I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big new movies that are coming out this month. Yes, Captain America: Civil War will probably own the box-office for a while but there are several other flicks you should add to your Must See List. Click HERE to watch the Good Morning Texas segment, and remember to check out my Free Movie Passes page. You never know what I might be giving away!
I also need to send out a huge THANK YOU to Tamara Gaudin from tgstylist.com for dressing me today. Tamara pulled together some fantastic stuff from the Nordstrom at NorthPark Center and she can do the same for you! Find Tamara by clicking HERE and tell her I sent you!
Let me just go ahead and admit to being a bit in love with Kate Beckinsale. She’s smart (left Oxford so she could focus on acting), she’s a poet (won awards for poetry she wrote as a child), and she’s a badass mom to a 17-year-old girl. In fact, when Beckinsale was asked about hugging her ex-boyfriend, Michael Sheen’s NEW girlfriend Sarah Silverman, this is what Kate said:
“She’s such a great woman. For your kids, you want obviously to be the best parent you can possibly be, but it’s really important that — especially girls — have other women in their lives that aren’t you that also bring to the table intelligence and wit and balls and all that stuff.”
Amen to THAT!
Kate is starring in the new movie Love & Friendship, which is based on a novel Jane Austen wrote when she was only 20. In fact, it wasn’t even published until after her death. In it, Beckinsale plays the devious Lady Susan, who manipulates society to ensure a proper marriage for her daughter and to pad her finances. Sooo Austen, isn’t it? Love and Friendship also has film critics breathlessly giggling over how captivating, witty and charming it is. All those descriptive words that only film critics use, and guess who has free passes?
Even better, these are Run Of Engagement passes, which means you can see Love & Friendship at a time that works for you (Monday-Thursday at the Angelika in Plano, please). I have 4 pairs of passes, so the first 4 people who ask for them in the Comments section below can have them. Now, take a moment to watch the Love & Friendship trailer below. Oh dear GOD, she really is adorable!
I’m throwing a Girls Night Out cocktail party and you HAVE to come! Wednesday May 18th, we’re all going to meet at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson to watch Alice Through the Looking Glass, but this isn’t your typical watching party. No, we’ll have freebies from Urban Decay and the Drafthouse has planned a special “Wonderland” themed menu for us. Everyone who comes will get an Alice-inspired cocktail, or mocktail for the kids. Yes, Alice Through the Looking Glass is rated PG so this Girls Night Out will be a kid-friendly event! We also won’t turn away any fellas who insist on joining us for fancy drinks and a free movie. You have to get passes first though, so take care of that by clicking HERE, then take a minute to watch the Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer. Listen closely for the voice of dear, departed Alan Rickman too, because this was his final movie.
I worked with a man many moons ago who didn’t buy Mother’s Day gifts for his wife. He said he didn’t have to because she wasn’t his mother. He also didn’t think the fact that she’d given birth to his two daughters counted.
I still get pissed off when I think about that guy.
Hopefully you’re not married to that dude or someone like him and if you are, I have a Mother’s Day gift for YOU. Better yet, you don’t even have to be a MOM to take advantage of it.
I have free passes to see the new movie Mother’s Day, starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Anniston and Kate Hudson. Now, this isn’t the Mother’s Day that came out in 2010, which is a home-invasion slasher-flick starring Rebecca De Mornay. No, this Mother’s Day isn’t stabby like that one, but it does poke fun at the difficult relationships we have with our MOMS. Get your free passes by clicking HERE, then take a minute to watch the trailer below. You know, you could bring YOUR Mom to the screening and make that her Mother’s Day present…if you’re cheap like me. I promise I won’t tell her!
It’s been called the follow-up to Dazed and Confused, but director Richard Linklater says it’s more of a “spiritual sequel.” Everybody Wants Some!! follows a group of college baseball players as they prepare for the 1980 school year. Wait, that’s not entirely true. They basically drink and screw their way through the days leading up to class and it is a blast to watch! Everybody Wants Some!! stars Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell and more cute boys in shorty-shorts than I have time to list right now. It opens nationwide April 8th but, since you’re lucky and know me, you get to see it early and for free! Click HERE to snag your passes to see Everybody Wants Some!! then watch the trailer below. Man, why WERE the shorts so short back then?
Miracles From Heaven has everything a parent could want. It has inspirational messages about faith and hope and how miracles can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. It also stars Jennifer Garner as a desperate mother, and I think we’re all cheering for Ms. Garner right now. In fact, someone just sent me this short of her reading Go the F*ck to Sleep and it’s about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
I imagine Jennifer Garner has cleaned up her language a great deal for Miracles From Heaven so click HERE to snag free passes to that and then watch the trailer. Oh don’t worry, this one IS safe for work!
I just watched the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane again and got chills up and down my arms! What the hell is happening here? Speculation has run the gamut and the fact that J.J. Abrams is a producer has added to the obvious Cloverfield monster-movie connections. I can tell you that my research (meaning the 5 minutes I just spent on Google) determined that this project was around long before it was attached to Abrams and that there was originally no mention of monsters. That honestly tells us nothing so instead of speculating any further, just grab free passes to see 10 Cloverfield Lane by clicking HERE, then watch that freaky trailer again. Seriously, what the hell is happening here?!!!
You just can’t decide about seeing The Witch, can you? Some people say it’s insanely scary, others say it’s just a big disappointment. Even I had a hard time making up my mind about it (read my review of The WitchHERE). The BEST way to see a movie you’re not sure about is FOR FREE, right? And lucky for us I have a few passes to see The Witch, but only 2 pair. Don’t complain, it was the most I could get but they are RUN OF ENGAGEMENT passes. That means you can use them whenever you want at any Dallas-area AMC Theater. Here’s what you have to do to get them.
I will give these passes to the first 2 people who post pictures of their favorite witches in the “Comments” section. For example, here’s mine:
Got it? Good. And this is NOT a time for political statements so no pictures of Hilary Clinton please, or any other candidates. Yeah, I know you were already photoshopping Donald Trump on a broom. GOOD LUCK!
I’ve made it abundantly clear that I LOVED Zootopia, right? Click HERE to read my review of it but all you really need to know is that it’s fantastic and that I gave Zootopia an A+. Yes, I’m aware that’s the second A+ I’ve given in recent weeks (I was pretty crazy about Deadpool too) but I’m not getting soft. That’s just how goodZootopia is and best of all I HAVE FREE PASSES! Click right HERE to grab those and then watch the trailer with me again. Omigod, THAT SLOTH!
Everything about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot makes me tingly.
It’s based on the real experiences of Kim Barker, a journalist who worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Barker wrote a book called The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Tina Fey’s production company Little Stranger picked it up. The screenplay was written by Robert Carlock (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) AND it’s produced by Lorne Michaels. Best of all, Tina Fey PLAYS Kim Barker and she has a weird affair with Martin Freeman (who will ALWAYS be Bilbo Baggins in my book). Pretty much nothing but gold there, right? Well, just in case it isn’t, why don’t we all see Whiskey Tango Foxtrot FOR FREE? I have passes to a screening on March 1st so click HERE to snag those and then watch the trailer. I mean, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot HAS to be good, right? Oh shit, I just got chills watching the trailer again.