JSS Movie Minute Podcast: Featuring Reviews of “Candyman” & “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

This week, on the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast, we talk about the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer (projected release date is December 17th…we were so busy discussing the Tom Holland/Zendaya rumors that we forgot to say) and share some of our favorite streaming shows. We also review Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the latest from Jordan Peele, Candyman. Keep checking back for updates on the new Matrix 4 trailer and take a minute to watch that new Spider-Man trailer below (here’s a link about the relationship rumors, in case you are ALSO obsessed).

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JSS Movie Minute Podcast: Reviews of “Respect,” “CODA,” “Free Guy,” “Reservation Dogs” & MORE (in under 15 mins)

One of the great things about the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE Podcast is how much we cram into a short amount of time. This week, we have reviews of RespectCODAFree GuyAnnetteReservation Dogs & Suicide Squad in under 15 minutes (but we still had time to ramble about Adam Driver’s nude-scenes). Have a listen below and remember to check the Free Movie Passes Page often (if you’re ready to hit the theater). Also, don’t forget to check out the trailer for Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings below the podcast!  

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JSS Movie Minute: Full Interview w/ “The Big Film Show,” Cancel-Culture Chat & Review of Questlove’s Documentary “Summer of Soul”

This week on the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE, we go over the F9 weekend box-office (Vin Diesel was RIGHT!) and I share my thoughts on Questlove’s directorial debut, “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).  I also talked to Mark Walters & Devin Pike from The Big Film Show, who had lots to say about Chris Pratt’s new film The Tomorrow War and his future with Marvel. We also discussed “Cancel-Culture” (a term none of us are fans of) and how it reflects society’s own underlying views.  Listen below or wherever you find podcasts!

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Summer Movie Review on “Good Morning Texas”

I made my first in-person appearance on Good Morning Texas today, after a straight year of Zoom interviews! It felt great to be back in that seat, even though the wind blew my hair into my lipstick and I’ve completely forgotten how to walk in heels. It was my first segment with new GMT host, Hannah Davis too, who is just as adorable in person as she is on TV. We discussed the post-Covid theater experience and what you can do to prepare for it (namely plan ahead) and I gave her my review of A Quiet Place Part 2. We also discussed the other big upcoming releases, like Disney’s Cruella, In the Heights, F9 and Black Widow. Click HERE to watch the segment and remember to check out the brand-new Julie Says So Movie Minute podcast right HERE.

21 Bridges

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “21 Bridges” in Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio & New Orleans!

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, Marshall, Get on Up) has paired up with producers Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame) again for 21 Bridges. It’s about an NYPD Detective (Boseman) who uncovers a massive conspiracy while searching for two cop-killers. It also stars Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch and J.K. Simmons (who just joined the Marvel universe in Spiderman: Far From Home) and I have passes to see it all over Texas (and Louisiana)! Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: Can “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Make the HUGE Leap from “Endgame?”

Imagine being the first Marvel film released AFTER Avengers: Endgame.
It almost isn’t fair, is it? Following on the heels of a film that brought all of our favorite superheros together (and even took some away) would be an enormous challenge for any picture, but especially one that had such deep connections to one of the departed (I’m just now realizing how hard it will be to write this review without any A) Spider-Man: Far From Home or B) Avengers: Endgame spoilers). Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Spider-Man: Far From Home” EARLY & FOR FREE

I wonder if Tom Holland felt weird when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a monstrous hit. Did he watch it win the Oscar and grumble, “But I’m the real Spider-Man,” or is that just something I would do? Well, it doesn’t really matter because Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters July 2nd and briefly make everyone forget about Miles Morales. It’s already projected to make $150 million opening weekend, so maybe you should skip the lines and see it EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →

Parent Review

Does “Avengers: Endgame” Live Up to the Hype (& Can Your Kids See It?)

I made a joke on social media yesterday about dropping spoilers into my Avengers: Endgame review. It led to actual death threats. That’s one of the reasons I’m so nervous about writing this review, but I also truly don’t want to spoil anything for anybody. So instead of writing about the movie, I’m going to tell you what you need to do before seeing it. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: Why “Captain Marvel” Feels Like a Pat on the Head ( & *Parent Review)

The first thing I noticed about Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was the sound of her footsteps. They are heavy and solid, and signify that something serious is approaching. It’s quite a shift from earlier female superheroes, who are essentially deadly ballerinas. Implied weight is rarely a good thing for a female movie character (think back to ANY time you remember a woman with heavy footfalls in film) but it signifies a shift in how a woman is perceived onscreen. Carol Danvers isn’t light, but skinny can’t be expected to save the world.
Carol Danvers’ heavy steps are one of many progressive female notions you’ll catch in Captain Marvel, and how you feel about that will affect how you feel about the film in general. Will you soak it all in OR (like the woman sitting behind me at the screening) will you say, “Stop force-feeding me GIRL POWER!” Continue reading →

Brie Larson

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Captain Marvel” EARLY & FOR FREE

Brie Larson is taking a beating right now! People have been trashing her new movie Captain Marvel before even seeing it, trolling her personally, and even accusing her character of “not smiling enough.” (Seriously?) You won’t hear me buying into any of it, though. I’ve been a huge fan of Brie Larson’s work since her 21 Jump Street days, and I especially appreciate how she supports diversity among film critics. Larson even gave this very website a plug on Twitter once, so I might have a bit of a crush on her. Sure I’m biased, but that doesn’t change the fact that Captain Marvel IS getting great reviews (read some of those HERE) AND ticket sales have already outpaced Wonder Woman. In fact, it’s currently the 2nd highest advanced ticket-seller (for a superhero movie) right behind Black Panther! None of that will matter if you get to see Captain Marvel EARLY and FOR FREE, and I actually have passes to TWO screenings! Continue reading →