New Year’s Day Strategy:
Stay In And Watch Movies
Sure, this is the point in the year where were supposed to make lofty resolutions about being better people. But let’s face it: today, New Years Day, all of those high hopes and big wishes are suspended. Most of us are too partied out from the night before to do much more than dial for take out and press play on Netflix. And unlike almost any other day of the year, the world seems to cooperate with our burnt-out state: small businesses are shuttered, mail delivery is halted and everything is still.
So in keeping with the *true* spirit of day one of a new year (we can all dip into those resolutions tomorrow … or not), we thought we’d help make this day of non-doing even easier by giving you an instant Netflix playlist–because buried beneath all the mediocre TV shows and little kid programming are a few excellent films to make your lazy day worthwhile.
WANT SOMETHING LIGHT AND QUIRKY?
Julie Delpy does it again–this time
with a refreshingly toned-down
Chris Rock and some hysterical
French family members.
Because we love Adam Goldberg
and when we watch this movie,
we get to pretend he’s our boyfriend.
From his OG film developing,
to his blue windbreaker,
to his classic apartment and low-tech bike,
this living legend of a photog is unique.
He inspires us!
Wes Anderson’s first flick is talky
and rough around the edges.
And we like it.
Rebeltastic high-school fun.
This married couple built
an LA creative-design think tank
and amazing furniture,
but fifty years later,
*he’s* still getting almost all the props.
Jason Bateman is funny.
Mike Judge is awesome.
The hardest working lady in showbiz
may be tough to take,
but her relentlessness
makes us want to never stop trying.
Thank you, Joan!
Anna Wintour is vilified for being decisive.
But watching her work
inspires us to be more steadfast
and go with our guts, which is a really good thing.
Before Girls, there was Lena Dunham’s
home movie of sorts
(that’s her sis, mom and mom’s apartment in the film).
Steeve Koogan slays indulgent foodie culture.
A fashion time capsule; before Target collabs
and designers’ twittering PR girls,
there was Iaasic + The Supers.
And they were awesome.
The genius of an oranged-hued man
with many tiny dogs. The column
dress he works on
in the beginning of the film
is timelessly covetable.
Omg. Charlize Theron’s scowl
in this movie is spot on.
Also, this script makes Diablo Cody’s
Juno Oscar win legit.
“The baby. The baby. The problem that has no name.”
WANT SOMETHING MOODY AND DARK?
Crazy true story that shows money can buy freedom.
We can’t think of a better way
to wallow in the imperfection of relationships.
The sinister bunny ears that launched a thousand editorial spreads.
you silent stud w/the scorpion jacket,
driving around to the best movie soundtrack in a long while!
you cracked-out teacher with a heart of gold!
The listlessness. The incredible scenery.
It’s worth re-watching
just to figure out what Bill Murray
whispers to Scarlett Johansson in the end.
Young, hot, rich people problems.
That Lars Van Trier is one heavy-hitting bastard!
Aging, not so hot, rich people problems.
Makes us glad were not filthy rich; it stinks!
Nichole Kidman plays such a perfect tortured woman.
Yeah, another Michelle Williams movie
in which she’s 1/2 of a young, cool couple.
What can we say? We likey.
Or why you’re glad that
your parents never pushed you into the biz.
Katie Holmes isn’t annoying in this flick!
Plus, it’s worth watching
just to style-bite Malin Ackerman’s
party dress/black tights black fringe earrings ensemble.
Taps into our inner badass
and ups the ante with a little squirrel skinning to boot.