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The “Julie Says So” Top 4 DVDs to Rent NOW (& one to BUY)

I know we usually talk about movies to RENT but I’m taking a break from that to make sure EVERYONE is aware of THIS:

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5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on DVD APRIL 5TH! As in NEXT FREAKING WEEK! If you haven’t already preordered it, you can do so now. We bought it for my daughter since her birthday is coming up but everyone in my house is about to pee their pants over it. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Chatting New Movies & the 2016 Oscars w/ Trudi & Jim- WCSX Detroit

I love talking to these guys. Really, the only things that are missing when I talk to Trudi and Jim at WCSX Detroit are tequila shots and loud music because it feels like I’m hanging with friends at a bar. This week, we discussed the 2016 Oscars, all the new movies that are opening (Zootopia, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot & London Has Fallen), and George Clooney‘s realization that he’s aging like a real boy. Sit back, have a listen, and enjoy! And Hell, you might as well go ahead and pour a shot for yourself.
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The (un)Official Drinking Game of the 2016 Oscars

The 2016 Oscars will air this Sunday at 7:30 Central and the world is can barely contain it’s excitement!

Okay, that’s not really true. Most people are apathetic about this year’s nominees and the #OscarSoWhite controversy threw even more cold water on everything. I thought I’d spice things up with a good old-fashioned Oscars Drinking Game, so we’d have something to do when we weren’t making fun of everyone’s gowns and make-up choices. Before we get good and drunk though, I think we should address the old, white elephant in the room with our very first rule.

RULE #1: Take a shot of plain water anytime emcee Chris Rock makes a joke about the lack of diversity amongst Oscar voters and nominees. I suspect he’ll be at it all night, so this would be a good opportunity to hydrate. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Oscar Chat with Mike Cohen of WILS Lansing, MI

I want to send a big THANK YOU to Mike Cohen of WILS Lansing, Michigan for having me on yesterday. I had a blast talking about the 2016 Oscars with him, but I was totally WRONG about a few things. First of all, Jennifer Lawrence DID win the Best Actress Golden Globe this year, but it was for a “Comedy or Musical.” I always forget that they break up the categories. Also, Idris Elba CAN’T be an African American because he’s BRITISH! Man, I’m repeatedly smacking my head over that one. Please listen to the podcast below and feel free to tell me what else I was wrong about, except my Oscar picks. We all know I’m right about those. Thanks Again Mike!

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The BEST, WORST, & WEIRDEST of 2015 Film

I started compiling a list of my favorite 2015 movies, but it was really lame. I got bored just writing it so I can’t imagine how much it would suck for the poor person reading it. The last thing anyone wants right now is another dry Top 10 List, right? I have one, which I will post at the end of this, but it actually excluded some of the coolest theater experiences I had this year. That’s why I decided to compile a list of The Best, Worst and Weirdest of 2015 Film. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEWS: Celebrating “Movie Day” on Good Morning Texas!

We celebrated MOVIE DAY on Good Morning Texas this past Friday and it was INSANE! The “501st Legion” was there (people in FANTASTIC Star Wars costumes!) along with R2D2 and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, who regaled us with the Star Wars theme song. I sat down with Jane McGarry and talked about all the big movies that are being released over the holidays, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Click HERE to see that and watch out for a Chewbacca/Luke Skywalker photobomb. The glowing lightsaber gives it away!
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PODCAST: Chatting About the BEST of 2015 Movies (including that little “Star Wars” pic) with Krys Boyd on “Think”

I joined Krys Boyd on NPR’s Think yesterday, to discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens and some of the other best movies of 2015. We were also joined by Chris Vognar from the Dallas Morning News and KERA’s Stephen Becker. They are both film nerds of the highest order so the pressure to perform well was pretty high. I was up for the challenge though, because I relish any chance to talk about movies with those guys. Click HERE to hear the show, and listen carefully for the moment Chris Vognar calls the rest of us children and when I debuted the word “porn-y” on NPR.

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The DFW Film Critics Association Picks The BEST of 2015

Did I tell you that I’m a member of the DFW Film Critics Association? Of course I did, because I brag about it constantly. See, I started covering movies as a side-gig to my regular radio job. I never expected anyone to pay attention to my reviews, much less take them seriously. I was shocked when the DFW Film Critics Association approached me because some of my favorite critics EVER are members. I sit with them at the screenings now, and it feels like I’m sitting at the Cool Kids Table.

Anyhow, the DFW Film Critics Association voted over the weekend and released a list of our BEST of 2015. I’ll post them below, along with MY picks, which didn’t always make the cut. I’d like to add that we are presenting this list in honor of Philip Wuntch, a longtime critic for the Dallas Morning News who passed away this October. Track down The Lady Eve, one of his all-time favorite classics, and watch it with Wuntch in mind.

BEST PICTURE OF 2015- Spotlight
Okay, this one was tough for me because Spotlight was my favorite movie of the year until this past weekend, when I saw The Revenant. It did come in 2nd place and I was happy to see that one of my other favorites, Sicario also made it in the top 5. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: Could “Spotlight” Be The Best Movie of 2015?

Have you ever been so excited about a movie that you wanted to grab everyone you saw as you left the theater and scream, “GO SEE THAT MOVIE?!!!”

Well, that’s exactly how I felt as I left Spotlight.

It stars Michael Keaton as Walter “Robby” Robinson, who was in charge of the special projects “Spotlight” division of The Boston Globe. Robinson and his team of reporters (played by Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James) launched an investigation into predatory Catholic priests and how they were being protected by the church. We all know what this eventually leads to but watching it unfold is incredible, especially when you see how many times it almost wasn’t reported. It’s also shocking how many high-level people insisted that the problem of abuse in the church wasn’t even worth talking about. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW PODCAST: “Spectre,” “Trumbo” & “The Peanuts Movie”

I had so many great movies to review this week, that I decided to go ahead and record a podcast with all 3 of them. I’ve also got a rundown of what’s coming up next week AND all the free movie passes I’m giving away on my website. ENJOY!