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Captain Marvel Official Trailer Released!

Finally, the time has come for us to see a glimpse into the upcoming Captain Marvel movie set for 2019. Marvel Studios has yet again created some hype, and enthusiasm for fans building up to the premiere of the movie. Look out for this epic movie in theatres March 8, 2019.

The trailer does not disappoint and focuses on “Heros Origin.” Captain marvel’s memory seems hazy and the movie throws you back into the past where Captain Marvel crashes into a Blockbuster.

This movie stands to be action-packed as Fury, Samuel L. Jackson, mentions a space invasion and big car chase and I get the feeling this story does not begin on earth. Space travel is involved for sure.

If you keep up with the ‘Agents of Shield’ series you know what’s coming and the ties to Kree (bluish-green aliens) Phil Coulson, and earth’s alien invasion. If you haven’t watched the series I recommend you watch season five before you watch the movie, because it ties into this story. The Trailer gives a glimpse of a young Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg, (warms my heart) so you know he is in his prime and ready to fight.

Watch the series if you want a glimpse of the importance of Shields involvement and how they give the back story of the Kree; now streaming on Netflix.

“What Makes a Hero” is echoed in the trailer and today, it’s Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

Watch the youtube Official Trailer shared by Marvel Studios.


Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) Kick Off November 2018

The Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, FLIFF, is set for November. The opening film party will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at the recently renovated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Then, the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort will feature a screening of Where the Boys Are.

Saturday, Nov. 17 will be an interesting day at Bailey Hall. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pleasantville, starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, and Don Knotts in his final film, the afternoon screening of the film will feature a tribute to writer/director Gary Ross, who also directed Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games and Ocean’s 8.

The festivities end with a wrap party on Nov. 18, featuring a fairway screening of Caddyshack at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club.

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Movie Night?

Drive-In Theatres Are A Great Option

Drive-In movies have been around since 1915 when the first known drive-in theatre was opened in Las Cruces, New Mexico, namely ” Theatre de Guadalupe”.  The drive-in theatre became popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with around 4,000 drive-ins across the United States. There are approximately 348 drive-ins in the U.S.

There seems to be a misconception and lack of awareness of drive-ins which has led to a decline in the number of drive-ins open around the world. However, despite the decline in the number of drive-ins operating, the ones that are still open have people flooding in to watch movies. Have you seen the long lines at your local drive-in? Well, drive-in typically offers the latest movies on opening night and beyond has offered by their pricier counterparts (Regal and AMC Cinemas).

Regular movie ticket prices average at $11.65 per adults, $8.68 per senior and $8.47 per child plus tax. Not to mention ticket prices are always on the rise, and special effects like 3D or Imax cost you more. This is why most people opt to stay home to “Netflix and chill,” but really how many new options can you find on Netflix? Its good to enjoy different scenery once in a while. Being outdoors makes a difference and can refresh the body and mind.

In contrast, drive-in ticket prices are reasonably lower. The Thunderbird Drive-in Theatres price tickets at $7 per adult, $2 per child (5-11), and children up to four years old get free admission. The savings are profound and prices haven’t changed for years now.  Furthermore, an additional advantage of going to drive-ins versus a regular movie theatre is that you get to sit in the comfort of your car or lawn chair instead of a nasty chair God knows who has sat in… Eww!

In addition, you can position your car in the best view by dropping the top or backing up your jeep. The next best thing is you can gauge the audio of the movie on your car’s radio or your phone for your convenience. Another great perk is that you don’t have to stand in long lines for snacks if you don’t want to, in that, there are carts that will drive up to serve you a variety of delicious treats.

Moreover, a drive-in theatre is not just for couples date nights but great for carrying young children or indulging in a movie by yourself. Being a mom, I realized it’s difficult and annoying to bring young children to a regular theatre but found reassurance in taking my daughter to drive-in theatres where it is less likely for her antics to disturb other moviegoers. My entire family enjoys our frequent outings to our local drive-in theatre and I recommend to experience it at least once. I’m heading to the drive-in this weekend to see Crazy Rich Asians!

There are optional showtimes and movie selections for your choosing, so next time if you are looking for a more inexpensive and relaxing movie night check out your local drive-in theatre.

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