Bob’s Burgers: Mother’s Day

“Mom, Lies, and Videotapes” Season 7, Episode 20

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So this is a new holiday for Bob’s Burgers to be observing. This is the first Mother’s Day episode of the series, and it falls in a similar theme to the Gayle Tales episode, where the kids are telling imaginative stories. In this episode, Linda is sick and misses the school’s Mother’s Day recital. Bob is supposed to videotape it. but he runs out of battery and space on the tape. The kids decide to just tell Linda what happened, but they decide to embellish it to make it more exciting. Louise tells a tale about the Old West, Gene’s story is themed around Greek myths, and Tina does a combination of Aliens and Freaky Friday. I found them to be really funny and creative and they are all about moms so it definitely works for the holiday theme. I’d say Bob’s Burgers gets an A on its first Mother’s Day episode.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? Yes

Holiday rating: 9 moms

The Kings of Summer (2013): Summer

The Kings of Summer

So this movie follows three boys living out every angsty teen’s dream about running away and living on their own. Three friends build a home in the forest and decide to live on their own. Rather predictably, the freedom is fun at first but they begin to face problems they can’t handle and their paradise falls apart. This movie is a sweet, coming-of-age comedy, nothing more nothing less. It’s heartwarming and will make you want to run around the woods like a wild animal. It makes you long for summers free of responsibility and full of adventures, which isn’t something you get to have as an adult. This movie is a little break from reality.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 7 surfboards

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016): Summer

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Okay, so I don’t think anyone would go into watching this movie thinking they were going to be a cinematic masterpiece. I can’t even imagine the people making it thought they were making a good movie. Like it follows a pretty standard raunchy comedy formula. I’m not sure when comedies turned into this, but they did at some point during the mid 00’s. Anyway, this definitely isn’t anything special. The characters are bad people, but not fleshed out enough for them to be believable like the characters in Always Sunny. Adam DeVine is over the top as usual, Aubrey Plaza is also painful to watch. Zefron and Anna Kendrick are mildly enjoyable, I think they did the best they could with the material they had. Anyway, this movie is set in Hawaii, so there’s some beautiful summer time shots throughout the film. In fact I almost wonder if this film was just an excuse for the actors to go on vacation. Anyway, the beautiful scenery will definitely evoke a summer time feel, and it’s not the worst comedy you’ll ever see.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee

Holiday rating: 5 surfboards

Leprechaun (1993): St. Patrick’s Day

Leprechaun

So this has been in my drafts since March and I thought I posted it but I didn’t, but I’m just gonna upload it now because I refuse to have it sitting here for a year.

This movie is a classic around this time of year, I’m pretty sure there’s a marathon of the entire series on FX on St. Patrick’s Day. This movie is also awful. Just… so awful. It has a young Jennifer Aniston as a girl who moves out to the country with her father. In the basement of their new house is a Leprechaun who is accidentally unleashed, seeking revenge for his gold being stolen. He starts murdering people. The special effects are horrendous, the acting is terrible, the whole thing is just a mess. But man is it a fun mess to watch. If you’re into campy horror, then look no further.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee

Holiday rating: 9 shamrocks

Spring Breakers (2012): Spring Break

Spring Breakers

So this is probably not how most people want their spring break to go, at least the second half. This film follows four college girls who are pretty terrible people as they go on spring break. They rob a restaurant in order to fund their trip and then just proceed to get wasted. When they’re arrested for their drug use, they’re bailed out by a local rapper played by James Franco and then get involved in his shady lifestyle. This whole movie is weird, but it’s a Harmony Korine movie so why wouldn’t it be. I can never tell if he takes his movies seriously, like if there is a message and the films are deeper than they appear, or if they really are just lazy observation. He said he wanted to create a “sensory film” and I definitely thing he achieved that goal. Either way, I guess if you want a film to get you in the party mood this is the one for you.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 9 bikini tops

How I Met Your Mother: St. Patrick’s Day

“No Tomorrow” Season 3, Episode 12

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Well long time no see, friends. Partially because my favorite holidays have passed, but also because I got a new job and after an 11 hours teaching preschool all I want to do is sleep. But anyway, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. There’s not too many episodes or movies associated with this holiday, but one of my favorites is this episode of HIMYM. Mainly because I strongly relate to seeing people hit rock bottom. In this episode, Ted and Barney go out to celebrate and decide to live as if there’s no tomorrow. Everything is going right for them, free drinks, hot girls, avoiding arrest. However, the next morning in the light of day, Ted realizes that all the things that seemed awesome with beer goggles on, were actually kind of douchey. And I think he kind of realizes that he’s at a place in his life where he’s feeling very lost. This is also the episode where Ted acquires the infamous yellow umbrella. I think this episode represents the American day of drinking pretty well, you’re screaming no regrets while you’re drunk, and realizing how many regrets you do have during the hangover. It’s definitely one to watch if you’re looking for something to watch this St. Patricks Day… before or after your hangover.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 9 shamrocks

A Christmas Story: Christmas

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Well if you’re looking for a beloved classic, then look no further. I do know a few people that dislike this movie, but I think the general consensus is positive. I have been watching this movie every Christmas for as long as I can remember and I absolutely love it. Honestly, I don’t think any movie feels like Christmas the way this one does for me, and I know that that’s 100% just a personal preference. This movie is follows the Christmas of a little boy and his family in the 1960’s. It has some classic quotes and scenes and is dripping in classic Christmas aesthetic. I highly recommend you check it out if it is somehow not on your must watch list.

Netlflix available? No

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? Yes

Holiday rating: 10 Christmas trees