2015 represents a fresh start to the quarter, rife with exciting new opportunities and life experiences just waiting to be plucked.
New year, new you.
Okay let’s be honest, maybe not so much. The new year probably represents at least a little more of the same, a fair amount of late-nite chicken wings and late nights in front of your computer screen catching up on your favorite TV shows and movies. If this sounds like you, there’s no reason to worry because Netflix has got your back, here are a few of the best movie titles they have added in this budding year.
1.) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the book by the same name, recounts a series of two trips into Sin City by Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. The semi-autobiographical account by famous iconoclast and Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson finds new life in film with Johnny Depp playing the lead role of Duke and Javier Bardem his violent sidekick Dr. Gonzo. The movie seems to float through a series of hallucinogenic vignettes, keeping you unsteady on what’s real and what’s imagined as the duo cruise the Nevada desert in the search of the American Dream.
2.) Mean Girls (2004)
It’s the movie that has launched a thousand quote-offs. From “she doesn’t even go here” to debating the term “fetch,” this comedy classic has entered our generation’s vocabulary more than pretty much any movie. A red-haired Lindsay Lohan, is the new student at a high school dominated by The Plastics clique. Will she join the group? Will she get the boy? Will she keep her friends? You are almost sure to already know the answers, but it’s still irresistible to watch, laugh and find out.
3.) Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish is a fantasy tale of disappointments and redemption, and who doesn’t love one of those? In this film, Will, played by Billy Crudup, has constantly been in the shadow of his father, a traveling salesman with a penchant for telling tall tales about his younger life. These larger-than-life stories wreck the relationship between father and son, and it only when his dad is terminally ill does Will come back to try and reconcile his idea of the man he knew with the stories he told. Directed by Tim Burton, the film has the fantastical touches that are a hallmark of his movies, but also with a fair amount of heart found in the two mens’ relationship.