MMT advance screening of ANNABELLE: CREATION Tuesday, August 8 (Philly, PA)

Happy Friday MMT Fam! We’ve been given 50 admit-two passes for the Philly advance screening of the latest horror film in “The Conjuring” series, ANNABELLE: CREATION, showing next Tuesday, August 8 at the Prince Theater in Center City.

In the film, former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife Esther are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple lost their 7-year-old daughter Annabelle in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one of the girls finds a seemingly innocent doll that seems to have a life of its own.

To try your luck at claiming a pass, click here to get to the Warner Bros. landing and follow the “Get My Passes” prompt. Passes, like theater seating, are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You can watch a trailer for the film below, and get additional info at the official website here. ANNABELLE: CREATION opens in theaters on August 11.

Good Luck!

MMT Quick Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Lego Batman

Building on the success of 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” Warner Bros. Pictures returns today with THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE – a follow-up that features the “self-described” hero from the first movie, and one of film’s and comic’s most beloved superheroes.

In the story, we find the title character doing his lone vigilante thing until his arch nemesis, The Joker, devises a plan that requires him to step out of his comfort zone and embrace, and ultimately conquer, his greatest fear in order to save Gotham.

So, what did contributor Darryl King think of the film? “The Lego Batman Movie does three things very well,”

  • The Mythos of Batman – Batman in the movies has an expansive history from the 1966 movie to the Batman V Superman, and this film is very self-aware, as it pokes fun at and highlights all of these movies and shows as well as the characters that made them so unique.
  • The Rules of the Lego World – as established in the “Lego Movie”, the concept of ‘Master Builders’ are the key plot point in the film. The Master Builder has the capability to take Legos and create any thing their mind can conceive. And in the midst of telling a funny animated story, this film doesn’t forget the principles of Legos, and uses it as part of the story arc.
  • Good Message – Batman’ nature is that of a loner, someone who’s mainly an introvert since his parents died, and he refuses to trust anyone. But, to be able to solve the problems in this movie, Batman has to gradually learn how to work together with others, open up and trust people.

And what did I think?

  • The opening is clever and hilarious! Without spoiling, I’ll just say there’s a nod to Michael Jackson that added to what was already a high expectation that the film would be a great one.
  • And speaking of nods, the acknowledgements and parodies of the various Batman incarnations throughout the film served as a tribute, and a treat for both film and comic lovers of the “Caped Crusader.”
  • Themes of family, teamwork, and self-reflection were solid and cleverly woven together using Batman’s greatest nemesis – The Joker – to progress the story.

There was a super excited little one, whose laughter permeated the theater at the start of the film. Unfortunately, he checked out about mid-way, only to have his humorous chuckle return close to the movie’s climax. This wee one confirmed my feeling that the film, although good, was a bit lengthy – especially for smaller theater goers who are not as advanced to receive some of the film’s messages.

To summarize, Darryl thinks “The Lego Batman Movie” is quite enjoyable, extremely funny film with some strong emotional moments between the Joker and Batman – that will please all fans who love the relationship between these two. The movie might be a bit long, with some villainy moments that we don’t have a big investment in, but the enjoyment and laughter this movie generates helps with overlooking its short comings. Is it better than the first? Darryl says, “No, but it does triumphantly pass the baton to the next Lego film in this budding franchise.”

And I thought “The Lego Batman Movie” was a fun ride, albeit too long, with material that best suits ages 6 and up. I don’t think the movie is as extraordinary as “The Lego Movie,” as it dragged a bit at times – and the fight scenes, although cool to look at really were overdone a bit, which contributed to the film being 15 to 20 minutes longer than it should.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE opens in theaters nationwide today. Let’s us know what you think when you see the film! And MMT advanced screening winners, we’re looking forward to your comments! 😉

Until next thought, Thomasena

And to get a taste of what to expect from THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, check out this cute video of Batman giving a tour of his home on “Gotham Cribs.” LOL 🙂

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY: advance screening of ‘VACATION’ on Monday, July 27 (Philly, PA)

Vacation (photo: Warner Bros.)

Happy Sunday MMT Fam!  I must first apologize for not getting this giveaway up yesterday – I actually was in NYC at a video shoot! I’ll share more details about that at a later date – but make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Twitter @ledfarr, and following my Celebrity Examiner posts by subscribing here, to get those updates and see pics!

Okay back to the giveaway, MMT has acquired 25 pairs of screening passes for the Philly premiere of the highly-anticipated Warner Brothers’ reboot VACATION on Monday, July 27 – but you have to be quick! Just click here to get to the Warner Bros. movie landing and follow the ‘Get My Passes’ prompt. All passes, like theater seating, are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can watch the trailer and read the synopsis below for VACATION, and get additional information at the official website here. VACATION opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, July 29.

Good luck family! Until next thought, Thomasena

VACATION synopsis

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again—and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

GIVEAWAY: advanced screening passes for MAX June 22 (Philly, PA)

Max (Warner Bros.)

Happy Saturday MMT Fam!  Okay, so have I mentioned before that I am a cry baby? I just watched the trailer for the Warner Bros. film MAX and, although it looks great, it is certainly a tear-jerker for big ole’ babies like myself!  You can check the trailer out below for yourself – but if you live in the Philly area, you can also try your luck at advance screening passes for this Monday at the Prince theater!

Just click here to get to the giveaway landing, and select the “get my passes” prompt. Passes are not guaranteed and, like theater seating, are first-come, first-served.

You can read a the synopsis for MAX below and get additional info at the official film website here. The film opens in theaters nationwide on June 26.

Good luck family!  Until next thought, Thomasena

MAX synopsis

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott.  But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog.  However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.

Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for.  But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.

GIVEAWAY: advanced screening passes for ‘The Good Lie’ October 20 (Phila, PA)

THE GOOD LIE (photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Happy Monday MMT Family!  We’ve teamed with Allied-THA to give away screening passes for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film, THE GOOD LIE – in theaters October 24. THE GOOD LIE tells the story of four young victims of the brutal 1983 Civil War in Sudan. Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war. The screening is taking place next Monday, October 20 in Center City.

For your chance at passes, go to Gofobo and use the code: MMTKNZB. All passes and screening seating are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Checkout the below trailer and synopsis for THE GOOD LIE, and get additional information about the film at the official website here.

Good Luck family!  Until next thought, Thomasena

THE GOOD LIE synopsis

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan.  When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm.  But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them.  As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival.

Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America.  Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs—no easy task, when things like light switches and telephones are brand new to them.

Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 21st century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that.   So Carrie embarks on her own unchartered territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack (Corey Stoll).

Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.

GIVEAWAY: advance screening passes for ‘Into The Storm’ Monday, August 4 (Phila, PA)

Into the Storm (photo: Warner Bros.)

Happy Monday MMT Family!  We’ve got another great giveaway this evening, but you have to be quick!  We’re partnering with Allied-THA to give away 25 pairs of passes to an advanced screening of the adrenaline “Cli-Fi” thrill-ride INTO THE STORM on Monday, August 4.

To try your luck and win one of the 25 pair of admit-two passes, go to gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code MMTLBXT.  All passes and seating on Monday are first come-first served (so arrive early).

You can read the synopsis and watch the trailer below for “Into the Storm,” and get additional info about the film at the official website here.

Good luck family!  Until next thought, Thomasena

Into the Storm synopsis

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes.  The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come.  Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

IN THEATERS AUGUST 8

 

 

GIVEAWAY: advance screening for ‘Jersey Boys’ Monday, June 16 (Philly, PA)

Jersey Boys (Waner Bros.)

 

What’s new MMT Family?  So if you’ve been following this site since or before last December, then you know how much I loved the play “Jersey Boys.”  And the Warner Bros.’, Clint Eastwood directed, feature film version is opening on Friday, June 20, but MMT has passes for the advanced screening next Monday!

Passes are limited (25 admit-two), so you’ve got to be quick!  Click here to get to the Gofobo rsvp page and enter code MMTLVNW. Seating is on a first come-first served basis, so it is recommended that you arrive early.

You can read the synopsis and watch a trailer below for Jersey Boys, and get additional info at the official film website here.  Stop back and leave a comment or two and tell me if you enjoy the film!

Until next thought family, Thomasena

Jersey Boys synopsis

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.  The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more.

These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe.