Don’t walk into Rocketman expecting the Elton John version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sure, it’s the same type of rags-to-riches through rock-n-roll flick, plus it’s also directed by Dexter Fletcher (who took over directing Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer pulled a Bryan Singer). This is Elton John’s story though, so expect Rocketman to be quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. John acts as Executive Producer as well, so prepare yourself for far more music, costumes and even fantasy sequences than you normally see in biopics. Even better, you can see Rocketman EARLY and FOR FREE, thanks to me! Continue reading →
I remember going to see Flash Gordon with my cousins back in 1980. We were all in Conway, Arkansas for the holidays and I was the youngest kid in this particular outing. I felt so cool, hanging out with the big girls (even though the Emperor Ming scared me a little) and I love that stupid movie to this day. My point is that everyone LOVES catching a movie over the holidays, especially if they have fun relatives around, and now you can do it FOR FREE. See, AMC Theaters will be offering FREE SCREENINGS of the movie Sing nationwide the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/26/16). Continue reading →
My kids were out of school for Spring Break last week, so I’m actually late with this post. Forgive me, but I was simply too busy running around the beach, trying to convince myself it wasn’t cloudy and 65 degrees. Our break is earlier than most schools though, so you might still be planning yours. There’s always at least one cloudy Spring Break day that’s best spent in a theater, so here are my Top 5 to Films See with Your Kids over Spring Break:
5. My first pick is Miracles from Heaven, but this one comes with conditions. This is a faith-based movie (even produced by T.D. Jakes) so there’s lots of God Talk. If that makes you uncomfortable, prepare to be totally gooned out. Jennifer Garner stars and keeps it from getting too heavy-handed, so don’t scratch it off your list entirely. Miracles from Heaven is also based on the true story of a very sick little girl, which is often difficult to watch. It might be too much for more sensitive viewers, but it might be just right for your crew. Here’s a link to my original review, which was actually made by my daughters and some of their friends. Check it out first, if you can’t decide about the movie.
http://juliesaysso.com/podcast-kids-review-jennifer-garners-miracles-from-heaven/ Continue reading →
Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton (Kingsmen: The Secret Service) as the underdog hero of the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Eddie began his ski-jumping career later in life and trained with no sponsorship, though he was repeatedly told he’d never compete on the world stage. Hugh Jackman plays Eddie’s rebellious coach, Bronson Peary, who was an Olympian himself before losing focus and falling into the bottle. Together, they take on the world of Olympic Ski Jumping and win the hearts of sports fans everywhere.
I had honestly never heard of Olympic Ski Jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards before this movie. That probably handicapped me because I couldn’t tell if Taron Egerton was seriously hamming it up or properly portraying Eddie Edwards. His awkwardly placed glasses, bizarre mannerisms and bushy mustache were a distraction but once I got home and researched Eddie, I realized Egerton NAILED IT. Continue reading →