January 1st marks the first month of 2016, and with that day comes resolutions that will promptly be broken, a rough hangover, and best of all, new arrivals to Netflix. This month has plenty of great new movies and shows to add to your queue while you lay in bed and recover from New Year’s Eve.
2 Fast 2 Furious
This early entry to the mega-successful franchise is when Ludacris joins the crew and the movies start becoming about solving crime as opposed to just merely drag-racing. Stakes are upped!
This Halle Berry superhero movie is so awful we still haven’t had a Marvel movie led by a woman since. Worth a watch just because it’s so funny — seriously, check out this basketball scene and wonder to yourself how anyone could’ve possibly thought it was a good idea to put it in a movie.
Along Came Polly
Ben Stiller plays a kind of neurotic loser who falls in love with a free spirit played by Jen Aniston who introduces him to super exotic activities like “dancing” and “eating Moroccan food.”
Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers
Big month for Ben Stiller on Netflix! Stiller plays yet another kind of neurotic loser, who attempt to gain approval from her terrifying father-in-law, Robert De Niro. The sequel introduces Stiller’s side of the family, who are a bunch of hippies.
Pride and Prejudice
The Keira Knightley version! This version of the famous Jane Austen novel is absolutely beautiful, and you may be surprised to realize that the sweet and radiant Jane is actually played by Rosamund Pike, best known now for playing the terrifying Amy in “Gone Girl.￼”
Degrassi: The Next Class, Season 1
It’s now part of Drake’s legend that he rose to early fame playing Jimmy, the basketball player in a wheelchair, on the Canadian teen series. Degrassi was a high school that saw some serious shit: Eating disorders, cheating, cutting, rape, stalking, even a school shooting — and is basically beloved by all who’ve seen it.
Hence, Netflix’s revival of the series with a whole new class of youngsters dealing with all the ordinary trials and tribulations of high school: New friends, struggling with grades, and every possible bad thing that can happen to a human being.
When Chelsea Handler announced she was leaving her E! talk show and had inked a deal with Netflix, people naturally assumed that she was going to do another talk show. However, Chelsea is using the format to do more of a documentary-style show, with each episode dealing with a different issue, from drugs to racism. Chelsea Handler isn’t afraid to speak her mind, so it’ll be interesting to see how she handles such fraught issues and what her take on it will be.