Did I ever tell you about the crush I had on Christopher Robin? I don’t know if it was his little Mary Jane shoes or the way he talked to stuffed animals, but 4-year-old ME was smitten. I even tried to call Christopher Robin on the phone once, but didn’t know how and started dialing random numbers. My father caught me and said that I’d called the police instead, who had arrived and were arresting my sister. She joined the fun and started screaming for help from the living room. This promptly ended my crush on Christopher Robin, but I still can’t wait to see his movie. If you would like to see Christopher Robin with me EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →
My kids are bigger cynics than I am, when it comes to movies.
They see almost as many films as I do and have had their hearts broken by more than one (read Emma’s review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children HERE for a taste of that). The girls know that it’s often best to keep your expectations low, which might be why I’m struggling to get them excited about A Wrinkle in Time. They enjoyed the book by Madeleine L’Engle, but know how hard it is for movies to live up to the originals. They’re too young to appreciate Ava DuVernay and how cool it is that she’s directing this, or to understand why I’m excited to see Mindy Kaling on the big screen. In fact, the only person my kids are pumped about seeing in A Wrinkle in Time is Oprah Winfrey, but it might be because of her I Love Bread vine.
It doesn’t really matter because I’m making them see A Wrinkle in Time with me anyhow and YOU CAN TOO, thanks to this stack of FREE MOVIE PASSES I just got! Continue reading →
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!