It’s Sunday, you’re relaxing and want to watch something decent on TV. It happens.
Here are some personal recommendations for you to check out if you’re sitting in front of the television indecisively trying to figure out what to watch:
(2014, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and Alison Brie)
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
Now available for rent on iTunes, Amazon or Redbox, even though I just ended up buying it to own. It’s a great movie for ALL AGES and is extremely entertaining and funny. Trust me on this one. It got better ratings on rotten tomatoes than all of the movies that were nominated for an Oscar during this year’s recent Academy Awards season.
If you have a Netflix account or are leaching off of the Netflix account of someone you know, there are quite a few movies on there that I’d personally recommend:
(2012, Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel)
When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.
I personally loved this movie’s interesting storyline which is allegedly a biblical myth with some truth to it.
(2013, Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz)
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Not as scary as I wanted it to be, but well done. If you like zombie movies, it’s definitely one of the better ones out.
(2013, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Diana Agron)
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
This movie was entertaining and moderately funny. Definitely not a waste of time.
(2014, Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr. and Lucy Punch)
Three friends plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend by finding him a wife, but when he meets a woman just like him, their problems double.
Everyone has a ‘Barry’ in their lives and you should watch this comedy to know what I mean by that. This movie is extremely funny and lighthearted. Don’t pass it up!
Whether you’ll appreciate these movie or not is interpretive, but compared to some of the crap you’ll find on Netflix, the ones I’ve recommended have a way of not totally making you feel like your time was wasted watching them.