Are you planning to see Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie mother! this weekend? If so, I highly recommend that you watch my mother! (yes, the lower-case “m” is intentional) review on Good Morning Texas first. There are several things you need to know about Darren Aronofsky’s latest before you start shelling out money for tickets. I also covered First They Killed My Father, which is based on a true story and directed by Angelina Jolie. Continue reading →
I should go ahead and tell you that I absolutely ADORED this latest version of IT. I have a long-running history with the story (read IT multiple times in college and watched the whole mini-series, though I didn’t love it) and was far more excited about this remake than a grown woman should be. I had prepared myself for disappointment, after being let down by so many Stephen King adaptations, but 2017’s IT is everything I could’ve hoped for.
Director Andy Muschietti breathes fresh life into the story of bullied youngsters who take on a dark force, making IT a coming-of-age film as well as a horror movie. The teen-aged cast flesh out their roles even more effectively than the Stephen King book, but the absolute star of the show is, once again, Pennywise the Clown.
I don’t think anyone imagined a way to top Tim Curry’s iconic performance in the 1990 IT miniseries. Bill Skarsgård came to the role as a fan of the book though, and knew exactly what kind of Pennywise he wanted to deliver. He inhabited the role so completely that Muscietti often let Skarsgård improvise scenes. He even scared his child co-stars on set and trained with a contortionist to master Pennywise’s bizarre movements. It results in a jarring, sometimes comical but always terrifying performance. The images from IT that will stay with you are ALL of Pennywise, but that just might too much for some kids. Continue reading →
I absolutely LOVE IT when I look at the calendar and see nothing but great movies on the horizon. That’s exactly what I was talking about on Good Morning Texas today. I joined Jane McGarry (who apparently cranks up rap music when she isn’t on TV) and Alanna Sarabia (who’s so young, she wasn’t sure who John McEnroe was…but we love her anyway!) to talk about Patti Cake$, Mother!, Battle of the Sexes, Home Again, 9/11, American Made and the movie I simply can’t stop talking about, It. I even had some juicy gossip to share about Jennifer Lawrence’s latest fling and our newest Pennywise the Clown, who scared some child actors on the set so badly, he left them crying. Click HERE to watch the segment, then visit the Free Movie Passes page to see what I’m giving away next. In fact, I should have tickets to see It very soon so check that page DAILY. Continue reading →
Rebekah Black and I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard last night, then had some drinks and fought about Samuel L. Jackson’s real age. We also discussed this week’s Women Texas Film Festival, as well as the tragic news from the set of Deadpool 2 Monday. Check it all out in the podcast and don’t forget to visit the Free Movie Passes page to see what I’m giving away next. Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll get passes to see Stephen King’s It soon!
I saw Annabelle: Creation with Rebekah Black recently, then we had some cocktails and tried to shake it off. Here’s our review of the movie, which led to a chat about Rob Lowe’s new show The Lowe Files AND some ghost stories of our own. Listen to the podcast below Continue reading →
Here is a collection of my thoughts while watching Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde:
Holy CRAP, Charlize Theron looks amazing! How old is she now? Almost 42? Damn woman!
OK, so she plays Lorraine, who is an undercover MI6 agent during the Cold War. You know this because Regan is screaming for the wall to come down. Lorraine’s been in a bad fight but still looks gorgeous with her scrapes and bruises. She’s even sexy when she’s glowering. How does she do that? I look like a sea hag when I glower. Maybe I should practice in a mirror.
I’m already kind of confused but it doesn’t matter because they’re playing some classic David Bowie now, which I adore. I think this song was on the Cat People soundtrack, too.
Anyhow, Lorraine is in trouble for some reason and is being debriefed by her boss and John Goodman. They want her to find a guy named Spyglass with the help of James McAvoy, who is all buff and beefy now. He’s bald again, too. Why does James McAvoy only play bald dudes now? Wait, IS JAMES MCAVOY BALD? Nevermind, they’re playing Depeche Mode. Continue reading →
The biggest trick to radio or television is to make it seem like you’re having so much fun that no one notices all the work that’s involved. It isn’t always easy, but SOME DAYS are so much fun that they don’t feel like work at all. That’s how it was this morning, when I reviewed Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for Good Morning Texas. I have Dawn Hensley (who worked the camera) and Paige McCoy Smith (who really IS that nice) to thank for that. I should also thank the Sandbar Cantina and Grill for mixing those fantastic cocktails for us! We only had one after the segment, but we were laughing like we’d been drinking them all morning! Click HERE to watch the segment, then find links to buy movie tickets below. Also, keep checking the website because some fabulous movies are opening in June and you KNOW I’ll have FREE PASSES!
Baywatch (Rated R) Tickets
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Rated PG-13) Tickets
OK, I’ll admit it. I haven’t seen a movie in a week. Well, OVER a week, since I’m being honest. Sorry, but an extended Easter break and my kid’s 13th birthday made it impossible to get anything done. Even now, I’m listening some obnoxious kids’ show blasting from the other room and it’s Tuesday. WHY ARE THEY STILL OUT OF SCHOOL???
Anyhow, I haven’t seen any movies but my friend, B.J. Cleveland has.
B.J. is a local actor who…
Wait, that’s an understatement. To understand how truly awesome B.J. is, you need to read this quote from The Dallas Morning News:
“B.J. Cleveland is legendary…one of the most talented and versatile talents in town!”
This is why I brag about knowing him. Anyhow, B.J. was alternately cheering and moaning about the movies he saw this weekend, so I asked him to write some reviews for me. I told him that I only needed a few lines, featuring his sparkling wit, and THIS is what B.J. wrote. No one can EVER accuse this man of half-assing anything.
Find out what B.J. is currently working on by clicking HERE, then read his reviews below. Continue reading →
I couldn’t get to the Gifted screening this week, despite my admittedly-embarrassing love for Chris Evans. Sorry, but I’m a busy Mom and sometimes sh*t happens, which is why I’m grateful for my movie-buddy Rebekah Black. She was able to see Gifted and write a review for me, though she clearly expected it to suck. Continue reading →
Yes, I just gave away a major plot point for The Zookeeper’s Wife and you know why?
Because people get pissed when you kill the animals! Just ask John Wick. Continue reading →