Maybe you’re looking to save a few bucks or the current theater choices just aren’t cutting it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just as nice to sit a home and watch a good flick. Take a look at this week’s picks for some At-Home Alternatives to the weekly cinema options.
Instead of Rock of Ages: Chicago
The star studded campfest that is Rock of Ages seems like it should’ve stayed at the stage level but the Oscar winning musical Chicago explodes in film form. Chicago is one of those ‘bridging the gap’ musicals that works for both the hard core theatrial junkies as well as movie lovers on the fence. It’s a fantastic production that shows off top notch acting, musical numbers and passion from all involved.
Instead of That’s My Boy: National Lampoon’s Vacation
I know it’s sort of late, but if you haven’t already done the Father’s Day thing, opt to stay in with a movie you will actually laugh at. Vacation is an essential comedy classic and chances are it’s already a favorite among you and Pops. It’s a quest for fun. I’m gonna have fun and you’re gonna have fun.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
I haven’t seen this one myself but after glowing reviews from both Nick and Jess, I am excited to sit down with this one. Jeff, Who Lives at Home stars the charming Jason Segal and the adequetly funny Ed Helms as two brothers with very different outlooks on life. All it took was for me to hear that Segal’s character is obsessed with the movie Signs to want to give this one a shot.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
One of the best romantic movies to come out of the last decade, ESOTSM came to me at a pivitol time in my movie watching life. When you’re still figuring out film and what it means to you, sometimes it just takes one great film to set you on the right path. ESOFSM mixes together whimsy, sci fi, interesting characters and raw emotion with the attention to detail that leaves the viewer inspired.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Netflix Synopsis: After learning that his mercurial ex-girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has undergone an experimental medical process to purge all memories of him, mild-mannered Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) opts for the same procedure. But during the operation, he decides he doesn’t want to lose what’s left of their relationship and tries to conceal her image in his memory cells. This quirky romantic comedy won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?