Monday, May 23, 2016

4 Movies I'm Looking Forward to Seeing This Summer

I like movies, but I don't like paying movie theater prices.  It's hard to justify paying $16-$20 a pop for my husband and I to see ONE movie, especially since we have a hellacious satellite bill (we apparently have every movie channel known to man).  In addition to waiting for movies to come out on one of the numerous movies channels we have access to, we also rent them for $2 at Redbox and view them for free on the Amazon Fire Stick my husband bought back in the winter.

I guess you could call me a Movie Cheapskate...

Occasionally, though, there are movies I get so excited about that I MUST see them in the theater.  I either simply can't wait for them to come out on DVD or I want to have the full cinema experience (big screen, popcorn, surround sound) while watching them.  Summer is right around the corner, so the season of big, Hollywood blockbusters is upon us.  I must admit, there are a handful of movies that I have been highly anticipating seeing in the theater.

First up is Me Before You, which will be released on June 3.  Me Before You is the movie adaptation of the book of the same name.  I suspect when I go to see it that the audience will be comprised of 90% women.

Next, is Finding Dory, which hits theaters on June 17.  I loved, loved, loved Finding Nemo, but let's be honest - Dory made the movie.  How can I not get super psyched over a sequel featuring the world's most lovable and forgetful blue tang?

The third movie I'm excited to see in a theater is Independence Day: Resurgence, which comes out on June 24.  In all honesty, I'm not a big action adventure type movie fan, but there's something about this movie that interests me.  Perhaps it's drawing on the nostalgia I have of the prequel, Independence Day, which I saw in the theater during the summer of 1996.  Perhaps it's because Independence Day is a movie that both my husband and I will stop on when channel surfing.  I don't know why, but I'm very excited to see this.

The last one on my list is The Secret Life of Pets, which will be released on July 8.  I have been talking about this animation since I first saw the trailer back in the winter.  I'm an animal lover and I love animations, so I have HIGH expectations for this movie.

What summer movies are you looking forward to seeing this summer?

As always, thanks for stopping by.  Happy movie viewing to you!


  1. I'm looking forward to all of these movies too, but I'm like you and hate footing the expensive bill for a movie in the theaters! Pets is definitely one that I don't want to miss in theaters, and I have a feeling that my husband will be one of the first people in line for the next Independence Day movie!

  2. haha love that secret life of pets preview looks so funny! I am dying to see Me Before You, I read the book ages ago and more recently I read the sequel loved the first the best, it is book that has stayed with me. Thank you for linking up #mg

  3. My stepson likes super heroes, dinosaurs, fictitious monsters (think werewolfs, Big Foot, vampires), and aliens. So...I told him that we need him to see Independence Day because although it is an "old" movie, I think he'd really enjoy it...AND...then, he'll be excited to see Independence Day: Resurgence.
    I'd add Suicide Squad to the list. (again, the stepson's influence) I'm really looking forward to seeing Jared Leto's version of The Joker.

  4. Thanks for the reminder about The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory!

    I do feel bad that it's been so long since I haven't seen a film that isn't animated or about superheroes! There's been some great movies out that I would have loved to see but finding the time and a movie we can agree on AND a baby sitter is tricky!


  5. These are four I want to see too, but will wait for every single one of them to leave theaters. It has to be something special for me to go to the movies.

  6. I'm exactly the same way. For the most part, I wait for the movies to come on Netflix/RedBox/Amazon. However, I make exceptions for superhero and action movies, because those are always better with surround sound! Independence Day, Ghostbusters, and Suicide Squad are on my list!


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