12 movies, shows and new adds to get in the slug zone with
Christmas is over and it’s awful outside, with whipping winds and a foot of snow on the ground here in New York, and way-below-zero temperatures in Canada. If you’re stuck inside, spending the day grounded at an airport or just in sunny LA, bored, here are some instant-watch favorites from our Netflix queues to weather January with.
1992 “hood classic,” says Deidre. In his first dramatic role, Tupac plays a Harlem antihero who bullies Omar Epps into robbing a bodega. But shit hits the fan after a brutal betrayal. Queen Latifah makes a show-stealing cameo as the host of a DJ competition.
A turn of the millennium satire of haters starring Mandy Moore, Jena Malone and Macaulay Culkin. Recommended if you like LIZ.
Kanye West’s Pinterest board. Christian Bale, Huey Lewis and the psychopathic nightmare of America in the ’80s.
Cutie and the Boxer
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
The Tao of RZA. Forest Whitaker with cornrows and a big sword. Bonus: since it’s Netflix, the menu won’t loop a million times after you’re done watching while intensely blazed.
Bummer/non-bummer tale of ambition and female friendship in New York. Best watched alone on a day you don’t feel like getting out of bed.
A real Tel Aviv family cleans out their matriarch’s apartment after her death and uncovers a strange story.
Toddlers and Tiaras
In newly-added seasons 5 and 6, the focus smartly turns to Facebook flamewars between the pageant moms.
Computers and nerds facing off in a comedy about ’80s chess tournaments.
Barbara, a doctor, is monitored by the secret police while working at a small hospital by the Baltic Sea. Full of sacrifice and cigarettes.
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Teenage Dream hits, Johnny Wujek banter and one renewing scene where Katy cries all day and then superhumanly snaps into stage mode.
Two whole seasons of crazy, lip quiver and perfect hair. And the third episode of season two weirdly predicted PRISM?