically, one main character is similar to R. Crumb's cryptic holy-man / con-artist, Mr. Natural, only without the humor and insight. He meets a WWII vet who was damaged goods before the war started.

Let's face it, give the "intellectuals" anything nihilistic and obtuse enough, throw in a status name actor or director, or two, and they'll declare it a masterpiece. After all, these are the same dopes who gave B. Hussein Obama a Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm forced to ask, "What does it all mean Mr. Natural?" The reply is inevitable, "It don't mean shee-it!" Based on the average Amazon reviews, respectfully, The Master is a master piece o' shee-it ... for me to poop on!

People, don't get Swindled (sorry Dave, I couldn't resist). For the real thing, check out Nightmare Alley, 1947, featuring Tyrone Power, then read the book by the same name. The film is worth it just to see Ms. Coleen Gray in a skimpy carny outfit, and Mr. Power in a t-shirt!
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I always had alternative abbreviations for the first ST films-

ST1 - TTT (2002, as per the film 2001)
ST2 - TOS
ST3 - BTB (Ban the Bomb - "what? you used protomatter"?)
ST4 - STW (Save the whales)

BTW, the end of the second movie (the new planet) was an early use of CGI.
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City of God is an excellent movie. Another foreign film I'd recommend - OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies - hilarious French film.
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The Undiscovered Country is one of the better Trek movies. 3rd Best works. Original Movie and Wrath of Khan. Most of the other Original Series movies arent worth watching.
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"12 Angry Men" is mistitled. It should have been '11 Angry Baggers, One Righteous Moonbat."
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How about - how one jerk manages to get a murderer off scott free.

Anyone read the play? "This is the ultimate confrontation, good versus evil". Something like that.
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The men who made "Patton" directed and wrote the screenplay tried to portrayed Patton as some kind of right wing buffoon and war monger. Something that left always tries to do when handling a military subject. If you have the DVD of "Patton" and watch some of the behind the scenes interviews that becomes clear. Patton himself was such a controversial figure his history lends itself to helping the left in this endeavor. There is one thing for all the critics of General Patton cannot overcome. Patton was a winning general. That fact comes through in the movie.
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Patton was a guy you wanted on the battlefield, but he needed to be kept away from civilians.
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Re: Patton--the movie is based on the bigraphy by Ladislas Farago, (Patton--Ordeal & Triumph). To echo another commenter--anything by Blumenson is first-rate.

Star Trek--2 is the best, followed by 4, then 6, 3, 1, and let's not mention the execrable 5, (60+ year old Uhura fan-dance = *shudder*)
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"The Undiscovered Country" was a totally moronic exercise in PC. "The Wrath of Khan" was the best; the original, second. All the others were a waste.

You have never seen "Patton"?????

Do so, ASAP. Like crap through a goose.
30 weeks ago
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Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society, City of God and Patton are all films I like very much.

I used to have to go via the Cidade de Deus bus to get out of Rock In Rio, which was a stunning madhouse to get away from when it ended at dawn for each of it's 10 days. A zillion people with no way out - the special buses that transported us in never there to take us out. So I'd catch that bus and take the long detour around the back door through downtown and back into Gloria. I'd be shot. Then, you'd have to be ready to leave in the late afternoon after sleeping all day to do it all again. That's why I only made it 6 of the days. Too out of it.
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Probably saw it 10 times before I actually went there.
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This is the killer scene, the end, up on Morro da Babilônia, a dodgy place to visit, but great views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CxcnB16Tyk
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