Summer is in full swing and the school year is at its end, giving way to vacations for young and old alike. Finally, the time has come to go on a wild holiday! And by a wild holiday we mean binge watching movies and shows as we hide from the heat, chilling in a nicely conditioned room. Here’s what’s coming to Netflix this summer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Deemed by some seasoned fans of the Star Wars franchise to be the best (or the first not-so-bad) installment after the original trilogy, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows Rey in her training with Luke Skywalker and the war between the Resistance and the First Order. The movie is the sixth fastest-grossing film worldwide and the third in North America. You can watch it on Netflix in July; do catch it before it’s gone to the Disney’s own streaming service.
Brain On Fire
This summer Netflix is rich in movies based on true stories, from crime films like The Staircase to the November 13: Attack on Paris, a documentary on a terrorists attack. Brain on Fire: My Month Of Madness, however, is a story of recovery. Based on a bestselling book by journalist Susannah Cahalan, it is a 2012 autobiography telling us the story of a young woman diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease and her hard journey back to normal life. A recommended title in our world of unending diseases.
Here’s another movie that might or might not be moving away to what people now jokingly call Disneyflix. The last MCU movie of 2017 comes to Netflix on June 5th to show us that families don’t run smooth among gods either. Featuring Chris Hemsworth (obviously), Tom Hiddleston (well, duh!), and Cate Blanchett as Hela, the older sister that will make all “evil” older sisters around the world look like angels. Also, there are valkyries and they are hot.
The 100 Season 5
It is hard enough living on The Ark where any crime committed by an adult is deemed bad enough to be thrown into space and underage offenders are kept in prison cells. But it gets worse when the life-support on the spaceship starts failing. Which leads the government to send a hundred of hooligans back to Earth to see if the life is possible on the planed nuked 97 years before. And when it turns out that it is, in fact, survivable, that’s where the horrors start.
The TV series has little in common with the original book by Kass Morgan and Season 5 is its latest but not last season, having been renewed at the beginning on May for at least one more.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
For fans of the Young Adult books out there, another bestseller teen romance adaptation, an abundance of which can be found on Netflix but it never hurts to have one more. This is a story of a young girl who writes but never sends love letters to boys she loves without them knowing. Until one day, her hidden letters are sent out and it all spirals down from there. Starring Lana Condor from the “X‑Men: Apocalypse” and the upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel” Japanese manga adaptation. Released in August.
Sense8: The Series Finale
Born from the overwhelming fan support, the 2-hour finale to the revolutionary series by the Wachowskis and the winner of Outstanding Drama Series at 2016 GLAAD Media Awards is not to be missed. Full of all kinds of diversity, the series has become a favorite and an inspiration for its watchers to seek kindness and new ways of making our world a better place.
Once Upon a Time Season 7
Here is another ending to something. The closing season and a reboot of sorts for the series that has, throughout the years, picked up just about all fairy tales in existence and woven them all into a single seamless plot. The last installment lacks most of the cast the audience came to know and love but offers new faces and new twists to its narrative.
Try not to spend your whole vacation watching this, take time to visit a beach. Like, a day, maybe.