Pixar hasn’t had the best luck with film critics recently. It’s last three movies Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University were met with mixed reviews and had some wondering if the animation giant had lost it’s edge. Now they’ve given us Inside Out, a film about an 11-year-old’s emotions which is Pixar’s most ambitious project to date. It also has film critics frantically searching Thesaurus for new ways to say “sweet” and “inventive.” Continue reading →
I was running late for my “Good Morning Texas” appearance this morning, plus I had my daughters with me, since they’re out of school. We were sitting in stand-still traffic when Lucy noticed that a May Fly was on the seat right next to her. Nonstop shrieking and thrashing ensued, which is always great when you’re stressed out and running late. I finally had to remove my shoe, lean as far as I could into the backseat, and squash it with my heel. That pretty much set the stage for the rest of the morning.
Click HERE to see my review of Jurassic World, and THANKS AGAIN to everyone at “Good Morning Texas” for having me on. I hope they invite me back!
Thanks also to my friend Meredith Yates with Stella & Dot for providing my accessories today. I got so many compliments on that awesome necklace!
You can forget all the “KIDS” movies that are coming out this summer. My girls want to see the movie that has dinosaurs running amok and eating humans like they’re donuts. Yes, my daughters want to see Jurassic World and since they’re 7 and 11-years-old, I have mixed feelings about that. I’m apparently not alone either because I’ve gotten several messages from friends who want to know if it’s “Kid Friendly.” As is usually the case, that all depends on the KID. Continue reading →
Finally saw Jurassic World last night, which is a movie I’ve been anxiously anticipating ever since I heard they were making it. I just about lost it when they announced CHRIS PRATT would be the leading man. What could possibly go wrong?
I sat down with Rebekah Black, Sybil Summers and Richie Whitt after the movie and we discussed our thoughts. Our reviews were mixed, much like our drinks. Continue reading →
OK, so I was pretty disappointed in Mockingjay Part 1 but it’s hard to NOT get a little excited when you watch this. Still have to wait until November 20th to see it, but you can get alerts from Fandango about buying early tickets by clicking HERE.
Oh, and (sniff) Philip Seymour Hoffman? Wasn’t prepared to see him.
I have 2 daughters, ages 7 and 11, and a LIST of movies I’ve wanted to show them since they were born. Most of my favorites, like The Color Purple and Pulp Fiction will have to wait until they’re older but I have been introducing others with mixed results. Last year, I showed them Jurassic Park, which they loved, and the year before that I watched Titanic with my oldest. We had tickets to a Titanic exhibit and I thought it would be fun to watch the movie beforehand. Emma cried nonstop as the ship sank though, and then accused me of child-abuse when I told her to “buck up.” Continue reading →
Well, look at that! We went and made a VIDEO this week instead of the usual podcast. My dear friend Steven Visneau, who is without a doubt THE MOST TALENTED photographer I know, said “Why don’t you let me film that movie review for you?” I think he (and possibly everyone else) was getting tired of hearing us scream into my tiny mic during the podcast. Whatever the reason, we have an actual YouTube video for you to watch this week. Sadly, Sybil Summers & Richie Whitt couldn’t join us because…well, you’ll see why. Enjoy!
I missed the Entourage screening last night because my car broke down. That’s the first time in my illustrious Film Critic Career (read that as sarcasm) that I’ve completely missed the screening of a big movie. Once my oldest daughter got sick before the last Harry Potter screening, but I just dragged her with me.
She asked me, “Who do you love more? Me or Harry Potter?”
I told her to HUSH and put on some pants. Another time I had to take my youngest to see The Tourist with me because my childcare fell through. Lucy was only 3 at the time and kicked the seat in front of us through the whole movie. She was wearing shoes that lit-up so everytime she stomped, our seats turned into a tiny disco. Honestly, it was more entertaing than the movie. Continue reading →
I saw San Andreas last night with Richie Whitt and Rebekah Black, then we had pink, fluffy cocktails and chatted about it. Sybil Summers didn’t join us this week because she thought it looked like a stupid movie. SHE WAS WRONG!
You could be like Sybil and assume the worst, or you could listen to our podcast and find out for sure.
Make sure you grab free passes to see Melissa McCarthy in Spy with us NEXT week. You can do that by clicking HERE. Richie Whitt assumes THAT ONE will be bad but you know what happens when you ASSUME things, right? You make an Ass-Hat…or something.
I was TERRIFIED about being on TV today but I think it went pretty well. I DID say “disingenuine” which I’m pretty sure isn’t even a word, but I held it together otherwise. Thanks again to Christine Visneau of Veecaravan for outfitting me and to everyone at Good Morning Texas for having me on. I’ll be back next month to review Jurassic World and I heard they might have something fun/scary in store!