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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Charlie’s Angels” EARLY & FOR FREE

Yes, Charlie’s Angels is back and NO this one has nothing to do with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz or Lucy Liu. That’s probably a good thing since Lucy Liu and Bill Murray almost killed each other in the first one! If you haven’t heard that juicy bit of Hollywood lore, you can read about it HERE (they supposedly even came to blows) but this Charlie’s Angels comes from director Elizabeth Banks (who also plays Bosley). It’s also got Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and that adorable Naomi Scott (from this year’s Alladin) as the Angels. So, who wants to see this brand new Charlie’s Angels EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to snag your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And take a minute to appreciate that theme song from Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Certain Women” EARLY & FOR FREE

All the talk about GENDER in Politics recently has bummed me out immeasurably. It’s even caused me to question long-held beliefs I’ve had about women and where we stand in society. This was compounded by the release of The Girl on the Train, where every female character was either drunk, insane, or various combinations of both.

That’s why I’m so relieved to see a film like Certain Women hit the scene.

This one stars Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart as three very different women whose lives intersect in a small Montana town. Certain Women has been blazing through the film-festival circuit and has even garnered a little Oscar Buzz for all of the women involved, especially newcomer Lily Gladstone. I don’t have a ton of these passes, so put your name and email address in the Comments below if you’d like to see Certain Women Tuesday, October 18th. I’ll give a pair to the first 50 people who respond, and email you directly if you win. Now, let’s take a minute to watch the Certain Women trailer below. Ahhh, not or drunk or crazy chick to be found!

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MOVIE REVIEW: Can “American Ultra” Turn Jesse Eisenberg Into an Action Hero?

One of the perks of being a Film Critic is that I get to take friends to the movie screenings with me. They love it and usually repay me with cocktails afterwards. Sometimes though, I can’t FIND anyone to see a movie with me because no one is interested in it. That was the case with American Ultra, so I had to see it alone. One friend even said, “The one with Kristen Stewart? Ugh, PASS!” That surprised me because I was excited about this movie. I’ve been a fan of Jesse Eisenberg ever since Zombieland and American Ultra seemed like the perfect vehicle for his talents.

Eisenberg plays Mike, a hapless stoner who is perfectly content working at a small town convenient store. He lucked into a gorgeous stoner-girlfriend named Phoebe (Stewart), who is way out of his league but takes care of him anyway. They live in slacker Utopia until the day Mike is “activated” and his past as a Sleeper Agent comes back to haunt him. This is where the fun really kicks in because Mike is even more surprised by his new skills than the audience. Mike and Phoebe don’t have time to explore them though because someone wants to kill them both and time is running out. Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “American Ultra” with Me for FREE!

You might think that the whole Sleeper-Super-Agent idea but has been done to death, but Hollywood found a legitimate way to update it. What if the Sleeper-Agent in question grew up to be a slacker-stoner who lived with his girlfriend and smoked out all day? Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike, who works at a convienent store until the day he is activated. Imagine his surprise when he discovers he’s a deadly weapon who can kill people with little more than a spoon. Kristen Stewart plays his girlfriend Phoebe, who has to call on her own inner-tough-girl to help Mike survive when he becomes the target.

I can’t help but get excited about this because I’ve loved Jesse Eisenberg since Zombieland. I also relish any moment that Kristen Steward seems likeable. Sorry but I couldn’t stand her as “Bella.” I always wonder if the reason everyone hates Stewart so much is because “Bella” was such a crappy character. Maybe she’s awesome in real life but was simply forced to play an awful role for too long. Well, it’s not like she and I will have a “Girls Night” anytime soon so I guess I’ll never know.

The point I’m trying very poorly to make is that I have free passes to see American Ultra next week! Click HERE for those and then take a minute to watch the trailer. See you at the screening and I’ll let you know if that Julie/Kristen Date-Night happens anythime soon.