Movie Theater popcorn…is there nothing better?
I have never figured out why it tastes so much better than the popcorn I make at home.
Is it the butter?
I put butter on my home popped corn and it does not taste like the theater popcorn.
If anyone has a clue, please clue me in.
The Captain and I managed to get in a couple movies AND that good tasting popcorn, these past few busy busy weeks.
If you have a couple minutes…I will give you a quick review of both these movies as we liked both of them.
The first movie we saw was “Wonder”….
“Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time”
This story about a 10 year old little boy who has been home schooled is suddenly thrust into the real world of “kids can be cruel” as he starts elementary school.
It is interesting because the movie reveals how all members of the family and friends have their own issues because the focus is on this boy, Auggie with Treacher Collins Syndrome. After multiple cosmetic surgeries to correct badly disfiguring facial disorders, Auggie is very self conscious and likes to hide behind his space helmet. I don’t want to say more because perhaps you are wanting to see the movie.
I will say Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are believable as Auggie’s parents.
The second movie we saw was “Darkest Hour”....
“A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history”.
Yes, I am sure some of the younger generation might find the movie a little slow… the timeline consisted of just a few weeks in May.
For those of us who studied this time period in school…it fills in the gap, at least for me and of course the United States was not involved at that time.
We would recommend both movies and if you have seen them, I would be interested in your thoughts.
Meanwhile, if you have any tips on how popcorn made at home can taste as delicious as the popcorn in movie theaters, I would be happy to hear about it.
Have a great and Happy New Year!