Admit it. You spend an embarrassing amount of time watching animal videos on social media, don’t you? It’s OK, we all do. My personal favorites are the stories about people who find hope and redemption through animals, which is why I’m pumped about The Mustang. This one (from Executive Producer Robert Redford) is based on a real-life prison equestrian program where the horses and inmates help each other. If The Mustang sounds like your thing, Continue reading →
What is wrong with me? I just watched the entire trailer for The Aftermath, a post-WWII drama about families who are forced to share a German manor, with a big, goofy grin on my face. Maybe it’s because this drama (from Executive Producer Ridley Scott) just oozes sexual-tension, thanks to it’s stars Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård. She plays the wife of a British colonel (Jason Clarke) who moves into the home of a German widower (Skarsgård). The British colonel must leave to rebuild the shattered country and that’s when the flirty glances get cranking. So, who wants to see The Aftermath EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Spring Break starts this weekend for many of us and, while it’s great for extra bonding time with the family, it also tends to break the bank. That’s why I’m thrilled to offer some FREE MOVIE PASSES for kids of multiple ages! Continue reading →
The first thing I noticed about Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was the sound of her footsteps. They are heavy and solid, and signify that something serious is approaching. It’s quite a shift from earlier female superheroes, who are essentially deadly ballerinas. Implied weight is rarely a good thing for a female movie character (think back to ANY time you remember a woman with heavy footfalls in film) but it signifies a shift in how a woman is perceived onscreen. Carol Danvers isn’t light, but skinny can’t be expected to save the world.
Carol Danvers’ heavy steps are one of many progressive female notions you’ll catch in Captain Marvel, and how you feel about that will affect how you feel about the film in general. Will you soak it all in OR (like the woman sitting behind me at the screening) will you say, “Stop force-feeding me GIRL POWER!” Continue reading →
If you know me personally, you know that I love a good ghost story. I love hearing them and telling them and once I get started, you can forget about getting anything else done for the day. This is why I started the Haunted AF podcast with my friend Rebekah Black, who is also more than a little obsessed with scary stories. We won’t be creeping into haunted houses or ghost hunting on our own (not yet at least), but each episode features stories from people who’ve experienced something they simply can’t explain. It launched today with three episodes, but we’ll be adding more weekly. You can find the Haunted AF podcast on iTunes and Spotify (please subscribe and give us a quick review!) but I thought I’d share them right here as well, to get you started (make sure you start at Episode 1). Hope you enjoy it and please let us know if you have a scary story of your own at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Brie Larson is taking a beating right now! People have been trashing her new movie Captain Marvel before even seeing it, trolling her personally, and even accusing her character of “not smiling enough.” (Seriously?) You won’t hear me buying into any of it, though. I’ve been a huge fan of Brie Larson’s work since her 21 Jump Street days, and I especially appreciate how she supports diversity among film critics. Larson even gave this very website a plug on Twitter once, so I might have a bit of a crush on her. Sure I’m biased, but that doesn’t change the fact that Captain Marvel IS getting great reviews (read some of those HERE) AND ticket sales have already outpaced Wonder Woman. In fact, it’s currently the 2nd highest advanced ticket-seller (for a superhero movie) right behind Black Panther! None of that will matter if you get to see Captain Marvel EARLY and FOR FREE, and I actually have passes to TWO screenings! Continue reading →
I was on Good Morning Texas Friday with my favorite Literary Expert, Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction, and surprise Guest Host, Bill Bellamy! We discussed all the gossip that’s been circling the 2019 Oscars (is there actually GOING to be a host???) and made our predictions for Sunday night’s ceremony. You can watch that HERE, and don’t forget to watch the 2019 Oscars on ABC this Sunday night at 8pmET. Join me on Twitter too (@JulieHFisk) as I share my opinions throughout the night. I promise my tweets get better as the night goes on (and the wine goes down). Also, if you’d like to catch Bill Bellamy onstage this weekend, he’ll be at the Addison Improv Friday through Sunday. You can find tickets to those shows HERE.
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The first How to Train Your Dragon film came out in 2010, when my daughters were just 6 and 3-years-old. We’ve been avid fans of the series since, even taking the DVDs on frequent road trips over the years. Maybe that’s why the last film in the series, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hit me like a freight train of Mommy-emotions. Continue reading →
Amazon Prime is pretty pumped about it’s new series The Widow, starring Kate Beckinsale and Charles Dance. Continue reading →
My kids and I loved the first Happy Death Day and were eagerly awaiting Part 2. It might sound strange that a family was excited about a scary Blumhouse flick, but Happy Death Day wasn’t your typical slasher fare. The Groundhog Day-meets-Scream concept-film managed to be scary (but not too scary) and funny. It was also rated PG-13 and therefore tame enough to share with older kids. We’ve watched it every time it’s been on cable since and have been counting the weeks to Happy Death Day 2U. We never expected it to be as good as the first and had no idea how they’d justify more repeated days, but we were still completely blindsided by the fact that Happy Death Day 2U Continue reading →