My Favorites {2014 Entertainment}

2014 has been a great year in the entertainment category. From new movies and TV shows to great music, I want to share some of my favorites from this past year. Some are older, but had a special place in this year or I just found out about them.

Favorite Movies

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Begin Again- I left the theatre feeling inspired and full of happiness. This movie had a wonderful story line and I loved each twist and turn along the way. It doesn’t hurt that Adam Levine is in it and looks pretty great.

Divergent- Girl power! This movie is everything I love in a story, and actually compared to the book, which never happens. My favorite part of the story was left out, but all in all this was a great movie. I am so excited for Insurgent in March!

Guardians of the Galaxy- This movie turned out to be nothing like I expected. I was laughing, crying, sitting on the edge of my seat and more throughout it all and I couldn’t have been more surprised. I normally love general Super Hero movies, but this one was more than that.

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The Fault In Our Stars- Another book that somewhat compared to the movie. I cried my eyes out, but it was a great movie with a wonderful storyline. Having experienced a lot of the medical situations with my Uncle, it was very relatable yet heartbreaking.

The movie I wanted to love but didn’t- Mockingjay Part 1. I am obsessed with The Hunger Games series, but I really didn’t love it. It seemed like the movie was about 1/3 of the book instead of half of it. It easily could have been cut shorter and made into one movie.

Favorite (new and new to me) TV Shows

Gossip Girl- I don’t know what I did with my life before I started watching GG in the spring. Dave even got into it! I compare something to Blair, Chuck, or Serena daily and I still can’t believe the ending.

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Gotham- This might be my favorite new show of the fall. The twists in Gotham keep me excited week after week to see what is next. I love the way the characters of Batman are subtle, and there is a whole new story line involved.

Parenthood- Another Netflix binge watch for me. We normally watch a 2-3 episodes a night. I don’t know what took me so long to start watching this show, but I love it. I can relate to a little piece of almost all of the characters, and the story lines are so real.

The Flash- I will admit, it took me several episodes to get into this one. Dave’s favorite show is Arrow, and I can’t stick with that one for the life of me, but I wanted to give The Flash a try. They reminded me of each other a lot at first, but now that I realize The Flash is supposed to be such a corny character, I really dig the story line.

Favorite Music

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1989- Taylor nailed this one. 95% of the songs are amazing and I haven’t stopped listening to all of them at least twice a day. I am also even more excited because I will be attending the 1989 World Tour in June!

Bastille- I am obsessed with this band. I saw them live in May and I may or may not have cried a little. They were amazing, and I love the mashups they have been putting out lately. It’s my dream to see them in Europe one day! This is further proven by the email I receivedScreen Shot 2014-12-10 at 11.47.33 AM from Spotify

 

What have you loved this year?

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Lets Go To The Movies

movieWho doesn’t like going to the movies? If you’re anything like me you like to go at least 3 times a month, but with the price of a ticket continuing to rise it is getting more and more difficult. Thank goodness for MoviePass!

I really enjoy sitting down to relax for 90 minutes or so and getting lost in somebody else’s story. Reading a book is a great way to do this also, but when I don’t really feel like doing anything besides playing along as the story goes on, I head to the movies. Dave is also a movie buff so this is a great way for us to have several date nights a month. Neither of us really care what type of movie we see, so our options are always open. We have watched Romantic Comedies, Action Movies, Thrillers, Indie Films, etc and it’s nice to talk about it afterwards. We have a difference of opinion on a few movies, but for the most part we both take away a similar message.

With both of us loving to see a movie, it can get pretty expensive, until we found out about MoviePass. A great thing about working for a technology company is learning about other new startups and businesses. We first started using movie pass in 2012 and love it. For $30 a month you can see a movie a day at any movie theatre that accepts Discover (which is most of them). Last year I saved over $200, and was able to see almost 100 movies. I hope more companies realize the needs of the entertainment industry as far as deals and memberships. It’s so nice to know that next month I will be seeing several movies and I will only be paying $30 for all of them.

Is anybody else crazy excited for The Amazing Spider-man 2? I could cry! Spider-man has always been my favorite, and although I love Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Garfield and the amazing Emma Stone take the cake. Without throwing any spoilers I will be sad if this is the last Spider-Man for her, Gwen Stacey is the one for him! Especially because they are the most adorable real-life couple!

What movies are you looking forward to seeing? If you would like an invite to MoviePass, let me know!

 

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