In case you didn’t get a chance to see the Academy Award Nominated thriller in theaters, Writer/Director Jordan Peele and Universal Pictures are giving you a chance this President’s Day – for free! No more excuses, folks.
I didn’t catch this one in theaters, but I did watch it at home, and I was sold on why it is such an exceptional film. I have always liked Jordan Peele, and I was shocked by his ability to tell such a dark and disturbing story on film. He’s always been a real funny guy, so I wasn’t convinced he could (or should) have made his directorial debut a thriller. I mean, comedy is his forte, but man Get Out was incredibly well shot, well told, the twist was sinister and sickening, and I connected with these characters a lot more than I was expecting.
Plus, there is something funny about Peele making the TSA agent a kind of hero, when so many people crap all over them, myself included (when it is warranted).
Anyway, I am not going to spoil anything here, but I can tell you that Get Out will keep you wondering and entertain you on a level you haven’t experienced in quite some time. Highly recommend checking it out, for free especially!
Here’s all the details you need for the tickets:
Presidents’ Day, February 19, at 55 AMC locations nationwide. Each guest who requests a ticket the day of the screening—at a participating location—will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. showing, up to theatre capacity.
Since February 2017, Get Out has been nominated for four Academy Awards®, while inspiring audiences and artists worldwide. A compilation video was also released that showcases the artwork inspired by Get Out—featuring the hashtag #GetOutOneYearLater—to encourage audiences to share more of their artwork, experiences and discussions that were influenced by the movie.
Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office that day.
Each guest must present a valid ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each ID presented, while supplies last.
This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on February 19, only.
The first time I watched a trailer for Annihilation I was instantly intrigued. I am, of course, a big fan of Natalie Portman, and whenever I see her holding a rifle . . . or a blaster, it makes me smile.
Now, the first trailer was pretty vague, and I think this new trailer gives away a little bit more of the ghost, so to speak. In this case, I don’t think it will be a ghost, but either an alien seeding of the Earth, a new species being brought forth, or perhaps the Shimmer might be the Garden of Eden.
Game Night looks like a cross between the highly successful thriller The Game starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn and Clue. With Bateman and Rachel McAdams (who at first glance appear to have the right comedy chemistry) yucking it up versus Kyle Chandler who always plays the straight man, perfectly, I predict a win for the “Guys” from Horrible Bosses.
Now, who is up to play some Exploding Kittens?
Han Solo is probably my favorite character of all time. I actually read his trilogy by A. C. Crispin and have to admit I am very nervous about how this “Star Wars Story” is going to play out.
I haven’t seen Alden Ehrenreich in anything. He seems a good fit for the classic Harrison Ford role, but I can already see he just isn’t Harrison Ford. What’s interesting is that when the new Star Trek films launched, I was not really looking for Chris Pine to become William Shatner, but that is exactly what he did! He seriously didn’t just play the part of James Tiberius Kirk, he played the part of William Shatner. Now, I am spoiled forever, and will expect no less from Ehrenreich. He has a Rancorian task ahead of him.
There is no one else alive better suited to play Venom than Tom Hardy.
For the uninitiated, Venom is the dark side of Spider-Man, depending on the origin story they use, Spider-Man’s “black suit” (which is actually its own entity) transforms the already psychotic Eddie Brock into a lethal wall-crawling terror. Where I think Venom will have its challenges is where, ironically, all super-hero movies face struggles – the villain. Who will Eddie be sparring with, if it is just himself that can get old in a hurry.