Friday, November 1, 2013

What to Watch This Weekend: November 1, 2013

This weekend, check out a quirky British romantic comedy, a prequel to one of the most beloved Pixar movies of all time, or two "Thor" related streaming movies!

About Time tells a wonderful love story following two unlikely lovers, Tim and Mary. All the men in Tim's family have the ability to travel back in time, and Tim uses it to try and control all aspects of his life.  Eventually, Tim learns how much of life is simply beyond your control. It has a great British charm, clever writing, and an endearing story. 

Monsters U is a very good movie. It's not better than the original, but that’s expected when the source material is so good. However, Monsters U is a fun, charming prequel that achieves what so many other prequels fail to do: tell a meaningful, entertaining, and interesting tale while filling in the back-story of the characters and world that you love.

Thor: The Dark World comes out next week, so make sure you've got the back story of this Avenger before seeing the sequel. It's available on both Netflix and Amazon and tells the story of Thor, the god of Asgard who is cast out and forced to live among mortals on earth. 
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Continuing the Thor related movie recommendations, Kon-Tiki tells the story of explorer Thor Heyerdahl's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. Kon-Tiki was nominated for best foreign language film at the 85th Oscars so make sure to check it out for free this weekend.
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