Here’s Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in January

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Universal Pictures

The new year means lots of new things to watch on Netflix: the streaming giant will be adding more than 100 new titles to its catalog beginning January 1. Which means that it'll have to lose a few titles to make room, too. If you've got a few days off around the holidays, make the most of them by catching up on your movie-watching before you lose the chance to see classics like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Gremlins. Here's everything that's leaving Netflix in January.

JANUARY 1

The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Chicago
Daddy Day Care
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Dressed to Kill
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Forrest Gump
Four Brothers
Free Willy
Grease
Gremlins
I Am Sam
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
License to Drive
Made of Honor
The Man With One Red Shoe
The Manhattan Project
Mean Girls
The Mighty Ducks
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Mona Lisa Smile
The Parent Trap (1961)
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokémon: Indigo League (Season 1)
Pokémon: XY (Seasons 1–2)
Police Academy
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Saw
Saw II
Saw III
Saw IV
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw: The Final Chapter
The Secret Garden
Someone Like You
The Switch
Three Coins in the Fountain
White Chicks
Young Mr. Lincoln

JANUARY 3

VHS 

JANUARY 4

Lost (Seasons 1–6)

JANUARY 5

Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
The Host

JANUARY 15

Sirens (Seasons 1–2)

JANUARY 30

Futurama

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Wa Wa Wee Wa: The Origin of Borat's Favorite Catchphrase

Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
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When Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released in 2006, a new audience was exposed to Borat Sagdiyev, a “journalist” portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen who had made frequent appearances on the comedian’s Da Ali G Show.

Soon, in our country there was problem: People mimicked Borat’s catchphrases, "very nice" and “wa wa wee wa,” incessantly. The latter phrase was used to denote surprise or happiness on Borat’s part. While some may have assumed it was made up, it turns out that it actually means something.

Wa wa wee wa is Hebrew, which Cohen speaks throughout the film and which helped make Borat a hit in Israel. (Cohen is himself Jewish.) It was taken from an Israeli comedy show and is the equivalent of the word wow. Reportedly, the expression was popular among Israelis, and they appreciated Cohen’s use of it.

The original Borat also sees Cohen singing a popular Hebrew folk song, “Koom Bachur Atzel,” or “get up lazy boy,” among other Hebrew mentions. It remains to be seen how much of it he’ll be speaking in the sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. It premieres on Amazon Prime Friday, October 23.

[h/t The Los Angeles Times]