Antoine's July 4th Binge Watch Weekend

July 3, 2020

Independence Day

 

"It may be film-making by numbers, but the numbers are the right ones, and they fall into place with a satisfying clunk. This is everything a blockbuster should be." 

 

As the Fourth of July nears, satellite engineer David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) investigates a 3,000-mile-wide mother ship that's approaching Earth. Fortunately, 20 years earlier, nations across the world started to use recovered extraterrestrial technology to develop an immense defense program. When the alien invaders attack with unprecedented force, the U.S. president, teams of scientists and brave fighter pilots spring into action to save the planet from a seemingly invincible enemy.

 

Location: HBO Now

The Sandlot

 

"The Sandlot almost does for baseball what A Christmas Story does for the holiday season. Evans clearly can still feel what it was like to be a kid, and his silly impetuousness gives his film its charm." 

 

When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.

 

Location: Hulu

Hamilton

 

Divided in two acts, the musical film accounts the life of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant of the Caribbean island of Nevis, whose life is impacted upon his arrival to New York City in 1776, from becoming General George Washington's aide-de-camp to meeting his future wife Eliza, later on in life becoming Secretary of Treasury of the United States, leading to his death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

 

Location: Disney+

 

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