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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Goodbye Christopher Robin” EARLY & FOR FREE

I don’t know if I should admit this, but I had a wicked crush on Christopher Robin when I was little. I mean, I loved ALL of the Winnie the Pooh characters (especially that whiny Eeyore), but I had it bad for Christopher. I even picked up the phone when I was about 4-years-old and tried to call him once. I pressed a bunch of buttons and talked into the phone until my older sister caught me. She and my Dad then pretended that I had accidentally called the police, who had arrived and were angrily arresting my sister in the front yard.
Needless to say, I didn’t try calling Christopher Robin again, or anyone else for that matter, for about 5 more years.
That has nothing to do with the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin, which tells the true story of A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and how he was inspired by his real-life son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), to create the Winnie the Pooh series. If you’d like to see Goodbye Christopher Robin EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES to “The Birth of a Nation”

I am 100% conflicted about this movie.

As a film-fan, I’ve been dying to see The Birth of a Nation ever since it was screened at Sundance last year and left critics breathless. Writer-Director and star Nate Parker seemed destined for an Oscar and Fox Searchlight Pictures bought the worldwide rights for 17.5 million dollars. It was the largest deal ever made at a film festival.

As a woman though, I can’t ignore the rape charges that Nate Parker has faced. I can’t tune-out the calls to boycott The Birth of a Nation or the horrible stories about what happened on the night in question. You can click HERE to get more information about that, but prepare yourself. It’s pretty upsetting.

So what do I do with these free movie passes?

Well, seeing The Birth of a Nation at a FREE SCREENING gives you a chance to witness an important and largely untold story without putting money in anyone’s pockets. Click HERE to get free passes, then watch the trailer below. And if you’re still conflicted, try focusing on Nat Turner and the real fighters of the Virginia rebellion. The Birth of a Nation is, after all, based on actual events.

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: Take Your Daughter To See “He Named Me Malala”

Sometimes I get mad at my children for not recognizing how blessed they are. That’s when I say something motherly, like “YOU DON’T KNOW HOW GOOD YOU’VE GOT IT!” Have those words ever worked on any child, anywhere? That’s probably why I took it a bit further during one motherly rant, and told my girls about Malala Yousafzai. I told them all about the little Pakistani girl who loved school, even though some people thought that she, being a girl, shouldn’t be educated. I also told them how she fought for this right and at 15-years-old, was shot because of it. Malala almost lost her life, but went on instead to become a student advocate AND the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
I’m thrilled that Malala got her own documentary, but I’m even more excited that it’s directed by Davis Guggenheim. He made Waiting for Superman and won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, so I think he might be able to do her story justice. He Named Me Malala opens October 9th and is rated PG-13. I’m taking both of my daughters to see it because it’ll certainly be more eye-opening that another Motherly Rant. If you’d like to join us, you can get free passes by clicking HERE.

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Malala Yousafzai Tells Her Story In “HE NAMED ME MALALA”

I got exciting news today from Fox Searchlight Pictures about a documentary they have planned for the fall. Davis Guggenheim, who is famous for documentaries like Waiting for Superman and the Oscar winning An Inconvenient Truth, is currently working on He Named Me Malala. Continue reading →