Did you get to see Blade Runner 2049 yet? Do you want to see it but movie tickets are just so darn expensive these day? What if I had FREE PASSES and some Blade Runner 2049 promotional goodies (think t-shirts & posters) to go along with them? I only have 3 PRIZE PACKS though, so they will go to the first 3 people who leave their name & email addresses in the Comments below. GOOD LUCK! Oh, and if you’re wondering about that photo above, it’s when Harrison Ford accidentally punched Ryan Gosling while filming a fight scene!
There are 3 big new movies opening this weekend and if you’re interested in one of them, odds are you couldn’t care less about the other two. Let’s start with what will probably take over the #1 spot at the box-office, Blade Runner 2049.
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I give away Free Movie Passes all the time. That’s awesome, if you live near Dallas, Texas and have time to come to a scheduled screening. It’s easier to just go to a movie whenever you want, which is why I’m so freaking pumped about this:
I have free passes to see Blade Runner 2049, WHENEVER & WHEREVER YOU WANT TO! Continue reading →
I hear the same thing from my friends-with-kids all the time:
“We just can’t go to movies anymore, unless they’re animated.”
I know the feeling, and wouldn’t see about 99% of the films I DO if it weren’t for this whole Film Critic thing. There are plenty of movies out there that families can watch together though, even ones not marketed as “Kid Flicks.” If you don’t mind sparse profanity or a few hints of sexuality, the doors will open wide to great films you’d never expect, like La La Land. Continue reading →
I started a minor riot on my Facebook page yesterday. No, it wasn’t about that. I just admitted that I don’t like musicals and everyone attacked, saying they were outraged and that we could no longer be friends. I thought I might have to say something political, just to calm them all down. The only reason I mentioned my disdain for musicals is because I saw LA LA LAND and loved it. Yes, I adored every single second of that movie even though Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing and dance the whole way through it. That might sound ridiculous to anti-musical people like ME, but LA LA LAND is also the top contender for Best Picture this year. So, do you want to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I’ve had multiple friends reach out to me lately, asking what movies they should see. Some are looking to entertain kids who are out of school and some are finally getting out for a date-night, but none of them want to waste their time and cash.
So what should you be seeing right now, in the heat of Summer Movie Season?
Here is my Top 8 List but understand, this doesn’t mean these movies are GREAT. They’re just your best-bets right now, so adjust your expectations accordingly. Continue reading →
Remember the first time someone told you to try dipping your french fries in your Frosty? Remember how it sounded SO GROSS, but then you tried it and it changed how you saw fries and Frosties forever?
Well, that’s how I feel about The Nice Guys.
Ryan Gosling stars as Holland March, a shady Private Detective who has grown even shadier since the death of his wife. He crosses paths with thug-for-hire Jackson Healy (played by Russell Crowe) while they are both following the trail of a missing girl. They clash initially but end up working together to sort through the sleazy world of porn and politics in 1970’s Los Angeles.
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I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big new movies that are coming out this month. Yes, Captain America: Civil War will probably own the box-office for a while but there are several other flicks you should add to your Must See List. Click HERE to watch the Good Morning Texas segment, and remember to check out my Free Movie Passes page. You never know what I might be giving away!
I also need to send out a huge THANK YOU to Tamara Gaudin from tgstylist.com for dressing me today. Tamara pulled together some fantastic stuff from the Nordstrom at NorthPark Center and she can do the same for you! Find Tamara by clicking HERE and tell her I sent you!
I started a new show this week on TXA 21. It’s called Today with Kandace and is a lifestyle show that features food and fancy stuff to do around North Texas. They asked if I’d like to talk about movies with 2001 Miss USA Kandace Krueger, and I said HECK YEAH!
Today with Kandace is prerecorded so I won’t review new movies for them, like I usually do. This will be more of a Coming Soon segment, followed by a chat about new DVDs and good films to share with your kids. This week, we covered The Big Short and Goosebumps on DVD, as well as one I’m crazy excited about, the new Ghostbusters. Check out Today with Kandace on TXA 21, weekdays at 8:30am and big thanks to Kandace for having me on! You can find the show’s website by clicking HERE.
Well, it’s time to officially catch up on the REST of the big Oscar-Buzz movies because FOUR of them landed at Redbox this week. It’s perfect because you’ll probably spend Saturday and Sunday recovering from your St. Patrick’s Day hangover, anyhow.
5. Bryan Cranston received a Best Actor nomination for his role as a blacklisted Hollywood writer, but obviously lost to DiCaprio. It’s funny because, as much as I LOVE Cranston, I found his portrayal of the cigar-chomping, prose-spouting Communist to be a little annoying. Trumbo is an excellent Hollywood history lesson though, and I love seeing Louis CK in anything so I still have to recommend it.
4. I gave Crimson Peak a C+ when it came out (read my review HERE) and chided it for being predictable. Movies that aren’t worth the inflated ticket price at the theater though, are often much better at home. Crimson Peak is beautifully shot and though it’s a ghost story, it’s also crazy sexy. There’s even a tiny glimpse of Tom Hiddleston’s naked butt. I’d say more but I think that sealed the deal for many of you.
3. I was honestly shocked that Kate Winslet didn’t win Best Supporting Actress for her role in this film. I was also surprised that Michael Fassbender was nominated for his role as Steve Jobs, but only because I assumed he’d be nominated for Macbeth (also awesome IF you like Shakespeare). The non-traditional layout of the story might be annoying for some but you can’t beat Aaron Sorkin’s tight script. You’ll end up hating Jobs, but loving the film.
2. Carol tells the story of two women who meet and fall in love in 1950’s New York. Cate Blanchett plays the title character and Rooney Mara is her swooning girlfriend, roles they were BOTH nominated for. I didn’t love Carol as much as every other film critic in the world, but I did appreciate the sex scene. Oh yeah, Blanchett and Mara both nude-up and get busy and for that, the world is grateful. Rent Carol, but don’t try to watch it until the kids are in bed…for like, an hour.
1. I gave The Big Short an A+, even though it made me feel profoundly stupid. Director Adam McKay went to great lengths to explain the collapse of the U.S. housing market in simple terms, but they still weren’t simple enough for me. That didn’t keep me from loving the smart-but-douchy Ryan Gosling and desperately disillusioned Steve Carell. No other film had a stronger, more star-studded cast last year (Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo) and not a moment of their screen time was wasted. Rent The Big Short first but prepare yourself. It will leave you feeling scared and stupid…and also craving Led Zeppelin.