What to Watch this Weekend

Enjoy the weekend with a couple of great VOD titles now available.  And BACON popcorn. 

Pacific Rim

Rated PG-13
131 Minutes
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro 

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.



The Heat

Rated R
116 Minutes
Directed by Paul Feig

Starring: Sandra Bullock; Melissa McCarthy; Demian Bichir; Marlon Wayans; Michael Rapaport

An FBI Special Agent - the Fed - and a Boston cop - the Fuzz - couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.  


Bacon and Cheese Popcorn


4 quarts popped popcorn
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke seasoning
1/3 cup bacon bits or soy ‘bacon’ bits
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon seasoned salt or kosher salt


Place popcorn in a large serving bowl.
Place butter in a small bowl and melt in microwave, about 20 seconds. Stir liquid smoke into butter.
Pour butter mixture over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly.
Sprinkle bacon bits, Parmesan cheese and salt over popcorn.
Toss and serve immediately.