It’s been a long year. Hell, after Covid, I had decided to hang up my “Film Critic” hat and donate my giant purse (the one I use to smuggle candy and tiny wine bottles into screenings) to Goodwill. I even came this close to shutting down this website. Then I made an appearance on Good Morning Texas to give my Oscars predictions (watch that HERE if you want). It was the most “normal” I’d felt in a straight year and I loved it so much, I decided to load up the giant purse and don that hat again. I even have my first in-theater screening next week to see A Quiet Place Part 2! That will give me a better opportunity to see how theaters are operating in a Covid world but AMC, Cinemark, the Angelika and the Alamo Drafthouse have their protocols posted online. There will hopefully be Free Movie Screenings in our future but, for now, I’ll focus on the films that are opening in theaters soon like Cruella, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and, of course, Black Widow. I’ll kick off with a review of A Quiet Place Part 2 next week so have a look at the trailer below. Now, want to add anything to my giant purse?
Did you already binge your way through Upload (if not, get on that)? No worries if so, because there are loads of new time-wasters currently on your TV.Continue reading →
Are you feeling the downward pull of the great quarantine “Meh?”
Well, most streaming outlets are premiering shows each week, so surely you can find something that will blow your skirt up. Especially if it comes from Emmy-winning writer, Greg Daniels.Continue reading →
The time has finally come. After months of social-media rage followed by even more months of Twitter praise, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is finally hitting theaters. Will it be worth all the online fervor? Will it really matter if you get to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring reviews of Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One. I also have FREE MOVIE PASSES, the TOP 5 MOVIES to see over the holiday weekend and the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER this week, featuring Deadpool 2 & creative profanity. Remember to find more reviews on the Julie Says So YouTube channel and PLEASE subscribe to it. My kids keep making fun of my minuscule number of followers!
There was a time when My Little Pony reigned supreme in my home.
The show was watched over and over again, while little girls played with their plastic Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash toys. They’d brush the horses’ manes and sing the theme song, but then they got old and stopped believing that “Friendship is Magic.”
My Little Pony is no longer on repeat in our home and the fancy horse figurines live in the back of our closets, but my girls still got excited when I told them a My Little Pony movie was coming out. They were really jazzed when I told them it had an all-star cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and especially Zoe Saldana, whom they ADORE as Gamora. Then my girls and I agreed that we HAD to see the My Little Pony movie, and that we might even bring some of their cooler friends with us.
If you know some little (or not-so-little) kids who’d love to see the My Little Pony movie EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
Seriously, WHY are people still fat-shaming Amy Schumer?
See, InStyle magazine apparently used a photo of her in a swimsuit on their cover (see above) and it was more than one Massachusetts woman can handle. Dana Duggan, who is a swimwear designer, posted this comment on the InStyle Instagram account:
“Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit.”
As you can imagine, Duggan was immediately chastised for her comments, though some idiots jumped in and agreed with her. She is sticking by her original remarks though, claiming it was FREE SPEECH and therefore HER RIGHT. Sure, I guess everyone has a right to be an asshole. You can read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.
Dana Duggan might not realize it, but she just did Schumer a HUGE favor by putting her back in headlines right before her new movie comes out!
Snatched stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn as a mother and daughter who take an exotic vacation that goes horribly awry. Want to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Being the third in a trilogy is kind of like being the youngest kid in an over-achieving family. You’ll always be compared to your siblings and no matter what you do or how well you do it, you’ll never quite live up to them. This effect is magnified if you happen to be a slacker who lives in the basement and smokes pot all day.
X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t exactly the basement dwelling pot-smoker, but it’s no Eagle Scout either. Continue reading →
Some beautiful things have been said about David Bowie recently, but nothing says more than the way he chose to leave us. He knew the world would be sad to hear he was dying, so David Bowie chose not to tell us. Instead, he made some beautiful music to help with our mourning, and to say THANK YOU for the years of love and support. How incredible is that?
My daughter just discovered David Bowie, which has made his death even more surreal. She found him by way of her first true-love QUEEN and the song Under Pressure. Since then, she’s been picking out Bowie music from films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Martian, and blasting them on repeat. I think I’ve heard Starman more in the past 2 months than I have in my entire life.
This brings me a bit of peace, knowing that his music will live on and that we, the people who were lucky enough to share the planet with him, will make sure of that. Let’s ensure that from this moment forward, on every day, in every year, in every century, someone will hear David Bowie’s music for the very first time and freak out.
But first, we need to say GOODBYE.
Our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse are planning a David Bowie Video Music Party this Saturday night in Richardson, TX. It’s a Sing-Along, featuring all of your favorite Bowie hits, so you can sing and dance and awkwardly hug the weeping stranger standing next to you. Proceeds will go to FAME, a music education program for kids in Bowie, Maryland. I think David Bowie would approve, so get your tickets by clicking HERE and I’ll see you Saturday!
I don’t think I got the Mommy Memo. You know, the email every other Mommy got that clued them into all the big Secrets of Having Kids. I think it must have skipped me because I’m continuously blind-sided by things that other Mommies have no trouble with. The memo must have included important sections, like When To Register For Summer Camp and SURPRISE!-Early Dismissal, because I screw those up all the time. It also must have included a section on Cotillion, because I’d never even heard of it before this year.
Cotillion is apparently a series of etiquette classes, where kids learn how to behave at a dance. They even learn how to dance with each other, which they all complain about but secretly relish. We didn’t have Cotillion when I was growing up. No, we just jumped straight to sweaty hand-holding at awkward school functions. No one bothered teaching us how to dance, because we all just stood in a circle and watched the one kid who could break dance. Etiquette was certainly never considered, and probably would’ve been snickered at while we smoked cigarettes behind the Youth Center. Continue reading →