Did anyone really need a new addition to the Scream franchise? Doesn’t matter because Hollywood gave us one anyway. Click the podcast above to hear what we thought about it, as well as quick reviews of Parallel Mothers, A Hero and John Cena’s new streamer, Peacemaker (and Julie dishes on her new crush, Ghosts on CBS). We’ll also introduce you to a film that’s opening in March and checks all kinds of icky boxes (and yet we’re oddly intrigued). Find the X trailer below and let us know if you plan to see it!
Every now and then a movie comes along that looks so juicy, it could stink to high Heaven and I’d still love it. That would be the case with Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). First of all, it stars my #1 Woman Crush, Margot Robbie. She also produced it with her company, LuckyChap productions, and reworked Harley Quinn’s clothing so the emphasis wouldn’t be on how sexy she is (well, good luck with THAT). Birds of Prey was also written by a woman (Christina Hodson) and directed by a woman (Cathy Yan), making it only the second DC Comics film from a female director behind Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. That means I won’t be reviewing this movie as much as I’ll be pumping my first and cheering through it. So, wanna see Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) EARLY and FOR FREE with me? Continue reading →
If you aren’t excited about Shazam! you probably just haven’t seen any of the glowing reviews that it’s getting. You can read some of those HERE but my favorite line comes from Benjamin Lee of The Guardian. Read his whole review HERE but the best part is when he says Shazam!, “plays like a cross between Big and Superman.” Sounds good to me! So who wants to see Shazam! EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Is it weird that I don’t really CARE if the new Justice League movie is good? My expectations are so low now, after Batman v. Superman and then the shocking let-down that was Suicide Squad. Wonder Woman was a refreshing surprise, but I don’t know if she and that golden-lasso are strong enough to save this whole movie. Jason Mamoa plays Aquaman in Justice League though and, if I were completely honest with you, I’d probably say that’s enough for me. It’s always better to see a potentially disappointing movie for free though, right? Continue reading →
You’ve probably heard by now that Wonder Woman is a good movie. Better than good. In fact, I gave it an A, which is a grade I don’t readily hand out. Director Patty Jenkins finally delivered a proper superhero flick to DC, but the next big question PARENTS will ask is, “Can my KIDS see Wonder Woman?”
There are a handful of factors to consider before taking your youngsters, so let me break them down for you. Continue reading →
I always say that lowered expectations are a movie’s best friend, but Wonder Woman is making that next to impossible for me. How am I supposed to keep my cool about the first female superhero movie since 2005 (that was Elektra), which just happens to be directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins, who also directed Monster)? I’m also a huge fan of Gal Gadot, who is taking on the role of Diana in this origin story. Gadot is so much more than a pretty face, having served as a combat trainer in the Israel Defense Forces. She performs most of her own stunts, is a motorcycle enthusiast and is the mother of two little girls. Both of Gal Gadot’s grandparents are Holocaust survivors as well, so the mantle of Superhero seems all the more fitting.
My daughters are also pumped about Wonder Woman, having never seen a superhero movie about a GIRL in their lives. I’d say it’s about time. So, who wants passes to see Wonder Woman EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
We’re all still shaking our heads over the Batman v Superman disappointment we were hit with back in March. Despite that, I can’t help but get a little excited about Suicide Squad. I’m like that duck at the pond who keeps coming back to you, even when you’re just throwing rocks at it.
It’s hard to NOT get jazzed about Suicide Squad when you see Margot Robbie strutting around as Harley Quinn or you hear the stories about Jared Leto scaring co-stars as the Joker. He supposedly NEVER got out of character and even sent creepy things to them in the mail, like dead animals and used condoms. Scott Eastwood said, at one point, he wanted to call the cops on Leto. Plus, I want to see Ben Affleck play Batman again. He wasn’t my favorite part of Batman v Superman (that goes to Gal Gadot) but he came a close second.
We won’t care that it sucks if we see it for FREE, right? That’s why I’m giving away free passes! If you’d like to see Suicide Squad early and for free, just click HERE, then watch the trailer again. Omigod, QUEEN!!!
It’s funny how ALL kids today (not just the comic-book readers) are interested in superheroes. Maybe it’s because of the Avengers, or maybe it’s thanks to the nonstop commercials that run during their favorite Disney shows. Whatever the reason, it can put parents in a tight spot when their kids want to see violent, PG-13 films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. My own daughters have already been asking to see it, though they aren’t nearly as invested in these characters as they are Thor and Captain America.
There are several pros and cons to Batman v Superman, but the first and foremost is that it’s simply NOT a good movie. Continue reading →