I was on Good Morning Texas with Shannon Powell Hart yesterday, to talk about ALL the big new movies opening in March AND to give my review of Logan. I didn’t get to see The Shack but the reviews are coming in and sadly, they’re not so good. Click HERE to read some of those and then watch my segment by clicking right HERE. Make sure you check the FREE MOVIE PASSES PAGE as well, to grab some of those Kong: Skull Island tickets! Continue reading →
I have an extremely limited number of passes to see The Shack at an early screening. I mean, less than a handful, which is why I feel kind of guilty even OFFERING them to you. Continue reading →
I can’t tell you how many people have asked me about this movie. Most of them are thrilled to pieces about The Shack coming to the big screen, but I am actually terrified. See, I was as touched by the best-selling novel as everyone else, but I can’t imagine how they’re going to put it on film! I’m also still aching from the disappointment of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, another book I loved that was destroyed in theaters (read my daughter’s angry review HERE).
The Shack has Octavia Spencer though, as Papa. She is probably my favorite modern actress and if anyone can save a movie, it’s Octavia. That’s why I’m allowing myself to get full-blown excited about The Shack. Continue reading →
Are you still mad at Mel Gibson?
If so, I get it. He said some pretty awful things during that drunk-driving arrest in 2006. You might want to prepare yourself though, because Mel Gibson is back on the scene.
In fact, he directed a movie that you probably already want to see called Hacksaw Ridge. It stars Andrew Garfield as WWII Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who became the first Conscientious Objector to win the Medal of Honor.
Gibson made this project with Producer David Permut, who is both gay and Jewish but still has glowing things to say about the man after working with him. Hacksaw Ridge is also getting Oscar caliber praise, which may put Gibson in the running for another statue (You remember how much you loved Braveheart, don’t you?).
If you still don’t want to forgive him, I completely understand. Even better, I have a way for you to see Hacksaw Ridge without giving Mel Gibson any of your money. Just click HERE to get your FREE MOVIE PASSES, then watch the trailer below. Wow, it’s kind of like being a Conscientious Objector!
Jon Krakauer published a book in 1997 called Into Thin Air. It was his personal account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster that killed 8 people and left several more stranded in a life-threatening storm. The novel described the guide-agencies on Mount Everest and how they were paid big bucks to help climbers reach the summit. My husband (just a boyfriend at the time) LOVED Into Thin Air, citing the heroic circumstances and how they risked their lives for each other. I read the book because I liked him and wanted share his enthusiasm but I found more hubris in it than heroism. I thumbed through passages about people struggling to survive and wondered “Why were they up there in the first place?” Continue reading →