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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Prodigy” EARLY & FOR FREE

The Prodigy stars Taylor Shilling (Orange is the New Black) as a mother whose son starts to turn creepy. Is he simply a gifted child who struggles to connect with other kids? Or are dark forces working through him? Can this mother save her child? Or should she focus on saving herself?
Movies about Creepy Kids are great, but they get even SCARIER after you’ve had kids. That’s when you realize that kids are freaking scary, even when they’re not trying to be. Sometimes they’ll say things that are unintentionally cryptic. Other times they’ll sneak up on you in the kitchen and stand completely still by the fridge until you shut the door (also the first time I screamed F*CK at my daughter).
Sometimes they’ll do or say things that make no sense at all, like a woman who wrote to me years ago. I was on a morning radio show in Dallas, Texas and people would often write to me about their problems. This one woman in particular had a 3-year-old who was obsessed with car wrecks. Her little boy would describe them in great detail, as if he’d witnessed a horrible one (which he hadn’t). He also cried when his mother left the house and insisted she was going to die in a car crash. I’d love to tell you that there was a happy ending and that he grew up to be a normal kid, but I never heard from her after that email. I even wrote her back, but she never responded and that has always worried me.
So, who wants to see The Prodigy EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Ashbourn Serkis

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Kid Who Would Be King” EARLY & FOR FREE

How fun does this movie look?!!! The Kid Who Would Be King stars Ashbourne Serkis as a modern-day teenager who finds the mythical sword, Excalibur. He must then build an army to fight Merlin’s evil sister, Morgana before she takes over the world. It’s kind of like Harry Potter meets 1981’s Excalibur, with a little Shaun of the Dead thrown in. There’s a great cast too, with Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson playing Merlin and Morgana. So, who wants to see The Kid Who Would Be King EARLY and FOR FREE? I have passes to see it in Houston (HERE) and San Antonio (HERE). Continue reading →

Hart & Cranston

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart in “The Upside” EARLY & FOR FREE

The Upside is actually a remake of an excellent French film from 2011 called The Intouchables. It was also about a wealthy man who becomes a quadriplegic after an accident and hires a caregiver with a questionable past. I haven’t seen the remake with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart yet, but The Intouchables was one of my favorite films that year (it was even nominated for a Golden Globe). So, who wants to see The Upside EARLY and FOR FREE? Good because I have passes for screenings all over Texas! Continue reading →

Mamoa & Heard

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Aquaman” EARLY & FOR FREE

I think Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman might be my new favorite DC superhero. I feel like a straight-up traitor for saying that, since Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is clearly the best hero they’ve cranked out yet. There’s just something about Mamao that I love. No, it’s not because he’s gorgeous…though that helps. It’s because Jason Mamoa really seems like the type of guy who would stick up for the underdog, then hang-out and play drinking games with him. Sure he’s beautiful, but he also seems like a good guy, which is the part I like the most. So, who wants to see Aquaman EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Kiki Layne & Stephan James

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did you know that Barry Jenkins has another movie coming out? Yes, the man who tore our hearts out with Moonlight has another film opening just in time for Oscar season, and this one is based on a novel by the extraordinary James Baldwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of a young couple in the 1970s who fall victim to a broken criminal justice system. I’ve seen this one and can tell you that it is packed with some of the best performances of the year (Regina King is my personal favorite as the family matriarch, and I love anything that Brian Tyree Henry does). If Beale Street Could Talk will almost certainly be part of the Oscar-conversation this year too, and it was just nominated for three Golden Globes. So, who wants to see If Beale Street Could Talk EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Felicity Jones

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “On the Basis of Sex” EARLY & FOR FREE

On the Basis of Sex sounds like some dirty comedy that would star Dakota Johnson or Rebel Wilson, but it’s actually quite the opposite. This movie tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she challenged gender-discrimination laws during the early years of her career. It stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, before she ever became a Supreme Court Justice, and Armie Hammer as her husband, Marty. So, who wants to see On the Basis of Sex EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Vice

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Christian Bale in “Vice” EARLY & FOR FREE

Remember all the times you lusted after Christian Bale in those Batman movies? Or maybe you left American Psycho all thirsty from the shower scene, even though he was playing a sadistic bastard. We’ve all had our Christian Bale thoughts, but check him out in that photo above. Believe it or not, that’s him playing Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. Bale is not the only creative-casting choice from this movie either. Sam Rockwell plays a young George W. Bush and Amy Adams plays the Vice-President’s wife, Lynne Cheney in this story of the their time in office. So, who wants to see Vice EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Escape Room” EARLY & FOR FREE

Have you tried one of those escape rooms yet? If so, were you able to actually escape? I’ve tried TWICE now and still haven’t made it out, which makes the premise of Escape Room pretty scary. A group of strangers compete in an escape room, supposedly for a cash prize. They’re actually playing to survive, which means I’d be dead two times over by now. So, who wants to see Escape Room EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Ronan & Robbie

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Mary Queen of Scots” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did Thanksgiving stir up any old sibling rivalries? Maybe you were fighting with your sister about the stuffing and how it shouldn’t be made with cornbread, then it suddenly turned into a simmering war that’s been waging twenty years? If so, it still wasn’t as toxic as the battle that wages between Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots. Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie take on the roles of rival queens and tear into each other like Joan Collins and Linda Evans. Is that reference too vague? Well, who cares when you can see Mary Queen of Scots EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” EARLY & FOR FREE (& hit a Spider-Man PARTY!)

The Alamo Drafthouse- Lake Highlands is my favorite place to see a movie (even though it’s where I saw Hereditary for the first time and walked out irreparably scarred). This particular Alamo Drafthouse is throwing a special party for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before screening it FOR FREE! Click HERE if you’re interested in some face-painting and mask-making, Continue reading →