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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2” EARLY & FOR FREE

Denzel Washington is seriously awesome. You already knew that, but he’s actually so awesome that you don’t even know all the of the awesome stuff he’s done. Like, did you know that Denzel Washington helped send Chadwick Boseman to Oxford? That’s right. The Black Panther star was accepted to the school but couldn’t afford to go, so actress Phylicia Rashad reached out to some of her famous friends and asked for help. Boseman didn’t even know that Denzel Washington had footed the bill until he’d finished his classes (read the whole story HERE).
How cool is that?
Denzel Washington also inadvertently saved the disastrous 2017 Oscar’s ceremony. Host Jimmy Kimmel recently admitted that he was as flustered as everyone else onstage when they realized the wrong winner had been announced. Kimmel looked into the audience during the mayhem and locked eyes with Washington, who pointed at Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and said, “Bring him to the mic.” It was exactly what the moment called for, and Jimmy Kimmel thanked Denzel for it when he was on his show recently (watch that HERE).
Now you need a little Denzel Washington, don’t you?
That’s great because I have passes to see his new movie, The Equalizer 2 EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: Can “American Ultra” Turn Jesse Eisenberg Into an Action Hero?

One of the perks of being a Film Critic is that I get to take friends to the movie screenings with me. They love it and usually repay me with cocktails afterwards. Sometimes though, I can’t FIND anyone to see a movie with me because no one is interested in it. That was the case with American Ultra, so I had to see it alone. One friend even said, “The one with Kristen Stewart? Ugh, PASS!” That surprised me because I was excited about this movie. I’ve been a fan of Jesse Eisenberg ever since Zombieland and American Ultra seemed like the perfect vehicle for his talents.

Eisenberg plays Mike, a hapless stoner who is perfectly content working at a small town convenient store. He lucked into a gorgeous stoner-girlfriend named Phoebe (Stewart), who is way out of his league but takes care of him anyway. They live in slacker Utopia until the day Mike is “activated” and his past as a Sleeper Agent comes back to haunt him. This is where the fun really kicks in because Mike is even more surprised by his new skills than the audience. Mike and Phoebe don’t have time to explore them though because someone wants to kill them both and time is running out. Continue reading →