One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is have a date night at home. We put our kids to bed at 8:00 p.m. and then it’s mommy and daddy time. We break out some snacks, beverages, and a movie.
Here are 5 movies I’m looking forward to this weekend.
1. FURIOUS 7 – iTunes
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
The latest installment of the Fast and Furious has something for everyone. Paul Walker’s last movie has heart, action, and is even a bit of a tear jerker. I saw this in the theater, because I love this franchise. Also, it has The Rock. Every movie is better with The Rock. If you haven’t watched any of the Fast & Furious series then I’d suggest starting at Fast Five.
2. MOONRISE KINGDOM – Netflix
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
This Wes Anderson love story is full of quirky characters, beautiful cinematography, and humor. I like how Wes Anderson finds a nice balance of whimsical and serious moments. The cast is amazing – Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, and Tilda Swinton.
3. MOSTLY MARTHA – Netflix
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount… until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
This German movie is the original No Reservations. I owned this movie for a long time, because I loved it so much. I love how an Italian chef can fix just about anything.
4. UP IN THE AIR – Netflix
With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.
George Clooney and Anna Kendrick, what’s not to love about this pair? My degree is Human Resource Management, so I find the corporate perspective fascinating. I really like how George Clooney’s character begins to find what makes him happy.
5. AGE OF ADELINE – Redbox
A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
I haven’t seen this one yet, but I’ve heard good things. I really want to watch it this weekend.
Bonus: CINDERELLA is at Redbox. It’s a delightful movie to watch with kids ages 6 and up.
What movies are you looking forward to this weekend?