A little birdie called the weather man has told me that it’s going to be POURING for the next TEN DAYS. So, I guess we’re all staying home this long weekend.
Make sure you’ve got your Lowrey’s Pork Rinds stack fully stocked for the storm that is coming. So, cosy blankets in one hand and delicious pork rinds in the other – you’re ready for a long weekend movie marathon.
Here is your ultimate movie marathon list, we did the thinking, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
A Quiet Place
You better hold your pork rinds tight, A Quiet Place is exactly as you’d imagine. So deafeningly quiet that you’re on the edge of your seat every single minute of the film. If you’re into post-apocalyptic thrillers then this one’s for you.
Directed by and starring John Krasinski and his talented wife, Emily Blunt – a power couple as well as the most iconic acting duo you could have ever dreamt of.
Set in a world dominated by sightless extraterrestrial creatures with monster strength and an acute sense of hearing, the tiniest noise would send hungry and vicious mobs straight to the source.
The Abbott family communicates in American Sign Language and does everything in their capacity to survive.
A great film, filled with suspense, tragedy, and adrenaline.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
After a tense film like A Quiet Place, we can go straight into something lighter like The Grand Budapest Hotel.
This comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson has a seventeen-actor ensemble cast – and with any Wes Anderson movie… we have high expectations.
The entire film is one massive flashback to 1932 and the happenings of the once use-to-be Grand – now drab – Budapest Hotel.
Touching on themes of tragedy, war, friendship and loyalty. It’s a relatively easy watch and definitely worth your time.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
The original High School Musical films were EVERYTHING and you can’t change my mind on that. So, when High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS – what a tongue twister) was released, I was hyped, to say the least.
First thing’s first, the original HSM audience are now all 20 something and this series is definitely targeted at a slightly younger audience.
Nonetheless, I lived my inner 15-year-old watching this series and for once, we have ACTUAL teen actors playing teen characters, wow we’ve peaked!
The series follows high schoolers who are staging High School Musical as their school musical. So, thankfully, this isn’t a follow on story of our original HSM cast, except it’s a completely different cast, with completely different characters with their own stories and personalities. There’s no she’s the “Gabriella”, or he’s the “Troy”- and that’s what makes this series actually work.
Short, snappy episodes – slightly cringe at times, but still worth it for #nostalgia.