“Dear Evan Hansen” Review: So Many Questions, Namely WHY???

(from left) Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) and Cynthia Murphy (Amy Adams) in Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky.

Information presented in this review may be triggering to some people. If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911.

Dear Evan Hansen had two strikes against it for me because A) I don’t like musicals and B) I have never seen the one it’s based on. I’ve heard all the praises sung in its name though, which never changed my decision to only see it if under the threat of death. Instead, they made a movie out of Dear Evan Hansen so, of course, I had to go.

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July Movies on “Good Morning Texas”

Are you ready to head back to the theater? Some exciting films are coming out this month and not all of them will be available to stream. Watch my “July Movies” segment from Good Morning Texas HERE to find out what you can stream at home and what movies will require actual pants and shoes. Remember that screenings sell-out faster right now, due to socially-distanced seats, so make sure you buy those tickets in advance. And here’s a look at Matt Damon’s latest, Stillwater, which opens in theaters only July 30th.

Movie Reviews

What to See this Weekend: Reviews for “Harriet,” “Motherless Brooklyn” & “Jojo Rabbit”

There’s a little something-for-everyone in theaters this weekend, including two interesting takes on history. If you’re wondering which film to throw your money at, I’ve seen all three and can help. Continue reading →

Sarabia & Fisk

“Good Morning Texas” Movie Chat (with reviews of “The Favourite,” “Mary Queen of Scots” & MORE)

Been wondering what movies you need to see? I was just on Good Morning Texas, talking to Alanna Sarabia about that very thing. I covered some big Oscar-buzz flicks, like The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots, and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, as well as the new Jungle Book film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. We also talked about the new Marvel projects, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 that everyone’s so excited about. Click HERE to watch the segment, then buy tickets to the movie of your choice HERE:


Check the website for more movie reviews, if none of these new ones strike your fancy, and you might as well take a look at the Once Upon a Deadpool trailer while you’re here. Omigod, seriously…Fred Savage???

Top 5

The “Julie Says So” TOP 5 MOVIES to See Now (10/26/18)

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 →

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“Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE Featuring “Crazy Rich Asians”

Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring my review of Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve also got some FREE MOVIE PASSES & the TOP 5 MOVIES to see now, plus a HOTTEST NEW TRAILER featuring Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali that looks phenomenal! Huge thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for all their hard work!

McGarry & Fisk

Reviewing New Movies (like CHRISTOPHER ROBIN & BLACKKKLANSMAN) on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas recently, to talk about all the new movies that are hitting theaters. Click HERE if you’d like to hear my thoughts on Christopher Robin, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, The Meg or the new documentary about fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Don’t forget to check the Free Movie Passes page too, so you can see Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 early and for free!

Fisk
“This is what I look like when I eat an entire head of lettuce. Nom nom nom.”

Fisk & Sarabia

Reviewing “Ant-Man & the Wasp” & Chatting About July Movies on GOOD MORNING TEXAS

I joined Alanna Sarabia on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big films that are opening soon. I also gave her my review of Ant-Man and the Wasp and told her about some FREE MOVIE PASSES that I’m giving away. You can find those HERE, then click HERE to watch the segment. And THANKS to basketball Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman for keeping me company in the Green Room and telling me that awesome story about Neve Campbell! (You can find out more about the Nancy Lieberman basketball camps for kids at http://nancyliebermancharities.org.)

Hereditary

MOVIE REVIEW: “Hereditary” & How It’s Going to RUIN You

A handful of “Scary” movies have been released recently that go beyond that genre. Films like A Quiet Place and Get Out might be listed as “Horror,” but I feel their interesting stories take them beyond that, and even encouraged people who aren’t “Horror fans” to see them anyway.
Hereditary is NOT one of those films!!!
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Amy Schumer

Why Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” Really Pisses Me Off

You can’t win when you’re writing about Amy Schumer.
Mention her once and you’ll be bombarded with comments about the offensive things she’s said or her penchant for lifting bits from other comedians. If you don’t mention her, you’re ignoring one of the biggest names currently in comedy.
So how do you write about Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty?
Well, I didn’t see it so I don’t actually know. I didn’t avoid it out of protest, but some boring-but-important Mom Stuff got in the way and I had to bail. My new-favorite Film Critic, Chris Jones did see I Feel Pretty though, so I posted his review below. You can skip the rest of my rant and scroll straight to that if you want, or find other Rotten Tomatoes reviews HERE.
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