Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner as a mother who goes on a vigilante killing-spree after her husband and child are murdered. I haven’t seen it yet, but it kind of sounds like a Mom’s version of the movie Taken, doesn’t it? And you have to send props out to Jennifer Garner for training with the NAVY Seals while preparing for this film and still finding time to be a rock-star Mom. So, want to see Peppermint EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Did you know that God Bless the Open Road is based on the Rascal Flatts song of (almost) the same name? Did you also know that it stars Jordin Sparks and is LaDainian Tomlinson’s film debut? It’s a fund-raiser for disabled veterans sooo, I guess you can go see it EARLY and FOR FREE, then take a whole bunch of family and friends to see it so you can help them raise some money? Well, click HERE to snag your free passes to God Bless the Broken Road either way, then watch the trailer below. Suddenly feeling very guilty about those FREE PASSES!
Oh, to get in on this glamorous Girl Club. A Simple Favor stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as brand new gal-pals, but things get dark when one of them goes missing. Surprisingly dark, considering this is from director Paul Feig, who also brought us Bridesmaids and one of my personal favorites, Spy. So, wanna see A Simple Favor EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
My daughter started a new high school this week, where she only knows a few people. She wanted a brand new start so this was part of the plan, but the isolation has been a bit of a surprise for her. Kids like mine, who’ve been in the same small school since they were tiny, might romanticize the idea of a fresh start without fully understanding what a blank slate means. I’m all too familiar with it, having made 3 fresh starts in my life (you can read my favorite blog about that HERE). I’ve been giving my daughter nightly pep-talks, which she rolls her eyes at but I think deep down, she hears me. While browsing social media today, I realized that many of my friends are talking their kids through similar pains, because so many are starting new schools and colleges. I thought I’d share the advice I’ve been giving, so you too could sit through the annoyed eye-rolls of your spawn.
1) Making new friends will take longer than you want it to.
Settle in for some prolonged awkwardness because this isn’t an overnight fix. Building a new life takes time, which probably means more alone time than you’ve had in years. Remember that it IS part of the plan and nothing to worry about.
2) Don’t take it personally.
You might starting thinking things like, “Why don’t I have friends? Nobody likes me!” Cut it out. Nobody knows you. There’s a big difference. Continue reading →
You can’t go far right now without hearing about Crazy Rich Asians, with it’s groundbreaking cast and stellar reviews (I gave it an A in the MOVIE MINUTE). If you’re a fan of the book series it’s based on, you’re probably already planning to see Crazy Rich Asians, but can you take your kids?
Crazy Rich Asians is rated PG-13 by the MPAA “for some suggestive content and language,” but that doesn’t give parents much to work with. Families might be even more interested in taking their kids, since this is the first film in twenty-five years to feature an all-Asian cast (since The Joy Luck Club in 1993). What exactly can they expect, once the lights go down and the romance heats up onscreen? Continue reading →
Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring my review of Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve also got some FREE MOVIE PASSES & the TOP 5 MOVIES to see now, plus a HOTTEST NEW TRAILER featuring Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali that looks phenomenal! Huge thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for all their hard work!
I can’t honestly say I was that jazzed to hear they were making a new Predator movie. I mean, how many is that now? Maybe 6, including the Alien vs. Predator movies? It isn’t really a bandwagon I’ve ever jumped on, but then I saw the cast. Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Olive Munn and Boyd Holbrook (sooo creepy in Logan) are all starring in it. Even little Jacob Tremblay (who should’ve gotten an Oscar nomination for his role in Room) is in The Predator, so it’s got to be kind of good, doesn’t it? Well, it won’t matter either way if we get to see it EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →
Every now and then, I see a movie trailer that’s so offensive, I can’t even decide how I feel about it. Such is the case for The Happytime Murders. This movie stars Melissa McCarthy as an investigator who has to figure out who’s killing a bunch of out-of-work Muppets.
I sh*t you not.
While there seems to be a wealth of material here, director Brian Henson (yeah, Jim Henson’s SON) has gone as nasty as humanly possible with the concept. Want proof? Just watch the trailer, but ALONE and with the volume turned WAY DOWN. And good God, don’t even attempt to watch it at work!
THAT’S how bad the trailer for The Happytime Murders is, and yet I still found myself laughing at it. Not normal laughter, mind you. No, that laugh you have when you kind of hate yourself for laughing.
So, do you still want to see The Happytime Murders EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
My 14-year-old read Crazy Rich Asians this summer and is already griping about how the movie is different from the book. How does she know? I have no idea. Something about the trailer but who cares if you can see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I just found the perfect movie for every dog lover EVER. It’s called Alpha and it tells the (supposed) story of the first dog-human relationship. Sound like your thing? Continue reading →