Huppert & Moretz

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Greta” EARLY & FOR FREE

Greta stars ChloĆ« Grace Moretz as a woman who finds a purse on a subway, and befriends the woman she returns it to (the incredible Isabelle Huppert). Things take a turn soon after though, as Greta becomes a May-December version of Single White Female. Feel like seeing it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Movie Chat for 1/22/16 (“The 5th Wave,” “Dirty Grandpa,” & “Son of Saul”)

This week on the Podcast, I review The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa and Son of Saul. I’ll also talk about the #OscarSoWhite controversy, since Straight Outta Compton is now available on DVD. I’ll also answer some emailed questions about The Martian, because people are still asking me if it’s appropriate for kids. It really all depends on your kid…and just how much you swear around them. I’d also like to share this article with Scott from Dallas, who asked if I knew how solid the science behind The Martian is. Scott, bless your little heart for assuming I’m smart enough to answer that question. Instead, here’s an interview with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, because HE would know! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-degrasse-tyson-science-behind-the-martian/

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The 5th Wave” (From Yet ANOTHER Young-Adult Book Series)

I should probably go ahead and tell you that I am a fan of Young Adult novels. I feel pretty weird admitting it, being a full-grown mother of two but YES, I enjoy reading the same books as my daughters. I have NOT, however, read Richard Yancey’s 5th Wave series, but I plan to after seeing it’s rave reviews. I also have to assume, after seeing The 5th Wave, that the books are MUCH better than the movie.

Chloe Grace Moretz plays Cassie, a plucky high-schooler whose world is turned upside down when aliens try to take over the planet. They do so through a series of waves, which include earthquakes, floods and disease. The final wave, intended to wipe out the remaining humans, is WAR. The aliens’ plan of attack though, has to be one of the WORST I’ve ever seen in a book or on a screen. I can’t say what that plan is without giving too much away, but it must have sounded far better in writing. Continue reading →

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TRAILER PORN: “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (I Hate Myself For LOVING This)

I can’t say that I loved the first Neighbors movie. In fact, you can click HERE to listen to my review from KRLD, where I gave it a B-. I thought it was funny, though raunchy as Hell, and I certainly never thought they’d find an excuse to make a Neighbors 2. Well, they have and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look even funnier than the first one. Take a look at the trailer below and remember that Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising will be in theaters May 20th. I promise to try my hardest to get free passes to this one.