We’re big movie/TV guys here at Pat McAfee Inc. Any free time that I’ve got, I’m usually just laying in bed and scrubbing through Starz, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Netflix, and Hulu. I pay a ridiculous amount each month to make sure I’m up to date on all the trends going dahn in Tinseltown. So I figured it would be apropos to keep people updated on a couple of hot picks to click on any of these services.
First things first.. this isn’t going to be for everyone. Roma chronicles “the tumultuous year of a middle class family in Mexico City in the early 1970’s.” Again, not for everyone, and the logline doesn’t really give you much insight into the content of the film. But it’s Alfonso Cuarón, who has directed two of the most beautifully shot films of the last 15 or so years (Gravity, Children of Men), and this is already being lauded as an Oscar front runner for Best Picture. Cuarón is an absolute wizard behind the camera, and has been the mastermind behind a couple of the most talked about one-shot takes in film history.
Roma may not be your cup of tea, but give it shot, it will more than likely be one of the best movies you’ll see this year.
Springsteen On Broadway
The Boss. On Broadway. One man show. If you’re a Springsteen guy/gal, you’ll absolutely love this. If you’re not, this is as good of a time as any to hop on the train. I don’t know what cuts are in this, don’t care either. Some people may bitch that the E-Street Band isn’t there, but I’ll take one evening with The Boss running solo any day of the week.
Now streaming on HBO, Momentum Generation, details a group of guys from California who put the surfing world on the map. Doesn’t matter if you’re from the Midwest, East Coast, or from a pocket where surfing isn’t a viable option, this is an insanely interesting look at the people and sport that very few people understand. Beautifully shot with some incredible visuals, engaging story, and unique enough to separate itself from the pack, Momentum Generation is definitely worth a watch, and will make you want to go out and catch a gnarly wave ASAP.
Obviously, there is a lot more shit that’s available on all the premium channels as they add movies to their streaming services daily, but these are three new releases that you probably haven’t seen yet that are well worth the six or so hours it’ll take to burn through them. Enjoy the weekend, folks.. and if you’ve got any recommendations, fire them my way on Instagram or Twitter @tyschmit