Three Things Thursday (The Summer Movie Edition)

I usually am way behind on the movies, but between our sweltering weather and our lacrosse-free summer schedule, I’ve actually seen three movies in the past two weekends.

1. During our power outage, my husband and I sought shelter at the movies. We had seen an ad for Moonrise Kingdom the night before, and were glad that it was not sold out when we got to the very crowded movie theater.


Storyline from IMDB:

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down — which might not be such a bad thing.

My review: It was quirky, campy and cute.

2.  I was interested in seeing the Katy Perry movie from the first time I saw a preview, but I wasn’t sure I would be brave enough to go without a tween girl to escort me. Faced with another weekend of temperatures in the 100s, it wasn’t hard to convince my husband to go with me.


Storyline from IMDB:

A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry’s life on and off-stage.

(That’s a boring synopsis! The movie follows Katy’s first world tour and weaves in the story of how she became a singer/songwriter and her struggles before her first hit album)

My review: As cute as Katy! I have a total girl crush on her, love her music (all of her upbeat songs are on my running playlists) and this movie only made me appreciate her more. (I’m sure it’s polished and sanitized, but still!)

3.  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was not on my list of movies to see, but one of my friends wanted to see it and I’d heard good things about it, so I was willing to go. 

 Storyline from IMDB:

A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self.

My review: It is hard to describe this movie. There were plenty of parts that made you laugh, but it wasn’t a comedy. The overall mood was more bittersweet, but it has a happy ending.

Next up: Beasts of the Southern Wild.  I heard an interview with the director on NPR and am in love with little Quvenzhané Wallis already.

Have you seen any of these movies?

What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year?

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7 Responses to Three Things Thursday (The Summer Movie Edition)

  1. Miz says:

    I need to see KP movie
    I need to then convince the other adult in the domicile it is ok 🙂

  2. I want to see Moonrise Kingdom and Marigold, but the KP movie hasn't attracted me…I always wait until they come out on DVD so it will be a while before I see any of them.

  3. colleen says:

    A movie theater is the perfect escape from heat. Unfortunately for me, and anyone who has to go with me, I stink at movie watching. I either fall asleep or I talk ALL THE WAY THROUGH (so I don't fall asleep), my friends won't even go with me anymore. The last movie the guy and I saw was the Muppets, and before that it could've very well been the Titanic (round 1) for all I remember!

  4. What a great post. I love watching movies. Ummmm… I have a 9-month old, so my movie watching has been sad so far. In theatres, I've seen Prometheus and Hunger Games.

  5. FindingMyHappyPace says:

    I really liked debut Katy Perry, but she became such a sellout. I still listen to her debut stuff, but man o man I can't handle her newer stuff, and for that reason I think I'd have absolutely no interest in seeing her movie.
    The other two movies I haven't heard of.. I'm actually pretty anti-movie during the summer, I like to be outside!!

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