Are your kids out of school for the summer? Do you wake every morning to the sounds of “What are we going to do today, Mom/Dad? What are we going to DOOOO???” Are you running out of cash, spending every last dollar on “Something to Do” so you’re constantly-bored-offspring will give you a moment of peace? If so, I’m about to be your new best-friend because I have passes to see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
Did you know that the movie Uncle Drew is actually based on a TV commercial?
Yep, Pepsi first released the documentary-style Uncle Drew ad with N.B.A. star Kyrie Irving back in 2012 and it quickly went viral. They made a feature length version of it, with Irving still playing the septuagenarian ball player, but added Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie to his team. Now, Pepsi has released another Uncle Drew commercial to promote the Uncle Drew movie, which came from that original commercial. It’s like a snake eating it’s tail, isn’t it? So, do you want to see Uncle Drew EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
If you aren’t excited about the film Sorry to Bother You, you must not have read any of it’s crazy-enthusiastic reviews. One of my favorites comes from Alex Arabian of filminquiry.com, who says this:
“Sorry To Bother You is an intelligent, batshit crazy satire that offers plenty of the theater of the absurd, a standout performance from Lakeith Stanfield, the most original script of the past two years, and plenty of laughs and food for thought.”
Sounds pretty great, right? You can read the rest of that review HERE (or browse through the other glowing Rotten Tomatoes reviews HERE), OR you could just grab FREE PASSES to see Sorry to Bother You from me! Continue reading →
Think for a minute about some of the stupid things you did with your friends when you were a kid? Now image that you continued that nonsense into adulthood and raised the stakes even higher. Well, that’s exactly what Tag is about and, believe it or not, it’s based on a true story.
Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress and Jake Johnson star as classmates who’ve been playing the same game of Tag for thirty years. This continuous battle has taken them all around the world, but one of them is ready to retire. Will his buddies let him? Does it really matter if you’re seeing Tag EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Dammit, this movie had better be good.
Sorry, but I’ve got some mounting concerns about Ocean’s 8, even as I watch Sarah Paulson calmly promote it on TV. Every time Sandra Bullock shows up looking sheik and relaxed on some late-night talk show, I tell myself that I’ll probably love Ocean’s 8. I smile as a sparkling Cate Blanchett plugs the movie and chugs beer with Jimmy Fallon, but in my heart I think, “Please…don’t let this movie suck.”
Because Ocean’s 8 can’t be just another Ocean’s movie with famous women in place of famous men. It can’t be a well-shot fashion show where glamorous women smirk as they rob other glamorous women. It has to be smart. It has to be funny. It has to tell a story we haven’t seen before and more importantly, Ocean’s 8 needs to make a statement about women and where we stand today.
And, if I was being completely honest, I’d admit that I need Ocean’s 8 to be even better than the Ocean’s movies that came before it.
No small task, right?
So, who wants to see Ocean’s 8 EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
It’s been a while since we’ve had a straight-up Kids’ Flick to talk about, and Show Dogs definitely fits the bill. This one stars Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as a police dog who has to go undercover at a dog show to stop a bad guy. Will Arnett also stars, along with some pretty high-powered voice-talent, including Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Shaquille O’Neal and RuPaul. If you’d like to take your kids to a Saturday screening of Show Dogs, Continue reading →
My kids are a little older and I occasionally see things that make me grateful for that.
Just today, I was enjoying a quiet walk by the lake when I came across a Mom who was screaming at four kids, all around three-years-old. She was furious and exhausted but, not matter what she said, those little monsters kept riding their trikes through the mud. A block past her was another Mom, who was trying to leave the park while her tiny daughter threw an impressive fit, flat on her back. I saw a woman at the mall an hour later, who’s pregnant belly was so big, it looked like she could burst and go flying around the Food Court, like a popped balloon.
The trailer for Tully also makes me so SO grateful that my kids are older.
Charlize Theron plays a Mom who’s just trying to get through those difficult early-years because…well, they can be kind of awful. Her brother surprises her with a night-nurse named Tully, who helps ease her around the tough spots. Yes, it’s a simple plot that doesn’t sound that intriguing, but watch the trailer below. If you can get through it without tearing up, then maybe your new-Mommy years were much easier than mine. If, on the other hand, it resonates with you the way it did with me, Continue reading →
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years, and during that time, we’ve developed our own language. It’s the same English you’re familiar with, but peppered with film, TV and other cultural references from the past two decades. Some movies or TV shows get more play than others (specifically Inglourious Basterds, Fargo, Dumb and Dumber and both volumes of Kill Bill) but nothing gets quoted as much as the first Super Troopers. We probably work in “Meow” or “He can’t pull over any further” weekly, and if we order a drink, it’s always a “liter of Cola.” I even caught our daughters chugging syrup recently, and checked our DVDs to see if they’d been watching Super Troopers.
So, needless to say, we’re pretty pumped about Super Troopers 2. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I don’t even care if this movie sucks. It’s like hanging out with your old college buddy, who makes you laugh just as much as he embarrasses you. If you agree and would like to see Super Troopers 2 EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
There’s something about this movie that bums me out profoundly. Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty, about a woman who hits her head and starts believing she’s the most beautiful and capable person in the world. She, in turn, finds the happiness and success she’s always dreamed of, but what will happen when she finds out her appearance never changed? If you’d like to know what happens next, Continue reading →
Before we discuss John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place, we should all take a minute to revisit Jim Halpert.
Remember how hard we fell for Jim and how jealous we were of Pam when they finally hooked up?
And straight guys can stop acting like they don’t know what I’m talking about. You loved Jim on The Office too and, if you’ve forgotten just how much, you need to watch the video below.
Well, I just fell down that rabbit hole and spent the last hour watching old Jim & Dwight clips on YouTube.
Anyhow, Jim…I mean John grew up and eventually got married to actress Emily Blunt, who is equally awesome and crush-worthy. They have two children but even cooler (for us at least), they’re now making movies together. And since it’s John-Freaking-Krasinski and Emily-G’damn-Blunt, they’re not making cheesy, Hallmark love stories.
No, they’re making smart, SCARY movies like A Quiet Place.
So, want to see A Quiet Place EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →