Movie Night(s)

This past weekend, we were fortunate enough to hit the jackpot on free Redbox codes. (FYI: Borrowing DVDs, the library, and Redbox freebies are the only ways in which we rent movies.) We scored three in one weekend, which only means one thing at our house . . . . . movie night(s)!

We loaded the first DVD into our computer, spread our chips and gelato picnic out on the bed (it was cheat night), positioned our pillows, and spent some quality time with Tammy, X-Men, and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.


First up, we watched Tammy. The movie begins with Tammy having a terrible day. She’s totaled her clunker car, she’s fired from her thankless job at a burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, she finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. She decides she needs to leave town, but she’s broke and without wheels. She ends up having to settle for worse case scenario, road tripping with grandma because she has a car and the cash to get her out of town. After a few incidents with grandma, she realizes she is a loser and needs to straighten her life out. I gotta say, I was terribly disappointed in this movie. I had high hopes of laughing my butt off at Melissa McCarthy’s typical antics, as the previews would lead you to believe. Instead I found myself checking my e-mail and pinning on Pinterest throughout most of the movie. I think I may have chuckled a time or two. The family verdict out of five stars:

The Mr.:


Baby Taylor (Based on Kicking Frequency): 

Yep. It was that bad.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

After devouring a pint of Talenti gelato, (I’m hooked on the Peppermint Bark flavor!) We watched the highly anticipated, in our house anyway, X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you don’t know anything about the other X-Men films, shame on you, go watch them. This movie story line is partially set in an alternate future where giant robots called Sentinels patrol America, hunting and killing any surviving mutants and those choosing to help them. With only a few remaining, Wolverine volunteers to have his consciousness sent back in time in order to change the course of events that had taken place to prevent the creation of the Sentinels. I won’t spoil the ending for you. You will just have to watch this one yourself. The family verdict out of five stars:

The Mr.:     


Baby Taylor (Based on Kicking Frequency):    

We likey!

Edge of Tomorrow

The next night, in which there may or may not have been more chips and gelato involved, we rented Edge of Tomorrow // Live. Die. Repeat. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (played by Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is forced into what amounts to be a suicide mission against aliens. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again . . . . . and again. (Think, Groundhog Day.) But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Tom Cruise just doesn’t make a bad movie these days. The family verdict out of five stars:

The Mr.:    


Baby Taylor (Based on Kicking Frequency):        

I think Baby Taylor had too much gelato.

If you want to rent one of these movies, or if there is something else you have been dying to see, you are in luck! I have a Redbox code to share with you! Just make your selection and use promo code 2WM22W3R to receive a free one night rental. This code is good through December 14, 2014. Don’t forget your Talenti gelato!


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