Top 2011 Movies on Netflix Streaming

This post is in the spirit of those year in review style posts. To be clear, these aren’t what I consider to be the best movies of 2011 out of every movie. Although a couple will also appear on that forthcoming list. These are just the best on Netflix. I know you need to watch something up to date every once in a while.

Technically some of these films are dated as being from 2010 but I’m going on when it was actually available to be seen by the majority of folks in the US. So I’ve included some that had a foreign, limited or festival release in 2010 but went wide on DVD in 2011.

Simply click the film’s title to be whisked away to it on Netflix.

DRAMA

Certified Copy (Copie conforme) (French) (Available Until 12/27/14)

"I'm afraid there's nothing very simple about being simple"

It’s certainly difficult to describe Certified Copy without giving away the movie. So let’s put it this way, a man and a woman who have a barbed attraction share a day together. Yes, it’s a talking movie. I loved it! The film stars Juliette Binoche and William Shimell.

A Little Help (Available Until 10/25/14)

After her husband’s passing a woman has to deal with raising her son and herself. This is a good little movie starring Jenna Fischer. Chris O’Donnell and Rob Benedict (Waiting) costar.

Passion Play (Available Until 07/20/13)

“Fuck normal”

Oh, Passion Play. I love the entire idea, casting, visual choices, et al of this film. Mickey Rourke stumbles into a traveling sideshow and meets a beautiful young woman (Megan Fox) who plays the part of an angel. Of course they fall for each other. Then there’s the fact that he’s tangled up with some other unsavory folks. The movie costars Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans.

Limitless (Available Until 05/16/13)

Limitless is about a writer (Bradley Cooper) who ends up trying a drug that gives you hyper focus and confidence, or as I saw one commenter remark, something like a mix of Ritalin and Cocaine. Limitless was originally entitled Dark Fields and I get the feeling that it was supposed to be darker but it still works so well as this polished finished product. I’m still not sure of the character’s motivation but yeah, it was awesome!

Last Night (Available Until 01/01/13)

Last Night is about a married couple (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington) who’ve been together for a while but are both tempted to cheat on the same night. Knightley’s character is definitely more fleshed out and relate-able. Ah, maybe that’s just to me, she’s a novelist who currently writes fashion pieces. Her possible fling is with a hot, foreign ex. Worthington mainly seems like a stock faithful husband who is confused and tempted. It’s by Eva Mendes though so it totally makes sense. In real life I believe cheating is basically the worst thing you can ever do but when it’s possibly going to be Worthington and Mendes getting it on, well, yes, I was egging them on. And Griffin Dunne plays a writer! I love when he does that.

A Beautiful Life (Mei Li Ren Sheng) (China/Hong Kong) (Available Until 12/13/12)

A booze and high heel loving real estate agent meets a police officer. She leads him on a bit while basically using him to do things for her. It’s one of those friend zone relationships. Do they get together? Ooh.

COMEDY

No Strings Attached (Available Until 06/22/13)

Well this is one of the two fuck buddies movies that were released in 2011 and it’s not the better of the two, that would be Friends with Benefits. However this is a decent, entertaining movie. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher are two acquaintances who keep meeting. Eventually they hook up and then fall into a friends with benefits situation. I adore Portman playing a woman who is now trying to compartmentalize her life into just work (as a doctor) and sex after seemingly just working for a while. Kutcher works in TV. Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes costar. I feel like they were underused. Well Kline gets some scenes but is a bit cartoony. Elwes gets to say like two words. Ludacris, Lake Bell and Mindy Kaling costar.

Take Me Home Tonight (Available Until 05/16/13)

Topher Grace stars in this 80s themed comedy as a high school graduate (who was promising) but has been squandering his time since then. He runs into a crush (Amber Heard) and decides to lie his way into her good graces. The bulk of the film is set at a party involving a ton of great actors, Anna Faris (as his sister), Dan Fogler (as his sidekick), Chris Pratt (Faris’ IRL hubby as her onscreen fiance), Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black and Michelle Trachtenberg. Funny flick. Check it out.

Potiche (Trophy Wife) (French) (Available Until 03/17/13)

Catherine Deneuve stars as the housewife of a jerk who runs a plant. She ends up taking it over. In doing so she meets up with a youthful dalliance (Gérard Depardieu) who opposes everything that her husband stands for. And it’s set in the 70’s! The costumes are awesome.

THRILLER/HORROR

Faces in the Crowd (Available Until 10/25/16)

Milla Jovovich witnesses a murder and then is attacked by the murderer. In the process she is injured resulting in Prosopagnosia, which is severe face blindness. She can’t recognize anyone. Not only does this interfere with her day to day life but now she has no way of identifying the criminal. Julian McMahon costars as a police detective who takes a shine to her.

Hobo with a Shotgun (Available Until 08/05/14)

Rutger Hauer stars as the title character, yes a hobo with a shotgun!, in this zany exploitation flick.

The Resident (Available Until 07/20/12)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan creepily stalks his tenant, solitary doctor Hilary Swank. Lee Pace and Christopher Lee costar.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (Available Until 12/29/14)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQOZHEYhVtU
This was so frickin’ funny but it wasn’t really promoted at all. Tyler Labine (Reaper, Mad Love) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse) are two likeable hillbillies who’ve saved up to buy a vacation cabin in the woods. They are all excited about chilling out when they meet some yuppie college kids who only see them as scary backwoods stereotypes. A ton of hilarious deaths ensue.

Red State (Available Until 10/18/14)

Three high school kids go in search of tail but end up in a really fucked up situation in this Kevin Smith film. Supposedly Kyle Gallner actually had a real panic attack during filming. The cast also includes John Goodman and Michael Angarano. The movie drags a little at one point but it picks back up.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Available Until 05/03/14)


Dylan Dog wasn’t that great or anything but I still feel the need to include it because there’s some good stuff in it. Brandon Routh is a supernatural PI who’s bestie, Sam Huntington, dies and is shocked to find out that he’s now one of the undead. Huntington always cracks me up. Routh’s chest is mesmerizing. Some of the undead stuff is pretty inventive. The big bad is way too Spawny though.

Insidious (Available Until 05/09/13)

The creative team behind the first Saw film, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, wrote and directed this flick. It’s a vintage feeling ghost story. A family has to deal with a haunting. Rose Byrne (barf) and Patrick Wilson play the parents. Eventually they bring in a team of Ghost Hunters type investigators (including Lin Shaye and Leigh Whannell). The movie has a great ambiance. I didn’t see that first little twist near the ending coming either.

Please share your 2011 picks with us in the comments section.

You may also enjoy:
Movie Rundown: March 2011-includes my initial thoughts (in video form while wearing a ridiculous wig) on Take Me Home Tonight, Red State, Certified Copy, Limitless and Potiche.
Movie Rundown: May 2011-includes my initial thoughts on Last Night and Passion Play.
Top Sexy Romances-w/ Damage starring Juliette Binoche & Wild Orchid starring Mickey Rourke
The Sexy Kyle Gallner
The Sexy Milla Jovovich
The Sexy Bradley Cooper
Movie Rundown: February 2011-includes my initial thoughts on The Resident
Web Oodles 5/20/10-includes awesome photos of Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke

Top Christmas TV Shows On Netflix Streaming

An easy way to get into the Christmas mood is to watch someone uncharacteristically wear a Santa suit. It just makes you smile. There are a ton of great Christmas tv episodes that you should check out.

This is the third entry in my holiday Netflix TV Streaming posts. The others are Top Thanksgiving TV Shows on Netflix Streaming and Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming.

Click the show’s title to visit it on Netflix.

Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)

2-12 Christmas Scandal
Leslie is wrongly accused of being involved in a sex scandal with a politician. So she has to hide instead of appearing at the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival that she designed.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)

1-9 A Cleveland Brown Christmas
Cleveland gets drunk and upsets Rallo on Christmas.

2-8 Murray Christmas & 2-9 Beer Walk
Rallo learns all about Hanukkah. Cleveland has to do housework.

Gossip Girl (2007-2010)

1-11 Roman Holiday
Blair is upset when her father visits but doesn’t give her all of his attention.

2-12 It’s A Wonderful Lie
Blair and Chuck bet that they can find each other dates at the Snowflake Ball.

4-11 The Townie
Dan and Blair drive to Connecticut to find out about Juliet.

Mad Men (2007-2010)

4-2 Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The firm throws a Christmas party for an important client. Don spends the holidays boozing and womanizing, as per usual.

30 Rock (2006-2010)

2-9 Ludachristmas
The staff plan a dirty holiday party. Jack observes Liz’s parents who are the opposite of his mother.

3-6 Christmas Special
Jack hits his mom with his car. Then he makes the cast put on a live Christmas Eve show.

4-8 Secret Santa
The writers make up a fake religion and get Kenneth to fall for it hook line and sinker. Julianne Moore guest stars as Jack’s former high school crush who he has reconnected with.

5-10 Christmas Attack Zone
Liz decides to get Paul and Jenna back together since Jenna misses him so much. Jack invites his mother, father and Avery to Christmas dinner.

Brothers & Sisters (2006-2010)

1-10 Light the Lights
Saul, Tommy and Sarah try to save the business. Justin and Kevin try to keep Justin out of combat.

5-10 Cold Turkey
Nora tries to treat herself to a holiday getaway with Karl. Saul encounters an ex (Richard Chamberlain).

The Office (2005-2010)

2-10 Christmas Party
“…is this enough to get 20 people plastered?”
“15 bottles of vodka? Yeah, that should do it.”

Michael takes a bonus for himself but then feels guilty and blows it on a trashtastic Christmas party & an expensive Secret Santa gift. Michael ruins the Secret Santa swap of hand chosen gifts by turning it into a Yankee Swap in which everyone vies for a new iPod.

3-10 A Benihana Christmas
Michael picks up a waitress from a Benihana’s on Christmas after a break up. The Party Planning Committee is split on ideas so they break off into two competing parties.

5-11 Moroccan Christmas
Michael tries to have an intervention for Meredith during the boozy office Christmas party. The hit toy of the season is Princess Unicorn.

6-13 Secret Santa
Michael acts like a complete jerk when he sees that Phyliss is being Santa at the office Christmas party. Andy expresses his affection for Erin by giving her the gifts from the song The 12 Days of Christmas which backfires.

7-11 & 7-12 Classy Christmas
Michael changes the Christmas party into a Classy Christmas at the last minute to impress Holly when he learns that she will be coming back to work at the office. Dwight takes a snowball fight with Jim too far. Pam and Andy help Darryl entertain his daughter.
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How I Met Your Mother (2005-2010)

2-11 How Lily Stole Christmas
Lily and Ted have a huge fight when she finds out that he called her a cunt to sympathize with Marshall during their breakup. This jeopardizes the holiday magic that she had originally planned for Marshall. Barney gets ill and has to stay in bed sans suit.

4-11 Little Minnesota
Robin and Marshall become regulars at a Minnesota themed bar. Ted tries to keep Barney and his little sister from getting busy.

6-12 False Positive
Everyone decides to make huge life changes in an effort to keep up when they think that Lily may be having a baby.

Bones (2005-2010)

1-9 The Man in the Fallout Shelter
The gang is quarantined in the lab on Christmas. Bones has some emotional moments.

3-9 The Santa in the Slush
Bones tries to do something special for her jailed father for the holiday. Booth is not able to spend the holiday with his son. Booth and Bones kiss under the mistletoe.

5-10 The Goop on the Girl
Emily Deschanel’s sister Zooey Deschanel guest stars as a second cousin whom she doesn’t understand.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)

2-12 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Cristina and Burke deal with a patient who doesn’t want surgery. Shepherd performs surgery on the head of family who is merging their religions.

6-10 Holidaze
This episodes includes the time frame from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Mark’s daughter is pregnant. The chief is reverting to alcoholism. Miranda’s father visits and reams her out for her life choices.

Scrubs (2001-2010)

1-11 My Own Personal Jesus
Elliot deals with an uncertain expectant mother, Turk struggles with his faith and JD makes a mistake incurring Dr. Cox’s wrath.

2-10 My Monster
Elliot is cut off by her dad and ends up living out of a moving van “like a hobo or Jewel”.

4-12 My Best Moment
The gang remembers their best moments in medicine.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)

3-10 Holiday Spirit
A creepy ghost insists that he is actually Santa Claus. Dee Wallace guest stars.

My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)

1-10 White Lie Christmas
Earl acts like he’s still married to Joy for her mother’s benefit.

2-9 Born a Gamblin’ Man
Earl tries to make amends with someone but gets him addicted to gambling instead. Randy decides to make a move on Catalina.

3-13 Bad Earl
Earl becomes bad again when he sees something that rocks his faith in karma since he is now poor and homeless.

4-13 Orphan Earl
Earl finds out that Joy is still conning someone from years ago.

Ugly Betty (2006-2009)

1-10 Fake Plastic Snow
Betty tries to make up her mind about her feelings for Henry as opposed to her relationship with Walter.

2-9 Giving Up The Ghost
There’s a huge emergency so the staff have to redo an entire issue before the deadline. Eliza Dushku guest stars.

4-9 Be-Shure
Betty and Hilda have pregnancy scares. Marc has a plan to get Wilhelmina back. Claire tracks down the son that she gave up for adoption.

Futurama(1999-2009)

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2-4 Xmas Story
The evil robot Santa tries to kill Fry and Leela.

3-5 A Tale of Two Santas
Bender takes the place of the murderous Santa robot.

5-13 Holiday Spectacular
This episode includes Christmas, Robanukah and Kwanzaa.

That 70’s Show (1998-2005)

1-12 The Best Christmas Ever
The gang has their own party in the basement while Red and Kitty throw one upstairs.

3-9 Hyde’s Christmas Rager
Hyde’s dad acts more like a friend than a dad by letting the teens do whatever they want. They end up throwing a huge party. When Eric arrives home stinking drunk Red upbraids Hyde’s dad.

4-12 An Eric Forman Christmas
“Kelso, I don’t think Jesus was the son of a spaceman”
Eric is supposed to put on a a traditional nativity scene at his church but the gang drives him insane by changing everything.

6-7 Christmas
Red has to dress as Santa. The boys attend a school dance.

7-11 Winter
Kelso and Eric unwrap toys that were donated for children to the police department. The girls go with Kitty to a Christmas party.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

3-10 Amends
Angel is tormented by ghosts who want him to kill Buffy.

Ally McBeal (1997-2001)

1-11 Silver Bells
Elaine plans the firm’s Christmas party. The Biscuit asks Ally out.

2-10 Making Spirits Bright
A client is fired because he claims to have seen a unicorn.

3-7 Saving Santa
Cage defends a Santa who says that he was fired because for being too fat.

3-8 Blue Christmas
Elaine tries to adopt a baby that was left in a nativity scene.

4-6 ‘Tis the Season
The Biscuit tries to impress Kimmy (Jami Gertz) by pretending to be a singer.

4-8 The Man with the Bag
Larry’s ex (Famke Janssen) visits and Ally worries that she wants him back. Nelle’s defends her father who believes he is Santa Claus.

5-7 Nine One One
Ally defends a minister who lost his job because he lost his faith.

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2000)

2-9 A Solstice Carol
Gabrielle and Xena face a king who doesn’t believe in celebrating the Winter Solstice.

Sliders (1995-1999)

3-12 Season’s Greedings
They slide into a world of people who live and work in giant malls.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-10 Little Miracle

Sam tries to stop a rich guy from replacing a mission with a high rise.

The Twilight Zone (1959-1963)

2-11 The Night of the Meek
A drunk Santa Claus find a bag that gives out presents after he is fired on Christmas Eve.

3-14 Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Four odd characters are trapped in a room and don’t know who they are how to get out.

3-37 The Changing of the Guard
A professor contemplates suicide until he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong about his life.

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Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)

1-10 The Nutcracker
Brian asks Tripp for a job when he is suspended from the priesthood. (Wasn’t he like the hottest priest ever, well aside from Ed Norton in Keeping the Faith, but he was sweet, Brian definitely wasn’t.) Jeremy and Lisa get up to no good.

Nip/Tuck (2003-2009)

3-13 Joy Kringle
When a mall Mrs. Santa Claus comes in for liposuction a huge secret is revealed to her husband.

4-13 Reefer
“Hey asshole, you think Jesus loves you more just cuz you got money?!”
To me this is one of the best “Sean falls off his high horse all the way to the bottom” episodes. During his divorce Sean finds out that he can’t see his children for Christmas and grows even more depressed when Christian is wrapped up in his own life. To deal with the season Sean turns to the bottle, even at work. Then Sean gets talked into playing Santa but doesn’t stop his partying (yes, that’s an elf!).

5-8 Duke Collins
Sean finds out that Julia and Christian are seeing each other. Edens offers Julia a gift.

Monk (2002-2009)

4-9 Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
Someone dies at the police department’s Christmas party after drinking from a poisoned bottle of wine that was for Captain Stottlemeyer.

5-9 Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
Monk’s estranged father visits during Christmas.

6-10 Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa
Monk has to clear his name when he is accused of shooting someone dressed as Santa Claus.

7-9 Mr. Monk and the Miracle
Monk investigates the death of a homeless man.

Roswell (1999-2001)

2-10 A Roswell Christmas Carol
Michael tries to find a great gift for Maria. Max is haunted by someone that he didn’t help.

3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000)

2-12 Jolly Old St. Dick
The Solomons have their first Christmas.

Newsradio (1995-1998)

2-10 Xmas Story
Bill thinks a man working as Santa Claus in the station’s lobby is a killer who is stalking him. Tone Loc guest stars.

3-10 Christmas
Dave has to do everyone’s job affecting his trip to visit his parents with Lisa.

My So Called Life (1994)
1-14 So Called Angels
When Rickie is homeless on Christmas Angela tries to help.

Wings (1990-1996)

4-10 The Customer’s Usually Right
Joe’s miserly ways ruin Christmas for Brian, Helen and an elderly woman.

5-11 Happy Holidays
Antonio hooks up with Lowell’s ex-wife.

6-9 Insanity Claus
The gang is held hostage.

8-9 All About Christmas Eve
Fay, Casey and Helen end up stuck in a mall. Antonio’s charge is a nun.

Roseanne (1988-1996)

4-12 Santa Claus
Roseanne aks Dan if he wants a to work at Rodbell’s as a Santa Claus.

5-12 It’s No Place Like Home for The Holidays
A snow storm leaves Darlene stuck at David’s house and Roseanne and Jackie stuck at the diner with Nana Mary and their mom.

6-12 White Trash Christmas
Roseanne and Dan decide to have a super tacky Christmas when the neighborhood tries to tell them how to decorate.

7-12 The Parenting Trap
DJ has an embarrassing incident at school.

9-12 Home for the Holidays
Dan returns home from staying with his sick mom but he doesn’t act like he used to.

Married with Children (1987-1996)

2-13 You Better Watch Out
When Santa lands in the Bundy’s backyard Al takes his place.

4-11 & 4-12 It’s a Bundyful Life
Al is visited by Sam Kinison (as an angel) who shows him how great the family’s life would be without him ala a reverse It’s A Wonderful Life.

7-12 Christmas
Al works as a department store Santa to buy presents.

8-13 The Worst Noel
Marcy and Jefferson don’t invite Al to their Christmas party. Bud and Kelly try to get their parents a jukebox for Christmas.

10-14 I Can’t Believe It’s Butter
Al makes Peggy’s mom to get a job. Griff is having phone sex with Peggy’s mom.

11-8 God Help Ye Merry Bundymen
Al and Griff are fired on Christmas Eve.

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12/25/14

Just Because: Andy Warhol

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“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”

“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”

“It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.”

“I never fall apart, because I never fall together.”

So tonight instead of talking you to death with my nonsense, I offer you the nonsense of a talented artist/business man, Andy Warhol. Yes, I adore Andy Warhol. The crazy thing is that I’m not sure when this started. At first I thought it was when I fell for the film Velvet Goldmine in high school. It referenced so much so maybe some Andy reference from that started this? But no, I remember reading his bio from our shitty ass library prior to that. Hmm, was it growing up near Pittsburgh, where the Warhol Museum is located? No (although I have been there more than once). I’m really not sure. And let me tell you, Pittsburgh likes to act all hip, “oh, Andy the genius, was from here”. Well let me tell you, HE GOT THE FUCK OUT, of this whole closed minded state.


“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.”

“Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half there than all there, I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but actually it’s the way things happen in life that’s unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like watching television, you don’t feel anything. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. The channels switch, but it’s all television.”

However Andy wasn’t just a free spirited artist who didn’t care about money or fame, he was very smart but very insecure. Many of the paintings that are floating around these days with his signature weren’t even done by him but by his minions. i.e. friends, many who were unpaid or barely paid, who hung out at The Factory. Yes, it was called the factory because it was about making things quickly for profit.

"It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger."

 


“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.”

“Art is what you can get away with.”

“Most people in America think Art is a man’s name.”

“I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money.”

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

He also wore a wig glued to his head, was pretty much anorexic, in the closet, didn’t make the Campbell Soup painting as a statement (it was because he ate it growing up), believed in copying others and was addicted to TV. I’m just telling you this to break the whole “perfectly odd” or “oddly perfect” stigma, read some bios on him, watch a documentary, one of his ‘movies’, etc. and see what he was really like, awesome but flawed like all of us.

“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”

“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.”

“Some people spend their entire lives thinking about one particular famous person. They pick one person who’s famous, and they dwell on him or her. They devote almost their entire consciousness to thinking about this person they’ve never even met, or maybe met once. If you ask any famous person about the kind of mail they get, you’ll find that almost every one of them has at least one person who’s obsessed with them and writes constantly. It feels so strange to think that someone is spending their whole time thinking about you.”


“What’s great about this country is America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good.”

“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts.”

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“Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.”

“It’s the movies that have been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.”

Warhol’s films on Netflix Instant Streaming
Trash
Flesh
Heat
Blood for Dracula
Flesh For Frankenstein

“Everyone winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.”

“Everybody has a different idea of love. One girl I know said, “I knew he loved me when he didn’t come in my mouth. ”

“Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.”

“Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.”

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“In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what.”

“I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.”

“I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.”

“Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.”

“And your own life while it’s happening to you never has any atmosphere until it’s a memory.”

“Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.”

“I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say figment.”

(Everything in quotations/italics interspersed throughout are Andy Warhol quotes.)

“I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.”