The other day as we were working, the breaking news came in that theatregoers would not be seeing “The Interview” on the big screen anytime soon.
Now, we don’t get political on the Samanage blog (peace and love….why can’t we all just get along?), but we had a spirited discussion around the office.
Is it right? Is it wrong? Are they damned if they do? Damned if they don’t?
It got us talking about some of the other movies we have seen that most people haven’t. The movie we love that we can talk about with no one. The movie we watch every time it’s on. Our favorite “I can’t believe I’m actually sharing this” movie of all time.
So, as the holidays approach and things wind down for the year, no need to run out to see the latest and greatest at the cineplex. Just nuke some popcorn, plop on the couch, dial up Netflix (or the movie service of your choice), and enjoy one of these (ahem) fantastic flicks not coming to a theatre near you, as recommended by the Samanage team.
Somewhere between “Big” and “Joe Versus the Volcano,” Tom Hanks starred in this sleepy comedy. Of course our Nate would find it.
We love a good Adam Sandler movie. Donald apparently does not.
Ehmagawd! Like this one like totally had the ladies in the office like totally remembering they once super crushed on Nick Cage. For sure.
Warning: might need your brain for this one.
He’s super bad. He’s outta sight. He’s a webmaster’s delight.
Nicole Kidman pops a wheelie and jumps her bike over two guys. You’re welcome.
Richie Rich meets Ferris Bueller meets Goodfellas. This cinema masterpiece will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Forget “Rudy” and don’t “Remember the Titans.” This is the sports movie that will get you slow clapping for sure.
Waiting for Guffman
Before “Best in Show” and after “Spinal Tap,” is nestled this little treasure from Christopher Guest. If you’ve ever done live community theatre (you know who you are) drop everything and watch this one.
Nick Fury in an animated samurai movie? Sign. Us. Up.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ok, this looks pretty good. (Nominated for several awards so we’re not just saying that because it’s the big guy’s favorite. We should all watch this one and hang our heads in shame.)
Nostalgia wins out here. It was the first movie Chris saw in a theatre. “And I liked it.”
It’s ok, Chris. It’s ok.
You won’t see the mom from Mermaids in this high note, diva serenading take on the Broadway hit.
Why do we recall the characters but nothing about the plot?
iMDB calls this “The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.” Oz helps our customer’s dreams come true every day. That must be it. Yea….that’s gotta be it.