Is it possible for ANY writer/director to not have a sophomore slump after a movie like Get Out? Jordan Peele gave us a film that was as interesting to watch as it was to discuss. It delivered a version of horror that we’d never seen before but with a heaping side of fun. We will be referencing Get Out’s music and messages for years, so is it even FAIR to expect that from Us? Continue reading →
Feel like heading to the movies this weekend but don’t want to spend 2 hours watching something you hate? I can help with that. Here’s what’s opening this weekend and whether or not it’s worth your time.
Deepwater Horizon – This movie is completely split down the middle for me. The first half introduces us to the crew of the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, and informs us that something is horribly wrong. You won’t understand what that something horrible is (unless you have a background in drilling or maybe an Engineering Degree) and repeated attempts to explain it don’t help. Continue reading →
It tickles me to no end when I have passes to something TRULY SPECIAL. I especially love it when that truly special something is a film you can share with your KIDS. That’s why I’m tickled pink about these free passes to see The Queen of Katwe.
This Disney flick tells the true story of a Phiona, who is selling corn on the streets of Uganda when she discovers the game of Chess. Her instructor (David Oyelowo) realizes she’s a natural and her mother (Lupita Nyong’O) will do anything possible to help Phiona become an international chess champion. The Queen of Katwe is packed with wonderful performances as well as great messages about humble beginnings and strength of spirit, so you should definitely share it with the cool kid in your life. Even better, I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Grab your free passes to see The Queen of Katwe by clicking HERE, then watch the trailer below. Oh dear, you know we’re in trouble when I’m crying through the trailer!
Kids are spoiled when it comes to movies these days. If I compare what passed as Kids’ Movies when I was young (Benji, Willow, Ernest Goes to Camp) to what kids see today (Inside Out, Zootopia, Big Hero 6), I can’t help but get jealous. Even sweet and beautifully animated films like The Good Dinosaur get tossed into the “Meh” pile because they’re not as great as Wreck It Ralph or Frozen.
And now they have The Jungle Book. Sigh…it almost isn’t fair.
People have been asking me for months if this one is too intense for kids, which is understandable given the snake and tiger-heavy ads. My daughters and I saw The Jungle Book last night though, and can finally answer those questions. There are two things I should mention first, though. If you DO decide to see The Jungle Book, pay the extra money for IMAX-3D. It’s worth it. Also, forgive Lucy for being sassy and surly in this podcast. That kid needed to go to bed!