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See Kingsman: The Golden Circle early and free

I couldn't be more hyped for more Kingsman, which is odd because I was incredibly unhyped for the first one until I saw it. Hopefully they're able to carry on the same tongue-in-cheek spy film that the first was without jumping the shark. I...

 
 
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See IT early and free

It's been a few weeks of suck for movie going audiences, and the box office has reflected that as no one has gone to theaters. But IT is here to save us all. You cane experience before anyone else and tell all your friends if it is act...

 
 
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See Wind River early and free

I'll admit I have next to no knowledge about Wind River. It just hasn't been on my radar, but that doesn't mean it isn't on your radar. It was definitely on some of our staff's radar at the beginning of the year. If it is I've got good news...

 
 
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See The Dark Tower Early and free

I am so incredibly worried about The Dark Tower. The series of Stephen King books that the film is based on is some of my favorite writing, but this movie doesn't really look much like them. It's got a good cast, but the studio is dumping i...

 
 
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See Okja early and free

Bong Joon Ho's Okja is coming to Netflix soon, but if you'd prefer to see the movie in theaters we've got the chance. It's one of those movies that does look great on the big screen, and seeing it with an audience should be a good time...

 
 
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See Wonder Woman early and free

Early buzz on Wonder Woman is that its the best DC has put out. That might not be saying much considering the low quality of their films so far (aside from Batman), but evidently its the best because it is actually good. We can't say t...

 
 
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See Captain Underpants early and free

My son is too young to be a Captain Underpants fan, but I hear he's big with the kiddos so I'm sure there are plenty of parents out there who would love to take their kids to an early screening this weekend. Thankfully we've got the pa...

 
 
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See Alien: Covenant early and free

Ridley Scott is bringing the Xenomorphs back to where they should be. After the weirdness that was Prometheus it looks like the franchise will be returning to its horror roots. Or at least a rickety spaceship with people dying in it. Want t...

 
 
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See Snatched early and free

Looking for some comedy involving kidnapping and Goldie Hawn? Have we got just the movie for you. Snatched is opening soon, but we've got passes to see it early. I can't say I'm terribly excited for this one, but it is nice to see Hawn...

 
 
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See Sully early and free

Tom Hanks in a based-on-actual-events movie? Yea, I'm there. Putting him into the role of hero pilot Captain “Sully” Sullenberger who landed a damn airplane in the middle of the Hudson river? I'm double there. Having it dir...

 
 
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See Morgan early and free

Morgan looks like it could be one of the creepier films to land this year, but it could also easily fall into the trap of too clever for its own good. If it holds out on the creepy, all-powerful child experiment theme it may just fall ...

 
 
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See Hands of Stone early and free

Roberto Duran might not be the household name he once was, but the boxer led one of the most interesting careers in the sport. Now, as with all great boxers, there's a movie about him and you can see it first. We've got passes to screenings...

 
 
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See War Dogs early and free

War Dogs might look ridiculous, but with Miles Teller and Jonah Hill leading you know there's probably something a bit more too it. Gun running movies are always interesting anyway (see Lord of War). So you should grab some free passes to a...

 
 
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See Suicide Squad early and free

After Batman v Superman bored us all into a superhero coma it was hard to get excited for Suicide Squad, but after a host of awesome trailers and basically the entire cast saying all the right things there might not be a hotter movie c...

 
 
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See Ice Age: Collision Course early and free

Here we go again. The Ice Age films have been consistently enjoyable if not as consistent in quality. The next one drives us closer and closer to the impending doom of our intrepid heroes. Maybe things are going to get really dark and ...

 
 
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See Tarzan early and free

When is Hollywood going to stop trying to make Tarzan happen? At least this time we get a decent cast headlining the film and some really impressive work by Alexander Skarsgård's abs. You can drool over his six eight pack al...

 
 
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See The Shallows early and free

Sharks are scary and Blake Lively being hunted down by one could be scary too. This is actually an interesting take on the whole shark attack genre, with the focus more on tension than actual attacks so it should be an interesting watch. Gr...

 
 
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See the The Free State of Jones early and free

The Free State of Jones might be the perfect Gary Ross movie. The director is skilled at both underdog stories and stories based on actual events. Also, it has Matthew McConaughey laying on his thickest southern accent. You can check o...

 
 
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See Central Intelligence early and free

Dwayne Johnso makes things good. He's just fun to watch so I have some hope for Central Intelligence being funny. It's clearly a bit hackneyed, but it could work. You can find out if it'll work with some passes for a screening tonight....

 
 
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See Angry Birds early and free

With Ratchet & Clank flopping hard at the box office we all must turn to Angry Birds to deliver us the children's video game movie we evidently wanted. Wait, no one wanted it? Well, what if you don't have to pay for it? If you...

 
 
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See Money Monster early and free

Money Monster looks like a bit of Hollywood grandstanding about the economic downturn, but with a cast headlined by George Clooney and Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster directing it may actually be able to pull of its ridiculous story. Yo...

 
 
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See PAPA: Hemingway in Cuba early and free

I'm not sure what the quality of PAPA: Hemingway in Cuba will be, but it is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since Obama loosened restrictions to it does get some historical credit. You can find out if it's actually worth re...

 
 
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See the Green Room early and free

Patrick Stewart as the villain in a horror film. You're sold, right? Good, because we have some tickets for you that will get you into a free screening of The Green Room. The slasher has been getting solid buzz since it's premiere on the fe...

 
 
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See The Dark Horse Early and Free

We've got a last minute giveaway for you to an interesting looking movie called The Dark Horse.  Based upon a powerful true story, The Dark Horse is the uplifting portrait of a man searching for the courage to lead, despite his strugg...

 
 
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See The 5th Wave early and free

Ready for some low-grade January destruction movie stylings? Early every year we get a slew of these types of movies and sometimes they can be really fun. The 5th Wave could be fun. It definitely has some interesting slants to it, at l...

 
 
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See Kung Fu Panda 3 early and free

Has the shine worn off the Kung Fu Panda franchise yet? It's a long time between these sequels and I've just gotten less and less enthused about the series, but both 1 and 2 were enjoyable so maybe three will work too. I was ...

 
 
 
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See The Revenant early and free

Most people this year were probably excited for The Hateful 8 to land, but if you've been paying attention The Revenant is really the western you want to see. It's a bold, artistic landmark of a film according to us -- and we're a...

 
 
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See Concussion early and free

I'm not sure why, but Will Smith's performance in Concussion is flying a bit under the radar. Yes, he's getting nominations, but no one is considering him a contender and they really should be. Don't believe me? Check out the film for ...

 
 
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See Daddy's Home early and free

A little while ago Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferell made a fantastic comedy called The Other Guys. I think we were all looking forward to them teaming up again, but I don't know if Daddy's Home is the movie we were hoping for. Want to find out...

 
 
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See Alvin and the Chipmunks early and free

Look, I've got these free passes to Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip here and you can have them if you want. You just have to click on the link below. Maybe you think your kids will enjoy the film or something. They've got very l...

 
 
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Washington Area Film Critics name Spotlight best picture

Today the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, of which I am a member, revealed its award winners for the past year. Spotlight was named the best picture, but George Miller pulled in the award for best director for Mad Max: Fury Roa...

 
 
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See Macbeth early and free

Shakespeare. Being smart. Acting. You can experience these things by going to see Macbeth for free. Who wouldn't want to be smart and see acting? It's just an easy decision to make, especially when Justin Kurzel is directing. Just head...

 
 
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See The Night Before Early and free

As far as Christmas comedies go we haven't had a good one in a while, but that could change with The Night Before. It's got the casts and the director to become an instant classic... for adults. Sometimes you need a little cussing with your...

 
 
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See Brooklyn early and free

Brooklyn is getting a lot of buzz and could be a film you hear about once awards season really takes off. What's that mean? It means you should see it for free and then you'll be able to sound all movie smart with your friends when the...

 
 
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See Love the Coopers early and free

Are you ready for Christmas cheer? What? Just because it's before Thanksgiving doesn't mean it's too early to start watching holiday movies. We're the Coopers is coming out this week! You can see it early by grabbing passes to a screen...

 
 
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See The 33 early and free

Hollywood turns movies around pretty quick these days. It's only been a few years since the Chillean miners were trapped, but they've already got what appears to be a stirring film about their ordeal. You can be one of the first to see it w...

 
 
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See Spectre early and free

Update: We are out of passes for DC and Baltimore. However, there's plenty of space left in Norfolk so if you live there (anyone?) or are willing to travel then leave a comment below! We've got a big one here. I have passes for Spectre...

 
 
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See The Peanuts early and free

The Peanuts Movie is either going to destroy an American classic or revitalize it. I'm not sure it really needed revitalizing as the holiday cartoons are still constantly watched every year, but maybe it does. The animation style leave...

 
 
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See Burnt early and free

Bradley Cooper is having a  quite awards season this year so far, but maybe Burnt will be a sleeper hit. They're kind of half pushing his performance in it as something special so maybe it actually is. Then again maybe it's just a...

 
 




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The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 
 
 
 
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