Better Weekend Blog! Movies, Concerts & Events! Make it a Better Weekend!

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Some really fun things to do and great organizations to support!  Plus see what's at the Box Office!


Get the popcorn ready! CLICK here to get connected to new movies out THIS WEEKEND

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Last weekend at the box office.....

There weren’t any wide releases this weekend, so the top 10 is pretty similar to last week’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet” didn’t have much competition for its third weekend – its $16-point-one million in earnings beat “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” by around a million for the top spot!

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” – over $16 million

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” – over $15 million

“Creed II” –  over $10 million

Here are my top 3 picks for this weekend!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it’s animated and the kids are gonna LOVE IT! Spider-Man mentors a teenager from Brooklyn, N.Y., to become the next web-slinging superhero

Once Upon A Deadpool is already in theaters and it’s HILARIOUS! It’s rated PG-13 this time, with Fred Savage and a throwback to the Princess Bride and Ryan Reynolds reprising his Deadpool character – this is my favorite pick for this weekend!

After the movie trailer: FYI: Deadpool was the highest-grossing R-rated film, the highest-grossing X-Men film, and the ninth-highest-grossing 2016 film. Critics praised Reynolds' performance, it also received many awards and nominations, including two Critics' Choice Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. Deadpool 2, was released in May 2018.

My last pick for you this weekend is also the most star filled! The Mule directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Clint’s daughter Allison Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Dianne Wiest and more: Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, a man takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.


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Before we get to our events, I would like to recognize and honor the little angels and teachers we lost on this day 6 years ago to the Sandy Hook tragedy. We have put 26 Random Acts of Kindness you can do today and throughout the weekend that won’t cost you a thing CLICK HERE.

This weekend the Holiday Spirit is abound in Connecticut! Carol sing-a-longs- several productions of The Nutcracker, Holiday lights and sights! Get connected to them all on our Better Weekend Blog! Here are just three I’d like to highlight:

All weekend at The Toyota Oakdale Theatre it’s Cirque Dreams Holidaze! Over 300 costumes, 20 of the world's best acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites. Lots of show times to choose from by viiting

Now through December 30, it’s Hamilton , the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. At The Bushnell – now while it may be SOLD OUT – there is a lottery EVERY DAY and you could actually still SEE HAMILTON – but you have to download the Hamilton APP – CLICK HERE

Join Faith Baptist Church for Santa's Sleigh Toy Drive being held at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday from 11am-3pm. They are in need of ALL TOYS as well as gift cards to Target, Walmart, iTunes, etc. Everything collected will then be distributed to children on December 22, 2018 at their Annual Holiday Toy Distribution. This will benefit over 400 families in need! Get in the holiday spirit and help children have a better holiday! Be sure to stop by with your donations!

So much to do and see in CT and beyond!  You can get connected to all by clicking HERE OR HERE.

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