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It’s Friday y’all! I’m so excited to help you jumpstart your weekend. Today is movie night! So, prepare to break out the popcorn. 🙂 First off, let me just say, that I think every weekend you should schedule time for an activity, so the family has something to look forward to. It creates excitement in the kids, & for you too! (It also helps as an incentive for the kids to behave during the week as well 🙂 ) Each week day will go by just a little more smoothly when you have something enjoyable coming up. So, no worries, I’ll also be here to assist every Friday, so, let’s get to it!
There are a lot of great movies out right now. And, if the kids have started back to school this week, they will be extra amped to get out & shake off some of the ‘first week of school blues’ 🙂 So, what’s playing right now? Let’s explore.
Now, I’ll start with the new releases, but some movies have been out for several weeks or more…so, I’ll still list them in case some of you haven’t seen them yet. You can also have just as much fun staying in & renting a movie if it’s no longer at the theaters, just dim the lights for the perfect movie ambiance…& voila!
Movie: Kubo & the Two Strings (PG)
Family dynamics can be complicated. Adapted from Japanese folklore, a 12-year-old boy leaves his goddess mother on a quest seeking his heroic destiny, armed with a musical instrument that magically serves as a weapon. The only one who can stand in his way? The vengeful Moon King, better known to Kubo as “Grandpa.” In theaters August 19.
Movie: Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Who is to say that imaginary friends aren’t real? When a 10-year-old boy is found living in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, he says he’s been under the care of a giant green dragon. The thing is, there’s one old man who believes him. In theaters August 12
Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course (PG)
Star Wars. Star Trek. Star Scrat. The sabre-tooth squirrel mistakenly goes to space where, per usual, he causes an Earth-altering catastrophe. This time, it’s a huge asteroid heading straight for Earth. The good news? Jungle adventurer and lovable lunatic Buck is back! In theaters July 22.
For the adults with older kids…I have a couple of options for you too 🙂
Movie : Ben-Hur (PG-13)
Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life. In theaters Aug 19th
Movie: Star Trek: Beyond (PG-13)
Now three films deep, the storytelling moves “beyond” the origin story setups and is now well into its mission exploring deep space. Captain James T. Kirk and his crew find themselves fully entrenched in alien troubles, under attack and stranded without the Enterprise on a foreign planet. In theaters July 22.
Movie: Ghostbusters (PG-13)
Throwback from the past! “Hey, you want to see this hilarious new version of a comedy classic with all your favorite SNL actresses?” Let the Parent-teen bonding, commence! In theaters July 15.
Now, there are several more movies of course that have been released, but unfortunately, I can’t list them all! 🙂 Well,that about wraps up my suggestions for this week, so enjoy your Fun Friday weekend! Until next time, “Toodles!”