War for the Planet of the Apes.

2017 | PG-13 | In Theaters Now | Director: Matt Reeves

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My niece and nephew were with us last week and that’s always a little like vacation. Vacation seems to be the only time we go to the movie theater.

This was the consensus movie this time. War for the Planet of the Apes. This trilogy has been the best in my humble opinion. We caught ourselves up and watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night in preparation of seeing the new movie. Everyone had already seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The CGI in this set of movies is amazing.  I love them.  I will say this:  I thought that the story line of the third movie was not as good as the first two.  It is still an excellent movie, just for the visuals alone, but I thought that it should have been tightened up a bit.

If you haven’t seen any of these movies, I HIGHLY recommend them.  Go watch a movie tonight!  Preferably in your own home theater, where people don’t run across the room and block the screen, crinkle POTATO chip bags, laugh at inappropriate moments and just altogether ruin the movie going experience.  All of these things have happened to me.  Sigh.

 

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986 | PG-13 | DVD and BluRay | Director:  John Hughes

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Isn’t it funny how things that once took up so much space and time in our lives are forgotten?

When I was fifteen, I was offered a summer job to watch a demon little boy everyday.  This is what paid for my first car – a lovely 1984 Ford Escort, black with louvers on the back hatch.  It was awesome.

The year was 1988 and the demon boy was 2 1/2 and all he wanted to do was watch movies.  And movies he had.  But every single day he wanted to watch the same thing over and over.  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

In my defense I had asked if there was anything off limits for him in the movie section and was told that it was fine.  I mean, there were other adult looking movies in the mix, like Smokey and the Bandit, The Karate Kid and Greystoke which I loved by the way!  So I don’t know if he snuck this movie into the living room selection or what, but it wasn’t until almost the end of the next summer when his Daddy came home one day and almost had a coronary.  By this time, I would estimate that he had seen this movie at least 163 times.  Oops.

I love this movie.  It is a classic.  It takes me back to those lovely summers.  You must see it, no matter what Denton says.  His opinion doesn’t count when it comes to Bueller… Bueller… Bueller.

Amazing facts about this movie:

  • The two actors who played Bueller’s parents got married in real life after making the movie.
  • John Hughes wrote the script in 6 days.
  • The Ferrari wasn’t real.  It was a fake made from fiberglass and they used three of them.
  • None of Ben Stein’s lines in the movie were scripted except for roll call.
  • Alan Ruck – who played Cameron- was 29 years old!

 

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Weekend at the Movies. Manchester By the Sea.

Manchester By The Sea  [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital]

Okay.  I resisted seeing this movie.  It was on Hayden’s must see list though, so I buckled down and watched it with him and Denton.

I’m not going to lie.  It is a hard movie to watch at times, but it is so, so, so good.

I don’t believe that I have ever watched a movie that portrays people as stunningly real as this movie does.  It’s raw, and gritty and will make you cry and laugh, sometimes at the same time.

The actors are amazing in their roles.  Truly.

I definitely think you should go watch it this weekend.  Make sure you have your tissue box handy.

Caveat:  Rated R

  • Language
  • Sexual Content
  • Adult Themes

We watch most of our movies on Vudu, Netflix, or Amazon, because I have an aversion to putting on real clothes to go out in public to rent one from the Redbox.

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Weekend at the Movies. Deadpool.

Deadpool.  Have you seen it?  Do you even like superhero movies?

In case you live under a rock, like I occasionally do, I am including a WARNING from the get-go.  This movie is rated R.  A very strongly rated R.

Here in our area the local morning show on the radio had a caller to say that her father had taken her 8-year-old to see the new Dealpool movie when it came out.  She said he (the eight year old) was absolutely thrilled and talked nonstop for the next week about how great the movie was.  She and her husband went the next weekend to see the movie and she said “I almost died!!!”

I can imagine her horror.

With that being said, this I think is one of my favorite Marvel movies.  It’s hilarious, zany, action packed, and fun.  Ryan Reynolds is amazing in this movie.

If you haven’t seen it and you’re not 12!!, go watch it and let me know if you like it too.

Caveat:

  • Nudity
  • Language
  • Sexual Content
  • Adult Themes

We watch most of our movies on Vudu, Netflix, or Amazon, because I have an aversion to putting on real clothes to go out in public to rent one from the Redbox.

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Weekend at the Movies. Arrival.

Arrival [BD/Digital HD Combo ] [Blu-ray]

Arrival.  Have you seen it?  Denton and I watched it a couple of weeks ago.  Tonight, we convinced Hayden to watch it with us.

It is outstanding.

Rotten tomatoes gives it 94%.  Generally, I don’t give two hoots about what the Tomatometer says about a movie, but this time, I believe that it’s right on the money.

What can I say about this movie that would make you want to see it without giving anything away?

The actors are amazing, it’s a beautifully filmed and edited movie and the score is truly exquisite.

For all of you who always want to read the book first, this movie was a short story written by Ted Chiang in a compilation of short stories called Stories of Your Life and others. 

Have fun and enjoy it!

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Weekend at the Movies. The Legend of Tarzan.

Wow, you would think from my posts lately that all we do is go to the movies, watch movies at home, or think and talk about movies!  This is hardly ever true at our house, but we have been in vacation mode, and this is one of our traditions.  So here you go!

The Legend of Tarzan.  Wow.  I really liked this version of the movie.  They told the story in a wonderful way, the CGI was great and I LOVED Margot Robbie in the movie.  She’s awesome.  Alexander Skarsgard was great too.  My son read a lot of terrible reviews of this movie and didn’t want to see it, but we wore him down and I’m glad!

One of the reviews that he showed me said that they thought the movie was unbelievably racist.  uhhhm.  Well, the movie is set in the Victorian time period, so I thought that was a ridiculous statement.

Great summer movie, you should see it!

Enjoy!

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Weekend at the Movies. The 5th Wave.

 

I have my niece and nephew this week, Yay!!  They come every summer and stay with us for a week and we always have a blast.  Part of our traditions is watching movies together.  The first movie that we watched this week is The 5th Wave.

 

This is the first movie from the book series by Rick Yancey. The premise of the books and movie is that Aliens arrive at earth and start taking out the humans in waves.  I have to say that I prefer the book, but that is almost always true for me.

The movie seemed like a very watered down version.  The actors were good, but too much of the story line got lost for me.

Don’t get me wrong, if your family enjoys movie time together, it was an enjoyable two hours.  Just don’t expect the book!  And if you haven’t read the book, you may love it.

I highly recommend the book!  Here are the second (The Infinite Sea) and the third in the series.

 

 

I haven’t read the third book yet, but it’s on my nightstand!  The first two were great.

Enjoy!

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Weekend at the Movies. The Martian.

 

We finally bit the bullet and rented The Martian tonight.  Have you seen it yet?  I give it a 10 out of a 10.  This was a great movie.  My husband didn’t want to watch it because he says he doesn’t like Matt Damon, really!?!  I think he’s a great actor and this movie really shows off his acting chops’ in my little old opinion.

Be prepared, it’s almost 2 1/2 hours long.  But well worth seeing!

We watch most of our movies on Vudu, Netflix, or Amazon, because I have an aversion to putting on real clothes to go out in public to rent one from the Redbox.

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