Spiderman: into the spiderverse
Sometimes as a dad you are late to the party and that is definitely the case here with Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. 1. When I saw the title and release date I felt exhaustion for another superhero flick, especially another swing at Spiderman seemingly sandwiched in-between live-action Spiderman movies, Avengers and so on into the MCU. I have enjoyed the MCU flicks but going and going, seemingly each month it became to feel like a monthly bill almost. Kids - someday you will understand and this last line here is a piece of what Movie Night Masters is about: shifting perspectives, the value of our time and seeking originality.
There are times when quoting Dirty Dancing actually seems right: "When I'm wrong I say I'm wrong." I was wrong. Your next night out for the family should have this Spiderman flick right at the center of your universe, especially given the talent behind the scenes here from the creators of The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street series - like I said, late to the game. The movie is a tremendous achievement and a wonderful in-theater experience and somehow feels as fresh and new as a summer blockbuster or fresh voice from years ago or viral buzz hit of today. Run. Walk. Sling your way there and watch the excitement of your ownself or your kids as you leave . . . And immediately want to go see it again and again.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Whether you go before or after, go give that place you've passed by too many times but been a little intrigued about a shot. You will be glad you did. If you have been to all the spots like this, go give a nod to the New York setting and grab a slice and raise your web-slingers high in honor of this masterpiece.
A voice(s) to reckon with
I am all about the filmmaker and the vision. Even in some of those dumb 90s comedies that come back around in my cinematic memories, there is something that ties back to an individual. We know the names of the past but it is almost 2020, so who are those next voices that movie-goers will look back on?
For me, two of the most interesting voices to reckon with are Steve McQueen and Gillian Flyn. So when I saw they were collaborating on Widows it most definitely got on the radar. If you know me . . . hopefully through movies that are recommended, movie night ideas and so on we all get to know what flicks make us tick . . . I am a sucker for the writer-director, as well as novelists/screenwriters. I will take a swing and a miss over many of the formulaic, limited surprises many days of the week. In Widows, I see a big swing by McQueen and Flynn here and it landed for me. We could even add this as a hidden gem, although some love and bit of box-office floated its way. For a night out this would seem to please most every type of moviegoer and I think in a few years this movie will be held up higher than some of the others being promoted as excellent now.
What's for dinner?
With a movie set in Chicago, this one seems like a no-brainer. Even though a slice of deep dish is generalizing we can't miss an opportunity to make this a Second city night all around with a great movie along for the ride.
What did i just see?
Sometimes a movie going experience makes you scratch uour head, question some things and then go "What did I just see?" In a movie-verse of products and fast-food feeling movies on constant rotation for our cinematic pallate each week, the "What did I just see?" vibe isn't always a bad thing.
Creep is an odd little duck of a movie and is perfect for a night where you are up for something a little odd, a little creepy and just off the beaten path. On nights like this I like to take a swing at a dish I haven't tried before or found online that's just a little out of the ordinary. Let's just say if I am watching Stanley Tucci in Big Night, the menu writes itself, so it only seems riggt to do the same here. When you are taking a shot on a movie like Creep, why not make the food follow suit.
Movie Night Masters
Family night isn't what it used to be . . . IT'S BETTER!!! I can remember smelling the freshness of a chicken nugget meal with Disorderlies ready to roll, all to be met with the dreaded tracking lines. Kids, tracking lines were like the worst buffering or slowest wi-fi you have ever seen.
We are hear to help you and yours avoid a Disorderlies night for your crew. It's pretty simple really. First, take a solid family movie like Coco - great story, some post-movie discussion, great songs - then bump it uo against a meal that fits the night. You can go easy pizza kit construction, followed by retro theater ads from You Tube, then stream away. That's it. Movie night mastered and you and yours are on the way to making new movie night memories.
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