Seems like the perfect weekend for a movie, doesn’t it? If you agree and are about to dump a pile of cash at a theater, make sure it’s for something GOOD. Here are the “Julie Says So” TOP 5 MOVIES to See Right Now, and stay to the end for some Scary Movie options. Continue reading →
Be honest. You were going to see A Star is Born no matter WHAT the critics said, weren’t you? The fact that I’m giving Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut an A+ means diddly because you probably purchased tickets last week.
We all know that YOU are going to see A Star is Born, but the real question is
can you take your kids?
Well, I’ve seen this Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga love-story and I can tell you that the Motion Picture Association of America has once again jumped-the-gun with an R-rating. A Star is Born is an appropriate movie for SOME kids, but certainly not all of them. Continue reading →
Guess what? I saw A Star is Born last week. What do you need to know about it? Nothing, other than the fact that it’s wonderful! Oh, and you should also know that I have FREE PASSES to see it before it opens in theaters 10/5. Continue reading →
What is it about the anti-hero? Why do we love him so much? What is it about watching a good guy go BAD that makes us want to cheer him on?
These are a few of the uncomfortable questions I asked myself while watching War Dogs. Director Todd Phillips has a background in comedy (The Hangover movies, Old School) so he poses these questions between chuckles, but the result is like holding a mirror up to our faces.
You thought that was funny? You want them to succeed in this horrible plan? Why?
War Dogs stars Miles Teller and Jonah Hill as two real-life buds who, through a shift in U.S. policies, become arms dealers. They’re able to smoke-and-mirror their way into a multi-million dollar business, but once the lies start, so does the downward spiral. A major lesson is being taught in War Dogs about the business of WAR and how shady deals are made on the regular. The audience is so caught up in the fun these guys are having though, that we don’t question their morality until everything starts to unravel. Continue reading →
War Dogs is one of those movies that I’m trying to NOT get excited about. Everything I hear about it makes that more difficult, though.
First of all, Jonah Hill and Miles Teller (two of my favorites) play 20-somethings who start dealing weapons and unexpectedly win a 300-million-dollar contract from the Pentagon. That’s a great start but it’s also directed by Todd Phillips, who did all of the Hangover movies. He brought along one of his favorites, Bradley Cooper, to play a shady businessman and who doesn’t love it when Cooper plays the bad guy? Best of all, the whole thing is based on a true story!
Aww, to Hell with it! Let’s go ahead and get all tingly, goose-bumpy excited about War Dogs! Grab your free passes by clicking HERE, then watch the trailer below. Seriously, War Dogs looks almost too good to be true!
If you’re anything like me, you saw the trailer for Burnt and thought, “Why did they remake that Chef movie with Bradley Cooper?”
I saw Burnt last night, so I can tell you that we weren’t that far from the truth. Both films have the same Star-Chef-Loses-It-All-And-Seeks-Redemption premise, though I honestly didn’t like Chef as much as everyone else did. Sorry, but it’s annoying how Favreau ALWAYS casts the most gorgeous leading ladies as his wife or girlfriend. He bedded both Scarlett Johansson AND Sofia Vergara in Chef. I mean, come on! Also, other than the incredible Pasta Aglio e Olio he seduced Johansson’s character with, Chef was surprising devoid of actual FOOD.
That’s not the case for Burnt, which has countless food montages that upstage the entire movie. That’s not necessarily a BAD thing, though. The plot of Burnt is remarkably thin so it needs a good dose of wine and butterfat to weigh it down. Fortunately, it also has Bradley Cooper as the sex and drug addicted chef, Adam Jones. We rarely hear specifics about his troubled past, but we know that Jones has left a string of broken lives and shuttered restaurants in his wake. Cooper is excellent as the beautiful, blue-eyed bastard and his performance also adds some much needed weight to the film. Continue reading →
There it is ladies and gentlemen! The only halfway decent photo I got of Bradley Cooper at the “American Sniper” Red Carpet Premiere in Plano. He came whizzing by like a well-coiffed dust-devil and I barely got a glimpse of him, much less the Bradley-Cooper-Selfie I so desperately desired. I fared far better than most of the media people though. They had been PROMISED a few moments with Bradley Cooper, only to watch him glide right by. I’m not gonna lie. That sucks. Continue reading →
Yep, you read that correctly! A special screening of “American Sniper” is going to be held Wednesday, January 14th at 7pm and according to a press release I just received, Bradley Cooper AND Chris Kyle’s wife Taya will be in attendance as well as Veteran Jacob Schick. It’s a benefit for Kyle’s Foundation and that’s where you purchase your tickets. Here’s a link:
See you there!