This week Julie and Rebekah review Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho (starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy) and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (with Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and every other Wes Anderson favorite). They also cover Marvel‘s latest The Eternals, with Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Jemma Chan and so many more. They wrapped the MOVIE MINUTE with the trailer for Pixar‘s Lightyear, which looks at the origins of Buzz Lightyear. Find more movie reviews and free movie passes at JulieSaysSo.com.Continue reading →
I should start by saying that, as a long-time devotee of Wes Anderson’s work, I thoroughly enjoyed The French Dispatch. It’s charming and beautiful in a way that only his movies are and, since it works through multiple vignettes, there’s a little something for every Wes Anderson fan.
That said, I simply can’t sit through another WA film without questioning his repetition. Those of us who watch every film he makes have certainly noticed his tendency to copy the cadence of his dialogue and similarly frame each scene. I understand that his oeuvre represents a style that has become a genre unto itself, but are we not limiting him as a filmmaker by accepting it?
Is it possible that Wes Anderson wants desperately to break all of his molds and try something new but doesn’t want to disappoint his fans? Or is he simply stuck?Continue reading →
Yes, Charlie’s Angels is back and NO this one has nothing to do with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz or Lucy Liu. That’s probably a good thing since Lucy Liu and Bill Murray almost killed each other in the first one! If you haven’t heard that juicy bit of Hollywood lore, you can read about it HERE (they supposedly even came to blows) but this Charlie’s Angels comes from director Elizabeth Banks (who also plays Bosley). It’s also got Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and that adorable Naomi Scott (from this year’s Alladin) as the Angels. So, who wants to see this brand new Charlie’s Angels EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to snag your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And take a minute to appreciate that theme song from Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey!
Everyone’s been fussing about this Ghostbusters since plans for a new one were announced. I don’t know why people got so worked up, but I never considered the Ghostbusters from 1984 a sacred cow to begin with. It’s hard to complain about any movie you see FOR FREE though, which is why I’m hooking you up with these. If you’d like to see the new Ghostbusters, just click HERE to grab your passes, then watch the trailer below. Sure it’s one of the most HATED movie trailers on Youtube. That doesn’t mean it HAS to be bad, right?
I welcomed a new show to my family of stations today. Robert Elfman from Power Hits 97.5 in Junction City, KS had me on to review The Jungle Book, but he said the segment would need to be 90 seconds long. As you know, brevity isn’t my THING but I think I pulled it off. Thanks to my new friends at KJCK for having me on. I look forward to chatting movies with you again, and to talking really fast!
Kids are spoiled when it comes to movies these days. If I compare what passed as Kids’ Movies when I was young (Benji, Willow, Ernest Goes to Camp) to what kids see today (Inside Out, Zootopia, Big Hero 6), I can’t help but get jealous. Even sweet and beautifully animated films like The Good Dinosaur get tossed into the “Meh” pile because they’re not as great as Wreck It Ralph or Frozen.
And now they have The Jungle Book. Sigh…it almost isn’t fair.
People have been asking me for months if this one is too intense for kids, which is understandable given the snake and tiger-heavy ads. My daughters and I saw The Jungle Book last night though, and can finally answer those questions. There are two things I should mention first, though. If you DO decide to see The Jungle Book, pay the extra money for IMAX-3D. It’s worth it. Also, forgive Lucy for being sassy and surly in this podcast. That kid needed to go to bed!
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 →