Author: Joel Dull
Hello and welcome to the first installment of The Monthly Movie Fix with Joel. At the beginning of each month I will be compiling a list of movies from various streaming services. As we head into the holiday season I picked a list of movies to either cleanse your pallet that will be flooded with holiday cheer or increase that feeling with some warm and fuzzy nostalgia. So,without further ado, the movie list:
The first movie on the list is The Boondock Saints (1999). When it came out critics trashed it for being a poor stylistic derivative of Quentin Tarantino, but it also accrued a cult following from many fans. I side with the fans in this case. The Boondock Saints tells the story of two capitol C Cool Irish brothers taking down Boston’s crime circles. It’s a great alternative if your family or friends are growing tired of watching Die Hard as their holiday action movie of choice.
Available on Netflix
Continuing with the holiday pallet cleansers, Ocean’s 11 (2001) is one of the greatest heist movies of all time. With an all-star cast to match, Ocean’s 11 is an intriguing film that keeps the viewer on their toes. If you enjoy trying to figure out all of the twists and turns of a movie right before they happen, this is a movie that will keep you guessing. The twist at the end is truly spectacular, and there are a few subtle gags that are sure to make you laugh throughout the movie.
Available on Hulu
Yes, I know, it’s my first article for this column and I’m already breaking my own rules, but winter break is a decent chunk of time, so I have to give something substantial to take up your time. I’m talking about the History Channel’s Vikings. A truly binge worthy TV show that recounts the story of the greatest Viking in history. So, grab a hornful of cider or cocoa and enjoy a fascinating piece of entertaining history.
Available on Amazon Prime Video
If you would rather revel in the happiness of the Holiday season, the next movie on the list is a nostalgia filled adventure straight from Neverland: Hook (1991).
Starring Robin Williams as Peter Pan, this colorful live action adaptation of Peter Pan is a personal favorite of mine. Even if you didn’t see it as a child, the key concept of childhood and imagination will resonate with the lost boy in everyone.
Available on XFINITY
With each new list I want to include a movie that I have not seen so that we are all watching something new, or if you’ve seen the new to me movie for this month then perhaps I will be watching a favorite of yours. The new to me movie for this month is I, Tonya (2017). A movie about the life of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, the drama received several award nominations and wins. The movie covers a lot of heavy content and is sure to be an emotionally trying film. I have been eager to see this movie for some time and sitting at home watching someone ice skate sounds a lot less embarrassing than trying to do it myself.
Available on Hulu
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