Parent Review

Mommy Movie Review: Can Kids See “Pet Sematary”

I discovered Stephen King when I was young and had no business reading about man-eating dogs or blood-thirsty clowns. I was about 11 years old when I smuggled my sister’s copy of Salem’s Lot into my room, and stole every King book she purchased after that (once she’d finished them of course, so I wouldn’t incur the Big Sister Wrath). Pet Sematary was always one of my favorites, thanks to the chilling descriptions misty graveyards and tiny zombies. You can imagine my disappointment when the movie was released in 1989 and simply didn’t live up. Scenes of complete terror had been rendered almost comical, which happens far too often to Stephen King’s tales.
Now, at long last, Hollywood has delivered the Pet Sematary the book deserved.
This is thanks in part to solid performances by Jason Clarke and John Lithgow, but the stars of the show are Jeté Laurence, who plays daughter Ellie, and especially Church the cat (actually 4 different felines). It takes acting chops for a lovely young lady to inspire genuine fear, and Laurence jettisons Pet Sematary into a terrifying downward spiral. This movie suffers from bad-timing though, because “the risen dead” simply aren’t that scary anymore. Studios have cranked out every version of “zombie movie” they could think of in recent years, so the horror of Pet Sematary just isn’t that horrible. The cast wrings every drop of creepy out of the 1983 story though, which is why I’m giving the new Pet Sematary a B+.
But, can you take your kids to see it? Continue reading →

Pet Sematary

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Pet Sematary” EARLY & FOR FREE

I absolutely loved Stephen King’s Pet Sematary when I first read it, and I was equally disappointed in the film when it came out in 1989. You’d think that the sting of that disappointment would squash my excitement over the new Pet Sematary, but you’d be wrong. The first one was so BAD, the revamp can’t help but be better. Shining reviews of the 2019 Pet Sematary are already pouring in, but instead of reading those, why don’t you go see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Ben Affleck

PODCAST: “The Accountant” Had Us Screaming at the Screen

Rebekah Black and I saw The Accountant last night and had pretty extreme reactions to it. In fact, one of us even started yelling at the movie screen during the film. Here is our review and I’m proud to say that it’s 100% Spoiler Free. Well, at least no one behind us feel asleep and snored through it, like The Girl on the Train last week. Enjoy!

And because we talked about it so much, here’s the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2. (SQUEEE!)

Ben Affleck in The Accountant
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Accountant” ON ME!

If you’ve been to the movies in the last 3 months, you’ve probably seen the trailer for The Accountant. It stars Ben Affleck as a freelance accountant who un-cooks the books for dangerous criminals. What happens though, when the authorities close in and those criminals start to see him as a threat?

I get so excited every time I see this trailer. I don’t know if it’s because The Accountant stars some of my favorite actors (J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Anna Kendrick) or if it’s just the excellent use of Radiohead. Whatever the reason, we can all see The Accountant EARLY and FOR FREE. Just click HERE to get your passes, then watch the trailer below. See what I mean about the perfect use of Radiohead?