Reynolds & Jackson

PODCAST: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Movie Review & “Deadpool 2” Discussion

Rebekah Black and I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard last night, then had some drinks and fought about Samuel L. Jackson’s real age. We also discussed this week’s Women Texas Film Festival, as well as the tragic news from the set of Deadpool 2 Monday. Check it all out in the podcast and don’t forget to visit the Free Movie Passes page to see what I’m giving away next. Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll get passes to see Stephen King’s It soon!

Film Festival

The Women Texas Film Festival (& Why You Should GO!)

We talk so often about the lack of representation in film and the rotten roles women are usually offered. We complain loud and long about the sad number of female directors, writers, and even critics but we know the truth. The film industry runs on $$$$$$ and that will ALWAYS be the deciding factor when it comes to what-gets-made-and-when.
That’s why we need to show up.
We need to get behind every solid piece of film-making that is offered by women and, if you aren’t already on board, The Women Texas Film Festival is a fantastic place to start.
The Women Texas Film Festival runs August 16th through the 20th and is the only full-fledged, female-focused film festival in Texas (read it’s D Magazine feature HERE). Continue reading →

Geremy Jasper

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Patti Cake$” EARLY & FOR FREE

I often call August the “armpit of movie season,” but that’s not actually the case. While we might see some pretty sad wide-release options, independent film flourishes this time of year. Take for instance, PATTI CAKE$. Time Magazine calls it an “instant classic” while Variety says, “One of the year’s most endearing discoveries.” It’s also been tearing up the film festival circuit and has already won a stack of awards. So, still think you don’t want watch Patti Dombrowski fight to become rap star in PATTI CAKE$? Why don’t you take a look at the trailer below and THEN decide? Continue reading →

McGarry & Fisk

OUT & ABOUT: Back-to-School Events, Concerts & Cary Elwes (Plus My “Annabelle: Creation” Review)

I was on Good Morning Texas recently, talking about all the events you need to hit before the kids head back to school. Yes, it’s already that time! I’ve got everything you need to know about new movies, sports and activities for the kids so watch the segment HERE, then find the links below. Continue reading →

Annabelle- The Lowe Files

Reviews of ANNABELLE: CREATION & THE LOWE FILES – And Some Ghost Stories of Our OWN!

I saw Annabelle: Creation with Rebekah Black recently, then we had some cocktails and tried to shake it off. Here’s our review of the movie, which led to a chat about Rob Lowe’s new show The Lowe Files AND some ghost stories of our own. Listen to the podcast below Continue reading →

Annabelle: Creation

MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Is “Annabelle: Creation” OK for Kids?

I get the occasional angry comment when I talk about watching scary movies with my kids. They usually come from people who don’t actually have children, though. Breeders like ME know that kids out grow Disney flicks and eventually want to watch something more exciting. That’s when they start relentlessly badgering parents about seeing movies that the Motion Picture Association of America has deemed inappropriate for them. These are often the same kids who watch The Walking Dead or equally scary fare, who are familiar with the type of violence the MPAA frowns on.

This is where I come in.

I have a 13-year-old girl who wants to watch everything. Is it scary? Would it make a grown man shiver and ask for a nightlight? Then my daughter wants to see it. Her favorite scary movie of all time is The Conjuring. She laughed when I showed her the original Poltergeist and declared that The Ring is, “more weird than scary.”

Can a kid like her handle Annabelle: Creation? Continue reading →

Jackson and Reynolds
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” EARLY & FOR FREE

If The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie trailer was any more fun, it’d need to come with adult diapers to catch that unexpected tinkle from giggling too hard. Too gross? Well, just watch the trailer below and then tell me in wrong. Continue reading →

The Glass Castle

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Glass Castle” EARLY & FOR FREE

Those of us who’ve read Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle can tell you how beautiful, poetic and enraging it can be, all at the same time. The book tells of Walls’ turbulent upbringing, which was in constant turmoil due her to parents’ persistent issues. Woody Harrelson plays Walls’ alcoholic father and Naomi Watts portrays her depressive mom, while Brie Larson is Jeannette Walls as an adult. That’s a handful of my favorite actors so hopefully this big-screen version will live up to the book. Wanna see it EARLY & FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Annabelle
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Annabelle: Creation” EARLY & FOR FREE

You either LOVE scary movies or you HATE THEM.
I don’t understand people who don’t like scary movies, though. YES, you will be scared and NO, you probably won’t sleep well for a while. If you’re lucky and the movie is REALLY SCARY, you might even have a hard time walking around your house in broad daylight for a few days. In best case scenarios, you might recall moments from the movie at 3:07am in the morning, when you’re stumbling in the dark towards the bathroom. Or when you have soap in your eyes in the shower. Or, best of all, when you’re driving alone down a dark, empty road late at night.
Yes, if a scary movie is REALLY GOOD, it will ruin you for a long time to come and isn’t that what we really want?
So, who wants so see Annabelle: Creation EARLY & FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Idris Elba
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Dark Tower” EARLY & FOR FREE

It isn’t easy for Stephen King fans, when we hear they’re making one of his books into a movie. We know that everything he writes will probably end up in theaters one day, but we’ve been let down so many times before.
It’s like the moment when your kid tells you she wants to do a hula-hoop routine at the school talent show. You smile and try to be encouraging, but you’ve seen her drop that hula-hoop WAY more times than you’ve seen her keep it up.
“Are you SURE, honey,” you ask her, hoping that she’ll change her mind. That’s when she senses your concern and asks, “WHY Mommy? Why SHOULDN’T I do a hula-hoop routine for the talent show?”
You, being the concerned parent, want to warn her about all the horrible things that could go wrong and how the other kids might laugh at her. You want to remind her that she’s actually not that great with a hula-hoop but you can’t bring yourself to do it.
So what happens?
You watch in horror as she drops her hula-hoop so many times during the talent show that the other parents think it’s part of her act. (True story.)
What does this have to do with the big-screen version Stephen King’s The Dark Tower? I’m not really sure but I feel much better now so thanks for letting me get that off my chest.
If you’d like to see The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey EARLY and FOR FREE though, I can help. Continue reading →