“Game Night” feels like a film conceived by two extraordinarily high filmmakers between tokes: What if David Fincher’s “The Game” met the Steve Carell/Tina Fey vehicle “Date Night,” and it was about people who liked having a game night?
Where "Early Man" could go the easy route and just tell a well-trodden story about finding one’s self, it uses the time period as a modern commentary on racism, sexism and industrialization while delivering more than a few laughs along the way.
Directed by William J. Saunders and Rory Kaupf and written by Kaupf, Netflix Original “Coach Snoop” offers a rare picture of iconic rapper Snoop Dogg in a drug and alcohol-free environment where he uses his wealth and influence to improve the lives of members in his youth football league in an engaging and realistic manner.
Unique storytelling is hard to come by in the 21st century as studios rely more on the same money-making tropes rather than sticking their necks out for original content. But the rich fictional universe and unpredictable storyline in “Altered Carbon” tests the legitimacy of this blueprint.