Let’s be honest, your UAE summer calendar isn’t packed with much outdoor action is it?
And If we are really honest, who needs an excuse to grab the remote and watch more TV?
This July, Netflix brings you Hollywood blockbusters, modern-day remakes, documentaries and your favourite TV shows.
Stranger Things - Season 4 finale…
After introducing the ‘yoof’ to the delights of the lovely Kate Bush last month, July will finish (us) off with two feature-length episodes of the sci-fi horror, Stranger Things.
Netflix has confirmed that a fifth, and sadly final, series will happen, but in the meantime, the final two shows of season 4 will see more epic upside-downness for Eleven - trying to regain her powers, whilst Hopper is still incarcerated in a Russian gulag.
The Longest Night
Original crime series you say? - never a better time of year to binge, we say. The newest original from Netflix sets itself around the prison of Monte Baruca. Mystery, action, and of course chaos follow the group of armed men who surround the psychiatric facility and cut off communications with the outside world on December 24th no less. The plan is to capture serial killer Simon Lago. If the guards simply handed him over, the job would be done in minutes. Do they? Of course not. There is always one heroic prison warden isn’t there?
Most of us know the plot of this 18th-century tale. The iconic novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is given a modern spin in this french language movie about a nerdy student falling for the bad boy at her new high school. Of course, it’s all part of a cruel social media-based bet with the mean girl.
Célène puts books over social networks, she leaves her fiance behind in Paris as she heads for Biarritz. She soon runs into the evil elite - the local Instagram queen Vanessa, and the celebrity surfer Tristan. Célène falls in love, but how soon will she learn?
Last month's controversial trailer sparked plenty of interest for the Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Starring Dakota Johnson, the movie follows Anne Elliot, a woman of modern sensibilities who is living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy. When Frederick Wentworth - the dashing suitor she once sent away - crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.
The Gray Man
The Gray Man is one of the most high profile movies to hit Netflix. With a £200 million budget, directed by ‘Avengers’ duo, the Russo brothers, and an A-list cast that features the likes of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas and Regé-Jean Page, based on the novel by Mark Greany, the talent are all there for a thrilling manhunt.
We follow the CIA’s most skilled operative Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), known as Sierra Six, who finds himself a target after accidentally uncovering agency secrets. With agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) by his side, they are hunted by psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) and a group of deadly international agents. The odds of survival are not on his side.