JSS Movie Minute: “Ghostbusters Afterlife,” “King Richard” & “Father Christmas is Back” Reviews

This weeks Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast covers some big new releases, like Ghostbusters Afterlife and King Richard, as well as the Netflix original Christmas movie, Father Christmas is Back. They also discuss some creepy holiday offerings you should add to your list, including the Elves series and Silent Night. Listen below and then check out the trailer for Silent Night, which hits theaters and AMC+ December 3rd.

JSS Movie Minute: “The Many Saints of Newark,” “Venon 2” & “No Time to Die” Reviews

We’re taking the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE quite literally this week by giving you our shortest episode yet. Want to know if The Many Saints of Newark is the film Tony Soprano deserved or if you should even bother with Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage? What about that new James Bond flick No Time to Die that took years to come out? Is it worth your money? Find out below and remember that the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast will be weekly in November and December, so you can stay on top of all the big holiday releases and Oscar Buzz!

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JSS Movie Minute Podcast: Featuring Reviews of “Candyman” & “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

This week, on the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast, we talk about the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer (projected release date is December 17th…we were so busy discussing the Tom Holland/Zendaya rumors that we forgot to say) and share some of our favorite streaming shows. We also review Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the latest from Jordan Peele, Candyman. Keep checking back for updates on the new Matrix 4 trailer and take a minute to watch that new Spider-Man trailer below (here’s a link about the relationship rumors, in case you are ALSO obsessed).

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Rebekah Black reviews “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

Rebekah Black reviews "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It"

I didn’t get to attend the screening of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It but Rebekah Black (my co-host on the Haunted AF podcast) stepped in to cover it. She’s a huge fan of scary movies but she’s also extremely picky and hates bad CGI. We’ll share more thoughts when Episode 3 of the Julie Says So Movie Minute podcast drops on 6/10.

I have to admit, I went into The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It fully expecting it to be a hot pile of garbage. I’ll be damned if it wasn’t the best of all five (or however many there are). 
If you’re a fan of the series, this one essentially gives you all of them rolled into one movie. Even the freaking nun managed to make an appearance (probably not the way you want her to, but she’s there). This based-on-actual-events story of Arne Johnson might even be the inspiration behind every demonic-possession movie that’s come out since he hit the scene. 
If I had to sum up this installment of The Conjuring in one word, it would be intense. It comes out swinging. The first 15 minutes are filled with nonstop action but there’s a decent balance of funny, too. It’s needed to ease all of that crazy! The story does get a little obvious at times and the ending is a bit cheesy. Without giving too much away, there’s a real love-conquers-all vibe (boo!). Another issue (and this is one The Conjuring has struggled with since the beginning) would be the bad special effects and sad makeup. Either get a better team or film with a lower digital quality. And maybe less close-ups on the demons! The crayola-look kinda ruins it. 
Despite these minor issues, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It might be the best of the bunch. It also feels like this one might be the last, so why not go out with a bang? I’m giving this chapter of The Conjuring franchise 8 out of 10 bone crunches. Yes, bone crunches are a prominent sound-effect in the film so if that makes you cringe, you might really struggle with this movie!

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The “Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE Podcast (w/ help from HAUNTED AF)

“Ugh…now they’re screaming about movies.”

Rebekah Black and I love working together. It started years ago, during our CBS Radio days. We worked on morning shows for different stations but palled around in the break-room whenever we could. We started covering movies together and the rest is history…sort of.

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Scary Stories

Free Passes to “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” from HAUNTED AF!

I love seeing, reviewing and writing about movies but my side-hustle is my guilty pleasure: Ghost stories!
That’s why I started the Haunted AF podcast with my friend Rebekah Black, who also loves a good scary story. We just started Season 2 and have had terrifying TRUE tales, from ghostly voices inside the Lizzy Borden house to what might be actual ghost photos. It’s not all chills though, like this story about a ghost ape who’s really into self-pleasure.
Please subscribe to our podcast at Hauntedaf.com and grab some passes to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark while you’re there. Then check out the trailer below. Dang…this looks way scarier than that nasty monkey story!

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Introducing the “Haunted AF” Podcast: Do You Like Scary Stories?

If you know me personally, you know that I love a good ghost story. I love hearing them and telling them and once I get started, you can forget about getting anything else done for the day. This is why I started the Haunted AF podcast with my friend Rebekah Black, who is also more than a little obsessed with scary stories. We won’t be creeping into haunted houses or ghost hunting on our own (not yet at least), but each episode features stories from people who’ve experienced something they simply can’t explain. We started in March with three episodes, and have been adding more weekly. You can find the Haunted AF podcast on iTunes and Spotify (please subscribe and give us a quick review!) but I thought I’d share them right here as well, to get you started (make sure you start at Episode 1). Hope you enjoy it and please let us know if you have a scary story of your own at hauntedafpodcast@gmail.com!