Friday Movie Night

Hellooo Friday.

One thing that Tim and I started doing a few months ago is movie night for just us, no kids. Years ago we got creative with “date nights in” when we had babies in the house and I wasn’t quite ready to leave them behind with a babysitter.

We’ve had dinner by candlelight in our bedroom, paired Monopoly with margaritas, planned dream vacations, read aloud in the tub, and even had a couple’s massage in our home after which we rolled off the tables and sunk into bed. How fantastically indulgent!

Here’s how our movie night works:

Each week one of us picks out three movies that we’d like to see. They can be similar genres or different. (Last week my choices were Band Aid, Atomic Blonde and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.) The other person watches the trailers and decides (he chose Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) on one sometime before Friday night. We then switch the next week and watch the other’s movie.

Doing it this way has saved us from sitting down at 8:00 on Friday night and spending precious time scrolling through movie options rather than choosing one we purposefully want to watch. It never hurts to make our way toward Friday with a little sweet anticipation.

Tonight we’ll be watching this from Tim’s picks. Anthony Hopkins’ character looks really quirky.

This one and this one are remarkable for different reasons.

Cozy up and have a nice, safe weekend.

Have you seen any good movies lately?


  • Reply Debby Wettlaufer August 9, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Hi Kate, I’ve told you about Mike and me also having movie nights and selecting movies from our big collection of DVDs. They’re all older favourite films, most that we haven’t seen in a while as we tend to forget about the DVDs and just watch what’s on satellite TV or Netflix. Mike often downloads newer films. Some of the films I’ve chosen are: Bringing Up Baby (classic screwball comedy with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn on top of their game); The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (still relevant, especially in the Trump era); The Last Waltz (The Band’s last concert in SF); lots of favourite comedies: Local Hero, Crossing Delancey, The Matchmaker, LA Story and Mash; The Dish (a lovely Australian film about the first moon landing in 1969); and Fly Away Home (a charming film that your kids would love if you haven’t seen it yet). We’ve also watched a couple good documentaries: Bobby Kennedy for President (very nostalgic for me as Mom and I saw him speak just a week before he was killed) and The Sound of My Voice (about Linda Ronstadt which brought back lots of great memories of the music in the 60s and 70s). If we watch anything else that you might like, I’ll let you know!

    • Reply Kate Gales August 12, 2020 at 12:24 am

      Great suggestions Debby. I’m adding The Dish and Fly Away Home to our list for the kids right away.

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