The Rock & Depp

MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Are “Baywatch” or “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” OK for Kids?

Memorial Day Weekend seems like the perfect time to take your family to the movies, but picking a flick that’s worth the money AND appropriate for your whole crew can be tricky. That’s especially true in regards to this weekend’s new releases, Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While one of these would be fine for you and most of your kids, the other will teach them interesting new terms for certain body-parts. Continue reading →

Fisk & Smith

Discussing BAYWATCH and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 on “Good Morning Texas”

The biggest trick to radio or television is to make it seem like you’re having so much fun that no one notices all the work that’s involved. It isn’t always easy, but SOME DAYS are so much fun that they don’t feel like work at all. That’s how it was this morning, when I reviewed Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for Good Morning Texas. I have Dawn Hensley (who worked the camera) and Paige McCoy Smith (who really IS that nice) to thank for that. I should also thank the Sandbar Cantina and Grill for mixing those fantastic cocktails for us! We only had one after the segment, but we were laughing like we’d been drinking them all morning! Click HERE to watch the segment, then find links to buy movie tickets below. Also, keep checking the website because some fabulous movies are opening in June and you KNOW I’ll have FREE PASSES!
Baywatch (Rated R) Tickets
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Rated PG-13) Tickets

Fisk & Smith
“I could drink these ALL DAMN DAY!”

Alien: Covenant
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MOVIE REVIEW- “Alien: Covenant” Sorry, But I Don’t Get It

Seriously, what am I missing with this franchise?
I’ll admit that I loved the first Alien movie, like pretty much everyone else in the world. I never understood the need to tell that story over and over again though, or the thrill of repeatedly watching astronauts run around a doomed spacecraft (not even when Predator got involved). I DID get excited when I found out Ridley Scott was making the movies again, and that he had a whole new backstory for the monster. Promethus might not have been a great movie (it deserves props for Michael Fassbender’s freaky David and the do-it-yourself C-section), but it did set up an exciting, updated chapter to the Alien story. We were promised trips to new worlds and the introduction of an advanced race that might explain our very existence. Continue reading →

Snatched & Graduation

MOTHER’S DAY MOVIES: “Snatched” & “Graduation” – 2 VERY Different Parenting Stories

If you want to take Mom to a movie for Mother’s Day, we have two opening this weekend that are about parenting: Snatched and Graduation. The film you choose all depends on just how raunchy your particular Mom is.

This is especially true for Snatched, which stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn as a mother and daughter who travel to Ecuador. Years of familial tension erupt as their trip spirals out of control and the women must depend on each other to survive. Continue reading →

Smith, McGarry, Fisk

Chatting About MAY MOVIES on “Good Morning Texas”

I know what you’re asking yourself today.

What am I supposed to do AFTER I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

Well, you could go see another movie (after you’ve seen GOTG2 a second and third time, of course). Believe it or not, there ARE other films opening this month and some of them look fantastic. I was on Good Morning Texas last week, discussing the phenomenon of movies that AREN’T Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and you can watch that by clicking HERE. I didn’t get a chance to cover every interesting movie that’s opening this month, so I made a handy list for you with links to purchase tickets. Find that below, and remember that we won’t judge if you panic and just go see that new Guardians movie again. Continue reading →

GOTG2
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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Kid Friendly?

Writing a Movie Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is kind of like critiquing your 7-year-old niece’s ballet recital. SURE you could say that it’s smugly self-aware, overly sentimental and too cutesy for it’s own good. You could even say that her performance is derivative of her last recital, but isn’t that the point? Aren’t we all coming back for Round 2 because we simply want MORE of what we got last time? That’s why I’m going to skip the nit-picking and just give Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 an “A.” I’ve already seen it twice and had so much stinking fun both times that I don’t even care about its imperfections. I suspect you don’t either but there is one question I am consistently asked about this movie:

Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 okay for kids? Continue reading →

Evans, Grace, Cain, Freeman, Arkin
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MOVIE REVIEWS: “Gifted” & “Going in Style”

I couldn’t get to the Gifted screening this week, despite my admittedly-embarrassing love for Chris Evans. Sorry, but I’m a busy Mom and sometimes sh*t happens, which is why I’m grateful for my movie-buddy Rebekah Black. She was able to see Gifted and write a review for me, though she clearly expected it to suck. Continue reading →

Chastain & Johannson

MOVIE REVIEWS: “Ghost in the Shell” & “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (btw, they kill the animals)

Yes, I just gave away a major plot point for The Zookeeper’s Wife and you know why?
Because people get pissed when you kill the animals! Just ask John Wick. Continue reading →

McGregor & Miller

PODCAST: “T2: Trainspotting 2” Movie (& Gratuitous Nudity) Review

I saw Trainspotting 2 with Rebekah Black and Adelfa Cardenas last night but ONE OF US hadn’t seen the original! Did it affect how she felt about the new one? Is Trainspotting 2 a worthy follow-up or should you save your money? Should you go JUST to see more of what’s pictured above? Listen to the podcast to find out, then buy tickets to see Trainspotting 2 by clicking HERE.

Bridesmaids

When to IGNORE Film Critics (Written by a Film Critic)

I should probably explain myself, before I get in trouble for that title.
Yes, there are plenty of times when you should consult your favorite Film Critic. If you are on the fence about a movie or can’t decide about taking your kid to see it, then YES! Definitely see what they have to say. You should also check with Film Critics to find out about the NEW movies you should watch for (Have you seen Get Out yet? What the HELL are you waiting for???).
You SHOULD NOT, however, let a Film Critic change your mind about seeing a movie you’re excited about.
Case in point: Beauty and the Beast. Continue reading →