Stream Police: New Year, New Movies

Posted in The Screening Room by - January 14, 2015

It’s a new year, and that means a ton of new streaming options. Stream Police is here to break down the biggest names coming to Netflix in early January.

January 1

101 Dalmatians (1996)

This movie is about puppy murder. Even at six years old, I could recognize that this was one of the worst things I’d ever seen.

Batman & Robin (1997)

Two words: Bat Nipples.

Seriously. Bat Nipples.

Bruce Almighty (2003)

You already know if you like this one. If you liked Jim Carrey movies, you would have seen this by now.

Cast Away (2000)

This is the single greatest performance by a volleyball of all time. Tom Hanks isn’t half-bad either.

Election (1999)

The most brilliant piece of dark comedy until the 2ooo election.

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Just read the damn book. The movie doesn’t do it justice (Hey, get that old man off that soapbox!).

Mean Girls (2004)

Tina Fey is a genius. This movie is so good it made “fetch” happen.

The French Connection (1971)

People will tell you this is the greatest car chase ever. They are wrong. This movie is great for catching up on sleep.

Wayne’s World 2 (1993) 

Would you like the original Wayne’s World if it was half as funny? Am I the only person who likes this movie?

January 2

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Making a joke here seems like a bad idea, so let’s just say this is an excellent documentary.

Chinatown (1974)

It’s Jack Nicholson in his prime. That’s all you should need to know.

Deep Impact (1998)

Armageddon for people who like science and hate Aerosmith.

Dirty Dancing (1987)/Footloose (1984)/Ghost (1990)

The perfect combo for folks who love dancing, Swayze and shitty movies.

Mystic Pizza (1988)/Mystic River (2003)

Watch these back-to-back for the world’s weirdest double feature. Or skip Mystic Pizza if you’re not a masochist.

Robocop (1987)/Robocop 2 (1990)

Two fascinating documentaries about what Detroit would look like as a real city.

Snatch (2000)

Do you like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? This is the exact same movie. Watch one or the other.

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

No jokes here. This is just one of the best movies ever. Go watch it, you idiot.

Swingers (1996)

It’s the genesis of “You’re so money, baby.” It stars Vince Vaughan. It’s also the only movie where Heather Graham wears clothes. In spite of it all, it’s an absolute classic.

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