Goldfinch

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Goldfinch” Early & For Free!

If you belong to a book-club, you are pumped about The Goldfinch. This one stars Ansel Egort, Finn Wolfhard and Nicole Kidman and is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. I wish I could tell you more about it but this book has been sitting unread on my nightstand for about 2 straight years now (true story). So, who wants to see The Goldfinch EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Hustlers
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Hustlers” in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin & New Orleans!

How incredible is this cast? Hustlers stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo and Lili Reinhart as former strip-club employees who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Even better, it’s taken from a New York Magazine article and based on a true story! You’ll be happy to know that I have passes to FREE SCREENINGS of Hustlers all over Texas, Continue reading →

Jillian Bell

MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Brittany Runs a Marathon” Inspirational or Insipid?

I had overlapping screenings this week, so Kristin and Meggan became my pinch-hitters again. I appreciate their conflicting reviews of Brittany Runs a Marathon though, and find it interesting that society still sees a woman’s Years of Questionable Judgement as some kind of hole that we fall into. Is that phase of stumbling along (literally and figuratively) not just an essential part of growing up for many women AND men? Or is it just the excuse I’m still using twenty years later? Either way, here are Kristin and Meggan’s reviews of Brittany Runs a Marathon (Thanks Ladies!):

KRISTIN – Theory: I am too close to the subject matter in Brittany Runs a Marathon to fully enjoy it. Or…maybe I’m a narcissist? Up for debate. Either way, I went into the screening of this Sundance hit ready to BE ENCHANTED. BE INSPIRED. In the end? Yeah…it was…good? I think? Continue reading →

It: Chapter Two

MOVIE REVIEW: Can “It Chapter Two” Do the Impossible? (& Parent Review)

Director Andrew Muschietti is attempting the impossible with It Chapter Two, by recreating a story that was damn-near indecipherable to begin with.
Want proof?
Sit down with five fans of the original Stephen King book and ask them to explain the ending of It. You will probably get five equally confusing answers.
The ending wasn’t the reason we fell in love with It though. Fans like me were pulled in by the young heroes from the first half, who battled evils that were supernatural and man-made. We didn’t care about that second muddy act because we were still riding a high from Part 1. Continue reading →

Jillian Bell

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Brittany Runs a Marathon” EARLY & FOR FREE

Feeling a little sluggish right now? Maybe you could use a push to get things moving again? Brittany Runs a Marathon might be just what the doctor ordered. It stars Jillian Bell (who is honestly my favorite part of ANY movie she’s in) as a woman who decides to lay off the partying and make a genuine effort to get healthy. She discovers along the way that she might have been sabotaging herself all along. Yeah, it sounds preachy but Brittany Runs a Marathon is actually funny, relatable and, if you’re anything like me, exactly what you need to see right now. Even better, I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

Oyelowo & Reid
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FREE SCREENINGS of “Don’t Let Go” in Dallas & Houston

In Don’t Let Go, David Oyelowo plays a man who loses his niece to unspeakable violence, then gets a phone call from her, apparently two weeks before death. It’s a time-travel story in which they work together to solve a murder hopefully before it happens. So, who wants to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Butler & Morgan

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Angel Has Fallen” EARLY & FOR FREE

It’s hot outside. Stupid hot. The kind of hot that makes you mad for no reason and then you’re flipping off a teenager who’s driving a car they clearly can’t afford. Maybe you should just take a break and go see a movie? Even better go see a FREE MOVIE that isn’t even out yet, so you can brag to your friends about it. I have FREE PASSES to see Angel Has Fallen which is the third in the series starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. This time, Butler’s Mike Banning is arrested for attempting to assassinate the President (Freeman) but has to save them both from whoever is really behind the plot. Sounds like a great excuse to get out of the heat and eat popcorn, right? Click HERE to grab Angel Has Fallen passes if you agree, then watch the trailer below.

Bernadette
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“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” – Fans of the BOOK Review the MOVIE

Have you ever wondered how film critics get to see movies before everyone else? Well, early screenings are usually held to promote the film’s release, but sometimes those screenings occur on the same damn night. That’s what happened this week with Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and Good Boys, so I had to chose one. I desperately needed a Comedy and picked the latter while some girlfriends offered to cover Bernadette for me. I’m tempted to NOT share their review though, because it’s far funnier than anything I’ve ever written. Well, read it anyhow and remember that I do have my funny moments (they’re just few and far between).
“A Dumb Person and a Smart Person See a Movie Together” Continue reading →

Good Boys
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MOVIE REVIEW: How BAD is “Good Boys” (& Parent Review)

Remember when you were about 11 or 12-years-old and were suddenly expected to know everything? It happened right around middle school, when you could still comfortably sit in a child-sized desk but your peers inexplicably became familiar with sex, drugs and other decidedly adult things. It forced you to either fake knowledge or be labeled a “baby,” even though you had no real interest in that stuff anyhow.
I remember that time clearly because my incorrect use of the word “organism” made my friends laugh until they heaved.
That is Good Boys in a nutshell. Continue reading →

Scary Stories

Parent Review: Is “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” TOO Scary for Kids?

If you or your kids are fans of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series, you don’t need to read this review. You probably have your tickets purchased and are prepared for it to NOT be as good as the books (I haven’t read them but according to those who have, it isn’t). You’ll see it anyway and you will be prepared for those terrifying images because you’ve already seen them. Illustrator Stephen Gammell was partly responsible for the series’ enormous success 30 years ago, because his depictions were so original…and horrifying. Some of those images are expertly transferred to the big screen, and they are what blew me and my daughters out of the water. Continue reading →