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Netflix purging 89 movies; catch these while you can

BuzzFeed listed 89 movies that will be coming off of Netflix come Jan. 1.

The article — Watch These 89 Movies Before Netflix Purges Them On Jan. 1 — listed all 89 and here were the ones I saw that were worth catching if you haven’t seen them yet:

  • Braveheart
  • Lionheart
  • Jarhead
  • Platoon
  • Top Gun
  • We Were Soldiers

 Did I miss any? (I tried to keep the list short and manageable…)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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Olympus Has Fallen: A disturbing, exciting, and moving movie

I had intended to spend the Easter weekend watching the new G.I. Joe movie. It opened on top of the box office and I was all set to see it. That is until I saw the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

I was already leery of it because the first G.I. Joe movie sucked so bad that I couldn’t’ even get through it. Turns out that most of the public and reviewers are saying the second one is even worse. (Yeah, I know I shouldn’t trust the critics, and I mostly don’t, but I do trust the public ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. I almost always agree with them.)

Frustrated, I searched for something else and ran across “Olympus Has Fallen,” which I’d forgotten about.

I went to it not expecting much — after all, it’s ratings weren’t that much better. But I was wrong. In fact, I was completely blown away.

That was a disturbing, exciting, and moving movie, and that’s no shit. I’m not sure why this movie hasn’t made more waves. Gerard Butler, who plays as disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning, was incredible.

The script was tight and I’d argue nearly perfect, and the effects and action scenes were out of this world. I would rate the movie as a must see, and I’m still not sure why it didn’t get a higher rating from the reviewers.

Anyway, take a look at the trailer below, and if you’d agreed with my past movie reviews and suggestions, definitely go give this one a see.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. Please continue to talk about them, share links to them, and review them where you can.

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