what I’m watching: so much good stuff edition

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As a part of the Netflix Stream Team, each month I let you know what I’m watching – or what I want to watch – on Netflix. What should I watch next?

 

twisters movie posterI saw the trailer for Twinsters at BlogHer ’15 and have been itching to see it ever since. As a mom to identical twins, the emotional connection Samantha and Anais immediately felt upon just talking to each other (before even meeting in person!) is fascinating. When we live with it every day, it’s easy to take our girls’ relationship for granted. I can only hope that they grow up to love and appreciate each other in the same manner, even though their story is very different.

 

 

 

 

iris-apfel-documentary-movie-poster-683x1024Iris revolves around two things I am obsessed with, but know hardly anything about: New York City and fashion. I can’t piece together a swanky outfit to save my life, but I love watching documentaries that cover the history and evolution of fashion and its place in our society. at 93 years old, Iris Apfel is still one of New York’s fashion icons. The documentary is a fascinating look into her life and her work.

 

 

 

 

I was also happy to see a TON of really great movies streaming lately:

moonrise kingdom movie posterMoonrise Kingdom: I haven’t seen this yet, but I am a big Wes Anderson fan (since Bottlerocket – ca-caw!). He’s an acquired taste, but his films are mesmerizing in their artistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silverliningsposterSilver Linings Playbook: Dysfunctional families, mental health, and a dance competition. This movie has everything a good movie should, although Jennifer Lawrence’s jiggly boobs all throughout the movie make me slightly uncomfortable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanglish_posterSpanglish: I have always loved this movie. It’s Adam Sandler after Adam Sandler was established as a decent actor, but before he started doing terrible movies like Click and Pixels. Spanglish is sweet and funny and heart wrenching and heart warming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love-Actually-PosterLove Actually: I have only seen this movie once, but it’s British and adorable, and I love it. I can never go another holiday season without watching it. Well, unless Netflix takes it away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for the kids:

movie_poster_waltdisneyanimatedshorts_2d91129cWalt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection: Catch up with Elsa and Anna and Rapunzel and Eugene new animated shorts, and watch a few more like the Legend of John Henry and my girls’ favorite: Feast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

home-movie-posterHome: An outcast alien named Oh befriends a human girl and helps her find her mother after his alien people have taken over the planet. Home is adorable, and my girls love it.

 

 

 

 

 

popplesPopples: Everything old is new again, as evidenced by Netflix’s new original show, Popples. The girls were thrilled to receive some Popple plush toys in the mail from Netflix, and they immediately latched onto the show. I immediately googled Popples and found one just like I used to have back in the 80s. I had completely forgotten about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Your turn! What are you watching?

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4 Comments

  1. The other day, I was asked “guess what toy is coming back” and, well, since TMNT & Strawberry Shortcake & Rainbow Brite & Care Bears & He-Man & Transformers & Voltron & She-Ra & Jem and the Holograms were already “back,” I was left to chose between Popples and Teddy Ruxpkin.

    So I guess the latter’s show should be announced any day now.

  2. I took Boy Detective to the theater for Home, and I really enjoyed it. There are so few shows/movies with POC protagonists, we need more like this!

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