We covered some great streaming shows in this episode of the JSS Movie Minute, like the latest season of Stranger Things, Barry, Obi Wan Kenobi and Julie’s new favorite show, I Love That for You. Julie also has some pretty strong opinions about Jurassic World Dominion. Remember to find earlier episode at JulieSaysSo.com and to look through the films available on the Free Movie Passes page! And take a look below at this week’s trailer for the new horror flick, The Menu.
Our first introduction to Kingsman: The Secret Service came in 2014, when Colin Firth’s Galahad taught Taron Egerton’s Eggsy how to be a proper gentleman. This year, we learn their backstory in The King’s Man, starring Ralph Fiennes (who is also an Executive Producer), Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans. It seems like an excellent foil for this month’s holiday flicks and I bet you’d love to see The King’s Man EARLY and FOR FREE. The good news is that I have passes to Free Screenings all across Texas.Continue reading →
I NEVER expected to like the first Lego Movie and, as I always say, Low Expectations Are a Film’s Best Friend.
Like that line? Feel free to use it.
The first Lego Movie ended up in my Top 10 Favorite Films of 2014, so now I’m trying to reel in my expectations for The Lego Batman Movie. My kids, on the other hand, are full-blown PUMPED about it.
So, who wants to see The Lego Batman Movie EARLY & FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I walked out of Kubo and the Two Strings last night emotionally exhausted and completely overwhelmed. I blew my nose, wiped my eyes, then turned to my 12 and 8-year-old daughters and asked, “So, what did you think?”
“I didn’t get it,” said the oldest with a grunt. Her little sister followed suit with, “Yeah, what was up with his hair???”
See, my kids and I agree on most things involving movies. We feel that screaming babies should be escorted out IMMEDIATELY and that popcorn should always be covered with butter-flavored imminent death. We agree that popcorn should also be thrown at people who use their phones during a movie, but we apparently DISAGREE when it comes to Kubo and the Two Strings. Continue reading →
The summary for Kubo and the Two Strings reads like an awesome old-school Bruce Lee movie. This is what I copied from IMDB.com: “A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.”
Oh yeah, and he battles demons using a magical instrument, called a shamisen.
See what I mean?
Kubo and the Two Strings is also the latest from Laika Studios, which brought us cool stop-motion projects, like The Boxtrolls and Coraline, AND it’s Matthew McConaughey’s debut performance in an animated feature. Pretty cool, right?
Even better, you can see it EARLY and FOR FREE so click HERE to snag those passes, then watch the trailer below. In fact, watch the trailer first, because how incredible does THAT look???
I saw the new James Bond movie Spectre tonight so I can tell you this: It’s another James Bond movie. You will find James Bond doing James Bond-type stuff, like driving expensive cars and sleeping with pouty women who have psychotic boyfriends. There’s a story about a bunch of bad guys who are protecting the ULTRA bad guy and Bond has to catch him without dying, of course. If you like James Bond movies, you will be happy to get more of the same. If you’re like me and don’t understand the appeal, Spectre will do nothing to change your mind.
There is a glaring problem with our current James Bond though and I think it’s time to address the elephant in the room. James Bond’s need to screw everything in sight has gotten more than a little creepy.
Let me be clear. I understand that 007 has always been written like this and that his lothario ways are simply part of Bond culture. This also has nothing to do with Daniel Craig, because I think he’s the sexiest Bond we’ve had since Sean Connery. This attitude doesn’t fit in a modern world though and it makes him seem dated…or WORSE.
Take, for instance, a scene early in Spectre where Bond undresses a tearful, widowed Monica Bellucci while whispering, “Trust me.” Ewwww! Continue reading →