I interviewed Adam Pally years ago, when he was still on that excellent TV show, Happy Endings (GOD, I miss that show!). He spent the first few minutes of our chat describing the bowel movement he’d had that morning and I could not stop laughing. Yes, Adam Pally can even discuss post-tequila stomach distress in a way that’s CHARMING, which is why I’ll support the man in whatever he does. That includes his latest movie Dog Days, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria and Finn Wolfhard. It looks like the perfect way for dog lovers to escape the heat, plus it’s rated PG so you can take your kids! If you’d like to see Dog Days EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →
Did I ever tell you about the crush I had on Christopher Robin? I don’t know if it was his little Mary Jane shoes or the way he talked to stuffed animals, but 4-year-old ME was smitten. I even tried to call Christopher Robin on the phone once, but didn’t know how and started dialing random numbers. My father caught me and said that I’d called the police instead, who had arrived and were arresting my sister. She joined the fun and started screaming for help from the living room. This promptly ended my crush on Christopher Robin, but I still can’t wait to see his movie. If you would like to see Christopher Robin with me EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →
Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE, featuring reviews of MAMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN and THE EQUALIZER 2. I’ve also got some FREE MOVIE PASSES and a brand NEW MOVIE TRAILER that brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it. Remember to check out the TOP 5 MOVIES to see now, which cover some great films you might not already know about. And please subscribe to my YouTube channel so my kids will stop making fun of me!
HUGE thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for all of their production help!
I love Teen Titans GO! Yeah, I know I should be embarrassed to admit that, but my kids watch it occasionally and, when they do, I tend to stand in the doorway and laugh along with them. It’s smart, funny, and has a flat out goofy streak that I can relate to. That’s why I’m kind of relieved that DC is giving the Teen Titans their own movie before tackling Titans or Aquaman. So, wanna see Teen Titans GO! to the Movies EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
My 14-year-old tells me almost everything. I say almost because she keeps the juicier tidbits private, unless the guilt sets in or the story’s too good not to share. I don’t kid myself into thinking I know everything that’s happening in her life, but one thing’s for sure:
She and her friends are talking about sex.
Yes, most 14-year-olds are thinking about sex and they have a TON of questions. If they can’t get answers to those questions from their parents, they usually crowdsource among themselves or head straight to the internet, where they learn far more than necessary.
The life of your average 14-year-old is more R-rated than the PG-13 their parents are hoping for, but that doesn’t mean they’re troubled or at risk. It’s just part of the growing-up process.
I mention all of this because the critically acclaimed film about young-adulthood, Eighth Grade opens nationwide July 27th and many of us (including me) were shocked to find out it’s rated R.
Why would anyone make a film about eighth graders that they can’t even see?
Well, probably because kids that age don’t live PG-13 lives. If Eighth Grade is going to speak to the real eighth grade experience, it needs to include the sex-talk and profanity that peppers your average thirteen-year-old’s day.
Profanity and sex-talk isn’t new to my own 14-year-old, so I decided to see Eighth Grade with her. Continue reading →
If you rolled your eyes when you heard they were making another Mission Impossible movie, you’re not alone. Many of us whispered “Seriously?” when we got the news and might have dismissed the 6th installment right then and there.
See, Mission Impossible: Fallout is getting some of the best reviews in the series yet and critics are especially jazzed about Tom Cruise’s performance. He’s pulling some of the biggest, most dangerous stunts of his career this time and even shattered his ankle during one (you can read more about that or ugh, WATCH THE VIDEO OF IT here). So, even though you’re tempted to blow off yet another Mission Impossible film, you absolutely shouldn’t miss Fallout. Even better, how would you like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Denzel Washington is seriously awesome. You already knew that, but he’s actually so awesome that you don’t even know all the of the awesome stuff he’s done. Like, did you know that Denzel Washington helped send Chadwick Boseman to Oxford? That’s right. The Black Panther star was accepted to the school but couldn’t afford to go, so actress Phylicia Rashad reached out to some of her famous friends and asked for help. Boseman didn’t even know that Denzel Washington had footed the bill until he’d finished his classes (read the whole story HERE).
How cool is that?
Denzel Washington also inadvertently saved the disastrous 2017 Oscar’s ceremony. Host Jimmy Kimmel recently admitted that he was as flustered as everyone else onstage when they realized the wrong winner had been announced. Kimmel looked into the audience during the mayhem and locked eyes with Washington, who pointed at Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and said, “Bring him to the mic.” It was exactly what the moment called for, and Jimmy Kimmel thanked Denzel for it when he was on his show recently (watch that HERE).
Now you need a little Denzel Washington, don’t you?
That’s great because I have passes to see his new movie, The Equalizer 2 EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
Here’s the new Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE, featuring reviews of Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Whitney Houston documentary Whitney. Remember to check the FREE MOVIE PASSES to see what I’m giving away and stick around for the TOP 5 MOVIES to see over the Fourth of July weekend. Huge thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for all of their help! Check out their new studios & services at https://www.facebook.com/onairmediaco/.
I joined Alanna Sarabia on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big films that are opening soon. I also gave her my review of Ant-Man and the Wasp and told her about some FREE MOVIE PASSES that I’m giving away. You can find those HERE, then click HERE to watch the segment. And THANKS to basketball Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman for keeping me company in the Green Room and telling me that awesome story about Neve Campbell! (You can find out more about the Nancy Lieberman basketball camps for kids at http://nancyliebermancharities.org.)
Are your kids out of school for the summer? Do you wake every morning to the sounds of “What are we going to do today, Mom/Dad? What are we going to DOOOO???” Are you running out of cash, spending every last dollar on “Something to Do” so you’re constantly-bored-offspring will give you a moment of peace? If so, I’m about to be your new best-friend because I have passes to see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →