Halloween is finally knocking at the front door dressed is ghostly costumes asking for candy and other goodies. Most people love the tradition for all the fun it brings and for the feel that fall has officially started.
I have found that there are, for the most part, two kinds of people on Halloween. There are those like me who love to take in the frightful night partying dressed in a potentially questionable get up that may bring just a little more attention than usual. Or, if I’m being a drag, which is most Halloweens, I’m at home with a bowl of popcorn, some kind of spirit (in my cup) watching a good scary movie in the dark… with my hands covering my eyes.
Then there are those who don’t do anything remotely related to the night and quite frankly, could not care less about ghosts, goblins and spirits (not in your cup). If that’s you, keep on reading.
Not liking all the hoopla of Halloween and preferring to stay in is perfectly acceptable. And if you fall into that category here is anti- Halloween movie list to help you out.
Yes, it is a romantic comedy that has its share of laughs. It’s a good movie to watch because you can so relate to the antics Ben and Andy go through in their quest to get over on each other. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey is the dynamic duo.
You can literally never go wrong with Friends. In fact, it is my go too when I am cleaning the house or working on something. This TV show makes you laugh and like How to Lose a Guy; you can relate to the lives of six twenty-somethings trying to balance love, work, and friendship.
This movie is fun; So much fun. You’ll forget all about the kids knocking on your door as you’ll be engrossed in the music of this stage play turned mega hit movie. I love it because of Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson of course and because of my favorite scene- Jimmy Early (played by Eddie Murphy) singing his “Jimmy Got Soul” impromptu jam; Such a great moment.
He’s Just Not That Into You
This ensemble cast movie (with three of Hollywood’s Jennifers) is an intricate story telling of a group of people who’s lives intertwine in a romantically messed up way for most of them. You have either been in their shoes or know someone who has.
Can’t Hardly Wait
If you have not seen this movie, please by all means, add it to your list of films to watch now. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green and a host of other 90’s actors, it will take you back to simpler yet complicated-for-a-whole-other-reason times in your life.
A nostalgia movie for sure, this intriguing story offers up the question- in the game of love and war, who’s to blame? I don’t want to give too much away, just know that it stars Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan and is a cult classic.
This movie lives up to its title. It is a feel good movie that brings the realities of living in Inglewood “Always up to no good” California to the big screen but in a funny way. Starring the beautiful Zoe Kravitz, the premise of three nerds accidentally becoming drug dealers has more to it than what meets the eye. It’s worth watching.
Starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, this movie will make you laugh. The leading actors have chemistry that just translates very well on the screen. The idea that two people who met on a blind date gone bad ending up in Africa staying in the same room with their children is a story you just have to see for yourself. Terry Crews is hilarious in it as well and makes it all the more worth seeing.
Craig Robinson doesn’t get the credit he deserves and in this movie starring him, Kerry Washington, and David Allen Greer, it is one hell of a ride. Robinson is the “not good enough” boyfriend who spends the weekend with his girlfriend’s family whom he coins “the chocolate Kennedy’s.” Antics ensue and the race to see who survives the weekend is one to keep you entertained.
I am truly a sucker for musicals, and this is one of the best in the last ten years. A remake of John Waters 1988 hit, you will be rewinding to remember lyrics and learn dance moves; and that’s okay. John Travolta is great as Edna Turnblad, and Nick Blonsky shines in her breakout role.
See, celebrating Halloween isn’t always about the thrills and chills. Get some laughter in your life and enjoy the night your way.