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PODCAST: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” Reviewed by a Bunch of Kids

Wanna know something weird? The LEGO Ninjago Movie might be the best thing opening this weekend. I’m dead serious. I saw it with a bunch of kids last night and interviewed THEM for the podcast. I know you don’t believe me, but you just might want to see this movie! Listen to The LEGO Ninjago Movie podcast below to find out why and remember to check the FREE MOVIE PASSES page to see what I’m giving away next. Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Lego Ninjago Movie” EARLY & FOR FREE

Look, I’m not going to pretend like I know what Ninjago IS. I know that it’s a TV show my kids like to watch and joke about. I also know that they are planning to dress as Ninjago characters for Halloween and that they about lost their minds when I told them I had free passes to this movie. So, do YOU know someone who’d like to see The Lego Ninjago Movie EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Fist Fight” EARLY & FOR FREE!

The movie Fist Fight looks ridiculous, doesn’t it? Why would a whole school encourage two teachers to fight each other? It’s just ludicrous, but you still want to see Fist Fight, don’t you? ME TOO! Why is that? Maybe it’s the adorable and always relatable Charlie Day. Or maybe it’s Ice Cube, because it would be terrifying to have him kick-ass MAD at you, wouldn’t it? It doesn’t really matter WHY we want to see Fist Fight, because I have FREE PASSES! Just click HERE to grab those, then watch the Fist Fight trailer below. Holy crap, it’s just like the time I got my butt kicked in a parking lot right before The Rocky Horror Picture Show! True story, for another time.

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Hello, My Name Is Doris” (Can something be cute & depressing as Hell at the exact same time?)

DORIS has a problem. Her mother just passed away and after years of caring for her, Doris’ life suddenly lacks purpose. She looks to her friends and a self-help guru for guidance, but only finds real hope in the shape of a much younger, male co-worker. Before long, Doris is completely obsessed and in totally over her head.

The best thing about Hello, My Name is Doris has to be it’s star, Sally Fields. She gives Doris a spunk and cuteness that makes her funky ensembles seem more artsy than old-lady. Fields also brings a pathos to Doris that makes you feel for her, even when you’re laughing at her. This, however, is also my biggest issue with Hello, My Name is Doris. We laugh long and hard at her dirty daydreams and sexual repression at the start of the film, then feel rotten about it when we see she has real problems. Isn’t it unseemly to chuckle at this woman, when she’s so badly in need of help? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: Take Your Kid to See “Goosebumps!”

I’m always looking for cool “grown-up” movies that I can take my kids to. YES, we see every Disney or Pixar or Disney-Pixar movie that comes out but I think it’s fun to find things we can ALL appreciate. That usually negates scary movies because if they’re worth the ticket price, they’re going to be too scary for my kids.

That’s the reason I’ve been SO EXCITED about Goosebumps! It’s a scary movie made FOR KIDS and it’s rated PG! Jack Black stars as real-life author R.L. Stine, who created the Goosebumps book-series back in the early ’90s. Stine is magical in the movie though, and his fictional monsters leap off the page as they’re written. It’s scary but not TOO SCARY and even better, you don’t have to worry about profanity or bizarre nudity (I’m still scarred from The Visit!).

Best of all, I HAVE FREE PASSES TO SEE GOOSEBUMPS! Just click HERE to snag yours and then take a look at the trailer. Wait, are those evil garden gnomes? OK, that might actually give me nightmares!