Annabelle- The Lowe Files

Reviews of ANNABELLE: CREATION & THE LOWE FILES – And Some Ghost Stories of Our OWN!

I saw Annabelle: Creation with Rebekah Black recently, then we had some cocktails and tried to shake it off. Here’s our review of the movie, which led to a chat about Rob Lowe’s new show The Lowe Files AND some ghost stories of our own. Listen to the podcast below Continue reading →

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MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Is “Annabelle: Creation” OK for Kids?

I get the occasional angry comment when I talk about watching scary movies with my kids. They usually come from people who don’t actually have children, though. Breeders like ME know that kids out grow Disney flicks and eventually want to watch something more exciting. That’s when they start relentlessly badgering parents about seeing movies that the Motion Picture Association of America has deemed inappropriate for them. These are often the same kids who watch The Walking Dead or equally scary fare, who are familiar with the type of violence the MPAA frowns on.

This is where I come in.

I have a 13-year-old girl who wants to watch everything. Is it scary? Would it make a grown man shiver and ask for a nightlight? Then my daughter wants to see it. Her favorite scary movie of all time is The Conjuring. She laughed when I showed her the original Poltergeist and declared that The Ring is, “more weird than scary.”

Can a kid like her handle Annabelle: Creation? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Annabelle: Creation” EARLY & FOR FREE

You either LOVE scary movies or you HATE THEM.
I don’t understand people who don’t like scary movies, though. YES, you will be scared and NO, you probably won’t sleep well for a while. If you’re lucky and the movie is REALLY SCARY, you might even have a hard time walking around your house in broad daylight for a few days. In best case scenarios, you might recall moments from the movie at 3:07am in the morning, when you’re stumbling in the dark towards the bathroom. Or when you have soap in your eyes in the shower. Or, best of all, when you’re driving alone down a dark, empty road late at night.
Yes, if a scary movie is REALLY GOOD, it will ruin you for a long time to come and isn’t that what we really want?
So, who wants so see Annabelle: Creation EARLY & FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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Talking About New Movies on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas today, talking about some big upcoming movies as well as reviewing a few others. If you’d like to find out what’s opening in July OR hear my thoughts on The Legend of Tarzan and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, just click HERE.

I also previewed a new scary movie called Lights Out, but unfortunately all the free passes I had to see it are gone. Apologies also to director David Sandberg for almost forgetting his name! I decided to make up for it by posting the original short film Lights Out is based on, but prepare yourself. It’s scary!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Lights Out” ON ME!

Two years ago, director David Sandberg released a short film called Lights Out. The movie, which starred his wife Lotta Losten as a woman who is plagued by a figure in her darkened hallway, took social media by storm. I remember watching it at work and blurting out obscenities as the lights went out. If you’ve never seen it before, take the mere 2:42 required to watch it below. Believe me, it’s worth it.

Now you understand why Lights Out has been viewed over 12 million times around the world, right? They OBVIOUSLY had to make a full-length movie out of it but here’s the big surprise…

IT’S ACTUALLY GOOD!

In fact, the big screen version of Lights Out, which stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, The Choice) and Billy Burke from Twilight, is currently trending at 100% on the Film Critics website Rotten Tomatoes. Even better, I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE so grab those by clicking HERE, then watch the Lights Out trailer below. Dammit, I might not ever sleep AGAIN!