Summer Movies

3 Jun

If you’re like me a camping trip isn’t nearly as fun unless you have movies to watch on your laptop,iPad, iPod, iTouch, dvd/tv combo (you pick electronic device.)

Or maybe you are just looking for a good movie to watch whilst your kids are running in and out of the house and you need to escape for a couple of hours. Hypothetically speaking of course.

I read the book a few years ago, not once, but three times and absolutely loved it. I was excited to see it made into a movie, but apprehensive at the same time. I’m always leery about books being made into movies, mainly when it doesn’t seem to follow the book at all and you can’t enjoy the movie because you’re all, “THAT’S NOT HOW IT WENT!” and people begin to shush you and throw popcorn at your head.

This wasn’t the case with the Time Traveler’s Wife. The movie was wonderful and I was so caught up in the movie, I forgot to analyze the differences with the movie and book. If you’re looking for a good chick flick with high emotion and a little bit of love (okay…lots and lots of love) then I highly recommend the Time Traveler’s Wife. (The book and the movie.)

If you are a lover of the Confession of a Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella and was super-stoked about the movie version, then I suggest highly to save your money and read another book. The movie BOMBED in comparison to the movie. Of course, people who haven’t read the books seem to love the movie. It’s a light, fluff of a movie with a little comedy thrown in. “Rebecca Bloomwood can’t seem to break her habit for making impulsive purchases, and while she’s always decked out in the latest styles, her credit card bills are as thick as a telephone book.” Add a love interest in the mix and you have a cute love story with comedy.

There is something about summer that makes me just want to sit and camp out in front of the tube and watch romantic comedies. Maybe because I met my husband in the summer…summer is a great season for love, wouldn’t you agree?

Must Love Dogs is a very enjoyable movie, the plot is predictable and it isn’t a thought-provoking movie. It is just easy. This is a good movie to watch with girlfriends and share a few laughs. (There are some really funny one-liners in this movie.)  Guys, this is a chick flick you can watch without it being painful. (Although The Husband has yet to watch it with me. But whatever.)

I absolutely LOVE Toy Story. When my oldest son was two this was his all time favorite. He loved Woody and had his very own Woody doll. Being a young parent, my husband thought it was a riot everytime our son would say, “I want to play with my Woody.” He’d even direct our son to say it in front of my husband’s (also very immature )friends. And they’d laugh. I’d get mad because HELLO, we’re supposed to be parents here. But I digress…

This is a great family movie and if you are excited about the 3D version of Toy Story 3 coming out this summer…then plan a family movie night and watch Toy Story 1 and 2! 🙂

I’ve watched this movie twice as there is so much detail you feel as if you may have missed something. It is one of those flicks that you may want to watch twice (or three times) just to get everything. This is a powerful and exciting movie which will have you on the edge of your seat all the way through it. I highly recommend it-if you like action-packed thrillers. NOT for kids or the tender-hearted.

I actually only saw this movie for the first time a couple of years ago. I’m not a huge Brad Pitt fan…but this is a great movie in a dark and twisted kind of way. The first time I saw it my brain hurt from all the twists and turns this movie has.   Edward Norton is wonderful in this movie and so is Meat Loaf. Yes, Meat Loaf is in this movie, so that right there gives this movie a MUST WATCH rating.

Fun Favorites I’ve seen more than ten times:

I saw this movie a few days before I met my own Jack Dawson...everytime I see this movie I fall in love with my husband all over again.

This movie is the SWEETEST and most ENDEARING love story of all time. Watch it. It is a beautiful love story.

I just look at the cover of this movie and laugh. I've seen it more times than I can count and laugh hysterically each time.


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