Think you have no interest in seeing the latest from Disney Pixar, Coco? Why don’t you take a minute to read some of it’s reviews first? See, when I read words like “Dazzling” or “Captivating” and especially “Insta-Classic,” I can’t help but get a little excited about Coco. This one tells the story of young Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), who finds himself in the Land of the Dead while trying to become a famous musician. There’s a phenomenal cast, including Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt, and music from Frozen songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Coco is also written and directed by Lee Unkrich, who won TWO Oscars for Toy Story 3. Still not interested in Coco? Fine, just go be grouchy somewhere else while WE grab free passes to see Coco Continue reading →
I took my kids to see Cars 3 last night and we were all VERY surprised by it. My girls didn’t even want to see it, so the fact that this podcast isn’t eight straight minutes of them complaining is a SHOCK. Listen to the audio below to hear their thoughts and find out if YOU should see Cars 3. Keep checking the FREE MOVIE PASS page as well, to find out what I’m giving away next! Continue reading →
My daughter just asked me what we’re doing tomorrow. We’re not even a week into Summer Break and they’re already bored asking for itineraries. Fortunately, I have loads of Free Movie Passes to give away this summer, including these tickets to an early screening of Cars 3. You can bring up to 3 kids with you too, which means you can take your whole posse OR relieve a friend of theirs. Continue reading →
I was essentially an adult when the first Beauty and the Beast came out, so I’m not sure why I have such a connection to it. I didn’t grow up watching it and my daughters, who despise most Disney princess movies, always said “NO” when I suggested it. That didn’t stop me from bawling the first time I saw the trailer for the new Beauty and the Beast. It wasn’t the casting of Emma Watson that did it, or the image of a live-action Lumiere. No, it was the sound of that original opening song that did me in.
This is why I was more than a little concerned about a NEW Beauty and the Beast. How could anyone remake this classic, much less improve it? If I were honest, I’d say that I fully expected it to suck.
You’ll notice from the opening song though, that THIS Beauty and the Beast has no intention of sucking. Continue reading →
(OK, so I wrote this right before Thanksgiving, but the list still applies. I would only add Jackie with Natalie Portman this week, IF it happens to be playing in your town.)
What are you supposed to do with your relatives, once you’ve eaten all the food and run out of things to talk about? You GO TO THE MOVIES, of course! The sooner the better too, before anyone starts talking about politics again. Here’s my list of the Top 8 Movies to See Over Thanksgiving Weekend, which has a little something for everyone. Continue reading →
It’s not unusual for me to cry at movies. I’m an emotional person and tend to get very wrapped up in the story. Sometimes I’ll cry, not because the movie is sad, but because something so joyous and true is happening onscreen that I can stop myself. On very rare occasions, I’m still crying as I walk out of the theater and, to the eye-rolling dismay of my children, in the car as we drive home.
Sometimes I tear up even as I write the review, as I am right now for Moana. Continue reading →
Is it OK to talk about something other than politics, yet? I know everyone is still wound up about the election but I have something I think you’ll be interested in. They’re free passes to see Moana. Continue reading →
Is it hard to take your kids to the movies because they always want to jump out of their seats and sing along with characters onscreen? You’d love to take them to one of those interactive-flicks, but you can’t find one that’s suitable for littles? Well, Fathom Events has partnered with Disney Junior for their new series Mickey and the Roadster Racer. It’s a fully interactive event this Saturday, where kids get to dance and sing in the theatre with their favorite Disney Junior pals, like Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. You can find more information by clicking HERE, or just grab a Free 4-pack from ME! I’ll give them to the first TWO people who write their names and email addresses in the COMMENTS below. Have fun and don’t worry. No one will judge if YOU start singing and dancing, too!
I FINALLY got to see Doctor Strange with my daughter Emma, and my other favorite movie buddy, Rebekah Black. Does it live up to the hype? Is it worth the extra cash to see it in IMAX 3-D? Is there a reason I keep saying “I GOTTA SAY?” Listen to our Doctor Strange podcast to find out! And remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll always know when I’m giving away free movie passes.
Feel like heading to the movies this weekend but don’t want to spend 2 hours watching something you hate? I can help with that. Here’s what’s opening this weekend and whether or not it’s worth your time.
Deepwater Horizon – This movie is completely split down the middle for me. The first half introduces us to the crew of the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, and informs us that something is horribly wrong. You won’t understand what that something horrible is (unless you have a background in drilling or maybe an Engineering Degree) and repeated attempts to explain it don’t help. Continue reading →