Thanksgiving Movies

MOVIES TO SEE (& Some to Avoid) OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK

Hope you got some time off for Thanksgiving because the past 2 weeks have gifted us with a cornucopia of highly anticipated flicks. Not all of them are worth the hefty ticket price, though. I’ve seen all of the new releases (OK, most of them) and can tell you which ones to see with your family, which ones to see with your drunk, adult friends, and which ones you should dodge like a bullet. Here are the Julie Says So Movies to See Over Thanksgiving (and which ones to AVOID). I even put them into nifty categories to make it easy for you.

THE SEQUELS

Fantastic Beasts 2
Scoot over, so I can get a better look at Dumbledore.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald feels like a J.K. Rowling fever dream. She packed it with everything she thinks we want to see in a Fantastic Beasts follow-up (loving shots of Hogwarts, surprising family trees and, of course, fantastic beasts), but she also had to tell about 20 other stories in the process. You’re left with a four-hour-long mess (OK, it’s just 2-hours-long but it FEELS so much longer). My 11-year-old looked at me as the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald credits rolled and said, “What? I’m so confused.” And that sums the whole movie up in 4 words. (D)
Best Part: Jude Law’s young Dumbledore is simply delicious.
Worst Part: Johnny Depp. Just any scene he’s in. Continue reading →

Hugh Jackman

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Front Runner” EARLY & FOR FREE

Maybe it seemed like a great idea to release The Front Runner during the mid-term elections. What better time to tell a story about squandered political promise? Those in charge probably didn’t think about the nonstop political ads we’ve been force-fed lately or the fact that some people will want to crawl into a hole and live there after November 6th. Well, push that political-malaise aside and remember that Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart. We love that guy so much, we even forgave his version of P.T. Barnum. The Front Runner is also from Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Tully), so he’s bound to do something twisty and revealing with the story, right? Well, it won’t matter either way if you see The Front Runner EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →