New Year, New M…I can’t even finish that sentence. Truth is…..New Year, Same Me. It’s a good thing that I have Netflix because ‘same me’ just wants to sit around and watch movies. With everything being added this month, it’s hard to decide where to begin. Lucky for you “same me” is here to help. Stick with me and you’re sure to have a very entertaining New Year.
And the Award goes To: Braveheart (1995) With the Golden Globes this month and the Oscars in February, it’s the perfect time to catch up on previous winners and nominees. The “Best Picture” winner from 1995 is an excellent place to start. If you want to watch a great film….start here. (January 1st)
It Looks Good on You Though: Caddyshack (1980) For my money, nothing beats a classic Rodney Dangerfield movie. Add in Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Ted Knight, and you have one of the best comedies of all time. The best way to start the new year is with some good laughs and this is definitely a go-to. (January 1st)
Get Out of My Dreams: License to Drive (1988) Two words: The. Corey’s. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 18% it’s probably not going to have most people telling you to check it out. Guess what? I’m not most people. I love 80’s movies. I love 80’s music. I love 80’s everything. A younger audience probably won’t appreciate it, but if you grew up with it, the nostalgia factor is undeniable. (January 1st)
Binge Alert: Superman: The Movie (1978) – Superman Returns (2006) A good super hero movie back before they were popular. Sure the franchise as a whole isn’t stellar but the first two films are great and I’d take these over anything Superman that Zack Snyder is attached to. “Come son of Jor-El kneel before Zod” (January 1st)
Netflix Original: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2016) Netflix Originals seem to be a bit hit-or-miss to me. I’ve really enjoyed some, while others have been disappointing. My hope is that Neil Patrick Harris can propel this into the former group. If it’s better that the movie version with Jim Carrey I’ll be happy. And from the looks of it, I expect to be very happy. (January 13th)
There’s plenty more being added to enjoy this month but these are a great place to start. What additions are you most looking forward to?