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Mommy Movie Review: Can Kids See “A Quiet Place”

Many parents wouldn’t consider taking their kids to a film that’s been called “the best horror movie in a couple of decades,” because they don’t want to traumatize their offspring.
Then there are people like me, whose children laugh at the scary movies of their youth. My oldest daughter rolled her eyes all the way through the first Poltergeist and wouldn’t even finish The Omen because it was “so dumb.” She shrugged at The Ring, describing it as “more weird than scary,” and decided The Sixth Sense was “too sad to be a proper horror film.”
Kids like HER simply deserve films like A Quiet Place. Continue reading →

Julie Says So "Movie Minute" featuring "Isle of Dogs" & "Ready Player One"

Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE Featuring “Isle of Dogs” & “Ready Player One”

Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring reviews of Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One. I also have FREE MOVIE PASSES, the TOP 5 MOVIES to see over the holiday weekend and the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER this week, featuring Deadpool 2 & creative profanity. Remember to find more reviews on the Julie Says So YouTube channel and PLEASE subscribe to it. My kids keep making fun of my minuscule number of followers!

Emily Blunt

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “A Quiet Place” EARLY & FOR FREE

Before we discuss John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place, we should all take a minute to revisit Jim Halpert.
Remember how hard we fell for Jim and how jealous we were of Pam when they finally hooked up?
And straight guys can stop acting like they don’t know what I’m talking about. You loved Jim on The Office too and, if you’ve forgotten just how much, you need to watch the video below.

Well, I just fell down that rabbit hole and spent the last hour watching old Jim & Dwight clips on YouTube.
Anyhow, Jim…I mean John grew up and eventually got married to actress Emily Blunt, who is equally awesome and crush-worthy. They have two children but even cooler (for us at least), they’re now making movies together. And since it’s John-Freaking-Krasinski and Emily-G’damn-Blunt, they’re not making cheesy, Hallmark love stories.
No, they’re making smart, SCARY movies like A Quiet Place.
So, want to see A Quiet Place EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Sherlock Gnomes” EARLY & FOR FREE

I should probably be embarrassed by how many times I watched 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet with my kids. That goofy little flick about garden gnomes (James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) from two feuding tribes who fall in love was just sweet enough to pull me in. It had the benefit of a great Elton John soundtrack as well, and was (sadly) my kids’ first introduction to Benny & the Jets. Plus, I’m so sweet on James McAvoy that just his voice is enough to make me swoon. Gnomeo & Juliet didn’t end like the classic it’s based on, so our star-crossed lovers are back and this time, they have to solve the mystery of missing garden gnomes. Johnny Depp joins the cast as Sherlock Gnomes and, even better, Elton John is back to Executive-Produce and help with the soundtrack. So, who want passes to see Sherlock Gnomes EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Movie Reviews

MOVIE REVIEWS: “Blade Runner 2049” “The Mountain Between Us” & “My Little Pony”

There are 3 big new movies opening this weekend and if you’re interested in one of them, odds are you couldn’t care less about the other two. Let’s start with what will probably take over the #1 spot at the box-office, Blade Runner 2049.
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My Little Pony Movie
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See the “My Little Pony” Movie EARLY & FOR FREE

There was a time when My Little Pony reigned supreme in my home.
The show was watched over and over again, while little girls played with their plastic Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash toys. They’d brush the horses’ manes and sing the theme song, but then they got old and stopped believing that “Friendship is Magic.”

My Little Pony is no longer on repeat in our home and the fancy horse figurines live in the back of our closets, but my girls still got excited when I told them a My Little Pony movie was coming out. They were really jazzed when I told them it had an all-star cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and especially Zoe Saldana, whom they ADORE as Gamora. Then my girls and I agreed that we HAD to see the My Little Pony movie, and that we might even bring some of their cooler friends with us.

If you know some little (or not-so-little) kids who’d love to see the My Little Pony movie EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →

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PODCAST: “The Girl on the Train” Why Do ALL WOMEN Have to be CRAZY?

I saw The Girl on the Train yesterday with my buddy Rebekah Black. I think we were both expecting something like Gone Girl, but with a hint of Grrl Power. Man, we were way off. Listen to our podcast below to hear our thoughts and remember to grab those free movie passes when you’re done!

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My Review of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (& Why I’ll Never Show It to Anyone)

Sometimes a movie is so bad, you actually leave the theater a little depressed. Other times you get 15 minutes into the film and realize you can’t watch another second without some form of alcohol in your system. If a movie does both of these things, as The Huntsman: Winter’s War did to me, it’s an extremely bad sign.

Maybe that’s why Rebekah Black and I filmed a movie review afterwards that’s so vile, SO OFFENSIVE, it will never be seen by human eyes.

It started out the usual way, with me seeking out lighting that didn’t make us look like Sea Hags. We launched our review with gripes about The Huntsman‘s almost 2-hour run time, and how alcohol made it bearable but also rendered it very easy to sleep through. Then, we just went ahead and tore into The Huntsmen for being vapid.

The pre-Snow White story of evil Queen Ravenna and her sister Freya sounds interesting enough, but the flat writing wrings any excitement out of it. You’re left with a Frozen/Maleficent hybrid, but one that is sloppy and boring. There’s also the problem of truly terrible CGI, which is reminiscent of “Zuul” from the first Ghostbusters movie. Continue reading →

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WHAT TO RENT THIS WEEKEND: My Top 5

Not sure what movie you want to rent this weekend? Well, you can’t just stand there and hog the Redbox all night, while we wait for you to make up your mind. Want a little help? I’ve listed my Top 5 Renters for this weekend, just to hurry you along.

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SicarioHoly crap this is a good movie. It’s about a CIA Agent who is recruited into a government task force to fight drug lords. Emily Blunt AND Benicio Del Toro both deserved Oscar nominations for their roles in it but sadly, THAT didn’t happen. Pick this one up and then try not to bite your nails all the way through it. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Hashing Out the 2016 Oscar Nominations on WCSX

I love talking to Trudi & Jim on WCSX in Detroit because they just let me GO. Other radio stations that I review movies for keep me under 10 minutes, then go back and edit me down. Some people have even told me to keep it under 3 minutes, which is next to impossible. My friends in Michigan, however, don’t give me time constraints which is why this little ditty clocks in at a half-hour. IT’S CRAZY, RIGHT? We discussed the highs and lows the the 2016 Oscar Nominations, and I had to pull the soap-box out a couple of times. You can listen to that by clicking HERE and make sure you check out Trudi & Jim any time you’re in Detroit, on 94.7 WCSX.