Friday, September 23, 2011

Myxflyx: This Week's Best Of Netflix - 09/23

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 Grant's Pick
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
When the vile villain Ivan Ooze is released from the prison where he has languished for millennia, he seeks vengeance against his captor -- the Power Rangers' own mentor, Zordon. The slimy scoundrel also steals the Rangers' power, forcing them to journey to a distant planet to regenerate their powers. But can they return to earth before Ooze turns it into his own personal cesspool?
Do I really need to explain to you why you need to watch this?  It's full of campy Power Rangers goodness that will make for an awesome nostalgia trip if you're an early-twenty something like myself or for a cheesy laugh if you're beyond those days.  Plus you've got to admit seeing the Power Rangers dressed up like ninjas in the middle of the woods doing absurd stunts is pretty hilarious.

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Kyle's Pick
In an avant-garde soliloquy, investigative journalist Michael Ruppert details his unnerving theories about the inexorable link between energy depletion and the collapse of the economic system that supports the entire industrial world. Ruppert's monologue explains how the lies and political propaganda fed to Americans by big business will eventually lead to human extinction. 
Sure, it's heavy. Really heavy. While I don't necessarily agree with everything Michael Ruppert, a former DEA agent, CIA/FBI target and peak oil theorist, says, I find it difficult to discount some aspects of his radical predictions about the future. It's too much of a stretch for me to believe everything he says, but the message of sustainability and society is one that is destined to resonate with everyone.

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 Terry's Pick I Think We're Alone Now
This documentary focuses on two individuals obsessed with 1980s pop star Tiffany: Jeff, a 50-year-old man with Asperger's syndrome, and Kelly, an "intersexual" who claims to have had an inspirational friendship with the singer when they were teens. While others have called Jeff and Kelly stalkers, the film reveals that in their shared world the two outcasts understand that having something to believe in is what life is all about.
 As far as strange documentaries I've watched on Netflix go, this one takes the cake. A bizarre profile of two stalkerish fans still obsessed with 80s teen pop sensation Tiffany. The film paints an intimate portrait of the lives of two unique individuals and highlights their common traits (which extend far beyond their love for the singer). If you're in the mood for something a little different, this gem is certainly worth checking out.

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