Friday Night at the Movies – Living on One Dollar and Salam Neighbor

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Recently, I stumbled on a small non-profit film production company that documented living on $1.00 a day  in rural Guatemala for 8 weeks.  I watched the first documentary Living on One Dollar {available on Netflix} just last weekend and thought it was an amazing {and heartbreaking} look into the lives of extreme poverty. to date, the documentary has raised more than $90,000 to alleviate poverty.

Now, these college buddies are filming Salam Neighbor {right now, as I type this}. It will document the EXTREME poverty and living conditions in Syria.  This time, they are living for one month along side Syrian refugees.   They are posting on social media sites regularly as they film, like Facebook and Instagramif you are interested in following along until the documentary is available.

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I thought the first film was super interesting, and I expect Salam will be as well.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Giver

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While The Girl was home for Christmas, we decided to watch The Giver.  It’s based on the book, by the same name, which I totally recommend reading before watching the movie.  It is kind of the original Dystopian society {in the same vein as Hunger Games, etc.}.  The book was originally published in ’94, so it’s been a pretty long wait on the movie.  It’s about a boy who starts to question the rules of a supposed Utopian existence.  Corruption, greed…it’s got it all.

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Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend, ~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – An Idiot Abroad

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A friend of mine suggested that I check out An Idiot Abroad this Friday–she told me it combined my love of travel with my adoration of dry British wit.  It’s produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant–both of whom are hilarious.  They send their friend, Karl Pilkington {who has never been out of England} to experience the 7 wonders of the world, only they also add in a couple of “out of his comfort zone” tasks for him to complete.  Should be entertaining.

an idiot abroad

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Bridget Jones’s Diary

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In light of the New Year, goal setting and all of that, tonight I am going to watch Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s one of those movies that I can watch over and over, or have on in the background while I futz around the house–it always makes me laugh. If you haven’t seen it, seriously, you really should.  If you have, watch it again.  You’ll find that Hugh Grant is just as witty every single time you watch it.

bridget joness diary

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Girl Most Likely

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Now that The Girl is home for Christmas break and I have my Friday Night Movie buddy back, I think tonight we will tuck in and watch Girl Most Likely.  It’s about a dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship that is forced to be rekindled after the main character {Kristen Wiig} has a mini breakdown.  First off, I love Kristen Wiig–she has genius comedic timing, and second, I think it should be kind of a light-hearted laugh.  Plus, it’s free for Amazon Prime member.  Wahoo!

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Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Everybody’s Fine

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In light of the all of the crazy family dynamic drama that usually comes along with the holidays, I thought it would be appropriate to watch Everybody’s Fine tonight.  It’s about a widowed father who decided to travel to his adult children after they all call and cancel coming home for the holidays.  It’s a feel-good tear-jerker…you’ve been warned.  The best part, though, is this is a freebie for Amazon Prime members.

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Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Sleepless in America

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If you missed the National Geographic documentary, Sleepless in America on sleep deprivation, you’re in luck, because they are airing it again this Sunday.  I didn’t get to catch it, because we don’t have cable, but I’ve heard a couple of people talking about it now, so it looks like I’ll be sofa surfing at a friend’s this weekend.  It’ about the dangers of sleep deprivation–which apparently applies to nearly 40% of Americans.

If you have access to the National Geographic, check it out.  It might be a real eye-opener {no pun intended}.

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Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Burt’s Buzz

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I think everybody has at least seen Burt’s Bees in the store–even if you haven’t tried it before.  I really didn’t know much about the products or the company until the HH and I decided to watch Burt’s Buzz, a documentary about Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of Burt’s Bees.  The documentary looks at  a fun-loving hippy-ish, Burt, through the evolution of Burt’s Bees, the company, and re-caps his super interesting life.

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I love watching documentaries about eccentric people who are not full of themselves because of the amount of money in their bank account. Although I was really surprised to find out how little he profited from “Burt’s Bees.”

Grab a cup of tea and be prepared to smile.  Go Maine!

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Remembrance

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Have you ever seen Remembrance?  I had totally forgotten what a fantastic movie it was until I stumbled across it on Netflix a while back.  It’s about a woman, who long after WWI ends, thinks about the boy she loved during her internment, and beyond, after he saved her life by helping her escape.  When she sees someone she believes is him on the television, she must has to decide whether or not to re-open her past and go looking for him.

If you are ever in a heavier mood, I seriously recommend checking it out.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Top Ten Family Movies for the Holidays

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Life has been so busy and hectic and crazy lately, I barely find the time to squeeze in a few hours of shut eye. But with the holiday season upon us, my favorite movie-watching season is upon us, too! I LOVE curling up with a good family movie {please note that in this instance I mean a movie about families and not necessarily one that is appropriate for your entire family.

Although most of these movies should get you all jacked up to spend tons of time with your relatives!!}. I think this season just might force me to take a breather or two and relax. I mean I’ve got a whole list of movies to get through before Christmas. My requirements for a good movie are this: solid story line, good cast; makes me laugh and maybe even makes me tear up. Here are my top 10 favorites in no particular order that meet all those requirements:

love actuallyLove Actually: This list wouldn’t be complete without this movie, so I decided to list it first. It’s so good I watch it all year long. I feel totally invested in all these character’s lives. And that scene between Juliet and Mark where he professes his love to her via poster board kills me every time. Ugh it’s so good! 

the holidayThe Holiday: I know people love Jack Black in comedies, and I do too. It’s just that he’s so lovable in this movie, it’s perfect. And Kate Winslet is lovely as always, Cameron Diaz fake cries and Jude Law looks like a million buck. I mean, this is clearly a must-watch!

wedding dateThe Wedding Date: I know this main-character-hires-escort-and-they-fall-in-love bit has been done, redone and overdone. But somehow, it still works here. I’m going with it’s on account of how incredibly nice Dermot Mulroney is to look at! ;)

christmas with the kranksChristmas with the Kranks: I can totally see the HH and I pull something like Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis pull and when both of our kids are out of the house. It makes for a pretty funny and entertaining story!

home for the holidaysHome for the Holidays: This is an oldie but a goodie. If you haven’t watched it, I totally suggest you do. Holly Hunter is amazing in it as she faces a crazy amount of obstacles to get home for the holidays, and it’s directed by Jodie Foster so that’s a big bonus. Makes for one great movie. Plus I love how the dysfunctional family in this movie is perfectly scripted to seem totally functional.

four christmasesFour Christmases: Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are quite the surprising pair. I didn’t think they’d have any chemistry, but I was rooting for them to stick together through all the craziness their families throw their way.

surviving christmasSurviving Christmas: This movie is perfectly titled, since that becomes the main goal of all of the “family members” in this movie. Ben Affleck is hilarious and Christina Applegates matches that humor. And James Gandolfini is awesome as always.

parenthoodParenthood: Ahhh, the most classic crazy family of all. I loved this movie growing up and I still love it to this day. It’s Steve Martin at his finest!

freaky fridayFreaky Friday: Another Jamie Lee Curtis movie that I adore. The mother/daughter dynamic in this movie was totally different than the one between The Girl and I, so I suspect that’s why this silly movie intrigues me so much!

The Family Stone _2005_The Family Stone: I have watched this movie so many times I’ve lost count. You should watch it with your dysfunctional family, because it will make you feel normal. But normal in a good way. And seriously, have you ever seen a more talented cast?

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