For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved movie night. The way movies managed to completely transfix me by transporting me to a different place in space and time allowing me to fully escape everything going on in my life.
I remember the summer before I started middle school laying in front of the TV and watching movie after movie. My love for movies and quoting them even led me to continuously play and pause the movie so I could write the entire script down for easier memorization (pre-Internet days).
Even as an adult, watching movies together has always been something my husband and I have enjoyed doing. There was a period of several years that it was rare a Tuesday passed without picking up a new movie. Before we started having kids our personal movie collection had grown to over 800 films.
Kids are expensive and don’t share (nor would we want them to) our taste in movies so once we expanded our family our movie collection stopped growing. So has the time we’ve been able to dedicate to watching new movies.
Planning the perfect movie night isn’t as easy as it once was. Understandably, making things run seamlessly or was close to perfect as possible with two little ones requires some preparation and planning. I know other parents probably have similar feelings so that’s why I want to brainstorm some helpful tips that will help you prepare for your next movie night. Whether that be with kids, or without.
3 Ways to Prepare for the Perfect Movie Night
1.) Know your audience. Planning a movie night for a group of friends, date night with your spouse, or the entire family are each completely different.
2.) Create an experience. Just because you’re watching a movie at home doesn’t mean you can’t have the theater experience. Dim the lights, pop the popcorn, and turn off your cell phones. Shut out the rest of the world and focus on enjoying a good movie with the rest of your audience.
3.) Choose your movie wisely. Time is always something that most of us are lacking in so wasting time on a not-so-great movie is disappointing. So that’s why when I plan a movie night now, I try to consult reviews to find critics that share a similar opinion so I don’t waste precious time on flicks that are likely to disappoint.
Pop Secret has partnered with Rotten Tomatoes in creating a new Find Your Critic tool. Find Your Critic was designed to help you find critics that share your taste in movies. No longer are you taking such a big risk when watching a new movie by potentially sacrificing precious time by falling victim to a movie that is mediocre and just doesn’t meet your taste.
Using the tool is simple, just follow these easy tips!
- Rate 12 films using the Find Your Critic tool.
- Find Your Critic will compare your movie ratings with other critics at Rotten Tomatoes and display the results of the critics that most closely match how you rate movies.
- Movies that you have rated and continue to rate will continue to update and further determine your best critic matches.
- By following your critic’s reviews, you’ll be able to see how they rated movies and be able to make your next movie night a success!
Are you ready to plan your perfect movie night now? Get started picking the perfect movie for you with the Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic Tool today!
At Pop Secret, we love movies as much as you love movies. That’s why we created the Find Your Critic tool with Rotten Tomatoes. It helps you figure out which movie critics you should listen to. All you have to do is rate some movies and the tool figures out which critics share your taste in movies. It even helps you follow your critics’ new movie reviews and recos. So when it comes to enjoying movies, the only thing you have to worry about is which kind of Pop Secret to make. Check it out!
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