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Reviewing December Movies on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the best movies December has to offer. Interested in seeing La La Land, Office Christmas Party or Sing? I can tell you if they’re worth your time. Want free passes to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Passengers, or Collateral Beauty? I can help with that, too! Just click HERE to watch the segment, then check out my Free Movie Passes page to see what’s available.

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Collateral Beauty” EARLY and FOR FREE

Will Smith is pretty excited about his co-stars in Collateral Beauty. He recently said, “If we are all judged by the company we keep … then I want this cast with me for life!” His excitement is understandable, with a line-up that includes Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Keira Knightley. That’s two Oscar winners and three Oscar nominees, if you’re counting AND you include Will Smith. He plays an advertising executive who suffers a tremendous loss, then writes letters to Love, Time and Death as a way to cope. Imagine his surprise when they write back! So, would you like to see Collateral Beauty EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to get your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. Oh yeah…this one is going to make me cry, too.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Bryan Cranston Channels “Trumbo”

It’s hard for me to tell if I love a movie that Bryan Cranston is in or if I just love Bryan Cranston. I’ve adored that man for years, even as the tighty-whitey Dad on Malcolm in the Middle. That’s part of the reason I’m struggling to review the movie Trumbo. Cranston is in every scene, hunching his shoulders, smoking cigarettes and sputtering lines that only he could get away with. He doesn’t steal the show because he IS the show and at times, it’s distracting.

Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted in the 1940’s for being a Communist. He and other writers, known as The Hollywood 10, were banished (Trumbo even did jail time) and forced to write under pseudonyms to make money. That is when Trumbo penned 2 Oscar winning films, and under different names. Continue reading →