It’s an early THANKSGIVING edition of the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE, featuring reviews of Hawkeye, House of Gucci and Encanto. Julie & Rebekah are taking next week off but will be back December 9th with reviews of Being the Ricardos, Don’t Look Up and West Side Story. In the meantime, catch Julie covering movies on Good Morning Texas December 3rd and find more more reviews & free movie passes at JulieSaysSo.com!
Adam Driver isn’t shying away from the tough material lately. He’s in Marriage Story (on Netflix) with Scarlett Johansson about a painful divorce, and now Driver is taking on post-911 war crimes in The Report. He plays Daniel Jones, who investigates the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program and finds shocking secrets. The Report will be released on Amazon Prime November 29th, but it will also be in theaters starting November 15th. Even better, you can see The Report EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
You know the first sip you take of a great cup of coffee? It’s your first cup of the day and the taste and smell flows all over you in a way that makes it more of an EXPERIENCE than a cup of coffee? And no matter how great that coffee is, nothing compares to the first sip?
Well, that’s how I describe my experience with director Jeff Nichols.
I was introduced to Nichols back in 2011 through his movie Take Shelter. It starred Michael Shannon as a man whose repeated visions could be signaling something sinister, like an oncoming apocalypse. I remember spontaneously bursting into tears at the end of the film and how chills ran up and down my legs.
Take Shelter was my #1 film of 2011 and I still recommend it to friends today.
Jeff Nichols released Mud a year later to even more critical acclaim. It featured Matthew McConaughey and some phenomenal child actors (Tye Sheridan as Ellis and Jacob Lofland as Neckbone, the greatest character name EVER). Mud had a strong story but it lacked the supernatural glow of Take Shelter, so I was mildly disappointed. Continue reading →
I saw a movie called Take Shelter in 2011, and it rocked my world. It starred Michael Shannon and was directed by Jeff Nichols, and I remember how chills ran up and down my legs as it ended. Take Shelter ended up being my #1 movie of 2011 and I’ve been watching Jeff Nichols ever since.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear about his latest project, Midnight Special. It once again stars Michael Shannon and appears to be about a boy with special powers. I know that sounds stupid, but Nichols has the ability to take strange and simple stories and turn them into something beautiful. Add the fact that Adam Driver is also in this and…well, I’m pretty much climbing the walls over it.
Take a look at the brand new trailer while I go try to rein in my expectations. Midnight Special opens March 18th.
I’ve been told that I have strange taste in men. Not my husband of course, who is perfectly handsome and who tends to read my blogs when they could get me in trouble (Hi Honey!). Anyhow, whenever I say “Ooo, he’s cute,” everyone else usually makes a stinky-cheese face. But not lately. No, lately I’ve noticed that weird-looking-cute-dudes are all over TV and movie screens. I got a little carried away trying to list them all (because where does Norman Reedus place on the same list as Rami Malek?) so I cut it down to my Top 5 Goofy-Looking-Hot-Actors. (It’s also just an excuse to find pictures of my favorite famous dudes.) Continue reading →
The holidays are over and it’s honestly kind of depressing, isn’t it? There’s nothing to look forward to, except that one glass of wine you get Saturday night because you’re going to lose this holiday weight, dammit!
Well, some great movies are coming out in the upcoming months. OK, I don’t know if they’re GREAT yet, but there’s enough to get mildly excited about during these snowless winter days.
The Revenant- 1/8
People have asked me if this movie is violent. Well, I reviewed The Revenant for WCSX in Detroit and used the words puckered bunghole to describe it. In fact, there’s a bear-attack scene that’s so intense, some people thought the bear was actually raping Leonardo DiCaprio. The Revenant is CRAZY VIOLENT, but it’s also strangely beautiful and will definitely be nominated for something. Hopefully, DiCaprio will even win an Oscar for letting that bear have its way with him.
Kung Fu Panda 3- 1/29
I liked Kung Fu Panda, but I LOVED Kung Fu Panda 2. I wasn’t expecting much from it, and the hint that Po might find his family had me openly weeping as I left the theater. I also CAN’T WAIT to see what happens to the budding relationship between Po & Tigress! Don’t judge me. Continue reading →