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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
ATTENTION ALL FULL-TIME-SUMMER PARENTS!!!
I’m speaking to those of you who have been left in charge of the ankle-biters while they are out of school. I feel your pain!
I too have visited every park, accepted every play-date and purchased every kid-appropriate option GROUPON has to offer (Wait, can we take our kids to wine-tastings?)
BUT SUMMER STILL ISN’T OVER!
What do we do with them now?
Lucky for us, I was able to wrangle up free passes to see The Nut Job 2 AND Leap!
Are they good movies?
WHO CARES? They’re FREE and they’ll keep your spawn from asking “What are we gonna do NOW” for a full ninety minutes. Heck, you might even be able to work in a little snooze while they’re watching the movie. Continue reading →
I’ve got it bad for Kathryn Bigelow.
Not only did she direct and co-write two of my favorite movies (The Hurt Locker & Zero Dark Thirty), she also ran against ex-husband James Cameron for the 2010 Best Director Oscar and beat him. That has to be the greatest case of revenge EVER.
I’d get behind anything Kathryn Bigelow did but her latest movie, Detroit, looks outstanding. She has re-teamed with writing partner Mark Boal, to tell the true story of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. Bigelow also packed the cast with powerhouses like John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell and John Krasinski. She even found a spot for Hannah Murray, whom we can all agree plays an adorable Gilly in Game of Thrones. So, want to join me at an EARLY and COMPLETELY FREE screening of Detroit? Continue reading →
Holy crap, I’ve got free passes to see Dunkirk!
If you don’t know why that’s something to holy crap about, then you obviously haven’t heard that Dunkirk is the latest from Writer/Director Christopher Nolan. It’s his first feature-length film since Inception (2014) and tells of the evacuation of allied forces, who were surrounded by the German army during WWII. Nolan wanted to avoid CGI as much as he could and focused on old-school effects, like placing actual naval destroyers in the water and crowding the beach with cardboard cut-outs of soldiers. He even put Spitfires on cranes and swung them around to film the dog-fights. Continue reading →
If you think you don’t want to see War for the Planet of the Apes, you should probably do what I’m doing with my daughters this weekend; watch the first two movies again.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) were both lauded by critics (OK, Dawn way more so than Rise) and featured excellent performances by Andy Serkis. Those films set up a finale that, believe it or not, has already become one of the highest rated films of the summer. Even better, you get to see War for the Planet of the Apes EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
If you aren’t excited about Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s probably because you didn’t see his triumphant return in Captain America: Civil War. Yes, I also rolled my eyes at the thought of it, but my Spidey-apathy was abated when young Tom Holland donned that stretchy suit. Good Lord, that boy is adorable. If you missed it, click HERE to see a compilation of his Captain America: Civil War scenes. Or don’t. I mean, then you’ll just want to SEE Spider-Man:Homecoming and I simply don’t have enough free passes for EVERYONE. Continue reading →