Chastain & Johannson

MOVIE REVIEWS: “Ghost in the Shell” & “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (btw, they kill the animals)

Yes, I just gave away a major plot point for The Zookeeper’s Wife and you know why?
Because people get pissed when you kill the animals! Just ask John Wick. Continue reading →

Stephen King's "It"

Stephen King’s “It” & Why It Reminds Me of College Sex

I saw the trailer for the movie It today and immediately had a flashback of the book. Unlike most people, who probably envisioned Tim Curry in a clown suit, I saw my college dorm room with perfect clarity, and heard my roommate having sex in the bunk below me.
See, my roommate fell desperately in love our freshman year of college and did her best to consummate that love nightly.
In our room.
On the bottom bunk.
Those who’ve never shared a bunk bed don’t realize that nothing happens in the bottom bunk without the top bunk hearing it. I tried to clue my roommate into this one night by saying, “I know what you’re doing down there.” Continue reading →

Cain, Freeman, Arkin

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Going in Style” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you’re like me, you probably knew nothing about Going in Style until this very moment. Do yourself a favor and watch the trailer below so you’ll KNOW how badly you want to see this movie. Continue reading →

Chris Evans

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Gifted” EARLY & FOR FREE

We can all pretend that I’m excited about Gifted because I have tremendous respect for Chris Evans’ body of work. I’ll admit that it’s nice to see him OUT of the Captain America suit and working with Octavia Spencer again (they were in Snowpiercer together), but really, I’d watch that man in anything. Continue reading →

Scarlett Johansson

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Ghost in the Shell” EARLY & FOR FREE

I think I’ve heard more about the Ghost in the Shell controversy than I’ve heard about the movie itself. See, Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular Japanese manga and the main character, Major, has always been considered Japanese. There were cries of whitewashing when Scarlett Johansson was cast in the role, but not everyone agrees. In fact, the director of the original anime, Mamoru Oshii, had this to say to IGN.com: Continue reading →

Jessica Chastain

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Zookeeper’s Wife” EARLY & FOR FREE

Jessica Chastain once made the mistake of responding to my tweet. She and Edgar Wright (Director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) were having a Twitter-chat when I slipped in a comment. They both cyber-chuckled, which sent me over the moon (far more excitement than any grown woman should get from celebrity tweets) AND launched my still-burning Jessica Chastain crush. She’s currently starring in The Zookeeper’s Wife, which tells the true story of Polish zookeepers who risked their lives during the German invasion to save people, as well as animals. It looks fantastic and since Jessica and I are such good friends, I’m giving away passes to see The Zookeeper’s Wife EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

Radio

The World’s Crappiest Radio Fan

One of the worst things about having a job as a radio personality is when you lose that job. Close friends and family tend to find out from each other, but the burden of filling in the rest of the world usually falls on you. This leads to some uncomfortable situations, but the good news is that it usually passes within a matter of months.
Unless you’re ME, that is.
See, I just ran into someone who thought I was still co-hosting a morning radio show that’s been defunct for 2.5 years.
I see this woman all the time. I don’t even recall how we became friendly, but she’s always quick with a hug and “Hello,” so it’s easy to like her. Our friendship has never gone beyond these pleasantries until recently, when we happened to be leaving a movie at the same time. We were waving our good-byes when she said, “I can’t wait to hear what you say about it on the radio tomorrow!”
What? Continue reading →

McGregor & Miller

PODCAST: “T2: Trainspotting 2” Movie (& Gratuitous Nudity) Review

I saw Trainspotting 2 with Rebekah Black and Adelfa Cardenas last night but ONE OF US hadn’t seen the original! Did it affect how she felt about the new one? Is Trainspotting 2 a worthy follow-up or should you save your money? Should you go JUST to see more of what’s pictured above? Listen to the podcast to find out, then buy tickets to see Trainspotting 2 by clicking HERE.

Peña & Shepard

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “CHiPs” EARLY & FOR FREE

You thought you didn’t need a big-screen reboot of the classic TV show CHiPs and…well…you probably didn’t, but you’re getting one anyway. This CHiPs stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña as members of the California Highway Patrol, but their origin story has been changed completely. We also get a visit from Kristen Bell, but I don’t think there will be any adorable sloth-moments this time around. If you’d like to see CHiPs EARLY and FOR FREE, click HERE to get your passes, then watch the trailer below. (CHiPs opens nationwide 3/24 and you can buy tickets HERE.)

Bridesmaids

When to IGNORE Film Critics (Written by a Film Critic)

I should probably explain myself, before I get in trouble for that title.
Yes, there are plenty of times when you should consult your favorite Film Critic. If you are on the fence about a movie or can’t decide about taking your kid to see it, then YES! Definitely see what they have to say. You should also check with Film Critics to find out about the NEW movies you should watch for (Have you seen Get Out yet? What the HELL are you waiting for???).
You SHOULD NOT, however, let a Film Critic change your mind about seeing a movie you’re excited about.
Case in point: Beauty and the Beast. Continue reading →