Thanksgiving can be a dangerous minefield of political debates and familiar family-squabbles, just waiting to unfold. The best way to avoid them is to sit quietly next to each for a few hours and there’s no better place to do THAT than a movie theater! Of course, there are still plenty of ways to go wrong with the film you chose, so here are the Julie Says So TOP 5 MOVIES to see this Thanksgiving. Continue reading →
There are simply too many films in theaters right now to cover them all. If you’re looking for reviews of The Good Liar, Charlie’s Angels or The Report, I’m afraid I’ll have to lean on other critics for those. I had to see Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari for myself though, and can tell you if they’re worth your time and money. Continue reading →
Who’s in the mood for a badass race-car movie? Even better, who’d like to watch Matt Damon get punched in the face on the big-screen? You’ll get both in Ford v Ferrari, about a race-car designer and a driver who built a revolutionary car for the Ford Motor Company. It stars Christian Bale and the above-mentioned Matt Damon and looks a little like delicious Oscar-bait. It’s also from director James Mangold, who has delivered Oscar-bait before in the form of Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line and Logan (which YES was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay). Best of all, I have passes to FREE SCREENINGS all over Texas! Continue reading →
Christmas and New Years are behind us, but many folks are lucky enough to still have a few days off. It’s the perfect time to hit the theater and there are some excellent flicks to see on your own OR with the family. Here are the “Julie Says So” Movies to See RIGHT NOW, and remember to find tickets and showtimes through the Alamo Drafthouse links I’ve provided. Buying your tickets through this website is easy AND it supports JulieSaysSo.com in the process.
Mary Poppins Returns is getting mixed reviews, but critics would probably say the same about the original if it was released today. It’s hard to not be cynical about this kind of candy-coated Disney whimsy, but what’s the point? Sure, it’s a bit strange to see hand-drawn animation and this level of wide-eyed theatrics in 2019, but it’s also a little refreshing. In other words, if you go into Mary Poppins Returns expecting anything other than singing penguins and dancing lamp-lighters, maybe the movie ISN’T the problem. (B)
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I was just on Good Morning Texas, covering all the big movies that will open over Christmas break. This week alone, we’ll see the releases of Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Second Act, and Bumblebee. Mary Poppins Returns just opened too, so there are plenty of great new films to check out. I sat down with Jane McGarry to talk about my favorites and cover some films you might not have heard of yet. Watch that HERE and remember to check my FREE MOVIE PASSES page because I’ve got a ton of freebies there!
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Also, thanks to the WFAA Security Guru Kalen, for catching this shot of Jane and I on the American Airlines Center big screen!
Remember all the times you lusted after Christian Bale in those Batman movies? Or maybe you left American Psycho all thirsty from the shower scene, even though he was playing a sadistic bastard. We’ve all had our Christian Bale thoughts, but check him out in that photo above. Believe it or not, that’s him playing Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. Bale is not the only creative-casting choice from this movie either. Sam Rockwell plays a young George W. Bush and Amy Adams plays the Vice-President’s wife, Lynne Cheney in this story of the their time in office. So, who wants to see Vice EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Are you sick of the Holly Jolly B.S. of the holidays? Has the forced emotion and financial blood-letting of the season left you hollow inside, with just a simmering hint of rage?
Oh NOT ME, of course! I’m just peach-fuzzy over the tree-that-has-to-come-down, the extra six pounds I’m now carrying and staggering blankness of my bank account. No, I’m talking about all the other people who want to get back to work just so they can start repairing the wallet-damage that’s been done.
I suspect that Hostiles is the movie for all of you people (re: Us).
It stars Christian Bale as an 1892 Army captain who must escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi also star in what’s highly likely to end up on the Oscar’s short-list. Continue reading →
I started a new show this week on TXA 21. It’s called Today with Kandace and is a lifestyle show that features food and fancy stuff to do around North Texas. They asked if I’d like to talk about movies with 2001 Miss USA Kandace Krueger, and I said HECK YEAH!
Today with Kandace is prerecorded so I won’t review new movies for them, like I usually do. This will be more of a Coming Soon segment, followed by a chat about new DVDs and good films to share with your kids. This week, we covered The Big Short and Goosebumps on DVD, as well as one I’m crazy excited about, the new Ghostbusters. Check out Today with Kandace on TXA 21, weekdays at 8:30am and big thanks to Kandace for having me on! You can find the show’s website by clicking HERE.
I just got the trailer for the movie The Big Short and about peed my pants. Don’t ask questions, just watch this:
OK, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for any trailer that uses Led Zeppelin but seriously…how great does this movie look? The Big Short will have a limited release starting December 11th and opens wide on December 23rd. It’s based on Michael Lewis’ New York Times #1 Best Seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking HERE, if you want to read it before the movie comes out. I’ll do everything I can to get free passes for us too. Hey, that’ll be my Christmas present to you!