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Top 8 Movies to See THIS WEEKEND

(OK, so I wrote this right before Thanksgiving, but the list still applies. I would only add Jackie with Natalie Portman this week, IF it happens to be playing in your town.)

What are you supposed to do with your relatives, once you’ve eaten all the food and run out of things to talk about? You GO TO THE MOVIES, of course! The sooner the better too, before anyone starts talking about politics again. Here’s my list of the Top 8 Movies to See Over Thanksgiving Weekend, which has a little something for everyone. Continue reading →

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MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Is “Doctor Strange” OK for Kids?

Marvel Studios is introducing a new hero to their big-screen universe this weekend. He’s Doctor Strange and if your kids are like mine, they’ve been talking about him for months and fully expect to see his movie. Is it kid friendly, though? Will Doctor Strange be safe for the whole family or will it load your youngsters up with interesting new swear-words to try at school?

I’m happy to say that Doctor Strange is actually pretty mild for a Marvel flick. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: A Breathless Review of “Doctor Strange”

I FINALLY got to see Doctor Strange with my daughter Emma, and my other favorite movie buddy, Rebekah Black. Does it live up to the hype? Is it worth the extra cash to see it in IMAX 3-D? Is there a reason I keep saying “I GOTTA SAY?” Listen to our Doctor Strange podcast to find out! And remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll always know when I’m giving away free movie passes.

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Discussing OCTOBER MOVIES on “Good Morning Texas”

I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big October Movies we have to look forward to. We chatted about Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and how I have an awful Girl Crush on his co-star, Cobie Smulders. We also talked about Jon Hamm in Keeping Up With the Joneses and some scary flicks that are coming out just in time for Halloween. Click HERE to watch the segment, then head over to my Free Movie Passes page to see what’s up for grabs. Remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll never miss a free movie!

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Goofy-Looking-Hot-Actors Are Having A Moment: MY TOP 5

I’ve been told that I have strange taste in men. Not my husband of course, who is perfectly handsome and who tends to read my blogs when they could get me in trouble (Hi Honey!). Anyhow, whenever I say “Ooo, he’s cute,” everyone else usually makes a stinky-cheese face. But not lately. No, lately I’ve noticed that weird-looking-cute-dudes are all over TV and movie screens. I got a little carried away trying to list them all (because where does Norman Reedus place on the same list as Rami Malek?) so I cut it down to my Top 5 Goofy-Looking-Hot-Actors. (It’s also just an excuse to find pictures of my favorite famous dudes.) Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Zoolander 2” On Me!

Wanna know a secret?

I’ve never seen Zoolander. I don’t know how the Hell it happened, but I somehow got this far in my life without seeing the Magnum, the Ferrari, or even THE BLUE STEEL. People are always shocked to hear this and in some ways, I feel like I shouldn’t even bother now. Maybe it could be my thing. Well, I’d better decide soon because the Zoolander 2 screening is this upcoming Tuesday and I’VE GOT FREE PASSES! Just click HERE for those and then watch the trailer below. Omigod, we have to go, just to watch Benedict Cumberbatch play ALL!

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Black Mass” Starring Johnny Depp as Gollum

You have to wonder what went through the mind of Director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) when he decided to take on a gangster film like Black Mass. Did he think about classics like The Godfather and Goodfellas, or did he try to put them out of his mind? Did he ruminate over his favorite episodes of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, or did he pretend they didn’t exist? Did he revisit current films about crime in South Boston, like The Town or The Departed, or did he cross his fingers and hope no one saw any similiarities?
The simple fact is that there’s no way to make a gangster movie today without treading on some well-traveled ground. That being the case, how can a filmmaker create a crime story that’s fresh and covers new territory? Continue reading →