If you watched the Golden Globes recently, you probably saw countless trailers for the new movie, 12 Strong. I know many of us (me included) first thought, “Oooo, LOOK! A Chris Hemsworth movie that isn’t Thor,” but there are several, much better reasons to see 12 Strong. It’s based on Doug Stanton’s book Horse Soldiers, which tells the true story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. There, they worked with an Afghan warlord, and against unspeakable odds, to take down the Taliban. 12 Strong stars Michael Shannon, Rob Riggle, and Michael Peña along with Chris Hemsworth, as well as Elsa Pataky, who is married to Hemsworth in real life. Rob Riggle plays Colonel Max Bowers, the former battalion commander of the 5th Special Forces Group. Riggle is a Marine and actually served under the real Colonel Bowers. Pretty cool, right? Almost as cool as the passes I have to see 12 Strong EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
There was a time when My Little Pony reigned supreme in my home.
The show was watched over and over again, while little girls played with their plastic Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash toys. They’d brush the horses’ manes and sing the theme song, but then they got old and stopped believing that “Friendship is Magic.”
My Little Pony is no longer on repeat in our home and the fancy horse figurines live in the back of our closets, but my girls still got excited when I told them a My Little Pony movie was coming out. They were really jazzed when I told them it had an all-star cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and especially Zoe Saldana, whom they ADORE as Gamora. Then my girls and I agreed that we HAD to see the My Little Pony movie, and that we might even bring some of their cooler friends with us.
If you know some little (or not-so-little) kids who’d love to see the My Little Pony movie EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
You thought you didn’t need a big-screen reboot of the classic TV show CHiPs and…well…you probably didn’t, but you’re getting one anyway. This CHiPs stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña as members of the California Highway Patrol, but their origin story has been changed completely. We also get a visit from Kristen Bell, but I don’t think there will be any adorable sloth-moments this time around. If you’d like to see CHiPs EARLY and FOR FREE, click HERE to get your passes, then watch the trailer below. (CHiPs opens nationwide 3/24 and you can buy tickets HERE.)
People ask me all the time if I still talk to Tony Zazza. He’s been my on-and-off radio husband for YEARS, but not all radio teams actually LIKE each other off-the-air. I actually DO like Tony though, and have kept in touch with him since he started a new morning show in Melbourne, Florida. He’s at WA1A 107.1 and you can listen to him online by clicking HERE.
I talk to Tony all the time, giving him updates on the radio-gossip around Texas while he tells me how awesome his new co-host, Cheree is. Whatever. (She’s actually really sweet, and pretty too…dammit.) Anyhow, Tony and Cheree have had me on a few times to talk about movies lately and I LOVE IT! It’s like having drinks with your ex-husband and his new wife. Wait, no it’s not like that AT ALL. In fact, Tony recorded our chat about The Martian so you can hear for yourself. You’ll probably want to buy advance tickets to The Martian too, since it’s sure to be a big-seller and you can do that by clicking HERE.
The Martian stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who, through a series of unfortunate events, is left stranded on Mars. He has a limited amount of resources so he must use his wits and vast knowledge of science to survive. It doesn’t really sound like the makings of a best-selling book, much less a blockbuster movie, but that’s exactly what The Martian has become. It will also most likely be a contender once Oscar season kicks in and is already on the everyone’s short-list of Must See Movies. Even I gave it an A+ and called it an “instant classic,” but here’s the next question: Is The Martian okay for my kids? It IS rated PG-13 after all, so what will my children be shown while watching it, other than a man’s incredible struggle to survive?
I actually had this conversation with my daughters (ages 8 & 11) today because they are both DYING to see The Martian. There are 2 things working against parents like me though, who want to share this movie with their kids: The length and the language. Continue reading →
It’s been AGES since Boozy Movies got together for a movie and booze but we FINALLY did for The Martian. I have a few disclaimers though, before you listen to the podcast:
1) I say, about midway through the review, “That’s how smart guys are.” I meant to say “That’s how smart ASTRONAUTS are.” No, I don’t think that all men are smart enough to stay alive on Mars. Also,
2) Rebekah laughs about the movie He Named Me Malala at the end of the review but she DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT. I told her after we stopped recording and she said, “Now I feel like a dick.” She isn’t. She’s actually really nice but I’m going to make her see He Named Me Malala with me anyway. Here’s our review and if you hear anything else in there that offends you, it was probably intended. ENJOY!