Planning the 2015 Movie Marathon

by - Monday, January 12, 2015

The Boy hates being the center of attention, so he doesn't like birthday parties, but I still want to celebrate him (because I am damn glad he was born), so we have started a tradition where we do a movie marathon of his choosing in his honor. I make a big fuss and try to cook the 4 things I know how to cook to correspond with the theme.

Last year, he had an Indiana Jones Movie Marathon; I especially had fun making the cake, because Lego Indiana Jones was getting popular, so there were LOTS of ideas to be found.

The year before, we celebrated with a Star Wars Movie Marathon, which is when the idea really picked up steam (it actually started in 2012 with a Harry Potter marathon, as most things do). I knocked the decorations out of the park (but of course there are about a million ideas online), so much so that some were still up when we moved out of the apartment.

So The Boy finally picked his theme for this year, which is Time Travel. Now this is way broader than before, so I am feeling a little overwhelmed with the possibilities. I am thinking it will culminate with the Back to the Future trilogy, but we need to decide on maybe 3-4 more for the week leading up to it. Here are some of the options, but I am open to suggestions!

Hot Tub Time Machine
The Time Machine
That One Star Trek (I may have to figure this out)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
 Pleasantville (Is this really time travel? Not sure)
Run Lola Run
Groundhog Day
Safety Not Guaranteed

A few have been vetoed already (Time Bandits, Planet of the Apes, Midnight in Paris, Anything that has anything to do with Dr. Who, which he hates), but I know there have to be more than what I have been thinking of. Next, I have to figure out what decorations I can do other than just a bunch of clocks. I may go more Back to the Future, since this is the year of the future in the movie (Under the Sea Dance? BBG is a puffy red vest? lots of Pepsi?).

I'll let you know what we come up with!

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  1. That's Star Trek IV, which has the added virtue of being set in San Francisco and the aquarium in Monterey. Pleasantville does not count. You should totally include groundhog Day because it includes one of Andee McDowall's finest performances!

  2. Please, oh please, add A Kid in King Arthur's Court and Encino Man to this list. Nothing like some bad '90s movies. Especially when they start Thomas Ian Nicholas and Brendan Frasier.

  3. Looper (yay, JGL!), The most recent Xmen Movie, Donnie Darko (sort of), Peggy Sue got Married... what a fun theme!