JSS Movie Minute: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” “The Bad Guys,” “The Duke,” the “Better Call Saul” Series Finale & SO MUCH MORE!

Julie and Rebekah had so much to cover this week, including The Unbearable Weight of Massive TalentThe Bad GuysThe DukeRussian Doll Season 2, plus the series finale of Better Call Saul and they did it ALL in under 13 minutes! Remember to find more movie reviews and free movies passes while you’re here (like to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) and then watch the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder below!

See “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” EARLY & FOR FREE

It’s been six years since the first Doctor Strange movie, thanks to Covid and a change in directors (Sam Raimi took over when Scott Derrickson left the film). Now we’re hearing about some last minute reshoots at Marvel‘s request, so it’s hard to know WHAT to expect from this trip into the multiverse. All the more reason to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness EARLY and FOR FREE. Even better, I have passes to free screenings all over Texas!

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Rapid Review: “The Northman”

The Northman stars Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth, a Viking who hopes to avenge the murder of his father, the King (Ethan Hawke). He also plans to save his mother (Nicole Kidman), who has been forced to marry the murderer, also the King’s brother. Along the way Amleth meets a beautiful witch (Anya Taylor-Joy), who offers him a brighter and less-deadly path in life. It’s the same Scandinavian legend that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and it could’ve seemd too familiar in another director’s hands.  Fortunately, Robert Eggers is steering this ship so The Northman is consistently fresh, even during its grimiest, blood-bath battles (of which there are many).

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See “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you’ve been anywhere near me in the past month, you know how excited I am about The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Nicholas Cage plays himself in this film, or at least a version of himself named “Nick Cage.” He was absolutely horrified when he first learned of this project (read about his initial “f-no” response HERE) but, fortunately for us, he eventually saw the magic in it.

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JSS: April Movies to Get PSYCHED About

Hollywood is struggling to figure out what will get people back into theaters so this month, we’ll see a hodgepodge of new releases. Will high-octane action-flicks sell tickets, mind-bending indie comedies or possibly live-action video games? It’s hard to tell but I was just on Good Morning Texas (watch the segment HERE) sharing the films I think have the best shot.

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See “The Northman” EARLY & FOR FREE

I truly enjoyed The Witch and The Lighthouse (which is far better if you think of it as a dark-comedy) so I’m excited to see the latest from director Robert Eggers, The Northman. This one stars Alexander Skarsgård as a Viking who must avenge his father’s death with the help of a lovely witch (played by Anya Taylor-Joy). Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe also star and those last two share a nude scene. If you’re thinking, “Is that supposed to be a selling-point?” I don’t really know but I do have passes to see The Northman EARLY and FOR FREE.

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Rapid Review: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

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It was during a rare quiet moment in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once when a woman behind me said, “This movie is so stupid.”

She must have felt strongly about it because she said it again a half-hour later.

“Seriously…this movie is so stupid.”

She’s not entirely wrong either.

There are moments of blistering stupidity in Everything Everywhere All at Once, but they are sandwiched between broad, existential comments on love, parenting, and the way we view our own precious lives. It’s how this film manages to be absurd, grotesque, and brilliant all at the same time.

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JSS Movie Minute: “Morbius” & “You Won’t Be Alone” Reviews PLUS Yet Another Will Smith Discussion

Apologies in advance but we simply had to discuss the Will Smith incident again (plus Rebekah has an interesting theory she wanted to share). We also have quick reviews of You Won’t Be Alone & Marvel‘s Morbius before introducing you to the latest from Robert Eggers, The Northman (see that trailer below). Remember to find more movie reviews and free movie passes at JulieSaysSo.com

See “All the Old Knives” EARLY & FOR FREE

Who’s in the mood for a sexy espionage flick? Would we call that sexpionage? Well, the film is All the Old Knives and it stars Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton as former CIA agents who revisit a failed mission from their past. Will they discover a mole in their outfit or just have a whole lot of sex? Sounds good either way and Chris Pine is working that salt and pepper beard. You could wait to see All the Old Knives at home, when it debuts on Amazon Prime April 8th, or you could put on some pants and see an honest-to-God movie in a theater.

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