I think Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman might be my new favorite DC superhero. I feel like a straight-up traitor for saying that, since Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is clearly the best hero they’ve cranked out yet. There’s just something about Mamao that I love. No, it’s not because he’s gorgeous…though that helps. It’s because Jason Mamoa really seems like the type of guy who would stick up for the underdog, then hang-out and play drinking games with him. Sure he’s beautiful, but he also seems like a good guy, which is the part I like the most. So, who wants to see Aquaman EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
If you aren’t an avid Marvel fan, you might be tempted to blow off Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I’ll admit to a small eye-roll myself, when I saw that yet another version of Spidey was in the works, and that THIS ONE didn’t include Tom Holland. Then my daughter (who spends too much time watching superhero theories on YouTube) clued me in to the different Marvel universes and how Miles Morales (our new Spider-Man) plays into them.
The multiverse concept might sound extremely dorky to those of us who don’t follow the comics, but it works fantastically in the hands of an animation expert like director Bob Persichetti (Puss in Boots, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Little Prince). He has taken the story of Miles Morales’ interaction with a radioactive spider and slipped it almost seamlessly from page to screen. It results in the clearest example of a comic-book-movie to date, but it doesn’t always work. Continue reading →
Did you know that Barry Jenkins has another movie coming out? Yes, the man who tore our hearts out with Moonlight has another film opening just in time for Oscar season, and this one is based on a novel by the extraordinary James Baldwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of a young couple in the 1970s who fall victim to a broken criminal justice system. I’ve seen this one and can tell you that it is packed with some of the best performances of the year (Regina King is my personal favorite as the family matriarch, and I love anything that Brian Tyree Henry does). If Beale Street Could Talk will almost certainly be part of the Oscar-conversation this year too, and it was just nominated for three Golden Globes. So, who wants to see If Beale Street Could Talk EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
On the Basis of Sex sounds like some dirty comedy that would star Dakota Johnson or Rebel Wilson, but it’s actually quite the opposite. This movie tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she challenged gender-discrimination laws during the early years of her career. It stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, before she ever became a Supreme Court Justice, and Armie Hammer as her husband, Marty. So, who wants to see On the Basis of Sex EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Remember all the times you lusted after Christian Bale in those Batman movies? Or maybe you left American Psycho all thirsty from the shower scene, even though he was playing a sadistic bastard. We’ve all had our Christian Bale thoughts, but check him out in that photo above. Believe it or not, that’s him playing Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. Bale is not the only creative-casting choice from this movie either. Sam Rockwell plays a young George W. Bush and Amy Adams plays the Vice-President’s wife, Lynne Cheney in this story of the their time in office. So, who wants to see Vice EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Have you tried one of those escape rooms yet? If so, were you able to actually escape? I’ve tried TWICE now and still haven’t made it out, which makes the premise of Escape Room pretty scary. A group of strangers compete in an escape room, supposedly for a cash prize. They’re actually playing to survive, which means I’d be dead two times over by now. So, who wants to see Escape Room EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Did you hear that Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 movie? Yep, Once Upon a Deadpool is a cleaned up version of the film AND it will include 20 minutes of new footage. It opens December 12th and is a fundraiser for F*ck Cancer, which will get $1 from every ticket sold. That’s why I feel kind of weird about giving away tickets to see Once Upon a Deadpool. If you’d like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
What the HELL is Jennifer Lopez doing? She’s older than me and she still manages to look like a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Seriously…what is it, Jenny? I know that it’s probably some mega-pricey goop made of squid-livers and placentas but I don’t care. Just gimme. Jennifer Lopez also has a new movie coming out this Christmas called Second Act, and it looks adorable. I have passes to a handful of screenings too, happening all over Texas! Continue reading →
Been wondering what movies you need to see? I was just on Good Morning Texas, talking to Alanna Sarabia about that very thing. I covered some big Oscar-buzz flicks, like The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots, and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, as well as the new Jungle Book film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. We also talked about the new Marvel projects, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 that everyone’s so excited about. Click HERE to watch the segment, then buy tickets to the movie of your choice HERE:
Check the website for more movie reviews, if none of these new ones strike your fancy, and you might as well take a look at the Once Upon a Deadpool trailer while you’re here. Omigod, seriously…Fred Savage???
Did Thanksgiving stir up any old sibling rivalries? Maybe you were fighting with your sister about the stuffing and how it shouldn’t be made with cornbread, then it suddenly turned into a simmering war that’s been waging twenty years? If so, it still wasn’t as toxic as the battle that wages between Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots. Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie take on the roles of rival queens and tear into each other like Joan Collins and Linda Evans. Is that reference too vague? Well, who cares when you can see Mary Queen of Scots EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →