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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
I was on Good Morning Texas yesterday to go over some of the big films to watch for this month. I also gave my reviews of films like The Many Saints of Newark, Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage and the new James Bond film No Time to Die. Click HERE to watch the segment and remember to check the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast for more reviews.
There are so many reasons for you to see Knives Out. First of all, see it because it’s an unexpected Murder-Mystery/Comedy/Social Commentary from Writer-Director Rian Johnson (who has clearly used his time since Star Wars: The Last Jedi wisely). See Knives Out also because you won’t often find a cast this solid, with Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette and SO many more taking part. Finally, see Knives Out because I saw it last week and had so much fun, I just giddy-grinned all the way through it. And best of all, see Knives Out because I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
It’s the weekend before Halloween and the perfect time for a SCARY MOVIE! Or maybe you’d prefer something that isn’t scary, if you’re a big chicken (yes, I’m making clucking sounds at YOU). Either way, don’t buy any tickets before looking over the Julie Says So TOP 5 MOVIES to see now. We can’t have you wasting money on some garbage-movie.
5. I didn’t think Jonah Hill did anything between films that didn’t involve a bong, but I was wrong. He actually wrote and directed a movie called Mid90’s which is far better than it deserves to be, since you’re just watching a kid get his butt kicked repeatedly. Continue reading →
It was some random night in 1978, when my sister came home in what you could call an agitated state. She’d just seen the movie Halloween and was so excited, she had to tell my Mom and I all about it. Lesley described, in graphic detail, everything she’d seen onscreen. She then went to the living room and picked out the theme-song on our piano.
I was in elementary school at the time and was so freaked out by Lesley’s detailed story, I couldn’t sleep for a week. I didn’t SEE Halloween until it played on HBO much later, but it was somehow even more horrible (meaning AWESOME) than I’d imagined.
It’s hard for me to write an objective review of this new Halloween because the original made such an impact on me. Seeing the title sequence and hearing that famous song last night was my Chewie, We’re Home moment. Continue reading →
I recently learned that I’m not supposed to laugh at Cards Against Humanity. I read an article that said laughing at the game’s horrible comments condoned them and sent a dangerous message. I thought I was laughing because they were so shocking, but I don’t laugh at ALL shocking comments. Sometimes, I’m simply shocked by them. Why would I laugh at these awful things when they were written on cards in a game? Am I a horrible person after all? I’ve always known I had a warped sense of humor but have I turned a corner and become simply warped?
I asked myself these very questions last night while watching Fox’s latest offering, Scream Queens. It’s about a college sorority that is plagued by a troublesome past and a murderous future. The cast reads like an “MTV Awards” list of presenters (Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas) and the pearl/faux-fur wardrobe will surely be copied by high school Queen Bees. It’s the DIALOGUE that’s most shocking though and the reason I now call Scream Queens “Cards Against Humanity for TV.” Continue reading →
It’s kind of depressing to be on THIS side of Summer Movie Season, isn’t it? All the movies we were SO PUMPED to see have come and gone. What do we do now? Well, we should start getting jazzed about the NEW stuff headed our way, like Bridge of Spies. This movie is directed by Steven Spieldberg, stars Tom Hanks and was co-written by the Coen Brothers. There’s so much good stuff going on here that I kind of want to hate it. It reminds me of the really hot jock in high school that everyone was in love with. YOU wanted to hate him because everyone thought he was so perfect, then he smiled at you in the hallway and you swooned. Well, THAT’S how I feel about Bridge of Spies. It’s based on the true story an American lawyer who is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War. He must help rescue a pilot detained by the Soviet Union and YES, it will probably get Oscar nominations. Bridge of Spies opens October 16th. Continue reading →