TooFab has some solid suggestions on how to kill time this holiday season.
It's that time of year when we have way too much time on our hands and desperately need content to stare mindlessly at over a very long holiday weekend.
Don't worry, TooFab has some solid suggestions on how to kill time this Thanksgiving, from what's streaming on Netflix to what's worth seeing in theaters.
At the box office this week:
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
The Drago family is back to try and break another American fighter in "Creed II."
This time, Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed (son of Carl Weathers' "Rocky" character Apollo Creed) will face off against Viktor Drago (son of Dolph Lundgren's "Rocky IV" villain Ivan Drago).
33-year-old spoiler alert: Ivan's the fighter who killed Apollo in the ring, spawning the infamous quote from the 1985 film, "If he dies, he dies."
While Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) already got revenge on the Soviet boxer by knocking him out cold in Drago's homeland, it now appears to be Adonis' turn to do the same. Romanian boxer Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu will play Ivan's son in the film, in which Lundgren will also appear.
Stars Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad and Andre Ward return for the sequel, while Steven Caple Jr. takes over directing duties from Ryan Coogler.
"Ralph Breaks the Internet"
Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman
People are praising "Ralph Breaks the Internet" for its "heart," "emotional core" and "charming" humor.
The film follows titular character Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reily) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) on a new adventure deep inside of the Internet. The sequel will have many Easter eggs and pop culture references, from Google to "Star Wars," as well as an epic meetup of all the Disney princesses.
Honorable mentions also include:
"Instant Family" starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who want to adopt one child but end up with three.
"Robin Hood," while it received mixed reviews it should still hold your attention with stars Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton.
"Widows" has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and boasts Viola Davis as the lead and Steve McQueen at the helm. The official plot for the film goes as follows: "'Widows' is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities." It also stars Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell.
Here’s a few suggestions for Netflix:
"The Christmas Chronicles" (Thanksgiving Day 2018)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis
We expect the guy famous for playing dystopian badass Snake Plissken to go down in history as one of the greatest movie Santas ever, joining Tim Allen ("The Santa Claus"), Richard Attenborough ("Miracle on 34th Street"), Ed Asner ("Elf") and Billy Bob Thornton ("Bad Santa").
The kids movie follows a little girl and her older brother trying to catch Santa on camera, and then sneaking in his sleigh when they actually do. It's all downhill from there when disaster strikes in the air, but of course that near-tragedy sets us up for a magical adventure following kids teaming up with Santa to get him back in the air so he can save Christmas.
Like "Elf," this movie appears to be full of heartwarming holiday spirit and subversive humor that puts a new spin on the Santa Claus mythology we all know and love.
Plus it stars Darby Camp, a young actress who is one of our favorite parts of HBO's "Big Little Lies." You know, Reese Witherspoon's on-screen daughter, who has great taste in music.
"Bad Santa" (2003)
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton and the late-great Bernie Mac.
It’s everything you either want or don’t want in a holiday movie – sex, crime, alcoholism, and just truly bad behavior. Oh, plus lots of awkward Santa Claus moments and nasty elves.
Also, Bad Santa 2 is streaming on the site.
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor
Um, Jim Carrey plays the Grinch. Just watch it already, no matter how painful it might be.