High Fidelity

Even though this film was released in 2000, it feels like you are taking a step back into the 90’s. Rob Gordon is a record store owner and a guy who isn’t too lucky in love. When his latest girlfriend dumps him, he takes it as an opportunity to look at his past relationships to see what went wrong. There is a carousal of flashbacks as Rob looks over his love life while listening to vinyl records in his store. This fim feel quintessentially 90’s with its live alternative rock performances, slacker employees and angst. Great for a slow afternoon where you are in the mood for recent nostalgia.

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The Big Short

This movie shows you the true story of how a group of guys shorted the failing housing market. Back in 2005, no one thought that betting against the housing market made any sense. It was mortgages, the safest bet in town. But once some traders took a hard look at what was going on, they realized that not only was the housing market unstable, it was sure to fail…Big. If you are intrigued by what lead up to the financial crisis that started in 2007, and how we all missed it, this is the film for you.

Network

This Oscar winner is a satirical black comedy about the state of journalism and corporations in America. Although this film was originally released in 1976, it feels quite relevant as it explores topics such as downsizing, ageism, capitalist greed in decision making and the sensationalism in dramatic reality tv…before there was reality tv. It is also a movie classic and therefore worth the watch for that fact alone. This is a film to watch if you are in the mood for something that is smart and funny with a bit of shock value. It feels like the right kind of thing to watch when you are up late you want something meaty to watch.

Zoolander 2

What happened to Derek Zoolander? It is the question on everyone’s lips as a string of celebrities are being attacked. It takes the Interpol Fashion Police to get involved to sort things out. Along the way, some familiar faces arise while the fight continues for fashion dominance. This Zoolander is updated for the modern era but still retains all the charm of the original.

The Intern

Jules is a young entrepreneur with a startup that is hip and growing like crazy. To keep with the growing demand, the company has sought out new interns. Except these interns should be senior, meaning 65 and over. When 70 Ben sees the ad, he immediately applies. He is retired but wanting to find some relevance through working again. Although the premise has the potential to be predictable, this film breaks from that mold. Easily a Saturday Afternoon movie for when you may be looking for some motivation to keep pursuing your own crazy idea, or comfort in the fact that your experience is needed no matter how irrelevant you may feel.

Saturday Movies Furious 7

Furious 7

This is the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise. The team is all back together again and the stakes are higher than ever. There are elaborate fight scences, death defying stunts and of course lots of fast driving. The action is non stop is visually appealing. Due to Paul Walker’s untimely death, there is also an endearing tribute that will dare you not to cry. Great film to watch when you are gathered together with friends.

Saturday Movies Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Ever feel that you are not living the life you deserve? Rebecca Bloomwood can relate, and when she feels this way she usually goes shopping. To the point where it has become an addiction of sorts. The ability to transform the way she feels on the inside with purchases on the outside have been what gets her through. But her bank account does not agree with her. To get where she wants to be she lies and looks fabulous, until it all catches up with her.