Netflix - Heal
“Heal” explores eastern healing practices and the impact our thoughts and mind have on our bodies and potential chronic illnesses. The chronic illnesses it poses solutions to are the same illnesses that increase your risk of serious infection from contracting coronavirus. Some have been speculating that the virus is a response to how people have been living and targets those who have unhealthy lifestyles. Taking on the practices presented in “Heal” can help you feel healthier and improve your lifestyle. Who knows, this watch just might change your life.
Netflix - How it Ends
How it ends follows Tom (Forrest Whitaker) as he tries to reach his pregnant wife during the apocalypse. These times may feel like the apocalypse but at least you don’t have it as bad as Tom. If you were trying to reach your pregnant wife it’d be a lot easier to do it now with everything on lockdown compared to a full-fledged apocalypse.
Netflix - 13th
Academy Award-winning documentary "13th" explores how the American carceral system has become a modern-day form of slavery. Through the documentary, you’ll see how systemic racism has led to mass incarceration. This is just one example of the deep-rooted impacts that racism has on our society, especially in the United States. The impacts of systemic institutional racism can also be seen in the disproportionately high death rates of African Americans from COVID-19.
Hulu - Zombieland
Zombieland follows Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), as they leave the White House to slay zombies in Memphis, Tennessee. They encounter more post-apocalyptic survivors and warriors along the way and must band together to defeat the zombies. I highly doubt this is what your reunions will play out as once social distancing ends and we can see our friends but this film is a good distraction from the COVID-19 ravaged world for now.
Netflix - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” follows Charlie (Logan Lerman), a socially awkward teen who is taken under the wings of Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller). The two teach Charlie the joys of life, love and friendship. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” shows you the true happiness good friends can bring you. After watching, you may miss your friends just a little bit more.
Netflix - The Roommate
At this point, if you aren’t getting at least the slightest bit tired of your roommate (or housemates), you must be an angel. It might be helpful to think back to the good ole’ days where you dreamed you and your roommate would be best friends; that your connection would be kismet. This film might help you remember those times— until one of the character’s secrets and agenda is revealed.
Netflix - Saving Capitalism
The fallout from the pandemic has brought the American economy to its knees. Unemployment is at an all-time high and some industries are on the verge of collapse. “Saving Capitalism” gives a bit of an explanation as to how we got to this point. In the documentary, Robert Reich explores how and why income inequality has exploded and how the potential of upward mobility has evaporated. The solutions he suggests for ‘saving capitalism’ at the end just might help us save the economy now.