Blog: Netflix Presents
An introduction to film entertainment on a budget
Looking back at the reviews I have written for The Reflector so far I counted out nine separate movies. If I took each movie at the most basic price available for the Cineplex the cost would be roughly $116.91.
This got me thinking about the price of a movie. Unless a student is getting massive scholarships or is funded by a Bill Gates-esque parent, there is no way that my readers have been able to see each movie that I’ve reviewed (or warned away from in the case of After Earth). So I started thinking how can people on a shoestring budget still get all the enjoyment of the movies without bankrupting themselves? The answer was Netflix.
As many of you may know Netflix is a very cheap — $8 or $12 depending on package — service where people can stream numerous shows, movies and mini-series to any number of different devices. Having recently signed up for it myself, my biggest obstacle was that there are just so many shows and movies that I didn’t know where to start. To solve this issue any of my readers may have I have decided to start a new column called Netflix Presents.
In this column I will be finding relatively obscure TV shows and movies that many people may not remember seeing or a series that never aired in Canada and judge its worth to my readers. Also included will be the search terms I used to find it so that any of my readers can find and watch it themselves. Due to focusing on obscurities I will be avoiding big name movies or shows like Breaking Bad and The Avengers since people will likely already be watching those. Finally if any of my readers have a Netflix Presents idea or an upcoming movie that they would really like to see reviewed I will be setting up a contact address for you to submit them. I hope you all will enjoy this new column as much as I enjoy writing it. For the first month (August) I will be examining four series from one of Netflix’s biggest contributors: Marvel Animation.