I was on Good Morning Texas yesterday to go over some of the big films to watch for this month. I also gave my reviews of films like The Many Saints of Newark, Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage and the new James Bond film No Time to Die. Click HERE to watch the segment and remember to check the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast for more reviews.
We’re taking the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE quite literally this week by giving you our shortest episode yet. Want to know if The Many Saints of Newark is the film Tony Soprano deserved or if you should even bother with Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage? What about that new James Bond flick No Time to Die that took years to come out? Is it worth your money? Find out below and remember that the Julie Says So MOVIE MINUTE podcast will be weekly in November and December, so you can stay on top of all the big holiday releases and Oscar Buzz!Continue reading →
Remember the days before Marvel Studios, when superhero movies were uninspired, jumbled messes but we liked them anyway? Well, that’s exactly what Venom reminds me of.
Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a reporter who discovers a parasitic space-alien that invades his body. Brock must learn to work with it to save himself and becomes Venom.
Hardy is doing the best he can with this role (he’s already slated for two more Venom movies) but a dopey script and shallow character development weighs him down. Venom himself delivers all of the action, but hokey dialogue and lackluster CGI kills any chances for realism. A fun bromance develops between Eddie and Venom though, and their banter gives the movie a much needed lift. That and it’s brisk pace keep Venom from being a complete waste of time.
But can your kids see it? Continue reading →
Oh, people always have to gripe about something, and now they’re mad at Venom.
Evidently, the new Marvel flick, starring Tom Hardy as Spider Man’s rival, is rated PG-13 in the United States. That’s just too kid-friendly for long-term fans of the character, who wanted something much darker for this new incarnation. Hardy doesn’t seem to mind though. In fact, he got most of his direction from his 10-year-old son, who knew far more about Venom than he did. You can read more about that HERE, or would you rather just see Venom EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to grab your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And HOLY COW Venom looks SCARY to me! Even with that PG-13 rating!
Here’s the “Julie Says So” MOVIE MINUTE with my review of Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve got some FREE MOVIE PASSES and the TOP 5 MOVIES TO SEE NOW, as well as the HOTTEST NEW TRAILER of the week. Rest assured that this Infinity War review is SPOILER FREE, but someone will let the cat out of the bag soon! Huge thanks to ON-AIR MEDIA for their help with the MOVIE MINUTES.
Holy crap, I’ve got free passes to see Dunkirk!
If you don’t know why that’s something to holy crap about, then you obviously haven’t heard that Dunkirk is the latest from Writer/Director Christopher Nolan. It’s his first feature-length film since Inception (2014) and tells of the evacuation of allied forces, who were surrounded by the German army during WWII. Nolan wanted to avoid CGI as much as he could and focused on old-school effects, like placing actual naval destroyers in the water and crowding the beach with cardboard cut-outs of soldiers. He even put Spitfires on cranes and swung them around to film the dog-fights. Continue reading →
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 →
My husband can’t stay awake through movies anymore. I pick on him about it but it’s not really his fault. Anyone who works as hard as he does is going to be exhausted at the end of the day, so I don’t mind it if he snoozes while I watch. He DIDN’T sleep through The Revenant though. No, he sat straight up and enthusiastically watched all 156 minutes of it. I asked what he thought afterwards and he said The Revenant was “really good.” My husband is an understated man, so that’s the equivalent of ME tearfully declaring my undying love for a film. Continue reading →
I saw Mad Max: Fury Road with Sybil Summers, Richie Whitt and Mark Blitch last night and COULD NOT GET OVER THE GUITAR PLAYER! Forget our review, you need to see this movie just to see THAT GUY!
I’m kidding. Please listen to the review. Also, don’t forget to grab free passes to see Poltergeist with us next week. You can get those by clicking HERE.
If you’re anything like me, you MIGHT have yawned a little bit at the idea of a new Mad Max movie. You might have even launched into a “Hollywood has run out of ideas,” rant.
Then you heard that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron would star in it and your interest piqued. Not long after, you started seeing the posters and trailers and now you’re full-blown excited about it! Jeez Louise, LOOK at Charlize in this thing! She’s TERRIFYING! Continue reading →