Showing the kids your favorite movies…

So this morning I decided to show my kids the opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Later this evening we watched The Boss Baby and there was a reference to that scene. Maybe that will help them forget about Alfred Molina with a face full of spikes.

I guess I forgot how violent some of the movies I grew up with were. I’ll need to pre-screen some of my favorites before I make that attempt again. The rating system of my youth is not the same of today that’s for sure.

Do you stay for the after credit scenes?

The mid and end credit scenes are really just a way to get you to read all the names of the people who made the movie. That, and see job titles didn't know existed. You will then wonder how much an assistant food dolly gripper makes and if it's the right career movie at this point in your life.

The end credit scenes have never been so good that it makes it worth the wait, and yet I still watch them all. Just leave the theater! Then go read a fanboy website that will explain and or theorize what it all means. Then hear them rant about people are bandwagon fans and they didn't read the comics growing up. Well, you are right, I was too busy pitching no hitters and hitting home runs in little league when I was a kid. Now I can just watch the movie.

Talking during a movie

When you go to a movie do you sit and enjoy the movie or do you run your mouth with inane commentary? If you are one of the people who doesn’t shut up during a film then you should probably wait until the DVD/Blu-ray/VHS/Laserdisc is released. There are people who are sitting near you that are on the edge of dumping a soda in your lap. Yes, I purchase the option for free refills.

Reserved Theater Seating

I’m so glad that my local theater has reserved seating for movies. However, what happens when it’s a really popular movie and people line up hours early? I ask, why are you lining up if you have reserved seating. I’m wanting to see how well this works out for Star Wars The Last Jedi. When I went to see The Force Awakens reserved seating wasn’t invented yet at my theater. The line snaked around the circumference of the snack bar. I think in the back of peoples mind they don’t want to risk losing their seat so they show up early.

So what do you do when you get to your seat and someone is sitting there?

Make your own movie theater popcorn

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$1000 bucket of popcorn?

Why is movie popcorn so delicious, but yet we can never seem to replicate it at home? I’ve gotten pretty close and here’s my secret recipe.

Start with really good popcorn

I recommend Orville Redenbacher because of the quality control and consistency. Don’t buy store brands because they are all terrible. I may be wrong, but I don’t care. Store in an airtight container in the pantry.

Use Coconut oil

Pop your kernels in coconut oil, that’s what the theater’s use. It has a high smoke point so it can get really hot and explode the kernels much better. Plus it tastes better.

Use fine ground salt

Popcorn salt is different, it’s super finely ground so that it sticks to all the popcorn’s intricate crevasses.

Top it off with fake butter

Real butter is good, but if you wan to get close to the movie theater taste then lube up your bowl with this Kernel Seasoning Oil. It may be unnatural, but we aren’t going for healthful when eating movie theater popcorn. We are going for taste, and this one is pretty close.

There are several ways to pop the corn, but my favorite is the Stir-Crazy.

May the 4th Be With You

May the ordinal number 4 be with you? Well, that doesn’t make sense. That’s because we live in a society where grammar doesn’t make sense anymore. I know it’s supposed to be a play on “May the force be with you” and it was cute when it first started. However, now that you see it posted for every Facebook friend you have, the luster is lost. I mean I guess if everything else can have a day, why not Star Wars? Why not release a Star Wars movie every year on May the 4th?