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Mommy-Movie-Review: Is “Spider-Man: Homecoming” OK for Kids?

Before we discuss taking your kids to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, we should probably address how YOU feel about it. Odds are, you’re still confused about the need for a reboot (especially since they JUST rebooted it with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker) and, as a result, you’re apathetic about the whole thing.

Let me clue you in to a few solid reasons for you to NOT be apathetic about Spider-Man: Homecoming. Continue reading →

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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: Is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Kid Friendly?

Writing a Movie Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is kind of like critiquing your 7-year-old niece’s ballet recital. SURE you could say that it’s smugly self-aware, overly sentimental and too cutesy for it’s own good. You could even say that her performance is derivative of her last recital, but isn’t that the point? Aren’t we all coming back for Round 2 because we simply want MORE of what we got last time? That’s why I’m going to skip the nit-picking and just give Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 an “A.” I’ve already seen it twice and had so much stinking fun both times that I don’t even care about its imperfections. I suspect you don’t either but there is one question I am consistently asked about this movie:

Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 okay for kids? Continue reading →

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Mommy-Movie-Review: Is “Logan” OK for Kids?

Logan stars Hugh Jackman, in his final turn as the iconic X-Man, Wolverine. This time around, he’s caring for an ailing Professor X and struggling with his own deteriorating body, when he meets a young mutant in need of help. What follows is a surprisingly bleak but truly fantastic movie. I gave Logan an A+ after seeing it and it now ties with Deadpool as my favorite superhero movie EVER. Logan shares other similarities with Deadpool, like a foul-mouth, a penchant for blood-baths and that R-rating we love so much. Does that mean your kids, who are no-doubt begging to see it, should stay away from Logan? Continue reading →

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PODCAST: A Breathless Review of “Doctor Strange”

I FINALLY got to see Doctor Strange with my daughter Emma, and my other favorite movie buddy, Rebekah Black. Does it live up to the hype? Is it worth the extra cash to see it in IMAX 3-D? Is there a reason I keep saying “I GOTTA SAY?” Listen to our Doctor Strange podcast to find out! And remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll always know when I’m giving away free movie passes.

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Discussing OCTOBER MOVIES on “Good Morning Texas”

I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big October Movies we have to look forward to. We chatted about Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and how I have an awful Girl Crush on his co-star, Cobie Smulders. We also talked about Jon Hamm in Keeping Up With the Joneses and some scary flicks that are coming out just in time for Halloween. Click HERE to watch the segment, then head over to my Free Movie Passes page to see what’s up for grabs. Remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll never miss a free movie!

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JULIE SAYS SO Movie Segment Featuring “Jason Bourne”

We all agree that every movie would be just a little better if Matt Damon starred in it, right? Except maybe Deadpool, which is featured along with Jason Bourne on the Movie Segment this week. I also have one for the kids that you’ve probably completely forgotten about. Catch the JULIE SAYS SO Movie Segment on Today with Kandace weekdays at 8:30am on KTXA 21. (http://www.todaywithkandace.com)
And check out that screen shot below. Damn Sexy!

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“X-Men: Apocalypse” & The Curse of the TRILOGY


Being the third in a trilogy is kind of like being the youngest kid in an over-achieving family. You’ll always be compared to your siblings and no matter what you do or how well you do it, you’ll never quite live up to them. This effect is magnified if you happen to be a slacker who lives in the basement and smokes pot all day.

X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t exactly the basement dwelling pot-smoker, but it’s no Eagle Scout either. Continue reading →

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Talking MAY MOVIES on “Good Morning Texas”

I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big new movies that are coming out this month. Yes, Captain America: Civil War will probably own the box-office for a while but there are several other flicks you should add to your Must See List. Click HERE to watch the Good Morning Texas segment, and remember to check out my Free Movie Passes page. You never know what I might be giving away!

I also need to send out a huge THANK YOU to Tamara Gaudin from tgstylist.com for dressing me today. Tamara pulled together some fantastic stuff from the Nordstrom at NorthPark Center and she can do the same for you! Find Tamara by clicking HERE and tell her I sent you!
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Julie Says So “Captain America: Civil War” Movie Review (How Ant Man Stole the Show)

I saw Captain American: Civil War last night and, I’m not gonna lie, I was crazy pumped. It was extra special though, because I got to see it with my three favorite movie buddies; Rebekah Black and my daughters, Emma and Lucy. You can hear what we thought about the movie in the podcast below and let me be clear. Ant Man didn’t exactly steal the show, but, in a split second, he managed to become our favorite Avenger. Enjoy our review and remember to share your own thoughts on the movie in the Comments, once you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War.

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Deadpool” Gets Nasty (I mean really REALLY Nasty)

We all know that February is a dumping ground for movies. I try to temper my expectations for any film coming out right now because odds are…it’s gonna suck. There are those rare occasions though, when studios slip in a surprise and catch us all off guard. That would be the case for Deadpool. In fact, I can already hear the jokes Deadpool himself would make about that “slip in a surprise” comment.

Deadpool is technically a superhero, but one with a mean streak and a potty mouth. He was Wade Wilson, a special-forces operative until he was dishonorably discharged and later diagnosed with terminal cancer. Wilson tries an experimental treatment that kills the cancer AND gives him extraordinary powers, but it disfigures him in the process. Deadpool then spends the rest of the film tracking down the bad-guys who left him this way, and pining for one true love, Vanessa (played by the fabulous Morena Baccarin).

That sounds like essentially every other superhero plot EVER, but Deadpool is different because of the rules that it breaks. Continue reading →