Those of us who’ve read Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle can tell you how beautiful, poetic and enraging it can be, all at the same time. The book tells of Walls’ turbulent upbringing, which was in constant turmoil due her to parents’ persistent issues. Woody Harrelson plays Walls’ alcoholic father and Naomi Watts portrays her depressive mom, while Brie Larson is Jeannette Walls as an adult. That’s a handful of my favorite actors so hopefully this big-screen version will live up to the book. Wanna see it EARLY & FOR FREE? Continue reading →
If you think you don’t want to see War for the Planet of the Apes, you should probably do what I’m doing with my daughters this weekend; watch the first two movies again.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) were both lauded by critics (OK, Dawn way more so than Rise) and featured excellent performances by Andy Serkis. Those films set up a finale that, believe it or not, has already become one of the highest rated films of the summer. Even better, you get to see War for the Planet of the Apes EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
Remember when you were seventeen and everything kind of sucked? Your parents would go on and on about how you were living the “best years of your life,” and you just wanted them to end as soon as possible? Or was that just me? Maybe that’s why I watch the trailer for The Edge of Seventeen and feel like I have lived in this girl’s acned, uncomfortable skin.
Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, whose life falls apart when her best-friend starts dating her older brother. She’s left alone and adrift, without her best-friend to help her navigate the increasingly awkward waters of young adulthood. Nadine’s sounding-board is her teacher, Mr. Bruner. He’s played by Woody Harrelson, so you know poor Nadine is screwed. Actually, anyone who has seen this movie says their scenes together are fantastic.
So, want to see The Edge of Seventeen EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I felt pretty sad when I walked out of the theater today, after watching The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. It was similar to the sadness I felt when I finished the final Hunger Games book, but THEN I thought, “Well, at least I have the movies to look forward to.”
Sigh. Continue reading →
OK, so I was pretty disappointed in Mockingjay Part 1 but it’s hard to NOT get a little excited when you watch this. Still have to wait until November 20th to see it, but you can get alerts from Fandango about buying early tickets by clicking HERE.
Oh, and (sniff) Philip Seymour Hoffman? Wasn’t prepared to see him.