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Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Not since Breaking Bad have I felt as addicted to a show as I did with Orange Is the New Black. The Regina Spektor theme song, the loveable/hateable characters, the intense plot – I just needed to know what happened next! Yes, I have issues with it. Namely: Laura Prepon’s eyebrows, the number of times(…)

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Fall and documentaries…they just go together! Grab a beverage, a blanket and your pet (if applicable) and curl up with these glorious combinations of knowledge and entertainment – all currently available to stream on Netflix! 1. Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War), Tabloid tells a story of intrigue, eccentricity(…)

Netflix Fix: I’m Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix Lulz

Netflix Fix: I’m Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix Lulz

Ahhhhhh, I’m Still Here. The mockumentary (or hoax, depending who you ask) which managed to turn this beautiful man… …into this busted, un-doable, presumably foul-smelling man… …all for the sake of art and lulz. I’m Still Here, which was created by Phoenix and his brother-in-law Casey Affleck set out to examine the relationship between celebrities(…)

Netflix Fix: Twin Peaks!

Netflix Fix: Twin Peaks!

I’m about 23 years late to the party on this one, but guys – Twin Peaks is AMAZING. In 1990, David Lynch and Mark Frost created this completely unique gift to prime time television and it aired prime time on ABC – the station that now brings us such mind-bending art as Dancing with the(…)

Netflix Fix: Mona Lisa

Netflix Fix: Mona Lisa

It’s always exciting when something from the Criterion Collection is available to stream on Netflix and Mona Lisa is one of the chosen few – probably because the DVD is out of print! If you’re a fan of Taxi Driver, British gangster films or ’80s fashion – I highly recommend using your bandwidth on streaming(…)

Girl Crush: Carolyn Farina

Girl Crush: Carolyn Farina

Whit Stillman and I must have the same taste in leading ladies. Greta Gerwig, the star of his latest film Damsels in Distress, was a past G.C. of mine and now, Carolyn Farina from his first film is my newest G.C.! In Metropolitan, Farina plays Audrey Rouget – a sweet (but not feeble) heroine who(…)

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Now that it’s getting chillier and darker out, it’s time to dust off the old Netflix subscription! I hadn’t used mine in months and when I revisited it last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of great new instant titles…particularly documentaries. Here are five that I definitely recommend! 1. Jiro Dreams of(…)

Feast Your Eyes on…Theo James

Oh hi, Mr. Pamuk. And, how rude of me, I should also say hello to your smoldering eyes, luscious lips and sexily mud-splattered face. I mean, is this guy for real? Even playing the kinda date rapey Kemal Pamuk on Downton Abbey, I was still in love with the hotness of actor Theo James. If(…)

Netflix Fix: SNL, LOTS of SNL

Whenever people give me that whole “there’s nothing good on Netflix Instant” thing, I get confused. I don’t really think it’s anything worth arguing about, but there are in fact a lot of good things on Netflix Instant and I haven’t come close to watching them all yet. One of the most awesome things available(…)

Netflix Fix: Battlestar Galactica

PA Nina has been telling me to watch Battlestar Galactica for years. Back then, I let all my usual prejudices get in the way. “I’m so not into science fiction!” I told her and snubbed my nose at the whole idea of space, rebelling robots, and epic battling. That is, until I had a whole(…)