It’s expensive to go to the movies. First you gotta buy the tickets for you AND your date. I’m not being sexist, I’m appealing to both sexes here. Then you gotta buy snacks; popcorn, candy, etc. You have to pay for that bottle of whisky you’re going to sneak in, gas mileage, cool outfit. This shit gets expensive. Why not stay in and watch a movie at home. It’s more comfortable, and you can watch 3 movies in a row and no one will judge you.
Here’s a list of awesome, semi-under-the-radar, or watch-it-again movies that I recommend staying in and catching at home with your boo, best friend or house pet:
Attack The Block
Why it’s awesome: This action-packed indie flick is about a teen gang in South London who have to stop an alien invasion. I know, enough said right. Anyway, it’s only 88 minutes long and “The Wire” meets “Aliens” vibe makes you feel like you wish you could relive your pre-teen years in an English hood where there are sometimes vicious alien attacks.
Action movies with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are awesome. This film is in parts hilarious, high-stakes and heartbreaking. Plus everyone can get behind watching Mad Eye Moody killin’ some flunky bitches.
Wet Hot American Summer
OK maybe it’s not completely under the radar but I have to alert the younger-gen who may not have caught this priceless flick. It’s my all time favorite summertime comedy featuring the likes of Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter to name just a few of the big leaguer comedy stars. Surprising and hilarious strangeness ensues when a bandana and apron-clad Christopher Meloni appears as Gene, the sweater-fondling chef with the heart of gold. Basically the movies centers around an overnight summer camp and its nerdy, hard-partying, sexually frustrated counselors and director, played by a young Janeane Garofalo.
I know I know… Sharknado, really!? Yes really. I’m not saying it’s a good movie per say. But I am saying that if you love horror, sharks and a good dose of camp (think Cabin in the Woods), than you’ll probably enjoy this 86 minute, unapologetically bad movie about what happens when sharks and tornadoes team up and attack some very bad men.
I was really surprised by this one. I started watching it having no idea what it was about. It starts off as a quirky indie movie with a depressed kid and his abusive dad, then a switch flips and it’s a superhero movie. Than a few more flips switch and shit gets real. I don’t want to give it away because this is one of the most surprising movies that I have seen in a long time, but suffice it to say, Chronicle is totally worth your time.
So that’s my list for must-watches this summer. It’s a mad bad world out there kids, so why don’t you just stay home and let the dulcet glow of the boob tube rock you to pure unadulterated joy.