Top 15: Super Bowl 52 Commercials

Sunday’s Super Bowl 52 was very exciting as the veteran New England Patriots squad and the underdog Philadelphia Eagles team put on an offensive clinic. The game was full of epic catches, aggressive sacks, clutch throws and fancy plays. My time as a varsity athlete is one of the main reasons I love the Super Bowl, but I LIVE for the creative TV spots and the half-time performance. So, without further adieu check out my favourite 15 TV spots Sunday’s game as well as a couple of fun bonus items.

1) NFL – “Eli & OBJ Dirty Dancing”

2) Doritos – “Fire & Ice”

3) RAM – “Icelandic Vikings”

4) Amazon – “Alexa Loses Her Voice”

5) Budweiser – “The Bud Knight”

6) ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

7) Budweiser – “Stand By You”

8) Coca-Cola – “The Wonder of Us”

9) Toyota – “One Team”

10) ‘The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1’ Trailer

11) M&M – “Human”

12) Pringles – “Wow”

13) Rocket Mortgage – “2018 Ad ft. Keegan Michael Key”

14) Avocados From Mexico – “#GuacWorld”

15) Michelob Ultra – “Perfect Fit”

BONUS ITEMS

If you want to check out a FULL LIST of commercials from Sunday’s big-game to make your own list click the link below. Also, if you didn’t get a chance, see the video link below for JT’s epic half-time performance!

FULL List of ALL Super Bowl 52 Commercials

IN THEATRES: January & February (2018)

This “In Theatres” combo edition features the best January releases that are still at the cinema, as well as the highly-anticipated February films coming soon. See below for the Top 6 movies on my radar, as well as an extra list of releases for a great mix of action, romantic and thriller films.

1) ‘Molly’s Game’

Release Date: Friday January 5

Main Stars: Jessica Chastain (‘Zero Dark Thirty’), Idris Elba (‘The Wire’) and Kevin Costner (‘Dances with Wolves’)

Director: Aaron Sorkin (Directorial Debut)

Summary:

‘Molly’s Game’ is a crime drama film based on real-life Molly Bloom’s memoir of how she transformed from an Olympic skier to the mastermind behind the world’s most exclusive underground high-stakes poker empire. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) back in September, and I have been anxiously awaiting it’s release ever since. I’m excited to see what Jessica Chastain brings to her portrayal of Molly, as she has wowed me again and again in her past few roles. However, I’m just as intrigued by her supporting cast of Idris Elba as Molly’s lawyer Charlie Jaffey, and Kevin Costner as Molly’s father Larry Bloom.

2) ‘The Post’

Release Date: Friday January 5

Main Stars: Meryl Streep (‘The Iron Lady’), Tom Hanks (‘Forrest Gump’)

Director: Steven Spielberg (‘Catch Me If You Can’)

Summary:

‘The Post’ is a historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg featuring Meryl Streep as The Washington Post‘s first female newspaper publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as her hard-working editor Ben Bradlee. The story follows the two as they publish the leaked documents knowns as the Pentagon Papers, which described the classified involvement of the U.S. government in the Vietnam War. I am extremely excited to see how this true story is brought to life by Hollywood’s elite. Streep and Hanks prove time and time again how they can transform themselves completely into characters based on real people. I cannot wait to see them do it again in this dramatic re-telling of an unrelenting battle between the press and the government.

3) ’12 Strong’

Release Date: Friday January 19

Main Stars: Chris Hemsworth (‘Thor’), Michael Pena (‘Crash’), and Michael Shannon (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’)

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig (‘Exfil’)

Summary:

’12 Strong’ is an action war film based on the non-fiction book ‘Horse Soldiers’ written by Doug Stanton. The story follows a team of Special Forces operatives as they are deployed to Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson and I’m intrigued to see how he performs in another role outside of his bread and butter of the God of Thunder. I loved his performances in ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, and ‘Ghostbusters’, so I’m eager to see him continue to build a portfolio outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I’m also interested to see how the soldiers band together, as Hemsworth is surrounded by an excellent supporting cast including Michael Pena and Michael Shannon.

4) ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

Release Date: Friday January 26

Main Stars: Dylan O’Brien (‘Teen Wolf’) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (‘Game of Thrones’)

Director: Wes Ball (‘Maze Runner’ Series)

Summary:

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ is a sci-fi dystopian film based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner. This is third and final installment of the ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy and picks up from where the events of ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ left off. The story follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and what’s left of the original Gladers, along with their new friends, as they work together to find a cure for the deadly Flare virus. The second film was released in 2015, however main star Dylan O’Brien was severely injured on set, which is why the final film was pushed to a 2018 release. I’m happy that O’Brien has made a full recovery and I’m eager to see how the story plays out in comparison to the books.

5) ‘Black Panther’

Release Date: Friday February 16

Main Stars: Chadwick Boseman (’42’), Lupita Nyong’o (’12 Years A Slave’) and Michael B. Jordan (‘Creed’)

Director: Ryan Coogler (‘Creed’)

Summary:

‘Black Panther’ is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is the 18th film in the MCU. Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther, and the film takes place following the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’. The story centres upon T’Challa’s succession to the throne as King of Wakanda after the death of his father. However, this journey may not be as easy as initially anticipated as his claim to the throne is challenged by his long-time enemy Erik ‘Killmonger’ Stevens (Michael B. Jordan). I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE, and I am praying that my concussion brain will finally let me see it in theatres!! I fell in love with Chadwick Boseman when he portrayed Jackie Robinson in the film ’42’, but my love grew when he took on the role of T’Challa in ‘Civil War’. I cannot wait to see him square off against Michael B. Jordan as well as to see the help he will receive from the incredible supporting cast of Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and Dana Gurira.

6) ‘Annihilation’

Release Date: Friday February 23

Main Stars: Natalie Portman (‘Black Swan’), Jennifer Jason Leigh (‘The Hateful Eight’) and Gina Rodriguez (‘Jane the Virgin’)

Director: Alex Garland (‘Ex Machina’)

Summary:

‘Annihilation’ is a sci-fi action film based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The story follows the aftermath of a mission by a group of soldiers who entered an environmental disaster zone where only one soldier (Oscar Isaac) makes it out alive. In an attempt to save her husband, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) heads into the danger zone in an attempt to figure out what will cure him. I love the intensity that Natalie Portman brings to her roles and this performance looks like it will not disappoint. Also, I am loving that the expedition she goes on is with a group of powerful women portrayed by an amazing supporting cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson.

Extra Film Releases

‘Hostiles’

Release Date: Friday January 19

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‘Hostiles’ [Credit: Entertainment Studios]

Summary:

‘Hostiles’ is a western film set in 1892 starring Christian Bale, Paul Anderson, Jesse Plemons and Rosamund Pike. The story follows Captain Joseph Blocker (Bale) as he escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family through hostile territory back to their home in Montana.

‘Forever My Girl’

Release Date: Friday January 19

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‘Forever My Girl’ [Credit: Roadside Attractions]

Summary:

‘Forever My Girl’ is a romantic film based on the novel of the same name by Heidi McLaughlin. The story follows country star Liam (Alex Roe) as tries to win back the heart of Josie (Jessica Rothe), his childhood sweetheart that he left at the altar eight years earlier.

‘Den of Thieves’

Release Date: Friday January 19

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‘Den of Thieves’ [Credit: STXfilms]

Summary:

‘Den of Thieves’ is an action heist film featuring Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, and Pablo Schreiber. The film follows a top-tier group of L.A. County Sheriff Deputies, lead by Big Nick O’Brien (Butler), as they work to take down an elusive crew of bank robbers during their mission to takedown L.A.’s Federal Reserve Bank.

‘Winchester’

Release Date: Friday February 2

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‘Winchester’ [Credit: Lionsgate]

Summary:

‘Winchester’ is a thriller film featuring Helen Mirren in the lead role of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester. The film follows the widow as she is haunted by the souls of all the people killed by the firearms of her late husband’s gun empire.

‘The 15:17 To Paris’

Release Date: Friday February 9

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‘The 15:17 to Paris’ [Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

Summary:

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is a thriller drama film directed by Clint Eastwood based on the autobiography ‘The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Soldiers’ by Jeffrey E. Stern. The film stars American soldiers Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos as themselves during their 2015 train ride to Paris as they confronted a terrorist attempting to take over the train.

‘Every Day’

Release Date: Friday February 23

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‘Every Day’ [Credit: Orion Pictures]

Summary:

‘Every Day’ is a romantic film based on the novel of the same name by David Levithan. The story follows 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) as she falls in love with a spirit named A who wakes up in a different body each day.

What Movie Are You Most Excited About?

Top 20: Christmas Movie Quotes

As you know from previous posts, Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year for movie marathons. You can check out my Top 10 favourite Christmas films by clicking here! This year, I’m sharing my favourite 20 quotes from all these glorious films. So, if you’re in for a giggle check at the list below!

1) ‘Elf’ – Santa’s Coming

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‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

“Okay people, tomorrow morning 10 a.m., Santa’s coming to town.” – Gimbel’s Manager

“SAAANNNTTTAA!!!! OH MY GOD! SANTA’S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM!” – Buddy

2) ‘The Grinch’ – I’m Booked!

The Grinch at Home

‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“The nerve of those Who’s. Inviting me down there – on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it.

4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercise; 6:30, dinner with me – I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing … I’m booked.

Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?” – The Grinch

3) ‘Home Alone’ – I’m Not That Lucky

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“You’re not at all worried that something might happen to Kevin?” – Megan McAllister

“No for three reasons: A, I’m not that lucky. Two, we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.” – Buzz McAllister

4) ‘The Grinch’ – The Glitter Of Commercialism

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“All right, you’re a reindeer. Here’s your motivation: your name is Rudolph, you’re a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. No, forget that part. We’ll improvise … just keep it kind of loosey-goosey. You HATE Christmas! You’re gonna steal it. Saving Christmas is a lousy ending, way too commercial. ACTION!” – The Grinch

[Max knocks the red nose off]

“BRILLIANT! You reject your own nose because it represents the glitter of commercialism. Why didn’t I think of that? Cut, print, check the gate, moving on.” – The Grinch

5) ‘The Grinch’ – No Sad Faces On Christmas

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“We’re gonna crash!” – Cindy Lou Who

“Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.” – The Grinch

6) ‘The Santa Clause’ – The ’60s

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‘The Santa Clause’ [Credit: Buena Vista Pictures]

“Whoa Dad! You’re flying!” – Charlie

“It’s okay, I’m used to it. I lived through the ’60s.” – Scott

7) ‘Elf’ – Four Food Groups

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‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” – Buddy

8) ‘The Grinch’ – That Worked Out Nicely

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“You’re, the, the, the …” – Cindy

“The, the, the … the GRINCH! Well, that worked out nicely. Max let’s go, our work here is finished.”

[Max bites him]

“That is NOT a chew toy!”

9) ‘Elf’ – Snowball Scene

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‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[as he is hit by a snowball]

“SON of a NUTcracker!”

10) ‘The Grinch’ – We’re Gonna Die!

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die! I’m going to throw up, and then I’m gonna die! Mommy, tell it to stop!”

[continues to scream and yell, then chuckles as he gets the sleigh under control]

“Whew … ha! Almost lost my cool there.”

11) ‘Home Alone’ – From A Tree House??

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“He’s gonna call the cops!” – Marv

“He’s not calling’ the – from a tree house!?!” – Harry

12) ‘Die Hard’ – Emergency Calls Only

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‘Die Hard’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only.” – Supervisor

“No f*cking shit, lady. Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza?” – John McClane

13) ‘Christmas Vacation’ – Take A Look Around

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‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ [Credit: Warner Bros.]

“Clark, I think it’d be best if everyone went home… before things get worse.” – Ellen Griswold

“WORSE? How could things get any worse? Take a look around here, Ellen. We’re at the threshold of hell.” – Clark Griswold

14) ‘The Grinch’ – Holiday Cheermeister

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” – The Grinch

“Cheermeister” – Cindy

15) ‘Home Alone’ – Question Time

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“Why the hell did you take your shoes off?” – Harry

“Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?” – Marv

16) ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – Believe

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ [Credit: Buena Vista Pictures]

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – Jack Skellington

17) ‘Elf’ – Answering The Phone

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‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[phone rings, Buddy picks it up]

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favourite colour?”

18) ‘Home Alone’ – Trickery

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

‘Marv look at this, I think we’re getting scammed by a kindergartener” – Harry

19) ‘The Family Stone’ – Gossip

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‘The Family Stone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

[to Meredith]

“Don’t dilly-dally there, pretty lady. We’re all gonna be down here talking about you.” – Ben Stone

20) ‘Elf’ – Apology

Ruined Your Lives

‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[reading the note he left on a etch-a-sketch]

“I’m sorry I ruined your lives, and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”

And that’s all of them! My annual Christmas movie marathon has officially begun, so hopefully you’ll join in on the festivities this year and watch a couple of my favourites.

IN THEATRES: November & December (2017)

This “In Theatres” combo edition features the best new movie releases from November as well as the highly-anticipated December films coming soon. See below for the Top 7 movies on my radar, as well as an extra list of releases for a great mix of adventure, drama, mystery and Christmas films.

1) ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Release Date: Friday November 3

Main Stars: Chris Hemsworth (‘Thor’), Tom Hiddleston (‘The Night Manager’) and Cate Blanchett (‘Blue Jasmine’)

Director: Taika Waititi (‘Two Cars, One Night’)

Summary:

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is an adventure superhero film that is the sequel to ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’, as well as the 17th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The story picks up two years after the events of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, as Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) quest for the Infinity Stones lands him in a gladiatorial style combat prison. Thor must face off against an old friend in order to escape and return home to Asgard, as Hela the Goddess of Death has returned to seek vengeance and set off the Ragnarok. Personally, I love the entire Avengers franchise and am always excited for a new film to hit cinemas. However, I’m going into this film with an open mind as I have heard it is shifting towards the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ style of comedy, and away from the serious and dark style of the previous films.

2) ‘Justice League’

Release Date: Friday November 17

Main Stars: Ben Affleck (‘Argo’), Gal Gadot (‘Wonder Woman’), Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones’) and Henry Cavill (‘Man of Steel’)

Director: Zach Snyder (‘300’)

Summary:

‘Justice League’ is an adventure superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, and is the fifth film of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The story begins following the aftermath of the sacrificial death of Superman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Batman bands together with his new ally Wonder Woman in search of others out there like them. After gathering The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg the team must square off against Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) and his army of Parademons in order to save the world. I’m very interested to see how the DCEU will develop with this team style film, as the Avengers franchise has set a high bar. I love Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and am warming up to Affleck as Batman. but mostly I am intrigued to see what newcomers Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher will bring to their respective roles.

3) ‘Darkest Hour’

Release Date: Friday December 8

Main Stars: Gary Oldman (‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy), Kristin Scott Thomas (‘The English Patient’) and Ben Mendelsohn (‘Bloodline’)

Director: Joe Wright (‘Atonement’)

Summary:

‘Darkest Hour’ is a war drama film starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill during his early years as British Prime Minister. Set in the 1940s, the story follows Churchill as he fights to take down Hitler’s army during World War II. I love films that dive into history by portraying what was believed to have happened behind closed doors in a time of crisis. From the trailer alone, I think Gary Oldman looks exceptional in this role as I can see his transformation into such an iconic figure. Also, I’m interested to see how Kristin Scott Thomas will perform as Mrs. Churchill as well as Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI.

4) ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Release Date: Friday December 15

Main Stars: Mark Hamill (‘Star Wars’ Franchise), Carrie Fisher (‘Star Wars’ Franchise), Daisy Ridley (‘Scrawl’) and Adam Driver (‘Girls’)

Director: Rian Johnson (‘Looper’)

Summary:

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the second sci-fi film of the ‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy following ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and features an incredible ensemble cast in their reprising roles. The storyline of the film isn’t overtly obvious, however, the previous film ended with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finding Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet Ahch-To. Therefore, it is assumed that she will train with him and her fellow Resistance fighters of General Leia (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) will team up with them in order to take down Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). I’m interested to see where the characters’ journey will take them and to see how this massive franchise will build towards the trilogy’s final installment.

5) ‘The Greatest Showman’

Release Date: Wednesday December 20

Main Stars: Hugh Jackman (‘X-Men’ Series), Michelle Williams (‘My Week with Marilyn’) and Zac Efron (‘Neighbors’)

Director: Michael Gracey (‘Naruto’)

Summary:

‘The Greatest Showman’ is a biographical musical film, starring Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum during his establishment of the Barnum & Bailey Circus in the early 1900s. I absolutely loved Hugh Jackman as illusionist Robert Angier in ‘The Prestige’, as well as saw him show off his vocal chops in ‘Les Miserables’, so I’m interested to see what he brings to this new role. The supporting cast will bring both experience and youthful excitement to the film with Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Zendaya and Zac Efron. Personally, I adore stories about the circus and have recently read The Night Circus and Water for Elephants, so to say I’m interested in this film is a severe understatement.

6) ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Release Date: Friday December 22

Main Stars: Anna Kendrick (’50/50′), Rebel Wilson (‘Bridesmaids’) and Brittany Snow (‘American Dreams’)

Director: Trish Sie (‘Step Up: All In’)

Summary:

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ is a musical comedy film that is the final installment of the ‘Pitch Perfect’ trilogy, where the girls come together for one final acapella throw down. The film is set after the Barden Bellas graduate from college and are struggling to figure out what to do now that they are in the real world. Aubrey (Anna Camp) proposes they reunite for a final performance tour in Europe, but little do they realize that all the other competitors are using actual musical instruments versus just their voices. As you probably already know from previous posts, I love the Pitch Perfect ladies and all the female-driven comedy (click here for a Pitch Perfect 2 recap). Therefore, I’m excited to see what the Bellas have in store for us, as well as to hear another killer soundtrack.

Extra Film Releases – November 2017

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

Release Date: Wednesday November 1

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‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ [Credit: STXfilms]

Summary:

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ is a Christmas comedy film sequel to the ‘Bad Moms’ original,  with Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reprising their roles as a trio of moms who have had enough with always being perfect. This time around the women have to deal with the pressure of the holidays, as well as the unexpected challenge of their mothers coming to town.

‘Daddy’s Home 2’

Release Date: Friday November 10

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‘Daddy’s Home 2’ [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

Summary:

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ is a Christmas comedy film sequel to the ‘Daddy’s Home’ original, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell reprising their roles as dad Dusty and step-dad Brad as they work through the challenge of co-parenting. Similar to ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’, Dusty and Brad will have to work through everything the holidays entail, as well as the extra obstacle of their fathers (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) visiting.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Release Date: Friday November 10

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Summary:

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a drama mystery film based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. Set in the 1930s, Detective Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is on his way to solve a case in France when he is tasked with uncovering the truth of who murdered one of the passengers before the train arrives. The film has an impressive ensemble cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

‘Wonder’

Release Date: Friday November 17

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‘Wonder’ [Credit: Lionsgate]

Summary:

‘Wonder’ is a family film based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen Chbosky. The story follows young Auggie Pullman, played by the incredible ‘Room’ star Jacob Tremblay, as he learns to embrace his facial deformity and to enjoy the ups and downs of elementary school. Auggie’s mother is played by Julia Roberts and father is portrayed by Owen Wilson, which is the perfect duo to compliment this beautiful story about being kind and highlighting that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

‘Coco’

Release Date: Wednesday November 22

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‘Coco’ [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]

Summary:

‘Coco’ is the latest Pixar film that follows young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) as he goes on a journey to uncover the musical ban connected to his family heritage. Miguel is an aspiring musician so he will go to the end of the world, literally, to solve this mystery. The overall theme of the film is based on the Mexican holiday Die de Muertos, a.k.a. The Day of the Dead, which provides an excellent background of colours and cultures to support a fun adventure.

Extra Film Releases – December 2017

‘Wonder Wheel’

Release Date: Friday December 8

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‘Wonder Wheel’ [Credit: Amazon Studios]

Summary:

‘Wonder Wheel’ is a drama thriller film set in the 1950s at an amusement park on Coney Island. The film is directed by Woody Allen and follows Ginny, played by the stunning Kate Winslet, as she begins falling for the local lifeguard Mickey (Justin Timberlake). However, her blissful romance is quickly derailed by the arrival of her husband’s estranged daughter Carolina (Juno Temple) who is also smitten with Mickey.

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Release Date: Wednesday December 20

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ [Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment]

Summary:

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is an adventure film that is the sequel to the 1995 ‘Jumanji’ movie starring Robin Williams. Set 20 years after Alan Parrish’s original adventure, the game has evolved into a virtual version and physically sucks four teenagers into the jungle. The majority of the film the teens are played by avatars from the hilarious group of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.

‘All the Money in the World’

Release Date: Friday December 22

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‘All the Money in the World’ [Credit: TriStar Pictures]

Summary:

‘All the Money in the World’ is a biopic crime film directed by Ridley Scott and features Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer. Set in the 1970s, the story follows J. Paul Getty’s refusal to pay the $17 million ransom set by the kidnappers of his 16-year old grandson John Paul Getty III.

‘Downsizing’

Release Date: Friday December 22

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‘Downsizing’ [Credit: Paramount Pictures’]

Summary:

‘Downsizing’ is a comedy drama film following a middle-aged couple as they decide to make the life-altering decision to undertake a shrinking surgery that has been promoted as the world’s overpopulation solution. The film features an exceptional cast of Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz and Jason Sudeikis.

What Movie Are You Most Excited About?

 

 

44 Movie & TV Themed Halloween Costumes

I absolutely love Halloween and excitedly look forward to the creative costumes of celebrities, friends, family and all the neighbourhood little ones each year. I have always found movie or TV themed costumes to be the most unique, which is why I have dedicated this entire post to my Top 44 favourites. See each Top 11 list below for couples, groups, and men & women solo costumes. Plus, scroll all the way to the bottom for a bonus collage of Neil Patrick Harris’s family winning Halloween year after year. Enjoy!

*NOTE: If a title has DIY in it, you can click on it to view a website that will show you how to make that particular costume!

TOP 11 COUPLES

1) Daenerys & Drogo – ‘Game of Thrones’ – Source

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Daenerys Targaryen & Khal Drogo [Credit: Carli Bybel]

2) T.J. & Spinelli – ‘Recess’ – Source

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T.J. & Spinelli from Disney’s ‘Recess’ [Credit: Pinterest]

3) Alice & White Rabbit – ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – DIY

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Alice & White Rabbit [Credit: Keiko Lynn]

4) Forrest & Jenny – ‘Forrest Gump’ – Source

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Forrest & Jenny from ‘Forrest Gump’ [Credit: Pinterest]

5) Mary & Bert – ‘Mary Poppins’ – DIY

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Mary Poppins & Bert [Credit: Keiko Lynn]

6) “Frozen” Jack & Rose – ‘Titanic’ – Source

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Jack & Rose from ‘Titanic’ [Credit: Buzzfeed]

7) Bugs & Lola – ‘Space Jam’ – Source

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Bugs & Lola Bunny from ‘Space Jam’ – [Credit: Coolest Homemade Costumes]

8) Sandy & Danny – ‘Grease’ – Source

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Sandy & Danny from ‘Grease’ [Credit: Costume Works]

9) Kim & Ron – ‘Kim Possible’ – Source

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Kim Possible & Ron Stoppable [Credit: Pinterest]

10) Shaggy & Scooby – ‘Scooby Doo’ – Source

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Shaggy & Scooby Doo [Credit: Pinterest]

11) Squints & Wendy – ‘The Sandlot’ – Source

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Squints & Wendy from ‘The Sandlot’ [Credit: Pinterest]

TOP 11 GROUPS

1) Sanderson Sisters – ‘Hocus Pocus’ – DIY

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Witches – [Credit: Brit + Co]

2) ‘Wonder Woman’ & The Amazons – DIY

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‘Wonder Woman’ and The Amazons [Credit: Brit + Co]

3) ‘Pokemon’ Crew – DIY

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‘Pokemon’ Crew [Credit: Brit + Co]

4) ‘Inside Out’ Emotions – DIY

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‘Inside Out’ Group [Credit: Brit + Co]

5) ‘Jurassic Park’ Family – DIY

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‘Jurassic Park’ Family – [Credit: Cupcakes and Cashmere]

6) ‘A League Of Their Own’ Ladies – DIY

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‘A League of their Own’ Girls [Credit: Camille Styles]

7) ‘Hey Arnold!’ Trio – Source

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‘Hey Arnold!’ Trio [Credit: Cort In Session]

8) Disney Princesses – DIY

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9) ‘Wizard of Oz’ Group – Source

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Group [Credit: Shannon Eileen]

10) ‘Harry Potter’ Trio – Source

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‘Harry Potter’ Trio [Credit: BookBub Blog]

11) ‘The Breakfast Club’ Gang – DIY

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Gang [Credit: Brit + Co]

TOP 10 SOLO (WOMEN)

1) Poison Ivy – ‘Batman & Robin’ – Source

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Poison Ivy from ‘Batman & Robin’ [Credit: Sarah Lahbati]

2) Ms. Frizzle – ‘The Magic School Bus’ – Source

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Ms. Frizzle from ‘The Magic School Bus’ [Credit: Pinterest]

3) Harley Quinn – ‘Suicide Squad’ – DIY

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Harley Quinn from ‘Suicide Squad’ [Credit: Brit + Co]

4) Nina Sayers – ‘Black Swan’ – Source

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Nina Sayers from ‘The Black Swan’ [Credit: Angel Singmin]

5) Black Widow – ‘The Avengers’ – DIY

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Black Widow from ‘The Avengers’ [Credit: Brit + Co]

6) Darla – ‘Finding Nemo’ – Source

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Darla from ‘Finding Nemo’ [Credit: Pinterest]

7) Cruella de Vil – ‘101 Dalmatians’ – DIY

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Cruella de Vil – [Credit: Keiko Lynn]

8) Katniss Everdeen – ‘The Hunger Games’ – DIY

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Katniss from ‘The Hunger Games’ [Credit: simpleastthat]

9) Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire – ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ – Source

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ [Credit: Buzzfeed]

10) Wednesday Addams – ‘The Addams Family’ – DIY

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Wednesday Addams from ‘The Addams Family’ [Credit: Brit + Co]

11) Elle Woods – ‘Legally Blonde’ – Source

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Elle Woods from ‘Legally Blonde’ [Credit: Pinterest]

TOP 10 SOLO (MEN)

1) The Joker – ‘The Dark Knight’ – Source

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The Joker from ‘The Dark Knight’ [Credit: Pinterest]

2) Ace Ventura – ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ – Source

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Ace Ventura – ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ [Credit: Maskerix]

3) Jon Snow – ‘Game of Thrones’ – Source

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Jon Snow from ‘Game of Thrones’ [Credit: Brit + Co]

4) Charlie Chaplin – ‘City Lights’ – Source

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Charlie Chaplin from ‘City Lights’ [Credit: Brit + Co]

5) Walter White – ‘Breaking Bad’ – Source

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Walter White from ‘Breaking Bad’ [Credit: College Humor]

6) Hades – ‘Hercules’ – Source

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Hades from ‘Hercules’ [Credit: Buzzfeed]

7) Bane – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – Source

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Bane from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ [Credit: Costume Works]

8) Alan – ‘The Hangover’ – Source

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Alan from ‘The Hangover’ [Credit: Pinterest]

9) Patrick Bateman – ‘American Psycho’ – Source

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‘American Psycho’ [Credit: Pinterest]

10) Bob Ross – ‘The Joy of Painting’ – DIY

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Bob Ross [Credit: C.R.A.F.T.]

11) Joel Goodson – ‘Risky Business’ – Source

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‘Risky Business’ Costume – [Credit: Sassy Mouth Photography]

BONUS

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS’S FAMILY WINS HALLOWEEN

2011 – ‘Peter Pan’

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‘Peter Pan’ 2011 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH)]

2012 – ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ 2012 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

2013 A – ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ 2013 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

2013 B – ‘Frankenstein’, ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘Dracula’

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2013 B Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

2014 – ‘Batman’

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‘Batman’ 2014 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

2015 – ‘Star Wars’

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‘Star Wars’ 2015 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

2016 – Old Hollywood

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Old Hollywood 2016 Costumes [Credit: Twitter user ActuallyNPH]

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