Antoine's Binge Watch Weekend

July 31, 2020

 

Umbrella Academy: Season 2

 

On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat.

 

Location: Netflix

 

 Parasite

 

"Sure, you may be put off by subtitles, or perhaps by its lack of household names, but let us assure you that Parasite is a thrilling movie experience, first and foremost. The visuals are gorgeous, it features a handful of knockout performances, and contains a few twists guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat. Best of all, it’s a rich text that lends itself to dissection and debate. Parasite is one of the most worthy and entertaining Best Picture winners in years."

 

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

 

Location:Amazon Prime

 

 Animal Crackers

 

"Everything moves along briskly, punctuated with colorful characters, animal and human, and lively musical numbers."

 

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a rundown circus from being taken over by their evil uncle.

 

Location: Netflix

 

 

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