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Julie Says So: What’s Streaming NOW (for 3/26/20)

Need something new to watch? Maybe another sofa activity that won’t lead to self-loathing. What? I was referring to your habit of eating cake icing directly from the tub. Or is that just me? Well, COVID-19 might be a horrific pandemic but it couldn’t have come at a better time, with all the TV there is to watch. I’m joking, of course, but you’ve wanted to catch up on the shows and movies people were talking about. Now you’ve got the time. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”

As I’ve stated before, I would have loved Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey even if it was dreadful. There’s just too much to be excited about here, with women directing (Cathy Yan), writing (Christina Hodson) and producing (Margot Robbie’s own LuckyChap production company). The cast is also overflowing with incredible women like Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, so Margot Robbie doesn’t have to carry the film like she did Suicide Squad (yeah, I said it). I would have loved this movie like the mother of an ugly child, even if it had sucked… Continue reading →

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MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Is “Suicide Squad” OK for Kids?

A handful of people have asked recently if I thought Suicide Squad was appropriate for kids or if I was planning to take my own.

Honestly, I’m still struggling with that question.

The latest from DC Comics certainly isn’t stellar filmmaking and I only gave it a C, which was pretty generous in my opinion. It’s a fun idea though, of using bad guys to fight the even worse guys and the Suicide Squad themselves have cool stories of their own to tell.

It’s rated PG-13 and filled with profanity but it’s nothing my kids haven’t heard before. Violence is glorified and there are far too many slow-motion shots of heroes dodging bullets, but again, my girls are use to that.

So what’s my problem? Why not take my daughters, when the 12-year-old specifically won’t stop asking about it? Continue reading →