Hugh Jackman

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Front Runner” EARLY & FOR FREE

Maybe it seemed like a great idea to release The Front Runner during the mid-term elections. What better time to tell a story about squandered political promise? Those in charge probably didn’t think about the nonstop political ads we’ve been force-fed lately or the fact that some people will want to crawl into a hole and live there after November 6th. Well, push that political-malaise aside and remember that Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart. We love that guy so much, we even forgave his version of P.T. Barnum. The Front Runner is also from Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Tully), so he’s bound to do something twisty and revealing with the story, right? Well, it won’t matter either way if you see The Front Runner EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

Tiffany Haddish

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Tyler Perry’s “Nobody’s Fool” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you watched the Emmy’s recently and were bummed that Tiffany Haddish didn’t show up in her white Alexander McQueen dress, I’ve got news for you! She actually wears it a fifth time in her new movie, Nobody’s Fool (click HERE if you don’t know the story behind that dress). Haddish stars as an ex-con who gets out of prison and reunites with her sister, played by Tika Sumpter. It’s the latest from Tyler Perry and also stars Whoopi Goldberg, so who wants to see Nobody’s Fool EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Claire Foy

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” EARLY & FOR FREE

I’ll never forget the first time I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and that one particular scene. I wasn’t enjoying the book and had only picked it up again because my hair-dresser insisted.
“Just wait until she gets her revenge,” he said. “You’re gonna lose it!”
He wasn’t kidding. I was on the elliptical at the gym when I came to that part. I remember it clearly because I yelled “HOLY SH*T,” then sat on the floor while I re-read the passage a handful of times.
I loved both versions of the movie (and both versions of Lisbeth Salander) but I never quite recovered from that.
We have a new Lisbeth in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, since Claire Foy has taken over (she’s already getting great reviews). Sverrir Gudnason is our new Mikael Blomkvist (I’ll miss Daniel Craig) and Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) is now directing instead of David Fincher. Yes, we have a whole new crew at the wheel so who wants to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Nutcracker
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” EARLY & FOR FREE

People occasionally complain about my Free Movie Passes because the screenings are in a town that’s too far away from them. That hopefully won’t be the case for Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, because THIS TIME I have passes to two different screenings! If you’d like to see The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Continue reading →

Melissa McCarthy

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Can You Ever Forgive Me” EARLY & FOR FREE

Those of us who were sad when Melissa McCarthy didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids (yeah, I know it was a stretch) might have our wishes granted this year, thanks to Can You Ever Forgive Me. McCarthy stars as real-life biographer Lee Israel, who gained fame in the 1970’s by writing books about celebrities. She turned to deception when funds ran low and wound up in the middle of her own scandal. Can You Ever Forgive Me is already on this year’s Oscars short-list, with Melissa McCarthy a top pick for Best Actress! Pretty exciting, right? Now you really want to see Can You Ever Forgive Me EARLY and FOR FREE, don’t you? Continue reading →

Rami Malek
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Bohemian Rhapsody” EARLY & FOR FREE

I’ll talk about the Bohemian Rhapsody screening in a minute, but first I want to tell you a little story.
I actually learned about homosexuality through the band Queen.
It happened when I was around seven-years-old and listening to “We Will Rock You” at a friend’s house. I was staring at that creepy News of the World album cover when my friend said, “You know how Queen got their name, don’t you?”
I didn’t, of course, so she explained to me that some men preferred other men over women, and that some women were the same way. She never used the word “homosexuality,” and really didn’t go into much detail, but my small mind was blown.
It didn’t change how I felt about the band, and my love for Freddie Mercury grew exponentially as years passed. Because of Queen, homosexuality was less about sexual preference to young-me, and represented someone whose difference made their light shine even brighter than the rest.
I think Freddie Mercury would’ve appreciated that.
So, who wants passes to see Bohemian Rhapsody EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Haunted Halloween

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” EARLY & FOR FREE (& Come in Costume!)

Hope you’ve got your Halloween costumes all lined up because there’s a fantastic screening of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween coming up this weekend! The Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands is hosting a FREE SCREENING this Saturday, but they’ll play Halloween party-games with the kids beforehand (so bring them in costume). You’ll need passes to get in FOR FREE Continue reading →

Bad Times

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Bad Times at the El Royale” EARLY & FOR FREE

I’ve watched the trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale a handful of times now and I still can’t figure out what’s going on. It’s hard to worry about a cast that’s THIS GOOD, though. You’ve got Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth, who’s apparently forgotten how to button a shirt (not complaining, just noting). Dakota Johnson’s in the mix too and, as I’ve stated a few times already, she’s vastly underrated as an actress. Bad Times at the El Royale is also from Writer/Director Drew Goddard, who’s responsible for mind-benders like Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield and several episodes of Lost. I think this is the type of movie that you learn as little as possible about before seeing it. Even better, how would you like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Tom Hardy
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Venom” EARLY & FOR FREE

Oh, people always have to gripe about something, and now they’re mad at Venom.
Evidently, the new Marvel flick, starring Tom Hardy as Spider Man’s rival, is rated PG-13 in the United States. That’s just too kid-friendly for long-term fans of the character, who wanted something much darker for this new incarnation. Hardy doesn’t seem to mind though. In fact, he got most of his direction from his 10-year-old son, who knew far more about Venom than he did. You can read more about that HERE, or would you rather just see Venom EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to grab your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And HOLY COW Venom looks SCARY to me! Even with that PG-13 rating!

Smallfoot

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

There haven’t been many options for kids in theaters lately, but that changes in a big way with Smallfoot! Starring Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden and LeBron James, it tells the story of a Yeti who finds a terrifying small-footed creature, then sets out to prove it’s existence to his unbelieving village. So, who wants to see Smallfoot EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →