Did Thanksgiving stir up any old sibling rivalries? Maybe you were fighting with your sister about the stuffing and how it shouldn’t be made with cornbread, then it suddenly turned into a simmering war that’s been waging twenty years? If so, it still wasn’t as toxic as the battle that wages between Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots. Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie take on the roles of rival queens and tear into each other like Joan Collins and Linda Evans. Is that reference too vague? Well, who cares when you can see Mary Queen of Scots EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I don’t know if I should admit this, but I had a wicked crush on Christopher Robin when I was little. I mean, I loved ALL of the Winnie the Pooh characters (especially that whiny Eeyore), but I had it bad for Christopher. I even picked up the phone when I was about 4-years-old and tried to call him once. I pressed a bunch of buttons and talked into the phone until my older sister caught me. She and my Dad then pretended that I had accidentally called the police, who had arrived and were angrily arresting my sister in the front yard.
Needless to say, I didn’t try calling Christopher Robin again, or anyone else for that matter, for about 5 more years.
That has nothing to do with the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin, which tells the true story of A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and how he was inspired by his real-life son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), to create the Winnie the Pooh series. If you’d like to see Goodbye Christopher Robin EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
A handful of people have asked recently if I thought Suicide Squad was appropriate for kids or if I was planning to take my own.
Honestly, I’m still struggling with that question.
The latest from DC Comics certainly isn’t stellar filmmaking and I only gave it a C, which was pretty generous in my opinion. It’s a fun idea though, of using bad guys to fight the even worse guys and the Suicide Squad themselves have cool stories of their own to tell.
It’s rated PG-13 and filled with profanity but it’s nothing my kids haven’t heard before. Violence is glorified and there are far too many slow-motion shots of heroes dodging bullets, but again, my girls are use to that.
So what’s my problem? Why not take my daughters, when the 12-year-old specifically won’t stop asking about it? Continue reading →
I got to see Suicide Squad with Rebekah Black and guest-critic, Tim Vasquez last night. Sooo, was it any good? Did it live up to that phenomenal trailer? Was Jared Leto a decent Joker? More importantly, did it wash the taste of the Godawful Batman v Superman out of our mouths? Listen to the podcast to find out, and while you’re here, don’t forget to snag some free movie passes!
We’re all still shaking our heads over the Batman v Superman disappointment we were hit with back in March. Despite that, I can’t help but get a little excited about Suicide Squad. I’m like that duck at the pond who keeps coming back to you, even when you’re just throwing rocks at it.
It’s hard to NOT get jazzed about Suicide Squad when you see Margot Robbie strutting around as Harley Quinn or you hear the stories about Jared Leto scaring co-stars as the Joker. He supposedly NEVER got out of character and even sent creepy things to them in the mail, like dead animals and used condoms. Scott Eastwood said, at one point, he wanted to call the cops on Leto. Plus, I want to see Ben Affleck play Batman again. He wasn’t my favorite part of Batman v Superman (that goes to Gal Gadot) but he came a close second.
We won’t care that it sucks if we see it for FREE, right? That’s why I’m giving away free passes! If you’d like to see Suicide Squad early and for free, just click HERE, then watch the trailer again. Omigod, QUEEN!!!
The story of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, has been told countless times but at its heart, it’s a love story. A baby is orphaned on an island but is saved by the love of a mother ape. His love for a woman (Jane Porter) brings him back to civilization, but Tarzan’s love of the jungle ultimately sends him home. Bad-guys and storylines are interchangeable, but the basic message of love always stays the same.
The Legend of Tarzan changes the standard this time, by giving Tarzan a partner AND inserting a history lesson. Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams, who joins Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan in the search for bad-guy Captain Rom (played by Christoph Waltz). Williams was a real-life Civil War hero who later became a journalist and activist. He also toured the Congo and was greatly disturbed by what he saw there. Williams even published an open letter to King Leopold, admonishing him for enslaving his people.
George Washington Williams is an important but largely unknown American, so it’s cool to see him written into the story and played by Samuel L. Jackson. If you don’t know this though, it’s weird watching Jackson follow Tarzan through the jungle because that’s all he really does, and not always gracefully. Continue reading →
My first introduction to Tarzan came when I was a young girl, but it had nothing to do with the book or that Disney cartoon. No, I was teenager, hopped up on hormones and watching HBO when Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes came on. I had never laid my eyes on Christopher Lambert before and seeing him in all that shirtless-long-hair-glory stirred something in my
loins heart. I’ve had a bit of a fascination with the character ever since, and watched George of the Jungle more times than any full-grown woman should admit to.
Now Alexander Skarsgard is taking on the role of Tarzan? Really? The ONLY reason I watched 5 consecutive seasons of True Blood is playing the role that first lit the furnaces of my youth?
Oh, HELL YES HE IS!
Sure, there are other reasons to see The Legend of Tarzan. Margot Robbie plays the Ape Man’s true love Jane Porter while Christoph Waltz takes on the role of dangerous Captain Rom. Even Samuel Jackson plays real-life journalist George Washington Williams. He wrote an open letter to King Leopold in 1890, condemning the treatment of the Congolese so yes, there’s an actual history lesson in The Legend of Tarzan. No one will blame you if you just want to see it because of the picture above, though.
Whatever you reason is, click HERE to get free passes to see The Legend of Tarzan, then watch the trailer below. Hmmm, I wonder what Christopher Lambert is up to these days.
I have seen SO MANY stupid female stereotypes in movies lately. There’s the marriage-obsessed woman and the career obsessed woman, who inevitably morphs into the baby-obsessed woman. If an onscreen female doesn’t fall into one of those categories, she’s probably the perpetually drunk and sex-obsessed female. Honestly, I pulled all of those from just ONE MOVIE (thank you How To Be Single for proving my point). That’s probably why I skipped out of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, smiling and wishing I had a Rip Taylor confetti-cannon.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot not only breaks free from those dumb, old stereotypes. It’s also funny as hell in the process. FINALLY! Continue reading →
Everything about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot makes me tingly.
It’s based on the real experiences of Kim Barker, a journalist who worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Barker wrote a book called The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Tina Fey’s production company Little Stranger picked it up. The screenplay was written by Robert Carlock (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) AND it’s produced by Lorne Michaels. Best of all, Tina Fey PLAYS Kim Barker and she has a weird affair with Martin Freeman (who will ALWAYS be Bilbo Baggins in my book). Pretty much nothing but gold there, right? Well, just in case it isn’t, why don’t we all see Whiskey Tango Foxtrot FOR FREE? I have passes to a screening on March 1st so click HERE to snag those and then watch the trailer. I mean, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot HAS to be good, right? Oh shit, I just got chills watching the trailer again.