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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with these five flicks

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Today is Fat Tuesday, which means Mardi Gras in French! If you're at home and faraway from the festivities, you can still have a good time, especially if you love movies. I've picked five movies that deal with New Orleans. It's a variety of horror, dramas, and so on:

1. "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)

"Interview with the Vampire," based on Anne Rice's novel takes us to New Orleans in the 1700s, then around the world, and around the centuries. It's the story of Louis, a vampire who hates who he becomes. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst starred in this vampire film.

2. "Cat People" (1982)

This is the remake of the original 1940s version. Irene, is a young woman who travels to New Orleans to see her brother and there she learns about her family's animal past!

3. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008)

David Fincher directed this epic tale about Benjamin, a man who starts aging backwards. The story was written by, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, and Julia Ormond, starred in the movie.

4. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)

Elia Kazan directed "A Streetcar Named Desire," which is based on the play written by, Tennessee Williams. It's about Blanche DuBois, a woman who moves in with her younger sister and her brutish husband, Stanley. Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden starred in this film.

5. "Live and Let Die" (1973)

"Live and Let Die," was Roger Moore's first James Bond movie. In the film, Bond must travel to New Orleans to investigate the mysterious deaths of three British Agents. Jane Seymour was also in this Bond thriller!

So those are five movies to watch to celebrate Fat Tuesday.


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