Maybe it seemed like a great idea to release The Front Runner during the mid-term elections. What better time to tell a story about squandered political promise? Those in charge probably didn’t think about the nonstop political ads we’ve been force-fed lately or the fact that some people will want to crawl into a hole and live there after November 6th. Well, push that political-malaise aside and remember that Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart. We love that guy so much, we even forgave his version of P.T. Barnum. The Front Runner is also from Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Tully), so he’s bound to do something twisty and revealing with the story, right? Well, it won’t matter either way if you see The Front Runner EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
Melissa McCarthy doesn’t have the best track record. She’s knocked it out of the park a few times (Bridesmaids, St. Vincent, Spy), but she’s also kept her plate full with “winners” like The Boss and The Happytime Murders. I’d understand if you were tempted to ignore her latest, Can You Ever forgive Me, but DON’T. In fact, here are my Top 3 Reasons why you NEED to see it.
1) See Can You Ever Forgive Me to get to know its director Continue reading →
If you watched the Emmy’s recently and were bummed that Tiffany Haddish didn’t show up in her white Alexander McQueen dress, I’ve got news for you! She actually wears it a fifth time in her new movie, Nobody’s Fool (click HERE if you don’t know the story behind that dress). Haddish stars as an ex-con who gets out of prison and reunites with her sister, played by Tika Sumpter. It’s the latest from Tyler Perry and also stars Whoopi Goldberg, so who wants to see Nobody’s Fool EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I’ll never forget the first time I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and that one particular scene. I wasn’t enjoying the book and had only picked it up again because my hair-dresser insisted.
“Just wait until she gets her revenge,” he said. “You’re gonna lose it!”
He wasn’t kidding. I was on the elliptical at the gym when I came to that part. I remember it clearly because I yelled “HOLY SH*T,” then sat on the floor while I re-read the passage a handful of times.
I loved both versions of the movie (and both versions of Lisbeth Salander) but I never quite recovered from that.
We have a new Lisbeth in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, since Claire Foy has taken over (she’s already getting great reviews). Sverrir Gudnason is our new Mikael Blomkvist (I’ll miss Daniel Craig) and Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) is now directing instead of David Fincher. Yes, we have a whole new crew at the wheel so who wants to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
There are so many reasons to be excited about Boy Erased. First of all, it’s based on an incredible novel about a young man who’s forced into conversion therapy by his parents (played by Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman). Author Garrard Conley worked closely with director Joel Edgerton (who also wrote the screenplay and plays a part) to ensure that his traumatic, real-life experiences were properly showcased onscreen. I’m also excited about Boy Erased because it stars Lucas Hedges, who is my favorite young actor. He was nominated for his work in Manchester by the Sea, and followed that up with phenomenal performances in Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri last year. I also saw Hedges in Mid90’s just last week, where he’s almost unrecognizable as an abusive big-brother. In short, Lucas Hedges is a freaking genius and we need to see everything he’s in. So, who wants to see Boy Erased EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
My 14-year-old daughter is the biggest Queen fan I know, but my whole family was excited about seeing Bohemian Rhapsody. I was even able to talk my husband (who normally avoids screenings) into watching Freddy Mercury’s rise to fame with us, but I walked out of the theater with extremely mixed feelings. Continue reading →
It’s the weekend before Halloween and the perfect time for a SCARY MOVIE! Or maybe you’d prefer something that isn’t scary, if you’re a big chicken (yes, I’m making clucking sounds at YOU). Either way, don’t buy any tickets before looking over the Julie Says So TOP 5 MOVIES to see now. We can’t have you wasting money on some garbage-movie.
5. I didn’t think Jonah Hill did anything between films that didn’t involve a bong, but I was wrong. He actually wrote and directed a movie called Mid90’s which is far better than it deserves to be, since you’re just watching a kid get his butt kicked repeatedly. Continue reading →
People occasionally complain about my Free Movie Passes because the screenings are in a town that’s too far away from them. That hopefully won’t be the case for Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, because THIS TIME I have passes to two different screenings! If you’d like to see The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Continue reading →
This Thanksgiving is going to be tough for those of us who don’t share political views with our families. Most of us will just avoid the topic of politics, but what if you couldn’t? What if your political choices found a way to walk right into your home and threaten those who disagreed with them, on Thanksgiving Day? Who would you chose to protect first? Your family or your beliefs?
These are the questions that writer, director and star, Ike Barinholtz tries to address in The Oath, which opens nationwide this weekend. I got to sit down with Ike, and talk about the transition from acting to writing and the slippery slope of political-satire. Continue reading →
I was on Good Morning Texas yesterday and I may have gotten a little too excited about all the big movies that are opening soon. There are a handful of scary ones (like Halloween and Suspiria) that I’m so pumped about, and some of my favorite actors are trying their hands at directing! Click HERE to watch all of that, and check the Free Movie Passes page while you’re here, to see what I’m giving away next! I’m also including the full Suspiria trailer below, because it’s NUTS!