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Almost Famous (2000) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: Stillwater, an early 70’s rock band, has the sound and the look and Rolling Stone Magazine assigns teen William Miller to their story. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for the teen as he hits the road with his favourite

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery

Film of the Day – Beginners (2011) Dir. Mike Mills

Synopsis: 2003 in L.A. Oliver’s 38, grieving: his father Hal has died, six years after Oliver’s mother. After her death (and 45 years of marriage), Hal comes out of the closet. In flashbacks we see Oliver with Hal during his

Film of the Day – Adventureland (2009) Dir. Greg Mottola

Synopsis: In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer

Film of the Day – Trading Places (1983) Dir. John Landis

Synopsis: Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to

Film of the Day – Taxi Driver (1976) Dir. Martin Scorsese

Synopsis: Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day,

Film of the Day – Big (1988) Dir. Penny Marshall

Synopsis: A young boy makes a wish at a fairground machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that his wish has been granted and his body has grown older over night. But he is still

Film of the Day – Lost in Translation (2003) Dir. Sofia Coppola

Synopsis: Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable

Film of the Day – 25th Hour (2002) Dir. Spike Lee

Synopsis: 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he

Film of the Day – Mystery Team (2009) Dir. Dan Eckman

Synopsis: At age seven, Oakdale’s Mystery Team was a band of kid detectives dedicated to solving child-sized mysteries (like who put their finger in the pie, and who stole the tricycle), and the town loved them for it. Now they’re

Film of the Day – Groundhog Day (1993) Dir. Harold Ramis

Synopsis: Phil Connors is an arrogant and egotistical weatherman for a local station in Pittsburgh. He has disdain for those with who he works as well as for his viewers. But the thing he hates most is Groundhog Day held

Film of the Day – Man on Wire (2008) Dir. James Marsh

Synopsis: On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of