Movie Challenge – May 2016

As we move into my crazy season at work, I’ll be happy to get one movie a month, so getting two in May wasn’t too bad (especially considering I was out of town 3 out of the 4 weekends last month – crazy!!)! AND they were both good, so we’re calling it a win!

His Pick: 



I actually really liked this movie. I have to be honest and admit that about 2 minutes in I had Max pause it so he could get me caught up on the back story (sorry to any Rocky fans out there). I’ve seen most of Rocky, but not all at one time, so I needed a little help. I thought it was a little slow in a few points, but overall I liked it! I was even able to stop thinking of Michael B. Jordan’s character from Parenthood by the end – kind of.


My Pick: 

The Intern


This was such a cute movie! Not necessarily cinematic genius, but I did really like it. DeNiro was great, of course, and Anne Hathaway did such a great job at achieving her character’s slightly irritating but likable personality. Definitely a feel-good film, and one I would watch again.

Movie Challenge -April 2016

We only got to two movies last month, but we also ended up having two “Our Pick” choices, which is kinda fun. We also got to watch the second one with a room full of family, so that makes it even better!

Our Pick (#1):

Bridge of Spies


I am definitely a Tom Hanks fan, and this role of his did not disappoint! While I think that this one got a tad slow in a place or two, overall I really enjoyed this movie. We both thought he was such an interesting character, and Max is really excited to read the upcoming book about him. I’d definitely recommend this one!


Our Pick (#2): 

Good Morning, Vietnam


This is the one we watched with my family after Emily’s baby shower (which was great!), and it was so much fun to get to be surrounded by some of my favorite people and share laughter. We all remarked about how sad it is that we no longer have Robin Williams & his immense talent. He was incredible! So sad that someone who brought so much joy to so many couldn’t find peace. This is obviously not a recent film, but definitely a good one worth watching!

Movie Challenge – March 2016

His Pick: 

Jurassic World


I can’t say that I was a huge fan of this one, but it wasn’t as terrible as it could have been. Mostly because of Chris Pratt. Obviously this one was pretty far fetched (as are all of the films in the series), but it was decent entertainment. Max liked it more than I did, which I guess is good since it was his pick!


My Pick: 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2


I absolutely hate that we didn’t see this one in the theaters! I guess having a toddler & a one-month-old made it tougher to get to the theater than I was hoping. But we did finally get to watch Max’s aunt Eugenie as Tigris and it was so exciting to see her all done up!! Not my favorite movie in the series, but it wasn’t exactly my favorite book of the series either. That being said, I did like the movie and I’m glad we watched it!