Who’s up for a free movie? I sure could use one, seeing that we’re only a few weeks into summer and I’m already out of cash. Lucky for us, I have passes to see Stuber, about an Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) who picks up a short-tempered cop (Dave Bautista) on a mission. Continue reading →
Imagine being the first Marvel film released AFTER Avengers: Endgame.
It almost isn’t fair, is it? Following on the heels of a film that brought all of our favorite superheros together (and even took some away) would be an enormous challenge for any picture, but especially one that had such deep connections to one of the departed (I’m just now realizing how hard it will be to write this review without any A) Spider-Man: Far From Home or B) Avengers: Endgame spoilers). Continue reading →
Things simply don’t exist anymore in the world of Yesterday.
It all started the night a blackout occurred and caused struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) to be hit by a bus. Everything in the world has progressed like normal since, but without certain iconic things…like The Beatles. Jack Malik appears to be the only person who remembers them, so he does what any struggling musician would do:
He claims those songs for his own and enjoys almost instant fame.
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A fellow film critic got my attention as I walked into the Midsommar screening last night. He laughed when he saw me and asked if I thought Director Ari Aster might actually scare us this time. I laughed back and told him how Aster’s last film, Hereditary, actually did scare me and how my movie date cried through the last 20 minutes, asking “When is this movie gonna END???”
See, Writer/Director Ari Aster does one of two things to his audience. He delivers a specific type of terror that either grips you tightly around the neck or goes straight over your head.
In other words, if you thought Hereditary was stupid, you’ll feel no differently about this one. If, on the other hand, it launched you into a week long panic-attack (like me), then Midsommar might be right up your alley.
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Have you ever wondered why Disney is remaking so many of it’s classics? Well, what would YOU do if you’d built an entire industry of theme-parks and merchandise around aging story-lines and characters? You’d probably look for a way to make them relevant again. That’s why we’re seeing updated versions of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King this year. It’s also probably why we’re getting Toy Story 4. No, this story isn’t as old as Cinderella or Snow White, but it was perfectly wrapped up with Toy Story 3 in 2010. Was Disney really able to mine new material from Woody and Buzz, or is this just an attempt to make an old story seem fresh? Continue reading →
I wonder if Tom Holland felt weird when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a monstrous hit. Did he watch it win the Oscar and grumble, “But I’m the real Spider-Man,” or is that just something I would do? Well, it doesn’t really matter because Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters July 2nd and briefly make everyone forget about Miles Morales. It’s already projected to make $150 million opening weekend, so maybe you should skip the lines and see it EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →
Remember Ed and Lorraine Warren’s creepy basement from The Conjuring, where they kept possessed items to keep them safe? It’s where we met the Annabelle doll for the very first time. Well, that place actually exists and I found a YouTube video of it from 2016. You even get to see the original Annabelle, though she’s a “Raggedy Anne” doll in real life and not nearly as scary. Actually, the whole basement isn’t as scary as I’d expected, thanks to the stupid gargoyles and creepy masks the Warren’s hung up for decoration. Believe me, that nasty stuff needs NO enhancement. I’m sharing this video with you because Annabelle Comes Home actually takes place in the Warren’s basement, where Annabelle brings the other possessed items to life and sets them free. Want to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
There are sooooo many reasons to be excited about Toy Story 4. First of all, it’s already getting 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is really no big surprise. Secondly, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele play a two-headed carnival-prize named “Ducky,” which I can’t wait to see. Toy Story 4 also features a new character named “Duke Kaboom” who’s voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves. Finally, get excited about Toy Story 4 because it probably won’t make us cry uncontrollably the way Toy Story 3 did. At least I hope it won’t. So, who wants to see Toy Story 4 EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I was on Good Morning Texas today, going over all the big movies to watch for in the coming weeks. We’ve got some monstrous flicks on the horizon, like Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, The Lion King and Annabelle Comes Home so click HERE to watch my Summer Movie Preview. Also, try to ignore the fact that I don’t know what to do with my hands on TV. Next time, can I just braid Alanna Sarabia’s hair while we’re talking?
I need to say a huge THANK YOU to Dallas Jewelry Design Studio Vintaglio for providing the beautiful turquoise jewelry I wore today. You can see what else they have to offer on their Facebook page, or by following them on Instagram. Better yet, drop by the new Vintaglio showroom at 1903 Skillman Street in Dallas, Texas. Their jewelry is even better in person, and they’ll gladly discuss custom designs with you.
Don’t forget to check the Julie Says So Free Movie Passes page before you go because I’ve got lots of freebies rolling in. I think there are even some passes left to see the new Toy Story 4!
There are TWO IMPORTANT THINGS you need to know before spending any money to see Rocketman. Continue reading →