Instant Picks of the Week 3/30/18
Gone are the days of scrolling mindlessly through your queue! No longer will you have to sift through the vastness of what’s coming to the instant viewing wastelands this month! Whether you’re looking for a stellar film or an exciting new show to binge, Instant Picks of the Week brings you the hottest releases in film and television on instant viewing platforms that we know you’ll love, or at the very least not despise.
FORENSIC FILES (Netflix)
I have a very strange family because every single one of us has a fascination with crime, serial killers, and generally dark subject material. It all started when one of my brothers introduced us to FORENSIC FILES. It’s a documentary series that depicts true crimes that were solved by forensic work, such as DNA found in a drop of blood or pieces of a headlight from a hit-and-run. Some of these cases even went cold until forensic science developed enough over time for investigators to revisit the evidence and catch the murderer, kidnapper, or what have you. The science behind it is absolutely fascinating and demonstrates how far knowledge and technology have come. Judge me and my family all you want, but once you start binging this series, you won’t be able to stop. [Emma Wine]
YOU’VE GOT MAIL (Amazon Video)
Of course this was made in 1998, all of the great things were (cough, cough—the year I was born). Remember that feeling when you’ve just started messaging your crush and decide to send that risky, straight-forward flirty text—and you drop the phone as soon as you send it and want to scream out of fear and excitement? That is how I feel watching YOU’VE GOT MAIL. The film follows Kathleen Kelly, owner of what was once her mom’s cozy old bookstore that has been dropping in sales ever since Joe Fox, owner of a fancy chain-bookstore, moved into town. The two loathe each other in life, but as fate would have it, end up developing a different sort of connection through an online website that hides your identity. I will admit, it does have cliché moments and is a bit simple-minded, but when you’re in the mood to put on a facemask, grab some sweets, and just have a good pure time—this is the movie for you. [Jade Michaels]