Ewan McGregor

MOVIE REVIEW: Does “Doctor Sleep” (aka “The Shining Part 2”) Hold Up ?

Stephen King released a follow-up to The Shining called Doctor Sleep in 2013. It introduces a modern-day Danny Torrance, who has spent years trying to smother his “shine” with drugs and booze. A new friendship with a young girl who also “shines” forces him to reconcile his past and together they fight an evil known as “The True Knot.”
The big-screen version of Doctor Sleep picks up with Wendy and Danny Torrance right after events at the Overlook Hotel. Continue reading →

Serkis

Mommy Movie Review: Should You Take Your Kids to “The Kid Who Would Be King?”

The Kid Who Would Be King stars Ashbourne Serkis (yes, that’s Andy Serkis’ kid) as a modern teenager who finds the Sword in the Stone and must battle a medieval menace to save the world. It’s a lovely jumble of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and King Arthur with a dash of Shaun of the Dead thrown in. The Kid Who Would Be King is also bolstered by a strong cast, featuring stalwarts like Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart, along with a collection of charming young actors (Angus Imrie’s Merlin is my particular favorite). Continue reading →

Ashbourn Serkis

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Kid Who Would Be King” EARLY & FOR FREE

How fun does this movie look?!!! The Kid Who Would Be King stars Ashbourne Serkis as a modern-day teenager who finds the mythical sword, Excalibur. He must then build an army to fight Merlin’s evil sister, Morgana before she takes over the world. It’s kind of like Harry Potter meets 1981’s Excalibur, with a little Shaun of the Dead thrown in. There’s a great cast too, with Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson playing Merlin and Morgana. So, who wants to see The Kid Who Would Be King EARLY and FOR FREE? I have passes to see it in Houston (HERE) and San Antonio (HERE). Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible: Fallout” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you rolled your eyes when you heard they were making another Mission Impossible movie, you’re not alone. Many of us whispered “Seriously?” when we got the news and might have dismissed the 6th installment right then and there.
But DON’T.
See, Mission Impossible: Fallout is getting some of the best reviews in the series yet and critics are especially jazzed about Tom Cruise’s performance. He’s pulling some of the biggest, most dangerous stunts of his career this time and even shattered his ankle during one (you can read more about that or ugh, WATCH THE VIDEO OF IT here). So, even though you’re tempted to blow off yet another Mission Impossible film, you absolutely shouldn’t miss Fallout. Even better, how would you like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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PODCAST: “The Girl on the Train” Why Do ALL WOMEN Have to be CRAZY?

I saw The Girl on the Train yesterday with my buddy Rebekah Black. I think we were both expecting something like Gone Girl, but with a hint of Grrl Power. Man, we were way off. Listen to our podcast below to hear our thoughts and remember to grab those free movie passes when you’re done!