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This week’s ‘Next Flick Picks’

Written by: Stuart Price, Staff Writer

TV Drama: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

This story takes place in 1970s London, right in the middle of the Cold War. Gary Oldman, whom you may know as Commissioner Gordon from the recent “Batman” films, plays George Smiley, an ex-intelligence officer, aka “spy,” who is brought back to the force to defeat a mole who has made it to the top of the power ladder. Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch  play supporting characters in this movie that is so tense, you won’t be able to stop watching.

TV Drama: “Dexter”

In my experience, a lot of people have toyed around with the thought of watching Dexter, but have never actually committed to it. Trust me, this show is definitely worth a watch and you will not be disappointed.  Michael C. Hall plays Dexter Morgan, a Miami Metro homicide blood spatter analyst who by day blends in with everyone else in Miami, but by night is a psychopathic serial killer that preys on other killers that have slipped through the cracks of the judiciary system.

Indie Film: “God Bless America”
God Bless America

From the mind of comedian Robert “Bobcat” Goldthwait, God Bless America stars the fairly unknown actors Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, whom you might recognize from “Drake & Josh” or “Zoey 101.” The plot centers around Murray’s character, Frank, who is fed up with what America has become today. Inspired by Frank’s killing of her seventh-grade classmate, Roxy joins Frank in a cross-country killing spree of stupid, idiotic, stereotypical Americans.

TV Comedy: “Archer”

H. Jon Benjamin, whose voice you may recognize from “Bob’s Burgers” (another Netflix recommendation) and Aisha Tyler voice the two main characters of Archer. Sterling Archer and Lana Kane are a spy duo who work for ISIS. No, not that Isis. The International Secret Intelligence Service is run and funded by Archer’s mother who gets the team into crazy situations that they somehow always find a way out of. This show features some of the best puns and one-liners I’ve ever heard, and you’re sure to fall in love with the characters.

Thriller/Classic: “Pulp Fiction”
Pulp Fiction

What is there to say about “Pulp Fiction”? If you haven’t seen it, watch it. If you have seen it, watch it again. Quentin Tarantino brings John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman together in this tale of two mob hit-men that challenges the thoughts of all who watch it. “Pulp Fiction” features an incredible balance of action, humor, violence and pop-culture references, as well as great monologues that that pour out Tarantino’s words and also bring out the humor and satirical nature of the movie.


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