If you’re anything like me, you’re presently trying to squeeze every last ounce of out summer. My family’s running around to the beach, to the water park, to outdoor concerts and restaurants and street fairs, visiting friends, and generally just doing any fresh-air activity we can think of before the kids head back to school, temperatures start to cool off and we fully resume our fall routines.
At the end of any day out in the heat, we’re pretty exhausted after we put our son and daughter to bed. Nothing sounds better than getting comfy on the couch, sharing some snacks and zoning out with a movie binge.
Here are 5 movie binges my husband and I enjoyed recently, one I’d love to do but haven’t had time yet, and one we’re hoping to experience as a family soon.
Deadpool and Deadpool 2 – If anything can help you catch a second wind, it’s Ryan Reynolds and his motormouth alter-ego. Want even more of the filthy antihero in red? Add Once Upon a Deadpool onto the binge.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A prequel focused on everyone’s favorite smuggler, the 1977 film that ignited a global, decades-spanning fandom, and the controversial second-to-last entry in the 9-film Skywalker saga. Cosplay as your favorite character, grab some blue milk and settle in!
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, Joker and Suicide Squad – James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (note the ever-important addition of “the” in its title) is now out in theaters and getting rave reviews for its gory but clever mayhem, so if you want to refresh your memory of the DC universe before you see it — or remember why Suicide Squad needed to be remade in the first place, then this is the binge for you!
ALL 10 Fast & Furious movies – That’s right. I’m talking:
- The Fast and The Furious
- 2 Fast 2 Furious
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Fast & Furious
- Fast 5
- Fast & Furious 6
- Furious 7
- F8: The Fate of the Furious
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
- F9: The Fast Saga
This is the movie marathon I haven’t done yet … because I haven’t been able to clear, um, TWENTY-ONE HOURS straight on my schedule. But whoever is able to pull off this binge is truly my hero. I also think whoever does this binge is officially part of beloved family that Vin Diesel’s Dom is always talking about.
Jumanji, Zathura, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Jumanji: The Next Level – From Robin Williams’ 1981 fantasy romp all the way up to 2019’s blockbuster starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, there’s a reason families have shelled out more than $2 billion to this “stuck in a game” franchise over the decades. And if it wasn’t obvious, that $2 billion is enough to guarantee a fifth installment is in the works. That means an even longer Jumanji binge is in our future!
Have you ever done a movie binge? If so, what’d you watch?