Those of us who were sad when Melissa McCarthy didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids (yeah, I know it was a stretch) might have our wishes granted this year, thanks to Can You Ever Forgive Me. McCarthy stars as real-life biographer Lee Israel, who gained fame in the 1970’s by writing books about celebrities. She turned to deception when funds ran low and wound up in the middle of her own scandal. Can You Ever Forgive Me is already on this year’s Oscars short-list, with Melissa McCarthy a top pick for Best Actress! Pretty exciting, right? Now you really want to see Can You Ever Forgive Me EARLY and FOR FREE, don’t you? Continue reading →
I’ll talk about the Bohemian Rhapsody screening in a minute, but first I want to tell you a little story.
I actually learned about homosexuality through the band Queen.
It happened when I was around seven-years-old and listening to “We Will Rock You” at a friend’s house. I was staring at that creepy News of the World album cover when my friend said, “You know how Queen got their name, don’t you?”
I didn’t, of course, so she explained to me that some men preferred other men over women, and that some women were the same way. She never used the word “homosexuality,” and really didn’t go into much detail, but my small mind was blown.
It didn’t change how I felt about the band, and my love for Freddie Mercury grew exponentially as years passed. Because of Queen, homosexuality was less about sexual preference to young-me, and represented someone whose difference made their light shine even brighter than the rest.
I think Freddie Mercury would’ve appreciated that.
So, who wants passes to see Bohemian Rhapsody EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Hope you’ve got your Halloween costumes all lined up because there’s a fantastic screening of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween coming up this weekend! The Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands is hosting a FREE SCREENING this Saturday, but they’ll play Halloween party-games with the kids beforehand (so bring them in costume). You’ll need passes to get in FOR FREE Continue reading →
I’ve watched the trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale a handful of times now and I still can’t figure out what’s going on. It’s hard to worry about a cast that’s THIS GOOD, though. You’ve got Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth, who’s apparently forgotten how to button a shirt (not complaining, just noting). Dakota Johnson’s in the mix too and, as I’ve stated a few times already, she’s vastly underrated as an actress. Bad Times at the El Royale is also from Writer/Director Drew Goddard, who’s responsible for mind-benders like Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield and several episodes of Lost. I think this is the type of movie that you learn as little as possible about before seeing it. Even better, how would you like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Oh, people always have to gripe about something, and now they’re mad at Venom.
Evidently, the new Marvel flick, starring Tom Hardy as Spider Man’s rival, is rated PG-13 in the United States. That’s just too kid-friendly for long-term fans of the character, who wanted something much darker for this new incarnation. Hardy doesn’t seem to mind though. In fact, he got most of his direction from his 10-year-old son, who knew far more about Venom than he did. You can read more about that HERE, or would you rather just see Venom EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to grab your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And HOLY COW Venom looks SCARY to me! Even with that PG-13 rating!
There haven’t been many options for kids in theaters lately, but that changes in a big way with Smallfoot! Starring Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden and LeBron James, it tells the story of a Yeti who finds a terrifying small-footed creature, then sets out to prove it’s existence to his unbelieving village. So, who wants to see Smallfoot EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Guess what? I saw A Star is Born last week. What do you need to know about it? Nothing, other than the fact that it’s wonderful! Oh, and you should also know that I have FREE PASSES to see it before it opens in theaters 10/5. Continue reading →
Years ago, I posted a blanket request for Good Books to Read on social media. Someone suggested The Goldfinch, which I picked up and hated so much that I actually started reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt before I even finished it. I loved that book, because it was funny, but also because it felt like something horrible could happen at any minute, like a Tarantino flick. They managed to capture that tone with the cast for The Sisters Brothers movie, including Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and, holy crap, Rutger Hauer! So, feel like seeing The Sisters Brothers EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
What were you up to at 15? I think I was probably prank-calling friends, looking for parties and doing as little homework as humanly possible. Richard Wershe Jr., on the other hand, was a drug-kingpin and FBI informant by the time he turned 15. Makes you feel kind of lazy doesn’t? Richard Wershe Jr. is also the subject of the new movie White Boy Rick, which hits theaters September 14th. Newcomer Richie Merritt plays young Richard Wershe, while Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey plays his Dad, who was also a dealer. I actually love it when McConaughey plays strung-out, so who wants to see White Boy Rick with me, EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I hate to say it, but the nun from The Nun isn’t that scary to me. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because I went to Catholic School with a bunch of nuns and, even though they often tried to be, they weren’t that scary. OH, unless you tried to chew gum in their class. They’d haunt your soul for all eternity if they caught you doing that.
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