Popcorn Picks

images-1.jpeg There’s one thing I love most about summer. And no, it’s not the bathing suits or the beaches. It’s great family movies! And I’m happy to report, there are plenty of them to enjoy on those lazy rainy summer days or after a long day lounging in the sun. Recently, we caught “Night at the Museum 2” and before we even walked into the theater, I did a Facebook poll and the consensus was that almost everyone who saw the film loved it. I’m happy to report, the Feldman family are among that list too. Ben Stiller is back to save the day when his favorite museum friends are whisked off to the Smithsonian where they’re going to spend the rest of eternity in a storage room. But this time, a few new characters add more hilarity to the mix. Hank Azaria is great as a tough talking Pharaoh with a lisp and Bill Hader from SNL cracked us all up as General Custer. Plus, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams are back with some laugh out loud moments and this time, there’s even a love interest – Amy Adams plays Amelia Earhart who helps save the day. And Jonah Hill is also laugh out loud funny as a bumbling guard who attempts to keep Stiller from touching a rare exhibit. There are some great one liners (“Boom boom, fire power”) plus a great twist at the end so don’t miss a minute. It’s action packed fun for the whole family.
up Next up, is Up! What can I say? I am a sucker for animated films and anything created by Pixar is usually a grand slam. And this one definitely makes that list. Up! is the story of an old man who decides to embark on the ultimate adventure rather than spend the rest of his life in a nursing home. But unbeknownst to him, when his home takes off into the clouds, a chubby young adventure scout determined to earn his “helping the elderly badge” winds up coming along for the ride. Up! is a bittersweet film packed with laughs, action, scary moments, a goofy oversized bird named Kevin, tons of dogs that talk and of course, a happy ending. What’s not to love? If you’re still not convinced, watch the trailer and then hit your nearest theater!