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PODCAST: Chatting New Movies & the 2016 Oscars w/ Trudi & Jim- WCSX Detroit

I love talking to these guys. Really, the only things that are missing when I talk to Trudi and Jim at WCSX Detroit are tequila shots and loud music because it feels like I’m hanging with friends at a bar. This week, we discussed the 2016 Oscars, all the new movies that are opening (Zootopia, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot & London Has Fallen), and George Clooney‘s realization that he’s aging like a real boy. Sit back, have a listen, and enjoy! And Hell, you might as well go ahead and pour a shot for yourself.
https://soundcloud.com/julie-hoyt-fisk/chatting-new-movies-the-2016-oscars-w-trudi-jim-wcsx

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” FINALLY!

I have seen SO MANY stupid female stereotypes in movies lately. There’s the marriage-obsessed woman and the career obsessed woman, who inevitably morphs into the baby-obsessed woman. If an onscreen female doesn’t fall into one of those categories, she’s probably the perpetually drunk and sex-obsessed female. Honestly, I pulled all of those from just ONE MOVIE (thank you How To Be Single for proving my point). That’s probably why I skipped out of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, smiling and wishing I had a Rip Taylor confetti-cannon.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot not only breaks free from those dumb, old stereotypes. It’s also funny as hell in the process. FINALLY! Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” On Me!

Everything about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot makes me tingly.

It’s based on the real experiences of Kim Barker, a journalist who worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Barker wrote a book called The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Tina Fey’s production company Little Stranger picked it up. The screenplay was written by Robert Carlock (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) AND it’s produced by Lorne Michaels. Best of all, Tina Fey PLAYS Kim Barker and she has a weird affair with Martin Freeman (who will ALWAYS be Bilbo Baggins in my book). Pretty much nothing but gold there, right? Well, just in case it isn’t, why don’t we all see Whiskey Tango Foxtrot FOR FREE? I have passes to a screening on March 1st so click HERE to snag those and then watch the trailer. I mean, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot HAS to be good, right? Oh shit, I just got chills watching the trailer again.

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Movies to Get Excited About in 2016

The holidays are over and it’s honestly kind of depressing, isn’t it? There’s nothing to look forward to, except that one glass of wine you get Saturday night because you’re going to lose this holiday weight, dammit!
Well, some great movies are coming out in the upcoming months. OK, I don’t know if they’re GREAT yet, but there’s enough to get mildly excited about during these snowless winter days.

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The Revenant- 1/8
People have asked me if this movie is violent. Well, I reviewed The Revenant for WCSX in Detroit and used the words puckered bunghole to describe it. In fact, there’s a bear-attack scene that’s so intense, some people thought the bear was actually raping Leonardo DiCaprio. The Revenant is CRAZY VIOLENT, but it’s also strangely beautiful and will definitely be nominated for something. Hopefully, DiCaprio will even win an Oscar for letting that bear have its way with him.

Kung Fu Panda 3- 1/29
I liked Kung Fu Panda, but I LOVED Kung Fu Panda 2. I wasn’t expecting much from it, and the hint that Po might find his family had me openly weeping as I left the theater. I also CAN’T WAIT to see what happens to the budding relationship between Po & Tigress! Don’t judge me. Continue reading →