BOOKSMART | Screening Giveaway

IMG_7489Hey there, movie lovers!

I’m happy to let you know that screenings for BOOKSMART will be taking place next week and we have your chance at passes in your city! Check the details below for screening info & note that screenings are listed in order by date.

SYNOPSIS: Best friends and academic overachievers, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up over their play-minded peers. But, on the eve of their graduation, these type-A ride-or-dies get a hardcore reality check and realize they may have missed out. Determined to make up for lost time, they decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night —a chaotic adventure no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.

ABOUT BOOKSMART: 

TOLD FROM A WILDLY ORIGINAL, FRESH AND MODERN PERSPECTIVE, BOOKSMART IS AN UNFILTERED COMEDY ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL BEST FRIENDS AND THE BONDS WE CREATE THAT LAST A LIFETIME. CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES, THE FILM IS A COMING OF AGE STORY FOR A NEW GENERATION.

Director: Olivia Wilde
Writers: Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins And Susanna Fogel And Katie Silberman
Producers: Megan Ellison p.g.a., Jessica Elbaum p.g.a., Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard p.g.a., David Distenfeld
Executive Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams with Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis


 

Please note: Screenings are listed in order by date:

Check your city below for more details:

 

San Diego | BOOKSMART Screening

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00PM

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Miami | BOOKSMART Screening

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:30PM

AMC Aventura 24
19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180

 

Dallas | BOOKSMART Screening

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:30PM

AMC NorthPark 15
8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas TX 75225

 

Houston | BOOKSMART Screening

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00PM

AMC Studio 30
2949 Dunvale, Houston TX, 77063

 

San Francisco | BOOKSMART Screening

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00PM

AMC Kabuki
81881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

 

Phoenix | BOOKSMART Screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00PM

AMC Westgate 20
9400 West Hanna Lane, Glendale AZ, 85305

 

New York | BOOKSMART Screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

AMC Loews 34th Street
312 W. 34th St., New York New York, 10001

 

Chicago | BOOKSMART Screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
2600 N Western Ave, Chicago IL 60647

 

Los Angeles | BOOKSMART Screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

Cinépolis Pico Rivera
8540 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

 

While supplies last. Once all allotted passes are redeemed, the code will no longer be valid. Supplies are limited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit up to two (2) passes per person. Seating is first-come, first-serve basis. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.



BOOKSMART
| Official Channels

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BOOKSMART | Greenband Trailer – Available Now!

IMG_7489The Official Greenband Trailer for BOOKSMART is now available!

From Director Olivia Wilde, BOOKSMART stars Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Will Forte and Jason Sudekis.

SYNOPSIS: Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

Director: Olivia Wilde
Writers: Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins And Susanna Fogel And Katie Silberman
Producers: Megan Ellison p.g.a., Jessica Elbaum p.g.a., Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard p.g.a., David Distenfeld
Executive Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams with Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis

BOOKSMART hits theaters May 24, 2019!

 

BOOKSMART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #BooksmartMovie

 

BOOKSMART | Redband Trailer Now Available!

IMG_7489Last night, BOOKSMART Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas at the Paramount Theater.

Now, the Official Trailer for BOOKSMART is available!

SYNOPSIS: Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

Director: Olivia Wilde
Writers: Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins And Susanna Fogel And Katie Silberman
Producers: Megan Ellison p.g.a., Jessica Elbaum p.g.a., Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard p.g.a., David Distenfeld
Executive Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams with Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis

BOOKSMART | Official Channels

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #BooksmartMovie

 

WATCH: Teaser Trailer for LIFE ITSELF

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Amazon Studios debuted the new teaser trailer for LIFE ITSELF during the Season 2 finale of “This Is Us” on Tuesday night. The film is written and directed by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas.

SYNOPSIS: LIFE ITSELF centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) which leads a multigenerational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.

LIFE ITSELF hits theaters September 21

 

 

Movie Review by Kristin: THE WORDS

The-Words-Australian-movie-poster[1]Hey there, movie lovers!

After binge watching The Punisher over the past week, I remembered hearing about this movie that Ben Barnes was in a few years ago and decided to check it out.

THE WORDS was released back in 2012 and stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons and Ben Barnes.

SYNOPSIS: Rory Jansen, a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.

I actually enjoyed watching this movie. As a writer, I often find myself questioning my own writing abilities. I can’t tell you how many times in a day I sit and ask myself if I’m good enough to pursue this as a career. I’ve read pieces written by others and I wish I had half of the imagination that they had to create such works of art. The truth is that it all depends on who is reading your work. So, that aspect of the movie really intrigued me. I knew how Rory Jansen felt on a personal level.

While there wasn’t any action in this movie, there was heart and relatability. It may not be for everyone – especially those who are unaware of the trials and tribulations that come along with being a writer. It’s not my favorite movie in the world, but I’m happy I was able to watch it.

Bradley Cooper plays Rory Jansen and does a great job! He’s charming and determined to find his place in the literary world, which is definitely not as easy as one might think. I don’t agree with plagiarizing a novel the way that he does, but I don’t think his intention was to actually have the manuscript published. We all find inspiration in the most random of places, so I think Rory was retyping the manuscript in order to find his own inspiration within this story that he fell in love with. When he saw how excited and proud his wife was, he ran with it.

I enjoyed the concept of a story within a story here as well. I don’t know that the point of it all was as cut and dry as I was expecting, but I overlooked that. It was also a bit disappointing that Ben Barnes’s character as the Young Man barely had any lines. His role was instrumental in the telling of the story, but he’s a fabulous, underestimated actor and I wish they would have given the man some more lines! In any case, even with very few lines, he delivers a fantastic performance. One can even argue whether he is the main character of the story.

Perhaps the movie could have made a stronger impact if it had been just a little bit longer. It leaves the audience with so many unanswered questions and I think tying up a few of them might have been more effective.

As I mentioned, this wasn’t my favorite movie, but if you’re a writer I would recommend watching it. If nothing else, just as a reminder that even through all of the rejection letters and silence from literary agencies and magazines, success can be found in the most unexpected places. Also, don’t plagiarize . . . that’s not cool!