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Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Pt. 2)

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Welcome to Part II of Snippet Studios’ preparation for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Today we will be looking at the darkly charismatic Richard Armitage. His two performances discussed below prove that… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Pt. 1)

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All of us here at Snippet Studios are very excited for the release of the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy: The Desolation of Smaug. Ever wonder what Martin Freeman worked on before wielding… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Olympus Has Fallen”

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When was the last time a foreign power attacked the White House? 1814. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is one of President Benjamin Asher’s (Aaron Eckhart) most trusted protectors. When an… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Rogue Trader”

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How much money do you need to bankrupt a bank? About 800 million pounds. No one knows this better than Nick Leeson (Ewan McGregor). Based on true events, Rogue Trader is the story… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Coupling”

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Things get complicated when you date your friends. What about your friends’ friends? Steve (Jack Davenport) is determined to break up with his girlfriend, Jane (Gina Bellman), no matter how difficult she makes… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”

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 Tired of the typical superhero film? Try something musically villainous. Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) is just your average villain with dreams of making it to the big leagues. He chronicles his trials and… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Snuff Box”

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Are you looking for something weird? Really weird? Matt Berry, a hangman, and Rich Fulcher, his assistant, are under the employ of the King of England. When these foul-mouthed men are not busy… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “How To Grow a Band”

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Thinking of starting a band? Here’s how. How to Grow A Band is the documentary that chronicles the rise of the band Punch Brothers and their frontman, Chris Thile. In 2006, Thile, already a… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “God Bless America”

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Are you fed up with reality television and the cult of celebrity that surrounds its “stars?” It’s time for someone to do something about that. Frank Murdoch (Joel Murray) is that someone. Frank… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Atlas Shrugged: Parts 1 & 2”

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                                                        Who is John Galt? Watch… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Inbetweeners” and “The Inbetweeners Movie”

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Did you have an awkward or difficult time in high school? Whatever your answer, you’re wrong. Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) is your stereotypical British, teenage loser. Following his parents divorce, he transfers to… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “A Bag of Hammers”

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When is it time to start growing up? When you have children, I guess. Alan (Jake Sandvig) and Ben (Jason Ritter) are two childish car thieves who refuse to grow up despite the… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Wilfred”

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How do you know you have a proper grip on reality? You don’t. Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), having survived a failed suicide attempt, answers a knock on his front door. His neighbor, Jenna… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Best and The Brightest”

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What would you do to get your kid into a good college? What about a good kindergarten? Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris) and Sam (Bonnie Somerville) have just moved to New York City and… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “It’s a Disaster”

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Are you prepared for a major calamity? No, you’re not. Welcome to It’s a Disaster. Four couples awkwardly gather for brunch and catch up, as old friends do. Just as they have all… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Warriors”

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“Warriors… Come out to plaaaaaaa-aaay.” The Warriors is a late 70s street gang, cult classic. The Warriors, a Coney Island-based gang, are invited to an unarmed gang summit in the Bronx. The leader… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Pill”

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How well do you know someone after just one night? Not very well. Fred (Noah Bean) is about to find out more than he ever wanted. After having an unprotected one-night stand with… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “This Film is Not Yet Rated”

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“Who watches the watchmen?”  – Juvenal No one. This is what director Kirby Dick attempts to show about the Motion Picture Association of America‘s rating system in his 2006 documentary This Film is… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Tiny Furniture”

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Are you a fan of HBO’s Girls? If so, then look no further! Tiny Furniture is the first full length feature film by Girls‘ creator, Lena Dunham. She stars as Aura, a recent… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Jekyll”

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When does an adaptation stop being an adaptation and become something more? In your search for answers, consider the BBC miniseries Jekyll. Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, our… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Lars and the Real Girl”

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Who do you star opposite Ryan Gosling to truly make his performance stand out? An anatomically correct sex doll. In Lars and the Real Girl we meet Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling), an awkwardly… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Battle Royale” vs. “The Hunger Games”

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Some say you cannot compare apples and oranges. Well I can and will, in a manner of speaking. Both Battle Royale and The Hunger Games feature groups of young people set to compete… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Not Suitable for Children”

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I’m your doctor. You only have four weeks to find someone to have a biological child with, or you will never have one. Go. Such is the premise of Not Suitable for Children. Due… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Safety Not Guaranteed”

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Are classified ads the appropriate place to find serious time traveling companions? No, but it does make for an adventurous premise. In Safety Not Guaranteed Darius Britt (Aubrey Plaza), a magazine intern, and her… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Alter Egos”

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Are you looking for a superhero film in the vein of summer blockbusters like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and The Avengers? This is nothing like that. Alter Egos begins… Continue reading