Ludacris & Will Arnett
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: Take Your Kids to a FREE SCREENING of “Show Dogs”

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 →

Melissa McCarthy

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Life of the Party” EARLY & FOR FREE

God, I love Melissa McCarthy.
Even when she makes lousy movies, I still love her. Not that I think Life of the Party will be lousy. In fact, I’ve watched the trailer about 15 times and it still makes me laugh. Melissa co-wrote Life of the Party with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directs it. They also worked together on Tammy and The Boss, which aren’t my favorite Melissa McCarthy movies (that’d be Spy) but they’re still funny. Truth be told, I’d watch Melissa McCarthy in just about anything. Even The Nines, that super weird movie from 2007 where she played Ryan Reynolds’ wife. True story, and I love Melissa McCarthy so much that I even watched that. If you love her too and would like to see Life of the Party EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →

Super Troopers 2
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Super Troopers 2” EARLY & FOR FREE

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 →

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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

Honestly, the first time I saw the trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s new movie Rampage, I thought it was a joke. I mean, The Rock has a pet gorilla that goes radioactive and starts destroying a city? Then a giant, flying werewolf gets involved and the only person who can save us is, of course, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? It just SOUNDS like something from Saturday Night Light, right? But I felt the same way about San Andreas when I saw the trailer, and I ended up liking that movie. I also rolled my eyes so hard it hurt when I saw The Rock in the new Jumanji trailer, and I kind of loved that one. So who knows? Maybe Rampage will end up being fantastic, but we should probably see it FOR FREE, just in case. Continue reading →

Amy Schumer

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “I Feel Pretty” EARLY & FOR FREE

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 →

Emily Blunt

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “A Quiet Place” EARLY & FOR FREE

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 →

Love, Simon/ Queer Eye

FREE PASSES to “Love Simon” (& a quick review of Netflix’s “Queer Eye”)

I promise I’ll get around to talking about Love, Simon in just a minute. First though, I want to talk about this new Netflix show that my kids and I can’t get enough of. It’s Queer Eye, which is an updated version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy from 2003. I didn’t expect to like this new cast as much as the original, but I’ll be damned if they don’t have me and my daughters happy-crying on nightly basis. In fact, we were watching last night when they helped a young man who wanted to come out to a family member (apparently they don’t just help straight guys these days). In a show of solidarity, each of the Queer Eye hosts talked about their own difficulties coming out to friends and family. It was incredible, imagining that these confident, sparkling men could ever be insecure or scared. Once again, I was crying but it also made me especially excited about Love, Simon. This movie tells the story of a high-school boy (Nick Robinson from Jurassic World and The Kings of Summer) who struggles to share his long-held secret, and I think the Queer Eye guys would love it! If you would love it too, Continue reading →

RED SPARROW Screening
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Red Sparrow” EARLY & FOR FREE

Before I say anything about a FREE Red Sparrow SCREENING, I’d like to write an open letter to it’s star, Jennifer Lawrence.

Hey Jenn,
How’re you holding up? It’s been a weird time for you, hasn’t it? I mean, your career has turned some major somersaults since you were nominated for your first Oscar in 2011. What were you, like 20-years-old when you starred in Winter’s Bone? And you were soooo gooooood. Then you WON an Oscar only 2 years later for Silver Linings Playbook, and scored huge hits with the Hunger Games AND X-Men series. You, young Jennifer Lawrence, were adored by pretty much everyone in the world, including me, when things got wobbly. First there was Serena, then Joy, and then Passengers, which couldn’t even be saved by dirty rumors about you and Chris Pratt. You took a beating for those, then you took a LITERAL beating in the movie mother! last year. People didn’t even notice how great you were in that because they were so busy debating what the movie MEANT. And here you are in Red Sparrow, which has fans like me crossing our fingers and HOPING that it’s good. Not because we prefer GOOD movies (which we DO), but because, dammit Jennifer Lawrence, YOU ARE DUE.
So know that I’m rooting for you JLaw, and if you hear me making fun of your Russian accent in this one, it’s only because I’m jealous of all that beauty, fame and talent of yours. And GOOD LUCK!

So, who wants passes to see Red Sparrow EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE for those, then watch the trailer below. See what I mean about that accent? (Sorry Jenn!)

ANNIHILATION
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Natalie Portman in “Annihilation” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you’re a fan of the Southern Reach book series, then you already know what Annihilation is about. If you’re like the rest of us who AREN’T familiar with the books, you’ll probably watch this trailer and think, “What tha HELL is going on here?”
Natalie Portman stars as a woman who joins a dangerous expedition in hopes of saving her husband. That’s really all I could figure out, other than there’s something that looks like a bubble over everything that’s turning people into monsters. The coolest thing about Annihilation though, is the cast. Watch the trailer below and tell me what YOU think is different about it. Then grab passes to see Annihilation EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →

The 15 17 to Paris

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The 15:17 to Paris” EARLY & FOR FREE

This movie is incredible to me, for many reasons. First of all, The 15:17 to Paris is based on the TRUE story of a thwarted terrorist attack, which is fascinating in itself. It also stars the actual men who were involved in that ordeal, playing themselves. The other incredible thing about The 15:17 to Paris is that Director Clint Eastwood is currently 88-years-old. Yes, 88-years-old, which means he has directed 6 movies (including the Oscar-winning American Sniper and the Oscar-nominated Sully) since turning 80.
See? Pretty freaking incredible, right?
Which is exactly why you should grab passes to see The 15:17 to Paris EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →