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Friday Night Movies

Article by Daniela Nandlal, RCR’s international entertainment reporter,
follow her on Twitter @dani_eighty8 or Instagram @DanielaNandlal

For some of us, we’re just a few hours away where we could bid the work day goodbye and say hello to the weekend. Tick tock, it’s almost 5 o’ clock.

In case you choose to pass up the martinis and turn on the movies tonight, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for an instant adrenaline rush to watch with your cat, Betty, something to pull on your heart strings, a family film or some extraterrestrial action, we’ve got you covered.

Luckily for you, we’re all about popcorn, furry friends and good films around here. That’s why we have compiled a Friday night film list that is guaranteed to make you shout out, thank God it’s Friday!

  1. Bridesmaids

Year: 2011

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper

Genre: Romantic Comedy

What’s it about: Annie is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian, is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride’s go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

  1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 days

Year: 2003

Starring: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey

Genre: Romantic Comedy

What’s it about:  An advice columnist, Andie Anderson, tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana, loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry, who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire

  1. Silver Linings Playbook

Year: 2012

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro

Genre: Drama film/Comedy-drama

What’s it about: After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano winds up living with his parents. He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany, who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

  1. John Wick

Year: 2014

Starring: Keanu Reeves,  Michael Nyqvist,  Alfie Allen

Genre: Action

What’s it about: Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John’s prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef’s father, John’s former colleague puts a huge bounty on John’s head.

  1. Lethal Weapon

Year: 1987

Starring:  Mel Gibson,  Danny Glover,  Gary Busey  |

Genre: Action

What’s it about: Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh, Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. As they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to form a bond. Riggs’ volatile behavior might just help them apprehend the criminals — if it doesn’t kill them both first.

  1. Aliens

Year: 1987

Starring:  Sigourney WeaverCarrie HennMichael BiehnPaul ReiserLance HenriksenBill Paxton and William Hope.

Genre: Science Fiction

What’s it about: After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt. But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.

  1. Superbad

Year: 2007

Starring: Michael Cera,  Jonah Hill,  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  |

Genre: Comedy

What’s it about: High-school seniors Seth and Evan have high hopes for a graduation party: The co-dependent teens plan to score booze and babes so they can become part of the in-crowd, but separation anxiety and two bored police officers complicate the pair’s self-proclaimed mission.

  • Jump Street

Year: 2012

Starring: Jonah Hill,  Channing Tatum,  Ice Cube

Genre: Comedy

What’s it about: When cops Schmidt and Jenko join the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go under cover as high-school students. They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, and set out to shut down a dangerous drug ring. But, as time goes on, Schmidt and Jenko discover that high school is nothing like it was just a few years earlier and, what’s more, they must again confront the teenage terror and anxiety they thought they had left behind.

  1. Moana

Year: 2016

Starring:  Auli’i Cravalho,  Dwayne Johnson,  Rachel House

Genre: Animation

What’s it about: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

  1. Coraline

Year: 2009

Starring: Dakota Fanning,  Teri Hatcher,  John Hodgman  |

Genre: Animation

What’s it about: While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

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About Daniela
Daniela Nandlal is a writer, a reader and an admirer of clever cats. She currently lives mostly in her head but occasionally can be found in the Caribbean Isle of Trinidad. Follow her on Instagram: danielanandlal