Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What I watched over the extended Xmas weekend....

Hi there... I have been so busy with my job and holiday preparation that I have seriously been slacking on my posts so today's will be kind of all over the place.  My idea of relaxing usually involves a good movie, a good show to binge watch, a good book,  a good glass of wine, or hot cocoa. I did not get to partake in any festive drinking this past weekend because I ended up super sick.  I lived basically on pepto, water, and dry toast but....I did get to watch some pretty good stuff.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

Now this trailer is compliments of Warner Bros. UK but it still doesn't fully prepare the viewer for just how visually appealing this film really is.  I may be partial because of my love of all things J.K.Rowling but it surpassed my already high expectations.  The story of Newt  and his adventure to America to free one of his many "fantastic" friends is touching, funny, and full of excitement.  The cast was simply wonderful ( Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, and a small appearance by Johnny Depp). This is a perfect family movie for the season ...or anytime you want to get your magical fix on.

The Secret Life of Pets:

I was super excited to watch this film.  I  was positive that this would be pretty hysterical but ....it fell flat. I mean there were some entertaining scenes (like the rabbit voiced by Kevin Hart) but as a whole it just wasn't all that impressive.  The story is cute but I actually feel asleep while watching it. I would recommend this for a younger audience or a family with little ones for sure.

Honorable Mentions:

Mechanic : Resurrection ( Action, Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones....need I say more)

Ben-Hur (2016 edition)

Trailer Park Boys:Out of the Park (the boys set loose in Europe...hilarious)

Christmas Traditions that are always watched:

A Christmas Story (24 hour marathon is always on 1 of my TV's)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (both versions)


Happy Holiday binge-watching!!!!

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