The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
Released 08/03/2001                              Rated: G

I remember being so excited to see this movie when it came out. Never read the books. For some reason they just weren’t on my radar. But this movie had me itching to go to the theater. Continue reading

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The Boss Baby

Released 03/31/2017                              Rated: PG

When trailers for this movie started coming out I thought: “The marketing looks cute,” but I really had no desire to see this film. Still don’t, to be honest. But I was shocked, as was most of the world, to hear that this movie was nominated for Best Animated Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Really? This movie? Up against titles like Ferdinand and Cocoa? (My money’s on Cocoa, by the way.) So now I feel like I have to watch this one. Continue reading

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Released 12/01/2017                              Rated: R

So from the moment I saw this trailer I knew I wanted to see this one. Figured it was going to be ultimately a drama but with some sassy comedic moments sprinkled throughout. It turned out to be a little darker than we anticipated, but my husband and I are very glad we managed to catch it in theaters. Continue reading

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The Death Cure

Released 01/26/2018                               Rated: PG-13

The Maze Runner hooked me and each installment has left me craving more as I walked out of the theater. Needless to say I’ve been waiting a long time for this one to arrive. I was very sad when I heard that O’Brien suffered an accident during filming and had been hospitalized, thereby suspending production for an unknown amount of time. That sounds selfish, but don’t get me wrong I’m very glad he’s made a full recovery; his life and health are more important than a movie. So I was overjoyed when this film finally received a release date, not having heard anything on it for a while. Either I was just out of the loop or they kept the resuming of filming quiet, but whatever the reason this one kinda snuck up on me. Continue reading

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10 Things I Hate About You

Released 03/31/1999                              Rated: PG-13

This movie was definitely a hit with all of my friends at the time of its release. Somehow it didn’t even cross my radar. I think I remember seeing the very tail end of it at someone’s sleepover…maybe. Anyway, I was told by multiple people that it’s awesome and that I should see it, and it finally appeared on Netflix so I was like, all right, in the “to be watched” list you go. Well, now there’s an expiration date on it (actually, by the time this post is published, it will have long been gone from Netflix) but I finally watched it. Everyone was right. Continue reading

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Released 12/20/2017                              Rated: PG-13

I am such a big fan of the original movie that when I heard they were making a new one I was like “but why, though?” When the trailer released I knew this movie was going to go one of two ways: either it was going to surprise me, or it was going to be trash. I figured it’d be the latter, and resigned myself to not expect much from it. So much so that I wasn’t even planning on seeing it in theaters and figured I’d wait until it appeared on Netflix. But my cousin’s recommendation got my sister excited and we went. Guys, I don’t think I’ve had so much fun at the theater in a long time. Continue reading

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The Nativity Story

Released 12/01/2006                              Rated: PG

It absolutely blew my  mind when I discovered that Oscar Isaac played Joseph in this movie. Now that I know that, I can’t not see it. It’s incredible! And he has to be one of my favorite parts of the film. Just the way he always looks at Mary with such love and adoration is the most heart-warming thing I think I’ve ever seen. It also blew my mind that this film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the very same woman who gave us the infamous first installment of the Twilight saga two years later. Continue reading

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