Honestly, the first time I saw the trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s new movie Rampage, I thought it was a joke. I mean, The Rock has a pet gorilla that goes radioactive and starts destroying a city? Then a giant, flying werewolf gets involved and the only person who can save us is, of course, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? It just SOUNDS like something from Saturday Night Light, right? But I felt the same way about San Andreas when I saw the trailer, and I ended up liking that movie. I also rolled my eyes so hard it hurt when I saw The Rock in the new Jumanji trailer, and I kind of loved that one. So who knows? Maybe Rampage will end up being fantastic, but we should probably see it FOR FREE, just in case. Continue reading →
There’s something about this movie that bums me out profoundly. Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty, about a woman who hits her head and starts believing she’s the most beautiful and capable person in the world. She, in turn, finds the happiness and success she’s always dreamed of, but what will happen when she finds out her appearance never changed? If you’d like to know what happens next, 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!
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 →
Before we discuss John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place, we should all take a minute to revisit Jim Halpert.
Remember how hard we fell for Jim and how jealous we were of Pam when they finally hooked up?
And straight guys can stop acting like they don’t know what I’m talking about. You loved Jim on The Office too and, if you’ve forgotten just how much, you need to watch the video below.
Well, I just fell down that rabbit hole and spent the last hour watching old Jim & Dwight clips on YouTube.
Anyhow, Jim…I mean John grew up and eventually got married to actress Emily Blunt, who is equally awesome and crush-worthy. They have two children but even cooler (for us at least), they’re now making movies together. And since it’s John-Freaking-Krasinski and Emily-G’damn-Blunt, they’re not making cheesy, Hallmark love stories.
No, they’re making smart, SCARY movies like A Quiet Place.
So, want to see A Quiet Place EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Did you know that Volleyball is a monstrous craze for girls? I didn’t either until my daughters reached around 9-years-old and started asking about it. Apparently all the girls their age were playing so, of course, they had to play too. There are Girls’ Volleyball teams and leagues EVERYWHERE and some families spend all their free time sitting on bleachers, watching their girls play. Seriously. I have friends who spend entire weekends, watching games while sipping vodka cocktails out of Yeti coffee mugs. If you are one of them, The Miracle Season might not be for you, but I bet your daughters would love it.
This one tells the true story of a high school volleyball team that has to rebuild after the death of it’s star player. The Miracle Season stars Erin Moriarty (Kings of Summer, Captain Fantastic) and Helen Hunt (you know who Helen Hunt is) and looks like it’s going to be a real tear-jerker. It’s also a film with a positive message that targets young girls, and we simply don’t see enough of those.
If you’d like passes to see The Miracle Season EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →
If you aren’t excited about Ready Player One, I don’t even know what to say.
It’s directed by Steven Spielberg and is based on the popular novel by Austin’s own Ernest Cline. It stars Texan Tye Sheridan as a kid who has to save a virtual-reality world that’s drenched in ’80’s pop-culture. That means you should watch for references from Back to the Future to The A-Team to those awesome flowerpot hats that Devo wore. If you’re still not excited, then you probably shouldn’t bother with these passes to see Ready Player One EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →
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 →
Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is a big movie for my family. We’ve watched it soooo many times and throw quotes like, “You cussing with me,” and “HOT BOX” around on a regular basis. That’s why we’re all going a little nuts about Isle of Dogs, which hits theaters March 23rd. This one’s about a kid in Japan who loses his dog and has to find it on an island that’s entirely populated by dogs. I know. It’s so Wes Anderson that I feel like Bill Murray just walked up and whacked me with a roll of eclectic wallpaper. It’s probably going to be great though and, if you’re like me, you kind of have to see every movie Wes Anderson makes anyhow. So, want to see Isle of Dogs EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I just got an update about the new Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands, and it’s good news! Looks like the Grand Opening is set for March 28th, with a soft-opening starting March 20th. You’ll be able to get discounted food and nonalcoholic drinks that week while the staff is training. Those tickets will go on-sale tonight at drafthouse.com. The new Alamo Drafthouse will also feature a bar/event-space called Vetted Well, which will open up to a patio on the White Rock Trail. There will be plenty of bike parking, if you choose to pedal your own over or borrow one of the countless Lime Bikes that are laying around Lake Highlands. Continue reading →