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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The first How to Train Your Dragon film came out in 2010, when my daughters were just 6 and 3-years-old. We’ve been avid fans of the series since, even taking the DVDs on frequent road trips over the years. Maybe that’s why the last film in the series, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hit me like a freight train of Mommy-emotions. Continue reading →

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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Can Kids See “Happy Death Day 2U?”

My kids and I loved the first Happy Death Day and were eagerly awaiting Part 2. It might sound strange that a family was excited about a scary Blumhouse flick, but Happy Death Day wasn’t your typical slasher fare. The Groundhog Day-meets-Scream concept-film managed to be scary (but not too scary) and funny. It was also rated PG-13 and therefore tame enough to share with older kids. We’ve watched it every time it’s been on cable since and have been counting the weeks to Happy Death Day 2U. We never expected it to be as good as the first and had no idea how they’d justify more repeated days, but we were still completely blindsided by the fact that Happy Death Day 2U Continue reading →

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“Isn’t It Romantic” MOVIE REVIEW (& Parent Review)

Isn’t it Romantic stars Rebel Wilson as a woman who loathes Romantic Comedies, then conks her head and wakes up in one. There she finds a New York City that’s been coated in candy shell, and that men who previously didn’t notice her are suddenly smitten. She’s been given an updated version of everything, from her job to her clothes to apartment, and she now has a previously non-existent gay best-friend. She distrusts this alternate universe though, and tries desperately to return to the meaner, smellier New York of her home. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEWS: Should You See “The LEGO Movie 2,” “What Men Want” or “The Prodigy?”

Trying to figure out what movie to see this weekend? Is The LEGO Movie 2 worth your cash or should you take your girlfriends see Taraji P. Henson’s What Men Want? What about that new scary one, The Prodigy? If you’re looking for a flick this weekend and just can’t decide which one, let me help! Continue reading →

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Previewing February Movies (& Some Sundance Buzz) on “Good Morning Texas”

It’s been a quiet month for movies, but that’s going to change this weekend when February films start hitting the screen. I was on Good Morning Texas recently, telling everyone which films they should watch for and what to plan their Valentine’s Day around. Click HERE to watch the segment, then find tickets to your movie HERE:

Remember to check the FREE MOVIE PASSES page to see what I’m giving away next (I’ll have passes to see The Lego Movie 2 next week!) and take a minute to watch the trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old below. This movie opens February 1st, to celebrate the centennial of the end of WWI. It’s remarkable to think that the footage you’re looking at is over 100 years old!

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Mommy Movie Review: Should You Take Your Kids to “The Kid Who Would Be King?”

The Kid Who Would Be King stars Ashbourne Serkis (yes, that’s Andy Serkis’ kid) as a modern teenager who finds the Sword in the Stone and must battle a medieval menace to save the world. It’s a lovely jumble of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and King Arthur with a dash of Shaun of the Dead thrown in. The Kid Who Would Be King is also bolstered by a strong cast, featuring stalwarts like Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart, along with a collection of charming young actors (Angus Imrie’s Merlin is my particular favorite). Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Glass” Nineteen Years for THIS?

Glass reminds me of playing make-believe in my backyard when I was a little kid.
We’d run around and chase each other, making up the story as we went along. One kid would always get a little out-of-hand and jump on the rest of us (James McAvoy) while someone else would try to play the Mastermind and control everything (Samuel L. Jackson). There was always one kid who seemed embarrassed and kept trying to leave, too (Bruce Willis). Then my big sister would come outside and make-fun of all of us (Sarah Paulson), which would ultimately squash the whole thing.
Yep, that is Glass in a nutshell. Continue reading →

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Join the “Bohemian Rhapsody” Sing-Along!

I still don’t think that Bohemian Rhapsody should’ve won Best Picture at the Golden Globes recently, but I DO think it’s an excellent choice for a Sing-Along Screening! That’s exactly what select Alamo Drafthouses have in mind with special showings this Friday! Click HERE to find a Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-A-Long showtime near you, then read my earlier Mommy Movie Review for it HERE, because it’s surprisingly kid-friendly (well, older kids). Also, remember that purchasing tickets through this website helps support it, so take care of that HERE:

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Golden Globes Recap/Oscars Preview on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas today to talk about the 2019 Golden Globes and how they will affect the Oscars this year. The countless surprises during the Globes ceremony have ignited debates everywhere, and this morning was no exception. Alanna Sarabia felt that Bohemian Rhapsody deserved that Best Picture win (which I strongly disagree with) while Jane McGarry had reservations about Green Book (which I understand but still love the film). The debates didn’t end there, because my friends started tweeting and texting their complaints to me as I walked out of the WFAA studios. We’ll just have to see how things pan out on January 22nd when the Oscar nominations are announced, and then on February 24th when the Oscars air on ABC. In the meantime, watch my Good Morning Texas segment HERE and see if you want to debate me, too! You can also click the Alamo Drafthouse link below to buy tickets and catch up on all of those award-winning films!

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Can You Watch “Bird Box” or “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” with Your Kids?

If you have Netflix (or even if you don’t), you’ve probably heard about Bird Box and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by now. If somehow not, they are two made-for-Netflix programs that have set social media on fire (one far more than the other). They seem like perfect programs to catch over the holidays, but they’re also rated R and TV-MA respectively. So, what does that mean for families who might be watching with younger viewers? I’ve watched Bird Box and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch with my kids and can tell you exactly what to expect from both. Continue reading →