"Midsommar" Movie Review

MOVIE REVIEW: Rethinking Your Summer Vaca with “Midsommar”

A fellow film critic got my attention as I walked into the Midsommar screening last night. He laughed when he saw me and asked if I thought Director Ari Aster might actually scare us this time. I laughed back and told him how Aster’s last film, Hereditary, actually did scare me and how my movie date cried through the last 20 minutes, asking “When is this movie gonna END???”
See, Writer/Director Ari Aster does one of two things to his audience. He delivers a specific type of terror that either grips you tightly around the neck or goes straight over your head.
In other words, if you thought Hereditary was stupid, you’ll feel no differently about this one. If, on the other hand, it launched you into a week long panic-attack (like me), then Midsommar might be right up your alley.

Florence Pugh
A bug flew into my friend’s eye during the movie & that STILL wasn’t the weirdest thing about “Midsommar.”
Continue reading →

Toy Story 4 Review

MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Toy Story 4” a MUST SEE or a CASH GRAB?

Have you ever wondered why Disney is remaking so many of it’s classics? Well, what would YOU do if you’d built an entire industry of theme-parks and merchandise around aging story-lines and characters? You’d probably look for a way to make them relevant again. That’s why we’re seeing updated versions of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King this year. It’s also probably why we’re getting Toy Story 4. No, this story isn’t as old as Cinderella or Snow White, but it was perfectly wrapped up with Toy Story 3 in 2010. Was Disney really able to mine new material from Woody and Buzz, or is this just an attempt to make an old story seem fresh? Continue reading →

Spider-Man

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Spider-Man: Far From Home” EARLY & FOR FREE

I wonder if Tom Holland felt weird when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a monstrous hit. Did he watch it win the Oscar and grumble, “But I’m the real Spider-Man,” or is that just something I would do? Well, it doesn’t really matter because Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters July 2nd and briefly make everyone forget about Miles Morales. It’s already projected to make $150 million opening weekend, so maybe you should skip the lines and see it EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →

Free Movies

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Annebelle Comes Home” EARLY & FOR FREE

Remember Ed and Lorraine Warren’s creepy basement from The Conjuring, where they kept possessed items to keep them safe? It’s where we met the Annabelle doll for the very first time. Well, that place actually exists and I found a YouTube video of it from 2016. You even get to see the original Annabelle, though she’s a “Raggedy Anne” doll in real life and not nearly as scary. Actually, the whole basement isn’t as scary as I’d expected, thanks to the stupid gargoyles and creepy masks the Warren’s hung up for decoration. Believe me, that nasty stuff needs NO enhancement. I’m sharing this video with you because Annabelle Comes Home actually takes place in the Warren’s basement, where Annabelle brings the other possessed items to life and sets them free. Want to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

TS4

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Toy Story 4” EARLY & FOR FREE

There are sooooo many reasons to be excited about Toy Story 4. First of all, it’s already getting 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is really no big surprise. Secondly, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele play a two-headed carnival-prize named “Ducky,” which I can’t wait to see. Toy Story 4 also features a new character named “Duke Kaboom” who’s voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves. Finally, get excited about Toy Story 4 because it probably won’t make us cry uncontrollably the way Toy Story 3 did. At least I hope it won’t. So, who wants to see Toy Story 4 EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Summer Movies

Summer Movie Preview on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas today, going over all the big movies to watch for in the coming weeks. We’ve got some monstrous flicks on the horizon, like Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, The Lion King and Annabelle Comes Home so click HERE to watch my Summer Movie Preview. Also, try to ignore the fact that I don’t know what to do with my hands on TV. Next time, can I just braid Alanna Sarabia’s hair while we’re talking?
I need to say a huge THANK YOU to Dallas Jewelry Design Studio Vintaglio for providing the beautiful turquoise jewelry I wore today. You can see what else they have to offer on their Facebook page, or by following them on Instagram. Better yet, drop by the new Vintaglio showroom at 1903 Skillman Street in Dallas, Texas. Their jewelry is even better in person, and they’ll gladly discuss custom designs with you.

Vintaglio
All of this! I want all of it!!!
Don’t forget to check the Julie Says So Free Movie Passes page before you go because I’ve got lots of freebies rolling in. I think there are even some passes left to see the new Toy Story 4!

Rocketman
1 Comment

MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Rocketman” Worth the $$$ (& Can You Take Your Kids?)

There are TWO IMPORTANT THINGS you need to know before spending any money to see Rocketman. Continue reading →

Dever & Feldstein

MOVIE REVIEW: See “Booksmart” & Not Just Because Olivia Wilde Told You To

I saw the saddest tweet from actress and newly minted director Olivia Wilde this morning.

See Booksmart!
Awww, sorry Olivia!

I took this one personally because, with all the madness that is May, I simply forgot to write a review of Booksmart. Now it’s in theaters and people are apparently NOT seeing it, even though it will probably be one of their favorite films of the summer.
Booksmart follows Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) as they wrap up their senior year of high school and prepare for Ivy League life. These overachievers soon realize that their far-less-serious classmates are also heading to prestigious universities and that their years of library-time might have been somewhat wasted. Amy and Molly decide to cram 4 years of high school antics into 1 night, but it tests their friendship in unexpected ways.
Booksmart isn’t a perfect movie by any stretch. Continue reading →

Free Screening of "Godzilla: King of the Monster"

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” EARLY & FOR FREE

You know it’s summer when the bombastic blockbusters start coming out, and it doesn’t get much more bombastic than Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This time around, Godzilla faces off with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah, while Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler stare in wonder. I don’t think fans will get too caught up in the plot, though. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is really just about watching epic battles play out onscreen and, if this new movie poster is any indication, it plans to deliver.

Godzilla 2019
Bad. Ass.
So, who wants to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to snag your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And not that it really matters, but Godzilla: King of the Monsters is already getting some pretty great reviews! You can read some of those HERE.

Elton John movie

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Rocketman” EARLY & FOR FREE

Don’t walk into Rocketman expecting the Elton John version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sure, it’s the same type of rags-to-riches through rock-n-roll flick, plus it’s also directed by Dexter Fletcher (who took over directing Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer pulled a Bryan Singer). This is Elton John’s story though, so expect Rocketman to be quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. John acts as Executive Producer as well, so prepare yourself for far more music, costumes and even fantasy sequences than you normally see in biopics. Even better, you can see Rocketman EARLY and FOR FREE, thanks to me! Continue reading →