Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “The Glass Castle”!

Ooh, a glass castle sounds pretty!  But I’m sure folks would see way too much of me than anyone in their right mind would be comfortable with…so why don’t we just focus on the film The Glass Castle, shall we? Synopsis!

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Family!  Unconditional love!  Brie Larson!  Woody Harrelson!  C’mon!

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From NPR: Feeling ‘Young, Scrappy And Hungry’? Have A ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Meal

Because food + Hamilton = amazeballs. 

“There’s nothing like a fandom to encourage innovation, and the devotees of the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical are no exception — whether they’ve actually seen the show in person or have memorized every lyric of the 46 songs on the soundtrack album. So it was only a matter of time before enthusiastic fans were going to search out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero…. 

You’ll find plenty of suggested menus on Ye Olde Internet, from “Aaron Burr-gers” to “Hercules Mulliga-tawny Soup” — and who wouldn’t want a trio of Schuyler Sisters cakes adapted from classic Barbie Doll cake recipes?

Of course, if you’re a purist — and Hamilton would love a purist — then history has its eyes on you.”

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Kidnap”!

Halle Berry is gearing up to save her son…and I’m gearing up to give you passes to see her do it.  In the movie Kidnap, that is.  Synopsis!

A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. In this tense, action-fueled thriller, directed by Luis Prieto and from the producers of SALT and TRANSFORMERS, one mother’s heroic attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child.

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Pony News: #BronyCon #BronyPalooza schedule announced! 

It’s almost time, mah ponies! Time for another glorious weekend of brohoofs, sing-alongs, and general awesomeness! That’s right, BronyCon is coming!

And since we’re close to The Weekend, BronyCon has released the full schedule for BronyPalooza 2017!

Personally, they all sound terrific… But I really can’t wait to hear Michelle Creber & Black Gryph0n Saturday night! Read on for the full list of fun! FUN!

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“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” – beautiful, messy

Nutshell: Dazzling, beautiful, uneven.  The lightning-in-a-bottle that was Besson’s The Fifth Element doesn’t strike twice here, even though the visuals and world-building magic is definitely present and accounted for.  It’s as if with Valerian, Besson focused more on the universe he was creating, rather than the characters that were meant to live in it and what they’re supposed to achieve. Which makes it a beautiful, fascinating, mess. Grade: C+

“I’m not asking you to die for me. I’m asking you to trust me.”

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TrailerWatch: Fassbender and Ferguson hunt “The Snowman”

“The only thing we know for sure, is that he’s playing games with us.”

Can I say that a thriller titled The Snowman looks…chilling?  Because it does.  Synopsis!

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Fassbender and Ferguson are a draw, but there’s even more to the cast than that. J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Chloë Sevigny…

If you’re looking for a thriller to cool you down at the beach, maybe the book this movie is based on would fit the bill? I’m adding it to my queue. The Snowman rolls into theaters October 20, 2017.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Detroit”!

It’s really hot outside.  So why not head into the air-conditioning, and learn a little something while you’re at it?  I’ve got passes to Detroit, a film based on the 1967 Detroit/12th Street Riots.  Synopsis!

From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67.

I loved Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, and I expect the same sort of gritty realism here. (In fact, the trailer is absolutely gripping.) Ready to get your historical drama on?  Well, let’s do this!

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