December Movies (like “West Side Story,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” & “The Matrix Resurrections” on GOOD MORNING TEXAS

I was on Good Morning Texas today, sharing my thoughts on some of the biggest movies coming out this month. If you’ve wondered about West Side Story, Being the Ricardos, Don’t Look Up, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Lost Daughter, The Matrix Resurrections or Sing 2, click HERE to watch the segment. Check the Free Movie Passes page while you’re here (still have a few left to see West Side Story and Being the Ricardos) and remember to check out the JSS MOVIE MINUTE podcast below or wherever you find podcasts!

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Free Screenings of “West Side Story”

Early reviews are in and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story isn’t just a hit. It’s also now a top contender for a Best Picture nomination! Bet you’d love to see it EARLY and for FREE, wouldn’t you? Lucky for us, I have passes to screenings across Texas!

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“Julie Says So” Movies to See RIGHT NOW

Christmas and New Years are behind us, but many folks are lucky enough to still have a few days off. It’s the perfect time to hit the theater and there are some excellent flicks to see on your own OR with the family. Here are the “Julie Says So” Movies to See RIGHT NOW, and remember to find tickets and showtimes through the Alamo Drafthouse links I’ve provided. Buying your tickets through this website is easy AND it supports JulieSaysSo.com in the process.

Mary Poppins Returns is getting mixed reviews, but critics would probably say the same about the original if it was released today. It’s hard to not be cynical about this kind of candy-coated Disney whimsy, but what’s the point? Sure, it’s a bit strange to see hand-drawn animation and this level of wide-eyed theatrics in 2019, but it’s also a little refreshing. In other words, if you go into Mary Poppins Returns expecting anything other than singing penguins and dancing lamp-lighters, maybe the movie ISN’T the problem. (B)
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Hailee Steinfeld

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

Did you know that a new Transformers movie is coming out? This one is about Bumblebee and stars Hailee Steinfeld as the human he pairs up with. Want to know something really crazy? Bumblebee is getting FANTASTIC reviews. Last time I checked Rotten Tomatoes, 98% of the critics who had reviewed it loved it. Maybe it’s because Steven Spielberg is an Executive Producer, or because Hailee Steinfeld is great in anything she does, but Bumblebee is apparently a hit! So, who wants to see it EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE Featuring “Isle of Dogs” & “Ready Player One”

Here’s the latest Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE featuring reviews of Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One. I also have FREE MOVIE PASSES, the TOP 5 MOVIES to see over the holiday weekend and the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER this week, featuring Deadpool 2 & creative profanity. Remember to find more reviews on the Julie Says So YouTube channel and PLEASE subscribe to it. My kids keep making fun of my minuscule number of followers!

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MOMMY MOVIE REVIEW: How Young is TOO Young for “Ready Player One”

This is a big one for me because my daughter is throwing a Ready Player One birthday party and inviting everyone in her 8th grade class. I’ve already gotten inquiries about it from those parents and some friends as well, so this is what you can expect from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
It’s based on the popular novel by Ernest Cline, but I’ve heard it doesn’t stay true to the source material. Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, a lonely gamer in the year 2045. He plays a popular virtual reality game called The Oasis, where Wade and most everyone else in the future spends their time. The creator of The Oasis has died, but left a game in place that would leave it’s ownership in the hands of whoever wins. Wade must follow the clues that were left behind and save The Oasis from a new, dangerous threat.
This movie is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language,” but what exactly does that mean? Continue reading →

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Ready Player One” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you aren’t excited about Ready Player One, I don’t even know what to say.
It’s directed by Steven Spielberg and is based on the popular novel by Austin’s own Ernest Cline. It stars Texan Tye Sheridan as a kid who has to save a virtual-reality world that’s drenched in ’80’s pop-culture. That means you should watch for references from Back to the Future to The A-Team to those awesome flowerpot hats that Devo wore. If you’re still not excited, then you probably shouldn’t bother with these passes to see Ready Player One EARLY and FOR FREE. Continue reading →

Mommy-Movie-Review: What My Girls Thought of “The BFG”

I watched The BFG with my daughters last night and we had very different opinions of it. In fact, they got a little angry with me for my critique! When Roald Dahl meets Steven Spielberg and Disney, could anything possibly go wrong? Listen below to find out!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” on Me!

Did you realize that The BFG was written by Roald Dahl, directed by Steven Spielberg and released by Disney?

That has to be one of strongest Film Trifectas I’ve ever heard of!

It stars Oscar winner Mark Rylance as a giant who befriends a lonely young girl and brings her to his home in Giant Country. It’s not entirely safe though, because the other giants prefer to eat people. Can their friendship survive, as the other giants become increasingly more dangerous? How can they warn the rest of the world about giants, when no one else believes in them?

The BFG opens in theaters July 1st, which would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, but you can see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Just click HERE, then watch the trailer below. Oh dear, it’s probably not a good sign that I just cried through THAT.

Movies to Get Excited About in 2016

The holidays are over and it’s honestly kind of depressing, isn’t it? There’s nothing to look forward to, except that one glass of wine you get Saturday night because you’re going to lose this holiday weight, dammit!
Well, some great movies are coming out in the upcoming months. OK, I don’t know if they’re GREAT yet, but there’s enough to get mildly excited about during these snowless winter days.

January
The Revenant- 1/8
People have asked me if this movie is violent. Well, I reviewed The Revenant for WCSX in Detroit and used the words puckered bunghole to describe it. In fact, there’s a bear-attack scene that’s so intense, some people thought the bear was actually raping Leonardo DiCaprio. The Revenant is CRAZY VIOLENT, but it’s also strangely beautiful and will definitely be nominated for something. Hopefully, DiCaprio will even win an Oscar for letting that bear have its way with him.

Kung Fu Panda 3- 1/29
I liked Kung Fu Panda, but I LOVED Kung Fu Panda 2. I wasn’t expecting much from it, and the hint that Po might find his family had me openly weeping as I left the theater. I also CAN’T WAIT to see what happens to the budding relationship between Po & Tigress! Don’t judge me. Continue reading →