I love going out to the movies.
Yes, sometimes thoughtless idiots talk through the film and there’s always popcorn on the floor and there’s the effort of getting out and about BUT it’s lovely just being with other people and experiencing a film together that is so magically intoxicating.
But despite all that, sometimes, you just want to stay in your pajamas, drink some wine and then only half a five metre walk to bed when the credits roll and that’s when streaming comes gloriously into thoroughly convenient own.
These three films are all streaming candidates, perfectly suited for those lazy nights when the real world is too much and staying in love is so cinematically beguiling you have no choice but to heed it.
In Unexpected, Bob (Mazzello) and Amy (Camp) are at a crossroad: she wants to adopt a baby, he doesn’t. Will renovating a house and rescuing animals solve their problems? Will their new handyman and his son’s pregnant girlfriend be the miracle they might be looking for? Or is the solution to their problems completely… unexpected? A comedy about life, love, adulting… and a bunny named Binky. Unexpected is directed by British actor / filmmaker David Hunt, director of the doc film The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania previously, as well as the TV series “Versailles”. The screenplay is written by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro. (courtesy First Showing)
Unexpected premieres on VOD on 1 February 2023
Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin’s family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become a target of the CIA. (courtesy YouTube (c) Netflix)
We Have a Ghost premieres on Netflix on 24 February on Netflix
A perfect life… a perfect lie… An upper-middle-class woman’s perfectly crafted life begins to unravel with the arrival of two shadowy figures in her town. (courtesy YouTube (c) Netflix)
The Strays premieres on Netflix on 22 February 2023.