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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Goodbye Christopher Robin” EARLY & FOR FREE

I don’t know if I should admit this, but I had a wicked crush on Christopher Robin when I was little. I mean, I loved ALL of the Winnie the Pooh characters (especially that whiny Eeyore), but I had it bad for Christopher. I even picked up the phone when I was about 4-years-old and tried to call him once. I pressed a bunch of buttons and talked into the phone until my older sister caught me. She and my Dad then pretended that I had accidentally called the police, who had arrived and were angrily arresting my sister in the front yard.
Needless to say, I didn’t try calling Christopher Robin again, or anyone else for that matter, for about 5 more years.
That has nothing to do with the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin, which tells the true story of A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and how he was inspired by his real-life son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), to create the Winnie the Pooh series. If you’d like to see Goodbye Christopher Robin EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →

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PODCAST: “American Made” Movie Review (and Tom Cruise’s Butt-Double)

I saw American Made (starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman) last night with two of my movie buddies, Andrew Conway and Mark Walters of BigFanboy.com. Then we had to sit down and come to terms with the fact that Tom Cruise is 55-freaking-years-old! How is that even possible??? Is American Made worth your time and hard earned money? Will you really get to see Tom Cruise’s naked butt or is that a butt-double? Listen to the podcast below to find out! And don’t forget to check my website to see what FREE MOVIE PASSES I’m giving away next! Continue reading →

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PODCAST: “mother!” Movie Review & Punctuation Debate

We simply couldn’t stop talking about mother! after seeing it the other night. We debated, then agreed, then flat out fought about it’s meaning and whether or not it has any merits. So, are you planning to see mother! this weekend? If so, you might want to listen to my chat with Rebekah Black and Chic (Red Carpet Crash) from Wednesday night. Given a chance, we’d probably still be sitting at Trinity Hall drinking and fighting about it!

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WHAT TO RENT THIS WEEKEND: The “Julie Says So” Top 5

It’s a great weekend to rent movies because a few that got serious love at the 2016 Oscars are now available. There are also some comedies for those of you who are sick of the heavy stuff but first, let’s start with one of the heaviest.

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1. You think you don’t want to see Room, but you DO. Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar, but little Jacob Tremblay turned in an awesome performance as well. Tremblay joked that Sylvester Stallone stole the Best Supporting Actor nomination from him, and he might be right! Click here to read my original review and seriously, don’t be afraid to rent Room.

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2. Ex Machina has actually been out for ages, but it’s getting renewed buzz thanks to a recent Oscar win. Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl, but she was just as good in this one. Ex Machina is strange, sexy and even a little scary. Plus, it has Oscar Isaac and everybody knows I have the hots for that guy. Here’s the link to the Boozy Movies Podcast we did for this film, and forgive us for repeatedly mispronouncing the name. Continue reading →

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Goofy-Looking-Hot-Actors Are Having A Moment: MY TOP 5

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 →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Revenant” Actually Kept My Husband AWAKE

My husband can’t stay awake through movies anymore. I pick on him about it but it’s not really his fault. Anyone who works as hard as he does is going to be exhausted at the end of the day, so I don’t mind it if he snoozes while I watch. He DIDN’T sleep through The Revenant though. No, he sat straight up and enthusiastically watched all 156 minutes of it. I asked what he thought afterwards and he said The Revenant was “really good.” My husband is an understated man, so that’s the equivalent of ME tearfully declaring my undying love for a film. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Brooklyn” Is Like An Old Photo You Find In Your Grandmother’s Dresser

Sometimes a movie doesn’t have to jump up and scream in your face to get your attention. There are rare occasions when a simple but well told story will reach in and grab your heart, without you even noticing it. This is the case for Brooklyn, which is based on the popular novel by Colm Toibin.

Saoirse Ronan stars as Ellis, a young Irish girl who moves to America when her hopes for a better life dry up at home. She ships off with the financial and emotional support of her sister but once at sea, Ellis realizes for the first time in her life, just how completely alone she is.

Brooklyn is proof that I’ve seen way too many movies because as I watched it, I kept waiting for something awful to happen. Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See the Oscar-Buzzy “Brooklyn” On Me!

I have a friend who likes to say, “They don’t make movies with GOOD STORIES these days. No one makes Seabiscuit anymore!” While I don’t totally agree with him, I know he’s not the only person who feels that way. That’s why everyone’s going to be super excited about Brooklyn, which opens nationwide on Friday, November 20th. That’s the same weekend that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 comes out so it would be easy to overlook Brooklyn. DON’T DO THAT because it’s already one of highest reviewed films of the year. Some critics are even saying that it’s impossible to NOT like Brooklyn, which almost sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it?

Brooklyn tells the story of a young, Irish immigrant who lands in 1950’s New York. She finds happiness and love but soon has important, life-altering choices to make. Saoirse Ronan plays Ellis, the young immigrant and the rumor mill says she’s guaranteed an Oscar nomination for this role. Guess I’ll have to learn how to pronounce her name after all.

The best part of all of this is that I have free passes to see Brooklyn so you can STILL save your ticket money for Katniss! Just click HERE for those, then take a minute to watch the trailer. Dammit, I’m already weepy!

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NOW ON DVD: 2 of My Favorites “Ex Machina” & “It Follows”

I was cruising Amazon’s new releases today and realized that 2 of my FAVORITE MOVIES from 2015 are now available on DVD. Ex Machina and It Follows are BOTH out and you’ve got to see these movies. (They’ve actually been out for a while but I’ve been on a mental-vacation all summer and am just now catching up.) Ex Machina in particular is STILL in my Top 5 Movies of 2015. Here’s the Boozy Movies Podcast we did for it, if you missed it the first time. WARNING: There’s extensive talk about body-hair. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: The BOOZY MOVIE Film Critics Are PUMPED About “Ex Machina”

The band was back together this week! Richie Whitt, Sybil Summers, Rebekah Black and I saw “Ex Machina” and WOW! We were so inspired by this one that we waxed poetic like real Film Critics. Well, the Jamesons helped. Listen to the podcast and sorry about all the pubic-hair talk.

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