By Megan Ruge, Co-Editor in Chief
Netflix has done it again, friends. Starting Sunday, Oct. 1, Netflix will be removing some of our favorite classics. Who knows how long they will be gone for this time, but assuming they will be back isn’t really a good plan of action.
For those of you who are interested in the following films, your deadline is Sunday and now that you have it, get to it. Your time is limited.
“Hellboy” is one of many films that will be leaving us on Sunday. The film, about a demonic beast who becomes a hero, fights supernatural beings such as hellhounds.
Hellboy, a generally rough individual, must prepare to fight threats along side the much less prepared Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.
“Love Actually,” another film to leave us on Sunday, is a time honored, star-studded, Christmas classic. The film follows several different interconnected couples whose relation- ships are put to the test during the holiday season. Some relationships grow stronger and others ultimately fail.
“Million Dollar Baby,” leaving us this weekend as well, follows Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald, female boxer, who begs a local gym owner to teach her everything he knows. Fitzgerald works hard to achieve her goals, eventually putting her skills to test in the fight of her life, the results of which will leave audiences in awe.
“Big Daddy,” an Adam Sandler movie, is a classic that will live on in our hearts forever, but unfortunately not on our Netflix accounts.
The film, staring the Sprouse twins in the same role, tells the story of a New York City man who ends up taking care of a 5-year-old. On the quest to find the father, the man falls for the kid and looks for ways to make his stay permanent.
“Across the Universe,” a Beatles musical, will be exiting as well. The film, based in the ‘60s, tells the story of many young people trying to find their way.
Throughout the film, Beatles songs are incorporated into the plot and the main characters are named after different characters in different Beatles songs, such as Jude, Lucy and Jojo.
“Happy Feet,” a beloved children’s film, will dance its way off our accounts on Sunday as well.
Following penguin habitation and mating in a very whimsical way, “Happy Feet” tells the story of a penguin unlike the others whose ambition in life is to use his flippers as tap shoes. He must defeat all odds to become the first tap-dancing penguin.
Though there are many other films leaving us in October, there are among those that will leave a hole in our hearts and Netflix accounts.
Even though we are terribly sad to see these fine films go, there are many films that will arrive on the same day that might just fill the gap.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Johnny Depp, is the new-age remake of the original 1971 film star- ing the late Gene Wilder.
The film tells the same story as the original, but we get to see a lot of contemporary and unique gadgets that allow the chocolatier to make a new twist on the original candies that drive the children wild in the original film.
“Miss Congeniality,” another Netflix addition, stars fan favorite Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent who gets sucked into the beauty queen world, trying to find out who wants to kill Miss USA.
“Must Love Dogs,” our final new film on Netflix, follows an older woman look- ing for love who creates a dating profile, highlighting the importance of a love for dogs. She finds a man who responds to her profile and meets her at the dog park, but he isn’t telling her a whole truth.