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I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful holiday. I sure did. As we inch closer to the year's end, our thoughts usually turn to end-of-year reflections. Did we achieve the goals we made in 2023? Did we fulfill any dreams? I can happily say yes, but for some who find themselves dreaming of Nicholas Cage's character in Dream Scenario, happy is not the term they would use!

 Dream Scenario Now Streaming!

Dream Scenario Now Streaming!

Are you planning to go to the movies over the holidays? There are lots of great choices available, and I’d like to add another one to your list. The Iron Claw starring Zac Efron. I recently received the DVD for your consideration DVD and my husband and I watched it last night and really enjoyed it, so I wanted to share my no-spoiler review today. 

The Iron Claw in Theaters December 22, 2023!

The Iron Claw in Theaters December 22, 2023

 Recently, A24 Films was kind enough to send me several screeners including Priscilla, which I immediately watched since I hadn’t been able to attend the in-person screening. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts and hopefully a spoiler-free review of the highly anticipated film Priscilla, which is now available to stream.

Priscilla: In Theaters and available to Stream:

Priscilla Film

Courtesy: A24 Films 

Ferrari: In Theaters 12/25, No Spoiler Review

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, December 09, 2023

What do you think of when you hear the name Ferrari? For most of us, the answer is beautiful red fast race cars. And you’ll see plenty of these beauties in Micheal Mann’s Ferrari, coming to theaters on Christmas Day. I received a press screener from Neon, and let me just say you may want to add this going to see this film to your holiday plans.

Ferrari: All Of Us Are Racers:

Ferrari: In Theaters 12/25
Courtesy: Neon 

 My Dad was a huge fan of Rocky films, so of course, I’ve seen key scenes from several of the films in the Rocky film franchise, which launched in 1976 with the film Rocky and concluded with Rocky Balboa in 2006, or so we thought. Rocky made a comeback in 2015 in Creed in which Rocky trains Adonis Creed and the beginning of the Creed films got their start. As was the case with Rocky films, I’d only watched a few key scenes from Creed films because my husband is a fan. 

Creed III: A look into Adonis Creed’s Past and a battle he must Win:

Creed III

Courtesy: Amazon MGM Studios

With award season right around the corner, my invitations to press screeners are picking up, which is an exciting time. I love sharing insights into upcoming films and today’s post features The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which I got to see on Tuesday evening. It's in theaters this Friday, November 17, 2023 for your viewing. Here are my thoughts and an official trailer.

Everyone Hungers For Something:

Everyone Hungers For Something
Courtesy: Lionsgate

The Marvels in theaters Now My No Spoiler Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, November 11, 2023

Earlier this week, my husband and I had the privilege of attending an IMAX press screening of The Marvels, along with other accredited film critics who, like me,  are members of the Music City Film Critics Association. I say this because there is something special about watching a film with others in the audience. It’s fun to be with peers and their plus ones and enjoy this time together. Together is one of the key components of The Marvels, and I can’t wait to share my no-spoiler (hopefully!) thoughts with you. 

The Marvels in Theaters Starting 11-10-23!

The Marvels in Theaters now
Courtesy: Marvels Studio

On Tuesday evening, my husband and I attended the press screening for The Burial, the latest film from Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx. Both are extraordinarily talented actors, so we couldn’t wait to see to see them paired up on the big screen. I don’t want to share any spoilers, so suffice to say, we are so glad we went! Read on to learn more about this film, which will stream globally on Prime Video on Friday, October 13th.

The Burial is an Inspirational, Triumphant Story!

The Burial Film

 If there’s one thing I love more than a sunny Friday, it’s hosting a giveaway on a sunny Friday to kick off the weekend on a happy note! If you’re a film fan you are going to love today’s post and giveaway in which you could win 4 tickets to go see The Hill starring Dennis Quaid, which will be debuting in theaters on Friday, August 25,2023, plus a ten-dollar Amazon gift card! 

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway!

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway

Earlier this month my husband and I got to see a press screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth film and some say, the last film in the Indiana Jones franchise. This highly anticipated film premieres in the United States this Friday, June 30, 2023. Is it going to be a summer blockbuster? There’s a very good chance it will, because Indiana Jones and the actor who brought him to life, Harrison Ford, have been collecting fans since the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of The Lost Ark was released in June of 1981. 

Go on an epic Summer Adventure with Indiana Jones! 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Courtesy: Lucas Film Ltd. 

On Thursday evening, June 8, 2023, an amazing thing happened for my family of four. We all managed to clear our schedules and enjoy a film together. Something that hasn’t happened in quite a while, since our daughters are young adults. Even more amazing is that we were excited to see the press screening of Elemental, the new Disney & Pixar animated film coming to theaters this Friday, June 16, 2023. 

 Elemental in Theaters in Real D -3D June 16, 2023!

Elemental: New Disney & Pixar Film

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania No Spoiler Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, February 17, 2023

Earlier this week, I attended the Nashville, Tennessee press screening of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with my husband. I believe this is a highly anticipated film for Marvel and Ant-Man fans worldwide. I know we were certainly excited for the opportunity to view the film in Dolby along with other local film critics and if the buzz before and after the film is any indication, Nashville should be included in the fandom. 

Nashville Press Screening of Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania!

Ant-Man and the Wasp film

Bones and All is now in select theaters nationwide and is  available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and I suspect it will be a “must watch this” weekend for lots of people. For instance, I know my daughter and her friends are having a watch party and I think that’s a wonderful idea, because Bones and All is a film so compelling, it sticks with you, so you’ll be talking about it long after the end credits have run. 

Must Watch Film: Bones and All:

Bones and All

Normally I wouldn’t have to make the distinction of which version of a film I’m reviewing, but Pinocchio has had a moment in 2022, with three film adaptations. That seems excessive, so I wondered why academy award winner Mr. Del Toro, would take it on as well. Truth be told, Pinocchio wasn’t a Disney classic favorite of mine, so if anybody could get me to watch a re-telling of this film, it would be Guillermo Del Toro. 

No Spoiler Review!

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio film

I normally like to share reviews on films one at a time, but with the holidays and a new award season rapidly approaching, I'm playing a little catch up by sharing eight recently watched 2022 films with you today, which hopefully, can help you decide if they are worth watching or gifting. I've tried to make each a no spoiler review.   

Film Review Time!

Eight 2022 films for watching and gifting

 On September 29th, I had the honor of attending my first ever red-carpet event to provide media coverage of the Nashville Film Festival’s 53rd opening night presentation of The Return of Tanya Tucker featuring Brandi Carlile. Not only was this a special evening full of firsts for me, including enjoying a fantastic theater experience at the historic Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN., it was a first for my husband and teen daughter as well. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! I’d love to share my thoughts on this film, with (hopefully) no spoilers for you.  

Opening Night: 53rd Nashville Film Festival:

53rd Nashville Film Festival opening night
Courtesy: Nashville Film Festival, Photographer is Mitch Beard 

My husband and I were recently invited to a unique, in-person screening of the latest Marvels Studio film: Thor Love and Thunder, and I will say right from scene one, we were entertained! I’d love to share some of my thoughts (no spoilers), before it opens in theaters tomorrow July 8, 2022.  

Thor Love and Thunder!

Thor Love and Thunder