We’re not sure what we did with our time before Netflix (or if we should be worried that the person destined to cure cancer is now instead spending his time watching streaming video), but we’re just happy the platform releases new content each weekend so we don’t have to keep endlessly scrolling for stuff we haven’t already binged on. Whether you’re looking to snuggle up alone with your phone turned off, skip a night out with your significant other in favor of the couch, or you’re hoping for a compelling reason to avoid the Super Bowl, this weekend’s new releases have you covered. Here are the top five things you’ll want to watch ASAP.
Cruel Intentions, a '90s take on Les Liaisons Dangereuses, is every bit the guilty pleasure it was when it was first released. Reese Witherspoon is great as the film's moral center, but it's the bad guys--played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe--who really steal this show.
Love is not for the easily scandalized, though Director Gaspar Noé told Vulture that the film is "mostly arousing on a sentimental level," and that he "cried during editing"; however, if you've ever seen Irreversible, another of his films which stars Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci, you should have a decent sense of what you're truly getting into with Love.
Mad Men: Season 7, Part 2
Whatever you may think of the final episode, the arcs leading up to the finale are compelling and emotional, especially as they pertain directly to Don. Also, we could watch the scene in which Peggy struts down the office corridor with a cigarette dangling from her mouth, giving no f****, on repeat indefinitely.
We're not embarrassed to claim that this was our all-time favorite movie growing up. It's so bad, it's good, and we have often wondered why a remake isn't it the works given the timeliness of its themes around bullying. Perhaps the studios are concerned about their ability to 'top that'...
Better Call Saul
Season 2 of Better Call Saul debuts this Sunday, so now is a good time to binge through Season 1 if you haven't yet seen this incredibly addictive Breaking Bad prequel.