I remember how completely NOT interested I was in the first LEGO Movie. I even told my daughters to keep their expectations low because it was “probably going to be goofy.” Then The LEGO Movie was goofy, but in the most wonderful, fun-to-watch way! I’ve enjoyed every LEGO Movie that’s come out since (yes, even LEGO Ninjago) so I’m especially jazzed about The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. So, who wants to see it EARLY and FOR FREE with me? Continue reading →
I’ve been binge-watching Jane the Virgin on Netflix, so it’s hard for me to imagine Gina Rodriquez as anything other than sweet, virginal Jane Villanueva. Rogriquez isn’t new to drama or action films though, having starred in flicks like Deep Water Horizon and Annihilation, but I still imagine her sporting a pregnant tummy and some adorable, floral maternity gear.
Not the case in Miss Bala though, where Rodriquez plays a woman who’s forced to work for a dangerous drug cartel. She uses strength and talents she never knew she had to save herself from certain death, and turns into a bit of a badass along the way. So, who wants to see Miss Bala EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
We could talk about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but you already know that you want to see it. Instead, let’s talk about Ezra Miller’s red-carpet look for the recent Fantastic Beasts 2 Paris premiere.
I could come up with a handful of jokes about his attire, or I could just let Twitter do it for me (read those HERE). OK, so who wants to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I was completely blown away by the first Creed. Not give-Sylvester-Stallone-an-Oscar-right-now blown away, but I DO remember having all the tingly-feels that I got from the original Rocky. I suspect Creed II will offer the same type of excitement because, this time Adonis has to battle Viktor Drago. YES, that’s Ivan Drago’s son from Rocky IV, and Dolph Lundgren is even IN this movie! So, who wants to see Creed II EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
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 →