Bill Simmons: I always thought Starman should have been a TV show. Here's the pitch: An alien comes to earth, assumes the form of a widow's husband, then uses his unlimited supply of miracle balls to save humans and animals while also learning lessons about life and making alien babies with the widow. This couldn't have been on Fox's fall schedule? By the way, this is a top-four Jeff Bridges movie.
Each week, Netflix Watch Instantly adds hundreds of new titles. Four or five are movies you want to watch, some are bad TV shows or camp classics, and most make no sense at all. Those in the latter category are puzzling: not bad enough to be good and certainly not good enough to be interesting. In this column, comedian Max Silvestri will review a new film on Netflix Watch Instantly and ask, what is this?
What It’s About: A creature suspiciously similar to the Predator is hunting soldiers in either South America or Louisiana. Who It’s For: Somebody working on a YouTube montage of railing kills, as this movie has at least one of them. (A railing kill is when a disposable bad guy gets shot and goes flying over a railing. Only the BEST movies have them.)