2018 is right around the corner and I am sure many of you are trying to figure out what to do to bring in the new year. Well, I myself will be snuggling up to a good classic movie this New Years Eve. I started to scour my library to figure out what film was going to help me usher in 2018 and I couldn’t decide. I then started to browse Twitter and I stumbled across this tweet from Nerdist:
if you start DIE HARD at exactly 9:58:13 on new year’s eve, you can see Hans Gruber fall off Nakatomi Plaza which is better than any ball drop or NYE countdown. you’re welcome.
— Nerdist (@nerdist) December 23, 2017
This was such a brilliant idea! I thought to myself “what other movies could I do this with?” Well, I have the answer my friends. Below are 4 films that I recommend to watch on New Years Eve as an alternative to the ball drop to close out 2017 and bring in 2018. By the way, each of these films are at minimum 30 years old, so I will throw out a spoiler warning but do I really need to?
The movie about a man gunned down on the duty only to be brought back as a cyborg. This film was released in 1987 and is by far one of the bloodiest films to date. If you decide to watch this masterpiece on NYE, start the film at exactly 10:23:16 pm. At the stroke of midnight, you will see Dick Jones get shot out the window!
This film is one of my favorites of all time. If you have been living under a rock, this film follows a team of scientists who start a business trapping the paranormal that infest New York City. This is a great film to watch on NYE, especially if you wanted to go to NYC but could not get there. So what do you need to do to have this film help celebrate the New Year? Start the movie at 10:25:34 pm, this will have you seeing Gozer blow up after the Ghostbusters cross their streams.
Back to the Future
This film has you taking an adventure through time as Marty goes back in time to save his parent’s relationship. If you start the movie at 10:19:02 pm, Marty will strike the wire with the DeLorean at 88 mph sending him Back to the Future. The movie will literally take you into a different era at the stroke of midnight!
Star Wars: A New Hope
This is the film I am going to watch this New Years Eve. The film that started it all! A New Hope introduces us to Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO as they go on an adventure to rescue Princess Leia from the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. If you decide to watch this movie, start it at exactly 10:02:35 pm. At the stroke of midnight the Death star will blow up. This act will usher in a new era for the Rebel Alliance! This is also a great way to end the year with a BANG!
If you decide to watch one of these films, let me know down in the comments. If you have another film that is perfect for bringing in the new year, let me know that as well. I hope you all have a great New Years! Please be safe and we will see you in 2018!