Confidence. It’s a great quality to have, but oddly enough, it’s in short supply on the big screen. Most movie characters are seriously flawed in one way or the other, and they’ll spend most of their time trying to overcompensate. Which can make for a great comedy . . .
Who remembers the world before emojis? Or maybe the question should be, who even wants to remember the world before emojis? Emojis make everything better and funnier. It’s like the old saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” — just one emoji can communicate so, so much.
In researching today’s
As The Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) said (sang!) best in 1991, “Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind.”
But eventually all of that chilling out can get old. When summertime boredom starts to hit, I have just the cure: an edge-of-your-seat thriller to get the ol’ heart
A twenty-something woman who likes to smoke marijuana and lament about her failing hair waxing business, finds herself stuck in a rut of one night stands. Then, she meets and falls for a man whose single glaring flaw is that he’s already married.
Sounds like a complicated situation to
As a forever fan of both the ageless Paul Rudd and LOST/Hobbit trilogy alum Evangeline Lilly, I had no doubt that I was going to enjoy watching them battle bad guys together as co-leads in Ant-Man and the Wasp. And enjoy it I did. Tone-wise, Marvel Studios’ latest is a
Memories are made in the summertime! At least that’s how it’s always been in my family. Everyone has more free time, is a little more relaxed, and is in a better mood when it’s beautiful outside.
That’s why I’m going to try to convince you to do everything you can
Movie moms and dads usually fall into one of three major camps: either they’re wonderful and supportive parents who play a positive role in their kids’ lives, or they’re oppressively awful … or they’re nowhere to be found and we get to see the trouble their children get up to
July is almost upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s my favorite month because: 1) I love summer, 2) we celebrate my daughter’s birthday, 3) I get to go be among “my people” at Comic-Con in San Diego, 4) my kids are just out of school and no one’s
No matter how many Jurassic movies they make, I’m always going to be excited to see them. Why? Because they make me feel like a giddy little kid again. Because they inevitably conjure up memories of 1993’s game-changing Jurassic Park. Because they remind me of the fun I’ve had running
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Titanic’s Jack and Rose. Call Me By Your Name’s Elio and Oliver. I can’t help but notice that some of the most famous movie romances haven’t really worked out (note to self: steer clear of poison, ships and Italian countrysides). But I do know a Hollywood
I recently chatted with Daisy Yuhas, who’s the Senior Marketing Manager for Movies and Games at Redbox. We touched on what a great value Redbox offers with its previously rented movies and games — which I have to admit I didn’t know much about. So if you have questions, too,
The Kaiju are back in the next chapter of the Pacific Rim phenomenon and with this new global threat comes even bigger robot-monster combat. In the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim you can look forward to big epic action, one-of-a-kind special effects, and new Jaegers with revolutionary technology
Gamora is 40!
That’s right, Zoe Saldana is celebrating a big milestone birthday today — and she certainly has a fantastic past year to celebrate as well. In fact, I can’t think of another actress who’s starred in not one, not two, but THREE hugely successful sci-fi franchises, not to
As families around the country gather together to honor dear old dad for Father’s Day, we thought it would be an appropriate time to also tip our hat to some of the best dads on film.
Here are my Top 5:
To Kill a Mockingbird – Atticus Finch is
“Wait, isn’t it just the ‘MTV Movie Awards’?”
If that’s the first thing you thought when reading the title of this post, you’re not alone. MTV’s annual celebration of Hollywood was in fact solely devoted to movies from 1992 up until last year, when they expanded it to add in
I’ve been given 15 minutes to talk to Bart Millard, frontman from the multi-platinum selling band, MercyMe. That’s five minutes longer than it took for him to write the band’s breakthrough song, “I Could Only Imagine,” which became the bestselling Christian single of all time, and the basis for the
We’re in LA this week for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo – a huge gathering of gaming awesomeness. All the key players are represented at E3 including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo giving us the first look at what’s coming next in the gaming world.
So what do
If you’re like me, you’re one of those people who never sees a big plot twist coming. But since I love to be surprised, I’m totally fine with my generally clueless nature as a movie-watcher. It makes those “gotcha!” moments all the more fun when you don’t figure them out
Sometimes we adults — with our pride, practicality and general lack of imagination and fear of failure — just can’t get the job done. Enter kids, who have the energy, creativity and willpower to succeed where their elders have failed … and inspire the rest of us in the process.
Today kicks off Pet Appreciation Week, so what better time to call out some of our favorite furry film friends?
Here are 4 that I think are extra special:
Marley the dog from Marley & Me
I remember when this entire country was engulfed in Marley Mania after John Grogan’s
In the film industry, “It” actors and actresses come and go just like one-hit wonders do in the music biz. Which is to say, a lot.
That’s why it’s nothing short of amazing that Natalie Portman — who tore out of the gate at AGE 12 like a professional in,
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing
Even though summer movie season seems to be kicking off earlier and earlier each year, most of us consider Memorial Day weekend to be the real start of summer, as well as a time to honor military members who lost their lives while serving our country.
Here are 6
I officially feel like a broken record because for the past few months, whenever I write about what’s coming to Redbox in the near future, I also bemoan the fact that it’s still not consistently warm here in Chicago, and MAYBE JUST MAYBE the next month will bring some relief.
The next big thing in home entertainment has arrived at Redbox: 4K! I sat down with Lori Flynn, our VP of Content, to learn more.
Just so everyone’s on the same page, what is 4K?
LF: 4K, or 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition), is an extraordinarily clear type of
When plans go awry in real life, it’s the worst. But when movie characters have to deal with chaos, well, that’s quite a different story. Here are four of my favorite movies where things go horribly wrong.
The Hangover– I still remember sitting in the movie theater the first
Early Man (at the Box 5/22) is another stop-motion animated gem from Nick Park. Park is best known as the creator of the cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog (and protector) Gromit, stars of three Oscar-winning shorts (A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave). This modern
As someone who doesn’t get too excited anymore when the next superhero movie in a seemingly endless stream of superhero movies hits theaters, it means something to me that I was actually looking forward to Deadpool 2. I looooooved the original two years ago, even though I went into that
I don’t typically watch dramas. I much prefer the latest action, family or comedy movies, but after a challenge from my team, I decided to watch the Phantom Thread.
Set in 1950’s London, the movie quickly establishes the main character, Reynolds Woodcock, as a famous and demanding dressmaker that despite
I loved Black Panther, as did most of the world (can someone say $1.3 billlllliiiion worldwide?). But when I walked out of the theater, it wasn’t T’Challa himself who’d made the biggest impression on me… which led me to create this list of my 6 favorite Marvel characters that DON’T