Elizabeth Moss

JULIE SAYS SO Movie Review: “The Invisible Man”

It’s thrilling to see a film that exceeds your expectations, just as it’s vastly disappointing to see one that doesn’t live up to them. Somewhere in the middle of that scale is where we find movies like The Invisible Man, that start off strong then lose steam along the way.
This twist on the H.G. Wells classic is told from the spouse’s point of view. Elizabeth Moss plays the target of an abusive husband, who feels at risk even after escaping his grasp. She’s safe in a secret location but senses the eyes of her ex at all times, even after his death. Is she paranoid or has he found a way to stalk her without being seen? Continue reading →

Downhill

MOVIE REVIEW: Will “Downhill” Ruin Your Valentine’s Day?

How you feel about Downhill will partly depend on whether you’ve seen the film it’s based on, Force Majeure. If you go in comparing it to that 2014 Swedish instant-classic, you’ll be sorely disappointed. If you’ve never seen the first, you’ll probably appreciate this tense but enjoyable film. Continue reading →

Harley Quinn

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 →

Ferrell & Dreyfus

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

Have you been meaning to watch Force Majeure ever since it landed on most critics’ Top 10 of the Decade lists? Well, you should still see the 2014 Swedish original, but Hollywood has made its own version called Downhill. It stars Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a couple who reexamines their marriage after a ski-resort incident and, even better, I have passes to see Downhill EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

LIttle America

Heads Up HOUSTON: Free Screening of “Little America” (plus SNACKS!)

Need a little inspiration? Something life-affirming, maybe? I think we all do right now, which is why Little America is showing up right on time. This new show from Apple TV+ follows the stories of eight immigrants and their lives in a new world. Little America is based on true stories featured in Epic Magazine and comes from Executive Producers Lee Eisenberg (The Office), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Alan Yang (Parks and Recreation) to name just a few. Best of all, we’ve found an early, FREE screening of Little America in Houston, where they’ll even pour some cocktails and feed you popcorn beforehand! Click HERE to grab those passes, then watch the Little America trailer below. Oh, and grab some tissues because you’re gonna feel this one.

Sonic

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Sonic the Hedgehog” EARLY & FOR FREE

The time has finally come. After months of social-media rage followed by even more months of Twitter praise, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is finally hitting theaters. Will it be worth all the online fervor? Will it really matter if you get to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Blake Lively

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Rhythm Section” EARLY & FOR FREE

Forgive me for being petty, but I might be excited about The Rhythm Section souly because Blake Lively looks rough in it. She plays a woman who goes on the rampage, searching for the people who killed her family, so she clearly couldn’t be her usual, flawless self. I respect how she committed to that, though. So, want to see The Rhythm Section EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Harrison Ford

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Call of the Wild” EARLY & FOR FREE

This new version of Call of the Wild (starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan and a CGI dog) might not seem like a Valentine’s Day movie, but I’ve got passes to FREE SCREENINGS of it on February 13th. I bet the dog lover or adventure enthusiast (or maybe just the Jack London fan) in your life would love it! Continue reading →

Farrell & Hunnam

MOVIE REVIEW: Like a Scotch in Your Tracksuit “The Gentlemen” is LAZY FUN

It’s January so I have the lowest-of-LOW expectations for any film coming out right now. I was surprised to see a Guy Ritchie movie was being released, and even more shocked by its sparkling cast (Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam and Henry Golding). Ritchie has directed some stinkers though (namely King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) so I assumed The Gentlemen would fall in that same column. Continue reading →

Harley Quinn

FREE SCREENING of “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)”

Every now and then a movie comes along that looks so juicy, it could stink to high Heaven and I’d still love it. That would be the case with Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). First of all, it stars my #1 Woman Crush, Margot Robbie. She also produced it with her company, LuckyChap productions, and reworked Harley Quinn’s clothing so the emphasis wouldn’t be on how sexy she is (well, good luck with THAT). Birds of Prey was also written by a woman (Christina Hodson) and directed by a woman (Cathy Yan), making it only the second DC Comics film from a female director behind Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. That means I won’t be reviewing this movie as much as I’ll be pumping my first and cheering through it. So, wanna see Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) EARLY and FOR FREE with me? Continue reading →