Thanksgiving Movies
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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 →

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Top 8 Movies to See THIS WEEKEND

(OK, so I wrote this right before Thanksgiving, but the list still applies. I would only add Jackie with Natalie Portman this week, IF it happens to be playing in your town.)

What are you supposed to do with your relatives, once you’ve eaten all the food and run out of things to talk about? You GO TO THE MOVIES, of course! The sooner the better too, before anyone starts talking about politics again. Here’s my list of the Top 8 Movies to See Over Thanksgiving Weekend, which has a little something for everyone. Continue reading →

"Fantastic Beasts" Cast
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Mommy Movie Review: Is “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” OK for Kids?

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get my hopes WAY up for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It’s the latest from J.K. Rowling and introduces us to a whole new section of the Harry Potter universe, so OF COURSE I let my expectations run wild.

But did Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them live up to the promise or leave me disappointed? Continue reading →

Eddie Redmayne in FANTASTIC BEASTS

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” EARLY & FOR FREE!

My daughter has been asking for months, “Mom, when is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening??? You’re taking us to that one, right?” It’s a ridiculous question because she knows I’m as excited to see it as she is. I also know that my daughters would stage a small but very shrill riot if I saw it with anyone but them.
I hope you’re pumped to see it too because I have free passes!!!

If YOU would like to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, click HERE to claim your passes, then go check your pantry. See, The North Texas Food Bank is sponsoring this screening and they want to provide a Fantastic Feast to a hungry family. That’s why they’re asking you to bring 3 canned goods to donate at the screening. They’ll give you a Fantastic Beasts goodie to say THANKS! So, grab your passes and then take a minute to watch the trailer with me. Is it weird that it gives me chills?

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JULIE SAYS SO Movie Segment on “Today with Kandace” featuring “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”

This week on Today with Kandace, I covered the latest from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I can’t tell you how JAZZED I am about that movie! I also have a new DVD suggestion and a classic flick to share with your kids, though it might turn them vegan. Remember to catch Today with Kandace weekday mornings at 8:30 on KXTA 21. (And yeah, I have no idea what’s going on with my mouth in the picture above. Looks like I just ate a lemon.)
http://www.todaywithkandace.com