Friday, December 21, 2018

On The Screen

Today for #AMonthofFaves with Kimberly, Andi, Tamara, and Tanya we're talking about The Big Screen. We can also talk about live shows we've seen.

I think my post today will be short and sweet :) Dave and I rarely see movies. This year we saw three -- which is actually a lot for us. (Ooops -- I forgot about the two we saw with the kids! We've definitely increased our movie total exponentially this year -- normally we see one a year. Ha!)
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Poster
We went to The Last Jedi for Dave's birthday in January. I don't remember any of it except I remember I LOVED it! I loved the original Star Wars (from the 70s and 80s). I hated the next three with a passion. Gargh. But I am once again loving this new series and can't wait to see the rest of them.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Poster 
This summer with the kids was saw Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. I mostly loved it because it reminded me of our cruise. Ha!,0,182,268_AL_.jpg
We also saw Christopher Robin which I really loved. I would highly recommend seeing this one. We might buy it at some point and we really only buy one movie a year as a family Chanukah gift.
Crazy Rich Asians Poster
On Thanksgiving Day we went to see Crazy Rich Asians with friends. I didn't love the book and this might be the only time ever where I think the movie was better. Gasp. I just really enjoyed it.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Poster
In November Dave's work hosted a pre-screening of Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I know the reviews weren't favourable but I loved this movie. Again, I think whoever is making these movies is doing such a great job of returning us to the magical world of Harry Potter while still giving us something new. I can't wait until the next one comes out but, since it won't be released until November 2020, I'm not holding my breath. Ha!
Disney FROZEN | The Broadway Musical Come From Away Artwork
image from here -- image from here

I didn't see any live shows this year (except on our Disney cruise) but we're giving the kids tickets to Frozen on Broadway for Christmas and we've already bought tickets to Come From Away for my birthday so 2019 will see me at some great musicals and I can't wait!!!

All images of movie posters from IMDB.


  1. We saw The Last Jedi and Crazy Rich Asians, the latter of which we loved. We both tried to read the book, but couldn't get into it. But the movie...amazing!

  2. We only usually see one too!! We went to the drive in this summer and saw the Incredibles 2. Still haven't seen the original one. Sigh. Facepalm.

  3. I'm surprised by Christopher Robin; the movie looked soooooo depressing in previews, but if you like it enough to buy it, that certainly says something. I'm with you on Crazy Rich Asians - loved the movie! I'm excited to see Fantastic 2. I didn't include the Last Jedi since I saw it Dec 2017, but it was also good. We share a similar appreciation for the original 3 and share the same hatred for the following 3. :)

  4. Christopher Robin was such a delight. I quite enjoyed it.

    I didn't like Crazy Rich Asians (book) so was looking forward to the movie since I figured I would enjoy it more. I was right.

  5. I rented Crazy Rich Asians but didn't finish watching it before I had to pick CC up from preschool. I liked the part I saw though.
    I'll have to check out Hotel Transylvania 3...especially with how sensitive I am to the

  6. I started Crazy Rich Asians but I couldn't get into either. I had such great plans on reading it before the movie. So now it'll be the movie before the book!


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