A based-on-actual-events story of faith is heading to theaters just in time for Easter. Breakthrough stars Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas as parents whose child falls into a frozen lake while ice-skating (NBA superstar Stephen Curry is also it’s Executive Producer!). Breakthrough opens in theaters April 17th but I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE all over Texas! Continue reading →
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tim Burton. I loved him when he was making films like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood, but I still don’t know what to think of Dark Shadows. I also haven’t forgiven him for what he did to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but you can read my heartbroken daughter’s review of it HERE (she has, for the record, forgiven Asa Butterfield though).
But SURELY Tim Burton wouldn’t ruin Dumbo!
This story about a floppy eared elephant is so sad and sweetly perfect that it hasn’t been touched since they animated it in 1941. Tim Burton wouldn’t attempt this without a solid plan in place, would he? It won’t matter either way if you see Dumbo EARLY and FOR FREE, and I have passes for screenings in Grapevine AND Dallas! Continue reading →
Is it possible for ANY writer/director to not have a sophomore slump after a movie like Get Out? Jordan Peele gave us a film that was as interesting to watch as it was to discuss. It delivered a version of horror that we’d never seen before but with a heaping side of fun. We will be referencing Get Out’s music and messages for years, so is it even FAIR to expect that from Us? Continue reading →
Imagine for a second a teen-aged girl who has never seen herself in a mirror. How would a 16-year-old, who has never had the impressions of an outside world, see herself? What would she think when she scrolled through Instagram and saw girls her own age aspiring to certain images or goals? Then imagine that same teen-aged girl is a genetically modified killing machine who is being raised in the woods by her father. This is the basis for Hanna, starring Esme Creed-Miles (Saoirse Ronan played the role in 2011, when Hanna was released in theaters). It debuts on Amazon Prime March 29th, but watching parties will be held in Dallas and Houston before that, with free snacks, drinks AND a shot at $50 Amazon gift-cards! Continue reading →
Admit it. You spend an embarrassing amount of time watching animal videos on social media, don’t you? It’s OK, we all do. My personal favorites are the stories about people who find hope and redemption through animals, which is why I’m pumped about The Mustang. This one (from Executive Producer Robert Redford) is based on a real-life prison equestrian program where the horses and inmates help each other. If The Mustang sounds like your thing, Continue reading →
What is wrong with me? I just watched the entire trailer for The Aftermath, a post-WWII drama about families who are forced to share a German manor, with a big, goofy grin on my face. Maybe it’s because this drama (from Executive Producer Ridley Scott) just oozes sexual-tension, thanks to it’s stars Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård. She plays the wife of a British colonel (Jason Clarke) who moves into the home of a German widower (Skarsgård). The British colonel must leave to rebuild the shattered country and that’s when the flirty glances get cranking. So, who wants to see The Aftermath EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Spring Break starts this weekend for many of us and, while it’s great for extra bonding time with the family, it also tends to break the bank. That’s why I’m thrilled to offer some FREE MOVIE PASSES for kids of multiple ages! Continue reading →
The first thing I noticed about Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was the sound of her footsteps. They are heavy and solid, and signify that something serious is approaching. It’s quite a shift from earlier female superheroes, who are essentially deadly ballerinas. Implied weight is rarely a good thing for a female movie character (think back to ANY time you remember a woman with heavy footfalls in film) but it signifies a shift in how a woman is perceived onscreen. Carol Danvers isn’t light, but skinny can’t be expected to save the world.
Carol Danvers’ heavy steps are one of many progressive female notions you’ll catch in Captain Marvel, and how you feel about that will affect how you feel about the film in general. Will you soak it all in OR (like the woman sitting behind me at the screening) will you say, “Stop force-feeding me GIRL POWER!” Continue reading →
If you know me personally, you know that I love a good ghost story. I love hearing them and telling them and once I get started, you can forget about getting anything else done for the day. This is why I started the Haunted AF podcast with my friend Rebekah Black, who is also more than a little obsessed with scary stories. We won’t be creeping into haunted houses or ghost hunting on our own (not yet at least), but each episode features stories from people who’ve experienced something they simply can’t explain. It launched today with three episodes, but we’ll be adding more weekly. You can find the Haunted AF podcast on iTunes and Spotify (please subscribe and give us a quick review!) but I thought I’d share them right here as well, to get you started (make sure you start at Episode 1). Hope you enjoy it and please let us know if you have a scary story of your own at email@example.com!
Brie Larson is taking a beating right now! People have been trashing her new movie Captain Marvel before even seeing it, trolling her personally, and even accusing her character of “not smiling enough.” (Seriously?) You won’t hear me buying into any of it, though. I’ve been a huge fan of Brie Larson’s work since her 21 Jump Street days, and I especially appreciate how she supports diversity among film critics. Larson even gave this very website a plug on Twitter once, so I might have a bit of a crush on her. Sure I’m biased, but that doesn’t change the fact that Captain Marvel IS getting great reviews (read some of those HERE) AND ticket sales have already outpaced Wonder Woman. In fact, it’s currently the 2nd highest advanced ticket-seller (for a superhero movie) right behind Black Panther! None of that will matter if you get to see Captain Marvel EARLY and FOR FREE, and I actually have passes to TWO screenings! Continue reading →