Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/news en-GB 15 of the best comedy shows and movies on Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-comedy-shows-and-movies-netflix/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the mood for a laugh this weekend? Here’s the funniest stuff you can stream on Netflix UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="15 of the best comedy shows and movies on Netflix" alt="15 of the best comedy shows and movies on Netflix" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arrested-development_1.jpg?1422480254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve all been there. You&rsquo;re at home, you want to watch something funny on Netflix &ndash; but you don&rsquo;t know where to start. There&rsquo;s just so much available that you end up watching old episodes of Gossip Girl instead.</p> <p>OK, so maybe the Gossip Girl thing is just us. But you get the picture.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’m Alan Partridge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Alan Partridge had already appeared on TV in <em>The Day Today</em> and fake talk show <em>Knowing Me, Knowing You</em> (the latter also available to stream on Netflix), but it was the two series and 12 episodes of I&rsquo;m Alan Partridge that cemented Steve Coogan&rsquo;s comic creation as one of Britain&rsquo;s best-loved (or should that be most-hated?) comedy characters.</p> <p>A sort of <em>cinema verité</em> sitcom that follows Alan around in his daily life as a failed TV presenter now slumming it as a local radio DJ in his home county of Norfolk, <em>I&rsquo;m Alan Partridge</em> is rich with pathos, quotable lines and the sort of cringeworthy moments that Ricky Gervais later built a career on. Partridge&rsquo;s Britain is one of Rover Fastbacks, owl sanctuaries, Travel Taverns, static caravans, driving gloves, attempts to wangle free power showers and terrible corporate event appearances &ndash; and it&rsquo;s one that it&rsquo;s a blast to spend (occasional) time in.<br /><em>- Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="I&#039;m Alan Partridge" alt="I&#039;m Alan Partridge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alan-partridge.jpg?1422480254" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step Brothers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Will Ferrell&rsquo;s patchy movie output doesn&rsquo;t take away from the fact that when he&rsquo;s good, he&rsquo;s <em>really</em> good, and <em>Step Brothers</em> is one of his films which &ndash; perhaps a little surprisingly, given its premise &ndash; illustrates this fact. Ferrell and the superb John C. Reilly play coddled middle-aged men who still live with their respective mother and father &ndash; and are forced to live together as step brothers when said parents get married.</p> <p>If it sounds like the sort of film Adam Sandler would turn down, <em>Step Brothers</em> actually morphs swiftly from standard slapstick fare to, well, superior slapstick buddy comedy fare as the two enemies become allies and unite to combat a greater threat. It won&rsquo;t change your life, but it will keep you laughing for 90 minutes of it.<br /><em>- Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/biwp7iuyYKo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peep Show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2015 (or possibly 2016) will see the airing of <em>Peep Show</em>&rsquo;s ninth and final series, so if you haven&rsquo;t yet watched Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong&rsquo;s groundbreaking sitcom &ndash; the longest-running in Channel 4&rsquo;s history, no less &ndash; now is the perfect time to delve into the minds of David Mitchell&rsquo;s Mark and Robert Webb&rsquo;s Jez, two best friends and flatmates who stumble from one disaster to the next.</p> <p><em>Peep Show</em>&rsquo;s &ldquo;gimmick&rdquo; is that we often see the action from Mark or Jez&rsquo;s point-of-view, along with their inner thoughts as audible voice-overs. In the great British comedy tradition, self-delusion, self-hatred and social awkwardness frequently loom large here, and though both the main characters are indisputably despicable, selfish idiots, it&rsquo;s impossible not to get sucked into their (often horrifying) antics. Many a true word is spoken in jest, as they say &ndash; and <em>Peep Show</em> is as much a meditation on the human condition as it is a comedy show. As the joyless Mark internally remarks after his girlfriend takes him to a fairground, &quot;I suppose doing things you hate is just the price you pay to avoid loneliness.&quot;<br /><em>- Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Dh15fetq8MM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raising Arizona </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the Coen brothers&rsquo; early comedies, <em>Raising Arizona</em> stars a young Nicolas Cage as a career criminal and Holly Hunter as his police officer wife. When the couple discover they can&rsquo;t conceive, Cage kidnaps the baby of a wealthy furniture magnate &ndash; and hijinks ensue.</p> <p>Featuring Coen hallmarks like idiosyncratic dialogue (<em>Fargo</em>, also available on Netflix, is also rich in this regard &ndash; and arguably a superior movie overall), inventive camera work and nods to symbolism, <em>Raising Arizona</em> is a film that can be enjoyed on several levels &ndash; and chief among them is that it&rsquo;ll make you laugh.<br /><em>- Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OjWu8i6eMZo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louis C.K. – Live at the Beacon Theatre </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix is richly served when it comes to standup comedy specials, but for our money this is the best: Bostonian comic Louis C.K. has been touring the U.S. circuit for many years, but only discovered wider success relatively recently when he started doing routines based around his own insecurities, shortcomings, fears and failures. C.K.&rsquo;s bald honesty as he touches on sex, fatherhood, ageing, drugs, death and his struggles with &ldquo;being a good guy&rdquo; produces a fresh, highly moral and utterly hilarious take on observational comedy that will banish the phrase &ldquo;Michael McIntyre&rsquo;s Comedy Roadshow&rdquo; from your memory.<br /><em>- Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Louis C.K." alt="Louis C.K." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/louis-ck.jpg?1422480254" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arrested Development </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dysfunctional families have been done to death on both the big screen and TV, but the Bluths are up there with the most self-centred, destructive and, well, downright hilarious bunch of the lot. Straight man George Bluth desperately tries to keep his family and fortune intact as their company is hit by the US government for embezzlement. Superb performances from the likes of David Cross, coupled with tonnes of re-quote potential make this a must-watch. It gets a little lost after the first three seasons thanks to the actors&#39; other projects clashing with filming, but it&#39;s still well worth watching till the very end.<br /><em>- Esat Dedezade</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vzVhPCMAxWQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Archer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This show quietly stumbled into our lives quite randomly back in 2010, and we were hooked from the first five minutes. It revolves around Sterling Archer, a misogynistic, crazy-yet-capable agent for the (unfortunately-named) spy agency ISIS. His mother&#39;s the boss, his ex-girlfriend is a rival spy, and the rest of the team are crazy and psychopathic enough to ensure that there&#39;s never a dull moment. The writing is clever, the dialogue is comedically timed to perfection, and the animation style is gorgeous. A word of warning: you will have a strong desire to purchase a slightly darker-black turtle neck after viewing.<br /><em>- Esat Dedezade</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bfQkIuMQBkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While neither as coherent nor as inspired as <em>Life Of Brian</em> or <em>...And The Holy Grail</em>, the Python gang&rsquo;s final film contains enough moments of genuine laugh-out-loud humour to make it essential. Actually, most of the moments are more snigger-uncontrollably than laugh-out-loud, because <em>The Meaning Of Life</em> is comfortably the Pythons&rsquo; smuttiest flick. From Michael Palin&rsquo;s musical classic &lsquo;Every Sperm Is Sacred&rsquo; to John Cleese&rsquo;s sex education lesson to Terry Jones&rsquo; grotesque Mr Creosote, it&rsquo;s a movie that revels in base humour. Then again, we&rsquo;re not talking <em>Jackass</em> humour: it may be puerile in places, but it&rsquo;s also laced through with sophisticated gags about philosophy and international finance, clever Eric Idle songs, wacky Terry Gilliam animations and plenty of the gang&rsquo;s trademark surreal genius.&nbsp;<br /><em>- Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/54ulXNk-bmo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Father Ted </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Has there ever been a funnier character in comedy history than Father Dougal McGuire? Nope, and there never will be. The slightest glimpse of his face as he puzzles over some trivial matter is usually enough to set us off. That <em>Father Ted</em> boasts not just poor, simple Dougal but also the none-more-unprincipled Father Ted himself, the hilariously hideous Father Jack, brilliantly unhinged tea-lady Mrs Doyle and a cast of dozens of other madcap characters makes it a gift from heaven. Not that Dougal would know about that. The writing is tight, the acting superb and every single episode bears repeated viewing.&nbsp;<br /><em>- Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GFTgkibl7DU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s Always Sunny in Philadelphia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Narcissistic. Sociopathic. Sexist. Elitist. Delusional. And egos the size of a bull elephant. All descriptions that adequately fit every single member of staff at Paddy&#39;s Bar in Philadelphia. From kidnapping cats to poisoning rivals, to stalking love interests and getting drunk at every opportunity, you&#39;re unlikely to ever find a group of people that you hate to love more. Hilarity, madness (and Danny Devito in tight, <em>tight</em> skinny jeans) await.<br /><em>- Esat Dedezade</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-tv-box-sets-netflix/feature">The 15 best TV box-sets on Netflix</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ftL_2HPagU4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clerks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nothing much happens in <em>Clerks</em>. Some disaffected slackers go to work in their dead-end jobs. They argue with girlfriends, chat with mates, swear a lot. It all happens at a glacial pace, in black and white, on a budget of less than US$30,000. Yet somehow, it&rsquo;s one of the funniest films of the &rsquo;90s, a textbook example of how good writing counts for far more than glitzy special effects or big-name stars.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><em>- Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Mlfn5n-E2WE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Thick Of It </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You know how <em>The Day Today</em> made it impossible to watch the news without thinking it was a spoof (&ldquo;Portillo&rsquo;s teeth removed to boost pound&rdquo;) and <em>Brass Eye</em> did the same with current affairs (&ldquo;People say that alcohol&rsquo;s a drug. It&rsquo;s not &ndash; it&rsquo;s a drink&rdquo;)? Well, after watching <em>The Thick Of It</em> you&rsquo;ll never again take anything a politician says seriously. The unifying factor in those three shows is of course the supremely talented Mr Armando Iannucci, creator of <em>TTOI</em> and <em>The Day Today</em> and, given that he also worked on the various Alan Partridge shows, a man surely deserving of the title Greatest Living Briton. But we digress. <em>The Thick Of It</em> could be described as a satire were it not so accurate in its depictions of jobsworth civil servants, careerist politicians and their clueless advisors. A must-watch for many, many reasons not least the virtuoso swearing abilities of Malcolm Tucker.<br /><em>- Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b2Yt6aRiJLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bob&#039;s Burgers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Voiced by H. Jon Benjamin (the man behind Sterling Archer&#39;s vocal cords), Bob Belcher is an average bloke trying to make a living for him family by doing what he does best - flipping burgers. Compared to the Griffins or the Smiths, the Belcher&#39;s are (relatively) normal, though full of enough quirks and uniquely-delivered dialogue to provide plenty of laughs. It&#39;s more story-driven than <em>Family Guy</em>, falling more in line with <em>American Dad</em> in that sense, but it&#39;s carved out its own unique spot amongst its rivals and deserves to stand up there with them. Well worth a look if you&#39;ve grown tired of <em>Family Guy</em>&#39;s senseless cutaway gags.<br /><em>- Esat Dedezade</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GDcOfvVVyzE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The IT Crowd </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Channel 4 hit has sadly left the air, but that shouldn&#39;t stop you from digging into every glorious episode on Netflix. It focuses on three IT department members in a typical London office dealing with people who can&#39;t tell an ethernet cable from a strawberry lace. Richard Ayoade and Chris O&#39;Dowd nail the &#39;socially awkward basement dweller&#39; vibes perfectly, while Katherine Parkinson does an excellent job dragging her slightly more normal self down with them. If your PC freezes while watching, just try turning it on and off again. Always works like a charm.<br /><em>- Esat Dedezade</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YhPejfTQfEA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brooklyn Nine-Nine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re not already an Andy Samberg fan (shame on you), <em>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</em> will make you one. That&rsquo;s not to say he&rsquo;s the only draw in this comedy cop show, though - the super-childish detective he plays is always at the centre of things, but each of the nutjobs he shares a precinct with have their own hilarious idiosyncrasies, not least of all the seemingly dry and dull Captain Holt. It&rsquo;s all as silly and immature as things get, and that&rsquo;s just fine by us.<br /><em>- Tom Parsons</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oEL6NdUim80" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best comedies on Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fancy a laugh? Try one of these 15 funny movies and TV shows </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-comedy-shows-and-movies-netflix/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-comedy-shows-and-movies-netflix/feature#comments Film and TV Netflix Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:02:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1458358 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Netflix HDR, Quantum Dot and OLED everywhere - 2015's TV tech trends explored http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-netflix-hdr-quantum-dot-and-oled-everywhere-2015s-tv-tech-trends-explored <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff and What Hi-Fi? discuss the trends that will define TV in 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-aquos-4k-pixel-splitting-tv.jpg?1421372622" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All last week, Stuff was running interviews and discussions on the International News Stage at CES 2015, the biggest and craziest technology show in the world.</p> <p>Know what a quantum dot is? How about an HDR stream? These questions (and various other arcane pieces of technology jargon) will become clear if you watch Stuff&#39;s <a href="http://www.twitter.com/willfindlater">Will Findlater</a> have a confab with What Hi-Fi?&#39;s Joe Cox and Andy Clough on the TV trends emerging from CES 2015. Tune in below.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015">All the biggest tech and gadget stories from CES 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/whMRClJKiUU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-netflix-hdr-quantum-dot-and-oled-everywhere-2015s-tv-tech-trends-explored#comments 4K CES 2015 Netflix Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:30:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457717 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Chevrolet will unveil pure electric Bolt, Google planning real-time translation, and the House of Cards season 3 trailer http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-chevrolet-will-unveil-pure-electric-bolt-google-planning-real-time-translation- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Continue the CES comedown with our morning roundup of top tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="2016 Chevrolet Volt" alt="2016 Chevrolet Volt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chevrolet-2016volt.jpg?1421114477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chevrolet planning all-electric Bolt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Chevrolet currently has the Volt, its hybrid vehicle that will see a 2016 revision (pictured) officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan this week. But it apparently won&rsquo;t be alone: The Wall Street Journal reports that Chevy is about to announce a full-electric vehicle to match up against Tesla&rsquo;s forthcoming Model III, and it will be called the Bolt.</p> <p class="p1">The Chevrolet Bolt will reportedly be a hatchback, family-friendly vehicle, and it would be able to drive 200 miles on a full charge (expected to be the same as the Model III). But the Bolt could have Tesla beat on price: the report says the Bolt will come in at US$30,000 (about &pound;19,875), some US$5,000 (about &pound;3,300) less than the Model III&rsquo;s planned asking price, and both are expected out in 2017.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-readies-electric-rival-to-tesla-1420859986">The Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/tesla-motors-model-iii-smaller-cheaper-and-planned-2017/news">Tesla Motors&rsquo; Model III is a smaller, cheaper electric sedan planned for 2017</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google adding real-time translation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Skype was first to launch its headline Translator feature (promo image shown) for converting both spoken and written conversation into another language, but Google is about to enter the fray - and may one-up Microsoft in at least one respect.</p> <p class="p1">According to the New York Times, Google will announce an update to Google Translate for phones in the near future that significantly overhauls its current translation functionality, adding the ability to automatically detect a spoken language and turn it into written text. Competition is typically only a good thing, and when it comes for something so beneficial for society as smart translation, the near-endless resources of Google and Microsoft should help make a lot of progress very quickly.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/language-translation-tech-starting-to-deliver-on-its-promise/">The New York Times</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/11/7528625/google-real-time-voice-translation-android">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-skype-translator-preview-begins-devil-may-cry-coming-ps4-and-xbox-one-and-vr">Skype Translator preview begins</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Skype Translator" alt="Skype Translator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skype-translator-kids.png?1421114477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> House of Cards season 3 trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;ve shown a lot of love for <em>House of Cards</em> around these parts, and around the same time that Kevin Spacey accepted his best actor award at the Golden Globes just hours ago, Netflix released the first season three trailer for its original gem.</p> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re all caught up on the series, here&rsquo;s your first glimpse at the upcoming season, which debuts on 27 February. And if not, go watch it all now - and be quick about it.</p> <p class="p1">[Source:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU9QTLXYCCc"> YouTube</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sU9QTLXYCCc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The life-sized Pac-Man maze </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Super Bowl marks the grand conclusion of each National Football League season, and serves as the largest annual sporting event in North America - but it&#39;s also an opportunity for companies to try and outshine each other with lavish, ridiculously expensive TV commercials that run during the game.</p> <p class="p1">And beer juggernaut Budweiser has apparently created a life-sized <em>Pac-Man</em> maze for one of its commercials. It appeared recently in Los Angeles, and they&rsquo;ve been filming ridiculous chases within the iconic, dot-filled course. We&rsquo;ve seen only photos, but we&rsquo;re already madly jealous of whoever gets to run through this dream maze on national television. Might we suggest a touring exhibit once the advert&#39;s aired?</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/ct-bud-light-super-bowl-0108-biz-20150107-story.html">Chicago Tribune</a> via <a href="http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/01/09/budweiser-built-life-size-pac-man-maze-for-super-bowl-ad.aspx">Game Informer</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-classic-coin-ops-you-have-play-right-now/feature">10 classic coin-ops you have to play right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Budweiser&#039;s life-sized Pac-Man course" alt="Budweiser&#039;s life-sized Pac-Man course" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/budweiser-pacman.jpg?1421114477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-chevrolet-will-unveil-pure-electric-bolt-google-planning-real-time-translation-#comments Cars Electric cars Film and TV Gaming Google Netflix Skype Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457342 at http://www.stuff.tv The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At a loose end this evening? Here are the best films, TV shows and documentaries Netflix can put on a screen near you (UPDATED for January 2015) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dallas Buyers Club" alt="The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-movies-netflix-dallas-buyers-club.jpg?1420891396" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/20-best-things-watch-netflix-us-right-now/feature">CLICK HERE FOR OUR NETFLIX USA LIST</a></strong></p> <p>Video-streaming service Netflix gives you a vast number of films, TV shows and documentaries to choose from &ndash; and that can be a problem.</p> <p>More often than not, you find yourself spending your entire evening shuffling through the selection trying to pick something to watch &ndash; before realising that you no longer have time to actually watch a film.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> House of Cards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix has amassed an impressive library of TV shows, but HBO &ndash; home of top-tier drama like<em> Boardwalk Empire</em> and<em> Game Of Thrones</em> &ndash; has always spurned its advances.</p> <p>Netflix&#39;s solution? Level the playing field by throwing money at its own prestige series. <em>House Of Cards</em> is the jewel in its crown, with David Fincher behind the camera and Kevin Spacey in front of it as scheming Democratic Majority Whip Frank Underwood. Its depiction of the White House as a cesspool of self-interested career politicians is light years away from<em> The West Wing</em> &ndash; and seeing Spacey&#39;s Machiavellian plots unfold is a delight.</p> <p>Once you&#39;ve finished that, you might want to check out the 1990s BBC drama that it&#39;s (loosely) based on. Where Kevin Spacey&#39;s Frank Underwood is all smooth Southern charm, Ian Richardson&#39;s Francis Urquhart is positively reptilian &ndash; a Shakespearian villain in a post-Thatcher Britain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ULwUzF1q5w4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Thin Blue Line </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Errol Morris&rsquo; seminal documentary follows the story of one man&rsquo;s wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a Texas police officer in 1976. ​</p> <p>Although it&rsquo;s best remembered as the film that saved a man from Death Row, <em>The Thin Blue Line</em> also pioneered many documentary techniques that are now commonplace, including reconstructions of the events leading up to the murder (recounted several times, from contradictory viewpoints) and avoiding narration.</p> <p>One key shot, in which an interviewee reaches up to scratch his nose and reveals that he&rsquo;s wearing handcuffs, brilliantly demonstrates how editing can be used to manipulate the viewer.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dNL5A4D0G4g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Priceless </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audrey Tautou stars in this charming French rom-com, playing a gold-digger who mistakes a barman for a multi-millionaire. He&#39;s only too happy to play along &ndash; and when he&#39;s found out, she offers to teach him how to become a gigolo.</p> <p>Inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany&#39;s, it has something of the feel of 1960s Blake Edwards about it, with its whirl of parties on the Côte d&#39;Azur. Gad Elmaleh&#39;s Jean makes for an excellent foil to Tautou&#39;s Irène; their comic timing transcends the language barrier. Watch with a glass of wine, or several.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E9RmzeK3g5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Print the Legend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printing is making waves in the manufacturing industry, with dozens of start-ups duking it out against established companies. This documentary, then, has come along at just the right time &ndash; as scrappy start-ups are expanding into corporate powerhouses, with all the behind-the-scenes drama that implies.</p> <p>The documentary focuses on two such companies. MakerBot Industries has already made the transition from its founders&#39; garages into a slick, Apple-style outfit; its CEO Bre Pettis is often called the Steve Jobs of 3D printing. Formlabs is more of an up-and-coming contender; but both companies are experiencing the same growing pains, as open-source ideals are sacrificed on the altar of commerce.</p> <p>While the corporate rivals are duking it out, others see this disruptive technology as a chance to wrest control away from the government and other established interests. They&#39;re represented in the documentary by anarchist and free-marketeer Cody Wilson, who&#39;s created and fired the first 3D printed gun. As the 3D printing industry shifts ever farther from its anarchic Maker roots, figures like Wilson are challenging the growing corporate orthodoxy; it&#39;s a fascinating example of the tensions in this young industry.</p> <p>This documentary&#39;s an excellent primer for this increasingly important field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JeqT2NvTFSw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Toy Story 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Has there ever been a trilogy as consistently superb as <em>Toy Story</em>? We can&#39;t think of one. The third instalment follows Woody, Buzz and the gang as they cope with Andy&#39;s departure for college and find themselves discarded in a daycare centre with a dark secret. Somehow, it manages to surpass the first two movies, adding genuinely moving moments alongside all of the funny, clever and thrilling bits. Kids will love it, but really, it&#39;s wasted on them - only an adult could truly appreciate its message about the horrible inevitability of growing up.</p> <p>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-sci-fi-movies-netflix/feature" target="_blank">The 15 best sci-fi movies on Netflix</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JcpWXaA2qeg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherlock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss bring Sherlock Holmes into the present day, in slick, stylish fashion. Benedict Cumberbatch shot to fame on the strength of the title role &ndash; but Martin Freeman&#39;s performance as the down-to-earth John Watson is just as important to the show&#39;s success, with a thousand Tumblrs now dedicated to capturing their interplay in GIF form.</p> <p>Netflix has the first two series available to view &ndash; they may be short at just three episodes each, but those episodes are just as long (and packed with twisty-turny plotting) as any movie. Pace yourself and space them out for maximum enjoyment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GhXgs5z45gk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Homeland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A terrorism and spy thriller with a cracking twist (at least in the first season): we don&rsquo;t know if the terrorist really is a terrorist &ndash; or if he even knows whether or not he&rsquo;s one.</p> <p><em>Homeland</em> gets its hooks into you very quickly, and while the premise and plot have a tendency to stretch the bounds of believability at times, there&rsquo;s always something that&rsquo;ll keep you watching. At first it&rsquo;s that is-he-or-isn&rsquo;t-he hook, but soon it&rsquo;s the performances from a great cast, with Claire Danes&rsquo; portrayal of bipolar CIA officer the clear standout. Currently, the first three seasons are available to stream on Netflix.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/W18ZHrU3XYQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dallas Buyers Club </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Matthew McConaughey has made an extraordinary about-turn in the last year or so, going from bland leading-man roles in romantic comedies to full-blown Oscar contender. And the McConaissance kicked off with this film, in which he plays Ron Woodruff &ndash; a macho Texan who&#39;s diagnosed with AIDS and given 30 days to live. He quickly defies doctors&#39; gloomy predictions by using unapproved drugs; and sets up a business smuggling the pharmaceuticals in from Mexico for fellow patients. McConaughey&#39;s easy charisma gives way to a fierce desperation as the film progresses, and Woodruff faces down both the prejudice faced by AIDS sufferers in the &#39;80s, and the bureaucratic indifference of the FDA.</p> <p>If at first glance it seems like an Oscar-baiting checklist &ndash; AIDS! Gay and transgender characters! Weight loss! &ndash; it quicky reveals itself as a compassionate, unflinching portrait of a many-layered man.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KDvPcBeOn8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heathers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance you&#39;d think <em>Heathers</em> is your typical teen high-school movie: it stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater and follows a trio of cliquey girls who&#39;re mostly concerned with boys&#39;n&#39;clothes&#39;n&#39;parties&#39;n&#39;things.</p> <p>It doesn&#39;t take long for the film to turn down a particularly dark alley though, as Ryder and Slater team up to give the school roll-call a gentle pruning. Sharp, sassy, at times, sickening, it&#39;s everything most teen movies aren&#39;t, and has held up incredibly well given the &#39;80s stylings.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CTmpKgocyYg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Captain America: The First Avenger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A WW2 action-adventure that has more in common with <em>Indiana Jones</em> than <em>Saving Private Ryan</em>, the first <em>Captain America</em> film is a love letter to the pulp fiction of the 1930s and 40s. Weedy Steve Rogers is determined to make the grade and fight the Nazi menace &ndash; but he&#39;s hamstrung by his 4F physique. When he&#39;s given the chance of enlisting in the US Army&#39;s Super Soldier program, he becomes Captain America &ndash; the Star-Spangled Man, taking the fight to the German deep science division, HYDRA.</p> <p>Director Joe Johnston has a flair for comic-book adventure, having previously directed <em>The Rocketeer</em> &ndash; and here, he pays tribute to the derring-do of wartime serials. Hugo Weaving camps it up as hissable villain the Red Skull (complete with Werner Herzog accent), while Chris Evans brings layers to Captain America, making him more than just a flag-waving steroidal freak. This is a more nuanced portrait of heroism than you&#39;d expect, playing on themes of self-sacrifice; in wartime, there are no happy endings.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-movies-watch-2015/feature">The movies to be excited about in 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JerVrbLldXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Primer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This mind-bending sci-fi film was made on a budget of just US$7,000; without the luxury of shiny spaceships or robot dinosaurs, director Shane Carruth crafted an intricate time travel tale shot in humdrum suburban locations. A group of engineers working on a project to reduce the weight of an object inadvertently discover a means of time travel, and fall out over the possible uses of their invention.</p> <p>To say more would be to spoil it &ndash; but be warned, you&#39;ll need to watch the film at least twice to get your head around its twisty-turny plot.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4CC60HJvZRE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cube </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A bunch of hapless contestants attempt to get across an obstacle course so they can clobber Phillip Schofield with a giant... no, that&#39;s The Cube. This is just <em>Cube</em>.</p> <p>Which means it&#39;s actually a low-budget sci-fi film about a group of strangers who awake inside seemingly featureless rooms within a giant cube with no knowledge of how they got there, why they&#39;re there, or how they get out. Worse still, it seems the structure&#39;s been laced with deadly traps. Still, they should count themselves lucky they weren&#39;t trapped in there with Phillip Schofield.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Esjc0rPj3K4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sons of Anarchy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This biker gang series delivers gritty action, violence and debauchery, but at heart it&rsquo;s essentially a soap opera with more leather and tattoos.</p> <p>Ron Perlman excels as the grizzled leader of the <em>Sons of Anarchy</em>, but this is also where you&rsquo;ll see <em>Pacific Rim</em>&rsquo;s Charlie Hunnam before Guillermo del Toro spotted him, sporting the best Californian accent you&rsquo;ll ever hear a Geordie perform. It&rsquo;s a brilliant show, but don&rsquo;t be tempted to jump in at the most recent series &ndash; you need to start at the start and let the characters and setting get under your skin if you&rsquo;re going to go with some of the more unlikely events of later episodes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sons of Anarchy" alt="Sons of Anarchy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sons-of-anarchy.jpg?1420891396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Black Mirror </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Putting aside his comedic roots for something altogether darker, Charlie Brooker created this disturbing drama series examining the effect of technology on our lives. In six hour-long episodes, each a separate, self-contained story with a different cast and setting, <em>Black Mirror</em> (the name refers to the screens of our HDTVs, tablets and smartphones) turns its penetrating gaze on subjects like social media, the gamification of life and artificial intelligence. Unsettling and at times downright shocking, it&#39;s something every paranoid technology user should consume with glee &ndash; and maybe just a little bit of self-reflection.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CWN9WEU2NP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of Netflix&#39;s early coups was bagging the first-run rights to Peter Jackson&#39;s <em>Hobbit</em> trilogy. While it doesn&#39;t quite measure up to the giddy heights of his <em>Lord of the Rings</em> films, it successfully bridges the gap between the merry children&#39;s tale that was the original book, and the grittier feel of Jackson&#39;s previous films.</p> <p>In this, the second instalment, Martin Freeman&#39;s Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf companions fall foul of elves, spiders and the titular dragon, as the pieces fall into place for a suitably epic finale. Dedicated Tolkien fans have kicked up a fuss about Jackson&#39;s additions to the story, with the director shoehorning in <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>&#39; Legolas and &ndash; unforgivably &ndash; a dwarf/elf love triangle featuring Evangeline Lilly&#39;s newly-invented character Tauriel.</p> <p>Sure, purists will balk at the diversions from the book, but judged on its own merits, this is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of an adventure movie, with much to recommend it. Once the camera starts sweeping over that New Zealand scenery, and Howard Shore&#39;s familiar score kicks in, you&#39;ll feel the pull of Jackson&#39;s version of Middle-Earth.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/visual-effects-secrets-hobbit-unexpected-journey/news" target="_blank">The visual effects secrets of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fnaojlfdUbs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fringe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>JJ Abrams is a Marmite kind of writer, and <em>Fringe</em> is very much a Marmite kind of show. You could lazily call it an <em>X-Files</em> for the 21st century - and you&rsquo;d be on the right track - but it&rsquo;s grounded more in true science fiction than its forerunner, which was always liable to veer off into fantasy territory whenever it fancied a werewolf or vampire yarn.</p> <p><em>Fringe</em>, in contrast, attempts to justify all of its mysteries with hard science. It tells the story of an FBI team investigating unusual and unexplained cases - alright, so the <em>X-Files</em> comparison isn&rsquo;t that lazy after all - but it soon becomes a proper sci-fi series dealing with alternate universes, time travel and some of the more fanciful frontiers of modern science. The Abrams-isms may grate (lens flare and overly funky titles ahoy!) but the cast, including Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and the superb John Noble do a fine job and as sci-fi box-sets go, it&rsquo;s well worth 100 hours of your time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z_rG4tIJsck" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Horror Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Possibly the most shocking thing about <em>American Horror Story </em>is the fact that it has such power to shock. Given that roughly 17 gazillion horror films have now been made &ndash; covering every sub-genre from slasher to zombie to torture-porn - aren&rsquo;t we all too inured to scary stuff to really still be scared by it? Apparently not.</p> <p><em>American Horror Story</em> is a tour de force of nastiness, a series that seems to revel in creeping you out. Its title music alone is so unsettling you&rsquo;ll have nightmares about it. More importantly, the ensemble cast - who take different roles each season - are all superb. The only shame is that season four hasn&rsquo;t yet made it on to Netflix.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2cFhUp_2N00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’m Alan Partridge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are two types of people in the world. 1) Those who have seen <em>I&rsquo;m Alan Partridge</em> and love it 2) Those who haven&rsquo;t seen <em>I&rsquo;m Alan Partridge</em>. Logically, we suppose, there could be a third type - those who have seen it but didn&rsquo;t like it - but frankly, it seems too far-fetched to waste time on.</p> <p>So, if you&rsquo;re a type 2 person - maybe you&rsquo;re too young, or were in some kind of coma throughout the late &rsquo;90s and early &rsquo;00s - here&rsquo;s your chance to catch up on The Greatest British Comedy Of All Time. And if you&rsquo;re a type 1 person, watch it again anyway - seeing the faux-pas-prone chat-show host attempt to navigate such real-world situations as a romantic meal and a trip to the garage for some tungsten-tipped screws will never grow old.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VokAbAfTfCc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Killing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The big Scandi-crime-drama craze started here, with cold, analytical detective Sarah Lund and her amazing knitwear collection attempting to solve the mystery of a student&rsquo;s disappearance. Unlike most crime dramas, it turns a forensic eye on the human side of the story, continuing to follow the missing girl&rsquo;s family and friends long after most shows would&rsquo;ve moved on to the hunt for suspects.</p> <p>As a result, it&rsquo;s often a bleak, difficult watch, in which you feel as if you&rsquo;re genuinely intruding on private grief (it&rsquo;s OK, you&rsquo;re not; it&rsquo;s a TV show). So, not one to watch on a sunny Sunday afternoon with the kids, but as dark, gripping dramas go, there are few better.</p> <p>When you&#39;ve finished with that (or maybe after a little break to recover), continue the Scandi theme with the equally superb <em>The Bridge </em>and the almost as good <em>Wallender</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/93zg79PWqoM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20 Feet From Stardom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This compelling documentary turns the spotlight onto a key &ndash; and all too often overlooked &ndash; contributor to music: the backing singer. Built from interviews with performers, producers and the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Sting, <em>20 Feet From Stardom</em> is an affecting and enlightening exploration of the life of some of the most hardworking and talented professionals in the music industry &ndash; people who share a stage with superstars night after night without a single audience member knowing their name. Providing a view of the rock era most of us won&rsquo;t have considered before, it landed the 2014 Oscar for best documentary feature.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/now-tv/20-best-movies-watch-now-tv-right-now/feature">20 of the best movies to watch on Sky Now TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tWyUJcA8Zfo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Orange Is the New Black </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix&rsquo;s second-best original series after <em>House of Cards</em>, this is a prison show that goes its own way: less brutal than <em>Oz</em>, less daft than <em>Prison Break</em> and more compelling than <em>Prisoner Cell Block H</em>, it&rsquo;s a fish-out-of-water drama (based on a true story) in which a white, middle-class Brooklynite ends up in a low-security women&rsquo;s jail for a crime committed almost a decade previous.</p> <p>A character-driven show that uses <em>Lost</em>-style flashbacks to explore the pre-prison lives of the cast, <em>Orange Is the New Black</em> proved such a hit that a second season was swiftly commissioned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nryWkAaWjKg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indie Game: The Movie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If game development doesn&rsquo;t strike you as a compelling subject for a feature-length documentary, allow <em>Indie Game: The Movie</em> to prove otherwise. The film concerns itself with the troubles and tribulations besetting the makers of two quirky, low-budget titles &ndash; <em>Fez</em> and <em>Super Meat Boy</em> &ndash; as well as spending time with proven indie success Jonathan Blow, whose <em>Braid</em> had already grabbed an armful of awards and made Blow a rich man.</p> <p>The business aspects of indie game development themselves make this a worthy tale to tell, but it&rsquo;s the personal moments, driven by <em>Fez</em>&rsquo;s neurotic creator Phil Fish and the likeable, struggling <em>Super Meat Boy</em> developers Tommy Refenes and Edmund McMillen. A true underdog story.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GhaT78i1x2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fargo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The movie that cemented Joel and Ethan Coen&rsquo;s reputations as two of the world&rsquo;s finest filmmakers (it won a brace of Oscars), <em>Fargo</em> is a crime-thriller concerning a botched kidnapping and its ramifications. But it&rsquo;s not so much the plot as the characters, the dialogue and the classic Coen-esque pitch-black comedy that make this film so enjoyable.</p> <p>A rich, character actor-filled movie that playfully lampoons the Minnesota in which the Coens grew up, <em>Fargo</em> proved a welcome relief from the scores of sub-par Tarantino rip-offs doing the rounds in the wake of <em>Pulp Fiction</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h2tY82z3xXU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Archer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A James Bond-esque secret agent with the womanising, drinking and love of casual violence turned right up to 11, <em>Archer</em> is one of the greatest anti-heroes we&rsquo;ve seen in an animated show. He&#39;s in good company at private spy agency ISIS, staffed as it is with a collection of selfish, bungling agents and perverts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Perfect for Netflix binge-watching, thanks to its 20-minute episodes, it&#39;s generously packed with snappy one-liners and <em>Arrested Development</em>-esque in-jokes. It&rsquo;s just as good as it sounds. The fifth season has just dropped on Netflix, taking the characters in an unexpected new direction...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ccKsjIUWVuI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What, did you think we&#39;d forgotten? <em>Breaking Bad</em> has been praised to the heavens by critics and those members of the public who clap their hands over their ears and shriek &quot;spoilers!&quot; when you start talking about it. Of course we were going to put it in this list.</p> <p>Bryan Cranston&#39;s Walter White is one of the great characters of modern fiction; a mild-mannered chemistry teacher whose cancer diagnosis prompts him to turn his skills to creating crystal meth &ndash; with the help of his former student Jesse. Series creator Vince Gilligan claims that he pitched the show as being the story of &quot;a man who transforms himself from Mr Chips into <em>Scarface</em>.&quot; And where the early episodes play up White&#39;s hilariously incompetent attempts to enter the drugs trade, as the series progresses he develops into a genuinely chilling character.&nbsp;</p> <p>Watch it. Now. If only so that you don&#39;t have to keep clapping your hands over your ears and shrieking &quot;spoilers!&quot; whenever anyone mentiones it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-classic-coin-ops-you-have-play-right-now/feature" target="_blank">10 classic coin-ops you have to play right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breaking-bad_3.jpg?1420891396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-25"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Omen (1976) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original version of <em>The Omen</em> needs no special effects, no zombie figures with knives for fingers, no ridiculously obvious set-ups involving isolated houses hosting slumber parties for 12 horny teenagers. It hardly even needs any blood. Instead, it scares the bejesus out of you with a proper story, genuine shocks and the best choice of movie music ever. A timeless horror classic.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cvrv8U5MfS4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-26"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safety Not Guaranteed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This little gem of an indie flick is everything that so few big-budget flicks are: quirky, charming, packed with realistic characters, genuinely heartwarming and unafraid to take a few risks. It starts off as the story of a trio of journalists tracking down a man who&rsquo;s placed an ad seeking a companion for time travel, but quickly becomes something else entirely. Or rather, it becomes several things - a touching romance; a coming-of-age movie; a lament for opportunities missed. But mostly it just becomes a great film.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/73jSnAs7mq8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-27"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BoJack Horseman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Netflix exclusive, this animated series features <em>Arrested Development</em>&rsquo;s Will Arnett as the titular Horseman, a, er, &ldquo;horse man&rdquo; who enjoyed success while in a popular 1990s sitcom but now lives in a haze of booze and self-loathing as a washed-up former star.</p> <p>Set in a skewed version of Hollywood in which humans live alongside anthropomorphic animals, <em>BoJack Horseman</em> features a strong cast (<em>Breaking Bad</em>&rsquo;s Aaron Paul plays BoJack&rsquo;s best friend Todd) and strong writing, and the 13 episodes available now will be supplemented with a further season, probably later in 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QxIXxrUQKYw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-28"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doctor Who </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Peter Capaldi taking over the TARDIS as the newly-minted Twelfth Doctor, what better time to take a look at his Time Lord predecessors &ndash; especially since Netflix has just added the first half of season seven to its line-up? Revived in 2005, the sci-fi show finally had the budget to realise its potential; rubber monsters and wobbly sets were consigned to history, and in their place were CGI vistas and armies of Daleks. And the writers of the show &ndash; fans like Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss &ndash; had long nursed ambitions of bringing it back to the small screen; their affection for the material is evident in every line.</p> <p>But it&#39;s no mere nostalgic throwback; the new <em>Doctor Who&nbsp;</em>is thoroughly modern in its approach, with rich characters and intricately-plotted story arcs. Watch an episode like Russell T Davies&#39; Midnight, with its character-driven drama and wildly imaginative writing, and it&#39;s clear that it deserves every one of the awards it&#39;s scooped up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bRBQZdBqoOU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-29"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As JJ Abrams takes over the director&#39;s chair for the new&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em>&nbsp;film, it&#39;s worth revisiting his homage to the 1970s cinema that was defined by film-makers like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. A love letter to the era &ndash; and to the director&#39;s youthful exploits as a film-maker &ndash; it follows a gang of kids who inadvertently catch an alien monster on film while they&#39;re making a creature feature movie.</p> <p>Mashing up the wonder of&nbsp;<em>The Goonies</em>,&nbsp;<em>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>E.T.</em>&nbsp;with the scares of&nbsp;<em>Jaws</em>, it&#39;s no mere pastiche &ndash; this is an exciting adventure story in its own right, and is compelling proof that Abrams is the best choice to take the helm of the Millennium Falcon.</p> <p><em>Additional words: Sam Kieldsen, Marc McLaren, Tom Parsons</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/25-best-things-watch-amazon-instant-video-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 25 best things to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bqt9L4fIExA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 30 best things to watch on Netflix </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature#comments Film and TV Netflix Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:38:54 +0000 Stephen Graves 1434854 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nike’s power-laced Marty McFly shoes might still release in 2015, AT&T gets BlackBerry Passport variant, and Netflix’s Daredevil dated http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-nike-s-power-laced-marty-mcfly-shoes-might-still-release-2015-att-gets-blac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech and gadget news you need to start the day off right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike MAG (2011 Replica)" alt="Nike MAG (2011 Replica)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nike-mag-2011.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike MAG with power laces still aiming for 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">One week into 2015 and we&rsquo;ve already had our fill of people complaining that <em>Back to the Future Part II</em>&rsquo;s predictions didn&rsquo;t all pan out - but there&rsquo;s one that still might. Nike&rsquo;s Tinker Hatfield, who designed the original power-lacing sneakers from the 1989 movie, told a crowd at the Agenda Emerge conference this week that his team is working to have the real shoes out before the end of the year.</p> <p class="p1">Savvy sneaker fans will remember that Nike issued 1500 pairs of non-powered MAG shoes (pictured) back in 2011 to raise money for film series star Michael J. Fox&rsquo;s Parkinson&rsquo;s Research foundation, but these will apparently be the real deal, with a button that automatically secures the laces to the shoe. Last February, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikes-power-laces-coming-2015-just-time-marty-mcfly/news">Hatfield noted plans</a> for the power laces, but nearly a year has passed without an official announcement.</p> <p class="p1">Luckily, there&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.nicekicks.com/2015/01/07/nike-mag-2015-power-laces-us-patent-papers/">a patent for the tech</a>, filed by Nike and its most notable designers in 2013 (and awarded last year), that details exactly how it&rsquo;ll all work. Whether they get it done in time to make the movie-inspired deadline remains to be seen, but whatever the case: real, working Nike MAGs are on the horizon. Are you cool enough to wear them?</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.nicekicks.com/2015/01/07/tinker-talks-2015-nike-mag-release-power-laces-agendaemerge/">Nice Kicks</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikes-power-laces-coming-2015-just-time-marty-mcfly/news">Nike&rsquo;s power laces coming in 2015, just in time for Marty McFly</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry Passport changed for AT&amp;T </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">So this is odd: BlackBerry&rsquo;s very large Passport, which is the company&#39;s non-traditional device with the square square and hard edges, has been revised to be just a hair less distinctive for U.S. carrier AT&amp;T.</p> <p class="p1">The revised Passport was unveiled at CES this week, and while the screen and keys are the same, the new version has rounded edges and what looks to be just a tiny bit more space at the bottom of the device. Otherwise the price and functionality are unchanged, but it&rsquo;s curious to see a phone hailed for its unique shape and build get a little watered down for a single carrier&rsquo;s whims.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/01/att-announces-pricing-blackberry-classic-and-blackberry-passport-coming-soon-in-the-u-s/">BlackBerry</a>, <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-unveils-redesigned-passport-for-at-t-prices-classic/">CNET</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-passport/review">BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Passport (AT&amp;T variant)" alt="BlackBerry Passport (AT&amp;T variant)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-passport-att-variant.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marvel’s Daredevil hits Netflix in April </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Not only is Marvel continuing its immense success in film and pushing harder into network TV, but the comic company also has a few series coming on Netflix. <em>Daredevil</em> is first up, and it&rsquo;s due to premiere a bit sooner than expected: all 13 episodes will hit the streaming service on 10 April.</p> <p class="p2">Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (no, not Ben Affleck) as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who gains other enhanced senses and puts them to use fighting crime at night. It&rsquo;ll be followed later this year by <em>A.K.A. Jessica Jones</em>, with <em>Iron Fist</em> and <em>Luke Cage</em> series also coming to Netflix before it all culminates in a <em>Defenders</em> miniseries.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://marvel.com/news/tv/23903/marvel_netflix_announce_release_date_for_marvels_daredevil">Marvel</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marvel&#039;s Daredevil series" alt="Marvel&#039;s Daredevil series" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/marvel-netflix-daredevil.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indiegogo launches post-funding service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">So you&rsquo;ve just successfully crowdfunded your dream project? What now, besides taking all of that money and turning it into something (hopefully) great? If you used Indiegogo for your campaign, now you can utilize its InDemand transition service, which effectively lets creators continue the momentum by taking pre-orders and building upon the exposure yielded by the campaign.</p> <p class="p1">No doubt, Indiegogo takes a cut of all of this action - this isn&rsquo;t philanthropy, after all. And there are concerns that extending the life of a successful campaign can take attention away from the latest crop of crowdfunding contenders. But for creators who just secured serious bank but aren&rsquo;t yet ready to go it alone, this is an interesting new option to consider.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://go.indiegogo.com/blog/2015/01/introducing-indemand.html">Indiegogo</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature">Nano drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="491" title="Indiegogo&#039;s InDemand" alt="Indiegogo&#039;s InDemand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/indiegogo-indemand.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-nike-s-power-laced-marty-mcfly-shoes-might-still-release-2015-att-gets-blac#comments BlackBerry Crowdfunding Film and TV Netflix Nike Passport Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457007 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Let Netflix’s Recommended TV program decide which TV is the best http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The stamp of approval from the streaming service chooses the right TV for streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Netflix%20Recommended%20TV.jpg?1420531132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that Friends is finally available on Netflix, you&rsquo;ll want the best TV to binge-watch all 10 seasons. That&rsquo;s if you&rsquo;re able to find the right one from those announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015">CES 2015</a>.</p> <p>Netflix&rsquo;s solution? Giving a thumbs-up for the displays that are built specifically for media streaming. Its Netflix Recommended TV program, which was earlier announced at LG&rsquo;s press conference, made another appearance at Sony&rsquo;s new range of Bravia TVs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news#comments CES 2015 Netflix TV Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:52:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456823 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Netflix quality to get even better on LG tellies http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-netflix-quality-get-even-better-lg-tellies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High dynamic range content promises far better colour and detail </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Matthew McConaughey: set to look even better in 2015" alt="CES 2015: Netflix quality to get even better on LG tellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-movies-netflix-dallas-buyers-club_0.jpg?1420735521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Still excited about 4K telly? That&#39;s so 2014. This year&#39;s all about&nbsp;high dynamic range content&hellip;</p> <p>That&#39;s according to Netflix, at least, which has announced it&#39;s bringing HDR (High Dynamic Range) to your screens in 2015 via a partnership with LG.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-netflix-quality-get-even-better-lg-tellies/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-netflix-quality-get-even-better-lg-tellies/news#comments CES 2015 LG Netflix Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:36:52 +0000 Marc McLaren 1456731 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Smart snowboard bindings analyze your ride, Chevrolet cars tell you when parts are breaking down, and Roku TV plans Netflix 4K support http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/fully-charged-smart-snowboard-bindings-analyze-your-ride-chevrolet-cars-tell-you-wh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Between CES reveals and other tech happenings, our news roundup has you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cerevo XON Snow-1" alt="Cerevo XON Snow-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cerevo-xon-snow1.png?1420443181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now there are smart snowboard bindings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re having a tough time getting a feel for snowboarding or simply want to enhance your skills, perhaps your smartphone can do the trick - with some pricey new gear, of course. At CES 2015, Cerevo revealed the <a href="https://xon.cerevo.com/en/">XON Snow-1</a>, a specialized pair of smart bindings that link up to a smartphone app to analyze your on-board performance.</p> <p class="p1">Using both load and flex sensors, the bindings measure your balance, center of gravity, acceleration, and board bend while you ride, letting you evaluate the performance afterwards and attempt to adjust. The rechargeable bindings have 6-8 hour battery life and even offer an LED strobe feature, plus you can create a video visualization of your ride to study.</p> <p class="p1">Mashable says the bindings will sell for somewhere between US$400-600 (about &pound;262-393) when they launch late this year.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://xon.cerevo.com/en/">Cerevo</a> via&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2015/01/04/xon-snowboard-bindings-ces/">Mashable</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jalapeno-beat-maker-lets-you-remix-music-your-snowboard/news">Jalapeno Beat Maker lets you remix music with your snowboard</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VuFpFyILHig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chevy parts alert you to impending issues </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s always frustrating - and occasionally, terrifying - when a crucial car part suddenly breaks down, but for owners of select upcoming Chevrolet models, that could be a less likely scenario. That&rsquo;s because the vehicles will come equipped with smart sensors that can alert you (via OnStar) when a part is on the verge of breaking down, so you can proactively seek a repair or replacement and avoid the hassle later.</p> <p class="p1">The system will only monitor the battery, starter motor, and fuel pump to start, but that&rsquo;s a fine launching point for what could be an invaluable system for improving safe driving for all. It&rsquo;ll be available on certain Corvette, Equinox, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe rides starting with the 2016 model year.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/chevrolet-vehicles-will-soon-predict-breakdowns-before-1677288684">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature">CES 2015: What to expect from the biggest tech and gadget show on Earth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Chevrolet alerts" alt="Chevrolet alerts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chevrolet-vehicle-alerts.png?1420443181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roku TV looking ahead to Netflix 4K </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Roku TV platform eliminates the need for a set-top box or streaming stick, and simply has the company&rsquo;s streaming media approach built into compatible sets. And with 4K content slowly becoming more plentiful (and expected), Roku is planning for its next step in that department.</p> <p class="p1">As such, it has created a reference model for a 4K set that manufacturing partners can utilize, and Chinese company TCL will be the first to produce a Roku TV-based 4K television. Exactly when is unclear, however, but Netflix will be the first to offer 4K content via Roku TV whenever it does. No word yet on 4K-compatible Roku boxes and sticks just yet, but that&rsquo;s surely a matter of &ldquo;when&rdquo; rather than &ldquo;if.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/4/7489449/roku-netflix-4k-streaming-ultra-hd-ces-2015">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-streaming-stick/review">Roku Streaming Stick review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="941" title="Roku TV" alt="Roku TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/roku-tv-haier.jpg?1420443181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> District 9 director’s Alien movie concept </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Last year&rsquo;s excellent <em>Alien: Isolation</em> game showed that there&rsquo;s still life left in the beloved sci-fi franchise, but the last couple core film outings were pale shadows of the earlier classics (and it&#39;s been some time now). But maybe it just needs some fresh blood - like Neill Blomkamp, for example.</p> <p class="p1">The director of the amazing <em>District 9</em>, pretty good <em>Elysium</em>, and promising upcoming <em>Chappie</em> posted a slew of concept art for a new <em>Alien</em> film on his Instagram account over the weekend. It looks to have been an unofficial pet project for the director - perhaps a planned pitch that didn&rsquo;t pan out - but some of it is very intriguing. <a href="http://instagram.com/neillblomkamp/?modal=true">Click through</a> to view the lot of it.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://instagram.com/neillblomkamp/?modal=true">Instagram</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review">Alien: Isolation review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Neill Blomkamp&#039;s Alien concept art" alt="Neill Blomkamp&#039;s Alien concept art" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-blomkamp-conceptart.jpg?1420443181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/fully-charged-smart-snowboard-bindings-analyze-your-ride-chevrolet-cars-tell-you-wh#comments 4K Cars CES 2015 Film and TV Netflix Roku Sport Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1456671 at http://www.stuff.tv The 25 best things to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/25-best-things-watch-amazon-instant-video-right-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (UPDATED FOR DEC 2014) Amazon&#039;s streaming service is teeming with good movies and TV shows - and we&#039;ve trawled through it to find the very best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Don&#039;t you stick your tongue out at us, young lady" alt="Best things to watch on Amazon Prime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blingring.jpg?1418475781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know, we know, there&#39;s too much choice these days. You can&#39;t just sit down and watch a movie because there are too many to choose from, so you just spend hours scrolling through potential films and then go to bed.</p> <p>Not now, you don&#39;t - everything on this list is worth watching. And we know, because we&#39;ve watched them all. The lengths we go to keep you guys happy, eh...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Walking Dead (S1-4) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The zombie apocalypse scenario has now been covered so many times that when the dead do eventually start clawing their way out of the ground in a shambling tide of brain-hungry violence, it&rsquo;ll hardly be worth mentioning. That&rsquo;s not to say that it doesn&rsquo;t make cracking TV, though, and if you&rsquo;re one of the few people who hasn&rsquo;t yet seen <em>The Walking Dead</em>, you owe it to yourself to do so now.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Days-Gone-By/dp/B00ET0FZ34/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401289&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=walking+dead&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Walking Dead on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/R1v0uFms68U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Almost Famous </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 1973, a nerdy 15-year-old journalist gets commissioned by <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine to go on tour with a &#39;70s stadium rock band in this fun coming-of-age story.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the movie that made <em>Stuff</em> writer Sophie Charara want to be a journalist, and it fairly accurately depicts the sort of things that happen in our office during a typical week.&nbsp;Well, minus the parties and the fame and the excitement, but sometimes we have music on, and bus travel is often involved.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Almost Famous on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qk0XnyrENrE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The West Wing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unquestionably the greatest achievement in the 70-year-plus history of television*, <em>The West Wing</em> is a seven series, 156-episode extravaganza of dialogue, intrigue, character, politics and clever stuff said by clever people. Starting it is like committing to a serious relationship with someone you&#39;ve never met before, but five minutes in you&#39;ll be hopelessly in love.</p> <p>It&#39;s not perfect of course: seasons four and five probably overdo the thrills at the expense of the more nuanced highs of the early seasons, but the acting and scripting is frequently superb and you&#39;ll be left thoroughly depressed that there&#39;s never been a real president like Jed Bartlet.</p> <p>*View not necessarily endorsed by the entire <em>Stuff</em> team</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B000KZPG04/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418407402&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+west+wing&amp;pebp=1418407405005&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The West Wing on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CTG5p4wEAAM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Under The Skin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An alien takes the form of a woman and travels across Scotland, seducing men to harvest their flesh. The premise is simple enough for a low-budget indie flick but there&#39;s much more than meets the eye here, as the title implies. Rarely has there been a bolder piece of cinema. And by that we mean it unapologetically screws with your head.</p> <p>To clarify this as sci-fi would be a gross oversimplification. It starts off like a straight-up predator movie but morphs into a coming-of-age/road-trip story told from the alien&#39;s perspective. Scarlett Johansson&#39;s performance is disturbing and mesmerising.</p> <p>This is an aggressively artsy experiment. Director Jonathan Glazer mixes heavily stylised visuals with hidden-camera footage; much of the film doesn&#39;t even make sense. But mostly that doesn&#39;t matter. It&#39;s chilling enough to command attention and the sense of unease is so gripping it will affect you regardless of your understanding.</p> <p>It&#39;ll certainly polarise opinions, but if you&#39;re open to something very different it&#39;s a singular and utterly compelling experience. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Under-Skin-Scarlett-Johansson/dp/B00JH49OTS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418407333&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=under+the+skin&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Under The Skin on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NoSWbyvdhHw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Worth watching merely for the scene in which Alan lip-syncs to Andrew Roachford&rsquo;s Cuddly Toy, <em>Alpha Papa</em> is an unmitigated joy from start to finish. Lovely stuff.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alan-Partridge-Alpha-Steve-Coogan/dp/B00HW11I06/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401986&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=alpha+papa&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/now-tv/20-best-movies-watch-now-tv-right-now/feature">20 of the best movies to watch on Now TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9DZXOANUaNk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Argo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The words &#39;based on a true story&#39; tend to conjure up images of straight-to-DVD daytime TV fodder. Not so <em>Argo</em>, which is a big-screen production in every sense. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, it depicts the daring attempt to rescue six US hostages in Iran in the late 1970s. Affleck plays CIA operative Tony Mendez, who comes up with an extraction plan so crazy, it might just work. We don&#39;t want to spoil the surprise here, but it&#39;s not giving anything away to say that it&#39;s one of those rare occasions where knowing there&#39;s fact behind the fiction actually adds to your sense of disbelief: what, they really did <em>that</em>?</p> <p>The film&#39;s been criticised in some quarters for taking a few liberties with the story - yup, Hollywood done gone Hollywoodised events - but none of that detracts from the excellent cast (Affleck is ably supported by the likes of Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston) and the thrilling denouement.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Argo on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w918Eh3fij0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Side Effects </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is one of those films that feels a bit like a high-end German car: everything in it looks and feels expensive. The first half is a bit slow, but stay with it and there&rsquo;s a change of pace that will make you very glad you did.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Side-Effects-Channing-Tatum/dp/B00FZE18XY/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402054&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=side+effects&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Side Effects on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5jQq6BiT-eI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rex the Runt (S1-2) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of Aardman Animation&rsquo;s less well-known franchises, <em>Rex</em> follows four plasticine dogs on a series of surreal adventures. It&rsquo;s not as well-made as <em>Wallace and Grommit</em> but it&rsquo;s funnier, with most episodes featuring a well-chosen comedy guest star (Eddie Izzard and Bob Monkhouse are both particularly good).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Holiday-in-Vince/dp/B00ET0DNGK/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402086&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=rex+the+runt&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Rex The Runt on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/svHao1SMdRc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Critics carped at Robert Downey Jr&#39;s Sherlock Holmes; Hollywood was, they imagined, debasing yet another beloved British institution with action-movie heroics and one-liners. Except&hellip; if they&#39;d actually read the original Conan Doyle stories, they&#39;d realise that Guy Ritchie&#39;s adaptation is remarkably faithful, from the fisticuffs (Baritsu!) to the sly references to the original tales sprinkled throughout. </p> <p>The second film in the series brings Holmes into conflict with Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime; whose devious scheme anticipates the horrors of the twentieth century to come. <em>Mad Men</em>&#39;s Jared Harris plays the fusty university professor and the chilly criminal mastermind with aplomb, contrasting nicely with Downey Jr&#39;s mercurial Holmes. Dialling up the spectacle and the bromance between Holmes and Jude Law&#39;s Watson, this is a fine adaptation that&#39;s been unjustly overshadowed by Benedict Cumberbatch and his cheekbones.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V1OYiPa-eLg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parks &amp; Recreation (S1-3) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can catch clumps of <em>Parks &amp; Recreation</em> episodes on BBC iPlayer, but if you&rsquo;ve not seen it before it&rsquo;s well worth getting comfortable for a weekend and bingeing your way through the first three series.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot/dp/B00I91R1ZY/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402271&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=parks+and+recreation&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Parks &amp; Recreation on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-tv-box-sets-netflix/feature">The 15 best TV box-sets on Netflix</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cNlL9FWs_KA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twin Peaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the days before the Box Set Era, people had to wait a whole week between episodes. That seems unthinkable now, but in the case of David Lynch&rsquo;s darkly funny supernatural crime drama, it was a good thing, because it gave people a week to try to figure out what on earth was going on. As with a lot of Lynch&rsquo;s work, it&rsquo;s a completely different (and often more unsettling) experience to anything else on TV.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot/dp/B00ET0PGJW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402300&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=twin+peaks&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Twin Peaks on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iSxNP-1VpjE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Machinist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before he got back in the gym for the role of Angry Batman, Christian Bale played the emaciated and mentally unstable Trevor Reznik in this intelligent, well-made psychological thriller.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Machinist-Christian-Bale/dp/B00G17XM3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402335&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+machinist&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Machinist on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H0fuHY4U1UA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Searching for Sugar Man </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Musician Sixto Rodriguez&rsquo;s career seemed unremarkable at first: he recorded two albums in the 1970s, toured Australia once and then disappeared back into his native Detroit, where he was rumoured to have committed suicide. In South Africa, however, his albums gradually built a huge cult following, to the point where he was thought to be more popular than Elvis. </p> <p>In this Oscar-winning documentary, which was partly shot on an iPhone when it ran out of budget, two South African fans try to find out what happened to their hero.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Searching-Sugar-Man-Sixto-Rodriguez/dp/B00ESQA0X4/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402362&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=searching+for+sugar+man&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Searching For Sugar Man on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tDw7OqVBT-w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four Lions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Very dark and very funny, Chris Morris&rsquo;s farcical account of a group of British Muslims plotting a terrorist attack caused a series of cautious broadcasters to have nightmares with its controversial subject matter. In other hands it could have been a travesty, but Morris has a special talent for placing the unthinkable on screen and making it funny and heartfelt, in a weird sort of way.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Lions-Kayvan-Novak/dp/B00ET1P2OA/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402385&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=four+lions&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Four Lions on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ew-SrlQ9tlI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rome </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like the idea of Gladiator The TV Show? That&rsquo;s sort of what this is, but with a bit more historical detail, similar levels of gore and even more sex. Classic TV then. And you can pretend you&rsquo;re watching it for educational reasons when in truth you just want to see cheeky legionnaire Titus Pullo behaving like a swashbuckling pirate.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Rome on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 25 most anticipated games of 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3TzvNnk2p3Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rashomon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Akira Kurosawa&rsquo;s hugely influential 1950 masterpiece is one of those DVDs that sits on your shelf for a few weeks, quietly disapproving of your <em>Kung-Fu Panda</em> collection, before you shamefacedly post it back to LoveFilm, unwatched. Stop taking the easy route, sit yourself down and watch it. You&rsquo;ll be glad you did.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not saying <em>Kung-Fu Panda</em> isn&rsquo;t an excellent film, by the way; it is. The first one, anyway.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rashomon-Toshiro-Mifune/dp/B00ESZWSCG/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402440&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=rashomon&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Rashomon on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xCZ9TguVOIA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Attack The Block </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aliens descend on Earth with bad intentions. Aliens land in a South London housing estate. Aliens find out that South London housing estates hold their own kind of dangers.&nbsp;By refusing to cast judgement - either good or bad - on the action of its teenage protagonists, it leaves you free to make up your own mind. Though you&#39;ll probably be too engrossed in the action to bother.&nbsp;Directed by Joe Cornish (of Adam &amp; Joe fame),&nbsp;<em>Attack The Block&nbsp;</em>is scary, funny and very cool.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Attack The Block on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cD0gm7dHKKc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wrestler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re a WWE fan looking for something glitzy, you&#39;ve got the wrong movie: Mickey Rourke is painfully believable as a washed-up wrestler facing the unbeatable tag-team of age and ill-health in what is perhaps the finest performance of his career. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrestler-Mickey-Rourke/dp/B00ET1HMZ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402503&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=wrestler&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Wrestler on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/61-GFxjTyV0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the Loop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As horrendous political PR Malcolm Tucker, Peter Capaldi takes swearing to another level in Armando Iannucci&rsquo;s brilliant, all-too-believable political comedy about inept politicians bungling their way to war. Some of the best f***ing swearing on f***ing film.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loop-Peter-Capaldi/dp/B00ET2EE8Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402519&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=in+the+loop&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch In The Loop on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dQrqMkCuHqA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Impossible </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might star Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, but this isn&rsquo;t your average Sunday-night blockbuster. Based on one Spanish family&rsquo;s real experience of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, this well-made and convincing film is a personal story told amid a huge natural disaster.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impossible-J-Bayona/dp/B00HZOBGLG/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402543&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+impossible&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Impossible on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Bgw394ZKsis" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bling Ring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emma Watson proves she can do more than just pretend to be a wizard in Sofia Coppola&#39;s most recent movie, based on the true story of a group of teens who used social media to figure out when celebrities would be out, then robbed their homes. Sharp, funny and very stylish.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bling-Ring-Emma-Watson/dp/B00HFDK9DS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402559&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+bling+ring&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Bling Ring on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r4c6hmrwba0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rampart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Woody Harrelson coasts through a lot of movies, but occasionally he really pulls it out of the bag, and by &#39;it&#39; we mean an Oscar-worthy performance. He is absolutely brilliant in this <em>Bad Lieutenant</em>-esque story of a crooked cop; it might look like a standard dumb police movie but it is perhaps the biggest surprise of Amazon Instant Video&#39;s back catalogue.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rampart-Woody-Harrelson/dp/B00ESQFYQW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402605&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=rampart&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Rampart on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SGHPD3IYnd0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prometheus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s fair to say that not everyone liked <em>Prometheus</em> on its release. In fact it&#39;s fair to say that many people hated it. The<em> Stuff</em> office is similarly divided over its merits, with some thinking it&#39;s an horrific stain on the <em>Alien</em> legacy and some feeling that, y&#39;know, it&#39;s a pretty good sci-fi flick if you don&#39;t spend too much time analysing it. Overall we&#39;re in the latter camp. Why not watch it and see whether you agree?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Famous-Billy-Crudup/dp/B00ET048CS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418401319&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=almost+famous&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch Prometheus on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HHcHYisZFLU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30 Rock (S1-5) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re one of the four people left on the planet who hasn&#39;t seen all of <em>30 Rock</em>, you need to change that immediately. Loosely based on Tina Fey&#39;s experiences as head writer on <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, its unrelentingly funny 20-minute episodes are pure TV-streaming joy, and once you start you&#39;ll be up until the small hours of the morning. You&#39;re welcome.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/30-Rock-Pilot/dp/B00ET0JCUQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418402653&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=30+rock&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch 30 Rock on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AQBgktGTUJk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Place Beyond the Pines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s not often (or indeed ever) that you feel sorry for Bradley Cooper, but let&#39;s face it, if you&#39;re the other guy in a film with Ryan Gosling, you&#39;re basically scenery. You could be wearing a funny hat and barking and no-one would notice, because they&#39;d just be mooning over the Gosling, with his acting and his muscles. It&#39;s not as stylish as <em>Drive</em>, but <em>The Place Beyond the Pines</em> is more real, less cartoony, and all the more affecting for it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Place-Beyond-Pines-Ryan-Gosling/dp/B00H38Y5FS/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418405429&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=place+beyond+the+pines&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Watch The Place Beyond The Pines on Amazon Prime Instant Video</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best movies and TV shows on Netflix</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KepnbJT5nBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 best films and TV on Amazon Prime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hours and hours of exclusive, free-to-stream brilliance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/looper_0.jpg?1418475781" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/25-best-things-watch-amazon-instant-video-right-now/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/25-best-things-watch-amazon-instant-video-right-now/feature#comments Amazon Film and TV Instant Video Netflix Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:31:10 +0000 Will Dunn 1436827 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon planning ad-supported streaming video service separate from Prime http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If cheaper than Netflix, will Amazon pull more users into its ecosystem? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Prime Instant Video" alt="Amazon Prime Instant Video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-prime-instant-video.jpg?1416628082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon&rsquo;s Instant Video offerings make its annual Prime membership even more appealing, but word is that the company has a separate video streaming option in the works to undercut Netflix.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news#comments Amazon Instant Video Netflix Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:34:10 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453696 at http://www.stuff.tv The 25 best things to watch on Netflix US right now http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/20-best-things-watch-netflix-us-right-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for something to watch? We&#039;ve rounded up the finest films and shows on the streaming video service. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 25 best things to watch on Netflix US right now" alt="The 25 best things to watch on Netflix US right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sherlock_0.jpg?1416589110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Streaming video has turned our living rooms into an endless video store, with a vast array of titles to choose from.</p> <p>Netflix has around 10,000 titles, taking in everything from rom-coms to action movies, TV shows and documentaries; and that can be a problem. It&#39;s called the paradox of choice; faced with an endless array of options, people freeze up. Before you know it, you&#39;ve spent an hour scrolling through the possible choices, and you&#39;ve run out of time to watch a movie.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oldboy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To describe Oldboy as intense would be like saying Piers Morgan is unpalatable - ie an enormous understatement. To watch it is to be visually assaulted for 120 mins, your emotions squeezed and stamped on and flung around the room until you&#39;re left thinking that maybe you ought to go for a bit of a lie down.</p> <p>A South Korean thriller about a man who&#39;s locked in a room for 15 years with no idea why &ndash; before being released to seek vengeance on his captors &ndash; it&#39;s never exactly fun viewing, but it is absolutely essential nonetheless. Story-wise it&#39;s sharp and packed with action, some of the acting is outstanding and at the end you&#39;ll be left battered and bruised but still wanting more. Brilliant.<br /><em>&ndash; Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tphnn5EPj2w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dredd </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thankfully a darn sight better than the Sly Stallone-led Judge Dredd of 1995, this 2012 movie stars Karl Urban as the eponymous anti-hero with a permanent scowl, an ever-present helmet and a whole lot of bad guys and gals to deal with. Wisely, Alex Garland&#39;s screenplay majors on set pieces over talkie bits - and what set-pieces they are, as Dredd and his partner are trapped in a tower block full of criminals intent on shooting them to pieces.</p> <p>Urban&#39;s performance is all snarls and scowls; in a nod to the comics, he doesn&#39;t take his helmet off once,&nbsp;a conceit that the Stallone film merrily ignored&nbsp;&ndash; while Game of Thrones&#39; Lena Headey excels as the psychotic criminal mastermind Ma-Ma. Really, though,&nbsp;the stars here are the brilliantly realised dystopia of Mega-City One and the super-slo-mo action sequences.&nbsp;<br /><em>&ndash; Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DLmnJvK0DjI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Trip </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On paper, The Trip shouldn&#39;t work. It stars Brit comics Steve &#39;Alan Partridge&#39; Coogan and Rob &#39;him out of Gavin &amp; Stacey&#39; Brydon as themselves, taking a culinary tour around some of northern England&#39;s finest restaurants.</p> <p>There&#39;s no real plot beyond that, but if you think that sounds dull you&#39;re reckoning without the pair&#39;s natural charm and repartee; whether goading each other into Michael Caine impersonations or riffing on one another&#39;s foibles, the laughs just keep coming. A word of warning though: don&#39;t watch it on an empty stomach.<br /><em>&ndash; Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xxq-I_e_KXg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barton Fink </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the Coen Brothers&#39; earliest films, Barton Fink is a dark comedy with the emphasis on dark. It stars John Turturro as the title character - a critically acclaimed playwright battling writer&#39;s block as he tries to turn his hand to Hollywood fluff. Holed up in a California motel, he encounters enthusiastic Everyman Charlie Meadows (the brilliant John Goodman) and things soon get very weird indeed.</p> <p>Like all early Coen Brothers films it&#39;s superbly realised; 1940s period detail jells perfectly with an eerie soundtrack to create a world you can truly get lost in. No, you may not always know what&#39;s going on - but you won&#39;t care a jot about that while it lasts.<br /><em>&ndash; Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WK0WjWlVO9w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Psycho </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Christian Bale&rsquo;s breakout role sees him don the Hugo Boss suit and Gucci oxfords of Patrick Bateman: financial trader in 1980s Manhattan; Phil Collins aficionado; handsome; wealthy; and also a sadistic, sociopathic murderer. Or is he?</p> <p>Based on Bret Easton Ellis&rsquo; seminal novel, this film is shockingly violent, intensely disquieting &ndash; and very, very funny. It is, after all, more a satire than it is a psychological thriller, and as a critique of the emptiness of the capitalist American dream it hits the mark like an axe to the back of the head.<br />-&nbsp;<em>Sam Kieldsen</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/25-free-apps-android/feature" target="_blank">30 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5YnGhW4UEhc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ken Burns: Prohibition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ken Burns&#39; documentaries for PBS are amongst the finest factual programming out there, and this three-part series on Prohibition is one of his best efforts.</p> <p>Kicking off with an examination of the rise of the temperance movement in the 19th century, the show explores how the draconian Eighteenth Amendment and Volstead Act came into being &ndash; and its unintended consequences. It turned ordinary Americans into criminals, and fuelled the growth of organised crime in the country. A hopelessly outnumbered force of Prohibition Agents struggled to enforce laws that were vastly more far-reaching than even the politicians drafting them had imagined.</p> <p>Burns uses a familiar set of tools to tell the story; his characteristic panning shots over photographs appear in full force, supplemented with film footage from the period and voiceovers from the likes of John Lithgow and Samuel L Jackson. It&#39;s a fascinating look at a period of history that still has lessons for us in the present day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e-eSS0uKRIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bram Stoker&#039;s Dracula </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Francis Ford Coppola&#39;s adaptation of the classic vampire novel is a curious beast. On the one hand, it aims for period accuracy with Victorian-era special effects; at the same time, it crams in a romance sub-plot in which Dracula searches for the reincarnation of his lost bride. Gen-X stars Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves struggle manfully with English accents, while Anthony Hopkins chews through the scenery with gusto as Van Helsing. Gary Oldman&#39;s Dracula is the highlight, though; performing though a succession of outlandish prosthetic make-ups, he combines menace and melancholy in equal measure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fgFPIh5mvNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doctor Who </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix has &ndash; at last &ndash; filled in all the gaps in its Doctor Who collection, so now&#39;s the time to start watching.</p> <p>The venerable sci-fi series was revived in 2005, shedding the wobbly sets and rubber monsters of the 1970s. In their place were slick visuals and more character-driven drama &ndash; clearly inspired by US shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.</p> <p>The genius of the show lies in its ability to periodically renew itself; the time travelling Doctor can regenerate into a new body when the lead actor moves on to pastures new. As the lead actor changes, the tone of the show changes too &ndash; and if viewers fall out of favour with its new direction, it&#39;ll cheerfully pick up new ones.</p> <p>Since the show&#39;s revival, there have been four new Doctors; Christopher Eccleston&#39;s stripped-back, understated take on the character gave way to David Tennant&#39;s more emotional Doctor. Matt Smith added eccentric flourishes, even as the show&#39;s plots grew more intricate and layered &ndash; and John Hurt delivered a star turn as a short-lived guest Doctor for the recent 50th anniversary special.</p> <p>Hop aboard the TARDIS &ndash; who knows where it&#39;ll take you next?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7z6FMCqYrBo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> House of Cards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite being inspired by the 1990s BBC series of the same name, House of Cards feels every bit the American megabucks TV show: it has the big name stars and executive producers; the superb writing, direction and cinematography; not to mention the necessary amount of scheming and backstabbery.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s all the more interesting is that it&rsquo;s not technically a TV show at all, since it was made by Netflix for Netflix and rather than being broadcast over a couple of months each season is released in its entirety, allowing viewers to binge on it like a DVD box set. And believe us, you will binge, because once this tale of Capitol Hill intrigue and the lust for power gets its hooks into you. That&rsquo;ll generally happen about three episodes in.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ULwUzF1q5w4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senna </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stylish documentary about Brazil&rsquo;s best known sportsman, Senna weaves a compelling, inspiring and moving tale of a mercurial driver whose untimely death &ndash; seen by 300 million people live on television &ndash; shocked the world. Focussing on Ayrton Senna&rsquo;s rivalry with fellow Formula One driver Alain Prost was a smart move on the part of director Asif Kapadia and writer Manish Pandey, as it means you don&rsquo;t have to be interested in motor racing to be drawn straight into the story.</p> <p>Made mainly with archival footage, watching it is guaranteed to convert you into a Senna fan &ndash; and it might leave you feeling very emotional indeed.<br />&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Sam Kieldsen</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news" target="_blank">McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gyhKXyatgi0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mad Men </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not since The Sopranos has there been a mainstream television show where so much goes on behind the surface, and so much is left for the viewer to interpret.</p> <p>Mad Men is, on the face of it, a drama series about people who work in advertising in 1960s New York, and it succeeds on that level thanks to a fantastic cast of characters, an intriguing plot and an almost absurd amount of attention to period detail. But really &ndash; like The Sopranos &ndash; it&rsquo;s a show about capitalist America, a show about family, a show about what it is to be human.</p> <p>You could probably call it existentialist if you were feeling fancy, and you&rsquo;d be well within your rights &ndash; but it&rsquo;s devilishly witty, moving and entertaining with it. It may be the most painstakingly crafted television show of all time, and it&rsquo;s certainly among the finest.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EIa-fG2rkbw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Battered Bastards of Baseball </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When organised baseball decided to move its AAA club out of Portland, actor and baseball fan Bing Russell decided to fill the void with a totally independent team &ndash; the aptly-named Mavericks. This Netflix-produced documentary charts the Mavericks&#39; fortunes over their short-lived career. Although they only lasted from 1973 to 1977, they shook up the game with their antics; a ball-dog that ran onto the field, broom-waving spectators &ndash; and a string of victories that shook up the baseball establishment.</p> <p>&quot;I wanted it to go back to the straw hat and beer days when 250 towns had minor league teams and most of them were not supported by a major franchise,&rdquo; explains Russell; and from the outset, it&#39;s clear where the documentary&#39;s sympathies lie. The Mavericks are the scrappy underdogs, made up of outcasts from professional baseball and amateurs who never got the big break they were hoping for. The baseball establishment are the villains, humiliated on the field and resorting to dirty tricks in search of victory.</p> <p>The truth is probably more nuanced, but it&#39;s a rousing story, told with panache by Russell&#39;s grandsons &ndash; and his son, actor Kurt Russell, who took to the field with the Mavericks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RA76b5Hhvxg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherlock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BBC&#39;s Sherlock Holmes series brings the Victorian consulting detective bang up to date, setting the action in the present day; telegrams are replaced by texts, while Dr Watson&#39;s reminisces take the form of a blog. The core of Conan Doyle&#39;s stories is intact, though; the relationship between the prickly sleuthing savant and his faithful companion, played to perfection by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.</p> <p>The scripts &ndash; mostly written by Doctor Who alumni Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss &ndash; are packed with plot twists and witty one-liners; and the 90-minute episodes wouldn&#39;t look out of place in the cinema (particularly since Cumberbatch and Freeman are both fronting blockbuster movies these days).</p> <p>Netflix has an extra treat for US viewers, too &ndash; the behind-the-scenes documentary series Sherlock Uncovered, and the hourlong special Unlocking Sherlock.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uCPwZYkulF8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skyfall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest James Bond film sees Daniel Craig&#39;s 007 hunting down a cyberterrorist with a very personal vendetta against the head of the Secret Service.</p> <p>The producers pulled out all the stops for this one, enlisting Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins to shoot the film, and casting Javier Bardem (another Oscar-winner) as Bond&#39;s nemesis Silva. It paid off; Deakins&#39; gorgeous visuals are a highlight, and Bardem&#39;s clearly having a whale of at time as the screamingly camp Silva &ndash; even if the villain&#39;s plots and schemes stretch credulity.</p> <p>Released to coincide with the film series&#39; 50th anniversary, Skyfall has one eye on the past; as well as taking Bond himself back to his roots, Mendes riffs on iconic moments from previous movies. Bond has never looked better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/24mTIE4D9JM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Berberian Sound Studio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Toby Jones stars as meek British sound engineer Gilderoy, who thinks he&#39;s been hired by an Italian director to work on a film about horses. In fact, The Equestrian Vortex is a giallo film &ndash; an Italian exploitation horror pic with intellectual overtones &ndash; and as it weaves its spell on Gilderoy, his tenuous grip on reality starts to break down.</p> <p>Appropriately enough, director Peter Strickland makes sound the focus of the film. We never get to see the events of the giallo film playing out on-screen; instead, as Gilderoy&#39;s foley team smash fruit with hammers in the recording booth, the soundtrack of The Equestrian Vortex syncs with the action to unsettling effect. Eerie and oblique, it doesn&#39;t offer any easy answers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">iCheapskate: the 38 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SKOPh5ZEciQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Fifth Element </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Luc Besson crafts a singular vision of the future with this action-adventure film, in which Bruce Willis&#39; New York cabbie is caught up in a scheme to battle an ancient evil.</p> <p>Besson wrote the outline for The Fifth Element when he was a teenager, and it shows &ndash; the universe can only be saved by our hero copping off with Milla Jovovich&#39;s babbling alien Messiah. But the plot&#39;s really just a vehicle on which to hang the spectacular visuals. Drawing from French sci-fi comic books, it takes in sweeping cityscapes, ancient monoliths and starliners populated by extras swanning around in Jean-Paul Gaultier&#39;s finest finery.</p> <p>Plus you get to see Gary Oldman wearing a bit of plastic on his head and waving a massive sci-fi gun around. What&#39;s not to like?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VkX7dHjL-aY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There Will Be Blood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Paul Thomas Anderson&#39;s modern American epic is stark and relentless; the first we see of protagonist Daniel Plainview is a 20-minute sequence in which Daniel Day-Lewis scrabbles wordlessly in the dirt for silver. From there, Plainview graduates to oil drilling; he&#39;s consumed by a relentless pursuit for the black gold, dispensing homespun charm to townsfolk as he tries to gull them out of their oil rights, using his adopted son as a prop to create an image of a family man.</p> <p>The only one who sees through him is Eli Sunday, and that&#39;s because he&#39;s equally corrupt; an evangelist who sees Plainview as a threat to the supremacy of his church. The stage is set for a grand clash between religion and capitalism, and it&#39;s played out in operatic fashion against the oil wells.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FeSLPELpMeM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Terminator 2: Judgment Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As Arnie dons the leather jacket and shades for another turn as the T-800, it&#39;s worth looking back at what many consider to be the highlight of the sci-fi franchise.</p> <p>A decade after the original movie, Sarah Connor is no longer the target for rogue AI Skynet; it&#39;s her delinquent son John who&#39;s marked for termination. Skynet sends an assassin back in time &ndash; but the human resistance of the future have sent back their own protector for the young John Connor. With a huge increase in budget over its predecessor, T-2 abandons the original movie&#39;s grindhouse/slasher film feel in favour of slick action setpieces.</p> <p>James Cameron&#39;s script moves like a well-oiled machine; his ability to craft an action movie that weaves together spectacle, emotion and character is vastly underrated. It&#39;s a shame that all the promotional material gave away the film&#39;s big twist &ndash; which of the two time-travellers is the villain &ndash; because it&#39;s handled masterfully.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mKtWhBtvHQU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best TV show ever? That&rsquo;s arguable, but Breaking Bad certainly belongs in the top ten: it&rsquo;s an utterly, utterly compelling six-season masterpiece that&rsquo;ll shock you again and again with its twists, its turns and its fantastically drawn characters.</p> <p>Walter White, played to perfection by Bryan Cranston, is without a doubt one of television&rsquo;s greatest characters, by turns vulnerable and menacing, pathetic and triumphant. As a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to methamphetamine production in order to pay his medical bills and safeguard his family&rsquo;s future, you&rsquo;ll be cheering him every step of the way&hellip; until suddenly you&rsquo;re not anymore.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_b8SQ3H1BO4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In The Loop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before he was the twelfth Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi was the fantasically foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker, government spin-doctor extraordinaire. In this feature film &ndash; spun off from the BBC series The Thick of It&nbsp;&ndash; Tucker is part of a delegation sent to Washington to deal with rising tensions in the Middle East.</p> <p>Writer Armando Iannucci&#39;s take on the build-up to the Iraq War is at once farcical and bleak, as backstabbing politicos massage the evidence to create a case for intervention, and scrabble to exclude each other from committees and action groups. Capaldi&#39;s baroque swearing is the undoubted highlight; James Gandolfini&#39;s turn as an Army general is a close second.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-best-space-movies-ever/news" target="_blank">The 25 best space movies ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NUB7Lhx_0ao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoolander </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ben Stiller cranks stupid up to 11 as Derek Zoolander - an incredibly dim male model caught in the web of Mugatu - a fashion kingpin played by the ever-ridiculous Will Ferrell. Brainwashed to assassinate the Malaysian president, Zoolander teams up with rival Hansel (Owen Wilson) to foil Mugatu&#39;s plans. Stupid gags, even stupider dialogue, and almost as quotable as <em>Anchorman</em>.<br />&ndash; <em>Esat Dedezade</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YtQq0T3ExLs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver Linings Playbook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>David O. Russell&rsquo;s realist rom com gives itself every chance to descend into cliche, bad taste or just plain awkwardness but it never does. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper do a stellar job playing two adults struggling with what life has thrown their way. As deft as it is daft, <em>Silver Linings Playbook</em> has gentle humour to spare and underlying themes that you can ignore or explore at your leisure.<br />&ndash; <em>Sophie Charara</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/J_ZitHzsS1s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky&#39;s first feature is a complex, clever thriller about one man&#39;s obsession with numbers. Shot entirely on black-and-white (on a budget of just US$60,000), it earned Aronofsky the Best Director award at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival and it&#39;s not hard to see why. Conspiracy theories, great dialogue, well-written characters and even some action scenes - Pi has it all. Great soundtrack too.<br />- <em>Marc McLaren</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r0SC582sJvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heathers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dark like the centre of a black hole is dark, Heathers is a teen movie for grown-ups. It stars Winona Ryder in full-on crazy/kooky mode as the odd-one-out in a high school clique whose relationship with boyfriend Christian Slater spells bad news for anyone named Heather. The late-&#39;80s period details are enthralling, but the film itself hasn&#39;t dated one bit - after all, its themes of love, hate, jealously and peer pressure are timeless.<br />- <em>Marc McLaren</em><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CTmpKgocyYg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Hunger Games: Catching Fire </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite being that difficult second-in-the-planned-trilogy-that&#39;s-actually-turned-into-a-quadrilogy movie, <em>Catching Fire</em> feels like a better film than the first <em>Hunger Games</em>. While you don&#39;t get that excitement of discovering a new fictional world, there&#39;s more time for character development, story and action sequences as Jennifer Lawrence&#39;s bow-wielding Katniss is once again dragged back into the deadly killing-for-entertainment contest she already won once.</p> <p>OK, so this isn&#39;t <em>Citizen Kane </em>we&#39;re talking about here, and there&#39;s still a lot of Young Adult silliness to roll your eyes at, but <em>Catching Fire</em> manages to meet rabid fans&#39; expectations and offer up enough in the way of fist-in-the-air chicanery and a will-they-won&#39;t-they love triangle to hook in people who haven&#39;t read the books. By the end of it, you&#39;ll be itching to see where the series goes next.<br />- <em>Sam Kieldsen</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-tv-box-sets-netflix/feature">The 15 best TV box sets on Netflix </a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MkvUNfySGQU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/20-best-things-watch-netflix-us-right-now/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/20-best-things-watch-netflix-us-right-now/feature#comments Film and TV Netflix Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:20:45 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445958 at http://www.stuff.tv Netflix lands on YouView, bringing Breaking Bad, House of Cards and other time sinks with it http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-lands-youview-bringing-breaking-bad-house-cards-and-other-time-sinks-it/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just in time for those long, dark winter nights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-lands-youview-bringing-breaking-bad-house-cards-and-other-time-sinks-it/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-lands-youview-bringing-breaking-bad-house-cards-and-other-time-sinks-it/news#comments Netflix Streaming YouView Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:48:07 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452149 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Trent Reznor talks Apple role, Netflix’s smart GIF-based billboards, and Smash Bros. for Wii U pushed up http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-trent-reznor-talks-apple-role-netflix-s-gif-based-billboards-and-smash-bros-wii- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the week with our breezy barrage of news from around the tech world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Trent Reznor" alt="Trent Reznor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-trent-reznor.jpg?1415000913" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trent Reznor discusses Apple gig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor had been chief creative officer at Beats, helping to refine and launch Beats Music - and when Apple came along and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">bought the company</a>, he was asked to stick around. Now it sounds like he&rsquo;s helping to guide Beats Music&rsquo;s reported integration into iTunes, and he talked a bit about his role to Billboard, although the responses were expectedly vague.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&#39;s in [the music delivery] world,&rdquo; Reznor acknowledged about his Apple position. &ldquo;It&#39;s exciting to me, and I think it could have a big enough impact that it&#39;s worth the effort. I&#39;m fully in it right now, and it&#39;s challenging, and it&#39;s unfamiliar and it&#39;s kind of everything I asked for - and the bad thing is it&#39;s everything I asked for.&rdquo;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a solid read that covers his Nine Inch Nails and film soundtrack (most recently&nbsp;<em>Gone Girl</em>) work beyond the things he&rsquo;s doing at Apple, and he even touches on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature">U2 album giveaway controversy</a>: &ldquo;I am assuming the momentum of that situation led to the oversight in not thinking that people might feel intruded upon,&rdquo; he claimed.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6304122/trent-reznor-talks-nine-inch-nails-scoring-gone-girl-apple-project">Billboard</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/31/7139201/trent-reznor-talks-new-role-at-apple">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature">So why does Apple want to buy Beats?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix’s smart GIF billboards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To celebrate the recent French debut of Netflix, the company enlisted Ogilvy &amp; Mather Advertising to help spread its message. And the agency did so by creating more than 100 digital billboards using GIFs inspired by Netflix content, including ones that react to the weather and recent news. Catch a glimpse of the eye-catching campaign above.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fastcocreate.com/3037812/netflix-characters-react-to-weather-news-in-outdoor-gifs">Fast Company</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gBy2Tz_pmKA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Smash Bros. for Wii U moved up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nintendo has apparently had some trouble deciding on when it wants to release&nbsp;<em>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</em>. For months, the company refused to date the game, making it seem like a 2015 release was likely, but then announced last month that it would launch on 5 December. And now that&rsquo;s changed again.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s good news: the Wii U multiplayer brawler will now hit all of Europe on 28 November, which is only a week after North America gets it. The version of the game with the GameCube Controller Adapter will also launch on 28 November (and the adapter will be sold separately), but the bundle with the game and a Mario Amiibo figurine curiously hasn&rsquo;t shifted from its 5 December date.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U/Super-Smash-Bros-for-Wii-U-864849.html">Nintendo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/super-smash-bros-wii-u/review">Super Smash Bros. for Wii U preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" alt="Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/super-smash-bros-wiiu-8players.jpg?1415000913" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explore Foothill Abbey in Oculus Rift game </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the biggest appeals of virtual reality is exploring places you&rsquo;d never have a chance to in real life, and&nbsp;<em>Nix</em>&nbsp;is the latest such example. It&rsquo;s the winner of the Off the Map competition put on by the British Library, and it recreates Foothill Abbey, the classic Gothic revival house in Wilshire that was knocked down in 1846.</p> <p>Three students from the University of South Wales created&nbsp;<em>Nix</em>&nbsp;using Crytek&rsquo;s CryEngine; the Oculus Rift-powered game allows you to reassemble the Abbey by solving puzzles in an underwater setting, and then wander the long-destroyed structure. British Library&rsquo;s documents of the Abbey were used in its creation, although the eerie, supernatural tone was probably all the developers. No word yet on when&nbsp;<em>Nix</em>&nbsp;will be available to download following its big win.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://offthemap.gamecity.org">Off the Map</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/new-oculus-rift-crescent-bay-prototype-headset-revealed-built-audio/news">New Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype headset revealed with built-in audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XQGq9ZpElS0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-trent-reznor-talks-apple-role-netflix-s-gif-based-billboards-and-smash-bros-wii-#comments Apple Gaming Music Netflix Nintendo Oculus Rift Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1452058 at http://www.stuff.tv The 10 best horror movies on Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/10-best-horror-movies-netflix/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking to turn your Halloween into a fright night? You&#039;ll find plenty of scare-tertainment right here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best horror films on Netflix" alt="10 of the best horror films on Netflix" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-horror-netflix.jpg?1415214932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s Halloween, which means two things: firstly, you&#39;re obliged to dole out sweets to any surly 14 year-old in a cheap skull mask that raps on your door; and secondly, you&#39;ll want to spend the evening &quot;relaxing&quot; by watching films so scary they make you want to sleep with all the lights on. In your parents&#39; bed.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carrie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Poor Carrie White never stood a chance, really. A timid wallflower with no idea of the facts of life, thanks to her Bible-bashing lunatic of a mother, she&#39;s a natural target for her high school&#39;s clique of mean girls. Unfortunately for all concerned, she also has the power of telekinesis; and she&#39;s all set to bring the house down at the school prom.</p> <p>Brian De Palma&#39;s high-school horror shuns conventional monsters in favour of something more subtle; it&#39;s the banal, casual cruelty of teenagers that drives Carrie to murderous revenge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VSF6WVx_Tdo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scream </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven riffs on the horror movie tropes that he himself helped define: the masked killer here sticks slavishly to the rules set by older scary films. What could easily have turned out as a schlocky parody actually works as both a tension-packed slasher movie and an amusing meta-comment on the genre, helped in part by a strong cast (the most famous member of which is bumped off in the first ten minutes) and a solid script.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/23jmjs-rMGI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Dusk Till Dawn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Robert Rodriguez mashes up genres with gleeful abandon in this comedy-horror-thriller-actioner. A pair of bank-robber brothers take a family hostage and go on the run in Mexico, in what seems almost like a pastiche of the Tarantino knock-offs that cluttered up cinemas in the 90s (it even has Tarantino playing one of the brothers). But things take a turn for the strange when they hole up at the Titty Twister bar, as ancient evils are unleashed, and&hellip; well, to say any more would spoil the surprise.</p> <p>If the film whets your appetite for more, Netflix also has a new original series based on the movie (plus the direct-to-video sequels, but the less said about them, the better).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jNuIn4T-CLk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Land of the Dead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>George Romero returns to his zombie series after an extended break &ndash; and he&#39;s lost none of his edge.</p> <p>In the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, the living dead and humans have settled into an uneasy equilibrium. The living have holed up in a seemingly-secure enclave; the privileged few reside in Fiddler&#39;s Green, a luxury high-rise. The dead are kept at bay with electric fences and rivers &ndash; but they&#39;re evolving &ndash; and learning.</p> <p>Romero&#39;s knack for black comedy and satire has always distinguished his zombie films from the herd; here he turns his gaze on America&#39;s widening wealth gap, imagining a feudal society that&#39;s not so very far removed from our own.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9t2UMyZ3piE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Misery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When novelist James Caan crashes his car deep in the frozen American wilderness, he&rsquo;s rescued and nurtured back to health by devoted fan Kathy Bates &ndash; but her brand of TLC quickly takes a turn for the psychotic when she reads his latest manuscript and discovers he&rsquo;s set on killing off her favourite character. Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Rob Reiner&rsquo;s movie may have aged a little since its release almost 25 years ago, but it still packs toe-curling amounts of tension as Caan repeatedly attempts to escape his captor. Bates&rsquo; memorable performance landed her an Oscar.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/15-best-sci-fi-movies-netflix/feature">The 15 best sci-fi movies on Netflix</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mAjDgTrToAk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zombieland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Somewhat counterintuitively for a zombie film, this slacker comedy hits the ground running &ndash; in a brilliant, self-aware opening credits sequence that lays out the ground rules for survival in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. Jesse Eisenberg&#39;s Columbus is a coward who survives by following those rules to the letter; his companion, Woody Harrelson&#39;s Tallahassee, is a zombie-killing machine on a quest for the last surviving Twinkie. Sharp, witty and blessed with one of the best cameo appearances ever, this is a zombie movie with brains.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8m9EVP8X7N8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drag Me To Hell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sam Raimi returns to his comedy-horror roots for this cautionary morality tale on the dangers of greed. When bank clerk Christine turns down an old woman&#39;s loan application, she&#39;s placed under a curse; three days of Earthly torment at the hands of the Lamia, followed by an eternity in Hell.</p> <p>If that seems a little excessive, it&#39;s in keeping with the film&#39;s broad-brush approach; this is Raimi harking back to the days of The Evil Dead, directing with kinetic abandon as poltergeists hurl objects around and demons interrupt seances. It&#39;s got pedigree, too; as Christine struggles to rid herself of the curse, it recalls horror classics like Night of the Demon and MR James&#39; Casting the Runes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BUZTybLlWKI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An American Werewolf in London </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A horror comedy that actually succeeds in being both funny and frightening, An American Werewolf in London tells the tale of a Yank backpacker who is attacked by a strange creature while tramping over the moors. Well&hellip; you can probably guess what the creature was, and what said backpacker turns into a few days later.</p> <p>Featuring a superbly grotesque transformation scene that&rsquo;ll make you wish CGI had never been invented, the movie really succeeds on its charm and its outsiders&rsquo; look at British quirkiness. If the idea of dark, grim, &ldquo;realistic&rdquo; horror is a turn-off, this movie should be at the top of your list.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3uw6QPThCqE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Frank Darabont has a history of successfully adapting Stephen King stories &ndash; see The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption if you want proof &ndash; but with The Mist he took a major departure from the horror master&rsquo;s original by totally changing the ending. And it works &ndash; King actually found it an improvement.</p> <p>The film stars Thomas Jane as a family man trapped in a supermarket during a spot of meteorological mayhem that makes Hurricane Sandy look like a spot of drizzle: rather than a few hailstones, this storm is spewing out killer monsters left, right and centre. If it sounds silly, it could have been &ndash; but Darabont&rsquo;s changes make this one of the darkest, most sinister monster movies around, with an ending you&rsquo;ll find hard to shake off.<br /><em>&ndash; Sam Kieldsen</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LhCKXJNGzN8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Death Proof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Originally released alongside Robert Rodiguez&#39;s Planet Terror as a Grindhouse double-bill, Quentin Tarantino&#39;s gleefully pulpy movie was padded out with a half-hour of extra footage and released as a standalone feature.</p> <p>It&#39;s a curious mash-up of slasher film and road movie; Kurt Russell&#39;s sleazy Stuntman Mike murders car-loads of women using his own &quot;death-proof&quot; reinforced muscle car as a weapon. But he bites off more than he can chew when he tangles with stuntwoman Zoe (played by real-life stuntwoman Zoe Bell).</p> <p>Riffing on the likes of Vanishing Point and early Spielberg feature Duel, it marries Tarantino tropes (lengthy, tense dialogue scenes, a perfectly-pitched soundtrack and endless shots of women&#39;s feet) with gritty muscle-car action. Tarantino&#39;s called it his worst film, but Tarantino at his worst is head and shoulders above most film-makers&#39; best efforts.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7mICGcg5-pM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up the finest frights on the streaming service </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/10-best-horror-movies-netflix/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/10-best-horror-movies-netflix/feature#comments Film and TV Lists Netflix Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:52:30 +0000 Stephen Graves 1451811 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Microsoft’s Android Wear keyboard app, the first trailer for PlayStation’s Powers TV show, and Netflix charging extra for 4K content http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-microsoft-s-android-wear-keyboard-app-first-trailer-playstation-s-powers-tv- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week strong with our quick-hit morning tech news recap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft&#039;s Android Wear keyboard app" alt="Microsoft&#039;s Android Wear keyboard app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-androidwear-keyboard.jpg?1413251002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft made an Android Wear keyboard app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Due to their small screens, Android Wear smartwatches have made voice commands the primary way to input text as needed - and curiously, it&rsquo;s Microsoft (not Google) paving the way for a tiny touch keyboard option on the devices.</p> <p>As seen in the above video, Microsoft&rsquo;s keyboard lets you use your finger to draw each individual letter on the smartwatch screen to tap out a quick text message response or search query. It&rsquo;s more time-intensive than simply speaking out your command, but if you&rsquo;re in a quiet space and don&rsquo;t want to pull out your phone, we could see it being a handy feature.</p> <p>The keyboard comes from Microsoft&rsquo;s Research arm, which recently unveiled a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/transparent-tablet-cover-multi-layer-input-microsoft-s-latest-experimental-wonder/news">transparent tablet cover</a> that adds a physical layer for creative work, along with a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kinect/microsofts-roomalive-project-turns-your-entire-living-room-video-game-level/news">room-transforming gaming concept</a>.&nbsp;The app only works with devices with square 320x320 displays, along with the Moto 360, and it&#39;s <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/3e3aaa26-804c-486e-b3d7-d394c733da90/">available to download</a> for free right now.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/3e3aaa26-804c-486e-b3d7-d394c733da90/">Microsoft Research</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/11/6961447/microsoft-android-wear-keyboard-download-features">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_Iu7bUKKrJE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First look at Powers comic adaptation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony&rsquo;s first foray into episodic television for its PlayStation Network service is <em>Powers</em>, an adaptation of the Marvel Icon comic about homicide detectives investigating superhero-related cases. It&rsquo;s slated to debut this December, and Sony premiered the first trailer during New York Comic-Con this weekend. Be warned, the language is rather salty.</p> <p>Powers stars Sharlto Copley (<em>District 13</em>) as the lead, Christian Walker, a former hero stripped of his abilities and turned into a cop, and he&rsquo;s flanked by a supporting cast led by Susan Heyward and Eddie Izzard. The show will be available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, although all PlayStation Network account owners will be able to view the first episode.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/10/powers-stream-nycc-panel-tomorrow-first-look-at-eddie-izzard-as-wolfe/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/powers-playstation-4s-first-exclusive-tv-series/news">Powers is the PlayStation 4&rsquo;s first exclusive TV series</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/P02QmncDOzM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix bumps fees for Ultra HD 4K streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got one of the 4K TVs that Netflix supports with select programing? Unless you&rsquo;ve already enabled your account to run the content, you&rsquo;ll have to pay extra going forward. According to HDGuru, the US price for 4K access has just jumped from US$8.99 (about &pound;5.50) a month to US$11.99 (about &pound;7.50) a month.</p> <p>Those already on the Netflix 4K bandwagon luckily won&rsquo;t see an increase in rate for almost two years - until 12 August 2016, it appears. Otherwise, for new members or those who hadn&rsquo;t previously taken advantage of the 4K programming, the price is increasing 33% in the States, and we imagine the UK jump should be similar in scale.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://hdguru.com/netflix-quietly-raises-its-4k-ultra-high-definition-subscription-rates/">HDGuru</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/11/netflix-raises-the-price-for-those-who-want-ultra-hd-video/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news">By the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&rsquo;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="House of Cards" alt="House of Cards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-houseofcards_0.jpg?1413251002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Minecraft coming to Windows Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not remotely surprising at all, but indeed, Mojang is working on bringing <em>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</em> to Windows Phone. This, of course, follows the recent news that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-acquires-minecraft-and-creator-mojang-us25-billion/news">Microsoft purchased Mojang</a> and the <em>Minecraft</em> brand for a cool US$2.5 billion (about &pound;1.55 billion).</p> <p>Mojang&rsquo;s Jens Bergensten says there&rsquo;s &ldquo;still much to do before any release,&rdquo; but the Windows Phone version is already up and running at the studio. That&rsquo;s great news for a platform that still has a ton of holes in it when it comes to headline games, although we can happily <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature">point you in the direction</a> of some of the best.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/520631803837960192">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature">The 15 best Windows Phone games right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Minecraft" alt="Minecraft" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-minecraft.jpg?1413251002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-microsoft-s-android-wear-keyboard-app-first-trailer-playstation-s-powers-tv-#comments 4K Android Wear Film and TV Gaming Microsoft Minecraft Netflix PlayStation 4 Smartwatches Windows Phone Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1450095 at http://www.stuff.tv