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What to Watch BEFORE “Avengers: Infinity War”

One of the biggest superhero movies ever made is hitting theaters, but those who are new to the Marvel universe absolutely SHOULD NOT start with Avengers: Infinity War. This movie combines several stories that have been told onscreen for ten years now, starting with Iron Man in 2008. If you try to jump in with Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll not only be confused but you’ll also miss out on the chance to properly fall in love with these characters. If it’s possible, I highly encourage you to watch all of these movies, starting with the Iron Man series, then Thor, followed by the Captain America films. You’ll also need to work in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, the new Spider-Man, and Black Panther, but maybe you don’t have that kind of time. If you can only squeeze in a few films before the Marvel fan in your life FORCES you to see Infinity War, use this guide as your Cliff Notes.

1. You should start by watching the first Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America films, but if you can’t get to those, watch the first Avengers. This will introduce you to the main characters and give you a starter course on Thanos. It’s also surprisingly fun. Watch through the credits for bonus scenes and you’ll finally get those shawarma jokes.
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Infinity War & Kids

Mommy Movie Review: Is “Avengers: Infinity War” OK for Kids?

If your kids are fans of the Marvel universe, they’re probably begging to see the new Avengers: Infinity War. This latest addition to the series is rated PG-13, like most Marvel films, and offers the same amount of violence and profanity we’ve come to expect from them. If your kids have seen any of the other Avengers films, nothing in this one will be new to them.
There is ONE THING about Avengers: Infinity War though, that sets it apart from the others.
***SPOILER-ALERT***
It’s not a big spoiler and doesn’t give away any plot points, but if you don’t want to know ANYTHING about the movie in any way, don’t read any further. Continue reading →

Super Trooper 2

“Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE featuring “SUPER TROOPERS 2”

Here’s the “Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE featuring my review of Super Troopers 2. I’ve also got the TOP 5 MOVIES TO SEE NOW and the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER of the week. Oh, and you MIGHT want to take away my Film Critic Card after hearing my review of Super Troopers 2. No joke. Don’t forget to check the FREE MOVIE PASSES page to see what I’m giving away and find reviews for the new film Ghost Stories by clicking HERE. I didn’t get to see that one but it sounds fantastic and it’s also now in theaters. Take a minute to read my take on Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty, too. No, it isn’t a review and it actually ticked some people off. Seriously, I’ve taken a beating online for what I wrote, so you can read that HERE! Enjoy!

Amy Schumer

Why Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” Really Pisses Me Off

You can’t win when you’re writing about Amy Schumer.
Mention her once and you’ll be bombarded with comments about the offensive things she’s said or her penchant for lifting bits from other comedians. If you don’t mention her, you’re ignoring one of the biggest names currently in comedy.
So how do you write about Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty?
Well, I didn’t see it so I don’t actually know. I didn’t avoid it out of protest, but some boring-but-important Mom Stuff got in the way and I had to bail. My new-favorite Film Critic, Chris Jones did see I Feel Pretty though, so I posted his review below. You can skip the rest of my rant and scroll straight to that if you want, or find other Rotten Tomatoes reviews HERE.
I didn’t really want to see I Feel Pretty though, based on the message it’s trying to deliver. Continue reading →

SUMMER MOVIES

“Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE: Summer Movie Preview

We’re about to be hit by a TIDAL WAVE of massive movies! My Summer Movie Preview features all the biggest films opening in the next few weeks, so you don’t miss ANYTHING! Find more MOVIE REVIEWS, FREE MOVIE PASSES & the TOP 5 MOVIES to see now at JulieSaysSo.com. You can also watch the most recent MOVIE MINUTES on the Julie Says So YouTube channel HERE!

Thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for all the hard-work & support!

Rampage
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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Is Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” OK for Kids?

I simply can’t get to every movie. This time of year gets especially tough because of my oldest daughter’s birthday, which just happened to fall on the night of the Rampage screening. She was totally disinterested in this movie, so it came down to a choice between celebrating-my-daughter’s-birthday and seeing-The-Rock’s-new-movie.
You know the choice I had to make.
Fortunately, I have friends like Brooke, who DID want to see Rampage. She even offered to take her 11-year-old son AND to write a review for me. This is what Brooke had to say about Rampage: Continue reading →

Movie Reviews

Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring “A Quiet Place”

Here’s the latest “Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE, featuring my review of A Quiet Place. I’ve also got the TOP 5 MOVIES to see this week and some FREE MOVIE PASSES, as well as the HOTTEST NEW MOVIE TRAILER, which features my new girl-crush. Oh, I also promised in the MOVIE MINUTE that I’d post a link to more reviews of Blockers, so find those HERE. And please subscribe to my YouTube channel, so my kids will stop making fun of me.

John Krasinski

Mommy Movie Review: Can Kids See “A Quiet Place”

Many parents wouldn’t consider taking their kids to a film that’s been called “the best horror movie in a couple of decades,” because they don’t want to traumatize their offspring.
Then there are people like me, whose children laugh at the scary movies of their youth. My oldest daughter rolled her eyes all the way through the first Poltergeist and wouldn’t even finish The Omen because it was “so dumb.” She shrugged at The Ring, describing it as “more weird than scary,” and decided The Sixth Sense was “too sad to be a proper horror film.”
Kids like HER simply deserve films like A Quiet Place. Continue reading →

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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: How Young is TOO Young for “Ready Player One”

This is a big one for me because my daughter is throwing a Ready Player One birthday party and inviting everyone in her 8th grade class. I’ve already gotten inquiries about it from those parents and some friends as well, so this is what you can expect from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
It’s based on the popular novel by Ernest Cline, but I’ve heard it doesn’t stay true to the source material. Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, a lonely gamer in the year 2045. He plays a popular virtual reality game called The Oasis, where Wade and most everyone else in the future spends their time. The creator of The Oasis has died, but left a game in place that would leave it’s ownership in the hands of whoever wins. Wade must follow the clues that were left behind and save The Oasis from a new, dangerous threat.
This movie is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language,” but what exactly does that mean? Continue reading →

Pacific Rim: Uprising

MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” The FAMILY Movie You Didn’t See Coming

There are a few things you should know about Pacific Rim: Uprising from the start.
It’s the follow-up to to 2013’s Pacific Rim, but without the benefit of Guillermo del Toro in the Director’s Chair. This means that it lacks the depth of story and emotional heft that made Pacific Rim a surprising hit. It also means that Uprising has the freedom to be the goofball monsters-versus-robots tale it always wanted to be and that it’s a full 20-minutes shorter than the original. These two important changes might not make Pacific Rim: Uprising a better movie, but it does make it one that KIDS will enjoy. Continue reading →