I wish I could tell you all about Inferno, the latest big-screen adaptation of the Dan Brown book. I truly wish I could give you a quick and concise summary about Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and his most recent escapade but I’M STILL COMPLETELY CONFUSED. Continue reading →
I joined Jane McGarry on Good Morning Texas today to talk about all the big October Movies we have to look forward to. We chatted about Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and how I have an awful Girl Crush on his co-star, Cobie Smulders. We also talked about Jon Hamm in Keeping Up With the Joneses and some scary flicks that are coming out just in time for Halloween. Click HERE to watch the segment, then head over to my Free Movie Passes page to see what’s up for grabs. Remember to subscribe to the website so you’ll never miss a free movie!
So, did you read Inferno? What is Harvard professor Robert Langdon up to these days? You know, the main character from those Dan Brown books who’s always getting in trouble with the Vatican, the Iluminati and this time around, a group called The Consortium? I wouldn’t honestly know because I haven’t read a Dan Brown book since The Da Vinci Code back in 2003. See, other people complain about Hollywood making movies out of books but I, for one, am thrilled. It’s rare that I get to curl up with a book anymore so I’m fine with big screen adaptations starring people I enjoy, like Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. Even better, I haven’t read Inferno, so I’ll have no idea if the book is better than the movie! Want to see it EARLY and FOR FREE with me? Click HERE to grab a free pair of passes, then watch the trailer below. Uh-oh, looks like Robert Langdon is in real trouble this time!
There are quite a few new movies out this week so I had to make some updates to my list. Unfortunately, not ALL of the new releases made it into the Top 8 Movies, but I was really surprised by the ones that did. Continue reading →
Don’t you hate it when you finally get to the theater but end up wasting money on some lousy flick that wasn’t worth the hours spent watching it? NEVER AGAIN my friend, all thanks to the Julie Says So Top 8 Movies to See RIGHT NOW! There’s eight of them, so surely you can find one in there that’ll make you happy. Continue reading →
I’m really excited about all the great movies opening this month. You can tell by the crazy-eyes I’m giving Jane McGarry above, can’t you? Some HUGE films are coming up, starting with Sully, which opens this weekend. Click HERE if you’d like to watch my review of Tom Hanks’ latest and hear my thoughts on Bridget Jones’s Baby. I also cover some films with a Texas Connection: Hell or High Water and The Hollars, which stars Jacksonville’s own Margo Martindale.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my website so you’ll always know when I’m giving away free movie passes. I STILL can’t find anyone to see Blair Witch with me! Gee, I wonder why?
The world’s love of Chesley Sullenberger was immediate and unquestioned. We took a collective step back and stared, mouths agape, as his heroic moment played out on TVs around the world. There was something about this man with the puffy, white hair that invited adoration and hero worship, possibly because he was so embarrassed by it.
But what if Chesley Sullenberger was wrong?
What if landing that Airbus A320 on the Hudson back it 2009 actually risked the lives onboard, as opposed to saving them? In fact, several flight simulations have shown that the plane COULD have made it back to the airport that day.
So what if everything we’ve ever thought about Sully was wrong? Continue reading →
What would you do if you met Chesley Sullenberger today?
Would you shake his hand? Buy him a drink? Maybe give him a big bear hug?
Did you know that the man who landed a disabled Airbus A320 on the Hudson River has been questioned about that decision? Did you also know that many flight simulations found the plane he was flying that day COULD have made it back to the airport safely? Is it possible that he actually risked the lives of the 155 people onboard when he landed in the water?
Do you still want to buy Sully that drink?
Sully stars Tom Hanks as Chesley Sullenberger and it’s directed by Clint Eastwood. It’s based on Sullenberger’s own memoir, The Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, and here’s the deal…
I’ve already seen it.
Yes, I’ve already seen it and I’m DYING to tell you all about it but I’ve been asked by the studio not to. All I can do is tell you something you already know…
You REALLY want to see this movie.
And thanks to ME, you get to see it early and for free! Just click HERE for those passes, then watch the trailer below. You know what? I think I’d give Sully that big bear hug anyway.
James Donovan was the New York attorney who defended Soviet Spy, Rudolf Abel in 1957. He did so after multiple lawyers refused to and while under much public scrutiny. Donovan lost the case but argued against the death penalty for Abel and won. He was later asked to help American pilot, Francis Gary Powers, after he was shot down over Russia. Donovan successfully negotiated the exchange of Rudolf Abel, who was still imprisoned in the U.S., for Powers. Bridge of Spies is based on this historic event, with Steven Spielberg directing and Tom Hanks portraying James Donovan. Ethan and Joel Coen (who collaborated with Spielberg on True Grit) were also brought in to write with Matt Donovan.
This is why Bridge of Spies reminds me of a chicken dinner that you would order at a fancy restaurant. The waiter might tell you about a delicious plate of cage-free, butter-braised Heaven, but you really just end up with a plate of chicken. Sure it tastes good and might even be a little better than KFC, but it never quite lives up to its promise. Continue reading →
It’s kind of depressing to be on THIS side of Summer Movie Season, isn’t it? All the movies we were SO PUMPED to see have come and gone. What do we do now? Well, we should start getting jazzed about the NEW stuff headed our way, like Bridge of Spies. This movie is directed by Steven Spieldberg, stars Tom Hanks and was co-written by the Coen Brothers. There’s so much good stuff going on here that I kind of want to hate it. It reminds me of the really hot jock in high school that everyone was in love with. YOU wanted to hate him because everyone thought he was so perfect, then he smiled at you in the hallway and you swooned. Well, THAT’S how I feel about Bridge of Spies. It’s based on the true story an American lawyer who is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War. He must help rescue a pilot detained by the Soviet Union and YES, it will probably get Oscar nominations. Bridge of Spies opens October 16th. Continue reading →