New to Your Queue
Scene Staff | Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After his girlfriend breaks up with him, Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) hits rock bottom. He struggles to begin his novel and also doesn’t have the funds to pay his rent. When he runs into an old friend, he discovers a miracle drug that allows the user to utilize 100 percent of their brain capacity, as opposed to the normal 20 percent. After writing half his novel in one sitting, he becomes hooked. Morra reunites with his ex-girlfriend and the drug allows him to become a financial wizard. Everything seems to be going great until his supply starts to dwindle. Morra gets caught up with Russian mobsters and other unsavory characters, who are just as eager to get their hands on the drug,
2. “The Notebook”
Based on the novel by Notre Dame alumnus Nicholas Sparks, this sweeping romantic film is equal parts aesthetic perfection and plot depth. Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) fall in love the summer before Allie leaves for college. They are forced to leave each other because Allie’s parents don’t think Noah is an appropriate companion for someone of her status. After years of remembering her first love, Allie moves on and becomes engaged to Lon Hammond (James Marsden). In a moment of panic before her wedding, Allie takes trip to visit Noah. The story and its method of delivery makes for perhaps the greatest love story of all time.
3. “Arrested Development”
Hopefully you’ve heard the recent news that “Arrested Development” is coming back with all new original episodes, premiering exclusively on Netflix in 2013. While you eagerly await the return of the Bluth family to your life, grab a frozen banana, hop on your Segway and catch up with three seasons of “Arrested Development’s” comedic perfection on Netflix now.
4. “SNL Presidential Bash ’08”
Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impression made “SNL” a hit leading up to the 2008 election. If you get bored watching real presidential race politics in action, head to Netflix to check out Fey and the other members of her comedy cohort leave no candidate un-mocked in this collection of skits.
5. “Michael Collins”
This powerful biopic about the life of General Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) traces his journey during the Irish Civil War in the early twentieth century. Collins was a powerful figure in the Irish rebellion and Neeson portrays this strong character amazingly well. The story is gripping, recounting Ireland’s bloody struggle to gain independence from England. The blood and violence tear the country apart, pitting Collins against his former friend Eamon De Valera