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

I give away Free Movie Passes on this website all the time, but these are special. First of all, these passes are to see Tolkien, which studies young J.R.R. Tolkien’s youth and how it influenced his later work. It stars Nicholas Hoult as the author in the years leading to WWI, when he created Middle Earth. These passes are also different because it’s a special May 7th promotional screening of Tolkien, so your seats are reserved. You won’t have to wait in line for this one and you’ll also be treated to a live Q&A with the film’s stars, moderated by Tolkien super-fan, Stephen Colbert. Continue reading →

Elle Fanning

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Teen Spirit” EARLY & FOR FREE

Teen Spirit stars Elle Fanning as a small-town girl with big dreams of stardom.
It is NOT, as you might have expected, a documentary about Nirvana.
I can still hook you up with passes to see Teen Spirit EARLY and FOR FREE though. Just send a request for passes to TeenSpiritDFW@moroch.com, then watch the trailer below.
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Penguins

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Disneynature’s “Penguins” EARLY & FOR FREE

The first movie I ever attempted with my daughter was March of the Penguins. It was late in the summer of 2005 and only a few months past her first birthday, which is honestly WAY too early for a darkened a theater. It was playing at a Crybaby Matinee though, so I wasn’t worried about offending the other bored mommies who just needed time out of the house. I think Morgan Freeman’s narration scared her, because she started to wail just moments after he began talking. She also started to kick her tiny feet in the theater seat, which caused Emma’s light-up tennis shoes to flash like a disco ball. I snatched her up and ran out, and to this day have no idea how things ended for those penguins.
We’d probably have better luck with Disneynature‘s Penguins, because it’s a light-hearted approach to penguin-life. This one follows the adventures of Steve, an Adélie penguin who searches for love in the Antarctic. It’s like a feature-length version of those penguin videos you watched a million times on Facebook, which is why I feel certain you’ll want to see Penguins EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →

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 →

Shazam review
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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: How Young is TOO Young for “Shazam!”

The new Shazam! has been compared to Big and Superman, but I would go with more modern comparisons like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Deadpool (minus the filth). I might even say that Shazam! is DC’s first attempt at a Marvel movie, but I don’t feel like reading all the resulting hate-mail, so scratch that. Instead, I’ll say that Shazam! is one of the most heartfelt and refreshing superhero films from DC yet, and that my daughters and I loved it enough to give it an A. You are probably more interested in what Shazam! is rated though, and whether or not you can take your young kids. Continue reading →

Laika Studios

FREE MOVIE PASSES: Family 4-Packs to See “Missing Link”

The latest from Laika Studios (Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings) takes us to the Pacific Northwest, where the furry but well-spoken “Mr. Link” (Zack Galifianakis) has grown tired of living in the wilderness alone. He enlists the help of an explorer, “Sir Lionel Frost” (Hugh Jackman) to help find his long-lost family, which starts them on a life-changing adventure. Missing Link doesn’t open in theaters until April 12th, but I’ve got passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

Rockwell & Henson
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Best of Enemies” EARLY & FOR FREE

The Best of Enemies is about a civil rights activist and Ku Klux Klan leader in the 1970’s, who worked together on a summit about desegregation. A relationship grew between them, through their battles and debates, that changed both of their lives forever. Want to know the really cool part? The Best of Enemies is based on a true story! It stars Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell and won’t hit theaters until April 5th, but I have passes to see The Best of Enemies EARLY and FOR FREE all over Texas! Continue reading →

DC SHAZAM!

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Shazam!” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you aren’t excited about Shazam! you probably just haven’t seen any of the glowing reviews that it’s getting. You can read some of those HERE but my favorite line comes from Benjamin Lee of The Guardian. Read his whole review HERE but the best part is when he says Shazam!, “plays like a cross between Big and Superman.” Sounds good to me! So who wants to see Shazam! EARLY and FOR FREE? 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 →

Free Movies

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Breakthrough” EARLY & FOR FREE in Houston, San Antonio & Austin

A based-on-actual-events story of faith is heading to theaters just in time for Easter. Breakthrough stars Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas as parents whose child falls into a frozen lake while ice-skating (NBA superstar Stephen Curry is also it’s Executive Producer!). Breakthrough opens in theaters April 17th but I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE all over Texas! Continue reading →