Top 5 movies to watch while weathering the blizzard

Kathleen Ellison

The recent weather aside, this time of year Lock Haven is usually a wintry mess of sky dandruff we call snow. Everywhere else seems to be getting hammered with the stuff, so you should all be prepared for when we inevitably get hit with a blizzard. For you freshmen (and other dear readers), here are five movies you should watch on a snow day.



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“Frozen” (2013)


I’m absolutely sick of this movie, but I feel like nothing is more appropriate to watch, especially with this crazy weather we’ve been having. Besides, with a snow day you can stay home, embrace your inner child and sing along with Idina Menzel – because that song is as catchy as the plague.



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“Fargo” (1996)

After watching a Disney movie, you can make your movie day a little more sophisticated with a critically acclaimed Coen brothers movie. This dark comedy has suspense, humor, murder and of course: snow (it does take place in North Dakota). This artistically beautiful film is a must-see for any movie aficionado, but even a regular moviegoer can appreciate it.




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“Spaceballs” (1987)


Okay, “Fargo” is kind of grim (it is a dark comedy), so following up with a Mel Brooks classic will definitely lighten up the atmosphere. Nothing is more appropriate right now than this “Star Wars” spoof given the new movie, “The Force Awakens.” Probably one of his most quotable and iconic films, it’s definitely perfect to relax with after watching someone get put through a woodchipper.




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“Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015)


Of course, now the weak moviegoers will start to be waning after that good comedy, so we got to get the blood pumping with this fast paced action flick. At this point, you’re probably sick of the snow, so take a trip to the down under into a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland. You’ll be ready to ride into Valhalla shiny and chrome before you know it!




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“The Princess Bride” (1987)


What better way to finish off a movie marathon than with the masterpiece, “The Princess Bride”? This movie has everything for everyone: action, romance, comedy, sword fights, pirates, miracles and R.O.U.S.’s. It’s sweet storybook tone will be perfect for the quiet evening in.


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