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

What if you could become a multi-millionaire in a matter of minutes, but only if you shrunk yourself to the size of a toothbrush? Your money problems would be washed away and you might never have to work again, but you’d spend the rest of your life living in a doll-sized world. Would you do it? Could you leave everything you knew and loved behind and begin the life of your dreams, by Downsizing?
These are just some of the questions writer/director Alexander Payne asks in his latest movie, Downsizing. Matt Damon stars as Paul, a man who decides to escape the monotony and financial distress of his life by Downsizing, but it sends him on a journey he never could have expected. Kristen Wiig plays his apprehensive wife Audrey and Christoph Waltz is his extravagant new neighbor, Dusan. Newcomer Hong Chau steals the whole show as a housekeeper who has an unexpected past.
So, feel like checking out Downsizing EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Legend of Tarzan” Gives the Lord of the Jungle a Partner

The story of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, has been told countless times but at its heart, it’s a love story. A baby is orphaned on an island but is saved by the love of a mother ape. His love for a woman (Jane Porter) brings him back to civilization, but Tarzan’s love of the jungle ultimately sends him home. Bad-guys and storylines are interchangeable, but the basic message of love always stays the same.

The Legend of Tarzan changes the standard this time, by giving Tarzan a partner AND inserting a history lesson. Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams, who joins Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan in the search for bad-guy Captain Rom (played by Christoph Waltz). Williams was a real-life Civil War hero who later became a journalist and activist. He also toured the Congo and was greatly disturbed by what he saw there. Williams even published an open letter to King Leopold, admonishing him for enslaving his people.

George Washington Williams is an important but largely unknown American, so it’s cool to see him written into the story and played by Samuel L. Jackson. If you don’t know this though, it’s weird watching Jackson follow Tarzan through the jungle because that’s all he really does, and not always gracefully. Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Legend of Tarzan” on ME!

My first introduction to Tarzan came when I was a young girl, but it had nothing to do with the book or that Disney cartoon. No, I was teenager, hopped up on hormones and watching HBO when Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes came on. I had never laid my eyes on Christopher Lambert before and seeing him in all that shirtless-long-hair-glory stirred something in my loins heart. I’ve had a bit of a fascination with the character ever since, and watched George of the Jungle more times than any full-grown woman should admit to.

Now Alexander Skarsgard is taking on the role of Tarzan? Really? The ONLY reason I watched 5 consecutive seasons of True Blood is playing the role that first lit the furnaces of my youth?

Oh, HELL YES HE IS!

Sure, there are other reasons to see The Legend of Tarzan. Margot Robbie plays the Ape Man’s true love Jane Porter while Christoph Waltz takes on the role of dangerous Captain Rom. Even Samuel Jackson plays real-life journalist George Washington Williams. He wrote an open letter to King Leopold in 1890, condemning the treatment of the Congolese so yes, there’s an actual history lesson in The Legend of Tarzan. No one will blame you if you just want to see it because of the picture above, though.

Whatever you reason is, click HERE to get free passes to see The Legend of Tarzan, then watch the trailer below. Hmmm, I wonder what Christopher Lambert is up to these days.