March 8, 2018
As the winter continues marching along most of us look forward to spring. Until the weather improves though, I thought I would share a favorite way to beat the winter blues at our house. Watching a movie – either at the theatre or on the TV at home. We have several local theatre options:
Midway Cinema (Coming Attractions Theatre) Senior Discounts and very comfy seating! 181 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis
Olympic Club Theatre (McMenamins) Can’t hardly beat the $4 movie price! Try dinner and a movie sometime. This is a fun experience. 112 N. Tower, Centralia
With the Golden Globes and The Oscars behind us I thought I would share my favorite source for recommendations on what to watch. Every year the AARP Magazine shares their selections for Best Movie, Actor, Actress, Director, Ensemble, etc. Click HERE to see the article talking about the Oscar winners and see the February/March issue to see the full article on “Movies for Grownups.”
Here is just one snippet from the AARP article. The Best Movies for Grownups category included:
- Get Out – described as “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” revamped into a smart, witty horror flick. Probably not everyone’s cup of tea but it did win an Oscar for best Original Screenplay.
- Lady Bird – Teen heroine and her fond but challenging elders played by Laurie Metcalf and Loise Smith. “Best reviewed film in Rotten Tomatoes history.” (Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV.)
- The Shape of Water – A dreamy fable, a sci-fi monster movie, a musical and love story rolled into one. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score and Production Design.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Passing the Star Wars baton from old (Luke and Leia) to the new young star warriors. No Oscars but entertaining for the Star Wars followers.
- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Described as comic and searing – the aftermath of a young woman’s murder and her mom’s crusade for justice. Won Oscars for Best Actress – Laurie Metcalf, and Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell.
The only one of these still playing locally is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, at the Olympic Club Theatre. The rest you will have to catch by renting, buying and eventually on TV.
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Movie Night tonight here at Stillwaters is a movie from the way past – John Wayne in The Hellfighters. The film, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, is about a group of oil well firefighters, based loosely on the life of Red Adair. A great movie that you don’t see offered on TV, so come check it out and come early for the ice cream. Movie starts promptly at 6 p.m.
Enjoy the week ahead!