McGarry & Fisk

“Julie Says So” Movie Reviews on GOOD MORNING TEXAS (including “Aquaman,” “Mary Poppins Returns” & “Vice”)

I was just on Good Morning Texas, covering all the big movies that will open over Christmas break. This week alone, we’ll see the releases of Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Second Act, and Bumblebee. Mary Poppins Returns just opened too, so there are plenty of great new films to check out. I sat down with Jane McGarry to talk about my favorites and cover some films you might not have heard of yet. Watch that HERE and remember to check my FREE MOVIE PASSES page because I’ve got a ton of freebies there!
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Also, thanks to the WFAA Security Guru Kalen, for catching this shot of Jane and I on the American Airlines Center big screen!

Fisk & McGarry
My head is HUGE!

Roma

What You Need to Know About “Roma”

A girlfriend sent a text to me this weekend that made me snort-laugh in the middle of Kroger. It said:
“I just noticed that Roma is on Netflix. Am I gonna like it or is it too artsy-fartsy?”
I think the world is filled with people who are asking that same question right now, since Roma is on Netflix and readily available to so many of us.
So, is this foreign-language film, which has garnered so much Oscar-buzz and three Golden Globes already, something that the general Dwayne-the-Rock-Johnson-loving public will appreciate? Or should they just skip it and binge watch Great News again?
I’ve seen Roma and believe that it IS something anyone could enjoy, but there are a few things you should know going into it. Continue reading →

Hailee Steinfeld

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Bumblebee” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did you know that a new Transformers movie is coming out? This one is about Bumblebee and stars Hailee Steinfeld as the human he pairs up with. Want to know something really crazy? Bumblebee is getting FANTASTIC reviews. Last time I checked Rotten Tomatoes, 98% of the critics who had reviewed it loved it. Maybe it’s because Steven Spielberg is an Executive Producer, or because Hailee Steinfeld is great in anything she does, but Bumblebee is apparently a hit! So, who wants to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Mamoa & Heard

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Aquaman” EARLY & FOR FREE

I think Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman might be my new favorite DC superhero. I feel like a straight-up traitor for saying that, since Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is clearly the best hero they’ve cranked out yet. There’s just something about Mamao that I love. No, it’s not because he’s gorgeous…though that helps. It’s because Jason Mamoa really seems like the type of guy who would stick up for the underdog, then hang-out and play drinking games with him. Sure he’s beautiful, but he also seems like a good guy, which is the part I like the most. So, who wants to see Aquaman EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Miles Morales
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Why “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is the Superhero Movie We NEED

If you aren’t an avid Marvel fan, you might be tempted to blow off Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I’ll admit to a small eye-roll myself, when I saw that yet another version of Spidey was in the works, and that THIS ONE didn’t include Tom Holland. Then my daughter (who spends too much time watching superhero theories on YouTube) clued me in to the different Marvel universes and how Miles Morales (our new Spider-Man) plays into them.
The multiverse concept might sound extremely dorky to those of us who don’t follow the comics, but it works fantastically in the hands of an animation expert like director Bob Persichetti (Puss in Boots, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Little Prince). He has taken the story of Miles Morales’ interaction with a radioactive spider and slipped it almost seamlessly from page to screen. It results in the clearest example of a comic-book-movie to date, but it doesn’t always work. Continue reading →

Kiki Layne & Stephan James

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did you know that Barry Jenkins has another movie coming out? Yes, the man who tore our hearts out with Moonlight has another film opening just in time for Oscar season, and this one is based on a novel by the extraordinary James Baldwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of a young couple in the 1970s who fall victim to a broken criminal justice system. I’ve seen this one and can tell you that it is packed with some of the best performances of the year (Regina King is my personal favorite as the family matriarch, and I love anything that Brian Tyree Henry does). If Beale Street Could Talk will almost certainly be part of the Oscar-conversation this year too, and it was just nominated for three Golden Globes. So, who wants to see If Beale Street Could Talk EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Felicity Jones

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “On the Basis of Sex” EARLY & FOR FREE

On the Basis of Sex sounds like some dirty comedy that would star Dakota Johnson or Rebel Wilson, but it’s actually quite the opposite. This movie tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she challenged gender-discrimination laws during the early years of her career. It stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, before she ever became a Supreme Court Justice, and Armie Hammer as her husband, Marty. So, who wants to see On the Basis of Sex EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Vice

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Christian Bale in “Vice” EARLY & FOR FREE

Remember all the times you lusted after Christian Bale in those Batman movies? Or maybe you left American Psycho all thirsty from the shower scene, even though he was playing a sadistic bastard. We’ve all had our Christian Bale thoughts, but check him out in that photo above. Believe it or not, that’s him playing Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. Bale is not the only creative-casting choice from this movie either. Sam Rockwell plays a young George W. Bush and Amy Adams plays the Vice-President’s wife, Lynne Cheney in this story of the their time in office. So, who wants to see Vice EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Taylor Russell
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Escape Room” EARLY & FOR FREE

Have you tried one of those escape rooms yet? If so, were you able to actually escape? I’ve tried TWICE now and still haven’t made it out, which makes the premise of Escape Room pretty scary. A group of strangers compete in an escape room, supposedly for a cash prize. They’re actually playing to survive, which means I’d be dead two times over by now. So, who wants to see Escape Room EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Deadpool 2 PG-13

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Once Upon a Deadpool” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did you hear that Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 movie? Yep, Once Upon a Deadpool is a cleaned up version of the film AND it will include 20 minutes of new footage. It opens December 12th and is a fundraiser for F*ck Cancer, which will get $1 from every ticket sold. That’s why I feel kind of weird about giving away tickets to see Once Upon a Deadpool. If you’d like to see it EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →