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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Natalie Portman in “Annihilation” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you’re a fan of the Southern Reach book series, then you already know what Annihilation is about. If you’re like the rest of us who AREN’T familiar with the books, you’ll probably watch this trailer and think, “What tha HELL is going on here?”
Natalie Portman stars as a woman who joins a dangerous expedition in hopes of saving her husband. That’s really all I could figure out, other than there’s something that looks like a bubble over everything that’s turning people into monsters. The coolest thing about Annihilation though, is the cast. Watch the trailer below and tell me what YOU think is different about it. Then grab passes to see Annihilation EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →

The 15 17 to Paris

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The 15:17 to Paris” EARLY & FOR FREE

This movie is incredible to me, for many reasons. First of all, The 15:17 to Paris is based on the TRUE story of a thwarted terrorist attack, which is fascinating in itself. It also stars the actual men who were involved in that ordeal, playing themselves. The other incredible thing about The 15:17 to Paris is that Director Clint Eastwood is currently 88-years-old. Yes, 88-years-old, which means he has directed 6 movies (including the Oscar-winning American Sniper and the Oscar-nominated Sully) since turning 80.
See? Pretty freaking incredible, right?
Which is exactly why you should grab passes to see The 15:17 to Paris EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →

Early Man


Most people in the movie industry DREAD the idea of being called a Neanderthal right now or, even worse, a Cave Man. The folks at Aardman Animation (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) don’t really see it that way, though. In fact, the hero of their latest release, Early Man, just happens to be a Cave Man who has to save his tribe from the evils of the Stone Age. It has a stellar cast of voice-actors too, including Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Eddie Redmayne. Even better, I have passes to see Early Man EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →



Did you know that the new Paddington movie is currently one of the highest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes? Yep, Paddington 2 is currently sitting at 100%, which means that 0% of the critics who’ve reviewed it have found anything negative to say about it. If you take a look at the Paddington 2 reviews (you can do that HERE), you’ll find quotes like,
“…might well be a staple of festive television for years to come,”
or “Paddington 2 won’t save the world, sadly, but it’s existence makes everything just that tiny bit better and more, well, bearable.”
There’s also this little bon mot:
“Unless you’re dead inside, you will not fail to be utterly charmed by Paddington 2.”
Sounds like those of us who aren’t dead inside should be excited!
I haven’t seen Paddington 2 yet, but I plan to do so soon and would love it if you’d join me. Continue reading →

Farmiga & Neeson


Look, I’m just going to be honest here.
I can’t figure out what the hell The Commuter is about.
I get that Liam Neeson is a businessman who happens to be on a train when Vera Farmiga (who’s a Bad Guy this time) shows up and says he has to do something awful for a whole lot of money. Oh, and Patrick Wilson is in The Commuter too, but he and Vera are not playing Ed and Lorraine Warren, which makes me kind of sad. But Jonathan Banks is in it and he’s always awesome, plus I have passes to an early screening so you don’t even have to pay to see it! Continue reading →

Bale & Studi


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 →

Movie Minute

JULIE SAYS SO “Movie Minute” Featuring “The Greatest Showman & “Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Looking for a movie to see over the holidays? I can help!
Here’s the latest JULIE SAYS SO Movie Minute, where I give abbreviated reviews of the biggest movies opening this week- The Greatest Showman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I didn’t get a chance to cover everything that’s coming out, but I’ve got links to those reviews. Click HERE if you want to read about Pitch Perfect 3, HERE to read about Downsizing, and HERE if you need reviews for Father Figures.
Watch my TOP 5 MOVIES TO SEE NOW list to see what other good stuff you’re missing and don’t forget to check the FREE MOVIE PASSES page to see what I’m giving away next.
By the way, they released the trailer for the new Ocean’s 8, which is CLEARLY the HOTTEST NEW MOVIE TRAILER OF THE WEEK, after we taped this. I posted it after the MOVIE MINUTE below, so you can check it out, too.
Happy Holidays & Have Fun at the Movies!

Chastain & Elba


Head’s up!
I’ve got last minute movie passes to one you definitely don’t want to miss! They’re to see the movie Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. This one tells the true story of competitive skier, Molly Bloom, who was arrested for running exclusive, high-stakes poker games. It’s written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and has already been nominated for multiple Golden Globes. The screening is December 20th though, so you don’t have much time to him-and-haw about it. Continue reading →

Wilson, Simmons, Helms


I get the text below from my friends all the time:
Hey, I’m going to the movies. What should I see?
I always respond with my favorite films that are currently out. I tell them about the 7 Golden Globe nominations that The Shape of Water got or about the gorgeous scenery in Call Me By Your Name. I’ll remind them about Frances McDormand’s powerful performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri or that they could just watch the phenomenal Mudbound at home, on Netflix.
I’ll give them my list of Best Movies Out Now, but when I run into them later and ask what they saw, it’s ALWAYS the goofiest movie out.
When I ask WHY they chose that one, they always say,
“I just wanted something that would make me laugh.”
Look, I haven’t seen Father Figures yet. This story about two men (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) searching for the father that their mother (Glenn Close) said was dead just might be Oscar worthy. Christopher Walken, Ving Rhames and Harry Shearer just might give the performances of their lives. Or, maybe Father Figures is simply the perfect Just-Make-Me laugh movie for you. Continue reading →

Wiig & Damon


What if you could become a multi-millionaire in a matter of minutes, but only if you shrunk yourself to the size of a toothbrush? Your money problems would be washed away and you might never have to work again, but you’d spend the rest of your life living in a doll-sized world. Would you do it? Could you leave everything you knew and loved behind and begin the life of your dreams, by Downsizing?
These are just some of the questions writer/director Alexander Payne asks in his latest movie, Downsizing. Matt Damon stars as Paul, a man who decides to escape the monotony and financial distress of his life by Downsizing, but it sends him on a journey he never could have expected. Kristen Wiig plays his apprehensive wife Audrey and Christoph Waltz is his extravagant new neighbor, Dusan. Newcomer Hong Chau steals the whole show as a housekeeper who has an unexpected past.
So, feel like checking out Downsizing EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →