Going to the movies has gotten more expensive than before. In comes in MoviePass. MoviePass is a subscription service where you pay $9.95 and can watch a movie each day in the theater. It sounds like a dream for movie goers. But is MoviePass worth it? Here are some pros and cons from my experience. I just want to point out that I don’t hate MoviePass, I think it’s great. But there are more cons than pros.
For $10 a month you can see movies at the theater every day. That’s the best thing about MoviePass.
It pays itself off. A movie ticket is more than $10 so even if you just see one movie, you’ll be good. But obviously, go see more to make the most of it.
Available in a lot of theaters. I live in Southern California and majority of the theaters accept it. But double check your area!
You can’t reserve tickets in advance and you have to be close to the theater to reserve a ticket. I get why since there are people paying tickets through the theater so its a toss up to see if a movie is full until you’re near the theater.
You can’t rewatch a movie you’ve already watched. This is new but let’s say you see Infinity War with your MoviePass, you can’t see it again even on a different day. This can be annoying if there’s no new releases that interest you.
If you cancel, you can’t sign up again for another 9 months.
The ticket verification process is just another added step where you have to take a picture of your ticket stub which can be inconvenient if you easily misplace them like me.
I actually really love the idea of MoviePass and will continue to use it. I feel like the cons are easily things you just have to get the hang of. However, not being able to rewatch a movie takes the fun out of it.
Do you use MoviePass? What are your thoughts on it?
Christmas is a holiday that is full of so many amazing things. It’s probably the holiday with most movies, music, decor, etc. Movies are the best part of it. There’s so many out there. Serious ones, funny ones, Hallmark ones, there’s something for everyone. Here is my top Christmas movies.
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Home Alone 1 & 2
The most classic film, in my opinion. I feel like I like the second one better, which many will probably disagree. The first is just a fun adventure to watch, while the second makes me wish for Christmas in New York. It’s a fun movie to watch with the family and will for sure get some laughs.
Eloise at Christmastime
I love Eloise and the Christmas movie is so perfect. It sets place at The Plaza, which is the coolest hotel ever. Eloise is basically everything I wanted to be as a child and she captures all my excitement of Christmas. This may not be in everyone’s list, so give it a try. It’s so cute!
Jingle All the Way
I don’t even know why but this is in my top movies to watch. I watched it all the time as a kid for some reason. It holds a special place in my heart. It also a silly fun movie to watch with the whole family. Plus, it’s fun to see Arnold Schwarzenegger go crazy over a toy.
I mean, if you don’t watch Elf during Christmas, are you even celebrating? Elf is the most quotable, funniest Christmas movie out there. Everyone watches Elf. It’s funny and is so Christmasy that it will get you in the mood.
There’s nothing I love more than hanging out and watching movies during summer. From rooms with AC or hangouts in the backyard after the sun goes down, movies are a fun way to pass the time when the heat gets too much. There’s a lot of movies coming out in theaters but for this post, I want to mention some of my favorites that I enjoy watching at home every summer! Here’s my list:
The Little Mermaid
Maybe it’s because she’s a mermaid and there’s a lot of water, The Little Mermaid makes it on my list for being so fun. The songs are perfect to singalong to at the top of your lungs and we can all pretend we’re under the sea and not enduring the heat.
It’s no lie that I love theme parks and summer is a prime time to go visit, so what better than watching a movie about a fictional one! Jurassic Park is all about adventure and we all want that during summer. Also, bonus points for Jurassic World because it’s just as good.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Although it’s not set in summer, Ferris Bueller is all about the perfect day. The whole movie is quirky and such a typical 80s movie. It’s a pretty carefree story that’s just fun to watch when you need a break.
I don’t want to scare you into not going for a swim, but Jaws is such a thriller and will give you that rush. If you don’t want to take a dip in the water, you can basically watch people who do but definitely shouldn’t.
I’m not a big baseball fan but I feel like this is the ultimate classic summer movie. It embodies everything that is fun of summer and I love reminiscing on the good ole days as a kid. This movie is the definition of summer, in my opinion!
What’s your favorite movie that gives you the summer vibes?
Did you know it’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo? That’s a whole decade! I’m always expectant of a new Pixar film so I was curious about Finding Dory. I actually had the chance to watch it a week before it officially opened thanks to a special passholder screening at Disneyland! Not going to lie, I knew about Finding Dory and probably saw the trailer once so I was coming in completely with no expectations or other thoughts. Plus, I watched Finding Nemo way too many times while babysitting my niece so all I knew is that I needed something new asap.
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FYI: This post might get a bit spoilery so if you want a review without that, my video below doesn’t spoil much!
Finding Dory takes place a year after Finding Nemo. Dory is living with Marlin and Nemo and begins to have flashbacks of her parents. Although she doesn’t remember much just, the jewel of Morro Bay, California and with much reluctance, they set off on an adventure. They encounter some old friends, like the super cool sea turtles, and they help them reach the Marine Life Institute. Once in, Dory encounters an octopus named Hank, who barters with her to give him a tag so he can stay in the aquarium and she can go find her family. Here their adventures continue and all our friends learn about captivity and what it means to be a family.
I think Finding Dory is a perfect sequel to Finding Nemo. If you haven’t watched Nemo, the film does a good job of catching you up on the basics and it completely immerses you in the new story and you can just focus on Dory’s story. As all other Pixar movies, the emotion factor is high on this one so expect a few tears. Dory is definitely a step up from Nemo, in my opinion, and has more action and adventure. All the characters have their own great moment so there’s always something going on.
Sequels are usually hit or miss and I think Finding Dory is a hit! I enjoyed myself and had tons of laughs and has something the whole family can enjoy!
Are you going to watch Finding Dory? If you’ve watched it, do you prefer Finding Nemo or Finding Dory?
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a film review, which was for Insurgent and my strong opinions about it, so I’m glad to do one now for The Scorch Trials. If you’re not familiar with it, it is the second installment in The Maze Runner series.
In The Maze Runner, we met Thomas who got put in a glade with a group of boys who had no recollection of how they got there. When he gets there, things begin to go crazy and they realize that they’re being used as an experiment and that the Earth has been scorched.