It’s about to be the beginning of the month, which means bills and new Netflix content. If you’re like me, you get a little down after paying all your bills, but never fear: Netflix adds new movies for you. This February will bring us the third season of the Netflix original series “House of Cards,” as well as the premier of the show “Richie Rich.” You will also see the complete series of “Spartacus” and the first five seasons of the 1970’s hit show “M*A*S*H.” A full list of the February additions can be found here.
Can’t wait for February? I noticed Marky Mark staying strong in the “popular on Netflix” category, but if i can pull you away from “Wahlburgers,” you won’t be disappointed in these fine films:
1. “Chef” (2014) – Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman are just a few in this film’s all-star cast. It’s the story of an award-winning chef who quits his job to run a food truck and travel. The film was written and directed by Favreau and is some of his best work as a writer. The movie is downright hilarious and one of the best feel-good movies of 2014. Make sure you have plenty of snacks, because this movie will definitely appeal to your taste buds.
2. “Almost Famous” (2000) – Staring Kate Hudson and Billy Crudup, “Almost Famous” is the story of a 15-year-old kid who is hired by Rolling Stone to tour with a band and write their story. It’s a true coming of age movie; it’s funny, but also touching, and you will recognize a lot of stars who were just breaking into the movie world at the time.
3. “A Single Man” (2009) – Set in Los Angeles in the 60s, “A Single Man” is the story of a college professor who just lost his partner in a car accident. The film only spans one day, depicting this depressed man who is contemplating what to do with his life and the people who affect his decision. This film was Director Tom Ford’s debut, and picking a story of a gay man in the 60s is no easy task to interpret, but he made a truly beautiful and stunning film.
If you are a film buff like me and have Hulu, don’t forget to check out The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of classic and contemporary films. Any film can make the cut as long as it exhibits exemplary film making. The DVDs are pricey, so if you have a Hulu account and consider yourself a film aficionado, make sure to check out this collection. My personal favorite is “Brazil” by Terry Gilliam.