Those of us who were sad when Melissa McCarthy didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids (yeah, I know it was a stretch) might have our wishes granted this year, thanks to Can You Ever Forgive Me. McCarthy stars as real-life biographer Lee Israel, who gained fame in the 1970’s by writing books about celebrities. She turned to deception when funds ran low and wound up in the middle of her own scandal. Can You Ever Forgive Me is already on this year’s Oscars short-list, with Melissa McCarthy a top pick for Best Actress! Pretty exciting, right? Now you really want to see Can You Ever Forgive Me EARLY and FOR FREE, don’t you? Continue reading →
Every now and then, I see a movie trailer that’s so offensive, I can’t even decide how I feel about it. Such is the case for The Happytime Murders. This movie stars Melissa McCarthy as an investigator who has to figure out who’s killing a bunch of out-of-work Muppets.
I sh*t you not.
While there seems to be a wealth of material here, director Brian Henson (yeah, Jim Henson’s SON) has gone as nasty as humanly possible with the concept. Want proof? Just watch the trailer, but ALONE and with the volume turned WAY DOWN. And good God, don’t even attempt to watch it at work!
THAT’S how bad the trailer for The Happytime Murders is, and yet I still found myself laughing at it. Not normal laughter, mind you. No, that laugh you have when you kind of hate yourself for laughing.
So, do you still want to see The Happytime Murders EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
God, I love Melissa McCarthy.
Even when she makes lousy movies, I still love her. Not that I think Life of the Party will be lousy. In fact, I’ve watched the trailer about 15 times and it still makes me laugh. Melissa co-wrote Life of the Party with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directs it. They also worked together on Tammy and The Boss, which aren’t my favorite Melissa McCarthy movies (that’d be Spy) but they’re still funny. Truth be told, I’d watch Melissa McCarthy in just about anything. Even The Nines, that super weird movie from 2007 where she played Ryan Reynolds’ wife. True story, and I love Melissa McCarthy so much that I even watched that. If you love her too and would like to see Life of the Party EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
I was on Good Morning Texas this week, to update everyone on May’s big movie releases. We tried something new as well, and discussed all the films and TV shows that are filming in North Texas and how YOU could be on them. Well, you wouldn’t believe how many people have asked me about that since, so I decided to put all the links in one place to make it easier for everyone. Continue reading →
I should probably explain myself, before I get in trouble for that title.
Yes, there are plenty of times when you should consult your favorite Film Critic. If you are on the fence about a movie or can’t decide about taking your kid to see it, then YES! Definitely see what they have to say. You should also check with Film Critics to find out about the NEW movies you should watch for (Have you seen Get Out yet? What the HELL are you waiting for???).
You SHOULD NOT, however, let a Film Critic change your mind about seeing a movie you’re excited about.
Case in point: Beauty and the Beast. Continue reading →
I got to see the new Ghostbusters with my kids last night, and with Andrea, an exchange student visiting from Italy. This is our review but there IS something I forgot to mention. If you see the new Ghostbusters, DEFINITELY pay the extra money to see it in 3D. I promise it’s worth it! Check out our podcast below to find out what the kids thought, or just to hear Andrea’s adorable accent!
Everyone’s been fussing about this Ghostbusters since plans for a new one were announced. I don’t know why people got so worked up, but I never considered the Ghostbusters from 1984 a sacred cow to begin with. It’s hard to complain about any movie you see FOR FREE though, which is why I’m hooking you up with these. If you’d like to see the new Ghostbusters, just click HERE to grab your passes, then watch the trailer below. Sure it’s one of the most HATED movie trailers on Youtube. That doesn’t mean it HAS to be bad, right?
Glamour Magazine probably didn’t mean to start a riot when they published their Plus-Size Issue, but that’s what happened. It was supposed to be a publication for women, sizes 12 and up, that made them feel empowered and accepted. Glamour stumbled into a minefield though, when it listed it’s favorite Plus-Size Women. Imagine Amy Schumer’s surprise when she found her self-proclaimed size-6 name on that list. Schumer then stepped into a minefield of her own when she called out Glamour for including her, and enraged a world full of plus-size women in the process.
So now, pretty much everyone is pissed off.
Every day, I find another article circling social media that bashes Amy Schumer for disrespecting plus-size women. I understand why everyone is mad at her, but I also understand why Amy was offended in the first place. We ALL might understand it better if we just renamed Glamour’s Plus Size Issue, and called it the Big Girl Issue. Continue reading →
I really wanted to like The Boss. I promise I tried.
There were even a few things I LOVED about it, like the way it called out a certain cookie-selling group for being nothing but a corporation. The “Daffodils” in The Boss were supposedly empowering girls, but they were really just using them for child labor. The “Darnell Darlings” actually helped the girls instead, by selling brownies to start their own college funds.
I also loved how the “Darnell Darlings” weren’t portrayed as little princesses, but instead as foul-mouthed thugs. I have two little girls of my own, so I loved watching the “Darlings” throw down in an Anchorman-style street fight. (This probably says horrible things about my parenting skills.)
I am also a huge Melissa McCarthy fan and will cut her slack when most critics won’t, but this time, I just can’t. Continue reading →
Well, look at that! We went and made a VIDEO this week instead of the usual podcast. My dear friend Steven Visneau, who is without a doubt THE MOST TALENTED photographer I know, said “Why don’t you let me film that movie review for you?” I think he (and possibly everyone else) was getting tired of hearing us scream into my tiny mic during the podcast. Whatever the reason, we have an actual YouTube video for you to watch this week. Sadly, Sybil Summers & Richie Whitt couldn’t join us because…well, you’ll see why. Enjoy!