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Long Weekend Binge-Watching: 8 New Netflix Originals to Catch this August 2017

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| August 10, 2017

Death Note

Those who’ve lived their pubescent years buying black notebooks and writing the names of their enemies on each page will grow nostalgic at best with Netflix’s adaptation of “Death Note”. Loosely based off of the well-loved Japanese series of the same name, “Death Note” focuses on the life of Light Turner (Nat Wolff) who comes to possess a supernatural notebook that grants him the power to kill anyone just by writing their name.

Watch it on Netflix PH here.

 

Icarus

This documentary made along the lines of 2004’s “Super Size Me” by Morgan Spurlock, playwright-turned-filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to prove whether he could pass the anti-doping test after using performance-enhancing drugs while training for a cycling race in France. The documentary was inspired by seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong who was stripped of his medals after confessing to doping.

Watch it on Netflix PH here.

 

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

In case you’ve never heard of “Wet Hot American Summer” before, it was a satirical comedy film released back in 2001 that parodizes teenage sex comedies during the era of 1981. In this new Netflix series, we’re taken ten years after the first film to witness a wild and unforgettable reunion among characters played by Amy Poehler, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Wiig, and more.

Watch it on Netflix PH here.

 

Ozark

Netflix has something for fans of criminal thrillers too! “Ozark” follows the life of financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) after a money laundering scheme gone wrong, and the consequential events that follow that put him and his family at risk.

Watch it on Netflix PH here.

 

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