JSS Movie Minute: “Jurassic World Dominion,” “Stranger Things: Season 4,” “Obi Wan Kenobi” & “I Love That For You”

We covered some great streaming shows in this episode of the JSS Movie Minute, like the latest season of Stranger ThingsBarryObi Wan Kenobi and Julie’s new favorite show, I Love That for You. Julie also has some pretty strong opinions about Jurassic World Dominion. Remember to find earlier episode at JulieSaysSo.com and to look through the films available on the Free Movie Passes page! And take a look below at this week’s trailer for the new horror flick, The Menu.

“Jurassic World Dominion” Review: This is NOT the Movie We Were Promised

The indisputable best part of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came at the end, when dinosaurs ran amok in America. We watched as a T-Rex challenged a lion in a zoo, a Mososaurus went after surfers on a beach and our favorite raptor Blue gazed at a valley filled with homes, possibly speculating who to eat first. Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm even told a packed courtroom, “We’re gonna have to adjust to new threats that we can’t imagine. We’ve entered a new era. Welcome to Jurassic World!” 

It seemed that Jurassic World Dominion would finally fulfill Jurassic Park’s promise of uncontained dinosaurs but THAT’S NOT THE MOVIE WE’RE GIVEN, FOLKS. 

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JSS Movie Minute: Full Interview w/ “The Big Film Show,” Cancel-Culture Chat & Review of Questlove’s Documentary “Summer of Soul”

This week on the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE, we go over the F9 weekend box-office (Vin Diesel was RIGHT!) and I share my thoughts on Questlove’s directorial debut, “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).  I also talked to Mark Walters & Devin Pike from The Big Film Show, who had lots to say about Chris Pratt’s new film The Tomorrow War and his future with Marvel. We also discussed “Cancel-Culture” (a term none of us are fans of) and how it reflects society’s own underlying views.  Listen below or wherever you find podcasts!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” EARLY & FOR FREE (in Dallas & Oklahoma City)

I’m honestly still confused about the premise of Onward, which claims to be about teenaged-elf-brothers who try to bring their father back to life in a fantasy suburban world. It’s from Disney-Pixar though and stars the voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. It has to be good, right??? Well, why don’t you see Onward EARLY and FOR FREE just to be safe? Lucky for us, I have passes to do just that in Dallas and Oklahoma City. Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” EARLY & FOR FREE

I remember how completely NOT interested I was in the first LEGO Movie. I even told my daughters to keep their expectations low because it was “probably going to be goofy.” Then The LEGO Movie was goofy, but in the most wonderful, fun-to-watch way! I’ve enjoyed every LEGO Movie that’s come out since (yes, even LEGO Ninjago) so I’m especially jazzed about The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. So, who wants to see it EARLY and FOR FREE with me? Continue reading →

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Mommy Movie Review: Is “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” OK for Kids

Someone did me a big favor before I saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
They told me it was awful.
I searched for a second opinion online, and found loads of critics who called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom lifeless, intellectually insulting, and possibly the worst in the series. I had the world’s lowest expectations when I saw it and because of that, I kind of liked Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Yes, it’s lifeless, far-fetched and you might shake your head at it’s more ridiculous moments, but Jurassic World: Fallen World is also a cinematic roller-coaster ride that offers one of the most inspired endings from the series yet.
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Movie Reviews on GOOD MORNING TEXAS – Including My Review of “Incredibles 2”

I was on Good Morning Texas today talking about some of the biggest movies opening this month, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Uncle Drew and Sicario 2: Days of Soldado. I also gave my review of Incredibles 2, which opens THIS WEEKEND (find those tickets HERE).
Click HERE to watch the segment, then check my FREE MOVIE PASSES page to see if there are any left to see John Hamm in Tag. I’m still so jealous that Jane McGarry got to TOUCH him!

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“Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE for 6/8/18

Here’s the latest “Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE, featuring reviews for Ocean’s 8 and Hereditary. I’ve also got the TOP 5 MOVIES to see now, the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER OF THE WEEK, and I’m always getting more Freebies for the FREE MOVIE PASSES page.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see all the movies this week, so click HERE to see what critics thought of Ocean’s 8, HERE to see what they thought of Hotel Artemis, and HERE to read about Won’t You Be My Neighbor. My buddy Kristin Lonergan got FREE PASSES to see the Fred Rogers documentary from my website, and wrote this review:
“Mister Rogers’ message never changed. No matter the decade, no matter the daily news headline, Mister Rogers was true to the belief that each one of us is special. We each hold the power of love and to be loved, no matter what. You can see it on the faces of those who knew him best, he walked the walk. You can’t help feel hopeful and completely capable after you see this documentary. He was universally kind and genuine.”
Dang it, I need to see that movie! Please watch the MOVIE MINUTE below and subscribe to my YouTube channel. My kids still pick on me for having so few subscribers!

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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Kid Friendly?

Writing a Movie Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is kind of like critiquing your 7-year-old niece’s ballet recital. SURE you could say that it’s smugly self-aware, overly sentimental and too cutesy for it’s own good. You could even say that her performance is derivative of her last recital, but isn’t that the point? Aren’t we all coming back for Round 2 because we simply want MORE of what we got last time? That’s why I’m going to skip the nit-picking and just give Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 an “A.” I’ve already seen it twice and had so much stinking fun both times that I don’t even care about its imperfections. I suspect you don’t either but there is one question I am consistently asked about this movie:

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