Rebekah Black and I saw It Comes at Night last night and it left us wildly depressed…in a good way. Is that possible? Listen to the podcast to hear our thoughts about the latest from Texas filmmaker Trey Edward Shults (read more about him HERE). We also have a spirited discussion about Wonder Woman and whether or not women HAVE to like it…because Rebekah Black DIDN’T! Continue reading →
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this movie. I’ve been fascinated by the Loving story since I first saw the pictures taken by Grey Villet for LIFE magazine (that’s one of them above). It’s also directed by Jeff Nichols, who is responsible for one of my favorite movies of all time (Take Shelter–Just see it). Plus, every second I’ve seen of Loving so far is so heartbreakingly beautiful, I’ll probably just sob through the whole thing. Wanna join me? I have 50 pairs of passes to see Loving early and for free! Continue reading →
I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big October Movies we have to look forward to. We chatted about Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and how I have an awful Girl Crush on his co-star, Cobie Smulders. We also talked about Jon Hamm in Keeping Up With the Joneses and some scary flicks that are coming out just in time for Halloween. Click HERE to watch the segment, then head over to my Free Movie Passes page to see what’s up for grabs. Remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll never miss a free movie!
I can’t tell you how much I love this time of year. There’s a chill in the air (OK, not really but there’s the promise of one), PSLs are everywhere and I can no longer take my youngest to Walgreen’s because their scary Halloween decorations are out. The BEST part about this time of year though, is how the movie studios start releasing GREAT FILMS. Yes, Oscar Season is right around the corner and it’s packed with movies you currently know nothing about. Some of the films getting the most Oscar Buzz will be released next month, which is why I compiled this list of Oscar Contenders to See this November. Continue reading →
You have to wonder what went through the mind of Director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) when he decided to take on a gangster film like Black Mass. Did he think about classics like The Godfather and Goodfellas, or did he try to put them out of his mind? Did he ruminate over his favorite episodes of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, or did he pretend they didn’t exist? Did he revisit current films about crime in South Boston, like The Town or The Departed, or did he cross his fingers and hope no one saw any similiarities?
The simple fact is that there’s no way to make a gangster movie today without treading on some well-traveled ground. That being the case, how can a filmmaker create a crime story that’s fresh and covers new territory? Continue reading →