What Movie To Watch...
When you have no money, nothing to do, and nowhere to go, what do you do? Sit at home and watch a movie, DUH! Every situation is different, but luckily I kindly compiled this list for you.
You are with a group of your friends and about to depart SOMEWHERE, but you aren’t slated to leave for another hour. Hmm… what to do? Sitting around chatting would be cool… or maybe not.
The solution? Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog!
Dr. Horrible is a great mini-movie clocking in at a short and sweet 43 minutes! Though brief, this Joss Whedon film is packed with hilariously quotable musical drama that will make everyone happy. Neal Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion play their roles brilliantly, making this movie a perfect use of 43 minutes.
Old people are coming over to your house, and you need to entertain them! I don’t know how you got in this mess, but not all hope is lost. You could sit there and have them reminisce about things/people/places/events that don’t exist anymore (or never actually existed in the first place), or maybe play euchre. YAY...
The solution? The Princess Bride!
Despite coming straight out of 1987, The Princess Bride is entertaining every time you watch it. Because it’s in the “classic” category, old people will love the nostalgic feeling of the film. So, everyone wins. You don’t have to suffer stories of the war AND you get to watch an awesome movie starring Cary Elwes. I love that man.
Your girlfriend is coming over, and you know she doesn’t want to watch any of the Bourne series, OR Skyfall. Now is not the time to panic, nor is it the time to go rent Transformers 3. The next few moments will define the quality of your life for the next week at least.
The solution? 500 Days of Summer!
Though I am not a huge fan of Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer is a decent flick, in a chick flick kinda way. It has Joseph Gordon-Levitt in it, so that’s cool, and whoever the director of photography is did a great job! It totally has that awesome indie film look that’s all artsy and wonderful. Or you could just let her pick the movie and potentially suffer through something so boring and romantic you fall asleep. But, again the next week will be much more enjoyable.
You’re with your friend in an apartment in Tampa, Florida drinking Grey Goose Screwdrivers and eating tacos from Taco Bell; it’s a weird combo, but somehow it tastes right. After calling everyone you know in the area to do something, realizing no one is up at 2 am on a Wednesday morning, and that you probably shouldn’t be driving anyway, it’s movie time.
The Solution? Anchorman!
Any party with Ron Burgandy and his eccentric crew of news casting titans is a good party. Even if, in reality, there are only 2 people at said party. Especially when some alcohol is involved, there are many a laughs to be had and tacos to be eaten. When in doubt, just pour some more vodka and watch some more Will Ferrell.