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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Friday Night at the Movies – Adventures in Babysitting

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Holy 80′s awesomeness, people.  Do you remember Adventures in Babysitting?  If you haven’t seen it, let me tell you, it’s a hoot.  It’s about a girl, who had planned on a special night with her boyfriend, but instead ends up babysitting.  The night gets silly when her best friend calls needing her help–and the babysitter, the kid, and oddly enough, a-way-too-old-to-have-a-babysitter brother load up into the car and head into the big city to rescue the friend.  {It’s a great one to watch with a little bit older kids, due to some cussing and one or two “scary” scenes}.

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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 – Top 10 {Kid Friendly} Halloween Movies

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Top 10 Kid Friendly Halloween MoviesIn honor of Halloween, go raid your kids candy stashes, curl up on the couch and pop in a classic Halloween flick. There are probably hundreds of slash-em-up Halloween movies filled with gore and terror. Those are so not for me. There are so many Freddy-free Halloween movies out there. Here are my top 10 favorites:

great pumpkin charlie brown1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Is there a better Halloween movie out there? I think not. This is such a classic that I have to watch it every single Halloween. It’s a tradition I’m not giving up anytime soon because it’s so adorable!

monsters inc2. Monsters Inc.: Sulley {John Goodman} and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski {Billy Crystal} are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc. in Monstropolis. If that doesn’t “scream” Halloween movie, I’m not sure what does!

casper3. Casper: Ahhh, Casper. Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched this one, but I remember loving the war better the good ghosts and the bad ghosts. Plus, Christina Ricci looks practically like a toddler. That’s weird to see!

hocus pocus4. Hocus Pocus: I didn’t rank these in order, but if I had, this would have been right at the top. I know Bette Midler has done some great more serious work, but I think this is my favorite movie of hers. It’s so quirky and fun, I can’t get enough of it. It centers around 3 crazy witches that always leave me laughing.

ET5. E.T.: Anyone else get really weepy when they watch ET now? I don’t remember getting that way growing up, but apparently I’ve gotten all sappy as I’ve aged! I think it goes without saying that this classic deserves a spot on this list. It was wise beyond its years when it was made. Plus, what would we do without the “Et, phone home!” line?

nightmare before christmas6. The Nightmare Before Christmas: It might say Christmas in the title, but trust me, it’s all about Halloween. And it’s Tim Burton at his finest!

monster house7. Monster House: Just a little heads up about this one. I loved it, but it might be a tad scary for little kids. Maybe 8 and up, but it’s been awhile since my kids were that young, so I can’t really remember whether they’d be scared or not at that age. Still, for kids a tad older, it’s so good!

practical magic8.  Practical Magic: I love me some Sandra Bullock. She’s the best. So a Halloween movie with her in it? Sign me up!

beetljuice9.  Beetlejuice: I’ve loved this movie since I was a teen. The movie is dark without being scary and funny without being ridiculous. Great cast plus zany plot equals a great Halloween movie!

bedknobs and broomsticks10. Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Might not seem like the most obvious choice, but this movie has witches AND spells. Seems pretty Halloweenish to me! Regardless, it’s an awesome movie every kid should watch!

And there you have it. Have I missed any of your favorites? Have you seen any of these? Love them?

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Here’s hoping your Halloween candy hangover isn’t too rough,
~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Big Year

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I recently watched The Big Year on a flight, and I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised.  I was expecting goofy and ridiculous, but it was actually amusing and clever.  If you are looking for a light-hearted feel-good movie, you should totally check it out.  It’s about three men, each in different phases of their life, who go on a year long adventure {turned competition} to do all of the things they always dreamed about doing.

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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 – Mad Men

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The HH and I stared watching Mad Men a few weeks ago, and it’s shocking to see how women were treated back in the 60′s, not to mention the affairs… holy stilettos people…. aren’t those people exhausted already?  Still. I.  Can’t. Stop. Watching. It.  What is it about shows like that?!  They grab a hold of you, I tell ya. We are on season 3 right now but plan to watch them 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? Don’t you just want to slap Don Draper?

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Boyhood

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I’ve been hearing a lot about the movie Boyhood lately.  It’s claim to fame is that they filmed it over several years–usually the same childhood actor.  While it is a fictional story, using the same actor, it is supposed to be a really touching “coming of age” type movie.  It’s available for pre-order on Amazon right now {which is still cheaper than me and the HH going to the theater}, so I am thinking about checking it out.

boyhood

Anyone seen yet?  Is it worth watching?

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Pretty in Pink

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Ok, so now that I’ve watched Sixteen Candles, I’m on a Molly Ringwald AND John Hughes obsession…which is lucky for me, because she is in a lot of his movies.  Tonight I’m watching Pretty in Pink.  I watched it last year for the first time in ages, and now I can’t get enough.  It’s my favorite way to relive those awkward 80′s memories:  in my pj’s and a million years actually being in the decade again :) .

pretty in pink

Sidenote:  There can’t be a single person out there who can’t immediately sing OMD’s “If You Leave,” all because of this movie.   Try not to sing it right now, I dare you.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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My 80′s revival is still going strong.  Tonight we are going to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the laptop since our t.v. has been packed up.  Maybe with The Girl off to college I am trying to recapture the light-heartedness of my youth?  Or maybe I just think this movie is awesome.  Either way, it’s free on Prime and I’m watching it.

ferris buellers day off

Remember how COOL Mathew Broderick was?  I think we were all pretty much in love with Ferris, wouldn’t you say? ;)

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Sixteen Candles

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I’m still truckin’ along on my John Hughes kick.  Tonight, I’m planning on watching Sixteen Candles.  I like to re-watch it every few years because…well, it’s awesome.  If you haven’t seen it {you’ve been living under a rock, and it’s time to come out…kidding}, it’s about a girl whose family forgets her 16th birthday.  It’s “what’s happenin’ hot-stuff,” so you should totally check it out :) .

16 candles

Have 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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