The band was back together this week! Richie Whitt, Sybil Summers, Rebekah Black and I saw “Ex Machina” and WOW! We were so inspired by this one that we waxed poetic like real Film Critics. Well, the Jamesons helped. Listen to the podcast and sorry about all the pubic-hair talk.
The movie version of Nicholas Sparks’ best seller “The Longest Ride,” is NOW in theaters. It stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood as young lovers who are struggling to make their relationship work. Along the way, they meet an elderly man (played by Alan Alda), who tells them all about the love of his life. That love story stars Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin, which makes me wonder WHY IS EVERYONE FREAKING OUT ABOUT SCOTT EASTWOOD WHEN JACK HUSTON IS EVEN BETTER? Seriously, it’s Richard from Boardwalk Empire before he got his face blown off! That guy is beautiful! So take a listen to my chat with Bernie Mack on Westwood One and while you’re at it, let’s all gaze longingly at the gorgeous Jack Huston. Because Scott Eastwood seems like a meathead anyway.
Click the link below Jack to hear the review and click the link below THAT to purchase tickets.
I couldn’t see Furious 7 this week and I’m hating myself for it.
Not because I care so much about these movies. I don’t think I watched movies 2 through 6, even on basic cable because frankly, it’s not my thing. I was excited to see #7 though because I’ve heard nothing but praise for it and claims that it could be the biggest success story of 2015. Since I can’t post my own review, I’m posting a link to my friend James Wallace’s review. He wrote such a loving tribute to the film and franchise as a whole that I can’t imagine anyone topping it.
Plus, I’m super proud of James for picking up this gig at nerdist.com. Click the link below to read what he had to say about Furious 7 and the link below THAT to purchase tickets.
I changed the name of the Podcast this week. I did this for several reasons. First of all, Richie Whitt & Sybil Summers gave me nonstop hell about it, claiming that it didn’t make sense. I insisted they were wrong but several people also came forward to say the name was confusing. Don’t you hate it when you’re WRONG? So Wine ‘N Film Critics is now Boozy Movies. Happy?
This week was different because we went to a special screening of The Longest Ride WITH the author Nicholas Sparks and the stars, Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood. Also, I was the only one drinking. Fortunately, I’m not above drinking alone.
Emmy and Tony winning actress Blythe Danner is coming to town!
She will be at the Dallas International Film Festival’s Opening Night on April 9th, where she will accept The Dallas Star Award. Blythe is known to many as Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, which is too bad because she was a great actress before she ever became a mom. Danner starred in Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides long before she made any of those Focker movies, and who can forget her run as Will’s mom on Will & Grace?
Blythe will also attend a screening of her latest film I’ll See You In My Dreams on DIFF’S Opening Night. Continue reading →
We were REALLY excited about taping this podcast because we hadn’t seen each other in weeks. Maybe that’s why everything went south so fast. Maybe that’s why we drank more and cussed more and went places that we NEVER should have gone. Whatever the reason, it resulted in our FILTHIEST Wine ‘N Film Critics to date. Continue reading →
Remember when you finished reading “The Notebook” and you were crying so hard you thought you might vomit? Then you saw the movie and the ending was even sadder than it was in the book?
You probably thought to yourself, “If I EVER meet Nicholas Sparks, I’m gonna tell him how pissed I am about that ending!”
Well, now’s your chance!
Nicholas Sparks is coming to town next week for a screening of “The Longest Ride!” Continue reading →
I saw “It Follows” with Rebekah Black & Guest Film Critic Adelfa Cardenas. We’ve heard LOADS of great reviews about this new scary flick. Does it live up to the hype? Find out here! And pardon the pubic hair jokes.
A quick GOOGLE search will tell you that a “Cinderella Complex” describes a woman who isn’t capable of changing her bad situation. She needs to be rescued by a man. I’m very familiar with this term because my mother warned my sister and I about it when we were young. We would read the Disney Princess stories and then discuss the elaborate weddings we’d have with our own beautiful, wealthy Princes.
“YOU have a Cinderella Complex,” Mom would say and even though we were little and didn’t know what it meant, it effectively killed the fantasy. Continue reading →